Wednesday, March 29, 2023

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) organised the “Iconic Day” today on June 8th 2022 at New Delhi commemorating 75 years of India’s Independence as a part of country wide Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav Celebrations. The event at New Delhi was inaugurated by the Chief Guest Shri Arun Singh, Hon’ble Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha) and Guest of Honour, Shri Rajesh Verma, Secretary, Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Government of India.  Present on the occasion were CA. (Dr) Debashis Mitra, President; CA. Aniket Sunil Talati, Vice-President, and Central & Regional Council Members of ICAI.

Working under the jurisdiction of Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Government of India, ICAI as a part of “Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav” (AKAM) celebrations is organizing plethora of activities throughout the country like spreading Financial & Tax Literacy through Jan Jagrukta Abhiyaan; Go Green Drive towards Sustainable India; educating younger generation as a part of Career Counselling Drive about the theme of AKAM and many more such activities.

Speaking on the occasion, Shri Arun Singh, Hon’ble Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha) and a Chartered Accountant shared “The nation is celebrating Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav and it is pertinent to mention that Financial inclusion of all citizens is the key towards the economic growth and development of our nation.

He further added “The Digital India initiative of the Government is enabling faceless tax assessments for corporates and individuals, making the taxation system more robust and efficient. The Chartered Accountants have wholeheartedly contributed towards the smooth implementation of the GST system throughout the country, through which the tax collections are now over Rs 1 lakh crore every month.”.

Hon’ble Member of Parliament reiterated “I am delighted to know that the ICAI is undertaking various initiatives to spread financial and tax awareness amongst the masses, as part of the Azadi ka Amit Mahotsav initiative. ICAI through its Regional Councils and Branches is planting trees all across the nation and imparting knowledge to common people about sustaining our environment. I commend the efforts of ICAI and the CA fraternity who are working day and night towards building a resilient economy.”

Rajesh Verma, Secretary, Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Government of India, while addressing the gathering remarked “The role of Chartered Accountants, in developing a new India is very important. CAs have been at the forefront of implementation of various initiatives of Government, such as implementation of the Insolvency & Bankruptcy Code, in reduction of NPAs in financial institutions and the CSR mandate which looks after social, economic and environmental wellbeing for all. CAs are also partnering the Ministry of Corporate Affairs as we implement Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to make corporate, regulatory and compliance environment even more responsive, efficient and speedy.”