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Your Directors present herewith the Twenty Ninth Annual Report along with the Annual Accounts for the year ended 31st March 2017.
01. FINANCIAL RESULTS
The financial performance of your Company for the year ended 31 st March 2017 is summarized below.
|S. No.||Description||For the year ended 31 st March 2017||For the year ended 31 st March 2016|
|(Rs. In Lakhs)||(Rs. In Lakhs)|
|03.||Profit/(Loss) before exceptional and extraordinary items||(8.16)||(15.85)|
There was no manufacturing activity during the year under review. The minimum expenditure incurred in running the offices have resulted in a net loss of Rs. 8.16 lakhs.
In view of the loss, your Directors do not propose any dividend for the year ended 31 st March 2017.
04. OPPORTUNITIES, CHALLENGES AND CONCERNS
Your Company has not been able to revive its operations, due to continuing unfavorable factors such as economic slowdown, inflationary pressure and other external factors that have affected the operations of the Company. Nevertheless, the Directors are confident of converting the challenges into opportunities going forward.
05. PUBLIC DEPOSITS
During the financial year 2016-2017, your Company did not accept any deposits from the public.
06. INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS
The industrial relations of the Company have been cordial.
07. EXTRACT OF ANNUAL RETURN
The details forming part of the extract of the Annual Return in Form MGT-9 in accordance with Section 92(3) of the Companies Act, 2013 read with the Companies (Management and Administration) Rules, 2014, are set out herewith as Annexure (B) to this Report.
08. LOANS AND INVESTMENTS
The Company has neither given any loan nor issued any guarantee / made investments during the year under review, in accordance with Section 186 of the Companies Act, 2013 read with the Rules issued thereunder.
09. RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS
During the financial year 2016-17 your Company has entered into transactions with related parties which were in the ordinary course of business and on arms length basis and in accordance with the provisions of the Companies Act, 2013, Rules issued thereunder and SEBI (Listing Obligations & Disclosures Requirements) (LODR) Regulations, 2015.
During the financial year 2016-17, there were no transactions with related parties which qualify as material transactions and hence the requirement of attaching form AOC-2 pursuant to Section 134(3)(h) of the Companies Act, 2013, as Annexure to this Report is Not applicable to the Company.
The details of related party transactions as required under Accounting Standard - 18 are set out in Notes to the financial statements forming part of this Annual Report.
1O. DISCLOSURE RELATING TO REMUNERATION OF DIRECTORS, KEY MANAGERIAL PERSONNEL AND PARTICULARS OF EMPLOYEES
There are no Directors/Employees who were in receipt of the remuneration as prescribed under Section 197 of the Companies Act 2013 read with Companies (Appointment and Remuneration) of Managerial Personnel Rules, 2014 during the year under review and hence annexure required under the said Section is not attached.
11. DIRECTORS AND KEY MANAGERIAL PERSONNEL
Mr Gregory Periera and Mrs Krishnaveni Kannan Yadav, Directors retire by rotation in the ensuing Annual General Meeting and being eligible offer themselves for reappointment.
The Company has received declarations from all the Independent Directors confirming that they meet the criteria of independence as prescribed under the provisions of Companies Act, 2013 read with the Schedules and Rules issued thereunder as well as SEBI (LODR) Regulations, 2015.
12. NUMBER OF MEETINGS OF THE BOARD AND AUDIT COMMITTEE
The details of the number of Board and Audit Committee Meetings of the Company are set out in the Corporate Governance Report which forms part of this Report.
13. CORPORATE GOVERNANCE
In compliance with the requirements of SEBI (LODR) Regulations, 2015, a separate Report on Corporate Governance along with the Auditors Certificate on its compliance forms an integral part of this Report.
14. DIRECTORS RESPONSIBILITY STATEMENT
Pursuant to Section 134(3) (c) of the Companies Act, 2013, the Directors confirm that:
a) in the preparation of the annual accounts for the financial year ended 31 st March 2017, the applicable accounting standards and Schedule III of the Companies Act, 2013 have been followed and there are no material departures from the same;
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 your Company as at 31 st March 2017 and the Loss of the Company for the year ended 31 st March 2017;
c) proper and sufficient care have been taken 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; d) the annual accounts have been prepared on a going concern basis.
e) proper internal financial control laid down by the Directors have been followed by the Company and that such internal financial controls are adequate and were operating effectively; and
f) proper systems to ensure compliance with the provisions of all applicable laws were in force and that such systems were adequate and operating effectively.
15. STATUTORY AUDITORS AND AUDITORS REPORT
At the Twenty Eigth Annual General Meeting of the Company held in September 2017, M/s. J V Ramanujam & Co, Chartered Accountants (Firm Registration No. 002947S) were appointed as Auditors to hold office until the conclusion of the Twenty Ninth Annual General Meeting of the Company.
M/s. J V Ramanujam & Co, Chartered Accountants who retire at the ensuing Annual General Meeting of your Company are eligible for re-appointment. Your Company has received written consent and a certificate that they satisfy the criteria provided under Section 141 of the Companies Act, 2013 read with the Companies (Audit and Auditors) Rules, 2014 and that the appointment, if made, shall be in accordance with the applicable provisions of the Companies Act, 2013 and rules issued thereunder.
The Audit Committee and the Board of Directors recommend the appointment of M/s. J V Ramanujam & Co, Chartered Accountants as the Auditors of your Company for the financial year 2017-18 till the conclusion of next Annual General Meeting.
With reference to the Auditors observation on Companys ability to continue as a going concern in the foreseeable future, the Directors wish to submit that the Company is looking at various options including core team to execute business segments.
As regards Auditors observation in Para vii (b) in Annexure to Auditors Report, the Directors submit that the disputed dues to Central Excise Act, 1944 and Sales Tax Law have been pending from 1999-2000 and 1995-1996 onwards; that the Company is confident of obtaining favourable outcome in these cases. Hence, these amounts have not been deposited with the concerned authorities.
16. SECRETARIAL AUDITORS REPORT
The Company was declared sick by the Board for Industrial and Financial Reconstruction (BIFR) on 21/05/2001; that the Companys operations have been discontinued for more than ten years; that however Company is taking every effort to appoint a qualified Company Secretary.
The Directors wish to submit that as on 30th May 2017, 99% of promoters and promoters group are in dematerialized form; that all efforts are taken to dematerialize the entire shareholding of promoters and promoters group.
17. RISK MANAGEMENT
There are no risks which in the opinion of the Board threaten the existence of the Company. However, some of the risks which may pose challenges are set out in the Management Discussion and Analysis which forms part of this Report.
18. VIGIL MECHANISM
Your Company is committed to highest standards of ethical and legal standards. Accordingly, the Board of Directors has formulated a Whistle Blower Policy which is in compliance with the provisions of Section 177 (10) of the Companies Act, 2013 and SEBI (LODR) Regulations 2015.
19. CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
The provisions of the Companies Act, 2013 on Corporate Social Responsibility are not applicable to the Company.
20. CONSERVATION OF ENERGY, TECHNOLOGY ABSORPTION AND ADAPTATION AND FOREIGN EXCHANGE EARNINGS AND OUTGO
The particulars relating to conservation of energy, technology absorption and adaptation and foreign exchange earnings and outgo as stipulated under Section 134 of the Companies Act, 2013 read with the Companies (Accounts) Rules for the financial year ended 31 st March 2017 are NIL.
21. DETAILS OF INTERNAL FINANCIAL CONTROLS RELATED TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
The Company has in place adequate financial controls with respect to Financial Statements. No material weakness in such controls was observed during the year under review.
22. SIGNIFICANT/MATERIAL ORDERS PASSED BY THE REGULATORS
There are no significant/material orders passed by the Regulators or Courts or Tribunals impacting the going concern status of your Company and its operations in future.
Your Directors wish to convey their gratitude and appreciation to Government Departments, shareholders, bankers, business associates and employees for their continued support.
|By order of the Board of Directors|
|For N B FOOTWEAR LIMITED|
|Place : Mumbai||(KANNAN A YADAV)|
|Dated : May 30, 2017||MANAGING DIRECTOR & CEO|