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Government sets up Injeti Srinivas High Level Committee

The Union Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) has constituted a High Level Committee on Corporate Social Responsibility- 2018 (HLC-2018) under the Chairmanship of Injeti Srinivas, Secretary, MCA.
Government sets up Injeti Srinivas High Level Committee
  • It will review the existing framework and guide, and formulate a roadmap for coherent policy on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).

About Committee's Terms of Reference:

  • It will review the existing CSR framework as per Act, Rules and Circulars issued from time to time and recommend guidelines for better enforcement of CSR provisions.
  • It will analyze the outcomes of CSR activities, programmes and projects and suggest measures for effective monitoring and evaluation of CSR by companies.
  • It will also give suggestions on innovative solutions, use of technology, platform to connect stakeholders, and social audit.
  • It will submit its report to Government within three months from date of holding its first meeting.

About Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR):

  • CSR is referred as an initiative undertaken by CST to assess and take responsibility for company's effects on environment and impact on social welfare and to promote positive social and environmental change.
  • Its basic philosophy is that income is earned only from the society and therefore it should be given back.
  • Thus, CSR aims at promoting responsible and sustainable business through inclusive growth.
  • The provisions of section 135 of Companies Act, 2013 (Act) pertains to CSR.
  • The existing provisions of in Companies Act, 2013 fully empower the Board of Company to decide on their CSR Policy, approve projects and oversee implementation.
  • Under this Act, any company with net worth of Rs 500 crore or more or turnover of Rs 1000 crore or more or net profit of Rs 5 crore or more has to spend at least 2% of last 3 years average net profits on CSR activities as specified in Schedule VII of the Act.

Question:

Q. The Union Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) has constituted a High Level Committee on what under the Chairmanship of Injeti Srinivas, Secretary, MCA?
a. Business Social Responsibility- 2018
b. Community Social Responsibility- 2018
c. Corporate Social Responsibility- 2018d. None of the above
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