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Auditor Report of BASF India Ltd.

Mar 31, 2016

We have audited the accompanying financial statements of BASF India Limited ("the Company"), which comprise the Balance Sheet as at 31 March 2016, the Statement of Profit and Loss and the Cash Flow Statement 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 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 and presentation 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 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.

This responsibility also includes maintenance of adequate accounting records in accordance with the provisions of the Act for safeguarding 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 design, implementation and maintenance of adequate internal financial controls, 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 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.

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 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. An audit also includes evaluating the appropriateness of the 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 aforesaid 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 31 March 2016, and its profit and its 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, 2016 (''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, 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 purposes 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, the Statement of Profit and Loss and the 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 the written representations received from the directors as on 31 March 2016, taken on record by the Board of Directors, none of the directors are disqualified as on 31 March 2016, from being appointed as a director in terms of Section 164(2) of the Act.

(f) With respect to the adequacy of the internal financial controls over financial reporting of the Company and the operating effectiveness of such controls, refer to our separate Report in "Annexure B"; and

(g) 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 25 (10) and Note 25 (20) to the financial statements.

ii. The Company did not have any long-term contracts including derivative contracts for which there were any material foreseeable losses.

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

Annexure A to the Independent Auditors'' Report – 31 March 2016

(Referred to in our report of even date)

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 its fixed assets by which all fixed assets are verified in a phased manner over a period of two years. In our opinion, this periodicity of physical verification 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) According to the information and explanations given to us and on the basis of our examination of the records of the Company, the title deeds of immovable properties are held in the name of the Company, except in respect of the lease cum sale agreement for one of the Company''s manufacturing locations (gross block : Rs. 16.4 million and net block Rs. 11.6 million included under leasehold land), where the Company is in the process of complying with the terms of the lease cum sale agreement so as to execute the final sale agreement and obtain the right to ownership.

ii. The inventory, except goods-in-transit and stocks lying with third parties, has been physically verified by the management during the year. In our opinion, the frequency of such verification is reasonable. For stocks lying with third parties at the year-end, written confirmations have been obtained. The discrepancies noticed on verification between the physical stocks and the book records were not material.

iii. The Company has not granted any loans, secured or unsecured, to companies, firms, Limited Liability Partnerships or other parties covered in the register maintained under Section 189 of the Companies Act, 2013 ("the Act"). Accordingly, paragraphs 3 (iii) (a), (b) and (c) of the Order are not applicable to the Company.

iv. In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, the Company has not given any loan, made any investment, given any guarantee, or provided any security under Section 185 and 186 of the Act. Accordingly, paragraph 3 (iv) of the Order is not applicable to the Company.

v. In our opinion, and according to the information and explanations given to us, the Company has not accepted deposits as per the directives issued by the Reserve Bank of India under the provisions of Sections 73 to 76 or any other relevant provisions of the Act and the rules framed there under. Accordingly, paragraph 3(v) of the Order is not applicable to the Company.

vi. We have broadly reviewed the books of account maintained by the Company pursuant to the rules prescribed by the Central Government for maintenance of cost records under Section 148 (1) of the Act and are of the opinion that prima facie, the prescribed accounts and records have been made and maintained. However, we have not made a detailed examination of the records.

vii. (a) According to the information and explanations given to us and on the basis of our examination of the records of the Company, amounts deducted/accrued in the books of account in respect of undisputed statutory dues including Provident Fund, Employees'' State Insurance, Income-tax, Sales-tax, Service tax, Duty of Customs, Duty of Excise, Value added tax, and other material statutory dues have been generally regularly deposited during the year by the Company with the appropriate authorities.

According to the information and explanations given to us, no undisputed amounts payable in respect of Provident Fund, Employees'' State Insurance, Income-tax, Sales-tax, Service tax, Duty of Customs, Duty of Excise, Value added tax and other material statutory dues were in arrears as at 31 March 2016 for a period of more than six months from the date they became payable.

(b) According to the information and explanations given to us, there are no dues of Income-tax, Sales-tax, Service tax, Duty of Customs, Duty of Excise and Value added tax which have not been deposited with the appropriate authorities on account of any dispute other than those mentioned in the Appendix to this report.

viii. In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, the Company has not defaulted in repayment of dues to financial institutions or banks. The Company does not have any loans or borrowings from government or dues to debenture holders during the year.

ix. The Company did not raise any money by way of initial public offer or further public offer (including debt instruments). In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, the term loans taken by the Company have been applied for the purpose for which they are raised.

x. According to the information and explanations given to us, no fraud by the Company or on the Company by its officers or employees has been noticed or reported during the course of our audit.

xi. According to the information and explanations give to us and based on our examination of the records of the Company, the Company has paid/provided for managerial remuneration in accordance with the requisite approvals mandated by the provisions of Section 197 read with Schedule V to the Act.

xii. In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, the Company is not a Nidhi Company. Accordingly, paragraph 3(xii) of the Order is not applicable to the Company.

xiii. According to the information and explanations given to us and based on our examination of the records of the Company, transactions with the related parties are in compliance with Sections 177 and 188 of the Act where applicable and details of such transactions have been disclosed in the financial statements as required by the applicable accounting standards.

xiv. According to the information and explanations give to us and based on our examination of the records of the Company, the Company has not made any preferential allotment or private placement of shares or fully or partly convertible debentures during the year. Accordingly, paragraph 3 (xiv) of the Order is not applicable to the Company.

xv. According to the information and explanations given to us and based on our examination of the records of the Company, the Company has not entered into any non-cash transactions with directors or persons connected with him. Accordingly, paragraph 3(xv) of the Order is not applicable to the Company.

xvi. According to the information and explanations given to us, the Company is not required to be registered under Section 45-IA of the Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934. Accordingly, paragraph 3(xvi) of the Order is not applicable to the Company.

Appendix to the Independent Auditors'' Report – 31 March 2016

Name of the Statute Nature of the Amounts Amount dues (in million) paid in dispute (in million)

Central Excise Act, Duty interest 0.85 - 1944 and penalty 1.83 -

0.66 -

3.31 -

2.04 -

0.51 -

3.13 -

12.33 -

The Customs Act, 1962 Duty interest 0.89 - and penalty 12.10 -

95.00 -

107.99 -

The Service Tax Act, Tax, Interest 0.04 - 1975 and Penalty 8.16 -

1.56 -

21.80 -

13.87 -

0.12 -

45.55 -

State and Central Sales Non 0.38 - Tax Act Submission of 0.33 - forms 26.51 -

4.02 -

8.09 0.20

19.77 8.10

3.22 -

169.01 21.90

231.33 30.20

Tax interest and 1.67 - penalty 0.14 -

1.56 1.07

56.86 -

20.72 0.74

364.16 38.97

1.61 0.07

7.71 -

454.43 40.85

The Income Tax Act, Tax interest and 0.02 - 1961 penalty 50.73 37.50

54.50 7.60

122.70 -

2.70 2.70

476.41 233.67

707.06 281.47

Name of the Statute Period Forum where the dispute is pending for CARO

Central Excise Act, 1944 2014-2015 Additional Commissioner

1982-1983 Assistant Commissioner of Central 2008-2009 Excise 2011-2012

2007-2008 Central Excise & Service Tax Appellate Tribunal

2007-2008 Commissioner of Central Excise

2008-2009 Commissioner (Appeals)

2009-2010 Deputy Commissioner of Central 2010-2011 Excise

1992-1993 High Court 2000-2001

The Customs Act, 1962 2012-2013 Assistant Commissioner of Central Excise

1992-1993 Central Excise & Service Tax Appellate Tribunal

2005-2006 Supreme Court

The Service Tax Act, 1975 2008-2010 Asst. Commissioner-Central Excise 2010-2011

2005-2010 Central Excise & Service Tax 2009-2010 Appellate Tribunal Apr. 2008 to Jan. 2013 Jan. 2005 to Mar. 2008

Dec. 2007 - Commissioner (Appeals) Sep. 2009

2005-2006 to Commissioner of Central Excise 2009-2010

2006-2010 Commissioner of Service Tax 2008-2009 to 2012-2013 2009-2010

Jan. 2012 to Asst. Commissioner-Central Excise Aug. 2014

State and Central Sales Tax Act 2006-2007 Additional Commissioner of Sales Tax

2012-2013 Assessing Officer

2013-2014 Assistant Commissioner of Commercial Tax

2002-2003 Commissioner of Sales Tax 2007-2008

2012-2013 Deputy Commissioner of Sales Tax 2011-2012

2010-2011

2011-2012 Deputy Commissioner of Sales Tax

2010-2011 (Appeals)

2008-2009

2009-2010

2005-2006 Joint Commissioner of Sales Tax 2008-2009

2006-2007 Joint Commissioner of Sales Tax 2007-2008 (Appeals) 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012

2006-2007 Additional Commissioner of Sales Tax

2011-2012 Assistant Commissioner of Sales Tax

2009-2010 Deputy Commissioner of Sales Tax

2010-2011

2007-2008 Deputy Commissioner of Sales Tax 2008-2009 (Appeals)

2009-2010

2011-2012

2010-2011

2013-2014 Joint Commissioner of Sales Tax

2006-2007

2005-2006

2006-2007 Joint Commissioner of Sales Tax 2007-2008 (Appeals)

2008-2009

2009-2010

2010-2011

2011-2012

2006-2007 Tribunal

2007-2008

1993-1994

1994-1995

2004-2005

2002-2003 Commissioner of Sales Tax

The Income Tax Act, 1961 2010-2011 Assistant Commissioner of Income Tax

2006-2007 Commissioner of Income Tax

2008-2009 (Appeals)

2009-2010

2010-2011

2009-2010 Deputy Commissioner of Income Tax

2012-2013 Dispute Resolution Panel

2000-2001 High Court

2003-2004

2006-2007

2000-2001 Income Tax Appellate Tribunal

2002-2003

2003-2004

2006-2007

2007-2008

2008-2009

2009-2010

2010-2011

2011-2012

For B S R & Co. LLP

Chartered Accountants

Firm''s Registration No: 101248W / W-100022

Vijay Mathur

Partner

Membership No: 046476

Mumbai

3rd May, 2016


Mar 31, 2015

We have audited the accompanying financial statements of BASF India Limited ("the Company"), which comprise the Balance Sheet as at 31 March, 2015, the Statement of Profit and Loss and the Cash Flow Statement 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 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 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.

This responsibility also includes maintenance of adequate accounting records in accordance with the provisions of the Act for safeguarding 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 design, implementation and maintenance of adequate internal financial controls, 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 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.

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 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 operating effectiveness of such controls. An audit also includes evaluating the appropriateness of the 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 aforesaid 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 31 March 2015, and its loss and its cash flows for the year ended on that date.

Emphasis of matter

We draw attention to Note 26(17) of the financial statements which more fully explains that in respect of managerial remuneration amounting to Rs. 19.8 million for the year ended 31 March 2015 the Company has made an application to the Central Government pursuant to the provisions of Section 197 read with Schedule V of the Act, which is pending approval. Our audit opinion is not qualified in respect of this matter.

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, to the extent applicable.

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 purposes 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, the Statement of Profit and Loss, and the 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 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; and

(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 26 (10) to the financial statements.

ii. The Company did not have any long-term contracts including derivative contracts for which there were any material foreseeable losses.

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

Annexure to Independent Auditors' Report - 31 March 2015 (Referred to in our report of even date)

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 its fixed assets by which all fixed assets are verified in a phased manner over a period of two years. In our opinion, this periodicity of physical verification is reasonable having regard to the size of the Company and the nature of its assets. No material discrepancies were noticed on such verification.

ii. (a) The inventory, except goods-in-transit and stocks lying with third parties, has been physically verified by the

management during the year. In our opinion, the frequency of such verification is reasonable. For stocks lying with third parties at the year-end, written confirmations have been obtained.

(b) The procedures for the physical verification of inventories 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. The discrepancies noticed on verification between the physical stocks and the book records were not material.

iii. 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 Act. Accordingly, paragraphs (iii) (a) and (b) of the Order are not applicable to the Company.

iv. In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, and having regard to the explanation that purchases of certain items of inventories and fixed assets are for the Company's specialised requirements and similarly certain goods sold and services rendered are for the specialised requirements of the buyers and suitable alternative sources are not available to obtain comparable quotations, there is an adequate internal control system commensurate with the size of the Company and the nature of its business with regard to purchase of inventories and fixed assets and with regard to the sale of goods and services. We have not observed any major weakness in the internal control system during the course of the audit.

v. I n our opinion, and according to the information and explanations given to us, the Company has not accepted deposits as per the directives issued by the Reserve Bank of India under the provisions of Sections 73 to 76 or any other relevant provisions of the Act and the rules framed thereunder. Accordingly, paragraph 3(v) of the Order is not applicable to the Company.

vi. We have broadly reviewed the books of account maintained by the Company pursuant to the rules prescribed by the Central Government for maintenance of cost records under Section 148(1) of the Act and are of the opinion that prima facie, the prescribed accounts and records have been made and maintained. However, we have not made a detailed examination of the records.

vii. (a) According to the information and explanations given to us and on the basis of our examination of the records of the Company, amounts deducted/accrued in the books of account in respect of undisputed statutory dues including Provident Fund, Employees' State Insurance, Income-tax, Sales-tax, Wealth tax, Service tax, Duty of Customs, Duty of Excise, Value added tax, and other material statutory dues have been generally regularly deposited during the year by the Company with the appropriate authorities.

According to the information and explanations given to us, no undisputed amounts payable in respect of Provident Fund, Employees' State Insurance, Income-tax, Sales-tax, Wealth tax, Service tax, Duty of Customs, Duty of Excise, Value added tax and other material statutory dues were in arrears as at 31 March 2015 for a period of more than six months from the date they became payable.

(b) According to the information and explanations given to us, there are no dues of Income tax, Sales tax, Wealth tax, Service tax, Duty of Customs, Duty of Excise and Value added tax which have not been deposited with the appropriate authorities on account of any dispute other than those mentioned in the Appendix to this report.

(c) 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 thereunder has been transferred to such fund within time.

viii. The Company does not have any accumulated losses at the end of the financial year and has not incurred cash losses in the financial year and in the immediately preceding financial year.

ix. In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, the Company has not defaulted in repayment of dues to a financial institution or banks. The Company did not have any outstanding debentures.

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

xi. In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, the term loans taken by the Company have been applied for the purpose for which they were obtained.

xii. According to the information and explanations given to us, no fraud on or by the Company has been noticed or reported during the course of our audit.

For B S R & Co. LLP Chartered Accountants Firm's Registration No: 101248W/W-100022

Vijay Mathur Partner Membership No: 046476 Mumbai 7 May 2015


Mar 31, 2014

We have audited the accompanying financial statements of BASF India Limited (''the Company''), which comprise the Balance Sheet as at 31 March 2014 and the Statement of Profit and Loss and Cash Flow Statement for the year ended 31 March 2014 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 the Accounting Standards referred to in sub-section (3C) of Section 211 of the Companies Act, 1956 (''the Act'').

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 misstatements.

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 said 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:

i. in case of the Balance Sheet, of the state of affairs of the Company as at 31 March 2014;

ii. in case of the Statement of Profit and Loss, of the profit of the Company for the year ended on that date; and

iii. in case of the Cash Flow Statement, of the cash flows of the Company 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 enclose 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 purposes 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, Statement of Profit and Loss 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 Act; and

e. on the basis of written representations received from the directors of the Company, as on 31 March 2014, and taken on record by the Board of Directors, none of the directors is disqualified as on 31 March 2014, from being appointed as a director in terms of clause (g) of sub-section (1) of Section 274 of the Act. Annexure to Independent Auditors'' Report - 31 March 2014 (Continued) (Referred to in our report of even date)

1. (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 its fixed assets by which all fixed assets are verified in a phased manner over a period of two years. In our opinion, this periodicity of physical verification 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) Fixed assets disposed off during the year were not substantial, and therefore, do not affect the going concern assumption.

2. (a) The inventory, except goods-in-transit and stocks lying with third parties, has been physically verified by the management during the year. In our opinion, the frequency of such verification is reasonable. For stocks lying with third parties at the year-end, written confirmations have been obtained.

(b) The procedures for the physical verification of inventories 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. The discrepancies noticed on verification between the physical stocks and the book records were not material.

3. The Company has neither granted nor taken any loans, secured or unsecured, to or from Companies, firms or other parties covered in the register maintained under Section 301 of the Act.

4. In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, and having regard to the explanation that purchases of certain items of inventories and fixed assets are for the Company''s specialised requirements and similarly certain goods sold and services rendered are for the specialised requirements of the buyers and suitable alternative sources are not available to obtain comparable quotations, there is an adequate internal control system commensurate with the size of the Company and the nature of its business with regard to purchase of inventories and fixed assets and with regard to the sale of goods and services. We have not observed any major weakness in the internal control system during the course of the audit.

5. (a) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, the particulars of contracts or arrangements referred to in Section 301 of the Act have been entered in the register required to be maintained under that section.

(b) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, the transactions made in pursuance of contracts and arrangements referred to in (a) above and exceeding the value of Rs 5 lakh with any party during the year have been made at prices which are reasonable having regard to the prevailing market prices at the relevant time, except for purchases of certain items of inventories and fixed assets which are for the Company''s specialised requirements and similarly for sale of certain goods and services rendered which are for the specialised requirements of the buyers and for which suitable alternative sources are not available to obtain comparable quotations. However, on the basis of information and explanations provided, the same appear reasonable.

6. The Company has not accepted any deposits from the public.

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

8. We have broadly reviewed the books of account maintained by the Company pursuant to the rules prescribed by the Central Government for maintenance of cost records under Section 209(1 )(d) of the Act in respect of all manufactured products and are of the opinion that prima facie, the prescribed accounts and records have been made and maintained. However, we have not made a detailed examination of the records.

9. (a) According to the information and explanations given to us and on the basis of our examination of the records of the Company, amounts deducted/accrued in the books of account in respect of undisputed statutory dues including Provident Fund, Employees'' State Insurance, Income-tax, Sales-tax, Wealth tax, Service tax, Customs duty, Excise duty, Investor Education and Protection Fund and other material statutory dues have been generally regularly deposited during the year by the Company with the appropriate authorities.

According to the information and explanations given to us, no undisputed amounts payable in respect of Provident Fund, Employees'' State Insurance, Income tax, Sales tax, Wealth tax, Service tax, Customs duty, Excise duty, Investor Education and Protection Fund and other material statutory dues were in arrears as at 31 March 2014 for a period of more than six months from the date they became payable.

(b) According to the information and explanations given to us, there are no dues of Income tax, Sales tax, Wealth tax, Service tax, Customs duty and Excise duty which have not been deposited with the appropriate authorities on account of any dispute other than those mentioned in the Appendix to this report.

10. The Company does not have any accumulated losses at the end of the financial year and has not incurred cash losses in the financial year and in the immediately preceding financial year.

11. In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, the Company has not defaulted in repayment of dues to its bankers. The Company did not have any outstanding debentures or dues to financial institutions during the year.

12. The Company has not granted any loans and advances on the basis of security by way of pledge of shares, debentures and other securities.

13. In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, the Company is not a chit fund or a nidhi / mutual benefit fund / society.

14. According to the information and explanations given to us, the Company is not dealing or trading in shares, securities, debentures and other investments.

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

16. In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, the term loans taken by the Company have been applied for the purpose for which they were raised.

17. According to the information and explanations given to us and on an overall examination of the balance sheet of the Company, we are of the opinion that the funds raised on short-term basis have not been used for long-term investment.

18. The Company has not made any preferential allotment of shares to companies/firms/parties covered in the register maintained under Section 301 of the Act.

19. The Company did not have any outstanding debentures during the year.

20. The Company has not raised any money by public issues during the year.

21. According to the information and explanations given to us, no fraud on or by the Company has been noticed or reported during the course of our audit.



Name of the Statute Nature of the Amounts Amount Dues (Rs million) paid in dispute (Rs million)

Central Excise Act, Duty interest 5.64 - 1944 and penalty

3.12 -

0.66 -

2.04 -

1.82 -

0.09 -

13.37 -

The Customs Act, 1962 Duty interest 95.00 - and penalty

12.11 -

107.11 -

The Service Tax Act, Tax, Interest 0.05 - 1975 and Penalty

7.21 -

1.56 -

21.86 -

12.11 -

42.79 -

State and Central Sales Non 0.38 - Tax Act Submission of Forms 6.17 4.76

21.60 -

0.07 -

29.81 4.76



Name of the statute Period Forum where the dispute is pending for CARO

Central Excise Act, 1944 2007-08 Commissioner of Central Excise

1992-94 High Court 2000-01

2007-08 Central Excise & Service Tax Appellate Tribunal

2008-09 Commissioner (Appeals)

1982-83 Assistant Commissioner of Central

2008-09 Excise

2011-12

2009-10 Deputy Commissioner of Central Excise

The Customs Act, 1962 2005-06 Supreme Court

1992-93 Central Excise & Service Tax

2000-01 Appellate Tribunal

The Service Tax Act 2008-10 Assistant Commissioner of Central

2010-11 Excise

2005-10 Central Excise & Service Tax

2009-10 Appellate Tribunal

Jan 2005 to March 2008

Dec. 2007 - Commissioner (Appeals) Sep. 2009

2005-06 to Commissioner of Central Excise 2009-10

2008-09 Commissioner of Service Tax 2006-10

2006-07 Additional Commissioner of Sales Tax

2002-03 Commissioner of Sales Tax 2006-07

2004-05 Deputy Commissioner of Sales Tax

2008-09

2009-10

2010-11

2005-06 Joint Commissioner of Sales Tax

2006-07

2007-08

2008-09

2009-10

2005-06 Tribunal

Name of the Statute Nature of the Amounts Amount Dues (Rs million) paid in dispute (Rs million)

Tax Interest and 1.67 - Penalty

99.61 -

30.10 6.87

326.49 0.24

0.62

3.34 0.07

461.83 7.18

The Income Tax Act, Tax, Interest 0.02 - 1961 and Penalty

50.73 37.50

70.22 23.67

73.92 -

2.70 2.70

238.86 214.47

5.03 4.88

441.48 283.22

Name of the statue Period Forum where the dispute is pending for CARO

2006-07 Additional Commissioner of Sales Tax

2002-03 Commissioner (Appeals) 2006-07

2006-07 Deputy Commissioner of Sales Tax 2007-08

2009-10

2010-11

April 2013

May 2013

2004-05 Joint Commissioner of Sales Tax

2005-06

2006-07

2007-08

2008-09

2009-10

2013-14

2007-08 Sales Tax Officer

1993-94 Tribunal

1994-95

2005-06

2006-07

2007-08

The Income Tax Act 2010-11 Assistant Commissioner 1961 of Income Tax

2006-07 Commissioner of Income Tax

2008-09 (Appeals)

2009-10

2010-11

2009-10 Deputy Commissioner Income Tax

2010-11 Dispute Resolution Panel

2000-01 High Court

2003-04

2006-07

2000-01 Income Tax Appellate Tribunal

2002-03

2003-04

2006-07

2007-08

2008-09

2009-10

2006-07 Transfer Pricing Officer



For B S R & Co. LLP

Chartered Accountants

Firm''s Registration No: 101248W

Vijay Mathur

Partner

Membership No: 046476

29 April 2014

Mumbai


Mar 31, 2013

Report on the Financial Statements

We have audited the accompanying financial statements of BASF India Limited (''the Company''), which comprise the Balance Sheet as at 31 March 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 the Accounting Standards referred to in sub-section (3C) of Section 211 of the Companies Act, 1956 (''the Act''). 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. 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 Act in the manner so required 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 affairs of the Company as at 31 March 2013;

ii. in the case of the Statement of Profit and Loss, of the profit for the year ended on that date; and

iii. 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 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 purposes 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, Statement of Profit and Loss, and Cash Flow Statement comply with the Accounting Standards referred to in sub-section (3C) of Section 211 of the Act; and

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

With reference to the Annexure referred to in our report of even date, we report that:

1. (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 its fixed assets by which all fixed assets are verified in a phased manner over a period of two years. In our opinion, this periodicity of physical verification 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) Fixed assets disposed off during the year were not substantial, and therefore, do not affect the going concern assumption.

2. (a) The inventory, except goods-in-transit and stocks lying with third parties, has been physically verified by the management during the year. In our opinion, the frequency of such verification is reasonable. For stocks lying with third parties at the year-end, written confirmations have been obtained.

(b) The procedures for the physical verification of inventories 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. The discrepancies noticed on verification between the physical stocks and the book records were not material.

3. The Company has neither granted nor taken any loans, secured or unsecured, to or from Companies, firms or other parties covered in the register maintained under Section 301 of the Act.

4. In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, and having regard to the explanation that purchases of certain items of inventories and fixed assets are for the Company''s specialised requirements and similarly certain goods sold and services rendered are for the specialised requirements of the buyers and suitable alternative sources are not available to obtain comparable quotations, there is an adequate internal control system commensurate with the size of the Company and the nature of its business with regard to purchase of inventories and fixed assets and with regard to the sale of goods and services. We have not observed any major weakness in the internal control system during the course of the audit.

5. (a) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, the particulars of contracts or arrangements referred to in Section 301 of the Act have been entered in the register required to be maintained under that section.

(b) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, the transactions made in pursuance of contracts and arrangements referred to in (a) above and exceeding the value of Rs 5 lakh with any party during the year have been made at prices which are reasonable having regard to the prevailing market prices at the relevant time, except for purchases of certain items of inventories and fixed assets which are for the Company''s specialised requirements and similarly for sale of certain goods and services rendered which are for the specialised requirements of the buyers and for which suitable alternative sources are not available to obtain comparable quotations. However, on the basis of information and explanations provided, the same appear reasonable.

6. In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, the Company has complied with the provisions of Section 58A, Section 58AA or other relevant provisions of the Act, and the rules framed thereunder with regard to deposits accepted from the public. Accordingly, there have been no proceedings before the Company Law Board or National Company Law Tribunal (as applicable) or Reserve Bank of India or any Court or any other Tribunal in this matter and no order has been passed by any of the aforesaid authorities.

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

8. We have broadly reviewed the books of account maintained by the Company pursuant to the rules prescribed by the Central Government for maintenance of cost records under Section 209(1)(d) of the Act in respect of all manufactured products and are of the opinion that prima facie, the prescribed accounts and records have been made and maintained. However, we have not made a detailed examination of the records.

9. (a) According to the information and explanations given to us and on the basis of our examination of the records of the Company, amounts deducted/accrued in the books of account in respect of undisputed statutory dues including Provident Fund, Employees'' State Insurance, Income-tax, Sales-tax, Wealth tax, Service tax, Customs duty, Excise duty, Investor Education and Protection Fund and other material statutory dues have been generally regularly deposited during the year by the Company with the appropriate authorities.

According to the information and explanations given to us, no undisputed amounts payable in respect of Provident Fund, Employees'' State Insurance, Income tax, Sales tax, Wealth tax, Service tax, Customs duty, Excise duty, Investor Education and Protection Fund and other material statutory dues were in arrears as at 31 March 2013 for a period of more than six months from the date they became payable.

(b) According to the information and explanations given to us, there are no dues of Income tax, Sales tax, Wealth tax, Service tax, Customs duty and Excise duty which have not been deposited with the appropriate authorities on account of any dispute other than those mentioned in the Appendix to this report.

10. The Company does not have any accumulated losses at the end of the financial year and has not incurred cash losses in the financial year and in the immediately preceding financial year.

11. In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, the Company has not defaulted in repayment of dues to its bankers. The Company did not have any outstanding debentures or dues to financial institutions during the year.

12. The Company has not granted any loans and advances on the basis of security by way of pledge of shares, debentures and other securities.

13. In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, the Company is not a chit fund or a nidhi / mutual benefit fund / society.

14. According to the information and explanations given to us, the Company is not dealing or trading in shares, securities, debentures and other investments.

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

16. In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, the term loans taken by the Company have been applied for the purpose for which they were raised.

17. According to the information and explanations given to us and on an overall examination of the Balance Sheet of the Company, we are of the opinion that the funds raised on short-term basis have not been used for long-term investment.

18. The Company has not made any preferential allotment of shares to companies/firms/parties covered in the register maintained under Section 301 of the Act.

19. The Company did not have any outstanding debentures during the year.

20. The Company has not raised any money by public issues during the year.

21. According to the information and explanations given to us, no fraud on or by the Company has been noticed or reported during the course of our audit.

For B S R & Co.

Chartered Accountants

Firm''s Registration No: 101248W

Vijay Mathur

Partner

Membership No: 046476

30 April 2013

Mumbai


Mar 31, 2012

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.

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 Companies Act, 1956 ('the Act'), we enclose in the Annexure a statement on the matters specified in paragraphs 4 and 5 of the said Order.

2. Further to our comments in the Annexure referred to above, 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;

(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, the Statement of Profit and Loss and the 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 dealt with by this report comply with the Accounting Standards referred to in sub-section (3C) of Section 211 of the Act;

(e) on the basis of written representations received from the directors of the Company, as on 31 March 2012, and taken on record by the Board of Directors, we report that none of the directors is disqualified as on 31 March 2012 from being appointed as a director in terms of clause (g) of sub-section (1) of Section 274 of the Act; and

(f) 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 Act, in the manner so required, 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 affairs of the Company as at 31 March 2012;

ii. in the case of the Statement of Profit and Loss, of the profit of the Company for the year ended on that date; and

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

Annexure to Auditors' Report - 31 March 2012

With reference to the Annexure referred to in our report of even date, we report that:

1. (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 its fixed assets by which all fixed assets are verified in a phased manner over a period of two years. In our opinion, this periodicity of physical verification 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) Fixed assets disposed off during the year were not substantial, and therefore, do not affect the going concern assumption.

2. (a) The inventory, except goods-in-transit and stocks lying with third parties, has been physically verified by the management during the year. In our opinion, the frequency of such verification is reasonable. For stocks lying with third parties at the year-end, written confirmations have been obtained.

(b) The procedures for the physical verification of inventories 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. The discrepancies noticed on verification between the physical stocks and the book records were not material.

3. The Company has neither granted nor taken any loans, secured or unsecured, to or from companies, firms or other parties covered in the register maintained under Section 301 of the Act.

4. In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, and having regard to the explanation that purchases of certain items of inventories and fixed assets are for the Company's specialised requirements and similarly certain goods sold and services rendered are for the specialised requirements of the buyers and suitable alternative sources are not available to obtain comparable quotations, there is an adequate internal control system commensurate with the size of the Company and the nature of its business with regard to purchase of inventories and fixed assets and with regard to the sale of goods and services. We have not observed any major weakness in the internal control system during the course of the audit.

5. (a) i n our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, the particulars of contracts or arrangements referred to in Section 301 of the Act have been entered in the register required to be maintained under that section.

(b) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, the transactions made in pursuance of contracts and arrangements referred to in (a) above and exceeding the value of Rs. 5 lakh with any party during the year have been made at prices which are reasonable having regard to the prevailing market prices at the relevant time, except for purchases of certain items of inventories and fixed assets which are for the Company's specialised requirements and similarly sale of certain goods and services rendered which are for the specialised requirements of the buyers and suitable alternative sources are not available to obtain comparable quotations. However, on the basis of information and explanations provided, the same appear reasonable.

6. i n our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, the Company has complied with the provisions of Section 58A, Section 58AA or other relevant provisions of the Act, and the rules framed there under with regard to deposits accepted from the public. Accordingly, there have been no proceedings before the Company Law Board or National Company Law Tribunal (as applicable) or Reserve Bank of India or any Court or any other Tribunal in this matter and no order has been passed by any of the aforesaid authorities.

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

8. We have broadly reviewed the books of account maintained by the Company pursuant to the rules prescribed by the Central Government for maintenance of cost records under Section 209(1)(d) of the Act in respect of manufacture of insecticides, dyes and paints and varnishes are of the opinion that prima facie, the prescribed accounts and records have been made and maintained. However, we have not made a detailed examination of the records.

9. (a) According to the information and explanations given to us and on the basis of our examination of the records of the Company, amounts deducted/accrued in the books of account in respect of undisputed statutory dues including Provident Fund, Employees' State Insurance, Income-tax, Sales-tax, Wealth tax, Service tax, Customs duty, Excise duty, Investor Education and Protection Fund and other material statutory dues have been generally regularly deposited during the year by the Company with the appropriate authorities.

According to the information and explanations given to us, no undisputed amounts payable in respect of Provident Fund, Employees' State Insurance, Income-tax, Sales tax, Wealth tax, Service tax, Customs duty, Excise duty, Investor Education and Protection Fund and other material statutory dues were in arrears as at 31 March 2012 for a period of more than six months from the date they became payable.

(b) According to the information and explanations given to us, there are no dues of Income-tax, Sales tax, Wealth tax, Service tax, Customs duty and Excise duty which have not been deposited with the appropriate authorities on account of any dispute other than those mentioned in the appendix to this report.

10. The Company does not have any accumulated losses at the end of the financial year and has not incurred cash losses in the financial year and in the immediately preceding financial year.

11. i n our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, the Company has not defaulted in repayment of dues to its bankers. The Company did not have any outstanding debentures or dues to financial institutions during the year.

12. The Company has not granted any loans and advances on the basis of security by way of pledge of shares, debentures and other securities.

13. in our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, the Company is not a chit fund or a nidhi / mutual benefit fund / society.

14. According to the information and explanations given to us, the Company is not dealing or trading in shares, securities, debentures and other investments.

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

16. According to the information and explanations given to us, the Company has applied the term loans for the purpose for which it was obtained.

17. According to the information and explanations given to us and on an overall examination of the Balance Sheet of the Company, we are of the opinion that the funds raised on short-term basis have not been used for long-term investment.

18. The Company has not made any preferential allotment of shares to companies/firms/parties covered in the register maintained under Section 301 of the Act.

19. The Company did not have any outstanding debentures during the year.

20. The Company has not raised any money by public issues during the year.

21. According to the information and explanations given to us, no fraud on or by the Company has been noticed or reported during the course of our audit.

Appendix

Name of the Statute Nature of the Dues Amounts Period Forum where the (Rs. million) dispute is pending

Central Excise Act, 1944 Duty interest and 3.12 1992-1993 High Court penalty 2.04 2007-2008 Central Excise & Service

Tax Appellate Tribunal

6.30 2006-2008 Commissioner of Central Excise

11.12 2005-2006 Supreme Court

The Customs Act, 1962 Duty interest and 41.40 2005-2006 Supreme Court penalty

The Service Tax Act, 1975 Tax, interest and penalty 0.05 2008-2010 Asst. Commissioner of

2010-2011 Central Excise

16.18 2005-2009, Central Excise & Service

2005-2010 Tax Appellate Tribunal 2007-2009

2009-2010

2.3 2007-2009 Commissioner (Appeals)

2009-2010

100.57 1998-2004, Commissioner of Central

2003-2004, Excise

2005-2010

The Income Tax Act, 1961 Tax, interest and penalty 2.70 AY 2000- 2001, High Court

2003-2004,

2006-2007

220.17 AY 2000- 2001, Income Tax Appellate

2002-2003, Tribunal

2003-2004,

2004-2005,

2006-2007,

2007-2008

228.64 AY 2006- 2007, Commissioner of Income

2007-2008, Tax (Appeals)

2008-2009

State and Central Sales Non Submission of 59.26 2004-2005, Joint Commissioner of Tax Act forms 2005-2006, Sales Tax

2006-2007

3.24 1999-2000, Deputy Commissi oner of

2002-2003, Sales Tax

2004-2005,

2005-2006,

2006-2007,

2007-2008

Tax, interest and penalty 0.1 1993-1994, Tribunal

1994-1995

7.8 2004-2005 Joint Commissioner of Sales Tax

38.93 2002-2003, Deputy Commissioner of

2005-2006, Sales Tax

2007-2008,

2010-2011

For B S R & Co.

Chartered Accountants

Firm's Registration No.: 101248W

Vijay Mathur

Partner

Membership No.: 046476

Mumbai,

Date: 25 April 2012


Mar 31, 2011

We have audited the attached Balance Sheet of BASF India Limited ('the Company') as at 31 March 2011, and the related 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 Company's management. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these financial statements based on our audit.

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.

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 Companies Act, 1956 ('the Act'), we enclose in the Annexure a statement on the matters specified in paragraphs 4 and 5 of the said Order.

2. Further to our comments in the Annexure referred to above, 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;

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

(d) 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 Act;

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

(f) 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 Act, in the manner so required, 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 affairs of the Company as at 31 March 2011;

ii. in the case of the Profit and Loss Account, of the profit of the Company for the year ended on that date; and

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

Annexure to Auditors' Report - 31 March 2011 With reference to the Annexure referred to in our report of even date, we report that:

1. (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 its fixed assets by which all fixed assets are verified in a phased manner over a period of two years. In our opinion, this periodicity of physical verification 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) Fixed assets disposed off during the year were not substantial, and therefore, do not affect the going concern assumption.

2. (a) The inventory, except goods-in-transit and stocks lying with third parties, has been physically verified by the management during the year. In our opinion, the frequency of such verification is reasonable. For stocks lying with third parties at the year-end, written confirmations have been obtained.

(b) The procedures for the physical verification of inventories 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. The discrepancies noticed on verification between the physical stocks and the book records were not material.

3. (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 of the Act. Accordingly, paragraphs 4(iii) (b), (c) and (d) are not applicable to the Company.

(e) The Company has taken loans from 3 companies covered in the register maintained under Section 301 of the Act. The maximum amount outstanding during the year was Rs. 3,376 million and the year-end balance of such loans was Rs. Nil.

(f) In our opinion, the rate of interest and other terms and conditions on which loans have been taken from companies listed in the register maintained under Section 301 of the Act are not, prima facie, prejudicial to the interest of the Company.

(g) In the case of loans taken from companies listed in the register maintained under Section 301 of the Act, the Company has been regular in repaying the principal amounts as stipulated and in the payment of interest.

4. In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, and having regard to the explanation that purchases of certain items of inventories and fixed assets are for the Company's specialised requirements and similarly certain goods sold and services rendered are for the specialised requirements of the buyers and suitable alternative sources are not available to obtain comparable quotations, there is an adequate internal control system commensurate with the size of the Company and the nature of its business with regard to purchase of inventories and fixed assets and with regard to the sale of goods and services. We have not observed any major weakness in the internal control system during the course of the audit.

5. (a) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, the particulars of contracts or arrangements referred to in Section 301 of the Act have been entered in the register required to be maintained under that section.

(b) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, the transactions made in pursuance of contracts and arrangements referred to in (a) above and exceeding the value of Rs. 5 lakh with any party during the year have been made at prices which are reasonable having regard to the prevailing market prices at the relevant time, except for purchases of certain items of inventories and fixed assets which are for the Company's specialised requirements and similarly sale of certain goods and services rendered which are for the specialised requirements of the buyers and suitable alternative sources are not available to obtain comparable quotations. However, on the basis of information and explanations provided, the same appear reasonable.

6. In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, the Company has complied with the provisions of Section 58A, Section 58AA or other relevant provisions of the Act, and the rules framed thereunder with regard to deposits accepted from the public. Accordingly, there have been no proceedings before the Company Law Board or National Company Law Tribunal (as applicable) or Reserve Bank of India or any Court or any other Tribunal in this matter and no order has been passed by any of the aforesaid authorities.

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

8. We have broadly reviewed the books of account maintained by the Company pursuant to the rules prescribed by the Central Government for maintenance of cost records under Section 209(1 )(d) of the Act in respect of manufacture of insecticides and are of the opinion that prima facie, the prescribed accounts and records have been made and maintained. However, we have not made a detailed examination of the records.

9. (a) According to the information and explanations given to us and on the basis of our examination of the records of the Company, amounts deducted/accrued in the books of account in respect of undisputed statutory dues including Provident Fund, Employees' State Insurance, Income-tax, Sales-tax, Wealth tax, Service tax, Customs duty, Excise duty, Investor Education and Protection Fund and other material statutory dues have been generally regularly deposited during the year by the Company with the appropriate authorities.

According to the information and explanations given to us, there were no dues on account of Cess under Section 441A of the Act since the date from which the aforesaid section comes into force has not been notified by the Central Government.

According to the information and explanations given to us, no undisputed amounts payable in respect of Provident Fund, Employees' State Insurance, Income tax, Sales tax, Wealth tax, Service tax, Customs duty, Excise duty, Investor Education and Protection Fund and other material statutory dues were in arrears as at 31 March 2011 for a period of more than six months from the date they became payable.

(b) According to the information and explanations given to us, there are no dues of Income tax, Sales tax, Wealth tax, Service tax, Customs duty and Excise duty which have not been deposited with the appropriate authorities on account of any dispute other than those mentioned in the appendix to this report.

10. The Company does not have any accumulated losses at the end of the financial year and has not incurred cash losses in the financial year and in the immediately preceding financial year.

11. In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, the Company has not defaulted in repayment of dues to its bankers. The Company did not have any outstanding debentures or dues to financial institutions during the year.

12. The Company has not granted any loans and advances on the basis of security by way of pledge of shares, debentures and other securities.

13. In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, the Company is not a chit fund or a nidhi/mutual benefit fund/society.

14. According to the information and explanations given to us, the Company is not dealing or trading in shares, securities, debentures and other investments.

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

16. According to the information and explanations given to us, the Company has applied the term loans for the purpose for which it was obtained.

17. According to the information and explanations given to us and on an overall examination of the Balance Sheet of the Company, we are of the opinion that the funds raised on short-term basis have not been used for long-term investment.

18. The Company has not made any preferential allotment of shares to companies/firms/parties covered in the register maintained under Section 301 of the Act.

19. The Company did not have any outstanding debentures during the year.

20. The Company has not raised any money by public issues during the year.

21. According to the information and explanations given to us, no fraud on or by the Company has been noticed or reported during the course of our audit.

Name of the Statute Nature of the Dues Amounts Period (Rs. million)

Central Excise Act, 1944 Duty interest and 11.12 2005-2006 penalty

3.01 1992-1993

2.06 2005-2008

2.04 2007-2008

The Customs Act, 1962 Duty interest and 11.38 2006-2007 penalty

The Service Tax Act, 1975 Tax, interest and penalty 0.06 2005-2010

8.41 2007-2009, 2009-2010

The Income Tax Act, 1961 Tax, interest and penalty 1.13 AY 2000-2001, 2003-2004

6.66 AY 2002-2003, 2003-2004, 2006-2007

23.65 AY 2002-2003, 2004-2005, 2006-2007, 2007-2008, 2008-2009

0.96 AY 2004-2005



State and Non Submission of 8.86 1993-1994, Central Sales Tax Act forms 1994-1995, 2002-2003

0.46 1999-2000, 2004-2005

25.99 2004-2005, 2006-2007

1.36 2007-2008

Tax, interest and penalty 0.02 2000-2001 Non Submission of 10.36 2004-2005 forms and various disallowances

0.51 2005-2006

4.10 2005-2006, 2007-2008



Name of the Statue Forum where the dispute is pending



Central Excise Act, 1944 Supreme Court

High Court

Central Excise & Service Tax Appellate Tribunal

Additional Commissioner of Central Excise

The Customs Act, 1962 Central Excise & Service Tax Appellate Tribunal

The Service Tax Act, 1975 Asst. Commissioner of Central Excise

Additional Commissioner of Central Excise

The Income Tax Act, 1961 High Court

Income Tax Appellate Tribunal

Commissioner of Income Tax (appeals)

Assessing Officer

State and Central Sales Tax Act Sales Tax Tribunal

Asstt. Commissioner of Sales Tax

Joint Commissioner of Sales Tax

Deputy Commissioner of Commercial Tax

Assessing Officer

Deputy Commissioner of Sales Tax

Additional Commissioner, Commercial Taxes

Asstt. Commissioner of Commercial Tax

For B S R & Co.

Chartered Accountants

Firm's Registration No.: 101248W

Vijay Mathur

Partner

Membership No.: 046476

28 April 2011


Mar 31, 2010

We have audited the attached Balance Sheet of BASF India Limited (the Company) as at 31 March 2010, and the related 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 Companys management. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these financial statements based on our audit.

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.

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

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

(a) we have obtained all information and explanations, which to the best of our knowledge and belief were necessary for the purposes 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, Profit and Loss Account and Cash Flow Statement dealt with by this report are in agreement with the books of account;

(d) 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 Act;

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

(f) 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 Act, in the manner so required, 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 affairs of the Company as at 31 March 2010;

ii. in the case of the Profit and Loss Account, of the profit of the Company for the year ended on that date;

and

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

Annexure to Auditors Report - 31 March 2010 With reference to the Annexure referred to in our report of even date, we report that:

1. (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 its fixed assets by which all fixed assets are verified in a phased manner over a period of two years. In our opinion, this periodicity of physical verification 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) Fixed assets disposed off during the year were not substantial, and therefore, do not affect the going concern assumption.

2. (a) The inventory, except goods-in-transit and stocks lying with third parties, has been physically verified by the management during the year. In our opinion, the frequency of such verification is reasonable. For stocks lying with third parties at the year-end, written confirmations have been obtained.

(b) The procedures for the physical verification of inventories 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. The discrepancies noticed on verification between the physical stocks and the book records were not material.

3. The Company has neither granted nor taken any loans, secured or unsecured, to or from companies, firms or other parties covered in the register maintained under Section 301 of the Act.

4. In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, and having regard to the explanation that purchases of certain items of inventories and fixed assets are for the Companys specialised requirements and similarly certain goods sold and services rendered are for the specialised requirements of the buyers and suitable alternative sources are not available to obtain comparable quotations, there is an adequate internal control system commensurate with the size of the Company and the nature of its business with regard to purchase of inventories and fixed assets and with regard to the sale of goods and services. We have not observed any major weakness in the internal control system during the course of the audit.

5. (a) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, the particulars of contracts or arrangements referred to in Section 301 of the Act have been entered in the register required to be maintained under that section. (b) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, the transactions made in pursuance of contracts and arrangements referred to in (a) above and exceeding the value of Rs. 5 lakh with any party during the year have been made at prices which are reasonable having regard to the prevailing market prices at the relevant time, except for purchases of certain items of inventories and fixed assets which are for the Companys specialised requirements and similarly sale of certain goods and services rendered which are for the specialised requirements of the buyers and suitable alternative sources are not available to obtain comparable quotations. However, on the basis of information and explanations provided, the same appear reasonable.

6. In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, the Company has complied with the provisions of Section 58A, Section 58AA or other relevant provisions of the Act, and the rules framed thereunder with regard to deposits accepted from the public. Accordingly, there have been no proceedings before the Company Law Board or National Company Law Tribunal (as applicable) or Reserve Bank of India or any Court or any other Tribunal in this matter and no order has been passed by any of the aforesaid authorities.

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

8. We have broadly reviewed the books of account maintained by the Company pursuant to the rules prescribed by the Central Government for maintenance of cost records under Section 209(1 )(d) of the Act in respect of manufacture of insecticides and are of the opinion that prima facie, the prescribed accounts and records have been made and maintained. However, we have not made a detailed examination of the records.

9. (a) According to the information and explanations given to us and on the basis of our examination of the records of the Company, amounts deducted/accrued in the books of account in respect of undisputed statutory dues including Provident Fund, Employees State Insurance, Income-tax, Sales-tax, Wealth tax, Service tax, Customs duty, Excise duty, Investor Education and Protection Fund and other material statutory dues have been generally regularly deposited during the year by the Company with the appropriate authorities.

According to the information and explanations given to us, there were no dues on account of Cess under Section 441A of the Act since the date from which the aforesaid section comes into force has not been notified by the Central Government.

According to the information and explanations given to us, no undisputed amounts payable in respect of Provident Fund, Employees State Insurance, Income tax, Sales tax, Wealth tax, Service tax, Customs duty, Excise duty, Investor Education and Protection Fund and other material statutory dues were in arrears as at 31 March 2010 for a period of more than six months from the date they became payable. (b) According to the information and explanations given to us, there are no dues of Income tax, Sales tax, Wealth tax, Service tax, Customs duty and Excise duty which have not been deposited with the appropriate authorities on account of any dispute other than those mentioned in the appendix to this report.

10. The Company does not have any accumulated losses at the end of the financial year and has not incurred cash losses in the financial year and in the immediately preceding financial year.

11. In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, the Company has not defaulted in repayment of dues to its bankers. The Company did not have any outstanding debentures or dues to financial institutions during the year.

12. The Company has not granted any loans and advances on the basis of security by way of pledge of shares, debentures and other securities.

13. In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, the Company is not a chit fund or a nidhi / mutual benefit fund / society.

14. According to the information and explanations given to us, the Company is not dealing or trading in shares, securities, debentures and other investments.

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

16. The Company did not have any term loans outstanding during the year.

17. According to the information and explanations given to us and on an overall examination of the Balance Sheet of the Company, we are of the opinion that the funds raised on short-term basis have not been used for long-term investment.

18. The Company has not made any preferential allotment of shares to companies/firms/parties covered in the register maintained under Section 301 of the Act.

19. The Company did not have any outstanding debentures during the year.

20. The Company has not raised any money by public issues during the year.

21. According to the information and explanations given to us, no fraud on or by the Company has been noticed or reported during the course of our audit.



For B S R & Co.

Chartered Accountants

Firm Registration Number: 101248W

Vijay Mathur

Partner

Membership No.: 046476

Mumbai

Date: 29 April 2010

 
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