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Waste Management- An enriching CSR opportunity for Corporate India

Company Law - Rapid urbanizationis one of the major factor in which our country is facing a massive waste management challenge today. India suffers from inadequate waste infrastructure and a tremendous increase in solid waste generation per capita. Segregation of waste at source and resource recovery is the key to well- established waste management pra...

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Corporate Social Responsibility and Selection of Organisation for Partnership

Company Law - CS Deepak Pratap Singh We Indians have charity inherited in our heart, we have grown by seeing that our fathers’ and forefathers’ are donating in various temples, mosques, gurudwaras and churches. We are donating or doing philanthropic works without knowing that , who is the true beneficiary of our donation or charity. The fac...

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CSR Provisions – Obligation or Opportunity

Company Law - With the introduction of Corporate Social Responsibility provisions, many corporate consider this provision to be a burden on them. ...

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Analysis of CSR expense of 7334 Companies for FY 2014-15

Company Law - Out of 10475 eligible companies, 7334 have reported as of 31st January 2016. Out of these reporting companies only 3139 have done some expenditure on CSR....

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Deduction of CSR expenses under Income Tax Act, 1961

Company Law - Give and take is a way of getting things done in a desired manner. When we give something, we expect something. A mom dictating a child to finish her homework gets a likely response If I will finish this, will you give me a chocolate? Similar was the expectation of the corporates regarding the allowance of expenditure incurred for fulfill...

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CSR is getting mainstreamed through Companies Act 2013

Company Law - The Minister of State (MoS) for Finance and Corporate Affairs, Shri Arjun Ram Meghwal, says Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is getting mainstreamed through the Companies Act 2013. This landmark legislation has brought the issue of CSR from back rooms of corporates to their Board rooms ...

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Show cause notices to 1018 companies for violation of CSR norms

Company Law - Show cause notices have been issued to 1018 companies for 2014-15 for violation of Section 135 read with Section 134(3) (o) of the Companies Act, 2013....

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High Level Committee Report on CSR Compliance

Company Law - Major recommendations of the Committee include, inter-alia, the following: It would be desirable to conduct a review of the CSR provision of the Act after three years. Ceiling on administrative overhead cost should be increased from 5% to not more than 10% of the CSR expenditure. Definition of the term “net profit” used u...

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Draft Guidance Note on Treatment of CSR Activity Costs

Company Law - Cost Accounting Standards Board (CASB) releases Exposure Draft of Guidance Note on ‘Treatment of Costs Relating to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Activities ‘. Cost Accounting Standards Board (CASB), the standard-setting body of the Institute, has approved the release of Exposure Draft of Guidance Note on ‘Treatment o...

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HL Committee suggest measures for improved monitoring of implementation of CSR polici

Company Law - REPORT OF THE HIGH LEVEL COMMITTEE (to suggest measures for improved monitoring of the implementation of Corporate Social Responsibility policies) Content of the Report- Chapters 1- Introduction Chapters 2 – Discussion on Terms of Reference Chapters 3- Issues Relating to CSR provisions of the Act Chapters 4- Summary of Recommendatio...

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Voluntary CSR Expense allowable as business expenditure

ACIT vs. Jindal Power Limited (ITAT Raipur) - CSR expense disallowance is restricted to the expenses incurred by the assessee under a statutory obligation under section 135 of Companies Act 2013, and there is thus now a line of demarcation between the expenses incurred by the assessee on discharging corporate social responsibility under such a ...

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CSR Policy Amendment Rules 2016

Notification No. G.S.R. 540(E) - (23/05/2016) - The Board of a company may decide to undertake its CSR activities approved by the CSR Committee, through (a) a company established under section 8 of the Act or a registered trust or a registered society, established by the company, either singly or alongwith any other company, or (b) a compa...

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23 FAQs on Corporate Social Responsibility U/s. 135 of Companies Act, 2013

General Circular No. 01/2016 - (12/01/2016) - Section 135 of the Companies Act, 2013, Schedule VII of the Act and Companies CSR Policy Rules, 2014 read with General Circular dated 18.06.2014 issued by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, provide the broad contour within which eligible Companies are required to formulate their CSR policies includi...

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CSR- Swach Bharat Kosh & Clean Ganga Fund included

Notification No. G.S.R. 741 (E) - (24/10/2014) - (i) In item (i), after the words and sanitation, the words including contribution to the Swach Bharat Kosh set-up by the Central Government for the promotion of sanitation shall be inserted; (ii) In item (iv), after the words and water, the words including contribution to the Clean Ganga Fund set...

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Spending on CSR mandatory for all public sector companies

Office Memorandum No.15 (13)/2013-DPE (GM) - (21/10/2014) - The Government of India enacted the Companies Act 2013 in August 2013. Section 135 of the Companies Act 2013 (hereinafter referred to as ‘the Act) deals with the subject of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). It lays down the qualifying criteria based on net worth, turnover, and net profit for...

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Clarifications on CSR Provisions U/s. 135 of Companies Act, 2013

General Circular No. 21/2014 - (18/06/2014) - Contribution to Corpus of a Trust /society/ section 8 companies etc. will qualify as CSR expenditure as long as (a) the Trust/ society/ section 8 companies etc. is created exclusively for undertaking CSR activities or (b) where the corpus is created exclusively for a purpose directly relatable to a ...

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Waste Management- An enriching CSR opportunity for Corporate India

Schedule VII of Companies Act, 2013 (Ni/l/)

Rapid urbanizationis one of the major factor in which our country is facing a massive waste management challenge today. India suffers from inadequate waste infrastructure and a tremendous increase in solid waste generation per capita. Segregation of waste at source and resource recovery is the key to well- established waste management pra...

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CSR is getting mainstreamed through Companies Act 2013

The Minister of State (MoS) for Finance and Corporate Affairs, Shri Arjun Ram Meghwal, says Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is getting mainstreamed through the Companies Act 2013. This landmark legislation has brought the issue of CSR from back rooms of corporates to their Board rooms ...

Read More
Posted Under: Company Law |

Show cause notices to 1018 companies for violation of CSR norms

Show cause notices have been issued to 1018 companies for 2014-15 for violation of Section 135 read with Section 134(3) (o) of the Companies Act, 2013....

Read More
Posted Under: Company Law |

Corporate Social Responsibility and Selection of Organisation for Partnership

CS Deepak Pratap Singh We Indians have charity inherited in our heart, we have grown by seeing that our fathers’ and forefathers’ are donating in various temples, mosques, gurudwaras and churches. We are donating or doing philanthropic works without knowing that , who is the true beneficiary of our donation or charity. The fac...

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CSR Provisions – Obligation or Opportunity

With the introduction of Corporate Social Responsibility provisions, many corporate consider this provision to be a burden on them. ...

Read More
Posted Under: Company Law |

Analysis of CSR expense of 7334 Companies for FY 2014-15

Out of 10475 eligible companies, 7334 have reported as of 31st January 2016. Out of these reporting companies only 3139 have done some expenditure on CSR....

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Deduction of CSR expenses under Income Tax Act, 1961

Give and take is a way of getting things done in a desired manner. When we give something, we expect something. A mom dictating a child to finish her homework gets a likely response If I will finish this, will you give me a chocolate? Similar was the expectation of the corporates regarding the allowance of expenditure incurred for fulfill...

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Charter for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Committee

The objective of the Corporate Social Responsibility Committee of the Board of Directors the Company shall be to assist the Board and the Company in fulfilling its corporate social responsibility...

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32 FAQs on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

For compliance under section 135 i.e. Corporate Social Responsibility, from which Financial Year CSR Expenditure & Reporting Begins? The constitution of CSR Committee, preparation of CSR Policy, the spending of amount on CSR activities needs to be during the financial year 2014-15. ...

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Corporate Social Responsibility – An Insight

While there may be no single universally accepted definition of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), each definition that currently exists underpins the impact that businesses have on society at large and the societal expectations of them. Although the roots of CSR lie in philanthropic activities...

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