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A Infrastructure Ltd.

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Market Cap. (₹) 157.58 Cr. P/BV 3.03 Book Value (₹) 12.19
52 Week High/Low (₹) 54/16 FV/ML 5/1 P/E(X) 18.69
Bookclosure 24/08/2018 EPS (₹) 1.98 Div Yield (%) 0.27
Year End :2018-03 

To

The Members

The Directors have pleasure in presenting the 38th Annual Report and the Audited accounts for the financial year ended 31st March, 2018. Financial highlights are as follows:

1. FINANCIAL RESULTS: (Rs. in Lakhs)

PARTICULARS

31.3.2018

31.3.2017

Revenue From Operations

20776.55

18376.48

Profit before Depreciation, Interest & Exceptional Items

1252.39

1121.71

Less: Interest

873.05

850.61

Profit before Depreciation & Exceptional Items

379.34

271.10

Less: Depreciation

261.90

283.08

Profit before Exceptional Items

117.44

(11.98)

Exceptional Items

-

-

Profit before tax

117.44

(11.98)

Less: Tax Expenses

36.61

2.71

Profit after tax for the year

80.83

(14.69)

2. DIVIDEND

Your Directors are pleased to recommend payment of a Final Dividend of 2% e.i. Rs. 0.10 per equity share (Face value of Rs. 5 each) for the financial year 2017-18. The dividend if approved and declared in the forthcoming Annual General meeting would result a Dividend outflow of Rs. 42.65 Lacs and dividend Distribution Tax of Rs. 8.68 Lacs aggregating a total outflow of Rs. 51.33 Lacs.

3. TRANSFER OF UNCLAIMED DIVIDEND TO INVESTOR EDUCATION AND PROTECTION FUND

The provisions of Section 125(2) of the Companies Act, 2013 does not apply as there was no unpaid dividend which was required to be transferred to Investor Education and Protection Fund.

4. OPERATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS

During the year under review production of AC Pipes and AC Sheets was 26718 Metric Tons and 162447 Metric Tons respectively.

5. SHARES

a. The Company has not bought back any of its securities during the year under review.

b. The Company has not issued any Sweat Equity Shares during the year under review.

c. The Company has not issued any Bonus Shares during the year under review.

**The Board of Directors and members of the Company in their meeting held on 10th March, 2018 and 12th April, 2018 respectively have approved sub division of Equity Shares of the Company having a face value of Rs. 10/each fully paid up into 2 (Two) Equity Shares of Rs. 5/- (Rupees Five only) each fully paid up and the Board further approved issue of bonus share in the proportion of 1 (One) Equity Share for every 1 (One) fully paid- up equity shares held by the Members on record date and bonus shares allotted on 25.04.2018.

6. EMPLOYEES STOCK OPTION PLAN

The Company has not provided any Stock Option Scheme to the employees.

7. THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Pursuant to the provision of section 149 of the Act, Shri Munna Lal Goyal (DIN 01427276), Shri Kirit Kumar Gunvantrai Dave (DIN 00282707) and Shri Ram Krishna (DIN 02773366) were appointed as independent director at the annual general meeting held on 26.09.2014. They have submitted a declaration that each of them meets the criteria of independence as provided in section 149(6) of the Act and there has been no change in the circumstances which may affect their status as independent director during the year.

In accordance with the provisions of Companies Act, 2013 Smt. Priyadarshinee Kanoria (DIN: 00114513), Director retires by rotation and being eligible offers herself for re-appointment.

**During the year Shri Darvinder Ambardar, Whole time Director has resigned w.e.f 12th August, 2017 and Shri Kuldeep Kaw has been appointed as a Director of the Company w.e.f. 30th May, 2017.

** Shri Kirit Kumar Gunvantrai Dave (DIN 00282707), Independent Director of the Company has resigned from directorship w.e.f. 24th April, 2018.

8. NUMBER OF BOARD MEETINGS CONDUCTED DURING THE YEAR UNDER REVIEW

The Company had Eight (6) Board meetings and One (1) meeting of Independent Directors during the financial year under review. For details of the meetings of the Board, please refer to the corporate governance report, which forms part of this report.

9. BOARD EVALUATION

Pursuant to the provisions of companies Act, 2013 and SEBI (Listing Obligation and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2015, the Board has carried out annual performance evaluation of its own performance, the directors individually as well the evaluation of the working of its Audit, Nomination & Remuneration and Stakeholder’s Relationship committee. The manner in which the evaluation has been carried out has been explained in Corporate Governance Report.

10. REMUNERATION POLICY

The Board has, on the recommendation of the Nomination & Remuneration committee framed a policy for selection and appointment of Directors and fixing their remuneration and other related matters as provided under Section 178(3) of the Companies Act, 2013. The Remuneration Policy has been uploaded on the website of the company.

11. BUSINESS RISK MANAGEMENT

Your Company has an elaborate Risk Management procedure. The risk management includes identifying types of risks and its assessment, risk handling and monitoring and reporting. Business risk, inter-alia, further includes financial risk, political risk, fidelity risk, legal risk.

As a matter of policy, these risks are assessed and steps as appropriate are taken to mitigate the same.

12. VIGIL MECHANISM / WHISTLE BLOWER POLICY

In order to ensure that the activities of the Company and its employees are conducted in a fair and transparent manner by adoption of highest standards of professionalism, honesty, integrity and ethical behaviour the company has adopted a Vigil Mechanism Policy. The Vigil Mechanism Policy has been uploaded on the website of company.

13. RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS

In line with the requirements of the Companies Act, 2013 and SEBI (Listing Obligation and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2015, your Company has formulated a Policy on Related Party Transactions has been uploaded on the website of the company.

All related party transactions that were entered into during the financial year were on arm’s length basis and were in the ordinary course of the business. There are no materially significant related party transactions made by the company with promoters, Key Managerial Personnel or other designated persons which may have potential conflict with interest of the company at large.

14. DETAILS OF POLICY DEVELOPED AND IMPLEMENTED BY THE COMPANY ON ITS CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY INITIATIVES

The provisions of Section 135 of the Companies Act, 2013 related to Corporate Social Responsibility are not applicable to the Company.

15. MATERIAL CHANGES AND COMMITMENTS AFFECTING THE FINANCIAL POSITION OF THE COMPANY

There were no any material changes and commitments affecting the financial position of the company which have occurred between the end of the financial year of the company to which financial statements relates and the date of report.

16. INTERNAL CONTROL SYSTEM AND THEIR ADEQUACY

The Company has adequate system of internal control to safeguard and protect from loss, unauthorized use or disposition of its assets. All the transactions are properly authorized, recorded and reported to the Management. The Company is following all the applicable Accounting Standards for properly maintaining the books of accounts and reporting financial statements. The internal auditor of the company checks and verifies the internal control and monitors them in accordance with policy adopted by the company. Even through this non-production period the Company continues to ensure proper and adequate systems and procedures commensurate with its size and nature of its business.

17. AUDIT COMMITTEE

The details pertaining to composition of Audit Committee are included in the Corporate Governance Report which forms part of this report.

18. AUDITORS

18.1 STATUTORY AUDITORS

M/s K. N. Gutgutia & Co. Chartered Accountants, (Firm Registration Number 304153E), Kolkata have been appointed as statutory auditors of the company at the Annual General Meeting held on 29.09.2017 for a period of five years’.

18.2 SECRETARIAL AUDITORS

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 has appointed Anil Somani & Associates (CP No.:13379, ACS: 36055), Company Secretaries to undertake the secretarial audit of the company. The Secretarial Audit Report is annexed herewith as ‘Annexure A’.

18.3 INTERNAL AUDITORS

Mr. Brijendra Kumar Somani performs the duties of internal auditor of the company and their report is reviewed by the audit committee from time to time.

18.4 COST AUDITORS

M/s Mahendra Singh & Co., Cost Accountants performs the duties of cost auditors of the company and their report is reviewed by the audit committee from time to time.

19. SUBSIDIARIES, JOINT VENTURES AND ASSOCIATE COMPANIES

The Company does not have any Subsidiary/ Associate or Joint venture company.

20. DEPOSITS

The Company has neither accepted nor renewed any deposits during the year under review.

21. CORPORATE GOVERNANCE

Pursuant to SEBI (Listing Obligation and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2015, a separate section titled Report on Corporate Governance has been included in this Annual Report. Your Directors are pleased to report that as on 31st March 2018, your Company is fully compliant with the SEBI Guidelines on Corporate Governance.

A Certificate from the Auditors confirming compliance with the conditions of corporate Governance is also annexed.

22. MANAGEMENT DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS REPORT

Management Discussion and Analysis Report for the year under review, as stipulated under SEBI (Listing Obligation and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2015, annexed to this Directors’ Report, provides a more detailed review of the operating performance.

23. DIRECTORS’ RESPONSIBILITY STATEMENT

Pursuant to Section 134(5) of the Companies Act 2013, your Directors confirm that:

a) in the preparation of the annual accounts, the applicable accounting standards have been followed with no material departures;

b) they have selected such accounting policies and applied them consistently and made judgments and estimates that are reasonable and prudent so as to give a true and fair view of the state of affairs of the Company at the end of the financial year and of the profit of the Company for the same period;

c) they have taken proper and sufficient care for the maintenance of adequate accounting records in accordance with the provisions of the Companies Act, 2013 for safeguarding the assets of the Company and for preventing and detecting fraud and other irregularities;

d) they have prepared the annual accounts on a going concern basis;

e) they have laid down internal financial controls in the Company that are adequate and are operating effectively; and

f) they have devised proper systems to ensure compliance with the provisions of all applicable laws and that these are adequate and are operating effectively;

24. ENERGY CONSERVATION, TECHNOLOGY ABSORPTION AND FOREIGN EXCHANGE EARNINGS AND OUTGO

The information on conservation of energy, technology absorption and foreign exchange earnings and outgo as required under Section 134(3)(m) of the Companies Act, 2013 read with Rule, 8 of The Companies (Accounts) Rules, 2014, is annexed herewith as “Annexure B”.

25. EXTRACT OF ANNUAL RETURN

The extracts of Annual Return pursuant to the provisions of Section 92 read with Rule 12 of the Companies (Management and administration) Rules, 2014 is furnished in Annexure “C” and is attached to this Report.

26. PARTICULARS OF CONTRACTS OR ARRANGEMENTS MADE WITH RELATED PARTIES

The particulars of Contracts or Arrangements made with related parties made pursuant to Section 188 are furnished in Annexure- D and are attached to this report.

27. PARTICULARS OF LOANS, GUARANTEES OR INVESTMENTS MADE UNDER SECTION 186 OF THE COMPANIES ACT, 2013

The Company has complied with the provisions of Section 186 of the Companies Act, 2013 in respect of making loans, guarantees or investments as applicable.

28. PARTICULARS OF EMPLOYEES

The information required pursuant to Section 197 read with Rule, 5 of The Companies (Appointment and Remuneration of Managerial Personnel) Rules, 2014 and Companies (Particulars of Employees) Rules, 1975, in respect of employees of the Company and Directors is as follows:

S. No.

Name

Designation

Remuneration paid F. Y. 2016-17 (Rs. Lacs)

Remuneration paid F. Y. 2017-18 (Rs. Lacs)

Increase in Remuneration from previous year (Rs. Lacs)

1.

Mr. Sanjay Kumar Kanoria

Managing Director

47.04

47.04

-

2.

Mrs. Priyadarshinee Kanoria

Whole- Time Director

28.00

28.00

-

3.

Mr. Darvinder Ambardar**

Whole- Time Director

12.72

4.92

4.

Mr. Kuldeep Kaw**

Whole- Time Director

-

4.09

-

5.

Mr. S. B. Vijay

CFO

22.11

25.30

3.19

6.

Mr. Lokesh Mundra

Company Secretary

4.29

4.72

0.43

**During the year Shri Darvinder Ambardar, Whole time Director has resigned w.e.f 12th August, 2017 and Shri Kuldeep Kaw has been appointed as a director of the Company w.e.f. 30th May, 2017.

The particulars of the employees who are covered by the provisions contained in Rule 5(2) and rule 5(3) of Companies (Appointment and Remuneration of Managerial Personnel) Rules, 2014 are:

a) Employed throughout the year Nil

b) Employed for part of the year Nil

29. PERSONNEL

The Directors wish to place on record their appreciation to the employees for their notable contributions to the Company and for the Co-operation extended to the management in maintaining harmonious industrial relations at all the units.

30. DISCLOSURE UNDER THE SEXUAL HARRASSMENT OF WOMEN AT WORKPLACE (PREVENTION, PROHIBITION AND REDRESSAL) ACT, 2013

Your Company has always believed in providing a safe and harassment free workplace for every individual working in A Infrastructure Limited. The Company always endeavors to create and provide an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment including sexual harassment.

Your Director further state that during the year under review, there were no cases filed, pursuant to the Act and rules made thereof.

31. MATERIAL AND SIGNIFICANT ORDERS PASSED BY REGULATORS & COURTS

No significant and material orders have been passed by any regulators or courts or tribunals against the Company impacting the going concern status and Company’s operations in future.

32. ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

Your Directors wish to place on record their gratitude for the valuable guidance and support rendered by the Banks, Government of Rajasthan and various stakeholders, such as, shareholders, customers and suppliers, among others and society at large for their support and cooperation and continuing commitment and dedication of the employees at all levels, which has been critical for the Company’s success. Your Directors also acknowledges gratefully the shareholders for their support and confidence reposed on your Company. The Directors look forward to their continued support in future.

33. CAUTIONARY STATEMENT

The statements contained in the Board’s Report and Management Discussion and Analysis contain certain statements relating to the future and therefore are forward looking within the meaning of applicable securities, laws and regulations.

Various factors such as economic conditions, changes in government regulations, tax regime, other statues, market forces and other associated and incidental factors may however lead to variation in actual results.

For and on behalf of the Board of Directors

Sd/- Sd/-

Place: New Delhi Munna Lal Goyal Sanjay Kumar Kanoria

Date :29th May, 2018 Director Managing Director

DIN:01427276 DIN:00067203

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