[Pursuant to Section 134(3) of the Companies Act 2013]
FINE-LINE CIRCUITS LIMITED
The Directors have pleasure in presenting the Thirtieth Annual Report together with theFinancial Statements for the year ended on March 31 2020.
| || ||(Rs. in Lakhs) |
|Particulars ||2019-2020 ||2018-2019 |
|Revenue from Operations ||2669.83 ||3153.67 |
|Other Income ||9.44 ||04.46 |
|Profit Before Depreciation & Tax ||71.46 ||96.52 |
|Less: Depreciation ||80.09 ||80.38 |
|Profit/(Loss) Before Tax ||(8.63) ||16.14 |
|Less: Provision for Taxation || || |
|Current Tax ||0.57 ||0.54 |
|Deferred Tax ||(0.50) ||(0.80) |
|Profit/(Loss) After Tax ||(8.70) ||16.40 |
|Other Comprehensive Income ||16.82 ||7.66 |
|Total Comprehensive Income for the Year ||8.11 ||24.05 |
|Surplus brought forward from Previous Year ||251.37 ||243.25 |
OPERATIONS/ STATE OF COMPANY'S AFFAIRS
During the year under review Sales were Rs. 2669.83 as against Rs.3153.67 Lakhs duringthe corresponding previous year resulting in a profit of Rs. 8.11 Lakhs as against profitof Rs. 24.05 Lakhs for the previous year.
To conserve the resources your Directors do not recommend dividend on the equity sharesof the Company for the financial year 2019-20.
TRANSFER TO GENERAL RESERVES
Rs. 251.37 Lakhs is proposed to be retained in the Profit & Loss A/c of theCompany.
Your Company's Outlook is Positive.
New Products and New markets have been the focus in the last few years and due to thiswe have added to our Product offering PCBs with new materials and surface finishes andexported to multiple new markets spread across 14 countries.
RF Microwave PCBs with special materials with special surface finishes and of specialdesigns has resulted in good business growth and continues to show promise for the future.Further the company has put in place a New Product pipeline and this will augur well inthe coming years. Also your company has identified fertile new markets to penetrate whichwill also augur well in the coming years whilst still being well rooted in its mainmarkets of USA Germany and India. We can proudly say the company has come alive after adecade of struggle and slumber and is poised to rise to a higher level of performance.
MATERIAL CHANGES AND COMMITMENTS AFTER THE END OF THE FINANCIAL YEAR
There have been no material changes and commitments affecting the financial positionof the Company which have occurred between the end of the financial year and the date ofthe report.
IMPACT OF COVID-19
In the last month of FY 2020 the COVID-19 pandemic developed rapidly into a globalcrisis forcing governments to enforce lock-downs of all economic activity. For theCompany the focus immediately shifted to ensuring the health and well-being of allemployees and on minimizing disruption to services for all our customers globally. Inview of the evolving COVID-19 (Corona virus Disease 2019) situation and to comply with thedirections of Government of India the Company had temporarily shut down its Factorylocated in the state of Maharashtra. The Company switched to work from home policy foremployees to work remotely and securely. This response has reinforced customer confidencein the Company and many of them have expressed their appreciation and gratitude forkeeping their businesses running under most challenging conditions.
NUMBER OF MEETINGS OF BOARD OF DIRECTORS
4 (Four) meetings of the Board of Directors were held during the year.Details of theMeetings of the board are referred in the Corporate Governance Report which forms part ofthis report.
DIRECTORS AND KEY MANAGERIAL PERSONNEL
Shri Bhagwandas Doshi (DIN: 00040596) resigned from his office as Whole-Time Directorand Chairman of the Company with effect from April 30 2020. The Board places on recordtheir appreciation for the valuable contribution made by Shri Bhagwandas Doshi during histenure as the Whole-Time Director and Chairman of the Company.
Shri. Upendranath Nimmagadda (DIN: 00613289) Director of the Company retires at theensuing Annual General Meeting and being eligible offers himself for re-appointment. Aresolution seeking shareholders' approval for his re-appointment forms part of the Notice.
Shri. Ravindra Joshi (Membership No: F1419) resigned as the Company Secretary andCompliance Officer of the Company with effect from January 15 2020.The Board places onrecord the appreciation for the valuable contribution made by Shri. Ravindra Joshi duringhis tenure as the Company Secretary and Compliance Officer of the Company.
Shri. Indrajeet Kumar Panday (ACS: A61135) was appointed as Company Secretary andCompliance Officer of the Company with effect from February 14 2020. He was alsoappointed as the Nodal Officer of the Company.
DECLARATION FROM INDEPENDENT DIRECTORS
The Independent Directors have submitted declarations that each of them meet thecriteria of independence as provided in Section 149(6) of the Companies Act 2013("the Act") along with Rules framed thereunder and Regulation 16(1)(b) of theSecurities and Exchange Board of India (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements)Regulations 2015 ("SEBI Listing Regulations"). There has been no change in thecircumstances affecting their status as Independent Directors of the Company.
AUDIT COMMITTEE OF BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The Audit committee of the Board of Directors of the Company consists of the followingmembers:
1. Shri. Apurva Shah
2. Shri. R.M.Premkumar
3. Smt. Kumudini Mehta
The Company has formulated a Whistle Blower Policy to provide a mechanism ("VigilMechanism") for employees including Directors of the Company to report genuineconcerns. The provisions of this policy are in line with the provisions of the Section 177(9) of the Companies Act 2013 and the revised Listing Regulations.
POLICY ON DIRECTORS' APPOINTMENT AND REMUNERATION AND CRITERIA FOR INDEPENDENTDIRECTORS
The Remuneration Policy for Directors and Senior Management and the Criteria forselection of candidates for appointment as Directors Independent Directors SeniorManagement as adopted by the Board of Directors are placed on the website of theCompany(https://www.finelineindia.com/investors-relations/policies/criteria-for-selection-of-candidates-for-senior-management-and-members-on-the-board-of-directors/).There has been no change in the policies since the last fiscal year. We affirm that theremuneration paid to the Directors is as per the terms laid out in the remuneration policyof the Company.
DIRECTORS' RESPONSIBILITY STATEMENT
Pursuant to Section 134(5) of the Companies Act 2013 the Board of Directors to thebest of their knowledge and ability confirm that: (i) in the preparation of the AnnualAccounts the applicable accounting standards have been followed and there are no materialdepartures; (ii) they have 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 of the Company for that period;
(iii) they have taken proper and sufficient care for the maintenance of adequateaccounting records in accordance with the provisions of the Act for safeguarding theassets of the Company and for preventing and detecting fraud and other irregularities;(iv) they have prepared the Annual Accounts on a going concern basis; (v) they have laiddown internal financial controls to be followed by the Company and such internal financialcontrols are adequate and operating effectively; (vi) they have devised proper systems toensure compliance with the provisions of all applicable laws and that such systems wereadequate and operating effectively.
ADEQUACY OF INTERNAL FINANCIAL CONTROLS
The Company has proper and adequate system of internal financial controls commensuratewith its nature and size of business and meets the following objectives:
? Providing assurance regarding the effectiveness and efficiency of operations
? Efficient use and safeguarding of resources
? Compliance with policies procedures and applicable laws and regulations and
? Transactions being accurately reported and recorded timely
? The Company has budgetary control system to monitor expenditures and operationsagainst budgets on an ongoing basis.
The Internal Auditor also regularly reviews the adequacy of internal financial controlsystem.
DETAILS OF SUBSIDIARIES/ JOINT VENTURES/ ASSOCIATES
The Company does not have any subsidiary/ joint ventures/ associates.
EXTRACT OF ANNUAL RETURN
As provided under sub Section (3) of Section 92 of the Act the extract of annualreturn is enclosed which forms part of the Boards' report as Annexure I. The sameis available on (https://www.finelineindia.com/investors-relations/policies/extract-of-annual-return/)
At the twenty-eighth AGM held on September 29 2018 the members approved appointment ofM/s. Ratanghayara & Co Chartered Accountants (Membership No. 103325 / FirmRegistration No. 117626W) as Statutory Auditors of the Company to hold office for a periodof five years from the conclusion of that AGM till the conclusion of the thirty-third AGM.The requirement to place the matter relating to appointment of auditors for ratificationby Members at every AGM has been done away by the Companies (Amendment) Act 2017 witheffect from May 7 2018. Accordingly no resolution is being proposed for ratification ofappointment of Statutory Auditors at the ensuing AGM and a note in respect of same hasbeen included in the Notice for this AGM.
Pursuant to the provisions of Section 204 and other applicable provisions if any ofthe Companies Act 2013 M/s. Parikh
& Associates Practicing Company Secretaries were appointed as the SecretarialAuditor for auditing the secretarial records of the Company for the financial year2019-2020.
The Secretarial Auditors' Report is annexed as Annexure II.
AUDITOR'S REPORT AND SECRETARIAL AUDITOR'S REPORT
The statutory auditors' report and secretarial auditor's report does not contain anyqualifications reservations or adverse remarks.
CONSERVATION OF ENERGY TECHNOLOGY ABSORBTION FOREIGN EXCHANGE EARNINGS AND OUTGO
Information in accordance with Clause (m) of Sub-section (3) of Section 134 of the Actread with Companies (Accounts) Rules 2014 is annexed to this report as Annexure III.
PARTICULARS OF EMPLOYEES
Pursuant to Section 197 of the Act read with rule 5(1) of the Companies (Appointmentand Remuneration of Managerial Personnel) Rules 2014 the particulars of employees areannexed as Annexure IV.
DEPOSITS FROM PUBLIC
The Company has not accepted any deposits from public and as such no amount on accountof principal or interest on deposits from public was outstanding as on the date of thebalance sheet.
SIGNIFICANT & MATERIAL ORDERS PASSED BY THE REGULATORY / JUDICIAL AUTHORITY
There are no significant or material orders passed by any regulator or court that wouldimpact the going concern status of the Company and its future operations.
PARTICULARS OF LOANS GUARANTEES AND INVESTMENTS
The Company has not given any loans or guarantees or made investments in contraventionof the provisions of the Section 186 of the Companies Act 2013.
RISK MANAGEMENT POLICY
The Board of Directors of the Company has framed a risk management policy and isresponsible for reviewing the risk management plan and ensuring its effectiveness. TheAudit Committee has additional oversight in the area of financial risks and controls.Major risks identified by the businesses and functions are systematically addressedthrough mitigating actions on a continuing basis.
RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS
The Company has not entered into related party transactions as per Section 188 of theAct during the year and hence particulars of transactions with related parties pursuant toSection 134(3)(h) of the Act read with rule 8(2) of the Companies (Accounts) Rules 2014in Form AOC-2 is not applicable to the Company.
EVALUATION OF BOARD ITS COMMITTEES AND INDIVIDUAL DIRECTORS
An annual evaluation of the Board's own performance Board committees and individualDirectors was carried out pursuant to the provisions of the Act in the following manner:
|Sr. No. Performance evaluation of ||Performance evaluation performed by ||Criteria |
|1. Each Individual Directors ||Nomination and Remuneration Committee ||Attendance Contribution to the Board and committee meetings like preparedness on the issues to be discussed meaningful and constructive contribution and guidance provided key performance aspects in case of executive Directors etc. |
|2. Independent Directors ||Entire Board of Directors excluding the Director who is being evaluated ||Attendance Contribution to the Board and committee meetings like preparedness on the issues to be discussed meaningful and constructive contribution and guidance provided etc. Board composition and structure; effectiveness of Board processes information and functioning |
|3. Board and its committees ||All Directors ||fulfilment of key responsibilities performance of specific duties and obligations timely flow of information etc. The assessment of committees based on the terms of reference of the committees and effectiveness of the meetings. |
DISCLOSURE AS PER SEXUAL HARRASSMENT OF WOMEN AT WORKPLACE (PREVENTION PROHIBITION ANDREDRESSAL) ACT 2013
The Company has zero tolerance for sexual harassment at workplace and has adopted apolicy on prevention prohibition and Redressal of sexual harassment at workplace in linewith the provisions of Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention Prohibitionand Redressal) Act 2013 and the rules framed there under.
The Company has complied with provisions relating to the constitution of InternalComplaints Committee under the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (PreventionProhibition and Redressal) Act 2013 and has not received any complaint of sexualharassment during the financial year 2019-2020.
PECUNIARY RELATIONSHIP OR TRANSACTIONS OF NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS
During the year the non-executive Directors of the Company had no pecuniaryrelationship or transactions with the Company.
MAINTENANCE OF COST RECORDS
The maintenance of cost records as specified by the Central Government undersub-section (1) of section 148 of the Companies Act 2013 is not required by the Company.
As per SEBI Listing Regulations corporate governance report along with auditors'certificate thereon and a management discussion and analysis are attached which formspart of this report.
Details of the familiarization program of the independent Directors are disclosed onthe website of the Company(https://www.finelineindia.com/investors-relations/policies/familiarisation-programme-for-independent-directors/)Policy on dealing with related party transactions is disclosed on the website of theCompany(http://www.finelineindia.com/about-us/Company-policies/policy-on-related-party-transactions/)
LISTING AGREEMENT AND LISTING FEES
The Company entered into Listing Agreement with BSE Limited in terms of the SEBI(Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations 2015 issued on September 22015 effective from December 1 2015.
The Company has paid the listing fees to BSE Limited for the year 2020-2021.
INSIDER TRADING REGULATIONS AND CODE OF DISCLOSURE
The Code of Practices and Procedures for Fair Disclosure of Unpublished Price SensitiveInformation and Code of Internal Procedures and Conduct for Regulating Monitoring andReporting of Trading by Insiders in accordance with the requirements of the SEBI(Prohibition of Insider Trading) Regulation 2015 as amended is available on our website.(http:// www.finelineindia.com/about-us/code-of-conduct/)
The Directors have devised proper systems to ensure compliance with the provisions ofall applicable Secretarial Standards and that such systems are adequate and operatingeffectively.
We acknowledge our appreciation to our clientele and vendors for their invaluablesupport during the year.
We also place on record our deep appreciation for the contribution made by the staffand the contract workmen at all levels. Their contribution has in no small measure enabledthe Company to remain competitive.
Grateful thanks are also due to SEEPZ-SEZ Authorities for their continued supportextended to the Company from time to time.
Shareholders' appreciation for the management's efforts in such competitive times atthe General Meeting of the Company will be of great fillip to strive for betterperformance in spite of severe competitive factors faced by the Company.
On behalf of the Board of Directors
|Place: Mumbai ||Abhay Doshi ||Rajiv Doshi |
|Date: June 30 2020 ||Managing Director ||Wholetime Director |