Q.3 What are the challenges facing chartered accountancy in India? What are the changes introduced through the Bill for amendments to the Chartered Accountants Act,1949? (10 Marks)

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  • https://www.thehindu.com/opinion/op-ed/a-parliamentary-bill-the-icai-needs-to-take-note-of/article65275514.ece
  • In the intro, mention the Bill introduced in the Parliament for amendment in the Chartered Accountants Act,1949.
  • In the body, mention the challenges such as lack of skills to succeed in the corporate world, laxity in disciplining the members, failure to keep pace with the changes in the economy, challenges from AI/ML etc. In the changes by the amendment mention that the disciplinary committee to be headed by non-CA, elected council members will not be in majority, changes in administration and governance by increasing the term of ICAI’s Council to four years from three now, ICAI’s Secretary as its Chief Executive and government will form coordination committee for ICAI etc.
  • Conclude by mentioning the need for implementing the Parliamentary Committee’s suggestion to set up a string of Indian Institutes of Accounting (IIAs) on the lines of the Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) and the Indian Institutes of Management (IIM).
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