Corporate Social Responsibility

CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY POLICY OF CLAY CRAFT (INDIA) PRIVATE LIMITED

According to Section 135 of the Companies Act, 2013 read with the Companies (Corporate Social Responsibility Policy) Rules, 2014 every company having net worth of Rupees Five Hundred Crore or more or turnover of rupees one thousand crore or more or a net profit of rupees five crore or more during the immediately preceding financial year shall constitute a Corporate Social Responsibility Committee of the Board.

In compliance of the above requirements, CLAY CRAFT (INDIA) PRIVATE LIMITED, has constituted Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Committee and formulated a Policy.

Further, CSR is not viewed as a responsibility but is rather a duty as a responsible corporate citizen. Since inception, the Company has been actively engaged in the area of social and community development.

CSR Committee
Clay Craft (India) Private Limited has constituted Corporate Social Responsibility Committee (the “CSR Committee”) in line with Section 135 of the Companies Act, 2013 (the “Act”). The CSR Committee consists of following members of the Board:
  • Shri Padam Narain Agarwal (Chairman)
  • Shri Rajesh Narain Agarwal (Member)
  • Shri Bharat Agarwal (Member)

The 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 CorporateAffairs or the Central Government of India.

Subject to provisions of Companies Act, 2013 and rules made thereunder, the CSR Committee may meet at such intervals, in such manner and may carry out matters in such manner and function generally as it deems fit.

The terms of reference of the CSR committee shall be as per the applicable provisions of the Companies Act, 2013, as may be amended from time to time, including such functions as may be entrusted by the Board of Directors from time to time.
The CSR Committee of the Board shall be responsible for:
Review of CSR activities in the Company as stated under Schedule VII of the Act.
  • Formulation and Update Updating of CSR Policy.
  • Monitoring of implementation of CSR Policy from time to time.
  • Formulate CSR Policy and recommend the same to the Board of Directors of the Company for approval including Recommend to the Board, modifications to CSR Policy as and when required.
  • Recommend Appraise to the Board the amount of CSR expenditure done during the year.
  • Create transparent monitoring mechanism for implementation of CSR initiatives in India
  • Monitor CSR Policy from time to time


CSR Activities
The Board of Directors upon the recommendation of the CSR Committee have identified the following areas listed in Schedule VII of the Companies Act, 2013 for carrying out its CSR activities (Hereinafter referred to as ‘Identified Areas’):

  • Eradicating hunger, poverty and malnutrition, promoting health care including preventive health careand sanitation including contribution to the Swach Bharat Kosh set-up by the Central Government for the promotion of sanitation and making available safe drinking water.
  • Promoting education, including special education and employment enhancing vocation skills especially among children, women, elderly and the differently abled and livelihood enhancement projects.
  • Promoting gender equality, empowering women, setting up homes and hostels for women and orphans; setting up old age homes, day care centres and such other facilities for senior citizens and measures for reducing inequalities faced by socially and economically backward groups.
  • Ensuring environmental sustainability, ecological balance, protection of flora and fauna, animal welfare, agroforestry, conservation of natural resources and maintaining quality of soil, air and water including contribution to the Clean Ganga Fund set-up by the Central Government for rejuvenation of river Ganga.
  • Protection of national heritage, art and culture including restoration of buildings and sites of historical importance and works of art; setting up public libraries; promotion and development of traditional art and handicrafts;
  • Measures for the benefit of armed forces veterans, war widows and their dependents, Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) and Central Para Military Forces (CPMF) veterans, and their dependents including widows];
  • Training to promote rural sports, nationally recognized sports, paralympic sports and Olympic sports
  • Contribution to the prime minister’s national relief fund 8[or Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund (PM CARES Fund)] or any other fund set up by the central govt. for socio economic development and relief and welfare of the schedule caste, tribes, other backward classes, minorities and women;
  • Contribution to incubators or research and development projects in the field of science, technology, engineering and medicine, funded by the Central Government or State Government or Public Sector Undertaking or any agency of the Central Government or State Government; and
  • Contributions to public funded Universities; Indian Institute of Technology (IITs); National Laboratories and autonomous bodies established under Department of Atomic Energy (DAE); Department of Biotechnology (DBT); Department of Science and Technology (DST);

 

Department of Pharmaceuticals; Ministry of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy (AYUSH); Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology and other bodies, namely Defense Research and Development Organisation (DRDO); Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR); Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), engaged in conducting research in science, technology, engineering and medicine aimed at promoting Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).]

  • Rural development projects]
  • Slum area development.


Explanation.- For the purposes of this item, the term `slum area' shall mean any area declared as such by the Central Government or any State Government or any other competent authority under any law for the time being in force.

  • Disaster management, including relief, rehabilitation and reconstruction activities.
  • Such other areas as may be included in Schedule VII of the Companies Act, 2013 from time to time.


The Projects / Programmes in the aforementioned Identified Areas would be of a continual nature requiring long-term commitment from the Company for which fixed implementation schedules cannot be specified.

The Projects / Programmes may be undertaken by the Implementation Agency or the Company directly provided that such projects / programmes are in line with the activities enumerated in Schedule VII of the Companies Act, 2013.

Principal for selection of CSR Activities
The Company shall ensure that in identifying its CSR Projects, preference shall be given to the local area and areas around which the Company operates. However, this shall not bar the Company from pursuing its CSR objects in other areas.

Undertaking CSR Activities
The CSR activities of the Company may be undertaken directly by the Company or through the followings eligible entities: -

(a) A company established under section 8 of the Act, or a registered public trust or a registered society, registered under section 12A and 80 G of the Income Tax Act, 1961 established by the company, either singly or along with any other company, or

(b) A company established under section 8 of the Act or a registered trust or a registered society, established by the Central Government or State Government; or
(c) Any entity established under an Act of Parliament or a State legislature; or
(d) A company established under section 8 of the Act, or a registered public trust or a registered society, registered under section 12A and 80G of the Income Tax Act, 1961, and having an established track record of at least three years in undertaking similar activities

CSR Budget
For undertaking the CSR activities, the Company will strive to spend in each financial year a minimum of 2% of the average net profits of the previous three financial years. For this purpose, the net profit and average net profit shall be calculated in accordance with the provisions of the section 198 of the Companies Act, 2013 read-with the Companies (Corporate Social Responsibility Policy) Rules, 2014, as amended from time to time.
The surplus, if any arising out of the CSR projects or programs or activities shall not form part of the business profits of the Company and shall be ploughed back into the same project or shall be transferred to the Unspent CSR Account and spent in pursuance of CSR policy and annual action plan of the company or transfer such surplus amount to a Fund specified in Schedule VII, within a period of six months of the expiry of the financial year. Further, the CSR projects or programs or activities do not include the activities undertaken in pursuance of normal course of business of the Company.

Monitoring Mechanism
1. The monitoring of CSR activities of the Company will be undertaken by the CSR Committee of theCompany.
2. The CSR Committee shall discuss the progress of each project undertaken and make any decision with respect to the project which it thinks fit.
3. The Committee may require the Company / Implementation Agency to furnish such additional information or reports as it mayrequire.
4. The members of the Committee may either on their own and through their delegated representatives make periodic visits to the CSR sites to ascertain the progress of the CSR Projects /Programmes.
5. The members of the Committee shall also have the right to inspect and audit the books of accounts, records and other documents of the Company / Implementation Agency pertaining to the CSR activities of the Company, either by themselves or through the aid of externalagencies.
6. A report on CSR activities shall be prepared by the Committee on a yearly basis which shall be included in the Annual Report of the Company.

REVIEW OR AMENDMENT
The committee shall review CSR Policy from time to time and make suitable changes as may be required and submit the same for the approval of the Board.