Refer to the following information to answer the next 4 questions (Q9 to Q12) The Companies Act 2013 had introduced several new provisions which changed the face of Indian corporate business. One of such new provisions was the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). The concept of CSR rests on the ideology of give and take. Companies take resources in the form of raw materials, human resources etc. from the society. By performing the task of CSR activities, the companies are giving something back to the society.  CSR is the integration of socially beneficial programs and practices into a corporation's business model and culture. India is one of the first countries in the world to make CSR mandatory for companies following an amendment to the Companies Act, 2013 in 2014. Under the Companies Act, businesses can invest their profits in areas such as promoting rural development in terms of healthcare, sanitation, education including skill development, environmental sustainability, etc.

Which section of the Companies Act 2013 deals with the provisions of Corporate Social Responsibility?

A Section 135 Correct Answer Incorrect Answer
B Section 136 Correct Answer Incorrect Answer
C Section 137 Correct Answer Incorrect Answer
D Section 138 Correct Answer Incorrect Answer
E Section 139 Correct Answer Incorrect Answer


The CSR provisions are covered under the  Section 135  and  Schedule VII  of the Companies Act, 2013.  As per the provisions of this section, a Company having Net worth of ·         Rs.500 crore or more, or ·         Turnover of Rs.1000 crore or more or ·         net profit of Rs.5 crore or more in previous financial year, should: ·         Constitute a CSR Committee (consisting of 3 or more directors of which at least 1 is independent director) and ·         spend at least 2% of the average net profits of three immediately preceding years on CSR activities (companies which spend any amount in excess  of their CSR obligation in a financial year can set off the excess amount towards their CSR  obligations in subsequent financial years)