The month of December started with the most important event of the Institute. The elections to the Central and the Regional Councils were held in the first week of December. The leaders of the profession who will usher in the changes and be at the helm of the affairs for the next three years were elected at the elections.
Ahmedabad Branch members also voted in large numbers for the elections. CA Aniket Talati was elected as the Central Council Member for the term 2019-2022 and CA Hitesh Pomal, CA Vikash Jain and CA Chintan Patel were elected as Regional Council members for the West Region for the term 2019-2022. Best wishes to all the victorious leaders from Ahmedabad. Looking at their contribution to the profession and the professionals, I have no doubt in my mind that we all are in safe hands and they will leave no stone unturned in their tenure for betterment of all of us.
History is also being created for the first time, when CA Aniket Talati got elected as a Central Council Member from Ahmedabad. For the first time in the history of ICAI, three generations from the same family have become Central Council Members. Grandfather of CA Aniket Talati, Late CA H M Talati Sir held the post of CCM in the years 1964-1973. Then father of CA Aniket Talati, CA Sunil Talati Sir, who also eventually lead the profession as President of ICAI, held the post of CCM for the term 2001-2009. And now CA Aniket Talati will hold the post. My heartiest congratulations to the entire Talati family and I admire the commitment which they show for serving the professions for so many years.
The month of December witnessed very informative sessions for the members. The 2 days FEMA Intensive Workshop was held at Ahmedabad after a long time and I must appreciate the efforts of all the faculties and coordinators for contributing their valuable time. I specially acknowledge the effort of CA Saumya Sheth for coordinating with all the learned faculties of the workshop. Ahmedabad Branch also organized few important sessions on Income tax, Bankruptcy & Insolvency Code and GST provisions coming into effect from 01.02.2018.
The highlight of the month was the interactive meet of the members with the President of ICAI, CA Naveen N D Gupta. The session was full of information about the various initiatives which ICAI is undertaking. He also addressed the various issues which the members raised during the meeting. All in all, it was a purposeful interactive session with the President of our Institute.
The CA Students activities continued throughout the year. Activities such as Indoor Sports Meet, Industrial Visit, Study Group meetings, etc were held during the year.
CA. Nirav R Choksi
Ahmedabad Branch of WIRC of ICAI