As we know, India is one of the fastest growing economies in the world. Economically and financially we have progressed steadily. An important reason for this is the strong and constant support of Chartered Accountants who contribute their knowledge, expertise and time towards building one of the most robust system of good governance. With this spirit in our hearts, we celebrated the essence of our freedom on Independence Day.
Our inputs towards policy making has seen strong reforms being conceived, created and implemented. Similarly, our hand-holding and constructive feedback during the implementation of reforms like the GST, RERA and Insolvency have seen its rough edges being smoothened out to make the process easier. Rest assured we will not rest on our laurels but continue to offer our expertise in the service of the nation.
The Regional Conference was successfully organised on 24th & 25th August at Hotel Sahara Star and inaugurated at the worthy hands of CA. M. M. Junejaji, Regional Director (Western Region), Ministry of Corporate Affairs, CA. Naveen N. D. Gupta, Hon’ble President, ICAI, CA. Prafulla Chhajed, Hon’ble Vice-President, ICAI in the august presence of Hon’ble Past Presidents, Central Council Members, Past Chairpersons of WIRC, my dedicated colleagues in the Regional Council and around 1,100 members.
The Conference witnessed dignitaries from various fields addressing our members and sharing their experience. It not only created a clear understanding of how to improve ourselves across all fronts by enhancing our professional knowledge but also gave clarity on achieving the desired results in the new opportunities. With the theme of ‘Enhance & Achieve’ the Conference was much appreciated by the members in attendance for its high quality content as well as the productive peer-to-peer interactions which followed.
My sincere thanks especially to ZOHO, our platinum sponsor for their support and NSDL, GIC Re, MCX, Vedanta, Taxmann, Gulf Oil Ltd., SBI Mutual Fund, Toyota and others along with Sahara Star for their patronage of this mega event.
The orientation and placement programmes for newly qualified Chartered Accountants and the Industrial Training and articleship placements for students were conducted successfully. Many large public and private organisations and CA firms participated in the placement programmes and selected a large number of young members at very lucrative remunerations. I express gratitude to the participating organisations and staff for the immaculate execution of this programmes.
I am proud to state that in line with our goal of supporting members, ICAI has created a new job portal which is designed as a platform to connect both job seekers and employers in accounting and finance sectors. This site will truly make a positive difference as it has been designed by the profession, for the profession.
On the occasion of Teacher’s Day on 5th September, I take this opportunity to thank our mentors who have always guided us at every step.
This month being graced by auspicious festivals, we are sure to achieve the desired results in all our professional endeavours and happiness in our personal lives.
We pay our homage and respect to the great leader and visionary – Bharat Ratna Late Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee who truly took our country to greater heights of glory.
We have always volunteered and put our best foot forward in helping our fellow citizens. Once again, it is time for us to take a step forward and work together to help the distressed in Kerala. The recent floods have created havoc and economically decimated the State. I request members to contribute in the best possible way to alleviate the suffering of the people in Kerala. The details of how you can contribute and provide support is given elsewhere in the newsletter.
With Best Wishes,
CA. Sandeep K.C. Jain