The Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) is a national professional body established by an Act of Parliament (the Company Secretaries Act, 1980) to develop and regulate the profession of Company Secretaries. It offers Company Secretaryship Course on completion of which one becomes a member of the Institute. A member of the Institute occupies statutory and regulatory positions in governance, secretarial and compliance functions. The law requires membership of the Institute as eligibility for appointment to certain positions. Companies of certain sizes are required to have members of the Institute as Company Secretaries. Most members of the Institute are, therefore, employed as Company Secretaries in companies and also in capacities supporting Company Secretaries in those companies. They are also employed in government, companies and NGOs in positions which are not earmarked for Company Secretaries. Quite a good number of members of the Institute are in public practice as independent professionals. They have recognitions under various laws relating to income tax, securities, foreign exchange, competition, etc. and also to provide representation services before various authorities and tribunals. Some members of the Institute, who have other professional qualifications such as law or accountancy, are engaged in other professions.
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