However, such attempts proved to be futile as the changes failed to explain the roles, duties or liabilities of independent directors lucidly. Board's independence from external influences is critical and directly proportional for effective corporate governance. Thus, the need for comprehensive and strong legislation relating to independent directors became vital and eventually led to the enactment of the Act. Independent directors are known to bring an objective view in board deliberations. They also ensure that there is no dominance of one individual or special interest group or the stifling of healthy debate. They act as the guardians of the interest of all shareholders and stakeholders, especially in the areas of potential conflict.