Shaifaly Girdharwal

Shaifaly Girdharwal

Dear Aaj Tak Team,

You did a great job by conducting a successful sting operation of some CA’s converting the black money to white. But the painful thing was the word CA used so many times in a way as if the entire CA community is engaged in this black to white transaction. Let me make it clear when you use word CA , it means every CA. You can’t accuse every CA of money laundering. I am also a CA and I challenge you to prove that even a small percentage of CA’s are engaged in this kind of transaction. I would like to condemn this approach. How one or two or ten CA’s can represent the entire CA community? We spend half of our life in studies and analysing the provisions for its proper implementation. No change in any statute can survive without our support. CA is the name of proven integrity. In September every year when other people start shopping for Diwali we spend our entire night in office to complete the filing work of our clients as per the requirement of the Law.

Two of the ministers Mr. Suresh Prabhu and Mr. Piyush Goyal belong to CA community as you can vouch their efficiency in their respective ministries. Just because one or two or may be 10-20 are engaged in conversion of black money to white you have no rights to blame our entire community. I hereby seek your apology to entire CA community. Some of your media person also takes bribe. Greed, bribe are personal choices of any person. It is utterly wrong to connect it to their caste, creed, religion and profession. It is an insult to all hard working CA’s.

No corporate can work without the guidance and support of a CA. Even when government seek compliance of their statutes they also rely on the signature.

Do you know we are the only institution having such a strict code of conduct and our respected institute ICAI itself remove the members engaged in any misconduct?

Do you know we can’t even advertise or solicit any business?

Do you know when a CA resigns from any company; other member can’t accept that assignment without asking the reason for resignation of existing member?

Chartered Accountant & CA are not only mere words for us. We wear this two letter in our names. This is the respect we earn by hard work when we are students and even when we are qualified. You have no rights to raise finger on the credibility of our community. I would like to strongly ask you to offer an apology for this and rectify your news in a way without highlighting or targeting the word Chartered Accountant or CA.

Hope you will not make this a question of ego and power. But this is your chance to set an example for sincere reporting for yourself and other news media houses.

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144 Comments

  1. shailesh jhamad says:

    The shame on all of us and it cannot be said that the good done by the AAJ TAK i just want to say that the profession means money and it cannot be avoided in all areas where the opportunity arrives profession gets benefits and it cannot be avoided. To get the benefit from the rules and regulations of the legislature the profession is always benefitted and it should not be argued, only the intuitions form the profeesion can stopped from such things otherwise need not to blemish IT IS SAID JO PAKDA GAYA WO CHOR BAKI SAB SAHUKAR so need not to worry.Looking at all we can say that every profession has got its speciality and working style so that the benefit of the opportunity can be taken.

  2. P.K.Kundu, Advocate, Tax practitioner says:

    Well said shaifaly. Actually people are being panics due to electronic media. One, two or three C.A. are not representative of C.A community in deed.

  3. shankar lal gupta says:

    Media is not wrong this time in generalising CA community. All know what a CA famous for.All…Yes all practicing and famous Ca are engaged in helping to save black money holders and that from beginning and not just now. Please close this topic to save your self.

  4. shankar lal gupta says:

    OK. But do you not know the truth that almost all CA who have good practice are involved in it, not today but from the beginning. All CAs I know, have been engaged in helping the black money holders and not a single Ca has ever informed the authorities about such people who they come to know.
    Media generally generalise every thing and that is wrong but I thibk this time media is not wrong.. will you show the courage to publish this comment?

  5. Shrinidhi says:

    Well said Madam,

    If they are trying to generalize an anomaly to entire population of the profession, entire country knows the reason behind the ban of a well known channel was banned a few days ago.

    And some of these media shamelessly justified the act done by that channel. As these kind of media’s don’t have discipline they oppose disciplinary actions too.

    On the other hand ICAI immediately initiated the disciplinary action against such member, as being ambassador for true ‘swatch bharath’.

    Also few months ago, even Pakistan government suggested in it’s circular for its media not to follow the foot steps of Indian media which acts against its country, but to adopt a good practices among the globe.

  6. AKSHAYA SHAH says:

    In Ramayana, when King Ravana took Sita in dress of Saint, he was referred to as King who kidnapped and not Saint
    Persons engaging in anti social activities under the profession of CA should be referred to as such and never as CA

  7. Shrinidhi says:

    Very well said Madam,

    If these media tries to generalize an anamoly to entire profession, entire country knows why few days ago a news channel was banned for a day and some of these shameless media people made huge hue and cry by justifying such act.

    And few months ago a circular by Pakistani government suggested it’s media not to follow the foot steps of Indian media but to adopt best global practice.

    ICAI has initiated disciplinary action against such members immediately.

    And these kind of media don’t have discipline. So they don’t support disciplinary action by the government against any media.

  8. Maan says:

    Aaj tak should know “ethical reporting”,you guys just can’t blame whole CA community because of 2-10 person …
    You (aajtak),should not address whole community.
    You may have reported alot of scams about doctors or government official but you did that by their name ,not by their whole community.

    If adoctor is corrupt u say this doctor is corrupt but not whole communityand their are soo many examples like this.

    You must apologize for your improper and unethical reporting by adressing to whole respected CA community.

    To all respected reporters of aajtak it’s not by ego sir/man
    Its just about making things right.

  9. Kaushik Bhalotia says:

    Seems like Ms. Shafali has done her graduation from JNU.
    Notwithstanding whatever said by Aajtak, being a Chartered Accountant we should make our credibility absolutely clear and significant not merely by our words but also by our deeds and actions. In the on going scenario it is diffucult amidst the Satyam Accounting Scandal, Sai 12 crore fraud (2013) and many other instances. Apart from if not less nearly 40% of members are in some or other manner associated with creation and maintenance of ghost/paper companies thereby using wrong means to convert large amount of black money into white for use in business in a tax free manner !!.
    To list down the cases wont end. So it is requested that instead of fighting on behalf of the institute kindly focus on your work so as to complete it at the earliest and go ahead with your diwali shopping and all such craps !!
    Let the regulation and maintenance of dignity of profeesion be the headache of the institute which has sufficient resource and technologies to deal with the same !!
    We dont want a union to repel on external enviornment in any such case of chaos. We are professionals, kindly maintain the dignity of the same!
    and the interesting part with respect and dignity is they cannot be asked for but can only be earned !!

  10. Mohit Agarwal says:

    I personally contempt the act of defaming the full “Chartered Accountant” community.
    Aaj-Tak team should apologies with CA Institute.

  11. CA Ravindra Kumar says:

    It’s really incorrect to blame our CA community . All know our contribution towards economic betterment and compliance of laws of the country ………. on the part media it shows lack of integrity n facts based news rather general blaming n TRP stunt …………..they should apologies

  12. Ashis M says:

    Had it been the contention of AAJ Tak is correct then do you accept the AAJ Tak financials are also misleading ?Dear Media brothers we support and encourage for such disclosure of unethical practice however attaching the entire community is very painful and distasteful approach towards the hard earned reputation of ICAI who served the nation since last more that six decades.

  13. Parrkash says:

    Media think they are bigger than indian constitution.
    When anyone question about media reporting they cry like child and remember freedam of speech
    special Aajtak. Many time I notice their are match fixing between AAP and Aajtak.
    Aajtak format about puniya parsun vajpai and arvind Kejriwal leak vedio “BAHUT KARANTKARI”
    BUT WE STILL REMEMBER

  14. Abraham says:

    Excellent response!
    Perhaps the wrong forum, but I’d like to draw a parallel to the atrocity met out to stray dogs in Kerala by individuals (one could argue they are indeed in large numbers); but does not give the right to hurl abuses to “all keralites” and in turn making it a branding exercise.

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