At Cummins, we strive to do what is right and to do what we will say we will do. This long-standing commitment to integrity provides the framework for all our business activities, and serves as the foundation for the Company's governance policies and procedures.

Composition and Category of Board of Directors

Category Name of Director Status
Promoters Mr. Antonio Leitao
Mr. Norbert Nusterer
Mr. Mark Smith
Ms. Suzanne M. Wells

Mr. Nasser Munjee
Mr. P. M. Telang
Mr. P. S. Dasgupta
Mr. Rajeev Bakshi
Mr. Venu Srinivasan

Alternate Mr. J. M. Barrowman
(Alternate Director to Mr. Norbert Nusterer)
Ms. Nicole L McDonald
(Alternate Director to Ms. Suzanne M Wells)


Committees of the Board - Audit Committee

Chairman Mr. Nasser Munjee
Members Mr. Mark Smith
Mr. P. M. Telang
Mr. P. S. Dasgupta
Mr. Rajeev Bakshi
Mr. Venu Srinivasan

A. Broad Terms of Reference to Audit Committee:

  • To oversee the Company's financial reporting process and the disclosure of its financial information to ensure that the financial statement is correct, sufficient and credible
  • To recommend appointment, remuneration and terms of appointment of Auditors of the Company to approve payment to Statutory Auditors for any other services rendered by the Statutory Auditors
  • To review with the Management, the annual financial statements and Auditor's Report thereon before submission to the board for approval, with particular reference to:
    • Matters required to be included in the Director's Responsibility Statement to be included in the Board's report in terms of clause (c) of sub-section 3 of section 134 of the Companies Act, 2013
    • Changes, if any, in accounting policies and practices and reasons for the same
    • Major accounting entries involving estimates, based on the exercise of judgment by Management
    • Significant adjustments made in the financial statements arising out of audit findings
    • Compliance with listing and other legal requirements relating to financial statements
    • Disclosure of any related party transactions
    • Qualifications in the draft Audit Report.
  • To review, with the Management, the quarterly financial statements before submission to the Board for approval.
  • To review, with the Management, the statement of uses/ application of funds raised through an issue (public issue, rights issue, preferential issue, etc.), the statement of funds utilized for purposes
  • Other than those stated in the offer document / prospectus / notice and the report submitted by the monitoring agency monitoring the end utilization of proceeds of a public or rights issue, and making appropriate recommendations to the Board to take up steps in this matter
  • To review and monitor the auditor's independence and performance, and effectiveness of audit process
  • To approve transactions of the Company with related parties and/ or any subsequent modification thereof
  • To scrutiny of inter-corporate loans and investments to evaluate undertakings or assets of the Company, wherever it is necessary
  • To evaluate internal financial controls and risk management systems to review, with the Management, performance of statutory and internal auditors, adequacy of the internal control systems
  • To review the adequacy of internal audit function, if any, including the structure of the internal audit department, staffing and seniority of the official heading the department, reporting structure coverage and frequency of internal audit
  • To discuss with internal auditors of any significant findings and follow up there on to review the findings of any internal investigations by the internal auditors into matters where there is suspected fraud or irregularity or a failure of internal control systems of a material nature and reporting the matter to the Board
  • To discuss with Statutory Auditors before the audit commences, about the nature and scope of audit as well as post-audit discussion to ascertain any area of concern
  • To look into the reasons for substantial defaults in the payment to the depositors, debenture holders, shareholders (in case of non-payment of declared dividends) and creditors
  • To review the functioning of the Whistle Blower mechanism
  • To approve appointment of CFO (i.e., the whole-time Finance Director or any other person heading the finance function or discharging that function) after assessing the qualifications, experience and background, etc. of the candidate
  • To identify, assess and mitigate the existing as well as potential risks to the Company and to recommend the strategies to the Board to overcome them
  • To develop and implement action plans to mitigate the risks
  • To oversee at such intervals as may be necessary, the adequacy of Company's resources to perform its risk management responsibilities and achieve its objectives
  • To review on a half yearly basis the Company's performance against the identified risks of the Company
  • To formulate the strategies towards identifying any areas that may materially affect the Company's overall risk exposure and to review the Risk Management Plan
  • To regularly review the risk management framework for the operations of the Company that are deemed necessary
  • To perform such other activities related to Risk Management Plan as requested by the Board of Directors or to address issues related to any significant, subject within its term of reference.
  • To carry out any other function as is mentioned in the terms of reference of the Audit and Risk Management Committee.

B. The Audit Committee shall mandatorily review the following information:

  • Management discussion and analysis of financial condition and results of operations
  • Statement of significant related party transactions (as defined by the Audit Committee), submitted by management
  • Management letters/ letters of internal control weaknesses issued by the statutory auditors
  • Internal audit reports relating to internal control weaknesses
  • The appointment, removal and terms of remuneration of the Chief internal auditor shall be subject to review by the Audit and Risk Management Committee.

Stakeholders Relationship Committee

Chairman Mr. P. M. Telang
Members Mr. P. S. Dasgupta
Mr. Venu Srinivasan

Broad Terms of Reference to Stakeholders Relationship Committee:

  • To review and advise the Company on any grievance in relation to:
    • non-transfer of shares
    • non-receipt of Annual Report
    • dividend / interest warrants
  • Any other investors grievance raised by any stakeholder

Nomination and Remuneration Committee

Chairman Mr. P. M. Telang
Members Mr. Nasser Munjee
Mr. P. S. Dasgupta

Broad Terms of Reference to Nomination and Remuneration Committee:

  • To identify persons who are qualified to become directors and who may be appointed in senior management in accordance with the criteria laid down and recommend to the Board their appointment and removal and shall carry out evaluation of every director's performance
  • To formulate the criteria for determining qualifications, positive attributes and independence of a director and
  • To formulate and recommend to the Board, a policy relating to the remuneration for the directors, key managerial personnel and other employees

Corporate Social Responsibility Committee

Chairman Mr. P. M. Telang
Members Mr. Nasser Munjee
Mr. P. S. Dasgupta

Broad Terms of Reference to Corporate Social Responsibility Committee:

  • To formulate and recommend to the Board, a Corporate Social Responsibility Policy which shall indicate the activities to be undertaken by the Company as per the Companies Act, 2013
  • To review and recommend the amount of expenditure to be incurred on the activities to be undertaken by the Company
  • To monitor the CSR policy of the Company from time to time
  • Any other matter as the CSR Committee may deem appropriate after approval of the Board of Directors or as may be directed by the Board of Directors from time to time

Risk Management Committee

Chairman Mr. Rajeev Bakshi
Members Mr. Prakash M. Telang
Mr. Nasser Munjee
Mr. Mark Smith
Mr. P. S. Dasgupta
Mr. Venu Srinivasan

Broad Terms of Reference to Risk Management Committee:

  • To periodically assess risks to the effective execution of business strategy and review key leading indicators in this regard.
  • To periodically review and approve the Risk Management Framework including the risk management processes and practices of the Company.
  • To evaluate significant risk exposures of the Company and assess management's actions to mitigate the exposures in a timely manner. 
  • To coordinate its activities with the Audit Committee in instances where there is any overlap with audit activities (e.g. internal or external audit issue relating to risk management policy or practice).
  • To review and periodically reassess the adequacy of this Charter and recommend any proposed changes to the Board for approval.

Details of Key Managerial Personnel authorized to determine materiality of an event in terms of the SEBI (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2015
In terms of Regulation 30(5) of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2015, the Board of Directors have authorized the following Key Managerial Personnel of the Company for the purpose of determining materiality of an event under this regulation.

Name Designation Email Phone
Mr. Rajiv Batra Chief Financial Officer

020 67068053
Mr. K. Venkata Ramana Group Vice President – Legal & Company Secretary

020 67067650

Details of agreements entered into with the media companies and/or their associates:-

  • The Company has entered into agreement with Genesis Burson Marstellar Public Relations Private Limited on January 1, 2016 with validity up to December 31, 2017.