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Empanelment of Members to act as Observers at the Examination Centres for The Chartered Accountants Examinations May, 2020
January, 30th 2020
                                                 [Set up by an Act of Parliament]

13-CA (Exams)/Observer Empanel /May, 2020                                           27th January, 2020


                              MAY, 2020

It is proposed to empanel members to act as Observers for the forthcoming MAY, 2020 Chartered
Accountants Examinations scheduled as under:

       Foundation,  Intermediate  (IPC),
       Intermediate      and       Final                          from 2nd to 18th May, 2020
       Examinations (Under Old and New

Eligibility criteria for Empanelment:

Members who fulfill the following criteria are eligible for empanelment, to act as Observers.

       i)      He/she should not be more than 65 years of age as on the date of empanelment; i.e. 10th
               February 2020.
       ii)     His/her name should have been borne on the Register of Members as on 1st November, 2017
               and continues to be so;
       iii)    Neither he/she nor his/her relatives* or dependant* is / will be appearing in the ensuing
               Chartered Accountants Examinations for students /          Post ­ Qualification Course
               Examinations in May, 2020 in any examination centres in India or Abroad. However,
               applying or appearance in ISA ­ AT of June, 2020 will not be considered a disability for
               observership for MAY, 2020 Examinations.

       [* the term "relative" or "dependant" for the purpose shall include, in relation to an individual, the
       wife, husband, son, daughter-in-law, daughter, son-in-law, grandson, grand daughter, brother,
       brother's wife, brother's son, brother's daughter, sister, sister's husband, sister's son, sister's
       daughter, wife's brother, wife's sister and husband's brother and husband's sister]

       iv)     He/she is not coaching students for any of the examinations / test conducted by the Council of
               the Institute in any institutions / organization including Regional Councils / Branches of the
               Institute and also private coaching.
       v)      He/she has not been convicted by any court of Law and no disciplinary proceedings are
               pending against him/her, either by the ICAI / Disciplinary Directorate or by any other
               organization, both in India or abroad.
       vi)     He/she is not associated with the Institute as an elected/co-opted member of the Council /
               Regional Council / Managing Committee of any Branch of the ICAI.
       vii)    He/she shall abide by the Guidelines for Observer and / or any other instructions.


Honorarium of ` 1500/- per day / per session and ` 350/- as conveyance reimbursement for `A' class cities
and ` 250/- for other cities per day (to cover cost of local travel) besides reimbursement of postal, stationery,
telephone expenses, if any, will be paid.

The list of "A" class cities is as under:

Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi/ New Delhi, Hyderabad/ Secunderabad, Jaipur, Kanpur, Kolkata,
Lucknow, Mumbai, Nagpur, and Pune.

Duties of Observer:

Kindly note that a member will be allotted duties in the city of his professional address only as
per Institute's records.

The main duty of the observer is to ensure that the Question Paper Packets meant for the day of the exam,
with the right code of the day are collected from the bank, (where they are kept under safe custody) opened
and distributed to the candidates besides the sanctity of the conduct of examination. Accordingly, Observer
is required to be present in the assigned branch of the Bank/Examination Centre from the time when the
code key is opened in the bank till the conclusion of the examination, i.e. till the answer books are pooled,
reconciled, packed and handed over to the designated courier agency (including answer sheet of physically
handicapped candidates, if any) for dispatch to the Examination Department.

Once the duties are assigned for acting as an Observer in a particular examination centre, he/she should
attend to the said assignment and send his/her report and bill in the prescribed format immediately after the
completion of his / her assignment.

In case any member is unable to perform his / her assignment, the same may be communicated
to the Examination Department well in advance, so that alternative arrangement can be made.
If a member neither informs the Examination Department nor discharges the duties assigned, he/she would
be liable for such action under the provisions of the Chartered Accountants Act 1949 and the Rules and
Regulations framed thereunder, as deemed fit.

Kindly note that giving false/misleading declaration regarding conflict of interest / involvement in coaching
will lead to action under disciplinary provisions in accordance with the Chartered Accountants Act, 1949
and the Rules and Regulations framed thereunder.

How to Empanel:

A member who fulfills the above mentioned eligibility criteria, desirous of empanelling himself for the
assignment, may do so, online at

Applications by any other mode will not be entertained.

The activity schedule of the portal is as under:

Opening of the window for empanelment                                10th February 2020
Closing of the window for empanelment                                15th March 2020

Hosting of the details of allotment of assignments                   21st April 2020

                                                                     Examination Department

     Details of the cities in which the MAY 2020 examinations will take place are as under.

The cities/ places where the examinations will be held are given below:
(Covering States of Goa, Gujrat and Maharashtra and U. T. of Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu)

             CITY/CENTRE          CITY/CENTRE         CITY/CENTRE          CITY/CENTRE           CITY/CENTRE
           Ahmedabad ­I @        Chandrapur         Mumbai ­ II +        Navsari              Surat ­II $

           Ahmedabad ­II @       Dhule              Mumbai ­ III +       Palghar              Surendranagar

           Ahmedabad ­III @      Gandhidham         Mumbai ­ IV +        Panvel               Thane- I @@
           Ahmedabad ­IV @       Gandhinagar        Mumbai ­ V +         Parbhani             Thane ­ II @@

           Ahmednagar            Gondia             Mumbai ­ VI +        Pimpri-Chinchwad     Thane ­ III @@

           Akola                 Ichalkaranji       Mumbai ­ VII +       Pune - I $$          Vadodara ­I #

           Amravati              Jalgaon            Mumbai ­ VIII +      Pune ­II $$          Vadodara- II #
           Anand                 Jalna              Mumbai ­ IX +        Pune ­III $$         Vapi

           Aurangabad I %        Jamnagar           Nagpur ­ I*          Pune ­ IV $$         Vasai ­I ++

           Aurangabad II %       Junagarh           Nagpur ­ II*         Rajkot               Vasai ­II ++

           Badlapur              Kolhapur           Nagpur ­ III*        Ratnagiri            Yavatmal

           Bharauch              Latur              Nanded               Sangli
           Bhavnagar             Mapusa (Goa)       Nashik I**           Satara
           Bhiwandi              Margao (Goa)       Nashik II**          Solapur
           Bhuj                  Mumbai ­ I +       Navi Mumbai          Surat ­I $

@ Ahmedabad is divided into four Zones, namely Zone I to Zone IV. The possible location of centres in the zones
is as under:-

       Zone   I - Thaltej, Gurukul, Sola, Bopal, Bodakdev, Chandkheda, Gota, Vastrapur, Satellite, Memnagar
       Zone   II - Navrangpura, Naran pura,Nava Vadaj
       Zone   III- Shahibag, Paldi, Khanpur, Kalupur, Ellis Bridge
       Zone   IV ­ Isanpur, Juhapura, Sarkhaj, Naroda, Vasna, Maninagar, Ghodasar

% Aurangabad is divided into Two Zones, namely Zone I & Zone II. The possible location of centres in the zones
is as under:-
Zone I - North of Jalna Road
Zone II - South of Jalna Road

+Mumbai is divided into nine Zones namely Zone I to Zone IX. The possible locations of the centres in the
respective zones will be:
        Zone I - Churchgate, Charni Road, Mazgaon
        Zone II - Parel ­ east, Dadar-east, Matunga, Wadala, King Circle, Sion, Chembur
        Zone III - Vidyavihar, Ghatkopar, Bhandup, Mulund
        Zone IV - Dadar ­ West, Bandra West
        Zone V - Santacruz, Vile Parle, Andheri
        Zone VI - Jogeshwari W, Goregaon W, Malad W
        Zone VII - Jogeshwari E, Goregaon E, Malad E
        Zone VIII ­ Kandiwali W, Boriwali W, Dahisar W
        Zone IX - Kandiwali E, Boriwali E, Dahisar E

@@ Thane is divided into three Zones. The possible location of the centres in the respective zone will be:-
     Zone I ­ Thane City, Kalwa
     Zone II ­ Dombivili, Kalyan
     Zone III ­ Ulhasnagar, Ambernath, Badlapur

*Nagpur is divided into three Zones. The possible location of the centres in the respective zone will be:-
      Zone I ­ Wardhman Nagar, Gandhi Bagh, Mahal, Nandanwan

        Zone II ­ Dharampeth, Bharat Nagar, Sitabuldi, Dhantoli
        Zone III­ Hanuman Nagar, Manewada, Trimurti Nagar, Wardha Road

**Nashik ­ is divided into two zones. The possible location of the centres in respective zone will be:-
      Zone ­I ­ Nashik City, Pimpalgaon, Panchvati, Meri, Mhasarul, Gangapur Road, Cidco, Ambad and Satpur
      Zone ­II- Nashik Road, Upnagar, Odha Dwarka, Devlali Camp

++ Vasai is divided into two zones. The possible location of the centres in respective zone will be: -
      Zone I ­ Mira Road, Bhayander
      Zone II ­ Vasali, Nallasopara, Virar

Navi Mumbai: Vashi, Sanpada, Nerul

$ Surat is divided into two zones. The possible location of the centres in respective zone will be: -
      Zone I ­ Ring Road, Bhatar, Vesu, Piplod, Athwalines, Althan, Adajan, Rander, Ghod Dod Road, Nanpura,
      Magdalla & Dumas Road
      Zone II - Varachha, Mota Varachha, Kamrej, Sarthana, Katargam, Parvat Patia, Amroli, Dabholi, Ved Road,
      Singanpore & Sumul Dairy Road.
# Vadodara ­ is divided into two zones. The possible location of the centres in respective zone will be: -
      Zone - I ­Raopura,Ajwa-Waghodia Road, Karelibaug, Sama, Fatehgunj & Makarpura
      Zone-II- Sayajigunj, Alkapuri, Akota, Vasna, Gorwa, & Gotri

$$Pune - is divided into Four zones. The possible location of the centres in respective zone will be: -
      Zone ­ I - Katraj, Dhankawadi, Padmavati, Satara Road, Bibwewadi,Swargate,Sarasbaug, Sahakarnagar,
      Zone-II - Bhavani Peth, Rasta Peth, Nana Peth, Camp, Koregaon Park, Kalyani Nagar, Nagar Road,
      Magarpatta, Hadapsar, Wanowarie, NIBM Road, Kondhwa
      Zone - III­Parvati, Tilak Road, Sadashiv Peth, Shukrawar Peth, Ravivar Peth, Budhwar Peth, Laxmi Road,
      Dandekar Bridge, Shastri Road, Sinhagad Road, Null Stop, F.C Road, S. B. Road, Shivaji Nagar, Shaniwar
      Peth, Law College Road, Mangalwar Peth, Somwar Peth
      Zone ­IV - Kothrud, Karve Nagar, Vanaj, Chandni Chowk, Pashan, Aundh, Baner, Wakad

(Covering States of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Telangana and U. Ts. of Lakshadweep and

                CITY/CENTRE             CITY/CENTRE            CITY/CENTRE             CITY/CENTRE
            Alappuzha               Chennai ­ VIII #       Kannur                  Rajamahendravaram
            Anantapur               Coimbatore             Karimnagar              Salem
            Bangalore ­I @@         Davangere              Kollam (Quilon)         Shimoga
            Bangalore ­II @@        Eluru                  Kottayam                Sivakasi
            Bangalore ­III @@       Ernakulam              Kozhikode               Thiruvananthapuram
            Bangalore ­IV @@        Erode                  Kumbakonam              Thrissur
            Bangalore ­V @@         Guntur                 Kurnool                 Tiruchirapalli
            Belgaum                 Hubli                  Madurai                 Tirunelveli
            Bellary                 Hyderabad ­ I *        Malappuram              Tirupati
            Chennai ­ I #           Hyderabad - II *       Mangalore               Tirupur
            Chennai ­ II #          Hyderabad ­ III *      Mysore                  Tuticorin
            Chennai ­ III #         Hyderabad - IV *       Nellore                 Udupi
            Chennai ­ IV #          Kakinada               Nizamabad               Vellore
            Chennai ­ V #           Kalaburgi Gulbarga)    Ongole                  Vijayawada
                                    (Only Foundation)
            Chennai ­ VI #          Kancheepuram           Palakad (Palghat)       Vishakhapatnam
            Chennai ­ VII#          Kadapa                 Pondicherry             Warangal

@@ Bangalore is divided into five Zones, namely Zone I to Zone V. The possible location of centres in the zones
are as under:-
Zone I (South)- Basavangudi, Bannerghatta, Jayanagar, Koramangala, Electronic City, and HSR Layout
Zone II (East) - R. T. Nagar, Krishnarajpuram, Indira nagar, HAL II Stage, Banasawadi, Bellendur and White Field
Zone III (North)- Fraser Town, Yelahanka, Sadashivangar, Hebbal and Lingarajpuram
Zone IV (Central) - Chickpet, Corporation, Sampangiramnagar, Kempegowda Road, J C Road, Richmond Road
Zone V (West) ­ Malleswaram, Rajajinagar, Yeswantpur, Kengeri, Magadi Road, Nandini Layout.

# Chennai is divided into eight Zones, namely Zone I to Zone VIII. The Zone numbers given to different areas
(i.e. possible locations of centres in the Zones) are as under:

Zone-I: George Town, Broadway, Rayapuram, Washermanpet, Tondiarpet
Zone-II: Nungambakkam, Gopalapuram, Triplicane
Zone-III: Guindy, Adyar, Besant Nagar, Tirunvanmiyur
Zone-IV: Royapettah, Mylapore, Mandeveli
Zone-V: Arumbakkam, Annanagar, Kilpauk, Ambattur, Villivakkam
Zone-VI: Kodambakkam, T. Nagar, West Mambalam, Saidapet
Zone-VII: Vadapalani, Ashok Nagar, K.K. Nagar, Porur
Zone-VIII: St. Thomas Mount, Pallavaram, Nanganallur, Chromepet, Tambaram

*Hyderabad Centre is divided into four zones namely Zone I to Zone IV. The possible locations of the centres of
respective Zones will be:
Zone I - Koti, Abids, Nampally, Charminar, Himayatnagar, Malakpet, Narayanaguda, Chikkadapalli, Nallakunta,
Vidya Nagar, Domalaguda, Basheerbagh, L.B. Nagar, Gunfoundry, Baghlingampally,Begum bazar, etc.
Zone II - Secunderabad, West & East Maredpalli, Uppal, Malkajgiri, Tarnaka, Safilguda, Sainikpuri, A S Rao Nagar,
Alwal, Osmania University area, Ramanthapur, etc.
Zone-III: Begumpet, Ameerpet, Khairatabad, Banjara Hills, Jubilee Hills, Masab Tank, Mehdipatnam, S R Nagar,
VengalaRao Nagar, Rajendra Nagar, etc.
Zone IV- Sanathnagar, Kukatpally, Erragadda, Qutbullapur, Miyapur, Nizampet, Bachupally, Chanda Nagar,
Serilingampally, Gachibowli, Patancheruvu, IDPL X Road, Chintal, etc.

(Covering States of North East States, Orissa, West Bengal and U.T. of Andaman & Nicobar Islands)

                  CITY/CENTRE         CITY/CENTRE          CITY/CENTRE           CITY/CENTRE
                Asansol             Durgapur            Kolkata III^          Siliguri
                Bhubaneswar         Guwahati            Raniganj              Tinsukia
                Berhampore          Jharsuguda          Port Blair
                (Odisha)                                (Only Foundation)
                Cuttack             Kolkata I^          Rourkela
                Dibrugarh           Kolkata II ^        Sambalpur

^Kolkata is divided into three zones namely Zone I to Zone III. The possible locations of the centres in the
respective Zones will be:
Zone I - Kolkata South                Zone II     - Kolkata North                        Zone III       -

(Covering States of Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, M.P., Rajasthan, Uttarakhand and U.P.)

                   CITY/CENTRE       CITY/CENTRE           CITY/CENTRE          CITY/CENTRE
                 Agra               Chhindwara          Jaipur ­ III @        Patna

                 Ajmer              Chittorgarh         Jaipur ­ IV @         Raipur
                 Aligarh            Churu               Jamshedpur            Raigarh
                 Allahabad          Darbhanga           Jhansi                Ranchi
                 Alwar              Dehradun            Jhunjhunu             Ratlam
                 Ambikapur          Dhanbad             Jodhpur               Rewa
                 Balotra            Durg                Kanpur                Saharanpur
                 Banswara           Firozabad           Kishangarh            Satna

                 Bareilly           Ghaziabad           Kota                  Sikar
                 Beawar             Gorakhpur           Lucknow               Sirohi

                 Bhagalpur          Gwalior             Mandsaur              Sri Ganganagar

                 Bharatpur          Haldwani            Mathura               Udaipur

                 Bhilwara           Hardwar             Meerut                Ujjain
                 Bhopal ­I^         Indore ­ I%         Moradabad             Varanasi
                 Bhopal ­II^        Indore ­ II%        Muzaffarnagar

                 Bikaner                Indore ­ III%      Muzaffarpur

                 Bilaspur               Jabalpur           Neemuch
                 Bulandshahr            Jaipur ­ I @       Noida
                 Burhanpur              Jaipur ­ II @      Pali-Marwar

% Indore is divided into three Zones. The possible locations of the centres in the respective Zone will be as under:

Zone ­ I : Vijay Nagar, Nanda Nagar, MIG/LIG Colony, Patnipura, Scheme No.54, Scheme No.74, Scheme No.78,
Township, Mahalaxmi Nagar, Tilak Nagar, Kanadia Road, Saket, Telephone Nagar, Goyal Nagar, Bengali Square,
Khajrana, Dewas Naka, Malviya Nagar, Nehru Nagar

Zone ­ II : Chawni, South Tukoganj, Geeta Bhavan, Chhoti Gwal Toli, MTH Compound, Sneh Nagar, Kanchan Bag,
M.Y. Hospital Road, RNT Marg, Malwa Mill, Janjir Wala Square, Nasia Road, Naulakha , Sapna Sangeeta, Khatiwala
Tank, Palsikar Colony, Sanchar Nagar, Agrawak Nagar, Juni Indore, Jail Road, Joara Compound, Rajwada, Devas,

Zone ­ III : Rajendra Nagar, Annapuran Road, Vaishali Nagar, Gumasta Nagar, Suadma Nagar, Usha Nagar, Raj
Mohalla, Mahesh Nagar, Bada Ganpati, Aerodrome Road, Kalani Nagar, Gandhi Nagar, Banganga, Marimata
Chouraha, Lokymanya Nagar

^ Bhopal is divided into two Zones. The possible locations of the centres in the respective Zone will be as under:
Zone ­ I : Shamla Hills, Jahangirabad, Hamidiya Road, Rayal Market, Malviya Nagar, T.T.Nagar, New Market,
Jawaharchok, P & T Colony, Neelbad, Ratibad, Karond, Jumerati, Nishatpura, Indrapuri, Shubhash Nagar, Rachna
Nagar, Kasturba Nagar, M.P. Nagar, Govindpura, Aishbagh, Kabirpura, Kolar, Misrod, Piplani, Arera Colony,
Anand/nagar, Minal Residency, Sakti Nagar, Habibganj, Awadhpuri
Zone ­ II : Gandhi Nagar, Airport Road, Lalghati, Sehore, Phanda, Khajuri, Krishna Nagar, Sanjeev Nagar, Santi
Nagar, Kuravar, Chandukhedi, Kohefiza, Halalpura, Abbas Nagar, Moti Masjid, Idgah hill

@ Jaipur is divided into four Zones. The possible locations of the centres in the respective Zone will be as under:

Zone 1:
Sikar Road, Vidhyadhar Nagar, Jhotwara, Ambabari, Shastri Nagar, Bani park, Murlipura, VKI Area ....

Zone 2:
Ajmer Road, Sirsi Road, Vaishali Nagar, Sodala, Civil Lines, Shyam Nagar, Khatipura Road, New Sanganer Road,
Chitrakoot, Narman Nagar, Gurjar Ki Thadi, Baid Godam, ......

Zone 3:
Tonk Road, Malviya Nagar, Pratap Nagar, Jagatpura, Gopalpura Byepass, Mansarover, Bapu Nagar, ...

Zone 4:
Agra Road, Old City, Jawahar Nagar, Adarsh Nagar, Transport Nagar, Sethi Nagar, Rajapark, C Scheme, ...

(Covering States of Delhi, Haryana, H.P., J & K, Punjab and U.T. of Chandigarh)

                   CITY/CENTRE                  CITY/CENTRE           CITY/CENTRE      CITY/CENTRE
               Ambala                     Delhi/ New Delhi-IV $      Jalandhar        Rewari
               Amritsar                   Delhi/ New Delhi-V $       Jammu            Rohtak
               Bahadurgarh                Delhi/ New Delhi-VI $      Jind             Sangrur
               Bathinda                   Delhi/ New Delhi-VII $     Kaithal          Shimla
               Bhiwani                    Delhi/ New Delhi-VIII $    Karnal           Sirsa
               Chandigarh                 Faridabad                  Kurukshetra      Sonepat
               Delhi/ New Delhi-I $       Fatehabad                  Ludhiana         Srinagar (J&K)
               Delhi/ New Delhi-II $      Gurgaon                    Panipat          Yamunanagar
               Delhi/ New Delhi-III $     Hisar                      Patiala

$ Delhi/ New Delhi is divided into eight Zones, namely Zone I to Zone VIII. The Zone numbers given to different
areas (i.e. possible locations of centres in the Zones) will be as under:

Zone I - Karol Bagh, Pusa Road, Patel Nagar, Kirti Nagar
Zone   II - Pitampura, Rohini
Zone   III ­ Paschim Vihar, Punjabi Bagh
Zone   IV - Nizamuddin, Lajpat Nagar, Lodhi Road, Kalkaji
Zone   V - Geeta Colony, Priyadarshini Vihar, Karkardooma, Vivek Vihar, I.P. Extention
Zone   VI ­ Vasundhara Enclave, Mayur Vihar, Anand Vihar
Zone   VII - Kingsway Camp, Darya Ganj, Shalimar Bagh, Sarup Nagar
Zone   VIII- Janakpuri, Dwarka, Vikaspuri

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