HB Stockholdings Ltd Directors Report.

To the Members,

Your Directors are pleased to present the 34th Annual Report together with the Audited Financial Statement for the Financial Year ended 31st March, 2021.

FINANCIAL RESULTS

The summarized financial results of the Company during the year under review are as under:

(Amount in Lakh)

Particulars

Standalone

Consolidated

Year Ended 31.03.2021 Year Ended 31.03.2020 Year Ended 31.03.2021 Year Ended 31.03.2020
Interest Income 87.31 184.09 87.31 184.09
Dividend Income 15.53 12.31 15.53 12.31
Net Profit in Equity Derivative trading/ Share Dealing 168.16 168.16
Net gain on fair value change 1048.45 1048.45
Total Revenue from Operations 1319.45 196.40 1319.45 196.40
Other Income 5.71 18.29 5.71 18.29
Total Income 1325.16 215.08 1325.16 215.08
Expenses 147.82 944.05 153.01 949.36
Profit / (Loss) Before Tax 1177.34 (729.36) 1172.15 (734.28)
Tax Expense (3.10) 0.56 (3.10) 0.56
Profit / (Loss) After Tax 1180.44 (729.91) 1175.25 (734.84)
Profit / (Loss) for the year 1180.44 (729.91) 1175.25 (734.84)
Other Comprehensive Income for the year, net of tax 1115.17 (3.76) 1115.17 (3.76)
Total Comprehensive Income for the year 2295.61 (733.67) 2290.42 (738.59)

DIVIDEND

In order to conserve resources for the future, Directors of your Company do not recommend any dividend for the financial year ended 31st March 2021.

TRANSFER TO GENERAL RESERVE

The Board of Directors have decided to retain the entire amount of profit for Financial Year 2020-21 in the in the retained earnings, except an amount of Rs. 2.36 crore, which has been transferred to Statutory Reserve created pursuant to Section 45-IC of the RBI Act, 1934. PERFORMANCE REVIEW & OUTLOOK

Equity Market had a roller coaster ride in FY 2020-21. From the lows seen at the end of FY 201920 on account of Covid-19 induced lockdown, the markets started gradually recovering led by phase wise unlocking, various policy measures announced by governments, central banks and better-than-expected corporate earnings performance. The next booster dose for markets came with the approval of vaccines against Covid and this catapulted the market to reach new highs.

The Company has taken adequate measures to control the cash flow and overhead expenditures to manage the operations. There has been no impact on the internal financial reporting and controls of the Company. At present, the Company is in position to fulfil its legal obligations. The Company is closely monitoring the situation and continues to evaluate the impact of COVID-19 as the situation evolves.

It is very difficult to assess the future impact of Covid-19 pandemic on business operations and it is expected to evolve over a period of time. The Company aims to meet all its debt repayment with the available capital and financial resources. Further, the Company does not foresee any material impact on the Company’s business due to non-fulfilment of any obligation(s) by any party. The Management will continue to monitor any material changes arising due to the impact of this pandemic on financial and operational performance of the Company and take necessary measures to address the situation.

Industry trends and its future prospects have been summed up in the Management Discussion and Analysis Report which forms part of this report.

STATUTORY STATEMENTS

(i) Share Capital

The Paid up Equity Share Capital as on 31st March, 2021 stood at 7,13,76,650/- comprising of 7137665 Equity Shares of 10/- each. During the year under review, the Company has not issued any Shares with differential voting rights or granted stock options, sweat equity etc.

The Shareholding of Directors of the Company (including Promoter Director) is given in the Corporate Governance Report forming part of this report.

(ii) Number of meeting(s) of the Board

During the year under review, four (4) Board Meetings were convened and held. The details of such meeting(s) are given in the Corporate Governance Report, which forms an integral part of Board’s Report.

(iii) Committees of the Board

The Company has several Committees which have been established in compliance with the requirement of the relevant provisions of applicable laws and statutes. As on 31st March, 2021, the Board has five (5) committees namely, Audit Committee, Nomination and Remuneration Committee, Stakeholders Relationship Committee, Corporate Social Responsibility Committee and Business Restructuring Committee. A detailed note on the composition of the Committees is provided in the Corporate Governance Report, which forms an integral part of the Board’s Report.

CSR Committee has been dissolved by the Board in its meeting held on 21st June, 2021 and all the functions of the Committee shall be discharged by the Board of Directors.

(iv) Public Deposits

The Company has not accepted any Deposits from the Public under Section 73 of the Companies Act, 2013 read with the Companies (Acceptance of Deposits) Rules, 2014.

(v) Significant and other material orders passed by the regulators or courts

There are no significant material orders passed by the Regulators or Courts or Tribunal during the year under review which has an impact on the Going Concern status and Company’s operations in future.

(vi) Particulars of Loans, Guarantees or Investments

The principal business activity of the Company is to undertake financial services, investing and dealing in various kinds of securities. Details of Loans, Guarantees and Investments made by the Company in the ordinary course of its business are given in the notes to the Financial Statements.

(vii) Conservation of Energy, Technology Absorption, Foreign Exchange Earnings and Outgo

The particulars required under Section 134(3)(m) of the Companies Act, 2013 read with Rules 8 of the Companies (Accounts) Rules 2014 in respect of conservation of energy and technology absorption are not applicable to your Company.

The total foreign exchange earnings during the year under review and previous period is NIL and total foreign exchange out go during the year under review and the previous period is NIL.

(viii) Change in the Nature of Business

There is no change in the nature of business of the Company during the year under review.

(ix) Maintenance of cost records

The nature of Company’s business / activities is such that maintenance of cost records under Section 148(1) of the Companies Act, 2013 is not applicable to the Company.

(x) Material Changes and commitments

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

(xi) Reporting of frauds by the Auditors

No fraud has been noticed or reported by the Statutory Auditor’s during the course of their Audit

SUBSIDIARIES, JOINT VENTURES AND ASSOCIATE COMPANIES

(i) Subsidiaries

The Company has following Subsidiary as on 31st March, 2021:

Name of the Company

As on 31st March, 2021

No. of Shares % of holding
Mount Finance Limited 830006 100.00%

A separate statement containing the salient features of the Financial Statement of the Company’s Subsidiary is being provided in Form AOC-1 along with Financial Statements in terms of Section 129(3) of the Companies Act, 2013. The Financial Statements of the Subsidiary Company will be made available upon request by any Member of the Company interested in obtaining the same. The Financial Statements of the Subsidiary Company will also be kept for inspection by any Member of the Company at its Registered Office.

The Board of Directors has approved a Policy for Determining Material Subsidiaries in compliance with the provisions of Regulation 16 of the SEBI (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2015. The Policy for Determining Material Subsidiary has been suitably modified as per the provisions of the SEBI (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2015, as amended from time to time. The said Policy is available on the website of the Company having following web- link,

https://www.hbstockholdings.com/Investor%20Information/Corporate%20Governance/index.html

(ii) Joint Ventures

The Company is not having any Joint Venture business and no Company has become its Joint Venture during the year under review.

(iii) Associate Companies

In terms of Section 2(6) of the Companies Act, 2013, the Company is not having any Associate Company during the year under review.

MANAGEMENT DISCUSSION & ANALYSIS AND CORPORATE GOVERNANCE REPORT

As required under Regulation 34(3) read with Schedule V of the SEBI (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2015, the Management Discussion & Analysis Report; a Report on the Corporate Governance together with the Compliance Certificate from the Company’s Statutory Auditors confirming compliance(s) forms an integral part of this report.

WHISTLE BLOWER POLICY - VIGIL MECHANISM

In terms of the provisions of Section 177(9) & (10) of the Companies Act, 2013 and pursuant to the provisions of Regulation 22 of the SEBI (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2015, a Vigil Mechanism for Stakeholders, Employees and Directors of the Company has been established. The Whistle Blower Policy duly approved by the Board of Directors is available on the website of the Company having following web-link, https://www.hbstockholdings.com/Investor%20Information/Corporate%20Governance/index.html

RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS

The Related Party Transactions that were entered during the financial year under review were on arm’s length basis and were in the ordinary course of business. The Audit Committee has accorded its omnibus approval for the said transactions. The Company has not entered into any materially significant Related Party Transaction under Section 188 of the Companies Act, 2013. Accordingly, the disclosure of Related Party Transactions as required under Section 134 (3) (h) of the Companies Act, 2013 in Form AOC-2 is not applicable. None of the Directors has any pecuniary relationships or transactions vis-a-vis the Company.

The Board of Directors, on the recommendation of the Audit Committee, has approved a Policy to regulate transactions between the Company and its Related Parties, in compliance with the applicable provisions of the Companies Act, 2013, the Rules made there under and Regulation 23 of the SEBI (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2015. The Policy on Related Party T ransactions has been suitably modified as per the applicable provisions of the Companies Act, 2013 and SEBI (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2015, as amended from time to time. The Policy is available on the website of the Company having following web-link,

https://www.hbstockholdings.com/Investor%20Information/Corporate%20Governance/index.html CODE OF CONDUCT FOR PREVENTION OF INSIDER TRADING

The Company endeavors to preserve the confidentiality of un-published price sensitive information and to prevent misuse of such information. The Company is committed to transparency and fairness in dealing with all Stakeholders and in ensuring adherence to all laws and regulation in force.

The Board of Directors has adopted the Code of Conduct for regulating, monitoring and reporting of trading by insiders and other connected persons, in compliance with Regulation 9 of the SEBI (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2015 as amended from time to time. The Code of Conduct lays down guidelines and procedures to be followed and disclosures to be made while dealing with the Shares of the Company, as well as the consequences of violation. The Code of Conduct has been formulated for prevention of Insider Trading and to maintain the highest standards of dealing in Company Securities. The Code of Conduct has been suitably modified as per the provisions of the Insider T rading Regulations and SEBI (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2015, as amended from time to time.

Further, the Policy and procedure for inquiry in case of leak of unpublished price sensitive information or suspected leak of unpublished price sensitive information have been framed in line with the provisions of the Insider Trading Regulations, as amended.

PRESERVATION OF DOCUMENTS & ARCHIVAL POLICY

In terms of Regulation 9 of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2015, the Board of Directors in their meeting held on 11th February, 2016 has adopted a Policy for Preservation of Documents & Archival thereof, classifying them in two categories as follows:

a) documents whose preservation shall be permanent in nature;

b) documents with preservation period of not less than eight years after completion of the relevant transactions.

The said Policy is available on the website of the Company having following web link, https://www.hbstockholdings.com/Investor%20Information/Corporate%20Governance/index.html

DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION OF A RISK MANAGEMENT POLICY

The Board of Directors has adopted the Risk Management Policy which sets out the framework for the management of risks faced by the Company in the conduct of its business to ensure that all business risks are identified, managed and monitored. The contents of Risk Management Policy have been included in Management Discussion and Analysis forming part of this report.

PREVENTION OF SEXUAL HARRASSMENT OF WOMEN AT WORKPLACE

The Company has zero tolerance for sexual harassment at workplace. The Board of Directors in their meeting held on 17th May, 2014 constituted the Internal Complaint Committee and thereafter re-constituted on 16th June, 2020. The Company adopted a Policy on prevention, prohibition and redressal of sexual harassment at workplace in line with the provisions of the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013 and the rules framed thereunder. The Internal Complaint Committee comprises of following members:

(i) Mrs. Banmala Jha, Presiding Officer (Sr. V.P Legal - HB Estate Developers Ltd.)

(ii) Mrs. Renu Gupta, Member

(iii) Mr. Mahesh Gupta, Member (Chief Financial Officer)

(iv) Mr. Rupesh Kumar, Member (Company Secretary)*

(* Appointed w.e.f 16lh June, 2020

The Company has complied with provisions relating to the constitution of Internal Complaints Committee under the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013. The women employees were made aware about the provisions of the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013 and rules made there under and the provisions of Internal Complaint Policy of the Company.

Disclosure in relation to the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013 is provided in the Corporate Governance Report which forms an integral part of the Board’s Report.

INTERNAL CONTROLS SYSTEMS AND THEIR ADEQUACY

The Company has proper and adequate system of Internal Controls. The information about Internal Controls is set out in the Management Discussion and Analysis forming part of this report.

INTERNAL FINANCIAL CONTROLS

The Company has established Internal Financial Control System for ensuring the orderly and efficient conduct of the business including adherence to Company’s Policies, the safeguarding of assets, the prevention and detection of frauds and errors, the accuracy and completeness of the accounting records and the timely preparation of reliable Financial Statements.

CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY (CSR)

The Board of Directors has constituted a Corporate Social Responsibility Committee (CSR Committee) pursuant to the provisions of Section 135 of the Companies Act, 2013. The composition of the CSR Committee has been mentioned in the Corporate Governance Report forming part of this report. The Board of Directors, on the recommendation of the CSR Committee, has approved the Corporate Social Responsibility Policy (CSR Policy) of the Company which is available on the website of the Company having following web-link, https://www. h bstockholdings.com/I nvestor%20Informati on/CSR/index. html

Brief outline / salient features of the CSR Policy of the Company are as follows:

> The Company endeavors to adopt an integrated approach to address the community, societal & environmental concerns by taking one or more of the activities allowed as per Section 135 of the Companies Act, 2013 and the applicable rules and regulations.

> To identify the activities in response to felt societal needs in diverse areas and to implement them with full involvement and commitment in a time bound manner.

> To provide financial assistance in the form of grant-in-aid assistance and corpus fund support etc. to support, supplement and improve the quality of life of different segments of the Society.

> As a responsible corporate entity, the Company will consistently strive for opportunities to meet the expectation of its stake holders by pursuing the concept of sustainable development with focus on the social welfare activities.

> A total allocation of amount as prescribed by the Companies Act, 2013 and approved by the Board earmarked every year for implementation of CSR activities.

As per the provision of Section 135 of the Companies Act, 2013, every Company having net worth of Rs. 500 Crore or more, or Turnover of Rs. 1000 Crore or more or a Net Profit of Rs. 5 Crore or more during the immediately preceding financial years is required to spent in every financial year, at least two percent (2%) of the average net profits made during the three immediately preceding financial year, in pursuance of the CSR Policy.

The Net Profit/ (Loss) of the Company for the immediately preceding three (3) consecutive financial years viz. 2019-20, 2018-19 and 2017-18 was Rs. (1.19) Crore, Rs. 1.13 Crore and Rs. 2.44 Crore respectively and Net Worth & Turnover during the immediately preceding three (3) consecutive financial years was also below the above said threshold.

Further pursuant to the provisions of the Rule 3 of Companies (Corporate Social Responsibility Policy) Rules, 2014, every Company which ceases to be a Company covered under sub section (1) of Section 135 of the Act for three (3) consecutive financial years shall not be required to (a) constitute a CSR Committee; and (b) comply with the provisions contained in sub-section (2) to (5) of the Section 135 till such time it meets the criteria specified in sub-section (1) of Section 135.

As per above, the Company ceases to be covered under sub section (1) of section 135 of the Act for three (3) consecutive financial years and it is not required to spend 2% of the Average Net Profit for the preceding three financial years in the current financial year.

As per Companies (Corporate Social Responsibility Policy) Amendment Rules, 2021, If a company’s CSR obligation is less than or upto Rs. 50 lakh, then the Company shall not be required to constitute the CSR committee and the board of directors shall discharge all the function of the CSR committee as prescribed.

Pursuant to abovesaid amended CSR Rules and considering the specified threshold of CSR obligations, the Board of Directors in its meeting held on 21st June, 2021 has dissolved the CSR Committee and all the functions of the Committee shall be discharged by the Board of Directors.

AUDITORS

(i) Statutory Auditors

The Shareholders in the 30th Annual General Meeting held on 26th September, 2017 had appointed ‘G. C. Agarwal & Associates’, Chartered Accountants, Delhi (FRN 017851N) as the Statutory Auditors for a term of five (5) consecutive years i.e. from the conclusion of the 30th Annual General Meeting to the conclusion of 35th Annual General Meeting to be held in the year 2022.

As per the amended provisions of Section 139(1) of the Companies Act, 2013, the requirement of ratification of the appointment of Statutory Auditors by members at every general meeting has been omitted.

Observations of the Statutory Auditors are explained, wherever necessary, by way of Notes to the Financial Statements.

(ii) Internal Auditors

‘Marv & Associates LLP’, Chartered Accountants, New Delhi perform the duties of the Internal Auditors of the Company and their report is reviewed by the Audit Committee on quarterly basis.

(iii) Secretarial Auditors

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 Mr. A.N. Kukreja, Proprietor, ‘A.N Kukreja & Co.’, Company Secretary in Practice to undertake the Secretarial Audit of the Company. The Secretarial Audit Report is enclosed as a part of this report as "ANNEXURE - I".

The Secretarial Auditors have made following observations in their Secretarial Audit Report:

a) The Registrar of Companies, NCT of Delhi and Haryana has filed complaint (bearing case No. CC/612(2019) at District Courts, Dwarka, New Delhi for alleged violation of Section I34(3)(o) read with Section 135 of the Companies Act, 2013 against the Company and its officers.

The Company has on its own made an application - e-Form RD-1 (SRN 34522995) dated 2nd March, 2020 for compounding of the offence.

Based on the application dated 2nd March, 2020 made by the Company, the Regional Director (Northern Region) vide its Order No. RD(NR)/726/DL/ COMP/134/R34523258/3522, 3523, 3524 & 3524 dated 10th September, 2020 duiy compounded the said offences.

As the matter has been compounded, the Additional Sessions Judge, Dwarka, Delhi has disposed of the case No. CC/612/2019 filed by the Registrar of Companies, NCT of Delhi and Haryana vide its orders dated 12th January, 2021 and all accused persons have been discharged in this case.

b) The National Stock Exchange of India Limited (NSE) has levied a fine of Rs. 5,36,900/- for non-compliance with the requirement of composition of the Board (The Board to have at least six directors with effect from 1st April, 2020) as stipulated by Regulation 17(1)(c) of SEBI (LODR) Regulations, 2015. The Company has since complied with the requirement of said regulation by appointing Mr. Ashish Kapur as sixth director w.e.f 23rd July, 2020 and paid fine levied by the NSE on 19th November, 2020.

DIRECTORS AND KEY MANAGERIAL PERSONNEL (KMP)

(a) Appointment / Re-appointment / Resignation of Directors and KMP

As per the provisions of Section 152 of the Companies Act, 2013, Mr. Lalit Bhasin (DIN: 00002114), Director shall retire by rotation at the ensuing Annual General Meeting and being eligible, offers himself for re-appointment. The Board of Directors recommends his re-appointment.

Mrs. Asha Mehra (DIN: 02658967), aged 80 years has been re-appointed as NonExecutive Independent Directors for second term of five consecutive years by passing Special Resolution in the last Annual General Meeting held on 29th September, 2020.

Mr. Ashish Kapur (DIN: 00002320) aged 51 years has been appointed as Additional Director in the category of Non- Executive Non-Independent Director by the board w.e.f 23rd July, 2020. The Appointment of Mr. Kapur was regularized by the members in the last Annual General Meeting held on 29th September, 2020.

Mr. Rupesh Kumar (M. No. A-43104) has been appointed as the Company Secretary and Compliance Officer being the Key Managerial Personnel of the Company w.e.f. 16th June, 2020 as per the provisions of Section 203 of the Companies Act, 2013 and Rule 8 of the Companies (Appointment and Remuneration) Rules, 2014.

Mr. Jag Mohan Lal Suri, Manager (KMP) designated as Executive Director (Operations) of the Company has left for his heavenly abode on 14th December, 2020.

Mr. Naresh Khanna has been appointed as Manager being the Key Managerial Personnel of the Company w.e.f. 07th June, 2020 as per the provisions of Section 203 of the Companies Act, 2013 and Rule 8 of the Companies (Appointment and Remuneration) Rules, 2014.

(b) Declaration from Independent Directors

Mr. Harbans Lal, Mr. Gulshan Rai and Mrs. Asha Mehra are Non-Executive Independent

Directors on the Board of the Company. The Company has received declarations from all the Independent Director(s) confirming that they meet with the criteria of Independence as prescribed both under Section 149(6) of the Companies Act, 2013 and under Regulation 16(1)(b), 25 of the SEBI (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2015.

(c) Nomination and Remuneration Policy

The Board of Directors, on the recommendation of the Nomination & Remuneration Committee, has approved a Policy for selection, appointment & remuneration including criteria for determining qualifications, positive attributes of Directors, Key Managerial Personnel (KMP) and Senior Management employees of the Company.

Brief outline / salient features of the Nomination and Remuneration Policy are as follows:

> Nomination and Remuneration Committee has been empowered inter-alia to carry out the following functions:

• Identification and selection of persons for appointment as Director, KMP or at Senior Management level considering their qualification, experience and integrity.

• Determining the appropriate size, diversity and composition of the Board.

• Developing a succession plan for the Board and Senior Management of the Company.

• To recommend all remuneration, in whatever form, payable to senior management.

• Considering and determining the remuneration based upon the performance to attract retain and motivate members of the Board.

• Approving the remuneration of the Senior Management including KMPs of the Company.

• Evaluation of performance of the Board, its committees, individual directors and Senior Management Personnel on yearly basis.

• To extend or continue the term of appointment of the Independent Director, on the basis of the report of performance evaluation of Independent Directors.

> Approval of the Shareholders by way of Special Resolution is required in following cases:

• To appoint or continue the employment of any person as Whole-time Director who has attained the age of seventy years.

• To appoint a person or continue the directorship of any person as a non-executive director who has attained the age of seventy-five years.

• To re-appoint Independent Directors for second terms of five consecutive years.

• Payment of fees or compensation to executive directors who are promoters or members of the promoter group exceeding particular limits specified in the policy.

• The annual remuneration payable to a single non-executive director exceeds fifty per cent of the total annual remuneration payable to all non-executive directors.

> Executive Directors / Managing Director are paid remuneration as per applicable provisions of the Companies Act, 2013 and rules made there under.

> Non-Executive Directors are paid sitting fees for attending each meeting of the Board of Directors and the Committees constituted by the Board. The sitting fee for each meeting of Board of Directors and the Committee of Directors has been fixed by the Board of Directors within the overall ceiling laid down under the Companies Act, 2013.

The complete Nomination and Remuneration Policy of the Company is available on the website of the Company having following web-link,

https://www.hbstockholdings.com/Investor%20Information/Corporate%20Governance/index.html

(d) Board Diversity

The Company recognizes the importance and benefits of having the diverse Board to enhance quality of its performance.

The Company believes that a diverse Board will enhance the quality of the decisions made by the Board by utilizing the different skills, qualification, professional experience, gender, knowledge etc. of the members of the Board, necessary for achieving sustainable and balanced growth of the Company. The Board of Directors on the recommendations of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee has adopted a Policy on Diversity of Board of Directors in terms of Regulation 19 of the SEBI (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2015.

(e) Board Evaluation

Pursuant to the provisions of the Companies Act, 2013 and applicable provisions of the SEBI (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2015, the Board has carried out an annual performance evaluation of its own performance and of all the Directors individually as well as the evaluation of the working of Audit, Nomination & Remuneration and other Compliance Committees. The manner in which the evaluation has been carried out is explained in the Corporate Governance Report.

(f) Remuneration of the Directors / Key Managerial Personnel (KMP) and Particulars of Employees

The information required pursuant to Section 197(12) of the Companies Act, 2013 read with Rule 5 of the Companies (Appointment and Remuneration of Managerial Personnel) Rules, 2014 in respect of Directors / Key Managerial Personnel (KMP) and Employees of the Company is furnished hereunder:

(i) The ratio of the remuneration of each Director to the median remuneration of the employees of the Company for the financial year; and the percentage increase in remuneration of each Director, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Executive Officer, Company Secretary or Manager, if any, in the financial year.

Sr. No. Name Category Ratio/Times per Median of employee remuneration % Increase in remuneration
1. Mr. Lalit Bhasin Director (Non-Executive) N.A N.A
2. Mr. Anil Goyal Director (Non-Executive) N.A N.A
3. Mr. Harbans Lal Director (Non-Executive) N.A N.A
4. Mr. Gulshan Rai Director (Non-Executive) N.A N.A
5. Mrs. Asha Mehra Director (Non-Executive) N.A N.A
6. Mr. Mahesh Kumar Gupta Chief Financial Officer No Increase
7. Mr. Rupesh Kumar* Company Secretary NA
8. Mr. Jag Mohan Lal Suri# Manager NA

(*) Appointed as Company Secretary w.e.f 16lh June, 2020.

(#) Ceased w.e.f 14th December, 2020.

The Non-Executive Directors are paid only sitting fees for attending meeting of the Board of Directors and the Committees constituted by the Board.

(ii) There is no increase in the median remuneration in current financial year as compared to previous financial year.

(iii) There are Seven (7) permanent employees on the rolls of the Company as on 31st March, 2021.

(iv) Average percentile increases already made in the salaries of employees other than the managerial personnel in the last financial year is NIL as compared to the NIL percentile increase made in the managerial remuneration of the KMP.

(v) It is hereby affirmed that the remuneration paid is as per the Remuneration Policy for Directors, Key Managerial Personnel and other Employees.

(vi) Statement of particulars of employees pursuant to Section 197(12) of the Companies Act, 2013 read with Rule 5(2) &(3) of the Companies (Appointment and Remuneration of Managerial Personnel) Rules, 2014 for the year ended 31st March, 2021:

a) Details of top ten employee in terms of remuneration drawn as on 31st March, 2021:

Sl. Name No. Designation Gross Remunera tion received (In Rs.) Nature of Employ-ment Qualifica-tion Experience (In Year) Date of Commence-ment of Employment Age (In Year) Last Employment held before joining the Company Number & Percentage of Equity Shares held Whether any such employee is a relative of any director or manager of the company
Mr. Mahesh Kumar Gupta Chief Financial Officer (KMP) 17,10,199 Permanent Graduate, CMA 31 13-03-1995 52 Hero Cycle Limited No
2 Mr. Rupesh Kumar Company Secretary 6,49,768 Permanent CS 6 13-03-2020 28 Jindal Poly Investment & Finance Co. Ltd. No
3 Mr. Murari Lal Accountant 2,80,080 Permanent M.com 22 04-11-2006 46 Sudesh Soni & Co. (CA Firm) No
4 Mr. Jitendra Kumar Secretarial Assistant 2,38,728 Permanent LLB 14 08-07-2015 41 HB Portfolio Ltd. No
5 Mr. Ganga Singh Rawat Assistant 1,82,467 Permanent Matric 23 01-04-2017 50 QR Properties Pvt. Ltd. No
6 Mr. Naresh Khanna* Vice President- Investments 1,56,250 Permanent B. Com, CS Inter 33 22-02-2021 57 Oriental Bank of Commerce No
7 Mr. Prashant Kumar# Officer - Investments 16,795 Permanent M.Com 5 15-03-2021 26 Chaudhary Construction Co. Pvt. Ltd. No

Note: There were less than 10 employees, whose details are given hereinabove.

(*) Appointed w.e.f 22nd February, 2021.

(#) Appointed w.e.f 15th March, 2021.

b) Details of the Employees, who were in receipt of remuneration aggregating Rs. 1,02,00,000/- or more per annum: None

c) Details of the Employees, who were employed for part of the financial year and was in receipt of remuneration not less than Rs. 8,50,000/- per month: None

d) Details of the Employees, who were employed throughout the financial year or part thereof, was in receipt of remuneration in that year which, in the aggregate, or as the case may be, at a rate which, in the aggregate, is in excess of that drawn by the managing director or whole-time director or manager and holds by himself or along with his spouse and dependent children, not less than two percent of the equity shares of the Company: None

SECRETARIAL STANDARDS

During the year under review, the Company has complied with all applicable Secretarial Standards issued by the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI).

ANNUAL RETURN

The Annual Return (Form MGT-7) is available on the website of the Company having following web link, https://www.hbstockholdings.com/Investor%20Information/Annual%20Returns/indexx.html

DIRECTORS RESPONSIBILITY STATEMENT

Pursuant to sub-section (3) & (5) of Section 134 of the Companies Act, 2013, it is hereby stated that:

a) in the preparation of the Annual Accounts, the applicable Accounting Standards have been followed along with proper explanation relating to material departures;

b) the Directors 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 Profit or Loss of the Company for that period;

c) 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;

d) the Directors had prepared the Annual Accounts on a going concern basis;

e) the Directors have laid down Internal Financial Controls to be followed by the Company and that such Internal Financial Controls are adequate and were operating effectively; and

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

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

Your Directors wish to thank and acknowledge the co-operation, assistance and support extended by the Banks, Company’s Shareholders and Employees.

For and on behalf of the Board of
HB Stockholdings Limited
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LALIT BHASIN
Place: New Delhi (Chairman)
Date : 21 June, 2021 DIN: 00002114