Pankaj Ghiya, Advocate


The programmes being organized by all the Zones are wonderful and are helping in spreading the awareness about AIFTP and is also attracting Professional to become Members of AIFTP. It’s really an achievement for all of us that the educational and other activities are being organized regularly and all Zones are working to organized programmes continuously.

After the wonderful Conference at Vrindavan, we had another fantastic One Day Tax Conference at Kolkata. It was organized at The Grand Oberoi, Kolkata. Dr. Ashok Saraf, Past President, AIFTP was the Chief Guest. It was attended by over 200 participants from all over India and was a tech marvel. Congratulation to Mr. Vivek Agarwal, NVP, Eastern Zone and Mr. Basudeb Chatterjee, Chairman, AIFTP, Eastern Zone for it. Special appreciation for Mr. Giridhar Dhelia, Conference Chairman for the wonderful arrangements and hospitality.

On 1st October, 2023, we have published our Nine Monthly Report i.e. from 1st January to 30th September, 2023 and the same is available on our website.

The second half of September was a busy month for professionals and all were busy in filing Income Tax Audit reports / returns. Accordingly, no programme was kept during this period. The next programme was a dream programme of AIFTP i.e. a Sport Extravaganza.

For the first time we conceptualized “AIFTP Premier League” which included sports like Cricket, Badminton, Carom, Chess & Table Tennis. The responsibility to organized AIFTP Premier League (APL) was taken by Mr. Sandeep Goyal from Chandigarh. He made herculean efforts in making the AIFTP Premier League a grand success and almost devoted one month in planning and organizing the event. Initially, we were wondering how the event would be organized. However, after many discussions the final shape was freeze and it was decided that Cricket would be organized and it would be having 8 Teams. All the Zones would be having their team and President XI would be separate team and there will be two city team of Chandigarh and Ludhiana. It was also decided that team uniform will be finalized and all Zones Chairman readily agreed to contribute Rs. 21,000.00 each for the Team uniforms. Other sport event like Carom, Chess, Table Tennis and Badminton was also finalized as individual sports. Cash prizes was announced. It was really wonderful to see that all Zone and other teams participated with vigour and there was healthy competition.

The APL for the first time in AIFTP History was organized in New Stadium, Mullanpur by Punjab Cricket Association which is a world level cricket stadium. It was inaugurated by Hon’ble Mr. Justice Rajesh Bindal, Judge, Supreme Court of India. The matches started early on 7th October, 2023 from 7.00 AM. Initial draw of lots was done in the dinner hosted on 6th October, 2023 with the unveiling of the team uniforms and trophies.

In the AIFTP Premier League Central Zone won the first APL and Southern Zone was the runners up. The Mayor of Chandigarh – Sh. Anup Gupta distributed the prizes. Special congratulations to Mr. Sandeep Goyal for the wonderful hosting of APL and also sponsoring for this year the Cricket Trophy in his father’s name. Congratulation also to Mr. Nitish Bansal & Mr. Rohin Arora for co- ordinating all the events and man behind the success of APL. Special efforts by Shri O. P. Shukla, Chairman, Northern Zone and Dr. Naveen Ratan, NVP- NZ are also to be appreciated.

The individual tournaments were won by the following:-

Sports Winner Runner-up
Carom Manoj Bajaj Chander Mohan
Badminton – Men’s Single Amrit Abhishek Singh
Badminton – Men’s Doubles CA Paras Gupta & Abhishek Anmol & Amrit
Badminton – Women’s Single Nalini Malik Jaspreet Kaur
Badminton – Women’s Doubles Nalini Malik & Klee Fredrick Jaspreet Kaur & Aakriti Gupta
Badminton – Mix Doubles CA Paras Gupta & Nalini Malik Ishaan Loomba & Aakriti Gupta
Table Tennis – Men’s Single Puneet Rai Sanjay Kumar
Table Tennis – Men’s Doubles Adarsh Vir Singh & Ishan Malhotra Puneet Rai & Kapil Sharma
Chess Harpreet Singh Mohit Basral

The next event of the month of October was organized at Khajuraho by the AIFTP (Central Zone) and (Northern Zone) along with MPLTBA. It was organized at Hotel Chandela at Khajuraho. It was attended by over 300 persons. It was inaugurated by Sh. Lokesh Jatav, Commissioner, State Tax, Madhya Pradesh. Special appreciation for organizing this Mega Event is to be given to Mr. Santosh Gupta from Chhatarpur. The efforts of Central Zone Chairman Mr. Sandeep Agarwal are to be appreciated. The overall co-ordination was done by the MPLTBA President Mr. Ashvin Lakhotia.

The next programme is at Alwar being the RRC organized by AIFTP (Central Zone). The Zonal Election has been announced and published in the Times and all Members are requested to participate in the Zone Elections.

We request all Zones to planned the programmes Foundation month and ask all Members to celebrate the Foundation Day and Month of AIFTP in Grand manner and to fly the flag of AIFTP on their houses and send the photo so that we can have a collection of it. The foundation day programme can also be clubbed with the local Diwali Sneh Milan.

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 and also request. 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