CSR activities should not contravene any other law : MCA

By | May 17, 2016
(Last Updated On: May 17, 2016)

No. 05/01/2014-CSR
Government of India
Ministry of Corporate Affairs

5th Floor, A’ Wing,
Shastri Bhawan, Dr. R. P. Marg
New Delhi -110 001

General Circular No. 05/2016
Dated: 16th May, 2016

All Regional Director,
All Registrar of Companies,
All Stakeholders

Subject: Clarification with regard to provisions of Corporate Social Responsibility under section 135 of the Companies Act, 2013.

In continuation to this Ministry’s General Circular 01 of 2016 dated 12.01.2016, it is clarified that companies, while undertaking  Corporate  Social  Responsibility  activities under provision of the Companies Act, 2013, shall not contravene any other prevailing laws of the land including Cigarettes and other Tobacco Products Act (COTPA), 2003.

2. This issues with the approval of Competent Authority

Yours faithfully,

(Seema Rath)
Dy. Director-CSR-Cell

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