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Strengthening the Profession, Empowering the Nation - The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) has been an integral part of the Indian financial landscape for the last 75 years. Established in 1949, ICAI has played a crucial role in regulating and developing the profession of chartered accountancy in the country. As ICAI celebrates its 75th year of existence under the banner "75 Years of Trust.." it is an opportunity to reflect on its achievements, acknowledge the contributions of its members and reaffirm its commitment towards the profession and society.

Celebrating 75th Year of Trust

To mark the 75th anniversary, the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) has diligently outlined a comprehensive plan spanning two years. This celebration aims to engage every facet of ICAI's community, from members and students to government regulators and the broader public. Activities will be held across ICAI's Regional Councils, Branches, and Chapters, ensuring widespread participation and inclusivity. Through a diverse range of events focusing on social, environmental, and sustainability initiatives, financial literacy drives, blood donation camps, marathons, walkathons, debates, quizzes, declamations, sports competitions, and creative contests, ICAI intends to create a vibrant and memorable celebration of its 75 years of establishment.

These activities will not only celebrate the institute's rich legacy but also foster a sense of unity and purpose among its stakeholders. By emphasizing engagement and community involvement, ICAI's anniversary celebrations seek to reinforce trust and goodwill while making meaningful contributions to society.


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Glorious Words from Eminent Leaders

“I am confident that ICAI will make a success of all the programmes associated with its Platinum Jubilee Celebrations. And ofcourse, I am confident that ICAl and its members will keep up efforts to build a nation defined by Tax Transparency, Tax Predictability and Tax Compliance." The Hon'ble President further added, "The success of ICAl as a body of professionals is a matter of pride for our country. The community of Chartered Accountants have played a role in the critical transition to GST. I must commend che efforts of all of you.”

Spoken on the occasion of CA Day celebration & launch of Platinum Jubilee celebrations of ICAI held at New Delhi on 1st July, 2019

Shri Ram Nath Kovind

President of India


“Indian accounting professionals have been working relentlessly working to fulfill the dreams of the founding Fathers of their role of quality services envisaged by them. CAs are change agents and also the conscience keepers of the profession as well as for their clients. They also ensure that their clients pay their taxes truthfally and help in nation building. Accountancy has been included in the top 12 champion sectors by the govt. that will have the power to boost the economy of the country. I am sure CAs will understand the deep responsibility they have for nation building. Success of GST wouk not have happened without the support and active contribution of ICAI and the CA community all across the country.”

Spoken on che occasion of 70th CA Day & Platinum Jubilee celebrations of ICAI held at New Delhi on 1st July, 2019

Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu

Vice-President of India


“Heartiest greetings and best wishes to everyone at Institute of Chartered Accountants of india (ICAI) for ‘Chartered Acoountants Day’ on July 1 and on completion of 72 years of ICAl's dedicated service to our nation. Trusted with the responsibility of preserving sound health of economic and financial systems, CAs have a significant role in book keeping. The financial skills of our CA professionals are widely acclaimed throughout the world.”

Message ofthe Hon'ble Prime Minister of India to ICAI on the occasion of 72nd CA Day on Ist July, 2021

Shri Narendra Modi

Hon 'ble Prime Minister of India


In present times, we live in a world which offers a vista of opportunities for those who can handle the accompanying serious challenges. The subprime crisis and Eurozone crisis had adversely impacted the global economy including the BRICS nations. The same have reinforced the role of accounting professionals in discharging their responsibility to create public trust. Ethical standards would result in fruitful communication to stakeholders. A highly robust framework was required in the accounting/auditing / financial reporting,

PS accounting and accounting innovation. ICAI has a big role to play in furthering India's economic growth by providing inputs to the government in various fields as well as effective implementation of schemes such as MGREGA.

At ICAI International Conference held in Kolkata in November, 2013

Shri Pranab Mukherjee

President of India


"I compliment you for the high standards of professionalism that you have come to be known for. An Indian chartered accountant is recognised worldwide as being among the best and the brightest in the profession. Your institute has served our country with great distinction. I sincerely believe that we cannot be satisfied with the status quo and I sincerely hope that the best is yet to come, Another 60 years will be still more productive, innovative in the service of the people ofour great country. Indian Chartered Accountants have truly earned a name and fame for themselves like so many of our professional workers. Like our engineers, doctors, scientists, technologists and other professionals, our chartered accountants too faced global competition and to their credit they stood their ground."

Spoken on the occasion of the launch of ICAI Diamond Jubilee celebrations at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi on Ist July, 2008

Dr. Manmohan Singh

Prime Minister of India


“Over the years ICAI and its members have made a name for themselves in the development of discipline as well standard of accounting. One of the national challenge is: How do we get maximum economic benefit for the given investment? I believe this is your core competence. The CAs have an integrated experience of auditing, financial advice and financial management and providing leadership to certain industries and establishments.Time has now come for the Chartered Accountants to elevate themselves from component audit to system performance audit. How are you going to prepare yourselves from now the year of completing the 100 years of service in the auditing by the year 2049? Hence the vision of ICAI can be: ‘ICAI will transform into a Financial Management and financial advice organisation with focus towards economic development of the nation and enhancing growth of GDP.

(While speaking on the topic “Chartered Accountants: Partners in National Develoomendat the inauguration ofICAIS International Conference on Accounting Profession: Adding Value To New Horizons Of Economic Growth, at New Delhi on 1st September, 2005)

Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

President of India


“I compliment the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India for having pioneered the initiatives for creating professional a Facilitating identification of concerns and making comprehensive recommendations on issues relating to conduct of negotiations for various agreements of WTO and their implementation. Friends, you are highly qualified professionals working in every sector of economy and are spread over every part of the country. You are in a unique position to ensure that everyone remains on the right track leading to the path of progress.”

Spoken at the Function to release the document "The WTO- Road Ahead" at New Delhi on 22nd February, 2003

Shri Bhairon Singh Shekhawat

Vice President of India


“I must compliment the profession of Chartered Accountants for having served India well in the past five decades. The prestige your profession has acquired is on account of discipline, diligence and dedication which have become the hallmark of your profession. What is more is that you have been able to transmit that sense of discipline and diligence to much of the financial transactions of the Indian economy. Your profession had made rapid stride in the last few decades and your illustrious Institute has been spearheading the economic growth.. The Indian Chartered Accountants have succeeded in meeting the rapidly changing demands of the Indian economy in this era of liberalisation and globalisation. This could not have been possible without the institute laying special emphasis on continuous education and training of your members. This progressive mindset provides a model for other professions. Another feature of your Institute which pleases me is that it is perhaps the only Institute in the world which undertakes the complete range of activities relating to its members and students, and I am particularly happy to note that you have made special endeavours to articulate accounting and auditing standards and improve the quality of corporate functioning..”

Spoken at the Inauguration of Golden Jubilee Celebrations of the Institute on 1st July, 1998 at New Delhi

Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee

Prime Minister of India


"In so far as the Accountants bring high ethical standards and professional competence in the preparation of accounts and auditors' reports, he undertakes a social responsibility, which is of relevance to all the citizens of his society... In a developing economy, it is the Accountants who are responsible for ensuring that scarce resources are utilised in the most economic fashion and that different manufacturing and other processes are run to the best possible advantage of the organisation as well as the society."

Spoken at 10th CAPA Conference at Siri Fort Auditorium in New Delhi on 21st November, 1983

Shri Giani Zail Singh

President of India


Apart from examining accuracy of transactions, the modern auditor should also look into the propriety of such transactions the profession has to develop uniform accounting principles, standard terminologies and precise definitions of various accounting concepts. This was desirable from the point of view of providing reliable information in the financial statements for the benefit of the intending investors, members of the public, government agencies and financial institutions. This will enable individuals and organisations to form a fairly accurate judgement of the financial position by a study of the audited financial statements of companies."

Spoken at the inauguration of first ever Commonwealth Conference of Accountants held in New Delhi from 6th to 8th February, 1975

Dr. Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed

President of India


“.for safeguarding our own independence and liberty, we have got to provide some checks which automatically do not allow independence and liberty to be misused. Anybody who misuses power loses it: otherwise democracy is not maintained. You, who are accounting for everybody and also auditing the accounts, can do a great deal to improve standards. But to do that you have got to be vigilant all the time, and very humble.”

Spoken at 10th Annual Meeting of the Council held on 7th September, 1959

Shri Morarji Desai

Minister for Finance (Former Prime Minister of India)


"I cannot conceive what would happen if there were no accountants and no auditors. Not only the mute shareholders in a private company but the industries and the economy of the country as a whole would suffer without your help and adequate guidance. Members of your Institute have a virtual monopoly in financial accounting and auditing work. They must therefore unreservedly accept their responsibility for creating and maintaining an atmosphere of confidence in so far as it lies in their power to do so. This can be done only if you take a positive view of your duties and responsibilities"

Spoken at 9th and 11th Annual Meetings of the Council held at New Delhi in September, 1958 and September, 1960

Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri

Minister for Commerce & Industry (Former Prime Minister of India)

1958, 1960

"You (CAs) must do your work selflessly, in a spirit of dedication, in an uncompromising way, not caring for powers. but you must do your work for the sake of the community as a whole. In matters relating to the public enterprises which we undertake, our duty should be to see that monies spent are properly spent and that there is no wastage. That is a thing which you have to promote. You will help us in maintaining high standards of public behaviour by your frank and candid accounting and auditing. It is therefore essential that you maintain high standards. Whatever profession you might follow, you should not forget that everyone is an artist in his own line, whether it is in accounting or auditing, whether it is in accounting or auditing, writing or doing the job of a sculptor or a painter.

Spoken at a meeting of the Chartered Accountants Madras Region held on 5th June, 1958

Dr. S. Radhakrishnan

Vice-President of India (Former President of India)


"The fast increasing tempo of the industrial and economic development of the country makes it imperative that every Chartered Accountant should realise that he belongs to a profession which provides the first line of defence to the unwary public against money grabbers and opportunists. Your responsibility in this matter becomes all the greater because of the autonomy, which your profession enjoys. The confidence of the public in even reliable and well-managed business undertakings would be gravely undermined, if unscrupulous persons were allowed without let or hindrance, to manipulate company accounts or otherwise indulge in malpractices only to serve their own ignoble ends. The Government and the public are therefore alike interested in the maintenance of the independence and integrity of the Accountancy profession but it is primarily for the profession itself to create conditions favorable to the growth of these qualities in its members.

Spoken on the occasion of the Opening of the Building of the Institute and Inauguration of the First Conference of the Chartered Accountants of India, on Friday, 2nd April, 1954

Dr. Rajendra Prasad

President of India


Inclusiveness of ICAI

25th Central Council of ICAI

Message from President

As I reflect upon the glorious past and the journey of ICAI, I feel extremely proud of the phenomenal progress that our profession has made over the past seven decades. This year our alma mater is celebrating the 75 years of its existence and this institution has evolved into an educator par excellence, partner in nation building and has established itself as one of the leading accounting bodies in the world. The highly evolved and tech-edged course curriculum prepares future ready professionals.

We are committed to taking forward this legacy towards strengthening the accounting profession globally and given the kind of versatile growth being witnessed by our profession, which is aligned with the growth of the country, I am very optimistic about the inspiring future of our profession.

CA. Ranjeet Kumar Agarwal

President, ICAI

Message from Vice-President

As we are celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, I am filled with immense pride and joy. This milestone is a testament to our unwavering commitment to excellence, integrity, and professionalism. I extend my heartfelt gratitude to all members, students, and stakeholders who have contributed to this journey.

Reflecting on our past achievements, from being an outstanding educator to a vital partner in nation-building, ICAI has emerged as a global leader in the field of accounting. Our cutting-edge curriculum ensures that our professionals are equipped for the challenges of tomorrow.

Looking ahead, I am filled with optimism about the future of our profession. Our continued growth and innovation, aligned with the progress of our nation, will undoubtedly lead to even greater success. Let us come together to celebrate this momentous occasion with great enthusiasm and anticipation for the inspiring journey that lies ahead.

CA. Charanjot Singh Nanda

Vice-President, ICAI

Message from Convenor

Reflecting on the illustrious journey of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, I am overwhelmed at the phenomenal progress our profession has made over the past. It's evident that ICAI has evolved into an esteemed educator, a pivotal partner in nation-building, and a global leader in accounting.

Our commitment to advance this legacy is unwavering, as we strive to strengthen the accounting profession on a global scale. As the Convenor of the ICAI@75 initiative, I want to express my sincere appreciation to everyone who has played a part in our journey. We're dedicated to advance our profession globally, as it aligns with the country's growth.

CA. (Dr.) Raj Chawla

Central Council Member and Convenor, Group for ICAI@75

Message from Deputy Convenor

It is with immense pride and pleasure that I extend my heartfelt congratulations as the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) enters its 75th year of existence. This remarkable milestone is a testament to our enduring legacy of excellence, integrity, and professionalism. As the Deputy Convenor of the ICAI@75 group, I express my gratitude to all members, students, and stakeholders who have contributed to our journey. Let us celebrate this momentous occasion with great enthusiasm and look forward to a future of continued growth, innovation, and success.

CA. (Dr.) Dheeraj Khandelwal

Central Council Member and Deputy Convenor, Group for ICAI@75