Dear Professional Colleagues,
Greetings from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India!
At the outset, we at ICAI sincerely hope and wish that all of you are doing well and keeping yourself and your family safe from unprecedented life threatening COVID – 19 pandemic.
When the entire world and country is under lockdown, your alma mater is continuously striving to provide its best services and knowledge ecosystem to its members and students despite all odds. Time to time we have shared details of various initiatives undertaken for your benefit and in this direction this is yet another communication with you.
You all will agree that our robust disciplinary mechanism which derives strength from the provisions of the Chartered Accountants Act 1949 is the backbone of the profession and perhaps, the professional excellence which is associated with the professional work executed by us is an outcome of the same. Our disciplinary mechanism has primarily three limbs, the Director (Discipline), the Board of Discipline and the Disciplinary Committee. The Institute has always remained at the technological forefront and strives for harnessing technology for process automation and knowledge dissemination. Some of our recent technology driven initiatives like Unique Document Identification Number (UDIN), Digital Competency Maturity Model, and Digital Learning Hub are well recognised, used and acknowledged by members, students as well as various professional organisations in India and abroad.
Similarly a need has been felt for digitisation of disciplinary function. The digitisation of the entire disciplinary mechanism is a mammoth task in itself keeping in view of its voluminous and complex nature of work, however, we are pleased to share with you all that after successful implementation of E-hearing during this Council year, now we have taken one more small step in the direction of digitisation by developing a separate portal (https://disc.icai.org) specifically for disciplinary mechanism wherein all pertinent information is readily available like the procedure to file complaint (physically or through e-filing), Cause List, Orders passed by the Disciplinary Committee, Committee compositions, details of meeting(s), amongst others for the benefit of various stakeholders.
I sincerely hope that the said portal would serve as an important one point source for dissemination of information with respect to disciplinary mechanism.
CA. Atul Kumar Gupta
The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India
Source- Email from ICAI President