The Institute of Cost Accountants of India

12, Sudder Street, Kolkata – 700 016.

28th May, 2012

For Attention of Members – Election Reforms Committee

The members of the Institute are kindly aware that the Election to the 18th Council of the Institute of Cost Accountants of India were held in 2011 in accordance with the Cost and Works Accountants (Election to the Council) Rules, 2006 read with the Cost and Works Accountants Act, 1959 and the Cost and Works Accountants Regulations, 1959.

During the course of Elections, it was noted that the provisions of the Cost and Works Accountants (Election to the Council) Rules, 2006 are needed to be examined for reforms in the Election process.

Accordingly, the Council of the Institute at its 272nd Meeting held on 22nd January, 2012 considered the matter and constituted the Elections Reforms Committee comprising of the following members for the purpose of streamlining the process of conduct of Council elections and matters arising therefrom:

1. Shri P.V. Bhattad, Chairman

2. Dr. P.V.S. Jagan Mohan Rao, Member

3. Shri T.C.A. Srinivasa Prasad, Member

4. Shri Sanjay Gupta, Member Shri Kaushik Banerjee (Director & Joint Secretary) – Secretary

It was further decided that the Committee will invite suggestions from members of the Institute for proposing amendments to the Cost and Works Accountants (Election to the Council) Rules, 2006 (uploaded on our website www.icwai.org), fixing a time limit of six months. After receipt of the suggestions, the Committee will ascertain the various amendments that are needed to be made in the Election Rules for smooth conduct of Institute’s Elections and place the same before the Council for recommending the amendments to the Central Government.

Accordingly, you are requested to send your valuable suggestions/comments on the Cost and Works Accountants (Election to the Council) Rules, 2006 for consideration of the Committee on or before 27th November, 2012:

(i) by post addressed to Shri Kaushik Banerjee, Secretary, Election Reforms Committee, The Institute of Cost Accountants of India, 12, Sudder Street, Kolkata – 700 016 superscribing on the envelope “SUGGESTIONS FOR ELECTION REFORMS”

and/or

(ii) on e-mail id of Shri Kaushik Banerjee, Secretary, Election Reforms Committee, The Institute of Cost Accountants of India: membership.kbFicwai.org with subject “SUGGESTIONS FOR ELECTION REFORMS”.

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  1. hemen parekh says:

    VotesApp

    Here is a suggestion to IIT-Bombay , to develop a voting app , to be called VotesApp. Highlights of VotesApp :

     An Android app which can be downloaded from Google Play / Android Zoom / GetJar and the official web site of Election Commission of India

     It will be pre-loaded on 220 million Aakash tablets which Govt of India plans to distribute to students

     It will also be pre-loaded on those Smart phones ( to be called, “ Dharati “ ? ), which Govt of India plans to distribute free to 400 million “ poor “ Indians , before 2014 National elections

     All tablet / smart phone manufacturers will be encouraged to pre-load VotesApp

     Using this app , a voter can register at Election Commission web site, where he will enter the same data which he has submitted for his Aadhar card, including Aadhar card number (Unique Identification No)

     All of these details will be verified by Aadhar database

     Obviously , those who have not obtained their Aadhar card , will not be able to use VotesApp . They will need to visit nearest polling booth

     Upon correct verification , Aadhar Database will permanently link the person’s Aadhar number with the mobile number from which registration is done, and issue a Password

     An under aged person will not be allowed to register

     A person will be able to vote only from that mobile number

     After login on first screen, user will be asked to select one option from > Panchayat Election > Municipal Election > State Assembly Election > Lok-Sabha Election

     Upon selection, user will be presented with the list of candidates contesting , from which , he can select only one by ticking a checkbox. There will be also a choice , labeled “ None “

     A long press on a candidate’s name will display details of his declared assets as also his criminal record

     After ticking / selecting a candidate, voter will click on “ VOTE “ button, whereupon his vote gets registered and VotesApp gets inactivated

     Once a voter registers on Election Commission web site , he cannot go to a poling booth and vote physically

     In less than one year , Govt of India will recover the cost of 220 million Aakash tablets and 400 million” Dharati “ smart phones , through this customized / personalized / shrinking of EVMs ( Electronic Voting Machines ) to a hand-held device. And imagine the millions of man-hours saved !

     And the beauty is , no one can capture this booth , or conduct exit polls ! What will “ experts “ discuss on TV channels ?

     What next ? Election Commission “ licensing “ VotesApp to other countries ?

    With regards
    hemen parekh
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  2. CMA R.L.GARG says:

    pl provide earlier rules to review and offer suggestions thanks

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