Empanelment to act as observers at ICAI exam May-June 2017. Eligibility criteria, Honorarium and Duties. Last date to respond 31st March 2017
13-CA (Exams)/Observer Empanel /May -June 2017 10th March, 2017
EMPANELMENT OF MEMBERS TO ACT AS OBSERVERS AT THE EXAMINATION CENTRES FOR THE CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS EXAMINATIONS MAY / JUNE 2017.
It is proposed to empanel members to act as Observers for the forthcoming MAY / JUNE 2017 Chartered Accountants Examinations scheduled as under:
Intermediate (IPC) and Final exams from 2nd May to 17th May 2017
Common Proficiency Test (CPT) On 18th June 2017 (Sunday)
Eligibility criteria for empanelment:
Members who fulfill the following criteria are eligible for empanelment, to act as Observers.
(i) He/she should not be more than 65 years of age as on the date of empanelment; i.e. 15th March, 2017.
(ii) His/her name should have been borne on the Register of Members as on 1st November, 2014 and continues to be so;
(iii) Neither he/she nor his/her relatives* or dependant* is / will be appearing in the ensuing Chartered Accountants Examinations for students / Post – Qualification Course Examinations in May, 2017 in any examination centres in India or Abroad. However, applying or appearance in ISA – AT of June, 2017 will not be considered a disability for observership for May/June, 2017 Examinations.
[* the term “relative” or “dependant” for the purpose shall include, in relation to an individual, the wife, husband, son, daughter-in-law, daughter, son-in-law, grandson, grand daughter, brother, brother’s wife, brother’s son, brother’s daughter, sister, sister’s husband, sister’s son, sister’s daughter, wife’s brother, wife’s sister and husband’s brother and husband’s sister]
(iv) He/she is not coaching students for any of the examinations / test conducted by the Council of the Institute in any institutions / organization including Regional Councils / Branches of the Institute and also private coaching.
(v) He/she has not been convicted by any court of Law and no disciplinary proceedings are pending against him/her, either by the ICAI / Disciplinary Directorate or by any other organization, both in India or abroad.
(vi) He/she is not associated with the Institute as an elected/co-opted member of the Council / Regional Council / Managing Committee of any Branch of the ICAI.
(vii) He/she shall abide by the Guidelines for Observer and / or any other instructions.
Honorarium of Rs. 1500/- per day / per session and Rs. 350/- as conveyance reimbursement for ‘A’ class cities and Rs. 250/- for other cities per day (to cover cost of local travel) besides reimbursement of postal, stationery, telephone expenses, if any, will be paid.
The list of A class cities is as under:
Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi/ New Delhi, Hyderabad/ Secunderabad, Jaipur, Kanpur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, Nagpur, and Pune.
Duties of Observer:
A member will be allotted duties in the city of his professional address only as per Institute’s records.
The main duty of the observer is to ensure that the Question Paper Packets meant for the day of the exam, with the right code of the day are collected from the bank, (where they are kept under safe custody) opened and distributed to the candidates. Accordingly, Observer is required to be present in the assigned branch of the Bank/Examination Centre from the time when the code key is opened in the bank till the conclusion of the examination, i.e. till the answer books are pooled, reconciled, packed and handed over to the designated courier agency (including answer sheet of physically handicapped candidates, if any) for dispatch to the Examination Department.
Once the duties are assigned for acting as an Observer in a particular examination centre, he/she should attend to the said assignment and send his/her report and bill in the prescribed format immediately after the completion of his / her assignment.
In case any member is unable to perform his / her assignment, the same may be communicated to the Examination Department well in advance. If a member neither informs the Examination Department nor discharges the duties assigned, he/she would be liable for such action under the provisions of the Chartered Accountants Act 1949 and the Regulations framed thereunder, as deemed fit.
Kindly note that giving false/misleading declaration regarding conflict of interest / involvement in coaching will lead to action under disciplinary provisions in accordance with the Chartered Accountants Act, 1949 and the Rules and Regulations framed thereunder.
How to empanel:
A member who fulfills the above mentioned eligibility criteria, desirous of empanelling himself for the assignment, may do so, online at http://observers.icaiexam.icai.org.
Applications by any other mode will not be entertained.
The activity schedule of the portal is as under:
Opening of the window for empanelment : 15th March 2017
Closing of the window for empanelment : 31st March 2017
Hosting of the details of allotment of assignments : 20th April 2017
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