ICAI, MCA Discuss Roadmap for Creating Indian "Big Four" Accounting Firms

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ICAI, MCA Discuss Roadmap for Creating Indian "Big Four" Accounting Firms

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) has held discussions with the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) on the "Aggregation of CA Firms" and the roadmap to create large Indian firms. This was stated in a press release by ICAI.

Earlier in May, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman had challenged the ICAI to establish an Indian "Big Four" and seek global clients.

Sitharaman, while interacting with the ICAI in Patna, had sought its commitment to start working towards the goal of setting up such a firm as part of the new government's 100-day agenda for Viksit Bharat by 2047.

"Why is it that despite the large number of high-quality CAs in India, respected all over the world, our CAs become leaders and partners in Big Four firms? But you'd rather become a partner in a 'Big Four' but not form a 'Big Four' in India," Sitharaman said.

The interactive session between the ICAI and MCA, held on June 21, saw active participation from large, medium, and small firms in the CA profession.

"This format allowed for a comprehensive understanding of the diverse and emerging needs of firms across different scales of operation," the press statement said.

The meeting was also attended by Ranjeet Kumar Agarwal, President of ICAI, Charanjot Singh Nanda, Vice-President of ICAI, Sanjay Kumar Agarwal, Chairman, Committee for Aggregation of CA Firms, and Inder Deep Singh Dhariwal, Joint Secretary, MCA.