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‘CBI Probing 2 Cases of Irregularities in SAIL’s CSR Program’

‘CBI Probing 2 Cases of Irregularities in SAIL’s CSR Program’

INDIACSR News Network NEW DELHI: The Central Bureau of Investigation has initiated investigations in two cases relating to alleged irregularities in steel major SAIL’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities, Parliament was informed today. “The CBI has since initiated investigation in two cases relating to irregularities in CSR activities of SAIL,” Steel Minister Beni Prasad Verma […]

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Corporate Social Responsibility of PSUS

Corporate Social Responsibility of PSUS

INDIACSR News Network NEW DELHI: As per the existing guidelines on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) issued by the Department of Public Enterprises (DPE) in April, 2010, all profit making Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs), including Maharatna CPSEs are required to select CSR activities which are aligned with their Business strategy and to undertake them in […]

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Raigarh Redefines CSR

Raigarh Redefines CSR

It has reported that, when Amit Kataria, an Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer of 2004 batch, took over as the District Collector of Raigarh in May 2011, industries had been facing the worst phase of economic slowdown. The district being the industrial hub of Chhattisgarh, Kataria had all the reasons to worry. The corporate social […]

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Rule Soon to Raise CSR Spending by Rs 27,000 Cr

CSR Spending in India is to Go up by Rs 27,000 Crore per year MUMBAI: Corporate social responsibility spending in India is set to shoot up by around Rs 27,000 crore per year, with the Companies Bill making CSR mandatory for corporates above a certain threshold. At a workshop on CSR, ‘Learning by Doing’, organised […]

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CSR Spending in India is to Go up by Rs 27,000 Crore per year

CSR Spending in India is to Go up by Rs 27,000 Crore per year

INDIACSR News Network MUMBAI: “Learning by doing”, a workshop on CSR was organized first time in India at Mumbai recently. Organized by Institute of Corporate Affairs, Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Govt. of India in partnership with New Delhi based Greentech Foundation. The Hi Power Workshop was conducted by Dr. Bhaskar Chatterjee, IAS (Retd), Director General […]

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‘Long Term Framework Needed to Engage Companies in Sustainability Initiatives’

‘Long Term Framework Needed to Engage Companies in Sustainability Initiatives’

INDIACSR News Network NEW DELH: The second India Sustainability Conclave 2013 came to a close on 26 February. The two day Conclave, saw several recommendatory measures come up to engage the private sector in sustainability initiatives. Ms Lise Grande, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative, while speaking at the Inaugural Session of the India […]

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CSR Spending: An Anti-Democratic Idea?

CSR Spending: An Anti-Democratic Idea?

Shankar Jaganathan, a former corporate treasurer of Wipro Ltd argues that governments asking big firms to spend money on social causes is an idea that needs to be carefully debated India is probably the first country in the world to mandate corporate social responsibility (CSR) spending by large companies. Firms with revenue of Rs.1,000 crore, […]

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Competition Commission of India – 4 Years of Enforcement of Competition Law

Competition Commission of India – 4 Years of Enforcement of Competition Law

By Rajinder Chaudhry Free and fair competition is one of the pillars of an efficient market economy.  Competition has become a driving force in the global economy. May 19, 2009 changed the paradigm of doing business in India. That is the day the enforcement of the Competition Act was started by the Competition Commission of […]

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We Do Have Mandatory CSR: Taxation Will not Create Better Corporate Citizens

We Do Have Mandatory CSR: Taxation Will not Create Better Corporate Citizens

By Manish Sabharwal Creating jobs is the hardest thing anyone can do in India. And that is why it is patronising at best and ignorant at worst when civil society or policymakers berate entrepreneurs or companies for only creating jobs. This thought world underlies the mandatory 2 per cent corporate social responsibility (CSR) allocation proposed […]

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PSUs Fail to Bridge the Social Responsibility Gap

At a time when the government is trying to make a mandate on CSR (corporate social responsibility) spending by companies in the private sector, there is an obvious presumption that public sector undertakings (PSUs) are doing well on that count. Actually, they are not. But then PSUs cannot be faulted for want of motivation or […]

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