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A Preliminary Framework for Product Impact-Weighted Accounts:

Although there is growing interest in environmental, social, and governance measurement, the impact of company operations is emphasized over product use. A framework like this one that captures a product’s reach, accessibility, quality, optionality, environmental use emissions, and end of life recyclability allows for a systematic methodology that can be applied to companies across many industries

·Section 55 – Cost of Acquisition and Improvement

Article explains What is meant by cost of acquisition (Section 55), Cost of Acquisition with Reference to Certain Modes of Acquisition (Section – 49), What is meant by cost of improvement, If the assesse acquires any asset by way of inheritance, partition of HUF or by any other mode specified in sec 49(1) and sec 47 then do the cost of acquisition of previous assesse shall be considered, Article answers whether  Mortgage & interest expenses forms part of cost of acquisition or not and also about implausibility of Compensation paid for eviction in Cost of Acquisition and Improvement



Draft Companies (CSR Policy) Amendment Rules, 2020

1.Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) for companies has been mandated through Companies Act, 2013 which came into effect since 01.04.2014. Section 135 of the Act enumerates the provisions concerning CSR and the Companies (Corporate Social Responsibility Policy) Rules, 2014 prescribes the rules for implementation. All these were notified on 27th February, 2014 and came into effect since 01.04.2014. The Companies (Amendment) Act, 2019 amended section 135 dealing with Corporate Social Responsibility. The Companies (Amendment) Act, 2019 received President’s assent and was published in Official Gazette on 31st July, 2019.

  1. In order to operationalize the Companies (Amendment) Act, 2019, the Companies (Corporate Social Responsibility Policy) Amendment Rules, 2020 has been drafted for carrying out amendments in the Companies (CSR Policy) Rules, 2014.
  2. Public comments are therefore hereby solicited on the draft Companies (Corporate Social Responsibility Policy) Amendment Rules, 2020. The draft Companies (Corporate Social Responsibility Policy) Amendment Rules, 2020 may be accessed at the web link mentioned below and comments, if any, may be submitted online therein by end of business hours on 28th March, 2020 positively.
  3. Stakeholder may please note that comments should not be sent separately through e-mail or hard copy and should be sent only through the web link created for the purpose

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