Announcement on General Amnesty for Restoration of Names from Register of Members
A General Amnesty Scheme for retrospective restoration of Membership effective from the date of removal due to non-payment of Membership fee was launched by the Council and announcement to this effect was issued on 13th May, 2008 and the same was hosted on www.icai.org and published in the Journal. This scheme provided an opportunity for such members whose names stood removed as on 13th May, 2008 due to non-payment of membership to apply for retrospective restoration of Membership on payment of membership fee for the entire period of removal and a restoration fee of Rs. 1000/. This scheme was valid till 31st December, 2008. However, the Certificate of Practice will be issued from prospective date.
Some of the Members whose membership was active as on 13th May, 2008 but their membership was removed in the past at any point of time due to non-payment of membership fee made representations for enlarging the scope of the scheme so as to cover even such members whose name was removed in the past but have got their membership restored before the launch of the General Amnesty Scheme for giving retrospective effect of revival of membership for such period which was earlier not taken into account for the purpose of restoration of membership.
On consideration of the representations, the Council has decided to enlarge the scope of the General Amnesty Scheme so as to cover even such members whose name stood removed in the past at any point of time due to non-payment of Membership Fees but were active members as on 13th May, 2008, [i.e. the date from which General Amnesty Scheme was implemented] on payment of membership fee as was payable during the relevant period on making a request in the relevant form i.e. Form 9 and payment of restoration fee of Rs. 1000/-. The scale of membership fee as applicable from time to time is as given below: -
1st April, 2008
1st April, 2000
1st April, 1996
1st April, 1991
1st April, 1986
1st April, 1982
1st April, 1976
1st April, 1975
1st April, 1964
The Council further decided to extend the validity of the scheme from 31st December, 2008 to 31st March, 2009 to enable all such members whose membership status was active or not as on 13th May, 2008 to take full advantage of the General Amnesty Scheme in its true sense.
The Council clarified that the retrospective restoration will be only in respect of membership of the Institute and the Certificate of Practice will be issued only from prospective date i.e. the date on which the Form 6 and the fee is received in the Institute. The Form 6 can be downloaded from www.icai.org and the payment can be made online through link Online payment & services.
Such members desirous of availing the opportunity are invited to apply for retrospective restoration of membership in Form 9 which can be downloaded from www.icai.org and the payment can be made online through link Online payment & services.
For any clarification or more details, please contact the concerned decentralised office of the Institute or the Head Office over phone No. 011-30110426 / 30110553 / 30110535 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
*Rs.450 where an Associate member has attained the age of 65 years as on 1st April, 2008. **Rs.1300 where a Fellow member has attained the age of 65 years as on 1st April, 2008.
Restore your Membership Retrospectively and enjoy the benefits that a Chartered Accountant enjoys GENERAL AMNESTY SCHEME 2008
Discontinuance of the membership of the Institute deprives you from the privileged benefits that a chartered accountant enjoys and also debars you from participation in the Institutes activities and the programme designed for its members for dissemination of knowledge & professional development education.
If your name is removed due to non-payment of the membership fee, here is a once in a lifetime opportunity for restoration of your membership from retrospective date.
The Council in its 278th meeting held from 13th to 15th May 2008 decided that the members whose name stands removed due to non payment of membership fee, be given an opportunity under the above general amnesty scheme, to apply for restoration of their names, irrespective of the period of such removal, retrospectively on payment of applicable membership fee for the year during which the name was removed and the year in which the name is restored, together with fee(s) for intervening year(s), if any, along with Form 9 and the additional (restoration) fee of Rs. 1000/- As for the Certificate of Practice. The Council decided that the same be restored /issued afresh from the prospective date, i.e. the date on which the application for the same together with Form `6` and related fee is received (in entirety)
This will facilitate continuance of your membership with Institute without break.
You are invited to apply and again become member of the Institute. Please Click here to get the prescribed Form 9, print the Form 9 and update the particulars wherever necessary (e.g. Change of address, if any). All you to do is to sign the said Form 9 and send it to the concerned Decentralized Office at the address given therein alongwith the local cheque/ DD for the amount indicated in the Form 9, in favor Secretary, ICAI, payable at the place where the concerned DCO is located. Please apply before 31st December 2008 to avail this benefit.
You would appreciate that, membership of the Institute gives a proud feeling of being a part of the profession.