ICSI discusses initiatives
Kolkata: An MOU was signed with Ministry Corporate Affairs (MCA) on Saturday, for recruitment and training of young professionals for Central Registration Centre of MCA. The MOU was signed with the Ministry for engaging the services of Company Secretaries for working as "CRC Executives" at the Central registration Centre of Ministry Corporate Affairs on contractual basis. The entire process of recruitment and training of ICSI members as CRC professionals has been handed over by the Ministry to the ICSI.
"Consequent upon the recommendations of ICSI Syllabus Review Board, the Institute has come up with its new curriculum for Executive and Professional Program students to ensure the cutting-edge knowledge insights providing empowered Governance professionals who would march ahead with renewed excellence towards New ICSI 2022. Examination for Executive Programme under the New Syllabus was successfully conducted in December, 2018 and for Professional Programme the same shall be conducted in June, 2019," said Ranjeet Pandey, President, ICSI.
In order to break the distance barrier for students belonging to cities, locations in which the representative offices of the Institute are not in existence, the Institute launched the Study Centre Scheme, under which Study Centres have been established in collaboration with reputed colleges in different locations covering the remote places including Lakshadweep, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, North Eastern States, Daman and Diu and Puducherry.
The Institute has launched a novel initiative to help the daughters of Martyrs who laid down their lives for protecting the sovereignty of the country. Under the 'Shaheed Ki Beti' initiative, the Institute has discontinued the practice of giving mementoes, to the dignitaries and speakers invited for various programmes of the Institute and the said amount will be transferred to the dedicated corpus and will be utilised for the education and welfare of the daughters of martyrs.
The grievances, suggestions and queries received from the stakeholders enable the Institute to improve constantly. For achieving this objective, the Institute has created a Grievance Solutions Cell which is monitoring the communications received through the Support Portal. The Call Centre established by the Institute is available to all the stakeholders.
In order to provide equal opportunities to the youth from North-Eastern States and State of Jammu and Kashmir, to come to the mainstream and to encourage them for joining the CS Course, the Institute has launched a Fee Waiver Scheme for the related students. This Fee Waiver Scheme, which stood operative till March 31, 2018, has shown an immense success with many students taking benefit of this scheme and has registered them in CS course since the launch of the Scheme. Consequently, the Institute is also in an active process for opening study centers to cater the academic needs of the students of such areas.
The Institute has created 'ICSI Students Education Fund Trust' which encourages and motivates both economically backward & academically bright students to pursue the Company Secretary ship Course. The creation of the Trust has been one of the important initiatives of the Institute to impart education to economically needy and academically bright students at zero cost thus contributing to the objectives of nation building and social responsibility.
In standing shoulder to shoulder with the government towards directed implementation of GST Pan India, the Institute is persistent in building the capacity of its members, students and related stakeholders by advancing their understanding about GST and also by constantly apprising them with updates in GST through various initiatives.
Few of their major initiatives in this direction are ICSI - GST Newsletter; ICSI - GST Educational Series; ICSI - GST Point; ICSI GST APP; CS: A GST Practitioner.