New Delhi, 07 February 2020: Lok Sabha Speaker Shri Om Birla, while presiding over the 70th Annual Function of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) in New Delhi today, said that Chartered Accountants are not only the backbone of nation's economy, but are also excellent administrators, strategists and advisors. Their expertise in these matters is exceptional, he added. Congratulating the ICAI for their outstanding professionalism, dedication and service to the nation, Shri Birla observed that the Institute is an important pillar of nation's financial and economic system.
Shri Birla added that Chartered Accountants (CAs) are nation's financial guide, the guardians of its treasury as well as experts on the effective financial management. He underlined that in the present globalised world, it is vital that CAs, as 'conscience keepers of economy', provide critical analysis of those schemes and programmes that have a far-reaching impact on nation's economy.
Observing that the Chartered Accountants are the reliable ambassadors of the country's economic system, Shri Birla said that their signatures on any account bear a testimony of truthfulness. At a time when the country has moved in the direction of 'One Nation, One Tax, One Market', the CAs have an important role to play, Shri Birla noted. He exhorted the CAs to be even more vigilant so as to facilitate the creation of a more transparent and corruption-free system in the country.