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Auditor Report of Axis Bank Ltd.

Mar 31, 2015

Report on the Standalone Financial Statements

1. We have audited the accompanying standalone financial statements of Axis Bank Limited (hereinafter referred to as "the Bank"), which comprise the Balance Sheet as at 31 March, 2015 and the Profit and Loss Account and the Cash Flow statement for the year then ended and significant accounting policies and notes forming part of the accounts.

Management''s Responsibility for the Standalone Financial Statements

2. The Bank''s Board of Directors is responsible for the matters stated in section 134(5) of the Companies Act, 2013 ("the Act") with respect to preparation of these standalone financial statements that give a true and fair view of the financial position, financial performance and cash flows of the Bank in accordance with the provisions of Section 29 of the Banking Regulation Act, 1949, the 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, in so far as they apply to the Bank and the Guidelines issued by Reserve Bank of India. This responsibility also includes maintenance of adequate accounting records in accordance with the provisions of the Act for safeguarding of the assets of the Bank 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 design, implementation and maintenance of internal financial controls, that were operating effectively for ensuring the accuracy and completeness of the accounting records, relevant to the preparation 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

3. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these standalone financial statements based on our audit. We have taken into account the provisions of the Act, the accounting and auditing standards, in so far as they apply to the Bank and matters which are required to be included in the audit report under the provisions of the Act and the Rules made thereunder. We conducted our audit in accordance with the Standards on Auditing 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.

4. 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 judgement, 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 Bank''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 Bank has in place an adequate internal controls system over financial reporting and the operating 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 Bank''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.

Opinion

5. In our opinion and to the best of our information and according to the explanations given to us, the aforesaid standalone financial statements together with the notes thereon give the information required by the Banking Regulation Act, 1949 as well as the Companies Act, 2013, in the manner so required for the banking companies and give a true and fair view of the state of affairs of the Bank as at 31 March, 2015, and its profit and its cash flows for the year then ended.

Report on Other Legal and Regulatory Matters

6. The Balance Sheet and the Profit and Loss Account have been drawn up in accordance with the provisions of Section 29 of the Banking Regulation Act, 1949 read with Section 133 of the Companies Act, 2013 and read with Rule 7 of the Companies (Accounts) Rules, 2014.

7. As required sub section (3) of section 30 of the Banking Regulation Act, 1949 and our appointment letter dated 2 July, 2014, 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 and have found them to be satisfactory;

(b) The transactions of the Bank, which have come to our notice, have been within the powers of the Bank; and

(c) The financial accounting systems of the Bank are centralised and therefore, accounting returns for the purpose of preparing financial statements are not required to be submitted by the branches; we have visited 161 branches for the purpose of our audit.

8. Further, as required by section 143(3) of the Companies Act, 2013, we further report that:

(a) We have sought and obtained all the information and explanation 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 Bank so far as appears from our examination of those books;

(c) The Balance Sheet, the Profit and Loss Account and the Cash Flow Statement dealt with by us in the Report are in agreement with the books of account;

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

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

Other Matters

9. 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:

(a) The Bank has disclosed the impact of pending litigations on its financial position in its standalone financial statements - Refer Schedule 12.1 and Note 18.2.2.15 (a) to the standalone financial statements;

(b) The Bank has made provision, as required under the applicable law or accounting standards, for material foreseeable losses on long-term contracts including derivative contracts - Refer Note 18.2.2.15 to the standalone financial statements and

(c) There were no amounts which were required to be transferred to the Investor Education and Protection Fund by the Bank.

10. The financial statements for the year ended 31 March, 2014 were audited by another auditor who expressed an unmodified opinion on these financial statements on 25 April, 2014.

For S. R. Batliboi & Co LLP. Chartered Accountants ICAI Firm Registration Number: 301003E

Viren H. Mehta Partner Membership Number: 048749 Mumbai, 29 April 2015


Mar 31, 2013

We have audited the accompanying financial statements of AXIS BANK LIMITED ("the Bank"), which comprise the Balance Sheet as at 31 March, 2013, the Profit and Loss Account and the Cash Flow Statement of the Bank for the year then ended and a summary of the significant accounting policies and other explanatory information.

Management''s Responsibility for the Financial Statements

The Bank''s 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 Bank in accordance with the provisions of Section 29 of the Banking Regulation Act, 1949, Accounting Standards referred to in Section 211 (3C) of the Companies Act, 1956 in so far as they apply to the banks and the Guidelines issued by Reserve Bank of India. 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.

Auditors'' 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 the 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 the disclosures in the financial statements. The procedures selected depend on the auditor''s judgement, 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 the internal control relevant to the Bank''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 Bank''s internal control. An audit also includes evaluating the appropriateness of the accounting policies used and the reasonableness of the accounting estimates made by the 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 aforesaid financial statements give the information required by the Banking Regulation Act, 1949; the Companies Act, 1956 in the manner so required for banking companies and the Guidelines issued by Reserve Bank of India from time to time 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 Bank as at 31 March, 2013;

(b) in the case of the Profit and Loss Account, of the profit of the Bank for the year ended on that date; and

(c) in the case of the Cash Flow Statement, of the cash flows of the Bank for the year ended on that date.

Report on Other Legal and Regulatory Requirements

1. As required by Section 227(3) of the Companies Act, 1956 and Section 30 of the Banking Regulation Act, 1949, 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 purposes of our audit and found them to be satisfactory.

(b) In our opinion, the transactions of the Bank which have come to our notice have been within the powers of the Bank.

(c) The financial accounting systems of the Bank are centralised and, therefore, accounting returns are not required to be submitted by the Branches.

(d) In our opinion, proper books of account as required by law have been kept by the Bank so far as it appears from our examination of those books.

(e) The Balance Sheet, the Profit and Loss Account and the Cash Flow Statement dealt with by this Report are in agreement with the books of account.

(f) In our opinion, the Balance Sheet, the Profit and Loss Account and the Cash Flow Statement comply with the Accounting Standards referred to in Section 211 (3C) of the Companies Act, 1956 in so far as they apply to banks.

2. On the basis of the written representations received from the Directors as on 31 March, 2013 taken on record by the Board of Directors, we report that none of the Directors is disqualified as on 31 March, 2013 from being appointed as a director in terms of Section 274(1)(g) of the Companies Act, 1956.

3. We report that during the course of our audit we have visited 98 Branches. Since the key operations of the Bank are completely automated with the key applications integrated to the core banking systems, the audit is carried out centrally at the Head Office as all the necessary records and data required for the purposes of our audit are available therein and the Branches are not required to submit any financial returns.

For DELOITTE HASKINS & SELLS

Chartered Accountants

(Registration No. 117365W)

Z. F. Billimoria

Partner

(Membership No. 42791)

Date : 24th April, 2013

Place : Mumbai


Mar 31, 2012

1. We have audited the attached Balance Sheet of AXIS BANK LIMITED ("the Bank") as at 31 March, 2012, the Profit and Loss Account and the Cash Flow Statement of the Bank for the year ended on that date, both annexed thereto. These financial statements are the responsibility of the Bank'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 the 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 misstatements. An audit includes examining, on a test basis, evidence supporting the amounts and the disclosures in the financial statements. An audit also includes assessing the accounting principles used and the significant estimates made by the Management, as well as evaluating the overall financial statement presentation. We believe that our audit provides reasonable basis for our opinion.

3. The Balance Sheet and the Profit and Loss Account are drawn up in conformity with Forms A and B (revised) of the Third Schedule to the Banking Regulation Act, 1949, read with Section 211 of the Companies Act, 1956.

4. Without qualifying our report, we invite attention to Note 1(a) of Schedule 18 regarding the Scheme of Arrangement for the demerger of Enam Securities Private Ltd. with the Bank's subsidiary. For the reasons stated therein, no effect to the proposed Scheme has been given in the accounts.

5. We further report as follows :

(a) 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 and have found them to be satisfactory;

(b) in our opinion, the transactions of the Bank which have come to our notice have been within its powers;

(c) in our opinion, proper books of account as required by law have been kept by the Bank so far as it appears from our examination of those books;

(d) the financial accounting systems of the Bank are centralised and, therefore, accounting returns are not required to be submitted by the Branches;

(e) the Balance Sheet, the Profit and Loss Account and the Cash Flow Statement dealt with by this report are in agreement with the books of account;

(f) in our opinion, the Balance Sheet, the Profit and Loss Account and the Cash Flow Statement dealt with by this report comply with the Accounting Standards referred to in Section 211 (3C) of the Companies Act, 1956, insofar as they apply to banks;

(g) 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 for banking companies and the Guidelines issued by the Reserve Bank of India from time to time and give a true and fair view in conformity with the accounting principles generally accepted in India :

(i) in the case of the Balance Sheet, of the state of the affairs of the Bank as at 31 March, 2012;

(ii) in the case of the Profit and Loss Account, of the profit of the Bank for the year ended on that date and

(iii) in the case of Cash Flow Statement, of the cash flows of the Bank for the year ended on that date.

6. On the basis of the written representations received from the Directors as on 31st March, 2012 and as per the information and representation provided to us by the Bank, taken on record by the Board of Directors, we report that none of the Directors is disqualified as on 31st March, 2012 from being appointed as a director in terms of Section 274(1)(g) of the Companies Act, 1956.

7. We report that during the course of our audit we have visited 56 Branches. Since the key operations of the Bank are completely automated with the key applications integrated to the core banking systems, the audit is carried out centrally at the Head Office as all the necessary records and data required for the purposes of our audit are available therein and the Branches are not required to submit any financial returns.

For DELOITTE HASKINS & SELLS

Chartered Accountants

(Registration No: 117365W)

Z. F. Billimoria

Partner

(Membership No. 42791)

Place : Mumbai,

Date : 27th April, 2012


Mar 31, 2011

1. We have audited the attached Balance Sheet of AXIS BANK LIMITED ("the Bank") as at 31 March, 2011, the Profit and Loss Account and the Cash Flow Statement of the Bank for the year ended on that date, both annexed thereto. These financial statements are the responsibility of the Banks Management. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these financial statements based on our audit.

2. We conducted our audit in accordance with the 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 misstatements. An audit includes examining, on a test basis, evidence supporting the amounts and the disclosures in the financial statements. An audit also includes assessing the accounting principles used and the significant estimates made by the Management, as well as evaluating the overall financial statement presentation. We believe that our audit provides reasonable basis for our opinion.

3. The Balance Sheet and the Profit and Loss Account are drawn up in conformity with Forms A and B (revised) of the Third Schedule to the Banking Regulation Act, 1949, read with Section 211 of the Companies Act, 1956.

4. Without qualifying our report, we invite attention to Note 1 of Schedule 18 regarding the Scheme of Arrangement for the demerger of Enam Securities Private Ltd. with the Banks subsidiary. For the reasons stated therein, no effect to the proposed Scheme has been given in the accounts.

5. We further report as follows:

(a) 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 and have found them to be satisfactory;

(b) in our opinion, the transactions of the Bank which have come to our notice have been within its powers;

(c) in our opinion, proper books of account as required by law have been kept by the Bank so far as it appears from our examination of those books;

(d) the financial accounting systems of the Bank are centralised and, therefore, accounting returns are not required to be submitted by the Branches;

(e) the Balance Sheet, the Profit and Loss Account and the Cash Flow Statement dealt with by this report are in agreement with the books of account;

(f) in our opinion, the Balance Sheet, the Profit and Loss Account and the Cash Flow Statement dealt with by this report comply with the Accounting Standards referred to in Section 211 (3C) of the Companies Act, 1956, insofar as they apply to banks;

(g) 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 for banking companies and the Guidelines issued by the Reserve Bank of India from time to time and give a true and fair view in conformity with the accounting principles generally accepted in India :

(i) in the case of the Balance Sheet, of the state of the affairs of the Bank as at 31 March, 2011;

(ii) in the case of the Profit and Loss Account, of the-profit of the Bank for the year ended on that date and

(iii) in the case of Cash Flow Statement, of the cash flows of the Bank for the year ended on that date.

6. On the basis of the written representations received from the Directors as on 31 March, 2011 taken on record by the Board of Directors, we report that none of the Directors is disqualified from being appointed as a director in terms of Section 274(1 )(g) of the Companies Act, 1956.

For DELOITTE HASKINS & SELLS

Chartered Accountants

(Registration No: 117365W)

Nalin M. Shah

Partner

(Membership No. 15860)

Place : Mumbai

Date : 22nd April, 2011


Mar 31, 2010

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

2. We conducted our audit in accordance with accounting 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. The balance sheet and profit and loss account are drawn up in conformity with Forms A and B (revised) of the Third Schedule to the Banking Regulation Act, 1949, read with Section 211 of the Companies Act, 1956.

4. 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 purposes of our audit and have found them to be satisfactory;

b) In our opinion, the transactions of the Bank which have come to our notice have been within its powers;

c) In our opinion, proper books of account as required by law have been kept by the Bank so far as appears from our examination of those books and proper returns adequate for the purposes of our audit have been received from the Banks branches;

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

e) 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, insofar as they apply to banks;

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

g) 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 for banking companies, and give a true and fair view in conformity with the accounting principles generally accepted in India;

i. in case of the balance sheet, of the state of the affairs of the Bank as at 31 March 2010;

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

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

For S.R. Batliboi & Co.

Firm Registration No.: 301003E Chartered Accountants

per Viren H. Mehta

Partner

Membership No.: 048749

Place: Mumbai Date: 20 April 2010



 
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