Lt. Gen. (Dr) Rajesh Pant PVSM, AVSM, VSM (Retd.) is Ph D in Information Security Metrics (2014), M. Tech in Telecom & Remote Sensing from IIT Kharagpur, Master of Management Studies from Osmania University, Hyderabad, M. Phil in National Security from Chennai University. He undertook an Independent Directors Course from MDI, Gurgaon in 2014.
Over forty years of unblemished and disciplined service to the Nation as a Leader and Mentor in the glorious Indian Army. He is a renowned techno-scholar-warrior with experience of Sri Lanka and Kargil operations and has processed three patents in previous establishment through visionary and innovative academic leadership. He is a Founder member of India’s indigenous Electronic Warfare (EW) programme, author of Indian Army’s Information Warfare Doctrine (2004) and has evaluated EW Systems in France, Israel, South Africa, Argentina. He is also an initiator of Battlefield Management Systems for entire Indian Army, second largest in world and managed projects of over Rs 5,000 crore value. He displayed outstanding integrity and superannuated after reaching highest rank of Lieutenant General in Signals on June 30, 2014.
He has been awarded on Jan 26, 2000 - Vishisht Sewa Medal (VSM) by President of India, Jan 26, 2013 - Ati Vishisht Sewa Medal (AVSM) by President of India, July 20, 2013 - IETE National Award for ICT & Cyber Training Initiatives, Jan 15, 2014 - Unit Citation (of excellence) for leadership of previous technical training organization, Military College of Telecom Engineering, Mhow (MP), Jan 26, 2015– Awarded Param Vishisht Sewa Medal (PVSM) by President for distinguished service of the most exceptional order.
Mr. Ashok K Kanodia has over 37 years of experience in the field of Electronics and is the founder, promoter director of “Precision Electronics Ltd.”. He completed B.Sc with Physics honours from St Xavier College, Kolkata (CalcuttaUniversity) in 1970 and thereafter went for higher education to the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT),USAwhere he graduated in Electrical Engineering and Business Management. He has always been associated with various committees formulated for policy making. His leadership extends to shaping National Policies and Regulations as Member of the IT/Telecom Hardware Task Force set up by the Prime Minister of India and as President of the Telecommunication Equipment Manufacturers Association (TEMA) ofIndia, the only Government recognized association of domestic telecom equipment manufacturers. He served back-to-back terms from 1999-2001.
He was one of the four industry representatives in the "Kelkar Committee" set up by the Defence Minister 'Towards strengthening self-reliance in Defence preparedness’, where the focus of the committee was to recommend policy measures and procedures to facilitate participation of the Private industry in National Defence capability building.
He is currently the Chairman of the Specialist group on Defence MSME in the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and a National Defence Committee Member of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) and Associated Chambers of Commerce (ASSOCHAM), apex Forums for Industry in India and has made several contributions as industry representative in Defence international seminars, exhibitions and led industry delegations around the world. He is an acknowledged spokesperson of the Defence MSME units inIndia. He was a panel member of the MSME Ministry for the “Make inIndia” program of the Prime Minister, member of the Joint Working Group on Electronics System design & Manufacturing [ESDM] and a Governing Council member ofTechnologyDevelopmentCenter[TDC] under the MSME Ministry. He is highly qualified and extremely well regarded in the industry, both inIndiaas well as internationally.
He was reappointed as the Managing Director and Key Managerial Personnel of the Company in the Annual General Meeting held on September 26, 2015 for a period of 5 years w.e.f. August 14, 2015.
Mr. Nikhil Kanodia is a second generation technocrat industrialist who graduated from Carnegie Mellon University,USA where he obtained his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering. As an M.S. student, he worked as a Research Assistant under Prof. Dave Johnson who is credited to be the father of “Mobile Ad-Hoc Networking”. As an Engineer in the late 90’s he contributed to the research of Gigabit Ethernet Technology and holds an Intellectual Patent for his work done on "Gigabit Ethernet Link Aggregation" during his tenure at Fujitsu Network Communications inTexas,USA.
He moved back home to India in 2002 and as the Chief Technology Officer of Precision Electronics Ltd (PEL), developed several products in the areas of Communications & Networking and Data Acquisition Systems for Military and Industrial customers. He is currently the President of PEL and is responsible for the Business Development and Operations of the company. Under his leadership and initiative, the company is now doing business in Israel, USA and France and has developed new vistas in the market segments of Healthcare, Hi-Tech equipment and Railway's Signaling.
He was appointed as the Whole Time Director cum President of the Company in the Annual General Meeting held on September 25, 2017 for a period of 5 years w.e.f. August 11, 2017.
Mr. Hardeep Singh Banga is Managing Director of the Victora Auto Pvt Ltd. He has vast experience of 34 years in auto industry. With his vision, Victora Group has flourished by leaps and bounds both at domestic level and in overseas operations. He is personally involved into marketing activities of the company and has very trustworthy relationship with all the customers in India and overseas.
Victora Group was established in 1972 by Mr. Gambhir Singh Banga, father of Mr. H S Banga. The Group specializes as an established manufacturer and supplier in Sheet Metal Components, Automotive Seat Frames, Exhaust System Components, Stampings, Exhaust Hangers, Forged, CNC Machined Components, and Heavy Duty Elevators to major OEs across the Globe with a diversified establishment in Hospitality.
Victora’s success is powered by its advanced manufacturing facilities. Starting with its first plant in Faridabad, Haryana, today, the Group has 18, state of art units ideally located in Faridabad, Manesar, Hardwar, Noida, Greater Noida and Gujarat. All units are ISO/TS 16949:2009 certified thus adding to the Group’s overall creditability. The Group has robust engineering process capabilities, boasting of a comprehensive range of modern machines and production facilities designed to give optimum output as per customers’ specifications and delight.
Victora has been a major presence in India's automobile industry. These forty Six years have been interspersed by a number of technological innovations that have gone on to become industry standards. Today the Group has emerged as one of the leading manufacturer of automotive components.
The group diversified and forayed into Hospitality industries. Victora Hospitalities Pvt. Ltd. (VHPL), a company incorporated in May 2007 for implementing 5 star Hotel at Greater Noida. The group signed up with the Carlson Group-Radisson Blu as the operator for the 5-Star Hotel at Greater Noida. The hotel is functional since January 2011.
The Group has galaxy of MNCs across the globe as like Cummins, Toyota, Volkswagen, Caterpillar, John Deere, Nissan and Suzuki among others as their buyers.
The Victora Group is having a very steady and consistent growth and had an annual growth rate of 31.24% with annual turnover of Rs.1337 Cores for the year ended March 2018.
Mr. Neeraj Bajaj is a self practicing Chartered Accountant with more than two decade(s) of experience in the field of project financing, techno-commercials appraisals and valuations, specialist technical services to Corporate, Small and Medium Enterprises and High Net Worth Individuals in the fields of Finance, Auditing, Taxation, Accounting & MIS and other areas. He works in close association with a number of Nationalized, Private Sectors Banks and Financials Institutions.
Mr. Sharvan Kumar Kataria is a practicing Chartered Accountant since 1983 and has an expertise in Corporate Laws, Income Tax, Direct Taxes, Indirect Taxes, Accounts and Audit Laws, Tax Planning, Tax management and Tax Jurisprudence and has many publications to his credit in the above subjects.
Mr. Deepto Roy is a graduate with BA, LLB Hons from the West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences and has been admitted to the Bar Council of Maharashtra and Goa since 2005. He is a corporate lawyer specializing in projects, infrastructure, Companies Law and Foreign Direct Investment. His acumen on his subject proved highly beneficial during his span of association with the Company.
Mr. Rahul Goenka has been a Director on the Board of the Company since September 25, 2004. He is a Commerce graduate and an MBA from Clark University, Worcester, USA having over 2 years of work experience with Consultants Inc., Boston USA one of the leading Technology Solutions Provider in the world. Presently he is a Director with Apparel & Textiles manufacturing and export company that employs over a 1000 people across 3 manufacturing sites and exports their products to some of the best known brands inUK. Mr. Rahul Goenka has in depth knowledge and experience of manufacturing and international trade.
Ms. Ranjna Gudoo is a graduate with BA, LLB. She has retired as DGM – Law of Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd (PGCIL) and has been an in-house lawyer for twenty seven years in the Power Sector with NTPC and PGCIL. She has acted as Borrower’s Counsel to Indian Financial Institutions, International Banks, Multilateral agencies including World Bank and ADB for financial closure of the projects. She has extensive experience in drafting of commercial contracts and has handled litigation matters on behalf of PGCIL.
|Board of Directors||Audit Committee||Stakeholders Grievance Committee||Nomination and Remuneration Committee|
Lt. Gen(Dr) Rajesh Pant
|Shri S.K. Kataria||Shri. Rahul Goneka||Shri Neeraj Bajaj|
Shri Ashok Kanodia
|Shri Neeraj Bajaj||Smt Ranjna Gudoo||Shri Deepto Roy|
Shri Nikhil Kanodia
|Shri Deepto Roy||Shri S.K. Kataria||Shri S.K. Kataria|
Shri S.K. Kataria
|Shri H.S. Banga|
|Shri Deepto Roy|
|Shri Rahul Goenka|
|Smt Ranjna Gudoo|
|Shri Neeraj Bajaj|
At present there are 4 (four) Non-Executive directors and 3 (three) Non-Executive independent directors. However no distinction is made for payment of remuneration to non Executive and independent director as it is not required as per the provisions of Companies Act, listing agreement and Articles of Association.
The Company pays the following sitting fees to them for attending each meeting of the Board and its Committees.
|a)||Board Meeting||Rs. 15,000/-|
|b)||Audit Committee Meeting||Rs. 15,000/-|
|c)||Nomination & Remuneration Committee Meeting||Rs. 10,000/-|
|d)||Stakeholders Grievance Committee Meeting||Rs. 4,000/-|
No other remuneration is paid to the non-Executive Directors. Besides the above, the non-Executive Directors are also reimbursed for actual conveyance and out of pocket expenses.
The above are subject to revision/s as per applicable law/s prevailing from time to time.
The following are the overall criteria kept in view for fixing the remuneration, being applied uniformly, for all the non Executive Directors:-