Aris International Ltd.
|BSE: 531677||Sector: IT|
|NSE: N.A.||ISIN Code: INE588E01026|
|BSE 05:30 | 01 Jan||Aris International Ltd|
|NSE 05:30 | 01 Jan||Aris International Ltd|
|BSE: 531677||Sector: IT|
|NSE: N.A.||ISIN Code: INE588E01026|
|BSE 05:30 | 01 Jan||Aris International Ltd|
|NSE 05:30 | 01 Jan||Aris International Ltd|
Your Directors are pleased to present the 24th Annual Report of theCompany together with the Audited Financial Statements for the year ended 31stMarch 2019.
SUMMARY OF FINANCIAL RESULTS OF THE COMPANY:
(Rs. in Lacs)
Your Company has successfully completed 24 years of operations this year. Your Companyin the current year mainly carried out operation in the software development. Consideringthe real Estate market condition the company maintained its status.
STANDALONE FINANCIAL RESULTS:
The Net Sales of our Company is of Rs. 1270000 compared to the previousyear Rs. 1090000.
In view of the carry forward losses incurred in the earlier years and pursuant tosection 123 of the companies Act 2013 the Board regrets its inability to declare anydividend for the year under review.
As on 31st March 2019 the Company held no deposit in any form from anyone.There were no deposits held by the company as on 31st March 2019 which wereoverdue or unclaimed by the depositors. For the present the Board of Directors hasresolved not to accept any deposit from public.
MANAGEMENT'S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS REPORT:
Management's Discussion and Analysis Report for the year under review as stipulatedunder
Regulation 34 (3) read with Schedule Part V of the SEBI (Listing Obligations andDisclosures Requirements) Regulations 2015 with Stock Exchange in India is presented ina separate Annexure -I forming part of the Annual Report.
CHANGE IN THE NATURE OF BUSINESS IF ANY:
There was no change in the nature of business of the Company or any of its subsidiariesduring the year.
MATERIAL CHANGES AND COMMITMENT IF ANY AFFECTING THE FINANCIAL POSITION OF THECOMPANY: During the year under review there were no material changes and commitmentsaffecting the financial position of the Company.
DIRECTORS AND KEY MANAGERIAL PERSONNEL:
As per Section 152 (6)(a)unless article provide for retirement of all directors atevery annual general meeting not less than two-thirds of the total directors company of apublic company shall-
i) be person whose period of office is liable to determination by retirement ofdirectors by rotation; and
ii) save as otherwise expressly provided in this Act be appointed by the company ingeneral meeting. Further as per 152 (6)(d) the directors to retire by rotation at everyannual general meeting shall be those who has been longest in office since their lastappointment.
In this regards Mr. Ramesh Chandra Mishra DIN: 00206671 is eligible for retire byrotation.
Ms. Jayanti Pradhan (DIN: 08529039) who was appointed by the Board of Directors as anAdditional Director of the Company effective 8th July 2019 and who holds office up to thedate of this Annual General Meeting of the Company in terms of Section 161 and any otherapplicable provisions if any of the Companies Act 2013 (Act') (including anymodification or re-enactment thereof) and Article 66 of the Articles of Association of theCompany and who is eligible for appointment and has consented to act as a Director of theCompany and in respect of whom the Company has received a notice in writing from a Memberunder Section 160(1) of the Act proposing her candidature for the office of Director ofthe Company be and is hereby appointed as a Director of the Company not liable to retireby rotation.
* Mr. Pawan Tibrewal has regined from the Board(from directorship) w.e.f 8thJuly2019 due to pre-occupation elsewhere.
RE-CLASSIFICATION OF PROMOTERS OF THE COMPANY:
The members of the Company approved the re-classification of promoters into generalpublic category at the Extra Ordinary General Meeting (EGM) of the Company held onSaturday 31st March 2018 because the entities/persons are neitherinvolved in the management nor holds any controlling stake in the Company and also none ofaforesaid entities/persons has entered into any
Shareholders' Agreement with the Company nor have they got any Veto Rights or SpecialInformation Rights or Special Rights as to voting power or control of the Company.Application for re-classification of promoters of the company is in process with BSE.
NUMBER OF MEETINGS OF THE BOARD:
The Board met 7 times during the financial year the details of which are given in theCorporate Governance Report that forms part of this Annual Report. The intervening gapbetween any two meetings was within the period prescribed by the Companies Act 2013.
INDEPENDENT DIRECTORS DECLARATION:
The Company has received necessary declaration from each independent director underSection 149(7) of the Companies Act 2013 that he/she meets the criteria of independencelaid down in Section 149(6) of the Companies Act 2013 and Regulation 25 of SEBI (ListingObligations and Disclosures Requirements) Regulations 2015. The Independent Directorsunder section 149(6) of the Companies Act 2013 declared that:
1. They are not promoters of the Company or its holding subsidiary or associatecompany;
2. They are not related to promoters or directors in the company its holdingsubsidiary or associate company.
3. The independent Directors have /had no pecuniary relationship with company itsholding subsidiary or associate company or their promoters or directors during thetwo immediately preceding financial years or during the current financial year;
4. None of the relatives of the Independent Director has or had pecuniary relationshipor transaction with the company its holding subsidiary or associate company or theirpromoters or directors amounting to two per cent or more of its gross turnover or totalincome or fifty lakh rupees or such higher amount as may be prescribed whichever islower during the two immediately preceding financial years or during the currentfinancial year;
5. Independent Director neither himself nor any of his relatives--
(i) holds or has held the position of a key managerial personnel or is or has beenemployee of the company or its holding subsidiary or associate company in any of thethree financial years immediately preceding the financial year in which he is proposed tobe appointed;
(ii) is or has been an employee or proprietor or a partner in any of the threefinancial years immediately preceding the financial year in which he is proposed to beappointed of--
(A) a firm of auditors or company secretaries in practice or cost auditors of thecompany or its holding subsidiary or associate company; or
(B) any legal or a consulting firm that has or had any transaction with the companyits holding subsidiary or associate company amounting to ten percent or more of the grossturnover of such firm;
(iii) Holds together with his relatives two percent. or more of the total voting powerof the company; or
(iv) is a Chief Executive or Director by whatever name called of any nonprofitorganization that receives twenty-five percent. or more of its receipts from the companyany of its promoters directors or its holding subsidiary or associate company or thatholds two percent or more of the total voting power of the company;
6. Independent Director possesses such qualifications as may be directed by the Board.
7. The Company & the Independent Directors shall abide by the provisions specifiedin Schedule IV of the Companies Act 2013.
SEBI (Listing Obligations and Disclosures Requirements) Regulations 2015 mandates thatthe Board shall monitor and review the Board evaluation framework. The Companies Act 2013states that a formal annual evaluation needs to be made by the Board of its ownperformance and that of its committees and individual directors. The Schedule IV of theCompanies Act 2013 states that the performance evaluation of independent directors shouldbe done by the entire Board of Directors excluding the director being evaluated.
The evaluation of all the directors and the Board as a whole was conducted based on thecriteria and framework adopted by the Board. The Board approved the evaluation results ascollated by the Nomination and Remuneration Committee.
PERFORMANCE OF THE BOARD AND COMMITTEES:
During the year under review the performance of the Board & Committees andIndividual Director(s) based on the below parameters was satisfactory:
(i) All Directors had attended the Board meetings;
(ii) The remunerations paid to Executive Directors are strictly as per the Company andindustry policy.
(iii) The Independent Directors only received sitting fees.
(iv) The Independent Directors contributed significantly in the Board and committeedeliberation and business and operations of the Company and subsidiaries based on theirexperience and knowledge and Independent views.
(v) The Credit Policy Loan Policy and compliances were reviewed periodically; (vi)Risk Management Policy was implemented at all critical levels and monitored by theInternal Audit team who places report with the Board and Audit committee.
MEETING OF INDEPENDENT DIRECTORS:
Pursuant of the provision of Section 149 (8) of the Companies Act 2013 read withSchedule IV and Regulation 25 of SEBI (Listing Obligations and Disclosures Requirements)Regulations 2015 the Independent Directors of the Company held their meeting on 5thFebruary 2019 reviewed the performance of non- independent directors and the Boardas a whole including the Chairperson of the Company views expressed by the executivedirectors and non-executive directors at various level and quantified the qualityquantity and timeliness of flow of information between the Company management and theBoard and expressed satisfaction.
POLICY ON DIRECTORS APPOINTMENT AND REMUNERATION:
The current policy is to have an appropriate mix of executive and independent directorsto maintain the independence of the Board and separate its functions of governance andmanagement. As on 31st March 2019 the Board consists of 5 members. Out ofwhich one is the Managing Director. Two Independent Director out of which One is a WomenIndependent Director and One Non- Executive Director
The policy of the Company on directors appointment and remuneration including criteriafor determining qualifications positive attributes independence of a director and othermatters provided under Sub section (3) of Section 178 of the Companies Act 2013 adoptedby the Board and are stated in this Board report. We affirm that the remuneration paid tothe directors is as per the terms laid out in the nomination and remuneration policy ofthe Company.
COMMITTEES OF THE BOARD:
Currently the Board has four committees:1) Audit Committee 2) Nomination andRemuneration Committee 3) Stakeholders Relationship Committee 4) Shares TransferCommittee
A detailed note on the Board and its Committees is provided under the CorporateGovernance Report that forms part of this Annual Report.
NOMINATION AND REMUNERATION COMMITTEE AND STAKEHOLDERS RELATIONSHIP COMMITTEE:
Pursuant to the Section 178 of the Companies Act 2013 the Company has set up aNomination and Remuneration and Stakeholders Relationship Committee. A detailed note onthe composition of the Committees is provided in the corporate governance report sectionof this Annual Report.
The Key Features of the Policy of the said committee are as follows:
For Appointment of Independent Director (ID): a. Any person who is between theage of 25 years and below 75 years eligible to become Independent Director(ID); b. He hasto fulfill the requirements as per section 149 of the Companies Act 2013 read with Clause49 of the Listing Agreement; c. Adhere to the code of conduct as per Schedule IV to theCompanies Act 2013; d. Strictly adhere to the Insider Trading Regulation of the SEBI andInsider Trading policy of the Company; e. Independent Director should have adequateknowledge and reasonably able to contribute to the growth of the Company and stakeholders;f. Independent Director should be able to devote time for the Board and other meetings ofthe company; g. Entitled for sitting fees and reasonable conveyance to attend themeetings; and h. Able to review the policy participate in the meeting with all thestakeholders of the company at the Annual General Meeting.
DIRECTORS' RESPONSIBILITY STATEMENT:
Pursuant to the Section 134(3)(c) and Section 134 (5) of the Companies Act 2013 theBoard of Directors of the Company hereby confirm: (i) That in the preparation of theaccounts for the financial year ended 31stMarch 2019 the applicableaccounting standards have been followed along with proper explanation relating to materialdepartures; (ii) That the Directors have selected such accounting policies and appliedthem consistently and made judgments and estimates that were reasonable and prudent so asto give a true and fair view of the state of affairs of the Company at the end of thefinancial year and of the profit and loss of the Company for the year under review; (iii)That the Directors have taken proper and sufficient care for the maintenance of adequateaccounting records in accordance with the provisions of the Companies Act 2013 forsafeguarding the assets of the Company and for preventing and detecting fraud and otherirregularities; (iv) That the Directors have prepared the accounts for the financial yearended 31st March 2019 on a going concern' basis.
(v) The internal financial controls are laid and have been followed by the company andthat such controls are adequate and are operating effectively. Such controls meanscontrols and policies and procedures adopted and adhered by the company for orderly andefficient conduct of the business for safeguarding assets prevention and detection offrauds and errors and maintenance of accounting records and timely preparation offinancial statements and review its efficiency. (vi) The Directors had devised propersystems to ensure compliance with the provisions of all applicable laws and that suchsystems were adequate and operating effectively.
RISK MANAGEMENT POLICY:
The company has developed Risk Management Policy mainly covering the following areas ofconcerns
1. On the international currencies front volatility of exchange rate is a matter ofconcern for a Company because major sales are in the form of exports worldwide besidescorresponding imports in foreign currency for key raw materials. However the riskassociated with currency fluctuation has been mitigated by effective forex managementpolicy.
2. Lack of clarity on future Government policies continues to be an area of majorconcern for the industry. The exact impact of this cannot be assessed until the proposedchanges are actually introduced and implemented.
3. In line with the overall growth objective and strengthening of infrastructure basethe Company had invested in Information Technology (IT) viz. SAP Enterprising ResourcePlanning system for leveraging its business values.
VIGIL MECHANISM / WHISTLE BLOWER POLICY:
In terms of the provisions of Section 177(9) of the Companies Act 2013 the Companyhas implemented a vigil mechanism named Whistle Blower Policy to deal with instance offraud and mismanagement if any in staying true to our values of Strength Performanceand Passion and in line with our vision of being one of the most respected companies inIndia the Company is committed to the high standards of Corporate Governance andstakeholder responsibility.
A high level Committee has been constituted which looks into the complaints raised. TheCommittee reports to the Audit Committee and the Board. The Whistle Blower Policy ensuresthat strict confidentiality is maintained whilst dealing with concerns and also that nodiscrimination will be meted out to any person for a genuinely raised concern.
INTERNAL CONTROL SYSTEMS AND THEIR ADEQUACY:
The Board has adopted the policies and procedures for ensuring the orderly andefficient conduct of its business including adherence to the Company's policies thesafeguarding of its assets the prevention and detection of frauds and errors theaccuracy and completeness of the accounting records and the timely preparation ofreliable financial disclosures.
The Company has an Internal Control System commensurate with the size scale andcomplexity of its operations. To maintain its objectivity and independence the InternalAudit function reports to the Chairman of the Audit Committee.
The Internal Audit Department monitors and evaluates the efficacy and adequacy ofinternal control system in the Company its compliance with operating systems accountingprocedures and policies at all locations of the Company.
Based on the report of internal audit function process owners undertake correctiveaction in their respective areas and thereby strengthen the controls. Significant auditobservations and recommendations along with corrective actions thereon are presented toBoard.
M/s. G. S. Nayak & Co. Chartered Accountants is the Internal Auditor of theCompany.
Pursuant 139 142 of the Companies Act 2013 and the Companies (Audit and Auditors)Rules 2014 and pursuant to the recommendation made by the Audit Committee to the Board ofDirectors M/s. Pams & Assocites Chartered Accountants having registration no.316079E be and are hereby appointed as a Auditors of the Company in place of the retiringAuditors M/s. K.M. Tapuriah & Co. (Registration No. 314043E) Chartered Accountantswho shall hold office from the conclusion of this 24th Annual General Meeting for a termof 5 consecutive years till conclusion of the 29th Annual General Meeting to be held inthe calendar year 2024 and that the Board of Directors be and is hereby authorized to fixsuch remuneration as may be determined by the Audit Committee in consultation with theAuditors and that such remuneration may be paid on a progressive billing basis inaddition to reimbursement of all out-of-pocket expenses as may be incurred in connectionwith the audit of the accounts of the Company.
The Auditors have not made any qualification to the financial statement. Their reporton relevant notes on accounts are self-explanatory and do not call for any comments underSection 134 of the companies Act 2013
SECRETARIAL AUDITORS AND THEIR REPORT:
M/s. Saroj Panda & Co. Company Secretary in Practice was appointed to conduct theSecretarial Audit of the company for the financial year 2018- 2019 as required underSection 204 of the Companies Act 2013 and Rules thereunder. The Secretarial Audit Reportfor F.Y. 2018 2019 is Annexure - II to this Board's Report. The Board hasre-appointed M/s. Saroj Panda & Co. Company Secretary in Practice as SecretarialAuditor of the Company for the financial year 2019-2020.
SIGNIFICANT AND MATERIAL ORDERS PASSED BY THE COURTS/REGULATORS:
There are no significant and material orders passed by the regulators or courts ortribunals impacting the going concern status and Company's operations in future.
CONSERVATION OF ENERGY TECHNOLOGY AND FOREIGN EXCHANGE:
The relevant information pertaining to conservation of energy technology absorptionforeign exchange earnings and outgo as prescribed under section 134(3)(m) of the CompaniesAct 2013 read with Rule 8 of the Companies (Accounts) Rules 2014 are set out hereinbelow:
A) CONSERVATION OF ENERGY:
The Company continues its policy of encouraging energy conservation measures. Theregular review of energy consumption and the systems installed to control utilization ofenergy is undertaken.
B) RESEARCH &DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES & TECHNOLOGY ABSORPTION:
The Company is developing in-house software.
RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS/CONTRACTS:
The Company has implemented a Related Party Transactions policy for the purposes ofidentification and monitoring of such transactions. The policy on related partytransactions is uploaded on the Company's website.
All related party transactions are placed before the Audit Committee for approval.Prior omnibus approval of the Audit Committee is obtained on an annual basis which isreviewed and updated on quarterly basis.
Pursuant to the Section 134(3) (h) of the Companies Act 2013 and Rule 8(2) of theCompanies (Accounts) Rules 2014 there were no contract where in the related parties areinterested.
In accordance with the provisions of the Companies Act 2013 the details of relatedparty transactions are available in the Notes to the Standalone financial statementssection of the Annual Report.
PARTICULARS OF LOANS GUARANTEES OR INVESTMENTS:
Loans Guarantees and Investments covered under section 186 of the Companies Act 2013form part of the notes to the financial statements provided in this Annual Report.
HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT:
We take this opportunity to thank employees at all levels for their dedicated serviceand contribution made towards the growth of the company. The relationship with the workersof the
Company's manufacturing units and other staff has continued to be cordial.
To ensure good human resources management at the company we focus on all aspects ofthe employee lifecycle. During their tenure at the Company employees are motivatedthrough various skill-development engagement and volunteering programs.
In terms of Section 197(12) of the Companies Act 2013 read with Rule 5(2) and 5(3) ofthe Companies (Appointment and Remuneration of Managerial Personnel) Rules 2014 noemployee(s) drawing remuneration in excess of limits set out in said rules forms part ofthe annual report.
Considering the first proviso to Section 136(1) of the Companies Act 2013 the AnnualReport is being sent to the members of the Company and others entitled thereto. The saidinformation is available for inspection at the registered office of the Company duringbusiness hours from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on working days of the Company up to the date of theensuing Annual General Meeting. Any shareholder interested in obtaining a copy thereofmay write to the Company Secretary in this regard.
EXTRACT OF ANNUAL RETURNS:
Pursuant to the Section 134(3) (a) of the Companies Act 2013 the details forming partof the extract of the Annual Return is Form MGT-9 is Annexure-III.
A Report on Corporate Governance along with a Certificate from M/s. Saroj Panda &Co regarding compliance with the conditions of Corporate Governance as stipulated underClause 49 of the Listing Agreement with Stock Exchange read with the relevant provisionsof SEBI (Listing Obligations and Disclosures Requirements) Regulations 2015 forms part ofthis Report and Annexure-IV to this Board's Report.
DISCLOSURE AS PER SEXUAL HARASSMENT OF WOMEN AT WORKPLACE (PREVENTION PROHIBITION ANDREDRESSAL) ACT 2013:
The Company has in place an Anti-Sexual Harassment Policy in line with the requirementsof the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention Prohibition and Redressal)Act 2013. The Internal Complaints Committee (ICC) has been set up to redress complaintsreceived regarding sexual harassment. All employees (permanent contractual temporarytrainees) are covered under this policy. The Company has not received any complaint underthis policy during the 2018-2019.
BANK AND FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS:
Directors are thankful to their bankers for their continued support to the company.
CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY:
As per the Companies Act 2013 all companies having net worth of 500 crore or more orturnover of Rs. 1000 crore or more or a net profit of Rs. 5 crore or more during anyfinancial year are required to constitute a appropriate corporate social responsibility(CSR) Committee of the Board of Directors comprising there or more directors at least oneof whom an independent director and such company shall spend at least 2% of the averagenet profits of the Company's three immediately preceding financial year. The Companypresently does not with any of the criteria stated herein above.
Your Directors convey their sincere thanks to the Government Banks Shareholders andcustomers for their continued support extended to the company at all times.
The Directors further express their deep appreciation to all employees for commendableteamwork high degree of professionalism and enthusiastic effort displayed by them duringthe year.