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CSR-1 Registration

Every entity (NGO) who intends to undertake any CSR activities, shall register with the Central Government by Filing Form CSR-1 electronically with effect from 1st April, 2021. Please note that filing of Form CSR-1 is compulsory.

  • Get hassle free online CSR-1 filing services
  • CSR-1 registration within 48 hours at minimum fees

Required Documents

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Copy of Registration Certificate/ Trust Deed/ Incorporation Certificate of NGO

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Copy of PAN of NGO

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Email ID of NGO

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Copy of Letter granting exemption under section 12A/12AB of Income Tax Act

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Copy of Approval under section 80G of Income Tax Act

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Audited Financial Statements of last 3 financial years

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DIN/PAN of the Directors of section 8 company/ Board of Trustees/ Chairman or secretary of the society

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Email ID of office bearers

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Copy of resolution authorizing the person by the NGO to sign on behalf of the entity

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Digital Signature of signing person authorised by NGO

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Engagement Letter in favour of CA or CS who shall verify the form

What we will deliver

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Filing of Form CSR-1

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Digital Signature of Signing Person

Eligibility Criteria

Section 8 Company or Registered Public Trust or Society

Track Record of atleast 3 years of undertaking charitable activities

Registered under section 12A/ 12AB of Income Tax Act

Registered under section 80G of Income Tax Act

Required Documents

Copy of Registration Certificate/ Trust Deed/ Incorporation Certificate of NGO

Copy of PAN of NGO

Email ID of NGO

Copy of Letter granting exemption under section 12A/12AB of Income Tax Act

Copy of Approval under section 80G of Income Tax Act

Audited Financial Statements of last 3 financial years

DIN/PAN of the Directors of section 8 company/ Board of Trustees/ Chairman or secretary of the society

Email ID of office bearers

Copy of resolution authorizing the person by the NGO to sign on behalf of the entity

Digital Signature of signing person authorised by NGO

Engagement Letter in favour of CA or CS who shall verify the form

What we will deliver

Filing of Form CSR-1

Digital Signature of Signing Person

Frequently Asked Question

Is Filing of Form CSR-1 compulsory?

No, the Filing of CSR-1 is not compulsory. However, if you intend to undertake any CSR activities and obtain CSR funds from the companies, in such a case, filing Form CSR-1 is mandatory.

Where is Form CSR-1 filed?

Form CSR-1 can be filed electronically on the MCA portal.

What are the important points regarding filing of Form CSR-1

  • Form CSR-1 can be filed on MCA portal with effect from April 1, 2021.
  • Where the entity (Trust/ Society/ Section 8 Company) is established by any company or group of companies: Maximum 5 CIN of such companies can be provided in the form.
  • Email ID of the entity shall be provided in Form CSR-1. The email id shall be verified by One Time Password (OTP).
  • The facility of sending OTP shall be enabled only after successful pre-scrutiny of the Form CSR-1.
  • OTP can be sent to email ID against one form for maximum 10 times a day. OTP shall be valid for 30 minutes. In case of failure, you need to download a fresh form on the same day or try OTP next day.
  • Details of Directors/ Board of Trustees/ Chairman/ CEO/ Secretary/ Authorised representative of the entity need to be provided in the form. It should be ensured that DIN or PAN of the above is valid and associated with the entity.

How to download Form CSR-1

Form CSR-1 may be downloaded from the MCA portal by following the steps as below:-

  • Visit the MCA portal by clicking the following link: http://www.mca.gov.in/MinistryV2/companyformsdownload.html
  • Scroll down page till you find "Incorporation Services"
  • Download the Form with or without instruction in ZIP format
  • Open the zip file
  • Form CSR-1 will be available in fillable PDF form.

Who shall sign the Form CSR-1

The Form CSR-1 shall be digitally signed by:-

  • In case of Section 8 Company:- Any director who is not disqualified under the provisions of the Companies Act, 2013
  • In case of Registered Public Trust:- One of the Trustees/ CEO
  • In case of Registered Society:- Chairman/ CEO/ Secretary

It shall also be ensured that the Form is digitally verified by a CA/CS/Cost Accountant in full time practice.