gvk power & infrastructure ltd share price Directors report


Dear Stakeholders,

Your Directors present the 28th Annual Report of the Company along with the Audited Financial Statements for the financial year ended March 31,2022 for your approval.

Financial Results

Following is the summary of Standalone and consolidated financial results of the Company including its subsidiaries, associate and joint ventures. (Rs. Lakhs)

Particulars

Standalone

Consolidated

2021-22 2020-21 2021-22 2020-21
Financial Performance
Operational Incomes 1,000 2,066 85,826 31,033
EBIDTA (2,519) (23,793) 29,209 8,448
Other Income 8,218 3,237 3,045 2,216
Finance Costs - 2 42,070 30,527
Depreciation 12 19 13,617 5,215
Exceptional item (net) - - 50,380 -
Share of profit/(loss) of associate - - (21) -
Share of loss of jointly controlled entity - - - -
Profit / (Loss) from ordinary activities 5,687 (20,577) 26,926 (25,078)
Profit/(Loss) before tax 5,687 (20,577) 26,926 (25,078)
Tax expense/(credit) 100 47 7,279 3,872
Profit/(Loss) for the period from continuing operations 5,587 (20,624) 19,649 (28,950)
Profit/(Loss) before Tax for the period from discontinuing Operations - - 239,850 (84,517)
Tax expense of discontinuing operations - - (4,094) (19,766)
Profit/(Loss) for the period from discontinuing operations - - 243,944 (64,751)
Profit / Loss for the Period 5,587 (20,624) 263,593 (93,701)
Other comprehensive (expense)/income - Continuing operations - - (66) 109
Other comprehensive (expense)/income - Discontinuing operations - 108
Total other comprehensive (expense)/income - - (66) 217
Total comprehensive (expense)/income for the period 5,587 (20,624) 263,526 (93,592)
Non controlling interests - - (945) (17,274)
EPS (Rupees):
Weighted Average no. of Equity Shares 1,57,92,10,400 1,57,92,10,400 1,57,92,10,400 1,57,92,10,400
Basic and Diluted earnings per share in Rs
- Continuing operations 0.35 (1.31) 0.97 (1.82)
- Discontinuing operations - - 15.78 (3.02)
- Total operations 0.35 (1.31) 16.75 (4.84)
Financial Position:
Fixed Assets (Net of depreciation) 63 56 713,041 177
Cash and Bank balance 4034 57 55,485 6,952
Net current assets (5,661) (47,426) (810,558) (341,468)
Total Assets 256,987 155,263 1,157,192 1,998,103
Equity 15,792 15,792 15,792 15,792
Other equity 70,859 65,272 (399,742) (361,782)
Net worth 86,651 81,064 (307,734) (106,854)
Market Capitalisation 42,954 31,900 42,954 31,900

Our consolidated total income for the year stood at Rs.85,826 Lakhs compared to Rs.31,033 Lakhs in the previous year.

The net profit after tax, share of profit from associate, share of profit from joint venture and non-controlling interest stood at Rs. 263,593 Lakhs as against net loss of Rs. 93,701 Lakhs in the previous year. This profit is mainly attributable to the accounting treatment for the discontinued business operations.

Dividend

The Board of Directors of your Company has not recommended any dividend for the FY 2021-22

Transfer to Reserves

During FY 2021-22, there are no funds that are required to be transferred to Reserves.

Share Capital

The paid up equity share capital of the Company as on March 31,2022 is Rs. 157.92 Crore. There was no public issue, rights issue, bonus issue or preferential issue etc., during the year. The Company has not issued any shares with differential voting rights, sweat equity shares nor has it granted any stock options during the year under review.

Management Discussion and Analysis

The Management Discussion and Analysis Report highlighting the industry structure and developments, opportunities and threats, future outlook, risks and concerns etc. is furnished separately and forms part of this Annual Report.

Business Responsibility Report

Business Responsibility Report for the year under review, as stipulated under Regulation 34(2)(f) of SEBI (LODR) Regulations, forms part of the Annual Report.

Corporate Governance

As in the past, your Company continues to follow best of Corporate Governance policies. As stipulated under the requirements of the Listing Regulations, a report on Corporate Governance is appended for the information of the Members. A Certificate from the Practicing Company Secretary confirming compliance with the conditions of the Corporate Governance is annexed to the Directors Report.

Subsidiaries and Consolidated Financial Statements

As on March 31, 2022 your Company has 8 direct Subsidiaries, 11 step down subsidiaries and one Associate Company as per Companies Act, 2013. Consequent to allotment of 32.50 Crore equity shares of Rs. 10 each to GVK Jaipur Expressway Private Limited, M/s Sutara Roads & Infra Limited has become a direct subsidiary of GVK Jaipur Expressway Private Limited with effect from 2nd March, 2022.

Scheme of Amalgamation

At its meeting held on 23rd March, 2022, the Board has approved a Scheme of Amalgamation of GVK Airport Services Private Limited, Sutara Roads & Infra Limited, GVK Power (Khadur Sahib) Private Limited and GVK Shivpuri Dewas Expressway Private Limited (Transferor Companies) with GVK Power & Infrastructure Limited (Transferee Company) and subject to necessary approvals, the said Scheme of Amalgamation will be effective from 1st April, 2021 (Appointed Date). Details of this Scheme has already reported to the stock exchanges on 23rd March, 2022 and also uploaded on our web site.

During the year, there has been no material change in the nature of the business of the Company. Details of major subsidiaries of the Company and their business operations during the year under review are covered in the Management Discussion and Analysis Report.

A statement containing salient features of the financial statement of these companies as required to be provided under section 129(3) of the Act, are enclosed herewith in the specified form, as Annexure A. Accordingly, this annual report does not contain the reports and other statements of the subsidiary companies. Any member intends to have a certified copy of the Balance Sheet and other financial statements of these subsidiaries may write to the Company Secretary. These documents are available for inspection during business hours at the registered office of the Company and that of the respective subsidiary companies. The Policy for determining material subsidiaries as approved may be accessed on the Companys website at the link: https://www.gvk.com/files/investorrelations/ investors/corpgovernance/policy_ for_determining_material_subsidiaries_gvk_pil.pdf.

Developments under the Energy Vertical

The National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT), Hyderabad bench during its hearing on 21st April, 2022 had admitted an insolvency proceedings petition, filed under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 by the J&K Bank against GVK Industries Limited, a step down subsidiary of the Company.

The said development has been duly intimated by the Company to both stock exchanges on 22nd April, 2022. Subsequently, the Company has received final order of the NCLT on 25th April, 2022 wherein the tribunal has appointed Mr. Mukesh Varma as the Interim Resolution Professional (IRP) - who has taken charge of the Company and its affairs in terms of IBC and has initiated proceedings as per the Corporate Insolvency Resolution Process (C IRP).

Directors

In aaccordance with the provisions of Section 152 of the Companies Act, 2013 read with the Articles of Association of the Company and Regulation 36(3) of Listing Regulations, 2015, Dr. GVK Reddy, Non-executive Director of the Company will retire by rotation at this ensuing Annual General Meeting and being eligible, your Board recommends his re- appointment.

Chairman being a Non-Executive Director, the Board of your Company has an optimum mix of Executive, Non-Executive and Independent Directors which is in compliance with the Companies Act, 2013 read with the SEBI (LODR) Regulations, 2015, as amended.

Key Managerial Personnel

During the year under review, there are no changes amongst the Key Managerial Personnel of the Company.

Declaration by Independent Directors

Each of the Independent Directors have given a declaration to the Company that they meet the criteria of independence as required under section 149(7) of the Companies Act, 2013 read with amended Regulation 16(1)(b) of SEBI (LODR) Regulations, 2015.

An exclusive meeting of the Independent Directors of the Company has been held on 10th March, 2022 which was attended by all the Independent Directors. They have reviewed the performance of the non-independent directors and the Board as a whole, performance of chairperson and quality of information to the Board as provided under Schedule IV of the Companies Act, 2013.

Based on the recommendations of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee, the Board of Directors have formulated and adopted a policy on appointment / remuneration of directors including criteria for determining qualifications, positive attributes, independence of the Directors and other matters. This policy also covers the performance evaluation of all directors, Board, Committees and Key Managerial Personnel.

The Company has adopted a program on familiarisation of Independent Directors with the Company, their roles, rights, responsibilities in the Company, nature of business and the industry in which the Company operates among other things. The same is put up on the website of the Company at the link https://www.gvk.com/files/investor relations/investors/corpgovernance/ Familiarisation_Programme_for_Independent_Directors.pdf

Evaluation of Board

Board evaluation is in line with the Corporate Governance Guidelines of the Company. Annual Performance Evaluation was conducted for all directors along with the working of the Board and its Committees. This evaluation was led by the Chairman of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee with specific focus on the performance and effective functioning of the Board. The Board evaluation framework has been designed in compliance with the requirements under the Companies Act, 2013 and the Listing Regulations, and in consonance with Guidance Note on Board Evaluation issued by SEBI in January 2017.

The Board evaluation was conducted through questionnaire having qualitative parameters and feedback based on ratings. Evaluation of the Board was based on criteria such as composition and role of the Board, Board communication and relationships, functioning of Board Committees, review of performance and compensation to whole-time director, etc. Evaluation of Directors was based on criteria such as participation and contribution in Board and Committee meetings, representation of shareholder interest and enhancing shareholder value, experience and expertise to provide feedback and guidance to top management on business strategy, governance and risk, understanding of the organizations strategy, risk and environment, etc.

Evaluation of Committees was based on criteria such as adequate independence of each Committee, frequency of meetings and time allocated for discussions at meetings, functioning of Board Committees and effectiveness of its advice/recommendation to the Board, etc. The Nomination & Remuneration Committee and the Board duly evaluates the performance of every director. The Board has received improved ratings on its overall effectiveness, including higher rating on Board communication, relationships and Board Committees. The Board has also noted areas requiring more focus in the future.

Policy on Directors Appointment and Remuneration

The Board has, on the recommendation of the Nomination & Remuneration Committee, framed a policy for selection and appointment of Directors including determining qualifications and independence of a Director, Key Managerial Personnel, Senior Management Personnel and their remuneration as part of its charter and other matters provided under Section 178(3) of the Companies Act, 2013. Salient features of the Remuneration Policy is set out in the Corporate Governance Report. The Remuneration Policy is available on the Companys website at https://www.gvk.com/files/investorrelations/investors/ corpgovernance/Remuneration- Policy.pdf.

Board Meetings

During the year 2021-22, seven Board Meetings were held, the details of which are given in the Corporate Governance Report.

Board Committees

All Committees of the Board of Directors are in line with the provisions of the Companies Act, 2013 and the applicable SEBI (LODR) Regulations, 2015, as amended

Audit Committee

The Audit Committee comprises of Mr. S Balasubramanian, Chairman, Mr. Anumolu Rajasekhar, Mr. Anil Kumar Reddy as members and all of whom are Independent Directors. All the periodic recommendations made by the Audit Committee were accepted by the Board.

Directors Responsibility Statement

Based on the framework of internal financial controls and compliance systems established and maintained by the Company, work performed by the internal and secretarial 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 the financial year 2021-22. However the auditors have qualified their opinion for operating effectiveness over internal financial controls over use of assumptions for analysis for asset impairments.

Pursuant to the requirements under Section 134(5) of the Companies Act, 2013, with respect to the Directors Responsibilities Statement, it is hereby confirmed that;

i) in the preparation of the annual accounts for the financial year ended March 31, 2022, the applicable Accounting Standards have been followed along with proper explanations relating to material departures;

ii) 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 31,2022 and of the profit or loss of the Company for the said period;

iii) that the directors had 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;

iv) the directors had prepared the annual accounts for the financial year ended March 31,2022 on a "going concern" basis;

v) they have laid down internal financial controls in the Company that are adequate and were operating effectively and

vi) they have devised proper systems to ensure compliance with the provisions of all applicable laws and these are adequate and are operating effectively.

Secretarial Auditors

The Board had appointed Mr. G Narender of Narender & Associates, a firm of Practicing Company Secretaries, to carry out the Secretarial Audit under the provisions of Section 204 of the Companies Act, 2013 and the Rules made thereunder. The report of the Secretarial Auditor in Form MR-3 is enclosed to this report as Annexure B. The Secretarial Auditor Report does not contain any qualification, reservation or adverse remarks. However, the matters of emphasis referred to there are already in public domain through periodic intimations to the stock exchanges which have been duly replied with justifiable reasons.

Statutory Auditors

M/s T R Chadha & Co LLP, Chartered Accountants (Reg No: 00671 1N/N500028) were appointed as Statutory Auditors of the Company, to hold office for a term of five years from the conclusion of 27th Annual General Meeting (AGM) held on 25th February, 2022 until the conclusion of 32nd AGM of the Company to be held in the year 2027.

Pursuant to the Notification issued by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs on 7th May, 2018, amending section 139 of the Companies Act, 2013, the mandatory requirement for ratification of appointment of Auditors by the Members at every AGM has been omitted and hence your Company has not proposed any such a ratification, at the forthcoming AGM.

Cost Records

Your Company is not required to maintain cost audit records for any of the services of the Company as per Section 148(1) of the Act.

Status on suspension of trading

Though there has been some an unavoidable delay, the 26th & 27th Annual General Meetings were duly held on 29th October, 2021 and 25th February, 2022 respectively, after giving requisite notices to all the concerned under the Companies Act, 2013. Annual reports for the FY 2019-20 and 2020-21 have been duly filed with the respective exchanges as per Regulation 34 of SEBI (LODR), 2015 and the same have been uploaded on the website of the Company www.gvk.com as well.

As of 10th February, 2022, your company has published all the financial results pertaining to the previous quarters / years and there are no pending results that are required to be announced. Your Company has even remitted all the SOP penalties that have been levied by both the stock exchanges as per SEBI (LODR) Regulations, 2015 as amended. It is worth mentioning the fact that your Company and its employees have, in the last 9 months, worked very hard to over come the challenges / difficulties while finalizing /

publishing the financial results, in the shortest possible time, so as to bring the company back on track with respect to compliance of publication of pending financial results under the SEBI (LODR) Regulations, 2015.

Thereafter, your Company had applied for revocation of suspension of trading to both the stock exchanges as required under the SEBI (LODR) Regulations, 2015, as amended and all the additional documents / clarifications that have been sought by them have already been provided to them. We hope to receive their approval for revocation of trading suspension as soon as possible. However, it may be noted that once our application is internally cleared, both the exchanges would simultaneously announce the date of commencement of trading at one go.

Compounding of certain non-compliances under the Companies Act, 2013

You are aware that there has been some unavoidable delay in holding both the 26th & 27th Annual General Meetings (AGMs) for the financial years 2019-20 and 2020-21 respectively which have been duly held later on 29th October, 2021 & 25th February, 2022 for the respective years. Reasons for this delay has already been disclosed in our previous annual reports. Due to this delay in holding the AGMs beyond the stipulated time, there has been some non-compliance under the Companies Act, 2013. After rectifying these non-compliances, your Company, suo moto, had duly filed the requisite application with the Regional Director, Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Hyderabad for compounding of these non-compliances by way of condonation of delay in holding these AGMs beyond the stipulated time limit.

Managements response on the Statutory Auditors Qualification / Comments

Managements response on the qualifications made by Statutory Auditors on Standalone Financial statements

The company has already made a provision of the entire investment and receivables. It is also engaged in a settlement negotiation with the lenders, and it is hopeful of an amicable settlement. Any further provision cannot be estimated due to significant uncertainties including fluctuating coal prices, timely achieving financial closure for the project, and concluding an appropriate solution with various stakeholders by GVK Coal and of settlement with lenders which is typical to such negotiations.

Management is in the process of negotiating the terms with lenders for restructuring of loan accounts, one-time settlements, and is also negotiating with the regulatory authorities for approval of additional capital costs. Management is confident that it will be able to settle the matters amicably and will be able to achieve final tariff approvals with retrospective effect and will be ultimately able to achieve profitable operations. Pending resolution of the above uncertainties currently the impact of the same is unascertainable.

Investigations by various agencies are under process and the ultimate outcome is subject to Judicial scrutiny and hence the impact of the same is not ascertainable.

Non holding of the Annual General Meeting (AGM)

Company has already taken appropriate steps to comply with all statutory compliances and it is in a process of completing within a short span of time.

Managements response on the qualifications made by Statutory Auditors on Consolidated Financial statements

The company has already made a provision of the entire investment and receivables. It is also engaged in a settlement negotiation with the lenders, and it is hopeful of an amicable settlement. Any further provision cannot be estimated due to significant uncertainties including fluctuating coal prices, timely achieving financial closure for the project, and concluding an appropriate solution with various stakeholders by GVK Coal and of settlement with lenders which is typical to such negotiations.

The Honble Supreme Court of India had deallocated coal mine allocated to GVK Coal (Tokisud) Private Limited, subsidiary company. As directed by Honble High Court of Delhi, GVK Coal (Tokisud) Private Limited has submitted its claim for an amount Rs. 19,882 lakhs with the adjudicating authority constituted under the Coal Mines (Special Provisions) Act, 2015. The nominated authority under the Ministry of Coal vide its order dated 16th March 2022 has further approved and released compensation of Rs.13,867 lakhs. Out of this an amount of Rs.8,883 lakhs have been deposited by nominated authority in interest bearing account with Registrar General of the Court as per the directions of the high court of Delhi dated 11th April 2022 and an amount of Rs.4,984 lakhs have been paid to lenders by nominated authority towards the balance dues payable as per the claims made by the lenders as on the date of vesting orders less the amount already paid to the lenders. Nominated authority has advised in the above order to approach Coal Tribunal in respect of disputes including the compensation disallowed with regard to R&R costs.

The Coal Based Power project (step down subsidiary) has challenged the Tariff passed by the Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Commission (PSERC) before the Appellate Tribunal. It has also submitted resolution plan to the lenders. Pending adjudication of Tariff order by the Tribunal and acceptance of the Resolution plan, it is difficult to estimate the impact.

The subsidiary, GVK Energy Limited is confident that the Government of India will take necessary steps/initiatives to improve the situation of natural gas. In the interim, these group company (GVKGPL) are working with the lenders for a one time settlement proposal wherein the loans would be settled at the value of the plant to be realised on its sale to APDISCOM.

Hence, the impact of the same is unascertainable.

The project of the Company was terminated by GSRDC by referring the defaults of the Concessionaire. Consequent to the termination of the project, Company has accounted, cost incurred on the project Rs. 58,904 lakhs as amount receivable from the GSRDC as management has represented that the project of the Company was terminated due to the reasons attributable to the GSRDC. Company has disputed the termination notice and invoked arbitration in terms of the provisions of concession agreement. The matter is sub-judice before Honble Arbitral Tribunal. Hence, the impact of the same is unascertainable.

The company has followed an accrual basis of accounting and has made provision for interest as per the terms of the loan agreement. The management is of the opinion non confirmation from the banks may not impact the financials.

Investigations by various agencies are under process and the ultimate outcome is subject to Judicial scrutiny and hence the impact of the same is not ascertainable.

Non holding of the Annual General Meeting (AGM)

Company has already taken appropriate steps to comply with all statutory compliances and it is in a process of completing within a short span of time.

Particulars of Loans, Guarantees or Investments

Particulars of loans and guarantees given, investments made and securities provided under Section 186 of the Companies Act, 2013 are given under the Notes to the financial statements and forms part of this Annual Report.

Contracts and Arrangements with the Related Parties

All the related party transactions that were entered during the financial year were on an arms length basis and were in the ordinary course of business. These transactions are placed before the Audit Committee and the Board for their prior approvals. 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 a materiality of related party transactions. The policy on related party transactions is available on our website under the following link https://www.gvk.com/files/investorrelations/ investors/corpgovernance/relatedpartytransactionpolicy.pdf

The Company has not entered into any transactions with any person or entity belonging to the Promoter / Promoter Group holding 10% or more shareholding in the Company.

Particulars of contracts or arrangements with related parties referred to in Section 188(1) of the Companies Act, 2013 in the prescribed Form AOC-2, is appended as Annexure C to the Boards report.

Annual Return

Pursuant to the provisions of Section 92(3) and Section 134(3) of the Act read with Rule 12 of the Companies (Management and Administration) Rules, 2014 as amended from time to time, the Annual Return of the Company as on 31st March, 2022 is available on the Companys website and can be accessed at www.gvk.com

Internal Financial Control Systems and their adequacy

The Management continuously reviews the internal control systems and procedures for the efficient conduct of the Companys business. The Company adheres to the prescribed guidelines with respect to the transactions, financial reporting and ensures that all its assets are safeguarded and protected against losses. The Internal Auditor of the Company conducts the audit on regular basis and the Audit Committee periodically reviews internal audit reports and effectiveness of internal control systems.

Public Deposits

During the year under review, your Company has neither invited nor accepted any deposits from the public.

Vigil Mechanism/Whistle Blower Policy

In terms of section 177(9) & (10) of the Companies Act, 2013 read with Regulation 22 of the Listing Regulation a Vigil Mechanism for Directors and employees to report genuine concerns has been established by the Board along with the whistle blower policy. The Vigil Mechanism and whistle blower policy have been uploaded on the website of the Company. The same can be accessed at the link https://www.gvk.com/files/investorrelations/investors/corp governance/Whistle-Blower-Policy.pdf

Under this policy, your Company encourages its employees to report any fraudulent financial or other information to the stakeholders, and any conduct that results in violation of the Companys code of business conduct, to the management (on an anonymous basis, if employees so desire). Further, your Company has prohibited discrimination, retaliation or harassment of any kind against any employees who, based on the employees reasonable belief that such conduct or practice have occurred or are occurring, reports that information or participates in the investigation. The Audit Committee periodically reviews the functioning of this mechanism. No personnel of the Company was denied access to the Audit Committee.

Corporate Social Responsibility

Since, there is no adequate net profits during the preceding financial year, there are no specific funds that are required to be set aside and spent by the Company during the year under review. Members can access the CSR Policy on the website of the Company at link https://www.gvk.com/files/investorrelations/investors/corpgovernance/CSR_Policy_final_ copy.pdf

Particulars of employees and related disclosures

During the year under review, none of the employees are in receipt of remuneration which is in excess of the limits as specified in Rules 5(2) and 5(3) of the Companies (Appointment & Remuneration of Managerial Personnel) Rules, 2014, as amended from time to time.

Disclosures relating to remuneration and other details as required under Section 197(12) read with Rule 5(1) of Companies (Appointment & Remuneration of Managerial personnel) Rules, 2015.

Sl. Name of the Director/ No. KMP and Designation Remuneration of Director/KMP for financial year 202122 (Rs In lakhs) % Increase in Remuneration in the Financial year 2021- 22 Ratio of remuneration of each director/ median remuneration of employees Comparison of the Remuneration of the KMP against the performance of the Company
1. Dr. GVK Reddy Chairman --- --- ---
2. P V Prasanna Reddy Whole Time Director --- --- --- Other than CS, no KMP is being paid any remuneration. Hence not applicable
3. A Issac George Whole-time Director & CFO --- --- ---
4. P V Rama Seshu Vice President & Company Secretary 34.31 --- ---

Particulars regarding Conservation of energy, Research and Development and Technology Absorption

Details of steps taken by your Company to conserve Energy, Research and Development and Technology Absorption have been disclosed as part of the MD&A Report.

Foreign exchange earnings and Outgo

In accordance with the provisions of Section 134(3) (m) of the Companies Act, 2013, read with the Rule 5 of the Companies (Accounts) Rules, 2014, the information relating to foreign exchange earnings and outgo is provided under Notes to the Balance Sheet and Profit and Loss Account.

Material Changes and Commitments Affecting the Financial Position of the Company

There have been no material changes and commitments, affecting the financial position of the Company which occurred between the end of the financial year to which the financial statements relate and the date of this report.

Details of Significant and Material Orders Passed by the regulators/Courts/Tribunals Impacting the Going Concern Status and the Companys Operations in Future

There are no significant and material orders passed by the Regulators/Courts/Tribunals which would impact the going concern status of the Company and its future operations.

Reporting of frauds by Auditor

During the year under review, neither the statutory auditor nor the secretarial auditor has reported any instance of fraud committed against the Company by its officers or employees under Section 143(12) of the Companies Act, 2013.

Information Required under Sexual Harassment of Women at Work place (Prevention, Prohibition & Redressal) Act, 2013

Your Company has a policy and framework for employees to report sexual harassment complaints at workplace and its process ensures complete anonymity and confidentiality of information. Ethics Committee of the Company monitors the complaints, if any, which are dealt with in compliance of this policy. During the year under review, there were no complaints filed pursuant to the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013. The Policy is available on the website of the Company at https://www.gvk.com/investorrelations/ investors/otherdisclosures.aspx

Acknowledgements

Your Directors take this opportunity to thank every shareholders, suppliers, bankers, business partners/ associates, financial institutions and Central and State Governments for their consistent support and encouragement to the Company. I am sure you will join our Directors in conveying our sincere appreciation to all employees of the Company and its subsidiaries and associates for their hard work and commitment. Their dedication and competence has ensured that the Company continues to be a significant and leading player in the Infrastructure industry.

For and on behalf of the Board of Directors
Place : Hyderabad Dr GVK Reddy
Date : 27th May, 2022 Non-Executive Chairman