Staff Reporter

Promotional materials such as brochures getting ready

SALEM: The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) is planning to organise awareness programmes on Chartered Accountancy (CA) course in schools, its president, T.N. Manoharan, has said.

Inaugurating the annual conference, `Catalysing the proactive role', organised by the Salem Branch of Southern India Regional Council (SIRC) of ICAI here on Saturday, he said: "A large number of schoolstudents are unaware of CA course. Hence, the ICAI has decided to create awareness among school students starting from those in Class VIII. Promotional materials such as brochures are being prepared."

Inexpensive

There was good demand for Indian chartered accountants in the world. Doing CA course was inexpensive when compared to other professional courses. Students had to pay only Rs. 15,000 as fee for CA course, he said and added that companies offered attractive pay package to chartered accountants.

The revised syllabus of the CA course was expected to be introduced this August. The Government was considering the revised syllabus and the new system proposed by the ICAI for the CA education.

During the function, Mr. Manoharan honoured members of the institute who had completed 50 years of practice. The Chairman of SIRC of ICAI, M. Kandasamy, and Member, Central Council, ICAI, G. Ramasamy, also spoke. The Chairman of the Salem branch of SIRC of ICAI, V. Sakthivel, welcomed.

Experts delivered lectures on Business Taxation - Current issues in Corporate and Non-Corporate Taxation, Methods of Accounting, Accounting Standards relevant to Income Tax Act and Reengineering CA profession by using Information Technology. About 200 chartered accountants attended the conference.

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