CA Institute mulls ‘e-hearing’ for disciplinary cases

K R Srivats New Delhi | Updated on January 22, 2018 Published on November 24, 2015

The move could speed up disposal of cases, says Manoj Fadnis

The CA Institute plans to usher in the facility of ‘e-hearing’ for its disciplinary cases, its President Manoj Fadnis has said.

Such a facility - once introduced after amendment of the rules - would help in faster disposal of disciplinary cases against any erring members, Fadnis told Business Line here.

The proposal to introduce ‘e-hearing’ for disciplinary cases will be brought before the central council next month, Fadnis said.

Once the Central Council approves it, the decision will be forwarded to the Ministry of Corporate Affairs for the final approval, he added.

“It is not that the concept of e-hearing will be happening in next few months itself. We are looking at this as a futuristic plan”, he said. 

The facility of ‘e-hearing’ would be beneficial for both the members of the CA Institute as well as the disciplinary committee in terms of reduced cost and faster disposal of cases.

The facility of 'e-hearing' will only be optional and not mandatory, Fadnis added.

Fadnis also said that the CA Institute was trying its best to ensure that a robust disciplinary mechanism as prescribed under the law is adopted. 

"We have a robust disciplinary mechanism. Sometime parties seek more time under a process of law that cannot be avoided. Our endeavour is to quickly dispose off the disciplinary matter and not delay them", Fadnis said.

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Published on November 24, 2015
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