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Auditor Report of Cairn India Ltd.

Mar 31, 2015

We have audited the accompanying standalone financial statements of Cairn India Limited ("the Company"), which comprise of the Balance Sheet as at March 31, 2015, the Statement of Profit and Loss and Cash Flow Statement for the year then ended, and a summary of significant accounting policies and other explanatory information.

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

Auditor''s Responsibility

Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these standalone 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, issued by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, as specified under Section 143(10) of the Act. Those Standards require that we comply with ethical requirements and plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free from material misstatement.

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

Opinion

In our opinion and to the best of our information and according to the explanations given to us, the standalone 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 March 31, 2015, its profit, and its cash flows for the year ended on that date.

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 1 a statement on the matters specified in paragraphs 3 and 4 of the Order.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

i. The Company has disclosed the impact of pending litigations on its financial position in its financial statements - Refer Note 32 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 were no amounts which were required to be transferred to the Investor Education and Protection Fund by the Company.

Other Matter

The accompanying standalone financial statements include total assets of Rs. 244.69 crore as at March 31, 2015, and loss before tax of Rs. 118.27 crore for the year ended on that date, in respect of an unincorporated joint venture not operated by the Company, whose financial information has not been audited by us and whose unaudited financial information has been furnished to us by the management and our opinion, in respect of the said unincorporated joint venture is based solely on such information. Our opinion is not modified in respect of this matter.

Annexure referred to in paragraph 1 under the heading "Report on other legal and regulatory requirements" of our report of even date Re: Cairn India Limited (the Company)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

(vi) We have broadly reviewed the books of account maintained by the Company pursuant to the rules made by the Central Government for the maintenance of cost records under section 148(1) of the Companies Act, 2013, related to the extraction of crude oil and natural gas, and are of the opinion that prima facie, the specified accounts and records have been made and maintained. We have not, however, made a detailed examination of the same.

(vii) (a) The Company is regular in depositing with appropriate authorities undisputed statutory dues including provident fund, income-tax, sales-tax, wealth-tax, service tax, customs duty, excise duty, value added tax, cess and other material statutory dues applicable to it. The provisions relating to employees'' state insurance are not applicable to the Company.

(b) According to the information and explanations given to us, no undisputed amounts payable in respect of provident fund, income-tax, wealth-tax, service tax, sales-tax, customs duty, excise duty, value added tax, cess and other material statutory dues were outstanding, at the year end, for a period of more than six months from the date they became payable. The provisions relating to employees'' state insurance are not applicable to the Company.

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

Name of the statute Nature of dues Amount (in Rs. crore)

Income Tax Act, 1961 Additional Income Tax 30.35 demand

Income Tax Act, 1961 Additional Income Tax 28.73 demand

Income Tax Act, 1961 Additional Income Tax 570.212 demand & penalty

Income Tax Act,1961 Witholding Tax demand 20,494.73

Central Excise Act, 1944 Oil Cess and NCCD 0.21 demand

Finance Act, 1994 Service Tax demand 0.31

Customs Act, 1962 Custom duty demand 0.16



Name of the Financial year to which Forum where dispute statue it relates is pending

Income Tax Act, 1961 1999-00, 2008-09, Not applicable as 2009-10 application filed for rectification

Income Tax Act, 1961 2008-09, 2009-10 Commissioner of Income Tax (Appeals) Income Tax Act, 1961 2002-03, 2004-05, Income Tax Appellate 2005- 06,2006-07, Tribunal 2007-08, 2008-09

Income Tax Act,1961 2006- 07 Commissioner of Income Tax (Appeals)

Central Excise Act, 1944 2002-03 to 2006-07 Central Excise and Service Tax Appellate tribunal

Finance Act, 1994 2002-03 to 2006-07 Central Excise and Service Tax Appellate tribunal

Customs Act, 1962 2007- 08 Not applicable as application filed for rectification*

1 Represents the Company''s share in gross liability after adjusting amounts paid under protest.

2 Includes Rs. 274.45 crore for which the revenue department has gone in for an appeal.

(d) There were no amounts which were required to be transferred to the Investor Education and Protection Fund by the Company in accordance with the relevant provisions of the Companies Act, 1956 (1 of 1956) and rules made thereunder.

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

(ix) The Company did not have any outstanding dues in respect of a bank, financial institution or debenture holders during the year.

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

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

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

For S.R. Batliboi & Co. LLP

Chartered Accountants

ICAI Firm Registration Number: 301003E

Per Raman Sobti

Partner

Membership Number: 89218

Place of Signature: Gurgaon Date: 23 April 2015


Mar 31, 2014

We have audited the accompanying financial statements of Cairn India 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.

Management''s Responsibility for the Financial Statements

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

Auditor''s Responsibility

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

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

Opinion

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

a. in the case of the Balance Sheet, of the state of affairs of the Company as at 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.

Report on Other Legal and Regulatory Requirements

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

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

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

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

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

d. In our opinion, the Balance Sheet, the Statement of Profit and Loss, and the Cash Flow Statement comply with the Accounting Standards notified under the Companies Act, 1956 read with General Circular 8/2014 dated 4 April 2014, issued by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs;

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 referred to in paragraph 1 under the heading "Report on other legal and regulatory requirements" of our report of even date Re: Cairn India Limited (the Company)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

(v) In our opinion, there are no contracts or arrangements that need to be entered in the register maintained under Section 301 of the Companies Act, 1956. Accordingly the provisions of clause 4(v)(b) of the Order is not applicable to the Company and hence not commented upon.

(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 of the Company and nature of its business.

(viii) We have broadly reviewed the books of account maintained by the Company pursuant to the rules made by the Central Government for the maintenance of cost records under section 209(1)(d) of the Companies Act, 1956, related to the extraction of crude oil and natural gas, and are of the opinion that prima facie, the prescribed accounts and records have been made and maintained. We have not, however, made a detailed examination of the same.

(ix) (a) The Company is generally regular in depositing with appropriate authorities undisputed statutory dues including provident fund, investor education and protection fund, income-tax, sales-tax, wealth-tax, service tax, customs duty excise duty cess and other material statutory dues applicable to it. The provisions relating to employees'' state insurance are not applicable to the Company

(b) According to the information and explanations given to us, no undisputed amounts payable in respect of provident fund, investor education and protection fund, income-tax, wealth-tax, service tax, sales-tax, customs duty, excise duty cess and other material statutory dues were outstanding, at the year end, for a period of more than six months from the date they became payable. The provisions relating to employees'' state insurance are not applicable to the Company

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

Name of the Nature of Dues Amount Financial Forum where Statue (in Rs year to dispute is lacs) which it pending relates Not applicable as application Income Tax Act,1961 Additional Income Tax demand 3,035 1999-00, 2008-09, 2009-10 filed for rectitication

Additional Income Tax demand Income Tax Act, 1961 2,925 2004-05, 2005-06, 2008-09 Commissioner- Appeal and penalty

Additional Income Tax demand , 2002-03, 2004-05, 2005-06, Income Tax Act, 1961 57,357 Income ax Appellate Tribunal and penalty 2006-07, 2007-08, 2008-09

Central Excise and Service Tax Appellate

Central Excise Act, 1944 Oil Cess and NCCD demand 21 2002-03 to 2006-07 Tribunal

Central Excise Act, 1944 Oil Cess demand 8 2004-05 High Court

Central Excise and Service Tax Appellate Finance Act, 1994 Service Tax demand 31 2002-03 to 2006-07 Tribunal

Rajasthan Entry Tax Act, 1999 Entry Tax demand 457 2001-02 to 2012-13 Deputy Commissioner- Commercial Tax

Custom Act, 1962 Custom duty demand 16 2007-08 Commissioner- Appeals

Represents the Company''s share in gross liability after adjusting amounts paid under protest.

Includes Rs. 27,445 lacs for which the revenue department has gone in for an appeal and Rs. 819 lacs for which we have been informed that the Company is in

the process of filing an appeal.

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

(xi) The Company did not have any outstanding dues in respect of a bank, financial institution or debenture holders during the year.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

(xx) The Company has neither raised any monies by way of public issue of shares/debentures during the current year nor did it have any amount of unutilized monies raised by way of public issue of shares/debentures at the beginning of the current year.

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

For S.R. Batliboi & Co. LLP

Chartered Accountants

ICAI Firm Registration Number : 301003E

per Raj Agrawal

Partner

Membership No.: 82028

Place: Gurgaon

Date: 23 April 2014


Mar 31, 2013

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

Management''s Responsibility for the Financial Statements

Management is responsible for the preparation of these financial statements that give a true and fair view of the financial position, financial performance and cash flows of the Company in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in India, including the Accounting Standards 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:

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

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

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

Emphasis of Matter

Without qualifying our opinion, we draw attention to note no. 26 of the accompanying financial statements, relating to the accounting treatment adopted by the Company pursuant to a Scheme of Arrangement approved by the Honorable High Court of Bombay and by the Honorable High Court of Madras and other relevant regulatory authorities, whereby the Company has adjusted goodwill aggregating to Rs. 1,016,703 lacs, which arose upon implementation of the said scheme, against the securities premium account. This accounting of showing both goodwill and securities premium account lower by 1,016,703 lacs, although different from that prescribed under the Accounting Standards, is in conformity with the accounting principles generally accepted in India, as the same has been approved by the Courts.

Report on Other Legal and Regulatory Requirements

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

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

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

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

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

(d) Read together with our comments under the heading ''Emphasis of Matter'', in our opinion, the Balance Sheet, Statement of Profit and Loss, and Cash Flow Statement comply with the Accounting Standards referred to in subsection (3C) of section 211 of the Companies Act, 1956;

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

Annexure referred to in paragraph 1 under the heading "Report on other legal and regulatory requirements" of our report of even date

Re: Cairn India Limited (the Company)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

(v) In our opinion, there are no contracts or arrangements that need to be entered in the register maintained under Section 301 of the Companies Act, 1956. Accordingly, the provisions of clause 4(v)(b) of the Order are not applicable to the Company and hence not commented upon.

(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 of the Company and nature of its business.

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

(ix) (a) The Company is generally regular in depositing with appropriate authorities undisputed statutory dues including provident fund, investor education and protection fund, income-tax, sales-tax, wealth-tax, service tax, customs duty, excise duty, cess and other material statutory dues applicable to it. The provisions relating to employees'' state insurance are not applicable to the Company.

(b) According to the information and explanations given to us, no undisputed amounts payable in respect of provident fund, investor education and protection fund, income-tax, wealth-tax, service tax, sales-tax, customs duty, excise duty cess and other material statutory dues were outstanding, at the year end, for a period of more than six months from the date they became payable. The provisions relating to employees'' state insurance are not applicable to the Company.

(c) According to the records of the Company, the dues outstanding of income-tax, sales-tax, wealth-tax, service tax, customs duty, excise duty and cess on account of any dispute, are as follows: Name of the statute Nature of dues Amount (in Rs. lacs)

Additional Income Income Tax Act, 1961 Tax demand 778

Additional Income Income Tax Act, 1961 3,5232 Tax demand and penalty

Additional Income Income Tax Act, 1961 54,3273 Tax demand and penalty

Central Excise Act, 1944 Oil Cess and 21 NCCD demand

Central Excise Act, 1944 Oil Cess demand 8

Finance Act, 1994 Service Tax demand 31

Rajasthan Entry Tax Act, 1999 Entry Tax demand 276

Custom Act, 1962 Custom duty demand 21

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

Income Tax Act, 1961 1999-2000, 2009-10 Not applicable as application filed for rectification

Income Tax Act, 1961 2004-05, 2005-06, 2008-09 Commissioner-Appeal

Income Tax Act, 1961 2002-03, 2004-05, 2005-06, 2006-07, Income Tax Appellate Tribunal 2007-08, 2008-09

Central Excise Act,1944 2003 to 2007 Central Excise and Service Tax Appellate Tribunal

Central Excise Act,1944 2004-05 High Court

Finance Act,1994 2003 to 2007 Central Excise and Service Tax Appellate Tribunal

Rajasthan Entry Tax Act, 1999 2002 to 2011 Deputy Commissioner- Commercial Tax

Custom Act, 1962 2007-08 Commissioner-Appeals

1Represents the Company''s share in gross liability after adjusting amounts paid under protest.

2 Includes Rs. 2,806 lacs for which we are informed that the Company is in the process of filing an appeal.

3 Includes Rs. 27,445 lacs for which the revenue department has gone in for an appeal.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

(xix) The Company had unsecured debentures, which have been repaid during the year, on which no security or charge was required to be created.

(xx) The Company has neither raised any monies by way of public issue of shares/debentures during the current year nor did it have any amount of unutilized monies raised by way of public issue of shares/debentures at the beginning of the current year.

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

For S.R. BATLIBOI & CO. LLP

Chartered Accountants

Firm Registration Number : 301003E

per Raj Agrawal

Partner

Membership Number : 82028

Place: Gurgaon

Date: April 22, 2013


Mar 31, 2012

1 . We have audited the attached balance sheet of Cairn India Limited ('the Company') as at March 31, 2012 and also the statement of profit and loss and the cash flow statement for the year ended on that date annexed thereto. These financial statements are the responsibility of the Company's management. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these financial statements based on our audit.

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

3. As required by the Companies (Auditor's Report) Order, 2003 (as amended) ('the Order') issued by the Central Government of India in terms of sub-section (4A) of Section 227 of the Companies Act, 1956, we enclose in the Annexure a statement on the matters specified in paragraphs 4 and 5 of the said Order. Our comments in the said Annexure are restricted to the operations of the Company and do not cover the unincorporated joint ventures where any third party is the operator.

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

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

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

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

iv. 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 Companies Act, 1956;

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

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

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

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

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

Re: Cairn India Limited ('the Company')

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

(iv) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, there is an adequate internal control system commensurate with the size of the Company and the nature of its business, for the purchase of inventory and fixed assets and for the sale of services. During the course of our audit, we have not observed any major weakness or continuing failure to correct any major weakness in the internal control system of the Company in respect of these areas. Since none of the oil and gas blocks in which the Company has interests has started any commercial production, there has not been any sale of goods.

(v) In our opinion, there are no contracts or arrangements that need to be entered in the register maintained under Section 301 of the Companies Act, 1956. Accordingly, the provisions of clause 4(v)(b) of the Order is not applicable to the Company and hence not commented upon.

(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 of the Company and the nature of its business.

(viii) Since none of the oil and gas blocks in which the Company has interests has started any production, in our opinion, the provisions of clause 4(viii) of the Order are not applicable to the Company.

(ix) (a) The Company is regular in depositing with appropriate authorities undisputed statutory dues including provident fund, investor education and protection fund, income-tax, wealth-tax, service tax, customs duty, cess and other material statutory dues applicable to it. The provisions relating to employees' state insurance, sales tax and excise duty are not applicable to the Company.

(b) According to the information and explanations given to us, no undisputed amounts payable in respect of provident fund, investor education and protection fund, income-tax, wealth-tax, service tax, customs duty, cess and other material statutory dues were outstanding, at the year end, for a period of more than six months from the date they became payable. The provisions relating to employees' state insurance, sales tax and excise duty are not applicable to the Company.

(c) According to the information and explanations given to us, there are no dues of income tax, wealth tax, service tax, customs duty, and cess which have not been deposited on account of any dispute. The provisions relating to sales tax and excise duty are not applicable to the Company.

(x) The Company's accumulated losses at the end of the financial year are less than fifty per cent of its net worth and it has not incurred cash losses in the current financial year. In the immediately preceding financial year, the Company had incurred cash losses.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

(xix) The Company has unsecured debentures outstanding during the year, on which no security or charge is required to be created.

(xx) The Company has neither raised any money by way of public issue of shares/debentures during the current year nor did it have any amount of unutilized money raised by way of public issue of shares/debentures at the beginning of the current year.

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

ForS.R. BATLIBOI & CO.

Chartered Accountants

Firm Registration Number : 301003E

per Raj Agrawal

Partner

Membership Number: 82028

Place: Gurgaon

Dat. April 20, 2012


Mar 31, 2010

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

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

3 The attached financial statements include Companys share of net assets, expenses and cash flows aggregating to INR 4,031 thousand, INR 529,058 thousand and INR Nil thousand respectively in the unincorporated joint ventures not operated by the Company or its sub- sidiaries, the accounts of which have been audited by the auditors of the respective unincorporated joint ventures and relied upon by us.

4 As required by the Companies (Auditors Report) Order, 2003 (as amended) (the Order) 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 speci- fied in paragraphs 4 and 5 of the said Order. In respect of clauses (ii), (ix)(a), (ix)(b), (ix)(c) and (xxi), our comments are restricted to the operations of the Company and does not cover the unincorporated joint ventures where any third party is the operator.

5 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 pur- poses of our audit;

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

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

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

v On the basis of the written representations received from the directors, as on 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 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 informa- tion 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 31 March, 2010; b in the case of the profit and loss account, of the loss for the year ended on that date; and c in the case of cash flow statement, of the cash flows for the year ended on that date.

Annexure referred to in paragraph 4 of our report of even date Re: Cairn India Limited (the Company)

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

(b) Fixed assets have been physically verifi ed by the management during the year and no material discrepancies were identifi ed on such verifi cation.

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

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

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

(c) The Company is maintaining proper records of inventory and no material discrepancies were noticed on physical verifi cation carried out at the end of the year.

(iii) (a-d) As informed, the Company has not granted any loans, secured or unsecured to companies, fi rms or other parties covered in the register maintained under section 301 of the Companies Act, 1956. Therefore the provisions of clause 4(iii) (b), (c) and (d) of the Order are not applicable to the Company.

(e-g) As informed, the Company has not taken any loans, secured or unsecured from companies, fi rms or other parties covered in the register maintained under section 301 of the Companies Act, 1956. Therefore the provisions of clause 4(iii) (f) and (g) of the Order are not applicable to the Company.

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

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

(b) In respect of transactions made in pursuance of such contracts or arrangements exceeding the value of Rupees fi ve lakhs entered into during the fi nancial year, because of the unique and specialized nature of the items involved and absence of any comparable prices, we are unable to comment whether the transactions were made at 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) The Company has not commenced commercial production in any of its oil and gas blocks. Accordingly, the provisions of clause 4(viii) of the Order are not applicable to the Company.

(ix) (a) The Company is generally regular in depositing with appropriate authorities undisputed statutory dues including provident fund, investor education and protection fund, income-tax, wealth-tax, service tax, cess and other material statutory dues applicable to it. Further, since the Central Governent has till date not prescribed the amount of cess payable under section 441 A of the Companies Act, 1956, we are not in a position to comment upon the regularity or otherwise of the Company in depositing the same. The provisions relating to employees state insurance, sales tax, customs duty and excise duty are not applicable to the Company.

(b) According to the information and explanations given to us, no undisputed amounts payable in respect of provident fund, investor education and protection fund, income-tax, wealth-tax, service tax, cess and other undisputed statutory dues were outstanding, at the year end, for a period of more than six months from the date they became payable. The provisions relating to employees state insurance, sales tax, customs duty and excise duty are not applicable to the Company.

(c) According to the information and explanations given to us, there are no dues of income tax, wealth tax, service tax, and cess which have not been deposited on account of any dispute. The provisions relating to sales tax, customs duty and excise duty are not applicable to the Company.

(x) The Company has been registered for a period of less than fi ve years and hence we are not required to comment on whether or not the accumulated losses at the end of the fi nancial year is fi fty per cent or more of its net worth and whether it has incurred cash losses in such fi nancial year and in the immediately preceding fi nancial year.

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

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

(xiii) In our opinion, the Company is not a chit fund or a nidhi / mutual benefi t fund / society. Therefore, the provisions of clause 4(xiii) of the Order are not applicable to the Company.

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

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

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

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

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

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

(xx) We have verifi ed that the end use of money raised by public issues is as disclosed in the notes to the fi nancial statements.

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

For S.R. Batliboi & Associates

Firm registration number: 101049W Chartered Accountants

per Sanjay Vij

Partner

Membership No.:95169

Place Gurgaon

Date 27 May, 2010



 
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