I filed an application for Information of period from 1st April 2012 to 31st March 2013 about working of MCA21 portal. My question was:
Description of the information required:
1. Current User Capacity of MCA21 Portal,
2. Number of Month – wise Log – in on MCA21 portal from 1st April 2012 to 31st March 2013
3. Total Month – wise time – period, during 1st April 2012 to 31st March 2013, when MCA21 Portal was not working due to Maintenance, Updating, Production release, upgrades, switchovers, switchback drills or other official Reasons; and details thereof,
4. Total month – wise time period, during 1st April 2012 to 31st March 2013, when MCA21 Portal put notice like “Large numbers of users are logged in MCA21 portal. Kindly try after some time.”
I received this reply from Ministry of Corporate Affairs, which is also embedded here. Please read and share your views on comment section of this blog post.
Posted in Chapter XXIV - CA2013, Companies Act 2013, CorpGov, Governance and Responsibility
Tagged CorpGov, CorpLaw, Corporate, Corporate Governance, Corporate Law, e-Governance, India, MCA, Ministry of corporate affairs, Reforms, Right to Information, RTI
UPDATE: on 30th August 2013: Companies Bill 2012 became the Companies Act, 2013 (Act 18 of 2013).
Managerial remuneration is one of major corporate governance issue in India. Promoters and controlling shareholders consider themselves owner of company and get maximum remuneration. Difference between corporate tax rate and income tax rate also priority to withdraw much money from “owned” company. Indian concept of “owned company” and corporate governance has co – existence in last two decades.
In my last post, I did not analyse legal issues of managerial remuneration in case of inadequate profit under Companies Bill 2012 (Now the Act).
Posted in Chapter XII - CA2013, Companies Act 2013, CorpGov, Governance and Responsibility
Tagged Board Committee, Board of Directors, Companies Bill 2012, CorpLaw, Corporate, Corporate Law, Director, Key managerial personnel, Legal Reforms, Manager, Managerial Remuneration, Managing Director, Reforms, Whole – time Director
Employee’s welfare is also a matter corporate social responsibility for all body corporate. During debate on corporate social responsibilities we heard a lot from all quarters.
Principle 3 of National Voluntary Guideline on Social, Environment, & Economic Responsibilities of Business issued by Ministry of Corporate Affairs say, ”Businesses should promote the well being of all Employees.” On page 17 of this guideline, it is mentioned that “…strongly believe that addressing health issues significantly contributes to the sustainability of their business operations and especially the health and welfare of their employees.” There is separate guideline issued by Government for Central Public sector Enterprises.
As a stakeholder, we have interest in measures taken by professional bodies under Ministry of Corporate Affairs. It is noteworthy to note, these professional bodies are very instrumental to spread awareness about corporate social responsibilities on behalf of government. I filed applications under three professional bodies and asked same questions:
Posted in Company Secretary, CorpGov, CSR, Governance and Responsibility, Institute of Company Secretaries of India - ICSI, Truth of Our Time
Tagged CorpGov, CorpLaw, Corporate, Corporate Governance, CSR, Employees Welfare, Health, ICAI, ICSI, India, Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, Institute of Company Secretaries of India, institute of Cost Accountants of India, Ministry of corporate affairs, RTI
Bipin S. Acharya
After a long weekend, when I come back to work, my mail folders dedicated for peer group read more than 150 mails. What happened? It would have been an eventless week as government is on election mode and no major policy change was expected. Unfortunately, there was very sad news. On 28th January 2012, our beloved Company Secretary Sh. Bipin S. Acharya has left for heavenly abode. According to Hindu calendar, that was day of Basant Panchmi, the first day of spring. This is a day of cultural significance and dedicated to goddess Saraswati of knowledge and wisdom. Naturally, god has no other suitable day as an option to call a practising scholar like him.
Posted in Company Secretary, Institute of Company Secretaries of India - ICSI, Secretarial Audit, Secretarial Standards, Truth of Our Time
Tagged Bipin Acharya, Companies Act, Company Secretaries, Corporate, Death, ICSI, India, Indian Companies Act, Institute of Company Secretaries of India, Ministry of corporate affairs, Practising Company Secretary, Profession, Reforms, Secretarial Audit, Whistle blower
International relation not only affect governments but public at large. In globalised world, international relations have been reached to our neighborhood tea stall or grocery shop. We judge a nation by product, we buy. We may not know, where Finland is in world map, but we know Nokia in our hand. We will surely judge Finland by Nokia. This is a public diplomacy.
The ever expanding flow of commercial products and services across borders has important implications for public diplomacy. Despite the escalation of transnational corporations, high profile brand names are closely connected with their countries of origin. Coca Cola, Nike and McDonald’s are inextricably tied with the United States. The same associations are true for Ikea with Scandanavia, Nokia with Finland, Sony with Japan, and Nestle with Switzerland.[i]
Posted in Company Secretary, Governance and Responsibility, Institute of Company Secretaries of India - ICSI, Truth of Our Time
Tagged Company, Company Secretary, Corporate, Corporate Diplomacy, Foreign Policy, India, International Relations, International trade, Profession, Public Diplomacy