Table of Contents

  1. Context
  2. 1.1. Objectives of the Policy
    1.2. Definitions
    1.3. CSR Activities
    1.4. The Geographic reach
  3. CSR Committee
  4. 2.1. Guiding Principles for Constitution of CSR Committee
    2.2. Committee Members
    2.3 Scope of Functions of CSR Committee
    2.3.1 Notified CSR activities
    2.3.2 Ancillary Activities
    2.3 .3 Transparent Monitoring mechanism
  5. Procedures
  6. 3.1 Funding
    3.2 Planning and Implementation
    3.3 Projects I Partners
    3.4 Criterion for CSR Partner(s) and Agreement
    3.5 CSR Reporting & Display of CSR Policy
  7. Monitoring
  8. Amendments to the Policy


As a corporate entity, MOL Information Technology India Private Limited acknowledges its obligation to contribute to the economic development of the country while improving the quality of life of its workforce and their immediate families as well as of the community and society at large. The Company also places emphasis on development of knowledge and skills in the young, both male and female, in order to make them economically productive. While continues to provide expert solutions, it has not lost sight of its commitment to play its role as an enlightened corporate citizen. Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has always been on its agenda. Further pursuant to Section 135 of the Companies Act, 2013, and Companies (Corporate Social Responsibility Policy) Rules, 2014 every Company having net worth of Rs.500 crore or more or turnover of Rs. 1,000 crore or more or net profit of Rs.5 crore or more shall constitute Corporate Social Responsibility Committee ('CSR Committee') and the CSR Committee shall formulate and recommend a policy. The CSR Committee so constituted by a Board Resolution dated 14th December, 2016 formulated a policy on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR Policy) and recommended the same to the Board of Directors of the Company ('Board') for its approval. The Board vide its resolution dated 31st March, 2016 approved and adopted this CSR Policy with retrospective effect, from 1st April 2016.

1.1 Objectives of the CSR Policy

This Policy shall be read in line with Section 135 of the Companies Act 2013, Companies (Corporate Social Responsibility Policy) Rules, 2014 and such other rules, regulations, circulars, and notifications (collectively referred hereinafter as 'Regulations') as may be applicable and as amended from time to time and will, inter-alia, provide for the following:

  • Establishing a guideline for compliance with the provisions of Regulations to dedicate a percentage of Company's profits for social projects.
  • Ensuring the implementation of CSR initiatives in letter and spirit through appropriate procedures and reporting.
  • Creating opportunities for employees to participate in socially responsible initiatives.
  • While undertaking statutorily required CSR projects I programmes within India, the Company will consistently strive for opportunities to meet the expectation of its stake holders by pursuing the concept of sustainable development with focus on improving the quality of life.

1.2 Definitions

In this Policy unless the context otherwise requires:
      (a) 'Act' means Companies Act, 2013;
      (b) 'Corporate Social Responsibility' means Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) means and includes but is not limited to Projects or programs relating to activities specified as defined in Section 135 & Schedule VII of the Companies Act 2013 and Companies Corporate Social Responsibility Policy) Rules 2014;
      (c) 'Ministry' means the Ministry of Corporate Affairs.
      (d) 'Net Profit' means net profit as defined in Section 135 of the Companies Act 2013 and Companies

Corporate Social Responsibility Policy) Rules 2014 as set out below:
Net Profit as per financial statements prepared in accordance with the applicable provisions of the Act, but shall not include the following, namely:
            (i) any profit arising from any overseas branch or branches of the Company, whether operated as a separate company or otherwise; and
            (ii) any dividend received from other companies in India, which are covered under and complying with the provisions of Section 135 of the Act
      (e) Words and expressions used in this CSR Policy and not defined herein but defined in the Act shall have the meaning respectively assigned to them in the Act.

1.3 CSR Activities

Information Technology India Private Limited will endeavor to adopt an integrated approach to address societal and environmental concerns of the community by taking up a range of the following activities, which shall be taken up strategically, in a focused manner to the extent possible and allowed as per the CSR Policy. Activities mandated for Government can be supplemented by filling the resource gap and giving help to cross the last mile in goal achievement.

It is a commitment to support initiatives that measurably improve the lives of underprivileged by one or more of the following focus areas as notified under Section 135 and Schedule VII of the Companies Act 2013 and Companies (Corporate Social Responsibility Policy) Rules 2014:

        i. Eradicating hunger, poverty & malnutrition, promoting preventive health care & sanitation & making available safe drinking water;
      ii. Promoting education, including special education & employment enhancing vocation skills especially among children, women, elderly & the differently abled & livelihood enhancement projects;
      iii. Promoting gender equality, empowering women, setting up homes & hostels for women & orphans, setting up old age homes, day care centres & such other facilities for senior citizens & measures for reducing inequalities faced by socially & economically backward groups;
      iv. Ensuring environmental sustainability, ecological balance, protection of flora & fauna, animal welfare, agroforestry, conservation of natural resources & maintaining quality of soil, air & water;
      v. Protection of national heritage, art & culture including restoration of buildings & sites of historical importance & works of art; setting up public libraries; promotion & development of traditional arts & handicrafts;
      vi. Measures for the benefit of armed forces veterans, war widows & their dependents;
      vii. Training to promote rural sports, nationally recognized sports, Paralympic sports &Olympic sports;
      viii. Contribution to the Prime Minister's National Relief Fund or any other fund set up by the Central Government for socio-economic development & relief & welfare of the Scheduled Castes, the Scheduled Tribes, other backward classes, minorities & women;
      ix. Contributions or funds provided to technology incubators located within academic institutions, which are approved by the Central Government;
      x. Rural development projects.
      xi. Slum Area development.

CSR activities shall be undertaken as projects, programs of activities (either new or ongoing) excluding activities undertaken in pursuance of the normal course of business of the Company.
The Company will not make any contribution of any amount directly or indirectly to any political party. The CSR projects or programs or activities which are not exclusively for the benefit of employees of the company or their family members shall be considered as CSR activity.
Any surplus arising out of the CSR projects or programs or activities shall not form part of the business profit of the company but should be added in the CSR Fund.
If the Company ceases to be covered under sub-section (1) of Section 135 of the Act for three financial years, then it shall not be required to comply with the provisions laid down under sub-section (2) to (5) of the said section, till such time it meets the criteria specified in sub-section (l) of the Act

1.4 The Geographic reach

The Company will give preference to conducting CSR activities in the state of Maharashtra and such other state(s) in India wherein the Company has/will have its operations. However, the Committee may identify such areas in India other than stated above, as it may deem fit, and recommend it to the Board for undertaking CSR activities.

1. CSR Committee
2.1 Guiding Principles for Constitution of CSR Committee

The CSR Committee will consist of three directors, out of which at least one director(s) shall preferably be independent director(s).
The Committee will meet atleast twice in a year to discuss and review CSR activities and Policy. A quorum of two members is required to be present for the proceedings to take place. Such other meetings of the Committee can be convened as and when deemed appropriate. The Committee members may meet physically or via audio visual means as permitted under the Act. The Committee shall have the authority to call such employee(s), senior official(s) and or externals, as it deems fit.

2.2 Committee Members

The amended CSR Committee constituted by Board Resolution dated 11th April, 2019 shall be as follows:

  • Mr. Samaresh Mukherjee, Chairman
  • Mr. Atsushi Wada, Member
  • Mr. Tsuyoshi Yoshida, Member
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2.3 Scope of Functions of CSR Committee

2.3.1 Notified CSR activities: To implement initiatives mentioned under point 1.3 above.

2.3.2 Ancillary Activities:
i. To publicise the CSR Policy and initiatives org-wide, especially through mailers, screensaver and Policy documentation and upload(s) on website.
ii. To plan and carry out workshops to increase employee awareness on various projects and initiatives.
iii. Such other activities as directed by the Board of Directors of the Company and/or as deemed appropriate and expedient by the Committee for the furtherance of CSR objectives of the Company, in pursuance with the Regulations.

2.3.3 Transparent Monitoring Mechanism
The CSR Committee shall prepare a transparent monitoring mechanism for ensuring implementation of the projects I programmes I activities proposed to be undertaken by the Company.
The CSR Committee shall have the authority to obtain professional advice from external sources and have full access to information contained in the records of the Company as well as the powers to call any employee I external consultant or such other person(s) and for such purpose as may be deemed expedient for the purpose of accomplishments of overall CSR objectives laid down under the Act.

2. Procedures
3.1 Funding

i) As per the Regulations, the Company will set aside, for annual CSR activities, an amount equal to 2% of the average Net Profits of the Company made during the three immediately preceding financial years. Any unutilized CSR allocation of a particular year, will be carried forward to the following years, i.e., the CSR budget will be non-lapsable in nature.
Provided that all reasonable efforts will be made to ensure that the annual CSR allocation is fully utilized in the respective year. However, if the Company fails to spend such amount, the Board of Directors shall, in its report under clause(o) of section 134 of Act, shall specifY the reasons for not spending the amount.
ii) Annexure III contains the details of the proposed expenditure for respective Financial Year, towards CSR activities. The same shall be amended annually according to the Financial Year after the review by the Committee or at such time, as the Committee may deem fit.
iii) Tax treatment of CSR spend will be in accordance with Income Tax Act 1961 as may be notified by Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT).

3.2 Planning and implementation

i) For the purpose of focusing its CSR efforts in a continued and effective manner, Children Education is identified as the main thrust areas, beside other activities permitted under the Regulations. The Company may build CSR capacities of its personnel and/or those of its implementing agencies through Institutions with established track records of at least three financial years but such expenditure, including expenditure on administrative overheads, shall not exceed five percent of total CSR expenditure of the Company in one financial year.
ii) The project may be divided into two main categories - Direct Project Funding and Employee Engagement. Projects which involve considerable financial commitment undertaken on a timeframe of 1-3 years where MOL Information Technology India Private Limited will be the primary sponsor, will be considered under Direct Project Funding and accorded due significance. Payroll giving initiatives will fall under Employee engagement.
iii) A list ofCSR projects/programs which the Company plans to undertake during the implementation year will be laid down before the Committee at the beginning of each year, specifying modalities of execution in the areas/sectors chosen and implementation schedules for the same.
iv) Identification of projects and the executing agency/NGO will be made, inter-alia, by assessing the following-

  • Project Objectives
  • Baseline Survey - As is and to be state basis, accordingly the outcome of the project will be measured.
  • Implementation Schedules - timelines for milestones of the Project will need to be prescribed and agreed upon.
  • Responsibilities and authorities.
  • Major results expected and measurable outcome including the expenses/charges ratio as against the actual CSR spend.
v) If the Company decides to set up a Trust or Section 8 Company or society or Foundation or any other form of entity operating within India to facilitate implementation of its CSR activities in accordance with its stated CSR policy, the following shall apply:
a. The Company would need to specify the Projects/progrmames to be undertaken by such an organization, for utilizing funds provided by it;
b. The Company shall establish a monitoring mechanism to ensure that the allocation is spent for the intended purpose only;
vi) The Company may also conduct/implement its CSR programmes through Trusts, Societies, or Section 8 companies operating in India, which are not set up by the Company itself, herein collectively referred to as 'CSR Partner' or 'CSR Partner(s).
vii) Such spends may be included as part of its prescribed CSR spend only if such organizations have an established track record of at least three years in carrying on activities in related areas.
viii) Company may collaborate or pool resources with other companies to undertake CSR activities within India.

3.3 Projects / Partners

CSR Committee in consultation of the Board of Directors of the Company will identifY suitable projects for implementation in line with the objectives of the Company and requirements laid down under the Regulations. These projects would be executed either directly by the Company and/or through CSR Partner(s).

3.4 Criterion for CSR Partner(s) and Agreement

While identifYing projects, CSR Committee will assess CSR Partner(s) organizations who would execute the projects at the grass root level. At a minimum they need to meet the following criteria:
a. The CSR Partner(s) has a permanent office/address in India;
b. The CSR Partner(s) is a Trusts, Societies, or Section 8 Company having an established track record of three years in undertaking similar CSR programs or projects in pursuance with the relevant regulations;
c. Possesses a valid income-tax Exemption Certificate
d. The antecedents of the CSR Partner are verifiable
e. Have requisite framework to report progress/status of the projects on a quarterly basis on agreed parameters
f. Maintain a required level of auditable records on the CSR initiatives. Once the project/program is approved, the Company and the CSR Partner may enter into a standard MOU.
The indicative partners and extant philanthropic initiatives form part of this Policy as Annexure I. The Committee is authorised to alter these partners and programmes hereunder for undertaking CSR activities here under.

3.5 CSR Reporting

The Company will report, in the prescribed format as set out herein as Annexure II, the details of CSR initiatives and activities of the Company in the Directors' Report and on the website of the Company, as required under the Regulations. Such reporting will be done, pertaining to financial year(s) commencing on or after the 1st day of April20 14.
The Board of Directors shall disclose contents of this Policy and composition of the CSR Committee in the Directors' Report.

3. Monitoring

i) Appropriate documentation and amendments of the CSR Policy, annual CSR activities, reports on execution by CSR Partner(s) and expenditures will be undertaken on a regular basis and same will be available to the Board of Directors of the Company.
ii) Initiatives undertaken on the CSR front will be reported in the Annual Report of the Company
iii) The CSR Committee and persons I entities authorised by it, will conduct due diligence checks on the current projects/partners on a quarterly basis and report anomalies, if any, immediately.
iv) Based on analysis of current projects, carry out roadmap planning for allocation of budget and selection of projects. The same will be done at least once in a financial year.
v) Plan and publish an annual calendar of major events so as strive for maximum participation of stakeholders/society.

4. Amendments to the Policy

The Board of Directors on its own and/or as per the recommendations of CSR Committee can amend this Policy, as and when required as deemed fit. Any or all provisions of the CSR Policy would be subject to revision/amendment in accordance with the Regulations on the subject as may be issued from relevant statutory authorities, from time to time.
In case of any clarification on any matter, including interpretation of this Policy, the Company Secretary of the Company shall be contacted. The decision of the Board of Directors on all matters, relating to this Policy, shall be final and binding upon all concerned.