CAs are pro-active in implementation of Govt policy: Gadkari

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 20 Dec 2017 09:43:35


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Government is keen in introducing number of policies for the economy. Chartered accountants have to play a major role in getting these policies implemented at the ground level, said Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister for Road Transport, Highways, Shipping and Water Resources. He was interacting with CAs at the national seminar on ‘Professional Enrichment’ organised by Nagpur Branch of ICAI under the aegis of Committee for Capacity Building of Members in Practice.

Gadkari shared various developments being taken by Government and especially by his Ministry. He said, about 1,88,000 hectare of land is being covered under irrigation to give maximum benefit to the farmers for which new project is being introduced. “It is very important that we should stop the water from being mixed with sea water and it should be utilised in a better manner. Various efforts are being taken to stop the water at multiple states and to utilise the same in an effective manner,” he added. Madhya Pradesh has witnessed around 23 per cent growth in agriculture which is a very good signal for the agriculture economy. “It is very important that people should take the decision to join the main stream by discharging their tax liability. We are gradually moving towards digital economy which will provide new boost to our economy. Our country has witnessed a major taxation reforms in the form of Goods and Services Tax (GST), “ the Union Minister said.

He expressed happiness over CAs taking many initiatives in creating awareness about the law. “Although in the initial phase, there are few barriers in its implementation, but with time to come all such problems will be solved and GST will give maximum benefits to the masses and provide ease to the trade and industry,” Gadkari said. CAs have played a big role in past and will have to continue with the new pace in future as well, he added.

CA Julfesh Shah, Member of PR and CSR Committee of ICAI, New Delhi said, Gadkari has lot of affection for the CA fraternity and he always shares his thoughts motivate them. He said, “Gadkari is taking wonderful initiatives for the country and with his broad vision and innovative ideas, our economy will witness new phase in times to come.”

The GST Seva Kendra inaugurated at the hands of Nitin Gadkari on his birthday by Nagpur Branch of ICAI, is really beneficial for the common public. “Our members have worked day and night for providing all necessary support in GST implementation,” Shah noted. CA Sandeep Jotwani, Chairman of Nagpur Branch said, this year was very challenging for the CAs as there were various new laws being introduced in the country. It all started with GAAR, RERA and then finally GST on July 1, which is also Chartered Accountants Day. It was a big task in not only understanding the provisions of GST law but also to explain the provisions to the trade and industry and create necessary awareness at the grass root level. He said, several programmes are being organised by the institute in support of these major Government initiatives. From time to time necessary suggestions were given by institute and were duly considered, which is a very good sign.

CA Rajesh Sharma, Central Council Member, New Delhi as well as CA Anil Bhandari, Mumbai were also present on the occasion. They informed about the various initiatives taken by the institute at Central level. Present were CA Umang Agrawal, CA Suren Duragkar, CA Kirit Kalyani, CA Saket Bagdia, CA Swapnil Ghate, CA Sanjay M Agrawal, CA Jiten Saglani, CA Omprakash Bagdia, CA Swapnil Agrawal and members in large numbers.