CS DEODATTA PANDIT is the PROPRITOR of the Practicing Company Secretary Firm "DEODATTA PANDIT & COMPANY".



ð  - ICSI Membership Number: FCS 7668/ Date of Issue:  05 August 2014 (ACS since 1996)

ð  - ICSI Certificate of Practice Number: CP 13467/ Date of Issue: 10 July 2014

ð  - Career Expedition Since 1974 (43 years)

o   Worked in several management positions in the corporate sector, since 1974,

o   the last position held is General Manager (Legal) & Company Secretary with Ajanta Pharma Limited.

o   Since July 2014 I have Established independent Practice as Practicing Company Secretary

In addition to being Fellow member of The Institute of Company Secretaries of India, I hold the following academic qualifications:

  • - B. Com. (Bachelor of Commerce)- University of Bombay, India, 1977.
  • - LL. B. (Bachelor of Laws)- University of Bombay, India 1983.
  • - Post Graduate Diploma in Financial Management - ML Dahanukar Institute of Management,   Mumbai- 1984
  • - Final Passed of ICSA London – December 2003. 


§  Legal Matters- IPR, civil & criminal
§  Corporate Law/ Affairs / IPO
§  Company Secretarial Functions
§  Statutory Compliances under several Laws
§  Finance / Funding Documentation
§  Cost Rationalization
§  Finance & Accounting
§  Analytical, problem solving skills

§  Communication in intricate matters

§  Drafting & Conveyancing

§  SEBI / Listing Compliances
§  Matters in Taxation, Direct and Indirect
§  Cross Functional Coordination
§  General Administration
§  Corporate Relations Management


As a Compliance Officer & Company Secretary

§ Managed Legal Matters – Civil & Criminal, IPR i.e. Trademarks & Patents, Taxation cases,

§ Managed IPO & associated issues;

§ Managed in-house - Entire company secretarial sphere of listed companies;

§ Contributed leadership to the team entrusted with the responsibility of disinvesting surplus land of Central Government Corporation and realized/gained over Indian Rupees 3500 Crores to exchequer;

§ challenged in the courts successfully, PIL filed by BEAG in the matter of thought-provoking Development Control Regulation no. 58, & additional property related litigations;

§ As an Estate Officer - as qausi-judicial authority functioning under the Public Premises (Eviction of Unauthorized Occupants) Act, 1971, decided several cases and the Appellate Authority (City Civil Court/District Courts) & the High Court upheld all of those cases in appeal favorably;

§ Demonstrated Leadership while managing and controlling the most adverse and do or die situation before the furious “Morcha” of over 1500 unauthorized occupants on NTC Mills’ land in Feb 2005;

§ As Company Secretary meticulously managed all functions under SEBI (Substantial Acquisition of Shares and Takeover) Regulation, 1997 while a Foreign Company took over shares and control in the Company overnight;

§ Managed Excises and customs law matters and in between 1979 & 1982, won a case against classification of products, which resulted in refund of over Rupees 60 Lakhs then to the Company. In addition, computerized and/or streamlined the Company accounting function, and contributed policy inputs in the areas of Administration / HRD/ IR. Facilitated conclusion of settlements with the Trade Unions.

§ In 1991-92 in coordination with then Commissioner of Excises & Customs at Bombay, represented to the Ministry of Finance as to how then MODVAT procedure was disparaging clearance of indigenous goods to Exporters located in Free Trade Zones & Export Processing Zones. Ensured a follow-up with the Collectorate/ Ministry of Finance and got amended the MODVAT Rules under the Central Excises & Salt Act, 1944. This amendment facilitated free of duty clearance of indigenous goods to Exporters located in Free Trade Zones & Export Processing Zones, which resulted in savings of lakhs of Rupees duties to my Employer and Trade in general all over India.

       OUR TEAM

We have an active backup of Company Secretaries, and professionals from other disciplines.

We have handled and served diversified clients such as Manufacturers, Banks, MNCs, Section 25 Companies, Real Estate Developers, Software Solutions Providers, Consulting Engineers, gems and jewelry, 100% export oriented units, hospitality, telecom, aviation.


Long Career of over 43 years in various positions in leading companies from March 1974 and in senior management level from January 1985 onwards.

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