POLICY ON REMUNERATION OF DIRECTORS
Mahindra Insurance Brokers Limited (“Company”) is a composite insurance broking company registered with the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (‘IRDAI’), and is engaged in providing direct insurance broking for Corporate and Retail customers and offers a range of products for the Non-Life and Life segments. The company is also engaged in the business of reinsurance broking wherein it caters to insurance requirements of insurance companies.
This Policy shall be effective from the Financial Year 2014 - 15.
Intent of the Policy
The intent of the Remuneration Policy of Directors of the Company is to focus on enhancing the value and to attract and retain quality individuals with requisite knowledge and excellence as Executive and Non-Executive Directors for achieving objectives of the Company and to place the Company in a leading position.
The Nomination and Remuneration Committee (NRC) of the Board shall, while formulating the policy ensure that —
a) the level and composition of remuneration is reasonable and sufficient to attract, retain and motivate Directors of the quality required to run the company successfully;
b) relationship of remuneration to performance is clear and meets appropriate performance benchmarks; and
c) remuneration to Directors, key managerial personnel and senior management involves a balance between fixed and incentive pay reflecting short and long-term performance objectives appropriate to the working of the company and its goals.
While deciding the policy on remuneration of Directors the Committee may consider amongst other things, the duties and responsibilities cast by the Companies Act, 2013, various Codes of Conduct, Articles of Association, restrictions on the remuneration to Directors as also the remuneration drawn by Directors of other companies in the industry, the valuable contributions and inputs from Directors based on their knowledge, experience and expertise in shaping the destiny of the Company etc. The Policy is guided by a reward framework and set of principles and objectives as more fully and particularly envisaged under Section 178 of the Companies Act, 2013 and principles pertaining to qualifications, positive attributes, integrity and independence of Directors, etc.
The Managing Director is an executive of the Company and draws remuneration from the Company. The Non-Executive Chairman and Independent Directors may receive sitting fees for attending the meeting of the Board and the Committees thereof, if fixed by the Board of Directors from time to time subject to statutory provisions. The Non-Executive Chairman and Independent Directors would be entitled to the remuneration under the Companies Act, 2013. A Non-Executive Chairman and Non-Executive Non-Independent Directors who receive remuneration from the holding company or a Group Company will not be paid any sitting fees or any remuneration. In addition to the above, the Directors are entitled for reimbursement of expenses incurred in discharge of their duties. Payment of Remuneration to Nominee Directors shall be governed by the agreement with the Financial Institution/Bank appointing the Nominee Director and by the Articles of Association of the Company.
The Managing Director and other eligible Director(s) as per extant statutory provisions may be granted Employees Stock Options, Stock Appreciation Rights or any other Share based Employee benefits pursuant to any scheme that may be approved by the Board of Directors and shareholders of the Company subject to such other approvals as may be required.
Non-Executive Directors may be paid remuneration either by way of monthly payment or at a specified percentage of net profits of the Company or partly by one way and partly by another, subject to the provisions of Companies Act, 2013.
The NRC while determining the remuneration shall ensure that the level and composition of remuneration to be reasonable and sufficient to attract, retain and motivate the person to ensure the quality required to run the Company successfully. While considering the remuneration, the NRC shall also ensure a balance between fixed and performance-linked variable pay reflecting short and long term performance objectives appropriate to the working of the Company and its goals.
The NRC shall consider that a successful Remuneration Policy must ensure that some part of the remuneration is linked to the achievement of corporate performance targets.
Managing Director/Executive Directors
The term of office and remuneration of Managing Director/Executive Directors are subject to the approval of the Board of Directors, Shareholders and other Statutory Authorities as may be required and the limits laid down under the Companies Act, 2013 from time to time.
If, in any Financial Year, the Company has no profits or its profits are inadequate, the Company shall pay, subject to the requisite approvals, remuneration to its Managing Director/Executive Directors in accordance with the provisions of Schedule V of the Companies Act, 2013.
If any Managing Director/Executive Director draws or receives, directly or indirectly by way of remuneration any such sums in excess of the limits prescribed under the Companies Act, 2013 or without the approval of shareholders, where required, he/she shall refund such sums to the Company within 2 years or such lesser period as may be allowed by the Company and until such sum is refunded, hold it in trust for the Company. The Company shall not waive recovery of such sum refundable to it unless permitted by the Shareholders by Special Resolution.
Remuneration of the Managing Director/Executive Directors reflects the overall remuneration philosophy and guiding principle of the Company. While considering the appointment and remuneration of Managing Director/Executive Directors, the NRC shall consider the industry benchmarks, merit and seniority of the person and shall ensure that the remuneration proposed to be paid is commensurate with the remuneration packages paid to similar senior level counterpart(s) in other companies.
Remuneration for Managing Director/Executive Director is designed subject to the limits laid down under the Companies Act, 2013 to remunerate them fairly and responsibly. The remuneration to the Managing Director/Executive Director comprises of salary, perquisites and performance based incentive apart from retirement benefits like Provident Fund, Superannuation, Gratuity, Leave Encashment, etc., as per Rules of the Company. Salary is paid within the range approved by the Shareholders. Increments are effective annually, as recommended / approved by the NRC/ Board. In terms of the shareholders' approval, the Commission may be paid to Managing Director in any Financial Year at a rate not exceeding 1/4% (one fourth percent) per annum of the profits of the Company computed in accordance with the applicable provisions of the Companies Act, 2013 as may be recommended by NRC and approved by the Board.
The total remuneration will have a flexible component with a bouquet of allowances to enable the Managing Director/Executive Director to choose the allowances as well as the quantum based on laid down limits as per Company policy. The flexible component can be varied only once annually.
The actual pay-out of variable component of the remuneration will be a function of individual performance as well as business performance. Business performance is evaluated using a Balanced Score Card (BSC) while individual performance is evaluated on Key Result Areas (KRA). Both the BSC and KRAs are evaluated at the end of the fiscal to arrive at the BSC rating of the business and performance rating of the individual.
Remuneration also aims to motivate the Personnel to deliver Company's key business strategies, create a strong performance-oriented environment and reward achievement of meaningful targets over the short and long-term.
The Managing Director/Executive Directors are entitled to customary non-monetary benefits such as company cars, health care benefits, leave travel, communication facilities, etc., as per policies of the Company. The Managing Director and Executive Directors are entitled to grant of Stock Options as per the approved Stock Options Schemes of the Company from time to time.
Information on the total remuneration of members of the Company's Board of Directors, Managing Director/Executive Directors and Key Managerial Personnel/Senior Management Personnel may be disclosed in the Board’s Report as per statutory requirements laid down in this regard.
REMUNERATION POLICY FOR KMP’s AND EMPLOYEES
This Policy shall be effective from the Financial Year 2014-15.
To establish guidelines for remunerating employees fairly and in keeping with statutes.
“Key Managerial Personnel” (KMP) as defined in section 2(51) of the Companies Act, 2013 means:
(i) the Chief Executive Officer or the Managing Director or Manager;
(ii) the Company Secretary;
(iii) the Whole-time Director;
(iv) the Chief Financial Officer; and
(v) such other officer as may be prescribed.
The broad structure of compensation payable to employees is as under:
- Fixed pay which has components like basic salary & other allowances / flexi pay as per the grade where the employees can chose allowances from bouquet of options.
- Variable pay (to certain grades) in the form of annual / half yearly performance pay based on Key Result Areas agreed – as applicable.
- Incentives either monthly or quarterly based on targets in the lower grades.
- Retirals such as Provident Fund, Gratuity & Superannuation (for certain grades).
- Benefits such as Employee Stock Option scheme, car scheme, medical & dental benefit, loans, insurance, telephone reimbursements, etc., as per grades.
Salary increase is given to eligible employees based on position, performance & market dynamics as decided from time to time.