Eenadu Television Private Limited (ETPL) is committed to good Corporate Citizenship and has a firm belief that businesses are key organs of the society, which have an underlying responsibility towards empowering people and ensuring sustainable development in the overall interest of the Society and the eco system in which we operate.
This Corporate Social Responsibility Policy (“CSR Policy”) has been adopted by the Company in consonance with Section 135 of the Companies Act 2013 (“Act”), the Companies (Corporate Social Responsibility Policy) Rules 2014 (“CSR Rules”), and notifications/circulars issued by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Government of India, from time to time.
The Policy shall apply to all CSR projects/programmes undertaken by the Company in India as per Schedule VII of the Act.
The CSR Committee of the Board constituted under Section 135 of the Act will recommend project wise annual budgeted expenditure to the Board for its consideration and approval.
The total CSR budget for any financial year commencing from 2014-15 shall be for an amount equivalent to 2% of the average net profits of the Company made during the three immediately preceding financial years.
Any unspent/unutilized CSR fund of a particular year, shall be carried forward to the following year, i.e. the CSR budget will be non-lapsable in nature. However, the reason for not being able to spend shall be disclosed.
It is the endeavour of the Company to focus on the following broad activities.
he Company may take up such other activities which are broadly covered under Schedule VII of the Act and any additions which may be made hereafter.
CSR Committee: Composition of the CSR committee: The CSR Committee of the Board will consist of two directors.
The CSR committee will be responsible for:
The investment and duration of programme will depend on its nature, extent of coverage and intended impact of the programme. It may be ensured that majority of the CSR activities are undertaken in both Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.
Implementation may be taken up through designated teams of executives at the respective units of the company or at corporate level under the programs as approved by the CSR Committee and the Board of the company. The company may also implement the CSR schemes through a trust created either by the company or any other trust as may be approved by the company. The Company may also implement programmes in collaboration with its associate companies or other companies, wherever feasible.
Execution of Programmes:
Project activities identified under CSR are to be implemented by employees, selected volunteers, specialized agencies, which include Voluntary Organisations (NGOs), Elected local bodies such as Panchayats, Institutes / Academic Organisations, Trusts, Missions, Self Help Groups, Govt./Semi Govt. /Autonomous Organisations, Mahila Mandals/ Samitis, Professional Consultancy Organization etc.,
Initiatives of State Governments, District administration, Local Administration as well as Central Government Departments/ Agencies, Self-Help Groups etc., would be dovetailed / synergized with the initiatives taken by the Company.
Activities shall, as far as possible, be implemented in a project mode. For easy implementation, long-term CSR projects shall be broken down into medium-term and short-term plans. Each plan shall specify the CSR activities planned to be undertaken for each year. Accordingly, the budget shall be allocated for the implementation of these activities and achievement of targets set for each successive year, till the final completion of the project.
All the CSR activities shall be monitored regularly by Chairman and the CSR Committee.
Roles and Responsibilities :
The Board of the Company will be responsible for:
As per Section 135 of the Act, the reasons for under spending of the allocated CSR budget shall be specified in the Board’s Report.
The surplus arising out of the CSR activities, if any, will not be considered as a part of the business profits of the company.
EENADU TELEVISION PVT. LTD.