Chairman's Message

CA. CHINTAN PATEL,
CHAIRMAN
Ahmedabad Branch of WIRC of ICAI
Dear Members,

One of the most hectic Diwali for the members has just ended! At the end, there was a sigh of relief for the members with extension of Tax audit/ Income Tax returns till 7th November! Also, the government has given series of relaxations on GST timelines, reduction in rates and proposal of quarterly GST return filing for small taxpayers.

As the rapid changes are taking place in GST, the branch has taken all steps to educate and train with latest changes. During the month, seminar Filing of GSTR 2 and Relevance of Forms 2A and 1A, GST - Case studies on ITC and documentation and GST - Untold Realities - An Interactive Session were organized.

The Full Day seminar on Internal Audit - Value beyond Assurance was organized by Internal Audit Committee of ICAI at Ahmedabad wherein expert faculties across the country has shared their experience. Also Seminar on Recent Amendments to Companies Act was organized.

During the month, we have continued to keep series of workshop for the members with Hands on training on advance Excel functions. To support the members with use of Tally in GST compliance, Hands on Practical workshop on GST Compliance with Tally was also organized.

It has been my endeavor to maximize use of technology in branch activities to make the branch 'Digital Branch'. We have connected members for inviting suggestions on GST Representations, Support for poor/needy students, Inviting applications for Coaching class faculties and many more through use of google form.

Since last more than 3 months, the project of Website Re-vamp was going on and now the website of ICAI – Ahmedabad Branch is ready with added functionalities and fresh look. The features of new website are also explained in a video https://youtu.be/s-KnA0tABi4 so that the members can take maximum benefit. The key changes are highlighted for reference :
- Vacancy Module for Articles/CA : Online uploading, approval mechanism
- Login Module for members/students with special facilities
- E-Subscription for UPDATES to get regular / quick updates on Income Tax, GST, Auditing
- Updated Publication Stock of ICAI Branch Sales counter - No need to call or to visit branch to know availability.
- Indexing of all Materials / Presentations - Easy to search with Topic, Faculty, Year:
- Online Search of Ahmedabad Branch Directory
- Media Corner
- Easy to locate desired Photos, Newsletters etc... searchable with Topic, Faculty, Year, Event etc.
- And many more.

The system and process at branch is continuously upgraded to provide you efficient services. The visitor register for members and students visiting DCO staff for their issues or queries is introduced last month with the feedback to be given by each visitor of its query satisfaction. I am pleased to share with you that average feedback of all the visitors for query resolution is 4.9/5.

Stay Connected… Enjoy Reading!

Happy To Serve,

CA. Chintan Patel
CHAIRMAN,
Ahmedabad Branch of WIRC of ICAI