ICAI has opened a representative office in Eliezer Joldan Memorial College, Leh (Capital of Union Territory of Ladakh), which has been e-inaugurated by Shri Jamyang Tsering Namgyal, Member of Parliament, Ladakh Parliamentary Constituency. During the e-inauguration ceremony, the ICAI President, Vice-President, Acting Secretary and few Central Council Members were present.
Opening of the Representative Office of ICAI in Leh will help in Development of the newly formed Union Territory by extending support to Government initiatives besides spreading knowledge in the field of accountancy and facilitating services to the upcoming and existing members and students. Further, this initiative will facilitate the following:
i) Grant of 75% waiver in the registration fee for the Students pursuing Chartered Accountancy course from the Union Territory of Ladakh;
ii) Delivery of specialised courses/training programmes for the Government Officials;
iii) Providing services to the Citizens, Members and Students in the Union Territory of Ladakh at their doorstep and, in turn, would encourage more number of Students from the UT to pursue the professional education of Chartered Accountancy Course.
iv) Will act as a facilitation centre to spread awareness about Chartered Accountancy Course as a tool for social empowerment and thus empower the youth through skill development providing much needed professional employment opportunities to equip them to be a part of the mainstream/ economy;
v) Opening of Examination Centre; and
vi) Providing facility of Reading Room.
In his address, Shri Jamyang Tsering Namgyal said, “The waiver of 75% Fee for Chartered Accountancy course by the Council of ICAI will be the biggest motivating factor for students of Ladakh to join this prestigious course. Creation of more Chartered Accountants in Ladakh will play a very positive role in Financial and Commercial development of Ladakh”.
CA. Atul Kumar Gupta, President , ICAI said, “The ICAI Office in Leh will act as a centre to spread awareness about Chartered Accountancy Course as a tool for Social empowerment and provide much needed professional employment opportunities to the local youth. With the opening up of the representative office, the CA course, one among the most economical courses will be accessible to the interested candidates at their doorstep and thus empower the youth through skill development and will also equip them to be a part of the mainstream economy”.