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No. 10-A(4)/49. − In pursuance of sub-section (3) of Section 1 of the Chartered Accountants Act, 1949 (38 of 1949), the Central Government is pleased to appoint the 1st day of July 1949, as the date on which the said Act shall come into force.

S. RANGANATHAN,
Joint Secy.

[Published in Part II sub-section (ii) of Section 3 of the Gazette of India Extraordinary dated 10th August, 2006]

MINISTRY OF COMPANY AFFAIRS
NOTIFICATION
New Delhi, the 8th August, 2006

S.O.1276(E). − In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (2) of Section 1 of the Chartered Accountants (Amendment) Act, 2006 (9 of 2006), the Central Government hereby appoints 8th day of August, 2006, as the date on which Sections 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 9, 12, 16 except clause (i), 17, 22, 23, 25, 26, 27 and 28 except new Sections 30D and 30E to the Chartered Accountants Act, 1949 of the said Act, shall come into force.

[F.No. 5/27/2006-CL-V]
JITESH KHOSLA, Jt. Secy.

[Published in Part II sub-section (ii) of Section 3 of the Gazette of India Extraordinary dated 5th September, 2006]

NOTIFICATION
New Delhi, the 5th September, 2006

S.O.1440(E). − In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (2) of Section 1 of the Chartered Accountants (Amendment) Act, 2006 (9 of 2006), the Central Government hereby appoints the 5th September, 2006, as the date on which Section 6 of the said Act shall come into force.

[F.No. 5/27/2006-CL.V]
JITESH KHOSLA, Jt. Secy.

[Published in Part II sub-section (ii) of Section 3 of the Gazette of India Extraordinary dated 17th November, 2006]
MINISTRY OF COMPANY AFFAIRS
NOTIFICATION
New Delhi, the 17th November, 2006

S.O. 1985(E). − In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (2) of Section 1 of the Chartered Accountants (Amendment) Act, 2006 (9 of 2006), the Central Government hereby appoints 17th day of November, 2006, as the date on which Sections 8, 10, 11, 13, 14, 15, clause (i) of Section 16, 18, 19, 20, 21, 24, 28 (new Sections 30D and 30E to the Chartered Accountants Act, 1949) and Section 29 of the said Act, shall come into force.

[F.No. 5/27/2006-CL-V]
JITESH KHOSLA, Jt. Secy.

[Published in Part II sub-section (ii) of Section 3 of the Gazette of India Extraordinary dated 30th January, 2012]
MINISTRY OF CORPORATE AFFAIRS
NOTIFICATION
New Delhi, the 30th January, 2012

S.O. 190(E). − In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (2) of Section 1 of the Chartered Accountants (Amendment) Act, 2011 (No. 3 of 2012), the Central Government hereby appoints the 1st day of February, 2012 as the date on which the provisions of the said Act shall come into force.

[F.No. 12/11/2011-P.I.]
MANOJ KUMAR, Jt. Secy.

Appendix No. (2)
Resolutions passed by the Council under clause (iv) of sub-section (2) of Section 2

(1) “Resolved that a member of the Institute shall be deemed to be in practice during the period he renders `service with armed forces’.”

(2) “Pursuant to Section 2(2)(iv) of the Chartered Accountants Act, 1949, the Council hereby reiterates its opinion that the service that may be rendered by a Chartered Accountant in practice include the entire range of Management Consultancy Services.”

(3) “Pursuant to Section 2(2)(iv) of the Chartered Accountants Act, 1949, the Council hereby reiterates its opinion that a member shall be deemed to be in practice if he, in his professional capacity and neither in his personal capacity nor in his capacity as an employee, acts as a liquidator, trustee, executor, administrator, arbitrator, receiver, adviser or representative for costing, financial or taxation matters or takes up an appointment made by the Central Government or a State Government or a Court of law or any other legal authority or acts as a Secretary unless his employment is on a salary-cum-fulltime basis;

Provided that nothing contained hereinabove, shall apply to a member who is holding a Certificate of Practice from the Institute of Cost & Works Accountants of India or the Institute of Company Secretaries of India or from the Bar Council or such other bodies, as may be specified in this behalf, by the Council.”

Appendix No. (3)
[Ref. Clause (iii) of sub-section (1) of Section 4] [Published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary dated the 10th January 1950]

MINISTRY OF COMMERCE
NOTIFICATION
CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS
New Delhi, the 10th January 1950

No. 63(1)-Law(C.A.)/49. − In pursuance of clause (iii) of sub-section (1) of Section 4 of the Chartered Accountants Act 1949 (38 of 1949) the Central Government is pleased to specify the following conditions which a person referred to in the said Clause shall fulfil in order to be entitled to have his name entered in the Register of Members of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India:−

(1) If he has served as an Articled 1[clerk] under a Registered Accountant entitled or permitted to train Articled 2[clerks] under the Auditor’s Certificates Rules, 1932, or under a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India entitled to train Articled 3[clerks] under the Chartered Accountants Regulations, 19494 or partly under such Registered Accountant and partly under such Member, for a period of 5[three years];

Explanation − Any period of apprenticeship served under the Regulations for the award of the Government Diploma in Accountancy and duly registered with Accountancy Diploma Board, Bombay, shall be reckoned as service as an Articled 6[clerk] under a Registered Accountant; or

(2) If he has served as an Audit 7[clerk] in the office of any Registered Accountant, prior to the coming in force of the Chartered Accountants Act, 1949, or under a practising Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, or partly under such Registered Accountant and partly under such practising Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, for a period of six years; or

(3) If he as an officer, not below the rank of an Income-tax Officer, in the Income-tax Department of the Government of India, having −

(a) a minimum service of six years in such capacity, and

(b) reasonable experience in assessment of companies or experience of a similar nature; or

(4) If he has practised as an Income-tax consultant for a minimum period of ten years; or

(5) If he has practised as an auditor, having −

(a) a minimum practice of ten years, and

(b) at least 15 units under his audit at the time of his application for enrolment;

Explanation − In this clause, a “unit” means a company registered under the Indian Companies Act, 1913 or a Cooperative Society registered under the Co-operative Societies Act, 1912, or under any corresponding Provincial Law, or a private firm;

(6) If he has served for a minimum period of ten years as a chief accountant, accountant, or internal auditor or in any similar other post, by whatever name designated, in a commercial firm (including a limited liability company) which has a minimum paid-up capital of Rs. 2 lakhs and/or a working capital of Rs. 6 lakhs, or in any similar post which would give equivalent experience under Government or a local authority.

Explanation − (1) For the purpose of counting the service referred to in clause (2) one year’s service as Articled 8[clerk] under clause (1) shall be reckoned as two years of service as an Audit 9[clerk], fractions of a year being ignored.

(2) For the purpose of computing service or practice referred to in clauses (3) to (6), every year of service as Articled 10[clerk] under clause (1) shall be reckoned as two years of service or practice, as the case may be, and every year of service under clause (2) shall be reckoned as one year of service or practice, as the case may be, fractions of a year being ignored.

S. RANGANATHAN.
Joint Secy.

Footnote


1,2,3,6,7,8,9&10. Now known as “Articled Assistant(s)” pursuant to Chartered Accountants (Amendment) Act, 2006 and came into force w.e.f. 8th August, 20063

4. Now, the Chartered Accountants Regulations, 1988

5 Now, three and half years, pursuant to Notification No. 1- CA(7)/92/2006 published in the Gazette of India dated 13th September, 2006 and came into force w.e.f. 13th September, 2006.


Appendix No. (4)
[Ref. Clause (iv) of sub-section (1) of Section 4] [Published in Part II Section (ii) of the Gazette of India dated 8th July 1961]
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA MINISTRY OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY
Department of Company Law Administration
New Delhi, dated the 27th June, 1961
NOTIFICATION
CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS

1S.O.No. 1577. − In pursuance of clause (iv) of subsection (1) of Section 4 of the Chartered Accountants Act, 1949 (38 of 1949), and in supersession of the Notification of the Government of India in the late Ministry of Commerce, No. 63(15)-Law(B)/50 dated the 24th October, 1950 as amended from time to time, the Central Government hereby specifies the following conditions which a person referred to in the said clause shall fulfil in order to entitle him to have his name entered in the Register of Members of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, namely:−

A. In the case of a person who has passed the examination for the Government Diploma in Accountancy or an examination recognized as equivalent thereto by the rules for the award of the Government Diploma in Accountancy before the commencement of the Chartered Accountants Act, 1949 −

(1) he shall have been in practice as an auditor or Income Tax Consultant on the date of commencement of the Act and shall have at the time of his application for enrolment −

(a) a minimum practice of ten years to the satisfaction of the Council of the Institute; and

(b) at least fifteen units under his audit or fifteen assessees in his charge during the period of twelve months immediately preceding the date of his application, or

(2) he shall have been in practice as an auditor on the date of commencement of the Act and shall have at the time of his application for enrolment −

(a) a minimum practice of five years; and

(b) at least two 2[public or private companies] with limited liability under his audit during each of at least four of the said five years.

B. In the case of a person who has not passed one of the examinations mentioned in paragraph A, he shall have been in practice as an auditor or Income Tax Consultant on the date of commencement of the Act and shall have at the time of application for enrolment, either −

(1) (a) a minimum practice of ten years to the satisfaction of the Council of the Institute, provided that he shall have done at least ten audits of 3 [public or private companies] with limited liability, at least one such audit having been done in each one of any six years in the said ten years, and

(b) at least fifteen units under his audit or fifteen assessees in his charge during the period of twelve months immediately preceding the date of his application, provided that the units shall include two companies with limited liability or the income of the assessees shall exceed Rs. 5 lakhs, as the case may be, or

(2) (a) a minimum practice of five years as an auditor; and

(b) at least two 4[public or private companies] with limited liability with a total paid-up capital or at least Rs. 3 lakhs under his audit during each of at least four of the said five years.

Explanation − (1) (i) Any service as chief accountant, accountant or internal auditor or in any other similar post, by whatever name designated, in a commercial firm (including a limited liability company) which has a minimum paid-up capital of Rs. 2 lakhs or working capital of Rs. 6 lakhs, or in any similar post under Government or a local authority, which, in the opinion of the Council of the Institute, would give equivalent experience, shall be set off against minimum number of years of practice required by paragraphs A(1)(a) and B(1)(a) above.

(ii) For the purpose of computing practice referred to in paragraph A(1), every year of service as Articled 5[Clerk] either under a Registered Accountant entitled or permitted to train Articled 6[Clerks] under the Auditor’s Certificates Rules, 1932, or under a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India entitled to train Articled 7[Clerks] under the Chartered Accountants Regulations, 19498, or partly under such Registered Accountant and partly under such member shall be reckoned as two years of practice, and every year of audit service rendered under a Registered Accountant or a practising member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India or partly under such Registered Accountant and partly under such practising member of the Institute shall be reckoned as one year of practice, fractions of a year being ignored, and for this purpose, any period of apprenticeship served under the Regulations for the award of the Government Diploma in Accountancy and duly registered with the Accountancy Diploma Board, Bombay, shall be reckoned as service as an Articled 9[Clerk] under a Registered Accountant.

Explanation (3) − For the purpose of computing practice, credit shall be given for any practice by an auditor or Income Tax Consultant irrespective of whether such practice was inside or outside any former Part `B’ State or any former Acceding State.

B.S. MANCHANDA
Joint Secretary to the Government of India.

[Published in Part II Section 3(ii) of the Gazette of India dated 6th October, 1973]
Government of India
MINISTRY OF LAW, JUSTICE AND COMPANY AFFAIRS
Department of Company Affairs
Shastri Bhawan, 5th Floor, “A” Wing, Dr. Rajendra Prasad Road,
New Delhi – 1, the 25th September, 1973
(As modified by Notification No. S.O. 2002 dated 5th June, 1979
of the Department of Company Affairs)
NOTIFICATION
Chartered Accountants

S.O.2860. − In pursuance of clause (iv) of sub-section (1) of Section 4 of the Chartered Accountants Act, 1949 (38 of 1949) and in partial modification of the notification of the Government of India in the late Ministry of Commerce and Industry (Department of Company Law Administration) No. S.O.1577 dated the 27th June, 1961, the Central Government hereby specifies that a person referred to in the said clause shall, in order to entitle him to have his name entered in the Register of Members of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India have to fulfil only the following conditions, namely, that he was in practice as an auditor in any Part B State on the commencement of the said Act in that State and is in practice as an auditor in any State or Union Territory at the time of his application for enrolment (whether or not he ceased to be in practice as an auditor during any portion of the intervening period).

Explanation − For the removal of doubts, it is hereby declared that a person who fulfils the conditions specified in this notification shall be entitled to have his name entered in the Register of Members of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India notwithstanding that he does not fulfill all or any of the conditions specified in the notification of the Government of India in the late Ministry of Commerce and Industry (Department of Company Law Administration) No. S.O.1577 dated the 27th June, 1961.

(F.No. 7/14/69-IGC/2/7/79 CLV)
R.K. Talwar
Under Secretary to the Government of India

Footnote


1. Substituted for the following Notification:−
[Published in Part I Section 1 of the Gazette of India
dated the 28th October, 1950]
MINISTRY OF COMMERCE
NOTIFICATION
CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS
New Delhi, the 24th October, 1950

[As amended by Notifications Nos. 63(15)-ICL(A)/50 dated the 11th September 1951 and 61(2)-ICA/53 dated the 19th December, 1954 of the Ministry of Finance, Department of Economic Affairs, Government of India.]

No. 63(15)-Law(B)/50. − In pursuance of clause (iv) of subsection (1) of Section 4 of the Chartered Accountants Act, 1949 (XXXVIII of 1949), the Central Government is pleased to specify the following conditions which a person referred to in the said clause shall fulfil in order to entitle him to have his name entered in the Register of Members of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India:−

A. In the case of a person who has passed the examination for the Government Diploma in Accountancy or an examination recognized as equivalent thereto by the rules for the award of the Government Diploma in Accountancy before the commencement of the Chartered Accountants Act, 1949 −

(1) he shall have been in practice as an auditor on the date of the commencement of the Act, shall have continued in practice thereafter and shall have at the time of his application for enrolment −

(a) a minimum practice of ten years; and

(b) at least 15 units, including a minimum of five public companies with limited liability under his audit.

Explanation − (i) Any service as a chief accountant, accountant or internal auditor or in any other similar post, by whatever name designated, in a commercial firm (including a limited liability company) which has a minimum paid-up capital of Rs. 2 lakhs or working capital of Rs. 6 lakhs, or in any similar post under Government or a local authority, which, in the opinion of the Council of the Institute, would give equivalent experience, shall be set off against the practice mentioned in this clause.

(ii) For the purpose of computing service or practice, referred to in this clause, every year of service as Articled Clerk either under a Registered Accountant entitled or permitted to train Articled Clerks under the Auditor’s Certificates Rules 1932, or under a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India entitled to train Articled Clerks under the Chartered Accountants Regulations, 1949, or partly under such Registered Accountants and partly under such member shall be reckoned as two years of service or practice, as the case may be, and every year of audit service rendered under a Registered Accountant or a practising member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India or partly under such Registered Accountant and partly under such practising member of the Institute shall be reckoned as one year of service or practice, as the case may be, fractions of a year being ignored.

(iii) Any period of apprenticeship served under the Regulations for the award of the Government Diploma in Accountancy and duly registered with the Accountancy Diploma Board, Bombay, shall be reckoned as service as an Articled Clerk under a Registered Accountant; or

(2) he shall have been in practice on the date of the commencement of the Act and shall have at the time of his application for enrolment −
(a) a minimum practice of five years; and
(b) at least five public companies with limited liability with a total paid up capital of Rs. 20 lakhs under his audit during each of the said five years.

B. In the case of a person who has not passed one of the examinations mentioned in paragraph A, he shall have been in practice on the date of commencement of this Act and shall have at the time of his application for enrolment, either −

(a) (i) a minimum practice of ten years; and
(ii) at least fifteen units, including a minimum of five public companies with limited liability with a total paid–up capital of Rs. 20 lakhs for all the units put together, under his audit; or

(b) (i) a minimum practice of five years; and
(ii) at least five public companies with limited liability with a total paid-up capital of Rs. 20 lakhs under his audit during each of the said five years.

Explanation − (1) In paras A and B above, a “unit” means a company registered under the Indian Companies Act, 1913, or a Co-operative Society registered under the Co-operative Societies Act, 1912, or a Company, Co-operative Society registered under any corresponding State Law, or a private firm.

Explanation − (2) For the purpose of computing practice, credit shall be given for any practice by an auditor irrespective of whether such practice was inside or outside Part `B’ State or any former Acceding State.

S. RANGANATHAN
Joint Secretary to the Government of India

2,3&4. Substituted for the words “public companies” by Notification No. S.O. dated 26th February, 1966 of the Government of India, Ministry of Law, Department of Company Affairs.

5,6,7&9 Now known as “Articled Assistant(s)” pursuant to Chartered Accountants (Amendment) Act, 2006 and came into force w.e.f. 8th August, 2006.

8 Now, the Chartered Accountants Regulations, 1988.


[The Resolution passed by the Council and given in Appendix No. (5) is no longer in operation in view of resolution subsequently passed by the Council at its 188th meeting held on 8th-10th December, 1997 given thereunder]

Appendix No. (5)

Resolution passed by the Council under clause (v) of sub-section (1) of Section 4

“Resolved that the examinations and training of the following institutions, organizations etc. in the relevant countries be recognized under Section 4(1)(v) of the Chartered Accountants Act, 1949, as being equivalent to the examination and training prescribed for the members of the Institute:−

1. The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ceylon.
2. The Public Accountants’ and Auditors’ Board ofSouth Africa.
3. The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan
4. The Registered Accountants of Burma, and
5. The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia

Further resolved that a person who has passed the Final R.A. Examination held under the Burma Auditors’ Certificate Rules and who has either undergone the requisite training as an articled/audit clerk or has been practising as Public Accountant and Auditor, but who cannot get himself enrolled as a Registered Accountant of Burma, for the reason only that he is a permanent resident of India, would also be eligible for membership of the Institute.

Provided that under the proviso to Section 4(1)(v), the following further conditions be prescribed in the case of a person not permanently residing in India:

(i) That such person be required to reside in India to practise the profession of Accountancy or to serve as an assistant in a Chartered Accountant’s office in India; and

(ii) That such person shall not be eligible for membership of the Council or the Regional Councils nor have a right to vote in elections under the Chartered Accountants Act, 1949 and the Regulations framed thereunder; and

(iii) That the membership of the Institute will cease if and when the person concerned ceases to reside or practise in India”.

Resolution passed by the Council at its 188th meeting held on 8th-10th December, 1997

“Resolved that –

By virtue of powers vested under Regulation 205 of the Chartered Accountants Regulations, 1988, the Council of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India hereby orders that the period of training undergone in the respective countries under the bye-laws/regulations of one or more of the following institutes, namely –

1. The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ceylon.
2. The Public Accountants’ and Auditors’ Board ofSouth Africa.
3. The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan.
4. The Registered Accountants of Burma, and
5. The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia.

be recognised only in the case of persons who had left India before 8th December, 1997 for the sole purpose of pursuing the Chartered Accountancy Course in any of the aforementioned countries provided :

(a) such persons return to India, register with the Institute on or before 31st March, 1999 after fulfilling the requirements of the Chartered Accountants Regulations, 1988 for admission to articleship and producing satisfactory proof that they had completed training – wholly or partly – in the respective country and undergo practical training

i) for a minimum additional period of 12 months in entirety in the case of those who have already completed the prescribed period of training not being less than three years in the respective country; or

ii) for a minimum period of 12 months in entirety in the case of those who are not covered under (a) above but have completed 24 months of training or more in the respective country; or

iii) for the balance period of training in entirety as required under the Chartered Accountants Regulations, 1988 in the case of those who have completed less than 24 months of training in the respective country;

and

(b) appear in and qualify both the Intermediate and Final Examinations of the Institute in their entirety under the Chartered Accountants Regulations, 1988 irrespective of whether they had passed the corresponding examinations, – wholly or partly – under the bye-laws/regulations of the aforementioned Institutions, organisations etc.

[The Resolution passed by the Council and given in Appendix No. (6) is no longer in operation in view of resolution subsequently passed by the Council at its 182nd meeting held on 3rd & 4th September, 1996 given thereunder]

Appendix No. (6)

Resolution passed by the Council under clause (v) of sub-section (1) of Section 4

“Resolved that the examinations and […….]1 training in the United Kingdom of the following four Institutes (formerly six) mentioned in Rule 7 of the Auditor’s Certificates Rules, 1932, be recognized by the Council under Section 4(1)(v) of the Act as being equivalent to the examination and training prescribed for the members of this Institute:-

(a) The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales;
(b) The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland;
(c) The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland;
(d) The Society of Incorporated Accountants and Auditors, London.

Provided that under the proviso 4(1)(v), the following further conditions be prescribed in the case of persons not permanently residing in India:

(i) That such persons be required to reside in India to practise the profession of Accountancy or to serve as an assistant in a Chartered Accountant’s office in India; and

2[ …….]

(ii) That such person be not eligible for membership of the Council or the Regional Councils or to the right of voting in elections under the Chartered Accountants Act, 1949; and

(iii) That the membership of the Institute will cease if and when the persons concerned ceases to reside or practise in India; and

(iv) That the Board of Trade in the United Kingdom accords the right to the members of this Institute to practise the profession of Accountancy in the United Kingdom in respect of the audit of public companies as defined in the (U.K.) Companies Act, 1948.”

Resolution passed by the Council at its 182nd meeting held on 3rd & 4th September, 1996

“Resolved that –

By virtue of powers vested under Regulation 205 of the Chartered Accountants Regulations, 1988, the Council of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India hereby orders that the period of training undergone in the United Kingdom and/or Ireland under the bye-laws/regulations of one of more of the following Institutes, namely –

(a) The Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales;
(b) The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland;
(c) The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ireland; and
(d) The Society of Incorporated Accountants and Auditors, London

be recognized only in the case of persons who had left India before 8th December, 1995 for the sole purpose of pursuing the Chartered Accountancy Course in the United Kingdom and/or Ireland provided:

(a) such persons return to India, register with the Institute on or before 31st March, 1997 after fulfilling the requirements of the Chartered Accountants Regulations, 1988 for admission to articleship and producing satisfactory proof that they had completed training – wholly or partly – in the United Kingdom and/or Ireland and undergo practical training

(i) for a minimum additional period of 12 months in entirety in the case of those who have already completed the prescribed period of training not being less than three years in the United Kingdom and/or Ireland; or

(ii) for a minimum period of 12 months in entirety in the case of those who are not covered under (a) above but have completed 24 months of training or more in the United Kingdom and/or Ireland; or

(iii) for the balance period of training in entirety as required under the Chartered Accountants Regulations, 1988 in the case of those who have completed less than 24 months of training in the United Kingdom and/or Ireland;

and

(b) appear in and qualify both the Intermediate and Final Examinations of the Institute in their entirety under the Chartered Accountants Regulations, 1988 irrespective of whether they had passed the corresponding examinations – wholly or partly – under the bye-laws/regulations of the aforementioned Institute(s).

Further Resolved that the effect and application of the aforementioned Order/Resolution shall cease to operate effective from 1st April, 1997.”

Footnote


1 The Council has since decided to omit the word “practical”.
2 The following clause has been deleted:-


“(ii) That the recognition be for a period of five years upto 31st March, 1958; and.”

Appendix No. (7)

Resolutions passed by the Council under the proviso to clause (v) of sub-section (1) of Section 4

(1) “Resolved that the Membership of a person covered by proviso to Section 4(1)(v) of the Chartered Accountants Act, 1949, shall be subject to the condition that the person in question has a place of business in India either in his own charge or in charge of a Member of the Institute.”

*****

(2) Criteria laid down regarding “residence” applicable to cases falling under the proviso to Section 4(1)(v):

(a) if a person is in India in a year for a period or periods amounting in all to 182 days or more; or

(b) if he maintains or causes to be maintained for him a dwelling place in India for a period or periods amounting in all to 182 days or more in a year and has been in India for 90 days or more in that year.

Appendix No. (8)*

[Ref. sub-section (3) of Section 4]
[Published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary Part III, Section 4
dated 25th February, 2011
THE INSTITUTE OF CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS OF INDIA
NOTIFICATION
New Delhi, the 4th February, 2011
(CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS)

No. 1-CA(7)/138/2011. – Whereas the Chartered Accountants Act, 1949 (No. 38 of 1949) has been amended by the Chartered Accountants (Amendment) Act, 2006 (No. 9 of 2006);

And whereas the Council of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India has been empowered to determine, under sub-section (3) of section 4 of the said Act, the fee for entry of names in the Register;

Now, therefore, in exercise of the powers conferred by said sub-section (3) of section 4 of the said Act, the Council hereby determines that, –

with effect from the 1st day of April 2011, the fee payable by every person eligible to have his name entered in the Register under section 4 of the said Act shall be rupees one thousand two hundred only.

T. KARTHIKEYAN, Secy.
[ADVT III/4/104/10/Exty.]


*Substituted for the following Notification:-
[Published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary Part III,
Section 4 dated 5th March, 2008
THE INSTITUTE OF CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS OF INDIA
NOTIFICATION
New Delhi, the 4th March, 2008
(CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS)

No. 1-CA(7)/109/2008. − Whereas the Chartered Accountants Act, 1949 (38 of 1949) has been amended by the Chartered Accountants (Amendment) Act, 2006 (9 of 2006);

And whereas the Council of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India has been empowered to determine, under subsection (3) of section 4 of the said Act, the fee for entry of names in the Register;

Now, therefore, in exercise of the powers conferred by said subsection (3) of section 4 of the said Act, the Council hereby determines that,-

with effect from the 1st day of April, 2008, the fee payable by every person eligible to have his name entered in the Register under section 4 of the said Act shall be rupees one thousand only.

Dr. Ashok Haldia, Secy.
[ADVT.III/4/104/2007/Exty.]

Appendix No. (9)*

[Ref. sub-section (3) of Section 5]
[Published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary Part III, Section 4
dated 25th February, 2011
THE INSTITUTE OF CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS OF INDIA
NOTIFICATION
New Delhi, the 25th February, 2011
(CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS)

No. 1-CA(7)/139/2011. – Whereas the Chartered Accountants Act, 1949 (No. 38 of 1949) has been amended by the Chartered Accountants (Amendment) Act, 2006 (No. 9 of 2006);

And whereas the Council of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India has been empowered to determine, under sub-section (3) of section 5 of the said Act, the fee for entry of names in the Register as a fellow;

Now, therefore, in exercise of the powers conferred by said sub-section (3) of section 5 of the said Act, the Council hereby determines that, –

with effect from the 1st day of April 2011, the fee payable by a member for entry in the Register as a fellow of the Institute shall be rupees one thousand eight hundred only.

T. KARTHIKEYAN, Secy.
[ADVT III/4/104/10/Exty.]


*Substituted for the following
[Published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part III, Section 4
dated 5th March, 2008]
THE INSTITUTE OF CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS OF INDIA
NOTIFICATION
New Delhi, the 4th March, 2008
(CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS)

No. 1-CA(7)/110/2008. – Whereas, the Chartered Accountants Act, 1949 (38 of 1949) has been amended by the Chartered Accountants (Amendment) Act, 2006 (9 of 2006);

And, whereas, the Council of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India has been empowered to determine, under subsection (3) of section 5 of the said Act, the fee for entry of names in the Register as a fellow;

Now, therefore, in exercise of the powers conferred by said subsection (3) of section 5 of the said Act, the Council hereby determines that,-

with effect from the 1st day of April, 2008, the fee payable by a member for entry in the Register as a fellow of the Institute shall be rupees one thousand five hundred only.

Dr. Ashok Haldia, Secy.
[ADVT.III/4/104/2007/Exty.]

Appendix No. (10)*

[Ref. sub-section (2) of Section 6]
[Published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary Part III, Section 4
dated 25th February, 2011
THE INSTITUTE OF CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS OF INDIA
NOTIFICATION
New Delhi, the 25th February, 2011
(CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS)

No. 1-CA(7)/140/2011. – Whereas the Chartered Accountants Act, 1949 (No. 38 of 1949) has been amended by the Chartered Accountants (Amendment) Act, 2006 (No. 9 of 2006);

And whereas the Council of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India has been empowered to determine, under sub-section (2) of section 6 of the said Act, the fee payable for a certificate of practice;

Now, therefore, in exercise of the powers conferred by said sub-section (2) of section 6 of the said Act, the Council hereby determines that, –

with effect from the 1st day of April 2011, the fee payable by a member for his certificate of practice shall be rupees two thousand only:

Provided that such fee for a member, who has attained the 1[age of 60 years] as on the 1st day of April of the relevant year, shall be rupees one thousand five hundred only.

T. KARTHIKEYAN, Secy.
[ADVT III/4/104/10/Exty.]


Substituted for the following
[Published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part III, Section 4
dated 5th March, 2008]
THE INSTITUTE OF CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS OF INDIA
NOTIFICATION
New Delhi, the 4th March, 2008
(CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS)

No. 1-CA(7)/111/2008. – Whereas, the Chartered Accountants Act, 1949 (38 of 1949) has been amended by the Chartered Accountants (Amendment) Act, 2006 (9 of 2006);

And, whereas, the Council of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India has been empowered to determine, under subsection (2) of section 6 of the said Act, the fee payable for a certificate of practice;

Now, therefore, in exercise of the powers conferred by said subsection (2) of section 6 of the said Act, the Council hereby determines that,-

with effect from the 1st day of April, 2008, the annual fee payable by a member for his certificate of practice shall be rupees one thousand six hundred only:

Provided that such fee for a member, who has attained the age of 65 years as on the 1st day of April of the relevant year, shall be rupees one thousand two hundred only.

Dr. Ashok Haldia, Secy.
[ADVT III/IV/104/2007/Exty.]

Appendix No. (11)

[Ref. Proviso to Section 7]

(1) It was agreed that the Institutes previously recognised2 under the Auditor’s Certificates Rules, 1932, be recognized for the purposes of Section 7 for the use of letters, F.S.A.A., etc.

*****

(2) The Council decided that letters or description in respect of membership of bodies other than Accountancy Institutes can be used provided such use does not amount to the use of designation and in the case of Accountancy Institutes prior recognition of the Council in this behalf is necessary. It was also decided that in respect of Accountancy Institutes which are recognized and in respect of Institutes other than Accountancy Institutes the word London in brackets may be allowed to be added provided that in each case the respective Institutes had permitted such addition.

*****

(3) The Council also decided that the Institute of Cost and Works Accountants is not an Accountancy Institute within the meaning of Section 7 and therefore there was no bar to the use of these letters by the members of that Institute, if they happen to be our members.

[The Notifications given in Appendix No. (12) were in operation until rules made by the Central Government under clause (a) of sub-section (2) of Section 29A were published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (1) dated 5th September, 2006 and came into effect from that date]

Footnote


1 Substituted for the words and figure “age of 65 years” by Notification No. 1-CA(7)/146/2013 dated 28th March, 2013, published in Part III Section 4 of the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, dated 28th March, 2013

2. 2 List of Institutes and Societies recognized under the Auditor’s Certificate Rules, 1932:
(1) The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales;
(2) The Society of Incorporated Accountants and Auditors, London;
(3) The Society of Accountants in Edinburgh;
(4) The Institute of Accountants and Actuaries in Glasgow;
(5) The Society of Accountants in Aberdeen; and
(6) The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland.


Appendix No. (12)
[Published in Part II Section 3 of the Gazette of India,
dated the 22nd March, 1952]
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
New Delhi, dated the 19th March, 1952
NOTIFICATION
CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS

No. 73(1)-ICA/52-A. − In pursuance of clause (a) of sub-section (2) of Section 9 of the Chartered Accountants Act, 1949 (XXXVIII of 1949), the Central Government hereby specifies that elections to the Council under the said clause shall be held in the manner prescribed in Chapter V of the Chartered Accountants Regulations, 1949.1

B.K. KAUL
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India

Footnote


1. Now Chapter VI of the Chartered Accountants Regulations, 1964 as replaced by the Chartered Accountants Regulations, 1988.

A[Published in Part II, Sub. Sec.(ii) of Sec.3 of
Gazette of India No. 1(8)/88-IGC
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
Ministry of Industry
Department of Company Affairs
Company Law Board
310, B-1 Block, Paryavaran Bhavan,
C.G.O. Complex, Lodhi Estate,
New Delhi-110 003.
22nd April, 1988
NOTIFICATION

S.O. 1628. − In pursuance of clause (a) of Sub-Section (2) of section 9 of the Chartered Accountants Act, 1949 (38 of 1949) and in supersession of the notification of the Government of India in the Ministry of Law, Justice and Company Affairs (Department of Company Affairs), No. S.O.1682, dated the 13th April 1973 the Central Government hereby specifies the following five regional constituencies for the purposes of elections to the Council of the regional constituencies for the purposes of elections to the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India under the said clause, namely:

1. Western Region − The States of Gujarat, Maharashtra and Goa and the Union Territories of Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli.

2. Southern Region − The States of Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu and the Union Territories of Pondicherry and the Lakshadweep Islands.

3. Eastern Region − The States of Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Orissa, West Bengal, Manipur, Tripura, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh and Mizoram and the Union Territory of Andaman & Nicobar Islands.

4. Central Region − The States of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan.

5. Northern Region − The States of Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir and Punjab and Union Territories of Delhi and Chandigarh.

(DR. GULAB SINGH)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

A. Substituted for the following
[Published in Part II sub-section (ii) of
Section 3 of the Gazette of India dated 16th June, 1973]
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF LAW, JUSTICE AND COMPANY AFFAIRS
(Department of Company Affairs)
New Delhi, dated the 13th April, 1973
NOTIFICATION
CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS

S.O 1682. − In pursuance of clause (a) of sub-section (2) of Section 9 of the Chartered Accountants Act, 1949, (38 of 1949) and in supersession of the notification of the Government of India in the late Ministry of Commerce and Industry (Department of Company Law Administration) No. S.O. 275, dated the 12th March, 1958 (as amended from time to time)* the Central Government hereby specifies the following five regional constituencies for the purposes of elections to the Council of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India under the said clause, namely

Western Region −
1. The States of Gujarat, Maharashtra and the Union Territories of Goa, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli.
Southern Region −
2. The States of Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Mysore, Tamil Nadu and the Union Territories of Pondicherry and the Laccadive, Minicoy and Amindivi Islands.
Eastern Region −
3. The States of Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Orissa, West Bengal, Manipur, Tripura and Sikkim and the Union Territories of Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram and the Andaman & Nicobar Islands.
Central Region −
4. The States of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan.
Northern Region −
5. The States of Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir and Punjab and the Union Territories of Delhi and Chandigarh.

(F.7/16/73-IGC)
R.K. TALWAR
Under Secretary to the Government of India

ii[Published in Part II Sub-section 3 of the Gazette of India
dated 22nd March, 1958]
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY
(DEPARTMENT OF COMPANY LAW ADMINISTRATION)
New Delhi, dated the 12th March, 1958*
NOTIFICATION
CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS

No. 3(64)/Inst/56. − In pursuance of clause (a) of sub-section (2) of Section 9 of the Chartered Accountants Act, 1949, (38 of 1949), and in supersession of the notification of the Government of India in the Ministry of Finance No. 73(1)-ICA/52, dated the 19th March, 1952, the Central Government hereby specifies* the following five regional constituencies for purposes of elections to the Council under the said clause, namely:

1. The State of Gujarat and Maharashtra and the Union Territory of Goa, Daman and Diu.
2. The States of Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Mysore and Tamil Nadu and the Union Territories of Pondicherry and the Laccadive, Minicoy and Amindivi Islands.
3. The States of Assam, Nagaland, Orissa and West Bengal and the Union Territories of Manipur, Tripura and the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
4. The States of Uttar Pradesh, Behar, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan.
5. The States of Harayana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir and Punjab and the Union Territories of Delhi and Chandigarh.
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India
*As modified by Government Notification issued subsequently from time to time.

Appendix No. (13)*
[Ref. sub-section (4) of Section 19]
[Published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary Part III, Section 4
dated 25th February, 2011
THE INSTITUTE OF CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS OF INDIA
NOTIFICATION
New Delhi, the 25th February, 2011
(CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS)

No. 1-CA(7)/141/2011. – Whereas the Chartered Accountants Act, 1949 (No. 38 of 1949) has been amended by the Chartered Accountants (Amendment) Act, 2006 (No. 9 of 2006);

And whereas the Council of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India has been empowered to determine, under sub-section (4) of section 19 of the said Act, the annual membership fee payable by every member;

Now, therefore, in exercise of the powers conferred by said sub-section (4) of section 19 of the said Act, the Council hereby determines that, –

with effect from the 1st day of April 2011, the annual membership fee payable by a member shall be as under:

Associate Member – rupees eight hundred only Fellow Member – rupees two thousand two hundred only

Provided that such fee for a member, who has attained the 1[age of 60 years] as on the 1st day of April of the relevant year, shall pay such fee as under:

Associate Member – rupees six hundred only
Fellow Member – rupees one thousand six hundred only

T. KARTHIKEYAN, Secy.
[ADVT III/4/104/10/Exty.]

*Substituted for the following
[Published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part III, Section 4
dated 5th March, 2008]
THE INSTITUTE OF CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS OF INDIA
NOTIFICATION
New Delhi, the 4th March, 2008
(Chartered Accountants)

Footnote


1 Substituted for the words and figure “age of 65 years” by Notification No. 1-CA(7)/146/2013 dated 28th March, 2013, published in Part III Section 4 of the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, dated 28th March, 2013


No. 1-CA(7)/112/2008 − Whereas, the Chartered Accountants Act, 1949 (38 of 1949) has been amended by the Chartered Accountants (Amendment) Act, 2006 (9 of 2006);

And, whereas, the Council of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India has been empowered to determine, under subsection (4) of section 19 of the said Act, the annual membership fee payable by every member;

Now, therefore, in exercise of the powers conferred by said subsection (4) of section 19 of the said Act, the Council hereby determines that, −

with effect from the 1st day of April, 2008, the annual membership fee payable by a member shall be as under:

Associate member – rupees six hundred only
Fellow member – rupees one thousand eight hundred only;

Provided that a member, who has attained the age of 65 years as on the 1st day of April of the relevant year, shall pay such fee as under:

Associate member – rupees four hundred fifty only Fellow member – rupees one thousand three hundred only;

Dr. Ashok Haldia, Secy.
[ADVT III/4/104/2007/Exty.]

Appendix No. (14)*
[Ref. sub-section (3) of Section 20]
[Published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary Part III, Section 4
dated 25th February, 2011
THE INSTITUTE OF CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS OF INDIA
NOTIFICATION
New Delhi, the 25th February, 2011
(CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS)

No. 1-CA(7)/142/2011. – Whereas the Chartered Accountants Act, 1949 (No. 38 of 1949) has been amended by the Chartered Accountants (Amendment) Act, 2006 (No. 9 of 2006);

And whereas the Council of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India has been empowered to determine, under sub-section (3) of section 20 of the said Act, the additional fee for entering again the name of a member in the Register;

Now, therefore, in exercise of the powers conferred by said sub-section (3) of section 20 of the said Act, the Council hereby determines that, –

with effect from the 1st day of April 2011, the additional fee, which shall be payable along with arrears of annual fee and entrance fee by such member, shall be rupees one thousand two hundred only.

T. KARTHIKEYAN, Secy.
[ADVT III/4/104/10/Exty.]

*Substituted for the following
[Published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part III, Section 4
dated 5th March, 2008]
THE INSTITUTE OF CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS OF INDIA
NOTIFICATION
New Delhi, the 4th March, 2008
(CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS)

No. 1-CA(7)/113/2008. − Whereas, the Chartered Accountants Act, 1949 (38 of 1949) has been amended by the Chartered Accountants (Amendment) Act, 2006 (9 of 2006);

And, whereas, the Council of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India has been empowered to determine, under subsection (3) of section 20 of the said Act, the additional fee for entering again the name of a member in the Register;

Now, therefore, in exercise of the powers conferred by said subsection (3) of section 20 of the said Act, the Council hereby determines that,-

with effect from the 1st day of April, 2008, the additional fee, which shall be payable along with arrears of annual fee and entrance fee by such member, shall be rupees one thousand only.

Dr. Ashok Haldia, Secy.
[ADVT III/4/104/2007/Exty.]

Appendix No. (15)
[Ref. sub-section (1) of Section 21]
[Published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part III
Section 4, dated 19th August, 2008]
THE INSTITUTE OF CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS OF INDIA,
NEW DELHI
NOTIFICATION
New Delhi, the 19th August, 2008

No. 1-CA(7)/121/2008: In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) of section 21 of the Chartered Accountants Act, 1949 (38 of 1949), and in 1supersession of the Notification No. 1-CA(7)/104/2007 dated 8th October, 2007, the Council of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India hereby designates CA. Smt. Vandana Nagpal, Senior Deputy Secretary of the Institute as the Director (Discipline) to head the Disciplinary Directorate and for making investigations in respect of any information or complaint received by it. She shall perform such functions as are assigned to her under the said Act and the rules and regulations framed thereunder.

T. Karthikeyan
Director & Acting Secretary

Footnote
1. Substituted for the following Notification:-
[Published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part III Section 4,
dated 8th October, 2007]
THE INSTITUTE OF CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS OF INDIA
NOTIFICATION
New Delhi, the 8th October, 2007

No. 1-CA(7)/104/2007. − In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) of section 21 of the Chartered Accountants Act, 1949 (38 of 1949), the Council of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India hereby establishes the Disciplinary Directorate which shall be headed by Shri T. Karthikeyan, the Director of the Institute for making investigations in respect of any information or complaint received by it. He shall be the Director (Discipline) to perform such functions as are required under the said Act.

Dr. ASHOK HALDIA, Secy.
[No. ADVT.-III/IV/Exty./104/07]


Appendix No. (16)
[Ref. Proviso to sub-section (1) of Section 27]

(1) Definition of office. − “A place where a name-board is fixed or where such place is mentioned in the letter-head or any other documents as a place of business.”
*****

(2) The Council decided with regard to the use of the nameboard that there will be no bar to the putting up of a name-board in the place of residence of a member with the designation of Chartered Accountant, provided it is a name-plate or a nameboard of an individual member and not of the Firm.

(3) “Resolved that the requirement of Section 27 of a member being in charge of an office of a Chartered Accountant or a firm of such Chartered Accountants shall be satisfied only if the member is actively associated with such office. Such association shall be deemed to exist if the member resides in the place where the office is situated for a period of not less than 182 days in a year or if he attends the said office for a period of not less than 182 days in a year or in such other circumstances as, in the opinion of the Executive Committee, establish such active association.

Further resolved that the expression `member’ in the contest of the above resolution shall mean, where more than one member is designated as in charge of an office, then, any such member and in other cases more than one member where a change in the designated member in charge of an office takes place during the year.”

Appendix No. (17)*
Resolution passed by the Council under clause (4) of Part I of the First Schedule to the Act

“Resolved pursuant to the power conferred under clause (4) of Part I of the First Schedule to the Chartered Accountants Act, 1949 that, the Council recognizes membership of the following bodies for the purpose of permitting partnerships by Indian Nationals abroad as are referred to in that clause:−

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India;
The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ceylon;
The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales;
The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland;
The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland.”

* [To read with effect of Resolutions given under Appendices No. (5) & (6)]

Appendix No. (18)
[Published in Part I Section 1 of the Gazette of India dated 31st August, 1957]

27th August, 1957

*No. 60-CA(I)/57. – 1In exercise of the powers conferred by the clause (3) of Part III of the First Schedule to the Chartered Accountants Act, 1949,] the Council of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India is pleased to direct that in all cases where a firm of Chartered Accountants is appointed as auditors of a company under Section 226 of the Companies Act, 1956, the member or partner of the firm, as the case may be, who signs the auditor’s report on the accounts of the company or any other documents of the company required by the Companies Act, 1956, to be signed or authenticated by the auditor, shall, at the time he affixes his signature or within a **reasonable time thereafter, write to the Registrar of Companies concerned, certifying the fact of his having signed the auditor’s report or other documents of the company, and for the year, to be specified by him in the letter.

S. VAIDYANATH AIYAR
Vice-President

Footnote


[In view of the revised Government instructions requiring the name of the member concerned to be indicated on the face of the auditor’s report etc., this Notification is no longer operative.]

1 Substituted for the words “In exercise of the powers conferred by clause (iv) of the Notification No. 24-CA(8)/150 of 18th September 1950 (as amended by Notifications dated 22nd September, 1951, 26th March 1952 and 16th October, 1952) issued under clause (v) of the Schedule to the Chartered Accountants Act, 1949”, by Notification No. 1-CA(2)/3/59 dated 3.8.1959 published in Part III Section 4 of the Gazette of India dated 8.8.1959.

** The Council has decided that the intimation should be sent promptly say within 7 days after the date on which the report is signed and should be sent direct to the Registrar (Ref: Page 176 of the November, 1959 and 270 of January 1960 issues of “The Chartered Accountants.”)


Appendix No. (19)
[Published in Part III Section 4 of the Gazette of India
dated 12th November, 1960]
NOTIFICATION
CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS

4th November, 1960

No. 1-CA(15)/60. − In exercise of the powers conferred by clause (ii) of Part II of the Second Schedule to the Chartered Accountants Act, 1949, the Council of the institute of Chartered Accountants of India is pleased to specify that a member of the Institute, whether in practice or not, who is employed by a Chartered Accountant in practice or by a firm of such Chartered Accountants, shall be deemed to be guilty of professional misconduct, if he is grossly negligent in the conduct of his duties.

E.V. SRINIVASAN
Secretary

[The Notification given in Appendix No. (20) was in operation until issuance of Council General Guidelines, 2008 – No. 1-CA(7)/02/2008 dated 8th August, 2008, given at Appendix No. (34)]

Appendix No. (20)
[Published in Part III Section 4 of the Gazette of India
dated 20th November 1965]
NOTIFICATION
CHARTERD ACCOUNTANTS

6th November, 1965

No. 1-CA(7)/65. − In exercise of the powers conferred by clause (ii) of Part II of the Second Schedule to the Chartered Accountants Act, 1949, the Council of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India specifies that a member of the Institute who is an employee shall be deemed to be guilty of professional misconduct if he is wilfully and grossly negligent in the conduct of his duties as such employee.

C. BALAKRISHNAN
Secretary

[The Notification given in Appendix No. (21) was in operation until issuance of Council General Guidelines, 2008 – No. 1-CA(7)/02/2008 dated 8th August, 2008, given at Appendix No. (34)]

Appendix No. (21)
[Published in Part III Section 4 of the Gazette of India
dated 30th May, 1970]
NOTIFICATION
CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS

23rd May, 1970

No. 1-CA(37)/70. − In exercise of the powers conferred by clause (ii) of Part II of the Second Schedule to the Chartered Accountants Act, 1949, 1[…..] the Council of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India specifies that a member of the Institute shall be deemed to be guilty of professional misconduct if −

I. he accepts appointment as cost auditor of a company under Section 233B of the Companies Act, 1956, while he

(a) is an auditor of the company appointed under Section 224 of the Companies Act; or
(b) is an officer or employee of the company; or
(c) is a partner, or is in the employment of an officer or employee of the company; or
(d) is a partner or is in the employment of the company’s auditor appointed under Section 224 of the Companies Act, 1956; or
(e) is indebted to the company for an amount exceeding one thousand rupees, or has given any guarantee or provided any security in connection with the indebtedness of any third person to the company for an amount exceeding one thousand rupees:

OR

II. after his appointment as Cost Auditor, he becomes subject to any of the disabilities stated in items I (a) to (e) above and continues to function as a cost auditor thereafter.

C. BALAKRISHNAN
Secretary

Footnote


1. By Notification No. 1-CA(37)/1/70 dated 18th September, 1970, the words, brackets and figures “and pursuant to directions issued by Government (vide their letter No. 52/3/67-CL.II dated the 5th May, 1970)” were omitted.


[The Notification given in Appendix No. (22) was in operation until issuance of Council General Guidelines, 2008 – No. 1-CA(7)/02/2008 dated 8th August, 2008, given at Appendix No. (34)]

Appendix No. (22)
[Published in Part III Section 4 of the Gazette of India
dated 24th October, 1970]
NOTIFICATION
CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS

16th October, 1970

No. 1-CA(39)/70. − In exercise of the powers conferred by clause (ii) of Part II of the Second Schedule to the Chartered Accountants Act, 1949, the Council of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India species that a member of the Institute in practice shall be deemed to be guilty of professional misconduct, if he accepts the appointment as auditor of a company under Section 224 of the Companies Act, 1956, while he is an employee of the cost auditor of the company appointed under Section 233B of the Companies Act, 1956.

T.S. GREWAL
For Secretary.

[The Notification given in Appendix No. (23) was in operation until issuance of Council General Guidelines, 2008 – No. 1-CA(7)/02/2008 dated 8th August, 2008, given at Appendix No. (34)]

Appendix No. (23)
[Published in Part III Section 4 of the Gazette of India
dated 20th March, 1971]
NOTIFICATION
CHARTERD ACCOUNTANTS

2nd March, 1971

No. 1-CA(44)/71. − In exercise of the powers conferred by clause (ii) of Part II of the Second Schedule to the Chartered Accountants Act, 1949, the Council of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India species that a member of the Institute shall be deemed to be guilty of professional misconduct, if he expresses his opinion on financial statement of any business or enterprise in which one or more persons who are his “relatives” within the meaning of Section 6 of the Companies Act, 1956 have either by themselves or in conjunction with such member a substantial interest unless he discloses the interest also in his report.

Explanation − For this purpose the expression “substantial interest” shall have the same meaning as is assigned thereto under Explanation 3 of Section 13 of the Income-tax Act, 1961.

C BALAKRISHNAN
Secretary

[The Notification given in Appendix No. (24) was in operation until issuance of Council General Guidelines, 2008 – No. 1-CA(7)/02/2008 dated 8th August, 2008, given at Appendix No. (34)]

Appendix No. (24)
[Published in Part III Section 4 of the Gazette of India
dated 30th August, 1986]
NOTIFICATION
CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS

18th August, 1986

No. 1-CA(153)/86. − In exercise of the powers conferred by Clause (ii) of Part II of the Second Schedule to the Chartered Accountants Act, 1949, the Council of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India is pleased to specify that a member of the Institute in practice shall be deemed to be guilty of professional misconduct, if he or the firm of Chartered Accountants of which he is a partner fails to maintain and keep in respect of his/its professional practice, proper books of account including the following: −

i) a Cash Book;
ii) a Ledger

R.L. CHOPRA
Secretary

[The Notification given in Appendix No. (25) was in operation until issuance of Council General Guidelines, 2008 – No. 1-CA(7)/02/2008 dated 8th August, 2008, given at Appendix No. (34)]

Appendix No. (25)1
[Published in Part III Section 4 of the Gazette of India
dated 22nd May, 2004]
NOTIFICATION
(Chartered Accountants)

12th May, 2004

No. 1-CA(7)/75/2004. − In exercise of the powers conferred by Clause (ii) of Part II of the Second Schedule to the Chartered Accountants Act, 1949, and in supersession of Notification No. 1-CA(7)/29/95 dated 1st March, 1995 published in Part III Section 4 of the Gazette of India dated 25th March, 1995, the Council of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India hereby specifies that a member of the Institute in practice shall be deemed to be guilty of professional misconduct, if he on behalf of the firm of chartered accountants in which he is a partner (a) consisting of 4 or more partners but less than 8 partners with at least one partner holding a certificate of practice for five years or more; or (b) consisting of 8 or more partners with at least one partner holding a certificate of practice for five years or more; accepts or carries out any audit work involving receipt of audit fees (excluding reimbursement of expenses, if any) for such work of an amount less than what is specified hereunder:-

Practising firm having 4 or more partners but less than 8 partnersPractising firm having 8 or more partners
i) In cities with population of 2 million and aboveRs.5000/- p.a.Rs.9000/- p.a.
ii) In cities/town having population of less than 2 millionRs.3000/- p.a.Rs.6000/- p.a.

Provided that such restriction shall not apply in respect of the following:-
i) audit of accounts of charitable institutions, clubs, provident funds, etc. where the appointment is honorary i.e. without any fees;
ii) statutory audit of branches of banks including regional rural banks;
iii) audit of newly formed concerns relating to two accounting years from the date of commencement of their operations; and
iv) certification or audit under Income-tax Act or other attestation work carried out by the Statutory Auditor.

This becomes operative for all audits relating to accounting periods beginning on or after 1.4.2004.

Explanation –

For the purpose of this notification, the expression statutory auditor means and includes a chartered accountant appointed as an auditor under a Central/State or Provincial Act as well as an auditor appointed under any agreement.

The Council has clarified that for the above purpose, the audit of Provident Fund Trust, Gratuity Fund etc. carried out by the statutory auditor are to be considered as separate and distinct audit so that the above restrictions are applicable to it.

(DR. ASHOK HALDIA)
SECRETARY

1. Substituted for the following Notification:-

A[Published in Part III Section 4 of the Gazette of India
dated 25th March, 1995]
NOTIFICATION
(Chartered Accountants)

1st March, 1995

No. 1-CA(7)/29/95: In exercise of the powers conferred by Clause (ii) of Part II of the Second Schedule to the Chartered Accountants Act, 1949, and in supersession of Notification No. 1- CA(7)/158/87 dated May 25th, 1987 published in part III Section 4 of the Gazette of India dated June 6th, 1987, the Council of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India hereby specifies that a member of the Institute in practice shall be deemed to be guilty of professional misconduct, if he on behalf of the firm of chartered accountants in which he is a partner (a) consisting of four or more partners but less than 8 partners with at least one partner holding a certificate of practice for five years or more; or (b) consisting of eight or more partners with at least one partner holding a certificate of practice for five years or more; accepts or carries out any audit work involving receipt of audit fees (excluding reimbursement of expenses, if any) for such work of an amount less than what is specified hereunder:

Practising firm having 4 or more partners but less than 8 partnersPractising firm having 8 or more partners
i) In cities with population of 2 million and aboveRs. 3000/- p.a.Rs. 6000/- p.a.
ii) In cities/town having population of less than 2 millionRs. 2000/- p.a.Rs. 4000/- p.a.

Provided that such restriction shall not apply in respect of the following:

(i) audit of accounts of charitable institutions, clubs, provident funds, etc. where the appointment is honorary i.e. without any fees;
(ii) statutory audit of branches of banks including regional rural banks;
(iii) audit of newly formed concerns relating to two accounting years from the date of commencement of their operations; and
(iv) certification or audit under Income-tax Act or other attestation work carried out by the Statutory Auditor.

This becomes operative for all audits relating to accounting periods beginning on or after April 1, 1995.
Explanation –
For the purpose of this notification, the expression statutory auditor means and includes a chartered accountant appointed as an auditor under a Central/State or Provincial Act as well as an auditor appointed under any agreement.

A.K. MAJUMDAR
Secretary

A Earlier substituted for the following Notification:-
[Published in Part III Section 4 of the Gazette of India
dated 6th June, 1987]
NOTIFICATION
(Chartered Accountants)

25th May, 1987

No. 1-CA(7)/158/87: In exercise of the powers conferred by clause (ii) of Part II of the Second Schedule to the Chartered Accountants Act, 1949, the Council of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India hereby specifies that a member of the Institute in practice shall be deemed to be guilty of professional misconduct, if he on behalf of the firm of chartered accountants in which he is a partner (a) consisting of 4 or more partners but less than 8 partners with atleast one partner holding a certificate of practice for five years of more; or (b) consisting of 8 or more partners with atleast one partner holding a certificate of practice for five years or more; accepts or carries out any audit work involving receipt of audit fees (excluding reimbursement of expenses, if any) for such work of an amount below what is specified hereunder:-

Practising firm having 4 or more partners but less than 8 partnersPractising firm having 8 or more partners
i) In cities with population of 2 million and aboveRs. 1500/- p.a.Rs. 3000/- p.a.
ii) In cities/town having population of less than 2 millionRs. 1000/- p.a.Rs. 2000/- p.a.

Provided that such restriction shall not apply in respect of the following:
i) audit of accounts of charitable institutions, clubs, provident funds, etc. where the appointment is honorary, i.e. without any fees;
ii) statutory audit of branches of banks including regional rural banks;
iii) audit of newly formed concerns relating to two accounting years from the date of commencement of their operations; and
iv) certification or audit under Income-tax Act or other attestation work carried out by the Statutory Auditor.
This becomes operative for all audits relating to accounting periods beginning on or after 1st August, 1987.

Explanation –

For the purpose of this notification, the expression Statutory Auditor means and includes a chartered accountant appointed as an auditor under a Central/State or provincial Act as well as an auditor appointed under any agreement.

G. Banerjee
Deputy Secretary

[The Notification given in Appendix No. (26) was in operation until issuance of Council General Guidelines, 2008 – No. 1-CA(7)/02/2008 dated 8th August, 2008, given at Appendix No. (34)]

Appendix No. (26)
[Published in Part III Section 4 of the Gazette of India
dated 4th February, 1989]
NOTIFICATION
(Chartered Accountant)

13th January, 1989

No. 1-CA(7)/3/88. − In exercise of the powers conferred by clause (ii) of Part II of the Second Schedule to the Chartered Accountants Act, 1949, the Council of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India hereby specifies that a member of the Institute in practice shall be deemed to be guilty of professional misconduct, if he accepts, in a financial year, more than the “specified number of tax audit assignments” under Section 44AB of the Income-tax Act, 1961.

Provided that in the case of a firm of chartered accountants in practice, the “specified number of tax audit assignments” shall be construed as the specified number of audit tax assignments for every partner of the firm.

Provided further that where any partner of the firm is also a partner of any other firm or firms of chartered accountants in practice, the number of tax audit assignments which may be taken for all the firms together in relation to such partner shall not exceed the “specified number of tax audit assignments” in the aggregate.

Provided further that where any partner of a firm of chartered accountants in practice accepts one or more tax audit assignments in his individual capacity, the total number of such assignments which may be accepted by him shall not exceed the “specified number of tax audit assignments” in the aggregate.

Explanation –

1. For the above purpose, “specified number of tax audit assignments” means

(a) in the case of a chartered accountant in practice or a proprietary firm of chartered accountant, 301 tax audit assignments, in a financial year, whether in respect of corporate or non-corporate assesses.

(b) in the case of firm of chartered accountants in practice, 30 tax audit assignments per partner in the firm, in a financial year, whether in respect of corporate or non-corporate assesses.

2. In computing the “specified number of tax audit assignments”, each year’s audit would be taken as a separate assignment.

3. In computing the “specified number of tax audit assignments”, the number of such assignments, which he or any partner of his firm has accepted whether singly or in combination with any other chartered accountants in practice or firm of such chartered accountants, shall be taken into account.

4. The audit of the head office and branch offices of a concern shall be regarded as one tax audit assignment.

5. The audit of one or more branches of the same concern by one chartered accountant in practice shall be construed as only one tax audit assignment.

6. The above notification shall come into force from the financial year commencing on or after 1st April, 1989.

7. A chartered accountant in practice and every partner of a firm of such chartered accountants holding immediately before 1st April, 1989, tax audit assignments in excess of the specified number, shall within sixty days from 1st April, 1989, intimate his inability to conduct tax audit in excess of the specified number to the concerned assesses.

8. A chartered accountant in practice shall maintain a record of the tax audit assignments accepted by him in each financial year in the format as may be prescribed by the Council.

Footnote


1 Should be read with announcement published in June, 2007 issue of the Journal regarding increase in the “specified number of tax audit assignments” from 30 to 45.


M.C. Narasimhan
Secretary

[The Notification given in Appendix No. (27) was in operation until issuance of Council General Guidelines, 2008 – No. 1-CA(7)/02/2008 dated 8th August, 2008, given at Appendix No. (34)]

Appendix No. (27)
[Published in Part III Section 4 of the Gazette of India
dated 31st July, 1999]
NOTIFICATION
(Chartered Accountants)

23rd July, 1999

No. 1-CA(7)/43/99. − In exercise of the powers conferred by clause (ii) of Part II of the Second Schedule to the Chartered Accountants Act, 1949, the Council of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India hereby specifies that a member of the Institute in practice shall be deemed to be guilty of professional misconduct, if he or his firm undertakes issuance of Y2K compliance certificate while the member or the firm undertakes, whether directly or indirectly, the designing and conversion of the computer system for Y2K compliance.

Explanation –

A member of the Institute in practice is permitted to carry out Y2K compliance certification of an entity along with the audit of the same entity.

ASHOK HALDIA
Secretary

[The Notification given in Appendix No. (28) was in operation until issuance of Council General Guidelines, 2008 – No. 1-CA(7)/02/2008 dated 8th August, 2008, given at Appendix No. (34)]

Appendix No. (28)
[Published in Part III Section 4 of the Gazette of India
dated 13th November, 1999]
NOTIFICATION
(Chartered Accountants)

28th October, 1999

No. 1-CA(7)/46/99. − In exercise of the powers conferred by clause (ii) of Part II of the Second Schedule to the Chartered Accountants Act, 1949, the Council of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India hereby specifies that a member of the Institute in practice shall be deemed to be guilty of professional misconduct, if he accepts the appointment as auditor of an entity in case the undisputed audit fee of another Chartered Accountant for carrying out the statutory audit under the Companies Act, 1956 or various other statutes has not been paid:

Provided that in the case of sick unit, the above prohibition of acceptance shall not apply.

Explanation 1 − For this purpose, the provision for audit fee in accounts signed by both – the auditee and the auditor shall be considered as “undisputed” audit fee.

Explanation 2 − For this purpose, “sick unit” shall mean where the net worth is negative.

(ASHOK HALDIA)
Secretary

[The Notification given in Appendix No. (29) was in operation until issuance of Council General Guidelines, 2008 – No. 1-CA(7)/02/2008 dated 8th August, 2008, given at Appendix No. (34)]

8th May, 2001

No. 1-CA(7)/53/2001. − In exercise of the powers conferred by clause (ii) of Part II of the Second Schedule to the Chartered Accountants Act, 1949, the Council of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India hereby specifies that a member of the Institute in practice shall be deemed to be guilty of professional misconduct, if he holds at any time appointment of more than the “specified number of audit assignments” of the companies under Section 224 and/or Section 228 of the Companies Act, 1956.

Provided further that where any partner of the firm of chartered accountants in practice is also a partner of any other firm or firms of chartered accountants in practice, the number of audit assignments which may be taken for all the firms together in relation to such partner shall not exceed the “specified number of audit assignments” in the aggregate.

Provided further where any partner of a firm or firms of chartered accountants in practice accepts one or more audit assignments in his individual capacity, or in the name of his proprietary firm, the total number of such assignments which may be accepted by all firms in relation to such chartered accountant and by him shall not exceed the “specified number of audit assignments” in the aggregate.

Explanation –

1. For the above purpose, the “specified number of audit assignments” means −

(a) in the case of a chartered accountant in practice or a proprietary firm of chartered accountant, thirty audit assignments whether in respect of private companies or other companies.

(b) in the case of a firm of chartered accountants in practice, thirty audit assignments per partner in the firm, whether in respect of private companies or other companies.

Provided that out of such “specified number of audit assignments”, the number of audit assignments of public companies each of which has a paid-up share capital of rupees twenty-five lakhs or more, shall not exceed ten.

2. In computing the “specified number of audit assignments”,

(a) the number of such assignments, which he or any partner of his firm has accepted whether singly or in combination with any other chartered accountant in practice or firm of such chartered accountants, shall be taken into account.
(b) the audit of the head office and branch offices of a company by one chartered accountant or firm of such chartered accountants in practice shall be regarded as one audit assignment.
(c) the audit of one or more branches of the same company by one chartered accountant in practice or by firm of chartered accountants in practice in which he is a partner shall be construed as one audit assignment only.
(d) the number of partners of a firm on the date of acceptance of audit assignment shall be taken into account.
(e) A chartered accountant in full time employment elsewhere shall not be taken into account.

3. This notification shall come into force from the date of its publication in the Official Gazette.

4. A chartered accountant in practice as well as firm of chartered accountants in practice shall maintain a record of the audit assignments accepted by him or by the firm of chartered accountants, or by any of the partner of the firm in his individual name or as a partner of any other firm as far as possible, in the following format:

S. No.Name of the Company/ Audit AssignmentRegistration NumberDate of AppointmentDate of AcceptanceDate on which Form 23-B filed with Registrar of Companies
123456

Dr. Ashok Haldia
Secretary

[The Notification given in Appendix No. (30) was in operation until issuance of Council General Guidelines, 2008 – No. 1-CA(7)/02/2008 dated 8th August, 2008, given at Appendix No. (34)]

Appendix No. (30)
[Published in Part III Section 4 of the Gazette of India
dated 23rd March, 2002]
NOTIFICATION
(Chartered Accountants)

8th March, 2002

No. 1-CA(7)/60/2002. − In exercise of the powers conferred by clause (ii) of Part II of the Second Schedule to the Chartered Accountants Act, 1949, the Council of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India hereby specifies that a member of the Institute in practice shall be deemed to be guilty of professional misconduct, if he accepts the appointment as statutory auditor of Public Sector Undertaking(s)/Government Company(ies)/Listed Company(ies) and other Public Company(ies) having turnover of Rs.50 crores or more in a year and accepts any other work(s) or assignment(s) or service(s) in regard to the same Undertaking(s)/Company(ies) on a remuneration which in total exceeds the fee payable for carrying out the statutory audit of the same Undertaking/company.

Provided that in case appointing authority(ies)/regulatory body(ies) specify(ies) more stringent condition(s)/restriction(s), the same shall apply instead of the conditions/restrictions specified in this Notification.

Explanation –

1. The above restrictions shall apply in respect of fees for other work(s) or service(s) or assignment(s) payable to the statutory auditors and their associate concern(s) put together;

2. For the above purpose,

(i) the term “other work(s)” or “service(s)” or “assignment(s)” shall include Management Consultancy and all other professional services permitted by the Council pursuant to Section

2(2)(iv) of the Chartered Accountants Act, 1949 but shall not include:−
(i) audit under any other statute;
(ii) certification work required to be done by the statutory auditors; and
(iii) any representation before an authority;

(ii) the term “associate concern” means any corporate body or partnership firm which renders the Management Consultancy and all other professional services permitted by the Council wherein the proprietor and/or partner(s) of the statutory auditor firm and/or their “relative(s)” is/are Director/s or partner/s and/or jointly or severally hold “substantial interest” in the said corporate body or partnership;

(iii) the term “relative” and “substantial interest” shall have the same meaning as are assigned under Appendix (10) [Now Appendix (9)] to the Chartered Accountants Regulations, 1988.

3. In regard to taking up other work(s) or service(s) or assignment(s) of the undertaking/company referred to above, it shall be open to such associate concern or corporate body to render such work(s) or service(s) or assignment(s) so long as aggregate remuneration for such other work(s) or service(s) or assignment(s) payable to the statutory auditor/s together with fees payable to its associate concern(s) or corporate body(ies) do/does not exceed the aggregate of fee payable for carrying out the statutory audit.

4. This notification shall apply for any appointment(s) on or after 1st April, 2002.

DR. ASHOK HALDIA
SECRETARY

[The Notification given in Appendix No. (31) was in operation until issuance of Council General Guidelines, 2008 – No. 1-CA(7)/02/2008 dated 8th August, 2008, given at Appendix No. (34)]

Appendix No. (31)
[Published in Part III Section 4 of the Gazette of India
dated 7th September, 2002]
NOTIFICATION
(Chartered Accountants)

2nd August, 2002

No. 1-CA(7)/63/2002. − In exercise of the powers conferred by clause (ii) of Part II of the Second Schedule to the Chartered Accountants Act, 1949, the Council of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India hereby specifies that a member of the Institute shall be deemed to be guilty of professional misconduct if he accepts appointment as auditor of a concern while he is indebted to the concern or has given any guarantee or provided any security in connection with the indebtedness of any third person to the concern, for limits fixed in the statute and in other cases for amount exceeding Rs. 10,000/-.

Explanation –
(1) For the above purpose, the term `auditor’ does not include internal auditor, concurrent auditor or an auditor giving report to the Management.

(2) For the above purpose, the limit of Rs. 10,000/- shall be the aggregate amount in respect of the proprietor and/or the partner/s of the firm of chartered accountants.

(DR. ASHOK HALDIA)
SECRETARY

[The Notification given in Appendix No. (32) was in operation until issuance of Council General Guidelines, 2008 – No. 1-CA(7)/02/2008 dated 8th August, 2008, given at Appendix No. (34)]

Appendix No. (32)
[Published in Part III Section 4 of the Gazette of India
dated 19th October, 2002]
NOTIFICATION
(Chartered Accountants)
30th September, 2002

No. 1-CA(7)/67/2002. − In exercise of the powers conferred by clause (ii) of Part II of the Second Schedule to the Chartered Accountants Act, 1949, the Council of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India hereby notifies that a member of the Institute in practice shall be deemed to be guilty of professional misconduct, if he does not follow the direction given, by the Council or an appropriate Committee or on behalf of any of them, to the incoming auditors not to accept the appointment as auditors, in the case of unjustified removal of the earlier auditors.

DR. ASHOK HALDIA
SECRETARY

Appendix No. (33)
(Issued pursuant to Clause (7) of Part I of the First Schedule to
the Chartered Accountants Act, 1949)

Guidelines No. 1-CA(7)/Council Guidelines/01/2008, dated 14th May, 2008
GUIDELINES FOR ADVERTISEMENT FOR THE MEMBERS IN PRACTICE

The Members may advertise through a write up setting out their particulars or of their firms and services provided by them subject to the following Guidelines and must be presented in such a manner as to maintain the profession’s good reputation, dignity and its ability to serve the public interest.

1. The Member(s)/Firm(s) should ensure that the contents of the Write up are true to the best of their knowledge and belief and are in conformity with these Guidelines and be aware that the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India does not own any responsibility whatsoever for such contents or claims by the Writer Member(s) / Firm(s).

2. Definitions

For the purpose of these Guidelines:

(i) The “Act” means The Chartered Accountants Act, 1949.
(ii) “Institute” means the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.
(iii) “write up” means the writing of particulars according to the information given in the Guidelines setting out services rendered by the Members or firms and any writing or display of the particulars of the Member(s) in practice or of firm(s) issued, circulated or published by way of print or electronic mode or otherwise including in newspapers, journals, magazines and websites (in Push as well in Pull mode) in accordance with the Guidelines.
(The terms not defined herein have the same meaning as assigned to them in the Chartered Accountants Act, 1949 and the Rules, Regulations and Guidelines made thereunder.)

3. The write-up may include only the following information:
(A) For Members

(i) Name ……………… Chartered Accountant
(ii) Membership No. with Institute
(iii) Age
(iv) Date of becoming ACA
(v) Date of becoming FCA
(vi) Date from which COP held
(vii) Recognized qualifications
(viii) Languages known
(ix) Telephone/Mobile/Fax No.
(x) Professional Address
(xi) Web
(xii) E-mail
(xiii) C A Logo
(xiv) Passport size photograph
(xv) Details of Employees (Nos. – )
(a) Chartered Accountants –
(b) Other Professionals –
(c) Articles/Audit Assistants
(d) Other Employees
(xvi) Names of the employees and their particulars on the lines allowed for a member as stated above.
(xvii) Services provided
(a) ……………….
(b) ……………….
(c) ……………….

(B) For Firms

(i) Name of the Firm …………………… Chartered Accountants
(ii) Firm Registration No. with Institute
(iii) Year of establishment.
(iv) Professional Address(s)
(v) Working Hours
(vi) Tel. No(s)/Mobile No./Fax No(s)
(vii) Web address
(viii) E-mail
(ix) No. of partners
(x) Name of the proprietor/partners and their particulars on the lines allowed for a member as stated above including passport size photograph.
(xi) C A Logo
(xii) Details of Employees (Nos. – )
(a) Chartered Accountants –
(b) Other professionals –
(c) Articles/Audit Assistants
(d) Other employees
(xiii) Names of the employees of the firm and their particulars on the lines allowed for a member as stated above.
(xiv) Services provided:
(a) ………………
(b) ………………
(c) ………………

The write-up may have the Signature, Name of the Member/ Name of the Partner signing on behalf of the firm, Place and Date.

4. Other Conditions

(i) The write-up should not be false or misleading and bring the profession into disrepute.
(ii) The write-up should not claim superiority over any other Member(s)/Firm(s).
(iii) The write-up should not be indecent, sensational or otherwise of such nature which may likely to bring the profession into disrepute.
(iv) The write-up should not contain testimonials or endorsements concerning Member(s).
(v) The write-up should not contain any other representation(s) that may like to cause a person to misunderstand and/or to be deceived.
(vi) The write-up should not violate the provisions of the ‘Act’, Rules made thereunder and ‘The Chartered Accountants Regulations,1988’.
(vii) The write-up should not include the names of the clients (both past and present)
(viii) The write-up should not be of font size exceeding 14.
(ix) The write-up should not contain any information other than stated in Para 3 hereinabove.
(x) The write-up should not contain any information about achievements/award or any other position held.
(xi) The particulars of information required at para (ii) of 3(A) and para (ii) of 3(B) above is mandatory.

Appendix No. (34)
(Issued under the provisions of The Chartered
Accountants Act, 1949)
Guidelines No. 1-CA(7)/02/2008, dated 8th August,2008 GUIDELINES FOR THE MEMBERS OF ICAI

Chapter I
Preliminary

1.0 Short title, commencement, etc.

(a) These Guidelines have been issued by the Council of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India under the provisions of The Chartered Accountants Act, 1949, as amended by The Chartered Accountants (Amendment) Act 2006, in supersession of the Notifications issued by the Council under erstwhile Clause (ii) of Part II of the Second Schedule to the Chartered Accountants Act, 1949.

(b) These Guidelines be called the ‘Council General Guidelines, 2008’.

1.1 Definitions

1.1.1 For the purpose of these Guidelines:

(a) ‘Act’ means the Chartered Accountants Act, 1949.
(b) “Chartered accountant” means a person who is a member of the Institute.
(c) “Council” means the Council of the Institute constituted under Section 9 of the Act.
(d) “Institute” means the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India constituted under the Act.

1.1.2 All other words and expressions used but not defined herein have the same meaning as assigned to them within the Chartered Accountants Act, 1949 and the Rules, Regulations and Guidelines made thereunder.

1.2 Applicability of the Guidelines

These guidelines shall be applicable to all the Members of the Institute whether in practice or not wherever the context so requires.

Chapter II
Conduct of a Member being an employee

2.0 A member of the Institute who is an employee shall exercise due diligence and shall not be grossly negligent in the conduct of his duties.

Chapter III
Appointment of a Member as Cost auditor

3.0 A member of the Institute shall not accept:-
(i) The appointment as Cost auditor of a Company under Section 233B of the Companies Act, 1956 while he-
(a) is an auditor of the Company appointed under Section 224 of the Companies Act or
(b) is an officer or employee of the Company; or
(c) is a partner, of any employee or officer of the Company; or
(d) is a partner or is in the employment of the Company’s auditor appointed under Section 224 of the Companies Act, 1956; or
(e) is indebted to the Company for an amount exceeding one thousand rupees, or has given any guarantee or provided any security in connection with the indebtedness of any third person to the Company for an amount exceeding one thousand rupees;

OR

(ii) After his appointment as Cost Auditor, he becomes subject to any of the disabilities stated in items (i) (a) to (e) above and continues to function as a cost auditor thereafter.

3.1 A member of the Institute in practice shall not accept the appointment as auditor of a Company under Section 224 of the Companies Act, 1956, while he is an employee of the cost auditor of the Company appointed under Section 233B of the Companies Act, 1956.

Chapter IV
Opinion on financial statements when there is substantial interest

4.0 A member of the Institute shall not express his opinion on financial statements of any business or enterprise in which one or more persons who are his “relatives” within the meaning of Section 6 of the Companies Act, 1956 have, either by themselves or in conjunction with such member, a substantial interest in the said business or enterprise.

Explanation – For this purpose and for the purpose of compliance of Clause (4) of Part I of the Second Schedule to the Chartered Accountants Act, 1949, the expression “substantial interest” shall have the same meaning as is assigned thereto under Appendix (9) to the Chartered Accountants Regulations, 1988.

Chapter
Maintenance of books of accounts

5.0 A member of the Institute in practice or the firm of Chartered Accountants of which he is a partner, shall maintain and keep in respect of his / its professional practice, proper books of account including the following:-

(i) a Cash Book;
(ii) a Ledger.

Chapter VI
Tax Audit assignments under Section 44 AB of the Income-tax Act, 1961

6.0 A member of the Institute in practice shall not accept, in a financial year, more than the “specified number of tax audit assignments” under Section 44AB of the Income-tax Act, 1961.

Provided that in the case of a firm of Chartered Accountants in practice, the “specified number of tax audit assignments” shall be construed as the specified number of tax audit assignments for every partner of the firm.

Provided further that where any partner of the firm is also a partner of any other firm or firms of Chartered Accountants in practice, the number of tax audit assignments which may be taken for all the firms together in relation to such partner shall not exceed the “specified number of tax audit assignments” in the aggregate.

Provided further that where any partner of a firm of Chartered Accountants in practice accepts one or more tax audit assignments in his individual capacity, the total number of such assignments which may be accepted by him shall not exceed the “specified number of tax audit assignments” in the aggregate.

6.1 Explanation –

For the above purpose, “the specified number of tax audit assignments” means –

(a) in the case of a Chartered Accountant in practice or a proprietary firm of Chartered Accountant, 45 tax audit assignments, in a financial year, whether in respect of corporate or non-corporate assesses.

(b) in the case of firm of Chartered Accountants in practice, 45 tax audit assignments per partner in the firm, in a financial year, whether in respect of corporate or non-corporate assesses.

6.1.1 In computing the “specified number of tax audit assignments” each year’s audit would be taken as a separate assignment.

6.1.2 In computing the “specified number of tax audit assignments”, the number of such assignments, which he or any partner of his firm has accepted whether singly or in combination with any other Chartered Accountant in practice or firm of such Chartered Accountants, shall be taken into account.

6.1.3 The audit of the head office and branch offices of a concern shall be regarded as one tax audit assignment.

6.1.4 The audit of one or more branches of the same concern by one Chartered Accountant in practice shall be construed as only one tax audit assignment.

6.1.5 A Chartered Accountant being a part time practicing partner of a firm shall not be taken into account for the purpose of reckoning the tax audit assignments of the firm.

6.1.6 A Chartered Accountant in practice shall maintain a record of the tax audit assignments accepted by him in each financial year in the format as may be prescribed by the Council.

Chapter VII
Appointment of an Auditor in case of non-payment of undisputed fees

7.0 A member of the Institute in practice shall not accept the appointment as auditor of an entity in case the undisputed audit fee of another Chartered Accountant for carrying out the statutory audit under the Companies Act, 1956 or various other statutes has not been paid:

Provided that in the case of sick unit, the above prohibition of acceptance shall not apply.

7.1 Explanation 1 –

For this purpose, the provision for audit fee in accounts signed by both – the auditee and the auditor shall be considered as “undisputed” audit fee.

7.2 Explanation 2 –

For this purpose, “sick unit” shall mean where the net worth is negative.

Chapter VIII
Specified number of audit assignments

8.0 A member of the Institute in practice shall not hold at any time appointment of more than the “specified number of audit assignments” of Companies under Section 224 and/or Section 228 of the Companies Act, 1956.

Provided that in the case of a firm of Chartered Accountants in practice, the “specified number of audit assignments” shall be construed as the specific number of audit assignments for every partner of the firm.

Provided further that where any partner of the firm of Chartered Accountants in practice is also a partner of any other firm or firms of Chartered Accountants in practice, the number of audit assignments which may be taken for all the firms together in relation to such partner shall not exceed the “specified number of audit assignments” in the aggregate.

Provided further where any partner of a firm or firms of Chartered Accountants in practice accepts one or more audit of Companies in his individual capacity, or in the name of his proprietary firm, the total number of such assignments which may be accepted by all firms in relation to such Chartered Accountant and by him shall not exceed the “specified number of audit assignments” in the aggregate.

8.1 Explanation –

For the above purpose, the “specified number of audit assignments” means –

a. in the case of a Chartered Accountant in practice or a proprietary firm of Chartered Accountant, thirty audit assignments whether in respect of private Companies or other Companies.

b. in the case of Chartered Accountants in practice, thirty audit assignments per partner in the firm, whether in respect of private Companies or other Companies.

Provided that out of such “specified number of audit assignments, the number of audit assignments of public Companies each of which has a paid-up share capital of rupees twenty-five lakhs or more, shall not exceed ten.

8.2 In computing the “specified number of audit assignments”-

a. the number of audit of such Companies, which he or any partner of his firm has accepted whether singly or in combination with any other Chartered Accountant in practice or firm of such Chartered Accountants, shall be taken into account.

b. the audit of the head office and branch offices of a Company by one Chartered Accountant or firm of such Chartered Accountants in practice shall be regarded as one audit assignment.

c. the audit of one or more branches of the same Company by one Chartered Accountant in practice or by firm of Chartered Accountants in practice in which he is a partner shall be construed as one audit assignment only.

d. the number of partners of a firm on the date of acceptance of audit assignment shall be taken into account.

8.3 A Chartered Accountant in practice, whether in full-time or part-time employment elsewhere, shall not be counted for the purpose of determination of “specified number of audit of Companies” by firms of Chartered Accountants.

8.4 A Chartered Accountant being a part time practicing partner of a firm shall not be taken into account for the purpose of reckoning the audit assignments of the firm.

8.5 A Chartered Accountant in practice as well as firm of Chartered Accountants in practice shall maintain a record of the audit assignments accepted by him or by the firm of Chartered Accountants, or by any of the partners of the firm in his individual name or as a partner of any other firm, as far as possible, in the following format:

S. No.Name of the CompanyRegistration NumberDate of AppointmentDate of AcceptanceDate on which Form 23-B filed with Registrar of Companies
123456

Chapter IX
Appointment as Statutory auditor

9.0 A member of the Institute in practice shall not accept the appointment as statutory auditor of Public Sector Undertaking(s)/Government Company(ies)/Listed Company(ies) and other Public Company(ies) having turnover of Rs. 50 crores or more in a year where he accepts any other work(s) or assignment(s) or service(s) in regard to the same Undertaking(s)/Company(ies) on a remuneration which in total exceeds the fee payable for carrying out the statutory audit of the same Undertaking/company.

Provided that in case appointing authority(ies)/regulatory body(ies) specify(ies) more stringent condition(s)/restriction(s), the same shall apply instead of the conditions/restrictions specified under these Guidelines.

9.1 The above restrictions shall apply in respect of fees for other work(s) or service(s) or assignment(s) payable to the statutory auditors and their associate concern(s) put together.

9.2 For the above purpose,

(i) the term “other work(s)” or “service(s)” or “assignment(s)” shall include Management Consultancy and all other professional services permitted by the Council pursuant to Section 2(2)(iv) of the Chartered Accountants Act, 1949 but shall not include: –

(a) audit under any other statute;
(b) certification work required to be done by the statutory auditors; and
(c) any representation before an authority;

(ii) the term “associate concern” means any corporate body or partnership firm which renders the Management Consultancy and all other professional services permitted by the Council wherein the proprietor and/or partner(s) of the statutory auditor firm and/or their “relative(s)” is/are Director/s or partner/s and/or jointly or severally hold “substantial interest” in the said corporate body or partnership;

(iii) the terms “relative” and “substantial interest” shall have the same meaning as are assigned thereto under Appendix (9) to the Chartered Accountants Regulations, 1988.

9.3 In regard to taking up other work(s) or service(s) or assignment(s) of the undertaking/company referred to above, it shall be open to such associate concern or corporate body to render such work(s) or service(s) or assignment(s) so long as aggregate remuneration for such other work(s) or service(s) or assignment(s) payable to the statutory auditor/s together with fees payable to its associate concern(s) or corporate body(ies) do/does not exceed the aggregate of fee payable for carrying out the statutory audit.

Chapter X
Appointment of an auditor when he is indebted to a concern

10.0 A member of the Institute in practice or a partner of a firm in practice or a firm shall not accept appointment as auditor of a concern while indebted to the concern or given any guarantee or provided any security in connection with the indebtedness of any third person to the concern, for limits fixed in the statute and in other cases for amount exceeding Rs. 10,000/-.

Chapter XI
Directions in case of unjustified removal of auditors

11.0 A member of the Institute in practice shall follow the direction given, by the Council or an appropriate Committee or on behalf of any of them, to him being the incoming auditor(s) not to accept the appointment as auditor(s), in the case of unjustified removal of the earlier auditor(s).

Chapter XII
Minimum Audit Fee in respect of Audit

12.0 A member of the Institute in practice shall not, on behalf of the firm of chartered accountants in which he is a partner, accept or carry out any audit work involving receipt of audit fees (excluding reimbursement of expenses, if any) for such work of an amount less than what is specified hereunder:-

(a) consisting of 5 or more partners but less than 10 partners with at least one partner holding a certificate of practice for five years or more; or
(b) consisting of 10 or more partners with at least one partner holding a certificate of practice for five years or more.

Practising firm having 5 or more partners but less than 10 partnersPractising firm having 10 or more partners
i) In cities with population of 3 million and above(as per the last census)Rs. 6000/- p.a.Rs. 12,000/- p.a.
ii) In cities/town having population of less than 3 million(as per the last census)Rs. 3500/- p.a.Rs. 8000/- p.a.

Provided that such restriction shall not apply in respect of the following: –

(i) audit of accounts of charitable institutions clubs, provident funds, etc. where the appointment is honorary i.e. without any fees;
(ii) statutory audit of branches of banks including regional rural banks;
(iii) audit of newly formed concerns relating to two accounting years from the date of commencement of their operations;
(iv) certification or audit under Income-tax Act or other attestation work carried out by the Statutory Auditor; and
(v) Sales Tax Audit and VAT Audit.

12.1 Explanation –

For the purpose of these Guidelines, the expression statutory auditor means and includes a chartered accountant appointed as an auditor under a Central/State or Provincial Act as well as an auditor appointed under any agreement.

The Council has clarified that for the above purpose the audit of Provident Fund Trust; Gratuity Fund etc. carried out by the statutory auditor are to be considered as separate and distinct audit so that the above restrictions are applicable to it.

Chapter XIII
Repeal and Saving

13.0 The Notifications as specified in the Schedule hereto, issued under erstwhile Clause (ii) of Part II of the Second Schedule to the Chartered Accountants Act, 1949 by the Council from time to time shall stand repealed from the date herein.

13.1 Notwithstanding such repeal:-

(a) Anything done or any action taken or purported to have been done or taken, any enquiry or investigation commenced or show cause notice issued in respect of the said notifications shall be deemed to have been done or taken under the corresponding provisions of these guidelines.

(b) Any application made to the Council or Director (Discipline) under the said Notifications and pending before the Director (Discipline), Board of Discipline, Disciplinary Committee and the Council shall be deemed to have been made under the corresponding provisions of these Guidelines.

SCHEDULE
NOTIFICATIONS ISSUED BY THE COUNCIL UNDER ERSTWHILE CLAUSE (ii) OF PART II OF THE SECOND SCHEDULE TO THE CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS ACT, 1949.

1. No. 1-CA(7)/65 dated 6th November, 1965.
2. No. 1-CA (37)/70 Published in Part III Section 4 of the Gazette of India dated 30th May, 1970.
3. No. 1-CA(39)/70 Published in Part III Section 4 of the Gazette of India dated 24th October, 1970.
4. No. 1-CA(44)/71 Published in Part III Section 4 of the Gazette of India dated 20th March, 1971.
5. No. 1-CA(153)/86 Published in Part III Section 4 of the Gazette of India dated 30th August, 1986.
6. No. 1-CA(7)/3/88 Published in Part III Section 4 of the Gazette of India dated 4th February, 1989.
7. No. 1-CA(7)/9/89 Published in Part III Section 4 of the Gazette of India dated 19th August, 1989 (Since quashed by the Supreme Court vide Order dated 16th May, 2007).
8. No. 1-CA(7)/43/99 Published in Part III Section 4 of the Gazette of India dated 31st July, 1999.
9. No. 1-CA(7)/46/99 Published in Part III Section 4 of the Gazette of India dated 13th November, 1999.
10. No. 1-CA(7)/53/2001 Published in Part III Section 4 of the Gazette of India dated 12th May, 2001.
11. No. 1-CA(7)/60/2002 Published in Part III Section 4 of the Gazette of India dated 23rd March, 2002.
12. No. 1-CA(7)/63/2002 Published in Part III Section 4 of the Gazette of India dated 7th September, 2002.
13. No. 1-CA(7)/67/2002 Published in Part III Section 4 of the Gazette of India dated 19th October, 2002.
14. No. 1-CA(7)/75/2004 Published in Part III Section 4 of the Gazette of India dated 22nd May, 2004.

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