MCA Amends Schedule VII of Companies Act, 2013
MINISTRY OF CORPORATE AFFAIRS
New Delhi, the 24th August 2020
G.S.R. 525(E).—In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) of section 467 of the Companies Act, 2013 (18 of 2013), the Central Government hereby makes the following further amendments in Schedule VII to the said Act, namely:-
In the said Schedule, for the item (ix) and the entries thereto, the following item and entries shall be substituted, namely:-
“(ix) (a) Contribution to incubators or research and development projects in the field of science, technology, engineering and medicine, funded by the Central Government or State Government or Public Sector Undertaking or any agency of the Central Government or State Government; and
(b) Contributions to public-funded Universities; Indian Institute of Technology (IITs); National Laboratories and autonomous bodies established under Department of Atomic Energy (DAE); Department of Biotechnology (DBT); Department of Science and Technology (DST); Department of Pharmaceuticals; Ministry of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy (AYUSH); Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology and other bodies, namely Defense Research and Development Organisation (DRDO); Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR); Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), engaged in conducting research in science, technology, engineering and medicine aimed at promoting Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)”.
2. This notification shall come into force on the date of its publication in the Official Gazette.
[E-F. No. CSR-07/2/2020-CSR-MCA]
GYANESHWAR KUMAR SINGH, Jt. Secy.
The Schedule VII to the Companies Act, 2013 was brought into force with effect from the 1st April 2014 and was amended (effective from the 1st April 2014) vide notification number G.S.R. 130(E), dated the 27th February 2014, Corrigendum number G.S.R. 261(E), dated the 31st March 2014, notification number G.S.R. 568(E), dated the 6th August 2014, notification number G.S.R. 741(E), dated the 24th October 2014, notification number G.S.R. 390(E), dated the 30th May 2019, notification number G.S.R. 776(E), dated the 11th October 2019, Corrigendum number G.S.R. 859(E), dated the 19th November 2019, and notification number G.S.R. 399(E) dated the 23rd June 2020.
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