The ICAI–MSME Yatra which is to cover 75 cities in 75 days, reached Panaji Goa on Friday, 11th November 2022. President of Goa Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Ralph DeSouza and Hon. Secretary of Goa State Industries Association, Kiran Sirsat flagged off the yatra vehicle in an event organised by the Goa branch of WIRC of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI).
Chairperson of the Goa Branch of WIRC of ICAI CA Gaurav Kenkre said that the yatra has been conducted to recognise the role played by the chartered accountants in strengthening the MSMEs as the backbone of the Indian economy.
“To commemorate the celebrations, the Goa branch of WIRC of ICAI has organised a series of events. We will focus on local needs of MSMEs and popularising the MSME schemes,” said Kenkre.
President of Goa Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Ralph DeSouza acknowledged the efforts of ICAI in supporting MSMEs in Goa. “ICAI and GCCI routinely have joint knowledge-based events for the benefit of trade and commerce at large. This provides much needed fillip to micro and small enterprises”.
Secretary of Goa State Industries Association, Kiran Sirsat appreciated the gesture of ICAI of compiling, publishing and free distribution of books on Compendium of MSME Policies in the state of Goa.
The dignitaries also inaugurated 6 helpdesks set up for the facilitation of MSMEs. The helpdesks were manned by experts who provided free Udhyam registration, guidance on schemes of financers like SIDBI and State Bank of India, and guidance on incentives of entities like NSIC, DFO MSME and Invoice discounting. Technical sessions were also held wherein the experts guided the MSMEs present on the various support schemes available to them. A special session was also conducted by CA Yogesh Kulkarni, on Financial excellence for MSMEs.