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Provide opt-out option to CA candidate: SC on Covid-affected
Provide opt-out option to CA candidate: SC on Covid-affected

New Delhi, June 30 (TIWN) In a major relief to aspiring chartered accountant candidates, the Supreme Court on Wednesday directed the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) to provide "opt-out" option to a candidate in the CA exams scheduled from July 5, on account of covid-related difficulties faced by the candidate or family members.

A Bench headed by Justice AM Khanwilkar said only a medical certificate from a registered medical practitioner will be required for the opt-out option and candidates need not produce an RT-PCR report if a report produced by the medical practitioner is placed with the application for opting out.

"Opt-out facility for candidates who have suffered COVID personally or any of his family members, so certified by a registered medical practitioner, as a result of which he is unable to appear for the exam, or disabled from preparing for the exam, is entitled to exercise the option of opting out. It will not be considered as an attempt. Such candidate will be permitted to appear for the next examination for both old and new syllabus," the court stated in its order.
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