ICAI Announces Dates for Elections 2018 to Central Council and Regional Councils: 7-8 Dec. 2018
Schedule for ICAI Elections 2018 to the Central Council and Regional Councils has been announced. This time ICAI has proposed to distribute voters to polling booths based on respective pin code of members/ voters in Delhi/ New Delhi, Chennai, Mumbai, Bengaluru. However, Members have been given an option to choose the preferred polling booth latest by 8 Aug. 2018.
Dates of ICAI Elections 2018
The next elections to the Central Council and the Regional Councils of the ICAI are scheduled to be held on 7th and 8th Dec. 2018 (both days) in cities having more than 2500 members and on 8th Dec. 2018 in other cities/ places, i.e. the ICAI Elections 2018 are to be held on 7th Dec. 2018 and 8th Dec. 2018.
Date of Results of ICAI Elections 2018
ICAI is yet to announce the date for results of ICAI Elections 2018.
Polling Booths Plan for ICAI Elections 2018 (Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi/ New Delhi, Kolkata and Mumbai)
For the forthcoming elections to the Council and Regional Councils, ICAI has proposed to set up more than one polling booth at different locations in Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi/ New Delhi, Kolkata and Mumbai.
In the case of Bengaluru, Chennai, Mumbai and Delhi/ New Delhi cities, the general allocation of polling booth to voters would be done on the basis of pin-code numbers. In other words, the pin-code number corresponding to the professional address given by a member would be the basis for allocation of particular booth.
The details of proposed locations and pin-codes proposed to be attached with each location at Bengaluru, Chennai, Mumbai and Delhi/ New Delhi are given in above attachment. The proposed locations in respect of Kolkata city are as under:-
A. KOLKATA: PROPOSED DISTRIBUTION OF VOTERS TO VARIOUS POLLING BOOTHS
1. Office of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, ICAI Bhawan, 7, Anandilal Poddar Sarani (Russell Street), Kolkata – 700 071.
2. Income Tax Office, P-7, Chowringhee Square, Kolkata – 700 069.
3. Salt Lake BF Block Residents’ Association, BF Block Community Centre, BF-153-A, Sector -1, Salt Lake City, Kolkata – 700 061.
The Voters would be divided between polling booths located at Income-tax Office and the Institute’s Office, irrespective of Pin-code numbers, as was done for the elections held in the past. The voters whose professional addresses fall within the Pin-code numbers 700 064, 700 091, 700 097, 700 098, 700 106 and 700 156 would be allocated the proposed Polling Booth at Salt Lake City.
B. BENGALURU, CHENNAI, MUMBAI AND DELHI/NEW DELHI: PROPOSED PIN CODE WISE DISTRIBUTION OF VOTERS TO VARIOUS POLLING BOOTHS
For address/ details of pincode-wise proposed polling booths, please refer the above attachment.
In addition to above, it is likely that the Institute may set up further Polling Booth(s) at such locations which are not covered above, in view of the increase in number of voters.
Option for Members/ Voters to Choose Polling Booth
In an endeavour to allot the polling booth near to the professional addresses as given by the members/ voters, ICAI has offered the voter to choose the preferred polling booth (within the same city but located near his residence/ office) which is not as per his professional address in ICAI records. Accordingly, the ICAI is in process to issue a notice to members/ voters, in cities having more than one polling booth located at different addresses, an opportunity to exercise their option to vote at a particular polling booth within that city.
It may be noted that there is no prescribed format/ application for exercising option for a particular polling booth. A member wishing to exercise his option for a particular polling booth may send his request in writing giving his name, membership number and the address of the polling booth in which he would like to be attached. Such an application should reach the Secretary at Institute’s Headquarters at ICAI Bhawan, Indraprastha Marg, New Delhi – 110 002 latest by 8th August, 2018. Request received after 8th August, 2018, will not be entertained.
This will help voters to indicate their option for a polling booth located at a place which is not near to their professional address. For instance, based on the professional address of a voter, he would be, in the normal course, allotted a polling booth situated at `A’ place. Suppose, he prefers to exercise his franchise at `B’ place which is near his residence or office (but not his professional address), as the case may be, he is required to indicate his option for the polling booth at `B’ place in response to this announcement. Otherwise, he would be required to vote at the polling booth situated at `A’ place only. It may be noted that the option is restricted to one of the polling booths located in the same city only.
ICAI has also clarified for general information of members that the list of voters as on 1st April, 2018 is drawn, on the basis of professional addresses given by the members, and such address is taken into consideration for the purpose of allotment of voters to different polling booths in a city.
ICAI Notifications/ Announcements on Elections 2018
The ICAI has issued the following Notifications/ Announcements, so far, in respect of CC/ RC Elections 2018:
Rules for Elections to ICAI’s Council
The ICAI Elections 2018 are to be conducted in line with the following Rules:
Results of ICAI Elections 2015
The ICAI had notified the list of winner candidates of ICAI Elections 2015 (23rd Central Council and 22nd Regional Councils), as under: