4 Jan 2022
Different Types of Board of Directors
Away from the legal meaning or implication of the term ‘Board of Directors’, the BOD may be classified into different types based on the way of its working. Every board or committee works a little differently from another. Sometimes the difference is minimal, but sometimes it may be more obvious. Because of this there are no tailor-made solutions applicable to similar problems of different Boards.....
9 Dec 2021
Law of Prevention of Sexual Harassment in Workplace
Sexual harassment constitutes violation of the fundamental rights of a woman to equality under articles 14 and 15 of the Constitution of India, her right to life and to live with dignity under article 21 of the Constitution and her right to practice any profession or to carry on any occupation, trade or business under Article 19(1)(g) which includes a right to a safe environment free from sexual harassment. Further, the protection against sexual harassment and the right to work with dignity.....
3 Dec 2021
Business Jargon: Tiger Team vs. S.W.A.T. Team
A Tiger team is a team of individuals who are specialists in a specific area of work and who are brought together by an organization to work on developing an action plan for a specific problem, critical situation or challenge faced by it.
In contrast, a SWAT team is a group of individuals.....
23 Aug 2021
CSR Impact Assessment
The Companies Act, 2013 introduced the concept of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in the country’s legal framework w.e.f. 1st April 2014 and soon CSR became the buzzword in India’s corporate jargon. CSR implies the twin responsibility of corporations of contributing towards the greater benefit of the society, especially that of the underprivileged people, and at the same time, of making itself accountable for the harms caused by its actions to the society. CSR has received significant attention over.....
10 May 2021
Mood management in the present scenario
Mankind is going through a very difficult time, probably the worst in the lifetime of all of us. To fight the situation and emerge as winners it is important to stay optimistic and happy. Hence the importance of Mood Management. I am no expert, but I would like to share my experience with mood management and things that have worked for me. People who know me personally will agree that I am an ever-optimistic person. So if you like, youmay pick up some tips from here. However one must.....
9 Sept 2020
The Post COVID-19 normal – a legal and economic perspective
The COVID19 pandemic that originated in China in December 2019 and by the next two months spread to many other countries, went on to paralyse the whole world. Its global impact has caused an alarming rate of extreme disruptions of all types of economic and social activities. Preventive measures were taken up by various governments to restrict the spread of the virus. The result was consequential lockdowns and passing of suspension orders for all sorts of commercial activities by various governments vide specific ordinances and orders.....
12 Jan 2020
Re-Domiciliation of Companies
Corporate re-domiciliation is the process of shifting the domicile of a company (i.e. its place of incorporation) from one country to another while maintaining its legal identity. Due to increased focus of economies on globalisation, the ease and usage of re-domiciliation provisions has significantly increased worldwide in the recent years.
Factors requiring a company to be re-domiciled: During the lifetime of a company circumstances may change. For example,.....
19 Apr 2018
Company Secretary’s contribution to Profit Centre: An economic analysis
Couple of decades back, Company Secretaries used to come across the myopic views of many so called intellectuals who thought that the job of a CS is the same as that of a private secretary. With the passage of time as compliance requirements became more stringent, the pride of the position was rightly achieved. Like icing on the cake, Companies Act, 2013 has succeeded in removing the confusion by bringing a Company Secretary within the definition of a Key Managerial Personnel (KMP).....
21 Mar 2017
Entrepreneurship: The traits that make a great entrepreneur
“Any time you see a business, somebody once made a courageous decision” so quoted American Management Consultant and Author Peter Drucker. And he was talking about the likes of Microsoft Inc., Facebook, Flipkart and Amazon, inter alia, and this few names are mentioned just to give you an idea about how the different thinking and bold step of some people changed the lives of us all. All businesses change the.....
22 Feb 2017
While Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is no doubt the buzzword amongst the corporate academia and researchers today, a term of wider connotation that is gaining ground is Corporate Sustainability. Infact one might notice a paradigm shift in favour of the latter. Like the former, Corporate Sustainability also has the concept of ‘ethical business practice’ underlying it. The basic idea behind coining this concept was that.....
26 Dec 2016
Plagiarism: Unprofessionalism amongst professionals
The question is not of money, not fame, not anything more or less lucrative, it is about having and maintaining self respect, being able to look at the mirror and smile, of ethics, of professionalism.
Plagiarism is defined as an act of attempting to pass off the work of another person as one’s own work. It is a type of theft of intellectual property that is quite prevalent in educational institutions. However, such .....
20 Jun 2015
Woman Directorship: A step towards gender neutral boards
“The angel of the Family is Woman. Mother, wife, or sister, Woman is the caress of life, the soothing sweetness of affection shed over its toils, a reflection for the individual of the loving providence which watches over Humanity. In her there is treasure enough of consoling tenderness to allay every pain. Moreover for every one of us she is the initiator of the future. The mother's first kiss teaches the child love; the first holy kiss of the woman he.....