The annual secretarial audit reports are meant to keep a tab on entities regarding compliance with applicable laws.
The listed entities and their material subsidiaries would have to provide relevant documents and information to the practising company secretary in order to obtain the certification.
"The ICSI (Institute of Company Secretaries of India) may consider issuing a guidance note to practising company secretaries to enable them to undertake certifications in accordance with the regulations and this circular in letter and in spirit," the watchdog said.
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