Institute of Chartered Accountants of India & Eastern India Regional Council organised 45th Regional Conference

The theme of the conference was 'Chartered Accountants - Crusading the New Normal'


The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) and Eastern India Regional Council (EIRC) organized the 45th Regional Conference spread over two days (19th & 20th January, 2021) at ITC Royal Bengal, Kolkata with the theme “Chartered Accountants - Crusading the New Normal” where in more than 2500 members virtually would be attending the event from across India. This Regional conference is an endeavor to maintain and develop competencies of the members, to enhance their knowledge, expertise and skill sets in varied areas of the profession.

The Inaugural session of the 45th Regional Conference organized by ICAI & EIRC was inaugurated by Chief Guest, Shri Jagdeep Dhankhar,  Governor of West Bengal with his first lady Mrs. Sudesh Dhankhar & was attended by: CA Atul Kumar Gupta, President, ICAI; CA Nitesh Kr. More, Chairman, EIRC; CA Sanjiv Soni, DF, Finance; CA P Sarath Kumar, Former Civil Servant and was Virtually attended by: CA Nihar Niranjan Jambusaria, Vice President, ICAi; Shri Rohit Jain, ED, UCO Bank; CA Anil Singhvi, Managing Editor, Zee Business; Madam Neeru Abrol, Ex-MD, NFL; CA Harish Madhav,  Director (Fin.), Oil India & many other eminent personalities.

With the growth of Indian economy and employment generation capabilities, the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) are considered to be the backbone of the national economic structure. As on date, the MSME sector, accounts for nearly half of India’s total exports. The MSME Sector is an important pillar to carry forward the vision of ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ and face economic challenging situation posed by COVID-19 pandemic. In view of the importance of the sector in the economy, ICAI launched MSME Mentorship Programme & 100 Facilitation Centre for MSME/GST during the National Conclave on  “Empowering MSMEs towards Aatmanirbhar Bharat” to make them globally competitive.

The entire programme was primarily divided into two modes with various topics discussed either in a manner of deliberative style or in a mode of panel discussion. Discussions were held on Role of Bank Audit in improving Bank Audit, Moving from Traditional to Tech Based Practice, GST: Ease of doing business Vs Tax Collection, IND AS: Recent Changes, Growing GST Litigations & Burning Issues, Capital Market: Recent Trends, Documentation & Audit of Accounting Estimate, CA in Industry@2025, Forensic Audit: Case Studies of Sarada & Kingfisher, CA Profession@2025, Code of Ethics, LFAR: Decoding Recent Changes, Future of Insolvency Profession.

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