The Directors are pleased to present Twenty Third Annual Report together with theAudited Accounts of the Company for the year ended 31st March 2017.
The financial results of the company are summarized as below:
| ||(` in lacs) ||(` in lacs) |
| ||Year Ended 31/03/2017 ||Year Ended 31/03/2016 |
|Income ||41.26 ||96.71 |
|Profit/(Loss) before tax ||4.26 ||11.16 |
|Profit after Tax and adjustments ||2.85 ||7.61 |
|Balance carried to Balance Sheet ||2.85 ||7.61 |
REVIEW OF OPERATIONS
During the FY 2017 your company has earned a net profit of ` 2.85 lacs after takinginto account tax provision as against
` 7.61 lacs during FY 2016.
In view of inadequate profits the Board of Directors is not in a position to recommendany dividend for the year.
No amount is proposed for transfer to the General Reserve Account during the financialyear 2017.
SUBSIDIARY COMPANY AND CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENT
The Company does not have any subsidiary company hence the requirement of consolidatedfinancial statement pursuant to Section 133 of the Companies Act 2013 read with Rule 7 ofthe Companies (Accounts) Rules 2014 is not applicable.
CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
The Company does not fall under the preview of the Section 135 of the Companies Act2013.
The Company being a Non-Deposit Accepting Non-Banking Finance Company has not acceptedany deposits from the public during the year under review and shall not accept anydeposits from the public without obtaining prior approval of the Reserve Bank of India(RBI).
The Company is operating with its own limited resources. As the Financial market isfacing lot of challenges interest rates are constantly changing recoveries have becomemajor concern therefore survival of small NBFC with limited resource is becomingdifficult. In the present scenario and based on the present business model the growthpotential in its business is limited.
DIRECTORS AND KEY MANAGERIAL PERSONNEL
As per the provisions of the Companies Act 2013 Independent Directors are required tobe appointed for a term of five consecutive years but shall be eligible for reappointmenton passing of a special resolution by the Company and shall not be liable to retire byrotation. In accordance with the provisions of Section 152 of the Companies Act 2013 andthe Articles of Association of the Company Mr. Beni Prasad Rauka retires by rotation atthe ensuing Annual General Meeting and offers himself for reappointment.
DECLARATION BY INDEPENDENT DIRECTOR(S)
The Independent Directors of your Company have given the certificate of independence toyour Company stating that they meet the criteria of independence as mentioned underSection 149(6) of the Companies Act 2013.
FORMAL ANNUAL PERFORMANCE EVALUATION AND FAMILIARIZATION PROGRAM
The details of training and familiarization programmes and Annual Board Evaluationprocess for Directors have been provided under the Corporate Governance Report.
The policy on Director's appointment and remuneration including criteria fordetermining qualifications positive attributes independence of Director and alsoremuneration for Key Managerial Personnel and other employees forms part of CorporateGovernance Report of this Annual Report.
On appointment the concerned Director is issued a Letter of Appointment setting out indetail the terms of appointment duties responsibilities and expected time commitments.The details of program for familiarization of Independent Directors with the Companytheir roles rights responsibilities in the Company and related matters are put up on thewebsite of the Company at link:http://www.indergiri.com/images/policies/Familiarsation_Progrrame_for_Independent_Director.pdf
NOMINATION AND REMUNERATION POLICY
The Nomination and Remuneration Committee comprises Mr. Vinod Sharma as the Chairmanand Mr. Beni Prasad Rauka Mr. Kishan Sharma and Mr. Anand Bagwe as members of theCommittee. In terms of Section 178(1) of the Companies Act 2013 and Regulation 19 ofListing Regulations the Nomination and Remuneration Committee should comprise of at leastthree Directors; all of whom should be Non-Executive Directors. At least half of theCommittee members should be Independent with an Independent Director acting as theChairman of the Committee.
The Nomination and remuneration policy of the Board has provided as "AnnexureC" to this Report.
NUMBER OF MEETINGS OF THE BOARD
Four meetings of the board were held during the year. For details of the meetings ofthe Board please refer to the corporate governance report which forms part of thisreport.
DIRECTORS' RESPONSIBILITY STATEMENT
The Directors confirm that: a) in the preparation of the annual accounts theapplicable accounting standards have been followed and that no material departures havebeen made from the same; b) they have selected such accounting policies and applied themconsistently and made judgments and estimates that are reasonable and prudent so as togive a true and fair view of the state of affairs of the Company at the end of thefinancial year and of the profits of the Company for that period; c) they have takenproper and sufficient care for the maintenance of adequate accounting records inaccordance with the provisions of the Companies Act 2013 for safeguarding the assets ofthe Company and for preventing and detecting fraud and other irregularities; d) they haveprepared the annual accounts on a going concern basis; e) they have laid down internalfinancial controls for the Company and such internal financial controls are adequate andoperating effectively; and f) they have devised proper systems to ensure compliance withthe provisions of all applicable laws and such systems are adequate and operatingeffectively.
VIGIL MECHANISM / WHISTLE BLOWER POLICY
The Company as part of the vigil mechanism' has in place a Whistle BlowerPolicy' to deal with instances of fraud and mismanagement if any. The Whistle BlowerPolicy has been approved by the Board at its meeting held on 31st May 2014 andhas been placed on the website of the Company.
This vigil mechanism of the Company is overseen by the Audit Committee and providesadequate safeguard against victimization of employees and directors who avail of the vigilmechanism and also provide direct access to the Chairperson of the Audit Committee inexceptional circumstances.
Your Company has an elaborate Risk Management procedure which is based on threepillars: Business Risk Assessment
Operational Controls Assessment and Policy Compliance processes. Major risks identifiedby the businesses and functions are systematically addressed through mitigating actions ona continuing basis. The Company has set up a Risk Management Committee to monitor therisks and their mitigating actions and the key risks are also discussed at the AuditCommittee.
Some of the risks identified by the Risk Management Committee relate to competitiveintensity and cost volatility.
INTERNAL CONTROL SYSTEMS
The Company's internal control systems are commensurate with the nature of its businessand the size and complexity of its operations. These are routinely tested and certified byStatutory as well as Internal Auditors and cover all functions and areas.
Significant audit observations and follow up actions thereon are reported to the AuditCommittee. The Audit Committee reviews adequacy and effectiveness of the Company'sinternal control environment and monitors the implementation of audit recommendationsincluding those relating to strengthening of the Company's risk management policies andsystems.
POLICY ON PREVENTION OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT
As per the requirement of The Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (PreventionProhibition & Redressal) Act 2013 (Act') and Rules made thereunder yourCompany has approved the "IFL Policy on Prevention and Redressal Sexual Harassment atWorkplace". During the year under review there were no complaints received againstany employee.
M/s. S.K. Rathi & Co. Chartered Accountants Mumbai (Firm Registration No.108724W) were appointed as Statutory Auditors of your Company at the 20thAnnual General Meeting held on 30thSeptember 2014 for a term of fiveconsecutive years. As per the provisions of Section 139 of the Companies Act 2013 theappointment of Auditors is required to be ratified by Members at every Annual GeneralMeeting. The Board recommends the ratification of M/s. S.K. Rathi & Co CharteredAccountants as Statutory Auditors of the Company for financial year 2017-18 to themembers at the ensuing
Annual General Meeting.
The Report given by the Auditors on the financial statements of the Company is part ofthe Annual Report. There has been no qualification reservation adverse remark ordisclaimer given by the Auditors in their Report.
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 hasappointed Dinesh Kumar Deora practicing company secretary to undertake the SecretarialAudit of the Company for the financial year 2016-17. The Secretarial Audit Report in FormMR-3 is annexed herewith marked as "Annexure A" to this Report.
Dinesh Kumar Deora practicing company secretary in their secretarial audit report havestated that i. The Company has not appointed Company Secretary and Chief FinancialOfficer during the audit period as required under section 203 of the Companies Act 2013read with rules made there under. ii. The Company is not registered under the Bombay Shopsand Establishment Act 1948.
The Directors are of the view that i. Due to lower volume of businessprofitability and small size of the Company it could not get a full time CFO. The Companyhas a well-qualified board and 3 of the directors of the Company are Chartered Accountantsand one of them is also qualified Company Secretary. The Company has appointed a qualifiedCompany Secretary pursuant to the provisions of Section 203 of the Companies Act 2013 wef01.08.2017. ii. The Company being subtenant it was not permitted to obtain registrationunder Shop and Establishment Act by the landlord. However the Company has shifted itsregistered office and is in the process of obtaining required registration
INTERNAL AUDIT AND COMPLIANCE
The Company conducts its internal audit and compliance functions within the parametersof regulatory framework which is well commensurate with the size scale and complexity ofoperations. The internal controls and compliance functions are installed evolvedreviewed and upgraded periodically.
The Company has appointed Manoj Sharma & Associates Chartered Accountants toconduct internal audit covering all areas of operations of the Company. The reports areplaced before the Audit Committee of the Board.
The Audit Committee reviews the performance of the audit and compliance functions theeffectiveness of controls and compliance with regulatory guidelines and gives suchdirections to the Management as necessary / considered appropriate. The Company has frameda compliance policy to effectively monitor and supervise the compliance function inaccordance with the statutory requirements.
RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS
In line with the requirements of the Companies Act 2013 and Listing Regulations yourCompany has formulated a Policy on Related Party Transactions which is also available onCompany's website http://www.indergiri.com/images/policies/IFL_Policy_on_Related_Party_Transactions.pdf
The Policy intends to ensure that proper reporting approval and disclosure processesare in place for all transactions between the Company and Related Parties. All RelatedParty Transactions entered during the year were in Ordinary Course of the Business and onArm's Length basis. No Material Related Party Transactions i.e. transactions exceedingten percent of the annual consolidated turnover as per the last audited financialstatements were entered during the year by your
Company. Accordingly the disclosure of Related Party Transactions as required underSection 134(3)(h) of the Companies Act 2013 in Form AOC-2 is not applicable.
All related party transactions are placed before the Audit Committee as also the Boardfor their approval on quarterly basis. Transactions with related parties as per therequirements of Accounting Standard 18 are disclosed to the notes to accounts annexed tothe financial statements.
ENERGY CONSERVATION TECHNOLOGY ABSORPTION AND FOREIGN EXCHANGE EARNINGS AND
The provisions of Section 134(3) (m) of the Companies Act 2013 and the rules madethere under relating to conservation of energy technology absorption do not apply to yourCompany as it is not a manufacturing Company.
However your Company has been increasingly using information technology in itsoperations and promotes conservation of resources. During the year under review there wasno foreign earning or expenditure in the Company.
CORPORATE GOVERNANCE REPORT
The report on Corporate Governance for the Company is annexed as Annexure I' andforms an integral part of this Annual Report.
INTERNAL FINANCIAL CONTROL AND ITS ADEQUACY
The Board has adopted policies and procedures for ensuring the orderly and efficientconduct of its business including adherence to the company's policies the safeguardingof its assets the prevention and detection of frauds and errors the accuracy andcompleteness of the accounting records and the timely preparation of reliable financialdisclosures.
PARTICULARS OF LOANS GUARANTEES OR INVESTMENTS
The provisions of Section 186 of the Act pertaining to investment and lendingactivities is not applicable to the Company since the Company is an NBFC whose principalbusiness is acquisition of securities.
The Company does not possess any material properties which need insurance.
STANDARD ASSETS' PROVISIONING
Pursuant to the Notification No.: DNBR (PD) CC.No. 002/03.10.001/2014-15 dated November10 2014 issued by the RBI for making a general provision at 0.35% on the outstandingStandard Assets of NBFCs your Company has made provision as per the statutoryrequirements.
EXTRACT OF ANNUAL RETURN
Extract of Annual Return of the Company in Form MGT-9 is annexed herewith as "AnnexureB" to this Report.
PARTICULARS OF EMPLOYEES
None of the employees was in receipt of remuneration in excess of limits prescribedunder Section 197(12) of the Companies Act 2013 read with Rules 5(2) and 5(3) of theCompanies (Appointment and Remuneration of Managerial Personnel) Rules 2014.
The Company gratefully acknowledges the co-operation and supports extended by theBanker Shareholders and Clients of the Company and place on record its appreciation forthe active support and assistance of the employees for the performance.
For and on behalf of the Board of Director
|Laxminarayan Sharma ||Kishan Sharma |
|Managing Director ||Director |
|DIN: 01731396 ||DIN: 01168525 |
Place : Mumbai Date: 12th August 2017