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Govt examining new accounting standards for India Inc

Govt examining new accounting standards for India Inc
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First Published: Wed, May 14 2008. 04 14 PM IST
Updated: Wed, May 14 2008. 04 14 PM IST
PTI
New Delhi: The government is the process of converging Indian accounting standards with global standard, IFRS, will continue that would help Indian Inc in tapping international markets with reduced cost of compliance.
“The government has already notified 28 accounting standards for Indian corporates and would assess more standards for notification,” an official release said.
“The government would examine further accounting standards to be followed by companies, on the basis of the standards proposed by ICAI, subject to the recommendations of NACAS thereon, for notification in accordance with the procedure laid down under the Companies Act, 1956,” it said.
“In the process, the approach of convergence with IFRS would be continued so that the financial information disclosed by Indian companies compares well with that disclosed by non-Indian companies in compliance with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS),” it added.
The statement assumes importance as Indian companies listed on European stock exchanges will have to comply with both IFRS and Indian accounting standards (IAS) from next year, in case the two set of standards are not converging.
Time till 2011 would be given for IAS to converge with IFRS, in case India makes a declaration that the two standards are synchronising.
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First Published: Wed, May 14 2008. 04 14 PM IST