Corporate Social Responsibility Policy
This Corporate Social Responsibility Policy (“the CSR Policy”) has been framed by Suchitra Finance & Trading Co. Ltd. (the Company) in accordance with the Section 135, Schedule VII of the Companies Act, 2013 and CSR Rules issued by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs on February 27, 2014.
Unless the context otherwise requires, the definitions mentioned in the notification dated February 27, 2014 and Companies Act 2013, shall apply to this CSR Policy.
Company Philosophy for CSR Policy:
Companies Act, 2013 has formally introduced the Corporate Social Responsibility to the dash board of the Indian Companies. Suchitra Finance & Trading Co. Ltd. is much positive and appreciates the decision taken by the Government of India. Legal framework of CSR is an edge to Corporate Charitable/reformative approach towards the Society to which the Corporate is belonging to. By introducing the separate section for CSR in Companies Act, 2013, the Government has given legal recognition to their community development approach.
The management of the Suchitra Finance & Trading Co. Ltd. expresses its willingness and support to the CSR concept, its legal framework and shall be abided to it.
Corporate Social Responsibility Committee:
The Company has constituted Corporate Social Responsibility Committee (“the Committee”) comprising of following three Directors out of which two Directors are an Independent Director:
Board of Directors of the Company may re-constitute the Committee, as and when required to do so, by following the sections, sub-sections, rules, regulations, notifications issued or to be issued, from time to time, by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs or the Central Government of India. The Committee shall exercise powers and perform the functions assigned to it by the Board of Directors of the Company pursuant to section 135 of the Companies Act, 2013 and CSR Rules notified with regard thereto.
The CSR Committee shall hold the meeting as and when required, to discuss the various issues on implementation of the CSR Policy of the Company.
Pursuant to Schedule VII of the Companies Act, 2013, the Committee has approved the following activities as “CSR Activities” to be undertaken under the CSR policy of the Company. The Board of Directors has reviewed the said activities and express its consent to the Committee to pursue the said activities under CSR policy of the Company under section 135 of the Companies Act, 2013, Schedule VII and other applicable rules, regulations, notifications etc., issued/to be issued from time to time.
AREAS FOR ACTIVITIES:
The Company shall identify projects/activities which will fall in any one or more of the following areas /sector for its CSR spending:
Budget for CSR Activity& CSR Expenses:
The Company shall allocate the budget for CSR activities. The minimum budgeted amount for a financial year shall be 2% of the average net profit of three immediate preceding financial years. The Company may allocate more fund/amount than the amount prescribed under section 135 of the Companies Act, 2013, for the CSR activities for any financial year. The Committee shall calculate the total fund for the CSR activities and recommend to the Board for the approval. The Board shall approve the total fund to be utilized for CSR activity for respective financial year.
CSR expenditure shall include all expenditure including contribution to corpus for projects or programs relating to CSR activities approved by the Board on the recommendation of its CSR Committee, but does not include any expenditure on an item not in conformity or not in line with activities which fall within the approved CSR activities.
Identification of activities/projects:
Out of approved CSR activities, the Committee shall decide which activity/project should be given priority for the respective financial year. While arriving at the decision of the activity to be undertaken for the respective year, the Committee shall analyse the basic need of the community/ area in which the Organisation operates or at the place where its registered office is situated. The Committee shall record its findings and prioritised the CSR activities.
After prioritizing the activity the Committee shall finalise the detail implementation project/programme, including planning for expenses against the total budget allocated for CSR activities.
At organisational level for implementation of agreed CSR activity, the committee may constitute an implementation team or authorised any of the Department of the Company to organize for the implementation of the CSR activity. The team or respective department shall monitor the implementation process from time to time, on behalf of the CSR committee and place a report to the Committee regarding the progress of the activity implementation, on a quarterly basis. The respective department or implementation team would be responsible for reporting of any irregularity to the Committee on immediate basis.
Monitoring by the Board:
The Board of Directors shall constantly monitor the implementation of the CSR activities. The CSR committee shall place a progress report, including details of expenses, before the Board as and when required. The Board shall review the same and suggest recommendation, if any, to the committee with regard to implementation process.
Compliance and Reporting to Board:
The Committee is responsible to undertake CSR activities as per the approved CSR Policy. Apart from quarterly reporting to the Board about the implementation of CSR activity, a detail report containing the implementation schedule, total budget allocated, actual expenses incur, surplus arising, if any, result achieved, further work to do in the concern CSR activity, Recommendation for the CSR activities for next year etc. should be placed before the Board for its consideration. Any surplus arising out of the fund allocated for CSR activity shall not be the part of the business profit of the Company.
Our Board of Directors, our Management and all of our employees subscribe to the philosophy of compassionate care. We believe and act on an ethos of generosity and compassion, characterized by a willingness to build a society that works for everyone. This is the cornerstone of our CSR policy.
Our Corporate Social Responsibility policy conforms to the relevant section of the Corporate Social Responsibility, Rules made under Companies Act, 2013 and amendment(s) to be made thereto in future.