Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday called chartered accountants a "big pillar" of the Indian economy and urged them to bring technological innovations to meet global standards.
Addressing CAs at an event organised by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI), Modi said "You (CAs) take care of the economic health of the country and you are famous world over for your knowledge and financial skills. You are a big pillar of the Indian economy."
Live updates of PM Modi's speech:
Your signature is more powerful than PM's and government also believes the accounts signed by you: PM Narendra Modi to CAs
We will always remember how the community of professionals took a lead during the freedom struggle of India. Like the lawyers did during the freedom struggle, I urge the CAs to take the lead in the journey towards India's economic growth.
PM asks CAs why action has been taken against only 25 of them for irregularities, while over 1,400 cases are pending for many years
It's a bitter truth that only 32 lakh Indians have declared over Rs 10 lakh income, despite crores being in high-end professions
Govt committed to more tough action against firms helping in hiding black money; we are not concerned about political implications
Govt has cancelled registration of over 1 lakh companies and more than 37,000 shell firms have been identified for strong action
Post-demonetisation, data mining shows that over 3 lakh registered companies indulged in suspected dealings
If you know anyone with black money, warn them that they would not be spared: PM Narendra Modi to CAs.
People with black money will face more difficulties when Switzerland begins automatic information exchange with India in 2 yrs
Impact of our steps to check black money is clear from latest figures of Swiss banks, where Indians' money has dipped to record low
Just like doctors don't want people to be ill to get more business, chartered accountants too need to safeguard society's economic health
Those who have looted the poor will have to give back what they have looted
Over one lakh companies came under scanner post demonetisation drive
On one hand, there is a Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan and there is a movement to clean the nation from the menace of corruption
Our Government has taken a tough stand against those who have looted the nation
A country where a select few loot, such a nation cannot scale new heights. These select few never want the nation to grow
GST a new beginning, a new path for our economy
The CA community looks after the economic health of society.
GST implementation dawn of a new era in India
"I am hopeful the new course will boost the financial skills of people joining this profession. We need to develop a dynamic system in our institutions and human resources to meet the global benchmarks and requirements," PM said after launching a new CA course at the event.
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