MY DEAR PROFESSIONAL COLLEAGUES,I express my gratitude to esteemed fellow brethren in the Managing Committee and the members of Patna Branch of CIRC of ICAI for according an opportunity to serve as 37th Chairman of this Patna Branch of CIRC of ICAI, which brings a sense of self-actualisation together with consciousness of the onerous responsibility which one has to shoulder. It would be our endeavour to render best of selfless efforts for the profession. We have inherited a long rich legacy where the Past Chairman and Managing Committee members have relentlessly worked to position ICAI as a pioneer accounting body globally. I must assure that there would be no dilution in my efforts to take the profession to newer zeniths.
Chairman, Patna Branch of CIRC of ICAI
The one year defined term of Chairman of the Patna Branch of CIRC of ICAI seemingly a short period; motivates the Chairman in Office to set challenging targets and in process envision a higher growth trajectory for the CA profession. Serving the Branch and members As Vice-Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer and Managing committee member in previous committees, got the opportunity to closely work with the many past Chairman of the Branch and that enabled me to gain deeper learning of complex and important aspects of the members of the Patna Branch and the Profession.
Time has come to increase the pace and set the tone for ICAI @2024 when the profession moves to 75 years of excellence. With the collective wisdom of the Council, our primary goal is to lay down path of progressive transformation for the future. With the vision set for the year 2024; Our President of the Institute CA.Atul Kumar Gupta Ji and Council have created Action Plan for the year 2020-21 in identifying strategic priority areas.
1. Largest Accounting Body Globally: 5,00,000 members
2. Expanding Professional horizon: 100 overseas Chapters, 50 MRSs/MOUs
3. Robust Regulator : Strong Peer Review & FRPB
4. Technology Enabled : Anywhere, Anytime Services CPE to Members
5. Celebrating Excellence: Profession @75
6. Future Ready Profession: 100000 trained CAs in Forensic Audit
7. Knowledge hub: Standard setting AI enabled Audit tools
8. Skill based education and training: Moving towards 100% case study Based Evaluation
9. CA Benevolent Fund(By the members and for the Members: 2500000 Life Members
We will also ensure that the aspiring professional accountants namely the students, are not lagging behind in having contemporary yet futuristic education. Further, the focus of education and training will be on imparting relevant practical knowledge to be tested through increased concentration on case studies – both in education and examination systems to test the examinees in simulated environment. My experience has been that those students who are constantly keeping a keen eye in learning practical realities are able to perform better in the examinations and are more successful in their professional endeavors. Keeping this in mind we will work our best to provide our student a best study platform both online and off line. We will work our best to provide best Infrastructure and best of Faculties to our students ICAI has taken a number of initiatives to be a partner in Nation Building. Every year amongst other inputs to Government and regulatory bodies; ICAI submits pre and post budget memoranda to the Government to iron out procedural glitches to improve tax administration and have better compliances. I I am pleased to share that we have more than 80000 women CAs and close to 300000 girl students pursuing CA Course. The strength of women in the profession is growing at faster pace which is a positive sign. I salute the Women Empowerment of our profession and our country. Before I conclude, I would urge all my brethren to epitomise the wisdom that Swami Vivekananda laid for generations to come. I quote “Arise, awake and do not stop until the goal is reached.” I am sure that collective wisdom, support & guidance of entire CA fraternity in the journey of excellence will enlighten the path of progressive transformation. Best wishes,
ChairmanPatna Branch of CIRC of ICAI