Chairperson Speaks

CA Sonu Jain

Dear Friends & Professional Colleagues

By the time this issue of our Newsletter reaches you, the optimistic calls for the monsoon should have yielded positive results. The weather however did not thwart the organising of the very significant curtain raiser for the Platinum Jubilee Celebration on the Chartered Accountants Day. 
With great pride I am sharing that our Institute will be entering its 70th year of magnificent existence on July 1, 2018, the “Chartered Accountants Day” coinciding with its Foundation Day, signifies the spirit of fearlessness, integrity and ever vigilant attitude of the CA profession.

During its 69 years of existence, the accountancy function continues to play a strategic role in providing value added services to the stakeholders and takes key leadership roles. We have been celebrating CA Day as a part of our tradition laid down by the forefathers of our profession.

This year the occasion is all the more special as ICAI shall be entering its Platinum Jubilee Year during this year. As we enter the Platinum Jubilee Year, it’s time to renew our commitment to resolve to continue to serve our nation and other stakeholders in the spirit of Excellence, Independence and Integrity. 

Thus on the Chartered Accountants Day we have organised a number of Programmes like Blood Donation Camp, Senior Member Felicitation & CFO Felicitation, Acupressure, Plantation of Saplings, Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, Awareness Session on Organ Donation, Workshop On “Stress Management & Healthy Living’, Free Camp for Financial Literacy – On Income Tax & GST, Progamme on Women Empowerment together with felicitation of Women Achievers. 
With less than 2 months left for the 43rd Regional Conference which is scheduled on 31st August and 1st September 2018 at Science City Main Auditorium at Kolkata. This year the theme of the Conference is “Chartered Accountants – Challenging every Challenge. “ We have got the kind consent of the Hon’ble Governor of West Bengal His Excellency Shri Keshari Nath Tripathi to be the Chief Guest in inaugurating the Conference. As a galaxy of renowned speakers have given their consent to grace the Conference hence we hope that a large participation from members will be there in the 43rd Regional Conference. 
We will be organising a National Conference on GST on the 2nd August at Mahajati Sadan. Apart from this we will also be organising a Seminar on Capital Market on 28th July at the Oberoi Grand. 
We have called the 66th Annual General Meeting on Friday 20th July 2018 at 4.30pm at the Regional Council premises in R Singhi Hall at Russell Street, Kolkata. I request all the members to attend this AGM and it a success. 

I would really like to stress again, that we professionals will be playing a very pivotal role in the nation building, not only to bureaucrats but to industrialists as well as emerging sectors. We so need to gear up with remarkable efficacy since a sea of changes will be hitting us and with the wave of dynamism in the air, it would not be wrong to say that we are moving towards a change.

The need of this hour is to hold the element of leadership and influence very high, while exploring new professional horizons and paradigms with our time tested tradition of professional excellence, ethics and integrity in the service to our nation.

In this direction we at EIRC have intensified interactions with State Government, all Tax authorities, other regulators to reinforce our value addition and to see that our professionals are respected.

As I laid down my pen from this message I have the utmost belief that this month of July will have lot of programmes lined up for you, the details of which you can find in the forthcoming EIRC Programme segment.  

Team Eirc