OdishaLIVE Bureau

International Conference concluded with a clear structure of ICSI and Role of Company Secretaries.

His Excellency Hon’ble Governor of Odisha, Prof. Ganeshi Lal was the Chief Guest of the Valedictory session at ICSI’s Golden Jubilee year National Convention of Company Secretaries (46th Edition) and International Conference (6th edition).

In his address to the august audience he urged that Company Secretaries should move forward from their compliance roles and start moving into a much larger role of Governance Specialists.

He appreciated the Institute of Company Secretaries (ICSI) for organising a conference of such a magnitude. He said, “It is time for Company Secretaries to play a pivotal role in governance structure of the Country. Company Secretaries are the Secretaries of the State and not just the corporates.”

Guest of honour, Dr. Achyuta Samanta, Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha, highlighted the importance of Company Secretaries in progress of the nation.

CS Makarand Lele, President, the ICSI advised the CS professionals not to create boundaries and to go much beyond the compliance roles and be Global Leaders in Corporate Governance.

He opined that the Company Secretaries have an immense role in ‘Ease of doing Business in India’ which will see the Company Secretaries becoming the first point of contact when companies want to set-up businesses in India.