As I communicate with all of you after taking the charge as Chairman of Ahmedabad Branch of WIRC of ICAI, I extend my warmest gratitude to all of you for providing me with this opportunity to serve the members and in turn serve the profession. I am thankful to the members of the Managing Committee of Ahmedabad Branch for reposing their faith in me.
The team which has completed its term under the dynamic leadership of CA Chintan Patel has brought laurels to Ahmedabad Branch in the last one year. The benchmarks set by all Officer Bearers of 2017-2018 are very high and I wish that with support of all the members of our team and the members of Ahmedabad Branch we will try to match it.
The year 2018-2019 will be full of activities which will be focused on not only knowledge imparting but also skill development & continuous updating the knowledge of the members and students. Special focus shall be on the young CA members who need guidance & opportunity for being successful in their careers. The Small & Medium Practitioners have their own challenges and therefore the branch activities and events will revolve around that as well. Students being the future of our profession will be carefully nurtured, trained and educated by various seminars and lecture meetings.
The month of February 2018 was very vibrant and the tone was set with the Union Budget 2018. Three lecture meetings were organized and the speakers Dr Girish Ahuja, Sr. Adv. Saurabh Soparkar and CA Ashok Batra had dissected the Union Budget clause by clause for the members. The budget meeting was also held jointly with ASSOCHAM for thread bare discussion of various issues. CCM CA Dhinal Shah imparted information with respect to the opportunities to CA members in the field of valuation. The IND AS Study Group and the Insolvency & Bankruptcy Code Study Group conducted their respective study sessions in this month.
Lastly I will make an earnest request to all the CA members to kindly feel free to contact me or any of the committee members for any issue which they are facing or for any constructive suggestion for betterment of the activities of the Branch. We will be more than happy to give a patient hearing and address the issue.
CA. Nirav R Choksi
Ahmedabad Branch of WIRC of ICAI