Your Directors take pleasure in presenting the Fifteenth Annual Report of your Companytogether with the audited accounts for the year ended 31st March 2021.
The summary of the financial performance of the Company for the year ended 31st March2021 as compared to the previous year is as below:
|Particulars ||31.03.2021 ||31.03.2020 |
| ||(Rs.In Lakhs) ||(Rs.In Lakhs) |
|Total Revenue ||9286.52 ||10196.16 |
|Profit before interest depreciation & Tax ||995.27 ||631.37 |
|Less: Interest ||188.13 ||253.34 |
|Depreciation ||463.79 ||442.02 |
|Profit Before Tax ||343.35 ||(63.99) |
|Less : Provisions for Taxation ||- ||- |
|Current Income Tax / Mat ||- ||- |
|Deferred Tax ||- ||- |
|Add: Exceptional items ||- ||- |
|PROFIT AFTER TAX ||343.35 ||(63.99) |
|Add: Balance brought forward ||(4803.65) ||(4739.66) |
|AVAILABLE FOR APPROPRIATION ||(4460.30) ||(4803.65) |
INDIAN ACCOUNTING STANDARDS (IND AS)
The Company had adopted Ind AS with effect from 1st April 2017 pursuant to theMinistry of Corporate Affairs notification dated 16th February 2015 notifying the
Companies (Indian Accounting Standard) Rules 2015.
PERFORMANCE OF THE COMPANY
During the year under review the total Revenue stood at Rs.9286.52 Lakhs as comparedto Rs.10196.16
Lakhs for the previous year profit before tax stood at
Rs.343.35 Lakhs for the year under review as compared to Rs.(63.99) Lakhs for theprevious year profit after tax stood at Rs.343.35 Lakhs as compared to Rs.(63.99) Lakhsfor the previous year.
TRANSFER TO RESERVES
The Company has not transferred any amount to Reserves during the year due toinadequacy of profit and hence no information as per the provisions of Section 134(3)(j)of the Companies Act 2013 has been furnished.
The Board of Directors do not recommend any dividend for the year 2020-2021.
TRANSFER TO INVESTORS EDUCATION AND PROTECTION FUND
The Company has not declared any dividend from the date of incorporation and henceunclaimed dividend liable to be transferred to IEPF is not applicable to the Company.
The paid up share capital of the Company as at 31st March 2021 aggregates toRs.238202463/- comprising of 238202463 equity shares of Rs.1/- each fully paid up.
NUMBER OF MEETINGS OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Detailed composition of the Board and Board Committees namely Audit CommitteeNomination and Remuneration Committee Stakeholders Relationship Committee number ofmeetings held during the year under review attendance of each Director and other relateddetails are set out in the Corporate Governance Report which forms a part of this Report.
DECLARATION BY INDEPENDENT DIRECTORS
Our definition of Independence' of Directors is derived from Regulation 16(b) ofthe Securities and Exchange Board of India (Listing Obligations and DisclosureRequirements) Regulations 2015 and Section 149(6) of the Companies Act 2013. Based onthe confirmation
/ disclosures received from the Directors and on evaluation of the relationshipsdisclosed the following Non-Executive Directors are Independent:
4. Ms.Aishwarya Rao
Pursuant to the provisions of the Companies Act 2013 and SEBI (Listing Obligations andDisclosures Requirements) Regulations 2015 the Board has carried out an annualperformance evaluation of its own performance the Directors individually and theCommittees of the Board. A structured questionnaire was prepared after taking intoconsideration inputs received from Directors covering aspects of the Board's functioningsuch as adequacy of the Composition of the Board and its
Committees execution and performance of specific duties obligations and governance.
A separate exercise was carried out to evaluate the performance of the IndividualDirectors including the Chairman of the Board. The Directors' performance was evaluated onparameters such as level of engagement and contribution in safeguarding the interest ofthe Company etc.
The performance evaluation of the Independent Directors was carried out by the entireBoard. Further the performance evaluation of the Chairman and Non Independent Directorswas carried out by the Independent Directors.
In compliance with the requirements of the Listing Regulations the Company has put inplace a familiarization programme for the Independent Directors to familiarise them withtheir roles rights and responsibilities as Independent Directors the working of theCompany nature of the industry in which the Company operates business model and so on.The same is also available on the Company website at www. lgbforge.com.
DIRECTORS AND KEY MANAGERIAL PERSONNEL
Pursuant to the provisions of Section 152 of the Companies Act 2013 Sri.B.Vijayakumar(DIN: 00015583) director being longest in the office is liable to retire by rotation atthe ensuing Annual General Meeting of the
Company and offers himself for re-appointment
Sri.V.Rajvirdhan has been re-appointed as Managing Director of the Company for aperiod of 3 years w.e.f. 29.01.2021 to January 28 2024 subject to the approval of theShare holders.
A brief resume and particulars relating to them are given separately as an annexure tothe AGM Notice. During the year under review there is no change in Key ManagerialPersonnel.
The Company has followed applicable Secretarial Standards i.e. SS-1 and SS-2 relatingto Meetings of the Board of Directors' and General Meetings' respectively.
DIRECTORS' RESPONSIBILITY STATEMENT
In terms of Section 134(5) of the Companies Act 2013 in relation to the auditedfinancial statements of the
Company for the year ended on 31st March 2021 the
Board of Directors hereby confirm that
(a) In the preparation of the annual accounts the applicable accounting standards havebeen followed and there is no material departure; (b) that such accounting policies havebeen selected and applied consistently and the Directors made judgments and estimates thatare reasonable and prudent so as to give a true and fair view of the state of affairs ofthe Company at the end of the financial year and of the profit of the Company for thatperiod; (c) Proper and sufficient care was maintenance of adequate accounting records inaccordance with the provisions of the Companies
Act 2013 for safeguarding the assets of the Company and for preventing and detectingfraud and other irregularities; (d) The annual accounts of the Company have been preparedon a going concern basis;
(e) Internal financial controls have been laid down to be followed by the Company andthat such internal financial controls are adequate and were operating effectively;
(f) Proper system have been devised to ensure compliance with the provisions of allapplicable laws and that such systems were adequate and operating
NOMINATION AND REMUNERATION POLICY
The Company pursuant to the provisions of Section 178 of the Companies Act 2013 and interms of Regulation 19(4) of the SEBI Listing Regulations has formulated a policy onNomination and Remuneration for its Directors Key Managerial Personnel and seniormanagement which inter-alia provides the diversity of the Board and provides the mechanismfor performance evaluation of the Directors and the said policy has been outlined in theCorporate Governance Report which forms part of this Report.
EXTRACT OF ANNUAL RETURN
As per the requirements of Section 92(3) and rule 12(1) of the Companies (Managementand Administration) Rules 2014 the copy of annual return in the prescribed Form MGT-7 forFY 2020-21 is placed on the website of the company www.lgbforge.com.
DETAILS IN RESPECT OF FRAUDS REPORTED BY AUDITORS UNDER Section 143(12) OF THECOMPANIES ACT 2013 OTHER THAN THOSE WHICH ARE REPORTABLE TO THE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT
There were no instances of frauds identifiedor reported by the Statutory Auditorsduring the course of their audit pursuant to Section 143(12) of The Companies Act 2013.
AUDITORS STATUTORY AUDITORS
Pursuant to provisions of Section 139 of the Act and Rules there under M/s.N RDoraiswami & Co Chartered Accountants (Firm Registration No. 000771S) the
Statutory Auditors of the Company hold office up to conclusion (Seventeenth) 17thAnnual General Meeting.
The requirement for the annual ratification of Auditors' appointment in the AGM hasbeen omitted pursuant to "Companies" (Amendment Act 2017) notified on May 72018.
The Auditors' Report for the financial year 2020-2021 does not contain anyqualification reservation adverse remark or disclaimer.
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 Mr.P.Eswaramoorthy of M/s.P.Eswaramoorthy and Company Company Secretaries. asSecretarial Auditors' to conduct the Secretarial Audit of the Company for the FinancialYear ended 31st March 2021. The Secretarial Audit Report for the Financial Year ended31st March 2021 in Form No.MR-3 is annexed to this Report as Annexure A.
The Secretarial Audit Report for the financial year 2020-2021 does not contain anyqualification reservation adverse remark or disclaimer.
COST AUDITORS & MAINTENANCE OF COST RECORDS
Pursuant to the provisions of Section 148 of the
Companies Act 2013 read with notifications/ circulars issued by the Ministry ofCorporate Affairs from time to time no requirement for our company to appoint costauditor. However the Company has made and maintained cost records as prescribed by theCentral Government under Section 148 of the Companies Act 2013.
Sri. G. Jawaharlal Chartered Accountant Salem who is our Internal Auditor havecarried out internal audit for the FY 2020-21. Their reports were reviewed by the auditcommittee.
PARTICULARS OF LOANS GUARANTEES OR INVESTMENTS BY COMPANY
During the financial year ended 31st March 2021 the
Company has not given any Loan or made any investment or give any guarantee pursuant tothe provision of Section 186 of the Companies Act 2013.
RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS
Details of the transactions with Related Parties are provided in the accompanyingfinancial statements.
There were no transactions during the year which would require to be reported in FormAOC.2.
MATERIAL CHANGE AND COMMITMENT AFFECTING THE FINANCIAL POSITION OF THE COMPANY WHICHHAVE OCCURRED BETWEEN MARCH 31 2021 AND THE DATE OF THE REPORT
There was no material changes and commitments affecting the financial position of theCompany occurred between the end of financial year March 31 2021 to which this financialstatements relate and the date of this Report.
CONSERVATION OF ENERGY TECHNOLOGY ABSORPTION FOREIGN EXCHANGE EARNINGS AND OUTGO
The information on conservation of energy technology absorption and foreign exchangeearnings and outgo stipulated under Section 134(3)(m) of the Companies Act 2013 read withRule 8 of The Companies (Accounts) Rules 2014 is annexed herewith as "Annexure -B".
RISK MANAGEMENT POLICY
The Board of Directors of the Company has formulated a Risk Management Policy whichaims at enhancing Shareholder's value and providing an optimum risk- reward trade off. Therisk management approach is based on the clear understanding of the variety of risks thatthe organization faces disciplined risk monitoring and measurement and continuous riskassessment and mitigation reserves.
CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
According to Section 135 of the Companies Act 2013 no requirement for our Company toconstitute the CSR Committee and for framing the CSR Policy. Hence the requirement tofurnish the details under Section 134(3) (o) of the Companies Act 2013 there is norequirement.
During the year the Company has not accepted or renew any Deposits and no Depositsremained unclaimed with the company as on 31st March 2021.
DETAILS OF SIGNIFICANT & MATERIAL ORDERS PASSED BY THE REGULATORS OR COURTS ORTRIBUNAL.
No Significant any Regulatory or Court or Tribunal which can have an impact on thegoing concern status and the Company's operations in future.
ADEQUACY OF INTERNAL FINANCIAL CONTROLS WITH REFERENCE TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
The Company has implemented and evaluated the Internal Financial Controls which providea reasonable assurance in respect of providing financial and operational informationcomplying with applicable statutes and policies safeguarding of assets prevention anddetection of frauds accuracy and completeness of accounting records.
The Directors and Management confirm that the
Internal Financial Controls (IFC) are adequate with respect to the operations of theCompany. A report of Auditors pursuant to Section 143(3) (i) of the Companies Act 2013certifying the adequacy of Internal Financial Controls is annexed with the Auditorsreport.
DETAILS PURSUANT TO SECTION 197(12) OF THE COMPANIES ACT 2013
Details pursuant to Section 197(12) of the Companies Act 2013 read with the Companies(Appointment and Remuneration of Managerial Personnel) Rules 2014 form part of thisReport and are annexed herewith as "Annexure - C"
INTERNAL CONTROL SYSTEMS AND THEIR ADEQUACY
Your Company has established adequate internal control procedures commensurate withthe nature of its business and size of its operations. The Company maintains all itsrecords in SAP System and the work flow and approvals are routed through SAP.
The Company has appointed Internal Auditors to observe the Internal Controls whetherthe works flow of organization is being done through the approved policies of the Company.In every Quarter during the approval of Financial Statements Internal Auditors willpresent the Internal Audit Report and Management Comments on the Internal Auditobservations; and
The Board of Directors of the Company have adopted various policies like Related PartyTransactions Policy Whistle Blower Policy Policy to determine Material Subsidiaries andsuch other procedures for ensuring the orderly and efficient conduct of its business forsafeguarding of its assets the prevention and detection of frauds and errors theaccuracy and completeness of the accounting records and the timely preparation ofreliable financial information.
SUBSIDIARY COMPANIES JOINT VENTURE AND CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS:
The Company has no subsidiary Joint Venture or Associate Company during the year underreview and hence no information required to be furnished as per the provisions of rule8(5)(iv) of the Companies (Accounts) Rules 2014.
NAMES OF COMPANIES WHICH HAVE BECOME OR CEASED TO BE ITS SUBSIDIARIES JOINT VENTURESOR ASSOCIATE COMPANIES DURING THE YEAR
During the financial year ended 31st March 2021 no entity became or ceased to be thesubsidiary joint venture or associate of the Company.
CHANGE IN THE NATURE OF BUSINESS IF ANY
There was no change in the nature of business of the
Company during the financial year ended 31st March
MANAGEMENT DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS REPORT
As per requirements of Listing Regulations a detailed review of the developments inthe industry performance of the Company opportunities and risks internal controlsystems outlook etc. of the Company is given under the head Management Discussion andAnalysis Report which forms part of this Annual Report.
Our Company has complied with the Corporate Governance norms as stipulated under theListing Regulations. A detailed report on Corporate Governance forms part of this AnnualReport. A certificate from Secretarial Auditors confirming compliance of the
Corporate Governance requirements by the Company is attached to the Report on CorporateGovernance.
Audit Committee of the Company meets the requirements of section 177 of the CompaniesAct 2013 and Regulation 18 of the SEBI (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements)Regulations 2015. The details of the composition of the Audit Committee as required underthe provisions of Section 177(8) of the Companies Act 2013 are given in the CorporateGovernance Report which forms part of this annual report. During the year under reviewthe Board has accepted all the recommendations of the Audit Committee.
VIGIL MECHANISM / WHISTLE BLOWER POLICY
The Company has established a Whistle Blower Policy for Directors and employees toreport their genuine concern. The details of the same are explained in the CorporateGovernance Report.
LISTING OF EQUITY SHARES
The Company's equity shares are continuosly listed at National Stock Exchange of IndiaLimited and BSE
Limited. We confirm that the Listing fee for the financial year 2021-2022 has been paidto them.
Your Company Firmly believes that employees are its most valued resource and theirefficiency plays a key role in achieving defined goals and building a competitive workenvironment. Many initiatives have been taken to support business through organizationalefficiency process change support and various employee engagement programmes which hashelped the Organization achieve higher productivity levels. In its pursuit to attractretain and develop best available talents several programmes are regularly conducted atvarious levels across the Company.
Employee relations continued to be cordial and harmonious across all levels and at allthe units of the Company.
DETAILS OF APPLICATION MADE OR ANY PROCEEDING PENDING UNDER THE INSOLVENCY ANDBANKRUPTCY CODE 2016 DURING THE YEAR
No applications have been made and no proceedings are pending against the Company underthe Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code 2016 during the year under review.
DETAILS OF DIFFERENCE BETWEEN AMOUNT OF THE VALUATION DONE AT THE TIME OF ONE TIMESETTLEMENT AND THE VALUATION DONE WHILE TAKING LOAN FROM THE BANKS OR FINANCIALINSTITUTIONS ALONG WITH THE REASONS THEREOF
The disclosure under this clause is not applicable as the Company has not undertakenany one-time settlement with the banks or financial institutions during the year underreview.
POLICY ON PREVENTION PROHIBITION AND REDRESSAL OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT AT WORKPLACE
The Company has an Internal Compliant Committee as required to be formed under Section4 of the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention Prohibition and Redressal)Act 2013 and rules made thereunder which were notified on 9 December 2013.
The Company has zero tolerance towards sexual harassment at the workplace and hasadopted a policy on prevention prohibition and Redressal of sexual harassment atworkplace in line with the provisions of the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace(Prevention Prohibition and Redressal) Act 2013 and the Rules thereunder.
During the financial year 2020-21 the committee submitted its Annual Report asprescribed in the said Act and there was no complaint as regards of sexual harassmentreceived by the Committee during the year.
The Board of Directors take this opportunity to place on record their appreciation toall the Stakeholders of the Company viz. customers investors banks regulatorssuppliers and other business associates for the support received from them during the yearunder review. The Directors also wish to place on record their deep sense of gratitude andappreciation to all the employees for their commitment and contribution towards achievingthe goals of the Company.
| || ||By Order of the Board |
|Coimbatore ||V.Rajvirdhan ||P.Shanmugasundaram |
|29.06.2021 ||Managing Director ||Director |
| ||DIN:00156787 ||DIN:00119411 |