Recognition to Company Secretary in Practice under the IFSC Authority (Registration of Insurance Business) Regulations, 2021

Recognition to Company Secretary in Practice under the IFSC Authority (Registration of Insurance Business) Regulations, 2021

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Recognition to Company Secretary in Practice under the IFSC Authority (Registration of Insurance Business) Regulations, 2021

THE INSTITUTE OF
Company Secretaries of India
IN PURSUIT OF PROFESSIONAL EXCELLENCE
Statutory body under an Act of Parliament
(Under the jurisdiction of Ministry of Corporate Affairs)
22nd October, 2021
Dear Professional Colleague,
Subject: Recognition to Company Secretary in Practice under the International Financial Services Centres Authority (Registration of Insurance Business) Regulations, 2021 & International Financial Services Centres Authority (Insurance Intermediary) Regulations, 2021
The Institute in furtherance of its continuous endeavours to provide new opportunities to its Members has been sending suggestions on various draft rules, regulations, policies and guidelines, etc. issued by Ministries, Government organisations and Regulatory Bodies to seek recognitions in new areas of practice and employment.
In this direction, the Institute has also submitted its views on the Draft Consultation Paper on IFSCA (Registration of Insurance Business) Regulations, 2021 and Draft Consultation Paper for Proposed IFSCA (Insurance Intermediary) Regulations, 2021 placed by the IFSCA on its website for public comments.
The International Financial Services Centres Authority has notified the International Financial Services Centres Authority (Registration of Insurance Business) Regulations, 2021 & International Financial Services Centres Authority (Insurance Intermediary) Regulations, 2021 Vide Gazette Notification Dated 18th October, 2021.
We are pleased to inform you that the IFSCA has added two more feathers in the cap of Company Secretaries by authorising them to certify the networth certificate of IFSC insurance intermediary office (IIIO) under the International Financial Services Centres Authority (Insurance Intermediary) Regulations, 2021 and also to certify that all the requirements of the International Financial Services Centres Authority Act, 2019 read with IFSCA (Registration of Insurance Business) Registration 2021 and notifications issued under section 2CA of the Act have been complied with by the applicant.
We are grateful to the IFSCA for considering the suggestions submitted by the Institute, reposing the confidence and accorded the profession of Company Secretaries with these certification services.
The reference to the selected Regulations under IFSCA Regulations providing for recognitions mentioned above is as under:
International Financial Services Centres Authority (Registration of Insurance Business) Regulations, 2021
“ FORM B, Point 12- Certificate from CA / CS
Provide a certificate from a practicing Chartered Accountant in India or a practising Company Secretary in India certifying that all the requirements of the Act read with IFSCA (Registration of Insurance Business) Registration 2021 and notifications issued under section 2CA of the Act have been complied with by the Applicant.”
FORM- C, Point 14- Certificate from CA / CS
Provide a certificate from a practicing Chartered Accountant in India or a practising Company Secretary of India certifying that all the requirements of the Act read with IFSCA (Registration of Insurance Business) Registration 2021 and notifications issued under section 2CA of the Act have been complied with by the applicant.
International Financial Services Centres Authority (Insurance Intermediary) Regulations, 2021
  1. Capital / Net-worth Requirement
6. The IIIO shall submit to the Authority a paid-up capital and net-worth certificate duly certified by its statutory auditor or Chartered Accountant or Practicing Company Secretary, on half yearly basis.
The notified regulations are available on the IFSCA website at the following link: https://ifsca.gov.in/Regulation?MId=SPjXo43PViQ=
Regards,
(CS Nagendra D Rao)
President
The Institute of Company Secretaries of India
THE INSTITUTE OF
Company Secretaries of India
IN PURSUIT OF PROFESSIONAL EXCELLENCE
Statutory body under an Act of Parliament
(Under the jurisdiction of Ministry of Corporate Affairs)
23rd October, 2021
Dear Professional Colleague,
Subject: Recognition to Company Secretary in Practice under the International Financial Services Centres Authority (Capital Market Intermediaries) Regulations, 2021
This is in continuation our communication dated 22nd October, to 2021 wherein we have informed all the members about the new recognitions accorded to Company Secretaries in Practice (PCS) by the International Financial Services Centres Authority (IFS CA).
As you are aware, the Institute is pro-actively making representations and submitting views/suggestions/comments on various Consultation/Discussion Papers/Reports issued by the various Ministries/ Regulators/ Statutory Bodies for seeking opportunities for its members under various legislations.
In this direction, the Institute has submitted its views on the Draft Consultation Paper for “Capital Market Intermediaries Regulations, 2021” placed by the IFSCA on its website for public comments, specifically requesting the IFSCA to authorise the PCS to conduct Audit of Capital Market Intermediaries registered with the IFSCA.
The International Financial Services Centres Authority has notified the International Financial Services Centres Authority (Capital Market Intermediaries) Regulations, 2021 Vide Gazette Notification Dated 18th October, 2021 wherein, the IFSCA has authorise the PCS to conduct annual audit of Capital Market Intermediaries and issue Net Worth Certificate to the applicant willing to register as an capital market intermediaries with the IFSCA.
We are grateful to the IFSCA for considering the suggestions submitted by the Institute, reposing the confidence and accorded the profession of Company Secretaries with these certification services.
The reference to the selected Regulations under IFS CA Regulations providing for recognitions mentioned above is as under:
“ Annual Audit
  1. (1) A registered capital market intermediary shall have an annual audit conducted in respect of compliance with these regulations by a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Indiaor a member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of Indiaor any person authorised to conduct audit in a Foreign Jurisdiction.
Schedule I, Part I, Point 12
Net worth as per the latest financial statements of the applicant
Please enclose net worth certificate by Chartered Accountant / Company Secretary (or their equivalent in Foreign Jurisdiction) not older than six months as on the date of application.”
The notified regulations are available on the IFS CA website at the following link: https://ifsca.gov.in/Regulation?MId=SPjXo43PViQ=
Regards,
(CS Nagendra D Rao)
President
The Institute of Company Secretaries of India

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