The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) during today's hearing in the Supreme Court regarding the CA exam 2021, stated that CA exams 2021 scheduled for July should not be postponed.
As per the report by Bar and Bench, ICAI also said that it has this narrow window of July 2021 to conduct the examinations, considering the third wave which is likely to peak in September to October.
The plea was adjourned today on request by ICAI. It is scheduled to be heard by the Supreme Court tomorrow.
The plea was filed by Child Right Activist Anbha Shrivastava Sahai and was heard by a three-judge Bench of Justice AM Khanwilkar, Justice Dinesh Maheshwari and Justice Aniruddha Bose.
Meanwhile, around 6,000 students in a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi demanded the postponement of the Chartered Accountancy (CA) examinations scheduled to be conducted offline, from July 5. Students said they did not want the exams to be cancelled but postponed until they were vaccinated.
Students said, “We want to submit to the PM that we do not want any cancellation of exams but vaccination is something the PM himself has emphasised. CA students going to appear for these exams are in the 18-23 age group. It would be injustice towards these students as well as their family if they are pressurised to appear for the 15-day long physical exams without having been provided an opportunity to avail vaccination.”
On June 5, 2021, the ICAI announced the revised dates for the Chartered Accountants (CA) Intermediate (IPC), Intermediate, final and post qualification course: Insurance and Risk Management (IRM) technical examination and international taxation – assessment test (INTT–AT).
The examinations were initially scheduled to be conducted from May 21 and May 22 but were postponed by ICAI in April due to the pandemic. Over three lakh students will appear for these exams.
(With inputs from agencies)