Nagpur: Nagpur branch of Western India Regional Council (WIRC) of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) has been selected for award of certificate of appreciation (large branch category) of ICAI and trophy and certificate for best branch of students association of WICASA (large branch category) of ICAI for the year 2014.
The award was distributed by at the hands of power and coal minister, GOI CA Piyush Goyal in the presence of president, ICAI CA K Raghu and vice-president ICAI, CA Manoj Fadnis at a glittering function held at convention hall Ashoka Hotel, New Delhi and was attended by large number of chartered accountants from all over the country. WICASA Nagpur was also adjudged as the All India Best Students Association. Nagpur branch has received both the awards in same year.
During the year 2014-15 under the chairmanship of CA Ashwini Agrawal the branch organised about 386 various programmes successfully.
The Branch has organised various seminars, lecture meets, conferences, workshops, training programmes, remodeled and redesigned study circle ‘Vaartalaap’ intensive study courses, certificate courses and interactive meeting concentrating on practical exposure and expertise for the members. A host of academic programmes were organised with focus on emerging areas of practice, knowledge enhancing and professional enrichment.
On the social responsibility front Nagpur branch of ICAI keeping the theme of ‘Partners in Nation Building’ and commitment to society in mind branch has organised eye check up camp, blood donation camp and tree plantation during the year.
A musical patriotic rally was taken out to celebrate the independence day. A visit to orphanage was organised to distribute stationary and school kits to needy and less privileged students of the society.
Nagpur branch organized various programmes that enhanced the image of profession amongst society and also made public aware about various taxation provisions. Major programs were public meet on budget, discussions on union and state budget, programs for cooperative sector, various career counseling programs, number of press meets to inform about ICAI policies. In addition to these members of ICAI Nagpur are regularly writing informative columns in newspapers and giving interviews in telemedia. Regular interactive meets are held with income tax, service tax, sales tax authorities to convey them hardships faced by practitioners and assesses.
Reacting to the award CA Ashwini Agrawal said that the plethora of activities undertaken successfully by the Nagpur branch was a result of team work as well as motivation, support and co-operation from all the members and students throughout the year which was duly recognized by the institute and resulted in further enhancement of the brand building of ICAI.
He thanked past president, ICAI CA Ashok Chandak and CA Jaydeep Shah, vice-chairman WIRC CA. Julfesh Shah all past chairmen of Nagpur branch, all senior members for their guidance and managing committee members for their active support during the year. He further thanked all the members and students for their active support and encouragement throughout the year.