Corporate Social Responsibility
RailTel's Board level Corporate Social Responsibility committee approved the following CSR activities for the fiscal year 2020-21 :
Continuity of RailTel Akansha Super-30 at Dehradun:
The programme offers free boarding, housing, and coaching for IIT JEE and other premier engineering exams to 30 students who are talented but come from economically disadvantaged backgrounds.
PM CARES FUND:
In order to deal with any emergency or stress, like the COVID 19 pandemic, the Government of India established the Prime Minister's Citizen Assistance and Emergency Relief Fund (PM CARES Fund). In the Office Memorandum dated 28/03/2020, the Ministry of Corporate Affairs has explained that any donation to the PM CARES Fund is qualified as CSR expenditure under the 2013 Company Act. Accordingly, RailTel has contributed an amount of Rs. 3.3 Crore, out of the CSR budget of FY 2020-21, to the PM CARES Fund to support the Govt. of India in its crusade against COVID-19 pandemic.
Provision of IT Infrastructure at Parimajan center for Children:
RailTel offered Internet bandwidth and IT infrastructure, including Desktop, UPS, and Furniture at Parimajan Centre for Children, UP.
Provision of OPEX & Support for various existing CSR Infrastructure:
RailTel will continue to provide Operation Expenditure and other support for existing CSR infrastructure provided for previous year’s projects.