ICSI holds open discussion for company secretaries

High-profile dignitaries were roped in to speak at the session, held on November 19 at Noida's Radisson Blu hotel,  which gave CSes and students a chance to discuss, clear doubts

Students and people working as company secretaries (CS) got to lay hands on experience in their field of activity, as the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI), on November 19, organised an open discussion, with people in respectable legal positions as speakers.

Advocate Vikas Gupta

The session started on Saturday afternoon on a casual and friendly note at Radisson Blu, Noida. The theme of the session was 'repositioning the profession in changing business environment'. The session was opened by Dilip Deshmukh, chairman, company law board, and followed by Dr Sandeep Srivastava, commissioner, customs, central excise & service tax, Noida.

Expert talks
Talking about corporate funds and the ongoing scams, Vikas Gupta, advocate, Pathways Legal Consultants, said, "In the year 2000, KP scam shocked the country, but nothing happened to the stock market. After the 2G and Satyam fraud, we reached a state of inertia. One should be really careful about the fraudulent companies prevailing in the market. There is no dearth of good companies. It depends on you, which company you choose."

The session was then opened for students, to discuss, ask questions and clear their doubts. Mayank Kumar Sharma, one of the CS students present at the conference, asked, "Do you think there will be any more scams in the country?"

"It is highly possible that we have scams of even higher magnitudes. The size of the economy is increasing by the day. All of us need to participate in the economy. The youth of our country is extremely talented. The kind of attitude and confidence level they have is very encouraging," Gupta added.

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