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

(Setup by an Act of Parliament)

Chairman Communication

CA Manish Gadia

Dear Colleagues,

“One hour per day of study in your chosen field is all it takes. One hour per day of study will put you at the top of your field within three years. Within five years you’ll be a national authority. In seven years, you can be one of the best people in the world at what you do.” – Earl Nightingale

WIRC of ICAI is one of the most successful Regions and this quote highlights the secret of our success. What, then, is our secret?

The answer to that is our single-minded focus on providing the best possible education consistently and continually because WIRC sincerely believes that each and every member and student can become truly great professionals in their fields of endeavour. This proactive belief was seen last month in the form of the various programs organised last month across the Region.

ICAI Torch-Bearers’ Meeting with Chairmen

Our esteemed ICAI President, CA. (Dr.) Debashis Mitra and ICAI Vice President, CA. Aniket Sunil Talati met with the Chairmen of all Regional Councils at Delhi. This was a great opportunity to interact with them and more importantly to contribute and be part of their vision to take our alma mater to greater heights.

WIRC CFO Forum

The WIRC CFO Forum is one which attracts the top minds in industry to discuss, learn and be well-informed on current and future trends as well as on honing skills required by CFOs. WIRC organised two CFO forums in April with the theme for the first forum being ‘Digitisation & Automation’ with the keynote address given by CA. Amit Agarwal, Chief Audit Executive/General Manager – Internal Audit, Hindustan Unilever Ltd.. This was followed by an engaging panel discussion with industry experts possessing deep domain knowledge and experience which was highly appreciated by all attendees.

The second CFO Forum was based on ‘Business Sell Side Skills for CFOs’ with CA. M.S. Jacob, CFO, Colgate Palmolive India, whose informative speech had a very strong and positive impact on all members in attendance. WIRC looks forward to continue and organize similar high impact programs in the course of this year.

CEO Speak

This inspiring event whereby CEOs share their Journey from articleship to CEO is one which has garnered many admirers since it was initiated. This time we had the opportunity to listen to CA. Motilal Oswal, CEO & Founder, Motilal Oswal Financial Services Ltd., as he shared his journey. His inspiring words will stay with us for a long time. I am pleased to inform you that the entire event shall be converted into Podcast and be made available to members.

Public Meeting on Amnesty Scheme-2022

An interactive session cum workshop on the Maharashtra Settlement of Arrears of Tax, Interest, Penalty or late fee Act 2022 (Amnesty Scheme-2022) was organised by Nodal Division 12, Department of State Tax, Mumbai. This interactive workshop looked to ensure that Chartered Accountants, finance professionals and businesspeople had clarity with respect to the various clauses outlined in this Scheme. Mr. Sanjay Nikam, Jt. Commissioner of SGST, Nodal Div. 12 and other officials from SGST Department gave detailed inputs on the same and more importantly clarified significant points during the interactive session.

Opportunities for SMPs

Our SMPs are the frontline for professional interaction with India’s MSMEs and are the vital components in their growth and thus direct contributors to growth of the Indian economy. To widen the scope for SMPs in new verticals, WIRC organised a program on ‘Opportunities for SMPs’ which highlighted a wider scope in the vast arena of startups and more important the role of CAs towards growth of startups.

Special Workshop for Women

Continuing with our goal of supporting women CAs to give them an edge and make the most of career opportunities, WIRC organised a special workshop for women to improve and hone their abilities in ‘Excel’. We look forward to these workshops leading to concrete results in terms of improved job opportunities for our members.

Workshop on Digital Marketing

Digital Marketing has become an important part of the marketing toolbox. While word of mouth is still the best for CAs, supplementing it with digital marketing goes far in strengthening the overall image. This physical workshop gave an in-depth view on all relevant aspects including consumer behavior, case studies and way forward to members.

CPA Australia & ICAI Joint Session

A joint information session was organised by CPA Australia in association with ICAI. The session highlighted the excellent opportunities for our members as by clearing one paper, our members can get the CPA degree from Australia. The information disseminated at this event looked to strengthen the professional connections between the two countries for the benefits of the professionals in both countries.

Rising Opportunities for Members in the Middle East

As countries in the Middle East open up to international accounting, the opportunities in this region are growing. The Chairmen of the Dubai & Doha Chapters of ICAI spoke to our members and gave an overview of the growing scope for professional growth in the countries present in this region. We look forward to our members accessing and gaining from these opportunities.

It was the great Michelangelo, who said, “I am still learning.” It is clear that all great men and women in the world never stopped learning. In the words of Henry Ford, “Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.”

WIRC will ensure that our members and students always remain young by always providing interesting and relevant education.

Wishing Eid-Mubarak & Happy Akshaya Tritiya to all members and students and prayers for everyone’s good health and well-being.


CA. Murtuza Kachwala
Chairman