Chairperson's Communique

CA. Divya S
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Dear Professional Colleagues,

In an ever-evolving and dynamic professional landscape, the need to re-engineer our approach is paramount. We Chartered Accountants have to stay updated and stay relevant where enhancing the quality of our deliverables becomes non-negotiable, and seizing emerging opportunities becomes our collective goal to meet the challenges. Now, we have to embrace ourselves for the GST audit and Annual return season.

December reminds us to check with the CPE requirements as per the ICAI guidelines. I request members to complete it by end of this month.

ICAI unveils New CA India Logo : The logo is a visual identity of the profession, and it not only denotes a qualification but also represents the accounting professions attitudes, beliefs and values of commitment toward the economic growth of the country. Since ICAI is the largest professional body of Chartered Accountants in the world & its monumental journey and celebrating 75th year, ICAI launched the new CA logo for usage at all National and International platforms. 

On 24th November, 2023, the new CA India logo has been launched by the august hands of Honble Vice-President of India His Excellency Shri Jagdeep Dhankhar. In presence of CA. Piyush Goyal, Hon’ble Minister of Commerce and Industry, Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution and Textiles and Shri Praful Pansheriya, Hon’ble Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs, Primary, Secondary and Adult Education, Higher Education, Govt. of Gujarat. 

A brief about November 2023 Programs :

ICAI Convocation: The ICAI Convocation, a significant event where new members of the ICAI are honoured, took place on November 4th, 2023, at Princess Shrine, Palace Ground, Bengaluru. We had the pleasure of welcoming 1347 CAs. witnessing their proud parents and relatives in the joyous moment was truly heart-warming.   

To commemorate the World Commerce Education Day on 10th November, we organized Career Counselling programmes in 14 colleges in various parts of the city for the benefit of the students.

An expert and eminent Speaker CS. Bharath Lakshminarayana covered a session in the Breakfast Meeting on Impact on PMLA for CA’s organized on 11th November 2023. 66 Members were benefitted from this Meeting.

One Day Seminar on Practical experiences in GSTR9, Treatment & Reporting in GST Notices organized on 18th November 2023. I thank all the eloquent & eminent Speakers, CA. Annapurna Srikanth, CA. Hanish.S, CA. A. Saiprasad & CA. Jatin Christopher for sharing their practical updates and its impact of the laws in the GST Audit & Annual Returns. 314 Members were enriched their knowledge through the Seminar on this day.

On Wednesdays’ in the Regular Study Circle Meeting were conducted on Practical experience
on Internal Control Reporting, Revised Code of Ethics & Sustainability reporting – Business Responsibility and Sustainability Reporting on 8th, 15th & 29th November 2023. I thank the Speakers CA. J.K. Sharath, CA. Vikas Oswal & CA. Pradeep Mysore Suresh.

We had Half Day Seminar on Common Notices under GST and its compliances & ITR 1 of Income Tax & related issues at Tumkur on 4th November & 25th November 2023 by CA. T.R. Rajesh Kumar & CA. T.R. Shiva Shankar.

The months ahead – December 2023 & January 2024

Breakfast Meeting on How to take away the benefits of Multi - Disciplinary Practice is being organized on 2nd December 2023.

To create awareness and increase the Startups Registration as well as to boost in economy to achieve 5 Trillion dollar economy, ICAI Startup Manthan is being jointly organized by Committee for Development of International Trade, Services & WTO & Committee on MSME and Startup, Hosted by Bengaluru Branch of SIRC of ICAI on 6th & 7th December 2023.

Two Day’s CPE Conference is being organized on 15th & 16th December 2023 at Devraj Urs Bhavan, Vasanthnagar, Bengaluru. The details are presented elsewhere in this Newsletter.

We have a CPE Program on GSTR-9 and 9C on 12th December 2023 at Tumkur.

Programmes for Students:

The two days Mega CA Students’ Annual Conference is fast approaching. This conference is organized on 8th & 9th December 2023 at Jnana Jyothi Auditorium, Bengaluru. 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 CA students to register in the above said conference.

Before we sign off 2023, I wish all Members and Students a Merry Christmas!!

With warm regards,


CA. Divya S


Bengaluru Branch of SIRC of ICAI