Subject:          Suggestions on the Proposed New CARO for FY 2015-2016

Dear Members

The Ministry of Corporate Affairs recently constituted a Committee to formulate the Companies (Auditor’s Report) Order (CARO) to be issued under section 143(11) of the Companies Act, 2013.  This aforesaid Order is proposed to be made applicable for audit reports on the financial statements of the companies for the financial year 2015-16 and onwards.  The undersigned, as Chairman, of the Auditing and Assurance Standards Board, is representing the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) on this Committee.

The aforesaid Committee has requested the Auditing and Assurance Standards Board of ICAI to develop a draft of the proposed CARO for the consideration of the Committee.  With a view to ensure that the proposed CARO is a value add report for the managements, stakeholders as well as the relevant Government agencies, and at the same time adequately balances public interest vis a vis nature and scope of an audit of financial statements under the Standards on Auditing, we request you to kindly share with us your thoughts on what areas can be included for reporting under the CARO.

Kindly mail your valuable suggestions to us on by 3rd December 2015.


Chairman, Auditing & Assurance Standards Board


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  1. vsnmurty says:

    Clause 12 0f CARO 2015has become a joke.No auditor has ever reported any fraud committed by the Company .He does not dare.Why hoodwink people?This iam saying with more than 40 years post qualification experience.Iam pained to say so.

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