Taking cognisance of Cyrus Mistry’s letter to Tata Sons board and regulators, including Sebi, the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) has started investigating various accounting-related irregularities raised by him, newly appointed president of ICAI Nilesh S Vikamsey said on Tuesday. He added that a similar exercise related to United Spirits (USL) was also underway.
“We have asked the Financial Reporting Review Board (FRRB) to look at accounting issues arising out of that and examine whether there are any irregularities,” Vikamsey said. He was responding to a query on whether the institute was looking at alleged irregularities at some Tata group companies.
FRRB, which comes under the ICAI council, reviews the compliance of entities with various accounting and auditing standards.
“Predominantly, I would say in the Cyrus Mistry letter whatever the accounting related matters have been commented upon, that is being looked at,” Vikamsey said.
Mistry had written a letter to the company board and Sebi after being removed as chairman of Tata Sons last year. He had raised several issues that pointed to possible irregularities in some group firms. Similarly, the institute took note of Sebi barring Vijay Mallya and six former officials of USL from securities markets in a case related to illegal fund diversions.