Recently, the Ministry of Corporate affairs (MCA) has issued changes in the CSR Rules vide official gazette dated 22nd January 2021 in the form of Companies (Corporate Social Responsibility Policy) Amendment Rules 2021. One of the changes stated in the amended rules requires the entity to register in form CSR-1 for undertaking the CSR grants to implement the CSR Activities.
Therefore, any entity (Section 8 Co. /Registered Society/ Registered Public Trust) which intends to undertake CSR activities needs to register itself with Central Government by filing e-form CSR-1, w.e.f April 1, 2021. The Form CSR-1 is available on the MCA Portal at
Also, the form has been attached herewith with for ready reference.