18th National Conference of Practising Company Secretaries inaugurated in Shillong

Shillong, Meghalaya:  To further deliberate and analyse the role of professionals in contributing towards building a ‘New India’ and playing an integral part in its enterprising economy, ICSI’s 18th National Conference of Practising Company Secretaries was inaugurated recently. The theme of the two day Conference is ‘Enterprising India – Role of Professionals in New Age India’.

Mr Dinesh Maheshwari, Chief Justice, High Court of Meghalaya was the Chief Guest and inaugurated the National Conference. In his Inaugural address, Mr Dinesh Maheshwari, Chief Justice, High Court of Meghalaya, congratulated ICSI for holding this National Conference in Meghalaya and spreading its professional reach to the North Eastern part of the country. He appreciated that the Institute intends to spread its professional experience and endeavours for inclusive growth.

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CS ( Dr.) Shyam Agrawal, President, ICSI in his presidential address said that,” “India is one of the fastest growing economies in the world and entrepreneurship is key in supporting and accelerating such unprecedented growth in ‘Enterprising India’. The government is promoting innovative field of entrepreneurship which will help support employment, utilisation of skills, skill development and boost FDI. Now is the time that Company Secretaries should optimally unleash their professional acumen, seize the various opportunities offered by the government, perform a dual role: firstly as a young and profound entrepreneur and secondly as a compliance officer.

A Company Secretary can immensely support the Government of India in realising ‘Ease of doing Business’ drive for entrepreneurs and enterprising businesses contributing towards ‘New India’. Emphasising the importance of CS profession, Dr. Agrawal said, “The crucial role that a CS plays in a company can be gauged by the fact that the Companies Act, 2013 recognises Company Secretaries as a “Key Managerial Personnel” along with the Managing Director / Manager, whole-time director and Chief Financial Officer (section 203). A Company Secretary is required to be mandatorily appointed in every company with a paid up share capital of 5 Crores and above, under Companies Act 2013”.

The Conference was deliberated in the following technical sessions:

Energise for Entrepreneurship: Aligning towards Vision New India

Survival of the Fittest in New Age Reforms – Professional Opportunities for CS

 GST (b) Insolvency (c) NCLT (d) RERA

 Perform and Prosper in India Shining, India Rising

 Various facets of practice

General Practice or Specialization

 Collaboration or Competition

 Local or Global

 Organic or inorganic growth

Ease of Doing Business in North East: A step forward in New India Rising

The various New Initiatives and Publications were also launched on the occasion:

 Beginners Guide on Goods and Services Tax

 45 Days Residential Corporate Leadership Development Programme

 E-MSOP Programme  ICSI- Quest – EAssist – Web Application

 My ICSI virtual Platform Blog & Discussion Board & ICSI Sampark

 Missed Call Number Service for ICSI

Mock Test – Unlimited Insolvency Professional

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