TPL Plastech Ltd Directors Report.

Dear Members,

Your Directors present the 28th Annual Report along with the Audited Financial Statements for the financial year ended 31st March, 2021.

FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS

Your Companys financial performance for the year ended 31st March, 2021 on a standalone and consolidated basis is summarized below:

(Rs. in Lakhs)

Standalone Consolidated
Particulars 2021 2020 2021 2020
Revenue from Operations 16,705.99 20,927.08 17,048.35 21,625.40
Profit before Interest, Depreciation & Tax 2,008.07 2,389.14 2,028.67 2,439.25
Interest & Finance Cost 535.38 561.11 543.94 583.88
Depreciation 359.82 354.08 372.61 367.68
Profit Before Tax 1,112.87 1,473.95 1,112.12 1,487.69
Tax Expenses (311.60) (412.71) (311.60) (412.71)
Other Comprehensive Income/(Exp) 9.93 - 9.93 -
Profit After Tax 811.20 1,061.24 810.45 1,074.99

PERFORMANCE

The outbreak of corona virus (COVID-19) pandemic globally and in India caused significant disturbance and slowdown of economic activity, impacting the Companys operations and revenues. Net Revenue from operations for the consolidated entity decreased to Rs. 17,048.35 Lakhs as against Rs. 21,625.40 Lakhs in the previous year. The Net Profit stood at Rs. 810.45 Lakhs as compared to the previous year Rs. 1,074.99 Lakhs. Net Revenue from operations for the standalone entity decreased to Rs. 16,705.99 Lakhs as against Rs. 20,927.08 Lakhs in the previous year. The Net Profit stood at Rs. 811.20 Lakhs as compared to the previous year Rs. 1,061.24 Lakhs.

DIVIDEND

Your Directors are pleased to recommend a dividend of Rs. 3.50/- (Rupees Three and Paise Fifty only) per equity share (35%) having face value of Rs. 10/- each, for the year ended 31st March, 2021. The said dividend payout will absorb an amount of Rs. 273.01 Lakhs.

TRANSFER TO RESERVES

Your Directors have decided to transfer Rs. 80.12 Lakhs to General Reserve as at 31st March. 2021.

SHARE CAPITAL

The paid up Equity Share Capital of the Company as on 31st March, 2021 is Rs. 7,80,03,000 comprising of 78,00,300 Equity Shares of Rs. 10/- each. During the year under review, your Company has neither issued any shares with differential voting rights nor has granted any stock options or sweat equity.

DIRECTORS RESPONSIBILITY STATEMENT

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

a) that in the preparation of the annual accounts, the applicable accounting standards have been followed along with proper explanation relating to material departures, if any.

b) that the Directors have selected such accounting policies and applied them consistently and made judgments and estimates that are reasonable and prudent so as to give a true and fair view of the state of affairs of the Company at the end of the financial year and of the profit of the Company for that period.

c) that the Directors have taken proper and sufficient care for the maintenance of adequate accounting records in accordance with the provisions of the Companies Act, 2013 for safeguarding the assets of the Company and for preventing and detecting fraud and other irregularities.

d) that the Directors have prepared the annual accounts on a going concern basis.

e) that the Directors have laid down internal financial controls to be followed by the Company and that such internal financial controls are adequate and are operating effectively.

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

SUBSIDIARIES, ASSOCIATES AND JOINT VENTURES

Pursuant to Section 129(3) of the Companies Act, 2013 ("the Act"), the consolidated financial statements of the Company and its subsidiary (i.e. Ecotech Green Lifecycle Limited) prepared in accordance with the relevant Accounting Standard specified under Section 133 of the Act, read with Rule 7 of the Companies (Accounts) Rules, 2014, form part of this Annual Report. Pursuant to the provisions of the said section, a statement containing the salient features of the financial statements of the Companys Subsidiary in Form AOC-1 is given in this Annual Report. Further, in accordance with Section 136 of the Companies Act, 2013, the financial statements of the subsidiary is available for inspection by the members at the corporate office of the Company during normal business hours on all the working days upto the date of the Annual General Meeting (AGM).

Pursuant to Section 136 of the Companies Act, 2013 ("the Act"), the Company is exempted from attaching the Annual Report of the Subsidiary Company. The Company shall provide the copy of the financial statement of its Subsidiary Company to the shareholders upon their request.

The Companys policy on material subsidiaries, as amended from time to time, approved by the Board, is uploaded on the Companys website at www.tplplastech.in.

AMALGAMATION OF ECOTECH GREEN LIFECYLE LIMITED (WHOLLY OWNED SUBSIDIARY) WITH TPL PLASTECH LIMITED (HOLDING COMPANY)

The Board of Directors of the Company, at its meeting held on 11th February, 2020, approved the amalgamation of Ecotech Green Lifecycle Limited with the Company by way of a Scheme of Amalgamation (Scheme) under Sec. 230-232 of the Companies Act, 2013.

Pursuant to the orders of the Honble National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT), Ahmedabad Bench, separate meetings of the equity shareholders, secured creditors and unsecured creditors of the Company were convened and held on Saturday, 6th February, 2021, to consider and approve the Scheme. The Scheme was duly approved by the shareholders and creditors by requisite majority at the said meetings.

Pursuant to the shareholders approval, the Company filed the "Company Scheme Petition" with the NCLT, Ahmedabad Bench with the prayer that the Scheme of Amalgamation of Ecotech Green Lifecycle Limited with TPL Plastech Limited be sanctioned with effect from the Appointed Date as defined in the Scheme and be binding on the Petitioner Company and all its shareholders, creditors, stakeholders and all concerned persons. The Scheme will be implemented once sanctioned by the NCLT.

The Honble National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT), Ahmedabad Bench vide its Order dated 2nd June, 2021 granted approval for the Scheme of Amalgamation of Ecotech Green Lifecycle Limited ("the Transferor Company") with TPL Plastech Limited ("the Transferee Company) and their respective shareholders ("Scheme"), under Sections 230 to 232 of Companies Act, 2013.

RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS

All Related Party Transactions, which were entered into during the Financial Year under review, were on an arms length basis and in the ordinary course of business and are in compliance with the applicable provisions of the Act and the Listing Regulations. There were no materially significant Related Party Transactions made by the Company during the year that required shareholders approval under Regulation 23 of the Listing Regulations.

All Related Party Transactions are placed before the Audit Committee for prior approval. Prior omnibus approval of the Audit Committee is obtained for the transactions which are repetitive in nature or when the need for these transactions cannot be foreseen in advance.

Details of transactions with Related Parties as required under Section 134(3)(h) of the Act read with Rule 8(2) of the Companies (Accounts) Rules, 2014 are given in Annexure - A in Form AOC - 2 and forms part of this Report.

The Company has adopted a Policy for dealing with Related Party Transactions. The Policy as approved by the Board is available at www.tplplastech.in.

DIRECTORS AND KEY MANAGERIAL PERSONNEL (KMP)

In accordance with the provisions of Section 152 of the Companies Act, 2013 and the Articles of Association of the Company, Mr. Anil Jain (DIN: 00183364), Non-Executive Director of the Company retires by rotation at the ensuing Annual General Meeting and being eligible, has offered himself for re-appointment. The Board recommends his re-appointment for your approval.

The above re-appointment forms part of the Notice of the 28th Annual General Meeting and the respective Resolution is recommended for your approval.

The brief profile of Director seeking re-appointment, covering details of their qualification and experience, as required pursuant to the SEBI (Listing Obligations & Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2015 and Secretarial Standards on General Meetings issued by The Institute of Company Secretaries of India is annexed to the notice of the Annual General Meeting.

The Board on the recommendation of Nomination and Remuneration Committee has considered and approved appointment of Mr. Akshay Chandan as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Company for a further period of one year w.e.f. 1st August, 2021.

DECLARATION BY INDEPENDENT DIRECTORS

The Company has received necessary declarations from all the Independent Directors of the Company confirming that they meet the criteria of independence laid down in Section 149(6) of the Companies Act, 2013 and SEBI Listing Regulations, 2015 and the same has been noted by the Board of Directors.

NOMINATION AND REMUNERATION POLICY

The Company has in place a policy for appointment & remuneration of Directors and Key Managerial Personnel, encompassing the criteria for determining qualifications, positive attributes, independence of a director and other matters provided under Section 178(3) of the Act, and Part D of Schedule II of the Listing Regulations. The above policy along with the criteria for selection is available on the Companys website at www.tplplastech.in.

PERFORMANCE EVALUATION

Pursuant to the provisions of the Companies Act, 2013 and Listing Regulations, 2015 the Board of Directors has undertaken an annual evaluation of its own performance, its various Committees and individual directors. The manner in which the performance evaluation has been carried out has been given in detail in the Corporate Governance Report, annexed to this Report.

NUMBER OF MEETINGS OF THE BOARD

The Board of Directors of the Company met four (4) times during the previous financial year on 26th June, 2020, 27th August, 2020, 7th November, 2020 and 10th February, 2021. The particulars of attendance of the Directors at the said meetings are detailed in the Corporate Governance Report of the Company, which forms a part of this Report. The intervening gap between the Meetings was within the period prescribed under the Companies Act, 2013.

AUDITORS

STATUTORY AUDITOR

M/s. Raman S. Shah & Associates, Chartered Accountants, Mumbai (Firm Registration No. 119891W), have been appointed as the Statutory Auditor of the Company for the period of five years upto the conclusion of the AGM to be held for the financial year 2021-2022, subject to ratification by members at every Annual General Meeting of the Company. Pursuant to the amendment to Section 139 of the Act effective from May 7, 2018, ratification by Shareholders every year for the appointment of the Statutory Auditors is no longer required and accordingly the Notice of ensuing Annual General Meeting does not include the proposal for seeking Shareholders approval for ratification of Statutory Auditors appointment. M/s. Raman S. Shah & Associates have furnished a certificate of their eligibility and consent under Section 139 and 141 of the Companies Act, 2013 read with the Companies (Audit and Auditors) Rules, 2014 for their continuance as the Auditors of the Company for the FY 2021 - 22. In terms of the Listing Regulations, the Auditors have confirmed that they hold a valid certificate issued by the Peer Review Board of the ICAI.

SECRETARIAL AUDITOR

In accordance to the provisions of Section 204 of the Companies Act, 2013 and the Companies (Appointment and Remuneration of Managerial Personnel) Rules, 2014, the Company had appointed M/s. Arun Dash & Associates, Practicing Company Secretaries (Membership No. F9765 & C P No. 9309) to conduct Secretarial Audit for the financial year 2020 - 21.

The Report of the Secretarial Auditor in prescribed Form No. MR - 3 is annexed hereto as Annexure - B. The said Report does not contain any qualification, reservation or adverse remark.

ANNUAL RETURN

The Annual Return of the Company for the financial year ended 31st March, 2021 in form MGT 7 as required under Sec. 92(3) of the Companies Act, 2013 is available on the Companys website and can be accessed at www.tplplastech.in.

AUDIT COMMITTEE

Pursuant to the provisions of Section 177 of the Companies Act, 2013, rules made thereunder and Regulation 18 of the SEBI Listing Regulations, 2015, the Company has constituted the Audit Committee.

As on 31st March 2021, the composition of the Audit Committee is as under:

1) Mr. Sanjaya Kulkarni, Chairman and Non-Executive Independent Director

2) Mr. M. K. Wadhwa, Member and Non-Executive Independent Director

3) Mr. Deepak Bakhshi, Member and Non-Executive Independent Director

4) Mr. Mangesh Sarfare, Member and Non-Executive Non-Independent Director

All the recommendations made by the Audit Committee were deliberated and accepted by the Board during FY 2020-21. CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

In line with Section 135 of the Companies Act, 2013 read with the Companies (Corporate Social Responsibility Policy) Rules, 2014, the Company has constituted a CSR Committee and adopted a CSR Policy based on the recommendation of the CSR Committee. The CSR Policy of the Company is available on the Company website at www.tpl.plastech.in.

The CSR projects of the Company are mainly focused in the areas of promotion of education & skill development, social welfare & rural development and providing drinking water, sanitation facilities, hygiene and preservation of environment.

CSR Report detailing the activities undertaken by the Company during year is annexed to this Report as Annexure - C

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

The information on Conservation of Energy, Technology Absorption and Foreign Exchange Earnings and Outgo stipulated under Section 134(3)(m) of the Act read with Rule 8(3) of the Companies (Accounts) Rules 2014 is annexed as Annexure - D and forms part of this Report.

PARTICULARS OF EMPLOYEES

Disclosures pertaining to remuneration and other details as required under Section 197(12) of the Act read with Rule 5(1) of the Companies (Appointment and Remuneration of Managerial Personnel) Rules, 2014 are annexed to this Report as Annexure - E.

The statement containing particulars of employees as required under Section 197(12) of the Companies Act, 2013 read with Rule 5(2) and 5(3) of the Companies (Appointment and Remuneration of Managerial Personnel) Rules, 2014, forms part of this report. In terms of Section 136 of the Companies Act, 2013 the Report and Accounts are being sent to the Members and others entitled thereto, excluding the aforesaid information which is available for inspection by the Members at the Corporate Office of the Company during business hours on working days of the Company and any member interested in obtaining such information may write to the Company Secretary and the same will be furnished on request.

PARTICULARS OF LOANS, GUARANTEES & INVESTMENTS

The particulars of loans, guarantees and investments covered under the provisions of Section 186 of the Act have been disclosed in the Financial Statement forming part of Annual Report.

PUBLIC DEPOSITS

The Company did not invite or accept deposits covered under Chapter V of the Companies Act, 2013 and there are no deposits outstanding with the Company.

MANAGEMENT DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS REPORT

A detailed review of operations, performance and future outlook of the Company and its businesses are given in the Management Discussion and Analysis Report and forms part of this Report.

CORPORATE GOVERNANCE

The Report on Corporate Governance and the Certificate of the Auditors of the Company regarding compliance of the conditions of Corporate Governance as stipulated in Para C of Schedule V of the Listing Regulations, 2015, are enclosed as a separate section and forms part of this Report. A declaration signed by the CFO/CEO in regard to compliance with the Code of Conduct by the members of the Board and Senior Management Personnel also forms part of this Report.

VIGIL MECHANISM/WHISTLE BLOWERS POLICY

Your Company has over the years established a reputation for conducting business with integrity and displays zero tolerance for any unethical behavior. The Company has in place a whistle-blower Policy with a view to provide a mechanism for its directors/employees to approach the Chairman of the Audit Committee, in case of any grievances or concern. The Audit Committee of the Board oversees the functioning of this policy. Protected disclosures can be made by a whistleblower through several channels to report actual or suspected frauds and violation of Companys Code of Conduct and/or Ethics Policy. The whistle-blower Policy can be accessed on the Companys website at www.tpl.plastech.in.

During the year the Company has not received any complaint under Vigil Mechanism/ Whistle Blower.

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

The Company is an equal opportunity provider and continuously strives to build a work culture which promotes the respect and dignity of all employees across the organization. In order to provide women employees a safe working environment at workplace and also in compliance with the provisions of the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013 and Rules framed thereunder, the Company has formulated a well-defined policy on prevention, prohibition and redressal of complaints relating to sexual harassment of women at workplace.

All women who are associated with the Company either as permanent employees or temporary employees or contractual persons including service providers at Company sites are covered under the above policy. The said policy has been uploaded on the website of Company for information of all employees. Your Company has zero tolerance sexual harassment policy at workplace. As per the requirements of the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition & Redressal) Act, 2013 (Act) and Rules made thereunder, the Company has constituted Internal Complaints Committees (ICC). The Company conducts awareness programs at its units to sensitise the employees to uphold the dignity of their female colleagues at workplace. During the year, the Company has not received any complaint under POSH Regulations.

RISK MANAGEMENT POLICY

The Company has constituted a Risk Management Committee which has been entrusted with the responsibility to assist the Board in approving the Companys Risk Management Framework and Overseeing all the risks that the organization faces such as strategic, financial, liquidity, security, regulatory, legal, reputational and other risks that have been identified and assessed to ensure that there is a sound Risk Management Policy in place to address such concerns/risks. The Risk Management process covers risk identification, assessment, analysis and mitigation. Incorporating sustainability in the process also helps to align potential exposures with the risk appetite and highlight risks associated with chosen strategies.

The Audit Committee has additional oversight in the area of financial risks and controls. Major risks identified by the business and functions are systematically addressed through mitigating actions on a continuing basis.

COVID - 19 AND ITS IMPACT

Financial Year 2020 - 21 has been a challenging year for each one of us. The COVID-19 pandemic has had a deep impact on individuals, societies and the business. Challenges posed due to restrictions imposed, disrupted operations during the pandemic. During these unprecedented times, every member of TPL displayed exemplary levels of commitment despite the challenges posed by the pandemic, in ensuring continuity of operations given that the Companys products form a key part of the supply chain for Essential Commodities, across food, healthcare and pharma segments.

Despite our best efforts, we lost few fellow colleagues to the COVID-19 pandemic. Our thoughts go out to their families and to all those whose lives have been impacted. The pandemic has tested us in many unprecedented forms. This has not only tested the resilience of our business, agility of our operations and character of our Team TPL.

MATERIAL CHANGES AND COMMITMENTS, AFFECTING THE FINANCIAL POSITION OF THE COMPANY WHICH HAS OCCURRED BETWEEN THE END OF THE FINANCIAL YEAR & THE DATE OF REPORT

There has been no material change and commitment, affecting the financial performance of the Company which occurred between the end of the Financial Year of the Company to which the financial statements relate and the date of this Report, except for the impact arising out of COVID-19, which is detailed elsewhere in this Report.

REPORTING OF FRAUDS

There was no instance of fraud during the year under review, which required the Statutory Auditors to report to the Audit Committee and / or to the Board as required under Section 143(12) of the Act and the rules made thereunder.

ADEQUACY OF INTERNAL FINANCIAL CONTROLS WITH REFERENCE TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

The Directors have laid down internal financial controls to be followed by the Company and such 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 detection of frauds and errors, the 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.

DETAILS OF SIGNIFICANT AND MATERIAL ORDERS PASSED BY REGULATORS OR COURTS OR TRIBUNALS IMPACTING THE GOING CONCERN STATUS AND THE COMPANYS OPERATIONS IN FUTURE

During the year under review, there have not been any significant and material orders passed by the Regulators/Courts/ Tribunals which will impact the going concern status and operations of the Company in future.

COST RECORDS

The Cost accounts and records as required to be maintained under Section 148 (1) of Act are duly made and maintained by the Company.

CAUTIONARY STATEMENT

Statements in this Directors Report and Management Discussion and Analysis Report describing the Companys objectives, projections, estimates, expectations or predictions may be "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of applicable securities laws and regulations. Actual results could differ materially from those expressed or implied.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

The Board wishes to place on record its gratitude for the assistance and co-operation received from Banks, Government Authorities, Customers, Vendors and all its shareholders for the trust and confidence reposed in the Company. The Board further wishes to record its sincere appreciation for the significant contributions made by employees at all levels for their commitment, dedication and contribution towards the operations of the Company.

For and on behalf of the Board For TPL Plastech Limited
M. K. Wadhwa Mangesh Sarfare
Date: 26th May, 2021 Director Director
Place: Mumbai DIN:00064148 DIN:07793543