A street in India’s capital Delhi has been named Chartered Accountants’ Lane to recognise the area is home to a majority of the city’s chartered accountancy students and the offices of around 5,000 qualified accountants.
The move has not been universally welcomed however, even though the street had no name in the past. Lata Gupta, the local municipal councillor, had no prior warning of the move.
The sign bearing the name of the street also displays the name of some senior local chartered accountants. This has also annoyed the councillor.
‘Roads should be named after great leaders,’ she said, adding that could include a senior economist or even a chartered accountant.
With due credit to Accountancy Age for their report of the story.