Singapore Chapter Membership

Q. Who is eligible to become member of the Singapore Chapter?

Any member currently on the rolls of of the ICAI (Institute of Chartered Accounts of India) can become member of the Chapter. It is also important that member must live in Singapore.

 

Q. What are the membership Fees?

Membership Fees of the Chapter are defined Appendix 3 of the Constitution of the Chapter. Membership fees for the calendar year

 

Please click here for details of Fee

 

Q. Do I have to pay membership fees to Singapore Chapter of ICAI, if I have paid membership fee to ICAI?

Singapore Chapter of ICAI is registered as a not for profit organisation in Singapore. Singapore Chapter of ICAI do not get any funding from ICAI Delhi to run its operations and hence separate membership fee for Singapore Chapter becomes essential. Membership payment to ICAI does not include membership of Singapore Chapter of ICAI.

 

Q. How do I make payment of membership fee?

You can now make payment online by using PayPal from our website or by mailing your cheque in favour of “Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, Singapore Chapter, The” to our Registered office address.

 

Q. What are the banking details of the Chapter?

Bank Name: – United Overseas Bank Ltd

Branch:- Raffles Place

Account Number: – 398-337-078-9

Account Name: – “Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, Singapore Chapter, The”
(Please do not forget to type your “name and membership no.” in the reference field while making payment from net bank)

 

Q. How can I renew my membership with Singapore Chapter of ICAI?

Your membership will be renewed automatically if:

-> You continue to remain member of ICAI

-> You make payment of membership fee before 31st of March of the same calendar year.

CPE Credits

Q. How many CPE credits I can get for the programmes organised by the chapter?

Members are eligible to receive 2 or 3 CPE Hours depending on the duration of the programme organised by the chapter. Singapore Chapter of ICAI will obtain prior approval from CPE Committee of ICAI before organising any CPD meeting. Details of the meeting, time, venue and CPD Hours are emailed to the members in advance.    Please note that all programs organised by the chapter may not necessarily qualify for CPE hours. (say a member’s social gathering or an outing planned for members etc.).

 

Q. How do I access CPD details from ICAI?

Please visit www.cpeicai.org and register your details. If you are accessing website for the first time, then your user id is “ICAI Membership no” and password is “cpe” followed by your membership no. If you still can’t get access, then send email to cpeadmin@icai.org with your details.

 

Q. Can I attend CPD meetings if I have not paid membership fee?

No at present only members of our Singapore Chapter can attend CPD meetings.

Living & Working in Singapore – FAQ

Q.I am planning to migrate to Singapore, can you recommend a website that I can access all the information that is required relating to my living & working in Singapore?

Please check the following Ministry of Manpower Website that gives all information relevant to working & living in Singapore.

http://www.mom.gov.sg/foreign-manpower/working-in-singapore/finding-a-job/Pages/living-in-singapore.aspx

 

This website provides links to Singapore’s Immigration, Education, Embassies, Housing, Income Tax, Telecom Service Providers, Public Transport & Healthcare.

 

Q.What are the different types of work related passes in Singapore?

Please check the following Ministry of Manpower Website that gives details about the Work Related Passes, the minimum salary requirement, terms and conditions of employment in Singapore: http://www.mom.gov.sg/foreign-manpower/passes-visas/Pages/default.aspx#fp

 

Q.Job opportunities for Indian Chartered Accountants in Singapore

There are many job opportunities available in Singapore. Please visit the following link from the Ministry of Manpower’s website and Contact Singapore’s Website for further information:

http://www.mom.gov.sg/foreign-manpower/working-in-singapore/finding-a-job/Pages/default.aspx

http://www.contactsingapore.sg/jobs

Articleship, Industrial Training in Singapore

Q. I am interested in doing my Article ship / Industrial training in Singapore, ……

The Feedback from the Institute is given below:

i) Yes, A Chartered Accountant is eligible to train an articled assistant provided his main occupation is the practice of the profession of Accountancy at the time of engaging articled assistants as well as in each of the qualifying years on the basis of which he claims eligibility to train articled assistants.

ii) Any member engaged in any other business, occupation or holding part time certificate of practice is not entitled to train articled assistant.

iii) Any member employed as a Paid Assistant or engaged as a partner in a foreign firm of Chartered Accountants will also be eligible to train articled assistants at par with the paid assistants with a firm of Chartered Accountants in India. All conditions applicable to the Paid Assistants in India would be applicable to them as well. However, in case of a foreign firm, such a foreign firm shall have at least one partner who is either a member of the Institute or who is eligible to become a member of the Institute, in terms of MRA.

iv) The members shall provide a professional address as envisaged in Regulation 2(1)(xiii) as well as an address in India.

(As per the said Regulation, professional address means: –

a. an address of the place where the member is carrying on his profession ( or where he is carrying on his profession at more than one place, the principal place), or b. if a member is employed, the place of employment or at his option the place of his residence c. the place of residence, if the member neither carried on the profession nor is employed. It may please be noted that an address in India is essential in any of the situation)

v) The terms and conditions that may be made applicable for training articled assistant in India from time to time shall mutates mutandis apply for training of articled assistant abroad.

vi) The period of practical training shall be 3 years or 3 .years, as applicable, under a practising chartered accountant abroad. However, the articled / audit assistants should have an option to undergo industrial training in accordance with the Regulations 51 & 72 of the Chartered Accountants Regulations, 1988 during the last one year of training.

vii) The Industrial Training may be imparted by the Chartered Accountants working abroad in a financial, commercial or industrial undertaking with minimum fixed assets & minimum total turnover or minimum paid up capital as may be specified by the Council (whatever the value specified in terms of Indian currency may be deemed as applicable in foreign countries in their respective currencies) or such other organization or institution approved by the Council. In case of a member employed outside India, and eligible to impart Industrial training outside India, is unable to submit Annual Report/Balance sheet of the corporate/undertaking the member is working with, the member may submit a self declaration about the particulars of the undertaking along with the application.

viii) The terms & conditions contained in Regulation 54 and Regulation 54A dealing with secondment shall be applicable to the articled assistants receiving training abroad.

ix) The Principal shall send training reports as prescribed along with the service certificate to be issued in Form 109 & 108 as the case may be.

x) The principal shall impart training in accordance with the guidelines contained in Training Guide. He shall maintain a record of practical training imparted by him to the articled assistant and report to the Council in the form prescribed in the training guide.

xi) The rates, terms and conditions of stipend prescribed as payable to the articled assistants receiving training in India shall be applicable to the articled assistants receiving training aboard except that the same rate of stipend in equivalent terms specified in respective national currencies of the countries concerned instead of Indian rupees.

xii) Regulation of training in terms of office hours and working days holidays will be applicable as per local office timings and laws. However, requirements of total training hours will be the same as applicable in India, the terms of which are given hereunder: –

a.The working hours for the articled assistants shall be 35 hours in a week excluding the lunch break.

b.The office hours of the Principal for providing article training to the articled assistant shall not be generally before 9.00 a.m. or after 7.00 p.m.

c. The normal working hours for the articled assistant shall not start after 11.00 a.m. or end before 5.00 p.m.

d.The working hours for the articled assistants should not exceed 35 hours in a week excluding the lunch break and normally an articled assistant be required to work during the normal working hours fixed for articled assistants.

e.In case of exigencies of work with Principal, an article assistant may be required to work beyond his / her normal working hours. However, under such circumstances, the aggregate number of working hours shall not exceed 45 hours per week. The requirement to work beyond 35 hours in a week should not be a practice but only in exceptional circumstances.

Further, where the articled assistant is required to work beyond normal working hours, and aggregate of such hours exceed 35 hours per week, he / she shall be entitled to compensatory leave calculated with reference to number of completed working hours, over and above, 35 hours per week.

Further conduct of training will be regulated as per provisions of the relevant Regulations 60, 65, 66, 67 of the Chartered Accountants Regulations, 1988.

In addition to the above feedback from the Institute, it is important for any student aspiring to continue his articleship training in Singapore, to have a valid pass for staying in Singapore  to undergo the training. Our initial interaction with the Ministry of Manpower officials resulted in the understanding that the ‘Student Pass’ is not applicable as ICAI Singapore Chapter is not registered as an Educational Institution.  They will have to get ‘Employment Pass’ or ‘Dependant Pass’ to stay in Singapore to continue the articleship training.

For information on ‘Employment Pass’ and ‘Dependant Pass’ please check the link http://www.mom.gov.sg/foreign-manpower/passes-visas/Pages/default.aspx#fp

FAQ FOR MEMBERS RESIDING ABROAD

 (Source ICAI website)

This FAQ is meant to address the usual queries of an Indian Member based overseas.

Q.1    What is the procedure to be followed by a member of the Institute residing abroad to keep his membership active?

Ans.    A member of the Institute is currently required to pay a sum of Rs.600/- if he is an Associate member and Rs.1,800/- if he is a Fellow member as the renewal fees for the membership every year. However for a member who is senior citizen having attained the age of 65 year, the fee shall be Rs. 450/- if is an Associate member and Rs. 1,300/- if he is a Fellow members. The payment of membership fee becomes due on 1st of April, every year and is payable by 30th of September of that year. A member residing abroad can keep his membership active by remitting the annual membership fee through Payment Gateway or by demand draft to the concerned DCO. Membership fee can be paid in advance for a period of three years. Members are informed of the payment of Annual membership / C.O.P fee through a Circular letter issued in the month of March. An announcement regarding the payment of fee is also hoisted on the Web-site.

 

Q.2    What is the currency and the manner in which membership fees can be paid by members residing abroad ?

Ans.    The amount of membership fee has been fixed in Indian rupees. Information on the fee structure and method of payment is available on the Institute’s website at the linkhttp//www.icai.org/members/pay_ann_fee.html. This link also provides information on advance payment of fee. However the fee can also be paid in US $ at the prevailing exchange rate. The normal method of payment is by way of Demand Draft/ Local cheque in favour of the Secretary, the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India payable at respective places where the concerned decentralized offices are situated. . You or your representative in India can also deposit the payment on your behalf by putting a local cheque for clearing. The Payment through credit card can also be made.

 

Q.3    Can the members pay their fees On line?

Ans.    The Institute has provided this facility to all members and a link of ‘Online Payment of Fee’ is available on the Home Page of the website. Members may follow the instructions thereat and make the payment of fees. The payment through this mode can be made not only for annual membership fees but also for cases like restoration fee, fellow admission fee, COP fees and condonation fee whenever applicable.

 

Q.4    Can the members submit the relevant forms by email?

Ans.    Yes. Members can submit certain forms viz. form 6 – for grant of COP, form 9 – for restoration of membership, form 117- for firm name approval and form 18- for registration of firm (to be digitally signed by all authorized partners) through email authenticated by digital signatures alongwith requisite fees wherever applicable using payment gateway.

 

Q.5    What are the consequences if the annual membership fee is not paid within the stipulated time ?

Ans.    If the membership fee is not remitted before 30th September the name of the member would be removed/certificate of practice cancelled with effect from 1st October of the year concerned. The member cannot use the designation Chartered Accountant or the qualification ACA or FCA as the case may be. In the case of members holding certificate of Practice his right of practice will cease and his association, if any, with firm of Chartered Accountants in India as a partner etc will also came to end.

 

Q.6    In the event of removal of membership, what is the procedure for restoration of membership?

Ans.    A member, whose name has been removed from the Register of Members, and desirous of Restoration of name in Register of Members -is required to apply in Form No.9 which can be downloaded from (please click here for further details) and is to be submitted along with :

a.    Membership fee for the year during which his name was removed from Register of Members.

b.    Membership fee for the year in which restoration is sought.

c.    Restoration fee of Rs. 1,000/-

d.    C.O.P. fee, if intends to hold C.O.P.

The application for Restoration of name in the Register of Members has to be filed with the Decentralized office (please click here for full details of Decentralised offices) where your address falls i.e. in case before moving overseas your physical records are with, say eastern region; you shall apply to Eastern India Regional Office for filing the required documentation. On compliance of above requirements, the name will be restored w.e.f. the date of receipt of Form 9 (for Form 9, please click here)<b.with Restoration fee of Rs. 1,000/- and prescribed fee, in the respective Decentralized Office. The forms/documents may be sent by post/courier. It may also be sent through email with digitally signed form no. 9 with remittance made through Payment Gateway. On compliance of the above requirements the name will be restored w.e.f. the date of receipt of Form ‘9’.

Restoration of name with retrospective effect will be made provided application for restoration in Form 9 along with membership fee and C.O.P. fee (if you intend to hold C.O.P.) and restoration fee is received within the same financial year.

 

Q.7    (a) Whether an Associate Member of the Institute practicing abroad is eligible to become Fellow Member ?

(b) Whether a member’s service as a paid assistant outside India with a firm of chartered accountants can be recognized for the purpose of fellowship ?

Ans.    (a) No. Only members who being associates and who have been in continuous practice in India for atleast five years are eligible to apply for admission to fellowship on payment of prescribed fee and submission of Form ‘3’ [Section 5(3) of the Chartered Accountant Act, 1949].

(b) The member working as a paid assistant with a foreign firm of accountants outside India is eligible for admission as a fellow member provided the firm is having atleast one partner who is/was either the member of the ICAI or who is/was eligible to become its member under Section 4(1)(v) of the Chartered accountants Act.

 

Q.8    Whether an Associate Member employed in Industry abroad is eligible to become fellow member ?

Ans.    An associate member serving in an industry abroad for a continuous period of not less than 5 years in one or more posts carrying duties relating to accounts, cost accounts, audit, finance, taxation, company law and/or secretarial work, is eligible to become a fellow member.

If there is a break in the continuity of service, the same can be condoned for a period not exceeding one year so however that the actual period of service shall not be less than 5 years [Regulation 5(3)]

 

Q.9    What is the procedure to be followed to become a fellow member ?

Ans.    An Associate Member who is eligible to become Fellow as pointed out in question no.(7) & (8) above, is required to submit (i) Form no. 3 duly filled in and signed (ii) admission fee of Rs. 1,500/- plus the fellowship fee of Rs. 1,800/-( Rs. 1,300/- in case of a senior citizen member), if fee of Rs.600/-/-( Rs. 450/- in case of a senior citizen member) as Associate Member is already paid then the differential fee of Rs. 1,200/- ( Rs. 850/- in case he is a senior citizen member) (iii) a certificate of employment for a period of 5 years or more showing the nature of duties performed were of supervisory in nature, issued by the competent authority. If he intends to obtain Certificate of Practice, he is additionally required to submit Form ‘6’ along with Fee of Rs. 1,600/- (Rs. 1,200/- in case of Senior Citizen member). He can submit relevant form and remit a prescribed fee through E-mail/ payment gateway as pointed out in Q. No. 3 & 4.

 

Q 10    If a member holding Certificate of Practice wants to surrender the Certificate of Practice. How can he do that?

Ans.    The member desirous of surrendering his certificate of practice should make a request in writing indicating the date from which he wishes to surrender COP. The original script for certificate of practice should be surrendered for cancellation The COP fee however will have to be paid for the relevant financial year before it is cancelled at his request. However no fee would be required to be paid if he wishes to surrender his COP w.e.f. 1st April provided he makes the request with the original COP by 30th April of that year.

 

Q. 11    What is the procedure for restoration of Certificate of Practice?

Ans.    Members can renew Certificate of Practice by paying the prescribed fees by 30th of September every year. Those members who have not remitted COP fee by 30th of September, Certificate of Practice would be cancelled w.e.f. 1st October of the relevant year.

Members whose Certificate of Practice has been cancelled on account of non-payment of Certificate of Practice fee for the relevant year are required to comply with the following –

a.    An application in Form 101 duly filled in and signed along with Certificate of Practice fee for the relevant year. (Form 101 can be downloaded from website)

b.    Annual Membership fee has been paid on or before 30th September of the relevant year.

A letter restoring Certificate of Practice with retrospective effect will be issued on receipt of above by 31st March of the relevant financial year.

 

Q. 12    Can a member in Salaried employment abroad hold C.O.P.?

Ans.    Yes, he can hold C.O.P but his status would be treated as a member in part-time practice.

 

Q. 13    Can a member of the Institute holding Certificate of Practice residing outside India, do any attest functions?

Ans.    Yes. He can do attest functions outside India, subject to the local laws permitting him to do so.

Members holding Certificate of Practice and employed outside India are also permitted to undertake attest functions outside India so long as they reside outside India and during such stay period their status also continue to be ‘2’ (part time COP) in the Institute’s record.

 

Q. 14    Can a Member working abroad have a Proprietary Firm in India?

Ans.    Yes. A member working abroad can have a proprietary firm in India provided the firm in India is under the charge of a member of the Institute who should be a full time paid assistant. This is a mandatory requirement under Section 27 of the Chartered Accountants Act, 1949.

 

Q. 15    Can a member having a proprietary firm in India and recently shifted from India, continue to be a proprietor of a firm in India?

Ans.    The member can continue to be a proprietor of the firm in India if the member himself is actively associated with the firm by residing in India for a period of not less than 182 days as provided in Appendix 10 of the Chartered Accountants Act 1949 [page 51].

 

Q. 16    Whether a member residing abroad can be a partner of a firm of chartered accountants in India?

Ans.    Yes, a member can be a partner in a firm of Chartered Accountants in India provided he holds C.O.P.

 

Q. 17    Can a member holding Certificate of Practice and residing abroad be incharge of the branch office of the firm outside India ?

Ans.    Yes, a member can be in charge of the branch office of the firm outside India provided the Head Office of the firm is registered in India. He can be in charge of the branch office in his capacity either as a paid assistant or partner of the firm.

 

Q. 18    Can a member practicing outside India impart articles training under the Chartered Accountants Act and Regulations?

Ans.    As per the proviso to Regulation 43(i) of the Chartered Accountants Regulations 1988 as amended by the Chartered Accountants (Amendments) Regulations 2007, a member practicing outside India is also eligible to engage an articled assistant subject to such additional terms and conditions as the Council may impose.

Morever, if a firm of chartered accountants has an office in India and also an office abroad (not being a separate partnership) a partner or the proprietor thereof would be permitted to train articled assistant in India or outside the country, provided that the member concerned could ensure that proper training, in accordance with the requirements of the Regulations, is imparted to the articled assistants

 

Q 19    What is meant by Certificate of Good Standing and how it can be obtained ?

Ans;    A certificate of good standing means a certificate issued to a member of the Institute at his request for specific purpose stating the details of his articled-ship exam passed, membership etc and indicating that nothing adverse about him has come to the notice of the Institute . A good standing certificate is required to the purpose of joining employment, immigration and also for visa purpose. In order to obtain Certificate of Good Standing the member concerned :-

• may submit a request for issue of certificate of good standing, stating the purpose for which certificate of good standing is required and submit the communication of the concerned body/ institution requiring the same. However, request of members for issue of certificate of good standing will also be considered if the requirement of body/ institution specified on the website, in application form or prospectus is produced. The request could be either a signed written request or an e-mail in the personal e-mail id of the member.

• The certificate of good standing will be issued to concerned body/ institution in respect of any member if the request is directly received by the institute from the concerned body/ institution.

• The name of the member should be active (not removed) in Register of Members of the Institute.

• The concerned member has paid annual membership/certificate of practice fees (if holds certificate of practice) for the current year within the specified time.
• Request is to be sent to: mss@icai.org under your signature or Scanned copy of request may accompany the other documentation.

 

Q. 20    What is the procedure for obtaining duplicate certificate of Membership/Certificate of Practice?

Ans.    A member who has lost/misplaced his original certificates of Membership/Certificate of Practice, is required to apply and submit a written request to the concerned Decentralised Office for obtaining duplicate membership certificate/certificate of practice as an Associate or a Fellow member as the case may be. He is required to pay charges for duplicate certificate @ Rs.50/- or equivalent amount in US Dollar per certificate. He is also required to submit an affidavit in the prescribed format duly sworn-in before a Notary/First Class Magistrate or an affidavit on a plain paper and get the same attested from the authorized office of Indian Embassy/Consular General’s Office. In case the member submits original certificate he is not required to execute the affidavit in the prescribed format.

 

Q. 21    What is the importance of Chartered Accountant Journal ?

Ans.    The Chartered Accountant Journal is an important communication for the Institute and keeps the members updated on the professional front, It is expected that each member should be going through every issue of the Journal. The Chartered Accountant is a monthly publication from Institute and after publication is immediately put on the website of the Institute. It is also sent physically every month and each dispatch is through a recorded delivery to all active members.

 

Q. 22    Can a member residing abroad get Journal by Air Mail?

Ans.    Normaly Journals to the members abroad are being sent by Sea Mail. However a member can opt for getting journals by Airmail in which case he is required to pay the air mail charges for receiving he Journal by airmail at his foreign address. Currently the charges for sending Journal by airmail is Rs. 900/- Annually.

 

Q. 23    Can a member residing abroad get the Journal at his Indian address?

Ans.    As per regulation 187 of CA Regulations every member in practice shall have a professional address in India in his own charge or incharge of another member. A member not in practice may specify a place which shall be deemed to be his professional address for the purpose of Section 21 and also CA Regulations. In view of the above, every member has to specify one address which will be taken in the Institute’s record as professional address for all purposes and also for correspondence. Accordingly Journal’s, Regional News letters etc. can be sent to the professional address in India if so indicated by the member.

In the event of delayed/ non-receipt, please correspond at journal@icai.org or ebsecretariat@icai.org giving exact details of your full mailing address with Pin/ Zip code, if possible also specifying a landmark as part of address. It would speed up chances of early reach of journal and communication to you.

 

Q. 24    How a member residing abroad can buy a publication from the Institute?

Ans.    The publications of the Institute available for sale are indicated in the updated list hoisted on the Website. The rates and postal charges payable thereto are also stated therein. For details visit: http//www:icai.org/publications/Ins-pub.html.

A member interested in buying any publication(s) as indicated in the list can either send his remittance in advance for such publications including the postal charges or make payment on line to purchase a publication concerned. Alternatively, an imprest amount (USD 300) could be deposited with the Institute and under such a scheme; a member shall have an access to the recent publications which could be continued to send by the Institute till the time the imprest amount is exhausted.

For faster communication a member can always reach the Institute at e-mail castoresnoida@rediffmail.com or fax no. +91 (120)-2518539, tel. No. +91 (120) 2552142, 2551279.

 

Q. 25    What is the importance of Updating e-mail Id with the Institute?

Ans.    The Institute very shortly would be moving to a Virtual stage whereby large number of transactions/ communications would be done electronically. This would warrant availability of correct e-mail id so that one gets communication from the Institute with regard to CPE programmes/ other events of interest in time

While e-mail particulars could be updated by sending a simple mail, any communication having regulatory angle would require signed communication from his end for which fax / scanned copy will have to be sent.

The Institute would be regularly coming out with E Newsletter, which has been targeted as a tool for disseminating information to Indian Members abroad and to come closer to them and address their requirements speedily, on quarterly basis which would be a two way communication channel between the Institute and the foreign members. This again necessitates the need to have the e-mail particulars in the records of the Institute for ensuring receipt of e mails. Please update your e-mails id with Institute’s record.

 

Q. 26    Why a member should Update his address and other particulars?

Ans.:    By being a member of the Institute he has a continuity and access to developments of Indian profession and it needs no exaggeration that updating his correct particulars would do a lot good in his being professionally updated. The Institute every year while sending the circulars for fee reminders also attach an Entry on Record containing his particulars. It would be the earnest request of the Institute to the members to give utmost priority in updating of information containing in the entry on record wherever necessary. This is also necessary as a part of regulatory requirements

As the professional and other particulars have a bearing for future and there are certain areas wherein due caution needs to be observed; certain request like change in address needs to be accompanied under your signatures so as to ensure authenticity of such a request.

 

Q. 27    What are the areas where a member can Contribute to the profession?

Ans    There are many areas in which esteemed members can contribute to the professional activities of the Institute. The range is varied and the list indicated herein under in just illustrative and he could think of more such avenues for joining in the work being done by the Institute. Some of such areas are –

a.  Associating as a constituent of brand promotion. The Institute is in the process of consolidating its brand image not only in India but in other countries also where a sizeable Indian population/sufficient number of Indian members are there. Promoting Indian Chartered Accountant as a brand would provide fillip to boosting his professional avenues. He need to share with us ways and means in which this needs to be accomplished. He can send his valuable suggestions on the basis of country specific issues so that while formulating its approach, the Institute could suitably include them in its pursuits.

b.   Help take up issues of concern with the respective authorities in those countries /promoting the Indian qualification in terms of services which can be provided by a member of ICAI.

c.    Associating in providing synergies by creating a formal network – The Institute feels that the consolidation of efforts would be a welcome step and the Institute would request the members to form chapter of ICAI wherever more than 20 members are there. (For further details please click here)

d.    Information about the need of Chartered Accountants in your country – This would enable the members intending to take opportunity abroad. Such information can be mailed at foreigndesk@icai.org to be placed suitably on the web page of the Institute. This way the member would be doing a yeoman service for Indian members to such global market and globalisation of Indian Chartered Accountant. The member abroad can also pass on the addresses of major placement consultants/ organizations which need professional chartered accountant so that Institute could approach them for benefit of everybody.

e.    Contributing to the Exposure drafts, Research projects and in journal of the Institute – The Institute needs perspective and contribution from the member abroad on technical issues. They are welcome to contribute articles / their view point for inclusion in the journal so that there is a wide sharing of information and their views are put to synthesis and analysis by a cross section of members thus, adding to their utility in an over all context.

f.    Help dependents of your fellow professionals by being part of CA Benevolent Fund – Uncertainty knows no bounds and it is for uncertain times that the Institute have decided to create a corpus of funds by way of voluntary contribution from members to help the families of bereaved chartered accountants who are in distress and need a helping hand. The details on the objectives of the CA Benevolent Fund, procedure for becoming member, extent of assistance available and the procedure for availing assistance are available on the Institute’s website at the following link: http://www.icai.org/members/ca_benevolentfund.html

 

Q. 28    What is the importance of Updating the particulars of members residing abroad in the Entry on Record?

Ans.    The Institute would soon be coming with a Member Directory separately for foreign members. Given the fact, that developments internationally make the Institute need to have an immediate reaction/ update on certain country specific / sector specific issues; knowing the members who are to be addressed by the Institute for eliciting response on such information would come in handy. Members contribution would be something which will add value to the professional stance being taken by the Institute at different levels. We would request a member to update their following particulars with the decentralized office wherein their correspondence address falls and the Foreign Desk at head office with the following details on regular intervals so as to update the records, as an when there is such change so that Institute could approach them wherever there is such need. The information would also come in handy when the Institute’s delegations visit their country and a need for interaction is felt with them.

a.    Name and membership No.

b.    Current employment

c.    Current charge/ designation

d.    Type of industry

e.    Correct postal address

f.    Contact address in India

g.    Phone numbers – office and residential

h.    Fax Nos.

i.    E-mail id

The above information would also facilitate in coming out with the Directory of Foreign members.

 

Q. 29    Do the members abroad want to know about more professional avenues in India ?

Ans.    While the members have moved to foreign destinations, there would be many a occasion when they would have felt the need of an information contact in India, in such situations, please feel free to write to foreigndesk@icai.org and the Institute would be glad to provide them the web link of information which they may be wanting to have from India.

Q. 30    If any member has any suggestion on different issues how can he send that?

Ans.    Members may feel that they have different ways of looking at the activities of the Institute. As an enabling outfit, the Institute would like to have suggestions from them on the way they feel certain things need to be carried out. They are invited to share their views at foreigndesk@icai.org

They can directly get in touch with the following Officers of the Institute whose area of work and contact details are given below:

 

Area of Work Official
CA course and Education related matters Director Board of Studies
Phone :- from Delhi:- (95120) 3989398, 3054808
From out side Delhi:- (0120) 3989398
E-mail:- bosnoida@icai.org
Technical Questions, issues on Accounting Standards and Expert Opinion Technical Director
Phone:- 39893989 (D), 30110582
E-mail:- tdte@icai.org,
Secretary EAC
Phone:- 39893989 (D), 30110467
E-mail: eac@icai.org
Technical Questions and issues in Auditing Secretary, Auditing and Assurance Standards Board and Assurance Standards
Phone:-(95120) 3054815 (D), (011) 30110468
E-mail:- aasb@icai.org
For Continuing Professional Education and Professional Development Director CPE
Phone :- 39893989 (D) 30110445
E-mail:- cpe@icai.org ; cpeadmin@icai.org
For In-Company Programmes Secretary CPEC
Phone:- 39893989 (D), 30110438
Email:- cpe@icai.org
Examination related queries Joint Secretary (Exams)
Phone :- (95120) 3989398 (D), 3054822
Peer Review Process Secretary, Peer Review Board
Phone:-(95120) 3054815 (D), (011) 30110469
E-mail:- peerreviewboard@icai.org
Members & Students Services and payment of fee and other regulatory measures Joint Secretary, M&SS
Phone :- 39893989 (D),30110425, 30110426
E- mail :- mss@icai.org
General queries relating to publications Joint Secretary – NOIDA Stores
Phone :- 3054802, 3054828
E-mail :- noidastores@icai.org