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ROLE OF INDEPENDENT DIRECTOR IN CORPORATE GOVERNANCE – REFERENCE TO INDIA

Indrajit Dube, Aparup Pakhira

DOI: 10.22495/cbv9i1art5

Abstract

A company is the common platform of various stakeholders, such as customers, employees, investors, shareholders etc.. It is an instrument that can attract huge capital for doing business. Every transaction in a company should be fair and transparent to its stakeholders. A company having good Corporate Governance and an effective Board of Directors attract investors and ensure investment. Independence of the Board is critical to ensure that the board fulfills its role objectively and holds the management accountable to the company. The practice across jurisdictions indicates that the presence of Independent Director is answer to that. The present write up delves into the current scenario in Indian Corporate Sector and examine the role of Independent Director in Corporate Governance, in particular.

Keywords: Corproate Governance, Board of Directors, Independent Director, India

How to cite this paper: Dube, I., & Pakhira, A. (2013). Role of independent director in corporate governance – Reference to India. Corporate Board: role, duties and composition, 9(1), 50-83. http://doi.org/10.22495/cbv9i1art5

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