For the Financial Year Ended on 31st March 2021
Your Directors have great pleasure in presenting the 30th Directors' Reporttogether with the Audited Balance Sheet as at 31st March 2021 and Profit &Loss Account for the year ended on that date.
The Company's performance during the year ended 31st March 2021 as comparedto the previous financial year is summarized below:
(Amount in Rs.)
|Particulars ||Standalone Year ended ||Consolidated Year ended |
| ||31st March 2021 ||31st March 2020 ||31st March 2021 ||31st March 2020 |
|Revenue & other Income ||1313301 ||1290621 ||1313301 ||1290621 |
|Total Expenses ||1396538 ||1699936 ||1396538 ||1699936 |
|Profit before Tax ||(341911437) ||(409315) ||(341905182) ||(394839) |
|Tax Expenses: || || || || |
|Current Tax/ Deferred tax ||6357 ||820 ||6357 ||820 |
|Net profit for the year ||(341917794) ||(410135) ||(341911437) ||(409315) |
|Other comprehensive (loss)/income for the year ||- ||- ||- ||- |
|Total comprehensive income for the year ||(339385172) ||(1427890) ||(339378917) ||(1413413) |
|Total comprehensive income for the period attributable to: || || || || |
|Minority Interest ||- ||- ||- ||- |
|Share of Profit/(Loss) from Associates ||- ||- ||6255 ||14477 |
|EPS: || || || || |
|- Basic ||(33.94) ||(0.14) ||(33.94) ||(0.14) |
|- Diluted ||(33.94) ||(0.14) ||(33.94) ||(0.14) |
The total income of the Company for the year under review was Rs. 1313301/-(previousyear Rs. 1290621). During the year the Company has a net loss of Rs. 341917794/- ascompared to net loss of 410135/- in previous year.
IMPACT OF COVID-19 PANDEMIC:
The COVID-19 Pandemic had an impact on nearly all aspects of our lives and the filmindustry is no exception. Pandemic induced lockdown along with ongoing restrictions onmobility and social distancing has had an adverse impact on traditional media. Thebusiness and operations of the Company have being impacted which lead to huge loss. TheCOVID-19 pandemic is not likely to go away anytime soon and has forced most people tomake dramatic long-term changes to their lives health financial and social systems. Asthe situation continues the same is expected in the Financial Year 2021-22.
TRANSFER TO RESERVES:
The Company has not transferred any amount to the General Reserve.
There was no change in Share Capital ofthe Company during the Financial Year2020-2021and Company Share Capital as on 31.03.2021 stood at Rs. 100007000/-.
In view of loss occurred your Directors do not recommend dividend for the year underreview.
During the year under review the Company has not accepted any deposits within themeaning of Section 73 and 76 of the Companies Act 2013 read with Companies (Acceptance ofDeposits) Rules 2014.
STATE OF AFFAIRS OF THE COMPANY:
The main business activity of the company is of Films production T.V. Serials MusicVideo and Distribution. The company runs through persons having relevant experience andexpertise in the concerned area of operations of the company with motive to take thecompany at a new stage from where it currently stands.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS:
As on 31st March 2021 the Board comprised of 02 (Two) Executive Directors-Mr. Suresh Bafna- Director and Mrs. Darshika Shah- Managing Director and 02 (Two)Non-Executive Independent Director's. Based on the confirmations/disclosures received fromthe Directors under Section 149(7) of the Companies Act 2013 and Regulation 16(1 )(b) and25 of SEBI (LODR) Regulations 2015 and on evaluation of the relationships disclosed thefollowing Non-Executive Directors are considered as Independent Directors:
a) Mr. SumeethKumar Haran
b) Ms. Renukka Marwah
MEETINGS OF THE BOARD:
The Board met 07 (Seven) times during the financial year 2020-2021. The details ofnumber of meetings of the Board held during the financial year 2020-21 are provided inCorporate Governance Report which forms an integral part of this Report. The gap betweenany two meetings never exceeded 120 days (except during relaxation granted by Ministry ofCorporate Affairs and Securities and Exchange Board of India).
COMMITTEES OF THE BOARD:
There are currently three Committees of the Board as follows:
1. Audit Committee
2. Stakeholders' Relationship Committee
3. Nomination and Remuneration Committee
Details of all the Committees along with their charters composition and meetings heldduring the year are provided in the Report on Corporate Governance and forms part of thisAnnual Report.
DIRECTORS AND KEY MANAGERIAL PERSONNEL AND THE CHANGES THEREOF:
In accordance with the provisions of Section 152 of the Companies Act 2013 read withCompanies (Management & Administration) Rules 2014 and Articles of Association of theCompany Mr. Suresh Bafna (DIN: 01569163) Director retires by rotation at the ensuingAnnual General Meeting and being eligible has offered himselffor reappointment.
The following changes have occurred in the Board/ KMP's of the Company:
1. Mr. Suresh Bafna was Appointed as Managing Director with effect from 01stApril 2021 for a term of 5 (five) years with effect from 01st April 2021.
2. Ms. Anita Jain was appointed as Additional Director- Executive Director with effectfrom 01st April 2021 and resigned with effect from 29th June 2021;
3. Ms. Prapti Shah was appointed as Additional Director - Non-Executive IndependentDirector with effect from 29th June 2021
4. Mr. Shreyansh Bavishi was appointed as Additional Director- Non-ExecutiveNon-Independent Director with effect from 02nd September 2021
5. Mrs. Darshika Shah resigned from the post of Managing Director with effect from 31stMarch 2021;
6. Ms. Renukka Marwah Non-executive Independent Director has resigned from the Companywith effect from 31st March 2021 due to her pre occupation;
7. Ms. Kanchan Kaku resigned as Company Secretary and Compliance Officer of the Companywith effect from 31st March 2021;
The Company has formulated code of conduct on appointment of directors and seniormanagement. This code of conduct can be accessed on the website of the Company at the linkhttp://unistarmulti.com/images/Miscellaneous%20Docs/PDF/code%20of%20conduct%20for%20directors%20and%20senior%20management.pdf
Additional Information on directors recommended for appointment/re-appointment asrequired under Regulation 36 (3) of the SEBI (Listing and Obligation DisclosureRequirements) Regulations 2015 at ensuing Annual General Meeting are given in the Noticeconvening 30th Annual General Meeting.
DIRECTORS' RESPONSIBILITY STATEMENT:
As required under Section 134(3)(c) of the Companies Act 2013 and according to theinformation and explanations received by the Board your Directors state that:
a. in the preparation of the annual accounts the applicable accounting standards havebeen followed along with proper explanation relating to material departures;
b. the directors have 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 loss of the company for that period;
c. the directors have taken proper and sufficient care for the maintenance of adequateaccounting records in accordance with the provisions of this Act for safeguarding theassets ofthe company and for preventing and detecting fraud and other irregularities;
d. the directors have prepared the annual accounts on a going concern basis;
e. the directors have laid down internal financial controls to be followed by thecompany and that such internal financial controls are adequate and were operatingeffectively; and
f. the directors have devised proper systems to ensure compliance with the provisionsof all applicable laws and that such systems were adequate and operating effectively.
DECLARARTION BY INDEPENDENT DIRECTORS:
The Company has received necessary declaration from all the Independent Directors ofthe Company under subsection (7) of Section 149 of the Companies Act 2013 confirming thatthey meet the criteria of independence as prescribed under sub-section (6) of Section 149of the Companies Act 2013 and Regulation 16(1 )(b) and 25 of the SEBI (Listing andObligation Disclosure Requirements) Regulations 2015.
ANNUAL PERFORMANCE EVALUATION BY THE BOARD:
SEBI (Listing and Obligation Disclosure Requirements) Regulations 2015 mandates thatthe Board shall monitor and review the Board evaluation framework. The framework includesthe evaluation of directors on various parameters such as:
i. Board dynamics and relationships
ii. Information flows
iv. Relationship with stakeholders
v. Company performance and strategy
vi. Tracking Board and committee's effectiveness
vii. Peer evaluation
Pursuant to the provisions of the Companies Act 2013 a formal annual evaluation needsto be made by the Board of its own performance and that of its committees and individualdirectors. Schedule IV of the Companies Act 2013 states that the performance evaluationof the independent directors shall be done by the entire Board of Directors excluding thedirector being evaluated. The Board works with the nomination and remuneration committeeto lay down the evaluation criteria.
The Board has carried out an evaluation of its own performance the directorsindividually as well as the evaluation of the working of its Audit Committee Nomination& Remuneration Committee and Stakeholders Relationship Committees of the Company. TheBoard has devised questionnaire to evaluate the performances of each of ExecutiveNon-executive Independent Directors. Such questions are prepared considering the businessof the Company and the expectations that the Board have from each of the Directors. Theevaluation framework for assessing the performance of Directors comprises of the followingkey areas:
i. Attendance of Board Meetings and Board Committee Meetings;
ii. Quality of contribution to Board deliberations;
iii. Strategic perspectives or inputs regarding future growth of Company and itsperformance;
iv. Providing perspectives and feedback going beyond information provided by themanagement.
v. Ability to contribute to and monitor our corporate governance practices
EXTRACT OF ANNUAL RETURN:
An extract of Annual Return in Form MGT 9 is available on the website of the Companyviz. http://www.unistarmulti.com/investor-relations.htm
PARTICULARS OF LOANS GUARANTEES OR INVESTMENTS:
Pursuant to Section 186 of Companies Act 2013 and Schedule V of the ListingRegulations disclosure on particulars relating to loans advances guarantees andinvestments are provided as part of the financial statements.
PARTICULARS OF CONTRACTS OR ARRANGEMENTS WITH RELATED PARTIES:
All Related Party T ransactions entered during the year were in Ordinary Course of theBusiness and on Arm's Length basis. No Material Related Party Transactions entered duringthe year by your Company as per Section 188 of the Companies Act 2013 which requireapproval of the member. Accordingly the disclosure of Related Party T ransactions asrequired under Section 134(3) of the Companies Act 2013 in Form AOC-2 is not applicable.Further disclosure of transactions with related parties is set out as part of thefinancial statements.
The Policy on materiality of related party transactions and also on dealing withrelated party transactions as approved by the Board may be accessed on the website of theCompany at the linkhttp://unistarmulti.com/images/Policies/PDF/related%20party%20transaction%20policy.pdf
CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY (CSR):
During the financial year under review the provisions related to CSR were notapplicable to the Company.
Corporate Governance is about maximizing shareholders value legally ethically andsustainability. At Unistar Multimedia Limited the goal of Corporate Governance is toensure fairness for every stakeholder. We believe Corporate Governance is critical toenhance and retain investor trust. Our Board exercises its judiciary responsibilities inthe widest sense of the term. We also endeavour to enhance long- term shareholder valueand respect minority rights in all our business decisions. As per regulation 34 of SEBI(Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations 2015 a separate section oncorporate governance practices followed by your Company together with a certificate oncompliance with corporate governance norms under the Listing Regulations and forms part ofthis Annual Report as Annexure -I.
MANAGEMENT DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS REPORT:
In terms of Regulation 34(2)(e) ofthe SEBI (Listing Obligations and DisclosureRequirements) Regulations 2015 the Management Discussion and Analysis Report which givesa detailed account of state of affairs of the Company's operations forms part of thisAnnual Report as Annexure -II.
The Equity Shares of the Company are listed at BSE Limited. The Company has paid theAnnual listing fees for the year 2020-2021 to the said Stock Exchange.
PARTICULARS OF REMUNERATION:
Pursuant to Section 197 of the Companies Act 2013 read with Rule 5(1) of the Companies(Appointment and Remuneration of Managerial personnel) Rules 2014 details of the ratioof remuneration of each Director to the median employee's remuneration are appended tothis report as Annexure- III.
During the year under review no employee was in receipt of remuneration exceeding thelimits as prescribed under provisions of Section 197 of the Companies Act 2013 and Rule5(2) and 5(3) of Companies (Appointment and Remuneration of Managerial Personnel) Rules2014.
VIGIL MECHANISM/ WHISTLE BLOWER POLICY:
Your Company has adopted a Vigil mechanism / Whistle blower Policy to deal withinstance of fraud and mismanagement if any. The Company had established a mechanism fordirectors and employees to report concerns about unethical behaviour actual or suspectedfraud or violation of our Code of Conduct and Ethics. The mechanism also provides foradequate safeguards against victimization of directors and employees who avail of
the mechanism and also provide for direct access to the Chairman of the Audit Committeein the exceptional cases. The details of the Vigil mechanism Policy is explained in thereport of Corporate Governance and also posted on the website of the Company. We affirmthat during the financial year 2020-2021 no employee or director was denied access to theAudit Committee. Below is the link of Whistle Blower Policy uploaded on website:http://unistarmulti.com/images/Policies/PDF/whistle%20blower%20policy.pdf
Pursuant to provisions of Section 178 of the Companies Act 2013 and SEBI (Listing andObligation Disclosure Requirements) Regulations 2015 and on the recommendation of theNomination and Remuneration Committee the Board has adopted a Policy on criteria forappointment of Directors Key Managerial Personnel Senior Management and theirremuneration. The salient features of the Remuneration Policy are stated in the Report onCorporate Governance which forms part of this Annual Report.
INFORMATION UNDER THE SEXUAL HARRASSMENT OF WOMEN AT WORKPLACE (PREVENTION PROHIBITIONAND REDRESSAL) ACT. 2013:
Your Company is committed to provide a safe healthy and congenial atmosphereirrespective of cast creed or social class of the employee. Your Company affirms thatduring the financial year under review there were no complaints reported under the SexualHarassment of Woman at workplace (Prevention Prohibition and Redressal) Act 2013. Thefollowing is the disclosure:
|Sr.No. Particulars ||No. of Complaints |
|a. Number of complaints filed during the financial year ||Nil |
|b. Number of complaints disposed of during the financial year ||Nil |
|c. Number of complaints pending as on end of the financial year ||Nil |
RISKS AND AREAS OF CONCERN:
Your Company has laid down a well-defined Risk Management Policy to identify the riskanalyse and to undertake risk mitigation actions. The Board of Directors regularlyundertakes the detailed exercise for identification and steps to control them through awell-defined procedure.
During the year under Review to fill up the vacancy arised due to non-approval ofOrdinary Resolution by Shareholders at the last AGM for appointment of M/s. S. K.Maharugade & Co. the Shareholders at the ExtraOrdinary meeting held on Tuesday 03rdNovemberber 2020 have appointed M/s. Parekh Shah & Lodha Chartered AccountantsFRN.: 107487W as Statutory Auditors of the Company for a term of Five years from theconclusion of this Extra-Ordinary General Meeting until the conclusion of the 34th AnnualGeneral Meeting ofthe Company.
Vide notification dated May 7 2018 issued by Ministry of Corporate Affairs therequirement of seeking ratification of appointment of statutory auditors by members ateach AGM has been done away with.
The Auditor's Report for the year ended 31st March 2021 does not containany qualification reservation or adverse remark. Pursuant to provisions of Section143(12) of the Companies Act 2013 the Statutory Auditors have not reported any incidentoffraud to the Audit Committee during the year under review. The Auditor's Report isenclosed with Financial Statements in this Annual Report.
The Company has appointed M/s. Kriplani Milani & Co Chartered Accountants (FRN.:130461W) as its Internal Auditor. The Internal Auditor has given his reports on quarterlybasis to the Audit Committee. Due to personal reasons M/s. Kriplani Milani & CoChartered Accountants resigned with effect from 05th February 2021
M/s. Dhruvaprakash & Co. Chartered Accountants (FRN: ) appointed with effect from13th February2021 to conduct the Internal Audit for the 4th Quarterof F.Y. 2020-21.
Based on the report of internal audit management undertakes corrective action in therespective areas and strengthens the levels of Internal Financial and other operationalcontrols.
SECRETARIAL AUDIT REPORT:
Pursuant to the provisions of Section 204 of the Companies Act 2013 and the Companies(Appointment and Remuneration of Managerial Personnel) Rules 2014 has appointed M/s. VKM& Associates Practicing Company Secretaries to conduct Secretarial Audit of theCompany. The Report of the Secretarial Audit in Form MR-3 for the financial year endedMarch 312021 is enclosed as Annexure- IV to this Report. There are no qualificationsreservations or adverse remarks made by the Secretarial Auditor in his report.
INTERNAL FINANCIAL CONTROL AND THEIR ADEQUACY:
The Board of your Company has laid down internal financial controls to be followed bythe Company and that such internal financial controls are adequate and operatingeffectively. Your Company has adopted policies and procedures for ensuring the orderly andefficient conduct of its business including adherence to the Company's policies thesafeguarding of its assets the prevention and detection of frauds and errors theaccuracy and completeness ofthe accounting records and the timely preparation of reliablefinancial disclosures.
SUBSIDIARIES JOINT VENTURES AND ASSOCIATE COMPANIES:
The Company has a Associate Company details of which are enclosed as Annexure- IV.
PARTICULARS OF CONSERVATION OF ENERGY. TECHONOLOGY ABSORPTION AND FOREIGN EXCHANGEEARNINGS AND OUTGO:
Pursuant to Section 134(3)(m) of the Companies act 2013 read with Rule 8 of theCompanies (accounts) rules 2014 details regarding the Conservation of Energy TechnologyAbsorption and Foreign Exchange Earnings and Outgo for the year under review are asfollows:
A. CONSERVATION OF ENERGY:
a. Steps taken or impact on conservation of energy - The Operations of the Company donot consume energy intensively. However the Company continues to implement prudentpractices for saving electricity and other energy resources in day-to-day activities.
b. Steps taken by the Company for utilizing alternate sources of energy - Though theactivities undertaken by the Company are not energy intensive the Company shall explorealternative sources of energy as and when the necessity arises.
|c. The capital investment on energy conservation equipment - ||Nil |
B. TECHNOLOGY ABSORPTION:
a. The efforts made towards technology absorption - The Company continues to takeprudential measures in respect of technology absorption adaptation and take innovativesteps to use the scarce resources effectively.
b. The benefits derived like product improvement cost reduction product developmentor import substitution- Not Applicable
c. In case of imported technology (imported during the last three years reckoned fromthe beginning ofthe financial year) - Not Applicable
d. The expenditure incurred on Research and Development - Not Applicable TheParticulars of Foreign Exchange and Outgo for the year under review are as follows:
|Particulars ||Year ended 31st March 2021 ||Year ended 31st March 2020 |
|Foreign exchange earning ||Nil ||Nil |
|Foreign exchange Outgo ||Nil ||Nil |
CHANGES IN THE NATURE OF BUSINESS IF ANY:
There is no change in the nature of business carried on by the Company.
MATERIAL CHANGES AND COMMITMENTS AFFECTING THE FINANCIAL POSITION OF THE COMPANY:
There have been no material changes and commitments affecting the financial positionof the Company which occurred between the end of the financial year to which the financialstatements relate and the date of this 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 was no significant or material order passed by any regulator or court ortribunal which impacts the going concern status of the Company or will have bearing oncompany's operations in future.
Your Directors wish to place on record their gratitude and deep appreciation for thecontinued support and cooperation received by the Company from the shareholders company'sclients suppliers bankers and employees and look forward for their continued support inthe future as well.
|For Unistar Multimedia Limited |
|Suresh Bafna |
|Chairman cum Managing Director DIN:01569163 |
|Place: Mumbai |
|Date : 06th September 2021 |