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Invitation for Resource Person for development of Background Material for Certificate Course on Cooperatives and NPOs.
September, 27th 2013
   CALL FOR PROPOSALS FOR DEVELOPMENT OF BACKGROUND MATERIAL: 
    
   The  Committee  for  Cooperatives  &  NPO  Sectors,  a nonstanding committee  of  Institute 
   of  Chartered  Accountants  of  India,  has  been  constituted  in  the  year  of  2011  with  the 
   objectives  which, inter  alia, includes  conduction  of  Certificate  Course  on  Management, 
   Taxation laws, Accounting & Auditing concerning Cooperative Societies and NPOs. 
    
   As  one  of  the  key  method  to  achieve  the  above  mentioned  objectives,  the  Committee 
   invites  proposals  from  interested  individuals  to  develop  the  background  material  for 
   the  certificate  course.  The  committee  funds  the  cost  of  approved  proposals  as  per  ICAI 
   norms.  Mentioned  below  are  the  guidelines  and  rules  for  the  submission  of  proposals 
   and implementation of the approved proposal fund by the committee. 

    




   Eligibility Criteria: 
1. The applicant must be member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India with a 
   research  aptitude  having  experience  of  working  with  or  engagement  with  cooperative 
   & NPO sectors. or 
2. The  applicant  must  be  holding  a postgraduate degree  from  recognized  university  and 
   must have research and/or teaching experience on related topics. Or 
3. Faculty of a recognized university or an institute of repute. or 
4. A research scholar who is pursuing a Ph.D or other curriculum of recognized university 
   / institute of high repute. 
   However,  application  from  a  person  having  lesser  experience  than  stated  above  may 
   also be considered on the basis of merit. 
    
                                  
Eligibility of Project: 
Proposal  will  be  supported  to  the  extent  that  they  are  strategic  in  nature,  have  a  strong 
research  dimension  and  contribute  the  strengthening  of  cooperatives  &  NPO  sectors. 
The  proposal  should  be  highly  relevant  and  containing  updated  information,  relevant 
statues,  and  other  necessary  details.  The  details  of  the  topic  on  which  proposals  have 
been asked are given below: 
 
    1. Framework  of  Laws  governing  cooperative  societies  (including  Cooperative 
        Societies  Act,  1912,  Multi  State  Cooperative  Societies  Act,  2002,  Banking 
        Regulations  Act,  1949,  various  State  laws  governing  cooperative  societies,  Flat 
        Ownership and Apartment Ownership Acts etc.) 
    2. Framework  of  Laws  governing  NPOs  (including  Indian  Trust  Act,  1882  and 
        various  State  laws  governing  trusts,   Societies  Registration  Act,  1860,  Companies 
        Act, 1956 etc.) 
    3. Relevance  of  cooperative  societies  and  NPOs  in  the  socio  economic  set  up  of  the 
        country. Distinguishing aspects between cooperative societies and NPOs.   
    4. Types  of  cooperative  societies,  peculiar  features  and  distinguishing  aspects. 
        Formation  and  Registration  of  cooperative  societies  ­  Legal  and  procedural 
        aspects. 
    5. Types  of  NPOs,  peculiar  features  and  distinguishing  aspects.  Formation  and 
        Registration of NPOs ­ Legal and procedural aspects. 
    6. Peculiar  management  and  accounting  aspects  concerning  a  cooperative  housing 
        and premises societies. 
    7. Peculiar  management,  record  keeping  and  accounting  aspects  concerning  co
        operative banks. Role and responsibilities of the management.  
    8. Peculiar  management,  record  keeping  and  accounting  aspects  concerning    co
        operative  credit  societies,  consumer  societies,  employees'  credit  societies,  labour 
        societies,  farmers'  societies,  dairy  societies  and  other  similar  societies.  Role  and 
        responsibilities of the management. 
    9. Peculiar  management,  record  keeping  and  accounting  aspects  concerning  NPOs. 
        Role and responsibilities of the management. 
    10. Foreign Contribution Regulation Act, 2010 and NPOs.  
    11. Income Tax Provisions and issues concerning cooperative societies and NPOs. 
    12. Relevance  of  various  labour  and  municipal  laws  to  cooperative  societies  and 
        NPOs. 
    13. Service Tax Provisions and issues concerning cooperative societies and NPOs. 
    14.  VAT Provisions and issues concerning cooperative societies and NPOs. 
    15.  Relevant  stamp  duty  and  registration  aspects  as  applicable  to  cooperative 
       societies and NPOs.  
    16. Peculiar  audit  aspects,  scope  of  audit,  role  and  responsibility  of  an  auditor  and 
       audit reports concerning cooperative societies. 
    17.  Peculiar  audit  aspects,  scope  of  audit,  role  and  responsibility  of  an  auditor  and 
       audit reports concerning NPOs. 
    18.  Peculiar aspects in state cooperative laws and laws concerning NPOs 
    19. Preparing for Corporate Social Responsibility fund and its utilization. 

Duration: 
The duration of research project should not exceed 2 months from the date proposal is 
approved by the committee unless longer period is otherwise justified. 
 
Expected Output: 
Course Modules 
 
Copyright and Patent: 
Copyright,  patent  of  intellectual  property  right  would  vest  with  the  Committee  for 
Cooperatives  &  NPO  Sectors,  ICAI  for  any  work  done  by  applicant.  The  researcher, 
however, would get due acknowledgement for his work. 
 



Monitoring: 
Progress  of  the  project  would  be  subject  to  continuous  monitoring  of  the  committee. 
Committee  may,  at  any  point  of  time  during  the  project,  request  to  the  applicant  to 
provide  details  of  work  done  /  remaining,  the  draft  of  the  project  /  publication  etc.  in 
order  to  evaluate  the  implementation  and  progress.  On  finding  of,  project  not  being 
carried  out  in  accordance  with  the  terms  /  conditions  of  research  proposal  or  if  work 
done  by  researcher  is  unsatisfactory,  the  committee  may  consider  the  withdrawal  of 
project  from  researcher  and  if  such  being  the  case  then  the  work  already  done  would 
become the property of Committee for Cooperatives& NPO Sectors, ICAI. 
 
 
 
How to Apply: 
Application should be submitted to: 
 
CA. Tarun Jamnadas Ghia                              CA. Anuj Goyal
Vice-Chairman                                        Chairman
Committee for Cooperatives & NPO                     Committee for Cooperatives & NPO
Sectors                                              Sectors
The Institute of Chartered Accountants of            The Institute of Chartered Accountants
India                                                of India
ICAI Bhawan, Plot No. A- 29                          ICAI Bhawan, Plot No. A- 29
Sector- 62, NOIDA                                    Sector- 62, NOIDA
Dist: Gautam Budh Nagar                              Dist: Gautam Budh Nagar
Uttar Pradesh                                        Uttar Pradesh
PIN- 201309                                          PIN- 201309
Ph 011-3045996                                       Ph 011-3045996
Mobile No: 09821345687                               Mobile No: 09821345687
www.cconpo.icai.org                                  www.cconpo.icai.org       




Note:  Giving  false  information  shall  affect  the  candidacy  negatively.  If  the  applicant  is 
admitted  to  the  research  programme  on  the  basis  of  false  information  furnished,  it  will 
lead to expulsion from the research programme. 

 
 
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