Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) launches "ICSI Primer on Companies Act 2013" and Corporate Compliance Executive Certificate course.
CS S.N Ananthasubramanian, President, Council of the ICSI, while launching the "ICSI Primer on Companies Act 2013", said that, The Institute is undertaking a large number of initiatives to build up the human resource capacity in the country to implement the Companies Act, 2013 in letter and spirit and thereby enable the country to reap the benefits of the new law expeditiously. These include about 500 seminars, workshops and study circles during this quarter.
These also include a number of publications and guidance notes on the new law, he said President, Council of the ICSI, further briefed that , "the Institute is conscious of the need to reach the masses across the country, which is possible, if the education is free. For this purpose, it is leveraging technology through MOOCs (Mass Online Open Courses) to provide free education on the company law."
CS M.S.Sahoo, Secretary, The ICSI informed that, "This knowledge initiative is being launched on the 4th of October, 2013, to coincide with the Foundation Day of the Institute. The Institute dedicates this initiative to the Nation." He further informed that , "These videos endeavor to explain the fundamental provisions of law in as simple language as possible through interactive discussions. Distinguished experts from government, regulators, industry, academia and professionals have participated as panelists and Mr. Somasekhar Sundaresan, Partner, J. Sagar Associates; a leading advocate is the anchor in all episodes".
The Institute of Company Secretaries of India also launched the Corporate Compliance Executive Certificate course, to create a cadre of skills oriented compliance professionals to provide support services in the secretarial department of the companies.
A Person who is registered student of ICSI and passed one group of the Intermediate / Executive program of the Company Secretarial Course and completed six month training is eligible to get this Corporate Compliance Executive Certificate. The interested candidate needs to pay Rs.2000/- as registration fee for the certificate. This certificate will be valid for three years and it is available for renewal after completion of prescribed continuing professional education requirements.