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Auditor Report of Benares Hotels Ltd.

Mar 31, 2015

We have audited the accompanying financial statements of The Benares Hotels Limited (the "Company"), which comprise the Balance Sheet as at March 31, 2015, 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.

2. Management's Responsibility for the Financial Statements

2.1 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.

2.2 This responsibility also includes mainten- ance 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 appli- cation 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.

3. Auditor's Responsibility

3.1 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.

3.2 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.

3.3 An audit involves performing procedures to obtain audit evidence about the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements. The procedures selected depend on the auditor's judgment, including the assessment of the risks of material misstatement of the financial statements, whether due to fraud or error. In making those risk assessments, the auditor considers internal financial control relevant to the Company's preparation of the financial statements that give true and fair view 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 Company's Directors, as well as evaluating the overall presentation of the financial statements.

3.4 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.

4. 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:

(a) in the case of the Balance Sheet, of the state of affairs of the Company as at March 31, 2015;

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

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

5. Report on Other Legal and Regulatory Requirements

5.1 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 the paragraph 3 and 4 of the Order, to the extent applicable.

5.2 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 ofthose 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 representa- tions 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 24 to financial statements.

ii. the Company did not enter into any long-term contracts including derivative contracts for which there were any material foreseeable loss;

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 the Auditor's Report

The Annexure referred to in our report to the members of Benares Hotels Limited for the year ended on 31/03/2015. We report that: -

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

(b) All the assets have been physically verified by the Management during the year and there is a regular programme of verification which in our opinion, is reasonable having regard to the size of the company and the nature of its assets

(ii) (a) The Physical verification of inventory has been conducted at reasonable intervals by the management.

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

(c) The company is maintaining proper records of inventory. The discrepancies noticed on verification between the physical stocks and the book records were not material and the same has been properly dealt with in the books of account.

(iii) The company has not taken or given any loan from or to any companies covered in the register under section 189 of the Companies Act, 2013.

(iv) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, there are adequate internal control procedures commensurate with the size ofthe company and the nature ofits business with regard to purchases of inventory, fixed assets and with regard to the sale of goods and services. During the course of our audit, we have not observed any continuing failure to correct major weakness in internal controls.

(v) The company has not accepted any deposits from the public under the provision of the Sec.73 to76 of the Act.

(vi) The Central Government has not prescribed the maintenance of cost records under section 148(1) of the Act, for any of the services rendered by the Company

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

(b) According to the information and explanations given to us, there are no material dues of wealth tax, duty of customs and cess which have not been deposited with the appropriate authorities on account of any dispute. However, according to information and explanations given to us, the following dues of income tax, sales tax, service tax and value added tax have not been deposited by the Company on account of disputes.

Statue Amount Peraining to years

Income Tax Act,1961 141.18 2008-09 to 2011-12 and HAT - Allahabad

Service Tax 19.08 2008-09 to 2011-12 (Finance Act, 1994)

Uttar Pradesh Trade Tax Act 26.27 2006-07 and 2007-08

Statue Forums where Pending

Income Tax Act,1961 CIT- Appeals (Varanasi) and HAT - Allahabad

Service Tax Addl Commissioner, Central Excise Allahabad (Finance Act, 1994)

Uttar Pradesh Trade Tax Act 1st Appellate Tribunal, UPVAT

(c) According to the information and explanations given to us the amounts which were required to be transferred to the investor education and protection fund in accordance with the relevant provisions of the Companies Act, 1956 (1 of 1956) and rules made there-under has been transferred to such fund within time.

(viii) The Company does not have any accumulated losses at the end of the financial year and has not incurred cash losses

(ix) The Company did not have any outstanding dues to financial institutions, banks or debenture holders during the year.

(x) In our opinion and according to the information and the explanations given to us, the Company has not given any guarantee for loans taken by others from banks or financial institutions.

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

(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 N. Krishnaswamy & Co Chartered Accountants (Registration No. 001555S)

N. Krishnaswamy Partner (M. No. 004797)

Mumbai, 7th May, 2015


Mar 31, 2014

1. We have audited the accompanying financial statements of Benares Hotels Limited (the "Company"), which comprise the Balance Sheet as at March 31, 2014, and the Statement of Profit and Loss and Cash Flow Statement for the year then ended, and a summary of significant accounting policies and other explanatory information.

2. Management''s Responsibility for the Financial Statements

2.1 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 notified under the Companies Act, 1956 ("the Act") read with the General Circular 15-2013 dated 13th September 2013 of the Ministry of Corporate Affairs in respect of section 133 of the Companies Act, 2013.

2.2 This responsibility includes the design, implementation and maintenance of internal control relevant to the preparation and presentation of the financial state- ments that give a true and fair view and are free from material misstatement, whether due to fraud or error.

3. Auditor''s Responsibility

3.1 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.

3.2 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.

3.3 We believe that the audit evidence we have obtained is sufficient and appropriate to provide a basis for our audit opinion.

4. Opinion

4.1 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:

(a) in the case of the Balance Sheet, of the state of affairs of the Company as at March 31, 2014;

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

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

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

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

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

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

c. The Balance Sheet, Statement of Profit and Loss, and Cash Flow Statement dealt with by this Report are in agreement with the books of account;

d. In our opinion, the Balance Sheet, Statement of Profit and Loss, and Cash Flow Statement comply with the Accounting Standards notified under the Companies Act, 1956 read with the General Circular 15/2013 dated 13 September 2013 of the Ministry of Corporate Affairs in respect of section 133 of the Companies Act, 2013;

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

Annexure to the Auditors Report (Referred to in Paragraph 4.2 of 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) All. the assets have been physically verified by the Management during the year and there is a regular programme of verification which in our opinion, is reasonable having regard to the size of the company and the nature of its assets

(c) During the year, the company has not disposed off any major part of the plant and machinery.

(ii) (a) The inventory has been physically verified during the year by the management. In our opinion, the frequency of verification is reasonable.

(b) The procedures of 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 taken or given any loan from or to any companies covered in the register under section 301 of the Companies Act, 1956.

(iv) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, there are adequate internal control procedures commensurate with the size of the company and the nature of its business with regard to purchases of inventory, fixed assets and with regard to the sale of goods. During the course of our audit, we have not observed any continuing failure to correct major weakness in internal controls.

(v) (a) According to the information and explanations given to us, we arc of the opinion that the transactions that need to be entered into the register maintained under section 301 of the Companies Act, 1956 have been so entered.

(b) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, the transactions made in pursuance of contracts or arrangements entered in the register maintained under section 301 of the Companies Act, 1956 and exceeding the value of rupees live lakhs in respect of any party during the year have been made at prices which are reasonable having regard to the prevailing market prices of the relevant time. (vi) In our opinion, the company has an internal audit system commensurate with the size and nature of its business.

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

(b) According to the information and explanations given to us, no undisputed amounts payable in respect of income tax, wealth tax, sales tax, customs duty, excise duty and cess were in arrears, as at 31st March 2014 for a period of more than six months from the date they became payable.

(c) Details of dues of Income Tax, Sales Tax and Service Tax which have not been deposited as on 31" March, 2014 on account of dispute are given below:

Amount Pertaining to Statue Forums where Pending (Rs. In Lacs) Years

Income Tax Act, 1961 178.40 2008-09 to 2010-11 CIT- Appeals (Varanasi) and ITAT - Allahabad

Service Tax (Finance Act, 1994) 19.08 2008-09 to 2011-12 Addl. Commissioner, Central Excise Allahabad

Uttar Pradesh Trade Tax Act 36.27 2006-07 and 2007-08 1st Appelate Tribunal, UPVAT

(viii) According to the information and explanations give to us, no fraud on or by the company has been noticed or reported during the course of our audit.

(ix) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, matters specified in clauses (vi), (viii), (x), (xi), (xii), (xiii), (xiv), (xv), (xvi), (xvii), (xviii), (xix), and (xx) of paragraph 4 of the "CARO 2003" do not apply to the company.

For and on behalf of

N. KRISHNASWAMY & COMPANY

Chartered Accountants

N. KRISHNASWAMY

Partner Membership No. 004797 Firm Registration No. 001555S Place : Mumbai Dated : 29th April, 2014


Mar 31, 2013

1. We have audited the attached Balance Sheet of Benares Hotels Limited, as at 31st March, 2013, the Profit and Loss Account and also the Cash Flow Statement for the year ended on that date annexed thereto. These financial statements are the responsibility of the Company''s management. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these financial statements based on our Audit.

2. We conducted our audit in accordance with 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 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 the management, as well as evaluating the overall financial statement presentation. We believe that our audit provides a reasonable basis for our opinion.

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

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

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

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

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

(iv) In our opinion, the Balance Sheet, Profit and Loss Account and Cash Flow Statement dealt with by this Report comply with the Accounting Standards referred to in sub- section (3C) of Section 211 of the Companies Act, 1956;

(v) On the basis of written representations received from the Directors, as on 31st March, 2013 and taken on record by the Board of Directors, we report that none of the Directors is disqualified as on 31st March,

2013 from being appointed as Director in terms of clause (g) of sub-section (1) of Section 274 of the Companies Act, 1956;

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

(a) in the case of the Balance Sheet, of the state of affairs of the Company as at 31st March, 2013;

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

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

Annexure to the Auditors Report

(Referred to in Paragraph 3 of 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) All the assets have been physically verified by the management during the year and there is a regular programme of verification which in our opinion, is reasonable having regard to the size of the Company and the nature of its assets. During the year, the Company has not disposed of any major part of the plant and machinery.

(c) The inventory has been physically verified during the year by the management. In our opinion, the frequency of verification is reasonable.

(ii) (a) The procedures of 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.

(b) The Company is maintaining proper records of inventory. The discrepancies noticed on verification between the physical stocks and the book records were not material.

(c) The Company has not taken or given any loan from or to any companies covered in the Register under section 301 of the Companies Act, 1956.

(d) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, there are adequate internal control procedures commensurate with the size of the Company and the nature of its business with regard to purchase of inventory, fixed assets and with regard to the sale of goods. During the course of our audit, we have not observed any continuing failure to correct major weakness in internal controls.

(iii) According to the information and explanations given to us, we are of the opinion that the transactions that need to be entered into the Register maintained under section 301 of the Companies Act, 1956 have been so entered.

(iv) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, the transactions made in pursuance of contracts or arrangements entered in the Register maintained under section 301 of the Companies Act, 1956 and exceeding the value of rupees five lakhs in respect of any party during the year have been made at prices which are reasonable having regard to the prevailing market prices of the relevant time.

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

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

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

(viii) According to the information and explanations given to us, no undisputed amounts payable in respect of income tax, wealth tax, sales tax, customs duty, excise duty and cess were in arrears, as at 31st March, 2013 for a period of more than six months from the date they became payable.

(ix) According to the information and explanations given to us, except the above, there are no other dues of sales tax,

income tax, customs duty, wealth tax, excise duty and cess which have not been deposited on account of any dispute.

x. In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, the Company has not taken any loan from any financial institution, bank or debenture holders or granted any loans and advances on the basis of security by way of pledge of shares, debentures or other securities.

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

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

xiii. The Company has not given any guarantees for loans taken by others from banks or financial institutions.

xiv. According to the information and explanations given to us and on an overall examination of the Balance Sheet of the t Company, we report that no funds have been raised to finance short-term or long-term investment.

xv. According to the information and explanations given to us, the company has not made preferential allotment of shares to parties and companies covered in the Register maintained under section 301 ofthe Act.

xvi. During the period covered by our Report, the Company had not issued debentures.

xvii. No money has been raised by public issues during the year under report.

xviii. 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 and on behalf of

N. KRISHNASWAMY & COMPANY Chartered Accountants

N. KRISHNASWAMY

Partner

Membership No. 004797

Firm Registration No. 001555S

Place : Gurgaon

Dated : IstMay, 2013


Mar 31, 2012

1. We have audited the attached Balance Sheet of Benares Hotels Limited, as at 31st March, 2012, the Profit and Loss Account and also the Cash Flow Statement for the year ended on that date annexed thereto. These financial statements are the responsibility of the Company's management. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these financial statements based on our Audit.

2. We conducted our audit in accordance with 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 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 the management, as well as evaluating the overall financial statement presentation. We believe that our audit provides a reasonable basis for our opinion.

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

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

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

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

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

(iv) In our opinion, the Balance Sheet, Profit & Loss Account and Cash Flow Statement dealt with by this Report comply with the accounting standards referred to in sub- section (3C) of Section 211 of the Companies Act, 1956;

(v) On the basis of written representations received from the Directors, as on 31st March, 2012 and 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 Director in terms of clause (g) of sub-section (1) of Section 274 of the Companies Act, 1956;

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

a. in the case of the Balance Sheet, of the state of affairs of the Company as at 31st March, 2012;

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

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

Annexure to the Auditors Report

(Referred to in Paragraph 3 of 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) All the assets have been physically verified by the Management during the year and there is a regular programme of verification which in our opinion, is reasonable having regard to the size of the Company and the nature of its assets.

(c) During the year, the Company has not disposed of any major part of the plant and machinery.

ii. (a) The inventory has been physically verified during the year by the management. In our opinion, the frequency of verification is reasonable.

(b) The procedures of 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 taken or given any loan from or to any companies covered in the Register under section 301 of the Companies Act, 1956.

iv. In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, there are adequate internal control procedures commensurate with the size of the Company and the nature of its business with regard to purchases of inventory, fixed assets and with regard to the sale of goods. During the course of our audit, we have not observed any continuing failure to correct major weakness in internal controls.

v. (a) According to the information and explanations given to us, we are of the opinion that the transactions that need to be entered into the Register maintained under section 301 of the Companies Act, 1956 have been so entered.

(b) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, the transactions made in pursuance of contracts or arrangements entered in the Register maintained under section 301 of the Companies Act, 1956 and exceeding the value of rupees five lakhs in respect of any party during the year have been made at prices which are reasonable having regard to the prevailing market prices at the relevant time.

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

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

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

(b) According to the information and explanations given to us, no undisputed amounts payable in respect of income tax, wealth tax, sales tax, customs duty, excise duty and cess were in arrears, as at 31st March, 2012 for a period of more than six months from the date they became payable.

(c) According to the information and explanations given to us, except the above, there are no other dues of sales tax, income tax, customs duty, wealth tax, excise duty and cess which have not been deposited on account of any dispute.

ix. In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, the Company has not taken any loan from any financial institution, bank or debenture holders or granted any loans and advances on the basis of security byway of pledge of shares, debentures or other securities.

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

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

xii. The Company has not given any guarantees for loans taken by others from banks or financial institutions.

xiii. According to the information and explanations given to us and on an overall examination of the Balance Sheet of the Company, we report that no funds have been raised to finance short-term or long-term investment.

xiv. According to the information and explanations given to us, the company has not made preferential allotment of shares to parties and companies covered in the Register maintained under section 301 of the Act.

xv. During the period covered by our Report, the Company had not issued debentures.

xvi. No money has been raised by public issues during the year under report.

xvii. 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 and on behalf of

N. KRISHNASWAMY & COMPANY

Chartered Accountants

N. KRISHNASWAMY

Partner

Membership No. 004797

Firm Registration No. 001555S

Place : Mumbai

Dated : 3rd May, 2012


Mar 31, 2011

1. We have audited the attached Balance Sheet of Benares Hotels Limited, as at 31st March, 2011, the Profit and Loss Account and also the Cash Flow Statement for the year ended on that date annexed thereto. These financial statements are the responsibility of the Company's management. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these financial statements based on our Audit.

2. We conducted our audit in accordance with 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 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 the management, as well as evaluating the overall financial statement presentation. We believe that our audit provides a reasonable basis for our opinion.

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

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

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

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

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

(iv) In our opinion, the Balance Sheet, Profit & Loss Account and Cash Flow Statement dealt with by this Report comply with the accounting standards referred to in sub- section (3C) of Section 211 of the Companies Act, 1956;

(v) We invite attention, without qualifying our report, to Note No. B. 1(c) regarding loss on discarded assets in Schedule No. 8 Notes to Accounts, wherein, we have relied on the physical verification carried out by another firm and the loss arrived at as per fixed assets register.

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

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

a. in the case of the Balance Sheet, of the state of affairs of the Company as at 31st March, 2011;

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

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

Annexure to the Auditors' Report (Referred to in Paragraph 3 of 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) All the assets have been physically verified by the Management during the year and there is a regular programme of verification which in our opinion, is reasonable having regard to the size of the Company and the nature of its assets. Material discrepancies noticed on such verification have been adjusted as per note no. B. 1(c) of the Notes to Accounts.

(c) During the year, the Company has not disposed off any major part of the plant and machinery.

ii. (a) The inventory has been physically verified during the year by the management. In our opinion, the frequency of verification is reasonable.

(b) The procedures of 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 taken or given any loan from or to any companies covered in the Register under section 301 of the Companies Act, 1956.

iv. In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, there are adequate internal control procedures commensurate with the size of the Company and the nature of its business with regard to purchases of inventory, fixed assets and with regard to the sale of goods. During the course of our audit, we have not observed any continuing failure to correct major weakness in internal controls.

v. (a) According to the information and explanations given to us, we are of the opinion that the transactions that need to be entered into the Register maintained under section 301 of the Companies Act, 1956 have been so entered.

(b) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, the transactions made in pursuance of contracts or arrangements entered in the Register maintained under section 301 of the Companies Act, 1956 and exceeding the value of rupees five lakhs in respect of any party during the year have been made at prices which are reasonable having regard to the prevailing market prices at the relevant time.

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

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

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

(b) According to the information and explanations given to us, no undisputed amounts payable in respect of income tax, wealth tax, sales tax, pustoms duty, excise duty and cess were in arrears, as at 31st March, 2011 for a period of more than six months from the date they became payable.

(c) According to the information and explanations given to us, except the above, there are no other dues of sales tax, income tax, customs duty, wealth tax, excise duty and cess which have not been deposited on account of any dispute.

ix. In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, the Company has not taken any loan from any financial institution, bank or debenture holders or granted any loans and advances on the basis of security by way of pledge of shares, debentures or other securities.

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

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

xii. The Company has not given any guarantees for loans taken by others from banks or financial institutions.

xiii. According to the information and explanations given to us and on an overall examination of the Balance Sheet of the Company, we report that no funds have been raised to finance short-term or long- term investment.

xiv. According to the information and explanations given to us, the company has not made preferential allotment of shares to parties and companies covered in the Register maintained under section 301 of the Act.

xv. During the period covered by our Report, the Company had not issued debentures.

xvi. No money has been raised by public issues during the year under report.

xvii. According to the information and explanations give to us, no fraud on or by the company has been noticed or reported during the course of our audit.

For and on behalf of N. KRISHNASWAMY & COMPANY Chartered Accountants Firm Registration No. 001555S

N. KRISHNASWAMY Partner Membership No. 4797

Place : Mumbai Dated :2nd May, 2011


Mar 31, 2010

1. We have audited the attached Balance Sheet of Benares Hotels Limited, as at 31st March, 2010, the Profit and Loss Account and also the Cash Flow Statement for the year ended on that date annexed thereto. These financial statements are the responsibility of the Companys management. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these financial statements based on our Audit.

2. We conducted our audit in accordance with 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 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 the management, as well as evaluating the overall financial statement presentation. We believe that our audit provides a reasonable basis for our opinion.

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

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

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

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

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

(iv) In our opinion, the Balance Sheet, Profit & Loss Account and Cash Flow Statement dealt with by this Report comply with the accounting standards referred to in sub-section (3C) of Section 211 of the Companies Act, 1956;

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

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

a. in the case of the Balance Sheet, of the state of affairs of the Company as at 31st March, 2010;

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

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

Annexure to the Auditors Report (Referred to in Paragraph 3 of 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) All the assets have been physically verified by the Management during the year and there is a regular programme of verification which in our opinion, is reasonable having regard to the size of the Company and the nature of its assets. No material discrepancies were noticed on such verification.

(c) During the year, the Company has not disposed of any major part of the plant and machinery.

ii. (a) The inventory has been physically verified during the year by the management. In our opinion, the frequency of verification is reasonable.

(b) The procedures of 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 taken or given any loan from or to any companies covered in the Register under section 301 of the Companies Act, 1956.

iv. In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, there are adequate internal control procedures commensurate with the size of the Company and the nature of its business with regard to purchases of inventory, fixed assets and with regard to the sale of goods. During the course of our audit, we have not observed any continuing failure to correct major weakness in internal controls.

v. (a) According to the information and explanations given to us, we are of the opinion that the transactions that need to be entered into the Register maintained under section 301 of the Companies Act, 1956 have been so entered.

(b) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, the transactions made in pursuance of contracts or arrangements entered in the Register maintained under section 301 of the Companies Act, 1956 and exceeding the value of rupees five lakhs in respect of any party during the year have been made at prices which are reasonable having regard to the prevailing market prices at the relevant time.

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

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

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

(b) According to the information and explanations given to us, no undisputed amounts payable in respect of income tax, wealth tax, sales tax, customs duty, excise duty and cess were in arrears, as at 31st March, 2010 for a period of more than six months from the date they became payable.

(d) According to the information and explanations given to us, except the above, there are no other dues of sales tax, income tax, customs duty, wealth tax, excise duty and cess which have not been deposited on account of any dispute.

ix. In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, the Company has not taken any loan from any financial institution, bank or debenture holders or granted any loans and advances on the basis of security by way of pledge of shares, debentures or other securities.

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

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

xii. The Company has not given any guarantees for loans taken by others from banks or financial institutions.

xiii. According to the information and explanations given to us and on an overall examination of the Balance Sheet of the Company, we report that no funds have been raised to finance short-term or long- term investment.

xiv. According to the information and explanations given to us, the company has not made preferential allotment of shares to parties and companies covered in the Register maintained under section 301 of the Act.

xv. During the period covered by our Report, the Company had not issued debentures.

xvi. No money has been raised by public issues during the year under report.

xvii. According to the information and explanations given to us, we have neither come across any instance of fraud on or by the company noticed or reported during the year nor have been informed of such case by the Management.

For and on behalf of N. KRISHNASWAMY & COMPANY

Chartered Accountants Firm Registration No. 001555S

N. KRISHNASWAMY

Partner

Membership No. 4797

Place : Mumbai Dated : 10th May, 2010



 
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