Chairman's Message

Fraternal Greetings…. Fraternal Greetings….
Hope by now you all have resumed to your official work almost after a gap of two months of Lockdown, and gearing up with filing of all the returns etc., as many of the due dates are extended to June 30" 2020. Once again i remind to guide your clients, those who have not filed their Income tax returns for the Assessment year 2019-2020 to avail the opportunity to file on or before 30" June 2020. Dear Member, as the Covid cases are increasing day by day in our country, i request you all to take necessary precautions to avoid the pandemic not only to you but also to your office staff and your family. It is really a new experience to most of the members who have completed their Statutory Bank Branch audit through remote audit. It is a learning point to all the professionals to gear up with the technological knowledge to counter any exigency in performing our noble duties and discharging our responsibilities as an audit Professional.
I would also like to thank the members/Firms who have contributed to the ICAI Covid fund the details are given in ICAI e- Journal (May 2020) relating to all the branches of ICAI. The list of members from Visakhapatnam branch is extracted and given elsewhere in the Newsletter.
I am pleased to inform that the CSR Committee of ICAI has been newly formed in the current year, i.e. 2020-21. Also, the Regional Council has also formed its CSR Committee in discussion with CSR Committee at HO.
I have the pleasure of informing you that a portal of CSR Committee has been developed with the purpose of keeping track of the activities of the CSR Committee of the Regions, Branches and Chapters. It will also be used for imparting information and developments taking place in the sphere of CSR, such as aactivities like Donations towards Corona virus pandemic, Blood Donations, plantation, free meals etc., The members engaged in CSR Activities like Donations towards Corona virus pandemic, Blood Donations, plantation, free meals etc., can send their details to of the activities as classified (under different heads) along with the photographs. The details would include date of activity, location, no. of persons attended, no of benefits, remarks. In order to collate the information of our members directly contributing in COVID-19 relief apart from contributing through ICAI COVID Fund, the CSR Committee intends to collect the data. The details of the particulars are given elsewhere in the newsletter, i request members to go through the content and do the needful.
I whole heartedly thank the members who have already done the CSR activity, and few of them have updated the details with Visakhapatnam branch which was uploaded in the CSR portal and also covered in our Newsletter.
I take this opportunity to seek your active cooperation for the conduct of the CSR Committee in a transparent and efficient way, to carry out the onerous task of balancing the aspirations of the members and society at large, so as to enhance the image of profession. A meeting for Chairmen, Vice Chairmen and Secretary of all branches of Southern Region, was held on 7" June 2020 by Committee for Members in Practice (CMP) CA. Gupta Satish Kumar-Chairman, CMP. CA. D. Prasanna Kumar Vice Chairman, CMP and CA. D C Jain Chairman SIRC has addressed, to make us aware of the various activities taken up by the committee by way of channelizing their resources for the enhancement of practice portfolio. In this regard they have requested the member to visit their website cm Our Hon'ble President CA. Atul Kumar Gupta has announced that this year a "Three Days Virtual CA Summit" will be held as part of CA Day Celebrations from 29th June 2020 to 1" July, 2020 by our Head office the details of the same are given in the member's diary.
I hope all the members and students are in good health and following M HA guidelines during this lock down period for stay safe conditions. Since lock down has been imposed by MHA / Indian Government for the health benefit of public at large, it is our duty to strictly adhere to those guidelines and follow those rules to be safe. In fact this lock down has given an opportunity to know new avenues of learning such as virtual classes, online meetings, webinars etc.,
Due to this Lock down conditions ICAI has given revised examination schedule for students appearing for CA Foundation, IPCC, and Final which starts from 29th July 2020, the detailed schedule has been given in earlier news letter. Since examinations are postponed for more than 2 months students will have ample time to prepare well and attempt with more confidence. In this scenario I would like to remind you all that ICAI has given an opportunity to students to change their examination centers opted earlier to any new centre as per their convenience under current situations for July 2020 examinations.
SIRC is conducting various online coaching classes for students appearing for Foundation, IPCC, and Final the details of which are available in SIRC and ICAI websites, I request the students to make use
Dear Member, as you are aware due to the Covid 19 pandemic our ICAI has given guidelines for conducting all programs / classes only through Virtual mode for time being. Following the guidelines we the Managing Committee planning to conduct CPE programs in virtual mode the details are given in member's diary. I request all members to attend CPE programs being conducted by Visakhapatnam branch.
Thank you.
CA. G. Bharathi Devi Chairman