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Forbes Gokak Ltd.

BSE: 502865 | NSE: FORBESGOK | Series: NA | ISIN: INE518A01013 | SECTOR: Textiles - Spinning - Cotton Blended

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Annual Report

For Year :
2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010

Director’s Report

Dear Members,

The Board of Directors (hereinafter referred to as “the Board”) hereby submit the report of the business and operations of the Company (hereinafter referred to as “the Report”) along with the Audited Financial Statements of the Company for the Financial Year (FY) ended March 31, 2018. The consolidated performance of the Company and its subsidiaries has been referred to wherever required.

Financial Results and Highlights of Performance

The Company’s performance, as per Indian Accounting Standards (IND AS), during the Financial Year under review is summarized as follows:

Rs. in Million




FY 17-18

FY 16-17

FY 17-18

FY 16-17

Revenue and Other Income (Total Income) from Continuing Operations




30 750.04

Earnings before Finance Cost, Depreciation, Exceptional Item & Tax





Profit / (Loss) after Finance, Depreciation and before Exceptional Items & Tax





Exceptional Items - Income/(Expense)





Profit before Tax (PBT) from Continuing Operations





Profit after Tax (PAT) from Continuing Operations





Profit after Tax (PAT) from Discontinuing Operations





Share of Net Profit of joint ventures





Profit/(loss) for the year





Other Comprehensive Income/(Loss)





Total Comprehensive Income





Earnings Per Share - Basic and Diluted (Rs.)





Note: The above figures are extracted from Standalone and Consolidated Financial Statements as per Indian Accounting Standard (‘IND AS”) and are prepared in accordance with the principles stated therein as prescribed by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs under Section 133 of the Companies Act, 2013 (“the Act”) read with relevant Rules framed therein.

Significant and Material Orders Passed By the Regulators or Courts

There are no significant material orders passed by the Regulators / Courts which would impact the going concern status of the Company and its future operations.

Directors and Key Managerial Personnel

As per provisions of Section 152(6) of the Act, Mr. Jai Mavani is due to retire by rotation at the ensuing Annual General Meeting and being eligible, seeks re-appointment. The Board of Directors recommend his re-appointment as Director of the Company.

The Company has received declarations from all the Independent Directors of the Company confirming that they meet with the criteria of Independence as prescribed both under the Act and SEBI (LODR), 2015 and there has been no change in the circumstances which may affect their status as Independent Directors during the year.

Independent Directors are familiarized with their roles, rights and responsibilities in the Company through induction programmes at the time of their appointment as Directors and through presentations made to them from time to time. The details of familiarization programmes conducted have been hosted on the website of the Company and can be accessed at

Audit Committee of the Board of Directors

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

Board Evaluation

Pursuant to the provisions of the Companies Act, 2013 and SEBI Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) Regulation, 2015 (SEBI LODR), the Board has carried out an annual performance evaluation of its own performance, the directors individually, as well as, the evaluation of the working of its Audit, Nomination and Remuneration, Stakeholders’ Relationship Committees.

The performance of the Board was evaluated by the Board after seeking feedback from all the Directors on the basis of the parameters/ criteria, such as, degree of fulfillment of key responsibility by the Board, Board Structures and Composition, establishment and delineation of responsibilities to the Committees, effectiveness of Board processes, information and functioning, Board culture and dynamics and, Quality of relationship between the Board and the Management.

The performance ofthe committees viz. Audit Committee, Nomination and Remuneration Committee, Corporate Social Responsibility and Stakeholders Relationship Committee was evaluated by the Board after seeking feedback from Committee members on the basis of parameters/criteria such as degree of fulfillment of key responsibilities, adequacy of committee composition, effectiveness of meetings, committee dynamics and, quality of relationship of the committee with the Board and the Management.

The Board and the Nomination and Remuneration Committee reviewed the performance of the individual Directors on the basis of self- assessment questionnaire and feedback/inputs from other Directors (without the concerned director being present).

In a separate meeting of Independent Directors, performance of Non-Independent Directors of the Board as a whole and the performance of the Chairman were evaluated.

Remuneration Policy

The Board has, on the recommendation of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee, framed a policy for selection and appointment of Directors, senior management personnel and their remuneration. Remuneration Policy of the Company acts as a guideline for determining, inter alia, qualification, positive attributes and independence of a Director, matters relating to the remuneration, appointment, removal and evaluation of the performance of the Director, Key Managerial Personnel and senior managerial personnel. Nomination and Remuneration Policy is annexed as Annexure “V” to this report.

Disclosure as required under Section 197 (12) of Act read with Rule 5 of The Companies (Appointment and Remuneration of Managerial Personnel) Rules, 2014 are annexed as Annexure ‘VI’ to this Report.

Meetings of the Board

The Board met at least once in each quarter and 6 meetings of the Board were held during the year and the maximum time gap between two Board meetings did not exceed the time limit prescribed in the Act. The details have been provided in the Corporate Governance Report.

Directors’ Responsibility Statement

Pursuant to the provisions of Section 134(5) of the Act, the Directors, based on the representations received from the operating management, confirm that:

(i) in the preparation of the annual accounts, the applicable accounting standards have been followed along with proper explanation relating to material departures;

(ii) 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 or loss of the Company for that period;

(iii) they have taken proper and sufficient care to the best of their knowledge and ability for the maintenance of adequate accounting records in accordance with the provisions of this Act, for safeguarding the assets of the Company and detecting fraud and other irregularities;

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

(v) they have laid down internal financial controls to be followed by the Company and that such internal financial controls are adequate and are operating effectively; and

(vi) they have devised proper systems to ensure compliance with the provisions of all applicable laws and that such systems are adequate and operating effectively.

Auditors and Audit Report Statutory Auditors

Pursuant to the provisions of section 139 of the Act, read with the Companies (Audit and Auditors) Rules, 2014, Price Waterhouse Chartered Accountants LLP (PWC)(ICAI Firm Registration No.012754N/N500016) were appointed as the Statutory Auditors of the Company for a term of 5 years till the conclusion of 103rd Annual General Meeting of the Company.

The Audit Report forms part of the Annual Report. The Auditors have referred to certain matters in their report on Financial Statements to the shareholders, which read with relevant notes forming part of the accounts, is self - explanatory.

Cost Auditors

As per the requirements of Section 148 of the Act read with The Companies (Cost Records and Audit) Rules, 2014, the cost accounts of the Engineering Division and Project Vicinia of the Company are required to be audited by a CostAccountant. The Board of Directors of the Company have, on the recommendation of the Audit Committee, appointed Kishore Bhatia & Associates, Cost Accountants, as Cost Auditors for the FY 2018-19 on a remuneration of Rs.0.44 million plus out of pocket expenses. As required under the Companies Act, 2013, necessary resolution seeking members’ ratification for the remuneration to the Cost Auditor is included in the Notice convening the Ninety Ninth Annual General Meeting of the Company.

Secretarial Audit

Pursuant to the provisions of Section 204 of the Act and The Companies (Appointment and Remuneration of Managerial Personnel) Rules, 2014, the Company has appointed Makarand M. Joshi & Co, a firm of Company Secretaries in Practice, to undertake the Secretarial Audit of the Company. The Report of the Secretarial

Auditor is annexed herewith as Annexure ‘VII’. There was a delay in processing of one of the transmission request where the legal heirs had requested for waiver of specified documents and the amount involved was substantial. The delay was due to time taken by Registrar & Transfer Agents to reasonably satisfy itself about genuineness before processing transmission.

Human Resources Development and Industrial Relations

The major focus for Human Resources (HR) partnered closely with Engineering business for several important initiatives and imperatives.

Talent infusion and augmentation in the respective Business is a major focus area and was managed effectively in a highly competitive talent acquisition scenario. Performance and potential assessment with focus on career and succession planning continue and middle level leadership transitions were achieved successfully.

Continuing movement towards automation & digitisation, eg. HR processes like, the Performance Management System (PMS) and Leave Management System (LMS) were completely automated. The migration to SAP Payroll has also commenced.

The employee relations continued to be cordial and productive with several significant changes boosting capacity utilisation, efficiency and productivity in the plants

Particulars of Employees and Energy Conservation, Technology Absorption and Foreign Exchange Earnings and Outgo

(a) The information required pursuant to Section 197 of the Act read with Rule 5 of the Companies (Appointment and Remuneration of Managerial Personnel) Rules, 2014 in respect of employees of the Company, will be provided upon request. In terms of Section 136 of the Act, the Report and Accounts are being sent to the Members, excluding the information on employees’ particulars which is available for inspection by the Members at the Registered Office of the Company during the business hours on working days of the Company. Any member interested in obtaining such particulars may write to the Company Secretary at the Registered Office of the Company.

(b) Information relating to the Conservation of Energy, Technology Absorption and Foreign Exchange Earnings and Outgo stipulated under Section 134(3)(m) of the Act read with Rule 8 of The Companies (Accounts) Rules, 2014 is annexed herewith as Annexure ‘VIII’.

Extract of Annual Return

The details forming part of the extract of the Annual Return in Form MGT-9 is annexed herewith as Annexure ‘IX’ and forms part of this Report.

Business Responsibility Report

A separate section on Business Responsibility Report forms part of this Annual Report as required under Regulation 34(2)(f) of SEBI LODR.

Cautionary Statement

Statements in the Board’s Report and the Management Discussion & Analysis describing the Company’s objectives, expectations or forecasts may be forward-looking within the meaning of applicable securities laws and regulations. Actual results may differ materially from those expressed in the statement. Important factors that could influence the Company’s operations include global and domestic demand and supply, input costs, availability, changes in government regulations, tax laws, economic developments within the country and other factors such as litigation and industrial relations.


Your Directors acknowledge and thank all stakeholders of the Company viz. Government, customers, members, employees, dealers, vendors, banks and other business partners for their valuable sustained support and encouragement. Your Directors look forward to positive support and encouragement from all stakeholders in the years ahead.

For and on behalf of the Board

Shapoor P. Mistry


Mumbai, May 28, 2018

Director’s Report