MAS Financial Services Ltd Directors Report.
MAS financial SERVICES LIMITED Ahmedabad
Your Directors are pleased to present the 24th ANNUAL REPORT of your Company together with the Audited Accounts drawn for the year ended on March 31, 2019.
(Rs in Lakh)
|Particulars||Year Ended on 31st March, 2019||Year Ended on 31st March, 2018||Year Ended on 31st March, 2019||Year Ended on 31st March, 2018|
|Revenue from Operations||57,233.34||45,069.17||60,457.65||47,677.53|
|Profit Before Tax||23,392.95||16,515.72||23,800.81||16,777.00|
|Provision for Taxation (Including Current tax, Deferred Tax & Income Tax of earlier Years)||8,181.44||6,172.57||8,340.16||6,257.97|
|Net Profit attributable to the owners of the Holding Company||-||-||15,353.69||10,437.97|
|Profit Brought Forward||17,557.38||(4017.83)||17,754.57||(3,845.55)|
|Effect of changes in Groups interest||-||-||586.50||-|
|Profit Available for Appropriation||32,768.89||6,325.32||33,694.76||6,592.42|
|Transfer to reserve u/s 45-IA of RBI Act, 1934||3,042.30||2,067.48||3,042.30||2,067.48|
|Transfer to reserve u/s 29-C of NHB Act, 1987||-||-||61.28||46.67|
|Final Dividend on equity shares||1,180.70||-||1,180.70||-|
|Interim Dividend on Equity Shares||819.93||819.93||819.93||819.93|
|Final Dividend on Preference shares||-||-||19.09||18.58|
|Dividend distribution tax on Equity Shares||407.35||166.95||407.91||168.00|
|Dividend distribution tax on Preference Shares||-||-||3.95||3.61|
|Conversion of convertible Instruments measured at Amortized Cost||-||(14,286.42)||-||(14,286.42)|
|Surplus Balance carried to Balance Sheet||27,318.61||17,557.38||28,159.60||17,754.57|
In the year 2018-19 the Company crossed र 5,000 crore AUM, registering a robust growth of 28.42% on YoY basis. Asset under Management is र 5338.37 crores (Previous year र 4157.02 crore).
The gross income realized by the Company is र 572.58 crore (Previous year र 450.90 crore) comprising of income from operations and other income. Net Profit after tax is र 152.11 crore (Previous year र 103. 43 crore), registering a robust growth of 26.99% and 47.07% respectively over the previous year. The Earning per share is र 27.83 (Previous year र 21.42).
The above mentioned performance was amidst very strong headwinds created due to certain events which had a contagion effect on the entire sector. It is worth mentioning that due to focusing on fundamentals, which has been the main plank over these two decades; enabled the company not only to navigate through this situation but achieved a higher than the targeted growth.
prospects and developments:
There is a very huge market to be served, which needs an efficient last mile delivery of credit, thus creating enormous opportunity for all the financial institutions and NBFCs in special.
The Company continues to pursue the strategy of being multi product and multi locational, thus giving the distinct edge from the risk management and scalability perspective. The focus across the product is of catering to the lower and the middle income segment, which is the key driver of our economy.
SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISE LOAN:
Introduction of machinery and working capital loans to the SME continues to show lot of promise as expected. We are in the process of understanding the segment and are keen to add value to all such small and medium enterprises by extending the most efficient financial services.
In consonance to our policy of building up quality assets, we are confident of creating quality assets in this segment too. The focus remains on states of operation namely Gujarat and Maharashtra and as planned we have expanded our reach to Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan from this year.
TWO WHEELER AND COMMERCIAL VEHICLE FINANCING:
This sector also during the year witnessed a low growth. We continue to focus on Two wheeler and Commercial Vehicle financing and we adopt such business models which generates required return on assets and the quality portfolio. While the company is keen to increase this portfolio, the endeavor will be to balance between yields, asset quality and growth. We are confident that as we spread to newer geographies within our distribution network, we will be achieving the desired objective.
MRHMFL (MAS Rural Housing & Mortgage Finance Ltd. - subsidiary of MFSL) aims at serving the middle income and the lower income sector of the economy, especially in the semi urban and rural areas, which are reckoned to be the key drivers of the sector in the coming decades. Full- fledged efforts are on to execute efficiently, as per the detail planning. Being aware of the challenges involved in serving this class of the society, a very cautious approach is adopted in building up volumes. Nevertheless, Company is quite confident of building substantial volumes in the near future. The Companys rural initiative will also start yielding results shortly.
The Company has 69 branches Pan India as on March 31, 2019. It is worth mentioning that despite of credit worthy customer class, ascertaining the title of the property remains a challenging job. The Company is actively involved with all the stake holders to smoothen the process and is assertive in getting the right set of documents.
We continue to endeavour relentlessly and are confident of creating a quality portfolio and add value to the ecosystem we work in.
In continuation of our last years efforts the process of expanding its operations in the various region of
Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Tamilnadu, Karnataka besides Gujarat is in progress. During the year Company has started operations in Diyodar and Bhilwara.
PARTNERING WITH REGIONAL NBFCS AND NBFC- MFIS:
Over the period of last 9 years of our working with this sector, our belief is further strengthened, that financial inclusion in a country like India is a function of efficient last mile delivery of credit, for which a very robust value chain has to be nurtured and developed. NBFCs in special play a pivotal role in this value chain. This business model withstood its credibility and our expectations even during the most trying period during the last year.
Partnering with regional NBFCs and NBFC-MFIs for distribution of various products and providing them the line of credit also remains one of the major business plans. We firmly believe that the players having proximity to the region are the most potential organization in the last mile delivery of credit. We not only fund them but also share with them the domain expertise, which the company possesses through its vintage of more than two decades. We continue to get encouraging response from our entire partner NBFCs and are keen to leverage the relationships for mutual benefits. Currently we have very strong relationships with more than 100 such organizations.
human resource MANAGEMENT AT MAS:
Human Resource Management plays a very important role in realizing the Companys objective. The Company is managed by the active involvement of the promoters along with strategic inputs from a well-diversified and competent board.
In an environment that is rapidly becoming technology and digital oriented, your Company continues to invest in long term people development, for organizational excellence. Constant endeavours are being made to offer professional growth opportunities and recognitions, apart from imparting training to employees. Training is an integral part of the skill development program initiated for the employees.
The articulation and implementation of the strategies is carried on by the core team along with Team MAS. Core team at MAS is a group of dedicated and competent team of personnel, associated with the company almost since its inception and have always extended unstinting support besides, having identified and aligned their career objective with the company.
The Company has a diverse workforce of 995 employees as on 31st March, 2019. Going forward, the Company will continue to focus on nurturing the right talent to achieve the business goal.
I trust with all the above qualities accompanied by the determination to excel, this team forms a formidable second line of management at MAS.
Your Company will always strive to strengthen this most important resource in its quest to have enabling human capital.
CAPITAL AND LIABILITY MANAGEMENT:
After getting its securities listed in previous year, this year was the humbling experience and the respect accorded to the Company by the investors across all the categories to say the least. The Company in tandem with its philosophy of pursuing the mission of "Excellence through Endeavours" will strive to maximize the shareholders value.
The Company continues to pursue an efficient capital management policy, which aims at maximizing the return on capital employed and at the same time adhering to the prudential guidelines laid down by RBI from time to time.
The Company by virtue of its performance over the years enjoys very good relationships with many leading banks and financial institutions. The Company could raise the required resources from various banks and financial institutions comfortably. We anticipate the same response from all our lending partners for the coming years too. The Company anticipates credit lines from few more banks and financial institutions besides the existing ones.
During the year passed by when the whole sector was looked upon as a risky preposition the Company could not only manage to raise the required resources but also obtained credit lines for the coming year.
Your Company continues to command the respect and the confidence of Bankers as their extended channel in their task of providing efficient delivery of credit. The company acknowledges the constructive support of the Investors and consortium member banks.
EXTRACT OF ANNUAL RETURN AS PER SECTION 92
(3) OF COMPANIES ACT 2013:
As required under Section 92(3) of the Companies Act, 2013 and Rule 12(1) of the Companies (Management and Administration) Rules, 2014, an extract of the Annual Return in MGT-9 is annexed as part of this report, vide "Annexure-A". The weblink for the same is www.mas.co.in.
BOARD MEETINGS HELD DURING THE YEAR:
The Company had Six Board Meetings during the financial year under review.
|Date on which board Meetings were held||Total Strength of the Board||No of Directors Present|
DIRECTORS RESPONSIBILITY STATEMENT
In terms of Section 134(5) of the Companies Act, 2013, the directors would like to state that:
a) In the preparation of the annual accounts, the applicable accounting standards had been followed along with proper explanations relating to material departures.
b) The directors had selected such accounting policies and applied them consistently and made judgments and estimates that were reasonable and prudent so as to give a true and fair view of the state of affairs of the Company at the end of the financial year and of the profit and loss of the Company for the year under review.
c) The directors had taken proper and sufficient care for the maintenance of adequate accounting records in accordance with the provisions of this Act for safeguarding the assets of the Company and for preventing and detecting fraud and other irregularities.
d) The directors had prepared annual accounts on a going concern basis.
e) The directors had laid down internal financial controls to be followed by the Company and such internal financial controls are adequate and were operating effectively.
f) The directors had devised proper systems to ensure compliance with the provisions of all applicable laws were in place and were adequate and operating effectively.
Companys POLICY RELATING TO DIRECTORS APPOINTMENT, PAYMENT OF REMUNERATION AND DISCHARGE OF THEIR DUTIES:
The Companys Policy relating to appointment of Directors, payment of Managerial remuneration, Directors qualifications, positive attributes, independence of Directors and other related matters as provided under Section 178(3) of the Companies Act, 2013 is furnished as attached to this report. "Annexure - B". The weblink for the same is www. mas.co.in.
At the 23rd Annual General Meeting held on June 27, 2018, the members had appointed M/s. B S R & Co. LLP, Chartered Accountants (Firm Registration No. 101248W/W-100022) as Statutory Auditors for a term of five years beginning from the conclusion of the 23rd AGM till the conclusion of the 28th AGM.
However, Ministry of Corporate Affairs, vide its Notification dated 7th May, 2018 amended provisions of Rule 3(7) of Companies (Audit and Auditors) Rules, 2014 and accordingly, provisions of requirement of ratification of appointment of auditor at every general meeting is dispensed with. Therefore, at the ensuing general meeting members are not required to ratify Auditors appointment and M/s. B S R & Co. LLP, Chartered Accountants, Ahmedabad (FRN: 101248W/W-100022),will continue to act as auditors of the Company till the conclusion of the 28th AGM.
In the Board Meeting held on May 9, 2018 M/s. Ravi Kapoor & Associates, Practising Company Secretaries was appointed as Secretarial Auditor of the Company for the financial year 2018-19.
SECRETARIAL AUDIT REPORT:
Pursuant to Section 204 of the Companies Act 2013, and in pursuant to Reg. 24A of Securities Exchange Board of India (Listing Obligations & Disclosure Requirements) (Amendments) Regulations, 2018 the Secretarial Audit Report for the Financial Year ended 31st March, 2019 given by Ravi Kapoor & Associates, Practicing Company Secretary is annexed to this Report as an "Annexure - C". One qualification is raised by the Secretarial Auditor in his Secretarial Audit Report for the year under review and the reply of the same is mentioned below in this Directors report.
EXPLANATIONS OR COMMENTS BY BOARD ON EVERY QuALIFIcATION, REsERVATION OR ADVERsE REMARK OR DIsCLAIMER MADE:
(i) by the auditor in his report;
There is no qualification, reservation or adverse remark or disclaimer in audit report issued by the auditors of the Company.
(ii) By the company secretary in practice in his secretarial audit report;
Following qualification raised by the Secretarial Auditor in his Secretarial Audit Report:
Company has made Delay in furnishing prior intimation to Stock Exchange(s) about agenda of recommendation of Interim Dividend.
Reply of Director for above qualification raised by secretarial Auditor:
Company has made necessary compliance by paying fines to the Stock Exchanges for violation of Regulation 29(2) of SEBI (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2015. However your Directors ensures the future compliance.
frauds reported by the auditor
During the Year under review, no frauds were reported by the Auditor (Statutory Auditor, Secretarial Auditor) to the Audit Committee/ Board.
a statement on declaration given by INDEPENDENT DIRECTORs uNDER suB-sECTION (6) OF sECTION 149:
The Company has received declarations from Mr. Bala Bhaskaran, Mr. Chetan Shah, Mr. Umesh Shah and Mrs. Daksha Shah, Independent Directors of the Company that they meet with the criteria of independence as prescribed under Sub-section (6) of Section 149 of the Companies Act, 2013 and Reg. 25 (8) & (9) Securities and Exchange Board of India (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2015 (Rsthe Listing Regulations).
matters as prescribed under sub-sections (1) AND (3) OF section 178 OF THE COMPANIEs ACT, 2013:
The Company constituted its Nomination Committee on 23rd December, 2010 and the nomenclature of the Nomination committee was changed to "Nomination and Remuneration Committee" on 20th March, 2015 pursuant to Section 178 of the Companies Act, 2013 and Rule 7 of the Companies (Meetings of Board and its Powers) Rules, 2014, by way of resolution passed in accordance with, provisions of the Companies Act, 2013. The Nomination & Remuneration Committee consists of three Independent Directors. The powers and function of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee is stated in the Nomination and Remuneration Committee Charter of MAS FINANCIAL SERVICES LIMITED. The copy of Nomination and Remuneration policy is available at the Website of the Company i.e. www.mas. co.in/policy.html
PARTICuLARs OF LOANs, GuARANTEEs OR investments under section 186:
Since the Company is Non-Banking Financial Company registered with the RBI, the disclosures pertaining to Loans, Guarantees and Investments covered under the provisions of Section 186 of the Companies Act, 2013 are not applicable.
During the financial year, the Company has made investment in the Equity Share Capital of MAS Rural Housing & Mortgage Finance Limited ("the Subsidiary") up to a sum of र 9,00,00,000/- (Rupees Nine Crores only).
particulars contracts or arrangements
WITH RELATED PARTIEs REFERRED TO IN suBsECTION (1) OF sECTION 188:
All Contracts / Arrangements / Transactions entered by the Company during the financial year with related parties were in ordinary course of business and on arms length basis. Particulars of such related party transactions described in Form AOC-2 as required under Section 134 (3)(h) of the Act, read with Rule 8(2) of the Companies (Accounts) Rules 2014, which is annexed herewith as "Annexure - D".
The board has approved a policy for related party transactions which has been hosted on the web Site of the Company. The web-link for the same is http://www.mas.co.in/policy. html. The related party transactions, wherever necessary are carried out by company as per this policy. There were no materially significant related party transactions entered into by the company during the year, which may have potential conflict with the interest of the company at large. There were no pecuniary relationship or transactions entered into by any Independent Directors with the company during the year under review.
amount, if any, which the board proposes to CARRY TO ANY REsERVEs:
During the year under review र 30.42 crore transferred to statutory reserve under Section 45 IC of RBI Act, 1934.
The Company had paid a Final Dividend of र 2.16/- (Two Rupee Sixteen Paise Only) per share on 5,46,62,043 Equity Shares of र 10/- fully paid up (21.60%) aggregating to र 11,80,70,012.88/- (Rupees Eleven Crore Eighty Lakh Seventy Thousand Twelve Rupees and Eighty Eight Paise only) for the FY 2017-18. The same was declared by Board of Directors in their meeting held on May 09, 2018 which was subsequently approved by members in the 23rd Annual general meeting held on 27th June, 2018. The said dividend was paid on 11th July, 2018.
An amount of र 2,40,40,283/- was paid as dividend distribution tax on the dividend.
During the year under review, the Company had paid an interim dividend of र 1.50/- (One Rupee Fifty Paise only) per share on 5,46,62,043 Equity Shares of र 10/- fully paid up (15%) aggregating to र 8,19,93,064.50/- (Rupees Eight Crore Nineteen Lakh Ninety Three Thousand Sixty Four Rupees and Fifty Paise only). The same was declared by Board of Directors in their meeting held on November 01, 2018. The said dividend was paid on 27th November, 2018.
An amount of र 1,66,94,641/- was paid as dividend distribution tax on the dividend.
Further, the Board of Directors of the Company has recommended a Final Dividend of र 3.60/- (Three Rupee Sixty Paise Only) per share on 5,46,62,043 Equity Shares of र 10/- fully paid up (36%) aggregating to र 19,67,83,354.80/- (Rupees Nineteen Crore Sixty Seven Lakh Eighty Three Thousand Three Hundred Fifty Four Rupees and Eighty Paise only) for the FY 2018-19.
Cumulatively, the Board of Directors of your company has declared / recommended a total Dividend of र 5.10 per equity shares of र 10/- each (@ 51.00 %) for the year under review.
The dividend declared/ recommended is in accordance with the criteria as set out in the Dividend Distribution Policy which has been approved by the board of directors. Pursuant to Regulation 43A of Securities and Exchange Board of India (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2015 the policy is provided as "Annexure E" to this Report. The weblink for the same is www.mas.co.in.
material changes and commitments affecting financial position of the company:
From this year IND - AS is applicable to your company apart from this there have been no material changes and commitments that would affect financial position of the Company from the end of the financial year of the Company to which the financial statements relate and the date of the directors report.
conservation of energy, technology absorption, foreign exchange earnings and outgo:
conservation of Energy and Technology Absorption:
Since the Company is operating in service sector, the provisions of Section 134(3)(m) of the Companies Act, 2013 regarding conservation of energy and Technology Absorption are not applicable.
Foreign Exchange earnings and outgo
The Company has no Foreign Exchange earnings and outgo.
Financing activity is the business of management of risks, which in turn is the function of the appropriate credit models and the robust systems and operations. Your Company continues to focus on the above two maxims, and is always eager to improve upon the same.
Your Company continues to give prime importance to the function of receivables management, as it considers this the ultimate reflection of the correctness of marketing strategy as well as appraisal techniques. The stage III assets Net of provisions of the company is 1.14% of total AUM as at the end of FY 2018-19
Pursuant to Regulation 21(5) of Securities and Exchange Board of India (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2015 the regulations of Risk management committee is applicable to top 500 listed entities determined on the basis of market capitalization, as at the end of the immediate previous financial year. The Board of Directors has thus adopted a risk management policy for the Company which provides identification, assessment and control of risks which in the opinion of the Board may threaten the existence of the Company. The Management identifies and controls risks through a properly defined framework in terms of the aforesaid policy. The weblink for the same is http://www.mas.co.in/policy.html.
corporate social responsibility (csr):
Your Company has always responded in a responsible manner to the growing needs of the communities in which it operates. During the year, your Company has, in consonance with the CSR policy of the Company, undertaken a number of initiatives that contribute to society at large, in the areas of health, and education.
As a part of CSR initiative, the Company has identified 110 bright students from 21 Schools who have completed their 8th Standard and wish to pursue their higher studies but are financially challenged and cannot afford basic requirements. The Company has sponsored their fees, school bags, stationeries, for undergoing higher studies and uniforms as well as provided vehicle for handicap students.
The Company has identified place where people were not getting fresh drinking water. In order to develop rural area and promoting health and sanitation Company installed
RO Plant in Ajarapur, Gandhinagar. Further Company has provided funds to children of Indian army officials and have conducted special Hotel Management course for the same.
It is Companys continuous endeavor to increase its CSR impact and spend over the coming years, supplemented by its continued focus towards rural development, promoting health and sanitation.
The Company is trying to explore more and more students to ensure that benefits reaches directly to the needed students and the process is likely to take some more time to enable the Company to spend the entire required amount to be spend for CSR as per the provisions of Companies Act, 2013.
The board has approved a CSR policy which has been hosted on the web Site of the Company. The web-link for the same is http://www.mas.co.in/policy.html.
The CSR Report pursuant to Rule 8(1) of the Companies (Corporate Social Responsibility Policy) Rules, 2014 as amended, is annexed as "Annexure - F" to this Report.
FORMAL EVALUATION OF THE PERFORMANCE OF THE BOARD, COMMITTEES OF THE BOARD AND INDIVIDUAL DiREcTORs:
Pursuant to the provisions of 134(3)(p) the Companies Act, 2013 the Board has carried out the annual performance evaluation of its own performance, the Directors individually as well as the evaluation of the working of its Committees. A structured questionnaire was prepared after taking into consideration inputs received from the Directors, covering various aspects of the Boards functioning such as adequacy of the composition of the Board and its Committees, Board culture, execution and performance of specific duties, obligations and governance.
In pursuant to Regulation 17(10) Securities and Exchange Board of India (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2015 the evaluation of independent directors were done by the entire board of directors which includes -
(a) Performance of the directors; and
(b) Fulfillment of the independence criteria as specified in the regulations and their independence from the management.
criteria adopted for evaluation:
The Board shall evaluate the roles, functions, duties of Independent Directors (IDs) of the Company. Each ID shall be evaluated by all other directors not by the Director being evaluated. The board shall also review the manner in which IDs follow guidelines of professional conduct.
(i) Performance review of all the Non-Independent Directors of the company on the basis of the activities undertaken by them, expectation of board and level of participation;
(ii) Performance review of the Chairman of the Company in terms of level of competence of chairman in steering the company;
(iii) The review and assessment of the flow of information by the Company to the board and manner in which the deliberations take place, the manner of placing the agenda and the contents therein;
(iv) The review of the performance of the directors individually, its own performance as well as evaluation of working of its committees shall be carried out by the board;
(v) On the basis of performance evaluation, it shall be determined by the Nomination and Remuneration Committee and the Board whether to extend or continue the term of appointment of ID subject to all other applicable compliances.
subsidiaries, associates and joint ventures cOMPANIEs:
The Company has only one subsidiary company i.e. MAS Rural Housing and Mortgage Finance Limited. Pursuant to the provision of Section 129(3) of the Companies Act, 2013, the performance and financial position of Subsidiaries, Associates and Joint Venture companies are described in Form AOC-1 which is annexed herewith as "Annexure - G". Further the Company does not have any Joint Venture or Associate Company.
particulars OF employees:
The information required under section on 197 of the Act read with rule 5(1) of the Companies (Appointment and Remuneration of Managerial Personnel) Rules, 2014 are mentioned as per "Annexure - H".
THE CHANGE IN NATURE OF BUSINESS:
There are no material changes and commitments, that would affect financial position of the Company from the end of the financial year of the Company to which the financial statements relate and the date of the Directors Report.
The Company has not accepted deposit from public during the year and there was no deposit outstanding as on March 31, 2019.
During the year under review there was no change in the capital structure of the Company.
The Company has provided for impairment of loans and advances as per IND AS 109 prescribed under section 133 of the Companies Act, 2013. The Company has also complied with the directions issued by RBI regarding Capital Adequacy norms.
COMPLIANCE WITH SECRETARIAL STANDARDS:
The Company has devised proper systems to ensure compliance with the provisions of all applicable Secretarial Standards issued by the Institute of Company Secretaries of India and that such systems are adequate and operating effectively.
MATERIAL ORDER PASSED REGULATORS / COURTS / TRIBUNALS:
There was no material order passed by Regulators / Courts / Tribunals during the year under review.
ADEQUACY OF INTERNAL FINANCIAL CONTROL
The Companies Act, 2013 read with Rule 8(5)(viii) of Companies (Accounts) Rules, 2014 re-emphasizes the need for an effective Internal Financial Control system in the Company which should be adequate and shall operate effectively. The Company has devised proper system of internal financial control which is commensurate with size and nature of Business. Even, the Board has appointed M/s. Arijeet Gandhi & Associates, Chartered Accountants as an Internal Auditor of the Company pursuant to provisions of Section 138 of the Companies Act, 2013 in order to ensure proper internal financial control.
The assets of your Company have been adequately insured. DIRECTORS AND KMP:
Pursuant to the provisions of Section 152 (6) of the Companies Act, 2013 and other applicable provisions, if any, of the Companies Act, 2013 (including any statutory modification or re-enactment thereof for the time being in force) Mrs. Darshana Pandya, (DIN: 07610402) Director & COO of the Company is liable to retire by rotation at the ensuing AGM and being eligible offers herself for reappointment.
The Board of Directors in its meeting held May 08, 2019, on the recommendations of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee (NRC), further recommends to the members of the Company to re-appointment of Mrs. Darshana Pandya (DIN: 07610402), as director liable to retire by rotation.
During the year, the Board of Directors in its meeting held on March 14, 2019, on the recommendations of the NRC, had appointed Mrs. Daksha Niranjan Shah (DIN: 00376899) as a woman Independent Director of the Company with effect from 14th March, 2019 for a period of one year subject to the approval of the members in the ensuing AGM.
During the year, the Board of Directors in its meeting held on March 14, 2019, on the recommendations of the NRC and subject to the approval of the members in the ensuing AGM, re-appointed Mr. Kamlesh Gandhi (DIN: 00044852) as the Managing Director of the Company for a period of Five years w.e.f. April 1, 2019.
During the year, the Board of Directors in its meeting held on March 14, 2019, on the recommendations of the NRC and subject to the approval of the members in the ensuing AGM, re-appointed Mr. Mukesh C. Gandhi (DIN: 00187086) as the Whole-time Director of the Company for a period of Five years w.e.f. April 1, 2019.
During the year, the Board of Directors in its meeting held on March 14, 2019, on the recommendations of the NRC and subject to the approval of the members in the ensuing AGM, re-appointed Mr. Balabhaskaran (DIN: 00393346) as an Independent Director of the Company for a period of Five years w.e.f. April 1, 2019 whose earlier term as Independent Director Expired on March 31,2019.
During the year, the Board of Directors in its meeting held on March 14, 2019, on the recommendations of the NRC and subject to the approval of the members in the ensuing AGM, re-appointed Mr. Chetan R. Shah (DIN: 02213542) as an Independent Director of the Company for a period of Five years w.e.f. April 1, 2019 whose earlier term as Independent Director Expired on March 31,2019.
Necessary resolutions for the appointment / re-appointment of the aforesaid directors and their detailed profiles have been included in the notice convening the ensuing AGM and details of the proposal for appointment / reappointment are mentioned in the explanatory statement of the notice.
Your directors commend their appointment / re-appointment.
All the directors of the Company have confirmed that they are not disqualified from being appointed as directors in terms of section 164 & 165 of the Companies Act, 2013.
There was no change in the Key Managerial Personnel during the year.
RATIO OF REMUNERATION OF EACH DIRECTOR TO THE CALCULATION OF MEDIAN EMPLOYEES REMUNERATION AND OTHER PRESCRIBED DETAILS
Details of managerial remuneration as required under Rule 5(1) of the Companies (Appointment and Remuneration of Managerial Personnel) Rules, 2014 are given as per RsAnnexure HRs to this report.
REPORTS ON MANAGEMENT DISCUSSION ANALYSIS AND CORPORATE GOVERNANCE:
As required under the SEBI (Listing Obligations and Disclosures Requirements) Regulations, 2015, Management Discussion and Analysis Report and Corporate Governance Report are annexed as "Annexure - I" and "Annexure - J" respectively to this Report.
SEXUAL HARASSMENT OF WOMEN AT WORKPLACE:
To foster a positive workplace environment, free from harassment of any nature, we have institutionalized the AntiSexual Harassment Initiative (ASHI) framework, through which we address complaints of sexual harassment at the all workplaces of the Company. Our policy assures discretion and guarantees non-retaliation to complainants. We follow a gender-neutral approach in handling complaints of sexual harassment and we are compliant with the law of the land where we operate.
We have also constituted a Special Complaints Committee to consider and address sexual harassment complaints in accordance with the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013.
During the year under review, there were no incidences of sexual harassment reported.
DISCLOSURE OF COMPOSITION OF AUDIT COMMITTEE AND PROVIDING VIGIL MECHANISM:
The Audit Committee consists of the following members:
|a) Mr. Bala Bhaskaran (Independent Director) -||- Chairman|
|b) Mr. Chetan Shah (Independent Director)||- Member|
|c) Mr. Umesh Shah (Independent Director)||- Member|
No. of Meeting of Audit Committee held during the year: 6
The Audit Committee met (6) Six times during the financial year under review.
|Sr. No.||Date on which Audit Committee Meetings were held||Total Strength of the Committee||No. of Members Present|
The Company has established a vigil mechanism and overseas through the Committee, the genuine concerns expressed by the employees and other Directors. The Company has also provided adequate safeguards against victimization of employees and Directors who express their concerns. The Company has also provided direct access to the Chairman of the Audit Committee on reporting issues concerning the interests of employees and the Company. The board has approved a policy for vigil mechanism which has been hosted on the website of the Company. The web- link for the same is http://www.mas.co.in/policy.html.
DISCLOSURES PURSUANT TO RBI MASTER DIRECTION:
The disclosures pursuant to Non-Banking Financial Company - Systemically Important Non-Deposit taking Company and Deposit taking Company (Reserve Bank) Directions, 2016, is annexed herewith as "Annexure-K".
BUSINESS RESPONSIBILITY REPORT:
A Business Responsibility Report as required under Regulation 34(2)(f) of the SEBI (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements), Regulations 2015, is enclosed as part of this report, vide "Annexure-L".
During the year, your Companys long term credit ratings have been upgraded to ACUITE AA- with Stable Outlook. Also, your company has been assigned highest short term rating of ACUITE A1+ by Acuite Ratings & Research. The Credit rating was obtained from Acuite Ratings & Research on 13th March 2019.
DISCLOSURE FOR MAINTENANCE OF COST RECORDS:
The provision of Application of Cost Record in Compliance of Companies (Accounts) Rules, 2014 & in respect of section 148(1) of the Companies Act, 2013 is not applicable to the Company.
The Company has been included in the list of Top 500 companies on BSE Limited & NSE based on market capitalization.
The Directors place on record their appreciation to all those people, who have so willingly placed their trust in the Company & the Management and to more than one million customers across all area under our operations, who have given the Company an opportunity to serve them.
It is worth mentioning that, working with many NBFC-MFIs, NBFCs and HFCs has been a very encouraging experience especially in being catalyst to their sustainability and growth. The Company looks forward to further strengthening the synergies.
The entire MAS Team deserves the appreciation for their sincere efforts and determination to excel. The core team of MAS plays a pivotal role in articulating and implementing the strategic decisions and thus contributing to the development of the company. I take this opportunity to express my heartfelt appreciation for their continuous support, hard work and dedication.
I trust this journey will continue to be a pleasant one with their support, aware of the fact that we have "Miles to go.... with the confidence that "Together We Can and We Will."
|For and on behalf of the Board of Directors of|
|MAS financial services limited|
|Kamlesh C. Gandhi||Mukesh C. Gandhi|
|Chairman and Managing Director||Whole time|
|(DIN: 00044852)||Director & CFO|
|Place : Ahmedabad|
|Date : 8th May, 2019|