Bhaskar Agrochemicals Ltd Directors Report.
To the Members,
The Directors have pleasure in presenting before you the 31st Directors Report of the Company together with the Audited Statements of Accounts for the year ended 31stMarch, 2019.
1. FINANCIAL SUMMARY/HIGHLIGHTS, OPERATIONS, STATE OF AFFAIRS:
The performance during the period ended 31st March, 2019 has been as under:
|(Rs. In Lakhs)|
|Profit Before Tax||71.70||38.93|
|Provision for Tax||-|
|Profit after Tax||71.70||38.93|
|Balance Carried to Balance Sheet||71.70||38.93|
2. MATERIAL CHANGES AND COMMITMENTS:
There were no material changes and commitments affecting financial position of the company between 31st March and the date of Boards Report. (i.e. 13.08.2019)
3. CHANGE IN THE NATURE OF BUSINESS, IF ANY:
During the period under review and the date of Boards Report there was no change in the nature of Business.
The Directors have not recommended dividend for the year.
The Company has not carried any amount to the reserves.
6. SHARE CAPITAL:
There is no change in the share capital of the Company.
7. BOARD MEETINGS:
The Board of Directors duly met 4 (Four) times on 30.05.2018, 14.08.2018, 13.11.2018 and 13.02.2019 and in respect of which meetings, proper notices were given and the proceedings were properly recorded and signed in the Minutes Book maintained for the purpose.
8. INVESTOR EDUCATION AND PROVIDENT FUND
The Company has not transferred any amount to Investor Education and Provident Fund.
9. DECLARATION FROM INDEPENDENT DIRECTORS ON ANNUAL BASIS:
The Company has received declarations from Mr. S. V. Satyanarayana Chowdary and Mr. Ch. Sudhakar, Independent directors of the company to the effect that they are meeting the criteria of independence as provided in Sub-section (6) of Section 149 of the Companies Act, 2013 and Regulation 25 of SEBI (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirement) Regulations, 2015.
10. MANAGEMNET DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS REPORT
Management Discussion and Analysis Report is appended to this Report.
11. DIRECTORS OR KMP APPOINTED, RE-APPOINTED OR RESIGNED:
As required under regulation 36 (3) of the SEBI (LODR), Regulations, 2015, brief particulars of the Directors seeking appointment/re-appointment and Directors resigning are given as under:-:
No Directors or Key Managerial Personnel are appointed or resigned during the year.
|Name of the Director||: Mr. P. Praveen Kumar (Reappointment)|
|Date of Birth||: 26.06.1977|
|Qualification||: B. Tech, M.B.A.|
|Expertise in specific functional areas||: IT., Agrochemicals Manufacturing|
|Names of listed entities in which the person also holds the directorship and the membership of Committees of the board||: NIL|
|No. of Shares held in the Company||: 277954|
|Inter relationship with any Director||: Son of Mr. P. Pattabhi Rama Rao, Managing Director of the:Company and Mrs. P. Rajyalakshmi, Director of the company|
12. FAMILIARISATION PROGRAMMES:
The Company familiarises its Independent Directors on their appointment as such on the Board with the Company, their roles, rights, responsibilities in the Company, nature of the industry in which the Company operates, etc. through familiarisation programme. The Company also conducts orientation programme upon induction of new Directors, as well as other initiatives to update the Directors on a continuing basis. The familiarisation programme for Independent Directors is disclosed on the Companys website www.bhaskaragro.com.
13. COMPOSITION OF AUDIT COMMITTEE:
I. The Audit Committee of the Company is constituted in line with the provisions of Regulation 18 of SEBI (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2015 read with Section 177 of the Companies Act, 2013.
II. The terms of reference of the Audit Committee include a review of the following:
Overview of the Companys financial reporting process and disclosure of its financial information to ensure that the financial statements reflect a true and fair position and that sufficient and credible information is disclosed.
Recommending the appointment and removal of external auditors, fixation of audit fee and also approval for payment for any other services.
Discussion with external auditors before the audit commences, of the nature and scope of audit as well as post- audit discussion to ascertain any area of concern.
Reviewing the financial statements and draft audit report including quarterly / half yearly financial information.
Reviewing with management the annual financial statements before submission to the Board, focusing on:
1. Any changes in accounting policies and practices;
2. Qualification in draft audit report;
3. Significant adjustments arising out of audit;
4. The going concern concept;
5. Compliance with accounting standards;
6. Compliance with stock exchange and legal requirements concerning financial statements and
7. Any related party transactions
Reviewing the companys financial and risk managements policies.
Disclosure of contingent liabilities.
Reviewing with management, external and internal auditors, the adequacy of internal control systems.
Reviewing the adequacy of internal audit function, including the audit character, the structure of the internal audit department, approval of the audit plan and its execution, staffing and seniority of the official heading the department, reporting structure, coverage and frequency of internal audit.
Discussion with internal auditors of any significant findings and follow-up thereon.
Reviewing the findings of any internal investigations by the internal auditors into the matters where there is suspected fraud or irregularity or a failure of internal control systems of a material nature and reporting the matter to the Board.
Looking into the reasons for substantial defaults in payments to the depositors, debenture holders, shareholders (in case of non-payment of declared dividends) and creditors.
Reviewing compliances as regards the Companys Whistle Blower Policy.
III. The previous Annual General Meeting of the Company was held on 28.09.2018 and Chairman of the Audit Committee, attended previous AGM.
IV. The composition of the Audit Committee and the attendance of each member of the Audit Committee are given below:
The Company has complied with all the requirements of Regulation 27 of SEBI (LODR) Regulations 2015 relating to the composition of the Audit Committee.
During the financial year 2018-19, (4) four meetings of the Audit Committee were held on the 30.05.2018, 14.08.2018, 13.11.2018, 13.02.2019.
The details of the composition of the Committee and attendance of the members at the meetings are given below:
|Name||Designation||Category||No. of Meetings held||No. of Meetings attended|
|S.V. Satyanarayana Chowdhary||Chairman||NED(I)||4||4|
|Dr. Aluri Naga Uma Maheswara Prasad||Member||NED||4||4|
NED (I): Non-Executive Independent Director
NED: Non Independent, Non- Executive Director
NOMINATION & REMUNERATION COMMITTEE
Terms of reference :
The main term of reference of the Committee is to approve the fixation/revision of remuneration of the Managing Director/Whole Time Director of the Company and while approving:
To take into account the financial position of the Company, trend in the industry, appointees qualification, experience, past performance, past remuneration etc.
To bring out objectivity in determining the remuneration package while striking a balance between the interest of the Company and the Shareholders.
The objectives of the remuneration policy are to motivate Directors to excel in their performance, recognize their contribution and retain talent in the organization and reward merit. The remuneration levels are governed by industry pattern, qualifications and experience of the Directors, responsibilities shouldered, individual performance etc.
Mr. P. Pattabhi Rama Rao, Managing Director and Mr. P. Praveen Kumar, Wholetime Director and CFO are paid a monthly remuneration of Rs. 2 lakhs p.m.
During the year, the committee met on 13.02.2019.
The details of composition of the Committee are given below:
|Name||Designation||Category||No. of Meetings held||No.of Meetings attended|
|S.V. Satyanarayana Chowdhary||Member||NED(I)||1||1|
|P. Rajya Lakshmi||Member||NED||1||1|
NED (I): Non Executive Independent Director
NED: Non Independent, Non-Executive Director
POLICY FOR SELECTION OF DIRECTORS AND DETERMINING DIRECTORS INDEPENDENCE
This policy sets out the guiding principles for the Nomination & Remuneration Committee for identifying persons who are qualified to become Directors and to determine the independence of Directors, in case of their appointment as independent Directors of the Company.
2. Terms and References:
2.1 "Director" means a director appointed to the Board of a Company.
1.2 "Nomination and Remuneration Committee means the committee constituted in accordance with the provisions of Section 178 of the Companies Act, 2013 and reg. 19 of SEBI (Listing Obligation and Disclosure Requirement), Regulations, 2015.
2.3 "Independent Director" means a director referred to in sub-section (6) of Section 149 of the Companies Act, 2013 and Regulation 16(1) (b) of the SEBI (Listing obligations and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2015.
Qualifications and criteria
3.1.1The Nomination and Remuneration Committee, and the Board, shall review on annual basis, appropriate skills, knowledge and experience required of the Board as a whole and its individual members. The objective is to have a board with diverse background and experience that are relevant for the Companys operations.
3.1.2 In evaluating the suitability of individual Board member the NR Committee may take into account factors, such as:
General understanding of the companys business dynamics, global business and social perspective;
Educational and professional background
Standing in the profession;
Personal and professional ethics, integrity and values;
Willingness to devote sufficient time and energy in carrying out their duties and responsibilities effectively.
3.1.3 The proposed appointee shall also fulfil the following requirements:
shall possess a Director Identification Number;
shall not be disqualified under the Companies Act, 2013;
shall Endeavour to attend all Board Meeting and Wherever he is appointed as a Committee Member, the Committee Meeting;
shall abide by the code of Conduct established by the company for Directors and senior Management personnel;
shall disclose his concern or interest in any company or companies or bodies corporate, firms, or other association of individuals including his shareholding at the first meeting of the Board in every financial year and thereafter whenever there is a change in the disclosures already made;
Such other requirements as may be prescribed, from time to time, under the Companies Act, 2013, SEBI (Listing obligations and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2015 and other relevant laws.
3.1.4 The Nomination & Remuneration Committee shall evaluate each individual with the objective of having a group that best enables the success of the companys business.
3.2 criteria of independence
3.2.1 The Nomination & Remuneration Committee shall assess the independence of Directors at time of appointment/ re-appointment and the Board shall assess the same annually. The Board shall re-assess determinations of independence when any new interest or relationships are disclosed by a Director.
3.2.2 The criteria of independence shall be in accordance with guidelines as laid down in Companies Act, 2013 and reg. 16(1) (b) of the SEBI (Listing obligations and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2015.
3.2.3 The Independent Director shall abide by the "Code for Independent Directors "as specified in Schedule IV to the companies Act, 2013.
3.3 Other Directorships/ Committee Memberships
3.3.1 The Board members are expected to have adequate time and expertise and experience to contribute to effective Board performance Accordingly, members should voluntarily limit their directorships in other listed public limited companies in such a way that it does not interfere with their role as Director of the company. The NR Committee shall take into account the nature of, and the time involved in a Director service on other Boards, in evaluating the suitability of the individual Director and making its recommendations to the Board.
3.3.2 A Director shall not serve as director in more than 20 companies of which not more than 10 shall be public limited companies.
3.3.3 A Director shall not serve an independent Director in more than 7 listed companies and not more than 3 listed companies in case he is serving as a whole-time Director in any listed company.
3.3.4 A Director shall not be a member in more than 10 committee or act chairman of more than 5 committee across all companies in which he holds directorships.
For the purpose of considering the limit of the committee, Audit committee and stakeholders relationship committee of all public limited companies, whether listed or not, shall be included and all other companies including private limited companies, foreign companies and companies under section 8 of the Companies Act, 2013 shall be excluded.
Remuneration policy for Directors, key managerial personnel and other employees
1.1 This policy sets out the guiding principles for the Nomination and Remuneration committee for recommending to the Board the remuneration of the directors, key managerial personnel and other employees of the company.
2. Terms and Reference:
In this policy the following terms shall have the following meanings:
2.1 "Director" means a Director appointed to the Board of the company.
2.2 "key managerial personnel" means
(i) The Chief Executive Office or the managing director or the manager;
(ii) The company secretary;
(iii) The whole-time director;
(iv) The chief finance Officer; and
(v) Such other office as may be prescribed under the companies Act, 2013
2.3 "Nomination and Remuneration Committee" means the committee constituted by Board in accordance with the provisions of section 178 of the companies Act,2013 and reg. 19 of SEBI (Listing obligations and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2015.
3.1 Remuneration to Executive Director and Key Managerial Personnel
3.1.1 The Board on the recommendation of the Nomination and Remuneration (NR) committee shall review and approve the remuneration payable to the Executive Director of the company within the overall approved by the shareholders.
3.1.2 The Board on the recommendation of the NR committee shall also review and approve the remuneration payable to the key managerial personnel of the company.
3.1.3 The Remuneration structure to the Executive Director and key managerial personnel shall include the following components:
(i) Basic pay
(ii) Perquisites and Allowances
(iii) Commission (Applicable in case of Executive Directors)
(iv) Retrial benefits
(v) Annual performance Bonus
3.1.4 The Annual plan and Objectives for Executive committee shall be reviewed by the NR committee and Annual performance Bonus will be approved by the committee based on the achievement against the Annual plan and Objectives.
3.2 Remuneration to Non Executive Directors
3.2.1 The Board, on the recommendation of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee, shall review and approve the remuneration payable to the Non Executive Directors of the Company within the overall limits approved by the shareholders as per provisions of the companies act.
3.2.2 Non Executive Directors shall be entitled to sitting fees attending the meetings of the Board and the Committees thereof.
3.3. Remuneration to other employees
3.3.1. Employees shall be assigned grades according to their qualifications and work experience, competencies as well as their roles and responsibilities in the organization. Individual remuneration shall be determined within the appropriate grade and shall be based on various factors such as job profile skill sets, seniority, experience and prevailing remuneration levels for equivalent jobs.
VI. STAKEHOLDERS RELATIONSHIP COMMITTEE
The Details of composition of the Committee are given below:
|Dr. Aluri Naga Uma Maheswara Prasad||Chairman||NED|
|P. Rajya Lakshmi||Member||NED|
NED: Non Executive Director
The Committee has been delegated with the following powers:
To redress shareholder and investor complaints relating to transfer of shares, Dematerialization of Shares, non- receipt of Annual Reports, non-receipt of declared dividend and other allied complaints.
To approve, transfer, transmission, and issue of duplicate / fresh share certificate(s)
Consolidate and sub-division of share certificates etc.
To redress, approve and dispose off any, other complaints, transactions and requests etc., received from any shareholder of the company and investor in general.
The Board has delegated the power to process the transfer and transmission of shares to the Registrar and Share Transfer Agents, who process share transfers within a week of lodgement in the case of shares held in physical form.
The Company has designated an exclusive e-mail ID called email@example.com for complaints/grievances.
14. VIGIL MECHANISM:
Vigil Mechanism Policy has been established by the Company for directors and employees to report genuine concerns pursuant to the provisions of section 177(9) & (10) of the Companies Act, 2013 read with SEBI (LODR) Regulations 2015. The same has been placed on the website of the Company.
15. DIRECTORS RESPONSIBILITY STATEMENT:
Pursuant to Section 134(5) of the Companies Act, 2013, the Board of Directors, to the best of their knowledge and ability, confirm that:
(a) In the preparation of the annual accounts, the applicable accounting standards had been followed along with proper explanation relating to material departures;
(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 and of the profit and loss of the company for that period;
(c) The Directors had taken proper and sufficient care for the maintenance of adequate accounting records in accordance with the provisions of this Act 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; and
(e) 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.
(f) 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.
16. INFORMATION ABOUT THE FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE / FINANCIAL POSITION OF THE SUBSIDIARIES / ASSOCIATES/ JOINT VENTURES:
The Company does not have any Subsidiary, Associate or Joint venture.
17. NAMES OF THE COMPANIES WHICH HAVE BECOME OR CEASED TO BE ITS SUBSIDIARIES, JOINT VENTURES OR ASSOCIATE COMPANIES DURING THE YEAR.
During the year neither any Company became its subsidiary nor ceased to be its subsidiary.
18. EXTRACT OF ANNUAL RETURN:
As required pursuant to section 92(3) of the Companies Act, 2013 and rule 12(1) of the Companies (Management and Administration) Rules, 2014, an extract of annual return in MGT 9 annexed as a part of this Annual Report
19. STATUTORY AUDITORS:
The members of the company in accordance with section 139 of the Companies Act, 2013 had passed a resolution for appointment of M/s. S. Singhvi & Co, as Statutory Auditors of the company for a period of 5 years in the AGM held on 28.09.2017 to hold office up to the conclusion of 34th Annual General Meeting of the company subject to ratification as per the provisions of Companies Act, 2013.
However, pursuant to notification from the MCA dated 07.05.2018, ratification of appointment of statutory auditors at every Annual General Meeting has been omitted.
20. DETAILS IN RESPECT OF FRAUDS REPORTED BY AUDITORS UNDER SUB SECTION (12) OF SECTION 143 OTHER THAN THOSE WHICH ARE REPORTABLE TO THE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT:
There have been no frauds reported by the auditors u/s 143(12).
21. SECRETARIAL AUDIT:
Pursuant to the provisions of Section 134(3) (f) & Section 204 of the Companies Act, 2013, Secretarial audit report as provided by M/s. Vivek Surana, Practicing Company Secretary is annexed to this Report as an annexure.
22. QUALIFICATIONS IN AUDIT REPORTS:
Explanations or comments by the Board on every qualification, reservation or adverse remark or disclaimer made-
(a) Statutory Auditors Report:
The Board has duly reviewed the Statutory Auditors Report on the Accounts for the year ended March 31, 2018 and has noted that the Company has not provided depreciation on building and Plant & Machinery relating to Unit-II in the books of account of the company as the Unit-II is closed. Since the Unit II is not in operations, therefore depreciation is not provided on Building, Plant & Machinery
(b) Secretarial Audit Report:
The Board has duly reviewed the Secretarial Audit Report for the year ended March 31, 2019 on the Compliances according to the provisions of section 204 of the Companies Act 2013, and the same does not have any reservation, qualifications or adverse remarks.
23. CONSERVATION OF ENERGY, TECHNOLOGY ABSORPTION AND FOREIGN EXCHANGE OUTGO:
The required information as per Sec.134 (3) (m) of the Companies Act 2013 is providedhereunder:
A. Conservation of Energy:
Your Companys operations are not energy intensive. Adequate measures have been taken toconserve energy wherever possible by using energy efficient computers and purchase ofenergy efficient equipment.
B. Technology Absorption:
1. Research and Development (R&D):NIL
2. Technology absorption, adoption and innovation:NIL
C. Foreign Exchange Earnings and Out Go:
Foreign Exchange Earnings: NIL
Foreign Exchange Outgo: NIL
24 (a) RISK MANAGEMENT POLICY
The Company as formulated a Risk Management Policy under which various risks associated with the business operations is identified and risk mitigation plans have been put in place.
24. (b.) CODE OF CONDUCT FOR THE PREVENTION OF INSIDER TRADING
The Board of Directors has adopted the Insider Trading Policy in accordance with the requirements of the SEBI (Prohibition of Insider Trading) Regulation, 2018. The Insider Trading Policy of the Company lays down guidelines and procedures to be followed, and disclosures to be made while dealing with shares of the Company, as well as the consequences of violation. The policy has been formulated to regulate, monitor and ensure reporting of deals by employees and to maintain the highest ethical standards of dealing in Company securities.
The Insider Trading Policy of the Company covering code of practices and procedures for fair disclosure of unpublished price sensitive information and code of conduct for the prevention of insider trading, is available on our website (https:// www.bhaskaragro.com /investors/insider-trading-policy.pdf)
25. DETAILS RELATING TO DEPOSITS, COVERING THE FOLLOWING:
Your Company has not accepted any deposits falling within the meaning of Sec.73, 74 & 76 of the Companies Act, 2013 read with the Rule 8(v) of Companies (Accounts) Rules 2014, during the financial year under review. Further, there are no deposits which are not in compliance with the requirements of Chapter V of the Companies Act, 2013.
26. SIGNIFICANT & MATERIAL ORDERS PASSED BY THE REGULATORS:
During the period under review there were no significant and material orders passed by the regulators or Courts or Tribunals impacting the going concern status and the companys operations in future.
27. DETAILS OF ADEQUACY OF INTERNAL FINANCIAL CONTROLS:
Your Company has well established procedures for internal control across its various locations, commensurate with its size and operations. The organization is adequately staffed with qualified and experienced personnel for implementing and monitoring the internal control environment. The internal audit function is adequately resourced commensurate with the operations of the Company and reports to the Audit Committee of the Board.
The properties and assets of your Company are adequately insured.
29. PARTICULARS OF LOANS, GUARANTEES OR INVESTMENTS:
The company has not given loans, Guarantees or made any investments during the year under review attracting the provisions of section 186 of the Companies Act, 2013.
30. CREDIT & GUARANTEE FACILITIES:
The Company has availed credit facilities from Axis Bank.
31. COMPOSITION OF CSR COMMITTEE AND CONTENTS OF CSR POLICY:
Since the Company does not have the net worth of Rs. 500 Crore or more, or turnover of Rs. 1000 Crore or more, or a net profit of Rs. 5 Crore or more during the financial year, section 135 of the Companies Act, 2013 relating to Corporate Social Responsibility is not applicable and hence the Company need not adopt any Corporate Social Responsibility Policy.
32. RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS:
During the year under review, the Company had not entered in to any materially significant transaction with any related party that may have potential conflict with the interests of the Company at large. All the related party transactions during the year are in the ordinary course of business and on arms length basis.
Transactions with the Related Parties as required under relevant Accounting Standards of the form part of this Annual Report.
33. DISCLOSURE ABOUT COST AUDIT:
Cost Audit is not applicable to your Company.
34. STATEMENT SHOWING THE NAMES OF THE TOP TEN EMPLOYEES IN TERMS OF REMUNERATION DRAWN AND THE NAME OF EVERY EMPLOYEE:
A statement showing the names of the top ten employees in terms of remuneration drawn is annexed to this Annual report as annexure.
35. RATIO OF REMUNERATION TO EACH DIRECTOR:
Under section 197(12) of the Companies Act, 2013, and Rule 5(1)(2) & (3) of the Companies(Appointment & Remuneration) Rules, 2014 read with Schedule V of the Companies Act, 2013 the ratio of remunerationof Mr. P. Pattabhi Rama Rao, Managing Director of the Company to the median remuneration of the employees is 21.5 :1 and of Mr. P. Praveen Kumar, Whole-Time director & CFO of the Company is 21.5 :1.
36. CORPORATE GOVERNANCE AND SHAREHOLDERS INFORMATION:
Since the paid up capital of the Company is less than Rs. 10 Crores and Net worth of the Company is less than Rs. 25 Crores, Corporate Governance as envisaged in SEBI (LODR) Regulations, 2015 is not applicable.
37. SECRETARIAL STANDARDS
The Company is in compliance with the applicable secretarial standards.
EVENT BASED DISCLOSURES
During the year under review, the Company has not taken up any of the following activities:
1. Issue of sweat equity share: NA
2. Issue of shares with differential rights: NA
3. Issue of shares under employees stock option scheme: NA
4. Disclosure on purchase by company or giving of loans by it for purchase of its shares: NA
5. Buy back shares: NA
6. Disclosure about revision: NA
7. Preferential Allotment of Shares: NA
38. NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS COMPENSATION AND DISCLOSURES
None of the Independent / Non-Executive Directors has any pecuniary relationship or transactions with the Company which in the Judgment of the Board may affect the independence of the Directors.
39. CEO/ CFO Certification
The Managing Director cum CEO and CFO certification of the financial statements for the year 2018-19 is annexed in this Annual Report.
40. EMPLOYEE RELATIONS:
Your Directors are pleased to record their sincere appreciation of the contribution by the staff at all levels in the improved performance of the Company.
None of the employees is drawing a remuneration of Rs. 1,02,00,000/- and above per annum or Rs.8,50,000/- and above in aggregate per month, the limits prescribed under Section 197 of the Companies Act, 2013 read with rule 5(2) of Companies (Appointment and Remuneration of Managerial Personnel) Rules, 2014
41. BOARD EVALUATION:
Pursuant to the applicable provisions of the Companies Act, 2013 and SEBI Listing Regulations, the Board has carried out an Annual Evaluation of its own performance, performance of the Directors and the working of its Committees. The Boards functioning was evaluated on various aspects, including inter alia degree of fulfilment of key responsibilities, Board structure and composition, establishment and delineation of responsibilities to various Committees, effectiveness of Board processes, information and functioning.
Evaluation of the Committees performance was based on the criteria like composition, its terms of the reference and effectiveness of committee meetings, etc., Individual Directors performance evaluation is based on their preparedness on the issues to be discussed, meaningful and constructive discussions and their contribution to the Board and Committee meetings. The Chairperson was evaluated mainly on key aspects of his role. These performance exercises were conducted seeking inputs from all the Directors / Committee Members wherever applicable.
The evaluation procedure followed by the company is as mentioned below:
i) Feedback is sought from each Director about their views on the performance of the Board, covering various criteria such as degree of fulfilment of key responsibilities, Board structure and composition, establishment and delineation of responsibilities to various Committees, effectiveness of Board processes, information and functioning, Board culture and dynamics, quality of relationship between the Board and the Management and efficacy of communication with external stakeholders. Feedback was also taken from every Director on his assessment of the performance of each of the other Directors.
ii) The Nomination and Remuneration Committee (NRC) then discusses the above feedback received from all the Directors.
iii) Based on the inputs received, the Chairman of the NRC also makes a presentation to the Independent Directors at their meeting, summarising the inputs received from the Directors as regards Board performance as a whole and of the Chairman. The performance of the Non-Independent Non-Executive Directors and Board Chairman is also reviewed by them.
iv) Post the meeting of the Independent Directors, their collective feedback on the performance of the Board (as a whole) is discussed by the Chairman of the NRC with the Chairman of the Board. It is also presented to the Board and a plan for improvement is agreed upon and is pursued.
v) Every statutorily mandated Committee of the Board conducts a self-assessment of its performance and these assessments are presented to the Board for consideration. Areas on which the Committees of the Board are assessed include degree of fulfilment of key responsibilities, adequacy of Committee composition and effectiveness of meetings.
vi) Feedback is provided to the Directors, as appropriate. Significant highlights, learning and action points arising out of the evaluation are presented to the Board and action plans are drawn up. During the year under report, the recommendations made in the previous year were satisfactorily implemented.
The peer rating on certain parameters, positive attributes and improvement areas for each Board member are also provided to them in a confidential manner. The feedback obtained from the interventions is discussed in detail and, where required, independent and collective action points for improvement are put in place.
42. DISCLOSURE UNDER THE SEXUAL HARASSMENT OF WOMEN AT WORKPLACE (PREVENTION, PROHIBITION AND REDRESSAL) ACT, 2013:
The Company has in place an Anti-Sexual Harassment Policy in line with the requirements of The Sexual Harassment of Women at workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013. Internal Complaint Committee (ICC) has been set up to redress complaints received regarding sexual harassment. All employees are covered under this policy.
The following is the summary of sexual harassment complaints received and disposed during the calendar year.
No. of complaints received : Nil
No. of complaints disposed off : Nil
Your Directors wish to place on record their appreciation of the contribution made by the employees at all levels, to the continued growth and prosperity of your Company.
Your Directors also wish to place on record their appreciation of business constituents, Banks, statutory authorities and other financial institutions and shareholders of the Company, for their continued support for the growth of the Company.
|For and on behalf of the Board|
|BHASKAR AGROCHEMICALS LIMITED|
|P.PRAVEEN KUMAR||P.PATTABHI RAMA RAO|
|Place: Hyderabad||Wholetime Director & CFO||MANAGING DIRECTOR|
|Date : 29.05.2019||DIN : 00353720||DIN : 00353641|