Ennore Port Ltd will give a cash award of Rs 5 lakh to Prema Jayakumar, daughter of an autorickshaw driver who topped the All-India Chartered Accountancy Examination.

Prema hails from Tamil Nadu and resides in Mumbai. Her father, who drives an auto in Mumbai, belongs to Villupuram District in Tamil Nadu.

The Shipping Minister, G.K. Vasan, instructed Ennore Port to present the cash award under its Corporate Social Responsibility programme.

The cash award cheque will be presented to her by the Minister in Chennai shortly, says a press release issued by the port.

Our Coimbatore Bureau adds: M Gnanasampath of Coimbatore has done the city proud by securing the third rank in the Chartered Accountancy examination conducted by the ICAI (Institute of Chartered Accountants of India). He has scored 74.13 per cent.

The ICAI local Chapter Chairman K. Jalapathi said that 12 candidates had cleared both groups at this centre and 34 and 31 students completed group I and II respectively.

At the all-India level, 1,11,961 candidates are said to have appeared for CPT (Common Proficiency Test) of which only 30,305 are said to have qualified, registering a pass percentage of 27.

Similarly, 29,339 candidates are said to have appeared for both groups in the CA final examination, of which only 3,804 had cleared both groups successfully.