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of India
Ministry of Corporate Affairs

New Delhi, dated, the 27 th Feb, 2014

G.S.R. _(E).- In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) of section 467 of the Companies Act
, 2013 (18 of 2013) , the Central Government hereby makes the following amendments to Schedule VII of the said Act, namely: -

(1) In Schedule VII, for items (i)
to (x) and the entries relating thereto , the following items and
entries shall be
s ubstituted, namely:-

"( i ) eradicating hunger, poverty and malnutrition, promoting preventive health care and sanitation and making avail able safe drinkin g water;
(ii) promotin
g edu cat ion, including special ed ucation and employment enhancing voca tion skills esp ecially among children, women, elderl y, and the di fferent ly abled and li ve liho od enhancement projects;
(iii) prom
ot ing gender equality, empowering women, setting up home s and hostels for women an d orphans; setti n g up old age home s , day care centres and such other facilities for senior citizens and measures for reducing inequalitie s faced by socially and economically backward groups;
(iv) ensuring environmental sustainability, ecological balance, protection of flora and fauna, animal
we lfar e, ag rofore stry, co nservation of natural reso urc es and maintaining quality of so il , air and water ;
(v) protection of national heritage, art and culture including re s toration o f building s and sites of historical importance and works of art; s e ttin g up pu b li c libra r ies; promotion a nd development of traditional arts and handicrafts;
(vi) measures for the benefit of armed forces veterans,
w ar wid o w s and their depend e nt s ;
(vii) training to promote rural sports
, nationally recognised s ports, paralympic sport s and
Olympic sports;
(viii) contribution to the Prime Minister's National Relief Fund or any other
- fund set up by the Central Government for socio-economic development and reli e f and ~elfare of th e Scheduled Castes ,. the Scheduled Tribes, other backward classes, minorities h.nd women;
(ix) contributions or funds provided to technology incubators located within academic institutions which are approved by the Central Government;
(x) rural development projects."

2. This notification shall come into force force with effect from 1 st April, 2014.

File Number 1/15
/ 2013-CL-V
(Renuka Kumar)
Joint Secretary to
· the Government of India

Schedule VII Amendments
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