CS set to gain as Odisha emerges as mfg hub of east: Patnaik

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today said that company secretaries are set to benefit a lot as Odisha is progressing fast to emerge as the manufacturing hub of eastern India.

“Odisha is fast emerging as a manufacturing hub of eastern India. With progressive policies and plans in place, Odisha has provided better industrial climate for industries to grow,” Patnaik said.

He was speaking after inaugurating the Golden Jubilee Year National Convention of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) here.

Stating that the Make-in-Odisha campaign has enabled the state to receive huge investment proposals, Patnaik said investment intent of more than Rs 2 lakh crore with a potential to create 1.4 lakh job were received in the ‘Make in Odisha’ conclave held in 2016.

Over 60 per cent of the total proposals are at various stages of implementation, he said.

“Our concerted efforts for industrial and economic growth have been paying rich dividends with many new industrial establishments coming up in Odisha,” he said.

“All our efforts are creating better job opportunities coming up in Odisha. I believe, the company secretaries will also have a fair share of it,” Patnaik said.

Congratulating ICSI for attaining institutional excellence and being a torchbearer for the cause of Good Corporate Governance for the last 50 years, the chief minister also appreciated the selfless contribution and dedication of the institute and its stakeholders towards shaping new India 2022 through good governance.

Among others, Arun Misra, Chairman, Tata Steel SEZ Limited was present on the occasion.

CS Makarand Lele, president, ICSI in his presidential address said half a century ago, the institute was founded with an objective to develop and regulate the profession of company secretaries. Today, the institute is hill walking with professional excellence towards success as a global leader in governance, he said.

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