JCI being a profit making organization has to carry out CSR activities under Section 135 of the Companies Act. 2013. The CSR activities of the Corporation are carried out keeping in mind the CSR policy recommended by the CSR Committee and approved by the Board in its 252nd meeting held on 25.06.2019. Additionally, the Corporation is also obliged to involve in CSR activities as per guidelines on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) for Central Public Sector Enterprises(CPSE) circulated by Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises (Department of Public Enterprises) from Time to Time.
CSR Policy of the Corporation
Jute Corporation of India Limited (JCI), a Central Public Sector Enterprise (CPSE), was set up by the Government of India with the main objective of safeguarding the interest of the jute growers by giving a reasonable value for the jute grown in general and avoiding any distress sale in particular. In addition to taking up the Minimum Support Price (MSP) operation, JCI also takes up commercial purchase and sale keeping in view the market conditions. Accordingly, welfare of the jute growers, who are largely small and marginal farmers with limited income, may be the focus and guiding factor of its CSR policy.
The management shall endeavour to spend 2 (two) percent of the average net profit of the previous three years on CSR activities, listed in the schedule VII of the Companies Act 2013,
The directives issued by the Department of Public Enterprises, Ministry of Corporate Affairs as well as the Ministry of Textiles (administrative ministry), if any, shall be kept in view while identifying and implementing CSR activities in a particular year.
Empowering the jute growers/ weavers with new skill and technology for improving their earnings and economic conditions as well as assistance for educational empowerment of the wards of the jute growers/ weavers shall be given special attention.
Efforts shall be made for supplementing the ongoing health care facility including drinking water, sanitation, and mother and child health care immunisation etc. for the jute growers / weavers.
Amount, which may remain unspent at the end of the year, shall be carried over to the next financial year.
CSR Budget for the Financial Year 2018-19 as calculated in line with the provisions of the Companies Act, 2013 : Rs. 39.10 lakh
CSR Programmes undertaken during F.Y 2018-19
Outreach (Swachhata Abhiyaan campaign at schools).
Innovation Processes for Clean Production (Retting of jute plant with modern eco friendly retting technology at DPCs.
Improvement to Citizen Interface Areas Cleanliness Drive at DPCs/ROs.
Organising Health Camps at different ROs/DPCs.
Projects for Market Survey, Design Development and Advocacy for production of Jute Diversified Products (JDP) on a commercial scale in the states of Assam, Bihar, Odisha and West Bengal.