CSR after companies act 2013: A case study of Bharti Airtel
Dr. Rajinder Singh
The provisions regarding CSR in the new Companies Act has a major influence on the ways the CSR activities are undertaken by the companies in India. CSR, which has been considered as a voluntary activity in India before the enactment of this Act, has now been included in law. In this article CSR activities of Bharti Airtel have been observed in the light of New Companies Act. Bharti Airtel has announced its Corporate Social Responsibility Policy which will be in accordance with Section 135 of the Companies Act 2013. It was observed that Bharti Airtel, through its CSR policy, promises its compliance with the provisions of New Companies Act. Its CSR activities cover areas like education, community service, women empowerment, helping underprivileged and disadvantaged, digital awareness, environment, disaster relief and waste management, etc.