Editorial board writes
Dear Professional Colleague,
Strategic thought process and structuring the firm’s matrix with built-in flexibility to embrace challenges is critical for delivering enhanced value in dynamic and transformative business environments. The standard blueprint of a firm’s optimal structure necessitates galvanizing it with agility, technology and skilled workforce. This will ensure in aligning the younger generation in effectively building up strategies and setting up priorities, methodologies, policies and procedures
with real time insights for adopting best practices. With immense pleasure, I would like to share with you that the CA Students’ National Conference will be organized on 16th July & 17th July at Kalamandir, Kolkata on physical mode after a span of three long years. I am sure that the deliberations by eminent resource persons at the conference will
serve as an exceptional learning platform for the student fraternity and make a meaningful impact
on their academic targets and growth prospects. The conference will also be providing opportunity
to students for exhibiting their ability of making presentations on topics of their academic
curriculum. I request you to encourage your articles and the students known to you, to register and
actively participate in the conference and not miss the opportunity of availing countless benefits
offered by the event.
For catering to professional development needs and for enhancement of professional expertise,
numerous seminars, workshops and the like were conducted during the last one month, both on
physical and virtual platform. On 24th June, Joint Audit Conclave was co-hosted with Institute of
Internal Auditors, India, Calcutta Chapter at Kolkata, together with other premier professional
institutes on the theme “Future of Profession- Adapt, Transform, Innovate”. The event was attended
by more than 200 professional delegates representing various organizations of our country and
Bangladesh. A seminar on International MSME Day was conducted in EIRC premises in recognition of
the contribution of MSMEs towards our country’s economy and to discuss about the role of
Chartered Accountants in the growth and sustainable development of these industries. Recently,
Sub-regional conference with the theme “Jagruti” was hosted by Siliguri Branch. The deliberations by
eminent speakers at the Conference enlightened the delegates with their valuable guidance and
insights, vital for operating in an environment witnessing transformations and challenges. With the
aim of updating and imparting clarity on various critical issues related to Goods and Services Tax, a
three days Virtual Conclave was conducted from 12th July to 14th July, 2022.
To commemorate the Foundation Day of our Institute and to strengthen the bond within the
member fraternity, CA week was celebrated from 28th June to 4th July, 2022. In addition to the
various programs, workshops, seminars and multiple well participated competitions, several social
activities conducted during the week which included Blood donation camp, Roti on Wheels and visit
to Orphanage. With utmost humbleness, I would like to share with you that more than 120 persons
donated their blood at the donation camp. Further, various sports and fun-filled activities viz.
Cricket, Badminton, Darts, Mini Marathon, Cyclothon and Zumba were organized in Happy CA Zone
at ECO Park in which members, students, employees and their families participated with great zeal
and enthusiasm. It was indeed a delight watching happy faces of the participants during the funfilled day. Later during the CA Week, distinguished industrial experts, academicians and eminent
faculties deliberated on the topics - Impact of Inflation on Indian Industries and Importance of Green
Energy to Industries. The learned panelists and speakers highlighted the reasons of current inflation,
the effects of inflation on Indian economy, benefits of renewable energy for sustainable
development and the headway made in this regard in our country. I would also like to take this
opportunity to thank all the members, students, employees and their families for being a part of CA
week celebrations and for making it memorable for all of us.
With immense pleasure and pride, I would like to convey my heartfelt congratulations and best
wishes to CA.Shivani Shah for winning Double Gold at Kettlebell World Championship, 2022 at
Greece. Her well deserved success at the international competition has once again brought utmost
pride and honour to our fraternity and our nation.
On 23rd of July, IT Conference is being organized for enabling members to gain insights on
profession-friendly digital solutions that can be implemented in the firm for securing
transformations inevitable for achieving future growth. In addition to this, many more value addition
programmes on diverse topics of professional interest are being planned for this month, which shall
be intimated to you as and when they are finalized.
My dear member, in the long run, evolving technologies will transform the work of professionals,
demanding newer ways of providing service deliverables. With innovation and technology taking
centre stage, acquiring hands on work experience and requisite skills has become inevitable to thrive
in the changing ecosystem. Hence, we have to be proactive about the transformational initiatives for
reaping rewards of progress. I strongly believe that the key to change lies within ourselves and its
potential of creating possibilities is only limited to our imagination and aspirations.
Best wishes always
CA. Ravi Kr. Patwa
Eastern India Regional Council
The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India