Swaraj Engines Director Discussions


Your Directors present their 37th Annual Report together with Audited Accounts for the financial year ended 31st March, 2023.

A. FINANCIAL RESULTS AND OPERATIONAL REVIEW :

(Rs. in Crores)

Year Ended Year Ended
31st March, 2023 31st March, 2022
Net Operating Revenue 1421.82 1138.15
Profit before Other Income, Depreciation, Finance Charges, 186.41 155.38
Exceptional items and Tax
Other Income 11.95 9.66
Profit before Depreciation, Finance Cost, Exceptional items and Tax 198.36 165.04
Finance Cost 0.08 0.08
Depreciation and Amortisation Expense 18.54 18.10
Profit before Exceptional Items & Tax 179.74 146.86
Exceptional Items
Profit Before Tax 179.74 146.86
Tax Provision
– Current 47.50 37.89
– Deferred (1.37) (0.50)
Profit After Tax 133.61 109.47
Other Comprehensive Income (net of Tax) (0.09) (0.84)
Total Comprehensive Income 133.52 108.63

Performance Review

After facing the challenges that emerged from the COVID-19 pandemic for two consecutive years, fiscal 2023 though was free from the pandemic, but the Russia-Ukraine conflict posed another threat to the world, which led to a worldwide surge in inflation and a hike in interest rates. At the same time, as the country dealt effectively with the pandemic and related issues, the Indian economy remained in a growth trajectory during fiscal 2023. The agricultural sector continued to perform well, and the Indian tractor industry, which the Company serves, touched its new peak of 9,45,300 units in FY 2023 by crossing the 9 lakh mark for the first time. This has also facilitated the Company to achieve its ever best all-round performance by posting the highest ever engine sales volume, revenue and profit during the financial year 2022-23.

In the above backdrop, the Companys engine sales volume grew by 17.3% over the previous year, which stood at 1,37,005 units (previous year 1,16,811 units). Reflecting the same, net operating revenue reached Rs. 1421.82 crores as against Rs. 1138.15 crores of previous year. While the Operating profit at Rs. 186.41 crores as against the previous years Rs. 155.38 crores grew by 20.0%, Profit before tax at Rs. 179.74 crores registered a growth of 22.4% over the previous years Rs. 146.86 crores. As a result, the Company posted its highest ever Profit after tax of Rs. 133.61 crores (previous year Rs. 109.47 crores), translated into Basic Earning Per Share of Rs. 110.02 (previous year - Rs. 90.17). The total comprehensive income (net of tax) stood at Rs. 133.52 crores against previous years Rs. 108.63 crores - up 22.9%.

During the year, the Company has announced its plan to enhance the capacity to 1,80,000 engines per annum, which has now been further revised to 1,95,000 engines annually, to cater the expected customer demand in near future. The total projected outlay for the same would be financed through internal generations/surplus available with the Company.

On 27th September, 2022, Kirloskar Industries Limited (KIL), one of the promoters of the Company, sold its entire equity stake of 21,14,349 shares, representing 17.41% of the paid-up equity share capital of the Company to Mahindra & Mahindra Limited (M&M) through inter-se transfer amongst the promoters. With this additional acquisition, M&M equity stake in the Company now stands at 52.13%. Consequently, the Company also became the subsidiary of M&M. The association of Kirloskar Industries Limited, then Kirloskar Oil Engines Limited, with the Company was from the very inception and the Directors acknowledged the role of Kirloskar in this long and remarkable journey of the Company.

No material changes and commitments which could affect your Companys financial position for FY 2022-23 have occurred between the end of the financial year of your Company and date of this report.

Finance

The fund position of the Company remained comfortable throughout the year under review. The Company, after meeting the capital expenditure & working capital requirements to support operations, has earned an income of Rs. 12.56 crores (previous year - Rs. 9.29 crores) on its surplus funds.

Dividend

Your Directors are pleased to recommend an equity dividend of Rs. 92.00 per share of the face value of Rs. 10.00 for the financial year ended 31st March, 2023 (previous year - Rs. 80.00 per share).

If approved by the Shareholders at the ensuing Annual General Meeting, the above equity dividend will be paid to those shareholders whose names shall appear in the Register of Members as on the Book Closure date. The total equity dividend outgo for the financial year 2022-23 will absorb a sum of Rs. 111.74 crores (previous year - Rs. 97.16 crores). Further, the Board of your Company has decided not to transfer any amount to the General Reserves for the year under review.

Dividend Distribution Policy

The Board approved Dividend Distribution Policy containing the parameters mentioned in Regulation 43A(2) of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2015. The same is attached as "Annexure A" and forms part of this Annual Report.

The same has also been hosted on the website of the Company and can be assessed at the web-link https:// swarajenterprise.com/policies

Current Years Review

With the increase in crop output, Government support for increase in MSP for major crops, good water reservoir levels and increase in wages under MGNREGA scheme which will help improve the financial security of rural households, it is expected that these factors augur well to sustain the tractor demand.

B. HOLDING / ASSOCIATE COMPANY

Consequent to the acquisition of additional 21,14,349 equity shares, representing 17.41% of the paid-up equity share capital of the Company, by Mahindra & Mahindra Limited (M&M) from Kirloskar Industries Limited on 27th September, 2022, M&M became the Holding Company of Swaraj Engines Limited from the aforesaid date. With this additional acquisition, M&M now holds 63,31,141 equity shares representing 52.13% of the paid-up equity share capital of the Company.

Prior to the above additional acquisition of equity shares, the Company was an Associate Company of M&M.

C. INTERNAL FINANCIAL CONTROL SYSTEMS

The Company has laid down adequate internal financial controls with reference to financial statements, commensurate with the size, scale and complexity of its operations. Based on the results of such assessments carried out by Management, no reportable material weakness or significant deficiencies in the design or operation of internal financial controls was observed. Nonetheless your Company recognizes that any internal control framework, no matter how well designed, has inherent limitations and accordingly, regular audits and review processes ensure that such systems are reinforced on an ongoing basis.

Your Company uses SAP ERP Systems as a business enabler and to maintain its Books of Account. The transactional controls built into the SAP ERP system also help to strengthen the processes related to segregation of duties, appropriate level of approval mechanisms and maintenance of supporting records.

D. MANAGEMENT DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS REPORT

The Management Discussion and Analysis Report for the year under review, as stipulated under the SEBI (Listing Obligations and Disclosures Requirements) Regulations, 2015 forms part of this Annual Report.

E. RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS

All related party transactions that were entered during the financial year 2022-23 were in the ordinary course of the business and were on arms length basis. All such related party transactions are placed before the Audit Committee for approval, wherever applicable. Prior omnibus approval for normal transactions is also obtained from the Audit Committee for the related party transactions which are of repetitive nature as well as for the transactions which cannot be foreseen and the same are subsequently shared with Audit Committee on quarterly basis. The policy on materiality of and dealing with related party transactions as approved by the Audit Committee and the Board of Directors is uploaded on the website of the Company and the link for the same is https://www.swarajenterprise.com/policies. The disclosure of material related party transactions pursuant to Section 134(3)(h) of the Companies Act, 2013 in Form AOC-2 is annexed as "Annexure B" to this report.

F. BOARD AND COMMITTEES Directors

Mr. Sudhir Mankad, Non-Executive Independent Director and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Company, on completion of his second term, ceased to be a Director of the Company from the closing business hours on 30th July, 2022. The Board of Directors placed on record its deep sense of gratitude for Mr. Sudhir Mankad for his inspirational leadership and valuable guidance for nurturing the organization to its present position of eminence. Taking note of the completion of Mr. Mankads tenure, Mr. Rajesh Jejurikar was appointed as the Chairman of the Company effective 31st July, 2022.

In view of the organizational changes at Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M), Mr. S. Durgashankar decided to step down from his position as Non-Executive Non-Independent Director of the Company with effect from the closing business hours of 27th April, 2022. The Board placed on record its sincere appreciation of the significant contributions made by Mr. Durgashankar during his association with the Company as Director.

In the backdrop of selling its entire equity stake in the Company by Kirloskar Industries Limited, Mr. R.R. Deshpande and Mr. Vijay Varma also stepped down from the Directorship of the Company with effect from 3rd October, 2022. The Board of Directors placed on record its sincere appreciation of the significant contributions made by them during their long association with the Company.

Upon completing his tenure as Whole Time Director & Chief Executive Officer on 31st July, 2022, Mr. M.S. Grewal also ceased to be a Director of the Company, effective from 1st August, 2022. Your Board has placed on record its appreciation of the notable contributions made by Mr. Grewal during his tenure as Director & CEO of the Company. Mr. Giju Kurian, who was appointed as Chief Executive Officer-Designate with effect from 1st May, 2022, was then appointed as Whole Time Director & Chief Executive Officer of the Company for a period of 3 years effective 1st August, 2022.

Further, the Members of the Company in the Annual General Meeting held on 25th July, 2022 have also accorded their approval to the appointments of Mr. S. Nagarajan and Mr. Nikhilesh Panchal as Independent Directors of the Company for a period of 5 years effective 31st July, 2022.

Mr. Harish Chavan, who earlier in view of the reconstitution of the Companys Board and to enable maintaining an optimal and requisite balance of Executive, Non-Executive and Independent Directors, stepped down from the Directorship of the Company with effect from 31st July, 2022, was re-inducted as Non-Executive Non-Independent Director effective 3rd October, 2022. Further, Mr. Puneet Renjhen was also inducted as Non-Executive Non-Independent Director of the Company with effect from 3rd October, 2022.

In terms of Section 152 of the Companies Act, 2013, Mr. Rajesh Jejurikar and Mr. Giju Kurian shall retire by rotation at the forthcoming Annual General Meeting and being eligible, offer themselves for re-appointment.

Independent Directors

The Company has received declarations from all the Independent Directors of the Company confirming that they meet the criteria of independence as prescribed both under the Companies Act, 2013 and SEBI (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2015. The Board is of the opinion that the Independent Directors of the Company hold highest standards of integrity and possess requisite expertise and experience required to fulfil their duties as Independent Directors. In terms of Section 150 of the Companies Act, 2013 read with Rule 6 of the Companies (Appointment and Qualification of Directors) Rules, 2014, Independent Directors of the Company have confirmed that they have registered themselves with the databank maintained by The Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs, Manesar (IICA). Further, the Independent Directors of the Company are exempt from the requirement to undertake online proficiency self-assessment test as per the provisions of Rule 6(4) of Companies (Appointment and Qualification of Directors) Rules, 2014.

Board Evaluation

Pursuant to the provisions of the Companies Act, 2013 and SEBI (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2015, a system has been put in place to carry out an annual performance evaluation of the Board, its Committees and individual Directors. Criteria for performance evaluation is covered in the Corporate Governance Report.

Remuneration Policy

The Board has, on the recommendation of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee, framed a policy on appointment of Directors and Senior Management and their remuneration. The Remuneration Policy is covered in the Corporate Governance Report.

Board Meetings and Annual General Meeting

A calendar of Meetings is prepared and circulated in advance to the Directors. During the year, five Meetings of Board and four meetings of the Audit Committee were convened and held. The details are covered in the Corporate Governance Report. The intervening gap between the Meetings was within the period prescribed under the Companies Act, 2013.

The Independent Directors of the Company meet at least once in every financial year without the presence of Non-Independent Directors, Executive Director and any other management personnel. The meeting(s) is conducted in a manner to enable the Independent Directors to discuss matter pertaining to, inter alia, review of performance of Non-Independent Directors and the Board as a whole, assess the quality, quantity and timeliness of flow of information between the Companys management and the Board that is necessary for the Board to effectively and reasonably perform their duties. During the year, one meeting of Independent Directors was held on 20th February, 2023.

The 36th Annual General Meeting of the Company was held on 25th July, 2022.

Directors Responsibility Statement

Pursuant to Section 134(5) of the Companies Act, 2013, your Directors, based on representations received from the Operating Management, and after due enquiry, confirm that: a) in the preparation of Annual Accounts for the financial year ended 31st March, 2023, the applicable accounting standards have been followed; b) in the selection of accounting policies, consulted the Statutory Auditors 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 the Company as at 31st March, 2023 and of the profit of the Company for the year ended on that date; c) proper and sufficient care has 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 irregularities; d) the Annual Accounts have been prepared on a going concern basis; e) adequate Internal Financial Controls to be followed by the Company have been laid down and such Internal Financial Controls were operating effectively during the Financial Year ended 31st March, 2023; f) proper systems have been devised to ensure compliance with the provisions of all applicable laws and such systems were adequate and operating effectively throughout the Financial Year ended 31st March, 2023.

Audit Committee

The Audit Committee of the Company at the beginning of financial year 2022-23 was comprising 4 Directors viz. Mr. Dileep C. Choksi (Chairman of the Committee), Mr. Sudhir Mankad, Mr. S. Durgashankar and Mrs. Neera Saggi. Consequent to his resignation from the Directorship, Mr. Durgashankar also ceased to be a Member of the Audit Committee with effect from 28th April, 2022. Further, due to the changes in the Board during the year, the Audit Committee was reconstituted with effect from 31st July, 2022 with Mr. Dileep C. Choksi, Chairman, Mrs. Neera Saggi, Mr. S. Nagarajan, Mr. Nikhilesh Panchal and Mr. Rajesh Jejurikar as its Members. Thereafter, with effect from 3rd October, 2022, Mr. Puneet Renjhen became the member of the Audit Committee in place of Mr. Rajesh Jejurikar. In the current composition of the Audit Committee, except Mr. Puneet Renjhen, all the Members of the Committee are Independent Directors. All the Members of the Committee possess strong accounting and financial management knowledge.

The Company Secretary of the Company is the Secretary of the Committee. All the recommendations of the Audit Committee were accepted by the Board.

G. CORPORATE GOVERNANCE Corporate Governance

A Report on Corporate Governance along with a Certificate from the Auditors of the Company regarding the compliance of conditions of Corporate Governance as stipulated under SEBI (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2015 forms part of this Annual Report.

Vigil Mechanism / Whistle Blower Policy

The Company has a vigil mechanism through Whistle Blower Policy to deal with instance of fraud and mismanagement, if any. The details of the Policy is explained in the Corporate Governance Report and also posted on the website of the Company.

The Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013

The Company has put in place anti-sexual harassment policy in line with the requirements of the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013. The policy is gender neutral. Internal Complaints Committee has been set up to redress the complaints received, if any, regarding sexual harassment. During the year, no complaint was received.

Risk Management

The Risk Management Committee of the Company currently comprises 3 Directors viz. Mrs. Neera Saggi - Non-Executive Independent Director (Chairperson of the Committee), Mr. Harish Chavan - Non-Executive Non-Independent Director and Mr. Giju Kurian, Whole Time Director & CEO. Prior to this, till 31st July, 2022, the Committee was comprised of Mrs. Neera Saggi - Non-Executive Independent Director (Chairperson of the Committee), Mr. Vijay Varma - Non-Executive Non-Independent Director and Mr. M.S. Grewal, Whole Time Director & CEO. Mr. Giju Kurian became the member of the Risk Management Committee with effect from 1st August, 2022 in place of Mr. M.S. Grewal and Mr. Harish Chavan with effect from 3rd October, 2022 in place of Mr. Vijay Varma. The other details and terms of reference of the Committee are covered under the Corporate Governance Report which forms part of the Annual Report. In accordance with the requirement of Regulation 17 of SEBI (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2015, the Company is having Risk Management framework covering identification, evaluation and control measures to mitigate the identified business risks.

H. EMPLOYEES

Key Managerial Personnel (KMP)

During the financial year under review, the following officers of the Company have been designated as the Key Managerial Personnel (KMP) in accordance with Section 203 of the Companies Act, 2013 read with the Companies (Appointment and Remuneration of Managerial Personnel) Rules, 2014: Mr. M.S. Grewal, Whole Time Director & Chief Executive Officer (upto 31st July, 2022) Mr. Giju Kurian, Whole Time Director & Chief Executive Officer (w.e.f. 1st August, 2022) Mr. Mahesh Gupta, Chief Financial Officer Mr. Rajesh K. Kapila, Company Secretary There was no change in the KMPs during FY 2022-23, except that Mr. M.S. Grewal, who upon completion of his tenure on 31st July, 2022, ceased to be the Whole Time Director & Chief Executive Officer of the Company from 1st August, 2022 and in his place, Mr. Giju Kurian, who was earlier appointed as Chief Executive Officer-Designate with effect from 1st May, 2022, was appointed as Whole Time Director & Chief Executive Officer of the Company from 1st August, 2022.

Employees Stock Option Scheme

The Nomination and Remuneration Committee of the Board of Directors of the Company, inter alia, administers and monitors the Employees Stock Option Scheme-2015 ("the Scheme") of the Company which gets covered under the provisions of SEBI (Share Based Employee Benefits and Sweat Equity) Regulations, 2021 ("SBEB Regulations 2021"). Pursuant to the said Scheme, the Nomination and Remuneration Committee during FY 2022-23 have granted 1647 options to eligible employee and allotted 1920 equity shares against the vesting. No employee has been issued stock options during the year, equal to or exceeding 1% of the issued capital of the Company at the time of grant. Information as required under the SBEB Regulations is provided in the Annual Accounts which has been uploaded on the Companys website and can be accessed at the web-link https://swarajenterprise.com/annualreports

Industrial Relations

Industrial relations remained cordial throughout the year under review.

Particulars of Employees

The statement of Disclosure of Remuneration under Section 197(12) of the Companies Act, 2013 read with Rule 5(1) of the Companies (Appointment and Remuneration of Managerial Personnel) Rules, 2014 is annexed herewith as "Annexure C". Details of employee remuneration as required under provisions of Section 197(12) of the Companies Act, 2013 read with Rule 5(2) & 5(3) of the Companies (Appointment and Remuneration of Managerial Personnel) Rules, 2014, forms part of this Report and in terms of the provisions of Section 136 of the Companies Act, 2013, the Report and Accounts are being sent to the Shareholders excluding the aforesaid statement. Any Shareholder interested in obtaining such details may write to the Company Secretary of the Company and same will be made available during 21 days before the Annual General Meeting.

Safety, Health and Environmental Performance

Your Companys commitment towards Safety, Occupational Health and Environment is being continuously enhanced. The Company encourages involvement of all its employees in activities related to safety, including promotion of safety standards. This is also to ensure sustainable business growth. The Company has a well-established Safety, Occupational Health and Environmental Policy which inter alia ensures safety of public, employees, plant and equipment by ensuring compliance with all statutory rules and regulations on regular basis. During the year, no major accident has occurred. Your Company also imparts training to its employees as per the predefined training calendar, carries out statutory safety audits of its facilities as per legal requirement and promotes eco-friendly activities.

The Companys plant is certified under OHSAS 45001:2018 and EMS ISO 14001:2015.

I. AUDITORS

Statutory Auditors and Auditors Report

M/s B.K. Khare & Co., Chartered Accountants (ICAI Firm Registration Number 105102W), upon completion of their first term of 5 years, were reappointed as the Statutory Auditors of the Company to hold office for another term of 5 years from the conclusion of the 36th Annual General Meeting ("AGM") held on 25th July, 2022 until the conclusion of the 41st AGM of the Company to be held in the year 2027.

The Report given by the Auditors on the financial statements of the Company for the financial year 2022-23 is part of the Annual Report. There has been no qualification, reservation or adverse remark or disclaimer given by the Auditors in their Report.

Secretarial Auditors

Pursuant to Section 204 of the Companies Act, 2013 and the Companies (Appointment and Remuneration of Managerial Personnel) Rules, 2014, the Company has appointed M/s A. Arora & Co., Company Secretaries in practice (CP No. 993) to undertake the Secretarial Audit of the Company. The Report of the Secretarial Audit is annexed herewith as "Annexure D". The Secretarial Audit Report does not contain any qualification, reservation or adverse remark or disclaimer.

Cost Records and Cost Audit

The Company is maintaining cost records as prescribed under the provisions of Section 148(1) of the Companies Act, 2013. The Board, on the recommendation of Audit Committee, had appointed M/s SDM & Associates, Cost Accountants (Firm Registration Number 000281), as Cost Auditor for conducting the audit of cost records of the Company for the Financial Year 2023-24 under Section 148 of the Companies Act, 2013. M/s SDM & Associates have confirmed that their appointment is within the limits of Section 141(3)(g) of the Companies Act, 2013 and have also certified that they are free from any disqualifications specified under Section 141(3) and proviso to Section 148(3) read with Section 141(4) of the Companies Act, 2013.

The Audit Committee has also received a Certificate from the Cost Auditors certifying their independence and arms length relationship with the Company.

As per the provisions of the Companies Act, 2013, the remuneration payable to the Cost Auditor is required to be placed before the Members in a General Meeting for their ratification. Accordingly, a Resolution seeking Members ratification for the remuneration payable to M/s SDM & Associates, Cost Auditors is included in the Notice convening the Annual General Meeting.

J. CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY AND RELATED MATTERS Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

Keeping with Companys core value of Good Corporate Citizenship, your Company is committed to its social responsibility by taking various initiatives that would benefit society. In line with the Companys CSR Policy and CSR thrust areas, your Companys CSR efforts continue to be directed towards education, including vocational skills training, public health, environment and community welfare.

Under education and vocational training initiative to support the youth to get suitable earning opportunities, your Company provided necessary training at Companys Skill Development Centre and Govt. ITI in association with State Govt.

On Public health front, the Company continued the facility of Mobile Medical Care in collaboration with GVK EMRI (MMU) and conducted 214 OPDs in the nearby villages covering around 10,700 people, out of which 60% were female patients. Besides this, Company also provided medical equipment & material to the premier Govt. Institutions and local authorities.

Women empowerment is also one of the core focus areas for the Company and under the initiative called "Prerna", various trainings were organized to empower rural agriculture farming women through integrated rural development programme to provide and promote innovative farm practice knowledge & technology and also extended necessary support to start of Self Help Groups (SHGs). Recognizing the efforts, your Company was also awarded with the prestigious "Economic Times (ET) Ascent National Award in CSR initiative - Women Empowerment".

In order to contribute towards a clean environment, the Company continued its Swachh Bharat activity in nearby adopted villages for collection of door-to-door garbage, cleanliness of public utilities, and sapling plantation at various locations. Other activities include improvement in basic infrastructure at ITIs/Polytechnics and providing engines for the on-job training, distribution of the sanitary napkin through already installed vending machines, playground development at nearby schools, organizing medical and blood donation camps, celebration of festivals with under-privileged, public awareness camps for road safety and pollution etc.

Further, in compliance with Section 135 of the Companies Act, 2013, read with the Companies (Corporate Social Responsibility Policy) Rules, 2014, the Companys Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Committee at the beginning of the year was comprising of Mr. Sudhir Mankad (Chairman), Mr. Vijay Varma, Mr. Harish Chavan and Mr. M.S. Grewal. During the year, while Mr. Sudhir Mankad, Mr. Vijay Varma and Mr. Harish Chavan ceased to be Members of CSR Committee with effect from 31st July, 2022, Mr. M.S. Grewal ceased to be its Member with effect from 1st August, 2022. In their places, Mr. S. Nagarajan, Mr. R.R. Deshpande and Mr. Nikhilesh Panchal became Members of the Committee with effect from 31st July, 2022 and Mr. Giju Kurian from 1st August, 2022. Thereafter, Mr. R.R. Deshpande also ceased to be a Member of CSR Committee with effect from 3rd October, 2022 and in his place, Mr. Harish Chavan rejoined as Director and Member of the Committee from the said date. Currently, Mr. S. Nagarajan (Chairman), Mr. Nikhilesh Panchal, Mr. Harish Chavan and Mr. Giju Kurian are the Members of the CSR Committee of the Company. The Annual Report on CSR activities is annexed as "Annexure E" to this report.

Sustainability Initiative

Your Company is conscious of its responsibility towards preservation of natural resources and continuously taking various initiatives to reduce the consumption of electricity and water. As required under Regulation 34(2)(f) of the Listing Regulations, the Business Responsibility and Sustainability Report of your Company in the prescribed format is available as a separate section as "Annexure F" and forms part of this Annual Report.

Energy Conservation, Technology Absorption and Foreign Exchange Earnings and Outgo

Particulars in respect of the above activities stipulated under Section 134(3)(m) of the Companies Act, 2013, read with Rule 8 of the Companies (Accounts) Rules, 2014, is annexed herewith as "Annexure G".

K. SECRETARIAL Share Capital

Consequent to allotment of 1920 equity shares of Rs. 10/- each to eligible employees during the year against the exercise of the options vested to them under the Companys Employees Stock Option Scheme-2015, the Paid-up Equity Share Capital of the Company as on 31st March, 2023 stood at 1,21,45,916 equity shares of Rs. 10/- each fully paid up (previous year -1,21,43,996).

Annual Return

Pursuant to Section 92(3) read with Section 134(3)(a) of the Companies Act, 2013, the Annual Return as on 31st March, 2023 is available on the Companys website on https://swarajenterprise.com/annualreports

Particulars of Loans, Guarantees and Investments

During the year under review, the Company has not extended any loans, given guarantees or provided securities and made investments except placing corporate deposits as shown in Note 2.5 to the Financial Statements.

Deposits

The Company has not accepted deposit from the public falling within the ambit of Section 73 of the Companies Act, 2013 and the Companies (Acceptance of Deposits) Rules, 2014.

The Company has not made any loans / advances and investment in its own shares, associates, etc. during the year.

Compliance with Secretarial Standards on Board and General Meetings

During the Financial Year, your Company has complied with applicable Secretarial Standards issued by the Institute of Company Secretaries of India.

Change in the Nature of Business

There has been no change in the nature of business of the Company during the year.

General

The Company is not paying any commission to the Whole Time Director(s). However, Whole Time Director(s) is eligible for grant of Stock Options of the Company, subject to approval of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee. Further, the Whole Time Director of the Company does not draw any commission or remuneration from its Holding Company.

The Company does not have any subsidiary or joint venture company.

There was no revision of financial statements and Boards Report of the Company during the year under review.

During the year, the Company has not made any application and there are no proceedings pending under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 (31 of 2016).

The Company has no borrowings, and hence the requirement of providing details of difference between amount of the valuation done at the time of one-time settlement and the valuation done while taking loan from the Banks or Financial Institutions along with the reasons thereof is not applicable.

Your Directors further state that no disclosure or reporting is required in respect of the following items as there were no transactions / events happened on these items during the year under review: 1. issue of equity shares with differential voting rights or sweat equity.

2. raising of funds through public issue, rights issue, preferential issue and qualified institutional placement.

3. significant or material orders passed by the Regulators / Courts / Tribunal which impact the going concern status of the Company and its future operations.

4. voting rights which are not directly exercised by the employees in respect of shares for the subscription / purchase for which loan was given by the Company (as there is no scheme pursuant to which such person can beneficially hold shares as envisaged under Section 67(3)(c) of the Companies Act, 2013).

5. fraud reporting by the auditors.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Your Directors take this opportunity to acknowledge the contributions of all the stakeholders and are grateful for the co operation of various Government Authorities, excellent support received from the Shareholders, Banks and other Business Associates. The Directors also recognise and appreciate the hard work and efforts put in by all the employees and their continued contribution to the Company.

FOR AND ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD

Place : S.A.S. Nagar (Mohali) (RAJESH JEJURIKAR)
Date : 27th April, 2023 Chairman
DIN: 00046823