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To, the Members of Cals Refineries Limited Your Directors hereby presents the Thirty Third Annual Report, together with the Companys Audited Financial Statements for the financial year 2016-17.
1. Financial Summary/highlights on Performance of the Company (Standalone)
|(Rs. in million)|
|Description||Year Ended March 31, 2017||Year Ended March 31, 2016|
|Revenue from Operations||-||-|
|Employee Benefit Expenses||2.72||3.63|
|Interest and Finance Charges||0.00||0.00|
|Depreciation and Amortizations||0.09||0.21|
|Profit/(Loss) before exceptional items||(10.69)||(12.64)|
|Profit/(Loss) for the year||(18.40)||(12.64)|
As there is no operating income and consequently, no profit is available for distribution as dividend.
The Company is not having any surplus available to be carried forward to Reserves.
4. Brief description of the Companys working during the year/ State of Companys affair
(i) Companys operation during the year
The Company has no business operations. The financial situation has been grim and in prevailing circumstances of no funding available, coupled with various litigations against the company, chances of starting business operations seem nearly impossible.
The reasons for such status of the Company and present scenario of the Company could be articulated in the below points:
a. Sebis Investigation against the Company for Market Manipulation using GDRs issue.
Your Directors have been reporting continuously about the investigation against the Company by the Securities and Exchange board of India (SEBI) and the restriction imposed on the Company vide Sebis order in September and December 2011, which was finally confirmed on 23rd October, 2013 via its final order upon the completion of the Investigation against the Company. The SEBI vide this order has restricted the Company from entering into the securities market and altering its capital structure, in any manner effectively for a period of eight years from the date of the final order. Your Company has challenged the order in the Securities Appellate Tribunal (SAT), which proceedings are ongoing, your Company is expecting the order of the SAT in near future.
The sanctions imposed by the order of the SEBI against the Company has had a significant adverse impact on the activities of the Company relating to the establishment and start of the project.
b. Failure to achieve the financial closure
The aforesaid restriction on the Company has led to the situation where your Company has failed to achieve the required financial closure. The said failure of the Company had a severe impact on its abilities to perform its part of the contract with vendors, suppliers for various components of the projects including the Refinery. The Company had grossly failed to make the balance payments to the suppliers in view of lack of the funds into the Company. This has the further impact of writing off of various advances, preoperative expenses, consultancy fee and capital work in progress as the relevant contracts and arrangements had expired long back and the Capital advances which were made at the time of project implementation stage are either not recoverable or specific performance against the said advances cannot be enforced. The Board of Directors based on the aforesaid difficult situation took a legal opinion in this matter to reflect a true and fair view of the financial statement and decided to write off the various advances, land and pre-operative expenses etc. from the balance sheet of the Company.
Such writing off of aforesaid advances, land and preoperative expenses had resulted in substantial change in the profit and loss of the Company, which has completely eroded the net worth of the Company. This situation indicates the existence of a material uncertainty that may cast a significant doubt on the Companys ability to continue as a going concern. The Auditor have taken cognizance of this fact in their Report of the previous year and in this year too and have qualified their opinion. The board has given their comments on the said qualification of Auditors in the later part of this Report.
c. Huge Litigation and Compliance cost, Financial Support & Arrangements
Your Board would like to submit that, despite adverse situation in the Company, your Company has always diligently complied with all the requirements of the various laws and regulations in true spirit and manner. Various litigations, appeals and court proceedings, for and against the Company had a severe impact on the financial conditions of the Company. Having noted the present financial conditions and status of the business operations of the Company as against the expenses incurred to comply with the various compliances under different laws and regulations and also meeting the huge litigation expenses, the company is currently in a shattered state.
Considering the prohibition imposed by the SEBI, no equity infusion was allowed in the Company, hence the only option left with the Company was to borrow from related parties. During the period under review, your Company had a single source of funding through one of the related party and promoter group Company Nyra Holdings Private Limited. Your Company has been receiving the Inter-Corporate Loan as aforsaid, to manage its day to day operation, compliances and litigation expenses. The said loan from the body corporate have an impact of interest as per the prevailing provisions of the Companies Act, 2013, which your Company needs to bear with.
Further Nyra Holdings Pvt. Ltd. on 28th March, 2017, has assigned the aforesaid Loan arrangements to its parent/ holding Company, i.e., M/s Spice Energy Private Limited under the process of restructuring of investment within the group. In the said process of restructuring the Nyra Holdings Private Limited has arranged to set-off its loan taken from Spice Energy Pvt. Ltd. with the loan amount extended to our Company, worth Rs. 9,26,27,000/-.
A tri-partite agreement was executed between our Company (as borrower), Nyra Holdings Pvt. Ltd. (as assignor) and Spice Energy Pvt. Ltd. (as assignee) to effect the aforesaid transaction, i.e., assignment of loan from Nyra Holdings to Spice Energy Pvt. Ltd. and for Spice Energy Private Limited to continue with the loan arrangements with your Company in future.
The aforesaid agreement, arrangement and matter is also proposed to be ratified by the shareholders of the Company in this Annual General Meeting i.e. for the FY 2016-17. The factual points in relation to above, have been duly explained in the explanatory statement of the Notice of the Annual General Meeting.
d. Change in Promoter of the Company
In the aforesaid arrangements/restructuring within the group Company, the Nyra Holdings Pvt. Ltd. has also transferred
its equity holdings bearing 233196000 equity shares constituting 2.81% of the entire paid-up capital of the Company, to its Parent cum Holding Company, i.e., Spice Energy Pvt. Ltd. The said transfer was made at the prevailing market price through off market mode. This transaction/transfer of shares to the Spice Energy Pvt. Ltd. by Nyra Holdings Pvt. Ltd. has resulted in change in the promoters of the Company, i.e., Spice Energy replaces Nyra Holdings as promoter in the shareholding list of the Company. The Spice Energy and Nyra Holdings has given the requisite disclosures under Regulation 29 and 30 of the SEBI (Substantial Acquisition of Shares and Takeovers) Regulations, 2011 and Insider Trading Regulations, which is duly reported to the Stock Exchange and the necessary e-form has been filed with the Registrar of Companies in relation to the above.
e. Contingent Liabilities
During the period under review, the contingent liabilities which are required to be reported are as under:
The Claim against the Company to the extent of Rs. 9.19 Million pertains to M/s Thakurdas Khinvraj Rathi & Ors, who has issued a notice to the Company demanding the aforesaid amount under a litigation relating to taking a premises (along with a garage), situated at 95A Marine Drive, Mumbai-400002, on lease and license basis, in the year 2007-08. The dispute is ongoing and no finality has yet taken place.
The amount of Rs. 5,862.11 million under Disputed Duties/ Tax Demands pertains to the Income Tax orders issued for the A.Y. 2008-09 and 2014-15 for Rs. 5860.28 million and Rs. 1.83 million respectively. The assessment order for the A.Y. 2008-09 is related to the assessment u/s 148 w.r.t. the issuance of GDRs, however assessment proceedings for A.Y. 2014-15 pertains to the regular assessment, i.e. assessment u/s 143(3) of the Income Tax Act, 1961. The Company has filed appeals before the CIT (A) in the aforementioned matters which is yet to finalise.
Karan Nirman Udyog Private Limited have filed winding up petition in the Honble High Court of Delhi at New Delhi, for the recovery of Rs. 5.00 million. The Company is contesting, however the matter is still pending.
f. Investigation of Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO):
The Company has reported in the previous year that the Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO) had initiated an investigation into the affairs of the Company under section 212 of the Companies Act, 2013, the investigation is relating to the issuance of GDRs by the Company in the year 2007 and the proposed GDR issue in the year 2011.
The members be apprised that the Company has not received any official communication on the development in the aforesaid investigation process. The Company has provided adequate information and all essential support in the investigation process and have also provided all the documents as enquired from time to time. As on the date of this report the company has not received any intimation from SFIO regarding closure of matter.
g. Updates on Notices u/s 148 of the Income Tax for the A.Y. 2008-09 and 2009-10 for the Income Escaping Assessment U/s 147 of the Income Tax Act, 1961.
Your Company had received Notices u/s 148 of the Income Tax for the A.Y. 2008-09 and 2009-10 for the Income Escaping Assessment U/s 147 of the Income Tax Act, 1961. The Notice was in respect of assessment/re-assessment, re-computing the Loss/Depreciation of the Company for the said Assessment Years. As per the requirement of the Section 147 and Section 148 of the Income Tax Act, 1961, the authority has provided the reasons for re-opening the case for both of the Assessment years.
As reported earlier w.r.t the A.Y. 2009-10 the A.O. had passed an order dated 28/03/2016 without making any addition and stating that the advances in subject matter given by the Company is not made for the business purpose of the Company and therefore the Capital Work In Progress must be reduced by Rs. 464.97 crores. This Order has been challenged by the Company at the appropriate forum, under Section 246A(1)(b) of the Income Tax Act, 1961, which proceedings are undergoing.
The assessment proceedings for A.Y. 2008-09, was referred by the A.O. to the Transfer Pricing officer for his due assessment. The Transfer pricing officer after dealing with the matter and after detailed deliberations, have passed his order on 28th October, 2016, stating that "the transaction done by assesse are with Associate Enterprise, i.e., Honor Finance for reasons already stated in the Show cause and in the AOs letter, the aforesaid transaction is an international transaction u/s 92B(1)". It was also mentioned that "no inference is drawn in respect of arms length price of the international transaction, i.e. issuance of GDR and A.O. may take necessary action as deemed fit on the issue of imposition of penalty u/s 271AA and 271 BA on protective basis till disposal of appeal of the assessee by Securities Appellate Tribunal."
Taking note of the aforesaid assessment made by the TPO and also after giving due opportunity to the Company, the A.O. has issued a final order on 28.12.2016, which was obtained from the department on 02.02.2017, raising a demand of Rs. 5,86,02,81,490/-.
Your Company have denied and disputed the order and the demand as raised by the A.O. and have filed an appeal before Honble CIT (A) under the relevant provisions of the Income Tax Act, 1961. Further, your Company has also appealed to the department to take a lenient view on the deposit of the aforesaid demand, till the matter is heard before CIT (A), however, the Department has attached one of the Companys Bank Account against the order of demand.
h. Suspension in the trading of equity shares of the Company at Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) website and Putting the Company into the list of Shell Company:
The trading of the equity shares of the Company at BSE website has been suspended w.e.f 08th August, 2017. The SEBI vide its letter bearing No. SEBI/HO/ISD/OW/P/2017/ 18183 dated 07th August, 2017 has provided a list of shell Companies as identified by Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) to the Exchange, with a direction to take necessary measures. The BSE, based on the above, has taken a measure against the Company which inter-alia includes moving the securities to GSM Framework under stage VI w.e.f August 08, 2017. "As per the GSM framework, trading in the securities of the Company shall be permitted only once a month under trade to trade category and any upward price movement in the securities shall not permitted beyond the last traded price and additional surveillance deposit of 200% of trade value shall be collected from the buyers which shall be retained with the exchanges for a period of five months".
Earlier the equity of the Company was placed under stage 1 of GSM framework vide the notice dated 13th June, 2017 and now it has been directly moved to stage VI of the GSM framework, which have led to the aforesaid restrictions in the trading.
The Company had no idea or any information, on what ground and basis, it has been moved to the list of shell Company by Ministry of Corporate Affairs and such restrictions on the trading is being imposed on the Company. Your Company, has written to SEBI and BSE, asking for the basis/ground of such treatment or terming the Company as shell Company, resulting into such stringent restrictions on trading of its equity at the Exchange.
(ii) Status of project and Future Outlook:
As your Directors have been reporting since long, that your Company had plans to set up a Crude Oil Petroleum Refinery (the project). The Company has raised Rs. 7,880 million through Global Depository Receipts (GDR) in December 2007, for part funding the project. The proceeds of the GDR issue were fully utilized to pay capital advances related to purchase of equipment of two used oil refineries and other corporate expenses incurred during construction period. Due to non-availability of funds, restrictive orders of SEBI, pending litigations, and unrecoverable advances paid to suppliers on account of non-fulfilment of financial obligations by company in time, the implementation of the project has been stalled. Since considerable time has elapsed the prospect of the project revival and its implementation has become bleak.
Further your Company is going through the appeal proceedings in the Honble Securities Appellate Tribunal (SAT) against the final order of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), the order for which is expected in near future. We have apprised you above, how the restrictive orders and litigations have affected the project implementation of the Company. The restriction on the Company has prohibited the Company to enter into the securities market and explore any capital generation. It has been limited and confined to the loan arrangements from one of the promoter group Company. In the present scenario, your Company has no operational project as no operational revenues accrue to the Company, hence it is evident, that the Company will only be able to survive if the SAT considers our appeal favorably and issues an appropriate final order. Presently no discussion in detail on the project implementation is possible or relevant.
5. Change in the nature of business, if any
During the period under review, there was no change in the nature of business of the Company.
6. Material changes and commitments, if any, affecting the financial position of the company which have occurred between the end of the financial year of the company to which the financial statements relate and the date of the report There are no changes and commitments, which are affecting the financial position of the Company from the end of the financial year, i.e., 31st March, 2017 till the date of this Report, i.e., 14th August, 2017.
7. Details of significant and material orders passed by the regulators or courts or tribunals impacting the going concern status and companys operations in future
Order dated 23rd October, 2013 passed by Securities and Exchange Board of India:
As reported earlier, The Securities and Exchange Board of India has issued an Order against the Company in the matter of "Market Manipulation using GDR Issues." The Order dated October 23, 2013 mainly states that:
Cals shall not issue equity shares or any other instrument convertible into equity shares or any other security, for a period of ten years.
Vide the Interim Order dated September 21, 2011 (later confirmed through the Confirmatory Order on December 30, 2011), Cals was directed not to issue equity shares or any ^ other instrument convertible into equity shares or alter their capital structure in any manner till further directions. In this context, Cals has already undergone the prohibition imposed vide the Interim Order for a period of approximately two years. In view of this factual situation, it is clarified that the prohibition already undergone by Cals pursuant to the aforementioned SEBI Order shall be reduced while computing the period in respect of the prohibition imposed vide this order.
However, the Company has filed an appeal to the Honble Securities and Appellate Tribunal (SAT), against the abovementioned order of the SEBI, which is ongoing. From the above Order it is clear that the Company is restrained from issuing any further equity shares or any other instruments, convertible into equity shares or any other security, effectively for a period of eight years (approx) from the date of the order, however the Company has survived the order for approx. 4 years from its date and approx. 6 years in total from the date of the first order.
At this moment the Company has no operational project and hence no operational revenues accrue to the Company. The Company has been funding its day to day operations and statutory requirements through the funding received by way of unsecured loans from one of the promoter group company. It has now become difficult to continue receive funding support from any other sources including by way of unsecured loans. In view of the complex statutory requirements and financial position of the Company, no lender other than the promoter group Company, is ready to lend money to the Company. The aforesaid restrictive order has built such adverse circumstances, wherein the Company was not able to move ahead with its project and various contracts and agreements which were entered into and for which advances were paid have expired long back. The management, in the previous financials has written off such advances, pre-operative expenses, consultancy fee and capital work in progress to give true and fair picture of the financials, though such writing off completely eroded the net worth of the Company.
The Auditors of the Company has taken note of the same and qualified their Report raising their apprehension on the going concern status of the Company. The management has given their detailed comments on such qualification of the Auditors at the later part of this Report. Though it is pertinent to note that the ability of the Company to continue as a going concern is significantly dependent on getting a favourable order from SAT and the management is confident for such favourable order.
8. Details in respect of adequacy of internal financial controls with reference to the Financial Statements.
The Company has adequately adopted the procedures, criteria and mechanism to ensure the proper internal control, suitable policies and guidelines as required under various provisions of the Companies Act, 2013 and the Listing Agreement are in place. The following policies adopted by the Company, which focuses on comprehensive management, control and compliance with different rules and regulations as prescribed under various laws applicable to the Companies.
1. Vigil Mechanism Policies/Whistle Blower Policies,
2. Risk Management Policy
The said policies ensure reduction of possible threats of fraud, the orderly and efficient conduct of the business of the Company. These policies and guidelines are adequately monitored by the designated Committees of the Board.
The Company in addition to the above has in place a proper system of internal audit that is adequate in respect to the size and operations of the Company. M/s Amar Jeet Singh & Associates, Chartered accountants had been appointed as the Internal Auditor of the Company for the financial year 2016-17. They had adequately conducted the Quarterly internal audit exercise within the terms of regulatory requirements. During the Audit Process, no material discrepancies were reported by him. The Company prepares the financial information/reporting as per the requisite requirements of the Companies Act, 2013 and the Listing Regulations, and place it to the Audit Committee and Board for the approval, once approved the said financial results are submitted to the stock exchange and also placed on the website of the Company. The Internal Auditors are empowered with the facility to directly report to the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors of the Company.
9. Subsidiary/ Joint Ventures/ Associate Companies During the period under review, the Company neither has any Subsidiary nor any Joint Venture or Associate Company. Since, the Company is not having any Subsidiary accordingly no policy has been formulated for determining Material Subsidiaries.
10. Performance and financial position of each of the subsidiaries, associates and joint venture companies included in the consolidated financial statement.
The Company is not having any Subsidiary, Joint Venture or Associate Company.
During financial year 2016-17 the Company has not accepted any deposits under the provisions of Chapter V of Companies Act, 2013.
12. Statutory Auditors & Auditors Report
M/s VATSS & Associates, Chartered Accountants, (ICAI Firm Registration No.- 017573N) were appointed as Statutory Auditors of the Company for a period of 5 years in the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Company held on 25th September, 2015 subject to ratification of their appointment by the members in every subsequent AGM. They have completed the audit of the Company for the financial year 2016-17. The Board hereby recommends appointment of M/s VATSS & Associates, Chartered Accountants as the statutory auditors of the Company for the financial year 2017-18 for ratification of the members. Members are requested to consider and ratify the same.
13. Auditors Report
The Auditors have qualified their Audit Report issued to the Company, by stating the following qualification:
"A ttention of the matters is invited to note no. 28(d) of the notes to accounts regarding the financial statements of the company having been prepared on a Going Concern basis, not withstanding that due to continuous losses incurred by the company during the past years and current year, the accumulated losses of the Company have far exceeded its Net Worth resulting in negative net worth on Balance Sheet date. The company has written-off a substantial part of its Fixed Asset during^ earlier years. This situation indicates the existence of a material uncertainty that may cast a significant doubt on the companys ability to continue as going concern."
The Board considered the aforesaid qualification and recorded its comment as below:
The board noted qualified opinion of the Auditors raising the concern on the ability of the Company to continue as going concern.
It has been informed continuously, and it is a matter of record also that the losses suffered during the previous years were on account of expenses incurred as pre-operational expenses relating to the project implementation. In the year 2011 the Company had undergone an investigation by the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) relating to the market manipulations using GDRs. SEBI in the aforesaid matter had forthwith issued its interim orders prohibiting the Company from entering into the capital market, or issuing any kind of securities and altering its capital structure. This prohibition had a considerable impact on the capacity of the Company to raise funds and thus the project implementation process got slowed. The SEBI in the investigation process has issued their final order on 23rd October, 2013 confirming the aforesaid restrictions on the Company effectively for a period of 8 years approx., from the date of final order. The Company has challenged the final order at Securities Appellate Tribunal, where the proceeding is ongoing and still not got finality, your Company is expecting the order of the SAT in near future.
This restrictive order has brought this Company to a position where no project could be implemented and no source of income could be generated till date, which has in turn resulted into the accumulated losses for the Company over the years. This has further impacted the Company that it could not carry its business further and all the project implementation was stalled. Gradually, all the contract entered into by the Company and advances paid in this behalf expired and become obsolete, due to nonpayment of balance funds, which also resulted into not arranging the necessary machineries for the project and management in this respect and with an intention to give true and fair picture of the financials, was bound to take a call for the writing off of all such advances/fixed assets made to the parties.
Before taking decision of such writing off of substantial part of the advances/fixed assets during the earlier years, the Board also took note of the auditors observation, which was made by them in the meeting held on 10th February, 2015. The Board
recorded the fact that the writing off of such assets were required and mandated to give a true and fair picture of the financial statement.
The Board further took legal opinion on this matter from one of the leading law houses in Delhi, and after considering the various aspects of the legal opinion and also after considering the possibilities of recovery of the Capital advances or the enforceability of such Contracts (including novation), consented to write off these advances.
The Board, based on the aforesaid decision further decided to write off other Fixed Assets and Advances, which is having similar nature as aforesaid and accordingly various advances, fixed assets and pre-operative expenses were written off.
The management is hoping to receive a favourable order from the SAT proceedings, which Company has initiated against the restrictive orders of the SEBI, which will positively impact the future of the Company. In view of the willingness to start the project once the favourable business conditions are in, the Management has taken stand to continue the accounting of the business as a Going Concern.
14. Share Capital
During Financial Year 2016-17, the Companys Capital Structure remains unchanged.
15. Extract of the annual return
The extract of the annual return in Form No. MGT - 9 is annexed as Annexure -01.
16. Conservation of energy, technology absorption and foreign exchange earnings and outgo
The details of conservation of energy, technology absorption, foreign exchange earnings and outgo are as follows:
(A) Conservation of energy and Technology absorption The Company has not initiated its operations till date, no particulars in respect of conservation of energy and technology absorption have been furnished as per Section 134(3)(m) of the Companies Act, 2013.
(B) Foreign exchange earnings and outgo
There were no foreign exchange earnings and outgo during the year under review.
17. Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
The disclosures as per Rule 9 of Companies (Corporate Social Responsibility Policy) Rules, 2014 is enclosed as Annexure-
02. The members be apprised that the said policy is now not effective as the CSR Committee of the Company has been dissolved w.e.f 26th May 2017.
Please note that the said committee was established by the Board in compliance with the provisions of Section 135 of the Companies Act, 2013 and rules made thereunder on 29th May, 2014. The said Committee was comprising Mr. Pranav Kumar, Mr. Sameer Rajpal and Mr. Deep Kumar Rastogi as its members. Further, on 26th May, 2017, your board after considering the provisions of Rule 3(2) of the Companies (Corporate Social Responsibility Policy) Rules, 2014, and also after taking into consideration of the factual threshold limits to constitute the Committee as mentioned in section 135 (1) of the Companies Act, 2013, noted that the requirement to constitute the Committee is no more required for the Company and accordingly the board decided to dissolve the same with immediate effect.
(A) Changes in Directors and Key Managerial Personnel (KMP):
Cessation of Directors/KMP:
No cessation of Director or KMP of the Company had taken place during the financial year under reporting.
Appointment of New Directors/KMP:
Ms. Monika Moorjani who had resigned from the office of Director of the Company on 23rd March, 2016 was again appointed as director of the Company under I ndependent- Non Executive Category w.e.f. 27th May, 2016. She has further resigned from the Board w.e.f. 14th August, 2017.
Reappointment of Directors:
In terms of the provisions of Section 152(6) of Companies Act, 2013, Mr. Deep Kumar Rastogi, Director of the Company is liable to retire by rotation at the ensuing Annual General Meeting and being eligible, has offered himself for re-appointment. Brief resume of director seeking reappointment along with other details as stipulated under regulation 36 of SEBI (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2015, are provided in the AGM Notice for convening the Annual General Meeting.
(B) Declaration by an Independent Director(s) & reappointment, if any:
All Independent Directors have submitted declarations that they meet the criteria of independence as laid down under Section 149(6) of the Companies Act, 2013 and Regulation 16 (1) (b) of SEBI (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2015.
(C) Details of training imparted to Independent Directors: Your Company has the policy that every new Independent Director inducted on the Board attends an orientation program in which he/she is familiarized with the strategy, operations and status of the Company. They are further briefed with history of the Company and also handed over a Copy of the bunch of Companys Annual Reports, its Memorandum and Articles of Association, various policies and the Code of Conduct of the Company.
On November 14, 2016, a familiarization program was held for Independent Directors. In that session, a detailed discussion was held on the applicability and various aspects of GST (Goods and Services Act) and its impact on the Company, if any. All the Independent Directors i.e. Mr. Pranav Kumar, Mr. Sameer Rajpal and Ms. Monika Moorjani were physically present in the aforementioned programme. The said familiarization programme for Directors is available on the Companys website with below link: http://www.cals.in/Data/Familiarisation_Program.pdf Further, at the time of appointment of an Independent Director, the Company issues a formal letter of appointment outlining his/her role, functions and duties/responsibilities as a Director. The Format of the letter of appointment is provided on our website, a web link thereto is given below: http://www.cals.in/Data/Documents/Cals%20Refineries% 20-%20OD%20-%20Model%20LOI%20-%20Independent %20Directors.pdf
(D) Formal Annual Evaluation:
Pursuant to the provisions of the Companies Act, 2013 and SEBI (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2015 the performance evaluation of every Director has been carried out by the Company. The Board has adopted and implemented the criteria for performance evaluation of every Director, which focuses on various aspects of the functioning of members of Board and Committees, such as attendance at meeting, contribution, awareness towards Companys development etc. The result of aforesaid evaluations was noted by the Nomination and Remuneration Committee in their meeting held on 26th May, 2017.
19. Number of meetings of the Board of Directors
The Board met 5 times during the year, the details of which are given in Corporate Governance report forming part of this annual report. The intervening gap between any two meetings was within the prescribed time limit under Companies Act, 2013.
20. Audit Committee
During the year, the Audit Committee was constituted with Mr. Sameer Rajpal, Chairman of the Committee, Mr. Pranav Kumar and Mr. Deep Kumar Rastogi.
A detailed description about the audit Committee is given in the Corporate Governance Report, forming part of the Directors Report.
Further all recommendations made by Audit Committee during the year were accepted by the Board.
21. Details of establishment of vigil mechanism for directors and employees
The Company has in place a Vigil Mechanism/ Whistle Blower Policy framed as per the requirements of Section 177 of the Companies Act, 2013 and Regulation 22 of the SEBI (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2015. The Vigil Mechanism policy has also been displayed on Companys website at http://www.cals.in/Data/Documents/Cals%20Refineries%20-%20OD%20%20Vigil%20Mechanism.pdf
22. Nomination and Remuneration Committee
In terms of Compliance of Section 178 of the Companies Act, 2013 and Regulation 19 of the SEBI (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2015, the Company has a duly constituted Nomination and Remuneration Committee. The detailed description about the Committee is given in the Corporate Governance Report, forming part of the Directors Report. Remuneration Policy has been framed, adopted and implemented by the Nomination and Remuneration Committee. During the year under review, the Nomination and Remuneration Committee reviewed the Remuneration Policy for Directors, KMPs and other employees and recommended no changes to be made in the Policy to the Board of Directors of the Company. The said policy forms part of the Boards Report as Annexure- 03.
23. Particulars of loans, guarantees or investments under section 186
The Company has neither granted any Loans, extended any Guarantees nor made Investments during the Financial year 2016-17, pursuant the provisions of Section 186 of Companies Act, 2013.
24. Particulars of contracts or arrangements with related parties
The Company has not made any contracts with related parties pursuant to Section 188 of Companies Act, 2013.
However, your Company has been obtaining loan from Nyra Holdings Pvt. Ltd. a related party as per Section 2 (76) of the Companies Act, 2013, to meet its day to day financial needs and also to meet the statutory dues, necessary compliances and the legal expenses. Such arrangements of obtaining loan from related party falls into the category of material related party transaction as per Regulation 23 of SEBI (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2015.
As submitted in the previous year report that your Company had obtained your approval for the said material related party transaction with Nyra Holdings Private Limited an entity belonging to the promoters group. Further to apprise you that the Nyra Holdings Private Limited during the year, i.e., on 28th March, 2017 had assigned the entire loan facility extended to the Company, i.e. Rs. 9,26,70,000/- to its parent/holding Company Spice Energy Pvt. Ltd. (another promoter group Company) under an internal restructuring of investments.
Your Company in this context, are moving a special resolution for your approval in the Notice of the ensuing Annual General Meeting and have also explained the detailed transaction in the concern explanatory statement of the said Notice. Moreover, the Company has formulated a policy on materiality of related party transactions and also on dealing with Related Party Transactions which can be downloaded from the link mentioned below: http://www.cals.in/Data/Documents/Cals%20Refineries%20-%20OD%20-%20RPT%20Policy.pdf
25. Managerial Remuneration
Disclosure pursuant to Section 197(12) of Companies Act, 2013 and Rule 5 of Companies (Appointment and Remuneration of Managerial Personnel) Rules, 2014 is provided below:
(i) The Ratio of the remuneration of each Director to the Median remuneration of the employees of the Company for the year 2016-17:
|Directors||Nature of Directorship||Ratio|
|Mr. Deep Kumar Rastogi||Whole time Director & Executive Chairman||N.A.*|
|Mr. Pranav Kumar||Non-Executive Independent Director||1:16.937|
|Mr. Sameer Rajpal||Non-Executive Independent Director||1:16.937|
|Mrs. Monika Moorjani||Non-Executive Independent Director||1:38.108|
*Mr. Deep Kumar Rastogi had opted not to withdraw any remuneration while he was appointed as Whole Time Director.
(ii) The percentage increase in remuneration of each Director, CFO, CEO, CS or Manager in the financial year:
The remuneration of any Director of the Company was not increased/changed during the financial year 2016-17.
The remuneration as per Section 17 (1) of Income Tax Act, 1961 of Company Secretary of the Company and Chief Financial Officer of the Company has been increased by 7.43% and 8.88% respectively from Financial Year 2015-16.
(iii) the percentage increase in the median remuneration of employees in the financial year:
The median remuneration of employees has been increased from the previous year due to the increase in remuneration paid to them.
(iv) the number of permanent employees on the rolls of Company:
During the year 2016-17, there were 3 employees on the rolls of the Company.
(v) average percentile increase already made in the salaries of employees other than managerial personnel in the last financial year and its comparison with the percentile increase in the managerial remuneration and justification thereof and point out if there are any exceptional circumstances for increase in the managerial remuneration: As reported above total 3 employees are on the rolls of the Company, out of which two being the KMPS (CS & CFO) and one other employee in the operations department. There has been increase in the remuneration of all three employees including the Company Secretary and CFO of the Company during the reporting period. The average percentage increase in the remuneration of the Managerial Personnel is 8.15% as against the percentage increase of the other employee is 6.02%. The said increase in the remuneration of the managerial personnel vis-a-vis another employees is nominal and almost parallel. However, the Company Secretary and Chief Financial Officer are responsible for ensuring various Compliances, maintenance of books of accounts, and handling other litigations of the Company, though the work relating to the operation department (where another employee is working) is very limited and confined, as the project could not take off. Further the increase in the remuneration to the employee is to mitigate the inflation effect.
(vi) The Remuneration is as per the remuneration policy of the Company.
(vii) The names of top 10 employees in terms of remuneration are:
|S. No.||Name of employee||Designation|
|1||Mr. Raman Kumar Mallick||Chief Financial Officer|
|2||Mr. Suvindra Kumar||Company Secretary|
|3||Mr. Debashish Bera||Officer Commercial|
(viii) There were no employees in the Company during the year who were in receipt of remuneration in excess of Rs. 1,02,00,000/- per annum or Rs. 8,50,000/- per month.
26. Secretarial Audit Report
In terms of the provisions of Section 204 of the Companies Act, 2013 and rules made there under, Mr. Kumar Bhavesh Kishore, Proprietor (CP No. 11598), M/s KBK & CO, Company Secretaries, Delhi was appointed as the Secretarial Auditor of the Company during the Financial Year 2016-17.
A Secretarial Audit Report in Form No. MR-3 for the financial year 2016-17 given by the Secretarial Auditors of the Company is annexed as Annexure-04 with this report.
The following disclosures has been made by the Secretarial Auditor in his report, requiring explanation:
"Share application money for an amount of Rs 1,57,57,463/- remains pending for allotment."
Since the situation w.r.t the circumstances in this matter has not been changed, hence the explanation to the Secretarial Auditor was the same as given earlier, which state as below:
It has been explained to the Secretarial Auditor that the above- mentioned amount of Rs. 1,57,57,463/- is part of FDI, which was received from M/s Abboro Limited, a foreign Body Corporate. This amount is pending for allotment due to the restrictive order of SEBI dated 23rd October 2013 which has restricted the Company from accessing the capital markets and/or issuing shares and/or any other instruments convertible into equity or altering its capital structure. Though the Company through its letter dated 12th May, 2015 and reminder letter dated 29th May and 7th December, 2015 had asked for a special permission from SEBI, under intimation of Registrar of Companies, NCT of Delhi and Haryana, for the relaxation in its order, so that the equity shares could be allotted to M/s Abboro Limited.
The same fact has been suitably recorded by the Secretarial Auditor in his Report.
27. Risk Management Policy
The Company has formulated its Risk Management Policy in accordance with the legal requirements, which majorly includes procedure and criteria for identification and mitigation of risk. Also, it enumerates comprehensive system for risk management. Audit Committee of the Board of Directors is entrusted with the responsibility to manage Companys risk in the best possible manner.
The Company had also constituted a Risk Management Committee, which was later dissolved by the Company w.e.f. 09.02.2016 in terms of Regulation 21 of the SEBI (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2015. However, it was ensured that the Risk Management System/ policy of the Company would now to be looked after by the Audit Committee of the Company.
28. Management Discussion and Analysis Report
The Management Discussion and Analysis Report as required under Regulation 21(1) of the SEBI (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2015, forms part of this Report.
29. Corporate Governance Report
Your Company believes in good Corporate Governance with a view to perform various compliances, as prescribed under various laws and regulations which are applicable to the Company for the time being in force. A separate section on Corporate Governance forming part of the Directors Report and a certificate from the Practicing Company Secretary confirming compliance of the Corporate Governance Norms as stipulated in Regulation 34 (3) read with Schedule V of the SEBI (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirement) Regulations, 2015 is included with this Annual Report.
30. Listing of Securities
The Securities of your Company are currently listed on Bombay Stock Exchange Limited (BSE Limited) with ISIN- INE40C01022 and scrip code 526652. The Company has partly paid listing fee to the Bombay Stock Exchange for the financial year 2016-17. All compliances under the listing regulations are being made in regular course and in prescribed time period.
31. Directors Responsibility Statement
Your Directors make the following statement/confirmations in terms of the provisions of Section 134(5) of the Companies Act, 2013 that-
(a) in the preparation of the annual accounts for the financial year ended on 31st March, 2017, the applicable accounting standards have been followed along with proper explanation relating to material departures;
(b) the appropriate accounting policies have been selected and applied 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 2016-17 and of the profit and loss of the company for that period;
c) the proper and sufficient care has been taken 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 annual accounts for the financial year ended on 31st March, 2017 have been prepared on a going concern basis; and
(e) the directors, have 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.
32. Acknowledgements and Appreciations
Your Directors would like to express their sincere thanks to various stakeholders of the Company i.e., Regulatory Bodies, Government, Bankers, Shareholders/Investors, business associates etc. for the Cooperation and assistance received from them. The Board of Directors would also like to appreciate them for extending their trust, reliance, sustained support and encouragement during the year under review.
The Directors would also like to place their deep appreciation to the management and the employees of the Company, who have been supporting the Company with their dedication, hard work and commitment at all levels and in the adverse circumstances.
For and on behalf of the Board of Directors
|(Deep Kumar Rastogi)||(Sameer Rajpal)|
|DIN :01229644||DIN :05184612|
|Place : New Delhi|
|Date : 14.08.2017|