Spending of Funds for Activities relating to ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ Campaign are Eligible CSR Activities: MCA Clarifies [Read Notification]

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The Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) has clarified that the expenditure by Companies for the activities relating to “Har Ghar Tiranga” campaign is eligible CSR activities.

A circular issued by the Ministry on Friday stated that “`Har Ghar Tiranga’, a campaign under the aegis of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, is aimed to invoke the feeling of patriotism in the hearts of the people and to promote awareness about the Indian National Flag. In this regard, it is clarified that spending of CSR funds for the activities related to this campaign, such as mass scale production and supply of the National Flag, outreach and amplification efforts and other related activities, are eligible CSR activities under item no. (ii) of Schedule VII of the Companies Act, 2013 pertaining to promotion of education relating to culture.”

“The companies may undertake the aforesaid activities, subject to fulfillment of the Companies (CSR Policy) Rules, 2014 and related circulars/ clarifications issued by the Ministry thereof, from time to time,” the circular added.

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