By Vinay Joy, Rishabh Bharadwaj, Neil Deshpande

The Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) has, pursuant to its notification dated 5 July 2018 (Notification), amended the Companies (Appointment and Qualification of Directors) Rules, 2014 (Rules).

As an immediate step, all directors and designated partners must submit the KYC Form by 31 August 2018 to avoid suspension of their DIN.