Respected Members,

Diwali brings in lot of warmth and bonding with our friends and families. Hope the joy of Diwali lasts with you till the next year!! I’m sure many of you must have taken minimum holidays this vacation considering that the due date of income tax returns was just ending. Really there is a dire need to relook at this entire concept of due dates. The major sentiment seems to be streamlining rather harmonizing the submission of various data and its due dates. I look forward to your suggestions on this matter so that the same can be elevated to respective authorities at Council of the institute which can be further taken up by them.

There are many different areas of practice and it has been our endeavor to search for different areas wherein we can apply our skill set in order to give a better professional service to the respective stakeholders. To name a few upcoming areas: Mediation techniques, Valuation, Data Analysis, Transactions with Foreign entities etc. Towards this venture, Professional Development committee, ICAI has also organized a program on “Interactive Meet- Upskilling and Upscaling of the CA Firms”. We shall be organizing various Post qualification courses at Pune branch especially on Valuation and International Taxation.

Your branch shall be organising two special programs in the ensuing months: One day program on Internal Audit and capacity building sessions.

Internal audit standards have also been issued by our institute and soon we shall also be organizing a program on the same.

Commerce Wizard is one of the initiatives launched by ICAI for the young adults; for them to understand their aptitude. This exam is being conducted in the month of December and is online. We also organize career counseling sessions at various schools and colleges in order that the students would understand the reach of our profession and make a decision that would greatly affect their lives. Ultimately education matters and good educations matters the most. We look forward towards your active contribution to these sessions.

This is also the time to look at the fulfillment of CPE requirements. The block year is about to end in December 2019.

Do not forget to share your ideas, views and thoughts on any and every matter related to the branch. Assuring you that we shall definitely take cognizance of each and every email, message and verbal communication.

Awaiting your email at chairman@puneicai.org and/or message at my personal mobile number.

CA. Ruta Chitale