GENERAL AMNESTY SCHEME FOR RETROSPECTIVE RESTORATION OF MEMBERSHIP (ONE TIME DISPENSATION).
With a view to mitigate the hardships being faced by members whose names stand removed as on date due to non-payment of membership fee, the Council has decided to give an opportunity by way of General Amnesty Scheme one time dispensation for restoration of their names retrospectively.
Continuation of membership entitles a member to designate himself as ‘CA’ and also other benefits of monthly Journal of the Institute , Newsletters of Regional Councils & Branches of the Institute, participation in the conferences, seminars and other programmes organized by the Institute, Regional Councils and/or Branches; regular update on programs being organized and initiatives taken for the benefit of the profession and members; emerging professional opportunities, practice area development, publications of the Institute etc.
This is an excellent opportunity to get name restored with retrospective effect. The benefit of the scheme may be availed by submitting the prescribed application in Form 9 on or before 31st March, 2015 alongwith the outstanding fee for the intervening period of name removal and restoration fee of Rs. 1200/-.
Details of General Amnesty Scheme are given below:-
(i) Retrospective restoration of membership under General Amnesty Scheme;
Category I: The names of the members whose names are removed prior to 31st March 2014 on account of non payment of fees and not restored as on date may apply for retrospective restoration of their names under General Amnesty Scheme by filling Form 9 along with the membership fees for the year during which the name was removed and for the current year together with the fee(s) for the intervening years and the additional fee of Rs.1200/- towards restoration. To avail benefits of General Amnesty Scheme, members should submit the requisite fees and Form ‘9’ latest by 31st March 2015.
The scale of membership fee as applicable from time to time is as given below:
|1st April, 2011||*Rs .800||**Rs .2200|
|1st April, 2008||*Rs .600||**Rs .1,800|
|1st April, 2000||Rs.300||Rs.900|
|1st April, 1996||Rs.225||Rs.700|
|1st April, 1991||Rs.150||Rs.400|
*Rs.450/- and Rs.*Rs.600/- where an Associate member has attained the age of 65 years as on 1st April, 2008 and 1st April 2011.
**Rs.1300/- and **Rs.1600/- where a Fellow member has attained the age of 65 years as on 1st April, 2008 and 1st April 2011
*Rs.450/- and Rs.*Rs.600/- where an Associate member has attained the age of 60 years as on 28thMarch 2013.
**Rs.1300/- and **Rs.1600/- where a Fellow member has attained the age of 60 years as on 28thMarch 2013
Where the name of an Associate member was removed from the Register of Members in the year 1991-92, the fees to be remitted with the Form ‘9’ for retrospective restoration including fee for intervening years will be as under :
|Summary of fee payable|
|Fee for the year 1991-92 [the year in which the name was removed]||Rs.150|
|Fees for the intervening years (1992-93 to 2013-2014)
1992-93 to 1995-96 @ Rs.150*4 = Rs.600 1996-97 to 1999-00 @ 225*4 = Rs.900/- 2000-01 to 2007-08 @ Rs.300*8 = Rs.2400 2008-09 to 2010-2011 @ Rs.600*3=Rs.180 2011-12 to 2013-2014 @Rs.800*3=Rs.2400
|Fee for the current year (2014-15)
[where the associate member has not attained the age of 65 years as on 1st April, 2011]
[where the associate member has not attained the age of 60 years as on 28th March , 2013]
|Restoration fee||Rs.1 200|
(ii) Retrospective restoration of membership under Regulation 19 of CA Regulations, 1988: Category II: The members whose membership exists as on 01st April 2014 and continued upto 30th September 2014 but subsequently got removed as on 1st October 2014 on account of non-payment of fee are eligible for restoration of their names retrospectively under Regulation 19 of the Chartered Accountants Regulations, 1988. Such members may apply upto 31st March 2015 in Form 9 along with the membership fees i.e Rs.800/- as an associate and Rs.2200/- as fellow, as the case may be, for the current year and the additional fee of Rs.1200/- towards restoration of name.
Members desirous of availing the opportunity may also apply on-line for restoration of their name by visiting www.icai.org and downloading pre-filled Form ‘9’. The link is given on home page “Know Your Institute – Restore your Membership”.
(iii) Restoration of certificate of Practice:
(a) The members who had held their Certificate of practice as on 30th September, 2014 and the same had subsequently been cancelled on account of non payment of the related fee w.e.f 01st October, 2014 are eligible to have their Certificate of Practice restored retrospectively i.e from 1st October, 2014 provided application in Form 101 for restoration along with the Certificate of Practice fee of Rs.2000/- [Rs.1500/- where a member has attained the age of 60 years as on 1st April, 2014] for the current year from such members is received by the Institute latest by 31st March, 2015.
(b) Where, the Certificate of Practice stands cancelled on or before 31st March, 2014 on account of non payment of the required fee, certificate of practice in such cases will be issued afresh from the prospective date, i.e., the date on which the application for the same together with Form ‘101’/ ‘6’ and the requisite fee is received by the Institute.
Members desirous of availing the opportunity may also apply online for restoration/issue of afresh Certificate of Practice by visiting www.icai.org and downloading Form ‘6’ and the payment can be made online through link “online membership payment under e-services”.
For further clarification or more details, please contact the concerned Decentralised Office of the Institute or the Head Office over phone No. 0120-3045997 / 3045998 or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
The above Amnesty Scheme for retrospective restoration of membership will remain in force up to 5:30 pm till 31st March 2015 and shall stand withdrawn automatically thereafter.