As you may be aware, in its endeavour to streamline and sustain the efforts of the Institute in providing effective training to articled assistants, the Council of the Institute has been taking different initiatives from time to time. One such recent initiative was to effectively curb the menace of dummy articles, so as to ensure that the articled assistants take the required training from their principal during the prescribed working hours of the firms/proprietor concerned. During the course of implementing the decision of the Council on the aforesaid issue, the Institute has come across situations where articled assistants are alleging about taking training beyond the normal working hours specified by the Council without any compensatory holiday or otherwise.
While taking stock of the initiatives taken by the Council in the matter of providing effective training to articled students by members and students also taking the training in the required manner, it has been felt that the members of the Institute training articled assistants be specifically requested to comply with the following decisions taken by the Council, in letter and spirit:-
I am confident that as a valued member of the noble profession, you would be complying with the requirements of the Council. It may, however, be noted that non-compliance with the above would be viewed very seriously.
CA. Uttam Prakash Agarwal
President8th June, 2009