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Your Directors have pleasure in presenting their 31st Annual Report on the business and operations of the Company together with the Audited Accounts of the Company for the financial year ended March 31, 2019.
|PARTICULARS||Year ended 31st March 2019||Year ended 31st March, 2018|
|Profit (Loss) before Tax||19,44,553.20||39,89,775.49|
|Provisions for Taxation|
|- Current provisions||(8,58,471.00)||(12,39,933.00)|
|- Earlier year taxes||-||(3,532.00)|
|- Provision for deferred Tax||(20,12,018.14)||21,20,307.17|
|Profit after Tax||(9,25,935.94)||48,66,617.66|
|Other Comprehensive Income||38,267.24||(3,469.34)|
|Total Comprehensive Income||(8,87,668.70)||48,63,148.32|
|Balance Brought forward|
|- Retained earnings||470,49,157.53||421,82,539.87|
|- Other Comprehensive Income||(24,034.88)||(20,565.54)|
|Balance Carried forward to Balance Sheet|
|- Retained earnings||461,23,221.59||470,49,157.53|
|- Other Comprehensive Income||14,232.36||(24,034.88)|
In order to consolidate the Companys financial position, your directors consider it prudent not to recommend dividend for the year under review.
No amount is proposed to carry to any reserves by the board of directors.
STATE OF COMPANYS AFFAIR
The results for the reporting year compared with the prior year were affected mainly due to non-selling of investments, which resulted in a decline in revenues. However the market value of Current Investments is increased substantially as compared to last year.
CHANGES IN THE NATURE OF BUSINESS
There is no change in the nature of the business of the Company during the year.
MATERIAL CHANGES AND COMMITMENTS
There is no material changes occurred subsequent to the close of the financial year of the Company to which the balance sheet relates and the date of the report.
SIGNIFICANT AND MATERIAL ORDERS PASSED BY THE REGULATORS OR COURTS OR TRIBUNALS
There are no significant and material orders passed by the regulators or courts or tribunals impacting the going concern status and companys operations in future.
INTERNAL CONTROL SYSTEMS
The Company has an Internal Control System, commensurate with the size, scale and complexity of its operations. To maintain its objectivity and independence, the Internal Audit function reports to the Chairman of the Audit Committee of the Board & to the Chairman & Managing Director.
The Internal Audit Department monitors and evaluates the efficacy and adequacy of internal control system in the Company, its compliance with operating systems, accounting procedures and policies of the Company.
SUBSIDIARY/ASSOCIATE/JOINT VENTURE COMPANIES:
The Company does not become or ceased to be or have any Subsidiary/Joint Ventures/ Associate Companies during the year.
Your Company has not accepted any deposits within the meaning of Section 73 of the Companies Act, 2013 and the Companies (Acceptance of Deposits) Rules, 2014.
During the year under review, the company has not issued shares with differential voting rights nor granted stock options nor sweat equity.
EXTRACT OF ANNUAL RETURN
The details forming part of the extract of the Annual Return in form MGT-9 is annexed herewith as "Annexure B".
CONSERVATION OF ENERGY, TECHNOLOGY ABSORPTION AND FOREIGN EXCHANGE EARNING & OUTGO
The information required u/s. 134(3)(q) of the Companies Act, 2013, read with the Rule 8(3) of Companies (Accounts) Rule,2014 with respect to conservation of Energy, Technology absorption are not applicable to the company. The Company has no foreign exchange outflow or inflow during the year under review.
PARTICULARS OF LOANS, GUARANTEES OR INVESTMENTS
The Company has complied with the provisions of section 186 of the Companies Act, 2013 in relation to Loan, Investment & Guarantee given by the company during the financial year and no disclosures in this regard is required under the aforesaid section in this Report.
PARTICULARS OF CONTRACTS OR ARRANGEMENTS WITH RELATED PARTIES U/S 188(1)
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.
RISK MANAGEMENT POLICY
Pursuant to section 134 (3) (n) of the Companies Act, 2013 & the listing regulations, the Board of Directors has adopted risk management policy for the Company which provides for identification, assessment and control of risks which in the opinion of the Board may threaten the existence of the Company. The Management identifies and controls risks through a properly defined framework in terms of the aforesaid policy.
At present the company has not identified any element of risk which may threaten the existence of the company.
CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
In terms of the provisions of Section 135 read together with Rule of the Companies Act, the "Corporate Social Responsibility" (CSR), requirement is not applicable to the Company.
CORPORATE GOVERNANCE CERTIFICATE
The Compliance certificate from the auditors regarding compliance of conditions of corporate governance as stipulated in SEBI (LODR), Regulation, 2015 of the Listing agreement shall be annexed with the report.
VIGIL MECHANISM/WHISTLE BLOWER POLICY
The Board of Directors of the Company has adopted Whistle Blower Policy. The management of the Company, through the policy envisages encouraging the employees of the Company to report to the higher authorities any unethical, improper, illegal or questionable acts, deeds & things which the management or any superior may indulge in. This policy has been circulated to employees of the Company. However, no employee has been denied access to the Audit Committee.
NOMINATION & REMUNERATION COMMITTEE
The Board has, on the recommendation of the Nomination & Remuneration Committee framed a policy for selection and appointment of Directors, Senior Management and their remuneration. The Remuneration Policy is stated in the Corporate Governance Report.
PARTICULARS OF EMPLOYEES
None of the employees, who were in receipt of remuneration in excess of the limits as specified under Rule 5(2) of the Companies (Appointment and Remuneration of Managerial Personnel) Rules, 2014 throughout or part of the financial year under review, was engaged in the company.
Changes in Directors and Key Managerial Personnel
Mrs. Sudha Agarwalla retires by rotation and, being eligible, offers herself for re-appointment. The Directors recommend Mrs. Sudha Agarwalla for re-appointment.
In terms of the requirements of the Companies Act, 2013, the Independent Directors of the Company were appointed for a period of five years. The Board of Directors on basis of the recommendation of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee proposed to re-appoint Mr. Shambhu Nath Modi and Mr. Pratap Ram Ganguly as the Independent Directors of the Company for a second term. A resolution proposing reappointment of Independent Directors of the Company for the second term pursuant to Section 149(6) of the Companies Act, 2013 forms part of the Notice of Annual General Meeting.
Independent Director(s) declaration
Mr. Shambhu Nath Modi and Mr. Pratap Ram Ganguly, who are Independent Directors, have submitted a declaration that each of them meets the criteria of independence as provided in Sub-Section (6) of Section 149 of the Act and listing regulation. Further, there has been no change in the circumstances which may affect their status as independent director during the year.
Pursuant to the provisions of the Companies Act, 2013 and the Listing Regulation, the Board has carried out an evaluation of its own performance, the directors individually as well as the evaluation of the working of its Audit, Nomination & Remuneration Committees. The manner in which the evaluation has been carried out has been explained in the Corporate Governance Report.
Code of Conduct
The Directors and members of Senior Management have affirmed compliance with the Code of Conduct for Directors and Senior Management of the Company. A declaration to this effect has been signed by Managing Directors and forms part of the Annual Report.
During the year seven Board Meetings were convened and held. The intervening gap between the Meetings was within the period prescribed under the Companies Act, 2013. The details of which are given in the Corporate Governance Report.
SECRETARIAL AUDITOR & SECRETARIAL AUDIT REPORT
Pursuant to provisions of section 204 of the Companies Act, 2013 and the Companies (Appointment and Remuneration of Managerial Personnel) Rules, 2014 the company has appointed Mr. Anand Khandelia, a firm of company secretaries in practice to undertake the Secretarial Audit of the Company. The Secretarial Audit report is annexed herewith as "Annexure A".
STATUTORY AUDITORS & AUDITORS REPORT
Pursuant to the provisions of section 139 of the Companies Act, 2013, M/s. VMD & Associates, Chartered Accountants, were appointed as statutory auditors of the Company at the 29th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Company for a period from the conclusion of the said AGM till the conclusion of the 34th AGM.
The Auditor of the company has not made any qualification, reservation or adverse remark or disclaimer in his report and hence, do not call for any further comments under Section 134 of the Companies Act, 2013.
DIRECTORS RESPONSIBILITY STATEMENT
In terms of Section 134 (5) of the Companies Act, 2013, the directors would like to state that:
i) In the preparation of the annual accounts, the applicable accounting standards have been followed.
ii) The directors have selected such accounting policies and applied them consistently and made judgments and estimates that were 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 or loss of the Company for the year under review.
iii) The directors have taken proper and sufficient care for the maintenance of adequate accounting records in accordance with the provisions of this Act for safeguarding the assets of the Company and for preventing and detecting fraud and other irregularities.
iv) The directors have prepared the annual accounts on a going concern basis.
v) 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.
vi) The directors had devised proper system to ensure compliance with the provisions of all applicable laws and that such system were adequate and operating effectively.
During the year under review, your Company enjoyed cordial relationship with workers and employees at all levels.
CORPORATE GOVERNANCE AND MANAGEMENT DISCUSSION & ANALYSIS REPORTS
The Corporate Governance and Management Discussion & Analysis Report, which form an integral part of this Report, are set out as separate Annexure, together with the Certificate from the auditors of the Company regarding compliance with the requirements of Corporate Governance as stipulated in listing regulation.
DISCLOSURE AS PER SEXUAL HARRASSMENT OF WOMEN AT WORKPLACE (PREVENTION, PROHIBITION AND REDRESSAL) ACT, 2013
The Company has zero tolerance for sexual harassment at workplace and has adopted a policy on prevention, prohibition and redressal of sexual harassment at workplace in line with the provisions of Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013 and the rules framed there under. During the financial year 2018-2019, no complain had been received.
PECUNIARY RELATIONSHIP OR TRANSACTIONS OF NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS
During the year, the Non-Executive Directors of the Company had no pecuniary relationship or transactions with the Company.
Your Company and its Directors wish to extend their sincerest thanks to the Members of the Company, Bankers, Executives, Staff and workers at all levels for their continuous cooperation and assistance.
|Place: Kolkata||For and on behalf of the Board|
|Dated: 29th May, 2019||(Arun Kumar Agarwalla)||(Sudha Agarwalla)|