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Important Announcement

Important decision taken by CPE Directorate & CDS with regards to Way forward for issues arising out of Outbreak of pandemic Coronavirus across globe and non-conduct of CPE programmes till 15.04.2020

This is to bring into notice of all concerned that in light of the on-going spurt of the COVID-19 virus and in the interest of the well-being of Members and Students and other stakeholders, the Council at its Special Meeting held on 12th March, 2020 decided as a proactive measure to completely restrict conduction of any programme/class by any Regional Council/Branch/Central Level Committee, Students Association, Branches of Student Associations, CPE Study Circle of ICAI or any other Programme Organising Units (POUs), requiring physical presence of Members and Students with immediate effect, till 15th April, 2020 or any further direction in the matter.

In view of the above, the CPE Directorate & CDS at its recent meeting deliberated the matter and in the interest of profession has decided as under:-

(a) Central Committees of ICAI are allowed to organise up to 5 webcasts in a month and maximum of up to 3 CPE hours (unstructured).

It may also be mentioned here that, in view of advisory dated 12.03.2020 people are not allowed to gather at any of ICAI POUs for any CPE Programme and therefore for aforesaid webcast only unstructured CPE hours will be granted and also the aforesaid relaxations in organising webcasts are granted till the current situation of outbreak of coronavirus normalizes and resuming of organisation of CPE programmes by CPE POUs of ICAI.

(b) The Directorate approved to extend time for holding Annual General meeting by the CPE/CMI & B Study Circles & CPE Study Chapters for convening elections for appointment of Convenor & Deputy Convenor from 31st March, 2020 to 31st May, 2020. A Detailed mail has been sent to all concerned in this regard.

(c) The Directorate also decided to approve extending the time for compliance of CPE Advisory for mandatory organisation of Seminar on “Awareness on Code of Ethics” from 31st March, 2020 to 31st May, 2020.

(d) The Directorate allowed to Regional Councils, Branches, Foreign Chapters to do unstructured webinars for their members only and maximum of 3 CPE hours on case to case basis as per their request at

Hence, the Regional Councils, Branches, Foreign Chapters can send request for conducting Webinars by logging into their account on CPE portal ( upload details of webinar under “non-calendar event” for approval. Request already made through Google form should also be updated on CPE Portal as it is fully operational now to take such request. For any difficulty may write at . (updated on 07.04.2020)

Further, we would like to inform you that details of all forthcoming webinars being organized by various Programme Organising Units of ICAI are available at CPE Portal at Members may also claim eligible unstructured CPE hours after attending the webinars by filling self-declaration form online at CPE Portal

All above is being issued with approval of the Competent Authority for kind information and compliance.

With Kind Regards,

CPE Directorate & CDS
The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India
A-29, Sector 62, NOIDA – 201309
E-mail :,

Last updated on 10th April, 2020

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