Chairman’s Address

Dear Members,

Happy New Year to all of you! May happiness, peace and prosperity never abandon you and your loved ones! May the New Year bring loads of cheers and keep you free from all worries and fears! May your lives be filled with hope, joy and blessings!

ICAI completed the 70th year of its meaningful existence with excellence, anchoring the aspirations and bringing inclusive growth for its stakeholders ever since inception. Registering a strong presence in India as well as globally, Indian Chartered Accountants have carved out a niche professional standing for themselves contributing to the economies across the globe. With its accounting, auditing, education and ethical standards compliant and benchmarked with the best global standards and practices, ICAI has been producing cutting-edge and competent professionals. Scaling the heights of professional excellence, ICAI and CA profession today is the trustee of public accountability and interest in the country.

The year 2020 begins with a deadline of filing the GST annual return for the year 2017-18.Let us all be fully equipped to meet this deadline.

I would like to inform the members that the CPE Directorate has decided to extend the last date for compliance of CPE hours requirement for the calendar year 2019 and current block period 2017-19 till 31st January 2020.

While it is crucial to work for future, it is equally important to know our past and heritage. We must connect to our roots in order to understand where we stand today and where we would be tomorrow.

Let us all work together for a great future.Let us assert our rights, exercise our freedom and behave responsibly so that others around us could also do the same.


CA Anil Parameswaran


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