Western India Regional Council of
The Institute of Chartered Accountants Of India

Chairman's Communication

Chairman WIRC

Respected Members,
WIRC has always strived and proven its mantle by walking the extra mile inits quest to ensure that each and every Member and Student across the entire Region is up to date with relevant information either through the elite galaxy of our expert members, who are always graciously ready to share their wide vista of knowledge and experience or the respected officers and representatives from the various regulatory authorities, who have always agreed to grace us at a very short notice.

As usual this was a busy month with a number of academic activities for the Members and Students. WIRC organised a number of seminars on ICDS; Tax Planning for NRIs; Business Restructuring; FEMA; Internal Audit; HUF & Family Arrangements; Transfer Pricing and on Evolving Investment Strategies & Opportunities for CAs. Research and productive deliberations have been at the forefront for us and we specially focused on our study group meetings to create better insights on relevant subjects i.e. ‘BFSI Study Group Meeting’and the ‘Insolvency Study Group Meeting.’

We were proud to welcome and interact with Shri Bandaru Dattatreya, Hon’ble Minister of Labour, Government of India alongwith the Secretary and Commissioner at our ICAI Tower, BKC. We discussed and briefed him of how Chartered Accountants can provide our professional services for conducting audits and other professional services.

WIRC, in its spirit and focus of spreading and exchange of knowledge, held a training programme on Goods and Services Tax (GST) for the Mumbai Commissionerate - GST at New Custom House, Mumbai. We had an interactive meeting with respected officers of the Economic Offence Wing (EOW) and we pledged our support to them. This healthy interaction with regulators is a very positive way for the professionals and regulators to come to a better understanding of each other.

The Sub-Regional Conference at Goa was a great success and greatly appreciated by members attending from across the Region. Ahmedabad and Jalgaon Branches hosted very well conceived and executed GST Conclaves respectively.

It was a privilege for WIRC to have an interactive meeting with senior members of New Zealand Trade & Enterprise (NZTE) and with the promoters and management Xero, one of one of the top organisations in New Zealand, with a view of exploring professional opportunities in New Zealand for our members.

Continuing our ethos of an overall development of our Students we also organised workshop on ‘GST – Practical Aspects’ as well as Refresher Courses on GST for Students. To ensure they receive practical experience to mould them into finance professionals, WIRC organised multiple placement program’s for Industrial Training and Articleship placements. These were highly appreciated by our enthusiastic Students and Companies/Members in Practice who attended the program in large numbers.

The Orientation and Placement program for newly qualified Chartered Accountants was conducted successively. Many large public and private organisations and CA Firms participated in the placement program and selected a large number of young members at very lucrative remunerations. I express gratitude to the participating organizations and staff for the immaculate execution of this program.

We celebrated our Independence Day in the esteemed presence of CAB.R. Bhaskaran, Hon’ble ITAT Member, ICAI President CA Nilesh Vikamsey, CAK.C. Jain, Past Chairman, WIRC, CADhiraj Khandelwal, CCM who hoisted the tricolour at ICAI Tower, BKC, in the presence of our Office Bearers, Members and Students.

Wishing all respected Members and Students a busy season ahead.

With Warm Regards
CA. Vishnu Agarwal


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