With changes in the Corporate Governance norms, the role and responsibilities of Non-Executive Directors (NED) and the degree and quality of their engagement with the Board has undergone a substantial change over a period of time.
The Non-executive Directors bring in a wider perspective in the deliberations and decision-making of the Board which adds value to the Company. They also play a crucial role in the Independent functioning of the Board.
Pursuant to Regulation 46(2)(f) of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2015 (“Listing Regulations”), following are the criteria for making payments to Non –executive Directors of the Company:
- Sitting Fee: The Non-executive Director(s) shall receive Sitting fees for attending meetings of the Board or Committee thereof or any other meeting as may be required to discharge their duties as directors not exceeding the limits prescribed under Companies Act, 2013 read with Companies (Appointment and Remuneration of Managerial Personnel) Rules, 2014 as may be applicable from time to time.
- Reimbursement of actual expenses incurred: NEDs may also be paid / reimbursed such sums incurred as actuals for travel, incidental and / or actual out of pocket expenses incurred by such Director / Member for attending Board / Committee / any other meetings of the Company.
The above criteria and policy are subject to review by the Nomination & Remuneration Committee and the Board of Directors of the Company from time to time.