After the historic Independence Day celebration by the AIFTP wherein more than 150 programmes were organized throughout India. We had another historic programme being organized at New Delhi. It was a great moment for us that one of our member Hon’ble Mr. Justice Ujjal Bhuyan had been elevated as the Judge of the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India. This year we had seen that two of our Members had been elevated as the Judge of the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India.

We had a felicitation function organized at New Delhi on 18th August, 2023 by the AIFTP Northern Zone at the Indian Law Institute, New Delhi. The said programme was attended by around 200 Members. We got the opportunity of felicitating Hon’ble Mr. Justice Ujjal Bhuyan, Judge, Supreme Court of India. He in his speech remembered about the events attended by him earlier of AIFTP and also remembered the close association with our Past President Dr. Ashok Saraf and the advice and blessing received by him earlier when he was appointed the Judge of Gauhati High Court from Hon’ble Mr. Justice B. P. Saraf Sb. Special thanks for organizing this felicitation function to Mr. K. C. Kaushik. My gratitude to the AIFTP, Northern Zone Chairman Mr. O. P. Shukla and all other Members who had worked hard to make the programme a grand success.

A grand event was organized by way of National Tax Conference and NEC meet at Shirdi by the AIFTP Western Zone under the leadership of Mr. Vinayak Patkar. A wonderful conference was organized with participation of more than 200 persons and a gathering from all over Maharashtra and Gujarat in addition to other parts of India on 21st and 22nd August 2023. My congratulations to the AIFTP, Western Zone and Mr. Ashwin Acharya for it. Special efforts and working being done by Mr. Vinayak Patkar and special efforts of the Past President Mr. M. Srinivas Rao are appreciated. Thanks to all the Co-organisers for it. The Darshan at the Shirdi was organized in a flawless manner and everybody got good darshan.

At Rourkela a grand National Tax Conference was organized by the AIFTP, Eastern Zone along with Rourkela Tax Bar Association and 26th and 27th August, 2023. It was a grand success with participation of more than 250 delegates. The Conference was inaugurated by Hon’ble Mr. Justice Subhashish Talpatra, Chief Justice, High Court of Orissa and Hon’ble Mr. Justice Chittranjan Das, Judge, High Court of Orissa as the Guest of Honour. Special congratulations to Conference Chairman Mr. Subhash Agarwal, Vice Chairman Mr. Dilip Agarwal, Mr. P. K. Rout, Mr. Manoj Agarwal and all other who had worked actively for the success of the Conference. Congratulation to Mr. Vivek Agarwal, National Vice President, Eastern Zone and Mr. Basudeb Chatterjee, Chairman, Eastern Zone for another wonderful event. The technical sessions on GST and Income Tax were amazing and superb.

The AIFTP, Northern Zone Chairman Mr. O. P. Shukla and other Members of AIFTP met with Smt. Nirmala Sitaraman, Union Finance Minister on 27th August, 2023 and submitted representation on GST, Income Tax and other allied laws. The meeting to place at Varanasi.

Grand RRC was organized at Vrindavan by the AIFTP, Northern Zone under the leadership of its dynamic and vibrant Chairman Mr. O. P. Shukla. The RRC Chairman Mr. Manoj Sharma and the Team worked hard to make the Vrindavan RRC a grand success. Darshans of all Mandir including Bankebihari Ji was done. Prasad was given to all. It was always a dream that the event of AIFTP should be held at Vrindavan and it was finally done on 2nd and 3rd of September, 2023. On the second day the technical session was organized and Mr. Adish Agarwala, Advocate and President, Supreme Court Bar Association was the Guest of the Honour. In the technical sessions the issues regarding GST and Income Tax was discussed. In the evening cultural event was organized. Congratulation to the Team of AIFTP, Northern Zone for this wonderful event.

Many more programmes are planned and the forthcoming list of the programme is available on the website. We look forward to your continuous participation in all the programmes. We also look forward to ensure that new Members are made and the circular / information regarding the new Members is circulated in all Professional groups.

We are also planning to organized the foundation day of AIFTP i.e. on 12th November, 2023 in a grand manner and as a foundation month of AIFTP. Accordingly, it is decided that November, 2023 would be deemed as foundation month of AIFTP and all programmes relating to AIFTP will be organized in this month.

We request all Zones to planned the programmes in 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.

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

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