Position of Women Directors under Indian Company Law

  • Kim Shah
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  • Kim Shah

    Student at Symbiosis Law School, Pune, India.

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The present paper is an analytical commentary on the position of women directors under the Company Law. It discusses the dilemma that women have faced for eons, and its connection to gender diversity and inclusivity issues. It further delves into Section 149(1) of the Companies Act, 2013 understanding the legislative intent behind the mandate of inclusion for women directors. Here, the paper takes a statistical approach, comparing data from prior to the enactment of the section and post, and goes on to highlight the underlying issues in the data. The shortcomings of the lacunae are discussed along with the current position and problems of both women directors and the companies. The paper concludes by suggesting utilitarian solutions.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 4, Issue 5, Page 722 - 727

DOI: https://doij.org/10.10000/IJLMH.111935

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