Secretary Desk

CMA Manish Kandpal

Secretary, NIRC of ICAI

Dear professional Colleagues,

It is indeed a great honour to serve as the secretary of the Northern India Regional Council of the Institute of Cost Accountants of India.

I am extremely grateful to all members, and my council colleagues for reposing their trust and confidence in me for this responsibility. This great responsibility that now rests on my shoulders is both an opportunity and a challenge. I assure you on behalf of the council that we will leave no stone unturned to ensure that our Institute attains greater heights of professional excellence and recognition in each cone of the Northern region. I sincerely believe that with collective organised efforts of all stakeholders of the Institute, we will take the profession to greater heights of glory and success.

I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate CMA Harkesh Tara, on his election as the Chairman, CMA ShailenderPaliwal, as Vice Chairman and CMA Santosh Pant as Treasurer of the NIRC of the Institute for the term 2020-2021. I would also like to thanks my other council colleagues CMA Anil Sharma, Immediate past chairman, CMA Rajender Singh Bhatti, RCM and CMA Sandeep Goel, RCM for the continues guidance and support.

I understand that being the representative from the Northern Region, everyonehas close eye on our performance because each and every step taken from Delhi has its own impact.

This is also true that the entire country is facing threat of COVID-19, Which has not only impacted the economic activities but human lives also. I personally believe, it is time to take all the necessary precaution to save our life and others. The routine activities of the Institute have also impacted a lot but even though the council has taken various steps fearlessly for the betterment of the members and students of the northern region.

Online Classes from NIRC:

I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the efforts of the student welfare committee of NIRC led by CMA Santosh Pant, treasurer; my council colleague for providing topic wise classes for all the subjects of all three stages at You Tube Channel of the NIRC at free of cost.

This initiative was taken in addition to the periodical online classes conducted for the oral students.

I am very much sure that all the students of the NIRC will be benefited from this initiative of the committee at this time of pandemic.


Meeting with officials of Ministry of Finance at North Block:

I along with Chairman NIRC, CMA Harkesh Tara, TreasurerCMA Santosh Pant and Ex. RCM CMA Navneet Kumar Jain got opportunity to meet with following officials from the ministry of finance at North Block and discussed various matter of professional development.

  1. Shri G.D. Lohani, Joint Secretary (TRU-1).
  2. Shri Lalit Wadhwa, Dy. Secretary, Department of Revenue.
  3. Anu Kukreja, Jt. Director – Dept. of Expenditure
  4. Shri Suraj Pradhan, Jt. Director – Dept. of Expenditure

Meeting with CMD and DF of various PSUs:

I along with other council colleagues extended greetings to various Chairman, CMD and Director Finance of PSUs. During discussion with corporate icons, we focused to strengthen the training & placement for our members & students and opportunities for members in practice.

Meetings are as under:

  1. Shri Anil Chaudhary, CMD - Steel Authority of India Ltd.
  2. Shri R.P. Goel, Director Finance – NHPC Ltd.
  3. Shri D. Guhan, Director Finance – HUDCOLtd.
  4. Shri M. Nagaraj, Director Corporate Planning – HUDCO Ltd.
  5. Shri Balbir Singh, Board Secretary – Punjab National Bank
  6. Shri Rajnish Karnatak, CGM – Punjab National Bank
  7. Shri T.R. Gandhi, Chief Finance Officer – CERC
  8. Shri Amitabh Banerjee, CMD – IRFC Ltd.
  9. Shri N.K. Grover, MD; Railsite Warehouse Corporation Ltd.
  10. Shri Subodh Gupta, Director Finance; BHEL
  11. Shri Rajeev Mehrotra, Chairman MD Rites Ltd.

We also got opportunity to interact through virtual meeting with Shri A. K. Gautam, Director Finance – NTPC and Shri Sushil Bhatia, Director Finance – Engineers India Ltd.


 We are well aware that due to COVID-19 pandemic,presently the face to face programs are not possible and in view of the same, various chapters of NIRC are also conducting webinars for the benefits of the members and students.  The NIRC appreciates and acknowledge all the chapters of the region for all such activities and their efforts.

We, the office bearers have decidedto be very selective in respect of the content/subject of the program/webinar and with this mind set, The NIRC has conducted following programs through virtual mode.

  1. Stock Audit- Globally Sustainable Approach
  2. Project Funding & Risk Management Analysis.
  3. Forensic Audit in Digital Era.

With my concluding words, I wish for the healthy and happy life for my members & students and wish them success in all their future endeavours.


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