Objective  for Company Secretary Executive Syllabus for General and Commercial Laws:

To provide to the students basic understanding of some of the general and commercial laws which have a bearing on the conduct of the corporate affairs.

General Tips: If you are preparing for General and Commercial Laws exam related to Company Secretary Executive , the best thing u have to do is, read the below mentioned journals for updating the knowledge other than the syllabus. Also, it is advised to read/refer the latest editions of the books in the reading/reference lists.

1. Constitution of India
Broad framework of the Constitution of India; fundamental rights; directive principles of state policy; ordinance making powers of the President and the Governors; legislative powers of the Union and the States; freedom of trade, commerce and intercourse; constitutional provisions relating to State monopoly; judiciary; writ jurisdiction of High Courts and the Supreme Court; different types of writs – habeas corpus, mandamus, prohibition, quo warranto and certiorari; Concept of delegated legislation.
2. Interpretation of Statutes
Need for interpretation of a statute; general principles of interpretation — internal and external aids to interpretation; primary and other rules.
3. An Overview of Law relating to Specific Relief; Arbitration and Conciliation; Torts; Limitation and Evidence.
4. Law relating to Transfer of Property
Important definitions; movable and immovable property; properties which cannot be transferred; rule against perpetuities; lis pendens; provisions relating to sale, mortgage, charge, lease, gift and actionable claim.
5. Law relating to Stamps
Methods of stamping; consequences of non-stamping and understamping; impounding of instruments; construction of instruments for determination of stamp duty payable; adjudication; allowance and refund; penal provisions.



Law relating to Registration of Documents

Registrable documents – compulsory and optional; time and place of registration; consequences of non-registration; description of property; miscellaneous provisions.
7. Information Technology Law — An Overview
Important terms under Information technology legislation; digital signatures; electronic records; certifying authority; digital signature certificate; Cyber Regulation Appellate Tribunal; offences and penalties.
8. Code of Civil Procedure
Elementary knowledge of the structure of civil courts, their jurisdiction, basic understanding of certain terms – order, judgement and decree,stay of suits, res judicata, suits by companies, minors, basic understanding of summary proceedings, appeals, reference, review and revision.
9. Criminal Procedure Code
Offences; mens rea, cognizable and non-cognizable offences, bail, continuing offences, searches, limitation for taking cognizance of certain offences.
10. Law relating to Right to Information
Salient features of the Right to Information (RTI) Act, 2005; Objective; Public Authorities & their obligations ; Designation of Public Information Officers (PIO) and their Duties; Request for obtaining information; Exemption from disclosure; Who is excluded; Information Commissions (Central & State) and their powers; appellate authorities; penalties; jurisdiction of Courts; Role of Central/State Governments.

Readings On Company Secretary Executive for General and Commercial Laws

Title Author Publisher
Relevant Bare Acts
General Laws and Procedures N.D.Kapoor & Rajni Abbi Sultan Chand
Constitution of India Durga Das Basu Prentice Hall of India
General and Commercial Laws Taxmann’s Taxmann Publication

References for Company Secretary Executive for General and Commercial Laws

Title Author Publisher
Mulla on the Transfer of Property Act. 1882 A.M.Satalvad N.M.TYripathi
Civil Procedure Code M.P.Tandon Allahabad Law Agency
The Law of Specific Relief Dr.S.C.Banerjee Law Book Company
The Law of Torts Ramaswamy Iyer N.M.Tripathi
V.N.Shukla’s the Constitution of India Dr.D.K.Singh(Ed.) Eastern Book Company
Indian Trusts Act, 1882; Revised by Dr.R.G.Chaturvedi N.Suryanarayana Iyer Law Book Company
Elements of Law of Evidence V.P.Sarathi Eastern Book Company
Law of Limitation V.G.Ramachandran Eastern Book Company
Principles of Statutory Interpretation G.P.Singh Wadhwa Publishing Company
Law of Arbitraion and Conciliation S.K.Roy Chowdhary & H.K. Saharay Eastern Law House
Code of Criminal Procedure Eastern Book Company
Kelkar’s Lectures on Criminal Procedure Dr.K.N.Chandrasekharan Pillai Eastern Book Company
Interpretation of Statutes B.M.Gandhi Eastern Book Company
Civil Procedure C.K.Takwani Eastern Book Company
Law of Transfer of Property Vepa P.Sarathi Eastern Bookk Company
Torts Ed.by WVH Rogers Winfield and Jolowicz Sweet and Maxwell
Law of Contract and Specific Relief Avtar Singh Eastern Book Company

Journals on Company Secretary Executive for General and Commercial Laws

Title Author Publisher
Student Company Secretary (Monthly) The ICSI, New Delhi-110 003
Chartered Secretary (Monthly) The ICSI, New Delhi-110 003
All India Reporter All India Reporter Ltd., Congress Nagar, Nagpur
The Law of Torts Ramaswamy Iyer N.M.Tripathi