HC advises the charity commissioner, others

Aurangabad, December 9:

The Aurangabad High Court of Bombay, composed of Judge SV Gangapurwala and Judge RN Ladda, ordered service of notice to be served on the Secretary of State (Department of Law and Justice), the Works Commissioner Charities (Mumbai), Joint Charity Commissioner (Aurangabad) and Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada. University (BAMU), in response to a request for registration as an authorized auditor. The next hearing is scheduled for February 7, 2022.

What is the petition?

A resident of Bari settlement (Aurangabad), Awez Khan Shehzad Khan, through Adv Saeed Shaikh, filed a petition stating that he graduated in commerce from BAMU (in 2013). He spent with accounting, auditing and materials. Later, he obtained his Masters of Commerce in 2015. To register as an authorized auditor with the Commissioner of Charities, the petitioner compiled all the necessary documents and also fulfilled all the conditions and then submitted the request to the office of the Joint Commissioner of Charities on December 18, 2018.

However, the Charities Commissioner noted that the petitioner’s certificate mentioned “banks” as the main subject. He had not obtained a diploma in GDC & A. In addition, his course, without Accounting and Auditing as main subjects. Therefore, the petitioner obtained clarifications from BAMU and submitted them to the Office of the Charities Commissioner. However, the office has not taken any action in this regard until today. The petition was therefore tabled. Prosecutor DR Kale represented the government.

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