First India CSR Awards Presented!

Awards are instituted to recognize the commendable contribution and services of individuals and institutions, to set up an example, for encouraging others to put in all the more effort and excel in the following years.

It is surprising that the media coverage of these awards does not care to list the names of the Corporates or PSUs but instead highlights the speech made by the president of India during the award giving function.

The first National CSR Awards were presented by the President of India on 30 October 2019; in the following two categories namely, Corporate Award for Excellence in CSR” and “Contribution of CSR in Challenging Circumstances”.

Given below is the list of awardees in the two categories:

S.no. Award Category Sub-category Name of Company
1Corporate Award for Excellence in CSR CSR spend above INR 100 Crores Power Grid Corporation of India Limited
2Corporate Award for Excellence in CSR CSR spend between INR 10 Crores 100 Crores Mahindra & Mahindra Limited
3Corporate Award for Excellence in CSR CSR spend between INR 1 Crores 10 Crores Edelweiss Financial Services Limited
4Corporate Award for Excellence in CSR CSR spend below INR 1 Crore Paranjape Autocast Pvt. Ltd.
5 CSR in Challenging Circumstances North India SRF Limited
6 CSR in Challenging Circumstances North-East India CRISIL Limited
7 CSR in Challenging Circumstances East India Bharat Financial Inclusion Limited
8 CSR in Challenging Circumstances West India Technip India Limited
9 CSR in Challenging Circumstances South India The Andhra Pradesh Mineral Development Corporation Limited
10 Contribution to the National Priority Areas Education Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited
11 Contribution to the National Priority Areas Skill Development and Livelihoods Hindalco Industries Limited
12 Contribution to the National Priority Areas Agriculture & Rural Development Mahindra and Mahindra Limited
13 Contribution to the National Priority Areas Health, Safe Drinking Water and Sanitation Mahanadi Coal Fields Limited
14 Contribution to the National Priority Areas Environment, Sustainable Development & Solar Energy Power Finance Corporation Limited
15 Contribution to the National Priority Areas Women & Child Development Indian Oil Corporation Limited
16 Contribution to the National Priority Areas Women & Child Development JSW Energy Limited
17 Contribution to the National Priority Areas Promotion of Sports Central Coalfields Limited
18 Contribution to the National Priority Areas Slum Area Development Equitas Holdings Limited
19 Contribution to the National Priority Areas Support to Differently abled Minda Corporation Limited

Honourable Mentions in different award categories:

S. No. Award Category Sub-category Name of Company
1 Corporate Award for Excellence in CSR CSR spend above INR 100 Crores ITC Limited
2 Corporate Award for Excellence in CSR CSR spend above INR 100 Crores Tata Steel Limited
3 Corporate Award for Excellence in CSR CSR spend between INR 10 Crores 100 Crores National Aluminum Co. Limited
4 Corporate Award for Excellence in CSR CSR spend between INR 10 Crores 100 Crores Maruti Suzuki India Limited
5 Corporate Award for Excellence in CSR CSR spend between INR 1 Crores 10 Crores Tata Technologies Limited
6 CSR in Challenging Circumstances East India Hindustan Copper Limited
7 CSR in Challenging Circumstances East India Mecon Limited
8 CSR in Challenging Circumstances West India Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone Limited
9 CSR in Challenging Circumstances South India Mineral Exploration Corporation Limited
10 Contribution to the National Priority Areas Education Mahindra and Mahindra Limited
11 Contribution to the National Priority Areas Skill Development and Livelihoods JSW Steel Limited
12 Contribution to the National Priority Areas Agriculture & Rural Development HDFC Bank Limited
13 Contribution to the National Priority Areas Health, Safe Drinking Water and Sanitation Tata Sponge Iron Limited
14 Contribution to the National Priority Areas Health, Safe Drinking Water and Sanitation ITC Limited
15 Contribution to the National Priority Areas Environment, Sustainable Development & Solar Energy Schneider Electric IT
16 Contribution to the National Priority Areas Women & Child Development Rail Vikas Nigam Limited
17 Contribution to the National Priority Areas Promotion of Sports IndusInd Bank Limited
18 Contribution to the National Priority Areas Promotion of Sports India Infrastructure Finance Company Limited
19 Contribution to the National Priority Areas Support to Differently abled Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited

This year the composition of Jury included Shri Jugal Kishore Mohapatra, Former Secretary, Rural Development, GoI (Chairman), Shri Anil Swarup, Former Secretary, School Education, Ministry of HRD, GoI, Dr. Madhukar Gupta, Addl. Secretary, Dept. of Public Enterprises, GoI, Ms. Naina Lal Kidwai, Former Chairperson, HSBC India, Shri Ajay Shriram, Chairman and Sr. Managing Director, DCM Shriram, Shri Rajat Sethi, Sr. Advocate, Supreme Court of India.