Business Bureau :
In the recently held elections post of council member of the Western India Regional Council (WIRC) of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI), CA Abhijit Kelkar from Nagpur has retained his post by securing highest votes. There were 45 candidates in fray for the coveted post of Council Members out of which 21 were elected. In closely fought elections, 48 per cent of the members voted across the WIRC. CA Kelkar made a historic win by topping the list and first to secure qualifying quota from Maharashtra.
The tenure of the council is for three years. The WIRC of ICAI has always been in the forefront in organising conferences, seminars, workshop and webinars which are important tools for the propagation of relevant information and dissemination of knowledge. WIRC of ICAI also makes representations on the practice of various laws through Central Committees or directly to the respective offices of State Governments of Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and the Union Territories. It also organises various programmes for the benefit of the public at large. These are ideal platforms for the chartered accountants to participate and gain the benefits from the doyens of the profession in industry, technology, financial services and matters related to professional development and contemporary relevance, which is considered the need of the hour.