November Greetings from CA Ganesh Nadar!
Saal Mubarak to our Gujarati community members! Let us hope that V S 2076 rings in good tidings for the economy as a whole.
Hope all of you are rested from your Diwali break and gearing up for the GST annual return and audit due date of 30 November?
For India the two major highlights of the month were the Supreme Court Verdict on the long-standing Ayodhya Dispute and the opening of the Kartarpur Corridor to commemorate the 550th Birth Anniversary of Guru Nanak. Both these events reiterate the words of Mantasha Mirza "Let's be religious, not communal"
On the downside were - global warming effects which brought in heavy unseasonal rains and the wrath of cyclones like Kyarr, Bulbul, Maha and Hikka; the Pegasus spying row which breached the security of Whatsapp users of India; Presidents Rule clamped on our neighbouring State Maharashtra and; protests in the country capital against alarming pollution levels
Closer to home alongside celebrating the 150th Birth Anniversary of The Father of the Nation (Mahatma Gandhi); your ICAI hosted multiple activities in October – Interactive Session on Amnesty Scheme; Career Counselling Programs at: Raipur, Geratpur, Vanch, Bhuvaldi, Vasna Keliya, Kot and Dholka; and Seminars on: Decoding Provisions for Affordable Housing Sector and Micro Dissection and Macro Arithmetic of Corporate Tax Cut.
Besides striking photographs of the above events this issue of your newsletter also includes regular features like – Updates on Accounting, Company Law, GST, Direct Tax, RERA and International Taxation; 50 Most Useful Shortcut Keys in Excel; Important Due Dates for Compliance; and a Motivational Parable on Learning from your Problems.
Under the Professional Updates Section I request you to do read the alert on Urban Clap and other Aggregator Apps. I am also pleased to share that - we have entered into an agreement with Tally Software under which Tally.ERP9 would be available for ICAI Members at subsidized rates and; the ICAI International Conference is scheduled to be held on 6-7 December 2019 at NCPA-Mumbai.
As we approach the last month of the calendar year which marks the Yuletide spirit of Christmas; along with remembering and learning from the mistakes and the lost opportunities of the past eleven months we also need to keep in mind -
"The future lies before you, like paths of pure white snow.
Be careful how you tread it, for every step will show."
The United Nations is dedicating days in December to – AIDS Patients, the Disabled, Soil, Anti-Corruption, Human Rights and Human Solidarity. As we celebrate the Indian Farmers Day on 23 December I use this platform to remind you (and perhaps motivate the sensitive among you) of how Bollywood Icon Mr Amitabh Bachchan silently repaid the debts of farmers in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar and stalled farmer suicide.
Before I end I want to thank all those who are a part of the Newsletter Team (the contributors, designers, sponsors and most importantly the readers!) who embody the immortal words of Mia Hamm – "I am a member of a team, and I rely on the team, I defer to it and sacrifice for it, because the team, not the individual, is the ultimate champion."
That's all from my desk…Keep reading and contributing to YOUR newsletter!
CA. Ganesh Nadar
Ahmedabad Branch of WIRC of ICAI
Mission to take our esteemed profession to unparalleled heights!