Assignments of Checkers –  May 12, 2016

The examination process inter alia includes a procedure of having the answer books checked, after evaluation by examiners, by Checkers to ensure that all answers have been evaluated, marks awarded have been carried forward to the cover page of the answer books and that the totalling of marks is correct.

ICAI had a centralized system of empanelling checkers before each exam, assigning them duties and paying them directly, until recently.

While the process of checking shall continue, it has been decided to discontinue the practice of centralised empanelment of checkers, appointment, allotment of assignments and direct payments by the Institute. It has further been decided that henceforth, examiners shall appoint Checkers and have the answer books checked, pay them honorarium and claim the same in their bill.

The abovementioned arrangement comes into effect from May 2016 examinations onwards.

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  • Prem kant Jha

    Bad decision by ICAI. There is already few opportunities for fresher practitioners but assignments from institute was a great help but has been taken back by the Institute. Further quality of checkers will decrease because of partiality by examiners in checkers selection.

    • ANKIT CHAMRIA

      Fully agreed. Independence issue

  • ANKIT CHAMRIA

    Very bad decision. Hope we can do some thing in this. Many examiner may not be able to find a CA to do checker job and at the same time the CA’s who wants to do such task will just wait for the call from any examiner

  • malli bandaru

    I too agree with my fellow CA friends, may be the quality of checker will be a question. But in my opinion, Examiners are supposed to do the assignment very confidentially hence responsibility of Examiner in selecting checker should also be very confidential and act fairly.

  • Rajesh

    Not a good decision from ICAI….