PARKER AGROCHEM EXPORTS LIMITED
Your Directors take pleasure in presenting the TWENTY EIGHTH Annual Report ofthe Company together with the Audited Accounts for the financial year ended on 31stMarch 2021.
The brief financial results are as under:
(Rs. in lakhs)
|Particulars ||2020-21 ||2019-20 |
|Gross Income ||220.52 ||980.60 |
|Profit/(Loss) before Depreciation and Tax ||(83.18) ||(29.68) |
|Less: Depreciation ||45.64 ||45.64 |
|Profit/(Loss) Before Tax and Extra Ordinary Items ||(128.82) ||(75.32) |
|Less: Extra Ordinary Items ||- ||- |
|Less: Current Tax ||116.96 ||- |
|Add/Less: Deferred Tax Liability ||(27.02) ||(6.54) |
|Profit/(Loss) After Tax ||(218.76) ||(68.78) |
|Balance Carried to Balance Sheet ||(218.76) ||(68.78) |
During the year under report the Company continued to carry on the business of rentingof storage tank trading in commodities such as various agriculture commodities metalsand also in gold and silver.
The Turnover of the Company for the year 2020-21 has decreased from Rs. 980.60 Lakhs toRs.220.52Lakhs mainly due to COVID-19 pandemic. Moreover the loss before Tax increased toRs.128.82 Lakhs as compared to Rs.75.32Lakhs in the last year.
The impact of COVID-19 pandemic started worldwide from the month of December 2019 andhad severe impact on the business globally. This resulted in the slowdown of activities ofthe Company. It must be noted that the COVID-19 is an unprecedented phenomenon faced byall and as the pandemic has not been eradicated completely the situation is veryuncertain and has not completely stabilized. If the impact of COVID 19 get stabilizedand/or subsided the same may be expected to result into normal business activities in thetime to come.
SUBSIDIARY COMPANIES/JOINT VENTURE COMPANY/ASSOCIATE COMPANY:
The Company does not have any Subsidiary Company or Joint Venture Company or AssociateCompany.
MATERIAL CHANGES AND COMMITMENT:
During the year under review there were no material changes and commitments affectingthe financial position of the Company which have occurred between the end of financialyear of the Company to which the financial statements relate and the date of the report.
REASONS FOR REVISION OF FINANCIAL STATEMENT OR REPORT:
During the year the financial statement or report was not revised. Hence furtherdetails are not applicable.
In of views losses your Directors express their inability to declare any dividend.
TRANSFER TO RESERVE:
In view of loss your Directors find it prudent not to transfer any amount to GeneralReserve.
DIRECTORS & KEY MANAGERIAL PERSONNEL:
Pursuant to the provisions of Section 152 of the Companies Act 2013 Mrs. Shantaben J.Acharya Director of the Company retires by rotation at the ensuing Annual General Meetingand being eligible has offered herself to be re-appointed as Director of the Company. TheBoard recommends the re-appointment of Mrs. Shantaben J. Acharyaas Director of the Companyliable to retire by rotation. Moreover the matter has also been placed for the approvalof the members for re-appointment of Mr. Jagdish R. Acharya (DIN: 01251240) as ManagingDirector of the Company for a period of 3 years w.e.f. 31st March 2021
Barring this there was no change in Director or Key Managerial Personnel during theyear.
DIRECTORS' RESPONSIBILITY STATEMENT:
Pursuant to the requirement of section 134(5) of the Companies Act 2013 with respectto Directors' Responsibility Statement it is hereby confirmed:
1. that in the preparation of the annual accounts the applicable accounting standardshad been followed along with proper explanation relating to material departures;
2. that the Directors had 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 profit or loss of the Company for that period;
3. that the Directors had taken proper and sufficient care for the maintenance ofadequate accounting records in accordance with the provisions of this Act for safeguardingthe assets of the Company and for preventing and detecting fraud and other irregularities;
4. that the Directors had prepared the annual accounts on a going concern basis; and
5. that the directors had laid down internal financial controls to be followed by thecompany and that such internal financial controls are adequate and were operatingeffectively.
6. that the directors had devised proper systems to ensure compliance with theprovisions of all applicable laws and that such systems were adequate and operatingeffectively.
COMPLIANCES OF APPLICABLE SECRETARIAL STANDARDS:
The Company has complied with applicable Secretarial Standards during the year underreview.
FORMAL EVALUATION BY BOARD OF ITS OWN PERFORMANCE:
Pursuant to the provisions of the Companies Act 2013 and Regulation 34(3) ofSecurities and Exchange Board of India (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements)Regulations 2015 the Board has carried out an annual performance evaluation of its ownperformance the directors individually as well as the evaluation of the working of itsAudit and Nomination & Remuneration Committees based on the criteria and frameworkadopted by the Board.
NUMBER OF MEETINGS OF BOARD:
The Board of Directors duly met 4 (Four) times on 28th July 2020 15thSeptember 2020 12th November 2020 and 11th February 2021.
DECLARATION BY INDEPENDENT DIRECTORS:
The Company has received necessary Declaration from each Independent Director/s undersection 149(7) of the Companies Act 2013 that they meets the criteria of Independencelaid down in section 149(6) of the Companies Act 2013.
ISSUE OF EQUITY SHARES WITH DIFFERENTIAL VOTING RIGHTS / SWEAT EQUITY SHARES / EMPLOYEESTOCK OPTION SCHEME:
During the year the Company has not issued any equity shares with differential votingrights or sweat equity shares or shares under employee stock option scheme. Hencedisclosure regarding the same is not given.
M/s. Shah & Shah Associates Chartered Accountants the existing auditors of theCompany were appointed as Auditors of the Company at the 27th AGM for holdingthe office from the conclusion of that 27th AGM till the conclusion of the 32ndAGM.Atthe same AGM any one of the Directors of the Company was authorized to fix theremuneration of the Statutory Auditors.
In view of the Companies (Amendment) Act 2017 the first proviso in sub-section (1)in section 139 of the Companies Act 2013 has been omitted with effect from 7thMay 2018. In view of this the said appointment of auditor is no longer required to beratified by the members at every annual general meeting.
The Board has duly reviewed the Statutory Auditor's Report on the Accounts. Theobservations comments and notes of the Auditor are self-explanatory and do not call forany further explanation /clarification.
COST AUDITORS AND COST AUDIT REPORT:
Pursuant to Section 148 of the Companies Act 2013 the maintenance of Cost records hasnot been specified to the Company. Hence disclosure regarding the same is not given.
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 M/s. Manoj Hurkat & Associates a firm of Company Secretaries in Practice toundertake the Secretarial Audit of the Company. The Secretarial Audit Report is annexedherewith as "Annexure-1".
DISCLOSURE UNDER THE SEXUAL HARASSMENT OF WOMEN AT WORK PLACE (PREVENTION PROHIBITIONAND REDRESSAL) ACT 2013
The Company has in place an Anti-Sexual Harassment measures in line with therequirements of The Sexual Harassment of Women at the Workplace (Prevention Prohibition& Redressal) Act 2013. During the year there were no complaints received under thesaid act. The Company has complied with the applicable provisions of the Act including theconstitution of internal complaints committee.
The Audit Committee consists of the following Directors:
|1. ||Mr. Shankarlal S. Thakkar ||Chairperson |
|2. ||Mr. Liladharbhai L. Thakkar ||Member |
|3. ||Mr. Pravinkumar M. Thakkar ||Member |
NOMINATION & REMUNERATION COMMITTEE:
The Nomination & Remuneration Committee consists of the following Directors:
|1. ||Mr. Shankarlal S. Thakkar ||Chairperson |
|2. ||Mr. Liladharbhai L. Thakkar ||Member |
|3. ||Mr. Pravinkumar M. Thakkar ||Member |
STAKEHOLDERS RELATIONSHIP COMMITTEE:
The Stakeholders Relationship Committee consists of the following Directors:
|1. ||Mr. Liladharbhai L. Thakkar ||Chairperson |
|2. ||Mr. Pravinkumar M. Thakkar ||Member |
|3. ||Mr. Jagdish R. Acharya ||Member |
The Company has a vigil mechanism for its directors and employees to deal withinstance of fraud/ mismanagement if any and to report concerns about unethical behavioractual or suspected fraud or violation of the Company's code of conduct or ethics policy.The details of the policy posted on the website of the Company.
CODE OF BUSINESS CONDUCT AND ETHICS:
The Company has laid down a Code of Conduct (COC) which is applicable to all the Boardmembers and Senior Management of the Company. The COC is available on the website of theCompany www.parkeragrochem.com. All the members of the Board and Senior Management haveaffirmed compliance with the Code.
RISK MANAGEMENT POLICY/PLAN:
It may please be noted that as per the applicable requirement of Companies Act 2013 arisk management policy/plan of the Company is developed and implemented for creating andprotecting the Shareholder's value by minimizing threats or losses and to identify andProvide a framework that enables future activities of a Company to take place in aconsistent and controlled manner.
The Board has on the recommendation of the Nomination & Remuneration Committeeframed a policy for selection and appointment of Directors Senior Management and theirremuneration.
The Company's shareholders may refer the Company's website www.parkeragrochem.com forthe detailed Nomination & Remuneration Policy on the appointment and remuneration ofDirectors including criteria for determining qualifications positive attributesindependence of a Director; and other matters provided under sub-section (3) of section178.
The Company's remuneration policy is directed towards rewarding performance based onreview of achievements periodically. The remuneration policy is in consonance with theexisting industry practice.
ANALYSIS OF REMUNERATION:
The details of remuneration paid to Directors and Key Managerial Personnel are given inextract of Annual Return attached with this report.
Disclosure/details pursuant to provisions of Section 197(12) of the Companies Act 2013read with Companies (appointment and Remuneration of managerial personnel) Rules 2014 aregiven as follows:
|Names and Positions ||[A] Ratio of Directors' Remuneration to the median Remuneration of Employees ||[B] Percentage (%) increase in Remuneration |
|Mr. Jagdish R. Acharya (Chairperson & Managing Director) ||17.37 ||N.A. |
|Mrs. Shantaben J. Acharya(Non-Executive Director) ||- ||- |
|Mr. Natvar J. Acharya(Non-Executive Acharya) ||- ||- |
|Mr. Liladharbhai L. Thakkar (Independent Director) ||- ||- |
|Mr. Pravinkumar M. Thakkar (Independent Director) ||- ||- |
|Mr. Shankarlal S. Thakkar (Independent Director) ||- ||- |
The median remuneration of employees of the Company during the financial year was Rs.138200/- p.a.
|[C] Percentage increase in the median ||57.50% |
|Remuneration of Employees || |
|[D] Number of permanent Employees on the rolls of Company ||18 (Eighteen) |
|[E] Average percentile increase already made in the salaries of employees other than the managerial personnel in the last financial year and its comparison with the percentile increase in the managerial remuneration and justification thereof ||There was increase of 57.50% in the average salaries of employees other than managerial personnel in 2020-21.There was no change in the Managerial Remuneration in 2020-21 as compared to the year 2019-20. There was no change in the remuneration of CFO and CS in the year 2020-21. |
PARTICULARS OF EMPLOYEES:
The statement showing the names of the top ten employees in terms of remuneration drawnis given as Annexure 2.
There are no employees of the Company drawing remuneration requiring disclosure ofinformation under Section 134 of the Companies Act 2013 read with Rule 5(2) of theCompanies (Appointment & Remuneration of Managerial Personnel) Rules 2014.
DETAILS OF THE REMUNERATION TO MANAGING DIRECTOR/WHOLE-TIME DIRECTOR (AS PER CLAUSE-IVOF SECTION-II OF PART-II OF SCHEDULE V):
(i) All elements of the remuneration package such as salary benefits bonuses stockoptions and pension:
The details are given in clause- VI(A) of MGT-9 attached to this report as Annexure3.
(ii) Details of fixed component and performance-linked incentives along with theperformance criteria:
The details are given in clause- VI(A) of MGT-9 attached to this report as Annexure 3 and performance criteria is linked with net profit of the Company.
(iii) Service contracts notice period and severance fees:
Pursuant to the approval of members in the 25th Annual General Meeting Mr.Jagdish Acharya Managing Director has been appointed for a period of 3 years w.e.f. 31stMarch 2018. He is proposed to be reappointed as Managing Director for a furtherperiod of three years w.e.f. 31st March 2021.
Notice period is 90 days and no severance fees.
(iv) Stock option details if any and whether these have been issued at a discount aswell as the period over which they accrued and how they are exercisable:
The Company has not granted any stock option.
During the year there were no significant and material orders passed by the regulatorsor courts or tribunals impacting the going concern status and Company's operations infuture.
As the requirement of CSR Committee is not applicable to the Company no furtherdetails/disclosure required to be given in this regard.
DETAILS ON CONSERVATION OF ENERGY TECHNOLOGY ABSORPTION FOREIGN EXCHANGE EARNINGS ANDOUTGO:
|(A) Conservation of energy || |
|(i) the steps taken or impact on conservation of energy ||The Company accords high priority to conservation of energy. Several concrete steps have been taken to save energy. |
|(ii) the steps taken by the company for utilizing alternate sources of energy ||The Company is not utilizing alternate sources of energy. |
|(iii) the capital investment on energy conservation equipments ||NIL |
|(B) Technology absorption || |
|(i) the efforts made towards technology absorption ||NIL |
|(ii) the benefits derived like product improvement cost reduction product development or import substitution ||NIL |
|(iii) in case of imported technology (imported during the last three years reckoned from the beginning of the financial year) ||The Company has not imported any technology during the year. Hence there are no details to be furnished under this clause. |
|(a) the details of technology imported; || |
|(b) the year of import; || |
|(c) whether the technology been fully absorbed; || |
|(d) if not fully absorbed areas where absorption has not taken place and the reasons thereof; and || |
|(iv) the expenditure incurred on Research and Development ||There are no expenditure incurred on Research and Development by the Company |
|(C) Foreign exchange earnings and Outgo || |
|The Foreign Exchange earned in terms of actual inflows during the year and ||NIL |
|The Foreign Exchange outgo during the year in terms of actual outflows ||NIL |
INTERNAL FINANCIAL CONTROL:
The Directors had laid down Internal Financial Controls to be followed by the Companyand that such Internal Financial Controls are adequate and were operating effectively.
During the year under report your Company has not accepted any deposits pursuant toSection 73 of the Companies Act 2013. Hence further details are not given.
Details of money accepted (if any during the year) by the Company from the Directorsand/or the relatives of Directors of the Company are given in the notes to the FinancialStatements and the same are not deposit as per the applicable provisions of Companies Act2013 and rules made thereunder.
As per Regulation 15 (2) of SEBI (LODR) Regulations 2015 the compliance with CorporateGovernance provisions as specified in Regulations 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 2627 and clauses (b) to (i) of Sub-Regulation (2) of Regulation 46 and Para C D and E ofSchedule V shall not apply in respect of the listed entity having paid up equity sharecapital not exceeding Rupees Ten Crores and net worth not exceeding Rupees Twenty FiveCrores as on the last day of the previous financial year.
It may please be noted that as our Company is not falling in the applicability criteriaprescribed as mentioned above Regulation 27 (2) is not mandatory for the time being tothe Company.
Hence the Report on Corporate Governance is not forming part of the Directors' Report.
EXTRACT OF ANNUAL RETURN:
The details forming part of extract of the Annual Return in form MGT 9 is annexedherewith as "Annexure -3"
PARTICULARS OF LOANS INVESTMENTS OR GUARANTEES UNDER SECTION 186 OF THE COMPANIES ACT2013:
There are no Loans Investments or Guarantees /Security given by the Company during theyear under section 186 of the Companies Act 2013; hence no particulars are required to begiven.
RELATED PARTY TRANSACTION:
There are no particulars of contacts or arrangements with related parties referred toin Section 188(1) of the Companies Act 2013 which are required to be reported in theprescribed form AOC-2. The details of related party transactions as per AS-18 areotherwise reported in the financial statements. The related party transactions areotherwise carried out in the ordinary course of business and on arm's length basis and thesame are in the best interest of the Company. The related party transactions are due tobusiness exigencies.
MANAGEMENT DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS:
Necessary Management Discussion and Analysis Report pursuant to Regulation 34(2)(e) ofThe SEBI (LODR) Regulations 2015 is appended as "Annexure-4"toDirector's Report.
Your Directors wish to place on record their sincere appreciation for significantcontribution made by the employees at all the levels through their dedication hard workand commitment thereby enabling the Company to boost its performance during the yearunder report.
Your Directors also take this opportunity to place on record the valuable co-operationand continuous support extended by its valued business associates Auditors SupplierCustomers Banks / Financial Institutions Government authorities and the shareholders fortheir continuously reposed confidence in the Company and look forward to having the samesupport in all its future endeavors.
| ||By Order of the Board |
| ||sd/- |
|Place : Ahmedabad ||Jagdish R. Acharya |
|Date : 29th June 2021 ||(DIN: 01251240) |
| ||Chairperson & Managing Director |