After celebrating "new normal" Navratri, we enter into the month of November - the month marking the start of Hindu calendar year and the month hosting lot many other important festivals. It is worth mentioning that due to the effective representation made by representative committee of our Association jointly with our sister associations [followed by Press release to Prime Minister and petition at High Court of Gujarat] brought timely extension of due date of Income Tax and GST compliance. A big relief to MSME/SME business, small business and members to enjoy the festivities in true sense!
To add to the happiness brought by timely extension and festivals, I happily and proudly announce that on 22nd October 2020, we have executed deed for purchase of our own office. The furnishing work shall commence soon. Once again my heartfelt gratitude to all members for kind support to help in laying the foundation of the much awaited own office of the Association. Simultaneously, we have also commenced furnishing the office allotted by Income Tax Department at Pratkyash Kar Bhavan, Ambawadi. We are expecting to inaugurate that office post Deepawali.
For the benefits of the members, we already have mutual benefit scheme in place. However, currently lot of time as well as cost is involved in the collection of funds. Hence to overcome that, we have tied up with Axis bank for the ECS facility for collection of mutual benefit scheme contribution and renewal of Annual membership fees. ECS facility will enable us to provide timely monetary support to the family of deceased member . We shall be sending the ECS form copy through email to all members. I would request every member of mutual benefit scheme to submit their completely filled ECS forms by 31st December 2020. ECS facility will also facilitate members to pay their annual fees without any hassle and without visiting the bank/CAA office especially when the pandemic is still not over. ECS facility will also contribute towards reduction in drop out members.
While the lockdown have been officially lifted, most of us are still stuck inside our homes. Hence, after evaluating the situation as well as government regulations, we shall try to bring in a sense of upliftment by exploring possibility of conducting RRC in Jan'21 or Feb'21. Till then, lets all pray that we get to pre-covid normalcy at the earliest.
My wishes to you and your family that, may the brightness of fireworks and happiness of feasts infuse you all with new energies for the upcoming year!
Happy & Prosperous New Samvat Year!!
CA Ketan Mistry
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