NEW DELHI: Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI), constituted under an Act of Parliament i.e. the Company Secretaries Act, 1980 (Act No. 56 of 1980), has taken initiatives to declare a day as ‘International Corporate Governance Day.’
According to CS (Dr) Shyam Agrawal, Vice President, ICSI, the institute organised international round table on corporate governance on April 15 at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi.
The round table had participation from academia, industry, professionals from various countries including France, Italy, Brazil, Sri Lanka.
Participants deliberated on the idea of having a day declared as ‘International Corporate Governance Day’ (ICGD) by the United Nations and bringing out an ‘International Corporate Governance Code’.
Round table demonstrated a strong commitment on having an international corporate governance day and the development and enforcement of rigorous standards of corporate governance.
To evangelise concept of ICGD, the ICSI organised PAN India programme across length and breadth of the country at around 44 locations, through its regional councils, chapters and CCGRT on April 16.
The stimulus for organising these programmes was to build consensus from across the nation at all levels to have a day declared as ‘international day for corporate governance’.