Committee to review disciplinary rules for accounting professionals

Panel to suggest ways for speedy disposal of misconduct cases

by Janhavi Behere

The ministry of corporate affairs has constituted a committee to review disciplinary rules & regulations that govern chartered accountants, company secretaries and cost accountants. The committee has been entrusted the task of suggesting amendments for speedy disposal of disciplinary cases. It is likely that the committee will set a time limit to conclude disciplinary proceedings and end the two-stage method of issuing orders. The committee will also be responsible for proposing ways to strengthen existing mechanisms of professional institutions, create more than one director and consider the role of government nominees in the appointment process. The six member committee has to submit its report within 60 days to the ministry.

References
1. http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/industry/services/consultancy-/-audit/panel-to-review-misconduct-rules-for-accounting-professionals/articleshow/58287311.cms
CMIE STATISTICS
Unemployment Rate
Per cent
4.4 -0.1
Consumer Sentiments Index
Base September-December 2015
94.5 +0.2
Consumer Expectations Index
Base September-December 2015
94.5 0.0
Current Economic Conditions Index
Base September-December 2015
94.6 +0.5
Quarterly CapeEx Aggregates
(Rs.trillion) Sep 16 Dec 16 Mar 17 Jun 17
New projects 2.38 1.50 2.97 1.68
Completed projects 2.23 0.95 1.86 1.12
Stalled projects 0.65 1.01 0.35 2.50
Revived projects 0.91 0.18 0.62 0.29
Implementation stalled projects 0.38 0.82 0.33 0.67
Updated on: 19 Sep 2017 8:20PM
Quarterly Financials of Listed Companies
(% change) Sep 16 Dec 16 Mar 17 Jun 17
All listed Companies
 Income 2.1 6.2 10.3 10.2
 Expenses 1.9 6.4 11.9 10.5
 Net profit 14.6 40.3 17.0 -18.4
 PAT margin (%) 6.9 6.1 6.1 5.4
 Count of Cos. 4,500 4,502 4,419 4,191
Non-financial Companies
 Income 0.6 6.0 11.8 10.8
 Expenses -0.2 7.3 15.6 11.0
 Net profit 26.6 24.6 -1.9 -23.7
 PAT margin (%) 6.9 6.2 6.3 5.3
 Net fixed assets -9.2 7.6
 Current assets 8.1 2.2
 Current liabilities 11.6 8.6
 Borrowings 3.1 5.0
 Reserves & surplus 8.4 6.5
 Count of Cos. 3,481 3,487 3,431 3,276
Numbers are net of P&E
Updated on: 19 Sep 2017 8:30PM
Annual Financials of All Companies
(% change) FY13 FY14 FY15 FY16
All Companies
 Income 12.6 10.0 5.0 1.0
 Expenses 12.8 9.8 5.1 1.2
 Net profit 1.0 -2.3 1.3 -15.3
 PAT margin (%) 3.5 3.2 3.2 3.0
 Assets 14.3 12.3 9.4 8.8
 Net worth 9.6 9.6 8.8 7.6
 RONW (%) 6.8 6.2 6.1 5.3
 Count of Cos. 25,765 23,387 22,783 18,995
Non-financial Companies
 Income 11.9 9.7 4.1 0.0
 Expenses 12.3 9.3 4.3 -0.6
 Net profit -8.4 -2.6 -6.0 6.1
 PAT margin (%) 2.4 2.2 2.1 2.7
 Net fixed assets 12.9 11.6 13.1 13.9
 Net worth 7.9 8.2 7.3 6.9
 RONW (%) 5.5 5.1 4.9 5.6
 Debt / Equity (times) 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.0
 Interest cover (times) 2.1 2.0 1.9 2.0
 Net working capital cycle (days) 72 69 67 67
 Count of Cos. 20,150 18,670 18,284 15,583
Numbers are net of P&E
Updated on: 04 Sep 2017 1:48PM

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