Your Directors have pleasure in presenting the Thirty-Second Annual Report of theCompany together with the Audited Accounts for the year ended 31st March 2017.
1. FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS
The financial performance of the Company for the year under review are given below :
|Particulars ||Year ended 31.03.2017 ||Year ended 31.03.2016 |
| ||(in Rs.) ||(in Rs.) |
|Profit before tax and exceptional items ||(2624449.17) ||481847.74 |
|Exceptional Items || ||19256.00 |
|Profit before tax ||(2624449.17) ||462591.74 |
|Tax Expense : || || |
|(1) Current Tax || || |
|(2) Tax for earlier years ||216553.00 || |
|Profit after tax ||(2841002.17) ||462591.74 |
|Profit for the year ||(2841002.17) ||462591.74 |
2. DIVIDEND & RESERVE
The Board have decided not to recommend any dividend for the year under review.
During the year under review no amount was transferred to General Reserve.
3. PERFORMANCE REVIEW
During the year under review your Company has incurred a loss of Rs. 2841002.17/-.Your Directors are making all efforts to improve the performance of the Company further infuture.
4. CHANGE IN NATURE OF BUSINESS IF ANY
There was no change in the nature of business of the Company during the financial yearended 31st March 2017.
5. SHARE CAPITAL
The paid up equity capital as on March 31 2017 was Rs. 1106.09 Lakhs. During the yearunder review the Company has not issued shares with differential voting rights nor hasgranted stock options or sweat equity.
6. SUBSUDIARY/JOINT VENTURE/ASSOCIATE
The Company does not have any Subsidiary/Joint Venture/Associate.
7. LISTING OF EQUITY SHARES
The Equity Shares of your Company are presently listed on three Indian Stock Exchangesviz. National Stock Exchange (NSE) Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) and Calcutta StockExchange (CSE). The shares of the Company had been suspended from trading in CSE.Directors are taking necessary steps for the same.
Listing fees for the financial year 2017-18 have been paid to Stock Exhanges. TheCompany has also paid the annual custodian fees to NSDL & CDSL for the Securities ofthe Company held in dematerialized mode with them for the year 2017-18.
During the year under review your Company has not accepted any deposits within themeaning of Section 73 of the Companies Act 2013 and the Companies (Acceptance ofDeposits) Rules 2014.
9. LOANS GUARANTEES AND INVESTMENTS
Pursuant to Section 186(11) of the Companies Act 2013 your Company being thenon-banking financial Company are exempted from disclosure in the Annual Report.
10. CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
The provisions of the Companies Act 2013 regarding Corporate Social Responsibilitiesare not applicable to the Company.
11. DIRECTORS AND KEY MANAGERIAL PERSONNEL
In accordance with the Articles of Association of the Company and provisions of theCompanies Act 2013 Shri Subhankar Kayal (DIN: 03568470) retire by rotation and beingeligible offer himself for reappointment. The Board recommends his re-appointment for theapproval of the members.
The Board of Directors on recommendation of Nomination & Remuneration Committeere-appointed Shri Arihant Jain as Managing Director of the Company for a period of fiveyears effective from 11th December 2016 to 10th December 2021.
Brief resume of Director seeking re-appointment in pursuance of Regulation 36(3) ofSEBI (LODR) Regulations 2015 is given in Notice of the 32nd Annual General Meeting of theCompany.
Shri Manoj Saraogi ceased to be Chief Financial Officer of the Company w.e.f. close ofbusiness hours on 27th May 2016.
Ms. Jyoti Gupta resigned from the post of Company Secretary of the Company w.e.f.close of business hours on 12th September 2016 and has been again appointed as theCompany Secretary of the Company w.e.f. 29th May 2017.
All Independent Directors have given declarations that they meet the criteria ofindependence as laid down under Section 149 (6) of the Act and Regulation 16(1)(b) of SEBI(LODR) Regulations 2015.
12. BOARD EVALUATION
Pursuant to the provisions of the Act and SEBI (LODR) Regulations 2015 the Board hascarried out an evaluation of its own performance performance of the Directors as well asthe evaluation of the working of its committee.
The performance evaluation of the Independent Directors was carried out by the entireBoard excluding the Director being evaluated. The performance evaluation of the ManagingDirector and Non Independent Director was carried out by the Independent Directors attheir meeting without the attendance of Non-Independent Directors and members of themanagement. The Directors were satisfied with the evaluation results.
13. NUMBER OF MEETINGS OF THE BOARD
The details of the number of meetings of the Board held during the financial year2016-2017 forms part of Report on Corporate Governance.
14. INTERNAL FINANCIAL CONTROL
The Audit Committee of the Board of Directors actively reviews the adequacy andeffectiveness of the internal control system and suggests improvements to strengthen thesame. In opinion of the board the existing internal control framework is adequate andcommensurate to the size and nature of the business of the Company. During the year suchcontrols were tested and no reportable material weaknesses in the design or operation wereobserved.
15. NOMINATION & REMUNERATION POLICY
The Board of Directors has framed a policy which lays down a framework in relation toremuneration of Directors Key Managerial Personnel and other employees of the Company.This Policy has also laid down the criteria for determining qualifications positiveattributes independence of Director and Board diversity and criteria for evaluation ofBoard its Committee and individual Directors. The policy is stated in the Report onCorporate Governance.
16. VIGIL MECHANISM/WHISTLE BLOWER POLICY
The Company has a mechanism called "Whistle Blower Policy" for Directors andemployees to report genuine concerns or grievances. The policy is available on the websiteof the Company (www.bluechipind.net).
17. RISK MANAGEMENT POLICY
The Company has a Risk Management Policy in accordance with the provisions of the Actand SEBI (LODR) Regulations 2015 which provides a mechanism for risk assessment andmitigation.
At present the Company has not identified any element of risk which may threaten theexistence of the Company.
18. DISCLOSURES UNDER SEXUAL HARASSMENT OF WOMEN AT WORKPLACE (PREVENTION PROHIBITIONAND REDRESSAL) ACT 2013
Your Directors has in place Internal Complaint Committee to review the cases filedpursuant to Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention Prohibition andRedressal) Act 2013 and further state that there were no cases reported in respect toabove mentioned Act.
19. RELATED PARTIES TRANSACTION
All related party transactions that were entered into during the financial year were inthe ordinary course of the business and were on arm's length basis. Thus disclosure inForm AOC-2 is not required. Further there were no materially significant related partytransactions entered by the company with Promoters Directors Key Managerial Personnel orother persons which may have potential conflict with interest of the company. The policyon Related Party transaction as approved by Board of Directors has been uploaded on thewebsite of the Company. The web link of the same is www.bluechipind.net
Details of the transactions with Related Parties are provided in the accompanyingfinancial statements.
20. SIGNIFICANT AND MATERIAL ORDER PASSED BY THE REGULATORS OR COURTS
During the year there are no significant and material order passed by theRegulators/Courts which would impact the going concern of the Company and its futureoperation.
21. DIRECTOR'S RESPONSIBILITY STATEMENT
In terms of Section 134 (5) of the Companies Act 2013 the directors would like tostate that :
i) in the preparation of the annual accounts the applicable accounting standards havebeen followed.
ii) the directors have selected such accounting policies and applied them consistentlyand made judgments and estimates that were 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 or loss of the Company for the year under review.
iii) the directors have taken proper and sufficient care for the maintenance ofadequate accounting records in accordance with the provisions of this Act for safeguardingthe 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 thecompany and that such internal financial controls are adequate and were operatingeffectively.
vi) the directors had devised proper system to ensure compliance with the provisions ofall applicable laws and that such system were adequate and operating effectively.
22. AUDITORS' REPORT/SECRETARIAL AUDIT REPORT
The Directors against the observation made by the Auditors regarding Valuation ofinventories of unquoted shares would like to state that it is difficult to estimate fairvalue of unquoted shares because of the reason that latest balance sheet is not availableor the fair value of assets of the concerned companies is difficult to be arrived at whichresults is unreliable valuation of the Equity Shares. Further the Management will takethe necessary actions in this regard in the subsequent years.
The observation made in the Auditors' Report read together with relevant notes thereonare self explanatory other than mentioned above and hence do not call for any furthercomments under Section 134 of the Companies Act 2013.
The observation made in the Secretarial Audit Report is self explanatory and hence donot call for any further comments.
M/s. Deoki Bijay & Co. Chartered Accountants were appointed as Statutory Auditorsof the Company at the Annual General Meeting held on 27th September 2016 for a term ofthree consecutive years. As per the provisions of Section 139 of the Companies Act 2013the appointment of Auditors is required to be ratified by Members at every Annual GeneralMeeting and the Board Recommends the same for ratification by the Shareholders at theensuing Annual General Meeting.
Pursuant to the provisions of Section 204 of the Act and The Companies (Appointment andRemuneration of Managerial Personnel) Rules 2014 the Board of Directors of the Companyhad appointed M/s. B. K. Barik & Associates a firm of Company Secretaries in Practiceto undertake the Secretarial Audit of the Company for the year ended 31st March 2017. TheSecretarial Audit Report is annexed herewith as Annexure I.
M/s. Dash & Associates Chartered Accountants performs the duties of internalauditors of the company for the year ended 31st March 2017.
24. EXTRACT OF ANNUAL RETURN
Pursuant to Section 92 (3) of the Act and Rule 12 (1) of The Companies (Management andAdministration) Rules 2014 the extract of Annual Return in form MGT.9 is annexedherewith as Annexure II.
25. MATERIAL CHANGES
There have been no material changes and commitments affecting the financial position ofthe company which have occurred since 31st March 2017 being the end of the FinancialYear of the Company to which financial statements relate and the date of the report.
26. FOREIGN EXCHANGE
During the period under review there was no foreign exchange earnings or out flow.
27. STATUTORY INFORMATION
Since the Company does not own any manufacturing facility requirement regarding thedisclosure of particulars of conservation of energy and technology absorption prescribedby the rules is not applicable.
28. PARTICULARS OF EMPLOYEES
The Company had no employee who were in receipt of more than Rs. 1.02 crores per annumduring the year ended 31st March 2017 or of more than Rs. 8.5 Lakhs per month during anypart thereof. However the information required pursuant to Section 197 of the CompaniesAct 2013 read with Rule 5(1) and 5(2) of the Companies (Appoitment and Remuneration ofManagerial Personnel) Rules 2014 has been furnished below :
Information pursuant to Rule 5(2) of the Companies (Appointment and Remuneration ofManagerial Personnel) Rules 2014 as amended displaying the names of the top ten employeesin terms of remuneration drawn during the year :
|Sl. No. ||Name of Employee ||Designation ||Remuneration Gross (In Rs.) ||Date of Employment ||Nature of Employment |
|1. ||Manoj Saraogi ||CFO ||76918.00 ||14.08.2014 ||-- |
|2. ||Manoj Saraogi ||Senior Accountant ||287700.00 ||01.07.2006 ||Whole-time |
|3. ||Madhu Devi Prajapati ||Stock Market & Accounts Assistant ||235163.00 ||01.06.2013 ||Whole-time |
|4. ||Krishna Banerjee ||Share Department Executive ||204929.00 ||01.06.2013 ||Whole-time |
|5. ||Jayanta Barik ||Secretarial Department Assistant ||123306.00 ||01.06.2013 ||Whole-time |
|6. ||Ananda Dolui ||Accounts Assistant ||122775.00 ||01.12.2011 ||Whole-time |
|7. ||Niladri Bihari Barik ||Office Assistant ||105857.00 ||01.09.2005 ||Whole-time |
29. EMPLOYER EMPLOYEE RELATIONSHIP
The Company has maintained a cordial relationship with its employees which resulted insmooth flow of business operations during the year under review.
30. CORPORATE GOVERNANCE AND MANAGEMENT DISCUSSION & ANALYSIS REPORTS
As per the Listing Regulations the Company has implemented the Code on CorporateGovernance. The Corporate Governance compliance certificate obtained from the Auditors ofthe Company is attached to Report on Corporate Governance.
The Management Discussion and Analysis Report and the Report on Corporate Governanceforms an integral part of this report. The Board members and Senior management personnelhave confirmed compliance with the Code of conduct.
Your Directors acknowledge the support and owe a debt of gratitude to the MembersInvestors Consultants & Bankers. Your Directors' also place on record their sense ofappreciation for the valuable contribution made by the employees of the Company.
|Registered Office : || |
On behalf of the Board of Directors
|10 Princep Street ||For BLUE CHIP INDIA LIMITED |
|2nd Floor || || |
|Kolkata - 700 072 ||Arihant Jain ||Pranab Chakraborty |
|Dated : 9th August 2017 || |