CAs played vital role in GST migration, says P K Agrawal

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 03 May 2017 09:30:02


Business Bureau,

Implementation of Goods and Services Tax (GST) will be a big challenge for the Department as well as chartered accountants. The MVAT Department is ready to get the law implementation in a smooth way along with the trained team. Out of 53,000 registered dealers in the Nagpur Division, 93 per cent of VAT dealers have already migrated their registration under the GST. This was stated by P K Agrawal, Joint Commissioner of Sales Tax, Nagpur.


He was speaking as a chief guest for the inaugural programme of first intensive course on GST organised by Nagpur Branch of ICAI. He continued that chartered accountants played important role in migration of dealers toGST. He said that chartered accountants had been the backbone when it comes to nation building and had played a key role in the enrolment of dealers in the Division He congratulated Nagpur Branch for organising the intensive course which would definitely benefit the members to get an insight on the subject. He also expressed his desire to organise more awareness programmes for common public which would be a big contribution to the society.


CA Sandeep Jotwani, Chairman of Nagpur Branch of WIRC of ICAI in his welcome address said, “This is a special year as GST is being introduced on July 1, 2017, which is also a Foundation Day of CA.”


He said, GST would open new gates of opportunity for professionals to render their service and Nagpur branch has always worked for the betterment of its members by organising such programmes frequently.


He urged members to take optimum benefit of the series. He assured to organise such course along with the Department for the society at large and provide all possible contribution.


Jotwani said, ICAI, Nagpur branch since its inception was continously organising various seminars, workshops and special sessions to enlighten the members about the happenings that are taking place in the country and world.
In the intensive course, CA Ritesh Mehta, CA Shailendra Jain, CA Varun Vijayvargi, CA Satish Sarda, CA Milind Patel, CA Saket Bagdia and CA Shailendra Jain addressed on various issues of GST. Prominently present on the occasion were managing committee members of Nagpur Branch CA Suren Duragkar, Secretary, CA Jiten Saglani, executive committee members and CA Sanjay Agrawal, CPE Committee Chairman.