1. A brief outline of Company’s CSR policy, including overview of projects or programs to be undertaken and a reference to the web-link to the CSR policy and projects or programs

TCIL is committed to conduct business in a socially, economically and environmentally responsible and sustainable manner, which enables the creation and distribution of wealth for the betterment of all its stakeholders, internal as well as external, through the implementation and integration of ethical systems and sustainable management practices. For this TCIL had laid a balanced emphasis on all aspects of corporate social responsibility and sustainability with regard to its internal operations, activities and processes, as well as undertake initiatives and projects to facilitate capacity building, empowerment of communities, inclusive socio-economic growth, environment protection, promotion of green and energy efficient technologies, development of backward regions, and upliftment of the marginalized and under-privileged sections of the society.

The term Sustainability has been used in conjunction with CSR in the title of DPE Guidelines because CSR activities, which are envisaged in the Act and in the CSR rules, can be supplemented with sustainability initiatives as both aim at achieving sustainable development goals.

The CSR Committee so constituted formulated Policy on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR Policy) and the Board of Directors of the Company (‘Board’) has approved the same as per recommendation of CSR Committee.

Web link: https://www.tcil-india.com/corporate_social_responsibility.php

Corporate Social Responsibility activities for 2018-19:

Project 1: Skill development through Telecom Sector Skill Council

As per the MOU signed between Department of Telecom and Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship to develop and implement National Action Plan for Skill Development in Telecom Sector, an agreement is signed between TCIL & Telecom Sector Skill Council (TSSC) for Skill development training in the field of Telecom.

CSR funds allocated: Rs.18.82 lakhs (Eighteen lakhs eighty two thousand only)
Impact: A total of 240 students were trained under TCIL Skill Development initiative in the field of Call Centre Executive operations.
Location: Indore, Madhya Pradesh
Job Role: Customer care executive (call center) Telecom
Implementing Agency: Telecom Sector Skill Council (Registered Society).

Project 2: School Education and Healthcare

School Education: Supply Installation of Smart classroom equipment at Haridwar, Uttarakhand (aspirational district): Tendering process to select implementation agency is underway. Government schools in Haridwar, Uttarakhand has been identified in consultation with district administration for implementation of Smart class room initiative.
CSR funds allocated: Rs.32.72 lakhs (Thirty two lakhs seventy two thousand only)

Heath Care - Supply Installation of safe drinking water system equipment: 2 no. of Atmospheric water generator equipments are being installed in the following locations:
1. Dwarkadhish Temple, Dwarka, Gujarat
2. Abdul Kalam Memorial Rameshwaram, Tamil Nadu.
CSR funds allocated: Rs.22.8 lakhs (Twenty two lakhs eighty thousand only)

Project 3: Contribution to Swachh Bharat Kosh

An amount of Rs 3.63 lakhs (Three lakhs sixty three thousand only) has been contributed towards Swachh Bharat Kosh which is covered under item-I (improving sanitation) of Schedule VII of the Companies Act.

Project 4: Funding to startup for project feasibility study and prototype development of technology to capture and transmit brake discs engagement / disengagement on actuation for two coaches of (LHB) of Indian railways through image based data and applying data analytics /AI technologies (schedule VII clause 9 of Companies act 2013)
CSR funds allocated: Rs.8.85 lakhs (Eight lakhs eighty five thousand only)

Safety is the most critical aspect for Indian Railways as it is the common mode of public transport and common logistics to major industries. Hence safety of the railways is directly related to the passenger and goods safety. The increased human error is because the work is tedious. Most of the testing’s and operations are done manually. It is multiplied by the train frequencies which makes it a tedious process. Constant pressure on the staff leads to fatigue hence resulting in improper actions leading to severe accidents. Current signaling system is not embedded with real time monitoring system to know the whereabouts of the trains and make decisions accordingly. Real-time information relating to track occupancy status as well as the composition status will enable the siding managers to make right decisions. The aim is to make Indian Railways completely safe and efficient through breakthrough technologies to increase the safety features of the railways. Along with the safety the aim is to provide better asset management system so that efficiency can be increased.

Implementing Agency: M/s Lab to Market.
M/s Lab to market Innovations pvt. Ltd is being incubated as a startup for Society for innovation and development (SID), Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. (Deemed university under GOI, Ministry of HRD)

Project 5: Internet bandwidth charges for Tele-education project till June 2018.
CSR funds allocated: Rs.1.12 lakhs (One Lakh twelve thousand only)

Project 6: Administrative Overheads
CSR funds allocated: Rs.4.6 lakhs (Four Lakh and sixty thousand only)

2. The Composition of the CSR committee

The Chairperson and Members of the Committee are as follows:

S.No.NameDesignationChairman / Member
1Sh. Sanjeev GuptaDirector (Govt. Nominee) ChairmanChairman
2Prof. Rekha JainIndependent Director MemberMember
3Sh. Rajiv GuptaDirector (Projects)Member

3. Average net profit of the company for last three financial years

Average net profit for last three financial years is negative (excluding profit of foreign projects/dividend received, as per CSR rules). However, voluntarily 2% of PAT of the preceding year is taken as the budget for CSR activities for FY 2018-19.
PAT for FY 2017-18: Rs 48.08 crores
Budget for CSR: Rs 92.16 lakhs

4. Prescribed CSR Expenditure Rs 92.54 lakhs (budget includes Rs.0.38 lakhs carry forward from previous year)

5. Details of CSR spent for the financial year :

(a) Total amount spent for the financial year: Rs 28.17 lakhs
(b) Amount unspent: Rs. 64.37 lakhs
(c) Manner in which the amount spent for the financial year is detailed here:

6. Incase the company has failed to spend the two percent, of the average net profit of the last three financial years or any part thereof, the company shall provide the reasons for not spending the amount in its Board Report. Click here to view

7. A responsibility statement of the CSR committee that the implementation and monitoring of CSR policy, is in compliance with CSR objectives and Policy of the Company.
Implementation of CSR activities is in compliance with Companies Act, 2013 & DPE guidelines and to meet the CSR objectives and policy of the Company.

Corporate Social Responsibility activities for 2018-19. Click here to view

Corporate Social Responsibility activities for 2017-18. Click here to view

Corporate Social Responsibility activities for 2015-16. Click here to view

Corporate Social Responsibility activities for 2014-15. Click here to view Policy and Details

Corporate Social Responsibility activities for 2013-14. Click here to view

Corporate Social Responsibility activities for 2012-13. Click here to view