Virtual Training Programme on “Accrual Accounting” organized at ICAR-NRRI, Cuttack
The three-day Virtual Training on “Accrual Accounting” has been organized by the ICAR-National Rice Research Institute, Cuttack, Odisha from 12th to 14th January, 2021 for enriching the knowledge and enhancing competency of the finance and other officers working in ICAR institutes and Head Quarter. In order to enhance the efficiency and performance and develop professionalism amongst finance officers and other administrative personnel the first batch of online training programme has been conducted through virtual classes by the eminent resource persons. The session-wise quizzes, assignments and recapping of previous day sessions were attempted by the participants to have a better learning experience.
Dr. G.P. Sharma, Director, Finance, Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi along with his team of Deputy Director (Finance) and Shri S.K. Pathak, Comptroller, ICAR-Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar and Mrs Sunita Arya, Chief Finance & Accounts Officer, ICAR-Central Arid Zone Research Institute, Jodhpur and other resource persons virtually interacted with the participants during the training programme and clarified their doubts on many aspects. Dr S.K. Das, the course director, highlighted the importance of accrual accounting in the present context.
The training covered most basic and advanced level of accrual accounting like Principles and Concepts, Accounting Standards, preparation of final accounts, Depreciation & Reserves, Bank Reconciliation Statement, Significant Accounting Policies, Computerised Accounting, Audit Report of on Annual Account of ICAR etc. And the sessions were delivered by the most experienced faculty from ICAR.
A total of 45 Assistant Finance & Accounts Officers/Finance & Accounts Officers/Senior Finance & Accounts Officers and other officers from 37 ICAR institutes and Head Quarter virtually participated in the programme from all the Subject Matter Division of ICAR.
Dr N.K. Jain, Principal Scientist (Agronomy), HRM Unit, ICAR, stressed upon the HRM policy of ICAR in general and importance of human resource development in particular. Dr. D. Maiti, Director, NRRI in his address highlighted the need for developing professionals amongst Finance & Accounts Officers and Administrative Officers in ICAR system. While acknowledging the contribution of Shri Santosh Kumar Sethi and Shri Subodha Kumar Sahu, course co-coordinators, Dr. Ranjan Kumar Mohanta, course coordinator expressed his sincere thanks for support and cooperation of all concerned for making the programme a grand success.