professional misconduct

6 Latest Instances Maligning an Honourable Profession of CA

CA, CS, CMA - There are a number of issues directly linked to maligning the image of Chartered accountants which started from Satyam , Reddys, Lodhas and we are being found mediatory in almost all the cases of bribes caught red-handed by the enforcement agencies. However, an attempt is being made here through this article to look for the last six incid...

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FAQs on ethical issues relating to GST

CA, CS, CMA - Q1. Whether a member in practice can engage as GST practitioner? A. Yes, a member in practice can engage as GST practitioner , as the activities to be performed by GST practitioner mentioned in CGST Act, 2017 read with CGST Rules, 2017 are within the purview of a member in practice as per the provisions of Chartered Accountants Act, 19...

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Professional Ethics / Misconduct In Relation to CA In Practice

CA, CS, CMA - Professional ethics encompass the personal, organizational, and corporate standards of behavior expected by In simple words we can say that professional conduct of an individual. ...

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No immunity can be granted to ICAI members for Professional misconduct

CA, CS, CMA - The Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that no immunity from prosecution can be granted to the members or nonmembers of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India for their professional misconduct under the provisions of the Chartered Accountants ...

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ICAI found two GTB auditors guilty of professional misconduct

CA, CS, CMA - Accounting regulator the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) today said it has found two auditors guilty of professional misconduct in the Global Trust Bank (GTB) scandal. A final notice would be soon sent to S Gopalakrishnan, facing trial in Satyam scam case, before pronouncing him guilty in the GTB scam, the ICAI said in ...

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CVC Code of Ethics for Chartered Accountants

CA, CS, CMA - This function of attestation is done by professional accountants, who are Chartered Accountants in our country. It has been however, observed that there have been a number of cases in banks and financial institutions wherein due to the erroneous/ambiguous advice tendered by the respective Chartered Accountants, borrowal accounts have had ...

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ICAI wants power to take action against erring audit firms

CA, CS, CMA - "As per the Act, the institute can take disciplinary action against our members but not against other firms. It is becoming extremely important to curb ill practises. So, for the first time, the ICAI has decided to recommend the Union government that...

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ICAI Publishes List of Members held Guilty of professional and/or other misconduct

CA, CS, CMA - List of cases as on 5th May, 2010 where (I) members of the Institute had been found guilty by the Council of the Institute under Section 21 read with Section 22 of the Chartered Accountants Act, 1949 (pre-amended) and the same had also been confirmed by the High Courts concerned and (II) members who had been found guilty and accordingly r...

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ICAI found two GTB auditors guilty of professional misconduct

CA, CS, CMA - Accounting regulator the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) today said it has found two auditors guilty of professional misconduct in the Global Trust Bank (GTB) scandal. A final notice would be soon sent to S Gopalakrishnan, facing trial in Satyam scam case, before pronouncing him guilty in the GTB scam, the ICAI said in ...

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Coaching classes for CA students not permissible between 9.30 a.m. and 5.30 p.m

CA, CS, CMA - Attention of the members is drawn to Announcements dated 27th March 2009 and 19th May 2009 hosted on website of the Institute wherein the decision of the Council with regard to, inter-alia, working hours and coaching hours have been notified. Normal working hours for the articled assistants shall not start after 11.00 AM and not end befo...

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CAs ought to maintain highest level of ethics and integrity: Delhi HC

Council Of The Institute Of Chartered Accountant Of India Vs. Ashok Kumar & Anr. (Delhi High Court) - Court would like to observe that CAs ought to maintain the highest level of ethics and integrity, not only in the interest of their clients but also to ensure that probity and sanctity are not compromised in any manner as CAs are not merely professionals engaged by their clients, but are protectors ...

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Courts have Limited Role in Professional Misconduct matters of CAs

Council Of ICAI Vs. Manubhai A Panchal & Co. (Gujarat High Court) - This Court while deciding a Reference needs to keep in mind the limitations of its role. It does not sit in appeal over the decision making process of the Disciplinary Committee and the recommendations so made by the Council of the Institute. Hence in examining the Report and the recommendation of ...

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Prosecution under PMLA cannot be dropped for Acquittal by ICAI Disciplinary Committee

Mahesh Agarwalla Vs Assistant Director, (Calcutta High Court) - The findings of the Disciplinary Committee by no stretch of imagination can be said to be binding on the criminal court where the accusation is to be proved on the basis of evidence adduced before it in accordance with law. Moreover, the findings do not render the substratum of accusation of conspir...

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CA guilty of misconduct for allowing use of his name in Prospectus despite Resignation

TChartered Accountants Act, 1949 & 2 Ors Vs. CA. Satish Kumar Gupta (Allahabad High Court) - Chartered Accountant Satish Kumar Gupta had resigned as Director of BLF before opening of the public issue of BLF irrespective of the fact that his resignation was allegedly accepted on 9.9.1997, in respect whereof no material was brought on record. Having resigned before the commencement of the pub...

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SC quashes appeal against CA for issue of alleged wrong certificate based on manipulated figures

ICAI Vs M.S. Rathi Civil Appeal (Supreme Court of India) - The present appeal arises out of the order dated 12.08.2004 passed by the Division Bench of the High Court of Judicature at Bombay in Chartered Accountants Reference No. 5/2000....

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ICAI takes action against 4 Members for Misconduct

Notification No. DD/141/11/BOD/144/2013, DD/3/S/INF/11/DC/232/2012 , DD/174/10/DC/320/2014, No. DD/70/09/DC/127/2010 and DD/73/09/DC/128/2010 - (06/06/2016) - ICAI has vide its Notifications dated 06th June 2016 notified the action taken for Professional and Other Misconduct rules against Ms. Sunita Shamsunder Narang (Membership No. 046574), Shri N. Sundararajan (Membership No. 021341),Shri D. Sundararajan (Membership No. 010150) and Shri Mahendra Kumar H...

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6 Latest Instances Maligning an Honourable Profession of CA

There are a number of issues directly linked to maligning the image of Chartered accountants which started from Satyam , Reddys, Lodhas and we are being found mediatory in almost all the cases of bribes caught red-handed by the enforcement agencies. However, an attempt is being made here through this article to look for the last six incid...

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CAs ought to maintain highest level of ethics and integrity: Delhi HC

Council Of The Institute Of Chartered Accountant Of India Vs. Ashok Kumar & Anr. (Delhi High Court)

Court would like to observe that CAs ought to maintain the highest level of ethics and integrity, not only in the interest of their clients but also to ensure that probity and sanctity are not compromised in any manner as CAs are not merely professionals engaged by their clients, but are protectors and guardians of financial markets on wh...

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CVC Code of Ethics for Chartered Accountants

This function of attestation is done by professional accountants, who are Chartered Accountants in our country. It has been however, observed that there have been a number of cases in banks and financial institutions wherein due to the erroneous/ambiguous advice tendered by the respective Chartered Accountants, borrowal accounts have had ...

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FAQs on ethical issues relating to GST

Q1. Whether a member in practice can engage as GST practitioner? A. Yes, a member in practice can engage as GST practitioner , as the activities to be performed by GST practitioner mentioned in CGST Act, 2017 read with CGST Rules, 2017 are within the purview of a member in practice as per the provisions of Chartered Accountants Act, 19...

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Posted Under: CA, CS, CMA |

Courts have Limited Role in Professional Misconduct matters of CAs

Council Of ICAI Vs. Manubhai A Panchal & Co. (Gujarat High Court)

This Court while deciding a Reference needs to keep in mind the limitations of its role. It does not sit in appeal over the decision making process of the Disciplinary Committee and the recommendations so made by the Council of the Institute. Hence in examining the Report and the recommendation of the Council it cannot re-appreciate the ...

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Prosecution under PMLA cannot be dropped for Acquittal by ICAI Disciplinary Committee

Mahesh Agarwalla Vs Assistant Director, (Calcutta High Court)

The findings of the Disciplinary Committee by no stretch of imagination can be said to be binding on the criminal court where the accusation is to be proved on the basis of evidence adduced before it in accordance with law. Moreover, the findings do not render the substratum of accusation of conspiracy between the petitioner and the other...

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CA guilty of misconduct for allowing use of his name in Prospectus despite Resignation

TChartered Accountants Act, 1949 & 2 Ors Vs. CA. Satish Kumar Gupta (Allahabad High Court)

Chartered Accountant Satish Kumar Gupta had resigned as Director of BLF before opening of the public issue of BLF irrespective of the fact that his resignation was allegedly accepted on 9.9.1997, in respect whereof no material was brought on record. Having resigned before the commencement of the public issue, his name could not have appea...

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Professional Ethics / Misconduct In Relation to CA In Practice

Professional ethics encompass the personal, organizational, and corporate standards of behavior expected by In simple words we can say that professional conduct of an individual. ...

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Posted Under: CA, CS, CMA |

SC quashes appeal against CA for issue of alleged wrong certificate based on manipulated figures

ICAI Vs M.S. Rathi Civil Appeal (Supreme Court of India)

The present appeal arises out of the order dated 12.08.2004 passed by the Division Bench of the High Court of Judicature at Bombay in Chartered Accountants Reference No. 5/2000....

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CA guilty of Professional Misconduct for giving forged challan copies

Council of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India Vs Shri D.K.Agrawal (Allahabad High Court)

This Reference, under Section 21 (5) of Chartered Accountants Act, 1949 (hereinafter referred to as “Act, 1949”), has been received in this Court, sent by Council of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (hereinafter referred to as “ICAI”) in the matter of D.K.Agrawal, FCA of M/s Dinesh K. Agrawal & Co., Chartered Accountant...

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