The powers of the company secretary lie in their signature as certification of documents. Since the company secretary is recognised as the key person who maintains the records of the company, certification of company documents by the company secretary is generally accepted.
The powers are limited in a way that the company secretary’s signature can be replaced by other lawyers, accountants, or the company director. Otherwise, the certification procedure would require joint signatures of both director and company secretary.
Situations where a company secretary’s signature is required: