MCA notifies — Draft Company Secretaries (Amendment) Regulations, 2020

To amend the Company Secretaries Regulations, 1982, the following regulations have been made:

  • Company Secretaries (Amendment) Regulations, 2020

Excerpt of the regulations from the draft:

2. In the Company Secretaries Regulations, 1982 (hereinafter referred to as the said regulations), in regulation 2, after clause (i), the following clauses shall be inserted, namely:-

“(ia) ‘misconduct’ in relation to a registered student or a candidate enrolled for any examination conducted by the Institute means behaviour in disorderly manner in relation to the Institute or in or around an examination centre or premises, or breach of any provision of the Act, rule, regulation, notification, condition, guideline, direction, advisory, circular of the Institute, or adoption of malpractices with regard to postal or oral tuition or resorting to or attempting to resort to unfair means in connection with writing of any examination conducted by the Institute, or tampering with the Institute’s record or database, writing or sharing information about the Institute on public forums, social networking or any print or electronic media which is defamatory or any other act which may harm, damage, hamper or challenge the secrecy, decorum or sanctity of examination or training or any policy of the Institute;

(ib) ‘misconduct’ in relation to a candidate undergoing practical training or any other training by whatever name called, as determined by the Council, means behaviour in disorderly manner in relation to the Institute or in or around the place where undergoing training, or breach of any provision of the Act, rule, regulation, notification, condition, guideline, direction, advisory, circular of the Institute, or tampering with Institute’s record or database, writing or sharing information about the Institute on public forums, social networking or any print or electronic media which is defamatory, malpractice with regard to training or resorting to or attempting to resort to unfair means in connection with the undergoing training or seeking exemption from undergoing training or for breach of any policy, rule or regulation of the organisation in which he is undergoing training;”

In the said regulations, for regulation 3, the following regulation shall be substituted, namely:-

“3. Register of Members.- (1) The Institute shall maintain a Register of Members in the proforma referred to in Schedule ‘A’ manually or electronically or in any other mode as may be determined by the Council.

(2) The Register of Members shall contain full name, date of birth, domicile, professional address, residential address, membership number, date of acquiring membership, qualifications, certificate of practice number if holding, email id, mobile number, telephone number if any, and such other particulars as may be determined by the Council.

(3) The member shall communicate to the Institute any change of his details entered in the Register, within thirty days of such change.”


Ministry of Corporate Affairs

[Notification dt. 03-02-2020]

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