CA Debayan Patra

Chairman - EIRC

Dear Esteemed Colleagues,


As November's canvas slowly fades, we not only mark the culmination of a vibrant festival season but also wrap up our annual professional commitments. This transition beckons us to a critical juncture – a time to rejuvenate and gear up for the upcoming season. Now, more than ever, it's crucial to fortify our capacities and competencies to navigate the continuous journey of our profession.

In an ever-evolving and dynamic professional landscape, the need to re-engineer our approach is paramount. It's a period where enhancing the quality of our deliverables becomes non-negotiable, and seizing emerging opportunities becomes our collective goal. Let this be a time of reflection, learning, and strategising, ensuring we are well-prepared to meet the challenges and prospects of the new season.

In this journey, let's reaffirm our commitment to being the torchbearers of excellence, integrity, and dedication. Our unity is our strength, and it's this solidarity that will propel us to transcend boundaries and carve out new milestones. Together, let's strive to uphold and elevate the esteemed stature of our profession.

48th Regional Conference – 15th & 16th December 2023 – Science City

EIRC is enthusiastically preparing for its most significant annual event, the pinnacle of any Chairman's tenure - the 48th Regional Conference. This landmark event is scheduled to take place at Science City, Kolkata on the 15th and 16th of December 2023. Centred around the theme ‘Build Capacity, Elevate Standard, Ensure Growth’, the conference promises to be a remarkable gathering. I warmly invite everyone to register at and join us for this two-day Conference. It serves as a unique opportunity for unity, networking, and professional growth under one roof. Team EIRC is eagerly looking forward to welcoming each one of you to this significant event. More details about the Conference have been shared in this Newsletter.

YouTube Channel

We consistently upload videos of the virtual seminars we organise on our YouTube Channel (Eastern India Regional Council of ICAI). We also try to upload videos of the important physical seminars whenever possible. You can benefit from these videos by watching the ones that interest you at your convenience to enhance your knowledge. The link to our YouTube Channel videos is

Mega CABF Drive

As we commemorated the 75th CA Day on 1st July, 2023, we had embarked on the CABF initiative, dedicating ourselves to do something and also make others to do to the best of our abilities to reach out to our brethren, their families who are in desperate need of assistance under the CABF Scheme.

We cordially extend an invitation for you to participate in this noble endeavour. We suggest a contribution of Rs.750/- or any amount in multiples of 75 to resonate with our 75-year celebration.

Together, we have the power to effect change! Link:

Memorandum of Understandings

Memorandum of Understanding with (a) Bhawanipur Education Society College (b) Netaji Subhas Open University have been entered into between the BOS(A) of ICAI with help of EIRC as a strategic initiative to enhance the realms of education, research, and training in the field of Commerce education and Chartered Accountancy. This collaboration is a significant step towards resource and facility sharing, with the overarching objective of enriching these fields. This partnership signifies a concerted effort to not only elevate the quality and reach of educational offerings but also to foster a more robust and dynamic learning environment. By pooling resources and expertise, the MOU aims to create synergies that will benefit students, educators, and professionals alike, ultimately contributing to the advancement and evolution of Commerce education and the Chartered Accountancy course. This collaborative effort underscores a commitment to excellence and innovation in professional education, setting a new standard for academic and practical achievements in the field.

ICAI Convocation

The ICAI Convocation, a significant event where new members of the ICAI are honoured, took place on November 4th, 2023, at the Dhono Dhanyo Main Auditorium in Kolkata. The Convocation was simultaneously held at 11 prominent cities throughout the country, including Mumbai, Bangalore, Ghaziabad, Indore, Jaipur, Chennai, Hyderabad, Ludhiana, Delhi, Pune, and Ahmedabad. The convocation in Kolkata was particularly special as we had the pleasure of welcoming nearly a thousand CAs. Witnessing their proud parents and relatives bask in the joyous moment was truly heartwarming.

Half Day CPE Seminars

Consistent with EIRC's unwavering commitment to the professional development of our Members and their Firms, we successfully conducted a sequence of insightful Half Day CPE Seminars at the esteemed R Singhi Hall, ICAI Bhawan, located on Russel Street, Kolkata. Meticulously crafted, these seminars delved into key topics, each carefully designed to focus on distinct aspects of professional relevance, thereby promoting advancement and proficiency. Additionally, in collaboration with our EICASA wing, we have initiated programs that are advantageous to both our student community and members.

Forthcoming Programmes

In the days ahead, a slew of programmes awaits your participation. To stay abreast of these events, kindly visit our website at If you haven't set up a profile on our site, I recommend doing so soon to benefit from our enhanced services.

Concluding Remarks

The Eastern India Regional Council has been unwavering in its mission to keep you informed and empowered. By leveraging a blend of virtual and in-person events, our informative website, and the exceptional 'Insight Connection' newsletter, we have been committed to bringing you the latest updates and opportunities. Despite facing resource constraints in our region, our resolve to achieve excellence for our members remains steadfast.

It's important to remember that true success is defined not just by immediate achievements but also by our dedication to ongoing learning and development. Let's embrace the opportunities that unfold before us and collaboratively shape a future that exceeds our collective aspirations.

Here's to a month brimming with new learnings and significant accomplishments.

Warm regards,

CA. Debayan Patra

Chairman, EIRC (2023-2024)