National CSR Awards

With the enactment of Companies Act, 2013 containing the CSR provision under Section 135, the mandate for CSR has now become a part of corporate functioning in the country.

Schedule VII of Companies Act, enlists the activities to be undertaken under CSR by the companies crossing the prescribed thresholds. With the notification of Section 135 and Corporate Social Responsibility policy rules on 27th February 2014, the CSR provisions came into force with effect from 1st April 2014. The CSR activities, undertaken by the private and the public sector companies, are now expected to have strategic approach as opposed to mere charity, donations etc. The CSR activities undertaken in project mode are envisaged to be structured, coordinated and monitored. The involvement of the companies in CSR is likely to bring innovative solutions to development issues so as to flow to the needy and the marginalized .

The Ministry of Corporate Affairs has instituted the National CSR Awards with logistics and technical support of IICA to recognize the outstanding CSR projects carried out by the companies with accordance to the Companies Act, 2013.
The National CSR Awards seek to:

• recognize the companies that have positively impacted both business and society by taking a strategic approach to CSR through collaborative program.
• recognize the companies that are leading transformation by integrating sustainability in their core business model.
• recognize companies for implementing measures for conservation and sustainable management of the biodiversity and ecosystem in the value chain.
• identifying innovative approaches and employing application and technologies that will help to build a robust CSR programs to further the cause of inclusive and sustainable development.

What's New


You may now submit your Application/Nomination
Form by 2nd July,
2017.