Chairman's Message  
 
Dear Colleagues,

When I speak of passion, I mean the powerful feeling of enthusiasm we all have inside us. When we are enthusiastic and proud of the work we do, the better equipped we’ll be to overcome the many obstacles that will surely arise in our lives.

Today we are in the age of information where we are bombarded by new information almost every second. However all information gathered in not knowledge. Knowledge is the essence of collective wisdom of the individuals with great understanding of their subjects. Ensuring proper knowledge is imparted from the Branch Forum; the Nagpur Branch of WIRC of ICAI continued its efforts in upgrading the skills of members in the new financial year2018-19. The branch once again organized number of knowledge based programs wherein members could get updated with respect to various professional topics of their interest.

Bank Branch Audit Helpdesk : We all know that Statutory Bank Branch Audits have been given a lot of focus by the Banking Sector as well as the Government in the recent past. Therefore looking at the need of the hour for proper on-site guidance for Bank Audits undertaken by our members, Nagpur Branch launched a unique Bank Branch Audit Helpdesk for Members comprising of 30 senior members from all over Vidarbha who were available for members 24*7. I am glad that the response to this Helpdesk has been overwhelming with an estimated 500+ queries solved by the panelist. We wish to take forward this concept and launch helpdesk for other professional areas of practice in future too.

Launch of Reading Room at MKH Sancheti School : Nagpur Branch has been fortunate to have been receiving support from all sections of society regularly. We were once again happy to provide Reading Room Facility for Students completely free of cost at MKH Sancheti School, Wardha Road for our students to prepare well for the upcoming examinations.

Felicitation of Dignitaries : The branch had the fortune to felicitate Shri Subhash Chandra Goyal, Honble Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha & Promoter of Essel Group which employs more than 30000 people in the country. During our meet we briefed the Hon’ble member about the various initiatives the Branch is undertaking for the professional community as well as for general public at large. Further the Branch also felicitated Shri Jairaj Kalja, Principal Director Investigation, Vidarbha during the last month.

Weekly Study Circle Meetings: Study Circle Meetings have proved to be a good platform for members to learn and understand various tricky issues related to our profession. We were glad to restart the weekly Study Circle Meetings for the Members. With varied practice areas in coming days we plan to organize study circle meets of various professional interests.

Seminars: Although the month of April is categorized by Bank Branch Audit and closure of Books of Accounts of the preceding Financial Year, the Nagpur Branch continued its efforts in gearing up the members for future tasks, Seminar on Benami Transactions & Prevention of Money laundering Act was much appreciated by the members. Further Meet on Understanding and filling of new ITR Forms under the Income Tax Act has benefitted the members immensely. I thank speakers for their hard work and service to the members of our profession.

Forthcoming Events: Apart from regular Study Circle Meets and seminars in the Month of May, we are launching a unique 9 Session Practice Development Training Program – ‘Super CA’ - for Members which would surely benefit everyone professionally. We are also organizing Full Day Seminar on Companies Act 2013 on 26th May 2018 for members. I further wish a happy journey for members heading for Residential Refresher Course at Shimla Kullu Manali under the able guidance of our Regional Council Member.

Futher, I believe, that we as an institution have a rich tradition of knowledge accumulation and dissemination through our initiatives, seminars and workshops. The way forward is by pooling our knowledge resources into a common depository. I therefore invite all the members for this beautiful city to contribute to the activities of the Branch in every possible manner and empower the entire professional community.

Yours Humbly,
CA Umang V Agrawal

CHAIRMAN

CA. Umang V Agrawal - CHAIRMAN
Nagpur Branch of WIRC of ICAI