Skipper Ltd Directors Report.

Dear Shareholders,

Your Directors take pleasure in presenting the 40th Annual Report of the Company, together with the audited financial statements (Standalone and Consolidated) for the year ended 31st March, 2021.

FINANCIAL SUMMARY & PERFORMANCE HIGHLIGHTS

The Companys performance during the financial year under review as compared to the previous financial year is summarized below:

(Rs. in millions)

Particulars Standalone Consolidated
2020-21 2019-20 2020-21 2019-20
Revenue from Operations 15815.07 13905.07 15815.07 13905.07
Other Income 40.24 19.65 40.24 19.65
Total Income 15855.31 13924.72 15855.31 13924.72
Profit before Finance Cost, Depreciation, and Tax 1477.35 1410.91 1480.86 1408.56
Finance Cost 723.56 847.59 723.56 847.59
Depreciation 452.60 381.00 452.60 381.00
Share of Profit/(Loss) of Joint Venture - - 3.51 (2.35)
Profit Before Tax (PBT) 301.19 182.32 304.70 179.97
Tax Expenses (Current & Deferred) 90.36 (232.58) 90.36 (232.58)
Profit for the Year (PAT) 210.83 414.90 214.34 412.55
Other Comprehensive Income 1.49 (0.15) 1.50 (0.60)
Total Comprehensive Income 212.32 414.75 215.84 411.95

FY 2020-21 has been a year of unprecedented challenges and uncertainties, but the Company managed to increase its revenue from operations to Rs.15815.07 million as compared to Rs.13905.07 million in the previous year. However the net profit declined to Rs.210.83 million as against a net profit of Rs.414.90 million in the previous year.

More details on the financial statements of the Company along with various financial ratios are available in the Management Discussion & Analysis Report forming part of this report.

NATURE OF BUSINESS

The Company continues to offer multifarious products/services under its Engineering, Polymer and EPC divisions and there has been no change in the nature of business during the year.

STATE OF COMPANYS AFFAIR AND CURRENT YEARS OUTLOOK

The state of Companys affair and future outlook is discussed in the Management Discussion & Analysis Report forming part of this Annual Report.

IMPACT OF COVID-19 PANDEMIC

The Covid-19 crisis disrupted the entire economy during the FY 2020-21. Disruptions were caused in the operations of the Company due to the lockdowns imposed by the authorities to curtail the pandemic. The Company however managed to partially resume its operations in the last week of April, 2020 with appropriate approvals from the state governments.

In order to kick-start the crucial projects and scheduled deliveries, the Company with its key associates chalked out extensive catch-up plans for various locations and work fronts to ensure timely completion and avoidance of any slippages. Various measures were taken to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all employees and guidelines/protocols/ SOPs were issued from time to time in accordance with the directives issued by the Central Government, State Governments and local administration for ensuring hygiene and social distancing norms at the project sites and work stations.

At Skipper, the top priority is heath & well-being of all the employees and their families. The Company has been very proactive to support its entire workforce in best possible manner during the entire distress period. The Company has disbursed salaries and wages on a timely manner during this period to its employees, associates and contract work force. The Company didnt lay off any of its employees in this Covid era and further covered its entire workforce under a Covid term insurance cover. The Company invested in setting up medical support, covid care services and has also extended counseling and self-help services providing mental & emotional support to the employees infected with Covid-19.

With health and hygiene of employees as the focus area, the Work From Home (WFH) model continued to be a part of the working structure during the year. The Company developed its infrastructure and facilities by which many employees were able to WFH. The Company also advised all its sales force to travel through safest mode and take all precautions for safe & comfortable journey. This has helped the Company to continue the operations during the year marred by pandemic.

The Company serviced all the debts & financial commitments as and when they became due and also availed few Covid-19 related special credit facilities offered by its bankers. The Company also successfully implemented stringent cost control measures across the organization to conserve cash to address any evolving situations resulting from the pandemic.

With the second wave of the pandemic on the rise, the Company is taking all necessary measures in terms of mitigating the challenges being faced in the business and is focused on safety of employees, implementing cost optimization measures and maintaining liquidity. The Company is closely monitoring the entire supply chain to ensure smooth running of the manufacturing facilities.

SHARE CAPITAL

During the year, the Company has not issued any kind of securities. The Companys paid-up share capital continues to stand at Rs.10,26,70,212 consisting of 10,26,70,212 equity shares of Re.1 each as on 31st March 2021.The Companys equity shares are listed on the National Stock Exchange of India Limited (NSE) and BSE Limited (BSE).

INTEREST IN JOINT VENTURE AND CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

The Company holds 50% partnership interest in "Skipper-Metzer India LLP" (SMIL) a Limited Liability Partnership engaged in the business of manufacturing of drip irrigation systems. The said LLP has been classified as Joint Venture in accordance with the provision of Indian Accounting Standards (Ind AS). Accordingly, the Consolidated Financial Statements of the Company and its Joint Venture, prepared in accordance with Indian Accounting Standards notified under the Companies (Indian Accounting Standards) Rules, 2015 (Ind AS), forms part of the Annual Report. The audited standalone and consolidated financial statements of the Company along with the financial statements of Skipper-Metzer India LLP are also available on the website of the Company at www.skipperlimited.com.

During the year under review, SMIL achieved a turnover of Rs.543.44 million as against Rs.324.28 million in the previous year and earned a net profit of Rs.7.03 million as against the net loss of Rs.4.70 million in the previous year.

A statement containing salient features of the financial statements of Joint Venture pursuant to Section 129(3) of the Act read with Rule 5 of the Companies (Accounts) Rules, 2014, is given in Form AOC-1 being marked as "Annexure-A" to this Report.

The Company doesnt have any subsidiary or Associate as on 31st March, 2021.

DIVIDEND & RESERVES

Your Company has adopted a Dividend Distribution Policy in accordance with the provisions of Regulation 43A of SEBI (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2015 (hereinafter referred to as Listing Regulations). The Policy lays down various parameters to be considered by the Board before declaration/ recommendation of dividend to the members of the Company. The Dividend Distribution Policy is available on the website of the Company at https://repository.skipperlimited.com/investor-relations/pdf/dividend.pdf.

In line with this Policy and in recognition of the financial performance during FY 2020-21, your Directors are pleased to recommend a dividend of 10% i.e 0.10 paise per equity share of face value of Re. 1 each for the financial year ended 31st March, 2021.The total Dividend amount aggregates to Rs.10.27 million.

Pursuant to the Finance Act 2020, dividend income is taxable in the hands of the shareholders effective 1st April, 2020 and the Company is required to deduct tax at source from dividend paid to the members at the prescribed rates as per the Income Tax Act, 1961.

If the dividend, as recommended above, is declared by the members at the forthcoming Annual General Meeting, the same will be paid within 30 days from the date of declaration to those shareholders whose name appears in the Register of Members as on the record date.

The Company has continued to balance the dual objective of appropriately rewarding shareholders through dividends and retaining profits in order to maintain a healthy capital adequacy ratio to support future growth.

No amount is proposed to be transferred to General Reserve.

UNCLAIMED/UNPAID DIVIDEND

In terms of Section 125 of the Companies Act, 2013 (hereinafter referred to as the Act) read with rules made thereunder, the Company is required to transfer the unpaid/unclaimed dividend amounts which remained unclaimed for seven years from the date of such transfer to the Investor Education and Protection Fund (IEPF) set up by the Central Government. Further, all shares in respect of which dividend has not been paid or claimed for seven consecutive years shall also be transferred by the Company to the IEPF.

The unpaid/unclaimed dividend for the FY 2013-14 will be due for transfer to the IEPF on 28 October 2021. The Company has sent reminder letters to all those shareholders whose dividend are lying in the unpaid dividend account, requesting them to claim the same at the earliest. Shareholders are requested to kindly check the status of their unpaid or unclaimed dividend available at the website of the Company at https://www.skipperlimited.com/ investor-relations/unpaid-unclaimed-dividend.aspx

DIRECTORS & KEY MANAGERIAL PERSONNEL DIRECTORS

As on 31st March, 2021, the Board consisted of ten Directors comprising of five Independent Directors including a woman director, namely, Sri Amit Kiran Deb (DIN: 02107792), Sri Joginder Pal Dua (DIN: 02374358), Sri Ashok Bhandari (DIN: 00012210), Sri Pramod Kumar Shah (DIN: 00343256) and Smt. Mamta Binani (DIN: 00462925) and five Executive Directors, namely, Sri Sajan Kumar Bansal (DIN: 00063555), Sri Sharan Bansal (DIN: 00063481), Sri Devesh Bansal (DIN: 00162513), Sri Siddharth Bansal (DIN: 02947929) and Sri Yash Pall Jain (DIN: 00016663). The position of the Chairman of the Board and the Managing Director are held by separate individuals, wherein the Chairman of the Board is an Independent Director. Sri Amit Kiran Deb continues to serve as the lead Independent Director of the Company. The profile of all the Directors can be accessed on the Companys website at https:// skipperlimited.com/about-us/senior-management.aspx.

None of the Directors of the Company have incurred any disqualification under Section 164(2) of the Act read with Rule 14(1) of the Companies (Appointment and Qualification of Directors) Rules, 2014. All the Directors have confirmed that they are not debarred from accessing the capital market as well as from holding the office of Director pursuant to any order of Securities and Exchange Board of India or Ministry of Corporate Affairs or any other such regulatory authority.

In the view of the Board, all the directors possess the requisite skills, expertise, integrity, competence, as well as experience considered to be vital for business growth. The detailed analysis of various skills, qualifications and attributes as required and available with the Board has been presented in the Corporate Governance Report.

Sri Joginder Pal Dua (DIN: 02374358) has been re-appointed as Independent Director of the Company for a second term of 5 years with effect from 1 February 2021 consider various factor including his skill experience and performance and Sri Yash Pall Jain (DIN: 00016663) has been re-appointed as the Executive Director of the Company for a period of one year with effect from 6th September, 2020 pursuant to approval of shareholders of the Company at the 39th Annual General Meeting of the Company held on 28 September 2020. In the opinion of the Board, both the directors are a person of integrity and possesses relevant experience and expertise.

Sri Yash Pall Jains (DIN: 00016663) current tenure will expire on 5 September 2021. Accordingly, pursuant to the recommendation of Nomination & Remuneration Committee and the Audit Committee, the Board of Directors at their meeting held on 4 May 2021 had approved the re-appointment of Sri Yash Pall Jain as Whole Time Director of the Company, liable to retire by rotation for a further period of one year with effect from 6 September 2021, subject to approval of the shareholders of the Company at the ensuing Annual General Meeting. Sri Yash Pall Jain has given his consent for re-appointment and has confirmed that he does not suffer from any disqualifications under the Act or Listing Regulations.

Pursuant to the provisions of Section 152(6)(d) of the Act read with Companies (Appointment and Qualification of Directors) Rules, 2014 and Articles of association of the Company, Sri Yash Pall Jain (DIN: 00016663) will retire by rotation at the ensuing Annual General Meeting and being eligible has offered himself for re-appointment.

Information regarding the directors seeking appointment/re-appointment as required by Regulation 36 of the Listing Regulations and Secretarial Standard-2 has been given in the notice convening the ensuing Annual General Meeting.

KEY MANAGERIAL PERSONNEL

Sri Sanjay Kumar Agrawal, who was serving as the Chief Financial Officer of the Company since 12 August 2014, tendered his resignation from the services of the Company with effect from 31 December 2020. The Board places on record its deep appreciation for the contributions made by Sri Sanjay Kumar Agrawal.

Sri Arvind Joshi was appointed as the Chief Financial Officer with effect from 1 January 2021 and ceased to be the Chief Financial Officer w.e.f 10 May, 2021 upon resignation. The Company will appoint a new Chief Financial Officer within the timelines as mandated by the Act.

Sri Manish Agarwal continues to hold the position of Company Secretary of the Company.

DECLARATION BY INDEPENDENT DIRECTORS

There are five Independent Directors on the Board of the Company. The Company has received declarations from all the Independent Directors confirming that they meet the criteria of independence as prescribed under Section 149 of the Act as well as Regulation 16 of the Listing Regulations.

The Independent Directors have also submitted a declaration confirming that they have registered their names in the databank of Independent Directors as being maintained by the Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs (IICA) in terms of Rule 6 of the Companies (Appointment and Qualification of Directors) Rules, 2014 and the required directors have qualified the online proficiency self-assessment test in terms of Rule 6(4) of the Companies (Appointment and Qualification of Directors) Rules, 2014.

None of the independent directors are aware of any circumstance or situation, which exist or may be reasonably anticipated, that could impair or impact their ability to discharge their duties with an objective independent judgment and without any external influence. The board of directors have taken on record the declaration and confirmation submitted by the Independent Directors after undertaking due assessment of the same and in their opinion the Independent Directors fulfill the conditions specified in the Act and Listing Regulations and are independent of the management.

The Independent Directors have complied with the Code for Independent Directors prescribed in Schedule IV to the Act along with the Code of Conduct for Directors and Senior Management Personnel formulated by the Company as per Listing Regulations.

COMPANYS POLICY ON APPOINTMENT AND REMUNERATION OF DIRECTORS, KEY MANAGERIAL PERSONNEL AND SENIOR MANAGEMENT PERSONNEL

On the recommendation of Nomination and Remuneration Committee, the Company has formulated and adopted a Nomination and Remuneration Policy which is in accordance with the Act and the Listing Regulations. The Policy aims to attract, retain and motivate qualified people at the board and senior management levels and ensure that the interests of Board members & senior executives are aligned with the Companys vision and mission statements and are in the long-term interests of the Company.

The Nomination and Remuneration Policy of the Company has been designed with the following basic objectives:

a. To set out a policy relating to remuneration of Directors, Key Managerial Personnels, Senior Management Personnels and other employees of the Company.

b. To formulate criteria for appointment of Directors, Key Managerial Personnels and Senior Management Personnels.

c. To formulate the criteria for determining qualification, competencies, positive attributes and independence for appointment of a director.

The Policy is available on the website of the Company at https://www.skipperlimited.com/Media/Nomination_&_ Remuneration_Policy.pdf.

The remuneration paid to the directors is as per the terms laid out in the Nomination and Remuneration Policy of the Company.

PERFORMANCE EVALUATION OF THE BOARD, THE COMMITTEES AND THE INDIVIDUAL DIRECTORS

Pursuant to the recommendation of the Nomination & Remuneration Committee, the Board of Directors of the Company have formulated a Board Evaluation Policy which lays down the manner of evaluation of the Board as a whole, its committees and the individual Directors.

The Company has a two tier evaluation system wherein the Independent Directors evaluate the performance of the Executive Directors, the Chairman and the Board as a whole and thereafter the Board evaluates the performance of all the individual Directors, the committees and the Board as a whole. The Policy lays down the criteria on which the evaluation is to be done and a structured questionnaire (evaluation form) with a rating matrix forms part of the Policy. The Chairman as per the evaluation Policy of the Company, after discussion, deliberation and consultation with all the Directors (except the Director being evaluated) fills up the evaluation form for the individual Directors, the Committees and the Board as a whole.

During the year under review, the Board carried out annual evaluation in accordance with the above said Policy and expressed satisfaction and contentment on the performance of all the Directors, the Committees and the Board as a whole. The evaluation mechanism with definite parameters has been explicitly described in the Corporate Governance Report.

DIRECTORS RESPONSIBILITY STATEMENT

Pursuant to Section 134 of the Act, the Directors of the Company confirm that:

(i) in the preparation of the Annual Accounts for the year ended 31st March, 2021, the applicable accounting standards have been followed and there are no material departures from the same;

(ii) they 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 state of affairs of the Company as at 31st March, 2021 and of the profit of the Company for the year ended on that day;

(iii) they have taken proper and sufficient care 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 frauds and other irregularities;

(iv) the Annual Accounts for the year ended 31st March, 2021 have been prepared on a "going concern" basis;

(v) they have laid down internal financial controls to be followed by the Company and that such internal financial controls are adequate and were operating effectively;

(vi) they have devised proper systems to ensure compliance with the provisions of all applicable laws and that such systems are adequate and operating effectively.

NUMBER OF MEETINGS OF THE BOARD

The Board met 5 (five) times during the Financial Year 2020-21, viz., on 22 June 2020, 14 September 2020, 19 October 2020, 31 October 2020 and 19 January 2021. The meetings were held in hybrid mode i.e both physically and virtually in accordance with the applicable provisions of the Act. The details relating to attendance of Directors in each board meeting held during the FY 2020-21 has been separately provided in the Corporate Governance Report.

COMMITTEES OF THE BOARD

The Board of Directors have constituted Audit Committee, Nomination and Remuneration Committee, Stakeholders Relationship Committee, Corporate Social Responsibility Committee, Finance Committee and Business Coordination Committee to deal with specific areas/activities that need a closer review and to have an appropriate structure for discharging its responsibilities.

The composition, terms of reference, attendance of directors at the meetings of all the above Committees has been disclosed in the Corporate Governance Report.

There has been no instance where the Board has not accepted any of the recommendations of the Audit Committee.

CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

The Company has constituted a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Committee, in terms of provisions of Section 135 of the Act read with Companies (Corporate Social Responsibility Policy) Rules, 2014 inter alia to give directions and assistance to the Board for leading the CSR initiatives of the Company. The Committee formulates and reviews the Annual Action Plan and also monitors the progress of the CSR activities. The details of the Committee have been disclosed in the Corporate Governance Report.

The Company has adopted a Corporate Social Responsibility Policy in accordance with the Companies (Corporate Social Responsibility Policy) Rules, 2014 which can be accessed at https://repository.skipperlimited.com/investor- relations/pdf/CSR-Policy-25.05.21.pdf. The policy inter alia briefs the budget, areas in which CSR outlays can be made, principles of selecting a project, implementing agencies, monitoring procedure, annual action plan.

The Company has undertaken several projects during the year 2020-21 in accordance with the budget laid down by the Board and has spent Rs.19.30 million towards CSR activities. The projects have been continuously monitored by the Board on a quarterly basis.

Since there was no unspent amount, the Company was not required to transfer any amount to any fund or separate bank account during the year, in accordance with the Companies (Corporate Social Responsibility Policy) Rules, 2014.

The brief outline of the CSR Policy of the company and the initiatives undertaken by the company during the financial year ended 31st March, 2021, in accordance with Section 135 of the Act and Companies (Corporate Social Responsibility Policy) Rules, 2014 is set out in "Annexure-B" to this report.

RISK MANAGEMENT

The Company has built a comprehensive risk management framework that seeks to identify all kinds of anticipated risks associated with the business and to take remedial actions to minimize any kind of adverse impact on the Company. The Company understands that risk evaluation and risk mitigation is an ongoing process within the organization and is fully committed to identify and mitigate the risks in the business. The identification of risks is done at strategic, business and operational levels and the risk management process of the Company focuses mainly on three elements, viz.

(i) Risk Assessment;

(ii) Risk Management;

(iii) Risk Monitoring.

The Company has formulated and implemented a Risk Management policy in accordance with Listing Regulations, to identify and monitor business risk and assist in measures to control and mitigate such risks.

As on date, there are no risks which in the opinion of the Board can threaten the existence of the Company. However, some of the probable risks which might pose challenges before the Company have been set out in the Management Discussion and Analysis section of this Annual Report. Details of various foreign exchange risks and commodity risks faced by the Company during the year have been separately disclosed in the Corporate Governance Report.

INTERNAL FINANCIAL CONTROLS

According to Section 134(5)(e) of the Act, the term Internal Financial Control (IFC) means the policies and procedures adopted by the Company for ensuring the orderly and efficient conduct of its business, including adherence to Companys policies, the safeguarding of its assets, the prevention and early detection of frauds and errors, the accuracy and completeness of the accounting records, and the timely preparation of reliable financial information.

The Board is responsible for ensuring that IFC are laid down in the Company and that such controls are adequate and operating effectively.

The Companys internal control systems are commensurate with the nature of its business and the size and complexity of its operations. These are routinely tested and certified by Statutory as well as Internal Auditors.

Necessary certification by the Statutory Auditors in relation to Internal Financial Control u/s 143(3)(i) of the Act forms part of the Audit Report.

VIGIL MECHANISM/WHISTLE BLOWER POLICY

The Company has in place a Vigil Mechanism/Whistle Blower Policy in compliance with the provisions of Section 177(9) of the Act and Regulation 22 of the Listing Regulations. The Policy provides a framework to promote responsible and secured reporting of unethical behavior, actual or suspected fraud, violation of applicable laws and regulations, financial irregularities, abuse of authority, etc. by Directors, employees and the management. The Vigil Mechanism/Whistle Blower Policy is available on the website of the Company at https://www.skipperlimited.com/ Media/Whistle-Blower-Policy.pdf.

The Company endeavors to provide complete protection to the Whistle Blowers against any unfair practices. The Audit Committee oversees the genuine concerns and grievances reported in conformity with this Policy. It is affirmed that no personnel of the Company has been denied access to the Audit Committee and no case was reported under the Policy during the year.

PARTICULARS OF CONTRACTS OR ARRANGEMENTS WITH RELATED PARTIES

In line with the requirements of the Act and the Listing Regulations, your Company has formulated a Policy on dealing with Related Party Transactions (RPTs) and the same is available on the website of the Company at https:// www.skipperlimited.com/Media/RELATED-PARTY-TRANSACTIONS-POLICY.pdf. The Policy intends to ensure that proper approval, reporting and disclosure processes are in place for all the transactions taking place between the Company and Related Parties.

All related party transactions are entered into only after receiving prior approval of the Audit Committee. Omnibus approvals are obtained each year for transactions which are repetitive in nature. A statement of all related party transactions entered into is placed before the Audit Committee and Board of Directors for its review on a quarterly basis, specifying the nature, value and terms of the transaction.

During the year under review, all transactions entered into by the Company with related parties were in compliance with the applicable provisions of the Act and the Listing Regulations, details of which are set out in the Notes to Financial Statements forming part of this Annual Report. All the transactions have been duly evaluated by the Audit Committee and Board and have been found beneficial for the Company. These transactions were inter alia based on various considerations such as business exigencies, synergy in operations and resources of the related parties.

Further, the Company has not entered into any contracts/arrangements/transactions with related parties which are material in nature in accordance with the Related Party Transactions Policy of the Company nor any transaction has any potential conflict with the interest of the Company at large.

No transactions were carried out during the year which requires reporting in Form AOC - 2 pursuant to Section 134 (3)(h) of the Act read with Rule 8(2) of the Companies (Accounts) Rules, 2014.

PARTICULARS OF LOANS, GUARANTEES OR INVESTMENTS

The details of loans, guarantees and investments covered under the provisions of Section186 of the Act form part of the Notes to the financial statements of the Company.

No loans, guarantees and investments were made during the year.

PARTICULARS OF EMPLOYEES

The information required under Section 197(12) of the Act read with Rule 5(1) of the Companies (Appointment and Remuneration of Managerial Personnel) Rules, 2014 as amended from time to time in respect of Directors/ employees of the Company is attached as "Annexure- C" to this report.

The information required under Section 197(12) of the Act read with Rule 5(2) and 5(3) of the Companies (Appointment and Remuneration of Managerial Personnel) Rules, 2014 as amended from time to time forms part of this Board Report. However, in terms of Section 136 of the Act, the annual report is being sent to the members excluding the said statement. The said information is readily available for inspection by the members at the Companys registered office during the business hours on all working days up to the date of ensuing Annual General Meeting and shall also be provided to any member of the Company, who sends a written request to the Company Secretary.

EMPLOYEE STOCK OPTION PLAN

Your Company has formulated Skipper Employee Stock Option Plan 2015Rs. in accordance with SEBI (Share Based Employee Benefits) Regulations, 2014.The Scheme is monitored by the Nomination and Remuneration Committee (also functioning as Compensation Committee) of the Board.

During the year, there has been no change in the Skipper Employee Stock Option Plan 2015 (scheme) and the same is in compliance with SEBI (Share Based Employee Benefits) Regulations, 2014. Further, no allotment under the ESOP scheme has been made by the Company during the FY 2020-21.

The applicable disclosures as required under SEBI (Share Based Employee Benefits) Regulations, 2014 is available on the website of the Company at https://repository.skipperlimited.com/investor-relations/pdf/ESOP-Disclosure-for- website-23jun21.pdf

The Company has received a certificate from M/s. Singhi & Co., Statutory Auditors confirming that Skipper Employee Stock Option Plan 2015 have been implemented in accordance with SEBI (Share Based Employee Benefits) Regulations, 2014. The said certificate is available for inspection by the members at the Companys registered office during the business hours on all working days up to the date of ensuing Annual General Meeting and would also be placed at the ensuing Annual General Meeting for inspection by the members.

CONSERVATION OF ENERGY, TECHNOLOGY ABSORPTION AND FOREIGN EXCHNAGE EARNINGS AND OUTGO

Information on conservation of energy, technology absorption and foreign exchange earnings and outgo as stipulated in Section 134(3)(m) of the Act read with Rule 8 of the Companies (Accounts) Rules, 2014 is provided in "Annexure - D" to the Directors Report.

AUDITORS & AUDIT REPORTS

Statutory Auditors and Auditors Report

M/s. Singhi & Co., Chartered Accountants (Firm Registration No.: 302049E) have been appointed as the Statutory Auditors of the Company for a term of five years until the conclusion of 43rd Annual General Meeting of the Company to be held in 2024. The Auditors fulfill the eligibility and qualification norms as prescribed under the Act, the Chartered Accountants Act, 1949 and rules and regulations issued thereunder. In addition, the auditors hold a valid certificate issued by the Peer Review Board of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI), a prerequisite for issuing quarterly Limited Review reports.

The Auditors Report on the standalone and consolidated financial statements of the Company for the year ended 31st March, 2021 forms part of this Annual Report and there are no qualifications, reservation, adverse remark or disclaimer made by the statutory auditors in their report.

Secretarial Auditors and Secretarial Audit Report

Pursuant to the provisions of Section 204 of the Act, the Board had appointed M/s. MKB & Associates, Practicing Company Secretaries (FRN No.P2010WB042700) as Secretarial Auditor of the Company for the FY 2020-21. The Secretarial Audit Report for FY 2020-21 in form MR 3 is annexed to this report as "Annexure- E".

There are no qualifications, reservations or adverse remark or disclaimer in the Secretarial Audit Report.

Cost Auditors and Cost Audit Report

Pursuant to the provisions of Section 148 of the Act and the Companies (Cost Records and Audit) Rules, 2014 the Company is required to maintain cost records for few of its products and get the same audited by a Cost Accountant in practice. Accordingly, the cost records are made and maintained by the Company.

The Board of Directors, on the recommendations made by the Audit Committee, has appointed M/s. AB & Co., Cost Accountants as the Cost Auditors of the Company for the FY 2021-22 at a remuneration of Rs.70,000/- plus reimbursement of out of pocket expenses at actuals and applicable taxes.

Pursuant to Section 148 of the Act read with Rule 14(a) (ii) of Companies (Audit & Auditors) Rules, 2014, ratification of the remuneration payable to the cost auditor is being sought from the members of the Company at the ensuing Annual General Meeting. The requisite resolution has been set forth in the notice of the impending Annual General Meeting of the Company and the same is recommended for your consideration.

The Cost Auditors have certified that their appointment is within the limits of Section 141(3)(g) of the Act and that they are not disqualified from appointment within the meaning of the said Act.

Relevant cost audit report for the year 2019-20 was submitted to the Central Government within stipulated time and was free from any qualification or adverse remarks.

Internal Auditors

The internal audit for the FY 2020-21 was conducted by qualified Chartered Accountants employed by the Company in accordance with the provisions of Section 138 of the Act read with the Companies (Accounts) Rules, 2014.

REPORTING OF FRAUDS BY AUDITORS

During the year under review, none of the auditors have reported any instances of fraud committed against the Company as required to be reported under Section 143(12) of the Act.

ANNUAL RETURN

Pursuant to the provisions of Section 134(3)(a) and Section 92(3) of the Act, as amended, read with Rule 12 of the Companies (Management and Administration) Rules, 2014, the Annual Return of the Company for the Financial Year ended 31st March, 2021 is available on the website of the Company at https://www.skipperlimited.com/Media/MGT- 7-website.pdf

DEPOSITS

During the year under review, the Company has not accepted any deposits from the public within the meaning of Sections 73 of the Act read with the Companies (Acceptance of Deposits) Rules, 2014. As on March 31,2021, there were no deposits lying unpaid or unclaimed.

Loan has been advanced to the Company by some of the Directors during the year, details of which are available in notes to the financial statements.

CREDIT RATING

The credit rating of your Company for long term facilities is "ACUITE A-/ Stable" and for short term facilities is "ACUITE A2+". Details of the same are provided in the Corporate Governance Report.

CORPORATE GOVERNANCE

As per Regulation 34(3) read with Schedule V of the Listing Regulations, a separate section on corporate governance practices followed by the Company, together with a certificate from the Companys Statutory Auditors confirming compliance with the same has been disclosed under the Corporate Governance Report section of this Annual Report.

MANAGEMENT DISCUSSION & ANALYSIS REPORT

The Management Discussion and Analysis Report in compliance with Regulation 34(2)(e) of Listing Regulations is provided in a separate section and forms an integral part of this report.

COMPLIANCE WITH SECRETARIAL STANDARDS ON BOARD MEETINGS AND GENERAL MEETINGS

During the Financial Year 2020-21, the Company has complied with all the relevant provisions of the applicable Secretarial Standards issued by the Institute of Company Secretaries of India.

BUSINESS RESPONSIBILITY REPORT

Pursuant to Regulation 34(2) of Listing Regulations, the top 1000 listed companies are required to prepare a Business Responsibility Report describing the initiatives taken by the Company from an environmental, social and the governance perspective. The Company has accordingly prepared a Business Responsibility Report as set out in "Annexure-F" to this Report and the same is also available on the website of the Company at https://www. skipperlimited.com/Media/Business-Responsibility-Report.pdf

HUMAN RESOURCES AND INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS

Employees are the most valuable and indispensable asset for a Company. The Company has always been proactive in providing growth, learning platforms, safe workplace and personal development opportunities to its workforce. The core focus of the Company has been on improvement and upliftment of the employees through continuous training & development programmes. The human resource department of the Company through its persistent efforts strives to achieve amicable working and industrial relations as a result of which the employee relations remained cordial throughout the year. The Company had 2207 permanent employees on its rolls as on 31st March, 2021.

DISCLOSURE UNDER SEXUAL HARASSMENT OF WOMEN AT WORKPLACE (PREVENTION, PROHIBITION AND REDRESSAL) ACT, 2013

The Company has zero tolerance towards sexual harassment at workplace and is committed to provide a safe and secure working environment for all employees.

The Company has adopted a Policy on Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal of Sexual Harassment at Workplace in line with the requirements of the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013 and rules made thereunder. An Internal Complaints Committee (ICC) has also been set up to redress complaints received regarding sexual harassment.

During the year under review, no cases were filed under the provisions of the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013.

GENERAL DISCLOSURES

Your Directors state that:

1. No material changes and commitments affecting the financial position of the Company have occurred from the close of the financial year ended 31st March, 2021 till the date of this report. However, the Company is cautious with the recent surge in Covid-19 cases.

2. During the year, no significant or material orders were passed by the Regulators or Courts or Tribunals which impact the going concern status and Companys operation in future.

3. The Company has not issued equity shares with differential rights as to dividend, voting or otherwise.

4. No proceedings are pending against the Company under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016.

5. The Company serviced all the debts & financial commitments as and when they became due and no settlements were entered into with the bankers.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

The Board of Directors wishes to express its gratitude and record its sincere appreciation for the commitment and dedicated efforts put in by all the employees at all the levels during this challenging time. Your Directors take this opportunity to express their grateful appreciation for the encouragement, co-operation and support received by the Company from the local authorities, bankers, customers, suppliers and business associates. The directors are thankful to the esteemed shareholders for their continued support and the confidence reposed in the Company and its management.

For and on behalf of the Board of Directors
Sajan Kumar Bansal Devesh Bansal
Place: Kolkata Managing Director Director
Date: 4 May 2021 (DIN: 00063555) (DIN: 00162513)