International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 1, Issue 11, Part N (2015)
A conceptual framework of corporate social responsibility in India
Dr. S Gurumoorthy
The tool of Corporate Social Responsibility (hereafter referred to as 'CSR') has been introduced under the Companies Act, 2013 (hereafter referred to as 'CA13'), effective from April 1, 2014, to address the social obligations of the corporate world. The objective of CSR is a noble one and necessary for a robust and sustainable development. The general reaction of the corporate industry towards the reform has been positive. Various companies have undertaken extensive projects addressing the socio-economic problems, facing the society at large. In light of the reform, the present paper endeavours to provide a detailed analysis of CSR regime in India. Although proper implementation of CSR will definitely add to the grandeur of the nation, detractors have questioned the need of such obligations in a nation such as India where generally all the policies of the government focus on striving socio-economic equality and development. The reason for imposing such obligations appears to be twofold, firstly, that the protracted problems of socio-economic equality and environmental concerns have proved to be chronic and secondly, the past endeavours demonstrate clearly that a greater extent of participation is needed for reaching the roots of such problems. Bringing the corporate world into the fold of socio-economic obligations would prove to be beneficial for the masses as well as the corporate world.
How to cite this article:
Dr. S Gurumoorthy. A conceptual framework of corporate social responsibility in India. International Journal of Applied Research. 2015; 1(11): 984-986.