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Linc Ltd
Industry :  Printing & Stationery
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As on: Apr 02, 2023 05:04 PM

Dear Shareholders,

Your Directors have pleasure in presenting their 28th Annual Report together with the audited accounts of the Company for the year ended 31st March, 2022.

(Rs in Lakhs)
Financial Highlights 2021 – 22 2020 – 21
Revenue from Operations 35495.67 25666.13
Other Income 287.86 145.64
Profit before depreciation, interest and taxation 2440.67 1162.68
Finance Cost 73.29 274.28
Depreciation 1282.11 1269.36
Profit before Tax 1085.27 (380.96)
Provision for Taxation - Current 311.00 -
- Income Tax for earlier years 0.60 (235.01)
- Deferred (39.64) (149.87)
Profit after Tax 813.31 3.92
Total Other comprehensive Income 1.43 (7.56)
Total Comprehensive Income of the Year 814.74 (3.64)
Statement of Retained Earnings
Balance at the beginning of the year 1258.48 1485.20
Add: Total Comprehensive Income of the Year 814.74 (3.64)
Less: Dividend (incl. Income Tax thereon) of the previous year paid during the year - 223.08
Transfer to General Reserve 550.00 -
Balance at the end of the year 1523.22 1258.48


Your Directors recommend a Dividend of H1.80 per equity share (previous year Board did not recommend any dividend) for the year ended 31st March, 2022. The Dividend Distribution Policy is available on www.lincpen. com (weblink - https://s3.amazonaws.com/ lincpen/documents/145/original/Dividend-Distribution-Policy.pdf)

Change of Name of the Company

During the year, the Board of Directors in their meeting held on 28th June 2020 have approved the change of name of the Company from Linc Pen & Plastics Ltd. to "LINC LIMITED". The members of the Company have approved the change of Company's name vide special resolution passed in the annual general Meeting held on 15th September, 2021. Consequently, the Company obtained new Certificate of Incorporation pursuant to change of name dated 25th October, 2021 from the Registrar of Companies, Kolkata.

Financial Performance

During the year under review, the Company's Revenue from Operations increased by 38.3% to H35496 Lakhs as compared to H25666 Lakhs during the preceding year. The Profit after Tax during the year was H813 Lakhs as compared to H4 Lakhs in the previous year.

The year-end debtors were 35 days of sales for the year as compared to 51 days in the previous year. The inventory holding as at year end was for 66 days of sales as compared to 89 days as at the end of previous year.

The Company has discontinued manufacturing operations at its unit in Falta SEZ, West Bengal and had shifted most of the critical Machineries and Equipment to the other two manufacturing units of the Company and balance assets will also be transferred shortly. A full analysis and discussion on the performance of the Company as well business outlook is included in this Annual Report under the heading ‘Management Discussion and Analysis' as Annexure to this Report as well as other sections of the Annual Report.

Directors' Responsibility Statement

Pursuant to Section 134(5) of the Companies Act, 2013, the Directors hereby confirm that:-(a) in the preparation of the annual accounts, the applicable accounting standards had been followed along with proper explanation relating to material departures; (b) the directors had 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 and loss of the company for that period; (c) the directors had taken proper and sufficient care for the maintenance of adequate accounting records in accordance with the provisions of this Act for safeguarding the assets of the company and for preventing and detecting fraud and other irregularities; (d) the directors had prepared the annual accounts on a going concern basis;

(e) the directors had laid down internal financial controls to be followed by the company and that such internal financial controls are adequate and were operating effectively; and (f) the directors had devised proper systems to ensure compliance with the provisions of all applicable laws and that such systems were adequate and operating effectively.

Corporate Governance

The Company had complied with the requirements of Corporate Governance in terms of SEBI (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2015. A separate report each on Corporate Governance (Annexure-B, along with Auditors' Certificate on its due compliance) and Management Discussion and Analysis is attached to this report.

Secretarial Standards

The Directors state that applicable Secretarial Standards, i.e. SS-1, SS-2 and SS-3, relating to ‘Meetings of the Board of Directors', ‘General Meetings' and "Dividend', respectively, have been duly followed by the Company.


The equity shares of the Company are listed on National Stock Exchange of India Limited (NSE), BSE Limited (BSE) and The Calcutta Stock Exchange Limited (CSE).

Directors and Key Managerial Personnel

In accordance with the Articles of Association of the Company, Shri Rohit Deepak Jalan, Whole Time Director of the Company, retire by rotation at the ensuing Annual General Meeting and being eligible, offer himself for re-appointment.

Re-appointment of Shri Deepak Jalan, Shri Aloke Jalan and Shri Rohit Deepak Jalan as Managing Director, Whole Time Director and Director- Sales & Marketing respectively, with revised remuneration for a period of 3 years with effect from 1st October, 2022, was approved by Nomination and Remuneration Committee and the Board of Directors of the Company at the meeting held on 30th May, 2022 subject to approval of members of the Company at the ensuing Annual General Meeting.

Brief resumes of Shri Deepak Jalan, Shri Aloke Jalan and Shri Rohit Deepak Jalan, nature of their expertise in functional areas and the name of the companies in which they hold the Directorship and the Chairmanship/ Membership of the Committees of the Board, as stipulated under SEBI (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements), Regulations 2015, the Companies Act, 2013 and applicable Secretarial Standards are given as Annexure to the notice convening the Annual General Meeting.

Shri Sanjay Jhunjhunwalla was appointed as an Additional Director (Independent Category) of the Company by the Board of Directors on 12th November, 2021, on recommendation of Nomination and Remuneration Committee.

Shri N. K. Dujari was appointed as an Additional Director (Executive Category) of the Company by the Board of Directors on 14th February, 2022, on recommendation of Nomination and Remuneration Committee. Shri Sanjay Jhunjhunwalla and Shri N. K. Dujari are regularised vide special resolution passed on 14th April, 2022 through postal ballot.

The following persons continued as Key Managerial Personnel of the Company in compliance with the provisions of section 203 of the Companies Act, 2013: Shri Deepak Jalan - Managing Director Shri Aloke Jalan - Whole Time Director Shri Rohit Deepak Jalan - Whole Time Director

Shri N. K. Dujari – Director - Finance & CFO Shri Dipankar De – Company Secretary

Conservation of Energy, Technology Absorption and Foreign Exchange Earnings & Outgo

A statement pursuant to section 134 of the Companies Act, 2013, giving details of measures taken towards conservation of energy, technology absorption, foreign exchange earnings and outgo in accordance with the Companies (Accounts) Rules, 2014 is annexed as Annexure - C.

Particulars of Employees and related disclosures

Disclosure as required Section 197(12) of the Companies Act, 2013 read with Rule 5(1), 5(2) and 5(3) of the Companies (Appointment and Remuneration of Managerial Personnel) Rules 2014 is annexed as Annexure – D.

Policy on Directors' Appointment and Remuneration

Policy on Directors' Appointment is to follow the criteria as laid down under the Companies Act, 2013 and the Listing Regulations, 2015 and good corporate practices. Emphasis is given to persons from diverse fields or professions.

Policy on Remuneration - Guiding Policy on remuneration of Directors, Key Managerial Personnel and employees of the Company is –

Remuneration to unionised workmen is based on the periodical settlement with the workmen union.

Remuneration to Key Managerial Personnel, Senior Executives, Managers, Staff and Workmen (non Unionised) is industry driven in which it is operating taking into account the performance leverage and factors such as to attract and retain quality talent.

For Directors, it is based on the shareholders resolutions, provisions of the Companies Act, 2013 and Rules framed therein, circulars and guidelines issued by Central Government and other authorities from time to time.

Declaration by Independent Directors

Pursuant to Section 149(6) of the Companies Act, 2013, Independent Directors of the Company have made a declaration confirming the compliance of the conditions of the independence stipulated in the aforesaid section.

Related Party Transactions

All related party transactions that were entered into during the year under report were on an arm's length basis and in the ordinary course of business. There are no materially significant related party transactions made by the Company during the year. Thus, provisions of section 134(3) (h) and 188(1) of the Companies Act, 2013 are not applicable and therefore, Form No. AOC-2 has not been attached.

Related Party Transactions Policy is available on www.lincpen.com (weblink -https://s3.amazonaws.com/lincpen/ documents/148/original/Policy-on-Related-Party-Transaction.pdf.)

Risk Management

The Company has a structured risk management policy. The Risk management process is designed to safeguard the organisation from various risks through adequate and timely actions. It is designed to anticipate, evaluate and mitigate risks in order to minimize its impact on the business. The potential risks are inventorised and integrated with the management process such that they receive the necessary consideration during decision making. It is dealt with in greater details in the management discussion and analysis section.

Credit Rating

The Company's credit ratings ascribed by CRISIL are - Long Term – CRISIL A/Stable; and Short Term – CRISIL A1.

Annual Evaluation by Board

The Board of Directors of the Company has initiated and put in place evaluation of its own performance, its committees and individual directors. The result of the evaluation is satisfactory and adequate and meets the requirement of the Company.

Whistle Blower Mechanism

Your Company has put in place Whistle Blower Mechanism. The detailed mechanism is given in Corporate Governance Report forming part of this report.

Annual Return

The Annual Return of the Company as on March 31, 2022 is available on the Company's website and can be accessed at www.lincpen.com

Meeting of the Board of Directors

Six (6) meeting of the Board of Directors, including a meeting of independent Directors, without the attendance of the Non-Independent Directors and members of management, were held during the year. The details of the same are provided in the Corporate Governance Report.


M/s Singhi & Co. (FRN: 302049E), Chartered Accountants were appointed as the Statutory Auditors of the Company in 23rd Annual General Meetings held on 1st September, 2017 for a period of 5 consecutive years commencing from the conclusion of the 23rd Annual General Meeting till the conclusion of the 28th Annual General Meeting of the Company. Accordingly, the existing Statutory Auditors are due for retirement at the ensuring Annual General Meeting.

Subject to the approval of the members of the Company, the Audit Committee and the Board of Directors during their respective meetings held on 30th May, 2022 have considered and recommended the reappointment of M/s Singhi & Co. (Firm Registration Number: 302049E), Chartered Accountants as the Statutory Auditors of the Company, to hold office from the conclusion of the 28th Annual General Meeting until the conclusion of the 33rd Annual General Meeting of the Company to be held in year 2027.

M/s Singhi & Co. (Firm Registration Number: 302049E) have given their consent for the proposed appointment as Statutory Auditors of the Company from the conclusion of the ensuing Annual General Meeting of the members of the Company. They have further confirmed that the said appointment, if made, would be within the prescribed limits under Section 141(3)(g) of the Companies act, 2013 and that they are not disqualified for appointment.

The Report given by the Auditors on the financial statement of the Company is part of this Report. There has been no qualification, reservation, adverse remark or disclaimer given by the Auditors in their Report.

Secretarial Audit

The Company had appointed M/s D. C. Sahoo & Co., Practising Company Secretaries as the Secretarial Auditor of the Company for the financial year 2021-22. The report of the Secretarial Auditor is annexed as Annexure – E.

Internal Finance Control

The Company has put in place adequate system of internal finance controls, commensurate with its size and nature of its operations. During the year no material weakness in its operating effectiveness was observed.

Corporate Social Responsibility

With the enactment of the Companies Act, 2013 and the Companies (Corporate Social Responsibility) Rules, 2014 read with various clarifications issued by Ministry of Corporate Affairs, the Company has undertaken activities as per the CSR Policy and the details are contained in the Annual Report on CSR activities given in Annexure - F forming part of this report.

The amount required to be spent on CSR activities during the year under review in accordance with the provisions of Section 135 of the Companies Act, 2013 is H20.35 Lakhs and the company has spent H20.80 Lakhs during the current financial year. Further as a responsible corporate citizen, the Company had been involved in CSR activities since its inception. Some of these activities will not fall under 2% CSR spend as per Schedule VII read with Section 135 of the Companies Act, 2013. But the Company decided to continue with them, since those activities are integral to the business of the Company.

Prevention of Sexual Harassment at workplace

The Company has in place a Policy against Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace in line with the requirement of Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013. Internal Complain Committee (ICC) has been setup to redress complaints received regarding sexual harassment. All employees (permanent, contractual, temporary and trainees) are covered under this policy.

Number of complaints received by the Committee during the financial year: N I L


Your Directors state that no disclosure or reporting is required in respect of the following matters as there were no transactions on these items during the year under review:

There have been no material changes and commitments affecting the financial position of the Company between the end of the financial year and date of this report. There has been no change in the nature of business of the Company.

Details relating to deposits covered under Chapter V of the Act.

The Company does not have any scheme of provision of money for the purchase of its own shares by employees or by trustees for the benefit of employees.

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.

No fraud has been reported by the Auditors to the Audit Committee or the Board.


Your Directors express their appreciation to all the employees for their valuable contribution. Your directors also wish to express their gratitude for the continued co-operation, support and assistance provided by all the valued Channel Partners, Distributors,Suppliers, Bankers, Shareholders, the Central and State Governments.

For and on behalf of the Board

Deepak Jalan Aloke Jalan
Place: Kolkata Managing Director

Whole Time Director

Dated: 30th May, 2022 DIN: 00758600 DIN: 00758762