About the Committee
The Professional Development Committee is one of the most
important non-standing Committees of the ICAI. Since its
establishment in 1962, Professional Development Committee
has been making vigorous efforts towards exploring ample
opportunities for the members of the Institute in different
sectors of the economy. Apart from exploring unchartered
territories in the professional development, the Committee
strives to strengthen the communication process with
multitude of users across the different sections of the
society and educate them about the role of Chartered
Accountants. With a view to enhance skill sets of Chartered
Accountants in the existing and new areas, it also organizes
seminars, workshops on contemporary areas of interest.
- To explore and exploit all available and
potential opportunities whereby newer
avenues for professional development and
growth may be assured for the Institute’s
- To educate the users on matters affecting
- To conduct courses, seminars, workshops on
various subjects in so far as these relate
to the core mission of the Committee.
- To determine the manner and the form in
which guidance should be provided to
Chartered Accountants in regard to the
possible avenues that are developed for
- To establish such linkages, including
signing of Memoranda of Understanding with
such bodies and agencies as may assist in
the achievement of the overall mission.
- To improve the communication process with
representative bodies of users of the
services of the profession so that equal
opportunity is given to all members of the
professional with due regard to their
professional abilities and attributes.
- To consider ways and means to provide
specific assistance in improvement of skills
and talents of our members (Basically, this
will be in the form of recommendations to
other Committees of the Institute).
- To ensure that existing opportunities of
professional developments are fully utilised
and maintained at equitable and
Terms of Reference (ToR)
- To assist the Council in determining and defining the objectives of the accountancy profession and amending or restructuring such objectives in keeping with the increasing or changing duties and responsibilities of the profession and development of the profession.
- To determine the manner and the form in which guidance should be provided to members in regard to professional matters other than those specifically falling within the functions of any other Committee.
- To consider the different ways in which the profession could be of assistance in promoting social or economic goals having regard to the present thinking of the society and its changing expectations.
- To assist the Council in educating public on matters affecting the profession.
- To explore and develop new professional avenues for members in profession in India and abroad.
- To assist the Council in improving the communication process with representative bodies of users of services of the profession.
- To formulate guidelines for state-wise auditors empanelment to interact with the concerned authorities.
- To act as an integrated hub for research, dialogue, inputs in policy formulation in the context of financial services.
- To provide inputs to Government and other constituents and handhold their initiatives for reforms in the Committee’s domain through members and students of the Institute.
- To identify core issues which have a bearing on the financial services and in context of the value-added services being provided by the chartered accountancy profession to the stakeholders.
- Capacity Building of members by providing specific competency development modules such as imparting Post Qualification Courses like DIRM/Certificate Course, etc. on the contemporary areas in the domain of the Committee and training programmes for Independent Directors, CA Directors jointly with various professional bodies/regulators among others.
- To bring out publications, booklets and other useful materials on the emerging and allied areas for the overall development of the profession.
- To organize training courses, seminars, programmes, workshops (residential/non residential) within India or outside for members and others on the areas related to Banking, Financial services and Insurance on standalone basis and/or in association /jointly with various Ministries, Regulators, Branches, Regional Council and other bodies/associations within the domain of the Committee and other areas which may seem beneficial to members.
To deal with such other matters as the Council or the President may consider appropriate.
Secretary to the Committee,
Ms. Seema Gerotra