Empanelment of CA Firms with PNB for Concurrent Audit

Punjab National Bank invites applications ON-LINE only from practicing 'Partnership firms of Chartered Accountants for empanelment as Concurrent Auditors in the Bank for conducting concurrent audit of branches.

1. Punjab National Bank invites applications ON-LINE only from practicing ‘Partnership firms of Chartered Accountants in India’ who fulfill the eligibility criteria as mentioned hereunder and are willing to have their Firms empanelled as Concurrent Auditors in the Bank for conducting concurrent audit of branches. Presently, applications are invited from those CA Firms only who are having their presence (either through Headquarter / branch offices) at any of the following centres : –

UP Sambhal, Bijnor, Bareilly, Lakhimpur Kheri, Budaun, Lalitpur, Banda, Jhansi, Bulandshahar, Allahabad, Fatehpur, Pratapgarh, Raibareilly, Ambedkarnagar, Behraich, Balrampur, Basti, Faizabad, Gonda, Siddarthnagar, Sultanpur, Deoria, Gorakhpur, Kushinagar, Auraiyya, Kannauj, Unnao, Barabanki, Azamgarh, Balia, Chandauli, Gazipur, Jaunpur, Maunath Bhanjan, Mirzapur, SR Nagar, Sonebhadra, Varanasi, Shamli, Saharanpur.
Uttrakhand Dehradun, Rishikesh, Haridwar, Roorkee, Tehri, Pauri
MP Ashok Nagar, Balaghat, Gwalior, Betul, Burhanpur, Bhind, Chhatarpur, Chhindwara, Sagar, Datia, Dewas, Guna, Harda, Hoshangabad, Mandla, Morena, Ratlam, Rewa, Satna, Shivpuri, Ujjain, Vidisha, Khargone, Bhopal, Indore, Jabalpur, Katni, Mansaur.
Chhatisgarh Jagdalpur, Sukma, Mahasamund, Rajnandgaon, Raipur, Raigarh.
TAMIL NADU Chennai, Tuticorin, Trichy, Erode, Salem, Madurai
Kerala Ernakulam
Karnataka Mysore, Bangalore, Malleswaram
Andhra Pradesh Guntur, Kakinada, East Godavari, Rajamundry
Delhi / N.Delhi Delhi / New Delhi
Rajasthan Ajmer, Bharatpur, Dholpur, Kota
Punjab Pathankot, Batala, Gurdaspur, Sangrur, Ferozepur, Faridkot, Taran Taran, Hoshiarpur, Anandpur Sahib (Ropar), Mansa
West Bengal Siliguri, Bankura, Kharagpur, Midnapore, Panskura, Haldia.
Orissa Rourkela, Sundergarh, Cuttack, Balasore.
Assam Guwahati, Dibrugarh
Maharashtra Mumbai, Nagpur, Amravati, Gondia, Jalgaon, Nanded, Wardha, Chandrapur, Pune, Nasik, Aurangabad, Kolhapur, Solapur, Dhulia.
Gujarat Kandla, Bhavnagar, Gandhidham, Jamnagar, Gandhinagar, Rajkot, Veraval, Madhapar, Surat, Baharuch, Vadodara, Vapi.
Haryana Sirsa, Fatehabad, Jind, Bhiwani, Rohtak, Rewari, Mahendergarh.
Bihar West Champaran (Bettiah), East Champaran (Motihari), Sitamarhi, Madhubani, Sheohar, supaul, Araria, Kishanganj, Madhepura, Vaishali (Hajipur), Samastipur, Saharsa, Khagaria, Buxar, Munger, Lakhisarai, Jehanabad, Kaimur, Arwal, Sheikhpura, Rohtas, Aurangabad, Nawada, Jamui, Banka.
Jharkhand Lohardaga, Gumla, Simdega, Palamu, Latehar, Garhwa, Saraikela, East Singhbhum, Jamtara, Sahebganj, Pakur, Godda, Chatra, Koderma, Khunti, Ramgarh.
Himachal /J & K Mandi, Jogindernagar, Dharamshala, Kangra, Hamirpur, Shimla, Una, Solan, Baddi, Kathua.

2. The application is to be submitted ON-LINE only through internet at the following address :


3. The “Eligibility Criteria” for empanelment for CA Firms for Concurrent Audit in our bank is as under:

Minimum No. of
Of which,
Partnership Firms- Minimum Experience as a Concurrent Auditor in Scheduled Commercial Bank (in years)
3 2 5


5. CA Firms applying for empanelment must submit along with application, the Copy of partnership deed + copy of registration certificate issued by the ICAI certifying the constitution of the Firm, their branches & date from which it is continuing as a Partnership Firm (latest).

6. Experience Certificates of Partnership CA Firm in the Scheduled Commercial Bank as Concurrent Auditor be enclosed, in absence of which application will not be considered.

7. Mere submission of application does not, in any way, constitute guarantee for allotment of the audit job of any nature from the bank. The allocation of branches to the auditors will purely be the prerogative of the Bank.

8. The periodicity of concurrent audit assignment (if any) will be for ONE YEAR with quarterly review of performance and would be extendable for a further period of one year (maximum twice, i.e. a CA Firm may have a tenure of maximum three years followed by a cooling period of minimum two years) or till the completion of last quarterly audit assignment, whichever is later, based on “Satisfactory Performance” of the auditor in every year. At the sole discretion of the Bank, Concurrent Audit assignment of an external auditor (CA Firm) may be terminated even before expiry of the term of assignment by giving one month notice in advance.

9. ‘Incomplete Application’ or ‘Application Without Requisite Enclosures’ will not be entertained.

10. The Concurrent Audit Firm will undertake that they will not sub contract/sub assign the audit

11. The Concurrent Audit Firm will not lobby directly or indirectly for consideration of any credit proposals of their friends I relatives / clients / non clients of the Bank.

12. If empanelled, the detailed terms & conditions of offer including fee and other expenses payable will be intimated at the time of allotment of audit work.

13. Assignments of empanelled CA firms will be governed by “Code of Ethics for Chartered Accountants” circulated by ICAI in its website and the bank will initiate necessary action against such CA firms and its partners in case serious deficiencies observed are detrimental to bank’s interest.

14. i) CA firms which carry Statutory Audit Assignments for a year will not be considered for internal audit assignment during that year and the next year. These instructions would even apply to firms of which a partner or proprietor is engaged or to be engaged in internal assignment of the bank.

ii) “Associate concerns of CA Firms” should not have conducted Statutory Audit of our Bank or its subsidiary / sister concern during the previous year.

iii) An audit firm in which a partner / proprietor is also a partner / proprietor of firm entrusted with Statutory Audit (central or branch) of the Bank is not eligible for appointment of concurrent auditor.

15. All other terms and conditions for empanelment of CA firm as concurrent auditor will be applicable as per approved policy of the bank subject to change from time to time.

16. Only those applications which are received between the date of notice and the last date of receipt of applications, will be considered.

17. The CA firm which has submitted any such application earlier to the date of this notice, is required to apply afresh ON–LINE only within the stipulated period, if the CA firm meets the requirements for empanelment.

18. Only those applications which are submitted on-line will be considered. HARD COPIES RECEIVED THROUGH POST / COURIER / BY HAND OR THROUGH E-MAIL WILL NOT BE The CA Firm who has already submitted any such application earlier to the date of this notice, is required to apply afresh within the stipulate period on-line only, if the CA Firm meets the requirements for empanelment.

19. The CA firms which are already empanelled as concurrent auditors, NEED NOT APPLY List of already empanelled CA Firms is attached herewith for ready reference.

20. The application is to be submitted on-line at the following address :


21. Portal for submitting on-line applications will remain open upto 20/09/2018.

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  • One side CA Institute says we have to protect Small and Medium CA firms, I am observing since 2013 ie starting year of my CA practice all exiting facilities, befits, assurance of small audits to Fresh practice is being with drawn either by RBI or any statutory regulations.
    PNB is directly mentioning that sole proprietary firms need not apply.
    They should have divided branches/Audit area depends upon volume of business and criticality and turn over deposits of branch's and allot small audit of very low volume of work branches to sole proprietary concerns depends upon Industrial experience /or CA practical professional length of experience.
    Sole proprietary firms will not get bank audit experience in their life time.
    Since I am doing my ca practice as a sole proprietor will not get Bank audit as I am not partner of a firm even though I have 33 years post qualification experience in various industries. As per ICAI I am FCA since 1990

    • sir, you can lend your name to a practising other ca firm for PNB empanelment purpose as per the requirements.

  • The condition of previous audit experience will never get a chance. ICAI should take up the matter and 50% branches should be given to new firms.

  • The condition of previous audit experience, the new firm will never get a chance. ICAI should take up the matter and ensure the the firms who have no experience in bank audit will also get a chance.




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