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Conart Engineers Ltd Directors Report

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To the Members of

CONART ENGINEERS LIMITED

Your Directors have pleasure in presenting 49th Annual Report of Conart Engineers Limited along with the Audited Financial Statements for the year ended March 31, 2023.

FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE (STANDALONE)

The Financial Performance for fiscal 2022-23 is summarized in the following table:

(Rs. In Lacs)

Particulars

2022-2023

2021-2022

Revenue from Operations

3548.56

3655.88

Expenses

3256.70

3482.52

Profit Before Finance Cost, Depreciation & Amortization Exp

291.86

173.36

Finance Cost

2.69

0.03

Depreciation & Amortization Exp.

54.35

46.51

Profit from operations and Before Tax

234.82

126.82

Other Income

18.30

46.72

Profit before Tax

253.12

173.53

Tax Expenses: (a) Current Tax

57.70

44.20

(b) Deferred Tax

(2.03)

0.86

Profit for the period

197.45

128.47

Net Comprehensive Income

24.62

40.98

Profit for the period after Comprehensive Income

222.07

169.45

Paid up Equity Share Capital

314.00

314.00

Earnings Per Share (Rs.)

6.29

4.09

COMPANYS PERFORMANCE OVERVIEW

The Company has incurred a profit of Rs. 222.07during the year as compared to previous year profit of Rs. 169.45 lacs and an Earning per Shares of Rs. 6.29 for the year under review. Your Company is aggressively marketing to increase orders and increase turnover. Your directors are pursuing various strategies to ensure a promising future.

RESERVES

No amount is transferred to the reserves by the Company.

FINANCE

As on the date of Balance Sheet, the Company is debt free in terms of long term loans, except loan on vehicles.

DIVIDEND

Te Board of Directors are of the opinion that the profit is to be ploughed back and hence do not recommend dividend this year.

HOLDING COMPANY

Your Company does not have any holding company, as defined under the Companies Act, 2013 as on March 31, 2023.

SUBSIDIARY, ASSOCIATE AND JOINT VENTURE COMPANIES

Your Company does not have any material subsidiary, associate or joint venture Company, as defined under the SEBI (LODR) Regulations, 2015 as on March 31, 2023.

MANAGEMENT DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS REPORT

Te Management Discussion and Analysis Report is appended as Annexure-I to this Report.

DIRECTORS AND KEY MANAGERIAL PERSONNEL

The Board in conjunction with its committees ensures transparency, responsibility and accountability with an aim to create long-term sustainable growth. All Directors are astute professionals coming from varied backgrounds possessing rich experience and expertise. The Board of Directors (the Board) holds a fiduciary position to promote the success of the Company for the benefit of its members. They are entrusted to direct, monitor and guide the Management towards building of such goals and objectives that guarantees effectiveness and enhancement of shareholder value and fulfils their aspirations.

Composition of the Board and shares held in their individual names as on 31st March, 2023

Sr. No.

Name of the Director

Category

No. of Shares held

1.

Mr. Jitendra S. Sura

Chairman & Managing Director

205,921

2.

Mr. Jimish J. Sura

Executive Director & CFO

662,107

3.

Ms. Deepti Sharma

Independent Director

-

4.

Mr. Nirmal Parikh

Independent Director

-

5.

Mr. Jignesh Shah

Independent Director

-

Changes in the composition of the Board of Directors and other Key Managerial Personnel

During the year 2022-23 under review, the tenure of Mr. Umed Fifadra as an Independent Director is expired in the AGM of 2022. On 24th August, 2022, Mr.Jignesh Shah was appointed as Additional Independent Directorand, in the AGM of 2022, he was regularized and appointed as Independent Director of the Company for the term of 5 years.

The Companies Act, 2013 read with relevant Rules made there under, facilitates the participation of Director in Board / Committee meetings through video conferencing or other audio-visual mode. Accordingly, the option to participate in the meeting was made available for the Directors except in respect of such meetings and/or items which are not permitted to be transacted through video conferencing.

Board Meetings held and attendance of Directors during the year 2022-23

Sr. No.

Date of Board Meeting

Total No. of Directors

Total No. of Directors Present

1.

30.05.2022

5

5

2.

10.08.2022

5

5

3.

24.08.2022

5

5

4.

14.11.2022

5

5

5.

13.02.2023

5

5

None of the Directors on the Board is a member in more than 10 Committees and Chairman in more than 5 committees, as specified in Regulation 26(1) of the SEBI (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2015 [the "SEBI (LODR) Regulations, 2015"], across all Companies in which he/she is a Director. The necessary disclosures regarding Committee positions have been made by the Directors.

Retirement by rotation

In accordance with the provision of Companies Act, 2013 and the Articles of Association of the Company, Mr. Jitendra Sura retires by rotation and is eligible for the re-appointment. Necessary information for Directors liable to retire by rotation has been included in the notice convening the ensuing AGM and requisite details have been provided in the explanatory statement of the notice. Your directors recommend the said appointment.

INDEPENDENT DIRECTOR

Your Company appointed Independent Directors who are renowned people having expertise / experience in their respective field/profession. In compliance with Section 149(6) of the Companies Act, 2013 and Regulation 16(1)(b) of the Listing Regulations, all Independent Directors have given a declaration that they meet the criteria of independence as provided under law. None of the Independent Directors are promoters or related to Promoters. The Non-executive Independent Directors have no pecuniary relationship or transactions with the Company in their personal capacity except for sitting fees drawn by them for attending the meeting of the Board and Committee(s) thereof and further do not hold two percent or more of the total voting power of the Company.

During the year, meeting of Independent Directors was held on 13th February, 2023 to review the performance of the Board as awhole on parameters of effectiveness and to assess the quality, quantity and timeliness of flow of information between themanagement and the Board. The Independent Directors discussed, among other matters, the performance of the Company andrisk faced by it, the flow of information to the Board, competition, strategy, leadership strengths and weaknesses, governance,compliance, Board movements, human resources matters and performance of executive directors including Chairman.

Familiarisation Programme for Independent Directors

Independent Directors are familiarized with their roles, rights and responsibilities in the Company as well as with the nature of industry and business model of the Company through induction programmes at the time of their appointment as Directors and through presentations on economy & industry overview, key regulatory developments, strategy and performance which are made to the Directors from time to time.

AUDIT COMMITTEE

The Audit Committee which acts as a link between the management, external and internal auditors and the Board of Directors of the Company is responsible for overseeing the Companys financial reporting process by providing direction to audit function and monitoring the scope and quality of internal and statutory audits.

The composition of the Committee is in compliance with the provisions of Section 177 of the Companies Act, 2013 and Regulation 18 SEBI (LODR) Regulations, 2015. The Chairperson of the Committee is a Non-Executive Independent Director.

Composition of Audit Committee of the Company:

Sr. No.

Name of Director

Category

Designation

1.

Ms. Deepti Sharma

Independent Director

Chairman

2.

Mr. Jignesh Shah

Independent Director

Member

3.

Mr. Nirmal Parikh

Independent Director

Member

4.

Mr. Jimish Sura

Whole-time Director

Member

The Audit Committee also meets the Companys Statutory Auditors to ascertain their views on the financial statement. The Committee members meet regularly and make their recommendations in accordance with the terms of reference specified by the Board. Such recommendations are thoroughly discussed in Board meetings and by and large accepted for implementation.

Audit Committee Meetings held and attendance of Directors during the year 2022-23

Sr. No.

Date of Board Meeting

Total No. of Directors

Total No. of Directors Present

1.

30.05.2022

5

5

2.

10.08.2022

5

5

3.

14.11.2022

5

5

4.

13.02.2023

5

5

The Audit Committee acts in accordance with the broad terms of reference specified by the Board of Directors in adherence to Section 177 of the Companies Act, 2013 (the ‘Act). The scope of activities of the Audit Committee includes the areas laid out in Section 177 of the Act and Part C of Schedule II of SEBI (LODR) Regulations, 2015.

STAKEHOLDERS RELATIONSHIP COMMITTEE

The composition of the Committee is in compliance with the provisions of Section 178 of the Companies Act, 2013 and Regulation 20 SEBI (LODR) Regulations, 2015. The Chairman of the Committee is a Non-Executive Independent Director.

Composition of Stakeholders Relationship Committee of the Company:

Sr. No.

Name of Director

Category

Designation

1.

Mr. Nirmal Parikh

Independent Director

Chairman

2.

Ms. Deepti Sharma

Independent Director

Member

3.

Mr. Jignesh Shah

Independent Director

Member

4.

Mr. Jitendra Sura

Managing Director

Member

Ms. Kavaljitkaur Dhillon is Compliance Officer appointed for complying with the requirements of the Listing Regulations and requirements of securities laws, including SEBI (Prohibition of Insider Trading) Regulations, 2015. The role of Stakeholders Relationship Committee includes as specified in Part D of the Schedule II of the SEBI (LODR) Regulations, 2015.

As per the Companies (Amendment) Act, 2017, enforced on May 7, 2018 by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, the appointment of Statutory Auditors is not required to be ratified by the Members at every Annual General Meeting., so the said ratification of Auditors.

Secretarial Auditors

During the year, Secretarial Audit was carried out by M/s. Sanjay Dholakia & Associates (Membership No. F2655), a firm of Company Secretaries in Practice, the Secretarial Auditor of the Company for the financial year 2022-23, Pursuant to the provisions of Section 204 of the Companies Act, 2013 and the Companies (Appointment and Remuneration of Managerial Personnel) Rules, 2014. The detailed report on the Secretarial Audit is attached as Annexure-IV of this Annual Report.

SHARE CAPITAL

The Issued, subscribed and Paid-up Equity Share Capital of Company has remained unchanged during the year. During the year under review the Company has not issued any securities, convertible Warrants/Bonds and/or other debt securities, which has likely impact on the Equity of the Company.

DEPOSITS

During the year under review, your Company did not accept any deposits within the meaning of provisions of Chapter V –Acceptance of Deposits by Companies of the Companies Act, 2013 read with the Companies (Acceptance of Deposits) Rules, 2014.

CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

Since the Companys net worth does not exceed Rs. 500 crores or Companys turnover does not exceed Rs. 1,000 crores or the Companys net profit does not exceed Rs. 5 crore for any financial year, the provisions of section 135 of the Companies Act, 2013 relating to Corporate Social Responsibility activities are not applicable to the Company.

RISK MANAGEMENT POLICY AND FRAMEWORK

The Companys risk management policy and framework is based on a clear understanding of various risks, disciplined risk assessment and measurement procedures and continuous monitoring. The policies and procedures established for this purpose are continuously benchmarked with industry best practices. The Board of Directors has oversight on all the risks assumed by the Company. The Board reviews the level and direction of major risks pertaining to market, liquidity, operational, compliance, and capital at risk as part of risk profile overview.

The Audit Committee of the Board provides direction to and monitors the quality of the internal audit function and also monitors compliance with inspection and audit reports of statutory and internal auditors of the Company.

VIGIL MECHANISM/ WHISTLE BLOWER POLICY

Pursuant to Section 177(9) of the Companies Act, 2013 read with Rule 7 of the Companies (Meetings of Board and its Powers) Rules, 2014, the Company has in place a Policy on Vigil Mechanism/ Whistle Blower and the same has been hosted on the website of the Company. This Policy inter-alia provides a direct access to the Chairman of the Audit Committee. A policy enables stakeholders (including Directors and employees) to report unethical behavior, actual or suspected fraud or violation of the Companys Code of Conduct. Your Company hereby affirms that no Director/employee has been denied access to the Chairman of the Audit Committee and that no complaints were received during the year.

MATERIAL CHANGES AND COMMITMENTS AFFECTING THE FINANCIAL POSITION OF THE COMPANY WHICH HAVE OCCURRED BETWEEN MARCH 31, 2022 AND DATE OF THIS REPORT.

There were no material changes and commitments affecting the financial position of the Company between the end offinancial year (March 31, 2023) and the date of this Report.

SIGNIFICANT AND MATERIAL ORDERS

There are no significant and material orders passed by the Regulators or Courts or Tribunals which would impact the going concern status and the Companys operations in future.

PARTICULARS OF EMPLOYEES AND RELATED DISCLOSURES

Disclosures with respect to the remuneration of Directors and employees as required under Section 197(12) of Companies Act, 2013 and read with Rule 5(1) and (2) of the Companies (Appointment and Remuneration of Managerial Personnel) Rules, 2017 have been annexed as Annexure-II to this report.

PARTICULARS OF EMPLOYEES

As per provision of Section 197 of the Companies Act, 2013 read with the Companies (Appointment and Remuneration of Managerial Personnel) Rules, 2014, particulars of the employees are required to be annexed in respect of the employees of the

Company who were in receipt of total remuneration of Rs. 1.02 Crores per annum or 8.50 Lakh per month. During the financial year 2022-23, there is no employee drawing remuneration as above.

PARTICULARS OF CONTRACTS OR ARRANGEMENTS WITH RELATED PARTIES

The Company has formulated a policy on dealing with Related Party Transaction. The policy is placed on the website of the Company. All the transactions entered into with Related Parties as defined under the Companies Act 2013, Regulation 2(1)(zc) and Regulation 23 of SEBI (LODR) Regulations, 2015 during the financial year were in the ordinary course of business and on an arms length basis and do no attract the provisions of Section 188 of the Companies Act, 2013. During the year, the Company has not entered into any contract / arrangement / transactions with related parties which can be considered material in nature. The Related Party Transactions are disclosed in the notes of financial statements for the financial year 2022-23 and the same is furnished in Form AOC-2 and is appended as Annexure-III.

EXTRACT OF ANNUAL RETURN

The extract of Annual Return pursuant to the provisions of Section 92 of the Act read with Rule 12 of the Companies (Management and Administration) Rules, 2014 was placed at the website of the Company at Investors Desk in Annual Reports option on www.conartengineers.com.

PARTICULARS OF LOANS, GUARANTEES OR INVESTMENTS UNDER SECTION 186 OF THE COMPANIES ACT, 2013

Details Loans, guarantees and Investments covered under the provisions of Section 186 of the Companies Act, 2013 are given in the notes to financial statements.

CORPORATE GOVERNANCE

In view of the Regulation 15(1) of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Listing Obligation and Disclosure Requirements), Regulations 2015, the provisions related to Corporate Governance as specified in regulations 17 to 27 and clauses (b) to (i) of sub-regulation (2) of regulation 46 and para C, D and E of Schedule V are not applicable to the Company and hence the same is not given in the Report. However the Company continues to adheres the best practices prevailing in Corporate Governance and follows the same in its true spirit.

DISCLOSURES FOR MAINTENANCE OF COST RECORDS

The Companies (Cost Records and Audit) Rules, 2014 does not require textile industry to have cost audit records. Moreover, in terms of Rule 7, where the revenue of a company from exports, in foreign exchange, exceeds seventy five percent of its total revenue, the said company is also exempted from maintaining cost audit records. The above rules were notified on 30.06.2014. In view of the above, the Company is exempted from maintaining Cost Audit records and appointment of Cost Auditor for the financial year 2022-23.

INSURANCE

Your Company has taken appropriate insurance for all assets against foreseeable perils.

TRANSFER TO INVESTOR EDUCATION & PROTECTION FUND.

The provisions of Section 125(2) of the Companies Act, 2013 do not apply as there was no amount required to be transferred to Investor Education & Protection Fund.

COMPANYS CODE OF CONDUCT FOR PREVENTION OF INSIDER TRADING

In accordance with the requirements of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Prohibition of Insider Trading) Regulations, 1992, the Company has also in place a comprehensive code of conduct for prevention of insider trading.

COMPANYS CODE OF PRACTICES AND PROCEDURE FOR "FAIR DISCLOSURE OF UNPUBLISHED PRICE SENSITIVE LNFORMATION."

With reference to the provisions of Regulation 3 and 8 of the SEBI (Prohibition of lnsider Trading) Regulations, 2018, the Board of Directors of Company has formulated a "Conart Engineers Limited - Code of Practices and Procedure for "Fair Disclosure of Unpublished Price Sensitive lnformation".

INFORMATION REQUIRED UNDER SEXUAL HARASSMENT OF WOMEN AT WORKPLACE (PREVENTION, PROHIBITION & REDRESSAL) ACT, 2013

The Company has been employing women employees in various cadres. There were no instances taken place in the Company during the year which are required to be reported under Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013.

QUALITY POLICY

Your Company strive for ‘excellence by providing customized solutions, products & services that best satisfies the requirements of our Customers and continuously improve quality, reliability & service with the help of an effective Quality Management System, encompassing all statutory, regulatory, health, safety & environment requirements at our work place.

HUMAN RESOURCE

Your Companys Human Resource agenda remained focused on reinforcing the key thrust areas, building an inclusive culture and a strong talent pipeline, institutionalizing mission critical capabilities in the organization, driving greater employee engagement and continuing to focus on progressive employee relation policies.

ABSORPTION, FOREIGN EXCHANGE EARNINGS AND OUTGO

The information pertaining to conservation of energy, technology absorption, Foreign exchange Earnings and outgo as required under Section 134(3) of the Companies Act, 2013 read with Rule 8(3) of the Companies (Accounts) Rules, 2014 is furnished.

(A) Conservation of energy:

Steps taken / impact on conservation of energy, with special reference to the following:

(i) Steps taken by the company for utilizing alternate sources of energy including waste generated: Nil

(B) Technology absorption:

(i) Efforts, in brief, made towards technology absorption. Benefits derived as a result of the above efforts, e.g., product improvement, cost reduction, product development, import substitution, etc: The Company has not taken any technical know-how from anyone and hence not applicable.

(ii) n case of imported technology (imported during the last 3 years reckoned from the beginning of the financial year), following information may be furnished: The Company has not imported any technology and hence not applicable.

(iii) Expenditure incurred on Research and Development : Nil (C) Foreign exchange earnings and Outgo: (i) Foreign Exchange earnings: Nil (ii) Foreign Exchange outgo: Nil

The Company has used information technology extensively in its operation and is continuously upgrading in consonance with the latest technology as per industry standard.

INTERNAL CONTROL AND ITS ADEQUACY

The Company has adequate internal controls and processes in place with respect to its financial statements which provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements. These controls and processes are driven through various policies, procedures and certifications. The processes and controls are reviewed periodically. The Company has a mechanism of testing the controls at regular intervals for their operating effectiveness to ascertain the reliability and authenticity of financial information.

LISTING FEES

Your Company has listed its securities at Bombay Stock Exchange Limited and paid the listing fees up to 31st March, 2023 to the Bombay Stock Exchange on 16th April, 2023.

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 financial statements for the year ended March 31, 2023, the applicable Accounting Standards have been followed and there are no material departures.

b) They have 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 financial year and of the Profit and Loss of the Company for that period.

c) They have taken proper and sufficient care for the maintenance of adequate accounting records in accordance with the provisions of the Companies Act, 2013 for safeguarding the assets of the Company and for preventing and detecting fraud and other irregularities.

d) The annual financial statements have been prepared on a going concern basis.

e) Proper internal financial controls were followed by the Company and that such internal financial controls are adequate and are operating effectively.

f) Proper systems to ensure compliance with the provisions of all applicable laws are in place and that such systems are adequate and operating effectively.

Based on the framework of internal financial control and compliance systems established by the Company, work performed by internal, statutory and Secretarial Auditors and external consultant(s) and reviews performed by Management and the relevant Board Committees, including the Audit Committee, the Board is of opinion that the Companys internal financial controls were adequate and effective during the financial year 2022-23.

SECRETARIAL STANDARDS

The Company Secretary, while preparing the agenda, notes on agenda and minutes of the meeting(s), is responsible for and is required to ensure adherence to all applicable laws and regulations, including the Companies Act, 2013 read with rules issued thereunder, Listing Regulations and Secretarial Standards issued by the Institute of Company Secretaries of India.

AUDITORS REPORT

The Report given by the Auditors on the financial statements of the Company is part of this Annual Report. There has been no qualification, reservation, adverse remark or disclaimer given by the Statutory Auditors in their Report and by Company Secretary in practice in his Secretarial Audit Report.

APPRECIATION

The Board wishes to place on record its gratitude to the Companys customers, consultants, auditors and various Government authorities for their valuable support and guidance. The Board also places on record its sincere gratitude to all stakeholders including shareholders, valued clients, architect, consultant, contractors, suppliers and well-wishers for their goodwill, patronage and wholehearted support. The Board also records the concentrated efforts put in and the valuable contribution made by the staff at all levels of your Company and looks forward to their unwavering commitment and teamwork for the all-round progress of the Company.

As part of the Companys Green Initiative, the Company will send documents like Notice convening the general meetings, Financial Statements, Directors Report, etc. to the e-mail address provided by the members.

We, therefore appeal to the members, who have yet not registered themselves, to be a part of the said ‘Green Initiative and request the members to register their name for receiving the said documents in electronic mode by sending an email giving their Registered Folio Number and/or DP ID/Client ID to the dedicated email address at rnt.helpdesk@linkintime.co.in and register their request.

Your Directors are thankful to the shareholders for actively participating in the Green Initiative and seek your continued support for implementation of the green initiative.

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