All the entities intending to undertake CSR activities must file the CSR-1 form. The Ministry of Corporate Affairs had made this mandatory effective from the 1st of April 2021. To raise the CSR funds, Form CSR-1 must be filed under the MCA official website. A unique CSR registration number shall also be allotted to the entities filing the CSR-1 form. Rule 4(1) and Rule 4(2) of the Companies(Corporate Social Responsibility Policy) Amendment Rules,2021 and Section 135 of the Companies Act,2013 have made it mandatory for all entities engaged in CSR activities to register themselves with the central government by filing the CSR-1 form online.
A company that engages in CSR Activities or through public trust, NGO, registered society, company registered under section 8 of the act, or any other entity which is established by the state legislature or by any act of the parliament.
A CSR-1 form can be easily filed by following these simple steps:
Along with the CSR form, a copy of PAN and a copy of the registration certificate must be attached.
The CSR form registration is made mandatory by the central government to monitor the NGO’s CSR activities. It is also important to note that only the NGOs which are registered under the MCA can file for the CSR form.
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