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Chairman's Communique

CA Shravan Guduthur
  • Name:

    CA Shravan Guduthur

  • Address:

    F 4, Deccan Gardenia-2, No 90, Nagarbhavi First Main Road, Near Marthi Nagar Bus Stop, bangalore - 560072

  • Contact:

    7204 121 121/ 9844546161

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Dear Professional Colleagues,

Wish you all a very happy New Year 2019 !!

It's time to reflect on the year gone by and celebrate the coming year with renewed vigour and enthusiasm. With a fresh set of 365 days in store for us, the excitement in the air is real. As we bid adieu to 2018, take out time to wish your friends, family, neighbours and colleagues a very happy new year.

I take this opportunity to provide you a snapshot of the activities conducted at our Branch in the year 2018.

Total Number of Events – Conferences / Seminars / Study Circles


Total Number of Days taken to conduct the Events


Total CPE Hours for Certificate Courses

More than 240 Hours

Branch CPE Hours for all the Programmes


Total Delegate registrations from all the Programmes



I am very happy to say that we at the Bangalore Branch conducted several programmes on topics of professional interest safeguarding the interest of our profession in the year 2018 with the unstinted support of my colleagues in the Managing Committee, staff at ICAI and all my professional friends.

Announcement on Elections to the Managing Committee of Bangalore Branch of ICAI

The elections to the Managing Committee of the Bangalore Branch of SIRC of ICAI will be held on 27th January 2019. Notice for the Special General Meeting on the said date and the relevant details are presented elsewhere in this newsletter and also hosted on the website. I request the Members to vote in large numbers.

The month that was – December 2018

One Day Seminar on Media and Entertainment Industry – Trends and Crystal Gazing the Future was organized on 4th December 2018 at Vasanthnagar Branch Premises. 186 Members were empowered through the same. I thank all the Speakers for making this seminar an informative one.

To brush our knowledge and gain a thorough understanding of two very important compliances, and in continuation of our endeavour to keep our members updated, a “Two Days Conference on GST Audit & Annual Returns” was organized under the aegis of Indirect Taxes Committee of ICAI and hosted by Bangalore Branch of SIRC of ICAI on Tuesday & Wednesday, 11th & 12th December 2018 at B.R. Ambedkar Bhawan, Millers Road, Bangalore. The deliberation by the Special Session Guest Speakers, Sri. B.V. Ravi, Addl. Commissioner of Commercial Taxes & Sri. D.P. Prakash, Deputy Commissioner of Commercial Taxes was very informative. I also thank all the Speakers for making this Conference a resounding success in this month. 1336 Members registered for the said conference.  

On 13th December, Hands on Training  - Technology Tools in GST Audit was organized at Race course Road Branch. 60 Members benefitted from the above.

In order to stay updated with the latest in the Income Tax, 2 Half Day Seminars on Critical Issues in Direct Tax & Income Tax was organized on 22nd December & 29th December 2018 at Vasanthnagar Branch Premises. 151 & 98 Members benefitted through the same.

The months ahead – January & February 2019

On 5th January, One Day Seminar on Real Estate GST, Estate Planning and Retirement Planning is being organized at Vasanthnagar Branch Premises between 9.30 am to 5.30 pm. Expert and experienced Speakers will be addressing on Real Estate – Documentation, Estate Planning, Retirement Planning and Issues related to GST in terms of Real Estate perspective.  A programme structure on this with the detailed topics and speakers are presented in this newsletter elsewhere.

Continuing the Tuesday series on Industry wise seminars – One Day Seminar on Pharma Industry is scheduled on Tuesday, 8th January 2019 at Vasanthnagar Branch Premises. I request Members to register upfront on our website. Topics and Speaker details are presented elsewhere in this newsletter.

One Day Seminar on Auditing Standards is being organised by Bangalore Branch of SIRC of ICAI on Saturday, 12th January 2019 between 9.30 am to 5.30 pm at Vasanthnagar Branch Premises. Expert speakers will be addressing on Risk Assessments, Special focus on Fraud reporting, New Audit reports in the above Seminar. Details of topics and speakers are presented elsewhere in this newsletter.

E-commerce is fast gaining traction in today’s world. A CA’s expertise in advising these entities is the need of the hour in light of the fast changing and complex regulations that affect this industry. A One Day Seminar on E-commerce is being organized on 19th January 2019 between 9.30 am to 5.30 pm at Vasanthnagar Branch Premises. I request Members to register on our website and get benefitted through the same. Topics and Speakers are presented elsewhere in this newsletter.

In-house Training Programme

In-house Training Programme on Indian Accounting Standards (IND AS) is being conducted by Bangalore Branch of SIRC of ICAI on 28th & 29th at Karnataka Power Corporation Limited for the officers in the cadre of AGM(F)/AOs/AAOs between 10.00 am & 5.00 pm. 

Programmes for Students:

On behalf of Bangalore Branch, I appreciate the Chairman - SICASA and his team who have not left any stone unturned in executing the Conference work and organizing the CA Students Conference on 15th & 16th December 2018 at Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Bhawan. The address by Chief Guest, Shri B.M. Vijay Shankar, IAS., Deputy Commissioner, Bangalore Urban District & Guest of Honour, Dr. S. Japhet, Vice Chancellor, Bangalore University was very informative to the Students. I thank all the Special & Technical Session Speakers and Student Speakers for making this Students Conference a resounding success. Also I specially thank CA. Yandamoori Veerendranath on sharing his rich and expert experience on “What is success for a Student”.   1540 Students enriched their knowledge and were empowered through the same.


With warm regards,

CA. Shravan Guduthur


Bangalore Branch of SIRC of ICAI