"Everything changes and nothing stands still", with this we welcome the most awaited revolution in our legislative system - Goods and Services Tax. "GST: One Country, One Tax, One Market" is now a reality and is welcomed by every section of our society.
1st July is a proud day for each of us, as we celebrated our "CA Foundation Day". We proudly salute the endeavours of our founding fathers who had sown the seeds and we are reaping the fruits. On the occasion of our 68th Foundation Day, we were honoured by the august presence of Shri Narendra Modiji, Hon'ble Prime Minister addressing us simultaneously throughout the country, and we also hosted the respected Chief Ministers, local Members of Parliament (MPs), State Cabinet Ministers and Bureaucrats in their respective States.
On this occasion, our PM launched the new CA curriculum and expressed confidence that the new course will boost the professional skills of people joining this profession.
As always, with utmost pride we at WIRC marked our CA Foundation Day. We conducted our flag hoisting ceremony at ICAI Tower, BKC, marking our 68th Foundation Day in the gracious presence of Chief Guests Dr. Suhas Warke, IPS, DIG (ATS), Maharashtra and CA Lovish Kumar, IRS, Addl. Commissioner of Income Tax. They addressed the members and students present praising us by mentioning how we are an important catalyst in national development. Also present were WIRC Office Bearers as well as our veteran and prominent members.
As part of the celebrations, WIRC organised a number of programmes including the cultural evening comprising the '12th Mile Sur Mera Tumhara'. The event saw excellent performances from members, their families and students. The performances by famous celebrity performers Anusmriti Sarkar, Karan Mehra, Priyanka Negi, Ankur Nayyar, Master Ninad and Simran Kaur were well appreciated.
Recognising and honouring our responsibilities to Nation Building, we also organised environment drives via tree plantation programmes and focused on spreading awareness of 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan' on CA Day.
A special senior member cultural get-together was organised at ICAI Tower, BKC, where our respected seniors showcased their special talents on this day. Special accolades to them.
Keeping pace with our proud legacy, WIRC organised seminars and refresher courses for members and students like Impact Analysis of the mandatory IndAS, ICDS, Tax Planning for NRIs; Business Restructuring; Anti-Avoidance Provisions relating to Income Tax; Refresher Courses on GST for students, Impact on Co-op. Hsg. Society, Credit Society & Co-Op. Bank. A two day 'GST Conclave 2017', saw experts give insights and direction on almost all relevant aspects and sectors of GST.
Keeping abreast with the dynamic changes in RERA and Insolvency Acts, we have formed dedicated Study Groups to deliberate on technical issues. The inaugural meetings of these Study Groups were attended by members in packed capacity. The Income Tax Department celebrated Income Tax Day on 24th July. We express our best wishes and pledge our support. We also conducted a training programme for the GST officials.
I wish all members and students a very Happy Raksha Bandhan, Janmashtami and Independence Day.
With Warm Regards
CA. Vishnu Agarwal