The Goa Branch of Western Indian Regional Council (WIRC) of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) is proud to release a first of its kind publication i.e. “Compendium of MSME Policies and Incentive Schemes in Goa”. The booklet is released and published under the aegis of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, a statutory body formed by an Act of Parliament.
The book was released at the hands of Chief Minister of Goa Dr Pramod Sawant, on 27th June i.e. World MSME Day. The CM praised the Goa ICAI team for this collaborative effort of compiling schemes available to MSMEs in Goa. He said that this book will go a long way in educating the business in Goa about various incentives, and it will also help to become a go-to ready-reckoner for anyone wishing to setup a business in Goa. This will certainly go a long way ahead in improving Ease of Doing Business in Goa and thus will attract investments to Goa.
The Chairman of the Goa Branch of WIRC of ICAI CA Gaurav Kenkre expressed his thankfulness of the Chief Minister for his encouraging words and support. “This book is the first such publication in Goa and we are very happy to dedicate this book to the betterment of the business eco-system in Goa. We believe this is just the start and as we roll out further editions, not only will we widen the scope and ambit of the book, but we will also include all updates to the policies therein”.
The Goa ICAI thanked the various officials of Industries Department, Information Technology Department and EDC Ltd for their support and cooperation in releasing this book. The book has been authored by Goan CAs namely CA Vaibhav Pai Fondekar and CA Vinayak Dhumatkar from Margao, CA Vishwanath Bhobe from Mapusa. Others present at the event were Vice Chairman Goa Branch CA Thomas Andrade, WICASA Chairman CA Milind Shirodkar and Secretary CA Vaibhav Bale.
Earlier in the day, Goa Branch of WIRC of ICAI along with Goa Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Goa State Industry Association and EDC Ltd, had organized a free virtual webinar where speakers explained various State as well as Central schemes and incentives for MSMEs. The Goa branch of WIRC of ICAI plans to work closely with MSMEs in the state to empower them to grow leaps and bounds. To further facilitate MSMEs, Goa ICAI has proposed a MoU to be signed with the Goa Government, in relation to skilling up of MSMEs and startups in Goa.