President’s Communique

Pankaj Ghiya, Advocate


The history is being created by AIFTP as on the 77th Independence Day of India, AIFTP organized programmes of Flag hoisting at more than 150 places throughout India. It is record for the Federation that Independence Day has been celebrated in a grand manner with members hoisting the flag throughout India and more than 150 places. The list has been circulated and video celebrating the hoisting of Flag is also circulated on the social media. My special thanks to all the Office Bearers, National Vice Presidents and the Zone Chairmen for the efforts and also special thanks to all the Members who had on the call by AIFTP organized programmes. It is a record that we all are proud, and we are confident that the AIFTP will continue to achieve more heights.

We also had the RRC at Rameswaram on 12th – 14th August, 2023 and it was attended by more than 170 participants. The special feature was that it was a family RRC with attendance of spouses and kids. My special congratulations to AIFTP Southern Zone and Central Zone for the wonderful organization. It was an event which will be remembered always for the wonderful organization. Special thanks to Mr. G. Bhaskar, Chairman, Southern Zone, Mr. Sandeep Agarwal, Chairman, Central Zone, Mr. Sarvanann, Member, Southern Zone who worked day and night to make this RRC a great success. The Darshan at Rameswaram and at Madurai was arranged by the team and the transportation from Madurai to Rameswaram and back was also arranged. Inaugural and Technical Sessions were organized at Hotel Residence Towers and it was a grand event. Learned Speakers deliberated on Income Tax and GST Subjects.

It was also the 100th function of AIFTP and it was a memorable celebration. The Cake was made and cut celebrating the 100th event of AIFTP of 2023. My special thanks to all the Members for continuing to attend and organize the events and making it possible to achieve organizing 100th event in the month of August itself.

National Tax Conference was organized on 7th – 8th July at Chennai by the AIFTP Southern Zone. It was attended by around 300 delegates. Hon’ble Mr. Justice R. Mahadevan, Judge, Madras High Court was the Chief Guest. Credit goes to Mr. G Bhaskar, Chairman, Southern Zone for it.

Thereafter, on 8th July Full Day Conference was organized by AIFTP Central Zone at Jaipur. It was attended by over 175 participants. Special Thanks to Mr. Vinay Kumar Jolly and Mr. Sandeep Agarwal for organizing such wonderful One Day Conference.

From 10th July to 21st July 2023 Eastern Zone organized Certificate Course on GST on virtual platform with other Associations. It was well attended, and credit goes to National Vice President Mr. Vivek Agarwal for it.

A grand event was organized at Amritsar. It was the National Tax Conference organized by AIFTP Northern Zone. Hon’ble Mr. Justice Rajesh Bindal, Judge, Supreme Court of India was the Chief Guest and Hon’ble Mr. Justice Arun Palli, Judge, Punjab and Haryana High Court was the Guest of the Honour. It was attended by more than 300 delegates. The credit goes to Dr. Naveen Rattan, National Vice President, Mrs. Simmi Rattan, Conference Vice Chairman and Mr. Ranjit Sharma, Conference Chairman and Mr. O. P. Shukla, Chairman, Northern Zone for it.

One Day conference was organized at Siliguri on 22nd July 2023. It was attended by over 175 delegates. Dr. Ashok Saraf, Past President, AIFTP was the Chief Guest. Credit goes to the Siliguri Team led by Mr. Apurba Saha and Mr. Vivek Agarwal, National Vice President and Mr. Basudeb Chatterjee, Zone Chairman for the successful Conference.

The Mega event was organized at Bengaluru on 4th, 5th and 6th August at Palace Ground, Bengaluru. It was attended by more than 700 delegates. The inauguration was made by Mr. Krishna Byregowda, Hon’ble Minister for Revenue, Government of Karnataka. The next day again Mr. Basavaraj Bommai, the Ex Chief Minister of Karnataka was the Chief Guest. The Technical Sessions covered Income Tax and GST and allied laws. The credit goes to Mr. S. N. Prasad and Mr. D. M. Bhattad for the wonderful and memorable Conference. Special efforts of Mr. S. Venkataramani, Mr. Prashanth, Mr. Siddeshwar and Mr. Kuber for the Technical sessions and the Co-ordination thereof has to be appreciated. Special thanks to Mr. Bhaskar, Zone Chairman, Southern Zone.

Friends, we have seen that the information of the Members is incomplete and therefore, we are working on updating our records and the Directory. We are getting the data’s from the Members by calling them and we had also devised way and sending mail directly to Members with their Data to verify the same. Support is requested from the Members to see the mail and to verify the Data, so that we may be in regular touch with you.

We look forward to active participation of the Members. In case Members are having suggestions then the same may kindly be informed by sending mail at [email protected] or WhatsApp to the undersigned.


Pankaj Ghiya

National President