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From which Financial Year does the CSR expenditure and reporting begin?

From which Financial Year does the CSR expenditure and reporting begin?

Since section 135 relating to Corporate Social Responsibility and schedule VII have become effective from April 01, 2014, every company which meets the criteria specified under sub-section (1) of section 135 is required to comply the same from April 01, 2014.

Companies have to spend the amount on CSR activities as required under section 135 during the F.Y. 2014-15 and Reporting of the same would be done in 2015 Board’s Report.

Accordingly, amongst other things, the constitution of CSR Committee, preparation of CSR Policy, the spending of amount on CSR activities needs to be done during the financial year 2014-15.

he word ‘Company‘ is an amalgamation of the Latin word ‘Com’ meaning “with or together” and ‘Pains’ meaning “bread”. Originally, it referred to a group of persons who took their meals together.

A company is nothing but a group of persons who have come together or who have contributed money for some common person and who have incorporated themselves into a distinct legal entity in the form of a company for that purpose.

Under Halsbury’s Laws of England, the term “company” has been defined as a collection of many individuals united into one body under special domination, having perpetual succession under an artificial form and vested by the policies of law with the capacity of acting in several respect as an individual, particularly for taking and granting of property, for contracting obligation and for suing and being sued, for enjoying privileges and immunities in common and exercising a variety of political rights, more or less extensive, according to the design of its institution or the powers upon it, either at the time of its creation or at any subsequent period of its existence.

However, the Supreme Court of India has held in the case of State Trading Corporation of India v/s CTO that a company cannot have the status of a citizen under the Constitution of India.

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