Haryana geared up for CSR summit at Gurugram

Oct 18, 2018 20:37 | Haryana

Chandigarh, October 18: Haryana is geared up to organize its first ever Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Summit in Gurugram on November 12, 2018 to be inaugurated by Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal. During the Summit, besides launching the web portal of CSR Authority, 16 Haryana CSR Awards would also be conferred on the best performing organizations.
          While giving details an official spokesperson said that the nominations procedure for these Haryana CSR Awards would start from October 20 and would continue till October 31. As many as  600 guests from the corporate world would be invited to take part in the Summit.
He said that the State Government has decided to organize the CSR Summit on State level for utilization of CSR funds in an appropriate way for the development of the State and implementation of Government policies.
          During the Summit, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) would be signed between Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs (IICA) and Haryana Government to establish a CSR Project Management Unit, facilitating corporates in making their CSR policies, connecting corporate to the development needs, monitoring and evaluation of CSR projects and project based capacity building. Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs and KPMG would be the knowledge Partners for CSR Summit.
          He said that a CSR Project Management Unit would be set up for apt utilization of CSR funds for various operational projects in different districts and for implementation of policies of the Government departments.
          He said that Gurugram being the hub of Multinational companies, a CSR window system has been created to provide single point of contact for these Multinational companies. After setting up this CSR window, work on projects worth Rs. 200 crore has been done.
          After the start of this CSR web portal, all the companies would be able to apply for CSR online and the Project Management Unit would be able to do follow up timely. After applying on website, the companies would be given approval  and NOC within 15 days. Thus after launching of this website, all the procedures would be online and would be completed as per the fixed date.