By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, Oct 1: The Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) discussed the prospects of company secretaries in the Northeast at a meeting held at NEDFi House in the city today.
“The North Eastern Chapter of the ICSI is its only chapter in the entire region. The number of individuals coming up to take the ICSI courses in these states is not encouraging. We want more people to take this course, and as such we’ve decided to open more study centres – one each in Women’s College in Tinsukia, Shillong College in Shillong, Kaziranga University in Jorhat, Sikkim University in Gangtok and Rajiv Gandhi University in Itagar. And we’re planning to open more such centres in other parts cities in the Northeast,” pointing the need of spreading awareness about company secretaries in the north eastern states ICSI vice president Shyam Agarwal said.
“Persons of all age groups having eligibility 10 +2 or equivalent in any stream except fine arts can take up the course,” Agarwal added.
“Company secretaries can be global leaders in promoting good corporate governce,” ICSI secretary Vivek Sharma said.
One hundred eighty-six of the 207 company secretaries of the Northeast are from Assam. Assam also has the highest number students in ICSI centres with a strength of 3,432. While Aruchal has 10-21 students, Manipur has 10- 21, and Meghalaya has 10 students.
ICSI chairman Biman Debth was also present on the occasion.