POLICY FOR EVALUATION OF THE PERFORMNCE OF
THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
OF KASHYAP TELE-MEDICINES LIMITED.
Kashyap Tele-Medicines Limited (hereinafter referred to as “the Company”) believes in conducting its affairs in a fair and transparent manner by adopting the highest standards of honesty, integrity, professionalism and ethical behavior. The Senior Management personnel’s are the pillars of success and reputation of the Company. Each Director and executive in the Senior Management is expected to adhere to the highest standards of professionalism and ethical behavior in the interest of the Company and should abide by the letter and spirit of this Policy.
The Company has, therefore made this policy to comply with various provisions under the Clause 49 of the Listing Agreement entered into by the Company and Stock Exchanges in India as per the SEBI Regulations published vide its Circular No. CIR / CFD / POLICY CELL / 2 / 2014 dated April 17, 2014 as amended and published vide its Circular No. CIR /CFD /POLICY CELL /7 /2014 dated September 15, 2014 and also the formal annual evaluation made by the Board of Directors of its own performance (self-appraisals) and that of its Committees and individual Directors as mentioned under the clause (p) of sub-section (3) of Section 134 of the Companies Act, 2013. The Nomination & Remuneration Committee shall evaluate the performance of the each Board of Director as per sub section (2) of Section 178 and based on the functions of the Board of Directors as indicated under Schedule IV (as per section 149) annexed to the Companies Act, 2013 and the Rules made there under.
This Policy aims to:
(i) Ensure compliance of the applicable provisions of the Companies Act, 2013 (the
Act) and the Listing Agreement entered into with the Stock Exchanges (as amended or re-enacted from time to time) relating to the evaluation of performance of the Directors and the Board
(ii) Adopt best practices to manage the affairs of the Company in ideal manner.
(iii) Achieve good Corporate Governance as well as sustained long-term value creation
EFFECTIVENESS OF THE BOARD
The overall effectiveness of the Board shall be measured on the basis of the ratings obtained by each Director and accordingly the Board shall decide the Appointments, Re-appointments and Removal of the non-performing Directors of the Company. The Company aspires to pay performance linked remuneration to its WTDs/CMD. It will be ensured that the remuneration is determined in such a way to balance between fixed and incentive pay.
RESPONSIBILITY OF BOARD/INDEPENDENT DIRECTOR
The evaluation process will be used constructively as a system to improve the directors’ and committees’ effectiveness, to maximize their strength and to tackle their shortcomings.
The Board of Directors shall undertake the following activities on an annual basis:
Review the various strategies of the Company and accordingly set the performance
objectives for directors, consistent with the varying nature and requirements of Company’s business.
The Board as a whole shall discuss and analyze its own performance during the year
together with suggestions for improvement thereon, pursuant to the performance
In conformity with the requirement of the Act, the performance evaluation of all the Independent directors shall be done by the entire Board of Directors, excluding the Director being evaluated.
Independent Directors are required to evaluate the performance of non – independent Directors and Board as a whole. The independent directors of the Company shall hold at least one meeting in a year to exercise the functions as mentioned in Act and its applicable Schedules.
VARIOUS KINDS OF PERFORMANCE EVALUATION
Evaluation of the Board as whole and various committees of directors of the Company shall be based on the criteria as mentioned herein below. This evaluation is mandatory and will be done under the provision of the clause (p) of subsection (3) of Section 134
CRITERIA FOR EVALUATION OF THE BOARD/COMMITTEE:
Rating scale shall be 1 to 10 (1 being least effective and 10 being most effective)
Criteria of Performance Evaluation Question Rating Remarks
Responsibilities and Obligations Attendance and participations in the Meetings.
Board/Committee seeks expert opinions in respect of the serious issues.
Strategy Board/Committee effectively formulates and provides strategic direction in the best interest of the company.
Board/Committee successfully implemented the strategies.
Management Board/Committee provides effective direction on key decisions impacting the performance of the company.
Board/Committee effectively reviews the financial performance of the company and suggests corrective actions.
and Merger & Acquisitions Board/Committee advises on business investments and Merger & Acquisitions to benefit Company growth and profitability.
Talent Management The Board/Committee effectively mentors the senior members of the company besides monitoring the succession plans of senior leaders.
Board/Committee ensures that the company values are adequately reflected in the way the company is run.
Management Board/Committee effectively reviews the risk management framework in the company.
Board/Committee provides appropriate direction for avoidance of High Financial Risk and any other Risks.
Compliance Board/Committee reviews the detailed compliances applicable under various Laws, Rules & Regulations.
Board/Committee strives towards adapting best practices in governance & Compliances.
Achievement of Annual Targets Board/Committee takes utmost care in achievement of manufacturing targets.
Board/Committee takes utmost care in achievement of domestic & International sales.
Expansion & Diversification Board/Committee takes steps for Expansion & Diversification of the Business of the Company.
Board/Committee takes steps for successfully implementation of the Expansion & Diversification of the Business.
Support to the
Board The process for setting the Board/Committee agenda is transparent, realistic to the current needs and meeting material is shared well in time.
The frequency and duration of the Board/Committee meetings are adequate to ensure a proper discharge of all the responsibilities.
Conflict of Interest Management Board/Committee has strategy to resolve the conflict of interest with the Directors.
Board/Committee has strategy to resolve the conflict of interest with the Employees.
Financial & Operational Control Mechanism Board/Committee controls on Financial Dealings
Board/Committee controls on Internal Operational Activities
Maintaining of Corporate Culture and Moral Values Board/Committee Initiate to maintain Corporate Culture of the Company.
Board/Committee Initiate to maintain Moral Values of the Company
Overall Overall Board/Committee meeting is held in open and objective manner where there is adequate opportunity for members to share their views.
Overall Feedback to improve the Board/Committee effectiveness further: –
EVALUATION OF THE PERFORMANCE
The Nomination & Remuneration Committee shall evaluate the performance of each Board of Directors of the Company with reference of the authority in accordance with the provisions of section 178 of the Companies Act, 2013 and evaluation of Independent Director shall be carried on by the entire Board in the same way as it is done for the Executive Directors of the Company except the Director being evaluated.
Based on the performance evaluation of each and every Director and the Chairman of the Company, the Committee shall provide the ratings based on each criteria and questions in the above Format.
EFFECTIVENESS OF THE BOARD/COMMITTEE :
Based on the ratings given by the Nomination & Remuneration Committee to each Director, the overall effectiveness of the Board/Committee shall be measured and accordingly the Board/Committee shall decide the Appointments, Re-appointments and Removal of the non-performing Directors of the Company.
CRITERIA FOR EVALUATION OF PERFORMANCE:
The Nomination and Remuneration Committee has laid down the criteria for evaluation of
Performance of Independent Directors and the Board.
Attendance and contribution at Board and Committee meetings
His/her expertise, skills, behavior, leadership qualities, sense of sobriety and understanding of business, strategies direction to align company’s value and standards
His/her knowledge of finance, accounts, legal, investment, marketing, foreign exchange/hedging, internal controls, risk management, assessment and mitigation, business operations, processes and Corporate Governance.
His/her ability to create a performance culture that drives value creation and a high quality of debate with robust and probing discussions.
Effective decisions making ability to respond positively and constructively to implement the same to encourage more transparency.
Open channels of communication with executive management and other colleague on Board to maintain high standards of integrity and probity.
Recognize the role which he/she is expected to play, internal Board Relationships to make decisions objectively and collectively in the best interest of the Company to achieve organizational successes and harmonizing the Board.
His/her global presence, rational, physical and mental fitness, broader thinking, vision on corporate social responsibility etc.
Quality of decision making on source of raw material/procurement of roughs, export marketing, understanding financial statements and business performance, raising of finance, best source of finance, working capital requirement, forex dealings, geopolitics, human resources etc.
His/her ability to monitor the performance of management and satisfy himself with integrity of the financial controls and systems in place by ensuring right level of contact with external stakeholders.
His/her contribution to enhance overall brand image of the Company.
Board Member Feedback
The Company believes in value for its stakeholders through ethical processes and integrity. The Board plays a very important role in ensuring that the Company’s performance is monitored and timely inputs are given to enhance its performance and set the right direction for growth. Hence it is important that every individual Board Member effectively contributes in the Board deliberations.
Name of the Director: _______________________________________________________
Rating scale shall be 1 to 10 (1 being least effective and 10 being most effective)
Sr. # Question Rating Remark
Participation and attendance in Board and Committee
Meetings actively and consistently
Prepares adequately for Board and Committee Meetings
Contributes to strategy and other areas impacting company’s performance
Brings his/her experience and credibility to bear on the critical areas of performance of the organization
Keeps updated knowledge of his/her areas of expertise and other important areas
Communicates in open and constructive manner
Gives fair chance to other members to contribute, participates actively in the discussions and is consensus oriented
Helps to create brand image of the Company and helps the company wherever possible to resolve issues, if any
Actively contributes toward positive growth of the Company
Conduct himself /herself in a manner that is ethical and consistent with the laws of the land.
Overall Feedback to improve effectiveness further:-
Note: Rating 90 and above – excellent, between 75 to 89 – Very good, between 60 to 74 –
Good, between 35 to 59 – Satisfactory and Less than 35 – Unsatisfactory.
PROCEDURE TO RATE THE PERFORMANCE:
Based on evaluation criteria, the Nomination & Remuneration Committee and the Board shall rate the performance of the each and every Director. The performance rating shall be given within minimum 1 and maximum 10 categories, the rating 1 being least effective and 10 being most effective. Based on the rating of performance, the Board can decide the strategy to extend or continue the term of appointment or to introduce new candidate as a member of the Board or Retirement of the member based on his/her performance rating as to create and maintain the most effective and powerful top level management of the Company for its future growth, expansion, diversification and also to maximize the returns on investments to the Stakeholders of the Company.