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“Designated partner” in reference to Limited Liability Partnership means any partner designated as such pursuant to section 7 of Limited Liability Partnership Act 2008. Every limited liability partnership shall have at least two designated partners who are individuals and at least one of them shall be a resident in India. In case if no partner is designated as such, or if at any time there is only one designated partner, each partner shall be deemed to be a designated partner of the LLP.

Provided that in case of a limited liability partnership in which all the partners are bodies corporate or in which one or more partners are individuals and bodies corporate, at least two individuals who are partners of such limited liability partnership or nominees of such bodies corporate shall act as designated partners.

An individual cannot become a designated partner in any limited liability partnership unless he has given his prior consent to act as such to the limited liability partnership in such form and manner as may be prescribed and he is also required to obtain a Director Identification Number.

The role of Designated Partners in case of LLP is on same footage as of Directors in case of Company. The Designated Partners as provided under Section 8 are directly responsible for the compliances of all provisions provided under LLP Act, 2008 and the provisions specified in the LLP Agreement.

Rights of Designated Partner are same as of other Partners. Alike other partners they are not entitled to any remuneration for their participation in management of LLP unless otherwise specifically provided in the LLP Agreement they , yet they have additional responsibilities to comply with.

A designated partner shall be

  1. responsible for the doing of all acts, matters and things as are required to be done by the limited liability partnership in respect of compliance of the provisions of this Act including filing of any document, return, statement and the like report pursuant to the provisions of this Act and as may be specified in the limited liability partnership agreement; and
  2. liable to all penalties imposed on the limited liability partnership for any contravention of those provisions.

Major duties of Designated Partner

  • Notify any changes in the LLP's to Registrar of Companies.
  • Notify any changes in the Partners names & residential addresses to Registrar of Companies.
  • Notify any change in Registered Office Address to Registrar of Companies.
  • Filing of any Annual return, Statement of Accounts and other documents specified under the provisions of LLP Act with the Registrar of Companies.
  • Statement of Accounts & Solvency to be signed by the Designated Partners of the Company.
  • to preserve and to produce before an inspector or any person authorized by him in this behalf with the previous approval of the Central Government, all books and papers of, or relating to, the limited liability partnership or, as the case may be, the other entity, which are in their custody or power
  • Responsible for signing all the eforms filed with the Registrar of Companies.

Any vacancy arising in the office of Designated Partner shall be filled within 30 days and the change shall be intimated to the Registrar of Companies

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LLP Act 2008
Limited Liabilty Partnership Rules 2009

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