CSR Spending: A Status Report

CSR REPORT A total of `8,314.08 crore of CSR funds remained unspent during the 2014-15, 2015-16 and 2016-17 financial years while some of the leading business houses spent more amount…

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Capital market access Advantages for SMEs

OPPORTUNITY Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) are important factors in economic growth and transformation, creating positive value for the economy, contributing towards sustainable and balanced economic growth, employment and social…

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Stringent laws on unspent CSR funds

NEWS The Lok Sabha on July 26 unanimously approved the Companies Amendment Bill 2019 which the government says, aims at bringing more accountability and better enforcement to strengthen the corporate…

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India gets its first Lokpal

PUBLIC DECISION More than five years after the enactment of the Lokpal Act 2013, the Government of India appointed eight members of its first anti-corruption ombudsman, the Lokpal, on March…

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Mitigating Manual Scavenging

PUBLIC CAMPAIGN Bezwada Wilson is an activist and one of the founders and national convenors of the Safai Karmachari Andolan (SKA), a human rights organization that has been campaigning for…

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NMDC Spreading Smiles

CSR PSU NMDC has been looking to add value to its CSR efforts by aiming for improvement in major thrust areas like education, healthcare and hygiene, creation of infrastructure, skill…

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AUDITING THE AUDITOR

GOVERNANCE In August 2012, three reports submitted by then Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) Vinod Raion the allocation of coal blocks, functioning of the Delhi airport and allocation of additional…

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