CA. Atul Kumar Gupta has been elected as President of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India for the term 2020-21 on 12th February 2020. Having served the profession for about two decades, he joined the Central Council of ICAI in 2013 wherein he remained a member for two consecutive terms, i.e. 2013-16 and 2016-19. He got elected as Vice-President in February, 2019 for the term 2019-2020.
Widely respected for his strong organizational skills and deep insight in the affairs of profession, CA. Atul Gupta has immensely contributed to the cause of profession in the last two Councils. With his commitment, dedication and service to the profession, he endeavours to take the profession to newer zeniths, and also come up to the expectations of stakeholders consequently.
A commerce and a law graduate by education, CA. Atul Gupta has imbibed a unique perspective to view and critically address the matters. He has led the cause of profession through various committees of the Institute, serving as Chairman of Digital Accounting and Assurance Board, Board of Studies, IT Committee and Indirect Taxes Committee, among others.
CA. Atul Gupta is known and appreciated widely for his key contribution as facilitator of the Goods and Service Tax regime, particularly in its formative years. Under his stewardship at Board of Studies, the New Scheme of Education and Training that was benchmarked with the revised International Education Standards, was launched in 2017, with thorough revision of the content of the study materials of Intermediate and Final level courses.
He, earlier, has been the Chairman of SAFA Committee on Education, Training & CPD and Director of XBRL India and ICAI-Accounting Research Foundation (ARF) in the past.
CA. Gupta has mentored the team in the project of preparation of accrual-based financial statements of the Indian Railways for the years 2015-16 and 2016-17. Under his Chairmanship in the year 2010-11, the Northern India Regional Council of the Institute got the Best Regional Council award.
Also, CA. Nihar Niranjan Jambusaria, is elected as the new Vice President, of ICAI for the FY 2020-21.