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Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is the belief that companies have an obligation to society beyond their commitments to their stockholders. Section 135, of the Companies Act 2013 has made it mandatory for the companies to spend 2% of their average net profit for the CSR activities such as activities for eradicating hunger, poverty , education and so on. All NGOs are now required to register with the Ministry of Corporate Affairs if they want to obtain CSR funding from Companies. The Form CSR-1 is termed as Form for “Registration of Entities for undertaking CSR Activities”.
Following type of NGO’s are eligible to file Form CSR-1 on MCA Portal for getting CSR Funding Registered Public Trust under section 12A and 80G of the Income Tax Act 1961. Registered Society under section 12A and 80G of the Income Tax Act 1961. Registered Section 8 Company 12A and 80G of the Income Tax Act 1961.
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Form CSR-1 is to be filed by every NGO which requires CSR funding from the corporate sector.
Yes, it is mandatory for an NGO to do CSR-1 registration if they seek CSR funding. If they don’t seek CSR funding it isn’t essential.
To get CSR funding, all NGOs need to register with the Central Government by filing Form CSR-1 with effect from April 1, 2021.
It’s a complete online process. It doesn’t require your physical presence at any stage.
Form CSR-1 shall be signed and submitted electronically by the entity.
It should be verified digitally by a practicing professional like Chartered Accountant or a Company Secretary, or a Cost Accountant.
The form shall be digitally signed by the Director in case of Section 8 Company; Trustee in case of Trust; Chairperson or Secretary in case of Society.
CSR Registration is recommended to an NGO if they want to secure corporate funding. Also, no company shall conduct their CSR activities through any NGO which does not have a CSR Registration Number.