Author Profile


CA. Ashok Batra

Ashok Batra is a Chartered Accountant and a Law Graduate. He is an alumnus of Sri Ram College of Commerce, Delhi University. Presently, he is a senior partner of the “M/s A.K. Batra and Associates”, Chartered Accountants. He established the said firm in 1982, after qualifying his Chartered Accountancy Exams in 1981. In the first twenty two years of his practice, he primarily worked in the traditional areas of Direct Taxation, Auditing and Sales Tax. Subsequently, in the year 2004 he felt the ever-growing significance of Service Tax in the Indian Economy. He, therefore, gained super-specialisation in Service Tax by consistent hard-work.

Consequent upon decision of the Government to implement GST with effect from 01.07.2017, he has adopted multi-disciplinary approach for gaining specialisation in GST. He is delivering lectures on important topics in GST in various seminars and Continuing Professional Education [CPE] Programmes organised by Study Circles, Branches and/or Regional Councils of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India [ICAI], other professional bodies, Chambers of Commerce and Industry, National Academy of Customs, Indirect Taxes and Narcotics [NACIN] etc. In order to enable his fellow professionals to understand diverse practical aspects and finer points pertaining to GST, he is taking classes, writing articles and books on the subject of GST. Besides, he is also engaged in Advisory, Compliance and Implementation functions of GST.

Taking into consideration his specialisation in Indirect Taxes, he has been taken as co-opted member/Special Invitee of Indirect Taxes Committee of ICAI. He is also a faculty of "Certificate Course on GST" of ICAI at many leading centres. Furthermore, he is invited to deliver Union Budget Lecture by many Study Circles, Branches and/or Regional Councils of ICAI, Institute of Company Secretaries of India [ICSI] and other professional bodes, Department, as well as by leading Chambers of Commerce and Industry and Media Channels. In addition to the present book, he has also written the following books:

  • GST Acts, Rules & Forms with Referencer [5th Edition]
  • GST Ready Reckoner