Chairperson's Message
Chairpersonís message 11th March 2014

Dear Colleagues in the profession & students,

I take up the post of Chairperson today amidst great personal loss on the passing away of my father-in-law and senior member of our profession CA A K Gopinath Shenoy.  The CA fraternity turned up in large numbers to pay their last respects.  I am sure he has blessed each one of you. He was not only a good parent to all of us but also an active partner in our firm till the very end.  He was a Chartered Accountant for 54 of his 84 years on this earth.  My Chairmanship will be a tribute to the CA profession which he so dearly revered and dutifully carried out with highest integrity and diligence.

Friends, I will outline for you how the year will span out.  The first task is in shifting and setting up the new premises at Padil.     We have decided to use the old premises as a reading room and ITT lab.  The old premises will also be used to hold study circle meetings and teleconferences.  The administrative office will be in the new building.  All seminars and classes and certificate courses like GMCS, Orientation etc will be held in new premises.

This year we plan to have intensive study workshops for members.  The first one will be on the new Companies Act.  A certificate program on concurrent audit is also on the anvil. Infosys has come up with extensive IT training module for CAs.  If members express interest, we will have more certificate courses like the one on international taxation and valuation.  Hopefully, we will have the first ever residential seminar of Mangalore Branch this year. Owing to many members in the industry, we plan to hold industry specific seminars for bankers, mega companies in and around Mangalore.  Joint programs with neighbouring branches and other Organisations is also planned to promote goodwill for our profession.

SICASA Mangalore has been given a go ahead to plan studentís seminars/ conferences including those of state/ national level. Popularising CA course at schools and colleges is one of our targets. We hope to cover most schools and colleges of geographic areas under our branch.  We are exploring possibility of making the branch Website a powerful tool for communication and reporting programs, uploading seminar background material etc.

Many CAs and students are actively involved in branch activities and we thank them and hope they continue to do so the ensuing year.  I invite all of you to join us in building a great organisation. Even small things like leading a study circle meeting, recommending good programs and facilities, suggestions for betterment of branch will be of great help.

Look forward to your active participation this year.

Yours truly,

CA. A K Shyamala Shenoy