In this question it is mentioned that ‘request for empanelment is permissible’ however I have taken your module it says roving inquiry is solicitation..kindly clarify as to whether it is allowed?
Roving Inquiry means applying without verifying whether there is requirement or panel maintained by authority.
Empanelment where CA is aware about panel is not guilty.
These are 2 separate points, below are 2 separate points from our book
Roving Inquiry Circular
It is not permissible for a member to address letters or circulars to
persons who are likely to require services of a Chartered Accountant since it would tantamount to advertisement.
Applying for empanelment
–> CA can apply if he has information regarding existence of panel.
–> Mention fees (only if asked
–> No cyclostated (pre-printed) copies of fees
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