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The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) has issued an important announcement regarding the extension of the last date for online empanelment of members to act as observers for the May/June 2024 examinations. This article delves into the details of this announcement and its implications.

The announcement, dated 1st March 2024, highlights the extension of the last date for online empanelment of members as observers for the upcoming Chartered Accountants’ Examinations. Previously set for a certain date, the deadline has now been extended to 15th March 2024. This extension provides an opportunity for eligible members who were unable to get empanelled earlier to participate in observer duties for the May/June 2024 exams.

It’s important to note that eligible members must empanel afresh for every exam cycle, indicating a regular process for observer selection. The process for empanelment involves visiting the Observer Portal and submitting an online application by the extended deadline.

ICAI Extends Last Date for Empanelment as CA Examination Observers

Additionally, the announcement underscores a significant decision made during the Examination Committee’s 648th Meeting held on 8th and 9th January 2024. The committee has introduced a cooling-off period, stipulating that observers have a one-attempt cooling-off period after three consecutive attempts at observer duties. This decision, effective from May 2024 with retrospective details, aims to ensure the effectiveness and fairness of the observer selection process.

The extension of the last date for online empanelment of observers for the May/June 2024 examinations by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India provides an opportunity for eligible members to participate in observer duties. This decision, coupled with the introduction of a cooling-off period for observers, reflects the institute’s commitment to enhancing the integrity and efficacy of its examination processes. Eligible members are encouraged to take advantage of this extended deadline and contribute to maintaining the high standards of the chartered accountancy profession.

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THE INSTITUTE OF CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS OF INDIA

[Set up by an Act of Parliament]

13-CA (Exams)/Observer Empanel /May/June – 2024

 1st March 2024

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT

SUB: EXTENSION OF LAST DATE FOR ONLINE EMPANELMENT OF MEMBERS TO ACT AS OBSERVERS FOR MAY/JUNE 2024 EXAMINATIONS UP TO 15th March 2024

It has been decided to extend the Last date of online empanelment of members to act as observers at the examination centres for the Chartered Accountants’ Examinations, May/June 2024, up to 15th March 2024.

The eligible Members who could not get empanelled, may now get themselves empanelled to act as observers for May/June 2024 examinations up to 15th March 2024.

Kindly note that Eligible Members are required to empanel afresh in every exam cycle.

The members desirous may visit the Observer Portal ie. http://observers.icaiexam.icai.org and make online application to act as observer for May/June 2024 examinations upto 15th March 2024.

Kindly note that, The Examination Committee in its 648th Meeting held on 8th and 9th January 2024 among others has decided that there should be a cooling off period for one attempt after three (3) consecutive attempts for Observership duties. The same be applicable w.e.f. May 2024 with retrospective details.

S. K. Garg
Director (Exams.)

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