escorp asset management ltd share price Directors report


To

The Members,

Your Directors take pleasure in presenting their Twelfth Annual Report on the Business and Operations of the Company and the Accounts for the Financial Year ended 31st March, 2023 (period under review).

1. FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE OF THE COMPANY:

The summary of the financial performance for the financial year ended March 31, 2023 and the previous financial year ended March 31, 2022 is given below:

(Rs in lakhs)

Particulars 31-Mar-23 31-Mar-22
Total Income 235.86 632.86
Less: Expenditure 35.57 15.61
Profit before Depreciation 198.30 617.25
Less: Depreciation - -
Profit before Tax 198.30 617.25
Provision for Taxation 22.79 31.65
Profit after Tax 175.51 585.60
Other Comprehensive Income 644.64 359.76
Total Comprehensive Income 820.15 945.36
Earning Per Share (Face value Rs.10 per equity share)
(1) Basic 1.58 8.78
(2) Diluted 1.58 8.78

2. REVIEW OF OPERATIONS

The Total Income of the Company stood at 235.86 lakhs for the year ended March 31, 2023 as against 632.86 lakhs in the previous year. The Company made a net profit (after tax) of 175.51 lakhs for the year ended March 31, 2023 as compared to the 585.60 lakhs in the previous year.

3. CASH FLOW AND FINANCIAL STATEMENTS:

As required under regulation 34 of the SEBI (LODR) Regulations, 2015, a Cash Flow Statement forms part of Annual Report.

4. TRANSFER TO RESERVES IN TERMS OF SECTION 134 (3) (J) OF THE COMPANIES ACT, 2013

The Board has decided not to transfer any amount to the Reserves for the year under review.

5. DIVIDEND:

The dividend policy for the year under review has been formulated taking into consideration of growth of the company and to conserve resources, the Directors do not recommend any dividend for year ended March 31, 2023.

6. TRANSFER OF UNPAID AND UNCLAIMED DIVIDENDS TO INVESTOR EDUCATION AND PROTECTION FUND

The Ministry of Corporate Affairs under Sections 124 and 125 of the Companies Act, 2013 requires dividends that are not encashed/ claimed by the shareholders for a period of seven consecutive years, to be transferred to the Investor Education and Protection Fund (IEPF). In FY 2022-23, there was no amount due for transfer to IEPF.

7. SHARE CAPITAL

The Authorized Share Capital of the Company is Rs 12,00,00,000/- divided into equity 1,20,00,000 shares of Rs. 10/- each during the year under review.

The Paid up capital of the Company is Rs. 11,11,66,510/- divided into 11,116,651 Equity shares of Rs. 10/- each.

Company has appointed M/s Bigshare Services Private Limited as the Registrar and Transfer Agent of the Company.

8. CHANGE IN SHARE CAPITAL:

There were following changes in share capital of the Company during the period under review.

The authorized share capital of the company was increased from Rs.7,00,00,000/ to Rs 1,200,00,000/- divided into equity 1,200,00,000 shares of Rs. 10/-each during the year.

The Paid up capital of the Company was increased from Rs. 6,67,00,000/- to Rs 11,11,66,510 divided into 11,116,651 Equity shares of Rs. 10/- pursuant to the issue of Bonus Shares to the members of the company.

Bonus shares

During the year under review, The Company had issued and allotted 44, 46,667 Bonus Shares of Rs 10/- each to the existing equity shareholders in the ratio of 2:3 i.e. 2 (two) fully paid-up equity shares for every 3 (three) existing fully paid-up equity share held by the Members of the Company by capitalizing upto Rs. 4,44,66,670 (Rupees Four Crores Forty four Lakhs Sixty Six Thousand Six Hundred Seventy Only) from the existing securities premium account and free reserves of the Company with the approval of shareholders and Board of Directors.

9. MANAGEMENTS DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS REPORT:

Managements Discussion and Analysis Report for the year under review, in terms of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2015 (the "Listing Regulations") and SEBI (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) (Amendment) Regulations, 2018 (the "Amended Listing Regulations"), is presented in a separate section forming part of the Annual Report.

10. CHANGE IN NATURE OF BUSINESS, IF ANY

There has been no change in nature of business of the Company during the FY under review.

11. DISCLOSURES BY DIRECTORS

The Board of Directors have submitted notice of interest in Form MBP 1 under Section 184(1) as well as intimation by directors in Form DIR 8 under Section 164(2) and declarations as to compliance with the Code of Conduct of the Company.

12. SUBSIDIARY/ JOINT VENTURE/ ASSOCIATE COMPANY

The Company does not have any Subsidiary, Joint venture or an Associate Company.

13. MATERIAL CHANGES AND COMMITMENTS

There have been no material changes and commitments, which affect the financial position of the Company which have occurred between the end of the FY and the date of this Report.

During the year under review, The Company had issued and allotted 44, 46,667 equity shares of Rs. 10/- each as Bonus Shares to the existing equity shareholders in the ratio of 2:3* i.e. 2 (two) fully paid-up equity shares for every 3 (three) existing fully paid-up equity share held by the Members of the Company by capitalizing upto Rs. 4,44,66,670 (Rupees Four Crores Forty four Lakhs Sixty Six Thousand Six Hundred Seventy Only) from the existing securities premium account and free reserves of the Company

14. EXTRACT OF ANNUAL RETURN:

The Annual Return of the Company as on 31st March, 2023 is available on the website of the Company at https://escorpamc.co.in/investor-relations/

15. FAMILIARISATION PROGRAMME FOR DIRECTORS

As a practice, all Directors (including Independent Directors) inducted to the Board go through a structured orientation programme. Presentations are made by Senior Management giving an overview of the operations, to familiarise the new Directors with the Companys business operations. The Directors are given an orientation on the products of the business, group structure and subsidiaries, Board constitution and procedures, matters reserved for the Board, and the major risks and risk management strategy of the Company.

During the year under review, no new Independent Directors were inducted to the Board.

16. DIRECTORS AND KEY MANAGERIAL PERSONNEL:

i. Change in Directors

During the period there was no changes in directors.

ii. Committees of Board of Directors

There has been no change in Committees of Board of Directors during period under review. The details of Members of the Committee forms part of this Annual Report.

iii. Retirement by Rotation of the Directors

In accordance with the provisions of the Companies Act, 2013 and the Articles of Association of the Company, Mr. Shripal Shah, Executive Director of the Company, retires by rotation and offers himself for re- appointment.

The brief resume of Mr. Shripal Shah, the nature of his expertise in specific functional areas, names of the companies in which he has held directorships, his shareholding etc. are furnished in the Annexure - A to the notice of the ensuing AGM.

iv. Independent Directors

Our Company has received annual declarations from all the Independent Directors of the Company confirming that they meet with the criteria of Independence provided in Section 149(6) of the Companies Act, 2013 and Regulations 16(1) (b) & 25 of the SEBI (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2015 and there has been no change in the circumstances, which may affect their status as Independent Director during the year.

The Independent Directors met on 28th March, 2023, without the attendance of Non-Independent Directors and members of the Management. The Independent Directors reviewed the performance of Non-Independent Directors and the Board as a whole; the performance of the Chairman of the Company, taking into account the views of Executive Directors and Non-Executive Directors and assessed the quality, quantity and timeliness of flow of information between the Company Management and the Board that is necessary for the Board to effectively and reasonably perform their duties.

v. Key Managerial Personnel:

As on date of report, following are the Key Managerial Personnel of the Company:

a) Mr. Shripal Shah- Whole Time Director & CFO b) Ms. Chaitali Pansari- Company Secretary & Compliance Officer upto July 24, 2023 c) Ms. Reenal Khandelwal - Company Secretary & Compliance Officer w.e.f July 24, 2023

There were changes in the Key Managerial Personnel during the year

17. BOARD MEETINGS:

The Company held six meetings of its Board of Directors during the year on May 27, 2022, June 10, 2022; July 30, 2022, September 07, 2022; November 11, 2022 and March 03, 2023.

18. COMMITTEES OF THE BOARD:

(a) Audit Committee:

The Audit Committee, as per Section 177 of Companies Act, 2013, continued working under Chairmanship of Mr. Darshit Parikh. During the year, the committee met four (4) times with full attendance of all the members. The composition of the Audit Committee as at March 31, 2023 and details of the Members participation at the Meetings of the Committee are as under:

No. of meetings attended
Name of Director Category Position in the Committee 27.05.2022 10.06.2022 30.07.2022 07.09.2022 11.11.2022
Mr. Darshit Parikh Independent Director Chairman Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Mr. Shripal Shah Executive Director Member Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Mrs. Supriya Tatkar Independent Director Member Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

The Committee is governed by a Charter, which is in line with the regulatory requirements mandated by the Companies Act, 2013. Some of the important functions performed by the Committee are:

Financial Reporting and Related Processes:

• Oversight of the Companys financial reporting process and financial information submitted to the Stock Exchanges, regulatory authorities or the public. • Reviewing with the Management, the Half Yearly Unaudited Financial Statements and the Auditors Limited Review Report thereon / Audited Annual Financial Statements and Auditors Report thereon before submission to the Board for approval. This would, inter alia, include reviewing changes in the accounting policies and reasons for the same, major accounting estimates based on exercise of judgement by the Management, significant adjustments made in the Financial Statements and / or recommendation, if any, made by the Statutory Auditors in this regard. • Review the Management Discussion & Analysis of financial and operational performance.

• Discuss with the Statutory Auditors its judgement about the quality and appropriateness of the Companys accounting principles with reference to the Indian Accounting Standard (IND-AS). • Review the investments made by the Company.

All the Members on the Audit Committee have the requisite qualification for appointment on the Committee and possess sound knowledge of finance, accounting practices and internal controls.

The Auditors, Internal Auditors, Chief Financial Officer are invited to attend the meetings of the Committee. The Company Secretary acts as the Secretary to the Committee. Mr. Darshit Parikh, the Chairman of the Committee, was present at the last Annual General Meeting (AGM) held on August 26, 2022.

(b) Nomination and Remuneration Committee:

The Nomination and Remuneration Committee, as per Section 178(1) of Companies Act, 2013, continued working under Chairmanship of Ms. Supriya Tatkar. During the year, the committee met one with full attendance of all the members. The composition of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee as at March 31, 2023 and details of the Members participation at the Meetings of the Committee are as under:

No. of meetings attended
Name of Director Category Position in the committee 27.05.2022
Ms. Supriya Tatkar Independent Director Chairman Yes
Mr. Darshit Parikh Executive Director Member Yes
Mr. Haresh Sanghvi Independent Director Member Yes

The terms of reference of the Committee as per Companies Act 2013 and SEBI (LODR) 2015, include the following:

• Formulation of the criteria for determining qualifications, positive attributes and independence of a director and recommend to the board of directors a policy relating to, the remuneration of the directors, key managerial personnel and other employees;

• For every appointment of an independent director, the Nomination and Remuneration Committee shall evaluate the balance of skills, knowledge and experience on the Board and on the basis of such evaluation, prepare a description of the role and capabilities required of an independent director. The person recommended to the Board for appointment as an independent director shall have the capabilities identified in such description. For the purpose of identifying suitable candidates, the Committee may:

a) Use the services of an external agencies, if required; b) Consider candidates from a wide range of backgrounds, having due regard to diversity; and c) Consider the time commitments of the candidates.

• Formulation of criteria for evaluation of performance of independent directors and the board of directors; • Devising a policy on diversity of board of directors;

• Identifying persons who are qualified to become directors and who may be appointed in senior management in accordance with the criteria laid down, and recommend to the board of directors their appointment and removal. • Whether to extend or continue the term of appointment of the independent director, on the basis of the report of performance evaluation of independent directors. • Recommend to the board, all remuneration, in whatever form, payable to senior management.

The Company has formulated a Remuneration Policy which is annexed to the Boards Report in "Annexure I".

(c) Stakeholders Relationship Committee:

The Stakeholders Relationship Committee, as per Section 178 (5) of Companies Act, 2013, continued working under Chairmanship of Mr. Darshit Parikh. The Committee is governed by a Charter, which is in line with the regulatory requirements mandated by the Companies Act, 2013. During the year, the committee met one time with full attendance of all the members. The composition of the Stakeholders Relationship Committee as at March 31, 2023 and details of the Members participation at the Meetings of the Committee are as under:

No. of meetings attended
Name of Director Category Position in the committee 27.05.2022
Ms. Darshit Parikh Independent Director Chairman Yes
Mr. Shripal Shah Executive Director Member Yes
Mr. Haresh Sanghvi Independent Director Member Yes

The terms of reference of the Committee are:

• Resolving the grievances of the security holders of the listed entity including complaints related to transfer/transmission of shares, non-receipt of annual report, non-receipt of declared dividends, issue of new/duplicate certificates, general meetings etc. • Review of measures taken for effective exercise of voting rights by shareholders. • Review of adherence to the service standards adopted by the listed entity in respect of various services being rendered by the Registrar & Share Transfer Agent. • Review of the various measures and initiatives taken by the listed entity for reducing the quantum of unclaimed dividends and ensuring timely receipt of dividend warrants/annual reports/statutory notices by the shareholders of the company.

During the year, no complaints were received from shareholders. There are no balance complaints. The Company had no share transfers pending as on March 31, 2023.

(d) Corporate Social Responsibility Committee:

The Corporate Social Responsibility Committee, as per Section 135 of Companies Act, 2013, under Chairmanship of Mr. Shripal Shah During the year, the committee met one (1) time with full attendance of all the members. The composition of the Corporate Social Responsibility as at March 31, 2023 and details of the Members participation at the Meetings of the Committee are as under:

Name of Directors Designation Category Number of meetings of CSR Committee held during year Number of meetings of CSR Committee attended during year
Mr. Shripal Shah Chairman Executive Director 1 1
Mr. Shreyas Shah Member Director 1 1
Mr. Darshit Parekh Member Independent Director 1 1

The terms of reference of the Committee are:

• Formulate and recommend to the Board, a Corporate Social Responsibility Policy which shall indicate the activities to be undertaken by the company in areas or subject, specified in Schedule VII; • Recommend the amount of expenditure to be incurred on the activities; • Monitor the Corporate Social Responsibility Policy of the company from time to time.

Ms. Chaitali Pansari, Company Secretary of the Company is the Compliance Officer.

19. BOARDS PERFORMANCE EVALUATION:

The Board of Directors carried out an annual evaluation of the Board itself, its Committees and individual Directors. The entire Board carried out performance evaluation of each Independent Director excluding the Independent Director being evaluated. The Nomination Remuneration Committee also carried out evaluation of every directors performance.

The evaluation was done after taking into consideration inputs received from the Directors, setting out parameters of evaluation. Evaluation parameters of the Board and Committees were mainly based on Disclosure of Information, Key functions of the Board and Committees, Responsibilities of the Board and Committees, etc. Evaluation parameters of Individual Directors including the Chairman of the Board and Independent Directors were based on Knowledge to Perform the Role, Time and Level of Participation, Performance of Duties and Level of Oversight and Professional Conduct etc.

Independent Directors in their separate meeting evaluated the performance of Non-Independent Directors, Chairman of the Board and the Board as a whole.

20. CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

The Company has a Corporate Social Responsibility (n) Policy in place and the same can be accessed at website of the company at www.escorpamc.co.in. The Company had spent amount of Rs 5 lakh during the financial Year 2022-23 towards Promoting health care including preventive health care. The details about committee composition and terms of reference of committee are already provided above and the CSR report is attached as Annexure ‘II to this report.

21. AUDITORS:

i. Statutory Auditors:

The Board has re-appointed M/s V. N. Purohit & Co., Chartered Accountants as the statutory auditors of the Company for 2nd term of five consecutive years, from the conclusion of 11th Annual General Meeting till the conclusion of the 16th Annual General Meeting to be held in the year 2027, as approved by shareholders of the Company.

ii. Secretarial Auditor:

Pursuant to the provisions of Section 204 of the Companies Act, 2013 and The Companies (Appointment and Remuneration of Managerial Personnel) Rules, 2014, the Company has appointed JNG & CO., a firm of Company Secretaries in Practice (CP No. 8108), to undertake the Secretarial Audit of the Company for the F.Y. 2022-23. The Secretarial Audit Report for F.Y. 2022-23 is annexed herewith as "Annexure III".

iii. Cost Auditor:

Your Company is principally engaged into Portfolio Management Business and Proprietary Investments in shares, securities and funds. Therefore, Section 148 of the Companies Act, 2013 is not applicable to the Company.

iv. Internal Auditor:

The Board of Directors, based on the recommendation of the Audit Committee and pursuant to the provisions of section 138 of the Act read with the Companies (Accounts) Rules, 2014, has reappointed M/s Gaurav Shiv & Co, Chartered Accountants, Delhi (FRN No. 032322N) as the Internal Auditors of your Company for the financial year 2022-23 . The Internal Auditor conducts the internal audit of the functions and operations of the Company and reports to the Audit Committee and Board from me to me.

22. AUDITORS REPORT:

The Auditors Report and Secretarial Auditors Report does not contain any quali cations, reservations or adverse remarks.

Report of the Secretarial Auditor is given as an Annexure which forms part of this report.

23. VIGIL MECHANISM:

In pursuant to the provisions of section 177(9) & (10) of the Companies Act, 2013, a Vigil Mechanism for Directors and Employees to report genuine concerns has been established. The Vigil Mechanism Policy has been uploaded on the website of the Company at http://www.escorpamc.co.in.

24. INTERNAL AUDIT & CONTROLS:

Pursuant to provisions of Section 138 read with read with rules made there under, the Board has appointed M/s Gaurav Shiv & Co, Chartered Accountant, as an Internal Auditors of the Company to check the internal controls and functioning of the activities and recommend ways of improvement. The Internal Financial Controls with reference to financial statements as designed and implemented by the Company are adequate. The Internal Audit is carried out quarterly basis; the report is placed in the Audit Committee Meeting and the Board Meeting for their consideration and direction.

During the year under review, no material or serious observation has been received from the Internal Auditors of the Company for inefficiency or inadequacy of such controls.

25. RISK ASSESSMENT AND MANAGEMENT:

Your Company has been on a continuous basis reviewing and streamlining its various operational and business risks involved in its business as part of its risk management policy. Your Company also takes all efforts to train its employees from time to time to handle and minimize these risks.

26. LISTING WITH STOCK EXCHANGES:

Escorp Asset Management Limited is listed on the SME Platform of the BSE Limited. It has paid the Annual Listing Fees for the year 2023-2024 to BSE Limited.

27. COMPLIANCE WITH SECRETARIAL STANDARDS:

The Company is fully compliant with the applicable Secretarial Standards (SS) viz. SS-1 & SS-2 on Meetings of the Board of Directors and General Meetings respectively.

28. *PARTICULARS OF EMPLOYEES AND REMUNERATION

The information required under Section 197 & Rule 5 of the Companies (Appointment and Remuneration of Managerial Personnel) Rules, 2014 is given below.

a) The median remuneration of employees of the Company during the financial year was Rs. 14700 b) Percentage decrease in the median remuneration of employees in the financial year 2022-23: - (91.67%) c) Number of permanent employees on the rolls of the Company as on March 31, 2023: 3 (Three) d) It is hereby affirmed that the remuneration paid during the year is as per the Remuneration policy of the Company. e) There is no employee covered under the provisions of section 197(14) of the Companies Act, 2013.

There was no employee in the Company who drew remuneration of Rs. 1,00,00,000/ - per annum during the period under review. Hence, the Company is not required to disclose any information as per Rule 5(2) of the Companies (Appointment and Remuneration) Rules, 2014.

*Since the Executive Directors and KMPs of the company are on the payroll of Aryaman Financial Services Limited (Holding Company) and do not draw any remuneration in Escorp Asset Management Limited only employee remuneration median is calculated.

29. POLICIES AND DISCLOSURE REQUIREMENTS:

In terms of provisions of the Companies Act, 2013 the Company has adopted following policies which are available on its website http://www.escorpamc.co.in/

30. CONSERVATION OF ENERGY, TECHNOLOGY ABSORPTION AND FOREIGN EXCHANGE EARNINGS

AND OUTGO:

i. Conservation of Energy

a) The steps taken or impact on conservation of energy The Operations of the Company are not energy intensive. However, adequate measures have been initiated for conservation of energy.

b) The steps taken by the Company for utilizing alternate source of energy Company shall consider on adoption of alternate source of energy as and when necessities.

c) The Capital Investment on energy conversation equipment No Capital Investment yet.

ii. Technology absorption

a) The efforts made towards technology absorption. Minimum technology required for Business is absorbed.

b) The benefits derived like product improvement, cost reduction, product development or import substitution Not Applicable.

c) In case of imported technology (imported during the last three years reckoned from the beginning of the financial year) Not Applicable.

a. the details of technology imported;

b. the year of import;

c. whether the technology been fully absorbed;

d. if not fully absorbed, areas where absorption has not taken place, and the reasons thereof

iii. The expenditure incurred on Research and Development Not Applicable.

iv. Foreign exchange earnings and Outgo - Not Applicable.

31. PARTICULARS OF LOANS, INVESTMENTS AND GUARANTEES:

Particulars of loans given, investments made, guarantees given and securities provided are provided in the financial statements.

32. PARTICULARS OF CONTRACTS OR ARRANGEMENTS WITH RELATED PARTIES:

All contracts / arrangements / transactions entered by the Company during the financial year with related parties were in the ordinary course of business and on an arms length basis. Thus Disclosure in form AOC-2 is not required. Further, during the year, the Company had not entered into any contract / arrangement / transaction with related parties which could be considered material in accordance with the policy of the Company on materiality of related party transactions. All related party transactions are placed before the Audit Committee and Board for approval. The details of the related party transactions as required under Indian Accounting Standard (IND AS) 24 are set out in Note to the financial statements forming part of this Annual Report.

33. DEPOSITS:

Your Company did not accept / hold any deposits from public / shareholders during the year under review.

34. PREVENTION OF INSIDER TRADING:

In compliance with the provisions of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Prohibition of Insider Trading)

Regulations, 2015, as amended, the Company has formulated and adopted the revised "Code of Conduct for Prevention of Insider Trading" ("the Insider Trading Code"). The object of the Insider Trading Code is to set framework, rules and procedures which all concerned persons should follow, while trading in listed or proposed to be listed securities of the Company. During the year, the Company has also adopted the Code of Practice and Procedures for Fair Disclosure of

Unpublished Price Sensitive Information ("the Code") in line with the SEBI (Prohibition of Insider Trading) Amendment Regulations, 2018. The Code is available on the Companys website http://www.escorpamc.co.in.

35. RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS

All transactions entered into with related parties as defined under the Act during the FY were in the ordinary course of business and on an arms length pricing basis and do not attract the provisions of Section 188 of the Act. There were no materially significant transactions with the related parties during the FY which were in conflict with the interest of the Company.

36. FRAUD REPORTING

There have been no frauds reported by the Auditors of the Company to the Audit Committee or the Board of Directors under sub-section (12) of section 143 of the Companies Act, 2013 during the financial year.

37. SIGNIFICANT AND MATERIAL ORDERS:

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

38. OBLIGATION OF COMPANY 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 the Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition & Redressal) Act, 2013and an Internal Complaints Committee has been set up to redress complaints received regarding Sexual Harassment at workplace, with a mechanism of lodging & redress the complaints. All employees (permanent, contractual, temporary, trainees, etc.) are covered under this policy.

Your Directors further state that pursuant to the requirements of Section 22 of Sexual Harassment of Women at Work place (Prevention, Prohibition & Redressal) Act, 2013 read with Rules there under, the Company has not received any complaint of sexual harassment during the year under review.

39. HUMAN RESOURCES:

Your Company has established an organization structure that is agile and focused on delivering business results. With regular communication and sustained efforts it is ensuring that employees are aligned on common objectives and have the right information on business evolution.

40. CORPORATE GOVERNANCE:

In terms of SEBI (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2015 exempts companies which have listed their specified securities on SME Exchange from compliance with corporate governance provisions.

Since the equity share capital of your Company is listed exclusively on the SME Platform of BSE, the Company is exempted from compliance with Corporate Governance requirements, and accordingly the reporting requirements like Corporate Governance Report, Business Responsibility Report etc. are not applicable to the Company.

41. 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: i. In the preparation of the annual accounts, the applicable accounting standards have been followed and there are no material departures.

ii. 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 the financial year and of the pro t of the Company for that period.

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

iv. They have prepared the annual accounts on a going concern basis.

v. They have laid down internal financial controls to be followed by the Company and such internal financial controls are adequate and operating effectively.

vi. They have devised proper systems to ensure compliance with the provisions of all applicable laws and that such systems were adequate and operating effectively.

Based on the framework of internal financial controls and compliance systems established and maintained by the Company, work performed by the internal, statutory and secretarial auditors and external consultants and the reviews performed by management and the relevant board committees, including the audit committee, the board is of the opinion that the

Companys internal financial controls were adequate and effective during the financial year 2022-23.

42. INTERNAL FINANCIAL CONTROLS:

Based on the framework of internal financial controls and compliance systems established and maintained by the Company, work performed by the internal, statutory and secretarial auditors and external consultants and the reviews performed by management and the relevant board committees, including the audit committee, the board is of the opinion that the

Companys internal financial controls were adequate and effective during the financial year 2022-23.

43. GENERAL

There were no transactions with respect to following matters during the year:

1. There are no proceedings pending under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016.

2. There was no instance of one-time settlement with any Bank or Financial Institution.

44. CAUTIONARY STATEMENTS:

Statements in this Annual Report, particularly those which relate to Management Discussion and Analysis as explained in the

Corporate Governance Report, describing the Companys objectives, projections, estimates and expectations may constitute ‘forward looking statements within the meaning of applicable laws and regulations. Actual results might differ materially from those either expressed or implied in the statement depending on the circumstances.

45. ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS:

Your Directors would like to express deep sense of appreciation for the assistance and co-operation received from the Financial Institutions, Banks, Government Authorities and Shareholders and for the devoted service by the Executives, staff and workers of the Company. The Directors express their gratitude towards each one of them.

Registered Office: On Behalf of The Board Of Directors
60, Khatau Building, Ground Floor, FOR ESCORP ASSET MANAGMENT LIMITED
Alkesh Dinesh Modi Marg,
Fort, Mumbai 400 001 Sd/-
Shripal Shah
Tel : 022 6216 6999
(Chairman & Executive Director)
Fax: 022 2263 0434
DIN: 01628855
CIN: L17121MH2011PLC213451
Mumbai, Wednesday, August 30,2023
Website: http://www.escorpamc.co.in
Email: info@escorpamc.co.in