Answer in brief.

1) What are the points to be considered by a secretary while corresponding with the directors?
The points to be considered by a secretary while corresponding with the directors.
(1) Prompt reply: The secretary should give a prompt reply to the questions or queries raised by the directors. A prompt reply is very important and necessary in every correspondence. A prompt and complete reply to the director’s letters or queries shows gentle and polite behavior on the part of the secretary.
(2) Politeness: A courteous (polite) letters show empathy, respect, and mutual understanding. The language of the letter drafted to the directors must be polite and courteous. The approach of the letters should be friendly, skillful, submissive, and natural. It helps to get a prompt and favourable reply and also helps to build up the goodwill for the organisation.
(3) Initiative: An initiative means the start of something with the hope that it will continue. It is an ability to assess and initiate things independently. In a company, the secretary is required to take initiative in making arrangements for the board meetings and shareholders’ meetings. The secretary informs the directors to convene general meetings of the company on schedule time.
(4) Accuracy: The secretary must furnish accurate, complete, up-to-date, true, and error-free information about every aspect of the business to the directors. The correct numerical, factual presentation about the business activities helps the directors to take accurate, appropriate, and wise decisions.
(5) Brevity: The letter written by the Secretary to the directors should be precise, brief, and to the point. Unnecessary information, irrelevant message or explanation, lengthy paragraphs, etc. should not be included in the letters. The secretary should provide maximum information in minimum words. He should provide all the information in a concise or compact manner.

2) Under what circumstances will a Secretary correspond with a Director?
Circumstances under which the secretary correspond with a director:
(1) Sending notices and Agenda of the Board Meetings, Annual General Meeting, and Extraordinary General Meeting as per the rules of the Articles of Association of the Company.
(2) Asking a director to disclose his personal interest, if any in a contract as required under Section 184 of the Companies Act, 2013.
(3) If any director remains absent in the Board Meeting, then as per his request, the secretary sends a letter to the concerned director to give important details of the Board Meeting and draft minutes of that meeting for his kind information.
(4) Reminding the director of provisions made under Section 167 (1) (b) of the Companies Act. 2013 regarding absenteeism of all the meetings of the Board, held during a period of 12 months with or Without the leave of absence from the Board. In such a case the concerned director is required to vacate his office.
(5) Requesting a director to be present at a meeting as an expert.
(6) Informing a director in respect of his premature removal or retirement from the post of the director of the company.