The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) is planning to introduce a second tier qualification called, `Accounting Technician', to meet the large demand for accountants in the country.
Mr Dhiraj Khandelwal, Secretary, ICAI (western region) said the proposal is currently under consideration of the Corporate Affairs Ministry and the institute is hopeful of getting permission to start the new course in a couple of months.
The new course will have duration of two years. Entrance examination would be conducted for those who want to join the course similar to the regular CA course. Students who would complete one-year articleship and pass one group will be given the certifi cate of Accounting Technician.