A company secretary is one of the elite professionals in the field of commerce. The company secretary is typically called a law officer or compliance officer in the corporate sector. He is given with the responsibility of managing the administration of the company with respect to ensuring statutory and regulatory requirements and make sure the directors of the company are acting under his instructions. Though the name suggests the role as clerical or secretarial, it is entirely different from its title. They are the statutory legal officer of the company who deftly drafts policies and keeps it going to safeguard the interest of stakeholders. That is why they are often be referred to as watchdog of the company. The chairman and managing director and other directors of the company always looking up to the advice of the company secretary. Hence, company secretary exercises advisory powers on them.
Now, how to become a company secretary? Company secretary course comprised of 3 stages. The first stage is the CS foundation, the second stage is CS executive, and the final stage is known as CS professional. To be eligible for CS foundation, one has to pass plus two or higher secondary or it’s equivalent. A person who passes foundation can appear for CS executive and those who qualify CS executive can directly appear for CS professional and thereafter the qualified person should enroll himself for articleship for a period of 14 months with practicing company secretary during which he/ she can earn up to 25000 as a stipend. Once article ship is completed he will be qualified as company secretary.
Students who passed any degree with 45% can directly appear for executive without studying foundation. After passing executive then go for professional and articleship and become a company secretary.
So a student who passed plus two and appearing for foundation, executive and professional would normally take 2.5 yrs to complete three stages of company secretaryship course whereas a graduate could become a CS qualified professional at the age of 23. Now the salary package of Company secretary is huge. Once a person becomes CS he/she can earn a job in a company with the designation of assistant company secretary wherein he can earn up to 75000 rs to 1 lakh per month.once he completed two years of service from a company his salary shall be hiked to 2 to 5 lakhs which will increase to a mammoth level. So a qualified company secretary on average earns up to 2 lakhs in the initial year in India, where he prefers to go outside like middle East or Europe or America salary shall be huge which can’t be quantified.
ICSI, the regulatory and statutory body of CS, brought in changes in the old syllabus by introducing new syllabus which encompasses the latest trends in the corporate sector which also envisioned future challenges. The new syllabus enlarged the scope of CS professional further. CS syllabus consists of company laws, tax laws, corporate and management accounting, securities laws, strategic management, etc.
Where to study company secretary course in Kerala ? Where is the best cs coaching centres in kerala
There are only a few institutes in Kerala which provides CS course coaching. One of the best and reputed institute in providing CS coaching (3 levels) is Studium professional learning centre at the premier junction, kalamassery, Ernakulam.
A person who is looking for a better career in the field of commerce must consider the company secretaryship course to have a fruitful career.
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