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Monday, March 25, 2013

A Big Thank You!

Date: 25th March 2013

Dear Member,
It gives me immense pleasure to write to you for the last time as Chairman of a vibrant branch of this part of Western Region. Today I am laying down this esteemed office.
As I am penning down my last communication, I am filled with mixed emotions …
It all started three years ago. The members of Kolhapur Branch elected 6 of us and it was the first term as managing committee member of all six of us. Though all six of us had worked for branch in various capacities, none of us had experience as member of managing committee. This was a big challenge for us. But we were not afraid of this responsibility as our sole objective was to work in best interest of members of branch & profession. In our very first meeting I urged my fellow members in committee that we will work cohesively and if our relations do not strengthen over the term of committee, we will take care that they will not worsen. And by God’s grace, there was not a single incidence of dispute amongst us.
Besides regular traditional seminars like that of Bank Branch Audit, Tax Audit, VAT Audit etc, and various teleconferences, we organized several novel seminars on topics/ issues which were need of changing times and were essential for updating/enhancing knowledge of  members. Most of the programs were well received and appreciated by members. Members from nearby cities were also happy with the quality of programs organized by our branch and congratulated us for our sincere efforts.
Following were highlights of the various initiatives for members
·     First ever Advanced Course on Audit of Co-operative Societies was hosted by our branch.
·         Intensive Study Course on Service Tax
·     Tax Convention, jointly organized with Sangli Branch. More than 300 members participated in this conference.
·       Workshop on Audit Features in Tally.ERP
·       Five Day Workshop on Advanced Excel
·       Two day Workshop on “Enabling Service Tax Practice”
·       Workshop on “Financial Reporting Practices“
·       Workshop on Capacity Building Measures for Small & Medium Firms
·       Common Accounting System for PACS
·   Two day Conference at Mahabaleshwar jointly organized with Pune, Pimpri Chinchwad, Nagpur Branches & Satara CPE Chapter of WIRC. First ever conference where so many branches of WIRC came together.
·      Dissemination of important information to members through blog, email & sms
·      Branch blog where members can get soft copies of seminar material.
·      All major courses like ISA, Co-operative Course, were organized by branch.
·      Sports activities for members
·      Family get together & cultural programs.
 Along with these activities for members, we also arranged various programs for our students. Besides regular batches of GMCS Course, IT Training & Orientation Course, we organized several programs, few of them were organized for the first time by our branch. We received over whelming response from students for all the activities. The growing student participation encouraged us to make a request for WICASA branch and I am happy to inform that the request has been accepted and recently we have received the notification to this effect.
 Following were highlights of the various initiatives for Students
·         Full day seminars
·         Lecture meetings
·    Quiz Competition & Elocution Contest. This was organized for the first time during our term. In the very first year i.e. in 2011, winner of Branch Elocution Contest went ahead and won the Regional Level Elocution Contest and participated in National Level Elocution Contest. It was a glorious achievement!
·         First ever Industrial Visit was organized in February 2013
·    Cultural program of Students was the much awaited event of the annual calendar.  This too was organized for the first time during our tenure.
·         Mock test for CPT students.
·         Refresher Courses for IPCC/Final Students.
·         Workshop on Advanced Excel
·         Career Counseling programs
·         Reading room facility.
We also fulfilled our social responsibility by participating in various social activities.
Highlights of our other initiatives
·         Blood donation camps
·         Organized Investor Awareness Programs for Ministry of Company Affairs.
·   Co-ordinated with Shivaji University in organization of seminar on IFRS for teachers.
·   Tax Awareness Program for public jointly with Income Tax Department, Kolhapur and Daily Sakal.
·         Public programs on Union Budget jointly with Daily Sakal and Daily Pudhari.
These initiatives definitely helped to enhance image of our Institute in public eye as “Partner in Nation Building.”
These were the major initiatives/achievements of our branch during our tenure. And to top it, was the fulfillment of dream of every member of Kolhapur Branch, “ICAI Bhawan, Kolhapur”. Our branch acquired premises of around 12,500 sq.fts. This achievement was historic and the biggest of all. Whole hearted support of Hon. President CA Jaydeep Shah and Central Council Member CA S B Zaware Sir, along with prayers and good wishes of all members were significant in fulfilling our dream. Besides this, the cohesiveness among the managing committee members of branch was also equally important.
Personally for me, it was an incredible journey. It has been a great learning experience. In between this wonderful journey I lost few friends but gained many more. The mission of acquiring premises for Branch was accomplished. I had not expected such a happy ending. It’s better than I ever thought it would be. . .
On a happy note, I take this opportunity to thank you all for your support, guidance & good wishes and wish you all the best in both professional and personal life.

Warm Regards,
CA Anil B Jadhav
Chairman, Kolhapur Branch of WIRC of ICAI

Visit Branch Blog: www.kolhapur-icai.blogspot.com

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Inauguration of ICAI Tower (Bandra-Kurla Complex, Mumbai)

The President and the Members of the Council
The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India
cordially invite you to the

Inauguration of ICAI Tower
(Bandra-Kurla Complex, Mumbai)


Shri Sachin Pilot
Hon’ble Union Minister of State for Corporate Affairs (I/C)
Chief Guest


Friday, the 15th March, 2013 at 10.00 A.M.


Plot No.C-40, ‘G’ Block, Bandra-Kurla Complex, Mumbai

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Managing Committee of Kolhapur Branch for the term 2013-16

Following candidates have been elected as member of managing Committee of Kolhapur Branch for the term 2013-16
1. Dakare Satish
2. Dharmadhikari Mandar 
3. Hargude Nitin
4. Kulkarni Pournima
5. Kulkarni Shrirang
6. Mulla Imran

Congratulations to all and all the best for the term.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Method of Giving Prefrences & Grounds for invalid ballot paper

Please place on the ballot paper the number 1 (in Arabic or Roman numerals or in Words) in the square opposite the name of the candidate for whom you desire to vote.  You may, in addition, place the number 2 or the numbers 2 and 3 or the numbers 2, 3 and 4 and so on (in Arabic or Roman numerals or in Words), in the squares opposite the names of other candidates in order of your preference up to the maximum number of preferences i.e. (Total Number of Candidates).  You may, however, put a cross, i.e. `X’ mark in the square(s) opposite the name(s) of candidate(s) to whom you do not desire to vote].

Grounds for declaring a ballot paper invalid.

A ballot paper shall be invalid:

            (a)       if a voter signs his name or writes any word or figure upon it or makes any mark including a tick (ΓΌ)/ cross (x), not being a mark of `x’ put under last sentence of the instructions overleaf, upon it by which the ballot paper becomes recognizable or by which the voter can be identified; or

            (b)       if it is not printed by or under the authority of the Returning Officer or it is different in any manner from the ballot papers printed by the Returning Officer; or

            (c)       if number 1 (in Arabic or Roman numerals or in words) is not marked on it; or

            (d)       if number 1 (in Arabic or Roman numerals or in words) is set opposite the name of more than one candidate; or

            (e)       if number 1 (in Arabic or Roman numerals or in words) and some other numbers are put opposite the name of the same candidate; or

            (f)        if it is unmarked or the marks made are void or cannot be unambiguously determined; or

            (g)       if it is so damaged or mutilated that its identity as a genuine ballot paper cannot be established.

List of Candidates for Branch Elections 2013-16

Names of the Candidates

Bandi Rajendra Hanumant

Dakare Satish Shivaji

Dharmadhikari Mandar Mahesh

Gundesha Jayesh Kantilal

Hargude Nitin Pandurang

Kulkarni Pournima Suresh

Kulkarni Shrirang Umesh

Mulla Imran Abdulmajid
Phadnis Gaurav Dileep

Saturday, February 16, 2013


No. Kop/01/2013-14                                                                   Date 16/02/2013

All members of Kolhapur Branch of Western India Regional Council

Dear Member,
Sub:   Notice for Special General Meeting of the members of its Branch
This is to inform you that the Special General Meeting of the members of the Kolhapur Branch of the Western India Regional Council will be held from 9.00 AM to 1.00 PM on 10th March 2013 (i.e., the TENTH day of March 2013) in the premises of the Branch, 610, E, Vardhaman Chambers, Shahupuri 2nd Lane, Kolhapur for electing 6 members of its Managing Committee for the term 2013-2016.  The important dates relating to the above elections are as given below. 

Those members, who are desirous of standing for said election may submit their nomination form duly filled in and signed by the Candidate and by the Proposer and Seconder (both of whom shall be entitled to vote in the said branch election) together with a (non-refundable) nomination fee of Rs. 25/- by way of Pay Order drawn in favour of the “Kolhapur Branch of the WIRC of the ICAI” and payable at Kolhapur.   

The nomination form duly filled in should be submitted in a sealed cover addressed to CA. Sanjay M. Vhanbatte, Returning Officer/Polling Officer at the above address of the Branch against an acknowledgement.  The blank nomination form can be had from the said Returning Officer or from the undersigned or from the branch premises effective from 16th February 2013 till 5.00 PM of 27th February 2013, i.e. the last date of receipt of nominations.  The said nomination form is also available on the website of the Branch. www.kolhapur-icai.blogspot.com 

Last Date of receipt of nominations
(atleast 10 days before the date of polling)

27/02/2013 till 5.00 pm
Date of scrutiny of nominations
(within two days from last date of nominations)

Display of list of valid nominations on the Notice Board of the Branch
(Date of scrutiny, i.e., date applicable for S. No. 2)

Last date for withdrawal of nominations
(Two days from the date of display of valid list of nominations.)

04/03/2013 till 5.00 pm
Display of final list of nominations (after withdrawals, if any)
(within one day of last date of withdrawal)

Date of Election (if the nominations exceed more than the number of vacancies)
(As per Schedule)

Declaration of Result
(As per Schedule)


          The election, if necessary, shall be held under the Single Transferable System of Voting.

Yours faithfully
For Kolhapur Branch of WIRC of ICAI

CA. Satish S Dakare

Nomination form - Click here

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Friday, December 14, 2012

Annual Sports Day

Dear Member,

We are pleased to inform you that the Annual Sports Day is scheduled on 22nd & 23rd December 2012 the details of which are as under.

Annual Sports Day

Cricket, Chess, Badminton & Table Tennis Matches for Members & Students.

Date -              December 22 & 23, 2012

Time -               08.30 a.m. onwards

Contribution - Rs. 100/- per game (students Rs.50/- per game)

Cricket matches will be held on 22nd & 23rd December. 

The number of teams for cricket is restricted & teams enrolling earlier will be given preference. 

Indoor games will be held on 22nd December.

All the interested members & students are requested to enrol their names/teams before 20 December 2012 at branch office.

Thanking you,

Yours faithfully,

CA Satish S Dakare

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Seminar on MVAT Audit

CA. Umesh Sharma - Faculty

Principal issues in MVAT Audit Click Here
Practical issues in MVAT Audit Click Here