Apr 26 2021
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ICSI gives Temporary Relaxation in Training Guidelines


Company Secretaries of India 
Statutory body under an Act of Parliament
(Under the jurisdiction of ministry of Corporate Affairs)


24th April, 2021

Circular No. Trg/10/2021

Temporary Relaxation in the Training Guidelines for conducting all types of training programme through online mode instead of physical batches (classroom mode) due to persistent rise of COVID 19 cases in India.

Due to recent surge of Covid 19 cases in India, many states have imposed night curfew and also imposed partial/complete lock down in many cities where the number of covid cases are more. Many State Governments have imposed restrictions in organising social, cultural, political, academic, sports, and religious gatherings. The schools, colleges, training centres, coaching institutions have been directed to be closed by the respective State Governments to a certain period of time.

In view of the above, all the physical batches of training programmes which are being organised by ICSI Regional Offices, CCGRT, CoE, and various chapters are hereby suspended with immediate effect. However, the students could avail the following “online” training facilities till 30th September 2021.

a. The students can attend 15 days classroom mode Executive Development Programme (EDP) under the new Training Structure, 15 days Academic Development Programme (ADP) under the Modified Training Structure, 8 days EDP & 24 hours Professional Development Programme (PDP) under the Earlier Training Structure, being organized On-line by Regional offices, CCGRT, CoEs and all eligible chapters of ICSI.

b. All the newly registered Executive Students are required to undergo One Day Orientation Programme (ODOP) being organized by the Regional offices and Chapters. The students can either complete it Online on ICSI e learning portal or can attend the On-line ODOP being organized by Regional offices, and all eligible chapters of ICSI through virtual mode.

c. The students under the earlier and modified training structure who have completed their practical training and other applicable training can undergo e MSOP organized by the Institute on its e learning portal. The eligible students can register through https://www.icsi.edu/student/e-msop

d. Further, the students can also enrol for online MSOP being organized by the Regional offices of ICSI through virtual mode.

e. The relaxation in the eligibility criteria for applying e MSOP, i.e- ‘temporary removal of requirement of two years’ time bar between passing Professional Programme Examination and e-MSOP registration’ , is further relaxed upto 30th September 2021. Hence, all the eligible students under earlier and modified training structure irrespective of their date of passing could register in e MSOP subject to fulfilment of other conditions.

f. The candidates who have got exemption in Practical Training after 3rd February 2021 are required to complete Corporate Leadership Development Program (CLDP) on residential mode not less than one month. However, such candidates are given relaxation to attend the CLDP online through webinar mode to be organized by CCGRT/CoE as a temporary relaxation in the CLDP Guidelines.

The attendance during online/ virtual training programme is mandatory for the registered students in all the sessions for getting the Completion Certificate. The students can visit the ICSI stimulate portal from time to time in order to know the schedule of training program.

(CS Asish Mohan)
Secretary, ICSI

Copy to :

1. All Regional offices, CCGRT, CoE, Chapters with an advice to suspend all types of physical batches training programme with immediate effect and to switchover to online/Virtual mode training till 30th September 2021.

2. The President, ICSI, New Delhi

3. The Vice President, ICSI and Chairman, TEFC

4. The Chairman of the Regional Councils of ICSI

5. The Chairman of the Management Committee of the Chapters

6. The Director(Training),ICSI, New Delhi.



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