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FULL-DAY WORKSHOP ON SUNDAY, THE 8TH MAY, 2016 AT HOOGHLY CHAPTER PREMISES

Hooghly Chapter is organising a Full-Day Workshop on Sunday, the 8th May, 2016, as per schedule given below: 

Day & Date:                          Sunday, the 8th May, 2016

Venue:                                   Conference Hall of Hooghly Chapter Premises, 89/114/2, D. N. Banerjee Street, Rishra, Hooghly 712 248 

Registration:                        10:30 AM to 11:00 AM 

Lunch Break:                       1:30 PM to 2:15 PM

Guest Speaker:                    CS & CA Sumit Binani (Treasurer, EIRC of ICAI), Corporate Law Consultant

Topic:                                     “Changes in The Companies (Amendment) Bill, 2016 with Special Focus on Issue of Securities, Related Party Transaction, Sec.185 & 186, Deposits and Other Amendments Thereon” 

Delegate Fee (inclusive of service tax @ 14.5%): 

Members:                 Rs.500/- per member / professional / others

Students:                    Rs.400/- per student

AMS:                          No fee for Members / Students under AMS of Hooghly Chapter for 2016 (1st February, 2016 to 31st January, 2017)  

PCH:                           4 (Four) Hours

PDP:                           8 (Eight) Hours 

Full Attendance is a MUST for (in & out signature) availing PDP / PCH. No PDP / PCH will be given to a participant who attends the programme partially, as per guidelines of the Institute. 

Lunch will be provided to the participants.

For further details, please write to Shri Tamal Kar, Executive Officer, Hooghly Chapter at:tamal.kar@icsi.edu or contact on: 2672 0315


 

2-Days Induction Program on 14th May, 2016 (Saturday) & 15th May, 2016 (Sunday)

15 DAYS ACADEMIC PROGRAM

15 days Academic Program is applicable to every student who is successfully completing Executive Program (whether already undergoing training or not) of ICSI, on or after 25th August, 2015.    The break- up of 15 days academic program is as under:

i)          2 days = Induction

ii)        3 days = e-Governance

iii)       5 days = Skill Development

iv)       5 days = Entrepreneurship Development

As per the Institute’s guidelines, 2 days Induction is to be completed within 3 months of passing Executive programme or within 2 months of commencement of their 15 months/1 year/2 years training, whichever is earlier. If, any student is already undergoing training on the date of passing the Executive program, in such case 2 months criteria is not applicable to him/her.

Due to insufficient number (minimum 10) of students enrolled, the 2-Days Induction Program which was scheduled on 23rd April, 2016 (Saturday) & 24th April, 2016 (Sunday), has been rescheduled on 14th May, 2016 & 15th May, 2016 subject to the condition that at least 10 students have enrolled, as per the criteria laid down by the HQ of the Institute. Revised Schedule of the Two-Days Induction Program is given below:

Date:              14th May, 2016 (Saturday) & 15th May, 2016 (Sunday) 

Time:             11.00 AM to 6.00 PM

Venue:             Conference Hall of Hooghly Chapter

                                                            The Institute of Company Secretaries of India

                                    89/114/2, D. N. Banerjee Street

                                                            Bangur Park (Opposite Lakhotia Medical Centre)

                                                            Rishra, Hooghly 712 248

Fee:                 Rs.1,000/- (Rupees One thousand two hundred only) per student.

                        The fee is payable by way of cash or demand draft drawn in favour of ‘The Institute of Company Secretaries of India, Hooghly Chapter’ payable at Kolkata. Participation Fee once paid will neither be reimbursed/refunded or adjusted towards the next Induction Program.

Total seats:   50 (fifty)

Last date of enrolment:     The last date for registering for the program is  9th May, 2016 (Monday).   However, as the seats are filled on the basis of first comes first served, the students are advised to enroll for the program at the earliest.

For further details and application, interested Students (who passed the Executive Programme on or after 25.08.2015), may contact at the following address. 

The Institute of Company Secretaries of India

Hooghly Chapter

89/114/2, D. N. Banerjee Street

                            Bangur Park (Opposite Lakhotia Medical Centre)

                            Rishra, Hooghly 712 248

Phone: 033-2672 0315   E-mail:  hooghly@icsi.edu



 

 

REPORTS OF THE PROGRAMMES DURING THE MONTHS OF FEBRUARY & MARCH, 2016

REPORTS OF THE PROGRAMMES ORGANISED BY THE HOOGHLY CHAPTER DURING THE MONTHS OF FEBRUARY & MARCH, 2016 

HALF-DAY WORKSHOP HELD ON 7TH FEBRUARY, 2016: 

On 7th February, 2016 Hooghly Chapter organised a Half-Day Workshop at the Conference Hall of Hooghly Chapter, Rishra, Hooghly. As Guest Speakers, CS  S. M. Gupta (Past Chairman, EIRC of ICSI), Practising Company Secretary addressed the gathering on the topic “Appearance & Practical Aspects Relating to National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT)” whereas CS Aditi Dhanuka, Company Secretary, Dhunseri Investments Limited, addressed on the topic “Constitution, Power & Function of National Company Law Tribunal”. The programme was well appreciated by the members, students present. There was question-answer sessions and the queries raised by the participants were suitably replied by both the Guest Speakers. More than 27 members / students and office bearers of the Managing Committee attended the programme.

FULL-DAY WORKSHOP HELD ON 21ST FEBRUARY, 2016

On 21st February, 2016 Chapter organised a Full-Day Workshop at the Conference Hall of Hooghly Chapter, Rishra, At the First Session, CS  Anjan Kumar Roy, (Past Chairman, EIRC of ICSI) Practising Company Secretary, was the Guest Speaker. He addressed the participants on the topic “The Companies Law Committee Report and Proposed Changes in The Companies Act 2013”. At the Second Session, CS  Anil Kumar Dubey, Practising Company Secretary, was the Guest Speaker. He addressed the participants on the topic “Secretarial Audit & Applicability of Other Laws  During the Course of Audit”. Both the Speakers were elaborately discussed on their respective topics before the participants. The Session was very informative and well appreciated by the participants. There was question-answer sessions and the queries raised by the participants were suitably replied by both the Guest Speakers. More than 59 members / students and office bearers / members of the Managing Committee attended the Workshop.

HALF-DAY WORKSHOP HELD ON 28TH FEBRUARY, 2016: 

On 28th February, 2016 Hooghly Chapter organised a Half-Day Workshop at the Conference Hall of Hooghly Chapter, Rishra, Hooghly. CA & CS Amit Ghosh, (Ex. Company Secretary, Balmer Lawrie & Co. Limited), Practising Chartered Accountant, was the Guest Speaker. He addressed the gathering on the topic “Accounting Treatment of Depreciation under The Companies Act, 2013” & “Law & Practice of Micro Finance”.  The programme was well appreciated by the members, students present. There was question-answer sessions and the queries raised by the participants were suitably replied by the Guest Speaker. More than 21 members / students and office bearers of the Managing Committee attended the programme. 

INVESTOR AWARENESS PROGRAMME ON 5TH MARCH, 2016 AT SILIGURI COLLEGE OF COMMERCE (EXTENSION CAMPUS), SILIGURI: 

On 5th March, 2016 Chapter organised an Investor Awareness Programme, under the aegis of Investor Education and Protection Fund, Ministry of Corporate Affairs, in association with  Siliguri College of Commerce (Extension Campus), Siliguri. Dr. Asim Kumar Mukhopadhyay, Principal, Siliguri College of Commerce, was the Chief Guest. CA Gopal Mitruka, Practising Chartered Accountant and Shri Niraj Chowdhury, Franchisee Head / Business Associate, Motilal Oswal Securities Limited, were the Guest Speakers on the occasion. CS Somnath Ganguly, Practising Company Secretary, was chaired the whole Session. Shri Tamal Kar, Executive Officer, Hooghly Chapter of ICSI and Shri Pranab Karmakar, Co-ordinator, Siliguri College of Commerce (Extension Campus) & ICSI Counsellor for Darjeeling District, were jointly co-ordinating the whole programme. 

This programme advised investors including guiding them with respect to (a) How to read a Prospectus highlighting specific areas such as Management of the company, financial capabilities, nature of the product, current scenario and future prospects of the company; (b) how to read a Annual Report of the Company;  (c) Listing of Securities; (d) Opening of Demat Account; (e) Filling  of Application forms; (f) Guidance about Book Building process; (g) access to intermediary like stock brokers, depositary participants; (h) mode of payment; (i) possible course of action in case of non - receipt of communication regarding credit of dematerialized shares/refund order; (j) rights of investors in general; (k) nomination of shares or other securities etc.(k) fraudulent activities prevailing in the market in context of chit funds & Ponzi schemes with recent examples; (l) Investor Grievance Redressal Mechanism – whom to approach for various complaints; (m) Do’s and Don’t for Investors – Company Fixed Deposits; Insurance Policies; Government Schemes; Banking; Collective / Investment Schemes etc. An Interactive question-answer session was held where the speaker suitably replied to the queries raised by the participants. There was huge gathering of more than 135 participants attended the programme. 

HALF-DAY WORKSHOP HELD ON 6TH MARCH, 2016: 

On 6th March, 2016 Hooghly Chapter organised a Half-Day Workshop on “Post Union Budget Meet 2016-2017” at the Conference Hall of Hooghly Chapter, Rishra, Hooghly. CA & CS Vishnu Tulsyan, Practising Chartered Accountant, addressed the gathering on “Direct Tax” whereas CA Abhisek Tibrewal, Practising Chartered Accountant, addressed on “Indirect Tax”. The programme was well appreciated by the members, students present. There was question-answer sessions and the queries raised by the participants were suitably replied by both the Guest Speakers. More than 20 members / students and office bearers of the Managing Committee attended the programme. 

CELEBRATION OF FOUNDATION DAY OF THE CHAPTER &

FULL-DAY WORKSHOP HELD ON 12TH MARCH, 2016: 

Foundation Day of Hooghly Chapter of ICSI was 8th March. To commemorate this auspicious occasion, the Chapter celebrated it Foundation Day and organised a Full-Day Workshop on Saturday, the 12th day of March, 2016 at its own Chapter Premises. At the First Session, CS  Vinod Kothari, (Past Chairman, EIRC of ICSI) Practising Company Secretary, was the Guest Speaker. He addressed the participants on the topic “Related Party Transactions Under The Companies Act 2013”.  At the Second Session, CS Maloy Kumar Gupta, Company Secretary & Compliance Officer, Bata India Limited, was the Guest Speaker. He addressed the participants on the topic “Various Policies and Code of Conduct under The Companies Act, 2013 and SEBI Regulations – An Overview”. Both the Speakers were elaborately discussed on their respective topics before the participants. Both the Sessions were well appreciated by the participants. There was question-answer sessions and the queries raised by the participants were suitably replied by both the Guest Speakers. More than 44 members / students and office bearers / members of the Managing Committee attended the Workshop.

HALF-DAY WORKSHOP & MOCK BOARD MEETING HELD ON 20TH MARCH, 2016: 

On 20th March, 2016 Hooghly Chapter organised a “Half-Day Workshop followed by Mock Board Meeting” at the Conference Hall of Hooghly Chapter, Rishra, Hooghly. CS Rupanjana De (Member, EIRC of ICSI), Practising Company Secretary, addressed the participants on the topic “Role of Independent Director with Special Emphasis on Role of Company Secretary as Independent Director of the Company”. CS Arun Kumar Singhania, Chief Financial Officer, Orient Beverages Limited, addressed on “Preparation for Board Meeting by Company Secretary”; CS Aditi Dhanuka, Company Secretary, Dhunseri Investments Limited, addressed on “Power Exercised by the Board at the Board Meeting”. The whole Mock Board Meeting was conducted and provided Practical Aspects of Board Meeting by CS Prashant Kapoor, Vice-President, Company Secretary & Compliance Officer, India Power Corporation Limited. The programme was well appreciated by the members, students present. There was question-answer sessions and the queries raised by the participants were suitably replied by all the Discussion Leaders. More than 30 members / students and office bearers of the Managing Committee attended the programme.

 

Annual Membership Scheme (AMS) for 2016 (from 1st February, 2016 to 31st January, 2017)

ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP SCHEME (AMS) OF HOOGHLY CHAPTER FOR 2016

Hooghly Chapter of The Institute of Company Secretaries of India has brought to you the Annual Membership Scheme (AMS) for 2016 (from 1st February, 2016 to 31st January, 2017). Hooghly Chapter plans to organize High Value Programmes on current / important topics. The commitment for minimum number of programmes is mentioned herein below, however, it is expected to organize even greater number of programmes, which the members / professionals / students of ICSI of this scheme will be entitled to attend.

The AMS Scheme will be effective from 1st February, 2016 to 31st January, 2017.

Programmes on offer (minimum):

Six (6)  Full-Day Seminars

Twelve (12) Half-Day Workshops

Ten (10) Study Circle Meetings / Interactive Meetings

Annual Members’ Conference

Meeting on Union Budget 

PCH for Members:

One (1) Program Credit Hour (PCH) for Study Circle Meeting 

Two (2) Program Credit Hours (PCH) for Half-Day Workshop 

Four (4) Program Credit Hours (PCH) for Full-Day Seminar/Conference

PDP for students:

Four (4) PDP Hours for Half-Day Workshop

Eight (8) PDP Hours for Full-Day Seminar / Conference

Annual Fee (inclusive of Service Tax @ 14.5%):

Rs.5,500/- each for Corporate Members

Rs.3,500/- each for Practising Member/Self-employed / Individuals 

Rs.2,000/- each for Students of ICSI

Mode of Payment:

Payment may be made in cash or by cheque/ DD drawn in favour of “The Institute of Company Secretaries of India – Hooghly Chapter”

Members / Professionals / Students may fill up the attached registration form and submit the same along with the requisite fee to the Executive Officer, Hooghly Chapter of EIRC of ICSI, ‘Krishikunj Apartment’ 89/114/2, D. N. Banerjee Street, Rishra, Hooghly 712 248. Please register for the Scheme at an early date to avail the maximum benefit.

Corporates are kindly requested to provide patronage by opting for multiple registrations under the AMS.

Intimations about the respective programmes will be sent to the members / students by E-mail in advance and the person concerned should preferably confirm his / her attendance in advance to enable the Hooghly Chapter to make appropriate arrangements.

For further details, please write to Shri Tamal Kar, Executive Officer, Hooghly Chapter at: tamal.kar@icsi.edu

 

 

CVs of Students for MT

ATTENTION STUDENTS 

Students who are seeking Management Training with the Companies/Practising Company Secretaries, may send their CVs to Shri Tamal Kar, Executive Officer, Hooghly Chapter of ICSI at: tamal.kar@icsi.edu, for the purpose.