In order to identify, attract, retain and motivate competent persons, a clear relationship of remuneration to performance and a balance between rewarding short and long term performance of the Company, the Board of Directors of the Company, as recommended by the Nomination and Remuneration Committee, has adopted a policy on appointment and remuneration as enumerated in Section 178 of the Companies Act 2013. This policy provides a framework for remuneration of members of the Board of Directors, Key Managerial Personnel and other employees of the Company.

1. Criteria for selection/appointment of and Remuneration to Non-Executive Directors:

i. Criteria of selection

  • The Non-Executive Directors shall be of high integrity with relevant expertise and experience so as to have a diverse Board with Directors having expertise in the fields of engineering, manufacturing, finance, accounts, taxation, agricultural operations, and general management.
  • In the case of Independent Directors, the candidate, in addition to the requirements under (a) above, should satisfy the criteria of independence as stipulated in the Companies Act and the Listing Regulations.
  • The NR Committee while recommending a candidate for appointment as a Director, shall consider and get itself satisfied about -
    • The candidate not being disqualified for appointment under Section 164 of the Companies Act, 2013.
    • Attributes/criteria regarding qualification, and experience in relevant field.
    • Personal, Professional or business standing
    • Requirement with respect to Board’s diversity
  • In the case of re-appointment, the performance evaluation of the Director and his level of participation will be considered.

ii. Remuneration to Non-Executive Directors

The Non-Executive Directors are entitled to receive remuneration by way of sitting fees for each meeting of the Board or Committee of Board attended by them of such sum as may be approved by the Board of Directors within the overall limits prescribed under the Companies Act 2013 and the Companies (Appointment and Remuneration of Managerial Personnel) Rules 2014. They are also entitled for reimbursement of expenses in connection with participation in the Board/Committee meetings/ General Meetings.

The Independent Directors of the Company are not entitled for Stock Option Scheme of the Company, if any.

II. Criteria for selection/appointment of and remuneration to Executive Directors:

i. Criteria of selection/appointment

The NR Committee shall identify persons of integrity having relevant experience, expertise and leadership quality for appointment for the position of Executive Directors viz. Executive Chairman, Managing Director, Joint Managing Director and Executive Director. The NR Committee shall also ensure that the identified persons also fulfil the conditions like age limit under the Companies Act and other applicable laws, if any.

ii. Remuneration

The Executive Directors will be paid such remuneration and perquisites as may be mutually agreed upon at the time of appointment or re-appointment between the Company and the Executive Directors, taking into consideration the profitability of the Company and the overall limits prescribed under the Companies Act 2013. This remuneration will be further subject to the approval of the Central Government, wherever required.

The remuneration of Executive Chairman, Managing Director and the Joint Managing Director of the Company consists of fixed remuneration and variable portion by way of commission not exceeding 1% of the net profit calculated in accordance with the Companies Act 2013. The remuneration of Executive Director consists of only fixed remuneration.

III. Criteria for selection/appointment of and Remuneration to Senior Management Personnel:

Based on the criticality of the role and responsibility of the Key Managerial Personnel, the NR Committee decides on the required qualifications, experience and attributes for the position and on the remuneration based on the industry bench mark and the current compensation trend in the market. The remuneration consists of fixed components like salaries, perquisites and a variable component comprising of annual bonus, if declared. Based on the selection criteria laid as above and remuneration, the Committee identifies persons and recommends to the Board for consideration and appointment.

In respect of other Senior Management Employees and other employees below KMPs, the Executive Chairman/Managing Director is authorised by the Nomination and Remuneration Committee to fix the remuneration based on the criticality and responsibility of the employees.

Annual increments are given on time scale basis and further increase to deserving employees based on performance review.

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