Auditing and Assurance Standards Board EXPERT PANEL for Addressing Bank Branch Audit Queries FY 2013-14.
March, 25th 2014
AUDITING & ASSURANCE STANDARDS BOARD
CONSTITUTES EXPERT PANEL FOR ADDRESSING BANK BRANCH AUDIT
RELATED QUERIES FOR THE FINANCIAL YEAR 2013-14
The bank audit season is around the corner. Given the fact that the banking industry is
typical in terms of its geographical and customer spread, the volume and varied nature
of products and services offered, coupled with the strict constraints for completing the
audits, the members, many a times, face a lot of issues/ queries while conducting Bank
Branch Audits. These could include determination of NPA status, implications of
complicated data found in a branch audit, unavailability of any relevant RBI circular,
implications of the requirements of RBI circular, nature and adequacy of documentation,
possible wordings of the audit report on some important matters in bank branch audit,
issues relating to LFAR, etc.
With a view to support our members for fast resolution of such queries, the Auditing and
Assurance Standards Board (AASB) is pleased to offer an Online support to our members
from 24th March, 2014 to 20th April, 2014 for the bank branch audits for the year ended
31st March 2014. The queries can be sent at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Online support facility will be managed by an expert panel containing the following
CA Abhijit Bandyopadhyay, Central Council Member (CCM) and Chairman, AASB
CA Shriniwas Y. Joshi, CCM and Vice-Chairman, AASB, CA. Rajkumar S Adukia, CCM,
CA Pankaj I Jain, CCM, CA. Sanjeev Maheshwari, CCM, CA Nilesh Vikamsey, CCM,
CA. Charanjot Singh Nanda, CCM, CA. Naveen ND Gupta, CCM, CA. Babu A
Kallivayalil, CCM and CA. Shyam Lal Agarwal, CCM.
CA. Mehul Shah, Member (IT Support)
Other Members on the Panel
CA Abhay Kamat, CA Abhijit Sanzgiri, CA Anagha Thatte, CA Ashutosh Pednekar, CA
Atul Bheda, CA Dhananjay Gokhale, CA Gautam Shah, CA Giriraj Soni, CA I.B.
Sonawalla, CA. Ketan Saiya, CA Manish Baxi, CA Manish Sampat, CA Mrudul Gokhale,
CA Nilesh Joshi, CA Niranjan Joshi, CA Parag Hangekar, CA Ramesha Shetty, CA
Sandeep Welling, CA Sanjay Khemani, CA Sanjay Rane, CA Shivratan Agarwal, CA
Ulhas Chitale, CA Vikas Kumar, CA Vipul Choksi, CA. Nitant Trilokekar, CA. Suhas
The queries so received will be distributed amongst the members of the panel on random
basis and they would reply to the same.
Members are specifically informed that the views expressed by the experts would be
their personal views and not necessarily the views of the Auditing and Assurance
Standards Board or the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI). AASB,
ICAI or the members of the Panel, do not accept any responsibility for actions taken
by the querists based on such advice.
To enable us to serve you better, you are also advised to:
Be brief but provide full information and facts.
Not to mention the name of the Bank or Branch to avoid problem of violation of
Not to send the same query twice.
Draft the report on your own.
Use own judgment.