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Auditor Report of ABB India Ltd.

Dec 31, 2015

We have audited the accompanying financial statements of ABB India Limited ("the Company"), which comprise the balance sheet as at December 31, 2015, the statement of profit and loss and cash flow statement for the year then ended, and a summary of significant accounting policies and other explanatory information.

Management's Responsibility for the Financial Statements

The Company's Board of Directors is responsible for the matters stated in Section 134(5) of the Companies Act, 2013 ("the Act") with respect to the preparation of these financial statements that give a true and fair view of the financial position, financial performance and cash flows of the Company in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in India, including the Accounting Standards specified under Section 133 of the Act, read with Rule 7 of the Companies (Accounts) Rules, 2014. This responsibility also includes maintenance of adequate accounting records in accordance with the provisions of the Act for safeguarding of the assets of the Company and for preventing and detecting frauds and other irregularities; selection and application of appropriate accounting policies; making judgments and estimates that are reasonable and prudent; and the design, implementation and maintenance of adequate internal financial control that were operating effectively for ensuring the accuracy and completeness of the accounting records, relevant to the preparation and presentation of the financial statements that give a true and fair view and are free from material misstatement, whether due to fraud or error.

Auditor's Responsibility

Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these financial statements based on our audit. We have taken into account the provisions of the Act, the accounting and auditing standards and matters which are required to be included in the audit report under the provisions of the Act and the Rules made there under. We conducted our audit in accordance with the Standards on Auditing, issued by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, as specified under Section 143(10) of the Act. Those Standards require that we comply with ethical requirements and plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free from material misstatement.

An audit involves performing procedures to obtain audit evidence about the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements. The procedures selected depend on the auditor's judgment, including the assessment of the risks of material misstatement of the financial statements, whether due to fraud or error. In making those risk assessments, the auditor considers internal financial control relevant to the Company's preparation of the financial statements that give a true and fair view in order to design audit procedures that are appropriate in the circumstances but not for the purpose of expressing an opinion on whether the Company has in place an adequate internal financial controls system over financial reporting and the effectiveness of such controls. An audit also includes evaluating the appropriateness of accounting policies used and the reasonableness of the accounting estimates made by the Company's Directors, as well as evaluating the overall presentation of the financial statements. We believe that the audit evidence we have obtained is sufficient and appropriate to provide a basis for our audit opinion on the financial statements.

Opinion

In our opinion and to the best of our information and according to the explanations given to us, the financial statements give the information required by the Act in the manner so required and give a true and fair view in conformity with the accounting principles generally accepted in India of the state of affairs of the Company as at December 31, 2015 and its profit and cash flows for the year ended on that date.

Report on Other Legal and Regulatory Requirements

1. As required by the Companies (Auditor's report) Order, 2015 ("the Order") issued by the Central Government of India in terms of sub- section (11) of section 143 of the Act, we give in the Annexure a statement on the matters specified in paragraphs 3 and 4 of the Order;

2. As required by section 143 (3) of the Act, we report that:

(a) We have sought and obtained all the information and explanations which to the best of our knowledge and belief were necessary for the purpose of our audit;

(b) In our opinion proper books of account as required by law have been kept by the Company so far as it appears from our examination of those books;

(c) The balance sheet, statement of profit and loss, and cash flow statement dealt with by this Report are in agreement with the books of account;

(d) In our opinion, the aforesaid financial statements comply with the Accounting Standards specified under section 133 of the Act, read with Rule 7 of the Companies (Accounts) Rules, 2014;

(e) On the basis of written representations received from the directors as on December 31, 2015, and taken on record by the Board of Directors, none of the directors is disqualified as on December 31, 2015, from being appointed as a director in terms of section 164 (2) of the Act;

(f) With respect to the other matters to be included in the Auditor's Report in accordance with Rule 11 of the Companies (Audit and Auditors) Rules, 2014, in our opinion and to the best of our information and according to the explanations given to us:

i. The Company has disclosed the impact of pending litigations on its financial position in its financial statements – Refer Note 28 to the financial statements;

ii. The Company has made provision, as required under the applicable law or accounting standards, for material foreseeable losses, if any, on long-term contracts including derivative contracts;

iii. There has been no delay in transferring amounts to the Investor Education and Protection Fund by the Company.

Re: ABB India Limited ('the Company')

(i) (a) The Company has maintained proper records showing full particulars, including quantitative details and situation of fixed assets.

(b) All fixed assets have not been physically verified by the management during the year but there is a regular programme of verification which, in our opinion, is reasonable having regard to the size of the Company and nature of its assets. No material discrepancies were noticed on such verification.

(ii) (a) The management has conducted physical verification of inventory at reasonable intervals during the year.

(b) The procedures of physical verification of inventory followed by the management are reasonable and adequate in relation to the size of the Company and the nature of its business.

(c) The Company is maintaining proper records of inventory and no material discrepancies were noticed on physical verification.

(iii) (a) According to the information and explanations given to us, the Company has not granted any loans, secured or unsecured to companies, firms or other parties covered in the register maintained under section 189 of the Companies Act, 2013. Accordingly, the provisions of clause 3(iii)(a) and (b) of the Order are not applicable to the Company and hence not commented upon.

(iv) In our opinion and according to the information and

explanations given to us, having regard to the explanation that certain items purchased are of special or propriety nature for which suitable alternate sources do not exist for obtaining comparative quotations, there is an adequate internal control system commensurate with the size of the Company and the nature of its business, for the purchase of inventory and fixed assets and for the sale of goods and services. During the course of our audit, we have not observed any major weakness or continuing failure to correct any major weakness in the internal control system of the Company in respect of these areas.

(v) The Company has not accepted any deposits from the public.

(vi) We have broadly reviewed the books of account maintained

by the Company pursuant to the rules made by the Central Government for the maintenance of cost records under section 148(1) of the Companies Act, 2013, and are of the opinion that prima facie, the specified accounts and records have been made and maintained. We have not, however, made a detailed examination of the same.

(vii) (a) The Company is regular in depositing with appropriate authorities undisputed statutory dues including provident fund, employees' state insurance, income-tax, sales-tax, wealth-tax, service tax, customs duty, excise duty, value added tax, cess and other material statutory dues applicable to it.

(b) According to the information and explanations given to us, no undisputed amounts payable in respect of provident fund, employees' state insurance, income-tax, wealth-tax, service tax, sales-tax, customs duty, excise duty cess, value added tax, cess and other material statutory dues were outstanding, at the year end, for a period of more than six months from the date they became payable.

(c) According to the records of the Company, the dues outstanding of income tax, sales-tax, wealth tax, service tax, customs duty, excise duty and cess on account of any dispute, are as follows:

Name of statute Nature of dues Amount Period to which it (Rs, in Crores)* relates

Faridabad Development Product Classification 3.04 1986-1994 Act (Octroi)

Sales Tax Act Tax, interest and penalty 204.09 1996-2014

97.06 1994-2013

56.87 1994-2014

0.26 2005-2008

Customs Act, 1962 Tax, interest and penalty 0.35 2009-2014

1.16 2008-2014

0.14 2013-2014

Central Excise Act, Tax, interest and penalty 49.34 1996-2014 1944

21.44 2004-2015

0.34 2006-2007

Finance Act, 1994 Service Tax, interest and 0.41 2011-2014 penalty

78.05 2006-2014

0.40 2006-2007

Income Tax Act, 1961 Tax, interest and penalty 71.53 2011-2013

Name of Statute Forum where dispute is pending

Faridabad High Court Development Act (Octroi)

Sales Tax Act Additional Commissioner (Appeals) / Assistant Commissioner of Commercial Taxes / Commissioner of Commercial Taxes / Deputy Commissioner of Commercial Taxes (Appeals) / Deputy Commissioner (Appeals) / Joint Commissioner of Commercial Taxes (Appeals) / Taxation Board

High Court

Sales Tax Appellate Tribunal

Supreme Court

Customas Act,1962 Commissioner of Customs (Appeals)

CESTAT

High Court

Central Excise Commissioner (Appeals) / Commissioner Act.1944 (LTU) / Ministry of Finance (Department of Revenue)

CESTAT

Supreme Court

Finance Act,1944 Commissioner (Appeals)

CESTAT

Supreme Court

Income Tax Commissioner of Income Tax (Appeals) Act,1961

* Rs, 264.75 Crores paid under protest.

(d) According to the information and explanations given to us, the amount required to be transferred to Investor Education and Protection Fund in accordance with the relevant provisions of the Companies Act, 1956 (1 of 1956) and rules made there under has been transferred to such fund within time.

(viii) The Company has no accumulated losses at the end of the financial year and it has not incurred cash losses during the current and immediately preceding financial year.

(ix) Based on our audit procedures and as per the information and explanations given by the management, we are of the opinion that the Company has not defaulted in repayment of dues to a financial institution, bank or debenture holders.

(x) According to the information and explanations given to us, the Company has not given any guarantee for loans taken by others from bank or financial institutions.

(xi) Based on the information and explanations given to us by the management, term loans were applied for the purpose for which the loans were obtained.

(xii) Based upon the audit procedures performed for the purpose of reporting the true and fair view of the financial statements and as per the information and explanations given by the management, we report that no fraud on or by the Company has been noticed or reported during the year.

For S.R. BATLIBOI & ASSOCIATES LLP

Chartered Accountants

ICAI Firm Registration Number: 101049W

per Navin Agrawal

Partner

Membership Number: 56102

Place of Signature: Bengaluru

Date: February 4, 2016


Dec 31, 2014

We have audited the accompanying financial statements of ABB India Limited ("the Company"), which comprise the balance sheet as at December 31, 2014 and the statement of profit and loss and cash flow statement for the year then ended, and a summary of significant accounting policies and other explanatory information.

Management''s Responsibility for the Financial Statements

Management is responsible for the preparation of these financial statements that give a true and fair view of the financial position, financial performance and cash flows of the Company in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in India, including the Accounting Standards notified under the Companies Act, 1956 read with General Circular 8/2014 dated 4 April 2014, issued by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs. This responsibility includes the design, implementation and maintenance of internal control relevant to the preparation and presentation of the financial statements that give a true and fair view and are free from material misstatement, whether due to fraud or error.

Auditor''s Responsibility

Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these financial statements based on our audit. We conducted our audit in accordance with the Standards on Auditing issued by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. Those Standards require that we comply with ethical requirements and plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free from material misstatement.

An audit involves performing procedures to obtain audit evidence about the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements. The procedures selected depend on the auditor''s judgment, including the assessment of the risks of material misstatement of the financial statements, whether due to fraud or error. In making those risk assessments, the auditor considers internal control relevant to the Company''s preparation and fair presentation of the financial statements in order to design audit procedures that are appropriate in the circumstances but not for the purpose of expressing an opinion on the effectiveness of the entity''s internal control. An audit also includes evaluating the appropriateness of accounting policies used and the reasonableness of the accounting estimates made by management, as well as evaluating the overall presentation of the financial statements. We believe that the audit evidence we have obtained is sufficient and appropriate to provide a basis for our audit opinion.

Opinion

In our opinion and to the best of our information and according to the explanations given to us, the financial statements give the information required by the Companies Act, 1956 ("the Act") in the manner so required and give a true and fair view in conformity with the accounting principles generally accepted in India:

(a) in the case of the balance sheet, of the state of affairs of the Company as at December 31,2014;

(b) in the case of the statement of profit and loss, of the profit for the year ended on that date; and

(c) in the case of the cash flow statement, of the cash flows for the year ended on that date.

Report on Other Legal and Regulatory Requirements

1. As required by the Companies (Auditor''s Report) Order, 2003 ("the Order") issued by the Central Government of India in terms of sub- section (4A) of section 227 of the Act, we give in the Annexure a statement on the matters specified in paragraphs 4 and 5 of the Order.

2. As required by section 227(3) of the Act, we report that:

(a) We have obtained all the information and explanations which to the best of our knowledge and belief were necessary for the purpose of our audit;

(b) In our opinion proper books of account as required by law have been kept by the Company so far as appears from our examination of those books;

(c) The balance sheet, statement of profit and loss, and cash flow statement dealt with by this report are in agreement with the books of account;

(d) In our opinion, the balance sheet, the statement of profit and loss, and the cash flow statement comply with the Accounting Standards notified under the Companies Act, 1956 read with General Circular 8/2014 dated 4 April 2014, issued by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs; and

(e) On the basis of written representations received from the directors as on December 31, 2014, and taken on record by the Board of Directors, none of the directors is disqualified as on December 31, 2014, from being appointed as a director in terms of sub-section (2) of section 164 of the Companies Act, 2013 (clause (g) of sub-section (1) of Section 274 of the erstwhile Companies Act, 1956).

Annexure referred to in clause 1 of paragraph on Report on Other Legal and Regulatory Requirements of our report of even date Re: ABB India limited (''the Company'')

(i) (a) The Company has maintained proper records showing full particulars, including quantitative details and situation of fixed assets.

(b) All fixed assets have not been physically verified by the management during the year but there is a regular programme of verification which, in our opinion, is reasonable having regard to the size of the Company and the nature of its assets. No material discrepancies were noticed on such verification.

(c) There was no disposal of a substantial part of fixed assets during the year.

(ii) (a) The management has conducted physical verification of inventory at reasonable intervals during the year.

(b) The procedures of physical verification of inventory followed by the management are reasonable and adequate in relation to the size of the Company and the nature of its business.

(c) The Company is maintaining proper records of inventory and no material discrepancies were noticed on physical verification.

(iii) (a) According to the information and explanation given to us, the Company has not granted any loans, secured or unsecured to companies, firms or other parties covered in the register maintained under section 301 of the Companies Act, 1956. Accordingly, the provisions of clause 4(iii)(a) to (d) of the Order are not applicable to the Company and hence not commented upon.

(b) According to the information and explanation given to us, the Company has not taken any loans, secured or unsecured, from companies, firms or other parties covered in the register maintained under section 301 of the Companies Act, 1956. Accordingly, the provisions of clause 4(iii)(e) to (g) of the Order are not applicable to the Company and hence not commented upon.

(iv) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, having regard to the explanation that certain items purchased are of special or propriety nature for which suitable alternative sources do not exist for obtaining comparative quotations, there is an adequate internal control system commensurate with the size of the Company and the nature of its business, for the purchase of inventory and fixed assets and for the sale of goods and services. During the course of our audit, we have not observed any major weakness or continuing failure to correct any major weakness in the internal control system of the Company in respect of these areas.

(v) (a) According to the information and explanations provided by the management, we are of the opinion that the particulars of contracts or arrangements referred to in section 301 of the Companies Act, 1956 that need to be entered into the register maintained under section 301 have been so entered. In evaluating the parties to be covered under Section 301, only contracts or arrangements up to 31 March 2014 (being the last day up to which this section was applicable to the Company) have been considered.

(b) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, the transactions made in pursuance of such contracts or arrangements and exceeding the value of Rupees five lakhs have been entered into up to the period of applicability of this section at prices which are reasonable having regard to the prevailing market prices at the relevant time.

(vi) The Company has not accepted any deposits from the public.

(vii) In our opinion, the Company has an internal audit system commensurate with the size and nature of its business.

(viii) We have broadly reviewed the books of account maintained by the Company pursuant to the rules made by the Central Government for the maintenance of cost records under section 209(1)(d) of the Companies Act, 1956, for the period upto 31 March 2014, (the Companies Act, 1956 and relevant section has been replaced by the Companies Act, 2013 effective 1 April 2014), and are of the opinion that prima facie, the prescribed accounts and records have been made and maintained. We have not, however, made a detailed examination of the same.

(ix) (a) The Company is regular in depositing with appropriate authorities undisputed statutory dues including provident fund, investor education and protection fund, employees'' state insurance, income-tax, sales-tax, wealth-tax, service tax, customs duty, excise duty, cess and other material statutory dues applicable to it.

(b) According to the information and explanations given to us, no undisputed amounts payable in respect of provident fund, investor education and protection fund, employees'' state insurance, income-tax, wealth-tax, service tax, sales-tax, customs duty, excise duty, cess and other material statutory dues were outstanding, at the year end, for a period of more than six months from the date they became payable.

(c) According to the records of the Company, the dues outstanding of income-tax, sales-tax, wealth-tax, service tax, customs duty, excise duty and cess on account of any dispute, are as follows:

Name of Statute Nature of dues Amount (Rs. in Crores)*

Faridabad Development Product classification 3.04 Act (Octroi)

Sales Tax Act Tax, interest and penalty 222.75

104.88

120.84

Customs Act, 1962 Tax, interest and penalty 0.23

0.93

Central Excise Act, Tax, interest and penalty 137.84 1944

0.01

Finance Act, 1994 Service Tax, interest and 26.45 penalty

6.75

Income Tax Act, 1961 Tax, interest and penalty -



Name of statute Period to which it Forum where dispute is pending relates

Faridabad Development Act (Octroi) 1986-1994 High Court

Sales Tax Act 1996- 2014 Additional Commissioner / Deputy Commissioner / Joint Commissioner of Commercial Taxes (Appeals) / Taxation Board

1994-2013 High Court

1994-2014 Sales Tax Appellate Tribunal

Customs Act, 1962 2009-10 and Commissioner of Customs (Appeals) 2012-13

2008-2010 CESTAT

Central Excise Act, 1944 2005-2014 Additional Commissioner / Assistant Commissioner / Deputy Commissioner (LTU) / Commissioner (Excise)

2008-2009 CESTAT

Finance Act, 1994 1997- 2014 Assistant Commissioner of Service Tax (LTU), Additional Commissioner of Service Tax, Commissio -ner Appeal, Commissioner / Deputy Commissioner (LTU)

2003-2008 CESTAT

Income Tax Act, 1961 1997-98 and Commissioner of Income Tax (Appeals) 2008-2010

* Net of Rs. 315.46 Crores paid under protest.

(x) The Company has no accumulated losses at the end of the financial year and it has not incurred cash losses in the current and immediately preceding financial year.

(xi) Based on our audit procedures and as per the information and explanations given by the management, we are of the opinion that the Company has not defaulted in repayment of dues to a financial institution, bank or debenture holders.

(xii) According to the information and explanations given to us and based on the documents and records produced before us, the Company has not granted loans and advances on the basis of security by way of pledge of shares, debentures and other securities.

(xiii) In our opinion, the Company is not a chit fund or a nidhi / mutual benefit fund / society. Therefore, the provisions of clause 4(xiii) of the Companies (Auditor''s Report) Order, 2003 (as amended) are not applicable to the Company.

(xiv) In our opinion, the Company is not dealing in or trading in shares, securities, debentures and other investments. Accordingly, the provisions of clause 4(xiv) of the Companies (Auditor''s Report) Order, 2003 (as amended) are not applicable to the Company.

(xv) According to the information and explanations given to us, the Company has not given any guarantee for loans taken by others from bank or financial institutions.

(xvi) The Company did not have any term loans outstanding during the year.

(xvii) According to the information and explanations given to us and on an overall examination of the balance sheet of the Company, we report that no funds raised on short-term basis have been used for long-term investment.

(xviii) The Company has not made any preferential allotment of shares to parties or Companies covered in the register maintained under section 301 of the Companies Act, 1956 for the period up to 31 March 2014 (the Companies Act, 1956 and relevant section has been replaced by the Companies Act, 2013 effective 1 April 2014).

(xix) The Company did not have any outstanding debentures during the year.

(xx) The Company has not raised any money through a public issue during the year.

(xxi) Based upon the audit procedures performed for the purpose of reporting the true and fair view of the financial statements and as per the information and explanations given by the management, we report that no fraud on or by the Company has been noticed or reported during the year.

For S.R. BATLIBOI & ASSOCIATES LLP

ICAI Firm Registration Number: 101049W

Chartered Accountants

per Adarsh Ranka

Partner

Membership No.: 209567

Mumbai, India

February 10, 2015


Dec 31, 2013

We have audited the accompanying financial statements of ABB India Limited ("the Company"), which comprise the balance sheet as at December 31, 2013 and the statement of profit and loss and cash flow statement for the year then ended, and a summary of significant accounting policies and other explanatory information.

Management''s Responsibility for the Financial Statements

Management is responsible for the preparation of these financial statements that give a true and fair view of the financial position, financial performance and cash flows of the Company in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in India, including the Accounting Standards notified under the Companies Act, 1956 read with General Circular 15/2013 dated 13 September 2013, issued by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, in respect of Section 133 of the Companies Act, 2013. This responsibility includes the design, implementation and maintenance of internal control relevant to the preparation and presentation of the financial statements that give a true and fair view and are free from material misstatement, whether due to fraud or error.

Auditor''s Responsibility

Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these financial statements based on our audit. We conducted our audit in accordance with the Standards on Auditing issued by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. Those Standards require that we comply with ethical requirements and plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free from material misstatement.

An audit involves performing procedures to obtain audit evidence about the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements. The procedures selected depend on the auditor''s judgment, including the assessment of the risks of material misstatement of the financial statements, whether due to fraud or error. In making those risk assessments, the auditor considers internal control relevant to the Company''s preparation and fair presentation of the financial statements in order to design audit procedures that are appropriate in the circumstances but not for the purpose of expressing an opinion on the effectiveness of the entity''s internal controls. An audit also includes evaluating the appropriateness of accounting policies used and the reasonableness of the accounting estimates made by management, as well as evaluating the overall presentation of the financial statements. We believe that the audit evidence we have obtained is sufficient and appropriate to provide a basis for our audit opinion.

Opinion

In our opinion and to the best of our information and according to the explanations given to us, the financial statements give the information required by the Companies Act, 1956 ("the Act") in the manner so required and give a true and fair view in conformity with the accounting principles generally accepted in India:

(a) in the case of the balance sheet, of the state of affairs of the Company as at December 31, 2013;

(b) in the case of the statement of profit and loss, of the profit for the year ended on that date; and

(c) in the case of the cash flow statement, of the cash flows for the year ended on that date.

Report on Other Legal and Regulatory Requirements

1. As required by the Companies (Auditor''s Report) Order, 2003 ("the Order") issued by the Central Government of India in terms of sub-section (4A) of section 227 of the Act, we give in the Annexure a statement on the matters specified in paragraphs 4 and 5 of the Order.

2. As required by section 227(3) of the Act, we report that:

(a) We have obtained all the information and explanations which to the best of our knowledge and belief were necessary for the purpose of our audit;

(b) In our opinion proper books of account as required by law have been kept by the Company so far as appears from our examination of those books;

(c) The balance sheet, statement of profit and loss, and cash flow statement dealt with by this report are in agreement with the books of account;

(d) In our opinion, the balance sheet, the statement of profit and loss, and the cash flow statement comply with the Accounting Standards notified under the Companies Act, 1956 read with General Circular 15/2013 dated 13 September 2013, issued by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, in respect of Section 133 of the Companies Act, 2013; and

(e) On the basis of written representations received from the directors as on December 31, 2013, and taken on record by the Board of Directors, none of the directors is disqualified as on December 31, 2013, from being appointed as a director in terms of clause (g) of sub-section (1) of section 274 of the Companies Act, 1956.

Re: ABB India Limited (''the Company'')

(i) (a) The Company has maintained proper records showing full particulars, including quantitative details and situation of fixed assets.

(b) All fixed assets have not been physically verified by the management during the year but there is a regular programme of verification which, in our opinion, is reasonable having regard to the size of the Company and the nature of its assets. No material discrepancies were noticed on such verification.

(c) There was no disposal of a substantial part of fixed assets during the year.

(ii) (a) The management has conducted physical verification of inventory at reasonable intervals during the year.

(b) The procedures of physical verification of inventory followed by the management are reasonable and adequate in relation to the size of the Company and the nature of its business.

(c) The Company is maintaining proper records of inventory and no material discrepancies were noticed on physical verification.

(iii) (a) According to the information and explanation given to us, the Company has not granted any loans, secured or unsecured to companies, firms or other parties covered in the register maintained under section 301 of the Companies Act, 1956. Accordingly, the provisions of clause 4(iii)(a) to (d) of the Order are not applicable to the Company and hence not commented upon.

(b) According to the information and explanation given to us, the Company has not taken any loans, secured or unsecured, from companies, firms or other parties covered in the register maintained under section 301 of the Companies Act, 1956. Accordingly, the provisions of clause 4(iii)(e) to (g) of the Order are not applicable to the Company and hence not commented upon.

(iv) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, having regard to the explanation that certain items purchased are of special or propriety nature for which suitable alternative sources do not exist for obtaining comparative quotations, there is an adequate internal control system commensurate with the size of the Company and the nature of its business, for the purchase of inventory and fixed assets and for the sale of goods and services. The internal control system for updating of contract cost estimates in a timely manner needs to be further strengthened. During the course of our audit, we have not observed any major weakness or continuing failure to correct any major weakness in the internal control system of the company in respect of these areas.

(v) (a) According to the information and explanations provided by the management, we are of the opinion that the particulars of contracts or arrangements referred to in section 301 of the Companies Act, 1956 that need to be entered into the register maintained under section 301 have been so entered.

(b) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, the transactions made in pursuance of such contracts or arrangements and exceeding the value of Rupees five lakhs have been entered into during the financial year at prices which are reasonable having regard to the prevailing market prices at the relevant time.

(vi) The Company has not accepted any deposits from the public.

(vii) In our opinion, the Company has an internal audit system commensurate with the size and nature of its business.

(viii) We have broadly reviewed the books of account maintained by the Company pursuant to the rules made by the Central Government for the maintenance of cost records under section 209(1)(d) of the Companies Act, 1956, and are of the opinion that prima facie, the prescribed accounts and records have been made and maintained.

(ix) (a) The Company is regular in depositing with appropriate authorities undisputed statutory dues including provident fund, investor education and protection fund, employees'' state insurance, income-tax, sales-tax, wealth-tax, service tax, customs duty, excise duty, cess and other material statutory dues applicable to it.

(b) According to the information and explanations given to us, no undisputed amounts payable in respect of provident fund, investor education and protection fund, employees'' state insurance, income-tax, wealth-tax, service tax, sales-tax, customs duty, excise duty, cess and other material statutory dues were outstanding, at the year end, for a period of more than six months from the date they became payable.

(c) According to the records of the Company, the dues outstanding of income-tax, sales-tax, wealth-tax, service tax, customs duty, excise duty and cess on account of any dispute, are as follows:

Name of Statute Nature of Dues Amount Period to which (Rs in Crores)* it relates

Faridabad Development Product Classification 3.04 1986-94 Act (Octroi)

Sales Tax Acts Tax, Interest and Penalty 165.99 1996-2013

15.29 2002-13

25.23 1994-2008

Customs Act, 1962 Duty, Interest and Penalty 0.58 2009-10, and 2012-13

0.93 2008-10

13.71 2002-07

Central Excise Act, 1944 Duty, Interest and Penalty 81.85 2002-13

0.01 2008-09

Service Tax Tax, Interest and Penalty 18.99 1997-2012

3.51 2002-06

Income Tax Act, 1961 Tax, Interest and Penalty 125.58 1997-98 and 2008-10

Name of Statute Forum where dispute is pending

Faridabad Development Act High Court

Sales Tax Acts Additional Commissioner (Appeals) / Assessing Officer / Commercial Tax Officer / Deputy Commissioner (Appeals) / Special Commissioner (Appeals) / Joint Commissioner of Commercial Taxes (Appeals) / Taxation Board

High Court

Customs Act, 1962 Sales Tax Appellate Tribunal

Commissioner of Customs (Appeals) / Assistant Commissioner of Customs / Customs Duty Drawback Cell / Additional Commissioner of Customs

CESTAT

Supreme Court

Central Excise Act, 1944 Additional Commissioner / Assistant Commissioner / Additional Commissioner (LTU) / Commissioner (Excise) / Commissioner (LTU) / Deputy Commissioner (LTU) / Joint Commissioner/ Additional Deputy Commissioner (LTU)

CESTAT

Service Tax Assistant Commissioner of Service Tax/ Assistant Commissioner of Service Tax (LTU) / Additional Commissioner of Service Tax / Additional Commissioner of Service Tax (LTU) / Commissioner / Commissioner (LTU) / Deputy Commissioner / Deputy Commissioner (LTU) / Commissioner of Excise

CESTAT

Income Tax Act, 1961 Commissioner of Income Tax (Appeals)

*Net of Rs 240.23 crores paid under protest.

(x) The Company has no accumulated losses at the end of the financial year and it has not incurred cash losses in the current and immediately preceding financial year.

(xi) Based on our audit procedures and as per the information and explanations given by the management, we are of the opinion that the Company has not defaulted in repayment of dues to a financial institution, bank or debenture holders.

(xii) According to the information and explanations given to us and based on the documents and records produced before us, the Company has not granted loans and advances on the basis of security by way of pledge of shares, debentures and other securities.

(xiii) In our opinion, the Company is not a chit fund or a nidhi / mutual benefit fund / society. Therefore, the provisions of clause 4(xiii) of the Companies (Auditor''s Report) Order, 2003 (as amended) are not applicable to the Company.

(xiv) In our opinion, the Company is not dealing in or trading in shares, securities, debentures and other investments. Accordingly, the provisions of clause 4(xiv) of the Companies (Auditor''s Report) Order, 2003 (as amended) are not applicable to the Company.

(xv) According to the information and explanations given to us, the Company has not given any guarantee for loans taken by others from bank or financial institutions.

(xvi) The Company did not have any term loans outstanding during the year.

(xvii) According to the information and explanations given to us and on an overall examination of the balance sheet of the Company, we report that no funds raised on short-term basis have been used for long-term investment.

(xviii) The Company has not made any preferential allotment of shares to parties or companies covered in the register maintained under section 301 of the Companies Act, 1956.

(xix) The Company did not have any outstanding debentures during the year.

(xx) The Company has not raised any money through a public issue during the year.

(xxi) Based upon the audit procedures performed for the purpose of reporting the true and fair view of the financial statements and as per the information and explanations given by the management, we report that no fraud on or by the Company has been noticed or reported during the year.

For S.R. BATLIBOI & CO. LLP

ICAI Firm Registration Number: 301003E

Chartered Accountants

per Navin Agrawal

Partner

Membership No.: 56102

Vadodara, India

February 18, 2014


Dec 31, 2012

1. We have audited the attached balance sheet of ABB Limited (-the Company-) as at December 31, 2012 and also the statement of proft and loss and the cash fow statement for the year ended on that date annexed thereto. These fnancial statements are the responsibility of the Company-s management. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these fnancial statements based on our audit.

2. We conducted our audit in accordance with auditing standards generally accepted in India. Those Standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the fnancial statements are free of material misstatement. An audit includes examining, on a test basis, evidence supporting the amounts and disclosures in the fnancial statements. An audit also includes assessing the accounting principles used and signifcant estimates made by management, as well as evaluating the overall fnancial statement presentation. We believe that our audit provides a reasonable basis for our opinion.

3. As required by the Companies (Auditor-s Report) Order, 2003 (as amended) issued by the Central Government of India in terms of sub- section (4A) of Section 227 of the Companies Act, 1956, we enclose in the Annexure a statement on the matters specifed in paragraphs 4 and 5 of the said Order.

4. Further to our comments in the Annexure referred to above, we report that:

i. We have obtained all the information and explanations, which to the best of our knowledge and belief were necessary for the purposes of our audit;

ii. In our opinion, proper books of account as required by law have been kept by the Company so far as appears from our examination of those books;

iii. The balance sheet, statement of proft and loss and cash fow statement dealt with by this report are in agreement with the books of account;

iv. In our opinion, the balance sheet, statement of proft and loss and cash fow statement dealt with by this report comply with the accounting standards referred to in sub-section (3C) of section 211 of the Companies Act, 1956;

v. On the basis of the written representations received from the directors, as on December 31, 2012, and taken on record by the Board of Directors, we report that none of the directors is disqualifed as on December 31, 2012 from being appointed as a director in terms of clause (g) of sub-section (1) of section 274 of the Companies Act, 1956;

vi. In our opinion and to the best of our information and according to the explanations given to us, the said accounts give the information required by the Companies Act, 1956, in the manner so required and give a true and fair view in conformity with the accounting principles generally accepted in India;

a) in the case of the balance sheet, of the state of affairs of the Company as at December 31, 2012;

b) in the case of the statement of proft and loss, of the proft for the year ended on that date; and

c) in the case of cash fow statement, of the cash fows for the year ended on that date.

Annexure referred to in paragraph 3 of our report of even date

Re: ABB limited (-the Company-)

(i) (a) The Company has maintained proper records showing full particulars, including quantitative details and situation of fxed assets.

(b) All fxed assets have not been physically verifed by the management during the year but there is a regular programme of verifcation which, in our opinion, is reasonable having regard to the size of the Company and the nature of its assets. No material discrepancies were noticed on such verifcation.

(c) There was no disposal of a substantial part of fxed assets during the year.

(ii) (a) The management has conducted physical verifcation of inventory at reasonable intervals during the year.

(b) The procedures of physical verifcation of inventory followed by the management are reasonable and adequate in relation to the size of the Company and the nature of its business.

(c) The Company is maintaining proper records of inventory and no material discrepancies were noticed on physical verifcation.

(iii) (a) According to the information and explanation given to us, the Company has not granted any loans, secured or unsecured to companies, frms or other parties covered in the register maintained under section 301 of the Companies Act, 1956. Accordingly, the provisions of clause 4(iii)(a) to (d) of the Order are not applicable to the Company and hence not commented upon.

(b) According to the information and explanation given to us, the Company has not taken any loans, secured or unsecured, from companies, frms or other parties covered in the register maintained under section 301 of the Companies Act, 1956. Accordingly, the provisions of clause 4(iii) (e) to (g) of the Order are not applicable to the Company and hence not commented upon.

(iv) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, having regard to the explanation that certain items purchased are of special or propriety nature for which suitable alternative sources do not exist for obtaining comparative quotations, there is an adequate internal control system commensurate with the size of the Company and the nature of its business, for the purchase of inventory and fxed assets and for the sale of goods and services. The internal control system for updation of contract cost estimates in a timely manner needs to be further strengthened. During the course of our audit, we have not observed any major weakness or continuing failure to correct any major weakness in the internal control system of the company in respect of these areas.

(v) (a) According to the information and explanations provided by the management, we are of the opinion that the particulars of contracts or arrangements referred to in section 301 of the Companies Act, 1956 that need to be entered into the register maintained under section 301 have been so entered.

(b) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, the transactions made in pursuance of such contracts or arrangements and exceeding the value of Rupees fve lakhs have been entered into during the fnancial year at prices which are reasonable having regard to the prevailing market prices at the relevant time.

(vi) The Company has not accepted any deposits from the public.

(vii) In our opinion, the Company has an internal audit system commensurate with the size and nature of its business.

(viii) We have broadly reviewed the books of account maintained by the Company pursuant to the rules made by the Central Government for the maintenance of cost records under section 209(1)(d) of the Companies Act, 1956, and are of the opinion that prima facie, the prescribed accounts and records have been made and maintained.

(ix) (a) The Company is regular in depositing with appropriate authorities undisputed statutory dues including provident fund, investor education and protection fund, employees- state insurance, income-tax, sales-tax, wealth-tax, service tax, customs duty, excise duty, cess and other material statutory dues applicable to it.

(b) According to the information and explanations given to us, no undisputed amounts payable in respect of provident fund, investor education and protection fund, employees- state insurance, income-tax, wealth-tax, service tax, sales-tax, customs duty, excise duty, cess and other material statutory dues were outstanding, at the year end, for a period of more than six months from the date they became payable.

(c) According to the records of the Company, the dues outstanding of income-tax, sales-tax, wealth-tax, service tax, customs duty, excise duty and cess on account of any dispute, are as follows:

Name of the Statute Nature of Dues Amount * Period to which the Forum where dispute is pending (Rs in Crores) amount relates

Faridabad Development Product Classifcation 3.04 1986-94 High Court Act [Octroi]

Sales Tax Act Submission of Statutory 0.09 1994-95 High Court Forms 19.01 2006-09 Sales Tax Appellate Tribunal

0.92 2005-08 Taxation Board

0.14 2008-09 Special Commissioner (Appeals)

8.40 2003-12 Joint Commissioner of Commercial Taxes (Appeals)

2.97 1998-09 Deputy Commissioner (Appeals)

27.19 2007-12 Additional Commissioner (Appeals)

0.52 2008-09 Assessing Offcer

0.38 2000-08 Commercial Tax Offcer

Differential Tax Charged 3.66 2005-08 High Court

6.52 1995-09 Sales Tax Appellate Tribunal

14.86 2008-09 Taxation Board

75.22 2007-09 Special Commissioner (Appeals)

6.21 2007-10 Joint Commissioner of Commercial Taxes (Appeals)

21.00 2001-10 Deputy Commissioner (Appeals)

16.99 2009-10 Additional Commissioner

Works Contract Tax 0.81 2002-03 High Court Charged

1.45 1999-08 Sales Tax Appellate Tribunal

0.25 1995-96 Deputy Commissioner (Appeals)

0.17 2007-08 Additional Commissioner (Appeals)

Customs Act Tariff Classifcation 1.03 2008-10 CESTAT

0.09 2009-10 Commissioner of Customs- Appeals

0.03 2009-10 Commissioner of Customs

Export Obligations 0.09 2009-10 Assistant Commissioner of Customs

Service Tax Tax on Foreign Payments 3.51 2002-06 CESTAT

0.86 2006-11 Commissioner

0.06 2006-11 Assistant Commissioner of Service Tax

Tax on Technical 0.08 1997-01 Deputy Commissioner Know-how

Cenvat Credit 3.97 2011-12 Additional Commissioner

0.04 2011-12 Assistant Commissioner

Central Excise Act Excise Duty 0.01 2008-09 CESTAT

13.70 2002-05 Commissioner (LTU)

46.40 2006-12 Commissioner (Excise)

0.24 2011-12 Joint Commissioner of Excise

2.38 2006-12 Additional Commissioner of Excise

0.64 2006-12 Assistant Commissioner of Excise

Income Tax Act Income tax - 1997-98 Commissioner of Income Tax (Appeals)

242.42 2009-10 Commissioner of Income Tax (Appeals)

* Net of Rs 145.41 crores paid under protest.

(x) The Company has no accumulated losses at the end of the fnancial year and it has not incurred cash losses in the current and immediately preceding fnancial year.

(xi) Based on our audit procedures and as per the information and explanations given by the management, we are of the opinion that the Company has not defaulted in repayment of dues to a fnancial institution, bank or debenture holders.

(xii) According to the information and explanations given to us and based on the documents and records produced before us, the Company has not granted loans and advances on the basis of security by way of pledge of shares, debentures and other securities.

(xiii) In our opinion, the Company is not a chit fund or a nidhi / mutual beneft fund / society. Therefore, the provisions of clause 4(xiii) of the Companies (Auditor-s Report) Order, 2003 (as amended) are not applicable to the Company.

(xiv) In our opinion, the Company is not dealing in or trading in shares, securities, debentures and other investments. Accordingly, the provisions of clause 4(xiv) of the Companies (Auditor-s Report) Order, 2003 (as amended) are not applicable to the Company.

(xv) According to the information and explanations given to us, the Company has not given any guarantee for loans taken by others from bank or fnancial institutions.

(xvi) The Company did not have any term loans outstanding during the year.

(xvii) According to the information and explanations given to us and on an overall examination of the balance sheet of the Company, we report that no funds raised on short-term basis have been used for long- term investment.

(xviii) The Company has not made any preferential allotment of shares to parties or companies covered in the register maintained under section 301 of the Companies Act, 1956.

(xix) The Company did not have any outstanding debentures during the year.

(xx) The Company has not raised any money through a public issue during the year.

(xxi) Based upon the audit procedures performed for the purpose of reporting the true and fair view of the fnancial statements and as per the information and explanations given by the management, we report that no fraud on or by the Company has been noticed or reported during the year.

For S.R. BATLIBOI & CO.

Firm Registration No.: 301003E

Chartered Accountants

per Navin Agrawal

Partner

Membership No.:56102

Bengaluru, India

February 21, 2013


Dec 31, 2011

1. We have audited the attached balance sheet of ABB Limited ('the Company') as at December 31, 2011 and also the profit and loss account and the cash flow statement for the year ended on that date annexed thereto. These financial statements are the responsibility of the Company's management. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these financial statements based on our audit.

2. We conducted our audit in accordance with auditing standards generally accepted in India. Those Standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free of material misstatement. An audit includes examining, on a test basis, evidence supporting the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements. An audit also includes assessing the accounting principles used and significant estimates made by management, as well as evaluating the overall financial statement presentation. We believe that our audit provides a reasonable basis for our opinion.

3. As required by the Companies (Auditor's Report) Order, 2003 (as amended) issued by the Central Government of India in terms of sub-section (4A) of Section 227 of the Companies Act, 1956, we enclose in the Annexure a statement on the matters specified in paragraphs 4 and 5 of the said Order.

4. Further to our comments in the Annexure referred to above, we report that:

i. We have obtained all the information and explanations, which to the best of our knowledge and belief were necessary for the purposes of our audit;

ii. In our opinion, proper books of account as required by law have been kept by the Company so far as appears from our examination of those books;

iii. The balance sheet, profit and loss account and cash flow statement dealt with by this report are in agreement with the books of account;

iv. In our opinion, the balance sheet, profit and loss account and cash flow statement dealt with by this report comply with the accounting standards referred to in sub-section (3C) of section 211 of the Companies Act, 1956;

v. On the basis of the written representations received from the directors, as on December 31, 2011, and taken on record by the Board of Directors, we report that none of the directors is disqualified as on December 31, 2011 from being appointed as a director in terms of clause (g) of sub-section (1) of section 274 of the Companies Act, 1956;

vi. In our opinion and to the best of our information and according to the explanations given to us, they said accounts give the information required by the Companies Act, 1956, in the manner so required and give a true and fair view in conformity with the accounting principles generally accepted in India;

a) in the case of the balance sheet, of the state of affairs of the Company as at December 31, 2011;

b) in the case of the profit and loss account, of the profit for the year ended on that date; and

c) in the case of cash flow statement, of the cash flows for the year ended on that date.

Annexure referred to in paragraph 3 of our report of even date

Re: ABB limited (the Company)

(i) (a) The Company has maintained proper records showing full particulars, including quantitative details and situation of fixed assets.

(b) Fixed assets have been physically verified by the management during the year and no material discrepancies were identified on such verification.

(c) There was no disposal of a substantial part of fixed assets during the year.

(ii) (a) The management has conducted physical verification of inventory at reasonable intervals during the year.

(b) The procedures of physical verification of inventory followed by the management are reasonable and adequate in relation to the size of the Company and the nature of its business.

(c) The Company is maintaining proper records of inventory and no material discrepancies were noticed on physical verification.

(iii) (a) According to the information and explanation given to us, the

Company has not granted any loans, secured or unsecured to companies, firms or other parties covered in the register maintained under section 301 of the Companies Act, 1956.

(b) According to the information and explanation given to us, the Company has not taken any loans, secured or unsecured, from companies, firms or other parties covered in the register maintained under section 301 of the Companies Act, 1956.

(iv) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, there is an adequate internal control system commensurate with the size of the Company and the nature of its business, for the purchase of inventory and fixed assets and for the sale of goods and services. During the course of our audit, we have not observed any major weakness or continuing failure to correct any major weakness in the internal control system of the Company in respect of these areas.

(v) (a) According to the information and explanations provided by the management, we are of the opinion that the particulars of contracts of arrangements referred to in section 301 of the Companies Act, 1956 that need to be entered into the register maintained under section 301 have been so entered.

(b) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, the transactions made in pursuance of such contracts or arrangements and exceeding the value of Rupees five lakhs have been entered into during the financial year at prices which are reasonable having regard to the prevailing market prices at the relevant time.

(vi) The Company has not accepted any deposits from the public.

(vii) In our opinion, the Company has an internal audit system commensurate with the size and nature of its business.

(viii) We have broadly reviewed the books of account maintained by the Company pursuant to the rules made by the Central Government for the maintenance of cost records under section 209(1)(d) of the Companies Act, 1956 and are of the opinion that prima facie, the prescribed accounts and records have been made and maintained.

(ix) (a) The Company is regular in depositing with appropriate authorities

undisputed statutory dues including provident fund, investor education and protection fund, employees' state insurance, income-tax, sales-tax, wealth-tax, service tax, customs duty, excise duty, cuss and other material statutory dues applicable to it.

(b) According to the information and explanations given to us, no undisputed amounts payable in respect of provident fund, investor education and protection fund, employees' state insurance, income-tax, wealth-tax, tax, sales-tax, customs duty, excise duty, cuss and other material statutory dues were outstanding, at the year end, for a period of more than six months from the date they became payable.

(c) According to the records of the Company, the dues outstanding of income-tax, sales-tax, wealth-tax, service tax, customs duty, excise duty and cuss on account of any dispute, are as follows:

Name of the Nature of Dues Amount * Period to Forum where dispute is pending Statute (Rs in which the Thousands) amount relates

Faridabad Product Classification 30,400 1986-94 High Court Development Act [Octopi]

Sales Tax Act Submission of Statutory Forms 900 1994-95 High Court

174,579 2005-09 Sales Tax Appellate Tribunal

635 2004-05 Joint Commissioner (Appeals)

199,266 2003-09 Joint Commissioner of Commercial

Taxes (Appeals)

57,849 1998-09 Deputy Commissioner (Appeals)

922 2008-09 Assistant Commissioner of

Commercial Tax

3,805 2007-08 Commercial Tax Officer

Differential Tax Charged 34,155 2003-07 High Court

301,524 1994-07 Sales Tax Appellate Tribunal

15,544 2006-09 Joint Commissioner of Commercial Taxes (Appeals)

1,531,251 2001-09 Deputy Commissioner (Appeals)

757,235 2006-09 Additional Deputy Commissioner (Appeals)

133,818 2010-11 Deputy Commissioner

Works Contract Tax 8,126 2002-03 High Court

Charged 14,692 2005-07 Sales Tax Appellate Tribunal

2,450 1995-96 Deputy Commissioner (Appeals)

1,460 2007-08 Assessing Officer

Customs Act Tariff Classification 18,113 2008-10 CESTAT

857 2009-10 Commissioner of Customs- (Appeals)

253 2009-10 Commissioner of Customs

315 2006-11 Assistant Commissioner `of Customs

Export Obligations 17,935 2009-10 Assistant Commissioner of Customs

Service Tax Tax on Foreign Payments 35,092 2002-06 CESTAT

8,639 2006-11 Commissioner

33,400 1998-09 Assistant Commissioner of Service Tax

Tax on Technical 806 1997-01 Deputy Commissioner Know-how

Central Excise Act Excise Duty 141 2008-09 CESTAT

136,959 2002-05 Commissioner (LTU)

317,655 2006-11 Commissioner (Excise)

12,499 2006-11 Additional Commissioner of Excise

10,703 2006-11 Assistant Commissioner of Excise

Income Tax Act Income Tax - 1997-98 Commissioner of Income Tax (Appeals)

* Net of Rs 1,252,765 thousands paid under protest.

(x) The Company has no accumulated losses at the end of the financial year and it has not incurred cash losses in the current and immediately preceding financial year.

(xi) Based on our audit procedures and as per the information and explanations given by the management, we are of the opinion that the Company has not defaulted in repayment of dues to a financial institution, bank or debenture holders.

(xii) According to the information and explanations given to us and based on the documents and records produced before us, the Company has not granted loans and advances on the basis of security by way of pledge of shares, debentures and other securities.

(xiii) In our opinion, the Company is not a chit fund or a nidhi / mutual benefit fund / society. Therefore, the provisions of clause 4(xiii) of the Companies (Auditor's Report) Order, 2003 (as amended) are not applicable to the Company.

(xiv) In our opinion, the Company is not dealing in or trading in shares, securities, debentures and other investments. Accordingly, the provisions of clause 4(xiv) of the Companies (Auditor's Report) Order, 2003 (as amended) are not applicable to the Company.

(xv) According to the information and explanations given to us, the Company has not given any guarantee for loans taken by others from bank or financial institutions.

(xvi) The Company did not have any term loans outstanding during the year.

(xvii) According to the information and explanations given to us and on an overall examination of the balance sheet of the Company, we report that no funds raised on short-term basis have been used for long-term investment.

(xviii) The Company has not made any preferential allotment of shares to parties or companies covered in the register maintained under section 301 of the Companies Act, 1956.

(xix) The Company did not have any outstanding debentures during the year.

(xx) The Company has not raised any money through a public issue during the year.

(xxi) Based upon the audit procedures performed for the purpose of reporting the true and fair view of the financial statements and as per the information and explanations given by the management, we report that no fraud on or by the Company has been noticed or reported during the year.

For S.R. BATLIBOI & CO.

Firm Registration No.: 301003E

Chartered Accountants

per Navin Agrawal

Partner

Membership No.: 56102

Bengaluru, India

February 23, 2012


Dec 31, 2010

1. We have audited the attached balance sheet of ABB Limited (the Company) as at December 31, 2010 and also the profit and loss account and the cash flow statement for the year ended on that date annexed thereto. These financial statements are the responsibility of the Companys management. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these financial statements based on our audit.

2. We conducted our audit in accordance with auditing standards generally accepted in India. Those Standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free of material misstatement. An audit includes examining, on a test basis, evidence supporting the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements. An audit also includes assessing the accounting principles used and significant estimates made by management, as well as evaluating the overall financial statement presentation. We believe that our audit provides a reasonable basis for our opinion.

3. As required by the Companies (Auditors Report) Order, 2003 (as amended) issued by the Central Government of India in terms of sub- section (4A) of Section 227 of the Companies Act, 1956, we enclose in the Annexure a statement on the matters specified in paragraphs 4 and 5 of the said Order.

4. Further to our comments in the Annexure referred to above, we report that:

i. We have obtained all the information and explanations, which to the best of our knowledge and belief were necessary for the purposes of our audit;

ii. In our opinion, proper books of account as required by law have been kept by the Company so far as appears from our examination of those books;

iii. The balance sheet, profit and loss account and cash flow statement dealt with by this report are in agreement with the books of account;

iv. In our opinion, the balance sheet, profit and loss account and cash flow statement dealt with by this report comply with the accounting standards referred to in sub-section (3C) of section 211 of the Companies Act, 1956;

v. On the basis of the written representations received from the directors, as on December 31, 2010, and taken on record by the Board of Directors, we report that none of the directors is disqualified as on December 31, 2010 from being appointed as a director in terms of clause (g) of sub-section (1) of section 274 of the ¦Companies Act, 1956;

vi. In our opinion and to the best of our information and according to the explanations given to us, the said accounts give the information required by the Companies Act, 1956, in the manner so required and give a true and fair view in conformity with the accounting principles generally accepted in India;

a) in the case of the balance sheet, of the state of affairs of the Company as at December 31,2010;

b) in the case of the profit and loss account, of the profit for the year ended on that date; and

c) in the case of cash flow statement, of the cash flows for the year ended on that date.

Annexure referred to in paragraph 3 of our report of even date Re: ABB limited (the Company)

(i) (a) The Company has maintained proper records showing full particulars, including quantitative details and situation of fixed assets.

(b) The Company has a regular programme of physical verification of fixed assets which, in our opinion, is reasonable having regard to the size of the Company and the nature of its assets. In accordance with this programme, fixed assets were physically verified by the management during the year and that no material discrepancies were noticed on such verification.

(c) There was no substantial disposal of fixed assets during the year.

(ii) (a) The management has conducted physical verification of inventory at reasonable intervals during the year.

(b) The procedures of physical verification of inventory followed by the management are reasonable and adequate in relation to the size of the Company and the nature of its business.

(c) The Company is maintaining proper records of inventory and no material discrepancies were noticed on physical verification.

(iii) (a) The Company has not granted any loans, secured or unsecured to companies, firms or other parties covered in the register maintained under section 301 ofthe Companies Act, 1956.

(e) The Company has not taken any loans, secured or unsecured from companies, firms or other parties covered in the register maintained under section 301 oftheCompaniesAct, 1956.

Accordingly the provisions of clause (iii) (b), (c), (d), (f) and (g) are not applicable to the Company.

(iv) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, there is an adequate internal control system commensurate with the size of the Company and the nature of its business, for the purchase of inventory and fixed assets and for the sale of goods and services. During the course of our audit, no major weakness has been noticed in the internal control system in respect of these areas. During the course of our audit, we have not observed any continuing failure to correct major weakness in internal control system ofthe company.

(v) According to the information and explanations provided by the management, we are of the opinion that the particulars of contracts or arrangements referred to in section 301 of the Act, that need to be entered into the register maintained under section 301 have been so entered. None of the transactions made in pursuance of such contracts or arrangements exceed the value of Rupees five lakhs in respect of any one such party in the financial year.

(vi) The Company has not accepted any deposits from the public.

(vii) In our opinion, the Company has an internal audit system commen- surate with the size and nature of its business.

(viii) We have broadly reviewed the books of account maintained by the Company pursuant to the rules made by the Central Government for the maintenance of cost records under section 209(1 )(d) of the Companies Act, 1956, and are of the opinion that prima facie, the prescribed accounts and records have been made and maintained.

(ix) (a) According to the records ofthe company, the Company is regular in depositing undisputed statutory dues including provident fund, investor education and protection fund, employees state insurance, income-tax, sales-tax, wealth-tax, service tax, customs duty, excise duty, cess and other material statutory dues with the appropriate authorities.

Further, since the Central Government has till date not prescribed the amount of cess payable under section 441 A of the Companies Act, 1956, we are not in a position to comment upon the regularity or otherwise ofthe Company in depositing the same.

(b) According to the information and explanations given to us, no undisputed amounts payable in respect of provident fund, investor education and protection fund, employees state insurance, income-tax, sales-tax, wealth-tax, service tax, customs duty, excise duty, cess and other material statutory dues were outstanding, at the year end, for a period of more than six months from the date they became payable.

(c) According to the records of the Company, the dues outstanding of income-tax, sales-tax, wealth-tax, service tax, customs duty, excise duty, cess and other material statutory dues on account of any dispute, are as follows:

Name of the Statute Nature of Dues Amount* (Rs. in Thousands)

Faridabad Development Product Classification 30,400 Act [Octroi]

Sales Tax Act Submission of Statutory Forms 900

18,153 367,411

635 8,745 8,988

Differential Tax Charged 286,945

14,775

1,172,373

757,544

Works Contract Tax Charged 2,450

8,126 14,692

Service Tax Taxon Foreign Payments 17,547

2,516 13,426

Tax on Freight Charges and Erection Services 17,011

3,422

Customs Act Tariff Classification 22,735

271

Name of the Period to which the Forum where dispute statue is pending amount relates

Faridabad Development Act [Octroi] 1986-94 High Court

Sales Tax Act 1994-95 High Court

1998-03 Deputy Commissioner(Appeals)

2003-08 Joint Commissioner of Commercial Taxes(Appeals) 2004-05 Joint Commissioner(Appeals) 2005-07 Sales Tax Appellate Tribunal

2006-07 Joint Commissioner of

Commercial Taxes

1994-07 Sales Tax Appellate Tribunal

2001 -08 Deputy Commissioner
2003-07 High Court

2006-09 Joint Commissioner of

Commercial Taxes(Appeals)

1995-96 Deputy Commissioner
2002-03 High Court

1999-01 Sales Tax Appellate Tribunal

Service Tax 2003-07 Commissioner

2003-06 Commissioner
1997-06 Customs Excise and Service Tax Appellate Tribunal(CESTAT)

2003-06 Commissioner

2005-06 High Court

Customs Act 2009-10 Commissioner of Customs

2009-10 Assistant Commissioner of Customs

* Net of Rs. 629,582 paid under protest.

(x) The Company has no accumulated losses at the end of the financial year and it has not incurred cash losses in the current and immediately preceding financial year.

(xi) Based on our audit procedures and as per the information and explanations given by the management, we are of the opinion that the Company has not defaulted in repayment of dues to a financial institution, bank or debenture holders.

(xii) According to the information and explanations given to us and based on the documents and records produced to us, the Company has not granted loans and advances on the basis of security by way of pledge of shares, debentures and other securities.

(xiii) In our opinion, the Company is not a chit fund or a nidhi / mutual benefit fund / society. Therefore, the provisions of clause 4(xiii) of the Companies (Auditors Report) Order, 2003 (as amended) are not applicable to the Company.

(xiv) In our opinion, the Company is not dealing in or trading in shares, securities, debentures and other investments. Accordingly, the provisions of clause 4(xiv) of the Companies (Auditors Report) Order, 2003 (as amended) are not applicable to the Company.

(xv) According to the information and explanations given to us, the Company has not given any guarantee for loans taken by others from bank orfinancial institutions.

(xvi) The Company did not have any term loans outstanding during the year.

(xvii) According to the information and explanations given to us and on an overall examination of the balance sheet of the Company, we report that no funds raised on short-term basis have been used for long-term investment.

(xviii) The Company has not made any preferential allotment of shares to parties or companies covered in the register maintained under section 301 of the Companies Act, 1956.

(xix) The Company did not have any outstanding debentures during the year.

(xx) The Company has not raised any money through a public issue during the year.

(xxi) Based upon the audit procedures performed for the purpose of reporting the true and fair view of the financial statements and as per the information and explanations given by the management, we report that no fraud on or by the Company has been noticed or reported during the course of our audit.

For S.R.BATLIBOI & CO. Firm Registration No.: 301003E Chartered Accountants

per Navin Agrawal

Partner

Membership No.:56102

Bengaluru, India February 23,2011


Dec 31, 2009

1. We have audited the attached balance sheet of ABB Limited (the Company) as at December 31, 2009 and also the profit and loss account and the cash flow statement for the year ended on that date annexed thereto. These financial statements are the responsibility of the Companys management. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these financial statements based on our audit.

2. We conducted our audit in accordance with auditing standards generally accepted in India. Those Standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free of material misstatement. An audit includes examining, on a test basis, evidence supporting the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements. An audit also includes assessing the accounting principles used and significant estimates made by management, as well as evaluating the overall financial statement presentation. We believe that our audit provides a reasonable basis for our opinion.

3. As required by the Companies (Auditors Report) Order, 2003 (as amended) issued by the Central Government of India in terms of sub- section (4A) of Section 227 of the Companies Act, 1956, we enclose in the Annexure a statement on the matters specified in paragraphs 4 and 5 of the said Order.

4. Further to our comments in the Annexure referred to above, we report that:

i. We have obtained all the information and explanations, which to the best of our knowledge and belief were necessary for the purposes of our audit;

ii. In our opinion, proper books of account as required by law have been kept by the Company so far as appears from our examination of those books;

iii. The balance sheet, profit and loss account and cash flow statement dealt with by this report are in agreement with the books of account;

iv. In our opinion, the balance sheet, profit and loss account and cash flow statement dealt with by this report comply with the accounting standards referred to in sub-section (3C) of section 211 of the Companies Act, 1956;

v. On the basis of the written representations received from the directors, as on December 31, 2009, and taken on record by the Board of Directors, we report that none of the directors is disqualified as on December 31, 2009 from being appointed as a director in terms of clause (g) of sub-section (1) of section 274 of the Companies Act, 1956;

vi. In our opinion and to the best of our information and according to the explanations given to us, the said accounts give the information required by the Companies Act, 1956, in the manner so required and give a true and fair view in conformity with the accounting principles generally accepted in India;

a) in the case of the balance sheet, of the state of affairs of the Company as at December 31, 2009;

b) in the case of the profit and loss account, of the profit for the year ended on that date; and

c) in the case of cash flow statement, of the cash flows for the year ended on that date.

Annexure referred to in paragraph 3 of our report of even date Re: ABB Limited (the Company)

(i) (a) The Company has maintained proper records showing full particulars, including quantitative details and situation of fixed assets.

(b) The Company has a regular programme of physical verification of fixed assets which, in our opinion, is reasonable having regard to the size of the Company and the nature of its assets. In accordance with this programme, all the fixed assets were physically verified by the management during the year and we are informed that no material discrepancies were noticed on such verification.

(c) There was no substantial disposal of fixed assets during the year.

(ii) (a) The management has conducted physical verification of inventory at reasonable intervals during the year.

(b) The procedures of physical verification of inventory followed by the management are reasonable and adequate in relation to the size of the Company and the nature of its business.

(c) The Company is maintaining proper records of inventory and no material discrepancies were noticed on physical verification.

(iii) (a) As informed to us, the Company has not granted any loans, secured or unsecured to companies, firms or other parties covered in the register maintained under section 301 of the Companies Act, 1956.

(b) As informed to us, the Company has not taken any loans, secured or unsecured from companies, firms or other parties covered in the register maintained under section 301 of the Companies Act, 1956.

(iv) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, there is an adequate internal control system commensurate with the size of the Company and the nature of its business, for the purchase of inventory and fixed assets and for the sale of goods and services. During the course of our audit, no major weakness has been noticed in the internal control system in respect of these areas. During the course of our audit, we have not observed any continuing failure to correct major weakness in internal control system of the Company.

(v) According to the information and explanations provided by the management, we are of the opinion that the particulars of contracts or arrangements referred to in section 301 of the Act that need to be entered into the register maintained under section 301 have been so entered. None of the transactions made in pursuance of such contracts or arrangements exceed the value of Rupees five lakh in respect of any one such party in the financial year.

(vi) The Company has not accepted any deposits from the public.

(vii) In our opinion, the Company has an internal audit system commensurate with the size and nature of its business.

(viii) We have broadly reviewed the books of account maintained by the Company pursuant to the rules made by the Central Government for the maintenance of cost records under section 209(1 )(d) of the Companies Act, 1956, and are of the opinion that prima facie, the prescribed accounts and records have been made and maintained.

(ix) (a) According to the records of the Company, the Company is regular in depositing undisputed statutory dues including provident fund, investor education and protection fund, employees state insurance, income-tax, sales-tax, wealth-tax, service-tax, customs duty, excise duty, cess and other material statutory dues with the appropriate authorities.

(b) According to the information and explanations given to us, no undisputed amounts payable in respect of provident fund, investor education and protection fund, employees state insurance, income-tax, sales-tax, wealth-tax, service-tax, customs duty, excise duty, cess and other material statutory dues were outstanding, at the year end, for a period of more than six months from the date they became payable.

(c) According to the records of the Company, the dues outstanding of income-tax, sales-tax, wealth-tax, service-tax, customs duty, excise duty, cess and other material statutory dues on account of any dispute, are as follows:

Name of the statute Nature of dues Amount * Period to which the (Rs in Thousands) amount relates

Customs Act Tariff classification 534,183 2002-07 15,150 2008-09 194 2008-09

Finance Act, 1994 Tax on freight charges and erection 13,426 1997-06 (Service Tax Provisions) services

17,011 2003-06

Tax on foreign payments 17,547 2003-07

2,516 2003-06

3,998 2004-05

Tax on freight charges and erection 3,422 2005-06 services

Sales Tax Act Works contract tax charged 2,450 1995-96

35,325 2006-07

14,692 1999-01

Differential tax charged 13,571 2003-08

947 2006-07

50,235 2003-07

284,213 1994-07

Submission of statutory forms 18,153 1998-03

11,316 2003-04

6,876 2003-07

7,014 2005-06

900 1994-95

Faridabad Development Product classification 30,400 1986-94 Act [Octroi]



Name of the Statue Forum where dispute is pending

Customs Act Customs Excise and Service Tax Appellate Tribunal (CESTAT)

Additional Commissioner of Customs

Joint Commissioner of Customs

Finance Act, 1994 (Service Tax Provisions) CESTAT

Commissioner, Central Excise and Service Tax

Commissioner, Central Excise and Service Tax

Commissioner (Appeals)

CESTAT

High Court

Sales Tax Act Deputy Commissioner (Appeals)

Joint Commissioner of Commercial Taxes (Appeals)

Sales Tax Appellate Tribunal

Deputy Commissioner (Appeals)

Joint Commissioner of Commercial Taxes (Appeals)

High Court

Sales Tax Appellate Tribunal

Deputy Commissioner (Appeals)

Joint Commissioner (Appeals)

Joint Commissioner of Commercial Taxes (Appeals)

Sales Tax Appellate Tribunal

High Court

Faridabad Development Act [Octroi] High Court

* Net of Rs 633,310 paid under protest.

(x) The Company has no accumulated losses at the end of the financial year and it has not incurred cash losses in the current and immediately preceding financial year.

(xi) Based on our audit procedures and as per the information and explanations given by the management, we are of the opinion that the Company has not defaulted in repayment of dues to a financial institution, bank or debenture holders.

(xii) According to the information and explanations given to us and based on the documents and records produced to us, the Company has not granted loans and advances on the basis of security by way of pledge of shares, debentures and other securities.

(xiii) In our opinion, the Company is not a chit fund or a nidhi / mutual benefit fund / society. Therefore, the provisions of clause 4(xiii) of the Companies (Auditors Report) Order, 2003 (as amended) are not applicable to the Company.

(xiv) In our opinion, the Company is not dealing in or trading in shares, securities, debentures and other investments. Accordingly, the provisions of clause 4(xiv) of the Companies (Auditors Report) Order, 2003 (as amended) are not applicable to the Company.

(xv) According to the information and explanations given to us, the Company has not given any guarantee for loans taken by others from bank or financial institutions.

(xvi) The Company did not have any term loans outstanding during the year.

(xvii) According to the information and explanations given to us and on an overall examination of the balance sheet of the Company, we report that no funds raised on short-term basis have been used for long-term investment.

(xviii) The Company has not made any preferential allotment of shares to parties or companies covered in the register maintained under section 301 of the Companies Act, 1956.

(xix) The Company did not have any outstanding debentures during the year.

(xx) The Company has not raised any money through a public issue during the year.

(xxi) The management has represented that during an internal investigation conducted by the Company, an instance of inappropriate conduct by certain employees of the Company was observed and that there are no financial implications on the Company arising out of such inappropriate conduct.

Based upon the audit procedures performed for the purpose of reporting the true and fair view of the financial statements and as per the information and explanations given by the management we report that no fraud on or by the Company has been noticed or reported during the course of our audit.

For S.R. 8ATLIBOI & CO. Chartered Accountants

per Sunil Bhumralkar

Partner

Membership No. 35141

Bengaluru, India February 26, 2010



 
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