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In India, CSR rules introduced in 2013 which mandate’s certain companies to spend 2% of their average net profit earned over the preceding three years on social responsibility initiatives. This aims to encourage businesses to contribute toward social and environmental well-being. Thus, these companies provide funding to NGO’s for completing their Corporate social responsibility (CSR).

As a result, CSR Registration is mandatory for NGO’s to receive funding. CSR Registration is a process through which a NGO file e-form CSR-1 so that they can avail the benefits under the companies act, 2013 and also are able to get funding from corporates.

What is CSR Registration and e-form CSR-1?

The CSR Registration enables a Trust/NGO’s to receive CSR funding from eligible corporate entities for the implementation of various CSR initiatives. CSR Registration signifies a framework that underscores the responsibility of the corporate sector towards society, facilitating non-profit organisations such as NGOs and trusts to secure financial and other forms of support from the business community.

The CSR Registration is done through filing an e-form CSR-1 which is entirely an online proceedure and can be efficiently completed by practitioners such as CA, CS, or CMA additionally, It is also mandatory to verify the e-form CSR-1 by any of these practising professionals.

Why is it important to get CSR Registration?

#. Corporate Funding Eligibility Companies allocate CSR budgets to support NGOs engaged in charitable activities.

#. Credibility Boost CSR registration and compliance enhance an NGO's credibility, showing a commitment to transparency and accountability

#. Legal Recognition CSR Registration as a trust, society, or nonprofit company provides essential legal recognition for contracts, property ownership, and bank accounts.

#. Tax Benefits CSR Registered NGOs often enjoy tax exemptions, making donations tax-deductible and encouraging financial support.

#. Grant Access CSR Registration is a prerequisite for NGOs to qualify for grants from government agencies, international organisations, and foundations.

#. Partnerships and Collaboration CSR Registered NGOs are preferred partners, leading to valuable collaborations and networking opportunities.

#. Regulatory Compliance NGOs provide companies with a legitimate channel to fulfil CSR obligations mandated by regulations.

#. Resource Access CSR Registration grants NGOs access to government programs, resources, and technical assistance for effective mission implementation.

#. Professionalization The CSR registration process establishes governance structures and operational guidelines, fostering a more organised and professional approach.

#. Long-Term Sustainability CSR Registration contributes to an NGO's long-term sustainability by providing a legal framework for governance, succession planning, and continuity.

Document Requirement for e-form CSR 1 Filing

# PAN Card of NGO.

# Registration Certificate/Trust deed of NGO.

# PAN , Aadhar , Email and Mobile of Authorized Person of society.

# Digital Signature Certificate (DSC) of Authorised person

Eligibility Criteria for CSR Registration

#1. Companies

- Established under Section 8 of the Companies Act;

- Exempted under specific clauses of Section 10(23C) and approved under Section 80G of the Income Tax Act (1961);

- Established under Section 8, registered under Section 12A, and approved under Section 80G of the Income Tax Act (1961).

#2. Public Trusts

- Registered and exempted under specific clauses of Section 10(23C) and approved under Section 80G of the Income Tax Act (1961)

- Registered under Section 12A and approved under Section 80G of the Income Tax Act (1961).

#3. Registered Societies

- Exempted under specific clauses of Section 10(23C) and approved under Section 80G of the Income Tax Act (1961)

- Registered under Section 12A and approved under Section 80G of the Income Tax Act (1961).

#4. Other Entities

- Established by the Central or State Government under a specific Act of Parliament or State Legislature.

Stepwise Process to do CSR Registration Online

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    Step 1

    Contact our CSR Registration Experts at: 8881-069-069 or at info@e-startupindia.com

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    Step 2

    Get all your queries resolved and know how to prepare documents for CSR Registration

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    Step 3

    Submit the documents and pay the amount as per the package.

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    Step 4

    Our experts submit your application on your behalf so you sit back and relax.

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    Step 5

    Once approved, experts at E-StartupIndia will deliver your CSR Registration Certificate to you on your e-mail.

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Why choose E-StartupIndia?

We have a leading team of professionals who are capable of delivering a quick Online CSR Registration for your business. We deliver you expert services without any hassles and error free that can help you in turning ideas into reality.

Our diverse teams of specialists include Chartered Accountants, Lawyers, and Company Secretaries. Over the years, we have handled a broad spectrum of financial services, encompassing export-import, business compliances, taxation, and accounting matters. Additionally, our services are cost-effective.

Feel free to reach out if you have any questions about obtaining CSR Registration. Our experienced team at E-StartupIndia is here to ensure your registration is issued accurately and promptly.



frequently asked questions

NGOs mandatorily need to get 12A and 80G registration before getting CSR Registration. You can know more about it at: Apply for 12A and 80G Registration for NGO 


NGOs won’t be able to get funding if NGOs do not file e-Form CSR-1. It is mandatory to get CSR Registration for NGOs to be able to get CSR Funding.


Yes, you need a professional for CSR Registration. Having a knowledgeable team, such as E-StartupIndia, composed of Chartered Accountants, Lawyers, and Company Secretaries, ensures a smooth and accurate registration process. 


No, you can file e-form CSR-1 anytime.


As of the current date, there is no annual compliance mandated by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs.

The CSR-1 Registration certificate is obtained from the Ministry of Corporate Affairs.


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