The examination process inter alia includes a procedure of having the answer books checked, after evaluation by examiners, by Checkers to ensure that all answers have been evaluated, marks awarded have been carried forward to the cover page of the answer books and that the totalling of marks is correct.
ICAI had a centralized system of empanelling checkers before each exam, assigning them duties and paying them directly, until recently.
While the process of checking shall continue, it has been decided to discontinue the practice of centralised empanelment of checkers, appointment, allotment of assignments and direct payments by the Institute. It has further been decided that henceforth, examiners shall appoint Checkers and have the answer books checked, pay them honorarium and claim the same in their bill.
The abovementioned arrangement comes into effect from May 2016 examinations onwards.