Credible valuations are critical to the efficient working of
the capital markets, businesses, government and all its
stakeholders. With growing shareholder activism,
importance of independent valuations is arising all over
the world including India. Different Regulators in India
have prescribed different valuation methodologies for
different purposes. However, in most of the cases, there
is neither any guidance on the basis for selection of a
particular methodology nor much of details on its
manner of application including its technical nittygritties.
In this backdrop, the Companies Act, 2013 brought into
the light the concept of 'Registered Valuers' to regulate
the practice of Valuation in India and to standardize the
valuation in line with International standards.
Consequentially, The Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) notified the provisions governing valuation by registered valuers [section 247 of the Companies Act, 2013 (the Act)] and the Companies (Registered Valuers and Valuation) Rules, 2017 (the Rules), both to come into effect from 18 October, 2017. In addition, to administer and perform functions under the said rules, the MCA by way of notification on 23 October, 2017, has specified the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI) as the responsible authority. The notified Rules attempt to bring in standardization in the valuation standards in India and ensure that valuation reports disclose a true and fair view and result in greater objectivity in valuation procedures. The increased transparency and fairness in the valuation system would also boost stakeholder confidence by bringing uniformity.
In view of the above, the Institute of Cost Accountants of India (Statutory body under an Act of Parliament) has promoted ICMAI Registered Valuers Organisation (RVO), a section 8 company under Companies Act, 2013, which has received the recognition of Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI) [vide RVO Recognition No. IBBI/RVO/2018/005] to conduct educational courses for three different asset classes - Land & Building, Plant & Machinery and Securities or Financial Assets.