The Institute hae five Regional Councils,
namely Western India Regional Council, Southern India Regional Councl, Eastern
India Regional Council, Central India Regional Council and Northern India
Regional Council with their Headquarters at Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Kanpur and
New Delhi respectively.
The total number of branches of Regional Councils as of 31st August, 2002 is
Currently, there are eleven Chapters of the Institute outside India
During the year, three new reference libraries have been set up at
Thodupuzha and Thanjavur in Southern Region and Bhiwani in Northern Region. With
this 37 reference libraries have been set up all over the county.
During the period under report a number of branches of Regional
Councils continued to evince interest in having their own premises. In all , 52
Branches have their own premises.
Since 1986-87, the ICAI awards each year Rotating Shield to the
Best Regional Council. The award is given on the basis of overall performance.
Similarly, a separate Rotating Shield is awarded to the Best Branch each year.
The award is given on the basis of established norms. Rotating Shields to the
Best C.A. Students' Association on all India basis and Best Branch of Students'
Association on Regional Basis have been instituted from the year 1999. For the
year 2001 these shields were awarded at the Annual Function held on 2nd
February, 2002 to the following winners
Best Regional Council - Jointly to Southern India Regional
Council and Western India Regional Council
Best Branch of Regional Council - Nagpur Branch of Western India
Best Students' Association - Southern India Chartered Accountants
Best Branch of Students' Association
Western Region - Baroda Branch of WICASA
Southern Region - Ernakulam Branch of SICASA
Central Region - Raipur Branch of CICASA
Considering their good performance, the following Regional
Councils and Branches were separately awarded certificates respectively for
highly commended and excellent performance.
Highly Commended Performance Certificates
Northern India Regional Council & Eastern India Regional Council
Surat Branch of WIRC, Ernakulam Branch of SIRC and Goa Branch of WIRC
Excellent Performance Certificate
Bangalore, Hyderabad, Visakhapatnam, Salem Branches of SIRC, Jaipur Branch
of CIRC and Cuttack Branch of EIRC
New Decentralised Offices
Considering the increasing volume of work /activites a the
regional level and recognising the value of expecditious and personalised
service which are avhievable through the process of decentralisation, the
Council of the ICAI has already set up five more decentralised Offices at
Bangalore and Hyderabad in Southern Region; Ahmedabad and Pune in Western
Region; Jaipur in Central Region, besides the decentralised offices already
functioing from Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata and New Delhi and certain new
initiatives have been recently taken by the Council to make them more effective
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