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Steel Strips Ltd. (STEELSTRIPS) - Director Report

Company director report

To The Members

Your Directors are pleased to present the 40th Annual Report together with the auditedaccounts of the Company for the year ended March 312017

FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS

(Rs Lakhs)

PARTICULARS 2016-17 2015-16
Operating and other Income 18.48 43.96
Gross Profit before Interest & depreciation (49.77) 13.64
Interest & other Financial Charges 0.02 0.23
Depreciation - -
Profit/Loss before tax for the year (49.79) 13.41
Income tax of earlier years paid/ Adjusted - -
Profit/(Loss) after tax for the year (49.79) 13.41
Accumulated Losses brought forward from previous year 2742.30 2755.71
Balance Accumulated Losses carried forward to Balance Sheet 2792.08 2742.30

During the year under review the operations continued to be inoperative. The Companyearned other income of Rs.18.48 lakhs on account of rent and settlement of claims withdebtors. After accounting for expenses the Company has incurred a net loss of Rs. 49.79lakhs during the year under review as against a net profit of Rs.13.41 lakhs during theprevious year.

FINANCIAL STATUS

There is no change in the issued and subscribed capital of Rs.828.31 lakhs. There areno equity shares with differential rights or sweat equity or ESOP or scheme of purchase ofCompany shares by employees or their trustees.

DIVIDEND

As Company does not have any distributable profits computed under provisions ofCompanies Act 2013 no dividend is being recommended.

FIXED DEPOSITS

The Company has not accepted any fixed deposits during the year under review.

OPERATIONS

The Company did not have any manufacturing activity.

Your Directors have to state that the Company has filed suits for recovery againstcertain debtors suppliers and others who have also filed counter claims against theCompany. The claims against the Company which amount to Rs. 376.75 lakhs (Previous yearRs.376.75 lakhs) have been stayed in the courts U/S 22 of Sick Industrial CompaniesSpecial Provisions Act 1985 or under Section 10 of Code of Civil Procedure Act. YourDirectors are confident that no liability will arise on the Company on this account.Accordingly no provision for the same has been made in the books of accounts.

MATERIAL CHANGES AND COMMITMENTS IF ANY AFFECTING THE FINANCIAL POSITION OF THECOMPANY

There are no significant and material changes occurred subsequent to the close of thefinancial year to which the Financial Statements relate and upto the date of report thatwould impact the going concern status of the Company and its future operations.

CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY AND GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE

Since the Company does not have net profits in any financial year in accordance withSection 135 of the Companies Act 2013 the Company is not required to undertake anyactivity under CSR Rules.

DETAILS OF SUBSIDIARY JOINT VENTURES OR ASSOCIATE COMPANY

The Company is not having any Joint Venture Associate Company or Subsidiary Companyreportable under Section 129(3) of the Companies Act 2013.

CORPORATE GOVERNANCE REPORT- DISCLOSURE REQUIREMENTS

The Company is continuously taking steps to maintain transparency accountability andequity in order to improve its dealings with all concerned. The Company not only complieswith the regulatory requirements but is also responsive to the stakeholders' as well asassociates' needs. The Company already has an Audit Committee a Stakeholder RelationshipCommittee and Nomination and Remuneration Committee duly constituted by the Board to lookafter various activities. The Corporate Governance practices followed by the Company areenclosed as Annexure to this report. (Annexure-4)

MANAGEMENT DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS

The Company is not having any manufacturing activity for any article covered bySchedule-1 of the IDR Act. Reference with BIFR is not applicable as the strength of theworkers is less than 50 as required under the IDR Act for filing reference with BIFR.

EXTRACT OF THE ANNUAL RETURN

The extract of the annual return as provided under Section 92(3) of the Act in FormMGT-9 is attached and forms part of this report. (Annexure-1)

DIRECTORS' RESPONSIBILITY STATEMENT

Pursuant to Section 134(5) of the Companies Act 2013 the Directors' confirm that:

a. in preparation of the annual accounts for the year ending 31st March 2017 theapplicable accounting standards had been followed along with proper explanation relatingto material departures if any.

b. the Directors had selected such accounting policies and applied them consistentlyand made judgments and estimates that are reasonable and prudent so as to give a true andfair view of the state of affairs of the Company at the end of the financial year and ofthe 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 ofthis Act for safeguarding the assets of the Company and for preventing and detecting fraudand other irregularities;

d. the Directors had prepared the annual accounts on a going concern basis; and

e. the Directors had laid down internal financial control to be followed by the Companyand that such internal financial controls were adequate and were operating effectively.

f. the Directors had devised proper systems to ensure compliance with the provisions ofall applicable laws and that such systems were adequate and operating effectively.

INTERNAL FINANCIAL CONTROL SYSTEMS AND THEIR ADEQUACY

The internal control systems and processes of the Company cover operational efficiencyaccuracy and promptness in financial reporting compliance with laws and regulations anddevelopment of mature disciplined and effective processes. The processes are alsodesigned to meet the goals of cost schedule functionality and quality thus resulting inhigher levels of customer satisfaction.

An independent Audit Committee of the Board reviews the adequacy of internal controls.

DIRECTORS

A) Changes in Directors and Key Managerial Personnel

- Since the last Annual General Meeting there is no change in the Board of Directorsand Key Managerial Personnel of the Company.

- As per the provisions of Companies Act 2013 Shri Humesh Kumar Singhal(DIN-00044328) Director retires by rotation at the forthcoming Annual General Meetingand being eligible offers himself for re-appointment.

B) Declaration by an Independent Director(s) and re-appointment if any

A declaration by Independent Directors stating that he/they meet the criteria ofindependence as provided in Sub-section (6) of Section 149 of the Companies Act 2013 hasbeen taken at the time of their appointment.

C) Formal Annual Evaluation

The Board of Directors has carried out an annual evaluation of its own performanceBoard committees and individual directors pursuant to the provisions of the Act and thecorporate governance requirements as prescribed by Securities and Exchange Board of India("SEBI") under LODR Regulations 2015.

The performance of the Board was evaluated by the Board after seeking inputs from allthe directors on the basis of the criteria such as the Board composition and structureeffectiveness of board processes information and functioning etc.

The performance of the committees was evaluated by the Board after seeking inputs fromthe committee members on the basis of the criteria such as composition of committeeseffectiveness of committee meetings etc.

The Board and the Nomination and Remuneration Committee ("NRC") reviewed theperformance of the individual directors on the basis of the criteria such as thecontribution of the individual director to the Board and committee meetings likepreparedness on the issue to be discussed meaningful and constructive contribution andinputs in meetings etc. In addition the Chairman was also evaluated on the key aspects ofhis role.

In a separate meeting of Independent Directors performance of non-independentdirectors performance of the board as a whole and performance of the Chairman wasevaluated taking into account the views of executive directors and non-executivedirectors The same was discussed in the Board meeting at which the performance of theBoard its committees and individual directors was also discussed.

NUMBER OF MEETINGS OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

During the year under review 4 Board Meetings were held one each on 14th May 201612th August 2016 12th November 2016 and 13th February 2017.

POLICY ON DIRECTORS' APPOINTMENT AND REMUNERATION AND OTHER DETAILS

The Company's policy on Directors' appointment and remuneration and other mattersprovided in Section 178(3) of the Act has been disclosed in the corporate governancereport which forms part of the Directors' Report.

AUDIT COMMITTEE

The Audit & Compliance Committee comprises of three nonexecutive IndependentDirectors viz. Shri S S Virdi Shri M M Chopra and Smt. Manju Lakhanpal and oneNon-executive Director Shri H K Singhal. During the year the committee held fourmeetings. Other details of the Audit Committee are included in the Corporate GovernanceReport which forms part of this report.

The Board had accepted all recommendation of the Audit Committee.

DETAILS OF ESTABLISHMENT OF VIGIL MECHANISM/ WHISTLE BLOWER POLICY FOR DIRECTORS ANDEMPLOYEES

The Company has formulated and published a Whistle Blower Policy to provide vigilmechanism for employees including Directors of the Company to report genuine concerns. Theprovisions of this Policy are in line with the provisions of Section 177(9) of the Act andRegulation 22 of SEBI (LODR) Regulations 2015.

There are no cases reported during the year.

NOMINATION AND REMUNERATION COMMITTEE

The committee has been constituted to review and recommend compensation payable to thewhole-time directors including Chairman and senior management of the Company. Thecommittee reviews the overall compensation structure and policies of the Company with aview to attract retain and motivate employees reviewing compensation levels of theCompany vis-a-vis other Companies and industry in general.

PARTICULARS OF LOANS GUARANTEES OR INVESTMENTS UNDER SECTION 186

There were no Loans/ Guarantee given or Investments made by the Company during the yearexceeding the limits prescribed under section 186 of Companies Act 2013.

PARTICULARS OF CONTRACTS OR ARRANGEMENTS WITH RELATED PARTIES:

All contracts /arrangements/transactions entered by the company during the financialyear with related parties were in the ordinary course of business and on an arm's lengthbasis During the year the Company had not entered into anycontract/arrangement/transaction with related parties which could be considered materialin accordance with the policy of the Company on materiality of related party transactions.

The policy on materiality of Related Party Transactions and dealing with related partytransactions as approved by the Board is uploaded on the Website of the Company.Disclosures as required under Accounting Standards (AS- 18) have been made in thefinancial statements of the company enclosed with this report.

BUSINESS RISK MANAGEMENT

The Company has policy to regularly review the payments of Creditors and statutory duesetc. and manage its cash flow activity from time to time. As such the Company suffers norisk if any which may threaten the existence of the Company.

AUDITORS

M/s S.C. Dewan & Co. Chartered Accountants were appointed as Statutory Auditorsof the Company to hold office till the conclusion of Annual General Meeting to be held inthe calendar year 2017 (subject to ratification of their appointment at every AGM).

Pursuant to provisions of Section 139 of the Companies Act 2013 M/s S.C. Dewan &Co. Chartered Accountants Auditors of the Company retire at the conclusion of theforthcoming Annual General Meeting of the Company.

Board in their meeting held on 30.05.2017 proposed the appointment of M/s AKR &Associates Chartered Accountants as Statutory Auditors of the Company to hold the officefrom the conclusion of forthcoming Annual General Meeting till the conclusion of AnnualGeneral Meeting to be held in the calendar year 2022 subject to the approval of members.

AUDITORS' REPORT AND SECRETARIAL AUDITORS' REPORT

The Auditors' Report and Secretarial Auditors' Report do not contain anyqualifications reservations or adverse remarks. Report of Secretarial Auditor is attachedas an annexure which forms part of this report. (Annexure-2)

LISTING OF SHARES

Equity shares of the Company are listed on Mumbai Stock Exchange. The Company hasalready taken up with BSE for revocation of suspension of trading in its Equity Shares.

INSURANCE

All the assets of the Company have been adequately insured. PARTICULARS OF EMPLOYEES

Relations with the employees during the period under review continued to be peacefuland harmonious.

MANAGERIAL REMUNERATION

The information required under Section 197 of the Act read with rule 5 of the Companies(Appointment and remuneration of managerial personnel) rules 2014 is enclosed with thisreport. (Annexure-3)

The Board expresses deep appreciation of employees for their support.

HEALTH SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENT PROTECTION

Our Company has complied with all the applicable health & Safety standardsenvironment laws and labour laws and has been taking all necessary measures to protect theenvironment and provide workers a safe work environment. Our Company is committed forcontinual improvement in Health & Safety as well as Environmental performance byinvolving all the employees to provide a Safe & healthy work environment to all itsemployees

DISCLOSURE AS PER SEXUAL HARASSMENT OF WOMEN AT WORK PLACE (PREVENTION PROHIBITION ANDREDRESSAL) ACT 2013

The Company has adopted a policy against sexual harassment in line with the provisionsof Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention Prohibition and Redressal) Act2013 and the rules framed thereunder.

During the financial year 2016-17 the Company has not received any complaint on sexualharassment and hence no complaints remain pending as on 31st March 2017.

CONSERVATION OF ENERGY TECHNOLOGY ABSORPTION AND FOREIGN EXCHANGE EARNINGS AND OUTGO

Information in accordance with the provisions of Section 1 34(3)(m) of the CompaniesAct 201 3 regarding Conservation of Energy Technology Absorption and Foreign ExchangeEarnings and Outgo is not applicable as the Company did not have any manufacturingfacility during the period under consideration. There were no foreign exchange earnings/outgo during the period.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

Your Directors acknowledge with gratitude the assistance co-operation and supportreceived by the Company from Statutory/ Govt. Bodies Customers and Shareholders of theCompany.

For and on behalf of Board

Place: Chandigarh H.K.SINGHAL SANJAY GARG
Dated : 30th May 2017. Director Executive Director