The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) has launched the ICAI - National Service Scheme (ICAI-NSS) on the lines of the National Service Scheme (NSS), a programme launched by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports.
The project was launched on January 27 by Ms. Aarti Mehra, Mayor of Delhi.
The newly launched project will include organizing special camps for various developmental tasks of national importance such as mass literacy, environmental enrichment, health, family welfare, child welfare, slum development, welfare of the physically challenged, senior citizens welfare, disaster management, helping NGOs etc.
Talking about the initiative Prof. Ved Jain, President, ICAI said "Initially, it is recommended that each member and each student spends at least 20 hours every year for the ICAI National Service Scheme."
"The message needs to get across that Chartered Accountants, as a professional class, are also contributing their mite to socially relevant areas and that areas of social concerns are their concerns too. This will help bring the profession much closer to the society", added Jain.