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The Directors are pleased to present the Twentieth Annual Report of the Company and audited accounts of the Company for the year ended 31st March, 2018.
|(Rs. in Lakhs)|
|Particulars||Year ended 31st March, 2018||Year ended 31st March, 2017|
|Profit before interest, depreciation, amortisation of expenses, exceptional items and Tax||5,778.93||8,537.96|
|Less: Depreciation (Net)||3776.27||3,832.19|
|Profit/(Loss) for the year before Tax and Exceptional Item||-92.67||2,427.53|
|Profit/(Loss) before tax||-92.67||2,427.53|
|Profit/(Loss) for the period from continuing operations||-171.69||1590.83|
|Profit/(Loss) form discontinued operations (after tax)||0||0|
|Profit/(Loss) for the period||-171.69||1590.83|
|Other Comprehensive Income||-441.93||1,212.22|
|Total Comprehensive Income for the period||-613.62||378.61|
During the year under review, your Company achieved Service Income of INR. 40,434.22 Lakhs as compared to INR. 37,583.78 Lakhs of previous Financial Year, an increase of 7.58%. Total Income of the Financial Year 2017-18 (including Operational and other Income) increased to INR 40,723.38 Lakhs from INR 38,758.05 Lakhs, an increase of 5.07 % over the last Financial Year.
The EBIDTA was INR 5,778.93 Lakhs for current year (14.29% of the Service Income) as against of INR 8,537.96 Lakhs (22.71% of the Service Income).
After considering Interest, Depreciation and Foreign Exchange (Loss)/Gain, an Exceptional Item and Prior Period Items, the Company has Loss Before Tax of INR. 92.67 Lakhs for the current year as against Profit of Rs. 2,427.53 Lakhs in the previous year. Total Comprehensive Loss for the period was INR. 613.62 Lakhs for the current year as against Profit of Rs. 378.61 Lakhs in the previous year.
In order to conserve resources for future growth and expansion projects of the Company, the Board of Directors has not recommended any dividend for the Financial Year 2017-2018.
The Company has received a communication from the holder of the Preference Shareholder that they have waived off the cumulative preference share dividends of the current year, no provision has been made for the preference dividend, nor has this amount been shown under contingent liabilities.
AMOUNT PROPOSED TO BE CARRIED TO RESERVES
The company proposes to carry INR 3,735.24 Lakhs to reserves.
In accordance with the provisions of the Companies Act, 2013, Lt. Gen. (Retd.) SJS Saighal retires by rotation in the forthcoming Annual General Meeting and being eligible, offers himself for re-appointment.
The Board of Directors consists of the Chairman and Three Independent Directors. The Board of Directors of the Company duly constituted with proper balance of Executive Director and Independent Directors except for appointment of women director to be appointed as per section 149(1) of the Companies Act, 2013 and Regulation 17(1)(a) of the SEBI (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2015. The Company is awaiting approval from the Ministry of Home Affairs through the Ministry of Civil Aviation for appointment of Women Director. The management believes that Company will get the security clearance from the Ministry of Home Affairs through the Ministry of Civil Aviation
The independent directors have submitted their disclosure to the Board that they fulfil all the requirements as to qualify for their appointment as an Independent Director under the provisions of section 149 of the Companies Act, 2013 and Regulation 25 and other applicable regulations of Securities and Exchange Board of India (Listing Obligations and Disclosures Requirements) Regulations 2015. The Board confirms that the said Independent Directors meet the criteria as laid down under the Companies Act, 2013 and Regulation 25 (3) of Securities and Exchange Board of India (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations 2015. The independent Directors had a separate meeting on 9th February, 2018.
DIRECTORS RESPONSIBILITY STATEMENT
Pursuant to the requirement under section 134 (3) (c) of the Companies Act, 2013, with respect to the Directors responsibility statement, it is hereby confirmed
a) In the preparation of the annual accounts, the applicable accounting standards had been followed along with the 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 company for that period;
c) The directors had taken proper and sufficient care for the maintenance of adequate accounting records in accordance with the provisions of this Act for safeguarding the assets of the company and for preventing and detecting fraud and other irregularities;
d) The directors had prepared the annual accounts on a going concern basis; and
e) The directors, had laid down internal financial controls to be followed by the company and that such internal financials 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.
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, including audit of internal financialcontrols over financial reporting by the statutory auditors, 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 Financial Year 2017-18.
POLICY ON DIRECTORS APPOINTMENT AND REMUNERATION AND OTHER DETAILS
The Companys policy on directors appointment and remuneration and other matters provided in Section 178 (3) of the Act has been disclosed in the directors report and corporate governance report, which forms part of the directors report.
PARTICULARS OF EMPLOYEES AND RELATED DISCLOSURES
The information required under Section 197(12) of the Act read with Rules 5(2) and 5(3) of the Companies (Appointment and Remuneration of Managerial Personnel) Rules, 2014, forms part of the Directors Report and have not been attached. However, in terms of the first proviso to Section 136 (1) the particulars referred above are available for inspection at our office during the business hours on working of ensuing Annual General Meeting. Any shareholder interested in obtaining a copy of the same may write to the Company Secretary.
Disclosures pertaining to remuneration and other details as required under Section 197(12) of the Act read with Rule 5(1) of the Companies (Appointment and Remuneration of Managerial Personnel) Rules, 2014 are provided in the Annual Report as per Annexure A.
MEETING OF THE BOARD
Four meetings of the Board of Directors were held during the year. For further details please refer report on Corporate Governance on page no. 25 of this Annual Report.
MANAGEMENT DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS REPORT
Management Discussion and Analysis Report, as required under the Listing Agreements with the Stock Exchanges, is enclosed as Annexure B.
EXTRACT OF THE ANNUAL RETURN
The extract of the Annual Return for the year ended 31st March, 2018 pursuant to section 92 (3) of the Companies Act, 2013 and Rule 12 (1) of the Companies (Management and Administration) Rules, 2014 as per format prescribed in MGT-9 of the Companies Act, 2013 is attached to the Directors Report.
The board of directors has carried out an annual evaluation of its own performance, Board Committee and individual directors pursuant to the provisions of the Act and corporate governance requirements as prescribed by Securities and Exchange Board of India (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) Regulation 2015.
The performance of the Board was evaluated by the Board after seeking inputs from all the directors on the basis of the criteria such as the Board composition and structure, effectiveness of board process, information and functioning etc.
The performance of the committee was evaluated by the board after seeking inputs from the committee members on the basis of the criteria such as the composition of committee, effectiveness of committee meeting etc.
The Board and the Nomination and Remuneration Committee ("NRC") reviewed the performance of the individual directors on the basis of the criteria such as the contribution of the individual director to the Board and committee meetings like preparedness on the issues to be discussed, meaningful and constructive contribution and inputs in meeting etc. In addition, the Chairman was also evaluated on the key aspects of his role.
In a separate meeting of Independent Directors, performance of the Chairman was evaluated, taking into the views of non-executive directors. The same was discussed in the board meeting that followed the meeting of the independent directors, at which the performance of the Board, its committees and individual director was also discussed.
LOANS, GUARANEES OR INVESTMENTS
During the year Company has not given any loans, investment made or guarantee or security provided pursuant to requirements days,uptothedate of Section 134 (3) (g) and 186 (4) of the Companies Act, 2013.
CONTRACTS OR ARRANGEMENTS WITH RELATED PARTIES.
All contracts / arrangements / transactions entered by the Company during the financial year with the related parties were in the ordinary course of business and on an arms length basis. All related party transactions attracting compliance under Section 188 and/or Regulation 25 and other applicable regulations of Securities and Exchange Board of India (Listing Obligations and Disclosures Requirements) Regulations 2015 are placed before the Audit Committee and also before the Board for approval. Prior omnibus approval of the Audit Committee is also sought for transactions which are of a foreseen and related repetitive nature. There are no materially significant party transactions made by the Company which may have a potential conflict with the interest of the Company at large. Accordingly, the disclosure of Related Party Transactions as required under section 134(3)(h) of the Companies Act, 2013 in Form AOC2 is not applicable. The policy on materiality of related party transactions and dealing with related party transactions as approved by the Board. Your Directors draw attention of the members to Note 44 to the financial statement which sets out related party disclosure.
RISK MANAGEMENT POLICY
OBJECTIVE & PURPOSE OF POLICY
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.
The specific objectives of the Risk Management Policy
1. To ensure that all the current and future material risk assessed, exposures of the company are identified, and quantified, managed i.e. to ensure adequate systems for risk management.
2. To establish a framework for the companys risk management process and to ensure its implementation.
3. To assure business growth with financial stability
Pursuant to the provision of the Section 139 of the Act and the rules framed thereunder, M/s. Kalyaniwalla & Mistry LLP, Chartered Accountants, Mumbai (FRN No. 104607 W/W100166), were appointed as statutory auditors of the Company from the conclusion of the Nineteenth annual general meeting (AGM) of the Company held on September 22, 2017 till the conclusion of the Twenty Fourth Annual General Meeting of the Company to be held in the year 2022, subject to ratification of their appointment at ensuing AGM.
The observations of the Auditors in their report read with the relevant accounts are self evident and further explanation has been given under Remarks of the Auditors.
SECRETARIAL AUDITORSS REPORT
Pursuant to the provisions of the Section 204 of the Companies Act, 2013 and The Companies (Appointment and Remuneration of Managerial Personnel) Rules, 2014, M/s. Ferrao MSR & Associates, Practising Company Secretaries were appointed to undertake the Secretarial Audit. The Report of the Secretarial Audit for the year ended 31st March, 2018 is attached to the Directors Report.
The Secretarial auditors report does contain remarks on non-appointment of women directors and on amount not spent on Corporate Social Responsibility. The management believes that Company will get the security clearance from the Ministry of Civil Aviation regarding appointment of women director and Company will identify suitable partner for CSR purpose.
CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
The Corporate Social Responsibility Committee has formulated and recommended to the Board, a Corporate Social Responsibility Policy (CSR Policy) indicating the activities to be undertaken by the Company, which has been approved by the Board. The CSR Policy is available on the website of the Company. The Company would also undertake other need based initiatives in compliance with Schedule VII of the act. The Annual Report on CSR activities in enclosed as Annexure C.
During the financial year, the company has not spent the required amount on CSR as Company is in process of identifying any suitable partner for this purpose.
CONSERVATION OF ENERGY
Pursuant to Section 134 (3) (m) of the Companies Act, 2013 read with Rule 8 (3) of the Companies (Accounts) Rules, 2014, details on conservation of energy and related issues is provided hereunder
(i) The steps taken for conservation of energy or impact on are: conservation of energy are given as under :-
Improvisation and continuous monitoring of power factor and replacement of weak capacitors by conducting periodical checking of capacitors.
(ii) The steps taken by the company for utilizing alternative sources of energy are given as under: -
Alternative energy sources like Gas and Steam have been used in place for electricity
Your Company has complied with the provisions of Corporate Governance as stipulated in Regulation 27 and other applicable Regulations of the SEBI (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2015 except for appointment of woman director to be appointed as per section 149(1) of the Companies Act 2013 and Regulation 17(1)(a) of the SEBI (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2015. The management believes that Company will get the security clearance from the Ministry of Home Affairs through the Ministry of Civil Aviation regarding appointment of women director. A Certificate from the Practising Company Secretary regarding compliance of Corporate Governance as stipulated in Regulation 27 and other applicable Regulations of the SEBI (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations,2015 forms a part of this Annual Report.
REMARKS OF THE AUDITORS
Reference is drawn to notes on basis for qualified opinion and note 41 to the financial statements, a customer has disputed service tax levied by the Company on reimbursement of expenses aggregating Rs 252.37 Lakhs. No provision has been made by the Company in respect of such outstanding as required by the accounting policies of the Company. The management believes that the Company has a strong case to collect the outstanding amounts.
SIGNIFICANT AND MATERIAL ORDERS
There are no material changes and commitments affecting our financial position between the end of the financial year to which this financial statement relates and the date of this report.
INTERNAL FINANCIAL CONTROL
The Board has adopted the policies and procedures for ensuring the orderly and efficient conduct of its business, including adherence to the Companys policies, the safeguarding of its assets, the prevention and detection of frauds and errors, the accuracy and completeness of the accounting records, and the timely preparation of reliable financial disclosures.
The Company has in place adequate internal financial controls with reference to the financial statements. The Audit Committee of the Board reviews the internal control systems, the adequacy audit findings ofinternal audit function and significant with the management, Internal Auditors and Statutory Auditors.
WHISTLE BLOWER POLICY/VIGIL MECHANISM
The Company has a whistle blower policy /vigilance mechanism to deal with instances of fraud and/or mismanagement, if any. The vigilance mechanism policy is uploaded on the website of the Company.
Your Companys emphasis is to provide a Safe Workplace for its employees. During the year ending 31.03.2018, neither any complaint of sexual harassment had been filed nor any complaint pending for enquiry pursuant to the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace, (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013.
FOREIGN EXCHANGE EARNING AND OUTGO
The Company earned INR 2,581,375,592/- (previous year INR 2,530,794,364/-) in foreign exchange during the year. The foreign exchange outgoes amount to INR 1,463,373,471/- (previous year INR 1,409,824,421/-)
Your Company has not accepted any deposits from the public under Chapter V of the Companies Act, 2013.
The Helicopters fleet and insurable interest of your Company like Building, Hangar, Plant and Machinery, Furniture and Fixture, Stocks, Computers, Vehicles etc., are properly insured.
Your Directors thank the Companys clients, vendors, investors and bankers for their continued support during the year. Your Directors place on record their appreciation of the contribution made by employees at all levels. Your Companys consistent growth was made possible by their hard work, solidarity and support. Your directors also thank the Governments of Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Delhi, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Nagaland, Orissa, and Pondicherry for the patronage extended to your Company in mobilising various forward bases. Your Directors look forward to their continued support in the future.
|For and on behalf of the Board|
|Lt. Gen. (Retd.) SJS Saighal||Dr. Gautam Sen|
|Date: - 29th May, 2018|
|Place: - Mumbai|