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खोजें रॉयल ऑर्किड हॉटेल्स कनेक्शन Mar 16
निदेशकों की रिपोर्ट वर्षांत : Mar '18

Dear Members,

The Board of Directors of your Company, with immense pleasure, present the Thirty Second Annual Report of your Company along with the Standalone and Consolidated Audited Balance Sheet, Statement of Profit and Loss, Cash Flow Statement, Statement of Changes in Equity and Notes to Financial Statements for the year ended 31 March 2018.

Financial Performance

The Company’s financial performance, for the financial year ended 31 March 2018 on standalone and consolidated basis is summarized below:

(Rs. in lakhs)

Particulars

As on 31 March 2018

As on 31 March 2017

Consolidated

standalone

Consolidated

standalone

Revenue from operations

18,945.35

10,214.02

17,487.22

9,272.53

Other Income

893.16

598.99

1,276.16

909.65

Total revenues

19,838.51

10,813.01

18,763.38

10,182.18

Food and Beverages Consumed

2,026.85

1,056.07

2,147.82

1,178.36

Employee Benefit Expenses

4,668.43

2,115.67

4,434.46

1,937.65

Finance Costs

1,469.42

524.11

1,546.83

605.81

Depreciation

1,581.79

438.51

1,612.31

447.80

Other Expenses

9,314.55

5,275.12

9,010.70

5,039.17

total expenses

19,061.04

9,409.48

18,752.12

9,208.79

Profit before exceptional items, tax and minority interest

777.47

1,403.53

11.26

973.39

Exceptional Item

145.00

145.00

-

-

Profit before tax and minority interest

922.47

1,548.53

11.26

973.39

Tax expense

681.25

450.90

466.85

397.59

Profit/(Loss) for the year

241.22

1,097.63

(455.59)

575.80

Other comprehensive income/(loss), net of tax

4.73

(0.06)

1.62

(12.42)

total comprehensive income/(loss) for the year

245.95

1,097.57

(453.97)

563.38

External Environment

The Indian economy grew by 7.2% year on year in the quarter ending December 2017 on good showing by key sectors like agriculture, construction and manufacturing, as against 6.3% year on year in the previous quarter. The growth in GDP during FY 2017-18 is estimated at 6.5% as compared to the growth rate of 7.1% in FY 2016-17.

India’s annual inflation rate rose to a 3 month high of 4.58% in April 2018 from 4.28% in the previous month. Inflation rate in India averaged 6.60% from 2012 until 2018, reaching an all-time high of 12.17% in November 2013 and a record low of 1.54% in June 2017 mainly due to demonetization.

Revival in rural demand and increased infrastructure spending is likely to drive India’s growth in current year, even as increasing debt and trade protectionism could pose a challenge. After a year of disruptions and growth slowdown due to Goods and Services Tax & demonetisation, Indian economy is consolidating the gains from the recent reforms. There is high optimism in domestic demand in the form of consumption and revival in small scale business activities, resulting in an increase in Foreign Direct Investment flows into the country. With an eye on infrastructure development, the Government has given green light to Rs. 7 trillion infrastructure program in late 2017, with the aim to pave more than 80,000 km of road by March 2022. In addition, Government continues to encourage the expansion of Digital India.

Indian Hospitality Industry

The Indian hospitality industry has been instrumental in contributing to the nation’s economic growth. The introduction of e-visa for foreign tourists and the increased domestic travel have helped in contributing to the same.

International travel and tourism arrivals increased by a remarkable 7% to reach a total of 13,220 lakhs in 2017 (January to December), 870 lakhs more than the calendar year 2016. (Source: UNWTO).

For India, Foreign Tourist Arrivals during 2017 were 10.18 million with a growth of 15.6% over the same period of the previous year. During 2016 Foreign Tourist Arrivals were 88 lakhs with a growth rate of 9.7% over 2015. (Source: Ministry of Tourism, Government of India)

The facility of e-visa has been enhanced and is now offered to citizens of 163 specified countries. In 2017, a total of 17 lakhs tourists availed the facility as compared to 10.79 lakhs in 2016, which represents a growth of 57%.

The growth in demand for rooms (5%) has been consistently outpacing the supply (3.2%) growth in India and this trend has been sustained over the recent past. This has resulted in an all India occupancy level of 65% across the industry. Except Chennai & Gurgaon, most key cities saw a healthy increase in demand. (Source: STR reports)

Key Financial and Operational Highlights

Standalone performance:

During the financial year 2017-18, the Company earned revenue from operations amounting to Rs. 10,214.02 lakhs as compared to Rs. 9,272.53 lakhs in the previous financial year, thus marking a growth of 10.15% over the previous financial year. Total revenues of the Company have increased by 7.62% over the previous financial year. The Company generated total comprehensive income of Rs. 1,097.57 lakhs during the year ended 31 March 2018 as compared to Rs. 563.38 lakhs in the previous financial year, thus registering a growth of 94.82% over the previous financial year.

Consolidated/ Group performance:

During the financial year 2017-18, the Group earned revenue from operations amounting to Rs. 18,945.35 lakhs as compared to Rs. 17,487.22 lakhs in the previous financial year, thus marking a growth of 8.34% over the previous financial year. Total revenues of the Group have increased by 6.50% over the previous financial year. The Group generated total comprehensive income of Rs. 245.95 lakhs during the year ended 31 March 2018 as compared to losses of Rs. 453.97 lakhs in the previous financial year, thus registering a growth of 154.18% over the previous financial year.

Key Business Developments during the year

The Company continues to expand through ‘asset light strategy’ and building the brand portfolio through Management Contracts and Franchise contracts in various parts of the country and abroad. Royal Orchid Group has presence in 34 cities in 11 states with 3,294 Rooms and 1.74 Lakh Royal reward members. Most of the hotels in the group are present in Metro cities. Royal Orchid Hotels Limited has demonstrated the scalability of keys by establishing its presence in Tier I & Tier II cities. Royal Orchid Hotels Limited will continue to bring Luxury rooms at lower rates across country.

During the financial year 2017-18, the Company opened ten hotels under the asset light model. The details of the hotels opened during the year are as follows:

Regenta Central Antarim, Ahmedabad

Located in the heart of the city on CG Road at Navrangpura, Hotel Regenta Central Antarim is at close proximity to major prestigious locations within the city like Kankaria Lake, Sardar Patel Stadium and Gandhi Ashram making it one of the best hotels in Ahmedabad.

- Artisan offers A la Carte and Buffet dining options to the guests.

- Hibachi is your one-stop destination for the authentic flavours of Oriental cuisine.

- Cake Walk is a 24*7 patisserie with a mini-library

- Teraso is one of the most sought after banquet halls in Ahmedabad, which is of 1680 sq.ft with a capacity of over 200 guests.

- Lincoln 1 is spread over an area of 560 sq with a capacity of 75 guests

- Lincoln 2 is spread over 315 sq. ft. and can hold a gathering of maximum 40 guests.

- Lincoln 3 is spread over area of 305 sq. ft. and is spacious enough to hold a gathering of 40 guests

- Oval Office is personalised corporate meetings, training sessions, presentations or any other business gathering for up to 12 guests.

Regenta Inn Embassy, Ajmer

Located very close to the railway station is one of the best destinations that you can choose as your home during your trip to Ajmer.

- Silver Leaf, our all-day dining multi-cuisine veg restaurant is known for serving a variety of Indian, Chinese and Continental delights.

- Status offers an array of cuisines from our global menu and embark on a gastronomical journey at our multi-cuisine veg restaurant

- Boardroom is equipped with all business-friendly amenities, our formal and well-furnished boardroom is ideal for any kind of corporate meetings and business get-togethers.

Regenta LP Vilas, Dehradun

Nestled among the lush green valley of Dehradun, is an ode to the bygone era of Rajput and Mughal dynasties, kept alive through aweinspiring architecture and decor.

- CoCo, our round the clock coffee lounge that will quickly fix any sweet or savory Indian or European delight

- Zaffran, offers the best multi-cuisine buffet/a-la-carte service in the city with menus ranging from authentic Indian, Continental, Chinese, exotic Thai and various other cuisines

- Un-Plugged, a bar which offers wide varieties of cocktails and drinks, along with lip-smacking snacks

- Mewar the richly decorated venue exuding heritage and art with its intricate detailing of Rajasthan ethos and style

- Rajputana, Mewar the richly decorated venue exuding heritage and art with its intricate detailing of Rajasthan ethos and style

- Vindhya, This versatile venue with an intimate pre-function area is an ideal place for hosting small social gatherings, birthday parties, classroom sessions and as a conference breakout room

- Royal Garden Lawn, with a sprawling area of over 40000 square feet and can serve nearly 2000 guests

- The Vatika, adjoining open-air area next to the Royal garden lawns is Vatika. The spacious place adjoining the forest can host more than 700 to 800 people.

- Shivalik, the opulent venue where heritage meets modernity has tastefully done interiors with traditional jalli work and can easily host 200 guests

- Aravali, an elegant venue with rich dark wood paneling and graceful wallpaper work is the ideal venue for a more intimate group or business and board meets.

- Courtyard, offers a magnificent view of the forest as a highlight, the courtyard with both indoor and outdoor setup offers a dazzling and cozy venue for an evening drinks party, reception or private social gatherings.

Regenta Central, Somnath

Nestled in the coastal city of Somnath, the abode of Lord Shiva and the divine land where Lord Krishna took his last breath. The hotel is located in close proximity to Somnath Railway Station and Veraval Railway Station.

Regenta Central Herald, Mysore

Regenta Central Herald is at a close distance from Mysore railway station and all the major attractions of Mysore such as Mysore Zoo, Mysore Palace.

- Pinxx - fine dining multi cuisine restaurant

- Seasons 1 is an ideal venue for hosting corporate meetings, MICE events, business gatherings, or any social or private functions

- Seasons 2, is spread across an area of 900 sq. ft. that can host up to 100 guests

Boardroom designed to accommodate a maximum of 20 guests. The room is well equipped with all the essential amenities needed for business meetings or interviews

Regenta Central Crystal , Kanpur

Located in the center of the bustling city as the latest icon of Kanpur.

- Red Olive, a multi-cuisine restaurant which offers a list of delicacies from the global menu

- 60 Degreeze , a multi-cuisine restaurant which offers an extravagant menu of Indian, Italian and Mughlai delicacies

- Bohemia, is spread across 1,260 sq. ft. hall can house 40 guests in a theatre like seating arrangement; ensures professionalism, perfection, and class that the business world demands

- Solitaire 24 Carat, is spread across 5,040 sq. ft. and can accommodate 60 pax in a cluster like arrangement

Regenta Inn Dwarika, Dwarka

An ideal place for all those who wish to spend a quiet and peaceful time in the enchanting kingdom of Lord Krishna.

- Prasad, multi-cuisine restaurant offers delectable foods with varied dining options that will excite your palate

- Coffee shop, for a variety of options for beverages for savor your tongue

- Shubham I, is spread over a large area of 1025 sq. ft. With a capacity of 100 guests

- Shubam II, can house 150 guests at a time signifies itself to be another state-of-the-art venue that helps in making your events a successful endeavor

Regenta Resort Fort, Pushkar

Magnificent heritage property due to its architecture and is one of the most sought-after destinations in Pushkar.

- Rajwada - the multi-cuisine restaurant boasts of a long list of Indian delicacies with tempting aromas

- Dining Hall, the traditional spirit of the Rajasthani culture has been kept alive in the dining hall with vibrant decorations and colour scheme, which give freedom to its guests to plan an event according to their priorities

Regenta Central, Indore

Located on the Mangliya bypass, is another establishment that adds to the charm of the lively city.

- Fountain Cafe, our A la carte multi-cuisine restaurant spread across 1,200 sq. ft.

- Bistro 76, an expresso bar is located in the ground floor and is spread across 2,200 sq. ft.

- Masala Craft, enjoy varied and sumptuous list of delicacies from the menu of this restaurant invites you to get on an unforgettable culinary journey

- Sunrise Lawn, it provides a picture-perfect setting for an occasion as big as your wedding or a beautiful dinner date

- NH-01 is spread across 3,768 sq. ft and can host 250 pax at the venue and best of services

- Crystal Hall is spread across 4,800 sq. ft. and can host about 350 to 400 pax that’s best suited for parties, functions and even conferences

Regenta Resort soma Vine, Nashik

Situated 13 km away from Nashik’s key business areas and tourist spots.

- Suraahi, a multi-cuisine restaurant which boasts of an extensive A la carte menu with a wide selection of wine to choose from

- Suraahi, a multi-cuisine restaurant which boasts of an extensive A la carte menu with a wide selection of wine to choose from

- Amphitheatre, Situated in the picturesque vineyard, it provides the perfect setting for an occasion as big as the celebration of love or even an intimate dinner event

- White Room conference hall at The Regenta Resort Nashik is a state-of-the-art venue that helps make all your corporate events a success

Changes in nature of Business

During the year under review, there was no change in the nature of Company’s business.

Share Capital of the Company and changes thereof

During the year under review the Company has granted 39,000 Stock Options to the employees of the Company under the Employee Stock Option Plan (ESOP) 2014.

During the financial year under review, the issued and paid-up share capital of the Company was increased to Rs. 2,730.12 lakhs divided into 2,73,01,188 equity shares of face value of Rs. 10 per share by issue and allotment of 67,223 equity shares on account of exercise of employee stock options.

Your Company has received a certificate from the Statutory Auditors of the Company that the scheme has been implemented in accordance with SEBI (Share Based Employee Benefits) Regulations, 2014. The certificate would be placed at the ensuing Annual General Meeting for inspection by Members of the Company.

During the financial year, 19,760 Equity Shares on which no unpaid dividend was claimed for a period of seven years were transferred to Investor Education and Protection Fund Authority, Ministry of Corporate Affairs.

Appropriations Dividend and Transfers to Reserve

On account of improved performance and Profit after Tax reported by your Company during the current year, the Board of Directors recommend a dividend at the rate of 15% i.e. Rs. 1.50 per share. The dividend on Equity Shares, if approved by the Members would involve a cash payout of Rs. 492.89 lakhs, including dividend distribution tax.

Further, during the year under review, no amount has been transferred to reserve.

Loans, Guarantees or Investments

Your Company is exempt from the provisions of Section 186 of the Companies Act, 2013 (‘Act’) with regard to Loans and Guarantees. Details of Investments made are given in the Note No. 4 to the Financial Statements.

Public Deposits

In terms of the provisions of Sections 73 and 74 of the Companies Act, 2013 read with Companies (Acceptance of Deposits by Companies) Rules, 2014, the Company had no opening or closing balances and during the year under review, the Company has also not accepted any public deposits and as such, no amount of principal or interest was outstanding as on 31 March 2018.

Material Changes and commitments affecting financial position between the end of financial year and date of report

There have been no material changes and commitments, affecting the financial position of the Company which occurred between the end of the financial year to which the financial statements relate and the date of this report.

Revision in Financial statements or Boards’ Report under section 131(1) of the Companies Act, 2013

In terms of Section 131 of the Companies Act, 2013, the Financial Statements and Board’s Report are in compliance with the provisions of Section 129 or Section 134 of the Companies Act, 2013 and that no revision has been made during any of the three preceding financial years.

Management Discussion and Analysis Report

The Management’s Discussion and Analysis Report on Company’s performance - industry trends and other material changes with respect to the Company and its subsidiaries, wherever applicable, forms part of this Annual Report.

Subsidiaries, Associates and Joint Ventures

Pursuant to the Memorandum of Understanding entered into by the Company, the Articles of Association of jointly controlled entities namely Ksheer Sagar Developers Private Limited; J H Builders Private Limited; Ksheer Sagar Buildcon Private Limited & Raj Kamal Buildcon Private Limited have been altered on March 30, 2018 by inserting Board Composition clause, by virtue of which the Company has the right to appoint majority of the Directors in the Board of the aforesaid companies and hence these companies have become the subsidiary Company by virtue of Section 2 (87) of the Companies Act, 2013.

Pursuant to Section 129 (3) of the Companies Act, 2013, a statement containing salient features, brief financial details of the Company’s subsidiaries for the financial year ended 31 March 2018 and their contribution to the consolidated financials in Form AOC - 1 is appended as Annexure - I to the Boards’ Report and in consolidated financials forming part of this Report. The annual accounts of the Subsidiary Companies and the related information will be made available to any Member of the Company seeking such information and are available for inspection by any Member of the Company at the Registered Office of the Company.

Pursuant to Section 136 of the Companies Act, 2013, the financial statements of your Company, Consolidated Financial statements along with relevant documents and separate audited accounts in respect of subsidiaries are available on the website of your Company at the following link http://www.royalorchidhotels.com/investors.

The policy for determining material subsidiaries can be accessed on your Company’s website under the link http://www.royalorchidhotels. com/Images/factsheet/Determining-Material-Subsidiary.pdf

Promoter Group

The names of the Promoters and entities comprising “group” (and their shareholding) as defined under the Competition Act, 2002 for the purposes of Section 3(1)(e)(i) of SEBI (Substantial Acquisition of Shares and Takeover) Regulations, 2011 include the following:

S. No.

Name of Promoter including Persons Acting in Concert

Total Shareholding as on 31 March 2018

Percentage of Shareholding

1.

Mr. Chander K. Baljee

1,20,01,060

43.96

2.

Mrs. Sunita Baljee

2,26,260

0.83

4.

Mr. Keshav Baljee

8,03,424

2.95

5.

Mr. Sunil Sikka

6,975

0.03

6.

Baljees Hotels and Real Estates Private Limited

57,14,689

20.97

7.

Hotel Stay Longer Private Limited

2,29,337

0.84

Particulars of Contracts or Arrangements made with Related Parties under section 188(1) and (2) of the Companies Act, 2013

In line with the requirements of the Act and the Listing Regulations, your Company has formulated a policy on dealing with Related Party Transactions (‘RPTs’) which can be accessed on the Company’s website under the link: http://www.royalorchidhotels.com/Images/factsheet/ Policy-Related-party-transaction.pdf. The Policy intends to ensure that proper reporting, approval and disclosure processes are in place for all transactions between the Company and Related Parties.

Prior omnibus approval is obtained for RPTs which are of a repetitive nature and entered in the Ordinary Course of Business and are at Arm’s Length. A statement on RPTs specifying the details of the transactions, pursuant to each omnibus approval granted, has been placed on a quarterly basis for review by the Audit Committee.

The particulars of contracts/arrangements with related parties referred to in Section 188(1) and (2) of the Companies Act, 2013, are provided in the prescribed Form AOC-2, appended as Annexure - II to this Boards’ Report.

Development in Human Resources and Industrial Relations

The Company continues to maintain a very cordial and healthy relationship with its workforce across all its units. The total number of persons working in the group (permanent employees on rolls and contractual employees) as at 31 March 2018 was 3,351 across all its units in the group.

The Company is ensuring the best place to work to attract and retain good employees in the Company. The Company continued to strive towards attracting, retaining, training, multiskilling employees. With the increase in workforce due to expansion in business, envisaging the requirement of adequate on the job training across the various levels of employees, a major thrust to the training and development of multiskilled certification programmes has been initiated through Presidency college of Hotel Management. Under Baljee Foundation the Company continues to offer financial support for medical and educational needs of certain category of employees. The Human Resource Team carried out the following programs across the group during the year:

1. Online Hospitality Training Program

2. Food Festivals to make staff experience cuisines of multiple types

3. Plantation drive as an environmental awareness initiative.

4. Blood donation camp and staff health checkup camps in collaboration with Rotary Club, Columbia Asia Hospital & Manipal Hospitals

5. Many Employees were recognized and rewarded with financial benefits under service bonus program. It helps in recognizing and rewarding key talent and resulting in quality talent retention.

The disclosure pursuant to Section 197 (12) of the Companies Act, 2013 read with Rule 5(2) of the Companies (Appointment and Remuneration of Managerial Personnel) Rules, 2014, (as amended up to date) have been detailed in the Annexure - III to this Boards’ Report.

Extract of Annual Return

The extract of Annual Return in Form MGT - 9, as provided under Section 92 (3) of the Companies Act, 2013, read with Rule 12 of the Companies (Management and Administration) Rules, 2014 is annexed hereto as Annexure - IV to this Board’s Report.

Conservation of Energy, Technology Absorption, Foreign Exchange Earnings and outgoes

Your Company is continuously striving towards conservation of energy across all its units and has implemented various Energy Conservation programs and latest technology up gradation measures, your Company also earned foreign currency in Financial Year 2017- 2018, complete details of which has been disclosed in Annexure - V to this Boards’ Report.

Particulars of Loans/Guarantees/Investments

During the year under review the Company has given a Corporate Guarantee of Rs. 20 Crore to Tourism Finance Corporation of India Limited for term loan facility availed by Icon Hospitality Private Limited, a Subsidiary Company. The Company has not given any Inter Corporate loans during the financial year 2017-18, except for the wholly owned subsidiaries amounting to Rs. 171.27 lakhs, which were duly approved under the applicable provisions of the Companies Act, 2013. Particulars relating to Investments have been detailed in the Note No. 4 of the Financial Statements, forming part of this Annual Report.

Corporate Governance

Your Company has been practising the principles of good corporate governance. pursuant to Securities and Exchange Board of India (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2015 (“LODR”) a detailed report on corporate governance is available as a separate section in this Annual Report.

A certificate of the Company Secretary in whole-time practice regarding compliance with the conditions stipulated in the said clause and the LODR is provided separately as an Annexure - A to the Corporate Governance Report.

Board of Directors and changes thereof during Financial Year 2017-2018

As on 31 March 2018, your Board has following Directors:

s. No.

Name

DIN

Category

Designation

1

Mr. Chander K. Baljee

00081844

Executive

Managing Director

2

Mr. Sunil Sikka

00083032

Non-Executive

Non-Independent Director

3

Mrs. Sunita Baljee

00080737

Non-Executive

Non-Independent Director

4

Dr. Vivek Mansingh

06903079

Non-Executive

Independent Director

5

Mr. Naveen Jain

00051183

Non-Executive

Independent Director

6

Ms LilianJessie Paul

02864506

Non-Executive

Independent Director

During the financial year 2017-18 the following changes took place in the Board:

1. Mr Vijay Rekhi tenure was completed on October 01, 2017

2. Mr. Naveen Jain was appointed as Independent Director for a period of 3 years w.e.f October 25, 2016 at the 31st Annual General Meeting of the Company held on September 27, 2017.

3. Ms Lilian Jessie Paul was appointed as Additional Director designated as Independent Director by the Board on 02 November 2017. She is now proposed to be appointed as an Independent Director for a period of three years. Her profile is given in the Annexure to the Notice calling the 32nd Annual General Meeting of the Company.

4. Mr. Sunil Sikka, Director of the Company, is retiring by rotation at the ensuing Annual General Meeting and being eligible, offers himself for re-appointment, his brief profile is disclosed in the Annexure to Notice calling 32nd Annual General Meeting of the Company.

Details of Key Managerial Personnel

As on 31 March 2018 details of Key Managerial Personnel are as follows:

1. Mr. Chander .K. Baljee- Managing Director

2. Mr. Amit Jaiswal- Chief Financial Officer

3. Dr. Ranabir Sanyal- Company Secretary & Compliance Officer

There were no changes in KMP during the financial year.

Committees of the Board

As on March 31st 2018, your Board has following Statutory Committees:

a) Audit Committee

b) Nomination and Remuneration Committee

c) Stakeholders Relationship Committee

d) Corporate Social Responsibility Committee

The details of the composition, meetings held during the year and attendance of the meetings and the terms of reference of the above Committees of the Board are provided in the Corporate Governance Report.

Formal Annual Evaluation of Board

Pursuant to section 134 (3) (p) of the Companies Act, 2013 and Rule 8(4) of Companies (Accounts) Rules, 2014, it is mandatory to monitor and review the Board evaluation framework, the Board has carried out peer evaluation of all Board members, annual performance evaluation of its own performance, as well as the evaluation of the working of the Committees of Board as per the criteria laid down in the Nomination, Remuneration and Evaluation policy. The said policy including above said criteria for the evaluation of the Board, individual directors including independent directors and the committee of the board has been laid down in the Corporate Governance Report, which form part of this report.

Meetings of the Board held during the Year

During the year under review, your Board met 4 (Four) times on 29.05.2017; 10.08.2017; 02.11.2017 and 01.02.2018, all the Board Meetings were conducted in due compliance with Companies Act, 2013 and the Corporate Governance principles specified in the LODR.

Managerial Remuneration

During the year under review, the Ministry of Corporate Affairs vide their letter number: SRN/C54697651/5/2015 - CL.VII dated November, 3rd, 2015, has approved a total remuneration of Rs. 210.03 lakhs to Mr. Chander K. Baljee, Managing Director of the Company, for Financial Year 2017 - 2018, and your Company has not paid remuneration to him in excess of the limit specified above.

Declaration by Independent Directors

As on March 31st, 2018 your Company has following Independent Directors:

1. Dr. Vivek Mansingh

2. Mr. Naveen Jain

3. Ms Lilian Jessie Paul

In pursuance of Section 149(7) of the Companies Act, 2013, all the three Independent Directors of the Company have submitted, a declaration, under Section 149(6) of the Companies Act, 2013 and Regulation 16(1 )(b) of the LODR, that they meet the criteria of independence.

Familiarisation programme for Independent Directors

The Company has made a familiarisation programme for the Independent Directors, which has been disclosed on Company’s website at www.royalorchidhotels.com/pdfs/familiarization-programmes.pdf.

Separate Meeting of Independent Directors and performance evaluation of Board by them

In due compliance with the provisions of Regulation 25(3) of the LODR, a separate meeting of Independent Directors was held in the previous calendar year 2017-18 , to inter-alia consider and discuss the performance of Non-Independent Directors and to assess the quality, quantity and timeliness of flow of information between the management and the listed entity and the Board in order to help Board to perform its duties.

Audit Committee and its Recommendation(s)

In accordance with Section 177 of the Companies Act, 2013, rules made there under and Regulation 18 of the LODR, the Company has duly constituted the Audit Committee, details of which has been disclosed in the Corporate Governance Report forming part of this Annual Report and all recommendations made by the Audit Committee were accepted by the Board.

Nomination and Remuneration Committee

In accordance with Section 178 of Companies Act, 2013 read with Rule 6 of Companies (Meetings of Board and its Powers) Rules, 2014 and Regulation 19 of LODR, the Company has constituted a Nomination and Remuneration Committee, details of which has been disclosed in the Corporate Governance Report forming part of this Annual Report and also on Company’s website at www.royalorchidhotels.com/pdfs/ Composition-Various-committees.pdf, and your Company has also formulated Royal Orchid Nomination and Remuneration Policy, extracts of which are hereunder:

1) The Nomination and Remuneration Committee shall identify potential candidates who are qualified to become Directors and who may be appointed in senior management in accordance with the criteria laid down, recommend to the Board their appointment and removal.

2) The Nomination and Remuneration Committee shall formulate the criteria for determining qualifications, positive attributes and independence of a Director and recommend to the Board a policy, relating to the remuneration for the directors, key managerial personnel and other Employees.

3) The Nomination and Remuneration Committee shall, while formulating the policy ensure that—

a) the level and composition of remuneration is reasonable and sufficient to attract, retain and motivate Directors of the quality required to run the Company successfully;

b) relationship of remuneration to performance is clear and meets appropriate performance benchmarks; and

c) remuneration to Directors, key managerial personnel and senior management involves a balance between fixed and incentive pay reflecting short and long-term performance objectives appropriate to the working of the Company and its goals, provided that such policy shall be disclosed in the Board’s Report.

4) Recommend nominees to various committees of the Board.

5) Approve and make recommendations to the Board of Directors in respect of Directors’ fees, salary structure and actual compensation (inclusive of performance based incentives and benefits) of the Executive Directors, including the Managing Director;

6) Recommending remuneration for Non-Executive Directors.

7) Ensuring that appropriate procedures are in place to assess Board’s effectiveness and shall carry out evaluation of every Director’s performance.

8) Developing an annual evaluation process of the Board and its Committees.

9) Assist the Board of Directors in ensuring that affordable, fair and effective compensation philosophy and policies are implemented;

10) Review and approve the compensation and Employee Stock Option Plan (“ESOP”) to be granted to senior executives, requiring approval from the Board of Directors;

11) Review and approve the changes in terms and conditions of the ESOP;

12) Review and approve the overall budgetary increment proposals for annual increase of compensation and benefits for the Employees;

13) Criteria for selection and appointment of Non-Executive Directors; and

14) Review and approve any disclosures in the annual report or elsewhere in respect of compensation policies or Directors’ compensation.

15) devising a policy on diversity of board of directors;

16) whether to extend or continue the term of appointment of the independent director, on the basis of the report of performance evaluation of independent directors.

The Policy for making payment to Non Executive Directors is available on the website of the Company at the following link. http://www. royalorchidhotels.com/Images/factsheet/Non-Executive-Directors. pdf

stakeholders’ Relationship Committee

In terms of Section 178 of the Companies Act, 2013 read with Rule 6 of Companies (Meetings of Board and its Powers) Rules, 2014 and Regulation 20 of LODR the Company has constituted a Stakeholders’ Relationship Committee (erstwhile Shareholders’ Grievance Committee), details of which, along with terms of reference, has been disclosed in the Corporate Governance Report forming part of this Annual Report and also on Company’s website at www.royalorchidhotels.com/pdfs/ Composition-Various-committees.pdf.

secretarial Auditor

Pursuant to the provisions of Section 204 of the Companies Act, 2013 and the Companies (Appointment and Remuneration of Managerial

Personnel) Rules, 2014, the Board has appointed, Mr. G. Shanker Prasad (ACS 6357), Practicing Company Secretary (CoP No. 6450), to undertake the Secretarial Audit of the Company for Financial Year 2017 - 2018.

There were no qualifications by the Auditor in their Secretarial Audit Report in Form MR-3 for the Financial Year ended 31 March 2018 which is appended as Annexure - VI to this Boards’ Report.

Corporate Social Responsibility

Your Company has always been committed to Corporate Social Responsibility (“CSR”) and it is one of our commitments to the society. Our CSR activities are embedded around the vision of the Promoters of the Company. The CSR at Royal Orchid focuses on Environment, Sustainability, Hunger eradication imparting Education, enhancing Employability and Skill Development of budding entrepreneurs. The Presidency Educational Trust established Presidency College for Hotel Management to focus on the education in the field of hospitality and Tourism sector. The academy is a unique institution where students are exposed to hotel operations continuously as part of their academic curriculum. This is in addition to the mandatory industrial training. The details of the CSR activities of the Company are enclosed in Annexure - VII.

Your Company has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) a non-profit Company for a project called UDAAN, a Special Industry Initiative scheme for the State of Jammu and Kashmir with the aim to provide employment to the youths of J & K by imparting them industry specific skills.

The Company has collaborated with American Hotel and Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI) through Presidency College and funds Operations Certification courses through Baljee Trust. Under Baljee Foundation, the Company continues to serve the well-being of the larger community in terms of assisting them to be self reliant by honing their skills Baljee Foundation continues to offer financial support for medical and educational needs of certain category of employees.

In accordance with Section 135 of Companies Act, 2013 read with Companies (Corporate Social Responsibility Policy) Rules, 2014, the Company has formulated a Corporate Social Responsibility Committee, details and composition of which has been disclosed in the Corporate Governance Report forming part of this report and also on Company’s website at www.royalorchidhotels.com/pdfs/Composition-Various-committees.pdf and the Company has also adopted a Corporate Social Responsibility Policy (Royal Orchid Corporate Social Responsibility Policy) in this respect, extracts of which are available on the website of the Company at the following link http://www.royalorchidhotels.com/ investors.

Risk Management

The Company has established an effective Compliance Mechanism to mitigate the risk and will be reviewed by the Board periodically.

The Company has adopted Risk Management Policy, pursuant to the provision of Section 134 of the Act, to identify and evaluate business risks and approach for mitigation of such risks. The Company has identified various risks and also has mitigation plans for each risk identified and reviewed periodically.

Green Initiatives

The Company, in order to promote green initiative, has sent electronic copies of the Annual Report for Financial Year 2017 - 2018, along with the Notice of the 32nd Annual General Meeting, are sent to all members whose email addresses are registered with the Company / Registrar and Share Transfer Agent (“RTA”). For members who have not registered their email addresses, physical copies of the Annual Report 2017-2018 under Section 101 of the Companies Act, 2013 are sent in the permitted mode. Members who have been sent Annual Report copies in electronic mode, desirous to have physical copies of the same can send a request, in writing, either to the Company or the RTA.

Insider Trading Regulations

Based on the requirements under SEBI (Prohibition of Insider Trading) Regulations, 2015 (erstwhile, SEBI (Prohibition of Insider Trading) Regulations, 1992), as amended till date, the Code of Conduct for prevention of Insider Trading and the Code of fair disclosure, as approved by the Board from time to time, are enforced by the Company.

The Company has adopted a Code of Conduct to regulate, monitor and report trading by insiders under the SEBI (Prohibition of Insider Trading) Regulations, 2015. This Code of Conduct also includes code for practices and procedures for fair disclosure of unpublished price sensitive information and this is made available on the Company’s website http://www.royalorchidhotels.com/investors.

The objective of this Code is to protect the interest of Stakeholders at large, to prevent misuse of any price sensitive information and to prevent any insider trading activity by dealing in shares of the Company by its Directors, Officers and Designated Employees. The Company also adopts the concept of Closure of Trading Window, to prevent its Directors, Officers, Designated Employees and other employees from trading in the securities of the Company at the time when there is unpublished price sensitive information.

Statutory Auditors

Deloitte Haskins & Sells LLP, Chartered Accountants (Firm Registration No. 117366W/W-100018), were appointed as Statutory Auditors of your Company to hold office from the conclusion of the 29 AGM held in the year 2015, until the conclusion of the 34th AGM to be held in the year 2020. The requirement to place the matter relating to appointment of Auditors for ratification by members at every Annual General Meeting is done away with vide Notification dated May 7, 2018 issued by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, New Delhi. Accordingly, no resolution is proposed for ratification of appointment of Auditors, who are appointed in the Annual General Meeting held on September 29, 2015.

Explanations or Comments by the Board on every qualification, reservation or adverse remark or disclaimer made by the statutory and secretarial Auditors

There were no qualifications or adverse remark by either of the Auditors in their respective Reports.

Litigation

1. The Company has been named as a defendant in two civil suits on small portion of land taken on lease from the Karnataka State Tourism Development Corporation (“KSTDC”) for the operation of the Hotel Royal Orchid, Bangalore, which are adjacent to the hotel premises. One of the civil suit has been settled in favour of the Company, against which an appeal before the High Court of Karnataka, is pending and in the other matter the Company has an injunction against the other party. Management believes that these cases are not material and will not adversely affect its operations.

2. The Company has been named as a defendant in a suit filed in mid 2008 by Kamat Hotels (India) Limited (‘the plaintiff’ or “Kamat Hotels”) with Bombay High Court restraining the alleged use of the trademark of the Company and a relief of a permanent injuction restraining the Company from using the trademark ‘Orchid. The Company had filed an application seeking an interim injuction while the above proceedings are pending. The Bombay High Court vide its interim order dated 05 April 2011, has allowed the Company to continue to operate its current hotels as on that date but has restrained the Company from opening new hotels under the said brand. However, the Division bench of the Bombay High Court vide its order dated 06 May 2011 has partially stayed operation of the said Order and allowed opening of one of Company’s proposed hotels in Vadodara under the ‘Royal Orchid’ brand.

During the year ended 31 March 2014, the Company has obtained two favourable rulings from the Intellectual Property Appellate Board (“IPAB”). Kamat Hotels had preferred to appeal the ruling of IPAB in Madras High Court. The Madras High Court has passed orders cancelling the registration in Class 42 of Trademarks Act and the Company has filed a Special Leave Petition “SLP” with the Honorable Supreme Court in 2015. Reply to SLP was filed by Kamat Hotels in the form of Counter affidavit and the Company has filed a Rejoinder in the form of an affidavit. The matter was partly heard by the Honorable Supreme Court in April and May of 2017 and has advised Kamat Hotels to consider the options for settlement by displaying the disclaimers on the Websites regarding the disassociation between the two brands. On 13 February 2018, the Supreme Court dismissed the SLP filed by the Company and consequently, the Company has filed a Chamber Appeal against the said Order which is pending for listing. However, the management believes that the outcome of SLP affects only the registration of the trademarks in Class 42 and does not in any way affect the use of marks by the Company.

The management believes that the case will be settled in its favour and will not affect its current and future operations.

3. During the prior years, a Subsidiary Company had received an Order from Office of the Commissioner of Customs (Export) imposing differential duties and penalties amounting to Rs. 323.36 lakhs plus applicable interests for certain alleged violations of the Export Promotion Capital Goods Scheme. The Subsidiary Company has filed an appeal before the Customs, Excise and Service Tax Appellate Tribunal (CESTAT), Mumbai and an unconditional stay in the matter is granted till the disposal of the appeal. Based on a detailed evaluation and independent advise obtained, the management believes that the case will be settled in its favour. Accordingly, these financial statements do not include adjustments, if any, on the above account.

4. The Company received tax demand including interest, from the Indian tax authorities for payment of Rs. 449 lakhs (31 March 2017: Rs. 426.20 lakhs; 01 April 2016: Rs. 449 lakhs) arising on denial of certain expenditure, upon completion of tax assessment for the fiscal years 2009, 2011 and 2012. The Company’s appeal against the said demands were disposed off by the appellate authorities in favour of the Company for fiscal year 2012 and allowed partial benefit in favour of the Company for fiscal years 2009 and 2011. Currently, the matter for these fiscal years are before the Income Tax Appellate Tribunal for hearing.

The Company is contesting the above demands and the management believes that it is more-like-than-not that the advance tax receivables (net of provision) recorded in the financial statements towards the tax demands is recoverable. Considering the facts and nature of disallowances, the Company believes that the final outcome of the disputes should be in favour of the Company and will not have any material adverse effect on the financial position and results of operations.

Details of significant and material orders passed by the regulators/ courts/ tribunals impacting the going concern status and the Company’s operations in future

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

Internal Financial Control systems

The Company has adequate system of internal controls, which ensures that all the transactions are authorised, recorded and reported correctly and assets are safeguarded and protected against loss from unauthorized use or disposition.

The Company has appointed an Internal Auditor Mr. Asokka Gandhi who along with his team conducts the Internal Audit of the Company and reports directly to the Audit committee.

The Company also has an Audit Committee comprising of 3 (Three) professionally qualified Independent Directors, who interact with the Statutory Auditors, Internal Auditors and Management in dealing with matters within its terms of reference. This Committee mainly deals with accounting matters, financial reporting and internal controls.

Vigil Mechanism and Whistle Blower Policy

The Board of Directors of your Company has adopted the Vigil Mechanism and Whistle Blower Policy in compliance with Section 177(9) and (10) of the Companies Act, 2013, and regulations specified under LODR.

The Company has adopted a channel for receiving and redressing of employees’ complaints. Under this policy, we encourage our employees to report any reporting of fraudulent financial or other information to the stakeholders, any conduct that results in violation of the Company’s Code of Business Conduct. Likewise, under this policy, we have prohibited discrimination, retaliation or harassment of any kind against any employees who, based on the employee’s reasonable belief that such conduct or practice have occurred or are occurring. No individual in the Company has been denied access to the Audit Committee or its Chairman.

The Whistle Blower policy can be accessed on your Company’s website at the link: http://www.royalorchidhotels.com/Images/factsheet/ Whistle-Blower-Policy.pdf

The Audit Committee periodically reviews the functioning of this mechanism. This meets the requirement under the said provisions above.

Directors’ Responsibility statement

Your Company’s Directors make the following statement in terms of Section 134(5) of the Companies Act, 2013, which is to the best of their knowledge and belief and according to the information and explanations obtained by them:

1) in the preparation of the Annual Accounts for the year ended 31 March 2018, the applicable accounting standards read with requirements set out under Schedule III to the Act, have been followed and there are no material departures from the same;

2) the Directors 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 as at 31 March 2018 and of the profit of the Company for the year ended on that date;

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

4) the Directors have prepared the annual accounts on ‘a going concern basis’;

5) the Directors 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

6) the Directors have devised proper system to ensure compliances with the provisions of all applicable laws and that such systems are adequate and operating effectively.

Compliance with secretarial standards on Board Meetings and General Meetings

The Company has complied with Secretarial Standards issued by the Institute of Company Secretaries of India on Board Meetings and General Meetings.

Payment of Listing Fee and Custodial Fee

Your Company has paid the both, Annual Listing Fee and Annual Custodial Fee for the Financial Year 2017 - 2018, to the National Stock Exchange (“NSE”) and the Bombay Stock Exchange (“BSE”) and to National Securities and Depositories Limited (NSDL) and Central Depository Services (India) Limited (CDSL) respectively.

Commission or Remuneration received from Holding or subsidiary Companies

During the year under review, no Commission or Remuneration was paid to the Executive Directors from Holding/Subsidiary Companies.

Disclosures as per the sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013

The Company has zero tolerance for sexual harassment at its workplace and in line with the provisions of the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013 and the Rules there under, your Board of Directors has approved and adopted a “Policy on Prevention of Sexual Harassment at Workplace” to provide equal employment opportunity and is committed to provide a work environment that ensures every woman employee is treated with dignity and respect and afforded equitable treatment.

During the year under review the Company has not received any complaints on sexual harassment. The Company has complied with the Information required under Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition & Redressal) Act, 2013.

Dematerialisation

The Company’s shares are available for dematerialization with both the Depositories viz., NSDL and CDSL. About 99.88% of the paid-up equity share capital of the Company has been dematerialized as on 31 March 2018.

Disclosure of Frauds in the Boards’ Report under section 143 of the Companies Act, 2013

During the year under review, your Directors do not observe any contract, arrangement and transaction which could result in a fraud; your Directors hereby take responsibility to ensure you that the Company has not been encountered with any fraud or fraudulent activity during the Financial Year 2017 - 2018. other Disclosures

1) During the year under review, the Company has not bought its own shares nor has given any loans to its employees (including Key Managerial Personnel) of the Company for purchase of the Company shares.

2) Your Company provides e-voting facility, to all its members to enable them to cast their votes electronically on all resolutions set forth in the Notice. This is pursuant to the Section 108 of the Companies Act, 2013 and Rule 20 of the Companies (Management and Administration) Amendment Rules, 2015.

Acknowledgments

Your Directors place on record, their deep sense of appreciation to all Employees, support staff, for adopting to the values of the Company, viz., collaborative spirit, unrelenting dedication and expert thinking, to be an expertise led organization and the Company’s Customers for letting us deliver the Company’s Mission statement, to help the businesses and societies flourish.

The Board also immensely thank all the Shareholders, Investors, Vendors, Service Providers, Bankers and all other Stakeholders for their continued and consistent support to the Company during the year.

Your Directors would like to make a special mention of the support extended by the various Banks, Departments of Government of India, the State Governments, the Tax Authorities, the Ministry of Commerce, Ministry of Tourism, Government of India, Karnataka State Tourism Development Corporation (KSTDC), Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Ministry of Finance, SEBI, NSE and BSE and others and look forward to their continued support in all future endeavours.

For and on behalf of the Board of Directors of

Royal orchid Hotels Limited

Chander K. Baljee sunita Baljee

Place : Bengaluru Managing Director Director

Date : July 27, 2018 (DIN: 00081844) (DIN:00080737)

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