The three-day 47th National Convention of Company Secretaries of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India was inaugurated at Jaipur, Rajasthan on 14th November, 2019 and was concluded on 16th November, 2019 with much gusto.
Attended by more than 1800 participants from across the nation and abroad, the National Convention comprised Technical Sessions on areas of professional interest and various Motivational and Special Sessions. Two special sessions were dedicated to Artificial Intelligence and Appearance before quasi-judicial bodies.
The Valedictory Session of the Convention was graced by Dr. Sudhanshu Trivedi, National Spokesperson of Bharatiya Janata Party, Dr. Satish Poonia, State President, Bharatiya Janata Party, Rajasthan and Shri Ashish Chauhan, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, BSE Limited.
Commending the role played by the professionals of this brigade, Dr. Sudhanshu Trivedi said that, “Company Secretary is the custodian of truth. He is the soul of a company”.
Dr. Satish Poonia, State President, BJP (Rajasthan) lauded that “Company Secretaries are playing a pivotal role in developing New India”.
Reiterating the same thought, Shri Ashish Chauhan, MD & CEO, BSE said that, “Company Secretaries play a key role in ensuring that the corporates behave as per the wordings of the Companies Act”.
In his concluding address for the event, CS Ranjeet Pandey, President, ICSI thanking all the delegates for their tremendous participation said that “We have made great progress so far as a profession. In the last 51 years of our history, we have become a profession to reckon with. Our membership has doubled and the members are taking up roles of insolvency professionals and registered valuers.” He gave the clarion call to spread wings and look for greater opportunities while strengthening the quality of the existing profession.
Under the e-learning initiatives, the ICSI launched a Digital Platform for Certificate Courses to conduct these courses in a completely automated environment. Along with this, the Third and Last Phase of e-Learning Solution to cater to the educational needs of the Professional Programme students was also launched. The Exposure Draft on the Guidance Note on Auditing Standards was also released for the first three Auditing Standards.
CS Ashish Garg, Vice President, ICSI, CS Manish Gupta, Council Member, ICSI and Chairman, 47th National Convention Organising Sub-Committee, CS NPS Chawla, Council Member, ICSI and Chairman, 47th National Convention Organising Sub-Committee, CS Gurvinder Singh Sarin, Chairman, NIRC and Programme Co-ordinator and CS Rahul Sharma, Chairman, Jaipur Chapter & Programme Facilitator.
CS Ashok Kumar Dixit, Officiating Secretary, The ICSIproposed the vote of thanks and concluded the three day Conference.