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To The Members,
Your Directors have pleasure in presenting the 27th Annual Report of your Company together with the Audited Statements of Accounts for the year ended March 31, 2019.
|(Rs. in Lakh|
|Financial Results||Year Ended 31.03.2019||Year Ended 31.03.2018|
|Revenue for the year||5737.44||3252.93|
|Profit before Tax & Extra-ordinary Items||102.36||74.22|
|Less : Provision for Income Tax||29.13||20.78|
|Less/(Add) : Provision for Deferred Tax||(0.12)||(0.26)|
|Less : Extra-ordinary Items||0.00||0.61|
|Profit after Tax & Extra-ordinary Items||73.35||53.09|
|Less : Transfer to General / Statutory Reserves||14.67||10.77|
|Profit available for Appropriation||58.68||42.05|
|Add: Profit brought forward from Previous Year||282.52||240.20|
|Balance of Profit carried forward||341.20||282.52|
OVERVIEW OF INDIAN ECONOMY
The Indian economy started the fiscal year 2018-19 with a healthy 8.2 percent growth in the first quarter on the back of domestic resilience. Growth eased to 7.3 percent in the subsequent quarter due to rising global volatility, largely from financial volatility, normalized monetary policy in advanced economies, externalities from trade disputes, and investment rerouting. Further, the Indian rupee suffered because of the crude price shock, and conditions exacerbated as recovery in some advanced economies caused faster investment outflows. Notwithstanding unforeseen global events or local political surprises, growth for India is estimated to remain upward of 7 percent for the year ahead. These projections could be attributed to the sustained rise in consumption and a gradual revival in investments, especially with a greater focus on infrastructure development.
With significant leakages of liquidity driven by i) RBIs foreign exchange reserves operations (net spot sales of USD 25.6bn during Apr-Jan 19 vs. net purchase of USD 31bn during the same time last year), and ii) increase in currency in circulation (growth of which averaged c.20% during Oct-Feb 19), liquidity was constrained. The RBI intervened to conduct open-market purchases of bonds that amounted to Rs. 3tn by Mar 19. With year-end (26Mar 19), the RBI introduced a new tool for liquidity management- foreign exchange swap auction for injecting rupee liquidity worth Rs. 345.6bn.
Bank credit growth held up relatively in FY19. As on Feb 19, bank credit growth stood at 8.0% FYTD, driven by personal loans (13.4% FYTD), and services (11.0% FYTD). After subdued growth over last 2-3 years, industry credit uptake witnessed some recovery with a growth of 2.8% FYTD (supported by strong 10.7% FYTD growth exhibited by infrastructure sector). As on March 31, 2019, CRR stood at 4%, SLR at 19.25%, repo rate at 6.25%, reverse repo at 6.00% and MSF/bank rate at 6.50%.
On the external front of the economy, the Re stood at 65/USD at the start of FY19. However, with rising oil prices (that began at USD 67/bbl in Apr18 but peaked to USD 86/bbl in early Oct18) and foreign capital outflows (net FII outflow worth USD 7.9bn in equity and USD 8.7bn in debt respectively during Apr- Oct18), the Re depreciated to an all-time peak of Rs. 74.39/USD in early Oct 18. Since then, lower global oil demand and anticipation of excess supply by the OPEC (Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries) in 2019, moderated oil prices. This has tempered concerns around the current account deficit, which is estimated at 2.5% of the GDP for FY19 (Union Interim Budget 2019-20). Further, with dovishness of the Federal Reserve since Dec 18, foreign flows picked up-cumulative FII in equity changed from a net outflow of USD 6.7bn until Dec 18 to net inflows worth USD 1.76bn by Mar19 and the Re closed at 69.2/USD on 31Mar 19. Foreign exchange reserves settled at USD 411.9bn vs. USD 424.4bn in Mar 18.
NBFCs continued to grow their share in the financial services industry. Data published by the RBI in its Financial Stability Report dated 31 December 2018 show that NBFCs have outperformed scheduled commercial banks (SCBs) on growth in advances, asset quality and profitability. This growth momentum of NBFCs should result in their share in the financial services sector increasing in the near future.
OVERALL PERFORMANCE & OUTLOOK
Total revenue for the year stood at Rs. 3252.93 lakh in comparison to last years revenue of Rs. 5737.44 lakh. In term of Profit before taxation, the Company has earned a profit of Rs. 102.36 lakh in comparison to last years profit of Rs. 74.22 lakh. Profit after Tax and Extra-Ordinary Items stood at Rs. 73.35 lakh in comparison to last financial years profit of Rs. 53.09 lakh.
Your Company is one of the RBI registered NBFC and is engaged in the business of finance and investments. The Company is carrying trading/investment activities in both Equity and FNO Segment and also trading in Commodities market apart from its financing activities.
Management of company is continue to have positive outlook for current financial year however outcome depends entirely on the capital market environment as well as RBI/Govt. policies on NBFC activities. According to Ind AS, considering that the views of the management have precedence over the erstwhile risks and rewards model.
DIVIDEND AND RESERVES
In order to conserve resources and to meet financial requirements to implement its future plans, your Directors do not propose any dividend for the year under review.
During the year under review Rs. 14.67 lakh was transferred to General Reserve as per RBI guidelines.
The paid up Equity Share Capital as on March 31, 2019 was Rs. 36.5508 Crore. During the year under review, the Company has not issued any share with differential voting rights; nor granted stock options nor sweat equity. As on March 31, 2019, none of the Directors and/or Key Managerial Person of the Company hold instruments convertible in to Equity Shares of the Company.
Your Company is one of the RBI registered NBFC and is into the business of Finance & Investments in accordance with the Accounting Standard 17 notified by Companies (Accounting Standards) Rules 2006.
finance and accounts
As mandated by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, the financial statements for the year ended on March 31, 2019 has been prepared in accordance with the Indian Accounting Standards (Ind AS) notified under
Section 133 of the Companies Act, 2013 (hereinafter referred to as "The Act") read with the Companies (Accounts) Rules, 2014 as amended from time to time. The estimates and judgements relating to the Financial Statements are made on a prudent basis, so as to reflect in a true and fair manner, the form and substance of transactions and reasonably present the Companys state of affairs, profits and cash flows for the year ended March 31, 2019. The Notes to the Financial Statements adequately cover the standalone and consolidated Audited Statements and form an integral part of this Report.
The Company continues to focus on judicious management of its working capital. Receivables, inventories and other working capital parameters were kept under strict check through continuous monitoring.
There is no audit qualification in the standalone financial statements by the statutory auditors for the year under review.
PARTICULARS OF LOANS, GUARANTEES & INVESTMENTS
Details of Loans, Guarantees and Investments, if any, covered under the provisions of Section 186 of the Companies Act, 2013 are given in the notes to the Financial Statements.
The Company does not have any material subsidiary whose net worth exceeds 20% of the consolidated net worth of the holding company in the immediately preceding accounting year or has generated 20% of the consolidated income of the Company during the previous financial year. Accordingly, a policy on material subsidiaries has not been formulated.
related party transactions
All transactions entered into with related parties as defined under the Companies Act, 2013 during the financial year, 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 Companies Act, 2013. There were no materially significant transactions with the related parties during the financial year, which were in conflict with the interest of the Company and hence, enclosing of Form AOC-2 is not required. Suitable disclosure as required by the Accounting Standard (Ind-AS 24) has been made in the notes to the Financial Statements.
All Related Party Transactions are placed before the Audit Committee for approval. Omnibus approval was obtained on a yearly basis for transactions which are of repetitive nature. Transactions entered into pursuant to omnibus approval are verified by the Risk Assurance Department and a statement giving details of all Related Party Transactions are placed before the Audit Committee and the Board for review and approval on a quarterly basis.
None of the Directors has any pecuniary relationships or transactions vis-a-vis the Company
The Company has put in place a mechanism for certifying the Related Party Transactions Statements placed before the Audit Committee and the Board of Directors from an Independent Chartered Accountant Firm.
The Policy on Related Party Transactions as approved by the Board of Directors has been uploaded on the website of the Company. None of the Directors has any pecuniary relationship or transactions vis-a-vis the Company except remuneration and sitting fees.
management discussion & ANALYSIS
The Management Discussion and Analysis on the operations of the Company as prescribed under Part B of Schedule V read with regulation 34(3) of the Listing Regulations, 2015 is provided in a separate section and forms part of the Directors Report.
CHANGE IN NATURE OF BUSINESS, IF ANY.
There are no changes in the nature of business in the financial year 2018-19.
The Board of Directors have laid down the manner for carrying out an annual evaluation of its own performance, its various Committees and individual directors pursuant to the provisions of the Act and relevant Rules and the Corporate Governance requirements are in compliance with Regulation 17 of Listing Regulations, 2015. The performance of the Board was evaluated by the Board after seeking inputs from all the Directors on the basis of various criteria such as Board Composition, process, dynamics, quality of deliberations, strategic discussions, effective reviews, committee participation, governance reviews etc. The performance of the Committees was evaluated by the Board after seeking inputs from the Committee members on the basis of criteria such as Committee composition, process, dynamics, deliberation, strategic discussions, effective reviews etc. The Nomination and Remuneration Committee reviewed the performance of the individual Directors on the basis of the criteria such as transparency, analytical capabilities, performance, leadership, ethics and ability to take balanced decisions regarding stakeholders etc.
NUMBER OF MEETINGS OF THE BOARD
The details of the Board Meetings and other Committee Meetings held during the financial year 2018-19 are given in the separate section of Corporate Governance Report.
All Committees of the Board of Directors are constituted in line with the provisions of the Companies Act, 2013 and applicable regulations of SEBI (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2015.
There is no change in Management of the Company during the year under review.
There is no change in the composition of Board of Directors of the Company during the current financial year.
All Independent Directors have given declarations that they meet the criteria of independence as laid down under Section 149(6) of the Companies Act, 2013 and Regulation 16 (b) of Listing Regulations, 2015.
Further, none of the Directors of the Company are disqualified under sub-section (2) of Section 164 of the Companies Act, 2013.
As per provisions of Section 149 of the 2013 Act, independent directors shall hold office for a term up to five consecutive years on the board of a company, but shall be eligible for re-appointment for another term up to five years on passing of a special resolution by the company and disclosure of such appointment in Boards Report. Further Section 152 of the Act provides that the independent directors shall not be liable to retire by rotation in the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Company.
As per requirements of Regulation 25 of Listing Regulations, a person shall not serve as an independent director in more than seven listed entities: provided that any person who is serving as a whole time director in any listed entity shall serve as an independent director in not more than three listed entities. Further, independent directors of the listed entity shall hold at least one meeting in a year, without the presence of non-independent directors and members of the management and all the independent directors shall strive to be present at such meeting.
All Independent Directors of the Company have given declarations that they meet the criteria of independence as laid down under Section 149(6) of the Act and Regulation 16(1) (b) of the Listing Regulations. In the opinion of the Board, the Independent Directors, fulfil the conditions of independence specified in Section 149(6) of the Act and Regulation 16(1) (b) of the Listing Regulations. The Independent Directors have also confirmed that they have complied with the Companys Code of Business Conduct & Ethics.
Neither there was a change in the composition of Board during the current financial nor was a change in the employees from KMP category.
DETAILS OF DIRECTORS / KMP APPOINTED AND RESIGNED DURING THE YEAR
|Sl. No.||Name||Designation||Date of Appointment||Date of Resignation|
SIGNIFICANT AND MATERIAL ORDERS PASSED BY THE REGULATORS, TRIBUNALS OR COURTS
There are no significant and material orders passed by the Regulators/Courts that would impact the going concern status of the Company and its future operations.
MATERIAL CHANGES AND COMMITMENTS AFFECTING FINANCIAL POSITION BETWEEN THE END OF THE FINANCIAL YEAR AND DATE OF REPORT
There have been no material changes and commitments affecting the financial position of the Company between the end of Financial Year and date of the report.
DIRECTORS RESPONSIBILITY STATEMENT
Pursuant to the provisions of Section 134(3)(c) of the Companies Act, 2013 the Board of Directors confirms that:
1. In the preparation of the annual accounts, for the year ended 31st March 2019, all the applicable accounting standards prescribed by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India have been followed along with proper explanation relating to material departures, if any;
2. 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 as at March 31, 2019 and of the profit of the Company for the year ended on that date;
3. that the Directors have 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;
4. that the Directors had prepared the annual accounts on a going concern basis;
5. that the Directors had laid down internal financial controls to be followed by the Company and that such internal financial controls are adequate and were operating effectively; and
6. that 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.
BUSINESS RISK MANAGEMENT
As an NBFC, the Company is exposed to credit, liquidity and interest rate risk. On the other hand, investment in Stock Market, both in Quoted and Unquoted Shares, have the risk of change in the price and value, both in term of up and down and thus can affect the profitability of the Company.
Risk management is embedded in your Companys operating framework. Your Company believes that managing risks helps in maximizing returns. The Companys approach to addressing business risks is comprehensive and includes periodic review of such risks and a framework for mitigating controls and reporting mechanism of such risks. The risk management framework is reviewed periodically by the Board and the Audit Committee.
However the Company is not required to constitute Risk Management Committee under Listing Regulations, 2015.
INTERNAL AUDIT AND INTERNAL FINANCIAL CONTROL AND ITS ADEQUACY
Your Company has an Internal Control System, which is commensurate with the size, scale, scope and complexity of its operations. To maintain its objectivity and independence, an independent firm of Chartered accountants has been appointed as the Internal Auditors, who report to the Chairman of the Audit Committee of the Board.
The Internal Auditors monitor and evaluate the efficacy and adequacy of internal control system in your Company, its compliance with operating systems, accounting procedures and policies of your Company. Based on the report of the Internal Auditors placed before the Audit Committee, process owners undertake corrective action in their respective areas and thereby strengthen the controls. The internal controls have been reported by the Auditors to be adequate and effective during the year.
NOMINATION, REMUNERATION AND BOARD DIVERSITY POLICY
The Board of Directors has framed a policy which lays down a framework in relation to remuneration of Directors, Key Managerial Personnel and Senior Management of the Company. The Policy broadly lays down the guiding principles, philosophy and the basis for payment of remuneration to Executive and Non-executive Directors (by way of sitting fees and commission), Key Managerial Personnel, Senior Management and other employees. The policy also provides the criteria for determining qualifications, positive attributes and Independence of Director and criteria for appointment of Key Managerial Personnel / Senior Management and performance evaluation which are considered by the Nomination and Remuneration Committee and the Board of Directors while making selection of the candidates. The above policy has been posted on the website of the Company.
VIGIL MECHANISM / WHISTLE BLOWER POLICY
The Company has a Whistle Blower Policy to report genuine concerns or grievances. The Whistle Blower Policy has been posted on the website of the Company i.e. www.greencrestfin.com
Innovation and Technology are synonymous with the Company. The investment in technology acts as a catalyst and enables the Company to be innovative.
research & development
The Company believes that technological obsolescence is a reality. Only progressive research and development will help us to measure up to future challenges and opportunities. We invest in and encourage continuous innovation. During the year under review, expenditure on research and development is not significant in relation to the nature and size of operations of your Company.
Messrs Rajesh Kumar Gokul Chandra & Associates, Chartered Accountants, Kolkata (FRN - 323891E) were appointed as Statutory Auditors of the Company for a period of five consecutive years at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Members held on September 27, 2018 on a remuneration mutually agreed upon by the Board of Directors and the Statutory Auditors. Their appointment was subject to ratification by the Members at every subsequent AGM held after the AGM held on September 27, 2018. Pursuant to the amendments made to Section 139 of the Companies Act, 2013 by the Companies (Amendment) Act, 2017 effective from May 7, 2018, the requirement of seeking ratification of the Members for the appointment of the Statutory Auditors has been withdrawn from the Statute. Hence the resolution seeking ratification of the Members for continuance of their appointment at this AGM is not being sought.
There is no audit qualification, reservation or adverse remark for the year under review.
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 re-appointed Ms. Sinu Surolia, Company Secretaries in Practice (C. P. No. 17293) to undertake the Secretarial Audit of the Company. The Report of the Secretarial Audit Report in the prescribed Form MR-3 is annexed in this Annual Report as Annexure II. The same does not contain any qualification, reservation or adverse remark.
In addition to the above and pursuant to SEBI circular dated 8 February 2019, a report on secretarial compliance by Ms. Sinu Surolia for the FY2019 has been submitted with stock exchanges. There are no observations, reservations or qualifications in the said report.
Your Company has an effective internal control and risk-mitigation system, which are constantly assessed and strengthened with new/revised standard operating procedures. The Companys internal control system is commensurate with its size, scale and complexities of its operations. The internal and operational audit is entrusted to M/s Mahato Prabir & Associates, Chartered Accountant Firm, Kolkata (FRN - 325966E). The main thrust of internal audit is to test and review controls, appraisal of risks and business processes, besides benchmarking controls with best practices in the industry.
The Audit Committee of the Board of Directors actively reviews the adequacy and effectiveness of the internal control systems and suggests improvements to strengthen the same. The Company has a robust Management Information System, which is an integral part of the control mechanism.
The Audit Committee of the Board of Directors, Statutory Auditors and the Key Managerial Personnel are periodically apprised of the internal audit findings and corrective actions taken. Audit plays a key role in providing assurance to the Board of Directors. Significant audit observations and corrective actions taken by the management are presented to the Audit Committee of the Board. To maintain its objectivity and independence, the Internal Audit function reports to the Chairman of the Audit Committee.
EXTRACT OF ANNUAL RETURN
Pursuant to the provisions of Section 134(3)(a) of the Companies Act, 2013, extract of the Annual Return for the financial year ended 31st March, 2019 made under the provisions of Section 92(3) of the Act is attached as Annexure III to this report.
DISCLOSURES UNDER SEXUAL HARASSMENT OF WOMEN AT WORKPLACE (PREVENTION, PROHIBITION & REDRESSAL) ACT 2013 READ WITH RULES
Pursuant to the requirements of Section 22 of Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition & Redressal) Act 2013 read with Rules thereunder, the Company has not received any complaint of sexual harassment during the year under review.
statutory information and other disclosures
Since the Company is into the business of financing (NBFC activities) and investment activities in Shares and Securities; the information regarding Conservation of Energy, Technology Absorption, Adoption and Innovation, as defined under section 134(3)(m) of the Companies Act, 2013 read with Rule 8(3) of the Companies (Accounts) Rules, 2014, is reported to be NIL.
The Disclosure required under Section 197(12) of the Act read with the Rule 5(1) of the Companies (Appointment and Remuneration of Managerial Personnel) Rules, 2014, is annexed as Annexure IV and forms an integral part of this Report. A statement comprising the names of top employees in terms of remuneration drawn and every persons employed throughout the year, who were in receipt of remuneration in terms of Rule 5(2) of the Companies (Appointment and Remuneration of Managerial Personnel) Rules, 2014 is annexed as Annexure V and forms an integral part of this annual report. The above Annexure is not being sent along with this annual report to the members of the Company in line with the provisions of Section 136 of the Act. Members who are interested in obtaining these particulars may write to the Company Secretary at the Registered Office of the Company. The aforesaid Annexure is also available for inspection by Members at the Registered Office of the Company, 21 days before and up to the date of the ensuing Annual General Meeting during the business hours on working days.
None of the employees listed in the said Annexure is a relative of any Director of the Company. None of the employees hold (by himself or along with his spouse and dependent children) more than two percent of the Equity Shares of the Company.
BUSINESS RESPONSIBILITY REPORT
As the Company is not among top 500 or 1000 Companies by turnover on Stock Exchanges, the disclosure of Report under of Regulation 34(2) of the Listing Regulations is not applicable to the Company for the year under review.
FOREIGN EXCHANGE EARNINGS AND OUTGO
The Company has not earned or used foreign exchange earnings/outgoings during the year under review.
During the year under review, your Company has not accepted any deposit from the public falling within the ambit of Section 73 of the Companies Act, 2013 and The Companies (Acceptance of Deposits) Rules, 2014.
report on corporate governance
As per Regulation 34(3) read with Schedule V of the SEBI (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2015, a separate section on corporate governance practices followed by the Company, together with a certificate from the Companys Auditors confirming compliance forms an integral part of this Report.
Statements in this Directors Report and Management Discussion and Analysis describing the Companys objectives, projections, estimates, expectations or predictions may be "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of applicable securities laws and regulations. Actual results could differ materially from those expressed or implied.
Your Directors wish to place on record their appreciation towards the contribution of all the employees of the Company and their gratitude to the Companys valued customers, bankers, vendors and members for their continued support and confidence in the Company.
|Kolkata, May 24, 2019||By order of the Board|
|For Greencrest Financial Services Limited|
|Registered Office :|
|8, Ganesh Chandra Avenue||Sushil Parakh|
|Saha Court, 1st Floor||DIN :02596801|
|Kolkata-700 013||Managing Director|