Section 190 Contract of employment with managing or whole-time directors – Companies Act 2013

Amended and updated notes on section 190 of Companies Act 2013. Provisions related to contract of employment with managing or whole-time directors.

Amended and updated notes on section 190 of Companies Act 2013. Detail discussion on provisions and rules related to contract of employment with managing or whole-time directors.

Chapter XII (Sections 173195) of the Companies Act, 2013 (CA 2013) deals with the provisions related to meetings of board and its powers. Section 190 of CA 2013 provides for contract of employment with managing or whole-time directors.

Recently, we have discussed in detail section 189 (Register of contracts or arrangements in which directors are interested) of CA 2013. Today, we learn the provisions of section 190 of Companies Act 2013.

The provisions of section 190 are effective from 1-April-2014. You may refer Notification No. S.O. 902(E) issued dated 27-03-2014. In this article, you will learn detail of the provisions of section 190 of the Companies Act 2013 read with the Companies (Meetings of Board and its Powers) Rules, 2014.

Name of ActThe Companies Act 2013
Enacted byParliament of India
Administered byMinistry of Corporate Affairs (MCA)
Number of Chapters29
Number of Sections484 (470-43+57)
Number of Schedules7
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Chapter No.XII
Chapter NameMeetings of Board and its Powers
Section No.190
Section NameContract of employment with managing or whole-time directors
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Section 190 of Companies Act 2013: Contract of employment with managing or whole-time directors

Section 190 shall come into force on 1st April, 2014 vide Notification No. S.O. 902(E) issued dated 27.03.2014.

(1) Every company shall keep at its registered office, —

  • (a) where a contract of service with a managing or whole-time director is in writing, a copy of the contract; or
  • (b) where such a contract is not in writing, a written memorandum setting out its terms.

(2) The copies of the contract or the memorandum kept under sub-section (1) shall be open to inspection by any member of the company without payment of fee.

(3) If any default is made in complying with the provisions of sub-section (1) or sub-section (2), the company shall be liable to a penalty of twenty-five thousand rupees and every officer of the company who is in default shall be liable to a penalty of five thousand rupees for each default.

(4) The provisions of this section shall not apply to a private company.


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