The Institute of Cost Accountants of India

(Statutory body under an Act of Parliament)


Respected CMA Members & Beloved CMA Students,


I begin my speech with the quote of Swami Vivekananda….

“The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall “

At the outset I like to extend my sincere gratitude to the members for electing me for two consecutive terms 2015-19 and 2019-23 as the Regional Council Member of Eastern India.

I too like to express my heartfelt thanks to the Regional Council for selecting and electing me as Vice Chairperson for the year 2020-21 & Secretaryfor the year 2021-22.


We are all passing through a very difficult & challenging scenario due to Covid 19 pandemic since March 2020. However EIRC has adopted the virtual mode for conducting classes and CEP and other programmes.


In the year 2020-21 I was entrusted by the Regional Council for three Committees, I was the Chairperson of  (i) Students Training & Facilities Committee (ii) Seminar & Workshop Committee & (iii) Women Empowerment Committee.

You will be happy to note that more than 5000 students took admission in  EIRC during my Chairmanship of Students Training & Facilities Committee. Various activities, competitions &  CEP programmes were conducted for the Members & Students, during the period October 2020 to July 2021 with the help and support of my Regional Council Colleagues & Employees of EIRC. In this context I like to extend my special thanks to the then Chairman of EIRC, CMA Ashis Banerjee & President CMA BiswarupBasu for their help and support.


This year i.e 2021-22 I have been entrusted  by the Regional Council for the Women Empowerment Committee only. I hope to perform my duties diligently and live upto your expections as the yester years.

I also take the privilege to convey you that the Board of Advance Studies of HQ has come up with a number  of Certificate / Diploma Courses for CMA Members & CMA Students; the latest one being Diploma in Forensic Audit which will start from September 2021. The link for the course ishttps://icmai.in/Advanced_Studies/


My Best Wishes to the CMA Students for their forth coming examinations.


Wish you all A very Happy Independence Day, Onam, RakshaBandhan&Janamashtami.


Stay Safe & Stay Blessed.


CMA Arundhati Basu

Secretary – EIRC


Published on :08/08/2021