WHO WE ARE
All India Street Vendors Public & Charitable Trust
AISVPCT trust aim is to solve the disputes/obstructions from the anti-social elements and peaceful running of the business by the street vendors to eking their livelihood all over India, the trustees have joined hands to form a trust for the welfare and benefit of the Street Vendors all over India.
Whereas the Author of the Trust moved by his abiding concern, true vision, and inspiration backed by high knowledge and experience has set up this Trust, Which will promote the development of the needy and poor in our country especially street vendors by organizing various developmental oriented programs appropriate to the Indian conditions and also to undertake social service activities and help the needy and poor, orphan, aged, women and destitute.
CSR – CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
CSR in India has traditionally been seen as a philanthropic activity. And in keeping with the Indian tradition, it was an activity that was performed but not deliberated. As a result, there is limited documentation on specific activities related to this concept. However, what was clearly evident was that much of this had a national character encapsulated within it, whether it was endowing institutions to actively participate in India’s freedom movement, or embedded in the idea of trusteeship.
The Companies Act, 2013 has introduced the idea of CSR to the forefront and through its disclose-or-explain mandate, is promoting greater transparency and disclosure. Schedule VII of the Act, which lists out the CSR activities, suggests communities be the focal point.
On the other hand, by discussing a company’s relationship with its stakeholders and integrating CSR into its core operations, the draft rules suggest that CSR needs to go beyond communities and beyond the concept of philanthropy. It will be interesting to observe the ways in which this will translate into action at the ground level, and how the understanding of CSR is set to undergo a change.