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The Directors take pleasure in presenting the Fifteenth Annual Report on the business and operations of the company and its financial results for the year ended on 31st March, 2018.
1. FINANCIAL RESULTS
Financial Results of the Company for the financial year under report are summarized below for your consideration:
(Rs. in Lacs)
|REVENUE FROM OPERATIONS||23779.08||25551.05|
|PROFIT BEFORE INTEREST AND DEPRECIATION||1664.87||1663.96|
|NET PROFIT BEFORE TAX||252.99||165.37|
|NET PROFIT AFTER TAX||450.77||176.99|
|TRANSFER TO GENERAL RESERVE||45.07||17.70|
|TRANSFER TO PROFIT & LOSS ACCOUNT||405.70||159.29|
2. PERFORMANCE REVIEW
During the year under review, your Company has achieved profit of Rs. 450.77 lacs after meeting all expenses and taxes, as compared to Rs. 176.97 lacs during the previous year. There is a significant growth of 154% over the previous year. The company has gained profit due to decrease in cost of the raw materials, stores and consumables, fuel and power cost. It is significant to note that the directors have fulfilled their assurance given in the last years report of improving the situation and bring more profit in the current year.
3. FUTURE PROSPECTS
Barring any unforeseen circumstances, the company hopes not only to maintain its current level of operations and to further improve thereon.
4. INDIAN ACCOUNTING STANDARD
The Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) on February 16, 2015, notified that Indian Accounting Standards (Ind AS) are applicable to prescribed Listed Companies from April 1, 2017. Ind AS has replaced the previous Indian GAAP prescribed under Section 133 of the Companies Act, 2013 ("the Act") read with Rule 7 of the Companies (Accounts) Rules, 2014. Ind AS is applicable to the Company from April 1, 2017. The reconciliations and descriptions of the effect of the transition from previous GAAP to Ind AS have been set out in Note A & B in the notes to accounts in the standalone financial statement.
5. SHARE CAPITAL
a) Capital structure: The Authorized Share Capital of your Company is Rs. 35,00,00,000 /- comprising of 3,47,50,000 Equity Shares of Rs.10/- each and 2,50,000 Non Cumulative Preference Shares of Rs.10/- each. The Paid-up Share Capital is Rs. 30,00,00,000 /- comprising of 3,00,00,000 Equity Shares of Rs.10/- each.
b) Buy Back of Securities - The Company did not buy back any of its securities during the year under review.
c) Sweat Equity - The Company did not issued any Sweat Equity Shares during the year under review.
d) Bonus Shares - No Bonus Shares were issued during the year under review.
e) Employees Stock Option - The Company has not provided any Stock Option Scheme to the
The company continues to adopt safety measures to protect the health of workers. Company has complied with the measures to be taken regarding hazards or risks to safety and health from the production of iron and steel, including appropriate standards, codes and guidelines as prescribed, approved or recognized by the competent authority.
Company continues to properly maintain its workplaces, plant, equipment, tools and machinery, and also organizes work in such a manner so as to eliminate and control hazards and risks in the production of iron and steel, which is in consistent with national laws and regulations.
Company in consultation with workers and their representatives, looks after:
(i) assessment of the hazards and risks to the safety and health of workers arising from the production of iron and steel,
(ii) effective use of the information provided by the supplier of equipment or materials and from other reasonably available sources; and
(iii) measures to reduce exposure to eliminate or control risks to safety and health identified in the above risk assessment.
7. POLLUTION CONTROL MEASURES
The company is law compliant and has already installed Waste Heat Recovery Boilers (WHRB) equipped with 3 kilns 100 X 3 MT per day capacity, which help to generate 11.5 Mw power/hour preventing the waste, heat and fumes to dilute in the atmosphere. Emission Stream Pre-treatment (ESP) machines are implemented to filter the gases from the all the chimneys of the industry. Plantation is a vivacious step taken by the company to cover most of the area near the industry.
With a view to conserve the liquid resources and to strengthen the financial position of the Company, your board of directors has not recommend dividend for the financial year ended 31st March, 2018.
The Company has not accepted any deposit from the public falling within the ambit of Section 73 of the Companies Act, 2013 and The Companies (Acceptance of Deposits) Rules, 2014.
10. TRANSFER TO RESERVES
Your Company has transferred 10% of profit i.e. Rs.45.07 lacs in the General Reserves Account during the Financial Year 2017-18.
11. CHANGES IN NATURE OF BUSINESS:
The Company has been engaged in the business of manufacturing the trading of Iron Ore Pellets, Sponge Iron, Steel Billets, HB Wires and generation of Power. There is no change in the nature of Business of the Company during the Financial Year 2017-18.
The Company equity shares are listed on Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) and National Stock Exchange (NSE). The company is duly complying with SEBI (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2015 from time to time.
13. VIGIL MECHANISM / WHISTLE BLOWER POLICY
The Board of Directors have established Whistle Blower Policy and Code of Conduct for the directors & employees of the Company as required under the provisions of Section 177 of the Companies Act, 2013 read with Rule 7 of the Companies (Meeting of Board and its powers) Rules, 2014. The said Policy has been properly communicated to all the directors and employees of the Company through the respective departmental heads and the new employees shall be informed about the Vigil Policy by the Personnel Department at the time of their joining. Managing Directors declaration regarding compliance of Code of Conduct by Board Members and Senior Management personnel is annexed as "Annexure-A"
14. CONSERVATION OF ENERGY & TECHNICAL ABSORPTION & FOREIGN EXCHANGE EARNING OUTGO
In accordance with the requirements of section 134 (3) (m) of the Companies Act, 2013 read with the companies (Disclosure of Particulars in Report of Board of Directors) Rules 1988, a statement showing the information relating to the Conservation of Energy, Research and Development, Technology absorption and foreign exchange earnings and is enclosed in "Annexure-B" and should be treated as a part of this report.
15. PROVISION FOR TAX
Liability of tax have been determined on the basis of Accounting Standard - 22 which is accounting for taxes on income and accordingly, the tax expenses comprising of deferred tax liability have been calculated.
16. INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS:
Industrial relations in the company during the year were peaceful, cordial and healthy. Company had been able to maintain good industrial atmosphere and enjoys mutual trust between the management and its employees.
17. DIRECTORS RESPONSIBILITY STATEMENT
Pursuant to the requirement Under Section 134 (5) of the Companies Act 2013, with respect to Directors, Responsibility Statement, it is hereby confirmed that:-
(a) in the preparation of the annual accounts, the applicable accounting standards had been followed along with proper explanation relating to material departures;
(b) the directors had 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 and loss of the company for that period;
(c) the directors had 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;
(d) the directors had prepared the annual accounts on a going concern basis; and
(e) the directors, in the case of a listed company, had laid down internal financial controls to be followed by the company and that such internal financial controls are adequate and were operating effectively.
(f) the directors had devised proper systems to ensure compliance with the provisions of all applicable laws and that such systems were adequate and operating effectively.
18. AUDITORS Statutory Auditors
M/s. Batra Deepak & Associates, Chartered Accountants had resigned from the office of Statutory Auditor of the Company due to which casual vacancy arise. M/s. Amitabh Agrawal & Co., Chartered Accountants, were appointed as auditors by the members in the Extra-ordinary General Meeting held on 29th May, 2018 to hold office until the conclusion of the forthcoming Annual General Meeting and pursuant to section 139 of the Companies Act, 2013, and Rule 6 of the Companies (Audit and Auditors) Rules, 2014 they are eligible for re-appointment. The Audit Committee considering the qualifications and experience of M/s. Amitabh Agrawal & Co., Chartered Accountants (Firm Regn. No.006620C) has recommended their appointment as Statutory Auditors of the company for the period from the conclusion of ensuing Annual General Meeting to be held in the year 2018 to the conclusion of Annual General Meeting to be held in the year 2023. The Company has received a certificate from M/s. Amitabh Agrawal & Co., to the effect of their appointment, if made, would be within the limits prescribed under Section 141 (3) (g) of the Companies Act, 2013 and that they are
not disqualified for re-appointment and also satisfies the criteria as mentioned under Section 141 of the Companies Act, 2013.
Pursuant to the provisions of Section 148 of the Companies Act, 2013 read with the Companies (Cost Record and Audit) Amendment Rules 2014 M/s Sanat Joshi & Associates has been re-appointed as cost auditors for conducting Cost Audit for the financial year 2017-18.
M/s Agrawal Jain & Co, Chartered Accountants were appointed as Internal Auditors for the FY 201718.
Pursuant to the provisions of Section 204 of the Companies Act, 2013 and The Companies (Appointment and Remuneration of Managerial Personnel) Rules, 2014, the Company has appointed M/s. Satish Batra & Associates, a firm of Company Secretaries in Practice to undertake the Secretarial Audit for the financial year 2017-18.
19. AUDITORS REPORTS
There are no qualifications, reservations, adverse remarks or disclaimers in the statutory Auditors Report on the Financial Statements of the company for the financial year 2017-18 and hence does not require any explanations or comments.
There are no qualifications, reservations, adverse remarks or disclaimers in the Secretarial Auditors Report on Secretarial and other applicable legal compliances to be made by the company for the financial year 2017-18 and hence does not require any explanations or comments. The Report of the Secretarial Audit Report is annexed herewith as "Annexure-C".
20. EXTRACT OF THE ANNUAL RETURN AS REQUIRED UNDER SECTION 92(3) OF THE COMPANIES ACT, 2013
The details forming part of the extract of the Annual Return in form MGT 9 is annexed herewith as "Annexure-D".
21. DECLARATION - INDEPENDENT DIRECTORS
The Board of Directors declare that the Independent Directors Mr. Lekhu T Mulchandani, Mr. Ashok Suri, Mr. Sanjay Jadwani & Mrs. Satyawati Parashar are:
(a) in the opinion of the Board, are persons of integrity and possesses relevant expertise and experience;
(b) (i) who were or were not a promoter of the company or its holding, subsidiary or associate Company.
(ii) who are not related to promoters or directors in the company, its holding, subsidiary or associate Company;
(c) Who have or had no pecuniary relationship with the company, its holding, subsidiary or associate company or their promoters or directors, during the two immediately preceding financial years or during the current financial year;
(d) None of whose relatives has or had pecuniary relationship or transaction with the company, its holding, subsidiary or associate company or their promoters, or directors, amounting to two percent or more of its gross turnover of total income or fifty lakh rupees or such higher amount as may be prescribed, whichever is lower, during the two immediately preceding financial years or during the current financial year;
(e) Who, neither himself nor any of his relatives -
(i) holds or has held the position of a key managerial personnel or is or has been employee of the company or its holding, subsidiary or associate company in any of the three financial year immediately preceding the financial year in which he is proposed to be appointed;
(ii) is or has been an employee or propriety or a partner, in any of the three financial years immediately preceding the financial year in which he is proposed to be appointed, of
(A) a firm of auditors/company secretaries in practice or cost auditors or the company or its holding, subsidiary or associate company; or
(B) any legal or a consulting firm that has or had any transaction with the company, its holding, subsidiary or associate company amounting to ten percent or more of the gross turnover of such firm;
(iii) holds together with his relative two per cent, or more of the total voting power of the company; or
(iv) Is a Chief Executive or director, by whatever name called, of any nonprofit organization that receives twenty-five percent or more of its receipts from the company, any of its promoters, directors or its holding, subsidiary or associate company or that holds two per cent or more of the total voting power of the company; or
(f) who possesses such other qualification as may be prescribed.
22. PARTICULARS OF LOANS, GUARANTEES OR INVESTMENTS
The particulars of Loans given, Investments made and corporate guarantees extended by the company as covered under the provisions of Section 186 of the Companies Act, 2013 are given note 2 & 3 in Financial Statements.
23. REGISTERED OFFICE
The Registered office of your Company was shifted from MIG-4, Indrawati colony, Raipur 492001 (C.G.) to Bahesar Road, Near Cycle Park, Vill - Sondra, Phase-II, Industrial Area, Siltara, Raipur, 493221 (C.G.) with effect from 15th July, 2017. The new address of the registered office is within the local limits of Raipur Municipal Corporation. Necessary formalities in this regard have been complied with pursuant of section 12 of Companies Act, 2013 and rules framed there under.
24. SUBSIDIARIES. JOINT VENTURES AND ASSOCIATE COMPANIES
C.G. Ispat Private Limited is a Associate Company of Vaswani Industries Limited within the meaning of Section 2(6) of the Companies Act, 2013 ("Act") as on 31st March, 2018. There are no other subsidiary companies or joint venture companies. There has been no material change in the nature of the business of the Associate Company.
Pursuant to the provisions of Section 129(3) of the Act, a statement containing salient features of the Financial Statements of the Associate Companies in Form AOC-1 is furnished in "Annexure-E" and is attached to this Report.
25. RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS
A detailed report on contracts and arrangements made during the year 2017-18, being arms length transactions have been mentioned in form AOC-2 herewith as "Annexure-F".
26. RISK MANAGEMENT POLICY IMPLEMENTATION
In todays economic environment, Risk Management is an important part of business. The main aim of risk management is to identify, monitor and take precautionary measures in respect of the events that may pose risks for the business. Your Companys risk management is embedded in the business processes. The Risk Management Policy is being displayed on our website www.vaswaniindustries.com.
27. NOMINATION AND REMUNERATION POLICY
Companys Policy on Directors appointment and Remuneration including criteria for determining qualification, positive attributes, independence of directors and other matters provided under section 178(3) of the Companies Act, 2013 is attached herewith as "Annexure-G".
28. AUDIT COMMITTEE COMPOSITION:
The Audit Committee consists of four directors including three Independent Directors and one Executive Director and all have adequate financial literacy.
29. CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY (CSR)
Discharging Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is now statutorily recognized in India. Section 135 of Companies Act, 2013 specifies that:
Every company having net worth of Rs 500 crore or more, or turnover of Rs.1000 crore or more, or net profit of Rs.5 crore or more during any of the three preceding financial years (as per circular no. 21/2014 dated June 18, 2014) should spend, in every financial year, at least 2 per cent of the average net profits of the company made during the three immediately preceding financial years. Your company is not covered by any of the conditions mentioned above.
30. DISCLOSURE UNDER THE SEXUAL HARASSMENT OF WOMEN AT WORKPLACE ( PREVENTION, PROHIBITION AND REDRESSAL) ACT, 2013
The Company has in place an Anti harassment policy in line with the requirements of the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013. Internal Complaint Committee are set up at shop floor level to redress complaints received regularly and are monitored by women line supervisors who directly report to the Chairman & Managing Director. All employees (permanent, contractual, temporary, trainees) are covered under the policy. There was no complaint received from any employee during the financial year 2017-18 and hence no complaint is outstanding as on 31.03.2018 for redressal.
31. MEETING OF BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The Board of Directors met fourteen (14) times during the year under review. Proper notices of the meeting were given to all the Directors and intimation were duly made to Stock Exchange regarding the conducting of the Board Meeting and its outcome. The details of which are given in the Corporate Governance Report.
32. DIRECTORS AND KEY MANAGERIAL PERSON
During the year Smt. Sudha Vaswani is appointed as Additional Director with effect from 6th January, 2018 holds office up to the conclusion of ensuing AGM. In accordance with Section 152(6)(c) of the Companies Act, 2013, Shri Yashwant Vaswani retires by rotation and being eligible offer himself for re-appointment.
Shri Lekhuchand T Mulchandani and Shri Ashok Suri, Independent Directors hold office up to the conclusion of ensuing AGM. Directors recommend her further appointment till the conclusion of the annual general meeting to be held in the year 2023.
During the year Miss Ritu Lamba was resigned from the post of Company Secretary with effect from 3rd June, 2017. Shri Neemish Jha has appointed with effect from 1st September, 2017 and resigned from the post of Company Secretary with effect from 30th November, 2017. Miss Ragini Shukla was appointed as Company Secretary with effect from 14th December, 2017 and continues to be in office.
Shri Ravi Kumar Vaswani Managing Director of the company is disqualified under Section 164 of the Companies Act, 2013 with effect from 01/11/2016 to 31/10/2021 due to non filing of annual accounts and annual return of Vaswani Ispat Limited, Vaswani Energy Limited and Vaswani Cement Limited for a period of three years and Strike off of Elite Buildhome Limited by ROC, Chhattisgarh. However, director has duly filed the annual accounts and annual returns of Vaswani Ispat Limited, Vaswani Energy Limited and Vaswani Cement Limited under CoDS scheme, 2018 and paid the penalty and have initiated process for revival of Elite Buildhome Limited.
Shri Pawan Kumar Jha, Director of the Company is disqualified under section 164 of the Companies Act, 2013 with effect from 01/11/2016 to 31/10/2021 due to Strike off of Elite Buildhome Limited by ROC, Chhattisgarh. Director has initiated process for revival of Elite Buildhome Limited.
Shri Yashwant Vaswani, Whole-time Director of the Company was disqualified under Section 164 of the Companies Act, 2013 with effect from 01/11/2016 to 31/10/2021 due to non filing of annual accounts and annual return of Vaswani Ispat Limited, Vaswani Energy Limited and Vaswani Cement Limited for a period of three years. However, director has duly filed the annual accounts and annual returns of Vaswani Ispat Limited, Vaswani Energy Limited and Vaswani Cement Limited under CoDS Scheme, 2018 and paid the penalty and ROC has removed his disqualification with effect from 16th March, 2018.
33. PARTICULARS OF EMPLOYEES
The information required pursuant to Section 197 (12) read with Rule 5 (1) of Companies (Appointment and Remuneration of Managerial Personnel) Rules, 2014 in respect of employees of the company and the Statement showing the names and other particulars of the employees of the company as required under Rule 5 (2 & 3) of Companies (Appointment and Remuneration of Managerial Personnel) Rules, 2014 is furnished and the employees of the company has received remuneration in excess of the remuneration mentioned in the above mentioned Rule 5(2) during the financial year 2017-18 is given in "Annexure-H.
34. MANAGEMENT DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS REPORTS:
Management Discussion and Analysis reports is enclosed as "Annexure-I" and should be treated as a part of this report.
35. ANNUAL EVALUATION OF BOARD, ETC.
The Nomination and Remuneration Committee has formulated criteria for evaluation of the performance of the each of the directors of the company. On the basis of said criteria, the Board and all its committees and directors have been evaluated by the Board of the directors and Independent Directors of the Company.
36. SIGNIFICANT AND MATERIAL ORDERS PASSED BY THE REGULATORS OR COURTS:
There are no significant and material orders passed by the Regulators/Courts which would impact the going concern status of the company and its future operations.
37. CORPORATE GOVERNANCE
Company continues to practice good Corporate Governance over the time. The board lays strong emphasis on transparency, accountability and integrity for building investor confidence, improving investors protection and maximizing long-term shareholder value.
Pursuant to provisions of Regulation 34 of the SEBI (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations 2015, a separate section on corporate governance practices followed by the Company, together with a certificate from the Companys Auditors confirming compliance forming an integral part of this Report is given as "Annexure-J".
The Board takes this opportunity to sincerely thank all its stakeholders namely, shareholders, customers, suppliers/contractors, bankers, employees, government agencies, local authorities, and the immediate society for their un-stinted support and co-operation during the year.
For and on behalf of the Board of Directors
Yashwant Vaswani Sudha Vaswani
(Whole-time Director) (Director)
Date: 1st September, 2018