Channel Nine Entertainment Ltd Directors Report.

To

The Members,

Channel Nine Entertainment Limited

Your Directors have pleasure in presenting the 14th Directors’ Report of your Company together with Audited Statement of Accounts and the Auditors’ Report of your Company for the financial year ended, 31st March 2016.

FINANCIAL SUMMARY OR HIGHSSLIGHTS/PERFORMANCE OF THE COMPANY

The highlights of financial results of your Company are as follows:

Particulars For the Financial year ended as on 31st March, 2016 For the Financial year ended as on 31st March, 2015
Amount (in Rs.) Amount (in Rs.)
Income 34,158,434.00 42,094,908
Less: Expenditure 32,867,984.43 40,170,903.62
Profit/(Loss) before taxation 1,290,449.57 1,924,004.38
Net profit/ (Loss) after taxation 1,201,457.57 1,344,496.38

FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE

During the year under review, the Company’s income is Rs. 34,158,434.00 as against income of Rs. 42,094,908 in 2015-16.

RESERVES & SURPLUS

The Reserves and Surplus is Rs. 759.67 Lacs as on the end of the Current year and the Profit of the Current year Rs. 12.01 Lacs has been transferred to Reserve and Surplus.

DIVIDEND

To plough back the profits in to the business activities, no dividend is recommended for the Financial year 2015-16.

CHANGE IN THE NATURE OF BUSINESS

During the year, the Company has not changed its nature of business.

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 have been no material changes and commitments which can affect the financial position of the Company occurred between the end of the financial year of the Company and date of this report.

DETAILS IN RESPECT OF ADEQUACY OF INTERNAL FINANCIAL CONTROLS WITH REFERENCE TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

The Company has a formal system of internal control testing which examines both the design effectiveness and operational effectiveness to ensure reliability of financial and operational information and all statutory / regulatory compliances. The Company has a strong monitoring and reporting process resulting in financial discipline and accountability.

RISK MANAGEMENT POLICY

Although the company has long been following the principle of risk minimization as is the norm in every industry, it has now become a compulsion as per Sec 134 of Companies Act, 2013.

Therefore, in accordance with Companies Act, 2013, the Board members were informed about risk assessment and minimization procedures after which the Board formally adopted steps for framing, implementing and monitoring the risk management plan for the company.

The main objective of this policy is to ensure sustainable business growth with stability and to promote a pro-active approach in reporting, evaluating and resolving risks associated with the business. In order to achieve the key objective, the policy establishes a structured and disciplined approach to Risk Management, in order to guide decisions on risk related issues.

In today’s challenging and competitive environment, strategies for mitigating inherent risks in accomplishing the growth plans of the Company are imperative. The common risks inter alia are: Regulations, competition, Business risk, Technology obsolescence, Investments, retention of talent and expansion of facilities. Business risk, inter-alia, further includes financial risk, political risk, fidelity risk, legal risk. As a matter of policy, these risks are assessed and steps as appropriate are taken to mitigate the same.

PARTICULARS OF EMPLOYEES AND OTHER DISCLOSURE

The prescribed particulars of Employees required under Section 197(12) of the Companies Act, 2013 read with Rule 5(1) of the Companies (Appointment and Remuneration of Managerial Personnel) Rules, 2014 is given below.

The information required pursuant to Section 197(12) read with Rule 5(2) of the Companies (Appointment and Remuneration of Managerial Personnel) Rules, 2014 in respect of Employees of the Company, will be provided on request. In terms of Section 136 of the Act, the reports and accounts are being sent to the members and others entitled thereto, excluding the information on employees particulars mentioned in rule 5(2) of the said rule which is available for inspection by the Members at the Registered Office of the Company during the business hours on working days of the Company upto the date of ensuing Annual General Meeting. If any Member is interest in inspecting the same, such Member may write to the Compliance officer in advance.

DETAILS PERTAINING TO REMUNERATION AS REQUIRED UNDER SECTION 197(12) OF THE COMPANIES ACT, 2013 READ WITH RULE 5(1) OF THE COMPANIES (APPOINTMENT AND REMUNERATION OF MANAGERIAL PERSONNEL) RULES, 2014

Sr. No. Name of Director/KMP and Designation

Remuneration of Director/ KMP for FY 2015-16 (In Rs.)

% increase in Remuneration in FY 2015-16**

Ratio of Remuneration of Director to Median Remuneration of employees

Ratio of Remuneration of Director to Median Remuneration of Employees

1. Mr. Gaj Raj Singh, Whole Time Director

2,88,000

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

2. Hitesh Khandelwal Company Secretary

48,000

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

The number of permanent employees as on 31st March 2016 was 2.

Average of remuneration of employees excluding KMPs Nil

No employee’s remuneration for the year 2015-16 exceeded the remuneration of any of the Directors.

Company’s performance has been provided in the Directors’ Report which forms part of the Board Report.

The key parameter for the variable component of key managerial personnel(s) is linked with Company performance and Individual performance.

The remuneration of Directors, KMPs and other employees is in accordance with the Remuneration Policy of the Company.

STATEMENT CONTAINING THE PARTICULARS OF EMPLOYEES IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 197 OF THE COMPANIES ACT, 2013 READ WITH RULE 5 OF THE COMPANIES (APPOINTMENT AND REMUNERATION OF MANAGERIAL PERSONNEL) RULES, 2014 AND FORMING PART OF DIRECTORS’ REPORT FOR THE FINANCIAL YEAR ENDED MARCH 31, 2015

NOT APPLICABLE

DEPOSITS

The Company has not accepted deposit from the public falling within the ambit of Section 73 of the Companies Act, 2013 and The Companies (Acceptance of Deposits) Rules, 2014. No amount of principal or interest was outstanding as on the date of Balance Sheet.

NAME OF THE COMPANIES WHICH HAVE BEEN BECOME OR CEASED TO BE ITS SUBSIDIARIES AND ASSOCIATE COMPANIES DURING THE YEAR

Since the Company has no subsidiaries as on 31st March, 2016, provision of section 129 of the Companies Act, 2013 is not applicable.

STATE OF COMPANY AFFAIRS:

The Company is complying with all the applicable laws and provisions and there is no adverse action against the business operations of the Company.

FAMILIARIZATION PROGRAMME

The Company at its various meetings held during the Financial year 2015-16 had familiarize the Independent Directors with regard to the roles, rights, responsibilities in the Company, nature of the industry in which the Company operates, the Business models of the Company etc. The Independent Directors have been provided with necessary documents, reports and internal policies to familiarize then with the Company’s policies, procedures and practices.

Periodic presentations are made to the Board and Board Committee meeting on Business and performance updates of the Company, Business strategy and risks involved.

Quarterly updates on relevant statutory changes and judicial pronouncements and encompassing important amendments are briefed to the Directors.

STATUTORY AUDITORS

In accordance with the provisions of the Companies Act, 2013, the Board of Directors of Your company has proposed the ratification of appointment of M/s Ranjan Gupta & Co., Chartered Accountants(Firm Registration No. 17319N), as Statutory Auditors of the Company for the financial year 2016-17.

AUDITORS’ REPORT

The Notes on Financial Statements referred to in the Auditors’ Report are self-explanatory and therefore, in the opinion of the Directors, do not call for further comments.

EXTRACT OF THE ANNUAL RETURN

Pursuant to the provisions of Sect ion 134 (3) (a) of the Companies Act, 2013, Extract of the Annual Return for the f financial year ended 31st March, 2016 made under the provisions of Sect ion 92 (3) of the Act in Form MGT -9 is annexed herewith as an Annexure.

CONSERVATION OF ENERGY, TECHNOLOGY ABSORPTION AND FOREIGN EXCHANGE EARNINGS AND OUTGO

The particulars as required under the provisions of Section 314(3)(m) of the Companies Act, 2013 read with Rule 8(3) of The Companies (Accounts) Rules, 2014 in respect of Conservation of Energy and Technology Absorption have not been furnished considering the nature of activities undertaken by the Company during the year under review.

There was no foreign exchange earning & outgo during the financial year under review.

CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY (CSR)

During the year under review, the Company is not required to comply with the provisions related to Corporate Social Responsibility on the basis of its financial statement.

DIRECTORS & COMMITTEES:

a) Changes in Directors and Key Managerial Personnel

During the year there was no change in the Key Managerial Personnel.

b) Declaration by an Independent Director(s) and re- appointment, if any

All Independent Directors have given declaration that they meet the criteria of independence as laid down under Section 149(6) of the Companies Act, and Listing Agreement.

c) Formal Annual Evaluation

Pursuant to the provisions of companies Act, 2013, the Board has carried out annual performance evaluation of its own performance, the directors individually as well the evaluation of the working of its Audit, Nomination & Remuneration and Stakeholder committee. The manner in which the evaluation has been carried out has been explained in Corporate Governance Report.

NUMBER OF MEETINGS OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

a. BOARD MEETINGS

During the year Six (06) Board Meetings were convened and held. The details of which are given below. The intervening gap between the Meetings was within the period prescribed under the Companies Act, 2013.

S. No. Date of meeting Total No. of Directors on the Date of Meeting No. of Directors attended
1 29.05.2015 4 4
2 02.06.2015 4 4
3 20.08.2015 4 4
4 13.11.2015 4 4
5 10.12.2015 4 4
6 19.03.2016 4 4

COMPOSITION AND MEETINGS OF AUDIT COMMITTEE

Name of Member Designation Category
Mrs. Neena Sood Member Independent Director
Mr. Rajesh Kumar Ramjas Jaiwar Member Non-Independent Non Executive Director
Mr. Suneel Kumar Chairman Independent Director

COMPOSITION AND MEETINGS OF STAKEHOLDERS RELATIONSHIP COMMITTEE

Name of Member Designation Category
Mrs. Neena Sood Chairman Independent Director
Mr. Rajesh Kumar Ramjas Jaiwar Member Non-Independent Non Executive Director
Mr. Suneel Kumar Member Independent Director

NOMINATION & REMUNERATION COMMITTEE

The Company has duly constituted Nomination and Remuneration Committee to align with the requirements prescribed under the provisions of the Companies Act, 2013.

The details of the Composition of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee are given below:

Name of Member Designation Category
Mrs. Neena Sood Chairman Independent Director
Mr. Rajesh Kumar Ramjas Jaiwar Member Non-Independent Non Executive Director
Mr. Suneel Kumar Member Independent Director

DETAILS OF ESTABLISHMENT OF VIGIL MECHANISM FOR DIRECTORS AND EMPLOYEES

During the year, as per Section 177(9) read with Rule 7(1) of The Companies (Meeting of Board and its Powers) Rules, 2014, Company is required to establish a Vigil Mechanism for its Directors and employees. In order to ensure that the activities of the Company and its employees are conducted in a fair and transparent manner by adoption of highest standards of professionalism, honesty, integrity and ethical behavior the company has adopted a vigil mechanism policy. This policy has been posted on the website of company.

PARTICULARS OF LOANS, GUARANTEES OR INVESTMENTS UNDER SECTION 186

During the year, Company has not provided Loans, Guarantees and Investments covered under the provisions of Section 186 of the Companies Act, 2013.

PARTICULARS OF CONTRACTS OR ARRANGEMENTS WITH RELATED PARTIES:

The Company has no material significant transactions with its related parties which may have a potential conflict with the interest of the Company at large. The details of transactions with the Company and related parties are given for information under notes to Accounts.

SEXUAL HARASSMENT:

The Company has zero tolerance for Sexual Harassment at workplace and has adopted a Policy on prevention of Sexual Harassment in line with the provisions of Sexual Harassment of Woman at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redresssal) Act, 2013 and the Rules made thereunder. There was no complaint on sexual harassment during the year under review.

MANAGERIAL REMUNERATION POLICY

Provisions relating to Managerial Remuneration as per Section 197 read with Rule 5 of The Companies (Appointment and Remuneration of Managerial Personnel) Rules, 2014 The Board has on the recommendation of the Nomination & Remuneration Committee framed a Policy for Selection and appointment of Directors, Senior management and their Remuneration. The Remuneration Policy is stated in the Corporate Governance Report.

SECRETARIAL AUDIT REPORT AND EXPLANATION TO THE QUALIFICATIONS REPORTED IN THE REPORT

Provisions relating to Secretarial Audit as per Section 204 read with Rule 9 of The Companies (Appointment and Remuneration of Managerial Personnel) Rules, 2014, the Company has appointed Ms. Preeti Sharma, Proprietor of Preeti Sharma & Associates, Company Secretaries to undertake the Secretarial audit of the Company. The Secretarial Auditor Report provided By the Secretarial Auditor in Form No. MR-3 has been enclosed as Annexure.

With reference to the qualifications, we wish to explain that the Company is searching the best person for the post of Chief Financial Officer.

DETAILS OF SIGNIFICANT AND MATERIAL ORDERS PASSED BY THE REGULATORS OR COURTS OR TRIBUNALS IMPACTING THE GOING CONCERN STATUS AND COMPANY’S OPERATIONS IN FUTURE

The BSE Limited has issued a Notice dated 5 th August, 2015 inter alia suspended the trading in the equity shares of the Company for a period of 10 days.

The Securities and Exchange Board of India had passed vide its ad-interim ex-parte Order no. WTM/RKA/ISD/54/2015 dated June 29, 2015 under sections 11A and 11B of the Securities and Exchange Board of India Act, 1992.

Except above no significant or material orders passed by any regulator, tribunal or court that would impact the going concern status of the Company and its future operations..

DIRECTORS’ RESPONSIBILITY STATEMENT

The Directors’ Responsibility Statement referred to in clause (c) of sub-section (3) of Section 134 of the Companies Act, 2013, shall state 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, in the case of a listed company, 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.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT AND APPRECIATION

The Directors take this opportunity to thank Company’s customers, shareholders, suppliers, bankers, Central and State Government for their consistent support to the Company. The Board also wishes to place on record their appreciation for the hard work, dedication and commitment of the employees at all levels. The enthusiasm and unstinting efforts of the employees have enabled the Company to grow in the competitive environment .The Board looks forward to their continued support and understanding in the years to come.

For and on behalf of the Board of Directors
CHANNEL NINE ENTERTAINMENT LIMITED
Sd/- Sd/-
GAJ RAJ SINGH RAJESH KUMAR RAMJAS JAISWAR
(Director) (Director)
DIN: 02925387 DIN: 06845321
Date: 27/07/2016
Place: New Delhi