The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) has written a letter to the Editor of Navbharat Times while pointing out the news article namely LIC Agent ke khate se Rs. 16 lac nikale gaye, CA giraftaar. As it has created immense disrepute to the profession of Chartered Accountant (CA) and tarnished their image in the eyes of the public.
The ICAI has clarified that the said Ashish Tayal is not a (CA) and it has been wrongly reported that he is a Chartered Accountant in the said news item.
The ICAI added, “you are advised to publish a clarification prominently in your columns stating that the accused is not a Chartered Accountant and also express regret for the error in future. You may please verify and confirm with us whether the accused is a Chartered Accountant or not before publishing such stories. Such unverified news brings huge disrepute to the noble profession of Chartered Accountancy and tarnishes their image in the society.”