ICSI – Institute of Company Secretaries of India

(Last Updated On: 06/11/2013)

Institute of Company Secretaries of India
The ICSI Institute of Company Secretaries of India is constituted under the Company Secretaries Act, 1980. ICSI Institute of Company Secretaries of India is the only recognized professional body in India to develop and regulate the profession of Company Secretaries in India. The ICSI Institute of Company Secretaries of India awards the certificate of bestowing the designation of Company Secretary(CS) to a candidate qualifying for the membership of the Institute.

The ICSI Institute of Company Secretaries of India has its headquarters at New Delhi and has four regional offices at Kolkata, Delhi, Chennai and Mumbai. In addition, there are 36 chapters and 10 satellite chapters located all over the country.

Company Secretary  is a professional, whose role  is that of  an advisor ON legal matters.  Companies with a minimum a paid up share capital of Rs.50 lac are required to appoint a Company Secretary.

Company Secretary Courses are offered by  The Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI). To become a company secretary CS, cndidate must pass the following examinations conducted by the ICSI:

• The Foundation Course
• The Intermediate Course
• The Final Course

Company Secretary Career Prospects

A qualified company secretary  take up wide range of responsibilities in legal, secretarial, finance, accounts, personnel and administrative departments of companies of private and the public sector
Initially the career starts with designation of a Junior Secretarial Officer. Later rise up to senior level positions of Company Secretary and  Finance Advisor.

While a Company Secretary can aspire to get employment opportunities in government accounts or law departments, he/she can become a Chairman or Managing Director of a Company or be a part of the  Board of Directors of a Company.
Company Secretary Remuneration varies between Rs.3 lakh and 17 lakh per annum. Individuals with a CS qualification are treated at par with professionals having MBA qualification in Finance. CS professionals are appointed as financial ad-visor in companies.

ICSI Institute of Company Secretaries of India

ICSI House,

22, Institutional Area Lodhi Road
New Delhi 110 003
EPABX LINES: (011) 41504444, 24617321-24-, 24644431-32, Fax: 24626727
Website: http://www.icsi.edu
• Regional Offices of ICSI Institute of Company Secretaries of India

ICSI Institute of Company Secretaries of India
13 Jolly Maker Chambers
No. 2 (IST FLOOR)
Nariman Point
Mumbai – 400021

ICSI Institute of Company Secretaries of India
ICSI-NIRC Building Plot No.4
Prasad Nagar Institutional Area
Near Rajendra Place
New Delhi – 110005

ICSI Institute of Company Secretaries of India
ICSI-SIRC House
New No 9 (old no. 4)
Wheat Crofts Road
Nungambakkam
Chennai – 600034

ICSI Institute of Company Secretaries of India
ICSI-Eirc Building
3-A Ahiripukur, Ist Lane
Near Beck Bagan Nursing Home
Kolkata – 700019

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