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Chairman's Communique

CA Shravan Guduthur
  • Name:

    CA Shravan Guduthur

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

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    7204 121 121/ 9844546161

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Dear Professional Colleagues,

1st November is the day wherein the State of Karnataka attires a festive look. The red and yellow Karnataka flags are hoisted at different strategic locations across the State celebrating Kannada Rajyotsava with great joy and vigour. This was the day in 1956 when all the Kannada language speaking regions of South India were merged to form the State of Karnataka. Originally known as the State of Mysore, it was renamed as ‘Karnataka’ in 1973.

After the busy 2 months that were dedicated to Tax Audit assignments, it’s now time to relax and celebrate Deepavali – the festival of lights. The glow of joy, prosperity and happiness brings your way, bright sparkles of contentment that stay with you through the days ahead. I wish all my dear colleagues and students a very Happy Deepavali!

The month that was – October 2018

Continuing our Tuesday Series Seminars, a half day Awareness Programme on ICAI Valuation Standards 2018 was organized on 9th October at Branch Premises. 34 Members benefitted from the above.

Half day Seminar on Global Opportunities for Indian CAs in UK was held on Tuesday, 16th October 2018 at Vasanthnagar Branch Premises for awareness of various opportunities to our CAs in UK. I thank CA. Vandana Saxena Poria and all the Speakers who addressed in the above said Seminar. 61 Members benefitted from the deliberations therein.

Seminar on Practical Approach to conducting Transfer Pricing Search using Capitaline Database for Chartered Accountants organized on Tuesday, 23rd October 2018 between 5.30 pm to 8.45 pm. 23 Members were empowered from the same.

One Day Seminar on “Intricacies in GST Annual Returns & ITC Audit organized on 6th October 2018 at Vasanthnagar Branch premises between 10.00 am & 5.30 pm, considering the recent development through the notification of GST Annual Return Forms. I thank all the Speakers who made this Seminar a remarkable event in this month. 225 Members were empowered through the same.

Three Days – Residential Refresher Course on GST organized under the aegis of Indirect Taxes Committee of ICAI and hosted by Bangalore Branch of SIRC of ICAI from 11th October to 13th October 2018 at The Golden Palms Hotel & Spa, Off Tumkur Road, Bangalore a platform for knowledge sharing and networking amongst us for growth prospects. I thank CA. Sanjay Dhariwal M, an able co-ordinator, for co-ordinating with us for the Seminar. 28 Members benefitted.

Two Days’ Seminar on Start-Up Fund Raising and M & A was held on 26th & 27th October 2018 at Vasanthnagar Branch Premises. This being a first of its kind programme covering various aspects of the start-up ecosystem and more importantly the critical aspects of fund raising. I thank all the Speakers for sharing their expertise from respective fields in this Seminar. 79 Members were benefitted from the above.

Any physical activity, such as sports, has the power to inspire and unite people. Cricket Match was organized on Sunday, 28th October 2018 between Income Tax officials and our Bangalore Branch members at Alur Cricket Ground.  I thank CA. Vinay Mruthunjaya, Guest of Honor for supporting & motivating us in the said match. I am glad to inform that we won the match and were awarded the Nutan Wodeyar Rolling Trophy. I congratulate CA. Vyshak H. B, the Captain, CA. Sandeep Murali, the Man of the Match with secured 75 runs in 42 balls & CA. Shreyas, the Bowler of our team for being instrumental in winning the Trophy. 

Half day Seminar on Emerging Practices – Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) is being organized by Sindhi College in association with Bangalore Branch of SIRC of ICAI on 31st October 2018 at  Sindhi College Auditorium, 33/2B, Hebbal, Kempapura, Bengaluru -560 024 between 10.30 am to 1.30 pm. The main objective of this Seminar is to provide a basic understanding of ERM and familiarize the delegates with definitions, concepts, methodologies, roles and terminology. Sri. Mohammed A Siddiqui, Vice President, Internal Audit and Chief Risk Officer for Facility Association, Toronto, Canada addressed and shared his knowledge, thoughts and real life experiences in the realm of this still emerging business discipline in the above Seminar.  


The months ahead – November and December 2018

One Day Workshop on Issues in Assessments, Re-assessments, E-assessments (especially with respect to cash deposits post demonetisation), rectifications and replies online and prosecution during TDS proceedings is being organized on Saturday, 10th November 2018 at Vasanthnagar Branch Premises between 9.00 am & 6.00 pm. Hon’ble Justice of the High Court of Karnataka - Shri Vineet Kothari is invited to be the Chief Guest for the Inaugural session and Mr. Ravichandran Ramasamy, I.R.S, Pr- Director Income Tax – Investigation (Karnataka & Goa) shall be addressing in the Valedictory session at the above said Workshop. I request Members to register upfront on our website. Topics and speaker details are presented elsewhere in this newsletter.

In order to develop the skill sets, necessary to survive in this technology driven world, a One Day Seminar on Emerging Technologies – Navigating the Future is being organized on Saturday, 17th November 2018 at Vasanthnagar Branch Premises between 9.30 am & 6.00 pm. Speakers for this Seminar are handpicked from the respective field. I request members to get benefitted from the above. Details of the topics are presented in this newsletter elsewhere.

Initiating an industry-wise series of seminars, Bangalore Branch is organising a One Day Seminar on Healthcare Industry to address healthcare gaps – innovative models and success stories, on Tuesday, 27th November 2018 at Vasanthnagar Branch Premises between 9.30 am & 5.30 pm. Expert and experienced Speakers will be addressing in this Seminar. The details of the same presented in this newsletter elsewhere.

“Kala Kruti” - a Cultural programme is being organized on Saturday, 1st December 2018.  This cultural programme is filled with lots of fun filled activities and is also a platform to exhibit our fraternity’s talents with great joy and vigour. I request members to participate in the above cultural programme.

A One Day Seminar on Media and Entertainment Industry is being organized on Tuesday, 4th December 2018 at Vasanthnagar Branch Premises between 10.00 am & 6.00 pm. Topics and Speaker details are presented elsewhere in this newsletter.

I humbly request all the Members to vote at the forthcoming Elections to the Twenty Fourth Central Council & Twenty Third Regional Council elections to be held on 7th & 8th December 2018 at the allocated polling booths in Bangalore i.e., Queens Road, ICAI – Vasanthnagar, St. John’s Medical College, Koramangala, Ganganagar & K.R. Puram.

Programmes for students:

To commemorate World Accountancy Education Day on 10th November, with the theme “Accountancy Education for All” conducted by the Career Counselling Group (CCG), ICAI, SICASA, Bangalore Branch is conducting Career Counselling programs in more than 10 colleges across Bangalore on 10th November 2018.  

The month of November is also the month of Examinations. Best wishes to all the students for their exams, all the very best!

Two Days Annual Students Conference is being organized on 15th & 16th December 2018 at Ambedkar Bhawan, Bangalore. Interesting topics and Speakers are handpicked from their respective fields. Details are presented in this newsletter elsewhere. I request my professional colleagues to encourage your students to register in the above said conference.

Wish you all a very happy Deepavali.

With warm regards,

CA. Shravan Guduthur


Bangalore Branch Of SIRC Of ICAI