The partnership aims to ensure compliance and transparency in the role of company secretaries in the corporate sector.
Skill India has signed an MoU—through its implementing body, the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC)—with the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI), to skill 1 lakh CS students, ICSI stakeholders and the public at large, in GST.
The aim is promote and maintain compliance and transparency in the role of company secretaries in the corporate sector.
NSDC will train the ICSI students, members and stakeholders on GST through its training centres across the country. The course duration is of 100 hours and will take 10 to 15 working days on a full-time basis for completion. For those seeking training on a part-time basis, it will be offered as a four-hour course for 25 working days.
The training will be conducted through various training centres and partners of NSDC. For the areas not covered by the training centres of the BFSI Sector Skill Council, NSDC will ensure a wide reach and ensure that candidates across the length and breadth of the country are trained.
The course will be conducted under the PMKVY (Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana), and the fee for the course will be accommodated under the scheme.
The candidates who complete the training successfully will be placed as per the norms of the BFSI Sector Skill Council and NSDC.
While exchanging the MoUs with ICSI, Shri AnantKumar Hegde, Hon’ble Minister of State, MSDE said, “Our partnership with the Institute of Company Secretaries of India is a strategic step by our Ministry to contribute and help enable a historic reform that the Government has brought in. Our courses will contribute to the upskilling of our resources so that they align with the new regime and help companies enable a speedy transition to GST.”
Manish Kumar, MD & CEO, NSDC added, “With the introduction of new regimes and new technology, along with our focus on skilling freshers, NSDC is also aligned to reskilling and upskilling those who are already a part of the formal human resource. The youth have to constantly upgrade themselves and adapt to multi-tasking to make themselves competitive in the current market scenario. This is yet another proud initiative from NSDC, under the able guidance of the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, to help scale up our productivity.”