Name S. M. GUPTA
B.Com., LL.B., F.C.S., F.A.S.M., M.I.M.A.
Past Chairman – The Institute of Company Secretaries of India, (EIRC)
Past President- Association of Corporate Advisers & Executives.
Year of Birth 1951
Office Address S.M.Gupta & Co.
Company Secretaries,
P-15, Bentinck Street, Calcutta
Kolkata – 700 001 (W.B.)
Phone: +91 - 33 - 2236 - 1385
           +91 - 33 - 2236 - 7135
Tele Fax: +91 - 33 - 2236 - 7135
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1 Calcutta University– B.Com.   1972
2 Calcutta University – LL.B.   1979
3 Institute of Company Secretaries of India Associate 1978
    Fellow 1983
4 Association of Secretaries and Managers Associate 1979
    Fellow 1987
5 All India Management Association     Associate 1980
    Fellow 1987
Membership of Professional/Other Institutions
SL Name of the Institution Category
1 The Institute of Company Secretariesof India, New Delhi Fellow
2 The Association of Secretaries and Managers, Calcutta Fellow
3 All India Management Association, New Delhi Member
4 The Association of Corporate Advisers & Executives Life Member
5 Calcutta Study Circle on Corporate Law and Allied Subjects (C/O Ministry of Corporate Affairs)    Member
6 Direct Taxes Professionals’ Association

Life Member

7 Consumer Unity and Trust Society Life Member
8 Calcutta Management Association Member
Membership of social and Cultural Organizations
Name of the Institution Category
1 Bangur Avenue Sansad Founder Member
2 Purwanchal Nagrik Samity Life Member
3 Taltala Institute Member
1. Sir was Chairman of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India, Eastern India Regional Council in the year 1993.
2. He was a delegate from India to the weeklong Nepal Investment Forum at Kathmandu organized by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and His Majesty’s Government of Nepal. This was a unique Conference in the history of Nepal where Delegates from over 50 countries participated. It was inaugurated by the then Prime Minister of Nepal.
3. His name found place in the latest edition of  “Reference India – Biological Notes about Men and Women of Achievement of Today and Tomorrow”.
4. He is a member of Taxation and Company Affairs Standing Committee of Bharat Chamber of Commerce, Calcutta.
5. He was the President of The Association of Corporate Advisers & Executives, Calcutta (2007-08) and was Chairman of its Corporate and Allied Laws Committee for several years.
6. He was the Chairman of Corporate and Allied Laws Committee of the Direct Taxes Professionals’ Association.
7. He is a member of the Corporate Laws & Governance Standing Committee of the Merchants’ Chamber of Commerce.
8. He is a member of the Company Affairs standing committee of Bengal Chamber of Commerce & Industry.
9. He has widely travelled in India and abroad.
10.He is an Arbitrator at the Panel of Bombay Stock Exchange at their Regional Arbitration Center at Kolkata.
11. He is Co-Author of a recently published book “Company Law – Problems and Solutions” published by Calcutta Study Circle on Corporate Law and Allied Subjects. The Foreword of this book was written by the Hon’ble Chief Justice of Calcutta High Court.
12. He was recently presented an Award by Mr. Salman Khurshid, Hon’ble Minister, Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Govt. of India for Second Best
Article published in “Chartered Secretary” on All-India basis.
13. He has been recently nominated as a Member of the “Expert Advisory Board” of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India, New Delhi by
the Central Council of the Institute.
Lectures Abroad
1. He was invited to make a presentation on the topic “De-materialization of Securities – The Indian Scenario” at an International Seminar held at Bangkok  (Thailand).
2. He was also invited to speak on “Corporate Laws in the International Perspective” at the residential seminar held at Malaysia and Singapore.
T.V. Program Panelist
1. He was a panelist at a T.V. Programme produced by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Government of India on the subject of De-Materialsation of Securities” which was telecast by Doordarshan through all its kendras in the country.
Best Article Awards
He was awarded ‘The Krishnadhan Bhaduri Memorial award’ for best Article on Corporate Laws in the years 2000 and 2001 on the subjects – “Investors’ Protection under Corporate Laws” and “Corporate   Governance” respectively.
Other Activities
1. Actively associated in the affairs of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India and have served on various Committees from time to time and took active part in organizing seminars, conferences, etc. including National Conventions.
2.  Examiner and Visiting Faculty at The Institute of Company Secretaries of India.
3. Have published various articles in Souvenirs and Magazines including “Chartered Accountant”, “Chartered Secretary” and“Indian Management”.
4.   A keen debater – represented school in various tournaments upto State level, was district Champion in English debate, won many Medals, prizes and scholarships including a special prize in English debate presented by ‘His Highness’ the then Maharaja of Sikar (Rajasthan).
5. He is regularly invited as a Speaker by Professional Institutes on different topics, including The ICAI, The ICSI, CMA, ACAE, DTPA, Chambers of Commerce and others.
6. He was also a faculty at the training programmes organized by:
(a) The Ministry of Company Affairs for its officers and
(b) Principal Director of Accounts and Audit, Government of India for their officers.
(c) The ICAI at Bengal Club for Independent Directors.
7. He was amongst the Contributors for the ‘Members ready referencer’ and had edited the full section on Company Law published by the Institute of Charted Accountants of India, which was released by the President of the Institute on 10.12.2005 at the regional conference held at Kolkata.
8. Some of his memorable lectures delivered were at Guwahati, Bhubaneshwar and Patna, which were organized by the Company Secretaries and Chartered Accountants Institutes respectively.
Languages known Hindi, Marwari, English, Bengali and Oriya
Professional Assignments His career with the industry includes 10 years as Commercial Manager   and 15 years of service as Company Secretary and Law officer of large Industrial Enterprises. Presently, he is doing his own practice as a Whole-time Company Secretary including legal consultancy for Multi–National Companies and other corporate clients.
Important Articles Published
1. Article on the “Companies Act” published in the “Indian Management” Magazine by All India Management Association, New Delhi (April, 2001). 
2. Articles published in the “Chartered Secretary” by the Institute of Company Secretaries of India, New Delhi in following issues.
Issue Month Subject
JULY 2002 “SEBI Insider Trading Regulations”
OCT 2007 Corporate Compliance Management for addition of   substantial business value
JULY 2009 Corporate Compliance Management-as a journey and  not the destination
3. Articles written in the Souvenirs published on the occasion of National Conventions organized by the Institute of Company Secretaries of India.
2003(31st) Hotel Jaypee Palace, Agra NCLT - The Company Court of Tomorrow.
2004(32nd) Hotel Grand Hyatt, Mumbai Indian Corporate Laws in the global perspective.
2005(33rd) Convention Centre, Chennai Modernisation of Company Law for global Competitiveness
2006(34th) Hotel ITC Sonar Bangla Sheraton, Kolkata Company Law for Future Growth
2007(35th) B.M. Birla Auditorium, Jaipur Corporate Compliance Management for Addition of substantial business value
2008(36th) Kala Academy, Panaji, Goa Company Secretary Profession-Looking ahead for Competitive global advantage and quantum growth
2009(37th) Marriott Hotel, Hyderabad Ethics, fairness and truthful disclosures for Companies as Good corporate citizens
    4. Article written on the occasion of other National Programmes organized   by The Institute of Company Secretaries of India, New Delhi.
                         Program                            Venue                                 Topic
6th National Conferenceof Practising Company Secretaries                          Rotary Sadan, Kolkata Practical aspects concerning the audit and issue of Compliance Certificate
9th National Convention of Practising Company Secretaries Hotel Hindustan International Bhubaneshwar Update your knowledge to be the change you want to become.
5. Article on the “Securitisation Law” published in the “Chartered   Accountant” by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, New Delhi  (April, 2003).
6. Articles on the following subjects published in the Current Taxcom News by the Taxcom (India), Jodhpur-a fortnightly Law Magazine:
Issue Date Subject  
12.08.2005 Simplified Exit Scheme 2005 for Defunct Companies
12.12.2005 Sick Industries and NCLT
12.01.2006 Corporate Governance Audit under revised Clause 49  of the Listing Agreement.
27.03.2006 Concept Paper on Limited Liability Partnerships
12.01.2009 Introduction of Currency Futures in India
12.03.2009 Company Directors - Privileges and Penalties
12.04.2009 Encumbrance of Shares by Promoters and their group.
7. Sir has written Articles in many other professional journals and publications from time to time on different topics of Corporate Laws
Apart from reading Law Books, he also reads books on various other subjects. His favorite writers include Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, Robin Sharma, Chetan Bhagat, Shankar and of course Deepak Chopra. He is a strong follower of Swami Vivekanand and Maharishi Aurobindo.
He worked in a large industrial Company as a Company Secretary and Law officer for about 15 years. He had the privilege of working with the best legal counsels of the Country. During that period he had opportunity to work with most of the senior advocates of Supreme Court of India and Calcutta High Court. 

Mr. S.M. Gupta, popularly called “Gupta Sir” by his students, also has one more facet of his personality apart from his professional pursuits, which is delivering lectures at different training programs organized by the Institute of Company Secretaries of India from time to time. He has a passion for giving guidance to the youngsters who need it at the time of pursuing their career. He devotes a lot of time in guiding, counselling and otherwise helping the budding Company Secretaries who regularly come to him for seeking guidance on studies and career. He has a vast treasure of affection and blessings for his students for whom he always has time.