The Directors present their 51st Annual Report on the business and operations of theCompany and the financial accounts for the year ended on 31st March 2021.
(Rs. In lakhs)
|Particulars ||For the year ended on 3l/03/2021 ||For the previous year ended on 31/03/2020 |
|Gross Profit (before interest depreciation & taxation) ||181.67 ||107.58 |
|Less: Interest ||56.61 ||143.26 |
|Depreciation ||105.49 ||112.46 |
|Profit before tax ||19.51 ||(148.14) |
|Tax expense/Deferred Tax ||6.04 ||(116.39) |
|Exceptional items ||- ||- |
|Other comprehensive income ||17.59 ||0.95 |
|Profit / Loss after Tax ||31.12 ||(30.80) |
|Add: Balance brought from previous year ||(1713.77) ||(1683.33) |
|Profit / (Loss) available for appropriations ||(1682.65) ||(1713.77) |
|APPROPRIATIONS / TRANSFERS || || |
|Profit/(loss) carried to Balance Sheet ||(1682.65) ||(1713.77) |
Your Directors do not recommend any dividend on equity shares in view of the broughtforward loss of earlier years incurred by the Company.
OPERATION AND FUTURE OUTLOOK
In view of the massive outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic during the year under reviewbusiness was down compare to the previous year. During the year under review the turnoverhas decreased from Rs. 3187.99 lakhs to Rs. 2461.78 lakhs from the previous yearregistering decrease of 22.78% in revenue. The Company has earned a net profit of Rs.13.53 lakh from operating activities and Rs. 17.59 lakh from other comprehensive incomecompared to loss of Rs. 30.80 lakhs in the previous year. The management has takenmeasures to reduce cost of production and other related expenses.
Board of Directors Board and Audit Committee Meetings:
Your Company's Board is duly constituted and is in compliance with the requirements ofthe Companies Act 2013 the Listing Regulations and provisions of the Articles ofAssociation of the Company. During the year under review a total of five Meetings of theBoard of Directors and four meetings of Audit Committee held and details of Meetings heldduring the financial year 2020-21 have been provided in the Corporate Governance Reportwhich forms part of this Annual Report.
Mrs. Shahnaz A. Dawoodani and Mr. Husen Somjee the Directors of the Company shallretire by rotation at the forthcoming Annual General Meeting and offer themselves forre-appointment. Mr. Suresh John Chairman of the Company had resigned with effect from19-12-2020. Mr. Avinash Jhaveri has been appointed as Independent Director with effectfrom 13-02-2021. Mr. Avinash Jhaveri designated as Chairman of the Board of Directors. Mr.Sadruddin Jiwani vacated the office of Director with effect from 30th June 2021 under theprovisions of Section 167(1)(b) of the Companies Act 2013. Brief profile along withnecessary disclosures of retiring Directors has been annexed to the Notice convening theensuing AGM and forms an integral part of this Annual Report. Your Board recommendsre-appointment of Mrs. Shahnaz A. Dawoodani and Mr. Husen Somjee as Directors liable toretire by rotation.
The Company has received declarations from all the Independent Directors of the Companyconfirming that they meet the criteria of independence as prescribed in Section 149(6) ofthe Companies Act 2013.
Details of utilization of funds raised through preferential allotment or qualifiedinstitutions placement as specified under Regulation 32(7A)
The Company has not raised any funds through preferential allotment or qualifiedinstitutions placement during the year under review.
Material changes and commitments if any affecting the financial position of thecompany which have occurred between the end of the financial year of the company to whichthe financial statements relate and the date of the report
There were no material changes and commitment affecting the financial position of theCompany which have occurred subsequent to the close of the financial year of the Companyto which the balance sheet relates and the date of the Report.
Details of significant and material orders passed by the regulators or courts ortribunals impacting the going concern status and company's operations in future.
There were no significant and material orders passed by the regulators or courts ortribunals impacting the going concern status and company's operations in future
Internal control systems and their adequacy
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 of the Board and to theChairman.
The Company has obtained ISO 9001 certification and adheres to the Standard OperatingPractices its manufacturing and operating activities.
The management of the Company evaluates the efficiency and adequacy of internal controlsystem in the Company its compliance with operating systems accounting procedures andpolicies of the Company. Based on the assessment the management undertakes correctiveaction in their respective areas and thereby strengthen the controls. Significant auditobservations and recommendations with corrective actions thereon are presented to theAudit Committee of the Board.
Subsidiaries/ Joint Ventures
The Company does not have Subsidiary or Joint Ventures during the year under review.
The Company has not accepted Fixed Deposit and there no outstanding deposits payable bythe Company.
Auditors & auditor's report
The Company's Auditors M/s. N.S. Shetty & Co. Chartered Accountants will retire atthe forthcoming Annual General Meeting. As per section 139(2) of the Companies Act 2013.The Company propose to re-appoint M/s. N.S. Shetty & Co. Chartered Accountants forthe financial year 2021-22. The Company has received a letter from them to the effect thattheir appointment if made would be within the provision prescribed limits under Section141(3)(g) of the Companies Act 2013 and that they are not disqualified for appointment.
The Notes on Financial Statements referred to in the Auditor's Report areself-explanatory and do not call for any further comments.
Pursuant to the provisions of Section 134(3)(a) and Section 92(3) of the Companies Act2013 read with Rule 12 of the Companies (Management and Administration) Rules 2014 theAnnual Return of the Company as at March 31 2021 in Form no. MGT 9 is attached and alsocan be accessed from the website of the Company at http://www.limechem.com.
Conservation of Energy Technology Absorption Foreign Exchange Earnings & Outgo
Information as per Companies (Disclosure of particulars in the Report of Board ofDirectors) Rules 1988 relating to conservation of energy technology absorption foreignexchange earnings and outgo are given in "Annexure A" forming part of thisreport.
Corporate Social Responsibility Initiatives
The company has contributed funds for the promotion of education and in taking care ofold age/ orphaned peoples. The contribution has been made to two registered trust which ismainly undertakes activities specified under Schedule VII of the Companies Act 2013. Thereport on CSR activities is annexed herewith as "Annexure B".
Pursuant to the provisions of the Companies Act 2013 and SEBI Listing Regulations theBoard has carried out an evaluation of its own performance the directors individually aswell as the evaluation of the working of its Audit Appointment & Remuneration andStakeholder's Grievance Committees. The manner in which the evaluation has been carriedout has been explained in the Corporate Governance Report.
Nomination and Remuneration Committee
The Board has on the recommendation of the Appointment and Remuneration Committeeframed a policy for selection and appointment of Directors Senior Management and theirremuneration. The Remuneration Policy is stated in the Corporate Governance Report.
Board and Audit Committee Meetings
During the year Five Board Meetings and Four Audit Committee Meetings were convenedand held. The details of which are given in the Corporate Governance Report. Theintervening gap between the meetings was within the period prescribed under the CompaniesAct 2013.
Vigil Mechanism / Whistle Blower Policy
The Company has established a vigil mechanism to be known as the "Whistle BlowerPolicy" for its Directors and employees to report instances of unethical behavioractual or suspected fraud or violation of the Company's Code of Conduct. The aim of thepolicy is to provide adequate safeguards against victimization of whistle blower whoavails of the mechanism and also provide direct access to the Chairman of the AuditCommittee in appropriate or exceptional cases.
The purpose of this policy is to provide a framework to promote responsible and securewhistle blowing. It protects employees willing to raise a concern about seriousirregularities within the Company.
Prevention of Insider Trading
The Company has adopted a Code of Conduct for Prevention of Insider Trading underSecurities and Exchange Board of India (Insider Trading) Regulation 2015 with a view toregulate trading in securities by the Directors designated employees and their immediaterelatives and other connected persons. The Code requires pre-clearance for dealing in theCompany's shares by the Directors and the designated employees while in possession ofunpublished price sensitive information in relation to the Company and during the periodwhen the Trading Window is closed. All the members of the Board and designated employeeshave confirmed compliance with the Code.
Policy on prevention of sexual harassment of women at workplace
The Company has adopted a Policy under the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace(Prevention Prohibition and Redressal) Act 2013 and Rules framed thereunder. YourCompany is committed to provide a safe and secure environment to its women employeesacross its functions and other women stakeholders as they are considered as integral andimportant part of the Organization.
An Internal Complaints Committee (ICC) with requisite number of representatives hasbeen set up to redress complaints relating to sexual harassment if any received fromwomen employees and other women associates. All employees (permanent contractualtemporary trainees) are covered under this policy which also extends to cover all womenstakeholders of the Company.
The following is a summary of sexual harassment complaints received and disposed offsatisfactorily during the financial year ended March 31 2021:
Number of complaints received: Nil
Number of complaints disposed off : Nil
Particulars of loans guarantees or investments
The Company has not given any loans or guarantees covered under the provisions ofsection 186 of the Companies Act 2013. The details of the investments made by the Companyare given in the notes to the financial statements.
Related Party Transactions
During the financial year ended 31st March 2021 all transactions with the RelatedParties as defined under the Companies Act 2013 read with Rules framed thereunder were inthe ordinary course of business and at arm's length basis. During the year under reviewyour Company does not have a 'Material Subsidiary' as defined under Regulation 16(1)(c) ofthe SEBI (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations 2015 ['ListingRegulations'].
All Related Party Transactions of your Company had prior approval of the AuditCommittee the Board of Directors and by the Members through the special resolutionpassed as required under the Listing Regulations. There has been no materiallysignificant Related Party Transactions having potential conflict with the interest of theCompany during the year under review.
All Related Party Transactions entered into by your Company were in the ordinary courseof business and also on an arm's length basis therefore details required to be providedin the prescribed Form AOC - 2 is not applicable to the Company. Necessary disclosuresrequired under the Ind AS 24 have been made in the Notes to the Financial Statements forthe year ended on 31st March 2021.
Mr. N. Hariharan Company Secretary in practice have undertaken the Secretarial Auditof the Company. The Secretarial Audit report is annexed herewith as"Annexure-C" which is self-explanatory.
Risk Management Policy
Pursuant to Section 134(3) (n) of the Companies Act 2013 and SEBI Listing Regulationsthe Company has constituted a business risk management committee. The details of theCommittee and its terms of reference are set out in the corporate governance reportforming part of the Board report. At present the Company has not identified any element ofrisk which may threaten the existence of the Company.
The Report on Corporate Governance along with a certificate of compliance from theSecretarial Auditors and Management Discussion and Analysis Report forms part of thisReport.
Director's responsibility statement
The Board of Directors of your Company confirms that:
i) in the preparation of the annual accounts the applicable Accounting Standards havebeen followed along with proper explanation relating to material departures;
ii) the Directors had 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 and loss of the Company for that period;
iii) the directors had taken proper and sufficient care for the maintenance of adequateaccounting records in accordance with the provisions of this Act for safeguarding theassets 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; and
v) the Directors have laid down internal financial controls to be followed by theCompany and that such internal financial controls are adequate and were operatingeffectively.
vi) the Directors have devised proper systems to ensure compliance with the provisionsof all applicable laws and that such systems were adequate and operative effectively.
Particulars of employees
The Company did not have any employee falling within the purview of Section 197 of theCompanies Act 2013 and Rule 5(2) & 5(3) of Companies (Appointment and Remuneration ofManagerial Persons Rule 2014).
The Industrial Relations continued to be cordial during the year under review.
The Directors wish to place on record their sincere appreciation for the continuedco-operation by the Company's Bankers and the support given by the Company's valuedcustomers. The Board also express its sincere appreciation to the commitment and dedicatedemployees at all levels. Last but not least the Board places on record their gratitude tothe Investors Clients and Shareholders of the Company.
| ||On behalf of the Board of Directors |
|PLACE: Navi Mumbai ||Avinash Jhaveri |
|DATE : June 30 2021 ||Chairman |