Appointment of Directors

Appointment of Directors

The non-official Directors are appointed on the Boards of Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs) by the concerned administrative Ministries on the basis of recommendations of Search Committee after obtaining approval of the competent authority. Similarly, Government has constituted Search Committee for recommending persons to be appointed as non-official Directors in Public Sector Banks (PSBs).

The Search Committee recommended names for filling up 103, 144 and 233 positions of non-official Directors on the Boards of CPSEs during the years 2014, 2015 and 2016 respectively.

There are 360 and 104 vacant positions of non-official Directors in the CPSEs and PSBs respectively.

In case of CPSEs, the Department of Public Enterprises requests the administrative Ministries to furnish proposals for filling up vacant positions of non-official Directors on the Boards of CPSEs under their respective administrative jurisdiction. In case of PSBs, the Search Committee meetings are convened from time to time for recommending persons to be appointed as a non-official Directors in PSBs.

National Foundation for Corporate Governance (NFCG)

With the objective of fostering a culture of good governance, the National Foundation for Corporate Governance (NFCG) has accredited forty Seven premier Indian Institutions/Organizations as National Centers for Corporate Governance. These centers conduct seminars, workshops conferences, directors’ orientation programmes etc. for promoting good corporate governance practices and also carry out research work in this field. More than 250 events have been organized and 30 research works completed under the aegis of NFCG, besides publication of compendium on corporate sector and inclusive growth. The research report of the foundation, which include subject such as the role of independent directors, CSR, corporate governance in energy sector, reforms in banking sector etc. have also been hosted on its website for the benefit of the Stakeholders.

The objectives of the National Foundation for Corporate Governance (NFCG) set up in 2003, as per the trust deed, are given as under.

(a)    To provide a platform to deliberate issues relating to good corporate governance as the key to sustainable wealth creation;

(b)   To sensitize corporate leaders on the importance of good corporate governance, self- regulation and directorial responsibilities- statutory, social and environmental;

(c)    To stimulate and to facilitate exchange of experiences and ideas between corporate leaders, policy makers, regulators, law enforcing agencies, non-government organizations and voluntary agencies with a view to developing a framework for corporate governance reforms in the context of liberalization and globalization;

(d)   To provide research, training, practice, building, standard setting, advocacy, rating, monitoring, recognition and related support in the field of corporate governance;

(e)    To provide financial or any other assistance directly or indirectly for activities which seek to promote corporate governance including research and training;

(f)    To develop strategies that enhance value for all stakeholders and ensure long term benefits to the shareholders and the society at large;

(g)   To establish and deepen links with organizations in various parts of the world which promote corporate governance for exchange of ideas and for collaborative actions, projects and programmes;

(h)   To institute national awards and recognitions for excellence in corporate governance and develop a system of corporate governance rating;

(i)     To collaborate and to support, directly or indirectly, the initiative of any individual, group, organization or institution in promoting corporate governance;

(j)     To develop a code of best practices for corporate governance taking into consideration the international examples and to promote its voluntary adoption by the corporate bodies;

(k)   To prepare, print and publish any papers, periodicals or newspapers, books or leaflets either on its own or in collaboration with other persons/ entities through print or other media and to contribute to any papers or periodicals to disseminate information and knowledge in the area of corporate governance;

(l)     To facilitate, promote, commend and collaborate on the proposals from individuals, associations and organizations for funding by national, international and multi- lateral organizations as also industry- associations, regulators and governments;

(m) To provide advice, consultancy and technical and managerial support to the beneficiaries of the Trust’s programmes through a network of advisors drawn from the industry and institutions of excellence; and

(n) Other related objects.

Government approves renewal of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) and the College of Banking and Financial Studies (CBFS), Oman

The Government has approved the renewal of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) and the College of Banking and Financial Studies (CBFS), Oman with the aim of developing a mutually beneficial relationship in the best interest of members, students and the Institutes. It is expected that through this mechanism, an opportunity will be provided to ICAI members to expand their Professional horizons and substantial goodwill be generated for India, Indian Citizens and Indian Chartered Accountants in the Sultanate of Oman leading to greater employment and enhancement of remittances by Indian nationals to India. The ICAI Oman (Muscat) Chapter contributes in developing close relationships with the local Omani Community and has enabled Omani Nationals to pursue the Indian Chartered Accountancy course.


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