Within the authority given to it by virtue of the
Act and the Rules, the Disciplinary Committee shall:
- consider all cases referred by the Investigation Committee and
cases coming directly to the Disciplinary Committee ;
- exercise disciplinary powers as it thinks fit ;
- impose disciplinary punishment or dismiss a case referred to it
after due inquiry has been made ; and
- regulate its own procedures as it deems fit and necessary or
desirable for the performance of its duties.
When conducting a disciplinary hearing, the Disciplinary Committee is
generally guided by the principles of natural justice, and specifically,
the provisions of the Act and the Rules. The member respondent in each
case is given an opportunity to be heard and to answer the Charge made
against him during the disciplinary hearing before the Disciplinary
Committee makes a decision.
Pursuant to Rule 30 of the Rules, every decision of the Disciplinary
Committee is published in the government gazette, 2 official daily
newspapers, Accountants Today and the same is also informed to the
relevant government licensing authorities and association to which the
said member respondent is associated with and is also uploaded to the MIA's website.