Institute of Chartered Accountants of India
(ICAI) is planning for capacity building and consolidating smaller
Indian firms to enable greater competition with the Big Four,
according to Indian media reports.

The ICAI is calling a meeting of bigger Indian
accounting and auditing firms to discuss the possible consolidation
strategy and is believed to have met with the Big Four to request
they do not take over small Indian firms, to help enable

The consolidation strategy is a part of the
ICAI’s efforts to regulate the big international firms in India
that are currently practicing under surrogate names.