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IAS officer served show-cause notice for his tweet

The Karnataka government has issued a show-cause notice to IAS officer Mohammad Mohsin (IAS:1996:KN) over his recent tweet about coronavirus-cured Tablighi Jamaat members donating plasma for the treatment of other patients.

The officer was in the news last year as well after Election Commission suspended him for trying to inspect PM’s helicopter during his visit to Odisha in April where he was deployed as a poll observer.

Mohsin tweeted: “More than 300 Tablighi Heroes are donating their plasma to serve the country in New Delhi only. What about? #Godi Media? They will not show the works of humanity done by these heroes.”

Mohsin is currently serving as a Secretary in the Backward Class Welfare Department. The state government said the show cause notice has been issued to the officer in connection with his recent tweet.

02 May 2020
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IFFCO leads Break CORONA Chain campaign at ground zero

IFFCO, the leading cooperative society of the world, is making every effort on its part to contain the spread of COVID-19 at ground zero by organizing ‘Break the CORONA Chain Social Awareness Campaign’ in different states across the country.

It has organized over 60 camps on social awareness campaigns so far and is continuously organizing on a daily basis highlighting preventive and precautionary measures. Given the critical importance of the Industry, all IFFCO plants remain fully operational even during the pandemic.

Some of the important aspects undertaken under this campaign included: 1) social distancing; 2) proper sanitization; 3) maintaining a healthy diet and 4) prevention through-covering of face by masks / ‘Gamchha’. IFFCO employees are educating stakeholders about ways of prevention and containment of Coronavirus at more than 100 touchpoints and sale points.

Over 3.5 Lakh Vitamin-C tablets, 50,000 medicated soaps, 20,000 masks, 5,000 sanitizers and numerous medical kits have been distributed at different locations all across India. Apart from this, medical equipment for hospital staff and health workers were provided in the places facing a shortage of equipment. IFFCO is using its extensive marketing network to deliver critical goods in areas otherwise hard to access.

Fertilizer sector is identified as a critical sector so thousands of laborers and employees are working tirelessly even during the pandemic to ensure farmers of the country don’t face a shortage of plant nutrients. Yogendra Kumar, Director - Marketing, IFFCO is leading the charge of the campaign in different states.

15 Apr 2020
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IAS officer served show-cause notice for his tweet

By IndianMandarins 02 May 2020

The Karnataka government has issued a show-cause notice to IAS officer Mohammad Mohsin (IAS:1996:KN) over his recent tweet about coronavirus-cured Tablighi Jamaat members donating plasma for the treatment of other patients.

The officer was in the news last year as well after Election Commission suspended him for trying to inspect PM’s helicopter during his visit to Odisha in April where he was deployed as a poll observer.

Mohsin tweeted: “More than 300 Tablighi Heroes are donating their plasma to serve the country in New Delhi only. What about? #Godi Media? They will not show the works of humanity done by these heroes.”

Mohsin is currently serving as a Secretary in the Backward Class Welfare Department. The state government said the show cause notice has been issued to the officer in connection with his recent tweet.

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IFFCO leads Break CORONA Chain campaign at ground zero

By IndianMandarins 15 Apr 2020

IFFCO, the leading cooperative society of the world, is making every effort on its part to contain the spread of COVID-19 at ground zero by organizing ‘Break the CORONA Chain Social Awareness Campaign’ in different states across the country.

It has organized over 60 camps on social awareness campaigns so far and is continuously organizing on a daily basis highlighting preventive and precautionary measures. Given the critical importance of the Industry, all IFFCO plants remain fully operational even during the pandemic.

Some of the important aspects undertaken under this campaign included: 1) social distancing; 2) proper sanitization; 3) maintaining a healthy diet and 4) prevention through-covering of face by masks / ‘Gamchha’. IFFCO employees are educating stakeholders about ways of prevention and containment of Coronavirus at more than 100 touchpoints and sale points.

Over 3.5 Lakh Vitamin-C tablets, 50,000 medicated soaps, 20,000 masks, 5,000 sanitizers and numerous medical kits have been distributed at different locations all across India. Apart from this, medical equipment for hospital staff and health workers were provided in the places facing a shortage of equipment. IFFCO is using its extensive marketing network to deliver critical goods in areas otherwise hard to access.

Fertilizer sector is identified as a critical sector so thousands of laborers and employees are working tirelessly even during the pandemic to ensure farmers of the country don’t face a shortage of plant nutrients. Yogendra Kumar, Director - Marketing, IFFCO is leading the charge of the campaign in different states.

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Fight against COVID-19: REC Foundation providing food, shelter to over 36,500 daily wagers

By IndianMandarins 06 Apr 2020

REC Foundation, the CSR arm of Navratna CPSE REC Ltd under of Ministry of Power, has started distributing cooked food, ration, utility packets, masks, sanitizers and even providing shelter during the lockdown to over 36,500 daily wagers and their families.

 

The Foundation has already released Rs 3.26 crore for these activities and more such funds are already in the pipeline. It is to be mentioned that REC has already donated Rs 150 crore to the PM CARES Fund to support India's fight against coronavirus.

 

REC Foundation in association with respective state-owned power distribution utilities is providing food grain packets and other utility packets like masks and sanitizers. REC has also tied up with Delhi Police to provide 500 ration kits on a daily basis with over 2000 beneficiaries. REC Foundation has also released funds to the offices of Distribution Companies, Collector and/or District Magistrates of various districts across India to provide cooked meals twice a day for 10-30 days.

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SJVN contributes Rs 5 crore to ‘PM CARES Fund’

By IndianMandarins 30 Mar 2020

The SJVN Limited’s CMD Nand Lal Sharma has announced to contribute Rs 5 crore to the PM CARES Fund in the fight against the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Sharma further informed that SJVN Limited has always been at the forefront in supporting the society and the government for tackling any issues which affect the country or its people.

To fight the COVID-19 spread, SJVN has already committed an amount of around Rs 3 crore by way of support for purchasing ventilators by the hospitals, by distributing personal protective equipment (PPE) like face masks, gloves, etc., setting up of quarantine units in its project hospitals, distribution of food and other essential items to the needy. In addition to this, SJVN employees have also contributed an amount of Rs 32 lakhs from their salaries to combat the Coronavirus (COVID-19) challenge.

It may be mentioned that PM Modi has set up a charitable trust under the name of ‘Prime Minister’s citizen assistance and relief in emergency situations fund’ (PM CARES Fund). This fund will act as a dedicated national fund with the primary objective of dealing with any kind of emergency or distress situation amid COVID-19 pandemic.

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PFC extends support to fight COVID-19 in Rajasthan

By IndianMandarins 24 Mar 2020

New Delhi, 24th March, 2020: Power Finance Corporation Ltd (PFC), the leading NBFC in power sector has agreed in principle to provide a financial assistance of Rs. 50,00,000 (Rupees Fifty Lakh only) to Indian Red Cross Society.

Under the CSR Initiative, the financial aid provided by PFC will be used for distribution of Health Masks and Sanitizers, as a part of preventive measures against COVID-19, in the Sate of Rajasthan through Indian Red Cross Society.

PFC stands strongly by the society in these testing times. As a responsible corporate, PFC will work towards implementation of all precautionary measures to deal with the pandemic.

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PFC: Murahari promoted as Executive Director (HR, CSR, PR)

By IndianMandarins 04 Mar 2020

R Murahari has been promoted to the post of Executive Director (HR, CSR, PR & Rajbhasha), Power Finance Corporation (PFC) w.e.f. 01.03.2020. A post-graduate in Energy Studies from IIT, Delhi, Murahari joined PFC in 1993 and made significant contribution in the areas of State Entity Appraisal, Reform, Review & Monitoring, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Public Relations (PR).

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Government clarifies: It won’t use CSR funds for projects

By IndianMandarins 20 Nov 2019

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) funding in India still needs to be properly utilized with the government denying using this funds for its projects. Corporate can now count contributions towards designated technology incubators and contributions to public funded universities, Indian Institutes of Technologies, national laboratories and autonomous bodies engaged in research as part of their CSR expenditure.

Public sector firms spent Rs 2,553.36 crore towards corporate social responsibility expenditure in 2017-18, down 22.5 per cent from Rs 3,296 crore in the previous fiscal, Union minister of state for finance and corporate affairs Anurag Singh Thakur said. The FY17 number itself was 21.8 per cent less than state-run companies’ CSR spend in the previous year.

CSR expenditure by private sector companies increased 7.42 per cent during the same time period, from Rs 10,302.50 crore in 2015-16 to Rs 11,067 crore in 2017-18. The minister has also clarified that there was currently no provision requiring companies to mandatorily geo-tag their CSR projects. The board of directors of a company was empowered to decide on CSR expenditure to be undertaken and to monitor CSR activities.

 

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Presidents confers first CSR awards

By IndianMandarins 29 Oct 2019

For the outstanding contribution in the area of CSR, President of India Ram Nath Kovind has conferred first National CSR Awards to various companies. Power Grid Corporation of India has been given the award for excellent services in the category of above Rs 100 crore CSR spend. Total 38 awards were given.

Mahindra and Mahindra got the award for Rs 10 to Rs 100 crore spend, Edelweiss Financial Services Limited for Rs 1 to Rs 10 crore spend and Paranjape Autocast Pvt. Ltd for less than Rs 1 crore spend. Speaking on the occasion of the awards ceremony in New Delhi, the President said, it is important to internalise social welfare in the corporate culture and the companies has shown that it is possible to be profitable while being socially and environmentally responsible.

He commended efforts of the Union ministry of corporate affairs for initiating the National CSR Awards in the 150th birth anniversary year of Mahatma Gandhi. These awards will be conferred every year on October 2.

Kovind said that many illustrious business families like Tata, Birla, Bajaj and many others associated with freedom struggle were sensitive to their social responsibilities. Gandhi ji developed the principle of trusteeship on the basis of the generosity of industrialists associated with him. He further said that every fiscal year since 2014-15, the corporate sector has set aside more than Rs. 10,000 crore for social welfare and various social sectors like education, environment, health, poverty eradication, sanitation and safe drinking water have benefitted from this effort.

India has been consistently improving its rank in ease of doing business indicator by the efforts of the government and the government is also sensitive about the need to calibrate the CSR regime to make it more effective. Mentioning a quote, the president said, respect is achieved by donating the wealth not by storing it, clouds attain a higher position by giving away water whereas the oceans remain at a lower position by storing water.

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