Provisions Regarding Corporate Social Responsibility

Posted: 03/12/2012 in News, PIB
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Clause 135 of the Companies Bill, 2011, inter alia, provides for the specified companies to spend at least 2% of the average net profits (of last 3 years) in pursuance of the company’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) policy and in case of failure, to specify the reasons for not spending such amount in the Board’s Report. Giving this information in written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha, Shri Sachin Pilot, Minister of Corporate Affairs, said that in case the disclosure about such reasons in the Board’s report is not made, the specified class of companies shall be liable for action under the provisions of the Companies Bill, 2011 which require disclosures to be made in the Board’s report. CSR policy to be undertaken by the companies as specified in schedule VII of the Companies Bill, 2011.

Source: Press Information Bureau.

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