National Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Awards 2020

   Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Government of India has instituted National Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Awards to recognize companies that have made a positive impact on the society through their innovative & sustainable CSR initiatives. This award is the apex recognition of CSR initiatives in India.

   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.

   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 governance. Schedule VII of Companies Act, lists the activities to be undertaken under CSR by the companies as per the prescribed thresholds. 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. and to bring innovative solutions to development issues.

   National CSR Awards seeks to recognize outstanding CSR projects / programems in following three categories:

i)   Four awards for Excellence in CSR, based on CSR spend

ii)   Five awards for CSR projects in Aspirational Districts/ difficult terrains

iii)   Eleven awards for CSR projects in National Priority Areas

Three awards, one each in above three categories are reserved for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs)

First National CSR Awards was successfully carried out in the year 2019, winning and honourable mention companies were conferred awards in different categories in the presence of Hon’ble President of India, Hon’ble Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs and Minister of State for Finance and Corporate Affairs on 29 October 2019. Nominations are now invited for National CSR Awards 2020. In accordance with the Scheme of National CSR Awards, only following organizations have been designated to make nominations under different categories of the awards:

- Ministries/ Departments of Government of India
- State Governments & Union Territory Administrations
- Professional Institutions: ICSI, ICAI, ICMAI
- National Level Trade and Industry Chambers

(Nominating organizations are advised to go through the Guidance Note before submitting nominations on the designated portal:

Last date for filing nominations is 10 March 2020.

For any further details, please contact:
Dr. Garima Dadhich, Nodal Officer, NCSRA
0124 2640016 / 33

   Scheme of National CSR Awards 2020
   Guidance Note for Nominating Organizations
   Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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