Universal Credit & Securities Ltd Directors Report.
Your Directors have pleasure in presenting the Annual Report together with the Audited Accounts of the Company for the year ended 31st March, 2018.
Your Company financial performance during the year 2017-18 is summarized below:
|(Rs. In AMT.)|
|Profit Before Tax||-11663||18628|
|Profit After Tax||-11663||18628|
The Company performed satisfactorily as compared to last year.
During the year under review, the Company, neither increased nor decreased its Equity.
REVISION IN FIN. STATEMENTS OR BOARDS REPORT U/S 131(1) OF THE CO. ACT, 2013
In terms of Section 131 of the Companies Act, 2013, the Financial Statements and Boards
Report are in compliance with the provisions of Section 129 or Section 134 of the Companies Act, 2013 and that no revision has been made during any of the three preceding financial years.
Your Directors do not recommend any dividend on equity shares for the year ended March 31, 2018.
The Company has not invited any deposits from the public within the provisions of Chapter V of the Companies Act, 2013 (hereinafter "the Act" and any reference of section pertains to sections of this Act in this Annual Report unless stated otherwise) read with the Companies (Acceptance of Deposits) Rules, 2014.
PERFORMANCE AND FINANCIAL POSITION OF SUBSIDIARY AND ASSOCIATE COMPANIES:
As per Sections 2(87) and 2(6) of the Companies Act, 2013 and as on date, the Company neither has any Subsidiary Company nor any Associate Company and hence, do not call for any disclosure under this head.
M/s. Mukesh M Chokshi & Co., Chartered Accountants, Statutory Auditors of the Company retire at the conclusion of the ensuing Annual General Meeting and being eligible, offer himself for re-appointment. The Company has received the Certificate under Section 139(1) of the Companies Act, 2013 read with Companies (Audit and Auditors), Rules, 2016 from the Auditor.
Your Directors recommend re-appointment M/s. Mukesh M Chokshi & Co., Chartered Accountants, (FRN 131513W) as the Statutory Auditors of the Company for the current financial year and fixation of his remuneration.
Pursuant to the provisions of Section 204 of the Companies Act, 2013 and rules made there under, the report of Secretarial Audit is annexied as ANNEXURE-A.
AUDITORS REPORT STATUTORY AND SECRETARIAL
The Auditors Report on the financial statement and Secretarial Audit Report for the current year is self-explanatory, therefore does not require any further explanation.
Pursuant to Section 138 of the Companies Act, 2013 and Rule 13 of The Companies (Accounts) Rules, 2016, the Board of Directors of the Company is under process to appoint internal auditors. However, in the opinion of the Board and size of the company, it is not necessary to appoint internal auditor.
EXTRACT OF ANNUAL RETURN
The extract of Annual Return in Form MGT 9, as provided under Section 92 (3) of the Companies Act, 2013, read with Rule 12 of the Companies (Management and Administration) Rules, 2016 is annexed hereto as ANNEXURE-B with this report and shall form part of the Boards Report.
NUMBER OF MEETINGS OF THE BOARD AND COMMITTEES THEREOF
During the year under review various meetings of the Board of Directors and Committees was held for various purposes which were in compliance with the provisions of the Companies Act, 2013, rules made there under and LODR, 2015. Further the details of such meetings of the Board and Committees thereof are mentioned in the Report on Corporate Governance which is annexed as ANNEXURE-C with this Report and shall form part of the Boards Report.
DIRECTORS AND KEY MANAGERIAL PERSONNEL
Your Board comprises of efficient and able directors who have vast experience in this line of business..
The brief details of all members of Board are annexed to this report as ANNEXURE-C.
The following persons are Key Managerial Personnel of the Company
At the time of appointment, all the disclosures and declarations pursuant to Section 164(2) of the Companies Act, 2013 and Rule 14(1) of Companies (Appointment and Qualification of Directors) Rules, 2016, none of the Directors of the Company is disqualified from being appointed as Director. Further, all intimations pertaining to such appointments made during the year has been given to Stock Exchange where the shares of the Company are listed and also the relevant records are duly updated with the Registrar of Companies, Gwalior M. P., wherever required.
RE-APPOINTMNET OF DIRECTORS BY ROTATION
During the year NARENDRA R SHAH (DIN-02001784), director of the company retires by rotation and being eligible offers herself for re- appointment. (The details regarding his reappointment as per LODR,2015 is given in the Notice.
APPOINTMENT/RE-APPOINTMNET OF INDEPENDENT DIRECTORS AND STATEMENT OF DECLARATIONS BY INDEPENDENT DIRECTOR
All the Independent Directors are well appointed on the Board of Company in compliance with the Companies Act, 2013 and the LODR,2015 entered into by the Company with Stock Exchange. Further, all Independent Directors shall hold office for a term up to five consecutive years on the Board of a Company, but shall be eligible for reappointment for next five years after passing a special resolution by the Company and disclosure of such appointment in the Boards Report. The Company has received declarations from all the Independent Directors of the Company confirming that they meet the criteria of Independence under sub-section (6) of section 149 of the Act and LODR,2015.
FAMILARISATION PROGRAMME FOR INDEPENDENT DIRECTORS
The directors will be introduced to all the Board members and the senior management personnel such as Chief Financial Officer, Company Secretary and Various Department heads individually to know their roles in the organization and to understand the information which they may seek from them while performing their duties as a Director. And meeting may be arranged for Independent Directors with aforesaid officials to better understand the business and operation of the Company. As part of continuous updating and familiarization with the Company, every Independent Director will be taken for visits to the factory or manufacturing units and other branch of the company where officials of various departments apprise them of the operational and sustainability aspects of the plants to enable them to have full understanding on the activities of the Company and initiatives taken on safety, quality etc.
The Company may also circulate news and articles related to the industry from time to time and may provide specific regulatory updates.
SEPARATE MEETING OF INDEPENDENT DIRECTORS
In due compliance with the provisions of the Companies Act, 2013 and LODR,2015, a separate meeting of Independent Directors was held on 10/02/2018
PERFORMANCE EVALUATION BY INDEPENDENT DIRECTORS
The Independent Directors in their meeting have reviewed the performance of Non-Independent Directors and Board as a whole including reviewing the performance of the Chairperson of the company taken into account the views of Executive Directors and Non-Executive Directors. The said policy including above said criteria for the evaluation of the Board, individual directors including independent directors and the committee of the board has been laid down under Nomination, Remuneration and Evaluation Policy given in the Report on Corporate Governance which is annexed as ANNEXURE-C with this report and shall form part of the Boards report.
FORMAL ANNUAL EVALUATION
Pursuant to section 134 (3) (p) of the Companies Act, 2013 and Rule 8(4) of Companies (Accounts) Rules, 2016 and LODR, 2015, the Board has carried out an evaluation of its own performance, the directors individually as well as the evaluation of its Committees as per the criteria laid down in the Nomination, Remuneration and Evaluation policy. The said policy including above said criteria for the evaluation of the Board, individual directors including independent directors and the committee of the board has been laid down in the Corporate Governance Report, which form part of this report.
ORDER(S) PASSED BY REGULATOR(S), COURT(S), TRIBUNAL(S) IMPACTING THE GOING CONCERN STATUS AND COMPANY STATUS
During the year under review, it was found, there were no orders passed regarding the going concern status of the Company. The Company is operating in an efficient manner. In future there will not be any issues relating to the going concern status of the Company.
ADEQUACY OF INTERNAL FINANCIAL CONTROLS WITH REFERENCE TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
The Company has a proper internal control system, which provides adequate safeguards and effective monitoring of the transactions and ensures that all assets are safeguarded and protected against loss from unauthorized use or disposition. The Company has an internal audit system from an outside agency, which ensures that the Companys control mechanism is properly followed and all statutory requirements are duly complied with. Moreover, the audit committee of the Company comprising of independent directors regularly reviews the audit plans, adequacy of internal control as well as compliance of accounting standards. Also the M.D. has the responsibility for establishing and maintaining internal controls for financial reporting and that they also have the overall responsibility to evaluate the effectiveness of internal control systems of the company pertaining to financial reporting and they have to disclose to the auditors and the Audit Committee, deficiencies in the design or operation of such internal controls, if any, of which they are aware and the steps they have taken or propose to take to rectify the deficiencies.
PARTICULARS OF LOANS, GUARANTEES OR INVESTMENTS UNDER SECTION 186 OF THE COMPANIES ACT, 2013
During the year under review, the Company, has neither given any Loans nor provided any Guarantees nor made any Investments under Section 186 of the Companies Act, 2013.
PARTICULARS OF CONTRACTS OR ARRANGEMENTS WITH RELATED PARTIES U/S 188(1) AND 188(2) OF THE COMPANIES ACT, 2013
The related party transactions are entered into based on considerations of various business exigencies, such as synergy in operations, sectoral specialization and the Companys long-term strategy for sectoral investments, optimization of market share, profitability, liquidity and capital resources of its group companies. All related party transactions that were entered introducing the financial year were at Arms Length basis and were in the ordinary course of business, the same were placed before the Audit Committee for the review and noting, in their respective meetings. There are no materially significant related party transactions made by the company with Promoters, Key Managerial Personnel or other designated persons which may have potential conflict with interest of the company at large. Further, as there are no such transactions inconsistent with sub-section (1) of section 188 of the Companies Act, 2013, so no AOC-2 is required to be given in this report.
PARTICULARS OF CONSERVATION OF ENERGY, TECHNOLOGY ABSORPTION, FOREIGN EXCHANGE EARNINGS AND OUTGO
The information pertaining to conservation of energy, technology absorption, Foreign exchange Earnings and outgo as required under Section 134 (3)(m) of the Companies Act, 2013 read with Rule 8(3) of the Companies (Accounts) Rules, 2016 is furnished here under.
|1.||Conservation of Energy and consumption||Power The company continued to accord priority to conservation of energy and is continuing its efforts to utilise energy more efficiently.|
|2.||Technology Absorption and Research The company has not absorbed any technology nor any research & & Development development work has been carried out.|
|3.||Foreign Exch. - Earnings||Nil|
The Company believes in the conduct of its affairs in a fair and transparent manner by adopting highest standards of professionalism, honesty, integrity and ethical behavior. The Company is committed to develop a culture in which every employee feels free to raise concerns about any poor or unacceptable practice and misconduct. In order to maintain the standards has adopted lays down this Whistle Blower Policy to provide a framework to promote responsible and secure whistle blowing. The Board of Directors of your Company has adopted the Vigil Mechanism and Whistle Blower Policy in compliance of Companies Act, 2013 and LODR,2015. The same forms part of Companys Code of Conduct.
COMMISSION RECEIVED BY DIRECTOR FROM HOLDING OR SUBSIDIARY COMPANY
The Company neither has any holding nor is any subsidiary company, therefore, disclosure under Section 197 (14) of the Companies Act, 2013 not applicable.
During the year under review, none of the Directors of your Company were paid any remuneration; therefore, disclosure under Sections 196 and 197 of the Companies Act, 2013 and rules made there under is not applicable.
EQUITY SHARES WITH DIFFERENTIAL VOTING RIGHTS
The company has not issued any shares with differential voting rights and accordingly the provisions of Section 43 read with Rule 4(4) of the Companies (Share Capital and Debentures) Rules, 2016 of the Companies Act, 2013 and rules framed there under are not applicable for the year.
DETAILS OF SWEAT EQUITY SHARES
The company has not issued any sweat equity shares and accordingly the provisions of Section 54 read with Rule 8(13) of the Companies (Share Capital and Debentures) Rules, 2016 of the Companies Act, 2013 and rules framed there under are not applicable for the year.
DETAILS OF EMPLOYEES STOCK OPTION SCHEME
The company has not granted stock options and accordingly the provisions of Section 62(1)(b) read with Rule 12(9) of the Companies (Share Capital and Debentures) Rules, 2016 of the Companies Act, 2013 and rules framed there under are not applicable for the year.
DISCLOSURE OF VOTING RIGHTS NOT EXCERCISED
The company has not made any provision of money for the purchase of, or subscription for, shares in the company or its holding company, if the purchase of, or the subscription for, the shares by trustees is for the shares to be held by or for the benefit of the employees of the company and accordingly the provisions of Chapter IV (Share Capital and Debentures) of the Companies Act, 2013 and rules framed there under are not applicable for the year.
PARTICULARS OF EMPLOYEES
Employees relation continued to be cordial throughout the year. Your Directors wish to place on record their sincere appreciation for the excellent spirit with which the entire team of the Company worked together.
During the year under review, none of the employee has received remuneration of Rs. 5.00 Lacs per month or Rs. 60.00 Lacs per year or at a rate which, in the aggregate, is in excess of that drawn by the managing director or whole-time director or manager and holds by himself or along with his spouse and dependent children, not less than two percent of the equity shares of the company pursuant to Section 197 (12) of the Companies Act, 2013 read with Rule 5(2) of the Companies (Appointment and Remuneration of Managerial Personnel) Rules, 2014 and hence, do not call for any further details referred to in Rule 5(3) of the Companies (Appointment and Remuneration of Managerial Personnel) Rules, 2014.
DIRECTORS RESPONSIBILITY STATEMENT
Pursuant to Section 134 (3) (c) of the Companies Act, 2013, your Directors state that:
In the preparation of the annual accounts, the applicable accounting standards have been followed along with proper explanation relating to material departures;
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 as at 31st March, 2018 and the loss for the year ended on that date;
The directors have taken proper and sufficient care of the maintenance of adequate accounting records in accordance with the provisions of the Act for safeguarding of the assets of the Company and for preventing and detecting fraud and other irregularities;
The directors have prepared the annual accounts on a going concern basis:
The Directors had laid down internal financial controls to be followed by the Company and that such internal financial controls are adequate and were operating effectively;
The Directors has devised proper system to ensure compliance with the provisions of all applicable laws and that such systems were adequate and operating efficiently.
CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY COMMITTEE
The Company is not required to constitute a Corporate Social Responsibility Committee due to non fulfillment of any of the conditions pursuant to section 135 of the Companies Act, 2013.
The company has established connectivity with both the depositories viz. National Securities Depository Ltd. (NSDL) and Central Depository Services (India) Ltd. (CDSL). In view of the numerous advantages offered by the Depository system, members are requested to avail of the facility of de-materialization of Companys shares on either of the Depositories as aforesaid.
Your Company considers people as one of the most valuable resources. It believes in the theme that success of any organization depends upon the engagement and motivation level of employees. All employees are committed to their work and proactively participate in their area of operations. The
Companys HR philosophy is to motivate and create an efficient work force as manpower is a vital resource contributing towards development and achievement of organisational excellence.
STATEMENT CONCERNING DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION OF RISK MANAGEMENT POLICY OF THE COMPANY
Pursuant to the requirement of LODR,2015, the Company has constituted a Risk Management Committee. Business Risk Evaluation and Management is an ongoing process within the Organization. The Company has a robust risk management framework to identify, monitor and minimize risk as also identify business opportunities.
The objectives and scope of the Risk Management Committee broadly comprises:
Oversight of risk management performed by the executive management;
Reviewing the Risk Management Policy and Framework in line with Local legal requirements and SEBI guidelines
Reviewing risks and evaluate treatment including initiating mitigation actions and ownership as per a pre-defined cycles.
Defining framework for identification, assessment, monitoring, mitigation and reporting of risk.
Within its overall scope as aforesaid, the Committee shall review risk trends, exposure, potential impact analysis and mitigation plan.
The Risk management committee was constituted as on 12.02.2015
CORPORATE GOVERNANCE AND MANAGEMENT DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS REPORT
Report on Corporate Governance and Management Discussion and Analysis Report, in terms of LODR,2015 are annexed as ANNEXURE-C respectively with this report and shall form part of the Boards report.
A certificate from Statutory Auditors confirming compliance with the conditions of Corporate Governance is also annexed to the Corporate Governance Report.
DISCLOSURE UNDER THE SEXUAL HARASSMENT OF WOMEN AT THE WORKPLACE (PREVENTION, PROHIBITION AND REDRESSAL) ACT, 2013
The Board of Directors of the Company has approved and adopted the ?Policy on Prevention of Sexual Harassment at Workplace to provide equal employment opportunity and is committed to provide a work environment that ensures every woman employee is treated with dignity and respect and afforded equitable treatment. The Company has formed an Internal Complaints Committee where employees can register their complaints against sexual harassment. This is supported by the Sexual Harassment Policy which ensures a free and fair enquiry process with clear timelines.
CODE OF FAIR DISCLOSURE OF UNPUBLISHED PRICE SENSITIVE INFORMATION AND CODE OF CONDUCT UNDER SEBI (PROHIBITION OF INSIDER TRADING) REGULATIONS, 2015
Pursuant to Regulation 8 of Securities and Exchange Board of India (Prohibition of Insider Trading) Regulations, 2015, the Board of Directors has formulated and adopted the "Code of Practices and Procedures for Fair Disclosure of Unpublished Price Sensitive Information" (Code of Fair Disclosure) of the Company. The Board has also formulated and adopted "Code of Conduct for Prohibition of Insider Trading" (Code of Conduct) of the Company as prescribed under Regulation 9 of the said Regulations.
TRANSFER TO INVESTORS EDUCATION AND PROTECTION FUND
During the year under review, the Company was not required to transfer any amount in the
Investors Education and Protection Fund.
POLICY ON DIRECTORS APPOINTMENT AND REMUNERATION
The Board reconstituted the Nomination and Remuneration Committee in terms of Section 178 of the Companies Act, 2013, rules made there under LODR,2015; the Company has adopted a comprehensive policy on Nomination and Remuneration of Directors on the Board. As per such policy, candidates proposed to be appointed as Directors on the Board shall be first reviewed by the Nomination and Remuneration Committee in its duly convened Meeting. The Nomination and Remuneration Committee shall formulate the criteria for determining the qualifications, positive attributes and independence of a Director and recommend to the Board a policy, relating to the Remuneration for the Directors, Key Managerial Personnel and other employees.
The Nomination and Remuneration Committee shall ensure that
a) The level and composition of remuneration is reasonable and sufficient to attract, retain and motivate directors of the quality required to run the company successfully;
b) Relationship of remuneration to performance is clear and meets appropriate performance benchmarks; and
c) Remuneration to directors, KMPs and senior management involves a balance between fixed and incentive pay reflecting short and long-term performance objectives appropriate to the working of the company and its goals.
During the year under review, none of the Directors of the company receive any remuneration. The composition of Nomination and Remuneration Committee has been disclosed in the Report on Corporate Governance.
SUBSIDIARIES, JOINT VENTURES OR ASSOCIATE COMPANIES
During the year under review, the Company neither had any Subsidiaries nor Joint Ventures nor Associate Companies.
CODE OF CONDUCT FOR ALL BOARD MEMBERS AND SENIOR MEMBERS AND DUTIES OF INDEPENDENT DIRETORS
The Board has laid down a Code of Conduct for all Board Members and Senior Management of the Company. The Code of Conduct has been posted on Companys website. Board Members and Senior Management Personnel have affirmed the compliance with the Code for Financial Year 2017-2018. A separate declaration to this effect has been made out in the Corporate Governance Report. The Company has also adopted a Code of Practices and Procedures for Fair Disclosure of Unpublished Price Sensitive Information and Code of Conduct as required under Regulation (8)(1) and Regulation (9)(1) of the SEBI (Prohibition of Insider Trading) Regulations, 2015.
DISCLOSURE OF FRAUDS IN THE BOARDS REPORT U/S 143 OF THE COMPANIES
During the year under review, your Directors do not observe any contract, arrangement and transaction which could result in a fraud; your Directors hereby take responsibility to ensure you that the Company has not been encountered with any fraud or fraudulent activity during the Financial Year 2017-2018.
Your Directors takes opportunity to show gratitude towards the assistance and co-operation received from Banks and other Agencies and Shareholders resulting in good performance during the year under review.
Your Directors also wish to place on record their deep sense of appreciation for the dedicated services rendered by Executives, staff and others of the Company.
For and on Behalf of the Board of Directors of
UNIVERSAL CREDIT & SECURITIES LTD.
Date : 01/09//2018