The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI), a statutory body established under the Chartered Accountants Act, 1949 completed 69 years of Professional Excellence on July 1, 2018 & entered its Platinum Jubilee Year. This momentous occasion was celebrated all across the country by 164 Branches & 5 Regional Councils of ICAI. Many activities were undertaken to celebrate CA Day in a unified manner like Blood Donation Drive, Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan, Tree Plantations etc.
The Platinum Jubilee Celebrations of ICAI were launched by Shri Ram Nath Kovind, Hon’ble President of India during the CA Day event organised at New Delhi today. The event was also graced by Shri Manoj Sinha, Hon’ble Union Minister of State (I/C) for Communications and Minister of State for Railways and Shri P. P. Chaudhary, Hon’ble Union Minister of State for Corporate Affairs & Law and Justice.
On this occasion, a “Commemorative Postal Stamp” was also launched by Shri Manoj Sinha, Hon’ble Union Minister of State (I/C) for Communications and Minister of State for Railways, celebrating the 70th year of ICAI in service to the nation.
Reiterating ICAI’s commitment to national development, the Institute announced four schemes along with several other special launches.
a. Scholarship Schemes for 75 meritorious wards of Indian Armed Forces, Para-Military and Indian Railway personnel every year during the period 2018-2022. This is to encourage them to take benefit of concession of 50% CA course fee.
b. Continuing our commitment to skill building and financial inclusion, especially women. ICAI will impart GST training to girl students of under Graduate, Post Graduate level. The training will be imparted to 7000 girl students through 70 workshops of 5 days each at 70 different cities.
c. On CA day, ICAI has pledged collection of 70,000 units of blood, donated through its members and students during the year in its 70th year of Platinum Jubilee Celebrations.
d. ICAI through its pan –India network of 164 branches and over a million stakeholders will be spreading awareness campaign on Organ Donation.
Some other launches during the Platinum Jubilee Celebrations included Release of publication History of Accountancy Profession in India - Vol –III; Treasure Trove of Wisdom From Visionaries – Speeches of Past Presidents, 1949- 2018, Vol. II; Release of Unique Documents Identification Number (UDIN) service; Launching of the Incubation Centre; Launching of SETU-Bridging Between Woman Members of ICAI & CA Firms, ICAI’s self servise portal for Members and students; Release of Centre of Virtual Excellence for Knowledge & Learning; Re-launch of ICAI TV and more.