The secretary is an "A person, whose work is to write for others, especially one who is employed to conduct correspondence, keep records and to transact various other businesses for another person or for a society, corporation or a public body".
Features of Secretary are as follows:
(i)A secretary is always an individual and not a corporate body or any other institution.
(ii) A secretary may be appointed by an individual, public body, an institution, a joint stock company or a cooperative society.
(iii)He acts as a confidential writer.
(iv)A secretary has to perform various duties like office administration, correspondence, record keeping, public relation, statutory duties and other duties as per the nature of activities undertaken by his employer.
(v)A secretary is an employee(servant) of his boss.
(vi) Every secretary must possess certain qualifications and qualities.
(vii) A secretary is paid remuneration for his services.
(viii) A secretary has to perform statutory duties.