Chairman's Message  
Dear Colleague,

The month of July this year was a historical one for all of us. The first day of July, the day when our profession was born and which we celebrate as Chartered Accountants Day and from now onwards will be celebrated as the day for the biggest taxation reform of this country i.e. implementation of Goods & Service Tax (GST). The Government is having lot of expectation from this new law along with the members of trade as well as Industry. We Chartered Accountants have to play a very important role in the successful implementation of the new Law. No doubt, there will be many challenges in the field of GST implementation but we have to bridge the gap between the dealers as well as the Exchequer.

CA Day Celebration
The month started with the Chartered Accountants day celebration wherein our Institute Flag was hoisted at the hands of senior Chartered Accountant CA. Ramesh Shah. After that, we inaugurated various check up as well as Blood Donation Camps for our member as well as students at the hands of CA. Anil Parakh, Past Chairman of Nagpur Branch. We always are indebted to the contribution of our senior members because of whom we are today. We got the opportunity to felicitate senior members who are members since 1970 on this auspicious day. On this occasion we also organized a Green Marathon to motivate our members and to make them aware of the importance of fitness. To inaugurate the same we had with us the Commissioner of Police, Shri. K. Venkatesham. The series of events ended with the signature event of Nagpur Branch, the cultural evening “Ek Shyam CA ke Naam”. Shri Rajeev Ranade, Hon. Commissioner of Income Tax was the Chief Guest for the program.

Regional GST Conference for CA Students
The backbone of any CA office is our articles that should be equally aware of the Goods & Service Tax. To explain the provisions, a mega Regional GST Conference for CA Students was organized wherein more than 600 students participated. CA. Vishal Bhattad from Pune and CA. Rajkumar from Delhi along with paper writers from all parts of the country participated and deliberated on the topics of GST which was well appreciated by the participants. Shri Ashish Chandan, Hon. Commissioner, Goods & Service Tax, Nagpur Zone graced the program and also explained the expectations from all of us in the era of Goods & Service Tax.

GST Awareness
Continuing with the GST awareness campaign various programs were organized by the Branch jointly with Gold & Silver Oal Committee, Hotel Pride, Gandhibagh Sahakari Bank, Western India Corrugated Manufacture Association as well as Bank of Maharashtra for explaining the multiple provisions as well as for creating the necessary awareness about GST.

Expectations from Chartered Accountants
In the recent times it is seen that the expectations from all of us has increased to a substantial level. Our role in the success of Income Disclosure Scheme was duly appreciated at all levels. Also, we did our best during demonetization so that people should be aware of the need for such important steps and precautions to be taken. Unfortunately, because of few cases, few people have questioned our credibility. This being a big challenge, but I am confident with proper approach and efforts we will prove what role we have played in Nation Building and the world will appreciate the efforts we have taken in the successful implementation of the GST.

At last I would like to conclude saying :-
Change is a nature of life
But challenge is a aim of life
So you have to challenge the changes
But not to change the challenges.

“आओ चले एक साथ – Lets Illuminate”

With Kindest Regards,

CA. Sandeep Jotwani,

Nagpur Branch of WIRC of ICAI