FORM NO. CSR-1 is issued Pursuant to section 135 of the Companies Act, 2013 and Rule 4(1) and (2) of Companies (CSR Policy) Rules, 2014 for Registration of Entities for undertaking CSR Activities.

In accordance with the Companies (Corporate Social Responsibility Policy) Amendment Rules, 2021, company can undertake CSR activities either itself or through entities defined under Rule 4 sub rule (1).

These companies/entities are required to mandatorily register themselves with the central government for undertaking any CSR activity by filing the e-form CSR-1 with the Registrar

Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) has mandated filing of form CSR-1 by all the implementing entities intending to undertake CSR activities for all CSR projects effective from 1st April 2021. A unique CSR Registration Number shall be generated for all entities submitting Form CSR-1.

Form CSR-1 & related ROC Compliance

What is Form CSR-1?

Form CSR-1 is a registration form for getting CSR funding. The purpose of eForm is  “Registration of Entities for undertaking CSR activities”. Form CSR-1 shall be Digitally signed and submitted electronically by the entity.

This form is required to be verified digitally by a practising professional like CA or a CS, or a CMA. All entities who are intending to undertake CSR projects have to file this Form on the MCA portal.

Some of the benefits of CSR-1 registration are:

√ Ease in undertaking CSR activities

√ Entitled to receive all the Grants & Donation from companies.

Types of NGOs eligible for CSR-1 registration

Entities that are eligible to file Form CSR-1 on MCA Portal for getting CSR Funding are as follows:

√ A company established under section 8 of the Act, or a registered public trust or a registered society, registered under section 12A and 80G of the Income Tax Act, 1961, established by the company, either singly or along with any other company.

√ A company established under section 8 of the Act or a registered trust or a registered society, established by the Central Government or State Government.

√ Any entity established under an Act of Parliament or a State legislature.

√ A company established under section 8 of the Act, or a registered public trust or a registered society, registered under section 12A and 80G of the Income Tax Act, 1961, and has an established track record of at least three years in undertaking similar activities.

Documents Required for CSR-1 Registration

The documents required to upload for CSR-1 Registration is as follows:

√ Copy of the registration certificate

√ Trust Deed in case of a registered Trust

√ Memorandum in case of a registered Society

√ Copy of the PAN of the NGO/Section 8 Company with Form CSR-1

√ DIN/PAN of the Director, Trustee, Secretary, etc. of the organization

√ Copy of the Resolution authorizing the person by the entity with Resolution number and date of the resolution

√ DSC of the Authorized Signatory

Processing Type

The e Form will be processed in STP mode.

Acknowledgement and CSR Registration Number

When an eForm is successfully processed, an acknowledgement of the same is sent to the user in the form of an email to the email id of the entity. Further, a digitally signed approval letter along with CSR Registration number with Format CSRXXXXXXXX where X represents system generated unique sequential number will be sent to the FO User as well as the email ID of the entity as entered in the eform.

Specimen of the Certificate/Approval Letter of CSR Registration

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF CORPORATE AFFAIRS
OFFICE OF THE REGISTRAR OF COMPANIES

Dated : 25-08-2021

NOTE – THIS LETTER IS ONLY AN APPROVAL FOR REGISTRATION OF THE ENTITIES FOR UNDERTAKING CSR ACTIVITIES.

To.

FOUNDATION ,
Surat,Gujarat,394650

H

Taluka

PAN : AA

Subject: In Reference to Registration of Entities for undertaking CSR activities

Reference: Your application dated -2021 (SRN-T I)

Sir/Madam,

With reference to the above, it is informed that the entity has been registered for undertaking CSR activities and the Registration number is CSR000. Please refer the registration number for any further communication.

Registrar of Companies

RoC – Ahmedabad

Note: The corresponding form has been approved and this letter has been digitally signed through a system generated digital signature.

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