Secretarial Audit and Compliance Manual Under Companies Act, 2013, third revised edition, by Dr KR Chandratre (past president ICSI), updated by CS Makarand Joshi

Author: Dr KR Chandratre (Past President ICSI), updated by CS Makarand Joshi , 3rd ed , Oct 2020

Price: Rs 1995 (Paper Back)

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ISBN: 9789390358908

Highlights of the Book

Since April 2014, Secretarial Audit has become mandatory under the Companies Act, 2013.Subsequently, SEBI has also mandated Secretarial Audit for material subsidiaries of a listed Company and obtaining a Compliance Certificate for submission to Stock Exchange. Alongwith this, MGT 7 is also required to be certified by a Practising Company Secretary whereby he/she has to confirm comprehensive compliance of the concerned company. Therefore, there are hundreds of compliances which companies have to do in a financial year and giving such a comprehensive Compliance Certificate requires thorough knowledge, different perspective and techniques.

This book covers the meaning, benefits, process, approach and entire scope of Secretarial Audit providing detailed checklists with respect to Companies Act, 2013, SEBI Regulations and FEMA Regulations which will be very useful for professionals not only while doing Secretarial Audit but also for routine certifications like MGT-7, MGT-8 or Compliance Certifications mandated under various laws. Following are the highlights of the book

  • Detailed Checklists for Audit on Companies Act, 2013, SEBI (LODR) Reg., 2015, SEBI (PIT) Reg., 2015 and FEMA, 1999
  • Includes insights on ICSI Auditing Standards
  • Elaborates newly introduced key concepts under Companies Act, 2013 by way of Annexures like SBO, etc.
  • Contains a chapter elaborating key concepts under Companies Act, 2013 which will help professionals to understand and comply with law in letter and spirit.
  • Contains a compilation of useful charts as well as specimen Management Representation Letter and various Declarations required to be obtained from the Accounts and Finance Department
  • Brings greater clarity w.r.t. Role of Auditor, Process of Audit and duty as well as liability of auditor

About the Author/s

Dr. K. R. Chandratre

Dr Chandratre is a Practising Company Secretary at Pune.

  • He has been in the profession of Company Secretary for over 30 years, before which he worked as a Lecturer in Commerce & Accountancy at R A Podar College of Commerce & Economics, Mumbai for three years. After serving Kirloskar Oil Engines Ltd. for 15 years, his last position being Director (Legal, Secretarial & HR) & Company Secretary, Dr Chandratre entered the practice as Company Secretary.
  • He has an impressive academic background. He holds Master’s degree in Commerce, Law degree and Doctorate degree from the University of Pune. He is a fellow member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India.
  • He has secured several academic and professional distinctions and honours. He was the President of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India during 1996 and the Vice-President two years, 1994 and 1995.
  • He has copious published writings to his credit. He has so far authored over 1000 articles and 26 books on various subjects in the areas of Corporate Laws and Corporate Secretarial Practice. Many of his articles have bagged awards as best articles.
  • He is an active participant in seminars, workshops, conferences and conventions, Dr Chandratre so far addressed more than 500 such programmes, besides contributing papers at the National & International levels.
  • He was a member of the Working Group on Redrafting of the Companies Act, 1956 constituted by the Government of India in August 1996, to draft a new Companies Act to be substituted for the Companies Act, 1956.
  • He was the Chairman of the Committee on ‘Delisting of Securities’ constituted by SEBI in March 1997. He was also a member of Advisory Committee on Primary Markets of SEBI during 1996.
  • He was a SEBI-nominated Public Representative Director and Chairman of the Board and the President of the Pune Stock Exchange, during April 2004 to April 2005.
  • He was a Member of the Expert Group constituted by SEBI in October 2004 under the Chairmanship of Justice Kania to suggest further amendments to the SEBI Act, 1992.

CS Makarand Joshi

Mr. Makarand Joshi is a Practicing Company Secretary with over 20 years of experience. He is a Fellow member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India. He was a member of the Auditing Standard Board in the year 2018. He has been a member of the Secretarial Standard Board [SSB] of ICSI since 2019. He was a Group Convenor for Guidance Note on Prohibition of Insider Trading. He was a member of Research Committee of WIRC, of ICSI. He is also a member of the Allied law Committee & Legal Representation Committee of Chamber of Tax Consultant (Mumbai). He has actively contributed to the Research Committee of ICSI for research about Limited Liability Partnerships (LLPs). He has written articles that have been published in magazines of the ICSI, ICAI and Various News Papers and Business magazine portals.

He has also delivered lectures at Study Circles/Seminars organized by ICSI, ICAI and Industry Associations.

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