ROLE OF INDEPENDENT DIRECTOR IN CORPORATE GOVERNANCE Nancy Singh Suryavanshi, 4th year BA LLB (Hons.) student at Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, Bengaluru. Download Manuscript ABSTRACT This article aimed to identify the different concepts of IDs in corporate governance. The term “corporate governance” refers to the structure for managing and overseeing a company. “ID” refers to board members who are not directly affiliated with the company or its administration. In addition to balancing the board’s authority with that of senior management, IDs are brought in to ensure that all board decisions are made from a fair and balanced vantage point. Particularly in publicly traded companies with ownership and control being kept separate, where IDs play a crucial role in corporate administration. In the backdrop of high-profile corporate scandals, the role and effectiveness of IDs in corporate governance have come under scrutiny in recent years. This research paper talks about the function of the ID in the context of corporate governance and its role, legal responsibility, and liabilities. The paper also discusses the challenges faced by IDs in carrying out their duties, such as the potential for conflict with other board members or the need to balance their obligations to different stakeholders, with a comparative analysis between IDs and Executive directors. Additionally, the abstract highlights the benefits that IDs bring to an organization, including increased transparency and accountability, improved decision-making, and enhanced investor confidence. Type Information Research Paper LawFoyer International Journal of Doctrinal Legal Research, Volume I, Issue III, Page 167- 184. Creative Commons Copyright This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License. Copyright © LIJDLR 2023 Recent content ROLE OF INDEPENDENT DIRECTOR IN CORPORATE GOVERNANCE Water Rights And Climate Change: An Analysis Of Transboundary Water Conflicts Amidst Environmental Challenges In The Indus Region With Specific Reference To The Indus Waters Treaty Of 1960 Alternative Dispute Resolution Mechanism In India: Limitations And Recommendations Parallel Paths: Analysing The Overlapping Jurisdiction Of Cci And Sectoral Regulators In India CONTEMPORARY CONSTITUTIONAL CHALLENGES IN INDIA : AN ANALYSIS OF KEY ISSUES ADMINISTRATION OF A NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANISATION