shakti press ltd share price Directors report


Dear Members,

Your Directors have pleasure in presenting their 41thAnnual Report and Audited Accounts for the year ended 31st March 2023.

Fig. in lakhs

Particulars Year ended 31st March 2022 Year ended 31st March 2021
Revenue from Operations 828.23 991.93
Other Income 1.49 1.11
Total Income 829.72 993.04
Profit Before Interest, Depreciation and Tax (PBIDT) 225.61 202.76
Finance Cost 69.36 68.31
Depreciation 96.81 80.14
Profit /(Loss) Before Tax 62.44 54.31
Profit/(Loss) after tax 62.44 54.31

OPERATIONS and HIGHLIGHTS OF THE COMPANY:

The Companys turnover for the Financial year 2022-23 dropped to Rs.828.23 Lakh compared to Rs.991.93 Lakh in the financial year 2021-22 and reported Profit after Tax of Rs.62.44 Lakh. The Directors are hopeful of better performance of the Company in years ahead.

3. DIVIDEND:

During the year under review, the Company has not recommended any dividend for financial year 2022-23.

4. PUBLC DEPOSITS:

During the year under review, the Company has not accepted any deposits hence the provisions of Chapter V of the Companies Act, 2013 and The Companies (Acceptance of Deposit) Rules, 2014 are not applicable.

5. SHARE CAPITAL:

During the year under review, there is no change in Authorised and Paid-up share capital of the Company

6. PROMOTER OF THE COMPANY:

During the year under review, there is no change in promoters of the Company.

7. DIRECTORS:

The Board consists of Executive and Non-executive Directors including Independent Director as per section 149 of the Companies Act, 2013 and rules made thereunder read with Regulation 17 of SEBI (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) Regulation, 2015.

The number and details of the meetings of the Board and other Committees are furnished in the Corporate Governance Report.

The Independent Directors have furnished declaration of independence under Section 149 of the Companies Act 2013.

Number of Board Meetings of Directors:

During the year ended 31st March 2023, Five Board Meeting were held.

The maximum time gap between any two consecutive meetings was within the period prescribed under the Companies Act, 2013 and SEBI (LODR) Regulations, 2015.

Familiarization Programme for Independent Directors

The Company familiarizes its Independent Directors with the Company, their roles, rights, responsibilities in the Company, nature of the industry in which the Company operates, business model of the Company, etc. through various programmes on a continuing basis. The Familiarisation programme for Independent Directors is disclosed on the Companys website.

Separate Meeting of Independent Directors

A separate meeting of Independent Directors of the Company was held on 30th June, 2023 and 25th February, 2023 as required under Schedule IV to the Companies Act, 2013 (Code for Independent Directors) and Regulation 25 of the SEBI (Listing Obligations And Disclosure Requirements), Regulations, 2015. At the Meeting, the Independent Directors:

- Reviewed the performance of Non-Independent Directors and the Board as a whole;

- Reviewed the performance of the Chairman of the Company, taking into account the views of Executive Director and Non-Executive Directors;

All the Independent Directors attended the Meeting of Independent Directors.

Statement on Declaration given by Independent Directors under sub-section (6) of Section 149.

The Independent Directors have submitted the declaration of Independence, as required under Section 149(7) of the Companies Act 2013, stating that they meet the criteria of Independence as provided under sub-section (6).

8. Board & Directors Evaluation

Pursuant to the provisions of the Companies Act, 2013 and Regulation 25 of the SEBI (Listing Obligations And Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2015, the Board, its Committees and the Directors have carried out annual evaluation / annual performance evaluation, 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. The Directors expressed their satisfaction with the evaluation process.

9. PARTICULARS OF EMPLOYEES AND REMUNERATION

The information required under Section 197 (12) of the Act read with Rule 5 of The Companies (Appointment and Remuneration of Managerial Personnel) Rules, 2014, is NIL

10. AUDITORS AND AUDITORS REPORT:

M/s D.P.Sarda & Co, Chartered Accountants, Nagpur, F.R.No. 117227W, were appointed as Statutory Auditors of the Company to hold office for a period of five years from FY 22-23 to FY26-27,they will continue to hold office for FY 23-24.

Audit Committee

The company did not form audit committee as per the Companies Act, 2013.

Secretarial Audit

(Appointment and Remuneration of Managerial Personnel) Rules, 2014, the Company has appointed Mr. Avinash Gandhewar and Associates, Practicing Company Secretaries, Kolkata to undertake the Secretarial Audit of the Company. The report of the Secretarial Auditors is enclosed with this report.

12. SUBSIDIARY COMPANIES:

The Company does not have any subsidiary/ associate/ Joint venture companies under review.

Since the statement in terms of first proviso to sub-section (3) of Section 129 read with Rule 5 of Companies (Accounts) Rules, 2014 is not required to be attached.

13. INTERNAL CONTROL SYSTEMS

Your Company has in place internal and financial control systems commensurate with the size of the Company. The primary objective of our internal control framework is to ensure that internal controls are established, properly documented, maintained and adhered to in each functional department for ensuring orderly and efficient conduct of business which includes proper use and protection of the Companys resources, accuracy in financial reporting, compliance with the statutes, timely feedback on achievement of operational and strategic goals.

14. ENERGY CONSERVATION, TECHNOLOGY ABSORPTION AND FOREIGN EXCHANGE EARNINGS AND OUTGO

The information on conservation of energy, technology absorption and foreign exchange earnings and outgo stipulated under Section 134(3) (m) of the Companies Act, 2013 read with Rule 8 of the Companies (Accounts) Rules, 2014, is annexed herewith.

15. INFORMATION ON STOCK EXCHANGES

The Equity shares of the Company are listed on BSE Limited

16. DIRECTORS RESPONSIBILITY STATEMENT

To the best of their knowledge and belief and according to the information and explanations obtained by them, your Directors make the following statements in terms of Section 134 of the Companies Act, 2013:

(a) that in the preparation of the annual accounts/financial statements for the financial year ended 31st March 2023; the applicable accounting standards had been followed along with proper explanation relating to material departures, if any;

(b) that the accounting policies as mentioned in the financial statements were selected and applied consistently and reasonable and prudent judgments and estimates were made 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 that period;

(c) that proper and sufficient care had 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) that the annual accounts were prepared on a going concern basis;

(e) that proper internal financial controls were in place and that such internal financial controls are adequate and were operating effectively; and

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

17. CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY (CSR)

As the Company does not fall under the criteria stipulated for applicability of section 135 of the Companies Act, 2013 the Company has not constituted a Committee of Corporate Social Responsibility and no contributions were made during the year.

18. VIGIL MECHANISM / WHISTLE BLOWER POLICY

In terms of the requirements of the Companies Act, 2013 and Regulation 22 SEBI (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2015 the Company has a vigil mechanism to deal with instance of fraud and mismanagement, if any. The details of the vigil mechanism are displayed on the website of the Company. The Audit Committee reviews the functioning of the vigil / whistle blower mechanism from time to time. There were no allegations / disclosures / concerns received during the year under review in terms of the vigil mechanism established by the Company.

RISK MANAGEMENT POLICY

The Company has laid down the procedure for risk assessment and its mitigation through an internal risk committee. Key risks and their mitigation arising out of reviews by the Committee are assessed and reported to the Audit Committee on a periodic basis.

19. SIGNIFICANT AND MATERIAL ORDERS PASSED BY THE REGULATORS OR COURTS:

During the year under review, the Company has not received any Material Orders passed by the Regulators or Court.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Your Directors would like to express their appreciation for the assistance and co-operation received from the financial institutions, banks, Government of India and various State Government authorities and agencies, customers, vendors and members during the year under review.

For and on behalf of the Board of Directors
Sd/-
Date: 29-05-2023 Raghav Sharma
Place: Nagpur Managing Director