Pune, 9th February 2022: The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI), Pune branch has won the second prize for outstanding performance at the national and regional levels. The ICAI Pune branch secured the second position for the best branch award among the 17 mega branches and the best student wing i.e. best WICASA award at National Level. At the regional level ICAI Pune has secured second position for the best branch, while first position for the best WICASA award.
The national award was given by Union Minister of State for Finance Dr. Bhagwat Karad in New Delhi while the state-level award was given by ICAI national president CA Nihar Jambusaria. Every year annual awards are given for the best branch and the best student branch by the ICAI central and regional offices.
These four awards have been won under the guidance of central committee member of ICAI, CA Chandrashekhar Chitale and under the leadership of Pune Branch president CA Sameer Ladda, vice-president CA Kashinath Pathare.
CA Sameer Ladda said, “We focused on the concept of ‘E-Square’ – Ethics, Expansion, E-governance and Expertise- throughout the year. We invited many speakers, held new programmes on various topics and organized national conventions. We interacted with the Union Minister of State for Finance, State Cooperation Minister, Cooperation Commissioner, Sugar Commissioner, I-T Commissioner and eminent people from other fields. All members responded very well. Evaluation was made on that basis. The office-bearers of the Pune chapter, the members of executive committee, committee members of the main office, committee members of the western region, members of the sub-committee, all CAs from the city, speakers, students and staff of the branch contributed to this success.” The ICAI has 163 branches across the country. Pune is the third largest branch in India. It has 10,500 CA members and 22,000 CA students, added Sameer Ladda.
CA Kashinath Pathare said, “We plan our programmes throughout the year in view of future challenges before the fraternity. We also had CEO-CFO meets, outreach programmes, member induction initiatives, blood donation camps, Swach Bharat Abhiyan, vertical gardens, honouring martyrs and social initiatives during the pandemic. We held programmes for the development of students. We had industry visits, articleship advice and motivational talks. Accounting museums have been set up in six colleges in the city.”