IREDA launches CSR Portal to improve transparency in CSR Initiatives
By TIOL News Service
NEW DELHI, NOV 08, 2023: INDIAN Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA), a Mini Ratna (Category – I) Government of India enterprise under the administrative control of Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, has launched a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) portal for enhancing transparency in its CSR initiatives. The portal will facilitate transparency in receipt and disposal of CSR requests from various organizations and institutions. It will be accessible to all 24x7, with a CSR policy and proposal checklist for examination of CSR requests. The portal will also contribute to the more efficient execution of IREDA's social welfare initiatives as part of its CSR efforts, making them readily available to the public. Developed by IREDA's IT team, the portal can be easily accessed here: https://onlinela.ireda.in/OnlineCSR/
The portal was launched during the valedictory function of "Vigilance Awareness Week 2023", held at the company's registered office in Delhi. Dr. Praveen Kumari Singh, Additional Secretary, Central Vigilance Commission (CVC), launched the CSR portal in the august presence of Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of IREDA Pradip Kumar Das; Chief Vigilance Officer, Ajay Kumar Sahani, and other senior officials.
Additional Secretary of CVC, Dr. Praveen Kumari Singh shared invaluable insights for promoting vigilance and integrity within organizations. She applauded the unique initiative undertaken by IREDA in 2021, of launching the Whistle Blower Portal, which positioned the company as the first Central Public Sector Enterprise (CPSE) for providing such an online platform. She also highlighted that IREDA is a key partner in achieving Sustainable Development Goals, particularly in combating climate change.
CMD, IREDA expressed the company's unwavering commitment to advancing renewable energy and Corporate Social Responsibility while upholding the values of transparency and ethics. He emphasized that the newly introduced CSR portal symbolizes its resolute dedication to these guiding principles, promoting a paperless approach and unwavering determination to better serve communities and stakeholders.
IREDA organized various competitions during 'Vigilance Awareness Week 2023' (30th October to 5th November 2023), and prizes were distributed to the winners at the valedictory function.