I am totally agree with Sarah. When Institute has all the details of a student registered under it, what is the need of a sign. of any C.A. Especially a student who has completed his articleship & appearing for C.A. Final should not be asked to go to any C.A. & request him for signature. In this process the study time of the students gets unnecessarily wasted. First he has to go institute to bring the form, then submit this form, take xerox of the certificates reqd to be attached with the form, then go to the bank & draw a DD, (there one has to waste at least 1 hour), after that go to any C.A. office leaving all your study aside. CA's are usually not available in the office during afternoons, and if he is available there is no guarantee that he will be ready to sign your form if he dosen't know you. So go to other office. After getting signature of to C.A. institute for submission of forms where you will find a long quque. And one know the staff of the Institute.
All this should be stopped & institute should allow online submission of forms & online payment (which institute has started recently but it is not working properly - I could not get myself registered for Nov. exam; Please provide me a link for the same). The benefit of is that there will no paper work, saving in labour effort in printing,distributing & collecting the forms & off course cost involved in it.). Students can save exam form fees. Anyway, Let's see what happens!