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To the Members of Taneja Aerospace and Aviation Limited
The Directors have pleasure in presenting the Twenty-Nineth Annual Report and the Audited Financial Statements for the financial year ended March 31, 2018.
FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS (Rs. in Lakhs)
Profit/ (Loss) after Tax
INDIAN ACCOUNTING STANDARDS (IND AS)
The Company had adopted Ind AS with effect from April 01, 2017 pursuant to the Ministry of Corporate Affairs notification dated February 16, 2015 notifying the Companies (Indian Accounting Standard) Rules, 2015. Accordingly, the Financial Statements for the year ended March 31, 2018 of the Company was prepared with comparative data, in compliance with Ind AS.
There is no amount proposed to be transferred to reserves.
Your Directors do not recommend any dividend for the year ended March 31, 2018.
During the year under review the total income of the Company was Rs. 3,246.75 Lakhs as compared to 3,896.29 during the comparable previous year. The total comprehensive income for the year was Rs. 28.75 Lakhs as compared to Rs. 75.51 Lakhs during the comparable previous year.
DIRECTORS AND KEY MANAGERIAL PERSONNEL
In accordance with the provisions of the Act and Articles of Association of the Company, Mr. Salil Taneja, a Director of the Company, retires by rotation and being eligible, offers himself, for re-appointment.
During the financial year 2017-18 Mr. R Surie, Mr. R Poornalingam, Mr. N Chandra ceased to be the independent directors ceased to be the director of the company w.e.f 27.09.2017 on the expiry of their term.
Mr. C S Kameswaran ceased to be the director of the company w.e.f 27.09.2017 on the expiry of their term. Further Mr. C S Kameswaran was appointed as additional director w.e.f 27.09.2017. However, due to his sad demise, he ceased to be the director w.e.f 07.02.2018.
Mrs. Rahael Shobhana Joseph, was appointed as additional director (non-independent category) and holds office upto the conclusion of the ensuing Annual General Meeting. Member’s approval shall be sought in the ensuing AGM for her appointment as director liable to retire by rotation.
Dr. Prahlada Ramarao was appointed as additional director (Independent category) during the financial year 2017-18 and holds office upto the conclusion of the ensuing Annual General Meeting. Member’s approval shall be sought in the ensuing AGM for his appointment as Director, not liable to retire by rotation (Independent category) for a period of two years.
Mr. Muralidhar Chitteti Reddy was appointed as additional director (Independent category) during the financial year 201718 and holds office upto the conclusion of the ensuing annual general meeting. Member’s approval shall be sought in the ensuing AGM for his appointment as director liable to retire by rotation.
The Independent Directors of the Company had given a declaration pursuant to Section 149(7) of the Companies Act, 2013 (‘Act’).
The annual performance evaluation has been done by the Board of its own performance and that of its Committees and individual Directors which the Board found to be satisfactory.
Details of familiarization programme of Independent Directors, their roles, rights, responsibilities in the Company, nature of the industry in which the Company operates, business model of the Company & related matters are put up on its website www.taal. co.in
Mr. Arif Ahmed resigned as Chief Financial Officer w.e.f. June 14, 2018.
Mr. Chetan Nathani, Company Secretary resigned as Company Secretary and Compliance Officer with effect from April 04, 2018.
M/s. MSKA & Associates (formerly known as M/s MZSK & Associates), Chartered Accountants (Firm Registration No. 105047W) was appointed as the Statutory Auditors of the Company in the AGM held on September 26, 2017 for a period of five years i.e. till the conclusion of the 33rd Annual General Meeting of the Company.
In respect of Emphasis of Matter by Auditors on the Standalone & Consolidated Financial Statement, it has been explained in Notes forming part of the Financial Statements which are self-explanatory & therefore do not call for any further comments.
SUBSIDIARIES, ASSOCIATE AND JOINT VENTURE COMPANIES
As on date of this report, the Company has one subsidiary. A statement containing salient features ofthe financial statement of the subsidiary company in Form AOC-1 is provided in financial statements forming part of this Annual Report.
A report on the performance and financial position is of the subsidiary company is provided in the Financial Statements forming part of this Annual Report.
The Company has framed a Policy for determining Material Subsidiaries which is available on its website www.taal.co.in
The Company has not accepted any deposits from the public.
MANAGEMENT DISCUSSION & ANALYSIS
Pursuant to the SEBI (LODR) Regulations, 2015 (‘Listing Regulations’), a separate section on Management Discussion & Analysis is forming part of this Report.
CORPORATE GOVERNANCE REPORT
Pursuant to the SEBI (LODR) Regulations, 2015 (‘Listing Regulations’), a separate section on Corporate Governance Report together with Certificates is forming part of this Report.
The Whole Time Director and CFO have certified to the Board with regard to the financial statements and other matters as required under regulation 17(8) of the aforesaid Regulations.
Certificate from practicing Company Secretary regarding compliance of conditions of Corporate Governance is annexed to this Report.
MEETINGS OF THE BOARD AND INDEPENDENT DIRECTORS MEETING
Eight Board Meetings were held during the year. The Particulars of meetings held & attended by directors are given in the Corporate Governance Report forming part of this Report.
DIRECTORS’ RESPONSIBILITY STATEMENT
Pursuant to Section 134(3)(c) read with Section 134(5) of the Companies Act, 2013, your Directors make the following statement:
i) that in preparation of annual accounts, the applicable accounting standards have been followed along with proper explanation relating to material departures;
ii) that the Directors have selected such accounting policies & applied them consistently & made judgments & estimates, that are reasonable & prudent so as to give a true and fair view of the state of affairs of the Company at end of the financial year March 31, 2018 and of the profit of the Company for that period;
iii) that the Directors 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 & other irregularities;
iv) that the Directors have prepared the annual accounts on a going concern basis;
v) that the directors have laid down Internal Financial Controls to be followed by the Company and that such internal financial controls are adequate and were operating effectively; and
vi) that Directors have devised proper systems to ensure compliance with provisions of all applicable laws & that such systems were adequate & operating effectively.
EXTRACT OF ANNUAL RETURN
The extract of Annual Return in Form MGT-9 is forming part of this Report as Annexure ‘A’.
CONSERVATION OF ENERGY, TECHNOLOGY, ABSORPTION & FOREIGN EXCHANGE EARNINGS & OUTGO
The particulars as required under Section 134(3)(m) of the Companies Act, 2013 is forming part of this Report as Annexure ‘B’.
POLICY ON NOMINATION & REMUNERATION OF DIRECTORS
The Nomination & Remuneration Policy of the Company on director’s appointment and remuneration including criteria for determining qualifications, positive attributes, independence of a director & other matters is available on its website www.taal. co.in
Details pertaining to remuneration of Directors and employees required under Section 197(12) of the Act read with Rules framed thereunder are forming part of this Report as Annexure ‘C’.
SECRETARIAL AUDIT REPORT
Pursant to Section 204 of the Act and the Rules made thereunder the Board has appointed M/s DVD & Associates, Company Secretaries in practice as Secretarial Auditor to undertake the secretarial audit of the Company. The Report of Secretarial Auditors in Form MR-3 is forming part of this Report as Annexure-‘D’.
The approval of the statutory authority was pending / under process for the appointment of Woman Director / third director on the Board of Directors of the Company.
PARTICULARS OF LOANS, GUARANTEES AND INVESTMENTS
Particulars of Loans, Guarantees & Investments covered under Section 186 of the Companies Act, 2013 has been given in Notes to Financial Statements forming part of this Annual Report.
The Company manages, monitors and reports on the principal risks and uncertainties that can impact its ability to achieve its strategic objectives. The Company has already identified the key risk as delays in award of Government orders for its core business..
CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY (CSR)
The company was not required to constitute a Corporate Social Responsibility Committee during the year under review.
INTERNAL FINANCIAL CONTROLS
Internal controls of the Company are being strengthened by putting in place appropriate systems and processes taking into account the changing business environment and the scale of operations and the comments of the Auditor.
AUDIT COMMITTEE AND VIGIL MECHANISM
The Composition of Audit Committee is mentioned in Report on Corporate Governance forming part of this Report.
The Whistle Blower Policy/ Vigil Mechanism of the Company as established by the Board is available on its website www.taal. co.in
CONTRACTS AND ARRANGEMENTS WITH RELATED PARTIES
During the year the company has not entered into any contracts with related parties which were not on arm’s length basis or not in the ordinary course of business and further would be considered material in accordance with the policy of the company on Materiality of Related Party Transactions.
Hence, there is no information required to be provided in form AOC-2 while the particulars of all related party transactions in terms oflnd AS 24 are forming part of the financial statements.
Policy on Materiality of Related Party Transactions and Dealing with Related Party Transactions as approved by the Board may be accessed on the Company’s website www.taal.co.in
1. No significant or material orders were passed by the Regulators or Courts or Tribunals which impact the going concern status and Company’s operations in future.
2. There is no change in the nature of business of the Company.
3. There have been no material changes and commitment, if any affecting the financial position of the company which have occurred between the end of the financial year of the Company to which the financial report relates and the date of the report.
4. Your Directors further state that during the year under review, there were no cases filed pursuant to the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013.
5. The Company has complied with applicable Secretarial standards.
The Directors express their appreciation for the continued support and co-operation received by the Company from its Customers, Bankers, Shareholders, Suppliers, Business Partners, Defence Research and Developmental Organizations, Aviation Authorities and other Indian Services and the Central and State Governments. The Directors also express their gratitude and sincere appreciation to all the employees of the Company for their contribution, hard work and commitment.
For and on behalf of the Board of Directors
Dr. Prahlada Ramarao C M Reddy
May 29, 2018