Summer Greetings from CA Ganesh Nadar!
In India, April marks not only the onset of the financial year but also the season of summer and mangoes of course! April 2019 also rang in the all-important polling season. We are positive that our civic conscious members have exercised their franchise and thereby played a pivotal role in deciding who’ll be at the helm of our country.
March was a busy month for all of us and despite it being the financial year ending we packed in a lot of significant events the major one being our Honourable President Shri Prafulla Chhajed 'celebrating the past' by felicitating senior members for their unstinted support to ICAI. Another highlight was the MoU with Sheth Damodardas School of Commerce, GU for the GST Certificate Course. Women's Day was celebrated with a lot of cultural fanfare and an interaction with defence sector woman achiever Rukshar Baby along with hosting a Women CA Workshop on 'Professional Sisterhood: A New Feminism Tool'. Understanding the need for keeping the Fourth Estate appraised about the change in guard of the ICAI Executive Committee we had also hosted a Press Conference which was honoured with the presence of our President. An Orientation on the Campus Placement Program was also held. Other highpoints of the month included - Panel Discussion on GST; Seminars on : Company Law Amendments, New Forms of Companies Act 2013, Overview of LLP Conversion and Taxations Aspects and Income Tax; and a Statutory Bank Audit at GSC Bank.
On another note, besides Ram Navmi and Ambedkar Jayanti, April celebrated the rich cultural diversity of our country through multiple festivals like – Guddi Padva (Maharashtrian), Cheti Chand (Sindhi), Baisakhi (Punjabi), Puthandu (Tamilian), Vishu (Malayali), Pohela Boisakh (Bengali), Bihu (Assamese), Mahavir Jayanti (Jain) and Easter (Christians). Here's wishing the respective communities a fruitful year ahead.
Through this issue of your newsletter we provide you with - updates on Accounting, Auditing, Company Law, GST, International Taxation, RERA and compliance due dates; the need for UDIN Compliance; and the good news regarding renewal of the MoU between ICAI and ICAEW which showcases the credibility of our CA Course alongside lending flexibility in terms of academic credit waivers for CA's wishing to practise in other countries where we have similar collaborations. Appreciating the need for motivating our younger members this issue also includes a short bio of Hollywood Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger. To enable our members to keep pace with technology we would be regularly carrying a column on E-Mail Techniques.
Through the launch of the Digital Learning Hub and the INR 590/- Fee Membership Waiver to those members who refrain from opting for a print of the Journal, ICAI-Delhi goes Green!
Before I conclude, an earnestrequest to take up one environment-friendly initiative (something as simple as using both sides of the paper) because, to borrow a popular quote from Jane Goodall - "You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference and you have to decide what kind of a difference you want to make."
That's all from my end…Here's wishing all of you and your patrons a fulfilling financial year ahead…Happy Reading and Keep Contributing!
Thanks & Regard
CA. Ganesh Nadar
Ahmedabad Branch of WIRC of ICAI
Mission to take our esteemed profession to unparalleled heights!