Chairman Message

Dear Professional Colleagues,

Welcome to the new era of Indirect Taxation - GST!  All eyes were on 1st July, 2017, the date from which Goods and Service Tax (GST) has been effective in the country. The month was started with CA Day Celebration where Hon’ble Chief Minister of Gujarat Shri Vijay Rupani and Union Cabinet Minister Shri Vijay Pratap Rudy graced the occasion of CA Day Celebration with live address by Hon’ble Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi.

The Chartered Accountants Day was celebrated right from morning 6.30 a.m. to midnight 12.00. The day was started with Greenothon-Walkathon kicked off by RJ Dhwanit at Sabarmati Riverfront where more than 200 CAs participated in the event with a message of clean and green environment. The ICAI Flag hosting was done by the most senior member of our fraternity CA Dahyabhai B. Patel. It was followed by Blood Donation Camp and Health Check up camp. The Annual General meeting of Ahmedabad Branch was also held on the same day. Besides Quiz and Elocution competition for CA Students was also organized. To end the CA Day celebration with bang, the Cultural Grandeur was organized for members that received stupendous response by more than 2,300 participants. 

We have also organized GST - TOOL TO INCLUSIVE GROWTH jointly with Gujarat Chamber of Commerce and Indusry (GCCI) on 22.07.2017 where Hon’ble Minister of Textile and Information Broadcasting, Smt. Smriti Irani, Member of Parliament, Dr. Kirit Solanki and Shri Paresh Raval have addressed to the participants.

To make GST practice, Good and Simple for Chartered Accountants, a unique seminar to IDENTIFY YOUR BEST GST SOFTWARE was organised by Ahmedabad Branch, participated by 12 different software vendors that explains the key features of the software. The concept and the seminar was well appreciated by the participants.

After hectic schedule, the Residential Refresher Course (RRC) from 15th to 18th July at Goa was mesmerizing and refreshing for the participants at white sand Beach Resort Zuri. The rainy season and white sand beach of the resort made it truly memorable!

The lecture meeting on Income Tax Return filing was organised to address any issues and concerns faced by members in filing Income Tax Returns.

The election for managing committee of Ahmedabad Branch of WICASA was held on 9th July, 2017 where students have participated in large number in democratic election of their representatives. Heartiest congratulations and best wishes to the Team WICASA Ahmedabad led by Regional Council Member CA Purushottam Khandelwal for organizing all round student activities. The newly elected team kicked off by organizing Mock Induction Program on 23.07.2017.

It’s a little relaxation for auditors of certain class of private limited company, as MCA has clarified vide Circular No. 05/2017 dated 25th July, 2017 that the exemption of internal financial control (IFC) reporting requirement as specified in Notification dated 13th June, 2017 shall be applicable for those audit reports in respect of financial statements pertaining to financial years commencing on or after 1st April, 2016, which are made on or after the date.

Kindly note that Online Multipurpose Empanelment Form (MEF) for the year 2017-18 is live at The last date for submission of online MEF Form for the year 2017-18 is 15th August, 2017 and for submission of hard copy of "DECLARATION FOR MEF 2017-18" is 22nd August, 2017.

Happy To Serve,

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

Ahmedabad Branch of WIRC of ICAI
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