Mangaluru, Dec 05, 2017 : The two-days national conference of the Mangalore branch of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, ‘Kshamatha’ was inaugurated today at Sanghanikethan, Mangaluru. Inaugurating the conference, the director of Symbiosis Law School, Pune, Dr. Shashikala Gurpur said, “the chartered accountants fraternity should adopt soft skill metrics in addition to the professional qualifications to excel in the profession.
Soft skill metrics like leadership abilities, communication, personality, professionalism in terms of ethics, time management and ensuring stakeholder satisfaction, etc. play an important role in the success. Chartered accountants should serve their clients with professionalism, honesty and human values, without compromising on professional independence.”Central Council member CA Babu K Abraham said, “the curriculum of CA has been modified to include soft skills as part of the subjects and it is mandatory now to undergo soft skills training before qualifying.” The Chairman of Southern India Regional Council CA Cotha S Srinivas stressed the importance of Chartered Accountants Benevolent Fund and requested members to contribute generously to the fund.
In response to his call, three chartered accountants, namely, CA Jagannath Kamath, CA Nitin Shetty and CA S S Nayak, agreed to contribute more than one lakh rupees each and were honoured on the occasion. Welcoming the guests, the chairman of Mangalore branch CA Bhargava Tantri said, “the purpose of the seminar is to enhance efficiency and capacity of the members and the conference is organized under the aegis of Committee for capacity building of members in practice of ICAI.” Vice Chairman CA Shivananda Pai, Secretary CA Raviraj Baikampady, Treasurer CA Anantha Padmanabha, past chairman CA Keshava Ballakuraya were present on the occasion. More than 700 delegates from different parts of the country have attended the conference.