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Employee vaccination spending may not classify as CSR, says Centre

Centre reluctant; experts say it could speed up vaccine drive

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CSR spending | India vaccination | India Inc

Shrimi Choudhary & Sachin P Mampatta  |  New Delhi/Mumbai 



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The Centre is reluctant to permit to classify their employee vaccination spends under corporate social responsibility (CSR) or allow them to use the funds exclusively for employee inoculation. However, it may consider companies’ spends as CSR if the larger community is included in their vaccination drive.

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First Published: Thu, April 22 2021. 06:10 IST

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