Sachin Pilot Discusses CSR Aspects of New Company Bill on Google+ Hangout


INDIACSR News Network

NEW DELHI: One of the highlights of the new Companies Bill, as passed recently by the Parliament, is Clause 135, which provides for Corporate Social Responsibility or CSR – a first of its kind provision that is being admired and talked about not only in India but across the globe. 

Bigger Private companies, while maximizing growth, also have a greater responsibility towards society so as to contribute towards an equitable and sustainable growth of the country. Clause-135 helps to take a giant leap in driving this agenda forward – taking the concept of CSR from the backroom to the Boardroom. Clause-135 has the power and potential to completely transform the development space in India right from education to healthcare to renewable energy to start-up incubation amongst others.

In order to discuss and deliberate on this aspect of the new Companies Bill,  Sachin Pilot, Minister of Corporate Affairs, participated in a Google+ Hangout on CSR at 11am on 13 August 2013. This Hangout was moderated by well known anchor Shereen Bhan and was broadcast live on YouTube at

The Hangout had other renowned participants including Anand Mahindra (CMD, Mahindra & Mahindra), Aditya Puri (MD, HDFC Bank), Rakesh Bharti Mittal (Vice Chairman & MD, Bharti Enterprises) , social entrepreneurs, NGOs, students from IIM-Bangalore amongst others. The Hangout was broadcast globally via YouTube and had people sending in their questions via twitter to @shereenYT with #CSR and #135.

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