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Auditor Report of Gitanjali Gems Ltd.

Mar 31, 2015

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

Management's Responsibility for the Financial Statements

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

Auditor's Responsibility

Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these financial statements based on our audit.

We have taken into account the provisions of the Act, the accounting and auditing standards and matters which are required to be included in the audit report under the provisions of the Act and the Rules made thereunder.

We conducted our audit in accordance with the Standards on Auditing specified under Section 143(10) of the Act.

Those Standards require that we comply with ethical requirements and plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free from material misstatement.

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

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

Opinion

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

Emphasis of matter We draw attention to

a. Note No. 27a relating to 12% Non-Convertible Debenture issued to LIC where company has not paid overdue principal of Rs. 243.73 lacs. Further, the Company has not created cash deposit as required by Circular 4/2013 dated 11th February 2013 of GOI, MCA in respect of debentures installments maturing during the following year.

b. Note No. 27d relating to overdrawn position of Rs. 7,029 Lacs in working capital borrowing from consortium of bankers.

c. Note No. 33 relating to non- payment of Self Assessment Tax of Rs. 2,163.32 Lacs for Assessment year 2013-14.

(As fully described in respective notes)

Our opinion is not qualified in respect of above matters.

Report on Other Legal and Regulatory Requirements

1. As required by the Companies (Auditor's Report) Order, 2015 ("the Order"), as issued by Central Government of India in terms of sub section (11) of section 143 of Companies Act, 2013 we give in the Annexure a statement on the matters specified in paragraphs 3 and 4 of the Order.

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

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

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

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

d. in our opinion, the Balance Sheet, the Statement of Profit and Loss and the Cash Flow Statement comply with the Accounting Standards referred to in 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 31st March 2015, and taken on record by the Board of Directors, none of the directors is disqualified as on 31st March 2015, from being appointed as a director in terms of sub section (2) of section 164 of the Companies Act, 2013, 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 29 to the financial statements;

ii. As represented by the company, there are no foreseeable material losses in respect of long-term contracts including derivative contracts - Refer Note 49 to the financial statements;

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

Annexure to the Auditors' Report

[Referred to in paragraph pertaining to "Report on Other Legal and Regulatory Requirement" of our Report of even date to the members of Gitanjali Gems limited on the financial statements for the year ended 31st March, 2015]

1. a) The Company is maintaining proper records showing full particulars including quantitative details and situation of fixed assets.

b) During the year Fixed Assets have been physically verified by the management. The discrepancies between the book records and the physical inventory are not material and have been adjusted in the books. In our opinion, the frequency of verification is reasonable.

2. a) As explained to us the inventories have been physically verified by the management during the year and also at the end of the year. In our opinion, the frequency of verification is reasonable.

b) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, 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) On the basis of our examination of the inventory records, in our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, the company has maintained proper records of inventories. The discrepancies noticed on physical verification of inventories as compared to book records have been properly dealt with by the company

3. The Company has granted unsecured loans, to companies, firms or other parties covered in the register maintained under Section 189 of the Companies Act, 2013. Said loans are interest free and there is no stipulation as to repayment.

4. In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, having regard to the explanations that certain items purchased are of special nature for which suitable alternative sources are not readily available for obtaining comparative quotations, there is adequate internal control system commensurate with the size of the Company and the nature of its business, for the purchase of inventories and fixed asset and for sale of goods and services. Further, on the basis of our examination of the books and records of the company, and according to the information and explanations given to us, we have neither come across nor have been informed of any continuing failure to correct major weakness in the aforesaid internal control system.

5. The Company has accepted deposits from the public, within the meaning of Sections 73 to 76 of Companies Act 2013 and the rules framed there under. In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us the company has complied with the provision of Section 73 to 76 of the Companies Act 2013 and the Companies (Acceptance of Deposits) Rules 2014.

6. The Central Government has not prescribed maintenance of cost records under Section 148 of the Companies Act 2013.

7. a) According to the information and explanations given to us and records of the Company examined by us, in our opinion, the Company is generally regular in depositing undisputed statutory dues including provident fund, investor education and protection fund, employees state insurance, income tax, sales tax, wealth tax, service tax, custom duty, excise duty, cess and any other material statutory dues as applicable with the appropriate authorities however it is noticed that there has been delays in payment of some of the statutory dues. There are no undisputed statutory dues payable for a period of more than six months from the date they became payable as at 31st March, 2015 except Self Assessment tax of Rs. 2,163.32 lacs for year ended 31st March, 2013 which is outstanding for a period of more than six months from the date it became payable which we are informed is due to continuing liquidity constraints face by the Group since May 2013 as described in Notes to Consolidated Financial statements

b) According to the information and explanations given to us by the Management and as per the records of the Company examined by us, there is no disputed dues in respect of Wealth tax, Excise duty and Cess not deposited as at 31st March 2015 except dispute in respect of income tax & service tax as under :

Sr. Assessment Amount in Remark No. Year Rs. in Lacs

Income Tax Act,1961

1 2006-2007 878.66 Section 143(3) r.w.s 153 A

2 2007-2008 610.79 Section 143(3) r.w.s 147

3 2008-2009 6,065.15 Section 143(3) r.w.s 153 A

4 2009-2010 1,567.22 Section 143(3) r.w.s 153 A

5 2010-2011 5,023.14 Section 143(3) r.w.s 153 A

6 2011-2012 8,995.49 Section 143(3) r.w.s 153 A

7 Various year 211.10 TDS demand as per TRACES

Service tax

8 Service tax 540.81 Appeal filed with excise authorities

The above Income Tax demands are as consequence to assessment under Section 153 A and reassessment for AY 2006-07 to AY 2011-12 and are mainly on account of additions due to disallowance of business expenses, disallowance of exemption and transfer pricing adjustment.

In respect of Assessment year 2007-08 in addition to above, there is a demand by tax authority under assessment under Section 143(3) r.w.s. 153 A with demand of Rs. 473.90 Lacs.The company has filed appeal against the said order. This orders and appeal is not likely to have effect in view of the assessment under section 143(3) r.w.s 147 and therefore it is not included under above figure of disputed Income Tax.

The Company has filed appeal against service tax assessments in respect of assessed service tax payable of Rs. 540.81 lacs on service component relating to FCCB, GDR, etc. Based on the internal assessment of the company, the demand is not likely to be crystallized.

c) The amount required to be transferred to investor education and protection fund in accordance with the relevant provisions of Companies Act, 1956 (1 of 1956) and rules there under are transferred to such fund within time.

8. The Company is registered over 5 years. The Company has not incurred any cash loss in the current financial year however has incurred cash loss in the immediately preceding financial year. The company does not have accumulated losses at the end of the financial year.

9. Based on our audit procedures and as per the information and explanation given to us by the management, during the year the company has delayed in timely repayment of its dues to banks for ECB & for working capital facilities and to Financial institution for debentures. Further following amount due during the year are outstanding as at 31st March 2015:

a. In respect of 12% Non convertible Debenture issued to LIC of India principal of Rs. 243.73 lacs

b. Overdrawn bank facilities aggregating to Rs. 7029 lacs mainly on account of non servicing of interest which we are informed is due to continuing liquidity constraints face by the Group since May 2013 as described in Notes to Consolidated Financial statements.

10. According to records of the company examined by us and the information and explanation given to us by the management, the terms and conditions of the guarantee given by the company for loans taken by subsidiaries from banks or financial institutions are prima facie not prejudicial to the interest of the company.

11. The Company has not obtained any term loans except for External commercial borrowing obtain from foreign branch of Indian banks. The same has been applied for the purpose it was obtained.

12. Based upon the audit procedures performed and information and explanations given by the management, we report that we have not come across any instances of fraud on or by the Company, noticed or reported during the year, nor have we been informed of such case by management.

For Ford, Rhodes, Parks & Co.

Chartered Accountants

ICAI Firm Registration No.102860W

A.D. Shenoy

Partner

Membership No.11549

Place: Mumbai

Date: 29th May, 2015




Mar 31, 2014

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

Management''s Responsibility for the Financial Statements

Management is responsible for the preparation of these financial statements that give a true and fair view of the financial position, financial performance and cash flows of the Company in accordance with the Accounting Standards referred to in sub-section (3C) of section 211 of the Companies Act, 1956 ("the Act") 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. 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 entities 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 suffcient and appropriate to provide a basis for our audit opinion.

Opinion

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

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

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

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

"Emphasis of matter"

We draw attention to

a. Note No. 28a relating to 12% Non-Convertible Debenture issued to LIC where company has not paid 4 installments aggregating to Rs. . 6,250.00 lacs and interest Rs..1,093.75 lacs which was overdue as at 31.03.2014. Further, the Company has not created cash deposit as required by Circular 4/2013 dated 11th February 2013 of GOI, MCA in respect of debentures installments maturing during the following year.

b. Note No. 28c relating to delays in servicing of principal and interest of ECBs and overdue installment of USD 1 million and interest of USD 1.32 million as at 31.03.14

c. Note No. 28d relating to overdrawn position in working capital borrowing from consortium of bankers.

d. Note 29d,e & f relating to disputed income tax of Rs..1,352.56 lacs, non-payment/ short deduction of TDS of Rs.. 300.59 lacs and disputed service tax of Rs.. 550.77 lacs.

e. Note No. 33 relating to non- payment of Self Assessment Tax for FY 2012-13.

f. Note no. 34 relating to compliance with schedule XIII in respect of payment of managerial remuneration.

(As fully discribed in respective notes)

Our opinion is not qualified in respect of above matters.

Report on Other Legal and Regulatory Requirements

1 As required by the Companies (Auditor''s Report) Order, 2003 ("the Order"), as amended, 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:

i. 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;

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 comply with the Accounting Standards referred to in subsection (3C) of section 211 of the Companies Act, 1956 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; and

v. on the basis of written representations received from the directors as on 31 March 2014, and taken on record by the Board of Directors, none of the directors is disqualified as on 31st March 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 pertaining to "Report on Other Legal and Regulatory Requirement" of our Report of even date to the members of Gitanjali Gems Limited on the financial statements for the year ended 31st March, 2014]

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

(b) The fixed assets of the Company have been physically verifed by the management at specified intervals during the year which, in our opinion is reasonable having regard to the size of the Company and the nature of its assets and no material discrepancies were noticed on such verifcation.

(c) During the year, the Company has not disposed off any substantial part of fixed assets so as to affect the going concern.

2. a) The inventory has been physically verifed by the management during the year and also at the year end.

(b) The procedures of physical verifcation of inventory followed by the management is 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. No material discrepancies were noticed on physical verifcation.

3. (a) The Company has granted unsecured loans / advances to companies, firms or other parties covered in the register maintained under section 301 of the Act. The numbers of parties are nineteen and amount outstanding as at 31st March 2014 is Rs..40,997.06 Lacs (Previous Year Rs.64,470.86 Lacs and Number of Parties: Nineteen)

(b) The above loans are interest free except in respect of one of the wholly owned subsidiary companies. In respect of the said wholly owned subsidiary company, the principal amount has been repaid during the year and only interest of Rs.. 383.32 Lacs is outstanding. The interest charged to the subsidiary company is not prejudicial to the interest of the Company.

(Refer note no. 46)

(c) In respect of other companies, as no stipulation as to repayment of principal amounts have been mentioned, the question of repayment being regular does not arise. However in respect of one subsidiary company, loan of Rs.. 11,574.15 Lacs was to be received on or before 31/03/2014 but the same is outstanding.

(Refer note no. 46)

(d) The Company in earlier years had taken unsecured loans from Companies, firms and other parties covered under section 301 of the Act ,the same has been repaid during the year Amount outstanding as at 31st March 2014 is NIL (PY Rs..481.24 Lacs and No. of party: One). The said loan was interest free and there were no stipulations as to repayment hence, clauses 4 (iii) (f) & (g) do not apply.

4. (a) 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, for the purchase of inventory and fixed assets and for the sale of goods and services.

(b) During the course of our audit, no major weakness has been noticed in the internal control system in respect of these areas.

5. (a) On the basis of our examination of the books of accounts and according to the information and explanations provided by the management, we are of the opinion that the particulars of contracts or arrangements referred to in Section 301 of the Act that need to be entered into the register maintained under Section 301 have been so entered.

(b) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, all the transactions made in pursuance of such contracts or arrangements entered into the register maintained under section 301 of the Companies Act, 1956, and exceeding the value of Rupees Five Lakhs in respect of each party during the year have been made at prices which are reasonable having regard to the prevailing market price at the relevant time, except that in respect of purchases and sales of some of the products, no comparison of prices could be made because of the unique and specialized nature of items involved and the absence of any comparable prices. We are unable to comment whether these transactions were made at prevailing market prices at the relevant time.

6. During the year, the Company has accepted deposits from the public within the meaning of provisions of Section 58A and 58AA of the Companies Act, 1956. In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, the Company has complied with the provision of Section 58A of the Companies Act, 1956 and the Companies [Acceptance of Deposits] Rules, 1975.

7. The Company has engaged an independent Chartered Accountant firm to carry out the internal audit of the Company. In our opinion, the internal audit system is commensurate with its size and nature of its business.

8. We have broadly reviewed the cost accounting records maintained by the company pursuant to the Companies (cost accounting records) Rules 2011, prescribed by the Central Government under Section 209(1) (d) of the Companies Act, 1956 from this year. We are of the opinion that prima facie the prescribed cost records have been maintained. We have however not made a detailed examination of the cost records with a view to determine whether they are accurate or complete.

9. (a) Undisputed statutory dues including provident fund, employees'' state insurance, income tax, sales tax, service tax, custom duty, cess and other statutory dues have been deposited with the appropriate authorities with some delays. According to the information and explanations given to us, no undisputed amounts payable in respect of provident fund, investor education and protection fund, employees'' state insurance, income tax, sales tax, service tax, custom duty, cess and other statutory dues were outstanding at the year end for a period of more than six months from the date they became payable.

(b) According to the information and explanations given to us by the Management and as per records of the Company examined by us there were no disputed dues in respect of Wealth- tax, Excise Duty and Cess not deposited as at 31st March 2014 except in respect of following:

1. service tax dues of Rs..550.77 lacs pertaining to the period 2005 to 2008 in respect of Show cause cum notice demand fled with Service Tax Authorities .

2. Income tax dues of Rs.. 1352.56 lacs on completion of income tax assessments U/s. 153A of the Income Tax Act, 1961 up to Ay. 2007-08.

3. Custom duty of Rs.. 26.15 lacs

4. Non- payment/ short deduction of Tax Deducted at Source amounting to Rs.. 300.59 lacs

10. The Company is registered for over 5 years and has no accumulated losses as at the end of the financial year. The Company has incurred cash losses of Rs..1,918.45 lacs in the current year. However, there were no cash losses in the immediate preceding years.

11. Based on our audit procedures and as per the information and explanations given to us by the management, during the year the Company has defaulted in timely repayment of its dues to financial institutions, banks and debenture holders. Further the following amount due during the year are outstanding as at 31st March 2014;

(a) In respect of 12% No-convertible Debentures issued to LIC of India, 4 installments aggregating to Rs.. 6,250 Lacs and interest thereon of Rs..1,093.75 lacs.

(b) In respect of ICICI Dubai ECB, One installment amounting to USD 1 million of principal and interest of USD 1.32 million.

(c) Overdrawn bank facilities in 19 banks amounting to Rs.. 12,739.78 lacs mainly on account of non-servicing of interest.

12. As per the information and explanations given to us by the management, we are of the opinion that the Company has not granted loans and advances on the basis of security of pledge of shares, debentures and other securities.

13. The provisions of Clause 4 (xiii) of the Order (as amended) are not applicable as the Company is not a chit fund company or nidhi / mutual benefit fund/ society.

14. The Company has not dealt or traded in shares, securities, debentures or other investments during the year. Hence provisions of Clause 4 (xiv) of the Order) are not applicable.

15. According to the information given to us and managements'' representation, the Company has given guarantees of Rs..345,573.15 lacs for the loans taken by its subsidiary companies from banks/ financial institutions.

16. The Company has not raised any new term loans during the year. The term loans outstanding at the beginning of the year have been applied for the purposes for which they were obtained.

17. According to the information and explanations given to us and overall examination of the Balance Sheet and Cash Flow Statement of the Company we report that no funds raised on short term basis have been used for long term investments.

18. During the year, the Company has not made any preferential allotment of shares to parties and companies covered in the Register maintained under section 301 of the Act.

19. The Company has outstanding non-convertible secured debentures issued to LIC, for which, as per the information and explanations given to us, the Company has already created security. During the earlier year, the Company has issued unsecured zero % fully convertible debenture of Rs..3,900 lacs on preferential basis to D.B. Corp Limited. As the debenture issued in earlier year is unsecured, no security needs to be created in respect of this debenture.

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

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

For Ford, Rhodes, Parks & Co. Chartered Accountants Firm Registration No.102860W

A.D. Shenoy Partner Membership No.11549

Place: Mumbai Date: 30th May, 2014


Mar 31, 2013

Report on the Financial Statements for the year ended 31st March, 2013

We have audited the accompanying financial statements of Gitanjali Gems Limited ("the Company") which com- prise the Balance Sheet as at 31st March 2013, the State- ment of Profit and Loss and the Cash Flow Statement for the year then ended and a summary of significant account- ing policies and other explanatory information.

Management''s Responsibility for the Financial State- ments

Management is responsible for the preparation of these financial statements that give a true and fair view of the fi- nancial position, financial performance and cash flows of the Company in accordance with the Accounting Stand- ards referred to in sub-section (3C) of section 211 of the Companies Act, 1956 ("the Act"). This responsibility in- cludes the design, implementation and maintenance of in- ternal control relevant to the preparation and presentation of the financial statements that give a true and fair view and are free from material misstatement, whether due to fraud or error.

Auditors'' Responsibility

Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these fi- nancial 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 require- ments 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 au- dit 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 as- sessments, 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 con- formity with the accounting principles generally accepted in India:

i. in the case of the Balance Sheet, of the state of af- fairs of the Company as at 31st March 2013;

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

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

Report on Other Legal and Regulatory Requirements

1. As required by the Companies (Auditor''s Report) Or- der, 2003 ("the Order"), as amended, issued by the Cen- tral Government of India in terms of sub-section (4A) of section 227 of the Act, we give in the Annexure a state- ment 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:

i. we have obtained all the information and explana- tions which to the best of our knowledge and belief were necessary for the purpose 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 comply with the Accounting Standards referred to in sub- section (3C) of section 211 of the Companies Act, 1956; and

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, none of the di- rectors is disqualified as on 31st March 2013, from being appointed as a director in terms of clause (g) of sub-section (1) of section 274 of the Companies Act, 1956.

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

(b) The fixed assets of the Company have been physically verified by the management at specified intervals during the year which, in our opinion is reasonable having regard to the size of the Company and the nature of its assets and no material discrepancies were noticed on such verification.

(c) During the year, the Company has not disposed off any substantial part of fixed assets so as to affect the going concern.

2. (a) The inventory has been physically verified by the management during the year and also at the year end.

(b) The procedures of physical verification of inventory followed by the management is 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. No material discrepancies were noticed on physical verification.

3. (a) The Company has granted unsecured loans / advances to companies, firms or other parties covered in the register maintained under section 301 of the Act. The numbers of parties are nineteen and amount outstanding as at 31st March 2013 is Rs.6,447.08 Million (P.Y. Rs. 10,325.40 Million and Number of Parties: Twenty)

(b) The above loans are interest free except in respect of one of the wholly owned subsidiary companies. In respect of the said wholly owned subsidiary company, the loan amount carries interest and the repayment is regular.

(c) In respect of other companies, as no stipulation as to repayment of principal amounts have been mentioned, the question of repayment being regular does not arise.

(d) The Company has taken unsecured loans from Companies, firms and other parties covered under section 301 of the Act. The number of party is one and the amount outstanding as at 31st March 2013 is Rs.48.12 Million (P.Y. Rs. 64.49 Million and Number of party: One). The said loan is interest free and there are no stipulations as to repayment hence, clauses 4 (iii) (f) & (g) do not apply.

4. (a) 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, for the purchase of inventory and fixed assets and for the sale of goods and services.

(b) During the course of our audit, no major weakness has been noticed in the internal control system in respect of these areas.

5. (a) On the basis of our examination of the books of accounts and according to the information and explanations provided by the management, we are of the opinion that the particulars of contracts or arrangements referred to in Section 301 of the Act that need to be entered into the register maintained under Section 301 have been so entered.

(b) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, all the transactions made in pursuance of such contracts or arrangements entered into the register maintained under section 301 of the Companies Act, 1956, and exceeding the value of Rupees Five Lakhs in respect of each party during the year have been made at prices which are reasonable having regard to the prevailing market price at the relevant time, except that in respect of purchases and sales of some of the products, no comparison of prices could be made because of the unique and specialized nature of items involved and the absence of any comparable prices. We are unable to comment whether these transactions were made at prevailing market prices at the relevant time.

6. The Company has not accepted any deposits from the public within the meaning of provisions of Section 58A and 58AA of the Companies Act, 1956.

7. The Company has engaged an independent Chartered Accountant firm to carry out the internal audit of the Company. In our opinion, the internal audit system is commensurate with its size and nature of its business.

8. We have broadly reviewed the cost accounting records maintained by the company pursuant to the Companies (cost accounting records) Rules 2011, prescribed by the Central Government under Section 209(1) (d) of the Companies Act, 1956 from this year. We are of the opinion that prima facie the prescribed cost records have been maintained. We have however not made a detailed examination of the cost records with a view to determine whether they are accurate or complete.

9. (a) Undisputed statutory dues including provident fund, investor education and protection fund, employees'' state insurance, income tax, sales tax, service tax, custom duty, cess and other statutory dues have generally been regularly deposited with the appropriate authorities. According to the information and explanations given to us, no undisputed amounts payable in respect of provident fund, investor education and protection fund, employees'' state insurance, income tax, sales tax, service tax, custom duty, cess and other statutory dues were outstanding at the year end for a period of more than six months from the date they became payable.

(b) According to the information and explanations given to us by the Management and as per records of the Company examined by us there were no disputed dues in respect of Income Tax, Custom Duty, Wealth-tax, Excise Duty and Cess not deposited as at 31st March 2013 except in respect of service tax dues of Rs.61.99 Million pertaining to the period 2005 to 2008 in respect of Showcause cum notice demand filed with Service Tax Authorities .

10. The Company is registered for over 5 years and has no accumulated losses as at the end of the financial year and it has not incurred any cash losses in the current year and immediately preceding financial year.

11. Based on our audit procedures and as per the information and explanations given to us by the management, we are of the opinion that the Company has not defaulted in repayment of its dues to any financial institutions, bank or debenture holders during the year.

12. As per the information and explanations given to us by the management, we are of the opinion that the Company has not granted loans and advances on the basis of security of pledge of shares, debentures and other securities.

13. The provisions of Clause 4 (xiii) of the Order (as amended) are not applicable as the Company is not a chit fund company or nidhi / mutual benefit fund/ society.

14. The Company has not dealt or traded in shares, securities, debentures or other investments during the year. Hence provisions of Clause 4 (xiv) of the Order) are not applicable.

15. According to the information given to us and managements'' representation, the Company has given guarantees of Rs.31,538.00 Million for the loans taken by its subsidiary companies from banks/ financial institutions.

16. The Company has not raised any new term loans during the year. The term loans outstanding at the beginning of the year have been applied for the purposes for which they were obtained.

17. According to the information and explanations given to us and overall examination of the Balance Sheet and Cash Flow Statement of the Company we report that no funds raised on short term basis have been used for long term investments.

18. During the year, the Company has not made any preferential allotment of shares to parties and companies covered in the Register maintained under section 301 of the Act.

19. The Company has outstanding non-convertible secured debentures issued to LIC, for which, as per the information and explanations given to us, the Company has already created security. During the year, the Company has issued unsecured zero % fully convertible debentures of Rs.390.00 Million on preferential basis to D.B. Corporation Limited. As the debentures issued during the year are unsecured, no security needs to be created in respect of those debentures.

20. The Company has not raised any money by public issues during the year. However the company has issued 9,43,396 equity shares of Rs. 10/- each at a premium of Rs. 414/- each on conversion of share warrants to equity shares on preferential basis. The price at which the said shares are converted is not prejudicial to the interests of the Company.

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

For Ford, Rhodes, Parks & Co.

Chartered Accountants

Firm Registration No.102860W

A.D. Shenoy

Partner

Membership No.11549

Place: Mumbai

Date: 28th May, 2013

 
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