The ICAI has issued a warning against the students sending the threat mails to the examination centres. It has also taken legal action against some of the students who were found guilty of this offence. The institute has already issued the guidelines for the prevention of the spread of the Coronavirus to the exam centres, functionaries and the students.
Mumbai: The ICAI (Institute of Chartered Accountants of India) has issued a warning to the students appearing for the exams for sending threat mails to the exam centres. The ICAI has said that legal action will be taken against such students for this offence.
The ICAI said, “It has been reported by some examination centres that they are receiving threatening e-mails from some of the candidates appearing for the CA Examination scheduled for November.” It also added, “The institute has viewed such misdemeanour by the candidates very seriously. It amounts to interfering in the examination process of the Institute which is a statutory function under the provisions of the Chartered Accountants Act, 1949. “
Further, it said, “Therefore, if any candidate is found writing any threatening emails directly to the examination centres, such action will be viewed seriously and the institute does not hesitate to take action for such misdemeanour by the students. Examination centres have already been directed to bring such instances to the notice of the Institute with details of such candidates like name and student registration number for our necessary action. Therefore, students are advised to cease and desist from indulging in such irregular acts in their own interest.”
The institute has already initiated action against some of such students in accordance with the law. Last month, it had issued a comprehensive set of guidelines to exam centres, functionaries and students which were in compliance with the government guidelines focusing on sanitization, social distancing and thermal scanning.
The institute has also formed a Google forum so that the students can raise any issue relating to the examination.