Chairperson's Message

Dear Professional Colleagues,

I am extremely happy to take over as the 31st Chairman of the Mangalore Branch of the Southern India Regional Council (SIRC) of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI). Indeed, the 16th February 2019 was a remarkable and an exceptional day in my life as I took charge of the Mangalore branch of a renowned institution.

I am thankful to all the members of Mangalore ICAI for giving me an opportunity to take lead of the branch, and, thankful to our Institute for giving me an opportunity to serve for the Institution and for the Society.

I heartily congratulate all the newly elected managing committee members of the branch forthe term 2019-22. I congratulate CA.S.Shantharam Nayak for assuming the post of Vice-Chairman, CA.K Subramanya Kamath for assuming the post of Secretary, CA.Abdur Rahman Musba for assuming the post of Treasurer, CA.Prasanna Shenoy M.for assuming the post of Chairman-Mangalore SICASA, CA.Gautham Pai D. for becoming a member, and, CA.Gautham Nayak M. for becoming a member of managing committee of Mangalore ICAI for the term 2019-20.

I must thank my immediate predecessor CA.Shivananda Pai B. for involving me and guiding me in respect of various activities of the Institute in my previous term as Vice-Chairman of the branch. I must also thank my Committee colleagues CA.Keshava Ballakkuraya N., CA.Bhargava Tantry, CA.Raviraj B., CA.K.Subramanya Kamath, CA.Abdur Rahman Musba, CA.Aravind Krishna B. and CA.Edyll D’Silva for their co-operation and guidances in my previous term 2016-19.  I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the Chairpersons and the managing committee members for bagging awards in SIRC medium branches category in Regional level for consecutive years, i.e., year 2015 (best branch award), year 2016 (best branch award), year 2017 (SICASA excellence award) and year 2018 (best branch award).

Vision and Mission of IPC – Innovation, Perfection and Completion :

According to Mr.Seth Berkley’s quote regarding the leadership, “Leadership Is About Vision And Responsibility Not Power”.  Definitely I have come here with some visions and I accept that leadership comes with responsibilities too. I surely say that, “I‘m a shepherd, not a sheep, and I‘ve always prided myself on being a leader and not a follower”.  I love challenges, be intrigued by mistakes, enjoy effort and keep learning.

It’s a well known fact that, in order to become a successful leader one should possess requisite qualities, clear visions and the determination to make it come true. When I took charge as the head of our fraternity, I came with a vision to do things applying an innovative approach, to get the things done with a combination of hard work and perfection, and, to see that they are completed and reaches its logical end.

Action plans of the Mangalore branch for the present one year term :

·    *Regularly organizing the seminars on various professional topics and trending issues for the professional development of members of the branch. Topics like Bank Audit,Tax Audit, GST Audit, Changes in companies Act, Panel discussions on Budget issues etc will be covered.

·    *Regularly organizing study circles for the members in the city of Mangalore as well as members residing and practicing in suburb areas of Mangalore like Puttur, Moodbidri, Belthangady, Kasaragod, Sullia etc

      *Organising a Residential seminar at a pleasant venue for the development of interactive bonding among the members along with professional development.

·    *Organising a National Conference in a later month during this year, inviting eminent speakers from various cities all over the country for the professional development of members

·     *Organising Certification courses to the members like course of Ind AS, GST, Valuation etc are proposed.

·    *Committee intends to organise an International Study Tour for the members to acclimatize the members about the best practices being followed by various and to provide opportunities to participate and interact with the renowned experts in various International Forums.

·    *E-Bulletin being a monthly journal of the branch will be released every month on a regular basis for updation of knowledge of members and keep the members connected with the branch activities.

·    *Forming various sub-committees for specialized areas like direct taxes knowledge development,Indirect taxes knowledge development, CPE committee for involving members including young members and women members and motivating them to create knowledge awareness.

·    *Branch wishes to tie up with various associations in and around Mangalore like Kanara Chamber of Commerce, Karnataka State CA Association and other association for building up the image of ICAI and conduct regular programmes for the members of association jointly.

Just a year to go for Mangalore ICAI’s Golden Jubilee year celebrations :

The Mangalore Branch of SIRC was set up on the 18th day of August 1971. When the founding pioneers of Mangalore Branch, conceived and gave shape to the organization to bring together the chartered Accountant fraternity of Karavali Karnataka, they would not have visualized the growth and spread of the organization to what it has taken shape this present day. Mangalore ICAI is all set to celebrate its Golden Jubilee year in next year 2020-21. I understand that, I have a challenging task of making a good and smart pathway for the grand celebrations.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Managing Committee members of SICASA Mangalore for their tremendous efforts put forth by them for organizing/conducting various activities/programmes for students and for active involvement in other students’ activities.  I thank all the students who took active participations in various activities, programmes etc organized by SICASA Mangalore. I sincerely thank all my CA colleagues who have shown helpfulness and rendered services towards students’ activities / programmes.


I would like to say that, the New Managing Committee is committed to perform its duties and responsibilities in the best possible manner during its term and seeks the participation, involvement & support of the members, students, Institute staff, all stake holders and public-at-large for all its programmes/ activities throughout the term and for all its future endeavours.


With Warm Regards,


CA.Anantha Padmanabha K.


Mangalore branch of SIRC of ICAI