In a significant move towards reinforcing transparency and accountability, the Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA), operating under the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, has recently unveiled a dedicated Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) portal. This portal marks a crucial step in IREDA’s commitment to social responsibility and sustainability, providing a platform to manage CSR initiatives with increased transparency and efficiency.
Objective of CSR Portal
The core objective of the newly launched CSR portal is to enhance transparency in managing CSR requests from various organizations and institutions. Accessible 24/7, the portal incorporates a comprehensive CSR policy and a proposal checklist, ensuring effective scrutiny of CSR requests. By embracing transparency and accessibility, IREDA aims to streamline the execution of its social welfare projects, making them easily accessible to the public.
Key Features of the CSR Portal
- Accessibility: Stakeholders can access the portal at any time with the accessibility of 24/7, fostering a dynamic and responsive platform for CSR management.
- CSR Policy: The portal incorporates a well-defined CSR policy, providing guidance for both the organization and potential collaborators.
- Proposal Checklist: A detailed checklist is available within the portal, facilitating a systematic review of CSR requests, ensuing that initiatives align with IREDA’s mission.
- Efficiency: The CSR portal is designed to enhance the efficiency of CSR initiatives, promoting a streamlined process from request to execution.
- Public Awareness: By making CSR efforts readily available to the public, IREDA aims to create awareness and engagement, fostering a sense of community involvement.
Official Launch at Vigilance Awareness Week 2023
The official launch of the CSR portal took place during the valedictory function of the “Vigilance Awareness Week 2023” at IREDA’s registered office in Delhi. Dr. Praveen Kumari Singh, Additional Secretary at the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC), inaugurated the portal in the esteemed presence of Pradip Kumar Das, Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of IREDA, Ajay Kumar Sahani, Chief Vigilance Officer and other senior officials.
Insights from CVC’s Additional Secretary
Dr. Praveen kumari Singh commended IREDA for its forward-thinking approach, particularly highlighting the launch of the whistle-blower portal in 2021, making IREDA the first Central Public Sector Enterprise (CPSE) to provide such an online platform. She emphasized the pivotal role IREDA plays in advancing sustainable development goals, especially in the fight against climate change.
CMD’s Commitment to Renewable Energy and CSR
IREDA’s CMD, Pradip Kumar Das, expressed the company’s unwavering commitment to advancing renewable energy and corporate social responsibility while upholding the values of transparency and ethics. The newly introduced CSR portal symbolizes IREDA’s steadfast dedication to better serve communities and stakeholders.
Progressive Approach to CSR
IREDA’s launch of the CSR portal is a testament to its progressive approach to CSR initiatives, leveraging technology to enhance transparency and efficiency. This commitment aligns with the broader mission of promoting renewable energy and contributing to sustainable development goals, establishing IREDA as a responsible and forward-thinking organization.