content support. We are in advance stage of rolling out various initiatives for students. We held successfully the first students conference for the year 2012 organised by Pune Chapter with the theme Educate, Evolve and Empower . Complements to Pune Chapter The revamped backgrounder with useful articles and write-ups is a unique delivery to the students of ICSI-WIRC. During my visit to Pune Chapter, I interacted with the Chairman Pune Chapter alongwith its Managing Committee members and discussed various intiatives to be pursued by ICSI-WIRC jointly with the Chapter.
We are launching new OTC with various useful services to our students and request all members to spread awareness about our OTC. Details of this important student-servicing initiative is being released. I am sure, by now, you would have received schedule of the Two-days PCS Conference on Mergers Acquisitions to be organised at Lonavla on 4th and 5th May, 2012. The Calendar of other professional development programs is also provided in this Focus so that you can block your diary in advance and plan your schedule accordingly. Please do write at cschairman.wirc gmail.com Your suggestions and inputs would help achieve the overall objectives towards our theme of the year 2012 Educate, Empower Execute . Best Wishes,
Cordially Mahavir Lunawat April 16, 2012
FROM THE EDITOR
Dear Readers, Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
- Harold R McAlindon
s you would agree with me, in today s competitive and dynamic corporate environment, Company Secretariship as a profession provides an ideal platform to launch yourself in all spectrum of corporate world and take control of it a highly lucrative profession with an important responsibility for the efficient management of the corporate sector. Gone were the days when company secretaries were only meant for secretarial compliances. It s an ideal time and opportunity for our fraternity to stand up and create their own niche in the market - be it Taxation, Accounting, Finance, FEMA, IPR, M A. Even the study materials training programs recommended conducted by our institute are business oriented, focusing on the current business requirement from taxation, finance and legal perspective , so that our professional colleagues budding professionals can be always ready for the corporate challenge. In this issue of Focus , as always, we have tried to include articles which will not only update the reader s knowledge but will also give a glimpse of new practice area where