15th June, 2012
ALL MEMBERS OF THE COUNCIL
The President, in terms of the authority given to him by the Council at its 314th meeting held from 10th to 12th February, 2012, has constituted a Group, comprising of the following members, to prepare Code of Conduct to be applicable for forthcoming elections to the Council and Regional Councils:
CA. Charanjot Singh Nanda, New Delhi (Convenor)
CA. S.B. Zaware, Pune
CA. V. Murali, Chennai
CA. Abhijit Bandyopadhyay, Kolkata
CA. Ravi Holani, Gwalior
Shri G. Ranganathan, Deputy Secretary (Council Affairs) would act as Secretary to the aforesaid Group.
Rule 16 of the Chartered Accountants (Election to the Council) Rules, 2006 inter-alia provides for issuance of Election Code of Conduct for candidates, as approved by Council with a view to maintain a healthy and peaceful atmosphere during the election process for ensuring a free and fair elections. The said Code of Conduct has to be issued and hosted on the ICAI?s website before publication of notification in the Gazette of India required under Rule 4(2) of the afore-mentioned Rules. The said notification is required to be published at least 3 months prior to the date of elections i.e. by first week of September, 2012. Hence, it is proposed to finalise the Election Code of Conduct at or prior to the Council meeting scheduled to be held in Goa from 13th to 15th August, 2012. The Group may accordingly devise its work plan and submit the draft Election Code of Conduct in a timely manner.
( T. Karthikeyan )