Of  The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India
Chairman Message ------: 01-10-2014
Dear Professionals,

The month of October this year is filled with festival of Victory of good over evil, light and a very important responsibility bestowed upon us for “Clean India Mission”. Let me first share my greetings for Vijayadashmi, Bakraid and festival of light “Dipawali”.

Our Dynamic Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi Ji, has thrown a challenge to all the Indians for Clean India Mission. We are professionals and we must take a pledge to be part of this mission. Lucknow Branch will very soon come with a plan to achieve this mission. To achieve this mission, dedicated support of all the members and their families are needed.    

I am happy to share with you that our Institute have achieved a major victory with regard to appearances in the cases of VAT. The Lucknow Bench of Allahabad High Court had earlier directed that any person, who is not a registered advocate, shall not be permitted to appear before the Authorities under the UP VAT Act, 2008. Our Institute took up this matter immediately and filed petition for vacation of the said order dated 6th August, 2014. Consequently, the Lucknow Bench of Allahabad High Court has now modified the order and allowed the Chartered Accountants to appear before the authorities under the VAT Act in the state of Uttar Pradesh. 

Lucknow witnessed a grand success “NATIONAL CONVENTION FOR CA STUDENTS” in the month of August, 2014 and I would like to thank all the members of the fraternity for their whole heated support.

Aiming for enhancing the professional knowledge, Certificate Course for IFRS was scheduled from 04.10.2014, but due to less number of delegates, the said course at Lucknow has been deferred and now this course will start from 06.12.2014. Interested members may get themselves registered online for this course. I am planning for other courses in Lucknow, detail of which will be shared with all of you very soon. I hope this would help members to attain a unique pinnacle at their professional edge.

Date of Tax Audit was extended to 30.11.2014 and after orders for various High Courts, date of ITR filling also extended to 30.11.2014. Format of annual return under UPVAT has changed and now the annual return is to be filled online. This is a welcome step by the Govt. of Uttar Pradesh. 

With Professional Regards,
CA. Sandeep Bhatnagar
Lucknow Branch of CIRC of ICAI   

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