Will assess if holding CA exams is possible amid Covid surge: ICAI to SC

Will assess if holding CA exams is possible amid Covid surge: ICAI to SC

By: Express News Service | New Delhi |

Up to date: July 3, 2020 1:38:33 am


The highest courtroom was listening to via video conferencing a plea difficult the ‘choose out’ choice offered by the ICAI to the candidates on the bottom that it “arbitrarily”discriminates between the aspirants. (Representational Picture)

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) on Thursday informed the Supreme Courtroom that it’ll assess whether or not it was potential to carry the Chartered Accountancy exams as scheduled between July 29 and August 16 provided that Covid-19 circumstances are on the rise throughout the nation.

The Institute informed a bench of Justices A M Khanwilkar, Dinesh Maheshwari and Sanjeev Khanna that it’ll seek the advice of states in addition to examination centres and apprise the courtroom.

The ICAI counsel informed the courtroom that some states have prolonged restrictions in view of a surge in Covid-19 circumstances. The bench allowed the request of the counsel for more time and glued the matter for listening to subsequent on July 10.

The highest courtroom was listening to via video conferencing a plea difficult the ‘choose out’ choice offered by the ICAI to the candidates on the bottom that it “arbitrarily”discriminates between the aspirants.

Listening to the plea on June 29, the courtroom had requested ICAI to increase its ‘choose out’ facility for candidates who’re unable to take the exams on account of the Covid state of affairs to all candidates who can’t make it, regardless of whether or not they opted to stay out or not.

The bench additionally suggested the institute to maintain open the choice for change in examination centre until the final week and to not freeze it because the state of affairs is evolving.
Advocate Alakh Alok Srivastava, showing for the petitioner, had earlier informed the bench that variety of examination centres must be elevated and there must be one centre per district.

The ICAI had expressed problem on this and informed the courtroom that over 500 examination centres have been recognized and sanitized correctly.

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