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Case Name : Harinderjit Singh Vs Disciplinary Committee Bench Iii The Institute Of Chartered Accountants Of India & Anr. (Delhi High Court)
Appeal Number : W.P.(C) 11944/2021
Date of Judgement/Order : 03/07/2024
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Harinderjit Singh Vs Disciplinary Committee Bench III The Institute Of Chartered Accountants Of India & Anr. (Delhi High Court)

High court held that The profession of Chartered Accountancy is one which forms an important and critical part of the economy of a country. CAs are like gatekeepers of the financial system, who can stop any misdemeanour in accounting by conducting proper audits and continuous supervision of their clients. CAs can also properly advise both on proper maintenance of accounts as also management and planning. Any omission or laxity in discharge of duties could lead to large scale losses and financial frauds. CAs owe a responsibility not just to their clients but also to ensure, in the process of rendering their services, that there is compliance of law. The said profession also owes a duty to the country as also to the economy as a whole. Thus, regulation of the profession of CAs by establishment of the Regulatory body like the ICAI is an important feature of the said profession itself.

ICAI can Proceed Against whole Firm if One Member cannot be held Responsible HC

Proper mechanism for the purpose of ensuring that there is no misconduct is essential to preserve the robustness and the integrity of the If firms are permitted to only pin down one single individual in respect of alleged misconduct spanning over decades, the entire purpose of the Act and the Rules would be completely defeated.

There is an imminent need, therefore, for –

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