Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel on Sunday urged Chartered Accountants (CAs) associated with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) to help strengthen the functioning and financial management of Gram Panchayats and urban administrations.
He was addressing the CAs from across the country in a webinar organized by the ICAI on the subject ‘Resurgent Chhattisgarh’.
Baghel announced land for the Raipur branch of ICAI to set up a CA coaching institute for students of Chhattisgarh and an office building in Naya Raipur. He also released an e-souvenir on the occasion.
He said that one acre of land has been reserved in villages for economic and other activities of women self-help groups. ICAI can tie up with industrialists and women's groups to prepare quality materials as per their requirement.
By giving a part of the dividend to the women groups, they can help in providing them a source of income, he said.
Saying Chhattisgarh has a favourable environment for industrial and commercial activities, Baghel said that after Kolkata, Surat and Mumbai, a big Gems and Jewellery Park is being built in Raipur.
ICAI National Chairman Atul Gupta proposed to cooperate with the state government in helping to generate new revenues in urban areas and conduct three years intensive training under CA guidance to students after graduation.