Member’s name: Raj Kumar Nair
Date of Hearing: 27 September 2023
Tribunal: One Person Tribunal
On 27 September 2023, the One Person Tribunal found Mr Raj Kumar Nair breached:
- CPA Australia’s Constitution of 14 May 2019 Article 39(a)(ii)(A), by having “breached this Constitution (or the constitution of the Company in force immediately before the Amending Date), By-Laws, Code of Professional Conduct or the Applicable Regulations” by breaching By-Law 4.2 of the 29 May 2020 By-Laws (By-Laws) in failing to produce for inspection a record of the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Activities in a triennium, with By- Law 4.2 providing: "Each member undertaking continuing professional development must: (a) Maintain a record of the precise nature of their Continuing Professional Development, including date, time expended and topics covered; (b) Retain such record for at least 12 months after the end of the relevant triennium; and (c) Produce such record to an officer of CPA Australia for inspection upon request."
Mr Nair did not attend the Disciplinary Tribunal Hearing and a denial of the complaints was entered on his behalf.
Penalty and Costs:
The Disciplinary Tribunal found the Complaints sustained and imposed the following penalties:
- Forfeiture of Mr Nair’s CPA Australia Membership; If Mr Nair applies for re-admission, it is a condition that he provide evidence that he has undertaken a minimum of 40 hours of CPD activities in the year immediately preceding the date of his application for re-admission.
- A severe reprimand.
- A Fine of $4,000.
The Member was ordered to pay a contribution to CPA Australia’s costs of $2,458.00.