Internship Experience @ BD Pathak DK Gupta and Associates, Solan, HP: Work Related to Tax Laws {S}

Your Name, College, Year of Study, Email ID

Nikita Sharma, UILS Shimla, 5th year

Name of Organisation, Location city, Team Strength

BD Pathak DK Gupta and Associates, Solan, Himachal Pradesh, 2 Founding partners and 1 steno typist and clerical staff.

Application Process

Personal contact.

Duration of internship and timings

I worked there for 4 weeks and I worked from 10 AM to 4 PM, but they were cool if I wanted to take off early.

First impression, first day formalities, infrastructure

The very first day, I was made to introduce whole team. I was told about the work they are engaged in. As there were not many people in the team and office was spacious I was given the freedom to choose between 3 rooms.

But I choose to sit by Mr. Gupta as he handle maximum cases, it helped me to understand client counselling also.

Main tasks

My main task was to go through files for documents and sometimes I can sit by client counselling, as firm mainly deals in tax consultation.

Work environment and people

Work environment was healthy, little bit boring as workload was not that much. But the best part was that both of the Founding partners were Taxation Commissioners and hence have lot of experience, they constantly guided me, and special attention was given to me which I thoroughly enjoyed.

Best things

Best thing was guidance to legal profession by experienced people.

Bad things

Work was boring and after certain extent one tends to get frustrated.

Stipend

None

Biggest Lessons

1. Taxation related matters are boring, at least for me.

2. Patience is essence of legal profession.

3. You need to love what you do in order to succeed otherwise you will end up frustrated.

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