MINISTRY OF CORPORATE AFFAIRS
New Delhi, the 23rd August, 2018
G.S.R. 796(E). - In exercise of the powers conferred by clause (a) of sub- section (2) of section 29A read with clause (a) of sub-section (2) of section 9 of the Chartered Accountants Act, 1949 (38 of 1949), the Central Government hereby makes the following rules further to amend the Chartered Accountants (Election to the Council) Rules, 2006, namely:-
1. (1) These rules may be called the Chartered Accountants (Election to the Council) Amendment Rules, 2018.
(2) They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.
2. In the Chartered Accountants (Election to the Council) Rule, 2006 (hereinafter referred to as the said rules), in rule 16, after sub-rule (4), the following sub-rules shall be inserted, namely:-
“(5) The Council shall appoint a Panel for enforcement of Election Code of Conduct consisting of Returning Officer and two other officers either from the Ministry of Corporate Affairs or from the Election Commission of India or from any other Ministry or Department of the Central Government.
(6) Immediately upon receipt of a complaint either by post or e-mail alleging violation of the Election Code of Conduct, the Returning Officer shall forward a copy of the complaint to the member against whom the complaint has been made asking him to submit his written statement within seven days of the receipt of the said complaint by him.
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