As per government orders, companies are to spend 2% of their profit towards Corporate Social responsibility(CSR). But most of the companies, except very few, have not implemented this order. In the telecom sector also, the situation is not different. Idea Cellular has not spent even a single paise towards CSR. Bharti Airtel has spent only 21% of what is required.

The recommendations of the Parliamentary Standing Committee that these defaulting companies should be penalised is timely. While thousands of crores of rupees are profited by these companies, they are reluctant even to spend 2% of that for the welfare of the people. They should be severely punished for their anti-social attitude and violation of law.