Maruti Suzuki India Ltd Directors Report.

Your Directors have pleasure in presenting the 40th annual report together with the audited financial statements for the year ended 31st March, 2021.

Financial Results

The Companys financial performance during 2020-21 as compared to the previous year 2019-20 is summarised below:

Particulars 2020-21 2019-20
Total revenue 732,789 790,314
Profit 51,594 70,648
Tax expense 9,297 14,142
Profit aftertax 42,297 56,506
Retained Earnings
Balance at the beginning of the year 432,385 407,016
Profit for the 42,297 56,506
Other comprehensive income arising from remeasurement of defined benefit obligation* 408 (518)
Amount transferred to employee welfare fund (565) (750)
Income on employee welfare fund (108) (117)
Expenses on employee welfare fund 14 132
Amount transferred to scientific research fund (565) (750)
Payment of dividend on equity shares (18,125) (24,166)
Corporate dividend tax paid - -
Balance at the end of the year 455,741 432,385

*net of deferred tax liabilities of Rs.137 million (previous year includes deferred tax assets of Rs.200 million)

Financial Highlights

The total revenue was Rs.732,789 million as against Rs.790,314 million in the previous year showing a decrease of 7.28%. Sale of vehicles in the domestic market was 1,361,722 units as compared to 1,461,126 units in the previous year showing a decrease of 6.80%. Total number of vehicles exported was 96,139 units as compared to 102,171 units in the previous year showing a decrease of 5.90%

Profit before tax (PBT) wasRs.51,594 million against Rs.70,648 million showing a decrease of 26.97% and profit after tax (PAT) stood at Rs.42,297 million against Rs.56,506 million in the previous year showing a decrease of 25.15%.


The Board recommends a dividend of Rs.45/- per equity share of Rs.5/- each for the year ended 31st March, 2021 amounting to Rs.13,594 million. The Company has formulated a dividend distribution policy that forms part of the annual report.

No amount was carried to General Reserve.

Operational Highlights

The operations are exhaustively discussed in the ‘Management

Discussion and Analysis forming part of the annual report.

Consolidated Financial Statements

In accordance with Indian Accounting Standard (IND AS) - 110 on Consolidated Financial Statements read with Indian Accounting Standard (IND AS) - 28 on Investments in Associates and Joint Ventures, the audited consolidated financial statements are provided in the annual report.

A report containing the names of the companies which have become or ceased to become subsidiaries, joint ventures and associates, their performance, financial position and their contribution to the overall performance of the Company as required by the Companies Act, 2013 (‘Act) is provided as an annexure to the consolidated financial statements and hence are not repeated here for the purpose of brevity. (Form AOC-1)

Annual Return

The annual return of the Company is available on its website at

Material Subsidiaries

In accordance with Regulation 16(1)(c) of SEBI (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2015 (‘Listing Regulations), the Company has a policy for determining material subsidiaries. The policy is available on its website at Policy_on_Subsidiary_Companies.pdf

Particulars of Loans, Guarantees and Investments

Details of loans, guarantees and investments, if any, covered under the provisions of Section 186 of the Act are given in the notes forming part of the financial statements.

Board Meetings

A calendar of meetings is prepared and circulated in advance to the Directors. During the year, five board meetings were held, the details of which are given in the Corporate Governance Report.

Audit Committee

For composition of the audit committee, please refer to the Corporate Governance Report.

Independent Directors

The Company has received declarations of independence in accordance with the provisions of Section 149 of the Act and

Listing Regulations from all the Independent Directors. Under the relevant provisions of the Act and the Listing Regulations, one separate meeting of the Independent Directors was held during 2020-21. The Board is of the opinion that the Independent Directors of the Company possess requisite qualifications, experience and expertise and hold highest standards of integrity. The details of the familiarization programmes for the Independent

Directors are available on the website of the Company at


Directors Responsibility Statement

To the best of their knowledge and belief and according to the information and explanations obtained, in terms of Section 134 of the Act, your Directors state that:

a) in the preparation of the annual accounts, the applicable accounting standards have been followed and proper explanations provided relating to material departures, if any;

b) such accounting policies have been selected and applied consistently and judgments and estimates made 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 of the Company for that period;

c) proper and sufficient care has been taken for the maintenance of adequate accounting records in accordance with the provisions of the Act for safeguarding the assets of the Company and for preventing and detecting fraud and other irregularities;

d) the annual accounts have been prepared on a going concern basis;

e) internal financial controls were followed by the Company and they are adequate and are operating effectively; and

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

Directors and Key Managerial Personnel (KMP)

Mr. T. Suzuki and Mr. Kinji Saito shall retire by rotation in the ensuing Annual General Meeting of the Company and, being eligible, have offered themselves for re-appointment. Pursuant to the withdrawal of nomination by Suzuki Motor Corporation, Mr. Takahiko Hashimoto resigned with effect from close of business hours of 27th April, 2021. Mr. Shigetoshi Torii was appointed as a Director to fill the casual vacancy caused by the resignation of Mr. Takahiko Hashimoto and also Whole-time Director designated as Joint Managing Director (Production and Supply Chain) with effect from 28th April, 2021 for a period of three years till 27th April, 2024. Mr. Hisashi Takeuchi was appointed as a Whole-time Director designated as Joint Managing Director (Commercial) with effect from 28th April, 2021 for a period of three years till 27th April, 2024.

Risk Management

Pursuant to Regulation 21 of the Listing Regulations, the Company has a Risk Management Committee, the details of which are given in the Corporate Governance Report. The Company has a Risk

Management Policy and identified risks and taken appropriate steps for their mitigation. For more details, please refer to the Management Discussion and Analysis (MD&A).

Internal Financial Controls

Internal financial controls have been discussed under ‘CEO/CFO Certification in the Corporate Governance Report.

Vigil Mechanism

The Company has in place an established and effective mechanism called the Whistle Blower Policy (Policy). The mechanism under the Policy has been appropriately communicated within the organisation. The purpose of this Policy is to provide a framework to promote responsible whistle blowing by employees. It protects employees wishing to raise concerns about serious irregularities, unethical behavior, actual or suspected fraud within the Company.

The Chairman of the audit committee is the ombudsperson and direct access has been provided to the employees to contact him through e-mail, post and telephone for reporting any matter.

Related Party Transactions

The Company has a policy on related party transactions which is available on the Companys website at https://marutistoragenew. Party_Transactions.pdf. In terms of Section 134(3)(h) of the Act read with Rule 15 of the Companies (Meetings of Board and its Powers) Rules, 2014, there was no transaction to be reported in Form AOC 2. The disclosure with respect to the transactions with promoter and promoter group which is holding 10% or more of the shareholding in the Company are given in the notes forming part of the financial statements.

Performance Evaluation

Pursuant to the provisions of the Act and the Listing Regulations, the annual performance evaluation of the Board, its committees and the Directors was carried out as per the Nomination and Remuneration Policy of the Company. The evaluation of the performance of the Board, its Chairman and the Non-independent Directors was carried out by the Independent

Directors. The evaluation of the performance of the Directors individually was done by the Nomination and Remuneration

Committee and the evaluation of the performance of the Board, its committees and the individual Directors was done by the

Board. The criteria for the evaluation of individual Directors included a) the extent of engagement and contribution to the affairs of the Company including by way of attendance in Board and committee meetings; b) ability to discharge their duties and obligations diligently in the best interest of the Company; c) ability to provide effective leadership and checks and balances towards sustaining the highest levels of corporate governance; d) exercise duty of care and skill in the discharge of their functions; e) exercise independence of judgment and bring about objectivity to the Board process; and f) safeguarding the interest of all the stakeholders specially the minority shareholders. The evaluation criteria of the performance of the Board and its committees included, inter-alia, their culture and management with various factors like environment of discussion, their roles and responsibilities, effectiveness to govern the organisation, diversity, expertise, experience, independence of Directors, integrity, their composition, attendance, participation levels, bringing specialised knowledge for decision making, smooth functioning, effective decision making, terms of reference, conduct of committees and frequency of meetings, etc. The

Directors expressed their satisfaction with the evaluation process. The Board also noted that the Independent Directors had fulfilled the independence criteria as specified in the Listing Regulations and were independent from the management.

Nomination and Remuneration Policy

The Nomination and Remuneration Policy is attached as

Annexure A.

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

The annual report on CSR activities containing details of CSR Policy, composition of the CSR Committee and other prescribed details are given in Annexure B.

Disclosure under the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013

The Company has in place an Anti- Sexual Harassment Policy in line with the requirements of the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013 and has also complied with its provisions relating to the constitution of Internal Complaints Committee to redress complaints received regarding sexual harassment.

The status of the complaints received by the Company during the year is as under:

a) Numberofcomplaintsfiled 2
b) Number of complaints disposed of 2
c) Number of complaints pending as on the end of financial 0

Conservation of Energy, Technology Absorption, Foreign Exchange Earnings and Outgo

Information in accordance with Section 134(3)(m) of the Act read with Rule 8 of the Companies (Accounts) Rules, 2014 is attached as Annexure C.

Corporate Governance

The Company has complied with the corporate governance requirements, as stipulated under the Listing Regulations.

A certificate of compliance by auditors shall form part of the annual report.

Secretarial Audit Report

In accordance with the provisions of Section 204 of the Act read with The Companies (Appointment and Remuneration of

Managerial Personnel) Rules, 2014, the Board appointed M/s

RMG & Associates, a firm of Company Secretaries in practice to undertake the Secretarial Audit for 2020-21. The report on secretarial audit is attached as Annexure D. The report does not contain any qualification.

Secretarial Standards

The Company has complied with the Secretarial Standards issued by the Institute of Company Secretaries of India.

Management Discussion and Analysis Report

The annual report has a detailed report on Management Discussion and Analysis.


As required under the provisions of Section 197 of the Act read with Rule 5 of The Companies (Appointment and Remuneration of Managerial Personnel) Rules, 2014, the particulars of the employees are set out in Annexure E. However, as per the provisions of Section 136 of the Act, the annual report is being sent to all the members of the Company excluding the aforesaid information. The said information is available for inspection by the members at the registered office of the Company up to the date of the ensuing Annual General Meeting. Any member interested in obtaining such particulars may write to the Company Secretary at the registered office of the Company. at

Cost Auditors and Records

In accordance with the provisions of Section 148 of the Act read with the Companies (Cost Records and Audit) Rules, 2014, M/s

R.J. Goel & Co., Cost Accountants, New Delhi (Registration No. 000026) were appointed as the Cost Auditors of the Company to carry out the cost audit for 2021-22. The maintenance of cost records as specified by the Central Government under Section 148(1) of the Act is required by the Company and such accounts and records are made and maintained.


The auditors, M/s Deloitte Haskins & Sells LLP (“Deloitte”) were appointed in the 35th Annual General Meeting and hold their office till the conclusion of the 40 th Annual General Meeting. A certificate has been obtained from Deloitte to the effect that the Company is in compliance with the conditions of Foreign Direct Investment for the downstream investment made by the Company. As per the provisions of Section 139 of the Act, the

Board has recommended re-appointment of Deloitte as auditors of the Company from the conclusion of the 40th Annual General Meeting (AGM) till the conclusion of 45th AGM for approval of the members.

CRISIL Ratings

The Company was awarded the highest financial credit rating of

AAA/stable (long term) and A1+ (short term) on its bank facilities by CRISIL. The rating underscores the financial strength of the Company in terms of the highest safety with regard to timely fulfillment of its financial obligations.


The Company has established and is maintaining an environment management system. During the year, re-certification audit for ISO-14001 was carried out by M/s VINCOTTE nv, Belgium for the manufacturing plants located at Gurugram, Manesar and R&D Centre in Rohtak. The auditors recommended continuance of

ISO-14001 for all manufacturing facilities.

The quality management system of the Company is certified as per ISO 9001:2015 standard. Regular assessments of the quality systems are done through surveillance audits and re-certification assessments are done at every three years by an accredited third party agency. The Company has an internal assessment mechanism to verify and ensure adherence to defined quality systems across the Company.


The Company received many awards/recognitions/rankings during the year. Some of these are mentioned hereunder:

a) Mr. Kenichi Ayukawa, MD & CEO was awarded the ‘Best CEO Large Companies for the fifth time in a row at Business Today Best CEO Award.

b) WagonR won the Hatchback of the Year Award at Motoring World Awards 2020.

c) ‘Car Manufacturer of the year 2020 award by Jagran hiTech Awards 2020.

d) Exemplary Business Adaptation during COVID-19 award by Grant Thornton Bharat SABERA.

e) Green Initiative of the Year was awarded to The Mission Green Million initiative.

f) Three India Digital Awards by IAMAI:

i) Gold: Best Mobile Search Campaign (Category) ii) Silver: Best use of Mobile for content Marketing


iii) Bronze: Best use of AR/VR in a Marketing campaign (Category)

g) Manufacturer of the Year award by Car India and Bike India.


The Board of Directors would like to express its sincere thanks for the co-operation and advice received from the Government of India, the State Governments of Haryana and Gujarat. Your

Directors also take this opportunity to place on record their gratitude for timely and valuable assistance and support received from Suzuki Motor Corporation, Japan. The Board also places on record its appreciation for the enthusiastic co-operation, hard work and dedication of all the employees of the Company including the Japanese staff, dealers, vendors, customers, business associates, auto finance companies, state government authorities and all concerned without which it would not have been possible to achieve all round progress and growth of the

Company. The Directors are thankful to the members for their continued patronage.

For and on behalf of the Board of Directors

R.C. Bhargava Kenichi Ayukawa
Chairman Managing Director & CEO
27th April, 2021