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Government of India
Ministry of Corporate Affairs
26-April-2012 17:35 IST
Representation of Women
The Minister of State in the Ministry of Corporate Affairs Shri R.P.N. Singh today informed the Lok Sabha that the Government is considering to make it mandatory to have at least one woman director in the Board of Directors.

Replying to a written question the minister said Clause 149 of the Companies Bill 2011 provides that such class or classes of companies to be notified from time to time shall have at least one woman director.

Replying to another question whether it is also true that the Government is considering to increase the representation of women in Indian Companies by eight per cent the Minister said no such increase in percentage is under consideration