GUWAHATI, Dec 2: The National Conference of Chartered Accountants that began at the Pragjyoti ITA
Centre for Performing Arts in Guwahati, concluded on Saturday.
Aniket Sunil Talati, president of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) unveiled the theme
of the national conferece, “Shaaswat – The Profession is Eternal.”
On the inaugural day of the conference, participants engaged in insightful discussions on current and
sensitive topics related to direct taxes and the future trajectory of the profession. The initial technical
session, led by renowned direct tax expert Girish Ahuja from New Delhi, delved into the intricacies of
land development, including joint development agreements and the prospective landscape of direct tax
practice in India.
Sunil Talati, former president of ICAI, chaired this session. The subsequent technical session featured a
panel discussion on the future of the CA profession, moderated by Debashis Mitra, former president of
ICAI, with esteemed chartered accountants Amarjit Chopra and Vijay Kumar Jhalani both participating as
panelists. The day concluded with a motivational session on stress management by Mukunda Madhava
Das from ISCON-Mumbai.
The second day featured sessions on goods and service tax, led by indirect tax expert Bimal Jain,
addressing pressing issues related to input tax credit in GST. Additionally, Justice (Retd.) Akil Qureshi
(Ahmedabad) delivered insights into the intricacies of the reverse charge mechanism under GST. The
final technical session comprised a panel discussion on the stock market and the Indian economy,
facilitated by capital market expert Vijay Kishanlal Kedia and moderated by Ravi Kumar Patwa, former
chairman of EIRC of ICAI. The day concluded with a motivational session delivered by Kiran Bedi the first
woman IPS Officer and former Lt. Governor of Puducherry.