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Auditor Report of Hindustan Construction Company Ltd.

Mar 31, 2016

1. We have audited the accompanying standalone financial statements of Hindustan Construction Company Limited ("the Company"), which comprise the Balance Sheet as at 31 March 2016, the Statement of Profit and Loss and the Cash Flow Statement for the year then ended and a summary of the significant accounting policies and other explanatory information.

Management''s Responsibility for the Standalone Financial Statements

2. 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 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 (as amended). This responsibility also includes maintenance of adequate accounting records in accordance with the provisions of the Act; safeguarding the assets of the Company; 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

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

4. 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.

5. 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 standalone financial statements are free from material misstatement.

6. 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 controls relevant to the Company''s preparation of the financial statements that give a true and fair view in order to design audit procedures that are appropriate in the circumstances. An audit also includes evaluating the appropriateness of the accounting policies used and the reasonableness of the accounting estimates made by the Company''s Directors, as well as evaluating the overall presentation of the financial statements.

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

Basis for Qualified Opinion

8. As stated in Note 32 (a) to the standalone financial statements, the Company''s long term investments as at 31 March 2016 include investments aggregating Rs. 474.37 crore in its subsidiaries, namely, HCC Real Estate Limited and Lavasa Corporation Limited; and the long term loans and advances, other non-current assets and other current assets as at that date include dues from such subsidiaries aggregating Rs. 554.17 crore, Rs. 32.51 crore and Rs. 13.35 crore, respectively, being considered good and recoverable by the management. However, these subsidiaries have accumulated operational losses and their net worth is fully/ substantially eroded as at 31 March 2016. Further, such subsidiaries are facing liquidity constraints due to which they may not be able to realize projections made as per their business plans. In the absence of sufficient appropriate evidence, we are unable to comment upon the carrying value of these investments and recoverability of the aforesaid dues and the consequential impact, if any, on the accompanying standalone financial statements.

Qualified Opinion

9. In our opinion and to the best of our information and according to the explanations given to us, except for the possible effects of the matter described in the Basis for Qualified Opinion paragraph, the aforesaid 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 31 March 2016, and its profit and its cash flows for the year ended on that date.

Emphasis of Matters

10. We draw attention to:

a) Notes 26.1 and 26.3 to the standalone financial statements regarding remuneration of Rs. 10.66 crore paid for each of the financial years ended 31 March 2014 and 31 March 2016 to the Chairman and Managing Director (CMD), which is in excess of the limits prescribed under the provisions of the erstwhile Companies Act, 1956/ the Companies Act, 2013, respectively and for which the Company has filed an application for review / an application, respectively with the Central Government; however approval in this regard is pending till date. Our opinion is not qualified in respect of this matter.

b) Note 32 (b) to the standalone financial statements regarding the Company''s investments in a subsidiary, long term loans and advances, other non-current assets and other current assets due from such subsidiary Rs. 0.25 crore, Rs. 984.82 crore, Rs. 127.48 crore and Rs. 18.31 crore, respectively, as at 31 March 2016. The consolidated net-worth of aforesaid subsidiary have been fully eroded; however, based on certain estimates and the other factors, including subsidiary''s future business plans and growth prospects, as described in the said note, management considers the decline in the value of investment as temporary in nature and believes that long-term loans and advances, other non-current assets and other current assets are good and recoverable. Our opinion is not qualified in respect of this matter.

c) Note 33 to the standalone financial statements regarding uncertainties relating to recoverability of uncompleted contracts and value of work done (inventory) and long-term trade receivables aggregating Rs. 978 crore and Rs. 206 crore, respectively, recognised in the earlier years in respect of projects which were suspended or substantially closed and where the claims are currently under negotiations/ arbitration/ litigation. Pending the ultimate outcome of these matters, which is presently unascertainable, no adjustments have been made in the accompanying standalone financial statements. Our opinion is not qualified in respect of this matter.

Other Matters

11. We did not audit the financial statements of six unincorporated integrated joint ventures, included in the standalone financial statements, whose financial statements reflect Company''s share in net loss of Rs. 13.66 crore for the year ended 31 March 2016. These financial statements have been audited by other auditors whose audit reports have been furnished to us, by the management, and our opinion on the standalone financial statements of the Company for the year then ended, to the extent they relate to the financial statements not audited by us as stated in this paragraph, is based solely on the audit reports of the other auditors. Our opinion is not qualified in respect of this matter.

Report on Other Legal and Regulatory Requirements

12. As required by the Companies (Auditor''s Report) Order, 2016 ("the Order") issued by the Central Government of India in terms of Section 143(11) of the Act, we give in the Annexure 1 a statement on the matters specified in paragraphs 3 and 4 of the Order.

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

a. we have sought and except for the possible effects of the matter described in the Basis for Qualified opinion paragraph, obtained all the information and explanations which to the best of our knowledge and belief were necessary for the purpose of our audit;

b. except for the possible effects of the matter described in the Basis for Qualified opinion paragraph,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 standalone financial statements dealt with by this report are in agreement with the books of account;

d. except for the possible effects of the matter described in the Basis for Qualified opinion paragraph, 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 (as amended);

e. the matters described in paragraphs 8, 10(b) and 10(c) under the Emphasis of Matters/ Basis for Qualified Opinion paragraph, in our opinion, may have an adverse effect on the functioning of the Company;

f. on the basis of the written representations received from the directors as on 31 March 2016and taken on record by the Board of Directors, none of the directors is disqualified as on 31 March 2016 from being appointed as a director in terms of Section164(2) of the Act;

g. the qualification relating to the maintenance of accounts and other matters connected therewith are as stated in the Basis for Qualified Opinion paragraph;

h. we have also audited the internal financial controls over financial reporting (IFCoFR) of the Company as of 31 March 2016 in conjunction with our audit of the standalone financial statements of the Company for the year ended on that date and our report dated 28 April 2016 as per Annexure 2 expressed a qualified opinion.

i. 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. as detailed in Notes 31A (i) to (iii),33 and 43 to the standalone financial statements, the Company has disclosed the impact of pending litigations on its standalone financial position;

ii. except for the possible effects of the matter described in the Basis for Qualified Opinion paragraph, the Company has made provisions as detailed in Note 10 (b) to the standalone financial statements, as required under the applicable law or accounting standards, for material foreseeable losses, if any, on long-term contracts including derivative contracts;

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

Annexure 1

Based on the audit procedures performed for the purpose of reporting a true and fair view on the financial statements of the Company and taking into consideration the information and explanations given to us and the books of account and other records examined by us in the normal course of audit, we report that:

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

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

(c) The title deeds of all the immovable properties (which are included under the head ''fixed assets'') are held in the name of the Company.

(ii) The management has conducted physical verification of inventory at reasonable intervals during the year and no material discrepancies between physical inventory and book records were noticed on physical verification.

(iii) The Company has granted unsecured loan to six companies covered in the register maintained under Section 189 of the Act; and with respect to the same:

(a) in our opinion, the terms and conditions of grant of such loans are not, prima facie, prejudicial to the Company''s interest.

(b) the schedule of repayment of the principal and the payment of the interest has not been stipulated and hence we are unable to comment as to whether repayments/receipts of the principal amount and the interest are regular;

(c) since the schedule of repayment has not been stipulated, the provisions of clause 3 (iii) (c) of the Order are not applicable to the Company.

(iv) In our opinion, the Company has complied with the provisions of sections 185 and 186 of the Act,to the extent applicable,in respect of loans, investments, guarantees, and security.

(v) The Company has not accepted any deposits within the meaning of Sections 73 to 76 of the Act and the Companies (Acceptance of Deposits) Rules, 2014 (as amended). Accordingly, the provisions of clause 3(v) of the Order are not applicable to the Company.

(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 sub-section (1) of Section 148 of the Act in respect of Company''s products/services and are of the opinion that, prima facie, the prescribed accounts and records have been made and maintained. However, we have not made a detailed examination of the cost records with a view to determine whether they are accurate or complete.

(vii) (a) Undisputed statutory dues including provident fund, employees'' state insurance, income-tax, sales-tax, service tax, duty of customs, duty of excise, value added tax, cess and other material statutory dues, as applicable, have generally been regularly deposited with the appropriate authorities, though there have been delays in few cases. Further, no undisputed amounts payable in respect thereof were outstanding at the year-end for a period of more than six months from the date they became payable.

(b) There are no dues in respect of duty of customs and duty of excise that have not been deposited with the appropriate authorities on account of any dispute. The dues outstanding in respect of income-tax, sales-tax, service tax and value added tax on account of any dispute, are as follows:

Name Nature of Amount Amount Period to Forum where of the dues (Rs. in Paid which the dispute is statute Crore) Under amount pending Protest relates (Rs. in Crore)

The Income 24.63 24.63 A.Y 2006- Income Tax Income Tax 2007 to Appellate Tax Act, 2010-2011 Tribunal 1961

The Sales Sales 0.08 0.08 A.Y 2010- Supreme Tax Act Tax/ Value 2011 Court Added 4.70 - A.Y. 1997- High Court Tax/ Entry 1998 and Tax 2012-2013

7.57 1.00 A.Y 1996- Taxation 97 to 2000- Tribunal 01, 2005- 2008, A.Y 2007-08 to 2009-10 and 2012-13

93.78 3.33 A.Y 2002- Appellate 2003, A.Y Authority- 2004-2005 up to to 2012- Commissioner 2013 level

The Service 289.10 - January Custom, Finance tax 2004 to Excise and Act, 1994 including March 2012 Service Tax interest Appellate and Tribunal

penalty, as 0.18 - A.Y. 2004 Commissioner applicable -2007 -Appeal

(viii) There are no loans or borrowings payable to government. The Company has defaulted in repayment of following dues to the financial institutions, banks and debenture holders during the year,which were paid on or before the Balance Sheet date.

(Rs. in crore)

Debenture - Holders_

Days Principal Interest Total Amount

AXIS Non-Convertible 0 - 30 days - 1.10 1.10

31 - 90 days - 6.60 6.60

91 - 180 days 6.00 2.18 8.18

LIC Non-Convertible 0 - 30 days - 0.92 0.92

31 - 90 days 2.50 6.39 8.89

91 - 180 days 2.50 0.90 3.40

Banks

Axis Bank 0 - 30 days - 3.35 3.35

31 - 90 days 1.50 10.26 11.76

91 - 180 days 11.48 3.82 15.30

Bank of Baroda 0 - 30 days - 0.58 0.58

31 - 90 days 180 1.99 3.79

Bank of Maharashtra 0 - 30 days - 0.29 0.29

31 - 90 days 1.02 1.72 2.74

91 - 180 days 0.78 0.56 1.34

Canara Bank 0 - 30 days - 6.72 6.72

31 - 90 days 12.25 19.96 32.21

91 - 180 days 9.63 3.26 12.89

Central Bank of India 0 - 30 days - 0.22 0.22

31 - 90 days 2.40 1.26 3.66

91 - 180 days 1.85 0.40 2.25

Federal Bank 0 - 30 days - 0.65 0.65

31 - 90 days 0.77 1.30 2.07

91 - 180 days 0.63 - 0.63

IDBI Bank 0 - 30 days - 7.45 7.45

31 - 90 days 14.56 14.73 29.29

(Rs. in crore)

Banks: Contd.

Days Principal Interest Total Amount

Indian Overseas Bank 0 - 30 days - 0.89 0.89

31 - 90 days 3.15 5.28 8.43

91 - 180 days 2.40 1.72 4.12

Oriental Bank of 0 - 30 days 1.25 - 1.25

Commerce 31 - 90 days - 1.06 1.06

91 - 180 days - 0.42 0.42

Punjab National Bank 0 - 30 days - 1.38 1.38

31 - 90 days 2.99 2.74 5.73

State Bank of 0 - 30 days - 0.88 0.88

Hyderabad 31 - 90 days 2.39 3.04 5.43

State Bank of Mysore 0 - 30 days - 0.93 0.93

31 - 90 days 5.75 6.40 12.15

91 - 180 days - 0.90 0.90

Syndicate Bank 0 - 30 days - 1.86 1.86

31 - 90 days 6.50 11.03 17.53

91 - 180 days 5.00 3.59 8.59

Union Bank of India 0 - 30 days - 0.93 0.93

31 - 90 days 2.88 3.20 6.08

United Bank of India 0 - 30 days - 2.79 2.79

31 - 90 days 9.75 19.21 28.96

91 - 180 days 7.50 2.69 10.19

State Bank of 0 - 30 days - 0.27 0.27

Travancore 31 - 90 days 0.86 0.96 1.82

Toronto Dominion 0 - 30 days - 0.45 0.45

Bank 31 - 90 days - 0.59 0.59

Standard Chartered 31 - 90 days - 1.64 1.64

Bank 91 - 180 days - 0.81 0.81

Development Bank of 0 - 30 days - 0.71 0.71

Singapore 31 - 90 days 3.26 1.34 4.60

Financial Institutions_

SREI Equipment 0 - 30 days - 1.08 1.08

Finance Limited 31 - 90 days 0.87 3.20 4.07

91 - 180 days 5.78 5.31 11.09

National Bank of 0 - 30 days - 0.44 0.44

Agricultural and 31 - 90 days 2.26 2.62 4.88

Development 91 - 180 days 1.98 0.83 2.81

Life Insurance 0 - 30 days - 0.03 0.03

Corporation of India 31 - 90 days 0.75 0.06 0.81

Export Import Bank 0 - 30 days - 4.64 4.64

of India 31 - 90 days 27.86 36.56 64.42

Industrial Finance 0 - 30 days - 1.35 1.35

Corporation of India 31 - 90 days 1.62 1.37 2.99

91 - 180 days 7.50 7.93 15.43

The Company has defaulted in repayment of following dues to the financial institutions, banks and debenture holders during the year, which were not paid as at the Balance Sheet date.

(Rs. in crore)

Financial Institutions

Days Principal Interest Total Amount

SREI Equipment 0 - 30 days - 1.01 1.01

Finance Limited 31 - 90 days 1.98 - 1.98

Export Import Bank 0 - 30 days - 4.8 4.8

of India 31 - 90 days 12.51 4.3 16.81

Industrial Finance Corporation of India 0 - 30 days - 1.27 1.27

Banks

Days Principal Interest Total Amount

Development Bank 31 - 90 days - 0.23 0.23

of Singapore 91 - 180 days - - -

Standard Chartered 0 - 30 days - 1.15 1.15

Bank 31 - 90 days 2.29 0.56 2.85

91 - 180 days 2.29 - 2.29

(Rs. in crore)

Banks: Contd.

Days Principal Interest Total Amount

Toronto Dominion 0 - 30 days 3.28 - 3.28

Bank 31 - 90 days - 0.15 0.15

United Bank of India 0 - 30 days - 2.70 2.70

Union Bank of India 0 - 30 days 0.43 0.43

31 - 90 days 1.25 0.43 1.68

State Bank of 0 - 30 days - 0.27 0.27

Travancore 31 - 90 days - 0.13 0.13

State Bank of 0 - 30 days - 0.04 0.04 Mysore

State Bank of 0 - 30 days - 0.57 0.57 Hyderabad

Punjab National 0 - 30 days - 0.43 0.43

Bank 31 - 90 days 1.26 0.43 1.69

IDBI Bank 0 - 30 days - 2.43 2.43

31 - 90 days 6.75 4.66 11.41

Federal Bank 0 - 30 days - 0.25 0.25

31 - 90 days - 0.20 0.20

Debenture - Holders

LIC Non-Convertible 0 - 30 days - 0.88 0.88

31 - 90 days 2.50 0.88 3.38

(ix) The Company did not raise moneys by way of initial public offer or further public offer (including debt instruments). In our opinion, the term loans availed during the year were applied for the purposes for which the loans were obtained.

(x) No fraud by the Company or on the Company by its officers or employees has been noticed or reported during the period covered by our audit.

(xi) In our opinion, managerial remuneration for the year ended 31 March 2016 has been paid and provided in accordance with the requisite approvals mandated by the provisions of section 197 of the Act, read with Schedule V to the Act, except for remuneration paid/payable Rs. 10.66 crore for which the Company''s application for approval, in excess of the limit prescribed by Rs. 8.71 crore is pending with the Central Government. Pending such approval, excess remuneration paid by the Company is held under trust.

(xii) In our opinion, the Company is not a Nidhi Company. Accordingly, the provisions of clause 3(xii) of the Order are not applicable to the Company.

(xiii) In our opinion all transactions with the related parties are in compliance with sections 177 and 188 of Act, where applicable, and the requisite details have been disclosed in the financial statements, etc., as required by the applicable accounting standards.

(xiv) During the year, the Company has made a private placement of equity shares. In respect of the same, in our opinion, the Company has complied with the requirement of section 42 of the Act and the amounts raised have been used for the purposes for which the funds were raised.

(xv) The Company has not entered into any non-cash transactions with directors or persons connected with them.

(xvi) The Company is not required to be registered under section 45-IA of the Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934.



For Walker Chandiok & Co LLP

(Formerly Walker, Chandiok & Co)

Chartered Accountants

Firm''s Registration No.: 001076N/N500013



per Adi P. Sethna

Partner

Membership No.:108840



Place : Mumbai

Date : 28 April 2016


Mar 31, 2014

We have audited the accompanying financial statements of Hindustan Construction Company Limited. (''the Company''), which comprise the Balance Sheet as at March 31, 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'') which shall continue to apply in respect of section 133 of the Companies Act, 2013 in terms of General Circular 15/2013 dated September 13, 2013 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 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 sufficient and appropriate to provide a basis for our audit opinion.

Opinion

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

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

(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.

2) We did not audit the financial statements of certain Integrated Joint Ventures reflecting Company''s share in Profit of Rs. 1.58 crore in these financial statements. These financial statements have been audited by other auditors whose reports have been furnished to us by the Management, and our opinion, in so far as it relates to the amounts included in respect of the said audited Joint Ventures, is based solely on the Reports of the other auditors. Our opinion is not qualified in respect of this matter.

Emphasis of Matter

3) We draw attention to:

(a) Note No. 35 and 36 of the Notes to financial statements regarding Company''s exposure in the nature of long-term investments and loans advances of Rs. 866.13 crore and Rs. 843.01 crore in its subsidiaries namely HCC Real Estate Ltd. and HCC Infrastructure Ltd. On the basis of the book value of these companies, there is a diminution in the value of these investments and advances, which in the opinion of the Management is of temporary in nature.

(b) Note No. 37 of the Notes to financial statements regarding Company''s claims of Rs. 518.36 crore outstanding for more than 5 years under ''Uncompleted Contracts and Value of Work Done'', ''Long Term Trade Receivables'' and ''Short Term Loans and Advances'' amounting to Rs. 445.53 crore, Rs. 34.33 crore and Rs. 38.50 crore respectively. Considering the contractual tenability, progress of negotiation with clients and based on its past experience, management is reasonably confident of the recovery of the same.

(c) Note No. 38 of the Notes to financial statements regarding ''Long Term Trade Receivables'' and ''Uncompleted Contracts and Value of Work Done'' as at March 31, 2014 of Rs. 1,056.57 crore and Rs. 243.11 crore respectively, representing favorable arbitration awards (including interest thereon) which have subsequently been challenged by the clients in courts. Of the above, awards amounting to Rs. 105.44 crore have been set aside by District/High Courts against which the Company has preferred appeals at High Courts/Supreme Court and is legally advised that it has a good case on merit. The recoverability of these amounts is dependent upon the final outcome of the appeals getting resolved in the favour of the Company.

(d) Note No. 39 of the Notes to financial statements regarding ''Trade receivables'' and ''Uncompleted Contracts and Value of Work Done (net of client advances)'' of Rs. 20.96 crore and Rs. 48.19 crore respectively which have been outstanding for projects where work has been suspended by the client or has been projects have handed over to clients. Based on the continuous dialogue with the Clients, management is reasonably confident of the recovery of these amounts.

(e) Note No. 28.1 of the financial statement regarding managerial remuneration paid to Chairman and Managing Director which is in excess by Rs. 10.18 crore per annum in respect of financial year 2012-13 and 2013-14 for which Company has made an application to the Central Government; approvals in this regard are under consideration / pending till date.

Report on Other Legal and Regulatory Requirements

4) 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 Act, we enclose in the annexure a statement on the matters specified in paragraphs 4 and 5 of the said Order.

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

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

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

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

d) In our opinion, the Balance Sheet, Statement of Profit and Loss and Cash Flow Statement comply with the Accounting Standards referred to in subsection (3C) of section 211 of the Companies Act, 1956 which shall continue to apply in respect of section 133 of the Companies Act, 2013 in terms of General Circular 15/2013 dated September 13, 2013 issued by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs.

e) On the basis of the written representations received from the directors, as on March 31, 2014, and taken on record by the Board of Directors, none of the directors of the Company is disqualified as on March 31, 2014 from being appointed as a director, in terms of clause (g) of sub-section (1) of Section 2 74 of the Companies Act, 1956;

(Referred to in paragraph 1 under the heading ''Report on Other Legal and Regulatory Requirements'' of our Report of even date on the financial statements for the year ended on March 31, 2014 of Hindustan Construction Company Limited.)

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

(b) A substantial portion of the fixed assets have been physically verified by the management during the year. In our opinion the frequency of verification is reasonable having regard to the size of the Company and the nature of its assets. No material discrepancies were noticed on such verification.

(c) Fixed assets disposed off during the year were not substantial. According to the information and explanations given to us, we are of the opinion that the disposal of fixed assets has not affected the going concern status of the Company.

(ii) (a) The inventories have been physically verified by the management at reasonable intervals during the year. In our opinion, the frequency of verification is reasonable.

(b) The procedure of physical verification of inventories followed by the management is reasonable and adequate in relation to the size of the Company and the nature of its business.

(c) In our opinion and according to the information and explanation given to us, the Company is maintaining proper records of inventory. The discrepancies noticed on verification between physical stocks and the book records were not material and have been properly dealt with in the books of account.

(iii) (a) The company has not granted unsecured loans and

Inter-Corporate Deposits to companies covered in the Register maintained under Section 301 of the Act. Hence the provisions of clause (iii) (a), (b), (c), (d) of paragraph 4 are not applicable to the company.

(b) The company has taken an unsecured loan from two companies covered in the Register maintained under Section 301 of the Companies Act, 1956. The maximum amount involved in the current year amounted to Rs. 64 crore and the year-end balance of loans taken from such parties are Rs. 48 crore.

(c) Based on the information and explanations given to us, we are of the opinion that the rate of interest and other terms and conditions of loans taken from such parties covered in the Register maintained under Section 301 are not prima facie prejudicial to the interests of the company.

(d) According to the information and explanations given to us, repayments of the principal and interest have been regularly made as stipulated.

(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 purchase of inventory and fixed assets and for the Work Done. However the internal controls over accounting of consumption, wastages, material reconciliation, need further strengthening.

(v) (a) The company has taken unsecured loans from two companies which are covered in the Register maintained under Section 301 of the Companies Act, 1956. The same has been entered in the register. The maximum amount involved in the current year amounted to Rs. 64 crore and the balance at the year end is Rs. 48 crore.

(b) In our opinion and according to the information and explanation given to us, the transactions made in pursuance of contracts or arrangements entered in the register maintained under Sec 301 of the Companies Act,1956 have been made at prices which are reasonable having regard to prevailing market prices at the relevant time.

(vi) The Company has not accepted any deposits from the public within the meaning of Sections 58A and 58AA of the Act and the rules framed there under. Therefore, the provisions of Section 58A, 58AA and any other relevant provisions of the Companies Act, 1956 and the rules framed there under with regard to deposits accepted from the public are not applicable to the Company.

(vii) In our opinion, the Company has an internal audit system commensurate with the size and nature of its business. However the scope needs to be enlarged to cover project related cost-to-complete workings and certain areas of head office accounting.

(viii) We have broadly reviewed the books of account maintained by the Company pursuant to the rules made by the Central Government of India, regarding the maintenance of cost records under clause (d) of subsection (1) of Section 209 of the Act and are of the opinion that prima facie, the prescribed accounts and records have been maintained. We have, however not made a detailed examination of the records with a view to determine whether they are accurate or complete.

(ix) (a) According to the records of the Company, Provident Fund, Investor Education and Protection Fund, Employees'' State Insurance, Income Tax, Sales Tax, Wealth Tax, Service Tax, Customs Duty, Excise Duty, Cess and other material statutory dues applicable to it have been generally regularly deposited during the year with the appropriate authorities. According to the information and explanations given to us, no undisputed amounts payable in respect of above were in arrears, as at March 31, 2014 for a period of more than six months from the date on which they became payable.

(b) According to the records of the Company, sales tax, income tax, customs duty, wealth tax, service tax, excise duty or cess which have not been deposited on account of dispute are given below:

Nature Year Amount Forum where dispute is of (Rs.in pending dues crore)

1996-97 & 1.35 High Courts 1998-99

Sales 1997-98 to 5.97 Taxation Tribunal Tax/ 2000-01 VAT 2002-03 to 63.27 AC/DC/Add. 2009-10 Commissioners & ACTO

2004-07 & 0.31 Central Excise Appeal/ 2005-06 Service Tax Commissioner

Service Tax 2005 to 2006 2.97 Central Excise and Service

2004-05 to 741.51 Tax Appellate Tribunal 2011-12



(x) The Company does not have any accumulated losses at the end of the financial year. The Company has not incurred cash losses during the financial year covered by our audit but has incurred cash losses in the immediately preceding financial year.

(xi) The details of principal and interest not paid on due dates i.e. the last dates specified in loan documents or debenture trust deed, to the Financial Institutions and Banks during the year are as follows

Amount of Principal Period of Delays (fin crore) (in Days)

41.54 0 to 30

Amount of Interest Period of Delays (fin crore) (in Days)

157.39 1 to 30

50.97 31 to 60

These dues have been paid by the end of the year and there is no overdue as of 31st March, 2014

(xii) Based on our examination of the records and the information and explanations given to us, the Company has not granted any 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 nidh / mutual benefit fund / society. Therefore the provisions of clause 4(xiii) of the Companies (Auditor''s Report) (Amendment) Order, 2004 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) In our opinion, the terms and conditions on which the Company has given guarantees for loans taken by others from banks or financial institutions are not prejudicial to the interest of the Company.

(xvi) In our opinion the term loans have been applied for the purpose for which they were raised.

(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 funds raised on short-term basis have not been used for long-term investment.

(xviii) During the year under audit the Company has not made preferential allotment of equity shares. However the Company has made preferential allotment of warrants to companies covered in the register maintained under Section 301 of the Companies Act, 1956. The price at which the warrants have been issued has been determined as per the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Issue of Capital and Disclosure Requirement) Regulations, 2009, which in our opinion is not prejudicial to the interest of the Company.

(xix) According to the information and explanations given to us, no debentures were issued during the period.

(xx) The Company has not raised any money by way of public issue during the year.

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



For K.S. Aiyar & Co,

Chartered Accountants

ICAI Firm Registration No: 100186W



Raghuvir M. Aiyar Place: Mumbai Partner

Date: 2nd May, 2014 Membership No.: 38128


Mar 31, 2013

We have audited the accompanying financial statements of Hindustan Construction Company Limited.(''the Company''), which comprise the Balance Sheet as at March 31, 2013, 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''). 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

1) In our opinion and to the best of our information and according to the explanations given to us, the financial statements give the information required by the Company Act, 1956, 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 March 31, 2013;

(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.

2) We did not audit the financial statements of certain Integrated Joint Ventures reflecting Company''s share in Loss of Rs. 6.54 crore in these financial statements. These financial statements have been audited by other auditors whose reports have been furnished to us by the Management, and our opinion, in so far as it relates to the amounts included in respect of the said audited Joint Ventures, is based solely on the Reports of the other auditors.

Emphasis of Matter

3) We draw attention to:

(a) Note No. 14.1 and 14.2 of the Notes to Accounts regarding Company''s exposure in the nature of long-term investments and loans and advances of Rs. 821.65 crore and Rs. 736.33 crore in its subsidiaries namely HCC Real Estate Ltd. and HCC Infrastructure Ltd. On the basis of the book value of these companies, there is a diminution in the value of these investments and advances, which in the opinion of the management is of temporary in nature.

(b) Note No. 16.1 of the Notes to Accounts regarding litigations amounting to Rs. 35.50 crore, which are more than one year old as on 31.03.2013, where claims favourably awarded in arbitration have been subsequently rejected by Courts of Law. The recoverability is dependent upon the final outcome of the appeals getting resolved in favor of the Company.

(c) Company''s claims of Rs. 189.46 crore, Rs. 21.28 crore and Rs. 418.06 crore being included under "Long Term Trade Receivables" "Short Term Loans and Advances" and "Uncompleted Contracts and Value of Work Done" respectively, which have been outstanding for over 5 years. The Company has assessed the recoverability of these claims based on favourable arbitration awards, court orders and legal opinion. Considering the contractual tenability and legal advice from Company''s counsel in the matter, the management is confident of recovery of the same.

(d) Note No. 27.1 of the Notes to Accounts regarding application seeking approval from Central Government for the excess remuneration paid to managerial personnel.

Our opinion is not qualified in respect of these matters.

Report on Other Legal and Regulatory Requirements

4) 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 Act, we enclose in the annexure a statement on the matters specified in paragraphs 4 and 5 of the said Order,

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

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

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

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

d) In our opinion, the Balance Sheet, Statement of Profit and Loss and Cash Flow Statement comply with the Accounting Standards referred to in subsection (3C) of section 211 of the Companies Act, 1956.

e) On the basis of the written representations received from the directors, as on March 31, 2013, and taken on record by the Board of Directors, none of the directors of the Company 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;

(Referred to in paragraph 1 under the heading ''Report on Other Legal and Regulatory Requirements'' of our Report of even date on the financial statements for the year ended on March 31, 2013 of Hindustan Construction Company Limited.)

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

(b) A substantial portion of the fixed assets have been physically verified by the management during the year.

In our opinion the frequency of verification is reasonable having regard to the size of the Company and the nature of its assets. No material discrepancies were noticed on such verification.

(c) Fixed assets disposed off during the year were not substantial. According to the information and explanations given to us, we are of the opinion that the disposal of fixed assets has not affected the going concern status of the Company.

(ii) (a) The inventories have been physically verified by the management at reasonable intervals during the year. In our opinion, the frequency of verification is reasonable.

(b) The procedure of physical verification of inventories followed by the management is reasonable and adequate in relation to the size of the Company and the nature of its business.

(c) In our opinion and according to the information and explanation given to us, the Company is maintaining proper records of inventory. The discrepancies noticed on verification between physical stocks and the book records were not material and have been properly dealt with in the books of account.

(iii) (a) The Company has not granted unsecured loans and Inter- Corporate Deposits to companies covered in the Register maintained under Section 301 of the Act. Hence the provisions of clause (iii) (a), (b), (c), (d) of paragraph 4 are not applicable to the Company,

(b) The Company has taken an unsecured loan from two companies covered in the Register maintained under Section 301 of the Companies Act, 1956. The maximum amount involved in the current year amounted to Rs. 32 crore and the year-end balance of loans taken from such parties are Rs. 32 crore.

(c) Based on the information and explanations given to us, we are of the opinion that the rate of interest and other terms and conditions of loans taken from such parties covered in the Register maintained under Section 301 are not prima facie prejudicial to the interests of the Company.

(d) According to the information and explanations given to us, repayments of the principal and interest have been regularly made as stipulated.

(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 purchase of inventory and fixed assets and for the Work Done. However the internal controls over accounting of consumption, wastages, material reconciliation, need further strengthening.

(v) (a) Based on the audit procedures applied by us and according to the information and explanations provided by the management, we are of the opinion that the particulars of contracts or arrangements that need to be entered into the register maintained under section 301 of the Companies Act, 1956 have so been entered.

(b) In our opinion and according to the information and explanation given to us, the transactions made in pursuance of contracts or arrangements entered in the register maintained under Sec 301 of the Companies Act,1956 have been made at prices which are reasonable having regard to prevailing market prices at the relevant time.

(vi) The Company has not accepted any deposits from the public within the meaning of Sections 58A and 58AA of the Act and the rules framed there under. Therefore, the provisions of Section 58A, 58AA and any other relevant provisions of the Companies Act, 1956 and the rules framed there under with regard to deposits accepted from the public are not applicable to the Company,

(vii) In our opinion, the Company has an internal audit system commensurate with the size and nature of its business. However the scope needs to be enlarged to cover project related cost-to-complete workings and certain areas of head office accounting.

(viii) We have broadly reviewed the books of account maintained by the Company pursuant to the rules made by the Central Government of India, regarding the maintenance of cost records under clause (d) of subsection (1) of Section 209 of the Act and are of the opinion that prima facie, the prescribed accounts and records have been maintained. We have, however not made a detailed examination of the records with a view to determine whether they are accurate or complete.

(ix) (a) According to the records of the Company, Provident Fund, Investor Education and Protection Fund, Employees'' State Insurance, Income Tax, Sales Tax, Wealth Tax, Service Tax, Customs Duty, Excise Duty, Cess and other material statutory dues applicable to it have been generally regularly deposited during the year with the appropriate authorities. According to the information and explanations given to us, no undisputed amounts payable in respect of above were in arrears, as at March 31, 2013 for a period of more than six months from the date on which they became payable.

(b) According to the records of the Company, sales tax, income tax, customs duty, wealth tax, service tax, excise duty or cess which have not been deposited on account of dispute are given below :

Nature Year Amount Forum where dispute is of (Rs. in pending dues crore)

1996-97 & 1.35 High Courts 1998-99 Sales Tax 1997-98 to 5.97 Taxation Tribunal VAT 2002-03 to 18.17 AC/DC/Add. 2008-09 Commissioners & ACTO

2005-06 0.31 Central Excise Appeal/ Service Service Tax Commissioner

Tax June 04 to 2.97 Central Excise and Service March 06 Tax Appellate Tribunal

(x) The Company does not have any accumulated losses at the end of the financial year. The Company has incurred cash loss during the financial year covered by our audit.

(xi) The details of principal and interest not paid on due dates i.e. the last dates specified in loan documents or debenture trust deed, to the Financial Institutions and Banks during the year are as follows:

Amount of Principal Period of Delays (Rs. in crore) (in Days)

44.68 0 to 90

8.88 91 to 180

11.84 181 to 365

Amount of Interest Period of Delays (Rs. in crore) (in Days)

132.70 1 to 30

0.79 31 to 60

0.94 61 to 90

These dues have been paid by the end of the year and there is no overdue as of March 31, 2013.

(xii) Based on our examination of the records and the information and explanations given to us, the Company has not granted any 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) (Amendment) Order, 2004 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) In our opinion, the terms and conditions on which the Company has given guarantees for loans taken by others from banks or financial institutions are not prejudicial to the interest of the Company,

(xvi) In our opinion the term loans have been applied for the purpose for which they were raised.

(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 funds raised on short-term basis have not been used for long-term investment.

(xviii)According to the information and explanations given to us, the Company has not made any preferential allotment of shares to parties and companies covered in the register maintained under Section 301 of the Companies Act, 1956.

(xix) According to the information and explanations given to us, no debentures were issued during the period.

(xx) The Company has not raised any money by way of public issue during the year.

(xxi) To the best of our knowledge and belief and according to the information and explanations given to us, we report that no fraud on or by the Company has been noticed or reported during the year except for frauds on the Company for an amount of Rs. 62.19 Lacs by employees of the Company, out of which Rs. 3.40 Lacs have been recovered. The matter has been investigated by management and action for recovery of balance amount of Rs. 58.79 Lacs is being continued. We are informed that internal controls have been further strengthened to avoid recurrence of such cases.

For K.S. Aiyar & Co,

Chartered Accountants

Registration No: 100186W

Raghuvir M. Aiyar

Place: Mumbai Partner

Date: May 3, 2013 Membership No.: 38128


Mar 31, 2012

1. We have audited the attached Balance Sheet of Hindustan Construction Company Limited, as at March 31, 2012 and also the Statement of Profit and Loss for the year ended on that date annexed thereto and the cash flow statement for the year ended on that date. 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. We did not audit the financial statements of certain Integrated Joint Ventures reflecting Company's share in Loss of Rs 3.81 crore in these financial statements. These financial statements have been audited by other auditors whose reports have been furnished to us, and our opinion, in so far as it relates to the amounts included in respect of the said audited Joint Ventures, is based solely on the Reports of the other auditors.

The financial statements of integrated joint ventures reflecting total assets of Rs 33.43 crore, share in revenue of Rs 11.65 crore.

4. Without qualifying our opinion, we draw attention to:

(a) Note No 4.4 of the Notes to Accounts regarding admission of the Company's proposal by CDR Empowered Group for Corporate Debt Restructuring of Company's debt.

(b) Note No. 271 of the Notes to Accounts regarding application seeking approval from Central Government for the excess remuneration paid to managerial personnel.

5. As required by the Companies (Auditor's Report) Order, 2003 as amended by Companies (Auditor's Report) (Amendment) Order, 2004 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.

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

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

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

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

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

(e) On the basis of written representations received from the Directors / Companies, as on March 31, 2012, and taken on record by the Board of Directors we report that none of the directors are 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.

(f) In our opinion and to the best of our information and according to the explanations given to us, the said accounts give the information required by the 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:

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

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

(Referred to in paragraph 4 of our Report of even date on the Accounts for the year ended on March 31, 2012 of Hindustan Construction Company Limited)

(i) The Company is maintaining proper records showing full particulars including quantitative details and situation of Fixed Assets.

(ii) A substantial portion of the fixed assets have been physically verified by the management during the year and in our opinion the frequency of such verification is reasonable having regard to the size of the Company and the nature of its assets. No material discrepancies were noticed on such physical verification.

(iii) Fixed assets disposed off during the year were not substantial. According to the information and explanations given to us, we are of the opinion that the disposal of fixed assets has not affected the going concern status of the Company.

(iv) The inventories have been physically verified during the year by the management. In our opinion, the frequency of verification is reasonable.

(v) The procedure of physical verification of inventories followed by the management is reasonable and adequate in relation to the size of the Company and the nature of its business.

(vi) In our opinion and according to the information and explanation given to us, the Company is maintaining proper records of inventory. The discrepancies noticed on verification between physical stocks and the book records were not material and have been properly dealt with in the books of account.

(vii) The Company has not granted unsecured loans and Inter-Corporate Deposits to companies covered in the Register maintained under Section 301 of the Act. Hence the provisions of clause (iii)(b),(c),(d) of paragraph 4 are not applicable to the Company.

(viii) The Company has taken unsecured loans in the form of inter-corporate deposit from three companies covered in the Register maintained under Section 301 of the Companies Act, 1956. The maximum amount involved in the current year amounted to Rs 29.16 crore and the balance at the year end is NIL.

(ix) Based on the information and explanations given to us, we are of the opinion that the rate of interest and other terms and conditions of loans taken from such parties covered in the Register maintained under Section 301 are not prima facie prejudicial to the interests of the Company.

(x) According to the information and explanations given to us, repayments of the principal and interest have been regularly made as stipulated.

(xi) 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 purchase of inventory and fixed assets and for the Work Done. During the course of our audit, we have not observed any major weakness in internal control system.

(xii) Based on the audit procedures applied by us 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 have been entered in the register required to be maintained under that section. The transactions made in pursuance of such contracts or arrangements have been made at prices which are reasonable having regard to prevailing market prices at the relevant time.

(xiii) The Company has not accepted any deposits from the public within the meaning of Sections 58A and 58AA of the Act and the rules framed there under. Therefore, the provisions of Section 58A, 58AA and any other relevant provisions of the Companies Act, 1956 and the rules framed there under with regard to deposits accepted from the public are not applicable to the Company.

(xiv) In our opinion, the Company has an internal audit system commensurate with the size and nature of its business. However the scope needs to be enlarged to cover project related cost-to-complete workings and certain areas of head office accounting.

(xv) We have broadly reviewed the books of account maintained by the Company pursuant to the rules made by the Central Government of India, regarding the maintenance of cost records under clause (d) of subsection (1) of Section 209 of the Act and are of the opinion that prima facie, the prescribed accounts and records have been maintained. We have, however not made a detailed examination of the records with a view to determine whether they are accurate or complete.

(xvi) According to the records of the Company, Provident Fund, Investor Education and Protection Fund, Employees' State Insurance, Income Tax, Sales Tax, Wealth Tax, Service Tax, Customs Duty, Excise Duty, Cess and other material statutory dues applicable to it have been generally regularly deposited during the year with the appropriate authorities. According to the information and explanations given to us, no undisputed amounts payable in respect of above were in arrears, as at March 31, 2012 for a period of more than six months from the date on which they became payable.

(xvii) According to the records of the Company, sales tax, income tax, customs duty, wealth tax, service tax, excise duty or cess which have not been deposited on account of dispute are given below :

Nature Year Amount Forum where of dues (Rs in dispute is crore) pending 1996-97 1.27 High Courts & 1998- 99

Sales 1997-98 0.53 Taxation Tribunal - to 2000- Cuttack

Tax/ VAT 01

2002-03 28.41 AC/DC/Add. to 2008- Commissioners & 09 ACTO 2005-06 0.23 Central Excise Appeal/Service Service Tax Commissioner

Tax Jan 04 to 2.87 Central Excise Mar 06 and service Tax Appellate Tribunal

(xviii) The Company does not have any accumulated losses at the end of the financial year. The Company has incurred cash loss during the financial year covered by our audit. The Company has not incurred cash loss during the immediately preceding financial year.

(xix) The Company has defaulted in repayment of dues to Financial Institutions & Banks. Details are as follows:

Amount of Principal Period of Delays Default (in Days) (Rs in crore)

306.17 1 to 30

81.70 31 to 60

133.75 61 to 90

173.75 90 to 101

Amount of Principal Period of Delays Default (in Days) (Rs in crore)

26.91 1 to 30

20.57 31 to 60

21.17 61 to 90

(xx) Based on our examination of the records and the information and explanations given to us, the Company has not granted any loans and advances on the basis of security by way of pledge of shares, debentures and other securities.

(xxi) 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) (Amendment) Order, 2004 are not applicable to the Company.

(xxii) 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) (Amendment) Order, 2004 are not applicable to the Company.

(xxiii) In our opinion, the terms and conditions on which the Company has given guarantees for loans taken by others from banks or financial institutions are not prejudicial to the interest of the Company.

(xxiv) In our opinion, the term loans have been applied for the purpose for which they were raised.

(xxv) According to the information and explanations given to us and on an overall examination of the balance sheet of the Company, we report that Rs 623 crore of short-term funds have been used for long-term investments (upon excluding the current maturities of Rs 1,056 crore of long term loans raised, this is not the case).

(xxvi) According to the information and explanations given to us, the Company has not made any preferential allotment of shares to parties and companies covered in the register maintained under section 301 of the Companies Act, 1956.

(xxvii) The Company has created a security / charge in-respect of secured debentures issued and outstanding at the year end.

(xxviii) The Company has not raised any money by way of public issue during the year.

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

For K.S. Aiyar & Co

Chartered Accountants FRN: 100186W

Raghuvir M. Aiyar

Partner

Membership No.38128

Place: Mumbai

Date: April 27, 2012


Mar 31, 2010

1. We have audited the attached Balance Sheet of Hindustan Construction Company Limited, as at 31st March, 2010 and also the Profit and Loss Account for the year ended on that date annexed thereto and the Cash Flow statement for the year ended on that date. 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. We did not audit the financial statements of certain Integrated Joint Ventures reflecting Companys share in Loss(Net) of Rs.2.88 Crore in these financial statements. These financial statements have been audited by other auditors whose report(s) have been furnished to us, and our opinion, in so far as it relates to the amounts included in respect of the said audited Joint Ventures, is based solely on the Report of the other auditors.

4. As required by the Companies (Auditors Report) Order, 2003 as amended by Companies (Auditors Report) (Amendment) Order, 2004 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

(f) In our opinion and to the best of our information and according to the explanations given to us, the said accounts give the information required by the 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:

(i) In the case of the Balance Sheet, of the state of affairs of the Company as at 31st March, 2010;

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

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

Annexure to the Auditors Report (Referred to in paragraph 4 of our Report of even date on the Accounts for the year ended on 31st March, 2010 of Hindustan Construction Company Limited)

(i) The Company is maintaining proper records showing full particulars including quantitative details and situation of Fixed Assets.

(ii) A substantial portion of the fixed assets have been physically verified by the management during the year and in our opinion the frequency of such verification is reasonable having regard to the size of the Company and the nature of its assets. No material discrepancies were noticed on such physical verification.

(iii) Fixed assets disposed off during the year were not substantial. According to the information and explanations given to us, we are of the opinion that the disposal of fixed assets has not affected the going concern status of the Company.

(iv) The inventories have been physically verified during the year by the management. In our opinion, the frequency of verification is reasonable.

(v) The procedure of physical verification of inventories followed by the management is reasonable and adequate in relation to the size of the Company and the nature of its business.

(vi) In our opinion and according to the information and explanation given to us, the Company is maintaining proper records of inventory. The discrepancies noticed on verification between physical stocks and the book records were not material and have been properly dealt with in the books of account.

(vii) The company has not granted unsecured loans and Inter-Corporate Deposits to companies covered in the Register maintained under Section 301 of the Act. Hence provisions of clause (iii)(b),(c),(d) of paragraph 4 are not applicable to the Company.

(viii) The company has taken unsecured loans in the form of inter-corporate deposits from three companies covered in the Register maintained under Section 301 of the Companies Act, 1956. The maximum amount involved was Rs16.48 crores and the balance at the year end was Rs.15.17 crores

(ix) Based on the information and explanations given to us, we are of the opinion that the rate of interest and other terms and conditions of loans taken from such parties covered in the Register maintained under Section 301 are not prima facie prejudicial to the interests of the company.

(x) According to the information and explanations given to us, repayments of the principal and interest have been regularly made as stipulated.

(xi) 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 purchase of inventory and fixed assets and for the Work Done. During the course of our audit, we have not observed any major weakness in internal control system.

(xii) Based on the audit procedures applied by us 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 have been entered in the register required to be maintained under that section. The transactions made in pursuance of such contracts or arrangements have been made at prices which are reasonable having regard to prevailing market prices at the relevant time.

(xiii) The Company has not accepted any deposits from the public within the meaning of Sections 58A and 58AA of the Act and the rules framed there under. Therefore, the provisions of Section 58A, 58AA and any other relevant provisions of the Companies Act, 1956 and the rules framed thereunder with regard to deposits accepted from the public are not applicable to the Company.

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

(xv) The Central Government has not prescribed the maintenance of cost records under section 209(1 )(d) of the Companies Act, 1956.

(xvi) According to the records of the Company, Provident Fund, Investor Education and Protection Fund, Employees State Insurance, Income Tax, Sales Tax, Wealth Tax, Service Tax, Customs Duty, Excise Duty, Cess and other material statutory dues applicable to it have been generally regularly deposited during the year with the appropriate authorities. According to the information and explanations given to us, no undisputed amounts payable in respect of above were in arrears, as at March 31, 2010 for a period of more than six months from the date on which they became payable.

(xvii) According to the records of the Company, sales tax, income tax, customs duty, wealth tax, service tax, excise duty or cess which have not been deposited on account of dispute are given below :

Name of Nature of dues Year Amount Forum where the Statute Rs. crores dispute is pending

Orissa Sales Reassessment of 2000-01 0.53 Sales Tax Tax Turnover for Appellate 1997-98 to Tribunal 2000-01

(xviii) The Company does not have any accumulated losses at the end of the financial year and has not incurred cash losses during the financial year covered by our audit and the immediately preceding financial year.

(xix) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, the Company has not defaulted in repayment of dues to a financial institution, bank or debenture holders.

(xx) Based on our examination of the records and the information and explanations given to us, the Company has not granted any loans and advances on the basis of security by way of pledge of shares, debentures and other securities.

(xxi) 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 (Auditors Report) (Amendment) Order, 2004 are not applicable to the Company.

(xxii) In our opinion the Company is not dealing in or trading in shares, securities, debentures and other investments. Accordingly, the provisions of clause 4 (xiv) of the Companies (Auditors Report) (Amendment) Order, 2004 are not applicable to the Company.

(xxiii) In our opinion, the terms and conditions on which the Company has given guarantees for loans taken by others from banks or financial institutions are not prejudicial to the interest of the Company.

(xxiv) In our opinion, the term loans have been applied for the purpose for which they were raised

(xxv) 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.

(xxvi) According to the information and explanations given to us, the Company has not made any preferential allotment of shares to parties and companies covered in the register maintained under section 301 of the Companies Act, 1956.

(xxvii) The Company has created a security / charge in- respect of secured debentures issued and outstanding at the year end.

(xxviii)The Company has not raised any money by way of public issue during the year. The monies raised on account of Bonds / GDS issue in the earlier year have been utilised for the purpose for which it was raised as disclosed in Note III (20) of Notes forming part of the Accounts.

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

For K.S.Aiyar & Co Chartered Accountants

Registration Number;100186 W

Raghuvir M. Aiyar

Partner

Membership No.38128

Place: Mumbai Date: 30th April, 2010

 
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