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The Institute of Company Secretaries of India(ICSI) is constituted under an Act of Parliament i.e. the Company Secretaries Act, 1980 (Act No. 56 of 1980). ICSI is the only recognized professional body in India to develop and regulate the profession of Company Secretaries in India.
The Institute of Company Secretaries of India awards the certificate of bestowing the designation of Company Secretary(CS) to a candidate qualifying for the membership of the Institute. It was in 1960 that the Company Law Board started a course in Company Secretaryship leading to the award of Government Diploma in Company Secretaryship.
CS Makarand Lele, a Fellow Member of the Institute has been elected as the President of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India for the year 2018-19 w. e. f. 19th January, 2018.
CS Makarand Lele is a Member of The Institute of Company Secretaries of India since 1992. He has done his Commerce graduation (B.Com) from Garware College of Commerce Pune and Law graduation (L.L.B) from ILS Law College Pune. Mr. Lele is a Practicing Company Secretary since 1993 and has professional experience of 25 years.
He is actively associated with The Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) since 1994. Mr. Lele was elected to the Central Councilof the Institute for the term of 2015-19 and became the Vice-President of the Institute for the year 2017-18. Earlier he was elected to the Western India Regional Council and was the Regional Council Chairman for the year 2011-12. Prior to this in the year 2003 he has served as Chairman of Pune Chapter and during his tenure as Chairman, Pune Chapter was conferred for the first timewith the exclusive ‘Best National Chapter’ Award by ICSI.
He was appointed as the first Chairman of ICSI Auditing Standards Board formed by The Institute in the year 2016. He is a member of Corporate Legislation Core Committee of Mahratta Chamber of Commerce, Industry & Agriculture (MCCIA) and was invitee on the Business Law Syllabus Review Committee of University of Pune.
He is appointed as a Nominee on the Academic Council of Shivaji University, Kolhapur as an eminent expert under Section 32 (3) (i) of the Maharashtra Public Universities Act, 2016 by the Honorable Governor of Maharashtra as Chancellor.
He is a renowned trainer and speaker on several segments in corporate laws, management & economic affairs and a regular contributor to various professional magazines & publications.