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Associate in the General Corporate Practice at the Mumbai office of Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas. Megha advises on mergers and acquisitions and general corporate. Megha can be reached at megha.krishnamurthi@cyrilshroff.com

Companies (Amendment) Act, 2019

Commitment to social causes is best done voluntarily. Accordingly, corporate social responsibility (CSR) was originally introduced in Section 135 of the Companies Act, 2013 (Companies Act), in keeping with global best practices, to provide a framework to encourage companies to meaningfully contribute to communities.

The framework was premised on the principle that companies would contribute the prescribed amount in good faith and the requirement ‘to explain’ any failure to contribute, in their board report, was considered a sufficient disincentive to ensure compliance.[1] 
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