Dear Members,

 

My best wishes to all the Members and Students of 60th Maharashtra Day. 

 

As we fight with global pandemic, we are heading towards lock down 3.0 which might continue until end of May 2020. Your Branch is doing its best for Members and Student by arranging webinars to keep everyone updated with latest developments and sharpen their skills.

 

Pune ICAI is not only working on technical front but also through its members carrying out social activities. You would be glad to know to fight against Covid 19 Members and Students from Pune ICAI have come forward unitedly and generously donated approx. Rs. 20 Lakhs joining to the clarion call of Shri Narendra Modi ji, Hon. Prime Minister of India, Shri Uddhav Thackeray ji, Hon. Chief Minister of Maharashtra and CA Atul Kumar Gupta ji, Hon. President of ICAI. I must make a special mention CA Suresh Mehta ji, member of Pune ICAI has come forward and contributed substantial amount of Rs. 100,000/- to the ICAI Covid 19 Relief Fund which will be in turn donated to PM CARES fund.

Dear Members, in last month we had the privilege of having Dr. K. Venkatesham, IPS, Hon. Commissioner of Pune Police and Dr. Prachee Sathe, Director -ICU, Ruby Hall Clinic  both the front line warrior fighting corona explained dual responsibility on CA of protecting Health and Wealth. Pune ICAI appreciates and salutes efforts of Doctors, Nurses, Para Medical Staff and Police who are putting their life in danger to keep all of us safe.

We were also blessed by presence of His Holiness Swami Shri Govind Dev Giri ji, and his kind address for students and members on the topic of Achieving Dreams and Goals. 

I have learnt that allotment of Bank Branch Audit has commenced. to carry of Bank Branch Audit effectively, ICAI has come up with new SOPs/Guidelines due to arise of Covid 19 Situation. While you consciously accept the audit assignment, I suggest all members to kindly go through the same.

Taking benefit of free time during this lock down I suggest members to go through the provisions of New Professional Ethics Code which would be applicable w.e.f. 1st July 2020.

Once lockdown is lifted and we resume our offices I foresee many challenges such as disturbed office calendar, deciding upon work priority, availability of staff members, following social distancing norms in the office. To plan effectively let us prepare budgets for our firm to overcome the challenges of working capital.

Dear Members, We have uploaded all the Webinars held by Pune ICAI on You Tube channel website www.puneicai.org. Please log on as per your convenience to watch and take benefit of Knowledge Bank.

As I write this communication Chartered Accountancy Course examination to be held in May-2019 has been postponed to July 19, 2020. Members are requested to kindly take note of the same.

In times like these, Hope can be a powerful source of reassurance. Many who are locked at home, others who are working to help and prevent the virus let us all hope “We shall overcome this”.

 

Happy to Serve,

Abhishek Dhamne,

Chairman, Pune ICAI April 1, 2020 चैत्र8, 1942 (Saka)