Satyam scam will help improve corporate governance: ICAI

Satyam scam will help improve corporate governance: ICAI
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First Published: Thu, Apr 22 2010. 05 05 PM IST
Updated: Thu, Apr 22 2010. 05 05 PM IST
Ahmedabad: The lessons learnt from Satyam saga will help mprove the level of corporate governance in India in the years to come, the apex body of chartered accountants, ICAI said on 22 April.
“Satyam is a study in itself and a matter of research also. I think in periods to come you will find that it will help to improve the levels of corporate governance in the country,” Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) president Amarjit Chopra said.
“Probably, Satyam is the best things that could happen because it shall now prevent frauds in future.”
Speaking about lessons learnt from the 2009 fraud at the leading IT firm, Chopra said “The multi-crore Satyam scam is a case study before the fraternity, which was primarily more a scandal of corporate governance.”
“It was the failure of audit committee chairman to raise the issue of funds to the tune of Rs2,000 crore lying in Satyam’s current account, otherwise the scam could have surfaced much earlier,” he said, referring to striking points in the multi-crore Rs 7,000-crore scam.
“In the wake of this magnitude scam we have urged the government to fix obligation of independent directors and what kind of role they can play in a firm,” he said.
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First Published: Thu, Apr 22 2010. 05 05 PM IST