The Directors of your Company have the pleasure in presenting the 27thAnnual Report of the Company together with the Audited Financial Statements for the yearended 31st March 2021.
INDIAN ACCOUNTING STANDARDS (Ind AS)
As mandated by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) The Financial Statements fromthe year ended March 31 2020 onwards has been prepared in accordance with INDIANACCOUNTING STANDARDS (Ind AS) notified under Section 133 of the Companies Act 2013 readwith the relevant rules as amended from time to time and the other recognized accountingpractices and policies to the extent applicable. These financial statements are preparedunder Ind AS.
The Financial Performance of your company for the year ended 31st March 2021is summarized below:-
(Amount in 000')
|Particulars ||2020-21 ||2019-20 |
|Total Income (Operating and other income) ||16595 ||112661 |
|Total Expenses ||15191 ||110996 |
|Profit/(Loss) before Depreciation exceptional and extra ordinary items and tax ||2190 ||2881 |
|Less: Depreciation ||(786) ||(1186) |
|Profit/(Loss) for the year after depreciation before Tax and exceptional and extra ordinary items ||1404 ||1695 |
|Less: Exceptional and extra ordinary items ||- ||- |
|Profit/ (Loss) before Tax ||1404 ||1695 |
|Less :- Current Tax ||(304) ||(370) |
|:- Adjustment of Deferred Tax ||686 ||659 |
|Profit/(Loss) after Tax ||1786 ||1984 |
FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE WITH RESPECT TO OPERATIONAL PERFORMANCE
During the year under review your company's operating and other income was Rs. 165.95Lakh (previous year Rs. 1126.61 Lakh). The company has earned profit after tax of Rs 17.86Lakh as compared to previous year profit after tax of Rs. 19.84 Lakh.
INFORMATION ON STATE OF COMPANY'S AFFAIRS
The Company was incorporated in the year 1994 and started its commercial operations on30.12.1994. The Company is a NBFC registered with Reserve Bank of India vide CertificateNo.06.00130 dt.09.09.1998 issued by Reserve Bank of India Chandigarh.
In the last month of financial year 2019-20 the spread of COVID-19 virus developedrapidly and forced the governments to enforce lock-downs globally. The novel coronavirus(COVID-19) pandemic is spreading around the globe rapidly. The virus has taken its toll onnot just human life but businesses and financial markets too the extent of which iscurrently indeterminate. The ferocity of the COVID-19 second wave has overwhelmed Indiaand the world. War efforts have been mounted all over the world and in India to stop thesecond surge in its tracks.
We ensured the health of all the employees by adopting various measures issued byGovernment Authorities like employees were allowed to work from home. We also taken allthe measure to ensure absolute sanitization of work place very frequently and also ensuredsocial distancing to contain the spread of the virus.
During the year under review and due to present situation management has notrecommended any dividend for the year ended 31st March 2021.
TRANSFER OF UNCLAIMED DIVIDEND TO INVESTOR EDUCATION AND PROTECTION FUND
Since there was no dividend declared and paid last year the provisions of Section 125of the Companies Act 2013 does not apply.
TRANSFER TO RESERVES IN TERMS OF SECTION 134 (3) (J) OF THE COMPANIES ACT 2013
During the year under review the company has earned profits of Rs. 17.86 Lakh which isduly transferred to general reserve of the company. Further as required Rs. 2.81 Lakh hastransferred to Statutory Reserves.
CHANGES IN SHARE CAPITAL
There is no change in the authorized share capital and paid up capital of the companyduring the financial year 2020-21.
CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
Section 135 of Companies Act 2013 in respect of the provisions of Corporate SocialResponsibility (CSR) is not applicable to the company during the year under review.
PARTICULARS OF LOAN GUARANTEES AND INVESTMENTS UNDER SECTION 186
Company being a NBFC provisions of section186 does not applicable except provision(1) which states company cannot invest in more than two layers of investment company.Details regarding loans investment and guarantees provided in the notes of accounts offinancial statements attached with this report.
PARTICULARS OF EMPLOYEES AND RELATED DISCLOSURES
Pursuant to Section 197(12) of the Act read with rule 5(1) of the Companies(Appointment and Remuneration of Managerial Personnel) Rules 2014 every listed companyrequired to disclose information related to remuneration paid during the year. Thedetailed information in this regard is annexed to this report as "Annexure I".
RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS
All contracts / arrangements / transactions entered by the Company during the financialyear with related parties were in the ordinary course of business and on an arm's lengthbasis. The Board of Directors of the company has adopted Related Party Transaction Policyand same is available on the following link
Further all the necessary details of transaction entered with the related parties asdefined under Section 188 of the Companies Act as defined under Section 2 (76) of thesaid Act are attached herewith in form No. AOC-2 for your kind perusal and information as"Annexure II".
In accordance with the requirements under section 92(3) and section 134(3)(a) of theAct and the applicable rules the Annual Return as on March 31 2021 is available on thewebsite of the Company at the link: http://www.northlink.co.in/annual-return-mgt-7.pdf
The extract of Annual Return i.e. MGT-9 for the financial year 2020-21 is enclosedwith this report as "Annexure III".
AUDITOR'S OF THE COMPANY
a) Statutory Auditor s
At the 24th annual general meeting of the company held on 26.09.2018 M/s.Parmod G Gupta & Associates Chartered Accountants Ludhiana (FRN 018870N) wereappointed as Statutory Auditors of the company to hold the office till the conclusion of29th AGM of the company in terms of provisions of section 139(1) of theCompanies Act 2013.
Further the Statutory Auditors of the Company have submitted Auditors' Report on theaccounts of the Company for the financial year ended 31st March 2021. TheAuditors'
Report is self-explanatory and therefore do not call for any further explanation orcomments from the Board under Section 134 (3) of the Companies Act 2013.
b) Secretarial Auditor
Section 204 of the Companies Act 2013 inter-alia requires every listed company toannex with its Board's report a Secretarial Audit Report given by a Company Secretary inPractice in the prescribed form.
The Board appointed M/s. B.K. Gupta & Associates Practicing Company Secretariesas Secretarial Auditor of the Company in their meeting held on 21.08.2020 to conduct theSecretarial Audit for the financial year 2020-21.
The Secretarial Auditor of the Company have submitted their Report in Form MR-3 asrequired under Section 204 of the Companies Act 2013 for the financial year ended 31stMarch 2021. The Report forms part of this report as Annexure IV. The Auditor Reportis self-explanatory therefore doesn't requires any comments from the board.
c) Internal Auditor
The audit plan is aimed at evaluation of the efficacy and adequacy of internal controlsystems and compliance thereof robustness of internal processes policies and accountingprocedures compliance with laws and regulations. Based on the reports of internal auditfunction process owners undertake corrective action in their respective areas. Significantaudit observations and corrective actions thereon are presented to the Audit Committee ofBoard. Sh. Umesh Sharma has been appointed as an Internal Auditor of the company undersection 138 of Companies Act 2013 to conduct internal audit of functions and activitiesof the company.
As your Company is not a manufacturing company the cost records are not required to bemaintained by your Company pursuant to an order passed by the Central Government.
DETAILS OF FRAUDS REPORTED BY THE STATUTORY AUDITORS REQUIRD UNDER SECTION 148 (12) OFCOMPANIES ACT 2013.
During the year under review the Statutory Auditors have mentioned that that no fraudby the Company has been noticed or reported during the year.
CHANGES IN NATURE OF BUSINESS
The company was carrying on NBFC Business as well as trading activities. However nowonly NBFC activities are being pursued by the company.
DETAILS AND INFORMATION AS REQUIRED UNDER SECTION 134(3) (l) OF THE COMPANIES ACT 2013
No material changes and commitments have taken place between the end of the financialyear of the Company to which Balance Sheet relates and date of report which affects thefinancial position of the Company.
The Company is committed to provide the best services to the shareholders/ investors.M/s Skyline Financial Services Private Limited New Delhi is working as Registrars andShare Transfer Agents (RTA) of the Company for transfer dematerialization of shares andother investor related services. No correspondence/enquiry from any shareholder/ investoris pending with the company for reply.
CONSERVATION OF ENERGY TECHNOLOGY ABSORPTION AND FOREIGN EXCHANGE EARNINGS AND OUTGO
The particulars as required under the provisions of Section 134(3) (m) of the CompaniesAct 2013 in respect of conservation of energy and technology absorption has not beenfurnished considering the nature of activities undertaken by the company during the yearunder review. There are no foreign exchange earnings.
DETAILS OF SUBSIDIARY/JOINT VENTURES/ASSOCIATE COMPANIES
The Company has no Subsidiary/Joint Venture or Associate companies.
DETAILS OF DIRECTORS AND KEY MANAGERIAL PERSONNEL
In accordance with provisions of Articles of Association of the Company Ms.Gargee Sehgal Director of the company is liable to retire by rotation at the ensuingAnnual General Meeting and being eligible she offered herself for re-appointment. TheBoard of Directors recommended her appointment for consideration of the members at theensuing annual general meeting.
Board of Director recommends the second term of appointment of Sh. InderjitSingh Jassal as an Independent Director by the members of the company at the ensuingannual general meeting.
In terms of the requirement of regulation 17(1A) of the Listing Regulations specialresolution for appointment/continuation of directorship in the Company of directors whohave attained or will attain the age of 75 years forms part of the notice of the ensuingAGM.
Further as per Sec 149 (10) an Independent Director if eligible shall be re-appointedfor the second term by the members only after passing special resolution.
Accordingly resolutions seeking approval of the members for the aforementionedappointments/re-appointments forms part of notice convening the 27th AGM.
DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE BY INDEPENDENT DIRECTORS UNDER SECTION 149 OF THE COMPANIESACT 2013
Presently the Company has two Independent Directors namely Sh. Bharat Soni & Sh.Inderjit Singh Jassal who has given declaration that they meet the eligible criteria ofindependence as provided in sub-section (6) of Section 149 of the Companies Act 2013.
STATEMENT IN RESPECT OF ADEQUACY OF INTERNAL FINANCIAL CONTROL WITH REFERENCE TO THEFINANCIAL STATEMENTS
The Company has in place adequate internal financial controls with reference tofinancial statements. During the year such controls were tested and no reportablematerial weaknesses in the design or operation were observed.
NUMBER OF MEETINGS
During the Financial year 2020-21 6 Meetings of Board of Directors and 5 Meetings ofAudit Committee 2 Meetings of the Stakeholders Relationship Committee and 2 Meetings ofNomination and Remuneration Committee of the company were held. Detailed information aboutthe meetings is given in Corporate Governance Report which forms the part of AnnualReport.
The Company has complied with the applicable Secretarial Standards issued by theInstitute of the Company Secretaries of India.
RISK MANAGEMENT POLICY
The policy establishes the process for the management of risk faced by the Company. Theaim of risk management is to maximize opportunities in all activities and to minimizeadversity. This policy applies to all activities and processes associated with the normaloperations of Northlink Fiscal and Capital Services Limited. Risk Management Policy isdesigned to avoid events situations or circumstances which may lead to negativeconsequences on the Company's Businesses and define a structured approach to manageuncertainty and to make use of these in their decision-making pertaining to all Businessdivisions and corporate actions. Key business risks and their mitigation are considered inthe Annual/Strategic Business Plans and in the periodic Management Reviews.
EVALUATION BY BOARD OF ITS OWN PERFORMANCE ITS COMMITTEE AND INDIVIDUAL DIRECTORS WITHREFERENCE TO SECTION 134 (3) (p) OF THE COMPANIES ACT
Pursuant to the above said provisions of the Companies Act 2013 the Board has carriedout an evaluation of its own performance directors individually as well as the evaluationof the Committees as per the Criteria laid down in the Nomination &Remunerationpolicy. Further the Independent directors have also reviewed the performance of theNonIndependent Directors and Board as a whole including reviewing the performance of theChairperson of the Company taken into account the views of the Executive Directors andNon-Executive Directors vide there separate meeting held on 12.02.2021 at the registeredoffice of the Company.
Pursuant to the provisions of Section 177 of Companies Act 2013 and provisions ofRegulation 18 of SEBI (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations 2015the company has constitute Audit Committee with the objectives to monitor supervise andeffective management of company's finance to ensure effective internal financial controlsand risk management systems with high level of transparency and accuracy.
Details regarding Audit Committee are given in the Corporate Governance Report whichforms the part of this Annual Report.
DISCLOSURE ON THE NOMINATION AND REMUNERATION POLICY OF THE COMPANY PURSUANT TO SECTION134(3) (e) AND SECTION 178(3)
Pursuant to the provisions of Section 178 of Companies Act 2013 and Regulation 19 ofSEBI (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations 2015 the Board ofDirectors of your Company constituted Nomination & Remuneration Committee. The saidCommittee was framed adopted and recommended "Nomination & RemunerationEvaluation Policy" for Directors KMP and Senior Management Personnel. The saidpolicy forms the part of this report which is annexed at "Annexure V".
DISCLOSURE IN RELATION TO VIGIL MECHANISM
In pursuant to the provisions of section 177(9) & (10) of the Companies Act 2013and Regulation 22 of SEBI (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations2015 a Vigil Mechanism for directors and employees to report genuine concerns has beenestablished. The Policy is formulated to provide opportunity to employees and directors toreport to management concerns about unethical behavior actual or suspended fraud orviolation of the Code of conduct or policy. The mechanism provides for adequate safeguardsagainst victimization of employees and directors who express their concerns and alsoprovides for direct access to Chairman/ Members of Audit Committee in exceptional cases.The policy is applicable to all employees and directors of the Company.
The policy on Vigil Mechanism and Whistle Blower Policy as approved by the Board may beaccessed on the Company's website at the link: http://www.northlink.co.in/Whistle%20Blower%20Policy.pdf
DIRECTORS RESPONSIBILTY STATEMENT
Pursuant to Section 134(5) of the Companies Act 2013 the Board of Directors of theCompany confirms that-
(a) In the preparation of the annual accounts the applicable accounting standards hadbeen followed along with proper explanation relating to material departures;
(b) They had selected such accounting policies and applied them consistently and madejudgments and estimates that are reasonable and prudent so as to give a true and fair viewof the state of affairs of the company at the end of the financial year and of the profitand loss of the company for that period;
(c) They 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;
(d) They had prepared the annual accounts on a going concern basis; and
(e) They had laid down internal financial controls to be followed by the company andthat such internal financial controls are adequate and were operating effectively.
(f) They had devised proper systems to ensure compliance with the provisions of allapplicable laws and that such system were adequate and operating effectively.
CORPORATE GOVERNANCE REPORT
Pursuant to Regulation 34 of SEBI (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements)Regulations 2015 the report on Corporate Governance together with Auditor's Certificateon compliance with this regard and Managing Director's declaration in this regardingcompliance of code of conduct by Board Members and Senior Management Personnel is attachedand forms part of this Annual Report.
MANAGEMENT DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS REPORT
The Management Discussion and Analysis Report as required under the Regulation 34 (2)of SEBI (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations 2015 is annexedherewith and forms the part of this Annual Report.
Your Director state that no disclosure or reporting is required in respect of thefollowing items as there were no transaction on these items during the year under Review.
1. Details relating to Deposits covered under Chapter V of the Companies Act 2013 andprovisions of RBI Act 1934.
2. Issue of Equity Shares with Differential right as to dividend voting or otherwise.
3. Issue of shares with including Sweat Equity Shares to employees of the company underany scheme.
4. No significant or Material order were passed by the regulators or courts or tribunalwhich impact the going concern states and company's operation in future. Your directorfurther state that during the year under review there were no case filed pursuant tosexual harassment of women at workplace (Prevention prohibition and Redressal) Act 2013.
5. No application has been made under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code; hence therequirement to disclose the details of application made or any proceeding pending underthe Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code 2016 (31 of 2016) during the year alongwith theirstatus as at the end of the financial year is not applicable; and
6. The requirement to disclose the details of difference between amount of thevaluation done at the time of onetime settlement and the valuation done while taking loanfrom the Banks or Financial Institutions along with the reasons thereof is notapplicable.
Your Directors wish to express their grateful appreciation for the valuable support andco-operation received from sub-brokers business associates vendors bankers financialinstitutions investors stakeholders registrar and share transfer agent other businessaffiliates and media.
The Board places on record its sincere appreciation towards the Company's valuedcustomers for the support and confidence reposed by them in the organization and thestakeholders for their continued co-operation and support to the company and look forwardto the continuance of this supportive relationship in future.
Your Directors also places on record their deep sense of appreciation for the devotedservices of the employees during the period under review.
| ||By Order of the Board For Northlink Fiscal and Capital Services Limited |
|Place: Ludhiana |
|sd/- (Shamli Maria) Chairman cum Managing Director DIN 02915048 62-B Kitchlu Nagar Ludhiana-141001 |