Shirpur Gold Refinery Ltd Directors Report.


The Members of


Yours Directors take pleasure in presenting the 33rd Annual Report of your Company together with Audited Statement of Accounts for the year ended 31st March 2018.


Pursuant to the requirement under Section 134(3) of the Companies Act, 2013, in relation to the Annual Financial Statements for the Financial Year 2017-2018, your Directors confirm that: a) The Financial Statements of the Company - comprising of the Balance Sheet as at 31st March, 2018 and the Statement of Profit & Loss for the year ended on that date, have been prepared on a going concern basis following applicable accounting standards and that no material departures have been made from the same; b) Accounting policies selected were applied consistently and the judgments and estimates related to the financial statements have been made on a prudent and reasonable basis, so as to give a true and fair view of the state of affairs of the Company as at 31st March, 2018, and, of the Profit of the Company for the year ended on that date; and c) Proper and su_cient care has been taken for 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) Requisite Internal Financial Controls had been laid down and that such internal financial controls are adequate and were operating effectively; and e) Proper systems have been devised to ensure compliance with the provisions of all applicable laws and that systems were adequate and operating effectively.


The financial performance of your Company forthe Financial Year 2017-18 is summarized in the following table:

(Rs in Millions)

Particulars Standalone – Year Ended Consolidated – Year Ended
31.03.2018 31.03.2017 31.03.2018 31.03.2017
Total Revenue 19,539.06 17,101.47 52,973.41 49,590.46
Total Expenses 19,489.08 17,019.98 52,810.52 49,530.83
Profit before Tax 49.98 81.49 162.89 59.63
Less : Current Tax (10.19) (17.07) (10.19) (17.07)
Deferred Tax (9.39) (16.17) (9.39) (16.17)
Profit after Tax 30.40 48.25 143.31 26.39

There have been no material changes and commitments that have occurred after close of the financial year till the date of this report, which affect the financial position of the Company. Based on the internal financial control framework and compliance systems established in the Company, the work performed by Statutory, Internal, Secretarial Auditors and reviews performed by the management and/or relevant Audit and other Committees of the Board, your Board is of the opinion that the Companys internal financial controls were adequate and working effectively during financial year 2017-18.


With a view to conserve the resources for future business requirements and expansion plans, your Directors are of view that the current years Profit be ploughed back into the operations and hence no dividend is recommended for the year under review.


The total revenue for the financial year under review was

Rs 19,539.06 Millions as against Rs 17,101.47 Millions showing increase of 14 % over previous year. Your Company has registered the Net Profit before tax of Rs 49.98 Millions as against Rs 81.49 Millions in the previous financial year. The Profit after tax stood at

Rs 30.40 Millions as compared toRs 48.25 Millions in the previous financial year.


Your companys products viz., Gold Bars and Gold Jewellery are well established in the market. The Company is selling products under ‘Zee Gold which is well known brand. The products of your Company meet the stringent quality standards of purity, weighment, shape, size and aesthetic look.


The Company was awarded with Bureau of Indian Standards

(BIS) certificate for use BIS hallmark, one of the requirements for participating in the Gold Monetisation Scheme.

The Company is holding ISO 9001: 2015, ISO 14001:2015 and

OHSAS 18001:2007 standard certificate for Gold Refinery.



As at March 31, 2018, your Company had 2 Wholly Owned Subsidiaries namely, Zee Gold DMCC, Dubai ("Zee Gold") and Shirpur Gold Mining Company Private Limited, Singapore ("Shirpur Gold Mining"). and 2 step down subsidiaries namely ‘Precious Metals Mining and Refining Limited ("PMMRL"), Papua New Guinea and Metalli Exploration And Mining, Mali.

During the year under review, ‘Zee Gold Dubai subsidiary acquired 70% of the shareholding in Metalli Exploration And Mining, Mali ("MEAM") for Gold Mines located at Mali and consequent upon the said acquisition by Zee Gold, MEAM became step down subsidiary of the Company. Apart from the above, the Company has neither formed any new subsidiary, associate or Joint venture nor any company ceased to be subsidiary,

‘Shirpur Gold Mining, and ‘MEAM, subsidiaries of the Company are yet to commence their operations.

In compliance with Section 129 of the Companies Act, 2013, a statement containing requisite details including financial highlights of each of the subsidiaries is annexed to this report. Further as per Section 136 of the Companies Act,2013, the Audited financial statements including the consolidated financial statements and related information of the Company and audited accounts of each of the subsidiaries are available on the website of the Company These documents will also be available for inspection during business hours on all working days (except Saturday) at the Corporate Office of the Company.


In order to maximize shareholder value on a sustained basis, your Company has adopted Corporate Governance practices strictly complying with the requirements of Securities & Exchange Board of India ( Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations,2015 ("Listing Regulations"), applicable provisions of the Companies Act,2013 and applicable Secretarial Standards issued by the Institute of Company Secretaries of India.

A detailed Report on Corporate Governance as per requirement of Listing Regulations along with the Certi_cate issued by the Statutory Auditors confirming the compliance of the provisions of the Corporate Governance, is attached and forms part of this Annual Report. Managements Discussion and Analysis Report for the year under review, as stipulated under Listing Regulations is presented in a separate section forming part of the Annual Report. In compliance with the requirements of Companies Act, 2013 and Listing Regulations,your Board has approved various Policies including Code of Conduct for Directors & Senior Management, Material Subsidiary Policy, Insider Trading Code, Document Preservation Policy, Material Event Determination and Disclosure Policy, Fair Disclosure Policy,Corporate Social Responsibility Policy, Whistle Blower and Vigil Mechanism Policy, Related Party Transaction Policy and Remuneration Policy. All these policies and codes have been uploaded on Companys corporate website Additionally, Directors Familiarisation Programme and Terms and Conditions for appointment of Independent Directors can be viewed on Companys corporate website

In compliance with regulatory requirements, the Nomination and Remuneration Committee of your Board has _xed criteria for nominating a person on the Board which inter alia include desired size and composition of the Board, age limit, quali_cation / experience, areas of expertise and independence of individual.


As at March 31,2018, Your Board comprised of 5 Directors including 3 Independent Directors and 2 Non-Executive Directors.

Independent Directors provide their declarations both at the time of appointment and annually confirming that they meet the criteria of independence as prescribed under Companies Act, 2013 and Listing Regulations. During FY 2017-18, your Board met 4 (Four) times details of which are available in Corporate Governance Report annexed to this report.

Mr. Amit Goenka, Promoter Director resigned with e_ect from December 4,2017.

Further at the meeting held on December 4,2017, your Board had, based on the recommendation of Nomination and Remuneration Committee, appointed Mr. Mukund Galgali & Mr.Dinesh Kanodia as additional Non Executive Non Independent Directors of the Company, liable to retire by rotation. As per 161 of the Companies Act,2013, Mr.Mukund Galgali and Mr. Dinesh Kanodia shall hold Office till ensuing Annual General Meeting. The Company has received notice from members proposing appointment of Mr.Mukund Galgali and Mr. Dinesh Kanodia as Directors and requisite proposals seeking your approval for their appointment as Directors forms part of the Notice of ensuing Annual General Meeting. Your Board recommends these proposals for approval of shareholders.

Additionally, the Notice of the ensuing Annual General Meeting, includes proposals, for re-appointment of Mr. Anish Goel and Mr.Manoj Agarwal, for second term as Independent Directors of the Company, not liable to retire by rotation, for a period of 5 years on expiry of their current term on March 31,2019. Based on the performance evaluation and after review of confirmation(s) of continuity of compliance with the criteria of independence under applicable regulations, your Board recommends re-appointment of Mr. Anish Goel and Mr.Manoj Agarwal as Independent Directors for second term for approval of shareholders.

At the 30th annual general meeting of the Company held on 15th September,2015, members had approved appointment of Mr. Subhash Pareek as ‘Manager and key managerial personnel of the Company pursuant to Section 196,197,198 and 203 read with Schedule V and other applicable provisions of the Companies Act,2013 for a period of three years w.e.f. 5th November,2015. His current term of appointment shall expire on 4th November,2018. Your Board, based on the performance evaluation of Mr. Subhash Pareek, recommends re-appointment of Mr.Subhash Pareek as ‘Manager for a further period of three (3) years effective from November 5, 2018 until November 4,2021 on such terms and conditions including proposed remuneration as approved by the Nomination and Remuneration Committee.

In compliance with the requirements of Section 203 of Companies Act,2013, Mr.Subash Pareek, Manager, Ms. Archita Kothari, CFO and Mr. Shyamal Padhiar, Company Secretary continue as Key Managerial Personnel of the Company.


In a separate meeting of Independent Directors, performance of the non-independent directors, performance of the board as a whole and performance of the Chairman was evaluated. Based on such report of the meeting of Independent Directors and taking into account the views of directors, the Board had evaluated its performance on various parameters such as Board composition and structure, effectiveness of board processes, effectiveness of _ow of information, attendance, contributions from each directors etc.


In compliance with the requirements of Companies Act, 2013 and Listing Regulations, your Board had constituted various Board Committees including Audit Committee, Nomination & Remuneration Committee,Stakeholders Relationship Committee and Corporate Social Responsibility Committee. Details of the constitution of these Committees, which are in accordance with regulatory requirements, have been uploaded on the website of the Company viz. Details of scope, constitution, terms of reference, number of meetings held during the year under review along with attendance of Committee Members therein form part of the Corporate Governance Report annexed to this report.

A detailed report on Corporate Social Responsibility, in compliance with the requirements of Companies Act,2013, is annexed to this report.

AUDITORS Statutory Audit

The Statutory Auditors M/s B.S.Sharma and Co., Chartered Accountants, Mumbai, having Firm Registration No 128249W, has carried out Statutory Audit of the Company for the financial year 2017-18 who holds Office until the conclusion of the ensuing Annual General Meeting and is eligible for reappointment. Your Company has received confirmation from the Auditors to the e_ect that their appointment, if made, will be in accordance with the limits specified under the Companies Act, 2013 and the firm satisfies the criteria specified in Section 141 of the Companies Act, 2013 read with Rule 4 of the Companies (Audit & Auditors) Rules 2014.

Your Board is of the opinion that continuation of M/s. B. S. Sharma and Co., Statutory Auditors for the FY 2018-19 will be in the best interests of the Company and therefore, Members are requested to ratify their re-appointment to carry out the statutory audit for the financial year ended on March 31,2019. The re-appointment proposed is in compliance of the provisions of Section 139 and prescribed Rules of the Companies Act,2013.

Secretarial Audit

In compliance with the provisions of Section 204 of the Companies Act,2013, the Company has appointed Mrs. Mita Sanghavi, Practising Company Secretary (CP No. 6364)as secretarial auditor of the Company for the financial year 2017-18. A copy of secretarial audit report is annexed to this report.

The reports of the Statutory Audit & the Secretarial Audit for the year ended March 31, 2018, do not contain any qualifications / reservations. During the year, the Statutory Auditors had not reported any matter under Section 143(12) of the Act, therefore no detail is required to be disclosed under Section 134(3)(ca)of the Act.



The details of loans, investments and guarantee as required u/s 186(4) of the Companies Act,2013 are annexed to the Directors report.


All related party transactions, specifying the nature,value and terms of the transactions including the arms-length justi_cation, are placed before the Audit Committee for its approval and statement of all related party transactions carried out is placed before the Audit Committee for its review on a quarterly basis.

All the related parties transactions entered by the Company during the financial year under review were on arms length basis, in the ordinary course of business and in compliance with the applicable provisions of the Companies Act,2013 and Listing Regulations. During FY 2017-18, there were no materially significant Related Party Transactions by the Company with Promoters, Directors, Key Managerial Personnel or other designated persons which may have a potential conflict with the interest of the Company at large. During the FY 2017-18,there were no materially significant related party transactions as defined under Section 188 of the Act and Regulations 23 the Listing Regulations and accordingly transactions required to be reported in Form AOC-2 as per Section 188 of the Companies Act, 2013 is NIL.


Your Company has adequate internal financial controls and policies/procedures for orderly and efficient conduct of the business including safeguarding of assets, prevention and detection of frauds and errors, ensuring accuracy and completeness of the accounting records and the timely preparation of reliable financial information. The Audit Committee evaluates the internal financial control system periodically.

Your Company has adopted accounting policies which are in line with the Indian Accounting Standards noti_ed under Section 133 of the Companies Act, 2013 read together with the Companies (Indian Accounting Standards) Rules, 2015. These are in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles in India.


The extract of Annual Return in Form MGT-9 as required under Section 92(3) of the Act read with Companies (Management & Administration) Rules, 2014 is annexed to this report.


The Company has zero tolerance for sexual harassment at workplace and 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 work place (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act,2013 and the Rules thereunder. During the year under review, no complaint on sexual harassment was received by the Company.


No significant or material orders were passed by the regulators or courts or tribunals which impact the going concern status and Companys operations in future.


Your Company has not accepted any public deposits and as such no amount on account of principal or interest on public deposits under Section 73 of the Companies Act, 2013, read with Companies (Acceptance of Deposits) Rules, 2014, was remained unpaid or unclaimed as at the end of the year 31st March,2018.

As at March 31,2018, your Company do not have any unclaimed shares / dividend hence the provisions of the Investor Education and Protection Fund Rules are not applicable to the company.


The Company has obtained adequate insurance on all of its fixed and other assets. The Company has identified the potential risks against the business of the Company and taking proper safeguards to mitigate / minimize the risks. The detailed analysis of the Risk elements are discussed under the ‘Management analysis and Discussion Report.


The detailed analysis of the State of Companys affairs / developments is discussed under Management Discussion and Analysis section of Directors report.


The Company is operating its plant in a manner which endeavors protection of health / safety of workers and environment. The Company is using eco-friendly technology and manufacturing facilities at its plant to ensure workers safety and health. The ‘Green initiatives taken by the Company by plantation of trees at plant site are one of the best examples of protecting environment. The Company is in compliance with all the applicable labour and environmental laws.


The Company has maintained cordial relations with its employees and workers. The Company has taken adequate steps to ensure safety and welfare of all its employees at plant and other places.

Requisite disclosures in terms of the provisions of Section 197 of the Act read with Rule 5 (1) of the Companies (Appointment and Remuneration of Managerial Personnel) Rules, 2014 is annexed to this report. None of the employee of the Company is in receipt of remuneration of Rs 1.02 Crores per annum/ Rs 8.50 Lacs per month or more during the FY 2017-18. The information required under Rule 5 (2) & 5(3) of the Companies (Appointment and Remuneration of Managerial Personnel) Rules, 2014, will be provided upon request.

In compliance with provisions of section 136(1) of the Companies Act, 2013, the Audited Financial Statements along with other reports are sent to every member of the Company, excluding the information on employees particulars, which is available for inspection at the Corporate Office of the company during working day (except Saturday) upto the date of ensuing Annual General Meeting. Any member who is interested in obtaining copy thereof, such member may write to the Company Secretary.


The information required u/s. 217(1)(e) of the Companies Act, 1956 read with Rule 2 of the Companies (Disclosure of Particulars in the Report of Board of Directors) Rules, 1988 is furnished hereunder :

I. Energy Conservation and Technology Absorption:

Details of energy conservation, technology absorption by the Company along with the information in accordance with the provisions of Section 134(3)(m) of the Companies Act,2013 read with Rule 8(3) of the Companies (Accounts) Rules,2014 is annexed to this report.

II. Foreign Exchange Earning and Outgo :

Particulars of foreign currency earnings and outgo during the year are given in Note 37 & 38 to Standalone Financial Statement.


We sincerely thank all our investors, customers, suppliers, bankers, business partners/ associates, financial institutions and government authorities for their continued co-operation, trust, support and guidance. We also take this opportunity to express our deep appreciation for the contribution, hard work, dedication and commitment of all our employees who have been one of the major driving factors for the companys growth and progress.

For and on behalf of the Board
: Mumbai, Mukund Galgali
: May 29, 2018 Chairman