Anurag Singh Thakur, Minister of State for the Union, Ministry of Finance and Commercial Affairs and Judge Dipak Misra, former Chief Justice of India presided over as guest of honor at the award ceremony price.
Addressing the August meeting, Anurag Singh Thakur, Minister of State for the Union, Ministry of Finance and Business Affairs, said that “as KMP and compliance officers, the secretaries of ‘company are proud to qualify as governance professionals and you are rightly true governance. Indian corporate sector leaders ”.
After presiding over the Awards Jury as Chair, Justice Dipak Misra, the former Chief Justice of India, congratulated ICSI for his tireless efforts on behalf of good governance practices. company and shared its experiences in the selection process of winners. Companies.
The awards ceremony was preceded by speeches by Sonam Wangchuk, founder of the Students Movement for Education and Culture of Ladakh (SECMOL) and Dr. Ritesh Malik, founder of Innov8 Coworking.
The prestigious ICSI Lifetime Achievement Award was awarded to Ms. Indu Jain, President of Bennett Coleman & Company Limited for translating excellence in corporate governance into reality.
In the 19th edition of the ICSI National Awards for Excellence in Corporate Governance, the prize for the best governed companies was awarded to the following companies:
1) Mahindra & Mahindra Limited (listed company: large category)
2) Blue Star Limited (listed company: medium category)
3) Tata Steel Long Products Limited (listed company: emerging category)
4) BSES Rajdhani Power Limited (unlisted company: large category)
5) Star Union Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company Limited (unlisted company: medium category)
6) Route Mobile Limited (unlisted company: emerging category)
The ICSI has also awarded the prizes for the best companies in recognition of their innovative practices undertaken in order to discharge their social responsibilities. In its 4th edition, the ICSI CSR Excellence Awards were awarded to:
1) Apollo Tires Limited (large category)
2) SRF Limited (medium category)
3) Persistent Systems Limited (emerging category)
This year, a new award was instituted by ICSI under the aegis of the ICSI award for the best secretarial audit report. The award was intended to recognize the efforts of secretarial auditors to elevate the culture of governance in the corporate sector and strengthen the importance of the secretarial audit report. The ICSI prizes for the best secretarial audit report were awarded to:
1) CS Atul Mehta, Mehta & Mehta Associates
2) CS (Dr.) CV Madhusudhanan, KSR & Co.
3) CS Vinita Nair, M / s Vinod Kothari & Co.
CS Ranjeet Pandey, President of ICSI, in his presidential speech, said: “The initiation of the ICSI National Awards for Excellence in Corporate Governance was an attempt by the Institute to realize its vision of becoming a world leader in promoting good corporate governance. While these awards recognize best practices adopted, innovations instilled and the presence of a strong governance framework at its core, it is a larger attempt to recognize the collaborative efforts of businesses and governance professionals to achieve the desired results. Corporate secretaries have come to play a much more important role than ever, as KMP, as compliance officers and as governance professionals, making this journey of 51 years as Institute all the more worth it. ”
CS Ashish Garg, Vice President, ICSI, CS NPS Chawla, Board Member, ICSI and Chair of the Corporate Law and Governance Committee were also in attendance.
CS Ashok Kumar Dixit, Secretary of Officials, ICSI concluded the ceremony by offering the vote of thanks.