Building the Nation through Sustainable Development of Society
Electronics Corporation of India Limited (ECIL), a Government of India Enterprise under Department of Atomic Energy, has been playing a pioneering role in spurring the growth of electronics industry in India since 1967. Driven by the vision of self-reliance in strategic electronics and resting on the foundations of strong R&D, ECIL has proved mettle as a multi-product, multidisciplinary organization. ECIL’s Mission is to strengthen its status as valued technological asset to the nation in the area of Strategic Electronics, meeting the requirements of Defence, Atomic Energy, Aerospace, Surveillance & Security, Information Technology & Communication and e-Governance.
ECIL is committed to act ethically and contribute to harmonious and sustainable development of society through its business while improving the quality of life of the community and society. ECIL is reaching out to the needy through Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) within the ambit of Schedule-VII of the Companies Act 2013 and CSR Rules 2014 and DPE guidelines issued from time to time.
CSR activities are integrated into the business model of ECIL for the social good beyond the interests of the firm. It is undertaken by the company as a commitment for the holistic welfare of society. ECIL has identified thrust areas, i.e., Education, Health, Skill Development and Environment protection for the development of communities under its CSR Programme. ECIL believes that gainful employment for India’s vast underprivileged youth population depends a lot on good school education in a comfortable environment. The company is happy to note that its CSR activities are contributing towards improving the quality of life of the community and society. The activities under CSR were started from the year 2011-12 onwards and incurred an amount of `8.12 crore till today. The beneficiaries against the above initiatives are 50 government schools, consisting of around 20,000 students, which include 11,500 girl students. ECIL’s CSR activities have benefitted nearly 20,000 students in nearly 50 government schools and 3,000 families in slums/tribal hamlets. ECIL is doing the CSR activities on its own and is not involving any third party/agency/NGO. ECIL is also actively undertaking activities and allocating resources for making “Swachh Bharat Mission” a success.
ECIL has surveyed nearby government schools located by its CSR Committee and noticed that many of these schools are facing severe shortage in infrastructure and observed that majority of the students in these schools are from SC/ST/BC and minority communities. Accordingly, ECIL has constructed class rooms, toilet blocks especially for girls, multi-purpose halls, computer rooms, kitchens, dining halls, compound walls, provision of water facilities including provision of RO water, providing dual desks/benches.
ECIL has conducted various medical camps and provided medicines/food supplements and appliances, like hearing aids etc in prescribed cases. The beneficiaries are around 3,500 students in five government schools. ECIL has installed four sanitary napkin incinerator machines at girls toilets in nearby four government schools (i.e, ZPHS, Kushaiguda, Dammaiguda, Kapra and Nagawaram) at a cost of `80,000 for safe disposal of menstrual waste of girls as part of “Swachh Bharat Mission”, as the improper disposal of used napkins may create environmental problems in school campus. ECIL has installed RO water plants for providing safe drinking water to the students in nearby 14 government schools. ECIL also conducted a medical camp in remote tribal area covering around 650 people.
ECIL is imparting computer education to students in nearby government schools by providing computer labs, computers and other related infrastructure and faculty. Nearly 13,705 students of 35 government schools became computer literate by taking advantage of these initiatives and thereby increasing their potential for gainful employment.
ECIL has planted 4,000 plants in its open/ vacant/idle land under the Harithaharm Scheme of the Government of Telangana, by which the greenery area of the company has increased. Under save water initiatives, ECIL is digging number of bore well pits at appropriate places, especially, in low line areas/water stagnated areas in vacant land of ECIL and also in nearby public places for storing/conserving rain water to improve the ground water in the area. To save electricity the company has distributed 10,000 LED bulbs to the people living in slums/tribal hamlets. These LED lamps are designed and manufactured by the company itself.