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A Consent to Act as Company Secretary is a document that should be used by a person who has agreed to act as company secretary. It indicates that the party is giving their consent to act as a company secretary. Under the law, an individual or a firm can act as a company secretary. When a party has been appointed company secretary, the secretary should deliver this letter to confirm their acceptance into the position.
The company secretary according to law, is regarded as an officer of the company with the following responsibilities:
How to use this document
This document can be used by an individual or firm that has been appointed to act as company secretary and the party accepts the appointment. This document simply outlines the full name and address of the newly appointed secretary, full name and address of the appointing company and the date the secretary will commence secretarial duties.
After completing the document, the newly appointed secretary should sign the document and deliver it to the appointing company. If the secretary is a firm, an officer of the firm should sign the document.
After the new secretary has indicated their acceptance, the appointing company is required by law to notify the CAC of the change in company secretary by filing this document together with the following documents:
The Companies and Allied Matters Act, 2020 is applicable to this document. The general rules of contract are also applicable to this document.
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Other names for the document: Consent to Act as Secretary to a Private Limited Liability Company, Consent to Act as Secretary for LTD, Consent to Act as Secretary for PLC, Consent to Act as Secretary for UNLTD, Form of Consent to Act as Secretary