Like you and Mr.Ramesh Agarwal, I as well as many of our members are equally suffering. 40/50 SMS and numerous mails that too multiple mails from the same candidate are such a pain that I sincerely wish the election is over. I do not mean any disrespect to any of our fellow members. I understand their anxity.
The institute can send mails giving contributions by candidates at one go and request all candidates not to canvass. All candidates hold respectable position in the society and it would be better if canvassing is not resorted to in future elections.
I fully agree with Mr Agrawal's view. One lady vandana is also disturbibg like hell on SMS as well as E mail. I wonder how come she has got all the details like mobile numbers, e mail id etc.
Our Institute should barred all these menance at once or may be such kind of approach should be barred from election's fair practice code.
I have been having this menace as our friend has pointed out and I guess all of us have got into this mess.
In my personal case - I have been lucky for the past 10 days as I am out of
Unfortunately, the Institute elections have become worse than political elections. If you have friends contesting elections please forward this and any other mail on this topic and ask them to think.
Dear Shri All,
Thanks for the e-mail.
I fully subscribed to the feeling of my fellow members Chartered Accountants.
It is really so much of the botheration that some time we feel not to open the PC, the laptop, the incoming calls and even the SMS.
I really failed to understand as to what this election is? Are we really comparable to the most polluted politicians???
It's really the time to introspect and do something about the nuisance that we have been facing all through out from last more than a month.
It has made my family's life miserable. Even When you are in bed room, sms beep buzz. This beep is like a horrible sound. Every one in my family has fear of it. Before becoming CA, I never thought that this nobel profession will make my life miserable for few days. Let us, honour the dignity of profession and make lives happy.
My name is Ameet Israni and my membership number is 13252 (1972 registration).
I am appalled at the manner in which this election is taking place and the mode of canvassing.
1) I have received the official list of candidates from the ICAI New Delhi only three days back and the election is on 4th Dec. The list was dispatched by ordinary post on 15th November 2009.
2) There are some candidates on the list for Central Council who may not deserve to be in the list. Has any background check been done?
3) The reputation of our profession has taken a severe blow due to unpleasant happenings in the past.
4) We have to device a system that if any member of the institute wishes to blackball any candidate, it should be allowed after an investigation.
I look for suggestions.
It is me sincere appeal to all members, either young ones or like us to boycott the elections.
Let us go to H.C, Appeal for the dissolve of constitution wherein the elected members of the professionals are the members of any type of body except framing Accounting Standards.
Let the Institute should be controller by some other institute or by elected group of Learned Retired Advocates of H.C. to keep our profession intact, otherwise one day will come where no one will believe this profession.
All members are spending recklessly to mint money with interest once they elected.
One day we all have to stop this nonsense. It is possible only if we all unite at this crucial juncture to save the image of profession.
With all due respect and acknowledgement of sentiments and views expressed by some of the fellow members, I would like to add that the election of the council is a part of the overall process of democracy being practiced in our country and in my view, democracy itself is a process of evolution where we try to arrive at a fine balance between FREEDOM and CONTROLS. Electoral Canvassing is also an integral part of democratic process where some times we experience excesses on the side of FREEDOM. However, rather than trying to overcome such excesses through systemic CONTROLS, it would be in the interest of democracy to try and achieve it through the process of creating awareness about the importance and value of Individual privacy. This can be best achieved by initiating debate and discussion as done herein by the fellow members. I am sure that in times to come, the learned fraternity like ours shall give due consideration to the value of Individual privacy while going through this process of canvassing for the future elections.
At least mr. Agarwal is getting SMS address to him, in my case SMS addressed to some mr. Deshpande is being delivered to me since last six months and despite several attempts to get it straightened out, no solution! Further it is very shallow and unbecoming when some one whom i do not know or even have a faintest acquaintance, sends me a mass sms for navratri, diwali, new year etc! Time our members reflected on this and use the money spent on these to better causes like sponsoring some deserving students for education!
To stop this menace, you could do the following :
Call your mobile service provider or visit their website and register for DNC ( though not very effective but still)
If you use outlook for emails then you can block / delete all messages containing word " election " by going to the rules option wherein you can create your own rules.
Similarly you can block emails by going to Option - "safe & Blocked sender" -in hotmail /gmail etc., and block a particular email ID. After the election you can unblock whichever you want.
It is a pity that we all have to do this by wasting our precious professional time but there is no other option at this point of time.
My proposal to the ICAI :
Let's all write a letter to the ICAI and request them to order immediate stoppage of all types of canvassing for the election and if anyone does not follow the order, his name should be removed from the electoral list and debarred from the ICAI list for atleast six months.
Can we do something?..... i guess no... except exchanging mails and in the worst case not to vote.
Election fever from politics has been passed on to our esteemed institute....
The best thing seems to be that you update your profile in the institute in which you do not provide any telephone or email id as the members' directory is the main source of this type of harassment.
Any body at institute listning?
CA Deepak Purswani