The Board of Directors / Senior Management personnel (the “Board”) of the Company has adopted the following Code of Business Conduct and Ethics (the “Code”) for Directors / Senior management personnel of the Company. This Code is intended to focus the Board and each directors / senior management personnel on areas of ethical risk; provide guidance to directors / senior management personnel to help them recognize and deal with ethical issues; provide mechanisms to report unethical conduct; and help foster a culture of honesty and accountability.
Any question or interpretation under this Code of Ethics and Business Conduct will be handled by the Board or any person /committee authorized by the Board of the Company. The Board of Directors / senior management personnel or any designated person/committee has the authority to waive compliance with this Code of business conduct for any director, officer or employee of the Company. The person-seeking waiver of this Code shall make full disclosure of the particular circumstances to the Board or the designated person/ committee. Each directors / senior management personnel must comply with the letter and spirit of this Code
Directors / Senior Management personnel must avoid any conflicts of interest between the director / senior management personnel and the Company. Any situation that involves, or may reasonably be expected to involve, a conflict of interest with the Company, should be disclosed promptly to the Board. A “conflict of interest” can occur when:
Directors / Senior Management personnel must maintain the confidentiality of information entrusted to them by the Company and any other confidential information about the Company that comes to them, from whatever source, in their capacity as some director / senior management personnel, except when disclosure is authorized or legally mandated. For purposes of this Code, “confidential information” includes all non-public information relating to the Company.
The Board shall be committed to and support a functioning democratic constitution and system with a transparent and fair electoral system in India. The Board shall not support, directly or indirectly, any specific political party or candidate for political office. The Company shall not offer or give any company funds or property as donations, directly or indirectly, to any specific political party, candidate or campaign if it is violating any law.
Directors / senior management personnel must comply, and oversee compliance by employees, officers and other directors, with laws, rules and regulations applicable to the Company, including insider trading laws. Directors / senior management personnel must deal fairly, and must oversee fair dealing by employees and officers, with the Company's customers, suppliers, competitors and employees.
Directors / senior management personnel must ensure that:
The Company and its Officers shall prepare and maintain accounts of the Company’s business affairs fairly and accurately in accordance with the accounting and financial reporting standards which represent the generally accepted guidelines, principles, standards, laws and regulations of the country in which the Company conducts its business affairs.
Internal accounting and audit procedures shall fairly and accurately reflect all of the Company's business transactions and disposition of assets. All required information shall be accessible to Company Auditors and other authorized parties and government agencies. There shall be no wilful omissions of any Company transactions from the books and records, no advance income recognition, and no hidden bank account and funds.
Any wilful material misrepresentation of and/or misinformation on the financial accounts and reports shall be regarded as a violation of this code, apart from inviting appropriate civil or criminal action under the relevant law.
Every Board Member / Senior Management personnel shall ensure, at all times, the integrity of data or information furnished by him to the Board. Encouraging the Reporting of any Illegal or Unethical Behaviour Directors / senior management personnel should promote ethical behaviour and take steps to ensure that the Company: -
Directors / senior management personnel should communicate any suspected violations of this Code promptly to the Board. Violations will be investigated by the board or by persons designated by the board, and appropriate action will be taken in the event of any violations of the Code.
Any waiver of this Code that may be made by the Board of Directors / senior management personnel must be promptly disclosed to the Company’s shareholders.