ICAI advises CAs to register with UDIN to stop fake chartered accountants

ICAI advises CAs to register with UDIN to stop fake chartered accountants attesting financial documents & issuing various certificates or forging signature

As per latest announcement by ICAI, has acknowledged that various persons misrepresenting themselves as chartered accountants are attesting financial documents issuing various certificates misleading various Authorities and stakeholder. Also The Institutes is also receiving number of complaints of forged signatures.

To curb such malpractices, the ICAI has implemented an innovative concept of UDIN i.e. Unique Document Identification Number to secure the certificates/documents attested/certified by practicing Chartered Accountants which will be made mandatory with effect from 1st January, 2019.

Full time Practicing CAs can register them by visiting at https://udin.icai.org/ and generate UDIN by registering the certificates/documents attested/certified by them.  To generate UDIN, Members are required to provide only 3-5 key fields of the certificate/ document which is being attested and there is no need to upload it.

Through UDIN and the key fields as mentioned by CAs, the Regulators/Banks/third parties will be able to check the authenticity of the documents/reports/certificate.

Further, according to the ICAI announcement, this portal would help in tracing forged/wrong documents prepared by any third person misrepresenting himself as a Chartered Accountant, as any person other than Chartered Accountant will not be able to upload the documents. 

For Process and related Frequently-Asked Questions, please visit https://udin.icai.org/ . For any other further assistance/clarification, you may reach us at 011–30110411/444 or email at udin@icai.in .

ICAI has advised CAs to register the documents certified by them and get them secured.

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