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Reconstitution of certain Groups for the year 2015-16 - (12-05-2015)

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Council Affairs/M-626/2015 11th May, 2015
ALL MEMBERS OF THE COUNCIL

Dear Sir,

The President, in terms of the authority given to him by the Council at its 340th meeting held in February, 2015, has reconstituted the following Groups for the year 2015-16 with the composition as given below:-

1. Group to examine the following three issues with regard to the malicious e-mails in the light of Supreme Court’s decision striking down Section 66A of the Information Technology Act:-

(i)  Whether the Institute should file a defamation suit against the sender of e-mails with malicious intent?

(ii)  Whether the sender of e-mails with malicious intent could be tried for “other misconduct” under Clause (2) of Part IV of the First Schedule to the Act which is reproduced hereunder:-

“Other misconduct in relation to members of the Institute generally

A member of the Institute, whether in practice or not, shall be deemed to be guilty of other misconduct, if he in the opinion of the Council, brings disrepute to the profession or the Institute as a result of his action whether or not related to his professional work.”

(iii)  If (2) above has to be resorted to, then what will be the procedure to be followed to enable the Council to form an opinion that the sender has brought disrepute to the profession or the Institute.

The Group would consist of the following members:-

  • CA. Naveen N.D. Gupta, Convenor
  • CA. Rajkumar S. Adukia
  • CA. Atul Kumar Gupta

The said Group, after examining the above issues, would submit its report to the Council.

Ms. Vibha Gupta, Joint Secretary (Legal) would act as Secretary to the aforesaid Group.

2. Group regarding the issue of developing and implementing a Citizen Charter for Members’ and Students’ Activities to inform as to which activity will take how many days and who is responsible for its execution.

The Group would comprise of the following members:-

  • CA. Atul Gupta (Convenor)
  • CA. Jay Chhaira, Member
  • CA. J. Venkateswarlu, Member
  • CA. Prafulla P. Chhahed
  • CA. Pankaj I.C. Jain
  • CA. Naveen N.D. Gupta

Ms. Vibha Gupta, Joint Secretary (Legal) would act as Secretary to the said Group.

3. Group to review the syllabus and course content of all Post Qualification Courses with the following composition:-

  • CA. Babu Abraham Kallivayalil, Chairman, CPEC (Convenor)
  • CA. V. Murali, Chairman, Board of Studies
  • CA. Charanjot Singh Nanda
  • CA. Sanjiv K. Maheshwari
  • CA. Anuj Goyal
  • CA. Jay Chhaira

Dr. N.N. Sengupta, Deputy Director would act as Secretary to the said Group.

4. Group to consider the suggestions made for augmenting funds for Chartered Accountants Benevolent Fund and submit their report to the Council.

The Group would comprise of the following members:-

  • CA. Mukesh Kushwah Convenor
  • CA. Prafulla P. Chhajed
  • CA. Shriniwas Y. Joshi
  • CA. Naveen N.D. Gupta
  • CA. Charanjot Singh Nanda

CA. Atis Basu, Joint Secretary (M&SS) would act as Secretary to the said Group.

5. Study Group to study the issues relating to formation of LLP CA firms and formation of multi-disciplinary partnerships and to suggest the solutions thereto.

The Group would comprise of the following members:-

  • CA. Dhinal Ashvinbhai Shah, Convenor
  • CA. Sanjeev K. Maheshwari
  • CA. G. Sekar
  • CA. Mukesh Singh Kushwah
  • CA. Vijay Kumar Gupta
  • CA. Sanjay Agarwal
  • CA. Nihar N. Jambusaria

CA. Atis Basu, Joint Secretary (M&SS) would act as Secretary to the said Group. He will be supported by Ms. Vibha Gupta, Joint Secretary (Legal) with regard to the legal issues in the matter.

6. Group to oversee the digitization of documents of the Institute with the following composition:-

  • CA. Atul Kumar Gupta, Convenor
  • CA. Shiwaji B. Zaware
  • CA. Anuj Goyal
  • CA. Shriniwas Y. Joshi

Ms. Indu Arora, Additional Director would act as Secretary to the said Group.

7. Group to look at short term as well as long term measures on further course of action in respect of the Order dated 28th February, 2014 passed by the Competition Commission of India with regard to CPE activities of the Institute. The Group would comprise of the following members:-

  • CA. V. Murali, Convenor
  • CA. Babu Abraham Kallivayalil
  • CA. Tarun Jamnadas Ghia
  • CA. Dhinal Ashvinbhai Shah
  • CA. S. Santhanakrishnan
  • CA. Sanjiv Kumar Chaudhary

Shri Bhaskar Bhardwaj, Deputy Secretary would act as Secretary to the said Group.

8. Group to review the accounting policy/principles of the Institute and place its recommendations before the Council as a separate agenda item. The Group would comprise of the following members:-

  • CA. Abhijit Bandyopadhyay, Convenor
  • CA. Nilesh S. Vikamsey
  • CA. G. Sekar
  • CA. Shiwaji B. Zaware
  • CA. Rajkumar S. Adukia
  • CA. Shyam Lal Agarwal

Shri H.K. Jain, Joint Secretary (Accounts) would provide necessary support to the Group.

9. Group to study the possibility of creation of Indian Financial Service in the Govt. of India on lines of Indian Administrative Service or similar other services. The Group would comprise of the following members:-

  • CA. Tarun J. Ghia, Convenor
  • CA. Sanjeev K. Maheshwari
  • CA. Babu Abraham Kallivayalil
  • CA. Anuj Goyal
  • CA. Mukesh Singh Kushwah

Dr. S.Z.H. Zaidi, Joint Director would act as Secretary to the said Group.

You are requested to please note the above.

Yours faithfully,
( V. Sagar )
Acting Secretary
     
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