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Your Directors are pleased to present the 24th Annual Report together with the Audited Accounts for the year ended March 31, 2018.
Adcon Capital Services Limited, ("the Company") is a registered Non Banking Financial Company (NBFC) holding certificate of registration from Reserve Bank of India. It is a listed NBFC Company, engaged in the business of providing loans, investment in securities of other companies and providing other related Financial and Consultancy Services and a professionally managed company.
The summary of operating results for the year is given below:
(Amt. in Lacs)
|PARTICULARS||For the Financial Year Ended|
|31st March, 2018||31st March, 2017|
|Less: Total Expense||15.52||11.24|
|Profit Before Tax||14.50||0.48|
|Less: Tax Expense||1.09||0.19|
|Profit / (Loss) for the year||13.41||0.29|
RESULTS OF OPERATIONS:
Total revenue of the Company for the financial year is Rs.30,02,550/-as compare to Rs.11,72,654/- in the corresponding previous year and the Company has earned net profit of Rs.13,41,130/- as compared to Rs.29,735/- in the corresponding previous year. The income comprises of activities in the business of financing to corporates and small and medium enterprises sector and investments in securities.
In terms of the requirements of regulations of Reserve Bank of India your Company has obtained the membership of Credit Information Companies.
In order to conserve the reserves to meet the needs of increased operation of the Company, the Board of Directors has decided not to declare dividend for the year.
TRANSFER TO STATUTORY RESERVES:
Your Company being a registered Non banking Financial Company (NBFC) in terms of provisions of Section 45(IC) of Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934, required to transfer minimum 20% of its Net Profit to reserves under this section, however the Company has accumulated losses of the past and therefore cannot meet the said requirements.
The paid up Equity Share Capital as at March 31, 2018 stood at Rs.3,55,11,000. During the year under review, the Company has not issued shares with differential voting rights nor has granted any stock options or sweat equity. As on March 31, 2018, none of the Directors of the Company hold instruments convertible into equity shares of the Company. The Companys Equity Shares are listed on BSE Limited and available for trading.
Your Company has not accepted any fixed deposits from the public and is therefore not required to furnish information in respect of outstanding deposits under Non-Banking Financial Companies (Reserve bank) Directions, 1966 and Companies (Acceptance of Deposits) Rules, 1975. Further, the Company has not accepted or renewed any amount falling within the purview of provisions of Section 73 of the Companies Act, 2013 read with the Companies (Acceptance of Deposit) Rules, 2014 during the year under review. Hence, the details relating to deposits which are not in compliance with Chapter V of the Act are not applicable.
MATERIAL CHANGES AND COMMITMENTS:
In terms of Section 134(3)(i) of the Companies Act, 2013, no material changes and commitment made between the end of financial year and the date of report which could affect the Financial position of the Company.
INTERNAL FINANCIAL CONTROLS:
The Internal Financial Controls with reference to financial statements as designed and implemented by the Company are adequate. During the year under review, no material or serious observation has been received from the Internal Auditors of the Company for inefficiency or inadequacy of such controls.
PARTICULARS OF LOANS, GUARANTEES OR INVESTMENTS BY COMPANY:
The Company being Non Banking Financial Company (NBFC), the details required under section 134(3)(g) of the Companies Act, 2013 are not required as the provisions of Section 186 of the Companies Act, 2013 are not applicable to the Company.
PARTICULARS OF CONTRACTS OR ARRANGEMENTS WITH RELATED PARTIES:
During the year there are no such details which are required to be disclosed in terms of provisions of Section 188(1) of the Companies Act, 2013, accordingly the requirement to disclose in Form AOC 2 is not required.
DIRECTORS AND KEY MANAGERIAL PERSONNEL:
Board of Directors of your Company comprises of four (4) Directors and all of them being Non Executive Directors as on March 31, 2018. During the year CS Mihir Patel, an independent director has resigned from the Board w.e.f. 19th January, 2018 and your Board wish to place on record contribution made by him during his tenure as Director.
In order to broad base the Board your Directors based on the recommendation of Nomination and Remuneration Committee appointed Mr. Sandeep Jha, as an Independent Director on the Board w.e.f. 14th February, 2018. Your directors seek your approval to the said appointment at the ensuing Annual General Meeting.
In accordance with the provisions of Section 152 of the Companies Act, 2013 and the Companys Articles of Association, Ms. Chetna Minda, Director retires by rotation at the forthcoming Annual General Meeting and being eligible offers himself for re-appointment.
Mr. Sanjay Vishwakarma, CFO of Company was recommended by Nomination and Remuneration Committee for appointment as Company Secretary also and accordingly, Board approved his appointment and re-designated him as CFO and Company Secretary w.e.f. 16th June, 2017 of the Company.
DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE UNDER SECTION 149 (6) OF THE COMPANIES ACT, 2013:
Your Company has received the declaration of Independence as provided under section 149(6) of the Act from all the Independent Directors. Further, the familiarisation program for Independent Directors is also available on website of the Company viz. www.adconcap.com.
NUMBER OF MEETINGS OF THE BOARD:
During the year the Directors met at regular interval and gap between the two meetings does not exceed the minimum required. The Board met five (5) times during the financial year on 30th May, 2017, 16th June, 2017, 19th August, 2017, 14th December, 2017 and 14th February, 2018.
The Audit Committee of Directors was constituted pursuant to the provisions of Section 177 of the Companies Act, 2013. The composition of the Audit Committee is in conformity with the provisions of the said section and Regulation 18 of the SEBI (LODR) Regulations, 2015. The Composition and the functions of the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors of the Company are disclosed in the Report on Corporate Governance, which is forming a part of this report. During the year under review, the Board of Directors of the Company had accepted all the recommendations of the Committee.
NOMINATION AND REMUNERATION COMMITTEE:
The Nomination and Remuneration Committee (NRC) of Directors was constituted by the Board of the Company in accordance with the requirements of Section 178 of the Companies Act, 2013 and Regulation 19 of the SEBI (LODR) Regulations, 2015.
The Board of Directors has framed a policy which lays down a framework in relation to remuneration of Directors, Key Managerial Personnel and Senior Management of the Company. This policy also lays down criteria for selection and appointment of Board Members. The Nomination and Remuneration Policy of the Company is attached herewith as "Annexure A".
STAKEHOLDERS RELATIONSHIP COMMITTEE:
Pursuant to Section 178 of the Companies Act, 2013 and the Regulation 20 of the SEBI (LODR) Regulations, 2015, the Board of Directors of the Company has constituted the Stakeholders Relationship Committee.
The Composition and the functions of the Stakeholders Relationship Committee of the Board of Directors of the Company are disclosed in the Report on Corporate Governance, which is forming a part of this report.
Pursuant to the provisions of the Companies Act, 2013 and Regulation 17 of the SEBI (LODR) Regulations, 2015 a criteria for performance evaluation of Directors was prepared after taking into consideration various aspects of the Boards functioning, composition of the Board and its committees, culture, execution and performance of specific duties, obligations and governance.
The performance evaluation of the Independent Directors was completed. The performance evaluation of the Chairman and NonIndependent Director was also carried out by the Independent Directors. The Board of Directors expressed their satisfaction with the evaluation process.
STATEMENT OF COMPLIANCE WITH SECRETARIAL STANDARDS:
Your Directors confirm that the Company has complied with applicable secretarial standards.
EXTRACT OF ANNUAL RETURN:
As required under Section 92 of Companies Act, 2013 the detailed extract of the Annual Return in form MGT 9, is attached as "Annexure B" and forms part of this report.
DIRECTORS RESPONSIBILTY STATEMENT:
Pursuant to the requirement under Section 134(5) of the Companies Act, 2013 with respect to Directors Responsibility Statement, it is hereby confirmed: a) that in the preparation of the Annual Accounts for the year ended March 31, 2018, the applicable accounting standards had been followed along with proper explanation relating to material departures, if any;
b) the Directors had selected such accounting policies and applied them consistently and made judgments and estimates that are reasonable and prudent so as to give a true and fair view of the state of affairs of the Company at the end of the financial year ended on March 31, 2018 and profit of the Company for that period;
c) that the Directors have taken proper and sufficient care for the maintenance of adequate accounting records in accordance with the provisions of the Companies Act, 2013 for safeguarding the assets of the Company and for preventing and detecting fraud and other irregularities;
d) the directors had prepared the annual accounts on a going concern basis;
e) that the Directors had laid down internal financial controls to be followed by the Company and that such internal financial controls are adequate and were operating effectively; and
f) that the Directors had devised proper systems to ensure compliance with the provisions of all applicable laws and that such systems were adequate and operating effectively.
WHISTLE BLOWER POLICY:
The Board has, pursuant to the provisions of Section 178(9) of the Companies Act, 2013 read with rule 7 of the Companies (Meetings of Board and its Powers) Rules, 2014 and as per (LODR) Regulations, 2015 framed whistle blower policy to report genuine concerns or grievances. The whistle blower policy has been posted on the website of the Company (www.adconcap.com). During the year no such instance was reported in the Company.
There is no audit qualification or observation on the financial statements of Company, by the statutory auditors for the year under review. M/s. Gupta Saharia & Co., Chartered Accountants, (Firm Registration No. 103446W) the Statutory Auditors of the Company, were appointed at 20th Annual General Meeting until the conclusion of 25th Annual General Meeting of Company (subject to ratification of appointment by the members at every AGM held after this AGM) in terms of the provisions of Section 139 of the Companies Act, 2013.
The Company has received confirmation from M/s. Gupta Saharia & Co., to the effect that they fulfill the eligibility criteria as prescribed under Section 139 and 141 of the Companies Act, 2013. Your Directors recommends ratification of their appointment as the Statutory Auditors at the ensuing 24th Annual General Meeting.
SECRETARIAL AUDIT AND MANAGEMENTS REPLY TO OBSERVATIONS BY THE SECRETARIAL AUDITOR:
Pursuant to the provisions of Section 204 of the Companies Act, 2013 and rules made thereunder, the Company has appointed Jain Rahul & Associates, practicing company secretaries to undertake the Secretarial Audit of your Company. The Secretarial Audit Report is included as "Annexure C" and forms an integral part of this report.
With respect to the observations made in the Secretarial Audit Report in their report, your Board of Directors provides clarification as under:
Due to meager financial position of Company, the management is not able to provide facility of voting by electronic means at its Annual General Meeting held on September 15, 2017. However at the ensuing Annual General Meeting the facility of remote e-voting is being provided to the Shareholders.
Further Company is in the process to appointing a suitable candidate as whole time key managerial personnel as mentioned in clause (i) of sub-section (1) of section 203 of the Companies Act, 2013 and wiling to obtain other memberships of Credit Information Company.
In terms of the provisions of regulation 15 (2) of Securities and Exchange Board of India (Listing Obligation and Disclosure Requirements) Regulation, 2015 the compliance with Corporate Governance provisions as specified is not applicable as your Companys paid up equity share capital is not exceeding Rs.10 Crores and net worth is not exceeding Rs.25 Crores as on March 31, 2017. However your Company has complied with the requirements of Corporate Governance as stipulated under the various Regulations of the LODR and accordingly, the Report on Corporate Governance forms part of this Annual Report as "Annexure- D".
MANAGEMENTS DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS REPORT:
The Managements Discussion and Analysis Report for the year under review, as stipulated under Regulation 34(3) read with Schedule V(B) of the SEBI (LODR) Regulations, 2015 is given in "Annexure E" to this report.
ENERGY CONSERVATION, TECHNOLOGY ABSORPTION:
Considering the nature of the business of your Company there are no particulars which are required to be furnished in this report relating to conservation of energy and technology absorption.
FOREIGN EXCHANGE EARNINGS AND OUTGO:
The Foreign Exchange earnings and outgo of the Company during the year under review amounted to Rs. Nil.
DISCLOSURE UNDER THE SEXUAL HARRASMENT OF WOMEN AT THE WORKPLACE (PREVENTION, PROHIBITION & REDRESSAL) ACT, 2013:
Presently, the compliance with respect to Sexual Harassment of Women at the workplace (Prevention, Prohibition & Redressal) Act, 2013 is not applicable to the Company as there is no woman employee (permanent, contractual, temporary, trainees) employed in the Company. However the working environment in your company remains cordial and employee friendly.
The Board of Directors places on record its gratitude to the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA), Reserve Bank of India (RBI), Stock Exchanges, other government and regulatory authorities, financial institutions and correspondent banks for their strong support and guidance. The Board acknowledges the support of the shareholders and also places on record its sincere thanks to its valued clients and customers for their continued patronage.
|For and on behalf of the Board of Directors|
|Place: Mumbai||Sanjay Minda|