THE INSTITUTE OF CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS OF INDIA – NEW DELHI
13th February, 2012
ANNOUNCEMENT FOR EMPANELMENT OF MEMBERS OF THE INSTITUTE TO ACT AS OBSERVERS IN THE CENTRES WHEREIN CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS EXAMINATIONS ARE CONDUCTED.
The Institute intends to draw a Panel from amongst its Members for acting as Observer at the examination centres in various cities during the Chartered Accountants Examinations to be held from 2nd – 17th May, 2012 and the Common Proficiency Test (Paper-Pencil Mode) to be held on 17th June, 2012 (Sunday).
Members who are interested to act as Observer at the examination centres during the examination days may download the attached Empanelment Form and e-mail the same to: firstname.lastname@example.org on or before 1st March, 2012.
Appointment as Observer is Examination wise. Accordingly, those who have done their Observership duty earlier should apply once again.
A) REQUIREMENTS FOR APPOINTMENT AS OBSERVERS:
i) The member needs to be in practice or in service.
ii) The member must not have any conflict of interest (as per the definition of relative finalized by the Examination Committee, mentioned below) in the ensuing examinations for students and members at any examination centre either in the country or abroad.
iii) The member must not be associated with coaching of Chartered Accountants students anywhere in the country in any capacity in any organ of the Institute or any institution or private coaching.
Honorarium of Rs.1500/- per day and Rs.350/- as conveyance reimbursement for ‘A’ class cities and Rs.250/- for ‘B’ & ‘C’ class cities per day (to cover cost of local travel) besides reimbursement of postal, stationery, telephone expenses, if any.
THE OBSERVER SHOULD BE PRESENT IN THE EXAMINATION CENTRE FROM THE TIME THE CODE KEY IS OPENED IN THE BANK AND TILL THE CONCLUSION OF EXAMINATION viz. THE ANSWER BOOKS ARE POOLED, RECONCILED AND PACKED AND THE ANSWER BOOK PARCELS ARE HANDED OVER TO THE COURIER AGENCY FOR DISPATCH TO EXAMINATION DIVISION, ICAI.
SELECTION/ ALLOCATION OF ASSIGNMENT FOR OBSERVERS:
Observers’ panel will be prepared by the Institute city wise and would be forwarded to the concerned Examination Coordinator appointed by the Institute (at the Regional Council level and Branch of Regional Council level). The Member in the panel will be offered assignment by the concerned Examination Coordinator for a specific examination provided they meet the eligibility requirements. While accepting the assignment for specific exam the concerned member has to convey his/her acceptance of the assignment and declaration relating to non-conflict of interest at least one month before the commencement of examination.
Once the assignment is accepted by a member for acting as an Observer in a particular examination centre, he/she should attend to the said assignment and send his/her report and bill in the prescribed format immediately after the completion of the examinations to the concerned Examination Coordinator through whom he got the appointment/specific duties as Observer. In case any member does not discharge the duties assigned, he/she is liable for action under the provisions of Chartered Accountants Act and Regulations framed there under.
Mere getting one’s name included in the proposed panel will not entail any member that he/she should be given the assignment and the Institute reserves the right to give the said assignment to any Member including even those not in the Panel depending on the actual requirement and as may be approved by the Competent Authority.