“Believe you can and you’re half way there.” – Theodore Roosevelt
I extend my heartfelt appreciation, compliments and thanks to all of you for the unstinted support in my proposition and vision for us to Scale Up Rise Up.
The times to come are promising with immense professional opportunities. Our country is resolute and inching closer to implementing the most awaited and welcome regime of ‘One Nation One Tax - Goods and Services Tax (GST)’ and set new benchmarks and global standards of tax compliance and administration.
At WIRC, our efforts remain to ensure every member of the Region is well supported, equipped and trained to face the colossal task of matching the expectations of the society and the law administrators.
Continuing education for members and morale strengthening for students stands at the top of my list. With the belief that the best services are provided by the best informed, we endeavour to empower members and students by keeping them updated and at the cutting edge of professional development.
The month of April witnessed an irreparable loss to ICAI. Shri John Koshy, Jt. Secretary, ICAI, left us for the heavenly abode, we pray for eternal peace to his noble soul and for courage to his family.
This month was also dedicated towards exam-centric coaching for students, and our efforts were well appreciated. As always, we at WIRC have been at the forefront in conducting multiple interactive seminars and study group meetings to cover a wide spectrum of subjects ranging from GST, International Taxation, Intensive Courses on IndAS, Audit of Co-op Societies, Internal Audit, Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity. Members were highly appreciative of these timely, concentrated and well structured programs across the Region.
I am happy to announce that the much awaited Co-Operative Audit Empanelment (Maharashtra) has been released on 24th April, 2017. The period to apply for empanelment is 27th April, 2017 to 12th May, 2017. I urge eligible members to apply at the earliest.
I had the opportunity to share my view and voice my opinions on behalf of WIRC at the ‘All Chairmen Meet’at our headquarters in Delhi, where the Chairmen of all Regions shared their issues and arrived at concrete solutions.
As you would know, the WIRC is well equipped and supported by various committees to ensure the smooth running of varied activities of the Region. We hosted brainstorming meetings of various committees and stakeholders towards the end of April wherein decisions affecting the Region and other initiatives were deliberated upon and finalised for the year ahead.
We, the office bearers of WIRC, continue our personal interaction with the various Study Circles and Branches across the Region. This concentration of visits generated a more comprehensive picture of difficulties faced by members which need to be resolved speedily and we are determined to solve these issues proactively.
The month of May shall see the ‘International Study Tour to England & Scotland’. We have had to close the registrations to this tour due to the overwhelming response. I am sure that the members attending shall benefit immensely from this Study Tour.
May is the month when students shall be appearing for the IPCC and CA Final Exams. I wish to convey my best wishes to all the students. With the recently concluded exams of the schools and colleges, members will have quality time to spend with their families and to make the most of the summer vacations. We believe that "Quality of life is enriched if we have a happy balance between work and family". I convey my best wishes for a happy summer vacation to all members and their families.
With Warm Regards
CA. Vishnu Agarwal