KEXCON: ACHIEVEMENTS FROM NOVEMBER 2017 TO MARCH 2020

A new management consisting of Chairman, Board of Directors and Managing Director duly constituted by the Government became functional in November 2017. Since then the Board of Directors Meeting is held regularly every month which imparts momentum to the growth of Kexcon. Actions were initiated on priority basis in the early stages to complete all statutory obligations pending since 2015 and brought them up to date. Some achievements of the management since then. 

  • Completion/updating of the following statutory obligations
    • Pending Annual General Meetings (AGM) from 2015 to 2017 were conducted as per rules and report submitted to the Government in March 2018.
    • Pending Annual Administration Reports for the years from 2015 to 2017 and that of 2018 were prepared and submitted to the Government duly approved by the Board of Directors by November 2018. The Annual Administration Report for the year 2018-19 was submitted in November 2019
    • Pending Annual Financial Reports for the years 2015-16 and 2016-17 were also prepared simultaneously and submitted to the Government in May 2018 duly audited. The reports of 2017-18 and 2018-19 were submitted to the Government duly audited in December 2018 and 2019 respectively.
  • All statutory information like the appointment of new Board of Directors, change of address of Kexcon Office, digital signatures of Board Members etc were updated with the Registrar of Companies (ROC) with the help of newly appointed Company Secretary, M/s. PSN Associates
  • Kexcon did not have approved staff pattern and staff posts. Proposals for creation of these were prepared and submitted to the Government in 2018 which were approved in 2019
  • Conjointly, draft Staff Rules and Special Rules were also prepared in January 2018 and submitted for Government approval
  • Kexcon did not hold a licence under the Private Securities Regulation Act (PSARA) 2005 which was implemented in Kerala in 2012. It prevented Kexcon from applying for many security related proposals. Application for the licence was submitted to the Government duly following all procedures. It was granted in 2019 and is being fully utilized since.
  • Large amounts were pending realization from various client organizations for services rendered by Kexcon in the past. A proactive policy enabled the receipt of considerable dues. The efforts are being pursued zealously
  • Advertisements are placed in local dailies in November every year since 2017 as a policy inviting applications from job-seeking Ex-Servicemen (ESM) of the State based on which Rank Lists are prepared for the ensuing years forming the basis for selecting ESM for rehabilitation jobs
  • Rank lists are prepared for the ESM widows and dependents as well. Some of them were employed with Kexcon office and various Government Medical Colleges at Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam (Paripally) and Earnakulam after undergoing tests and interviews
  • About 1500 ESM/dependents have been additionally provided rehabilitation on security and other allied jobs
  • Multiple problems were found with the accounting software used by Kexcon. Therefore, a new and advanced application software named ‘Kexcon Facility Management System’ alongwith a new website was developed and installed with the help of a software company named M/s Raintel Technologies who were selected with the help of Kerala IT Mission and Kerala Start-up Mission in 2019
  • All activities directed by the State ‘Haritha Mission’ are being fully complied with
  • All complaints pertaining to Kexcon pending with the Chief Minister’s Computer Complaints (eradication) Cell since 2016 were addressed and replied and it is being monitored regularly
  • Kexcon had been imposed huge penalties for delayed payments of EPF/Service Tax/GST/TDS etc in the past. The matter has been taken up with the EPF/GST Commission/IT Department. In one case appropriate intervention with the GST Commission resulted in reduction of the penalty before it was settled in 2019.
  • Timely remittances of all statutory payments like EPF/Service Tax/GST etc. are being ensured and no penalties have been imposed since November 2017.
  • Kexcon contributed Rs.10 Lakhs towards CMDRF on 27 Sep 2018. The cheque was presented to the Hon’ble Chief Minister, Sri Pinarayi Vijayan by the Chairman and MD alongwith the Board of Directors.
  • Thirty technically qualified ESM were selected and trained in solar panel installation under the aegis of Agency for Non-Conventional Energy and Rural Technology (ANERT) and Centre for Management Development (CMD) in October 2019 to undertake works of the Kexcon ‘House of Skill-Solar Panel Installation Project’
  • The Government allotted Rs.40 Lakhs from the State Budget for the Year 2019-20 for implementing welfare-oriented rehabilitation projects named ‘Uniform & Garments Manufacturing Project’’ for widows and dependents and ‘House of Skill-Solar Panel Installation Project’’ for the ESM
  • The Kexcon ‘Uniform & Garments Manufacturing Project’ andHouse of Skill-Solar Panel Installation Project’ were inaugurated by Sri. EP Jayarajan, Honourable Minster for Industries and Youth Affairs at a grand function held at Thiruvananthapuram on 27 February 2019. A new Brochure of Kexcon was also released on the occasion
  • Production of three units of ‘Uniform & Garments Manufacturing Project’-Phase-I set up with two units at Thiruvananthapuram and one unit at Thalassery (Kannur) alongwith the activities of ‘House of Skill-Solar Panel Installation Project’-Phase-I commenced in April 2019. The projects achieved 90% and 70% of their laid down targets respectively during the year 2019-20
  • The first assignment of the ‘House of Skill-Solar Panel Installation Project’ was successfully completed by installing a 18KWp solar panel power system on the roof of Panchajanyam Auditorium under the Sri Padmanabha Swamy Temple Complex in December 2019
  • Kexcon also undertook a ‘Pay & Park Project’ during the year 2019-20 for parking of public vehicles at Thampanoor parking ground (near Thiruvananthapuram Railway Station) under the aegis of Corporation of Thiruvananthapuram
  • Application for Government accreditation to implement solar panel installation works was applied through the Chief Technical Examiner (CTE) and the ‘Accreditation’ was received in February 2020 according to which Kexcon can undertake works in the segment valued upto Rs.50 Lakhs at a time and works valued upto Rs.5 Crores in a year. The accreditation is valid for a period of three years
  • As a result of the accreditation by the Government, Kexcon was able to undertake and successfully complete three on-grid solar panel installation projects with total power capacity of 23.2 KWp upto March 2020
  • 50 Lakhs has been allotted from the State Budget for implementation of three projects proposed by Kexcon, viz, ‘Uniform & Garments Manufacturing Project’-Phase II, ‘House of Skill-Solar Panel Installation Project’-Phase II and Kexcon Neethi Medicals Project during the Year 2020-21. This is the second consecutive year that the Government has allotted funds for the welfare-oriented projects being implemented by Kexcon.
  • Understanding has also been reached with KSEB Ltd to implement small-scale solar panel installation projects under their REES project during the year 2020-21
  • As per the report published by the Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE) of the Kerala for the year 2018-19, Kexcon has been placed at the top spot amongst the welfare PSUs of the State and among the top 10 organisations earning revenue for the State
  • A cheque for Rs.20 Lakhs was presented to the Hon’ble Chief Minister, Sri Pinarayi Vijayan by the MD alongwith a member of the Board of Directors on 01 June 2020 as Kexcon’s contribution to CMDRF towards the cause of eradicating the Covid-19 pandemic. This is the second contribution by Kexcon to the CMDRF.