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Ministry of Corporate Affairs widens ambit of CSR activities

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The ministry of company affairs (MCA) has included contributions in the direction of the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) and Central Para Army Forces (CPMF) veterans and their dependents together with widows, throughout the definition of company social duty (CSR).

The notification, on Wednesday, widened the scope of CSR, which was earlier restricted activities benefiting the military, navy and air drive veterans and their dependents and conflict widows.

Whereas this may profit veterans and dependents of the CAPF and the CPMF going ahead, a Crisil report earlier in June stated almost 80% of CSR funds for the present fiscal have already been pledged to deal with the Covid-19 pandemic.

Based on a Parliament dialogue in November final yr, the armed forces and conflict widows class of CSR obtained Rs 81 crore since 2014-15. As per knowledge from nseinfobase.com, CSR spends on this class grew probably the most at 84% in FY19 over the earlier fiscal.

The Firms Act, mandates sure lessons of worthwhile corporations to spend 2% of their three-year annual common internet revenue in the direction of CSR activities per yr.

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