The Investor Education and Protection Fund Authority (IEPFA) organised the first State-level conference on Investor Education and Awareness at Bhubaneswar on Tuesday, i.e. Sept.10, 2019.
The conference was organised in association with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI). Odisha had been chosen as a first venue state by Investor Education and Protection Authority in its series of such conferences in various States.
The conference was inaugurated by Shri Asit Kumar Tripathy, IAS, Chief Secretary and Chief Development Commissioner, Govt. of Odisha. Shri Injeti Srinivas, IAS, Secretary to Government of India, Ministry of Corporate Affairs and Chairman IEPFA delivered the theme address during the inaugural session. The event was also graced by Shri Madhusudan Padhi, IAS, Principal Secretary to Hon’ble Governor of Odisha, Shri Madhusudan Padhi , Shri Prafulla P. Chhajed, President ICAI, Shri Rajib Sekhar Sahoo, Member IEPFA and Shri Prakash Sharma, Central Council Member (CCM) and Chairman, Committee on Capital Market and Investors Protection, ICAI.
The conference was spread over two technical sessions wherein eminent panelists deliberated on subjects like Investor Awareness & Protection in India and Global Experiences, Wealth creation over long term, IEPF procedures and grievance redressal mechanism, financial inclusion through financial literacy, etc. The conference was attended by more than 500 delegates from all over the State.
Till now ICAI has conducted more than 6400 such programmes across India, where more than 1 lakh participated and 70% of them were women.