Section 135 of the Companies Act, 2013, Schedule VII of the Act and Companies CSR Policy Rules, 2014 read with General Circular dated 18 June 2014 issued by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA), provide the broad contour within which eligible Companies are required to formulate their CSR policies including activities to be undertaken and implement the same in the right earnest. While complying with the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) provisions of the Act, Boards of the eligible companies are empowered to appraise and approve their CSR policy including CSR projects or programmes or activities to be undertaken. In this connection. MCA has been receiving several queries and references seeking further clarifications on various issues relating to CSR provision of the Act.
In continuation to this Ministry's General Circular dated 18 June 2014 and l7 September 2014, a set of FAQs along with response of the Ministry is provided for facilitating effective implementation of CSR: