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INTEGRATED COMPANY SECRETARYSHIP COURSE – FULL TIME


Full Time CS Course

The Institute of Company Secretaries of India has announces an integrated Company Secretaryship Course – Full Time on its web – site Recently. Readers may find details at the following link:

https://www.icsi.edu/portals/0/INTEGRATED_COMPANY_SECRETARYSHIP_COURSE_FULL_TIME.pdf

1. What is this integrated Company secretaryship course – Full time?

2. Was any response invited from stakeholders particularly from members?

3. Is it meant to create a class of full time students against present part – time students?

4. What measure have been taken to ensure that Industry will take all company secretaries as equal irrespective of course chosen – Full time or part time?

5. Why is there only one year training period there for these students against two years for general part time students? Is not it meant creating a separate class among students itself? 

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Statement on Annual Return by company Secretary


Under Section 92 of the Companies Act, 2013, every company shall prepare annual return in the prescribed form and signed by a director and the company secretary, or where there is no company secretary, by a company secretary in practice. The annual return, filed by a listed company or, by a company having such paid-up capital and turnover as may be prescribed, shall be certified by a company secretary in practice in the prescribed form, stating that the annual return discloses the facts correctly and adequately and that the company has complied with all the provisions of this Act.

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EMPLOYEES WELFARE IN PROFESSIONAL BODIES


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:

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Memories of 40th National Convention of Company Secretaries


The Institute of Company Secretaries of India organized its annual ritual called national convention on October 4, 5 & 6, 2012 at Aamby Valley, District Pune, Maharashtra on theme “Vision 2020: Transform, Conform and Perform”.  This was my second national convention. I am very happy to note that my article “Keep Conscience Awaken: Blow Whistle” was published in the souvenir of the convention. My enthusiasm could be reflected from my delegate number 203 out of 1200 registered delegates while I already have more than 40 credit hours of continuing professional education program.

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CSR : Company Secretarial Responsibility


In one programme on Corporate Social Responsibility organised by some Chamber, one renowned Company Secretary claim that Corporate Social Responsibilities are primary responsibility of a Company Secretary. Within no time, some other members negated this fresh liability with “we have enough” attitude.

The basis definition of CSR says “doing business responsibly”.

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Introducing: AishMGhrana Governance Professional


The Institute of Company Secretaries of India has its Continuing willingness to present itself as a world leader as professional body of Corporate Governance professionals. This is a welcome transformation of Company Secretary from a mere clerk to Corporate Governance professional. The ICSI said as a member of CSIA it will ask the World Trade Organization (WTO) to include corporate governance and related areas in its mode of business classification.

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REMEMBERING BIPIN S. ACHARYA, PRACTISING COMPANY SECRETARY, CP 8 FCS 424


Bipin S. Acharya

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.

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