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Sub: Compilation of Important Announcements webhosted for CA Members, Students & ICAI Employees in the wake of Coronavirus COVID-19

In the recent past, the Institute has taken certain preventive steps due to insurgence of Coronavirus and has hosted the following announcements for the information of Members, Students & Employees of ICAI: -

A) COVID 19 Relief Fund

Date Announcement
29.06.2020 List of Contributors - ICAI Covid 19 Relief Fund
09.04.2020 ICAI Stand with Government to fight against COVID 19 & Pledge to contribute Rs 21 crores to PM Cares Fund & PMNRF
27.03.2020 Appeal to contribute in ICAI Covid 19 Relief Fund

B) RBA

Date Announcement
12.3.2020 Direction of the Council for not conducting any Programme/class for Members & Students till 15th April 2020 in the wake of COVID-19

C) Members

Date Announcement
23.09.2020 Reckoning the date of revocation of the lockdown to be 30th September 2020 w.r.t extensions granted regarding the validity of Peer Review Certificate in the wake of COVID-19 spurt across the country
03.09.2020 Handbook on Potential for 'NEO Import Substituting Industrialisation in India' - ISI (COVID-19) published by Research Committee
26.07.2020 Important Announcement - COVID-19 (CABF)
30.06.2020 Announcement regarding Further extension of time by Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) to July, 31, 2020 for submission of financial results for the quarter / half year financial year ending 31st March 2020 due to the continuing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic by CL&CGC ICAI
30.06.2020 Announcement regarding Further relaxations by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs till September 30, 2020 for conduct of Board meetings to approve its financial statements through VC or OAVM and registration of Independent Directors in the Independent Directors Data Bank by CL&CGC ICAI
05.06.2020 Announcement - Advance Payment of Membership Fee for 10 years.
30.05.2020 Announcement on Changing Prospective Restoration to Retrospective Restoration.
29.05.2020 Further extensions regarding the validity of Peer Review Certificate in the wake of COVID -19 spurt across the country.
23.05.2020 Subsequent Events - Key Audit Considerations amid COVID-19
21.05.2020 Relaxations for the Companies and LLPs to make good any filing related defaults, irrespective of duration of default, and make a fresh start as a fully compliant entity by 30th September, 2020
17.05.2020 Auditor's Reporting- Key Audit Considerations amid COVID-19
16.05.2020 Guidelines & Procedure for organising Virtual CPE Meetings by CPE POUs
14.05.2020 Retrospective Restoration of Membership / COP 2019-2020
13.05.2020 Physical Inventory Verification - Key Audit Considerations amid COVID-19.
10.05.2020 Going Concern – Key Consideration for Auditors amid COVID – 19.
05.05.2020 Opportunities for Chartered Accountants
01.05.2020 Communication with the Retiring Auditor through E-mail
27.04.2020 COVID-19 Disruptions - ICAI Launched Virtual Courses to provide Learning at Doorstep
18.04.2020 Launch of First ON-LINE batch of the 50 hours Educational Course by ICAI Registered Valuers Organisation from Sunday 26th April to 3rd May, 2020 for the Asset Class- Securities or Financial Assets
18.04.2020 Bank Branch Audit of Public Sector Banks for the year 2019-20
13.04.2020 Use of Electronic Signature for Signing Audit Reports and Certificates.
12.04.2020 ICAI - Request for relaxation in statutory filings/audit and other compliances by 60 days due to Pandemic Coronavirus
07.04.2020 Forthcoming Webinars by Central Committees’ & Other POU’s of ICAI
03.04.2020 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
30.03.2020 Extension of Validity of Peer Review Certificate in wake of Covid – 19 spurt across the Country
28.3.2020 Restoration of Membership/COP of ICAI
27.3.2020 Covid-19 Disruptions - ICAI Advisory on Accounting and Assurance related issues for F.Y - 2019-20
23.3.2020 Covid-19: Important Announcement for Members

D) Students

Date Announcement
23.9.2020 Extension of validity of Registration Period on account of cancellation and merging of May 2020 examination with November, 2020 examination due to outbreak of COVID-19.
10.9.2020 Completion of MCS Course and Advanced IT Course through Virtual Mode as one-time measure due to COVID -19 by the students who have passed Final exam on or before November 2018 and were already registered in www.icaionlineregistration.org for physical mode training
09.9.2020 Complete/Undergo Advanced IT Course through Virtual Mode by the students who have qualified in November 2018 Final Exam and prior to that by paying fees of Rs. 12,000
07.9.2020 Completion of MCS Course and Advanced IT Course through Virtual Mode as one time measure for students appearing for May 2021 Final course exam.
30.8.2020 Relaxation for provisionally registered students in the Intermediate Course till 31st July, 2020 through Direct Entry Route for appearing in May, 2021 Intermediate Examination on account of outbreak of COVID 19.
21.8.2020 Reduction of fees for OC & ITT Courses for Foundation and Direct Entry students undergoing Virtual classes
06.8.2020 Extension of Last Date for Submission of Application Form without Condonation Fee
31.7.2020 Organizing Orientation Course and Information Technology Training through virtual mode for Foundation and Direct Entry route students by the Regional Councils and Branch offices of ICAI
05.7.2020 Exemption from Completion of Orientation Course (OC) and Information Technology Training (ITT) before admission in Practical Training on or Before 31st July, 2020 for Direct Entry Scheme students
03.7.2020 IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT FOR MAY 2020 EXAMINATIONS
03.7.2020 Reduction of fees for MCS & Adv ITT Courses for students undergoing Virtual classes for May 2019, Nov 2019, May 2020 & Nov 2020 Final Students
01.7.2020 Extension of time period for registration in Foundation Course from 30th June, 2020 to 31st August, 2020 for appearing in Foundation Examination to be held in November, 2020
26.6.2020 May 2020 Exams - Opt-Out Window
20.6.2020 May 2020 Exams - Opt-Out Window
17.6.2020 Important Announcement - "Opt-Out" of May 2020 Examinations
17.6.2020 Important Announcement - Frequent Asked Questions (FAQs) and their Answers
17.6.2020 Important Announcement
15.6.2020 Important Announcement
10.6.2020 Advanced Integrated Course on Information Technology and Soft Skills (Advanced ICITSS) -Adv. Information Technology Test – Home Based Mode
06.6.2020 POSTPONEMENT OF RE - OPENING OF ON-LINE FACILITY (CORRECTION WINDOW) FOR SEEKING CHANGE OF EXAMINATION CENTRE FOR APPEARING IN JULY 2020 CA EXAMINATIONS.
31.5.2020 Submission of details by Students who are yet to appear in Final November,20 Exam for Completion of MCS Course and Advanced IT Course through Virtual Mode as one time measure due to COVID-19.
21.5.2020 Completion of MCS Course and Advanced IT Course through Virtual Mode as one time measure for students of Final course exam (July, 2020 & November,2020)
21.5.2020 Completion of MCS Course and Advanced IT Course through Virtual Mode as one time measure for students who have passed Final Exam /result withheld (May, 2019 & November, 2019)
21.5.2020 Extension of time period for commencement of Practical Training on or before 31st May, 2020 to 31st July, 2020 for appearing in Final examination to be held in November, 2022.
02.5.2020 POSTPONEMENT OF CHARTERED ACCOUNTANT EXAMINATIONS, MAY 2020
20.4.2020 Important Announcement - Waiving off Condonation Fee for Students
19.4.2020 Announcement - Free Live Revision Classes for Intermediate and Final Students targeting June, 2020 examination - Beginning from 22nd April, 2020
05.4.2020 Extension of time period for commencement of Practical Training on or before 30th April 2020 to 31st May, 2020 for appearing in Final examination to be held in November, 2022
05.4.2020 Allowing provisional registration in the Foundation Course of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) for students who have been allotted either admit card and/or appeared in one or more papers of Class XII examinations
27.3.2020 Postponement of Chartered Accountant Examinations, May 2020
26.3.2020 Date Extension for Receiving Scholarship Applications SCHOLARSHIPS FOR CA STUDENTS
26.3.2020 COVID -19: Important Announcement (reg. article training – Leaves & Stipend)
23.3.2020 Announcement for Students (Students were advised not to sway by any misleading communications spreading through internet by unscrupulous sources)
20.3.2020 Exemption from Completion of Management and Communication Skills Course (MCS Course) & Advanced Information Technology Training (Adv.ITT) to appear in Final May 2020 Examination
20.3.2020 Exemption from Completion of Orientation Course (OC) and Information Technology Training (ITT) before admission in Practical Training on or before 30th April, 2020.
19.3.2020 Re-opening of on-line facility for seeking change of examination centre / group / medium for appearing in May 2020 CA examinations.
16.3.2020 Lets' Stop COVID-19, Check out Today's Online Resources for you (about online learning opportunities)
13.3.2020 Direction of the Council for not conducting any programme/class for Members & Students till 15th April 2020 in the wake of COVID-19 –

E) General - Related to Profession

Date Announcement
10.08.2020 Relaxations provided to the corporates by MCA and SEBI from Regulatory compliances due to outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic by CL&CGC ICAI
17.05.2020 MCA has issued Clarification on holding of Annual General meeting through video conferencing or other audio-visual means
17.05.2020 MCA has issued Clarification on passing of ordinary and special resolutions by companies on account of the threat posed by Covid-19 and holding an extraordinary general meeting
06.05.2020 Advisory for Statutory Bank Branch Auditors Specific Considerations while conducting Distance Audit / Remote Audit / Online Audit of Bank Branch under current Covid-19 situation
31.3.2020 ICAI Press Release - Covid-19 Disruptions - ICAI Advisory on Accounting and Assurance related issues for F.Y - 2019-20
30.3.2020 Newsfeed Column up Date: (Committee on International Taxation) Tackling the coronavirus: OECD Forum on Tax Administration publishes actions that tax administrations are currently taking to support taxpayers-27.03.2020 Source: OECD.org Tax in the time of COVID-19 -24.03.2020 Source: OECD.org
27.3.2020 Notification/ Circular/ Advisories Issued by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs in view of COVID-19 outberak. - (27-03-2020)
27.3.2020 Covid-19 Disruptions - ICAI Advisory on Accounting and Assurance related issues for F.Y - 2019-20
16.3.2020 Lets' Stop COVID-19, Check out Today's Online Resources for you

F) Employee Related

Date Announcement
22.3.2020 Preventive measures to be taken to contain the spread of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
20.3.2020 Corona Virus Sanitization at premises of the Institute at IP Marg, New Delhi
20.3.2020 Preventive measures to be taken to contain the spread of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
5.3.2020 Circular Exemption from Finger Biometric Attendance

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