Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Projects
Corporate Social Responsibility Programme of Public Sector Enterprises for innovative projects including for empowerment and rehabilitation of persons with disabilities
- 1. The New Companies Act, 2013 makes a mandatory provision of making a contribution of 2% of profits towards corporate social responsibility to address social issues and bring about a positive impact on the life of the poor and disadvantaged groups including bringing about inclusive development and help these sections leave a productive dignified life.
- 2. Provisions relating to the activities of this Department are covered under the entry (ii) in Schedule – VII of the said Act:
a.promoting education, including special education and employment enhancing vocation skills especially among children, women, elderly, and the differently abled and livelihood enhancement projects;”
- 3. Section 135 of the Company’s Act 2013, is regarding activities by Companies in their corporate social responsibility. Ministry of Corporate Affairs clarified vide Circular No. 21/2014 and OM No. 05/01/2014-CSR dated 18.06.2014 that provision for aids and appliances to the differently able persons is covered under Schedule VII (i) under promoting health care including preventive health care.
Projects of the Department receiving funds under CSR