New Delhi: India’s apex auditor Comptroller and General of India (CAG), feared by public institutions, has highlighted “notable works” done by oil majors like ONGC, BPCL, OIL and HPCL, towards Corporate Social Responsibility.
The government auditory has highlighted notable works in one of its report tabled in Parliament during the Monsoon Session.
Upstream state-owned oil company, ONGC had given the maintenance of toilets in 5,592 schools (built) under Swach Vidyalaya Abhiyan, to Auroville foundation.
The report said that the trust had undertaken information, education and communication activity to bring behavioural change and inculcate hygienic sanitation.
BPCL finds mention in the report for the rain water harvesting project ‘Boond’ in Mokhada. The project aimed to convert the 21 tribal villages from water scarce to water positive.
CAG also talked about OIL’s ‘Project OIL Jeevika’ in north-eastern stat of Arunachal Pradesh.
As their support for special children, oil refiner HPCL has undertaken project ADAPT in Maharashtra.
“Under this project 315 Special Children were provided therapeutic support along with education and skill
development,” the auditor said.
Work’s done by Power Grid Corporation of India and Coal India too have been highlighted separately.
The Government of India enacted the Companies Act, 2013 in August 2013. With the enactment of the Companies Act in August 2013, the mandate for CSR has become a part of corporate governance in the country.