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ACCA

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Principal Partners

World Gold Council

The World Gold Council is the market development organisation for the gold industry. Our purpose is to stimulate and sustain demand for gold, provide industry leadership, and be the global authority on the gold market.

We are a unique organisation that delivers tangible benefits to the gold industry. We are an active force within the market, working with a large and diverse set of partners to create access, drive innovation and stimulate demand, while providing a collective voice for our members. We provide insights into the international gold markets, helping people to understand the investment qualities of gold and its role in meeting the social and environmental needs of society.

The gold market has undergone significant change over the past two decades, becoming larger, stronger and more widely understood. The World Gold Council has been a key player in many of the initiatives that have driven that change, such as the liberalisation of the gold market in China and the rapid rise of demand in the East. We have also increased recognition of gold as a financial asset across a wide spectrum of market segments, supported by physically-backed gold product innovations.


Tristar Group

The Tristar Group is a fully integrated Logistics Solutions provider that offers a comprehensive list of services to cater to the needs of the petroleum, chemical and petrochemical industries, both in the region and globally. The company’s core expertise lies in its ability to safely handle and distribute all types of retail fuels, lubricants, chemicals, petrochemicals and liquid gases.

Gold Partners

Oil and Natural Gas Corporation

Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) is an Indian public sector multinational crude oil and gas company. Its registered office is in New Delhi. It is owned by the Government of India, under the administrative control of the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas. It is the largest oil and gas exploration and production company in the country, and produces around 70% of India's crude oil (equivalent to around 57% of the country's total demand) and around 84% of its natural gas. In November 2010, the Government of India conferred the Maharatna status to ONGC. In a survey by Government of India for fiscal year 2019–20, it was ranked as the largest profit making PSU in India. It is ranked 7th among the Top 250 Global Energy Companies by Platts.


Gail (India) Limited

Gail (India) Limited (GAIL) (formerly known as Gas Authority of India Ltd.) is Government of India undertaking company. Gail is the largest state-owned natural gas processing and distribution company in India. It is headquartered in New Delhi. It is a state-owned enterprise of the Government of India, under the administrative control of the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas. It has the following business segments: natural gas, liquid hydrocarbon, liquefied petroleum gas transmission, petrochemical, city gas distribution, exploration and production, GAILTEL and electricity generation. GAIL was conferred with the Maharatna status on 1 Feb 2013, by the Government of India. Only eight other Public Sector Enterprises (PSEs) enjoy this coveted status amongst all central CPSEs. GAIL was listed in the 131st position among India's most trusted brands according to the Brand Trust Report 2014, a study conducted by the Trust Research Advisory.

Silver Partners

CISCO

Cisco enables people to make powerful connections-whether in business, education, philanthropy, or creativity. Cisco hardware, software, and service offerings are used to create the Internet solutions that make networks possible-providing easy access to information anywhere, at any time.

Cisco was founded in 1984 by a small group of computer scientists from Stanford University. Since the company's inception, Cisco engineers have been leaders in the development of Internet Protocol (IP)-based networking technologies. Today, with more than 71,000 employees worldwide, this tradition of innovation continues with industry-leading products and solutions in the company's core development areas of routing and switching, as well as in advanced technologies such as home networking, IP telephony, optical networking, security, storage area networking, and wireless technology. In addition to its products, Cisco provides a broad range of service offerings, including technical support and advanced services.


National Payments Corporation of India

National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI), an umbrella organisation for operating retail payments and settlement systems in India, is an initiative of Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and Indian Banks’ Association (IBA) under the provisions of the Payment and Settlement Systems Act, 2007, for creating a robust Payment & Settlement Infrastructure in India.

Considering the utility nature of the objects of NPCI, it has been incorporated as a “Not for Profit” Company under the provisions of Section 25 of Companies Act 1956 (now Section 8 of Companies Act 2013), with an intention to provide infrastructure to the entire Banking system in India for physical as well as electronic payment and settlement systems. The Company is focused on bringing innovations in the retail payment systems through the use of technology for achieving greater efficiency in operations and widening the reach of payment systems.

The ten core promoter banks are State Bank of India, Punjab National Bank, Canara Bank, Bank of Baroda, Union Bank of India, Bank of India, ICICI Bank, HDFC Bank, Citibank N. A. and HSBC. In 2016 the shareholding was broad-based to 56 member banks to include more banks representing all sectors.


KARNATAKA UDYOG MITRA

KARNATAKA UDYOG MITRA is a Government of Karnataka organization. Constituted under the aegis of the Commerce & Industries Department, KARNATAKA UDYOG MITRA is an initiative from the State to promote and facilitate investments, and assist investors. Setting out to make an investment is akin to embarking upon an important journey. Quite naturally, your concerns revolve around how to prepare for the journey, the paraphernalia required and most importantly, achieving the objectives that you aimed for. At KARNATAKA UDYOG MITRA, we understand your need for a well chalked out plan and a clear road map to reach your destination with precise and user-friendly directions. We have been providing the crucial direction and guidance for crores of investors for the last 15 years. KARNATAKA UDYOG MITRA is a 'single point of contact’ for all investors who are looking at setting up businesses in Karnataka. As the nodal agency, our role is to facilitate investments and execute initiatives to enable a smooth transition, from receiving an investment proposal to the eventual implementation of the project.


Hutti Gold Mine

Hutti Gold Mine is probably one of the most ancient metal mines in the world, dating to the Pre-Ashokan period, the ancient miners having worked down to a depth of over 2300 feet. It is probable they had broken the rock by "fire-setting" i.e. heating it by means of fires and suddenly cooling it by pouring water onto the heated rock causing pieces to break off. As per carbon dating done by Dr. Rafter from Australia in the year 1955, the age of the two samples of timber found in old workings was estimated to be about 1980 years old.

For crushing the ore to extract the gold they used a grinding stone similar to those used now for making masalas and a few of which can even now be found in the area. The actual gold was recovered by passing the crushed ore, mixed with water, over goats' skins, the fur trapping the heavy particles of gold while allowing the lighter minerals to be washed off. In addition to the ancient mining in mentioned above, there was further mining in the area between 1890 and 1920 when the price of gold was about Rs. 18 for 10 grams (Rs 20.97 per tola). The biggest of these ventures was at Hutti where, from 1902 to 1919, nearly 7,400 kg of gold were obtained from very rich ore, at an average yield of 19 g/metric tonne. Most of this ore came from the main mine, which reached a depth of about 1,100 m below surface. The industry closed down in 1920 due to technical difficulties and lack of funds.

Map, GIS & GPS Partner

MapmyIndia

MapmyIndia is founded by Rakesh and Rashmi Verma in 1992. They launched a startup called C E Info Systems in 1992 at New Delhi, India. The company started working upon developing a web mapping technology and provide products and services required for enhancing marketing and logistics efficiency in existing organisations in the country. In 1993 the company took up an assignment to develop good quality maps with detailed topography to support the marketing and logistics operations of Coca-Cola and Cellular One.


The company launched the first Indian interactive digital mapping portal "www.mapmyindia.com" in 2004. This portal provided free, customized, location-based services including assigning an e-location to existing addresses to enable last mile deliveries to their exact destinations. The services were available for mobile phones with internet connectivity also. These services were also provided through the MapmyIndia portal to MagicBricks. In 2010, MapmyIndia launched a GPS navigation service called Road Pilot, preloaded with Indian cities, villages and destinations. The company's Mapsare integrated with ISRO Satellite Imagery for detailed satellite and hybrid. As of 2018, it has 5000+ enterprise customers and 250mn+ consumers benefit from its services. MapmyIndia has also expanded into the Indian subcontinent by creating maps of Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Nepal and soon plans to release maps for the different parts of the world.

Associate Partners

Software Technology Parks of India

Software Technology Parks of India. India has earned itself a reputation of an Information Technology superpower. Software Technology Parks of India has played a seminal role in accomplishing this status. Today, Software Technology Parks of India across over the country are synonymous with excellent Infrastructure and Statutory support aimed at furthering growth of Information Technology in the country. Software Technology Parks of India, is an Autonomous Society set up by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology(MeitY), Government of India in 1991, with the objective of encouraging, promoting and boosting the Software Exports from India.

Software Technology Parks of India maintains internal engineering resources to provide consulting, training and implementation services. Services cover Network Design, System Integration, Installation, Operations and maintenance of application networks and facilities in varied areas


Coal India Limited

Coal India Limited (CIL) the state owned coal mining corporate came into being in November 1975. With a modest production of 79 Million Tonnes (MTs) at the year of its inception CIL today is the single largest coal producer in the world and one of the largest corporate employer with manpower of 272445 (as on 1st April, 2020). CIL functions through its subsidiaries in 84 mining areas spread over eight (8) states of India. Coal India Limited has 352 mines (as on 1st April, 2020) of which 158 are underground, 174 opencast and 20 mixed mines. CIL further operates 12 coal washeries, (10 coking coal and 2 non-coking coal) and also manages other establishments like workshops, hospitals, and so on. CIL has 26 training Institutes and 84 Vocational Training Centres. Indian Institute of Coal Management (IICM) as a state-of-the-art Management Training ‘Centre of Excellence’ – the largest Corporate Training Institute in India - operates under CIL and conducts multi -disciplinary programmes.


Centre for Development of Advanced Computing

Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) is the premier R&D organization of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) for carrying out R&D in IT, Electronics and associated areas. Different areas of C-DAC, had originated at different times, many of which came out as a result of identification of opportunities. C-DAC has today emerged as a premier R&D organization in IT&E (Information Technologies and Electronics) in the country working on strengthening national technological capabilities in the context of global developments in the field and responding to change in the market need in selected foundation areas. In that process, C-DAC represents a unique facet working in close junction with MeitY to realize nation’s policy and pragmatic interventions and initiatives in Information Technology.


Karnataka Power Transmission Corporation Limited

Karnataka Power Transmission Corporation Limited is a registered company under the Companies Act, 1956 was incorporated on 28-7-1999 and is a company wholly owned by the Government of Karnataka with an authorised share capital of Rs. 1455 crores. KPTCL was formed on 1-8-1999 by carving out the Transmission and Distribution functions of the erstwhile Karnataka Electricity Board. KPTCL is headed by a Chairman and Managing Director at the Corporate office. He is assisted by four functional Directors. The Board of KPTCL consists of a maximum of twelve directors.

Karnataka Power Transmission Corporation Limited is mainly vested with the functions of Transmission of power in the entire State of Karnataka and also Construction of Stations & Transmission Lines and maintenance of 400/220/110/66 KV Sub-Stations. Many new lines and Sub-Stations were added & existing stations were modified in the Transmission network. It operates under a license issued by Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission.


ITI Limited

ITI Limited is a public sector undertaking in the telecommunications technology segment established as a departmental factory in 1948. The company has manufacturing facilities in Bengaluru, Naini, Rae Bareli, Mankapur and Palakkad along with an R&D centre in Bengaluru and 25 Marketing, Services & Projects (MSP) centers in India, which are located at Bengaluru, Bhubaneshwar, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, New Delhi and 17 other places spread across the country.

The company has a diverse suite of products including manufactured products like Gigabit Passive Optical Network (GPON), Managed Leased Line Network (MLLN) products, Stand Alone Signaling Transfer Point(SSTP), Wi-Fi Access Point, Radio Modem, SMPS, Set Top Box, Defence products like multi-capacity encryption units, Bulk encryption Units (BEU), Terminal End Secrecy Devices (TESD), Passive infrastructure products such as Optical Fiber Cable, HDPE duct, Antenna, diversified products such as smart energy meters, smart cards, solar panels, mini personal computers.


NMDC Limited

NMDC Limited, (formerly National Mineral Development Corporation), is an Indian public sector mineral producer. It is 69.65% owned by the Government of India, under the administrative control of the Ministry of Steel. It is involved in the exploration of iron ore, copper, rock phosphate, limestone, dolomite, gypsum, bentonite, magnesite, diamond, tin, tungsten, graphite, etc. It is India's largest iron ore producer and exporter, producing more than 35 million tonnes of iron ore from three mechanized mines in Chhattisgarh and Karnataka. It also operates the only mechanized diamond mine in the country at Panna in Madhya Pradesh.


KIOCL Limited

KIOCL Limited (Formerly known as Kudremukh Iron Ore Company Limited), a Flagship Company under the Ministry of Steel, Govt. of India was formed on 2 April 1976 for mining and beneficiation of low grade iron ore at Kudremukh, Karnataka, India. KIOCL has been a pioneer with over four decades of experience in operating Iron Ore Mining, Beneficiation and Iron–Oxide Pelletisation in the Country. KIOCL is having facilities to operate 3.5 MTPA Iron-oxide Pellet Plant, Blast Furnace Unit to manufacture 2.16 lakh tonnes per annum Pig iron at Mangaluru, Karnataka.

KIOCL is an EoU and a profit making, continuous dividend paying Company with a positive net worth and Mini Ratna Category I PSU is also an ISO9001:2015, ISO14001:2015 and ISO45001:2018 certified Company. The Company is headquartered at Bengaluru, Karnataka.


Bangalore Electricity Supply Company Limited

BESCOM – Bangalore Electricity Supply Company Limited is responsible for Power distribution in Eight districts of Karnataka (Bangalore Urban, Bangalore Rural, Chikkaballapura, Kolar, Davanagere, Tumkur, Chitradurga and Ramanagara). BESCOM covers an area of 41,092 Sq. Kms. with a population of over 207 lakhs. The company has 4 operating Zones – Bangalore Metropolitan Area Zone(North), Bangalore Metropolitan Area Zone(South), Bangalore Rural Area Zone and Chitradurga Zone, 9 Circles, 32 Divisions, 147 Sub-divisions and 534 Section Offices. In the year 1999, Karnataka embarked on a major Reform of the power sector. As a first step, Karnataka Electricity Board (KEB) was dissolved and in its place, the Karnataka Power Transmission Corporation Limited (KPTCL) was incorporated.

This was followed by the constitution of Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) in November 1999.In the next phase of the Reform Process, the transmission and distribution business managed by KPTCL were unbundled in June 2002. Four new distribution companies were formed to distribute power in Karnataka. Bangalore Electricity Supply Company Limited (BESCOM) has taken over the responsibility from KPTCL for the distribution of electricity in 8 districts and commenced its operations from 1st June 2002.


MSTC Limited

MSTC Limited is a Mini Ratna Category-I PSU under the administrative control of the Ministry of Steel, Government of India. The company was set up in 9th September 1964 to act as a regulating authority for export of ferrous scrap. MSTC became a subsidiary of SAIL in 1974. In 1982, it got delinked from SAIL and became an independent company under Ministry of Steel. Till 1991 MSTC was the canalizing agency of Government of India for import of scrap and Ships for breaking. After decanalization, MSTC established itself as a major player in importing bulk raw material for various industries. In 2002 MSTC was awarded with Mini Ratna Category-II and elevated to Category-I PSU in 2005. In the year 2007 the company was upgraded to Schedule ‘B’ Company. Recently Government of India off loaded 25 per cent, of total paid-up equity of MSTC through IPO and got listed on both the stock exchanges (NSE & BSE) on 29th March, 2019. Headquartered in Kolkata, MSTC has the advantage of a country-wide footprint with four Regional Offices located in Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai along with fourteen branch offices in major cities of India and three satellite offices.


BEML Limited

BEML Limited (formerly Bharat Earth Movers Limited) was established in May 1964 as a Public Sector Undertaking for manufacture of Rail Coaches & Spare Parts and Mining Equipment at its Bangalore Complex. The Company has partially disinvested and presently Government of India owns 54 percent of total equity and rest 46 percent is held by Public, Financial Institutions, Foreign Institutional Investors, Banks and Employees. BEML Limited, a ‘Schedule-A’ Company, plays a pivotal role and serves India’s core sectors like Defence, Rail, Power, Mining and Infrastructure. The Company started with a modest turnover of Rs. 5 Cr during 1965 and today, thanks to its diverse business portfolio, the company has been able to achieve a turnover of more than Rs.3,500 Cr. The Company operates under three major Business verticals viz., Mining & Construction, Defence and Rail & Metro. The three verticals are serviced by nine manufacturing units located at Bangalore, Kolar Gold Fields (KGF), Mysore, Palakkad and Subsidiary - Vignyan Industries Ltd, in Chikmagalur District. Each Business vertical is headed by a Director who reports to the Chairman & Managing Director of the company.


Bharat Electronics Limited

Bharat Electronics Limitedis an Indian state-owned aerospace and defence company with about nine factories, and several regional offices in India. It is owned by the Indian Government and primarily manufactures advanced electronic products for the Indian Armed Forces. Guided by a farsighted vision to make the country self-reliant in Defence electronics, Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) was set up in Bangalore in 1954 by the Government of India under the Ministry of Defence (MoD). From a humble beginning, BEL has come a long way. It is now a Navratna PSU and India’s foremost Defence electronics company.

BEL is a multi-product, multi-technology, multi-Unit conglomerate boasting of over 350 products in the areas of Radars, Missile Systems, Military Communications, Naval Systems, Electronic Warfare & Avionics, C4I Systems, Electro Optics, Tank Electronics & Gun/Weapon System Upgrades, Solar Photovoltaic Systems, Electronic Components and civilian products. The gamut of products includes small components costing a few rupees to huge systems costing crores of rupees. With its expertise developed over the years, the company also provides turnkey systems solutions. While Defence continues to contribute to nearly 80 to 85% of its revenue, BEL has touched a chord with the common man through civilian products like solar traffic signals and Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs). BEL’s reliable and tamper-proof EVMs have redefined voting in India, facilitating free and fair elections. BEL’s customers include the Army, Navy, Air Force, Paramilitary, Coast Guard, Police, Doordarshan, All India Radio, Department of Telecommunications and consumers of professional electronic components.


Karnataka Road Development Corporation

Karnataka Road Development Corporation (KRDCL) was incorporated on 21st of July 1999 as a wholly owned Government of Karnataka Company as per the Provisions of the Company's Act, 1956. KRDCL is a company under the Public Works, Ports & Inland Water Transport Department. This Company was established to promote surface infrastructure by taking up Road Works, Bridges etc., and to improve road network by taking up construction widening and strengthening of roads, construction of bridges, maintenance of roads etc., and to take up projects on BOT, BOOT, BOLT.


Ircon International Limited

Ircon International Limited, formerly Indian Railway Construction Limited (IRCON), is an engineering and construction organisation, specialized in transport infrastructure. The PSU was established in 1976, by the Government of India under the Indian Companies Act 1956. IRCON was registered as the Indian Railway Construction International Ltd., a wholly (100%) owned entity of the Ministry of Railways. Its primary charter was the construction of railway projects in India and abroad. Ircon has since diversified into other transport and infrastructure segments and with its expanded scope of operations around the world, the name was changed to Indian Railway International Ltd. in October 1995.

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The Good Governance Academy

The Good Governance Academy (NPC) has been established to collaborate globally with business schools, institutions and universities to share information on critical governance and business science issues as a public good, in line with the Sustainable Development Goals 17 (collaboration) and 4 (education).
Amongst other related activities, the GGA holds two colloquia a year so that the best of thought leadership is imparted from, and to, educators and corporate leaders for the benefit of our future leaders. The GGA fulfills its mandate with due consideration for, and to the benefit of, the triple context within which it operates: society, the economy and the natural environment.


Institute of Company Secretaries of India

The Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) is the only recognized professional body in India to develop and regulate the profession of Company Secretaries in India. It is a premier national professional body set up under an act of Parliament, the Company Secretaries Act, 1980. ICSI functions under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Government of India. The Institute provides top-quality education to the students of Company Secretaries (CS) Course and best quality set standards to CS Members. At present, there are more than 62,000 members and around 3.5 Lakhs students on the roll of ICSI.

ICSI has its headquarters at New Delhi, four Regional Offices at New Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata, Mumbai and 72 Chapters across India. ICSI has been contributing to the initiatives of Government of India that have potential to excel the social-economic growth of India.


Institute of Certified Public Accountants Rwanda

Institute of Certified Public Accountants Rwanda (ICPAR) has made significant progress since its inception in 2008. ICPAR has already achieved a number of key milestones, many of which directly respond to recommendations made by international partners such as the World Bank (WB) and IFAC; it has:

  • Established a secretariat and governance structure – the building blocks for a strong Professional Accountancy Organisation;
  • Established a pipeline of locally trained, professionally qualified accountants through the national qualification;
  • Grown the iCPAR membership from 98 in 2009 to 407 in 2016 i.e. an annual average of 22.6%;
  • Elaborated the strategic plan (2012-2016); and established a continuing professional development (CPD) programme;
  • Become a trusted partner and service provider to key organisations in Rwanda;
  • Achieved IFAC Associate membership and is a founding member of the Pan African Federation of Accountants (PAFA); and
  • Doubled internally generated revenue from 26% in 2009 to 50% in 2016.The Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Rwanda (iCPAR) is the National Professional Accountancy Organization (PAO). ICPAR exists to strengthen and support the accountancy profession in Rwanda and thereby serve the public interest by promoting professional and ethical Standards. The Institute’s broad remit, which is key to supporting Rwanda’s economic growth and ambitions, includes fulfilling its legal mandate to:
  • Regulate and promote the accountancy profession;
  • Lead the implementation of, and compliance with international standards;
  • Undertake investigation and discipline of accountants; and
  • Deliver and examine accounting qualifications.


Maldives Capacity Development and Governance Institute

Maldives Capacity Development and Governance Institute is a leading training provider for corporate governance and capacity development in the Maldives market. MCDGI was established in April 2017 to cater for the capacity building needs of Maldives MCDGI’s work will remain focused on building the corporate sector of the Maldives. In our efforts we will focus on tailoring our programs to the needs of the Maldivian economic development. We will draw on the expertise of our local and international resource person’s pool and with consultations and collaborations we design, develop and deliver training programmes to international standards.

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