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Steel Strips Ltd. Accounting Policy

CORPORATE GOVERNANCE

REPORT ON CORPORATE GOVERNANCE

The Company continuously strives to attain high levels of corporate performance, accountability, transparency, responsibility and fairness in all aspects of its operations. Transparency in all dealings and providing better services without compromising in any way on integrity and regulatory compliances have been the basic objectives of corporate governance in the Company.

The Company is in Compliance with the requirements stipulated under Clause 49 of the Listing agreement entered into with the stock Exchanges with regard to corporate governance.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

i. As on March 31, 2015, the Company has seven Directors including a Non-Executive Chairman. Of the Seven Directors, five are Non-executive Directors of which, four are Independent Directors. The composition of the Board is in conformity with Clause 49 of the Listing Agreements entered into with the Stock Exchanges.

ii. During the year under review, 4 Board Meetings were held, one each on 30th May 2014, 14th August 2014, 13th November 2014 and 14th February 2015 and the gap between two meetings did not exceed one hundred twenty days. The necessary quorum was present for all the meetings.

iii. None of the Directors on the Board hold Directorship in more than ten Public Companies. Further, none of them is a member of more than ten Committees or Chairman of more than five Committees across all the Public Companies in which he is a Director. Necessary disclosures regarding Committee positions in other Public Companies as on March 31, 2015 have been made by the Directors.

iv. Independent Directors are Non-executive Directors as defined under Clause 49(II)(B)(1) of the Listing Agreements entered into with Stock Exchanges. The maximum tenure of the Independent Directors is in compliance with the Companies Act, 2013 ("Act"). All the Independent Directors have confirmed that they meet the criteria as mentioned under Clause 49 of the Listing Agreement and Section 149 of the Act.

v. The names and categories of the Directors on the Board, their attendance at Board Meetings held during the year and the number of Directorships and Committee Chairmanships/ Memberships held by them in other Public Companies as on March 31, 2015 are given herein below. Other Directorships do not include Directorships of Private Limited Companies, Section 8 Companies and of Companies incorporated outside India. Chairmanships/ Memberships of Board Committees include only Audit Committee and Stakeholders' Relationship Committee.

COMMITTEES OF DIRECTORS

The Board has constituted committees of Directors to deal with matters, which need quick decisions and timely monitoring of the activities falling within their terms of reference. The Board Committees are as follows:

AUDIT & COMPLIANCE COMMITTEE

(i) The terms of reference of the Audit & Compliance Committee are as per relevant guidelines and legislation. The primary objective of the Audit Committee is to monitor and provide effective supervision of the Managements financial reporting process with the view to ensure accurate, timely and proper disclosures and transparency and to review the adequacy of internal control system and functions. During the year under review, four meetings of the Committee were held.

NOMINATION AND REMUNERATION COMMITTEE

The Company had a remuneration/ compensation committee of directors. The Remuneration/ compensation committee of the Company has been merged, pursuant to the provisions of the Act and clause 49 of the Listing Agreement. The Nomination and Remuneration Committee comprises of three non executive Directors viz Shri S S Virdi, and Prof.(Dr.) B B Tandon, and Shri H K Singhal. The committee has been constituted to review and recommend compensation payable to the Whole-time Directors and Senior Management of the Company. The committee reviews the overall compensation structure and policies of the Company with a view to attract, retain and motivate employees, reviewing compensation levels of the Company vis-a-vis other Companies and industry in general in line with Remuneration Policy.

REMUNERATION POLICY

The Company's Remuneration Policy is driven by the success and performance of the individual employees and the Company. Through its compensation programme, the Company endeavor to attract, retain, develop and motivate high performance workforce. The Company pays remuneration by way of salary, benefits, perks, perquisite and allowances to its employees.

REMUNERATION OF DIRECTORS

Shri Sanjay Garg was reappointed by the shareholders in their Annual General Meeting held on 29.09.2011 as Executive Director of the Company w.e.f. 27.06.2011 for a period of five years without remuneration.

The remuneration is in conformity with Schedule V of the Companies Act, 2013. Other non-executive Directors are paid sitting fee of Rs..500/- for each Meeting of the Board, and Rs..500/- for each Meeting of the Audit Committee thereof attended by them. The Company also reimbursed the out of pocket expenses incurred by the Directors for attending meetings.

EMPOYEES STOCK OPTION (ESOP)

The Company does not have any employee stock option scheme.

SECRETARIAL COMMITTEE

The Secretarial Committee approves and monitors transfers, transmission, splitting and consolidation of shares of the Company. The Secretarial Committee is comprised of Shri Sanjay Garg, Executive Director, Shri H. K. Singhal, Directors and Shri M L Goel. Authorised Signatory. The Secretarial Committee of the Company meets as often as required. The Committee met 08 times during the year.

STAKEHOLDERS RELATIONSHIP COMMITTEE

- The Company had a Secretarial Committee/ Investors Grievances Committee of Directors to look into redressal of complaints of investors etc. The nomenclature of the said committee was changed to Stakeholders Relationship Committee in the light of provisions of the Act and revised Clause 49 of the Listing Agreement. The Composition of Stakeholders and Relationship Committee, comprising of Shri S S Virdi as Chairman, Shri H K Singhal and Shri Sanjay Garg, Directors. The Committee monitors redressal of complaints from shareholders relating to transfer of shares, non-receipt of balance sheet, dividends, etc. The Company has attended to most of the investor's grievances/ correspondence within a period of 10 days from the date of receipt, except in cases constrained by disputes or legal impediment

DISCLOSURES:

- The transactions with the Companies, where the Directors of the Company were interested, were in the normal course of business and there were no materially significant related party transactions that might have had potential conflict with the interest of the Company at large. The Policy on dealing with Related Party Transactions as approved by the Board is posted on the website of the Company.

- The Company has framed a Whistle Blower Policy, details of which are available on the Company's website.

- Shri R K Garg is also the Chairman of Steel Strips Wheels Ltd., SAB Industries Ltd. Steel Strips Infrastructures Ltd., Managing Director of Indian Acrylics Ltd. and Director of Indlon Chemicals Ltd. The group, headed by Shri R K Garg & Family members, namely Shri R K Garg & Sons (HUF), Smt. Sunena Garg, Ms. Priya Garg and Shri Dheeraj Garg comprises of the following companies:

Indian Acrylics Ltd., SAB Industries Ltd., Steel Strips Wheels Ltd., Steel Strips Ltd., Steel Strips Infrastructures Ltd., Steel Strips Industries Ltd., Indlon Chemicals Ltd., SAB Developers Pvt. Ltd., Malwa Chemtex Udyog Ltd., S.S. Credits Pvt. Ltd., S.J. Mercantile Pvt. Ltd., Indian Acrylics Investments Ltd., Malwa Holdings Pvt. Ltd., Steel Strips Mercantile Pvt. Ltd., Steel Strips Financiers Pvt. Ltd., Steel Strips Holdings Pvt. Ltd., Munak International Pvt. Ltd., Munak Financiers Pvt. Ltd., Munak Investments Pvt. Ltd., S.A.B. Udyog Ltd., Chandigarh Developers Pvt. Ltd. and DHG Marketing Pvt. Ltd.

- There were no penalties, strictures imposed on the Company by Stock Exchange or SEBI or any statutory authority on any matter related to Capital Markets during the last three years.

INSIDER TRADING

Pursuant to the requirements of SEBI (Prohibition of Insider Trading) Regulations, as amended, the Company has adopted a "Code of Conduct for Prevention of Insider Trading". Sh. H K Singhal, Director of the Company had been appointed as the Compliance Officer for this purpose. The Code is applicable to all such employees of the Company who are expected to have access to unpublished price sensitive information relating to the Company as well as all Directors.

MEANS OF COMMUNICATION

Quarterly Results:

The quarterly financial results are regularly published in Financial Express/ Business Standard and Punjabi Tribune. All price sensitive information is made available at the earliest under intimation to Stock Exchanges.

GENERAL SHAREHOLDER INFORMATION

Annual General Meeting: To be held on Tuesday the 29th day of September 2015  at 12.30 p.m., at Regd. Office of the Company.

FINANCIAL CALENDER (Tentative)

Results for quarter ending June 2015 -- Second week ofAug., 2015

Results for quarter ending Sept. 2015 -- Second week of Nov., 2015

Results for quarter ending Dec. 2015 -- Second week of Feb., 2016

Results for quarter ending March 2016 -- Last week of May, 2016

Date of Book Closure : From 22nd September 2015 to 29th September 2015

Dividend Payment Date : Not Applicable

Scrip Code on BSE : 504717

LISTING ON STOCK EXCHANGES:

The shares of the Company are listed on Delhi and Mumbai Stock Exchange. The shares of the Company have not been permitted to be in Demat. There is no change in the name of the Company. Also the trading in respect of Company's script on the BSE is presently suspended. (Scrip Code 504717)

MARKET INFORMATION:

The Securities of the Company are not actively traded on the Stock Exchanges. As such, the market information on the Company's Securities is not available.

CORPORATE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER (CIN): L45202PB1975PLC003610

REGISTERED OFFICE: Village Harkishanpura, Bhawanigarh Tehsil, Distt. Sangrur (Pb)-148026.

ADDRESS FOR CORRESPONDENCE:

SCO 49-50, Sector 26, Madhya Marg, Chandigarh - 160 019. Phone No. 0172-2793112, 2792385, 2790979, Fax No. 0172-2794834, 2790887 Designated E-Mail address for Investor Services: ssl_ssg@glide.net.in Website : www.sslindia.net

On behalf of Board of Directors

H.K.SINGHAL  

DIRECTOR

DIN-0044328

SANJAY GARG

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

DIN - 00030956

Date: 30th May 2015  

Place: Chandigarh