Dear Professional Colleagues,
The Financial Year 2019-20 has ended and it gives us immense pleasure to address the members through the newsletter about the recent developments and positive changes brought into by the EIRC-ICSI.
The lock-down has been extended by Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi and it has been extended till May 17, 2020. However, with the number of cases rising, Extension 3.0 looms large on India Inc.
The ICSI has launched several certificate courses for the benefit of the members at large and it is also offering Programme Credit Hours (“PCH”) for the courses done. In addition to that, the Institute has been relentlessly carrying out webinars on latest amendments and pressing matters to make sure the professionals can make the most of the time during lock-down.
During the lock-down, several members of the ICSI had also conducted several webinars from their end to update the stakeholders regarding the latest developments. Our members have also contributed articles, which we have presented in our professional newsletter for the benefit of the stakeholders.
The ICSI has also issued the ICSI (Continuous Professional Education) Guidelines, 2019 which are applicable w.e.f April 1, 2020. The new PCH guidelines have been introduced and the old system of a three-year block has been scrapped.
Due to lock-down, no programmes were held to comply with the Government directions to curb and prevent the spread of corona virus at physical gatherings.
The ICSI has extended the temporary relaxation for complying with the requirement of pre-examination test and one day orientation programme for enrollment to June, 2020 session of CS examinations. Apart from that, the CS examinations for June 2020 were also extended to July 6, 2020.
In view of the extended lockdown announced by Government of India and prevailing situation due to COVID 19, Company Secretary Executive Entrance Test (CSEET) proposed to be held on Thursday, 28th May, 2020 is postponed and will now be held on Friday, the 17th July 2020.
The EIRC-ICSI has held and it will be holding the following programmes this month of May 2020:
1. Online Masterclass Sessions on April 30, 2020 and May 2, 2020
2. Information regarding webinar to be held in may will be shared soon.
Before concluding, we would like to remember the story again, and believe that while opportunities may not knock at our door all the time, we must remind ourselves to open the door ourselves often. Rather than waiting for opportunities to cross our path, we must create them ourselves. Then only, we can move steadily and steadfastly towards our goal.
I take this opportunity to appeal to all the members, once again, to enroll to CSBF for not only strengthening the future of our family but also to strengthen the corpus of CSBF.
I wish to express my gratitude to all the patrons/ members who have registered for the Annual Membership Scheme (AMS) of EIRC till date and request others to enroll to avail optimum benefits.
Please feel free to share your views and suggestions for the betterment of the Newsletter to me. My coordinates are given below:
With Warm Regards,
CS PRIYADARSHI NAYAK
Chairman, EIRC of ICSI
Kolkata, The 8th May, 2020