South Asian Federation of Accountants (SAFA), which is an Apex body of SAARC and an Acknowledged Accountancy Grouping of International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) in its recent Board meeting held on May 11, 2018 in Kathmandu, Nepal has decided to form SAFA Women Empowerment Committee on the recommendations of CA. Naveen N. D. Gupta, President, Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI).
During the meeting, the President ICAI shared brief details of the various courses/programmes designed by ICAI to provide technical knowledge to the women members by keeping them abreast with the latest amendments taking place in the profession.
In another important decision; the SAFA Board also agreed to recommendation of CA. Naveen N. D. Gupta, President, ICAI to replicate the survey undertaken by the Digital Accounting and Assurance Board of ICAI for sharing the views on the emerging profile of Chartered Accountant professionals in a digitally driven era and its impact on Accounting and Assurance. The Board has also decided to adopt and promote Digital Competency Maturity Model (DCMM) of ICAI for Professional Accounting Firms amongst the SAFA member bodies.