|Tax practitioners’ meet ends|
GUWAHATI, Dec 23 - The two-day convention of the All India Federation of Tax Practitioners, convened under the chairmanship of Dr Ashok Saraf, newly elected national president of the Federation, concluded today. Over 1,100 delegates and guests attended the meet. The second day witnessed four technical sessions on the subjects of judiciary, income tax and insolvency and bankruptcy. The post-lunch period saw two technical sessions. Dr Saraf presented a report on the convention.
Das said both in the Central as well as the state sectors emphasis was attached to the single purpose project on power generation, placing the multipurpose projects on the back burner, with an eye only on earning hefty sums from the sale of power, he said.
Dr Hemanta Doloi from the University of Melbourne spoke on evaluating infrastructure projects through the lens of sustainability. Dr Kamal Sarma from the US spoke on infrastructure development and attitudes as the two key elements for sustainable development of Assam. The second day witnessed a keynote session. Dr Abdelghani Meslem from Norway presented the recent efforts toward earthquake risk reduction in India.
The conference accepted more than 70 research papers from more than 20 institutions and industries from India and abroad for presentation and ended with a plenary session. It also hosted an exhibition by a group of Guwahati-based architects, dubbed SIX, which showcased the works of different architects on sustainable architectural designs for various geographical locations.