CA Manish Goyal
Dear professional colleagues,
Heartiest Greetings for the New Year 2018
We have stepped into a New Year. The spirit of this New Year should accompany gifts to our near and dear ones. Hope this New Year will bring a lot of hopes, aspirations and opportunities for all of us. Friends, this New Year, let us all resolve to take our profession and our esteemed Institute to greater heights. A number of initiatives have been taken during 2017 and a lot needs to be taken to realize our vision. The achievements during the year were the collective wisdom and efforts of the Council, members, employees and other stakeholders of the Institute and I am sure, we will continue our efforts to achieve further milestones in times to come.
The 42nd Regional Conference of “Transcending Transformation” held on 22nd & 23rd December 2017 was a tremendous and phenomenal success. As organizers we have the satisfaction that we did our best. Delegates expressed their happiness which is what the organizers dreamt of. It is possible because of the excellent teamwork. On behalf of my full team EIRC we are highly obliged for enthusiastic participation and all round support from each of you which has been instrumental in the success of the programme. Our hard luck that we couldn’t present you the Hon’ble Minister, Shri Suresh Prabhu the Chief Guest alongwith other dignified personalities viz., CMD of 3 banks inspite of receipt of their travel plan and consent but could not make it due to their last minute urgent commitments elsewhere. However we had the opportunity to have the gracious presence of Hon’ble President, ICAI, CA Nilesh S Vikamsey who has given us all encouragement and inspiration in his inaugural address in going ahead with the necessary motivation. Needless to mention about members of our all Branches and Study Circles who stood beside us and rendering all support of the same.
Professional Social Responsibility
The Institute has a powerful vision that is driving all of us to new global benchmarks. Our mission and values provide the guiding principles with which we move seamlessly to realise our vision. Our profession has been maintaining time-tested qualities such as integrity, independence, ethics and contribution to public and corporate governance in all possible ways. All these qualities indirectly enabled us to discharge our social responsibilities to the best possible extent even in the era of a modern competitive world. In the backdrop of the increased importance to the ethical behaviour and corporate social responsibility, we should be a driver for the organisations (whatever size it may be) to discharge their social responsibilities so that developmental aspirations of each and every strata of the society could be taken care of with due care leading to extensive economic development of our country
Economic development needs to be inclusive by involving all sections of society, deprived and marginalized groups, the differently abled amongst others. The country also needs to take a re-look at the education system along with skill development as both of them work together, because a combination of both means better income, improved livelihoods and more contribution towards the growing economy. In the forthcoming Union budget of 2018, we look forward to our Hon’ble Finance Minister to take a step towards this direction. Finance Minister’s initiative to connect aspiring entrepreneurs, particularly those from remote parts of the country can be achieved through this. We know that entrepreneurship will improve quality of life along with employment opportunities to many others, which could boost our economy in a big way.
Active involvement of technology is also a key component for driving seamless skill education across all strata, connecting the emerging needs of the industry. Thus not only training the youth but also upgrading skills and making them employable at better income will be achieved by incubation of technology. In this aspect, we also have given our representation to the Govt. and also expressed our willingness to support to impart training to our youth to tackle the new GST Regime.
I conclude by again seeking your kind suggestions for our future endeavours which you wish us to undertake and it would be my new pathway going forward
I bid bye wishing you and your family members a 69th Happy Republic Day.
CA Manish Goyal
Chairman, EIRC of ICAI