ICAI should give more opportunity to women

Rahul Bansal (Finalist) (35924 Points)

03 July 2010  

ICAI should give more opportunity to women


Corporate Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid today asked accounting regulator ICAI to give more opportunity to women in the chartered accountancy profession. Addressing the 62nd Foundation Day celebration of the ICAI, which falls under the aegis of the MCA, Khurshid said, "Like in Parliament, there should be 33 per cent reservation for women too in the profession.

ICAI should work on giving more opportunity to women." He further said that chartered accountants have brought great laurels to India and the nation is very proud of such an outstanding institution.

Every year, the 1st of July is celebrated as the Foundation Day of ICAI, as it was on this day in 1949 that Parliament passed the Chartered Accountants Bill. Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman K Rehman Khan said the profession should not be restricted to auditing the accounts of corporates or businesses, but should also be allowed to audit public finance or government spending.

Highlighting the qualities of the profession, ICAI President Amarjit Chopra said that it is inspired by ethics and the desire to excel. He added that integrity and non-stop addition to skill sets will pave the path to professional excellence.

The ICAI has over six lakh members and trains about eight lakh students every year.