Pune: The Institute of Chartered Accountants Of India’s (ICAI) Pune and Pimpri Chinchwad chapters, jointly with the Committee for Capacity Building of Members in Practice, have organised a two-day national women CAs conference to form their strong network and for personal grooming and development of women accountants.
The conference will be held on September 1 and 2 from 9.30 am to 5.30 pm at Yashwantrao Chavan Academy of Development Administration (Yashada), Baner. The branch has started inviting research papers on topics, including ‘Protection Strategy for CA profession’, ‘Use and Abuse of Technology in profession’, ‘Evolving face of CA profession’, ‘NCLT, Insolvency Act and Emerging areas of practice’. The last date of paper submission is August 20, while the last date for early bird fees for registration has been extended till August 25.
Addressing a press conference, Ruta Chitale, Vice-Chairperson of Pune branch of Western India Regional Council (WIRC), said, “The aim behind holding the conference and inviting research papers is that women are not participating in such work. The actual groundwork is not pursued by women CAs.”
“We select top ten papers, of all those received. These CAs then present them before the audience and the panellists. It started in 2016. Last year, there were seven topics. We received 103 research papers. The conference was attended by 400 women CAs,” Chitale said.
Rekha Dhamankar, CA and former chairperson of Pune branch of WIRC, said, “There are around three lakh CAs in the country. There are around one lakh WIRC members. Of these, around 25 to 30 per cent are women. The number is increasing every year.”