Chairman's Communique

CA. Raveendra S. Kore
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    CA. Raveendra S. Kore

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My Dear Professional Colleagues,

At the outset, I pray to almighty for the safety and health of yourself, family members and team in these unprecedented times of COVID-19 outbreak. As you are aware that the world is getting deeper into a serious life-threatening challenge, COVID-19, an infectious disease caused by a novel Coronavirus is exponentially spreading illness and causing deaths to citizens throughout the globe. The virus has not only swept over a hundred and ninety plus countries and taken more than one lakh of lives but also created paramount fear and alarm in the minds of one and all. A strong solution appears to be social distancing to contain the spread of the disease and leave the virus to die naturally. The Indian Government has also imposed lockdown in the country till 17th May 2020, soliciting every citizen to download Aarogya Setu (Mobile App) to break the spread of the disease.

All the above challenges may restrict our movement but could not limit our journey for knowledge. In-spite of all challenges, we professionals are always known for our fighting spirit in the unprecedented situations like this. Every crisis serves as  learning opportunity for our fraternity, and this pandemic is proving to be quite the lesson.

The month that was April 2020 :

In the wake of COVID-19 outbreak in the country, on behalf of Bengaluru Branch of SIRC of ICAI takes proactive steps to safeguard its Members & Students.

We have made efforts in providing valuable resources to help protect your health and guide you through the professional challenges to advance knowledge from the Live Webcast.

The following are the list of Jnana Dasoha – Live Webcast :

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No. of Live Webcast   Viewers (More than)



Change to expect in the Profession in the next 12 months

CA. Guruprasad M




Changes in Finance Act 2020 vis a vis Finance Bill 2020 & Discussion on Ordinance 2020 w.r.t Direct taxes

CA. Naveen Khariwal G




Covid 19 – Financial Reporting Implications

CA. Asha M


CA. Ajith Thambi




Covid Relief measures for GST compliances

CA. Venugopal Gella




Tech – Skills to Empower – Future Ready CAs

CA. A. Rafeq




Following the Revised Code of Ethics – 2019 during Covid – 19

CA. Mohan R Lavi




Health is Wealth

Dr. Lingaraju A.P, M S ortho


Mr. Srinivas Sirigeri, Yoga and wellness expert




Ind - AS 32 Financial Instruments

CA. Anjani Khetan



The deliberations during the Live Webcast by the learned Speakers made it a very remarkable. I thank all the above Speakers who shared their expertise and experience for the above.

A Special Jnana Dasoha – Live Webcast Sessions:

    1. Analysis of GAAR was held on 27th April 2020. Let me profusely thank the Speaker CA. K.K. Chythanya for sharing his rich experience on the above said topic. More than 200 Members viewed & benefitted from the same.

    2. On Economic Impact – Covid 19 was organized jointly by Bengaluru Branch of SIRC of ICAI & Hongkong Chapter of ICAI on 28th April 2020.  My heartfelt thanks to CA. T.V. Mohandas Pai, Chairman, Manipal Global Education Services for a genuine and tactful session created a portrait on Global aspects to our entire CA fraternity. I also thank CA. Anoop G. Gidwani, Chairman - Hongkong Chapter of ICAI and CA. Dinesh Agarwal, Hongkong Chapter for hosting with Bengaluru Branch.  600 Members from all over the Country viewed in this special session.    

Jnana Dasoha - Live Webcast Sessions on Bank Branch Audit :  Bank Branch Audit is a very important session at this juncture and organized Live Webcast from 29th April to 1st May 2020.  Expert and eminent Speakers from Kanpur, Chennai and Mumbai addressed on the audit focus areas and Covid 19 Regulatory Package of RBI for Members. I thank the Speakers - CA. Anil K Saxena, CA. Ramesh S and CA. Gautam Shah for sharing their rich expertise in the above said Live Webcast. More than 300 Members across the State viewed this program.

I am glad to inform you that thousands of Members also viewed the above Jnana Dasoha Live Webcast Programmes after uploading in our YouTube Channel Bangalore Branch of SIRC of ICAI.

Based on the current situation due to Covid -19 lockdown, we have postponed all the re-scheduled programs.

To enrich the knowledge of professional interest, on behalf of Bengaluru Branch of SIRC of ICAI Jnana Dasoha – Live Webcast is being organized till 15th May 2020 between 4.00 pm to 6.00 pm. The details are presented elsewhere in this newsletter. I request Members to view on URL:// and get benefitted through the same.

Live Webcast for Students:

In the time of COVID – 19 outbreak where we are in lockdown situation, SICASA Bengaluru Branch organized a series of Live Webcast to help students to achieve positive results in the exams.

My Dear Students – Due to the ongoing pandemic Covid 19 and in the interest of the well being of students, the Chartered Accountant Examinations scheduled from 19th June 2020 to 4th July 2020 re-scheduled from 29th July 2020 to 16th August 2020. The details of the Postponement of Chartered Accountant May 2020 Examinations are presented elsewhere in this newsletter. 

The Nation stood together and showed flexibility in dealing with the Coronavirus pandemic, On behalf of Bengaluru Branch of SIRC of ICAI, I sincerely thank all the police personnel and lakhs of Doctors, paramedics, sanitation staff, home guard, delivery boys, media and other front line workers across the country engaged in fighting the Coronavirus pandemic.

I also thank to all the Family members of Chartered Accountants, especially women members of the family i.e wife, sister, daughter, mother who are supporting & taking care of our CA’s to stay safe and healthy during this pandemic.

Before concluding, I request our fraternity to contribute generously to the ICAI Prime Minister’s Relief Fund Covid -19 and The Chief Minister Relief Fund Covid-19, as it’s an initiative of Bengaluru Branch to be part of this social cause.

Stay Home, Be Safe.

In Service of the Profession,


CA. Raveendra S. Kore
Bengaluru Branch of SIRC of ICAI