Dear Members & Students,
In India, October begins with celebrations of the birthday of the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhiji on 2nd October 2016. In this connection as per the directive of the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Government of India, the Institute has decided to observe Swachhta Diwas coinciding with the Gandhi Jayanti on 2nd October 2016 as "Jagrukta Week"- Awareness and capacity Building regarding Swachh Bharat Mission.
During the month we have organized various programmes to bring awareness among our members & also for other stakeholders. The Institute of Cost Accountants of India - Eastern India Regional Council on 19th August 2016 had organized a seminar on “Income Declaration Scheme, 2016” at J.N. Bose Auditorium, Kolkata.Shri A. K. Singh, IRS, Principal Chief Commissioner of Income Tax, Eastern Region was the Chief Guest & Shri S. P. Chowdhury, IRS, Principal Commissioner of Income Tax, Kolkata & Shri Nitya Nand Mishra, IRS, Principal Commissioner of Income Tax, Kolkata were the Guest of Honours. The Session was presided by CMA Manas Kr Thakur, President, ICAI. CMA Ashis Banerjee, Secretary, EIRC offered the vote of thanks. CMA Mrityunjay Acharjee, VP, Balmer Lawrie & Co. Ltd, & Mr. Arijit Chakraborty, Director - KPMG were the resources persons. The Seminar aims at providing a forum which were attended by eminent professionals, top most officials of the Regulatory bodies and PSUs, Corporate Leaders, and the CMAs serving the industry and in practice. The seminar was expected to bring awareness in disseminating and propagating the Income Declaration Scheme, 2016 not only amongst our members but also among business persons and other citizens so that assessees can get prepared and take maximum benefit out of the Scheme. On 9th September 2016 Seminar on GST was organized by ICAI-EIRC at EIRC Auditorium. CMA Mrityunjay Acharya, Associate Vice President, Balmer Lawrie & Co. Ltd and CMA Chirnajib Das were the resource persons.
We have also organized several career counseling programmes at different Schools & Colleges during the month. We will shortly introduce capsule courses on different subjects of Foundation, Intermediate & Final for our students and Modules on different contemporary topics for our members. We are also going to introduce a Web Based Facilitation Centre on GST wherein our members as well as other stakeholders, Govt Departments, Industries etc could reach us and ask queries relating to GST by sending mail to us. An expert team will send the reply accordingly.
I very heartily wish all the members of CMA Fraternity and their family a very happy and prosperous Puja Festival.
With Best Wishes
CMA Bibekananda Mukhopadhyay