[COVID-19] Contribution to PM CARES Fund qualifies as CSR expenditure, Contribution to CM’s Relief Fund does not: MCA

MCA Ministry of Corporate Affairs
MCA Ministry of Corporate Affairs

Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Government of India has clarified that a contribution made to ‘PM CARES Fund’ shall qualify as CSR expenditure under Item No viii of Schedule VII of the Companies Act, 2013.

However, any contribution to the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund or State Relief Fund for COVID-19 is not included in Schedule VII of the Companies Act, 2013 and therefore, any contribution to such funds shall not qualify as admissible CSR expenditure.

Nonetheless, contribution to State Disaster Management Authority to combat COVID-19 will qualify as CSR expenditure, MCA has added.

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