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India Inc independent directors feel the heat as frauds take centre stage

More than 1,000 independent directors have quit since January 2017; more could be on their way out

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Companies Act  |  Securities And Exchange Board Of India  |  Punjab National Bank

Ashley Coutinho  |  Mumbai 

Auditors are not the only ones calling it quits. With increasing instances of high-profile corporate frauds, accounting discrepancies and application of global anti-corruption laws, independent directors are finding the going tough.

More than 1,000 independent directors (IDs) have quit since January last year, data from Prime Database show. That number is likely to go up substantially in 2019 when a number of IDs’ terms are reviewed for renewal. More than 1,400 IDs had signed up for five-year terms in FY15 after the Companies Act, 2013, came into force from April 1, ...

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First Published: Wed, June 13 2018. 00:53 IST
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