Message from the Desk of Chairman



My Dear Esteemed Colleagues,

At the outset, please accept warm greetings on behalf of the Eastern India Regional Council (EIRC) of ICSI! It gives me immense pleasure in sharing my thoughts with you for the third time through this Communique in the capacity of Chairman of EIRC-ICSI.

In these three months, we have touched upon several aspects of the Institute’s working such as Placement, Member Programs, improving student training etc. Our constant endeavour to place our members in organizations has started showing tangible results, that too in a short span of just about 3 months. In addition to hiring 5 (five) members of our Institute, HSBC has now offered to hire at least 2 (two) more members of our Institute with about 5 years of experience. The minimum annual compensation that they are willing to offer will be to the tune of Rs 12 (twelve) lacs p.a. These developments are encouraging enough driving us to work further in the direction of placements. We are also planning to launch a placement drive in the month of May.

In the month of March, we had the privilege to Felicitate newly elected President of ICSI, CS (Dr.) Shyam Agrawal and Vice President, CS Makarand Lele in the presence of Chairmen and Secretaries from our Chapters of the Eastern Region. We also celebrated International Women’s Day where we ensured that it was an all woman dias right from the Chief Guest to the speakers and other dignitaries. In association with NSE, we organized a very well laid out program on Secretarial Audit where the Chief Regulatory Officer of NSE, CS (Dr.) VR Narasimhan shared extremely valuable insights on Secretarial Audit. On this occasion, we were also delighted to have with us Regional Director of SEBI, Mr. A. Sunil Kumar. 

To convert seminars from just learning and networking opportunity to professional opportunity as well, we organized a full day program on GST in association with the Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC). Our delegates not only benefitted from the deliberations but professionals could also explore professional opportunities.

To address the requirement of obtaining PCH by our members within 31st March, we organized, in addition to the above, several study circle meetings and half day work shop on subjects such as Related Party Transactions, Secretarial Standards, Striking Off, Managerial Remuneration and CSR.

To address similar requirement of members in Siliguri for obtaining PCH, we organized a workshop there on topics such as Secretarial Audit, GST, Related Party Transactions. I thank CS Khushboo Goyal for taking personal initiative and making efforts in organizing the workshop without any physical presence or support of the Institute there.

On 25th March, we also organized a full day seminar in Hotel Golden Park wherein the learned speakers deliberated on topics of relevance. Both the Study Circles of EIRC, namely Madhya Kolkata Study Circle and Tollygunje Study Circle have also been contributing to professional development.

My Regional Council Members and our respected Central Council Members have been supporting and guiding me in all my initiatives. Needless to mention the untiring and dedicated efforts of my EIRO colleagues provides strength to the Regional Council.

I once again acknowledge the efforts put in by our Past Presidents, Past Chairmen and Council Colleagues in building this Institution of Excellence. We as a team will endeavor to take the legacy forward.

I request my fellow members and students to reach out to me with their thoughts at my coordinates provided below-


CS Siddhartha Murarka
M: +91 99033 77959

With warm regards,

Your privileged colleague 

Siddhartha Murarka