ANNOUNCEMENT
Applicability of Accounting Standard (AS) 18, Related Party Disclosures

The Institute has issued Accounting Standard (AS) 18, Related Party Disclosures (published in the October 2000, issue of the Institute’s Journal ‘The Chartered Accountant’). AS 18 has come into effect in respect of accounting periods commencing on or after 1-4-2001 and is mandatory in nature for all enterprises.

The Council, at its 224th meeting, held on March 8-10, 2002, reconsidered the applicability of AS 18. The Council decided to make AS 18 mandatory only to the following enterprises and not to all enterprises as at present:

  1. Enterprises whose equity or debt securities are listed on a recognised stock exchange in India, and enterprises that are in the process of issuing equity or debt securities that will be listed on a recognised stock exchange in India as evidenced by the board of directors’ resolution in this regard.

  2. All other commercial, industrial and business reporting enterprises, whose turnover for the accounting period exceeds Rs. 50 crores.