20th February, 2019

Dear Member,

As you may be kindly aware that Company Secretaries Benevolent Fund (CSBF) is a Society registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860 and is recognized under Section 12A of the Income Tax Act, 1961. The CSBF was established in the year 1976 by the ICSI, for creating a security umbrella for the Company Secretaries and/or their dependent family members in distress. The subscription/donation to CSBF qualifies for deduction under Section 80G of the Income Tax Act, 1961.

We request your goodself to become a proud Member of CSBF if not by now upon making one-time subscription of Rs. 10,000 along with Form ‘A’ (attached), duly filled and signed. Your goodself is also requested to encourage other professional colleagues to follow.

Presently, the benefits provided by the CSBF are as under:

Financial assistance in the event of death of a member of CSBF

·         Upto the age of 60 years - Group Life Insurance Policy for a sum of Rs. 7.5 lakh

·         Above the age of 60 years – Upto Rs. 3 lakh in deserving cases on receipt of request subject  to the guidelines

Reimbursement of medical expenses

·         Upto Rs.60,000 in deserving cases on receipt of request subject to the guidelines

Education allowance

·         Upto Rs.40,000 per child (one time) subject to maximum of two minor children of the deceased member of CSBF

Also, if you kindly wish, you may donate to CSBF online at www.icsi.in/ICSIDonation .

The Institute has a dedicated CSBF Cell at ICSI House, C-36, Sector-62, Noida - 201301. For any further information, you may please write to saurabh.bansal@icsi.edu

Application for CSBF: https://icsi.edu/media/webmodules/member/forms/form-A-CSBF.pdf

The steps for applying online for enrolment as life member of CSBF are as under:-

a) Login to ICSI portal www.icsi.edu

b) Click ‘Online Services’ on the right top corner and then click ‘Login’ on the page.

c) Fill User Name: Enter your membership number (e.g. A1234).

d) Password: Fill the password. In case you do not have a password, you may retrieve your password provided your email ID is correctly registered in the Institute.

e) After login, go to “Members Option” (from top menu) then click on “My Account”.

f) Click on Manage Account.

g) Further, click on the link `Request for CSBF Membership'

h) Click on Download link to download the Form 'A' i.e. Form for admission as a member of CSBF.

i) The member has to fill up the form complete in all respects and duly sign it.

j) The member has to scan the duly filled-in form and upload the same.

k) After uploading the scanned form the member has to click on ‘Proceed for Payment' button for payment through Cash Card/Net Banking.

l)  A copy of the Acknowledgement Number generated may be retained by the member for future reference.