The year 2023 is an year of hope, optimism, joy, affection, innovation, artificial intelligence and looking to futuristic trends in life. After almost two year of Covid related issues we are hopeful that 2023 would be a year which would be free of diseases and will bring new buoyancy in the economy.

The New team has taken charge from 1st January, 2023 and we had our first program at Hotel Lalit at New Delhi on 6th January, 2023 which was organized by AIFTP North Zone and West Zone together with Maharashtra Tax Practitioner Association and Sales Tax Bar Association, New Delhi. There was gathering of almost 400 Tax Professionals from throughout India. Credit goes to Mr. Narendra Sonawane of MTPA and Mr. Sripad Bedarkar of MTPA. The special credit goes to Mr. O.P. Shukla, Chairman, North Zone for his efforts and getting registration of around 300+ Members. Sh. Ashvin Acharya, Chairman, West Zone also deserves appreciation for the efforts and Coordinating for the program. My thanks to my dear friend Mr. Sanjay Sharma, President, Sales Tax Bar Association. New Delhi for all the support and encouragement.

The next program for month of January is being organized by AIFTP East Zone on 20th – 22nd of January at Kolkata with WBNUJS. It is a National Evaluative Conference on GST @ 5 which will be discussing impact of GST on Central – State physical and the structural and working of GST Law. Office bearer meeting is also called at Kolkata on 20th January, 2023.

We are working to celebrate 26th January i.e. the Republic Day and also planning to organized some programmes in South.

The National Tax Conference and the NEC will be held on Puri on 3rd – 5th February, 2023. The Conference will be organized on a large scale and Speakers from all over India are the star attraction of the NTC. My request to all Members to participate in large number in the Puri NTC & NEC. Special efforts are being done by the AIFTP Eastern Zone Chairman Mr. Bibekanand Mohanti and the National Vice President, Eastern Zone Mr. Vivek Agarwal for the Conference. Mr. Pradosh Patnaik, Joint Secretary, AIFTP, Eastern Zone if Coordinative for the success of the NTC.

In between of the programmes the budget talk on virtual platform is being organized on 1st & 2nd Feb., 2023 by all Zones. Details of the Budget talks will be circulated shortly.

We are working on connecting the Members of AIFTP to the global world. Accordingly we had decided to launch “AIFTP Global Connect”. It will be a search facility on the website of the AIFTP wherein any person can search the presence of AIFTP Member in any city and can connect with him for the professional work etc. Initially we are making it available to all AIFTP Members and shortly the Members who will verify their data and correct the same on the website of the AIFTP will be given priority and will be said to be the AIFTP verified.

I convey my thanks and gratitude to all the Members for electing me as the National President for the year 2023. It will be my endeavour to work for the tax fraternity and to spread the knowledge and to follow the motto of Ethics, Education and Excellence.

On behalf of AIFTP I convey my best wishes for the happy and prosperous New year, 2023 and a very happy Republic Day.


Pankaj Ghiya

National President, 2023

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