CSR in Times of COVID-19: Notifications Issued by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs With Regard to Schedule VII of the Companies Act, 2013
10 Pages Posted: 12 Jan 2021 Last revised: 10 Mar 2021
Date Written: October 6, 2020
The global spread of the COVID-19 pandemic and the complete lockdown in India to prevent its spread has severely impacted both social and economic aspects of life and has also fueled the depression in India’s economy. Unemployment is highest in recent decades, and the worst hit are the underprivileged and the unorganized sector workers. During these testing times, the efforts and policies of the State are not enough to curb the plethora of problems, the assistance of corporate giants in the attempt to emancipate the situation is needed now more than ever. In its pursuit to restore social welfare and in the interests of magnum bonum, the Government of India through the Ministry of Corporate Affairs has released several notifications with respect to Schedule VII of the Companies Act, 2013 to facilitate the participation of corporations in improving the COVID-19 situation.
Keywords: COVID, CSR, MCA, Schedule VII, Companies Act
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