The New Office bearers for the year2018 - 19 took charge on 26th February 2018 as per the direction of our Institute and I express my sincere gratitude to the members of Kottayam Branch for electing me as the Chairman for the Year 2018 – 19. For the last few years our branch has been performing very well under the leadership of eminent and vibrant Chairmen.
At our Head Quarters CA Naveen N D Gupta took charges as President of ICAI on 12th February 2018 and installation of SIRC office bearers were held on the 22nd February 2018. Your Chairman and secretary attended the Chairman’s meeting held at Chennai on 23rd February 2018 and the deliberations by our CCM’s and RCM’s are very useful for giving instructions and directions to the branch staffs in performing their duties for the welfare of our members and students
SIRC also released the year planner of 2018-19 and based on their directions we are also planning to release the activity calendar of our branch for 2018 – 19. I request all the members may reserve your dates well in advance for attending branch CPE meetings, seminars, workshops and other activities to enlighten our knowledge and wisdom and to attain the required CPE hours
Now we are passing through the tough time due to the negative and bad perception by various regulative bodies on account of the PNB Scam and related issues .Finally NFRA is also become a reality .NFRA will act as independent Regulator for the audit profession by regulating the quality of audit assignments and punishment against the erring CA firms . So let us all keep our hands together for the well-being of our profession and fraternity
We had some leisure time in the month of January and February for all of us after the tireless completion of Scrutiny Assessment for the A Y 2015.16 and some of our members were enjoying leisure trip with family to release the stress and work load
Hot days are coming by way of summer and at the same time we are also little busy in professional assignments by planning the Advance Tax of the last Instalments and other tax planning for our clients
This year’s first CPE meeting and inauguration of the branch activities were held on 05.03.2018. Vice Chairman of SIRC CA. Jomon K George inaugurated the function and CA. Prasanth Srinivas spoke on Direct Tax Proposals in the Union Budget 2018. I thank the members for coming in large numbers to make the meeting a memorable one. I request the presence of all the members for all the activities of the branch for the year ahead
One again thanks for all your support and expect the directions, suggestions and guidance of all senior members and request the prayers of all the members.