ICAI Elects New Torchbearers for the year 2019-20

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) has elected its new Torchbearers on February 12, 2019 at New Delhi.

CA. Prafulla P. Chhajed was elected as the President and CA. Atul Kumar Gupta as the Vice-President of ICAI for year 2019-20.

The 24th Council of ICAI was also recently elected for a term of 3 years & was notified in the Gazette of India.

The affairs of the ICAI are managed by a Council in accordance with the provisions of the Chartered Accountants Act, 1949 and the Chartered Accountants Regulations, 1988. The Council constitutes of 40 members of whom 32 are elected by the Chartered Accountants and remaining 8 are nominated by the Central Government generally representing the Comptroller and Auditor General of India, Securities and Exchange Board of India, Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Ministry of Finance and other stakeholders.

Over a period of time the ICAI has achieved recognition as a premier accounting body not only in the country but also globally, for maintaining highest standards in technical, ethical areas and for sustaining stringent examination and education standards. Since 1949, the profession has grown leaps and bounds in terms of members and student base.

Brief Profile of President & Vice-President of ICAI – 2019-20

CA. Prafulla P. Chhajed, President, ICAI

A crusader of inclusive growth in accountancy profession, CA. Prafulla P. Chhajed has been elected as President of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India on February 12, 2019 for the term 2019-20. He is 67th President of the Institute.

With commendable professional acumen and standing, at present, he is the Chairman of Board of Directors of ICAI-ARF (Accounting Research Foundation) and XBRL India. He is also one of the Directors of Indian Institute of Insolvency Professionals of ICAI, which incidentally is the first Insolvency Professionals Agency (IPA) of India. He is also on the Boards of various other reputed companies/ corporate and banks.

Coming from the industrial capital of India, i.e. Mumbai, CA. Prafulla Chhajed has a very well-defined vision and mission, which is to pursue the agenda of inclusive growth and take the Institute and accountancy profession of India to greater heights so that its members could stand tall and strong before the accountancy fraternity of the world.

In the last 16 years, CA. Prafulla P. Chhajed has contributed more than 600 articles and write-ups on Taxation and Investments in the well-known Marathi daily- Maharashtra Times.

CA. Atul Kumar Gupta, Vice-President, ICAI

CA. Atul Kumar Gupta is a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and the Institute of Cost Accountants of India, besides a Law Graduate. Hailing from Delhi, he is also member of various other professional bodies and Institutions. CA. Atul Gupta is a thorough scholar and has qualified CA examination with All India Rank.

An altruistic hard-worker bestowed with exceptional organisational, networking, administrative and leadership skills, at present, he is serving as Director of Accounting Research Foundation (ARF) of ICAI for promoting research in field of Accounting and XBRL India and is Member of more than 15 Committees of ICAI. He is also a Member of Advisory committee for GST in GSTN Board (Government of India IT Initiative for implementation of GST in India) and Member of Finance Committee of Delhi Management Association.

CA. Atul Gupta has authored several books & his articles have also been published in leading newspapers and various professional magazines across the country.