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The Chartered Accountants Ordinance, 1961

( Ordinance NO. X OF 1961 )

Chapter VII


Power to make bye-laws
27. (1) The Council may, by notification in the official Gazette, make bye-laws for the purpose of carrying out the objects of this Ordinance, and a copy of such bye-laws shall be sent to each member of the Institute.
(2) In particular, and without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing power, such bye-laws may provide for all or any of the following matters:-
(a) the standard and conduct of examinations under this Ordinance;
(b) the qualifications for the entry of the name of any person in the Register;
(c) the conditions under which any examination or training may be treated as equivalent to the examination and training prescribed for the membership of the Institute;
(d) the conditions under which any foreign qualifications may be recognised;
(e) the manner in which and the conditions subject to which applications for entry in the Register may be made;
(f) the fees payable for membership of the Institute and the annual fees payable by associates and fellows of the Institute in respect of their certificates;
(g) the manner in which elections to the Council and the Regional Committees may be held;
(h) the particulars to be entered in the Register;
(i) the functions of Regional Committees ;
(j) the training of articled and audit clerks, the fixation of limits within which premia may be charged from articled clerks and the cancellation of articles and termination of audit service for misconduct or for any other sufficient cause;
(k) the regulation and maintenance of the status and standard of professional qualifications of members of the Institute;
(l) the carrying out of research in accountancy;
(m) the maintenance of a library and publication of books and periodicals on accountancy;
(n) the management of the property of the Council and the maintenance and audit of its accounts;
(o) the summoning and holding of meetings of the Council, the times and places of such meetings, the conduct of business thereat and the number of members necessary to form a quorum;
(p) the powers, duties and functions of the President and the Vice-President or Vice-Presidents of the Council;
(q) the functions of the Standing and other Committees and the conditions subject to which such functions shall be discharged;
(r) the terms of office, and the powers, duties and functions of the Secretary and other officers and servants of the Council;
(s) the rules of professional and other misconduct, and the exercise of disciplinary powers; and
(t) any other matter which is required to be or may be prescribed under this Ordinance.
(3) All bye-laws made by the Council under this Ordinance shall be subject to the condition of previous publication and to the approval of the Government.
(4) Notwithstanding anything contained in sub-sections (1) and (2) the Government may frame the first bye-laws for the purposes mentioned in this section, and such bye-laws shall be deemed to have been made by the Council, and shall remain in force from the date of the coming into force of this Ordinance, until they are amended, altered or revoked by the Council.

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