The full form of CA is Chartered Accountant. The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) regulates the CAs in India. Currently there are over registered 2,70,000 CAs in India. They work in all fields of Finance and Business. Their main tasks include general & financial management, accounting, taxation and auditing. They can have their own private practise. Few also work in private and government owned companies. To become a CA, a person must have qualified 12th class in any stream from a recognised board. As they complete the first level of CA Foundation course, the candidates would have to work as an Article Assistant for a period of three years before she becomes eligible for the CA final exam. Before being articled, the candidate needs to complete a 100 hours Information Technology orientation and training program for the development of soft skills. However, the Indian CA certificate is not recognised in every country.