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Auditor Report of ICRA Ltd.

Mar 31, 2016

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

Management''s Responsibility for the Financial Statements

The Company''s Board of Directors is responsible for the matters stated in Section 134(5) of the Companies Act, 2013 ("the Act") with respect to the preparation of these 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. 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 standalone financial statements based on our audit. We have taken into account the provisions of the Act, the accounting and auditing standards and matters which are required to be included in the audit report under the provisions of the Act and the Rules made thereunder.

We conducted our audit in accordance with the Standards on Auditing specified under Section 143(10) of the Act. Those Standards require that we comply with ethical requirements and plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free from material misstatement.

An audit involves performing procedures to obtain audit evidence about the amounts and the disclosures in the financial statements. The procedures selected depend on the auditor''s judgment, including the assessment of the risks of material misstatement of the financial statements, whether due to fraud or error. In making those risk assessments, the auditor considers internal financial control relevant to the Company''s preparation of the financial statements that give a true and fair view in order to design audit procedures that are appropriate in the circumstances. An audit also includes evaluating the appropriateness of the accounting policies used and the reasonableness of the accounting estimates made by the Company''s Directors, as well as evaluating the overall presentation of the financial statements.

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

Opinion

In our opinion and to the best of our information and according to the explanations given to us, 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 March 31, 2016, its Profit and its cash flows for the year ended on that date.

Report on other legal and regulatory requirements

(i) As required by the Companies (Auditor''s Report) Order, 2016 (''the Order''), issued by the Central Government of India in terms of sub-section (11) of section 143 of the Act, we give in the "Annexure I", a statement on the matters specified in paragraphs 3 and 4 of the said Order, to the extent applicable.

(ii) 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 aforesaid standalone financial statements comply with the Accounting Standards specified under section 133 of the Act, read with Rule 7 of the Companies (Accounts) Rules, 2014.

e. On the basis of written representations received from the directors as on March 31, 2016 and taken on record by the Board of Directors, none of the directors is disqualified as on March 31, 2016, from being appointed as a director in terms of Section 164 (2) of the Act.

f. With respect to the adequacy of the internal financial controls over financial reporting of the Company and the operating effectiveness of such controls, refer to our separate Report in "Annexure-II".

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

i. The Company has disclosed the impact of pending litigation on its financial position in its financial statements – Refer Note 25 to the financial statements.

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

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

Annexure I of the Independent Auditor''s Report to the Members of ICRA Limited on the standalone financial statements for the year ended March 31, 2016.

We report that:

(i) (a) According to the information and explanations given to us, the Company has maintained proper records showing full particulars, including quantitative details and situation of fixed assets.

(b) The Company has a regular programme of physical verification of its fixed assets by which all fixed assets are verified once every year. In our opinion, this periodicity of physical verification is reasonable having regard to the size of the Company and the nature of its assets. As informed to us, no material discrepancies were noticed on such verification.

(c) According to the information and explanations given to us and on the basis of our examination of the records of the Company, the tittle deeds of immovable properties are held in the name of the Company.

(ii) According to the information and explanations given to us, the Company is a service company, primarily rendering Rating, research and other services to corporate and non-corporate customers. Accordingly, it does not hold any inventories. Thus, paragraph 3(ii) of the Order is not applicable.

(iii) According to the information and explanations given to us, the Company, has not granted any loans, secured or unsecured, to companies or other parties covered in the register maintained under Section 189 of the Act. Further, there are no firms and limited liability partnerships covered in the register required under Section 189 of the Act. Accordingly, para 3(iii) of the Order is not applicable.

(iv) According to the information and explanations given to us and on the basis of our examination of the records of the Company, there are no loans, investments, guarantees, and security where provisions of Section 185 and 186 of the Act are required to be complied with. Accordingly, paragraph 3(iv) of the Order is not applicable.

(v) According to the information and explanations given to us, the Company has not accepted any deposits covered under Section 73 to 76 of the Act.

(vi) According to the information and explanations given to us, the Central Government has not prescribed the maintenance of cost records by the Company under sub-section (1) of Section 148 of the Act for any of the activities carried out by the Company.

(vii) (a) According to the information and explanations given to us and on the basis of our examination of the records of the Company, amounts deducted/ accrued in the books of account in respect of undisputed statutory dues including Provident Fund, Employee''s State Insurance, Income-tax, Sales tax, Value Added Tax, Service tax, Cess and other material statutory dues as applicable to it, have generally been regularly deposited during the year by the Company with the appropriate authorities. As explained to us, the Company did not have any dues on account of Duty of customs and Duty of excise.

According to the information and explanations given to us, there are no undisputed amounts payable in respect of Provident Fund, Employee''s State Insurance, Income-tax, Sales tax, Value Added Tax, Service tax, Cess and other material statutory dues as a applicable to it, were in arrears as at March 31, 2016 for a period of more than six months from the date they became payable. (b) According to the information and explanations given to us, the Company did not have any dues on account of Sales tax and Value Added Tax which have not been deposited with the appropriate authorities on account of any dispute. However, according to the information and explanation given to us, the following dues of Income- tax and Service tax have not been deposited by the Company on account of disputes:

Name of the Nature of Amount in Payment under Period to which Forum where statute dues (Rupees in protest in (Rupees the amount dispute is lakhs)* in lakhs) relates pending

18.10 Nil F.Y 2000-01

0.44 Nil F.Y 2002-03 The Assessing

2.00 Nil F.Y 2003-04 Officer Income Tax Act, 37.86 Nil F.Y 2003-04 Income Tax 1961 181.90 11.00 F.Y 2005-06 The Commissioner 232.52 Nil F.Y 2010-11 of Income Tax 147.64 Nil F.Y 2011-12 (Appeals)

262.15 Nil F.Y 2012-13

Name of the Nature of Amount in Payment under Period to which Forum where statute dues (Rupees in protest in (Rupees the amount dispute is lakhs)* in lakhs) relates pending

Assistant. Commissioner of

1.99 Nil F.Y. 2001-2002 Central Excise

Appellate Tribunal Finance Act, Service Tax F.Y. 1998-1999 to (Customs, Excise 1994 8.60 8.60 2001-2002 and Service Tax)

The Commissioner F.Y 2001-2002 to (Appeals) of 11.40 11.40 2004-2005 Central Excise

*amount as per demand orders including interest and penalty, wherever indicated in the order.

(viii) According to the information and explanations given to us, the Company did not have any outstanding dues to any financial institutions, banks, government or debenture holders during the year.

(ix) According to the information and explanations given to us, the Company did not raise any money by way of initial public offer or further public offer (including debt instruments) and did not have any term loans outstanding during the year.

(x) According to the information and explanations given to us, no fraud by the Company or on the Company by its officers or employees has been noticed or reported during the year.

(xi) According to the information and explanations given to us and on the basis of our examination of the records of the Company, the managerial remuneration has been paid/ provided by the Company in accordance with provisions of Section 197 read with Schedule V of the Act.

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

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

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

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

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



For B S R & Co. LLP

Chartered Accountants

ICAI Firm Registration number:101248 W/W-100022

Pravin Tulsyan

Place: Gurgaon Partner

Date: May 19, 2016 Membership No.: 108044


Mar 31, 2016

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

Management''s Responsibility for the Financial Statements

The Company''s Board of Directors is responsible for the matters stated in Section 134(5) of the Companies Act, 2013 ("the Act") with respect to the preparation of these 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. 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 standalone financial statements based on our audit. We have taken into account the provisions of the Act, the accounting and auditing standards and matters which are required to be included in the audit report under the provisions of the Act and the Rules made thereunder.

We conducted our audit in accordance with the Standards on Auditing specified under Section 143(10) of the Act. Those Standards require that we comply with ethical requirements and plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free from material misstatement.

An audit involves performing procedures to obtain audit evidence about the amounts and the disclosures in the financial statements. The procedures selected depend on the auditor''s judgment, including the assessment of the risks of material misstatement of the financial statements, whether due to fraud or error. In making those risk assessments, the auditor considers internal financial control relevant to the Company''s preparation of the financial statements that give a true and fair view in order to design audit procedures that are appropriate in the circumstances. An audit also includes evaluating the appropriateness of the accounting policies used and the reasonableness of the accounting estimates made by the Company''s Directors, as well as evaluating the overall presentation of the financial statements.

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

Opinion

In our opinion and to the best of our information and according to the explanations given to us, 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 March 31, 2016, its Profit and its cash flows for the year ended on that date.

Report on other legal and regulatory requirements

(i) As required by the Companies (Auditor''s Report) Order, 2016 (''the Order''), issued by the Central Government of India in terms of sub-section (11) of section 143 of the Act, we give in the "Annexure I", a statement on the matters specified in paragraphs 3 and 4 of the said Order, to the extent applicable.

(ii) 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 aforesaid standalone financial statements comply with the Accounting Standards specified under section 133 of the Act, read with Rule 7 of the Companies (Accounts) Rules, 2014.

e. On the basis of written representations received from the directors as on March 31, 2016 and taken on record by the Board of Directors, none of the directors is disqualified as on March 31, 2016, from being appointed as a director in terms of Section 164 (2) of the Act.

f. With respect to the adequacy of the internal financial controls over financial reporting of the Company and the operating effectiveness of such controls, refer to our separate Report in "Annexure-II".

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

i. The Company has disclosed the impact of pending litigation on its financial position in its financial statements – Refer Note 25 to the financial statements.

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

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

Annexure I of the Independent Auditor''s Report to the Members of ICRA Limited on the standalone financial statements for the year ended March 31, 2016.

We report that:

(i) (a) According to the information and explanations given to us, the Company has maintained proper records showing full particulars, including quantitative details and situation of fixed assets.

(b) The Company has a regular programme of physical verification of its fixed assets by which all fixed assets are verified once every year. In our opinion, this periodicity of physical verification is reasonable having regard to the size of the Company and the nature of its assets. As informed to us, no material discrepancies were noticed on such verification.

(c) According to the information and explanations given to us and on the basis of our examination of the records of the Company, the tittle deeds of immovable properties are held in the name of the Company.

(ii) According to the information and explanations given to us, the Company is a service company, primarily rendering Rating, research and other services to corporate and non-corporate customers. Accordingly, it does not hold any inventories. Thus, paragraph 3(ii) of the Order is not applicable.

(iii) According to the information and explanations given to us, the Company, has not granted any loans, secured or unsecured, to companies or other parties covered in the register maintained under Section 189 of the Act. Further, there are no firms and limited liability partnerships covered in the register required under Section 189 of the Act. Accordingly, para 3(iii) of the Order is not applicable.

(iv) According to the information and explanations given to us and on the basis of our examination of the records of the Company, there are no loans, investments, guarantees, and security where provisions of Section 185 and 186 of the Act are required to be complied with. Accordingly, paragraph 3(iv) of the Order is not applicable.

(v) According to the information and explanations given to us, the Company has not accepted any deposits covered under Section 73 to 76 of the Act.

(vi) According to the information and explanations given to us, the Central Government has not prescribed the maintenance of cost records by the Company under sub-section (1) of Section 148 of the Act for any of the activities carried out by the Company.

(vii) (a) According to the information and explanations given to us and on the basis of our examination of the records of the Company, amounts deducted/ accrued in the books of account in respect of undisputed statutory dues including Provident Fund, Employee''s State Insurance, Income-tax, Sales tax, Value Added Tax, Service tax, Cess and other material statutory dues as applicable to it, have generally been regularly deposited during the year by the Company with the appropriate authorities. As explained to us, the Company did not have any dues on account of Duty of customs and Duty of excise.

According to the information and explanations given to us, there are no undisputed amounts payable in respect of Provident Fund, Employee''s State Insurance, Income-tax, Sales tax, Value Added Tax, Service tax, Cess and other material statutory dues as a applicable to it, were in arrears as at March 31, 2016 for a period of more than six months from the date they became payable. (b) According to the information and explanations given to us, the Company did not have any dues on account of Sales tax and Value Added Tax which have not been deposited with the appropriate authorities on account of any dispute. However, according to the information and explanation given to us, the following dues of Income- tax and Service tax have not been deposited by the Company on account of disputes:

Name of the Nature of Amount in Payment under Period to which Forum where statute dues (Rupees in protest in (Rupees the amount dispute is lakhs)* in lakhs) relates pending

18.10 Nil F.Y 2000-01

0.44 Nil F.Y 2002-03 The Assessing

2.00 Nil F.Y 2003-04 Officer Income Tax Act, 37.86 Nil F.Y 2003-04 Income Tax 1961 181.90 11.00 F.Y 2005-06 The Commissioner 232.52 Nil F.Y 2010-11 of Income Tax 147.64 Nil F.Y 2011-12 (Appeals)

262.15 Nil F.Y 2012-13

Name of the Nature of Amount in Payment under Period to which Forum where statute dues (Rupees in protest in (Rupees the amount dispute is lakhs)* in lakhs) relates pending

Assistant. Commissioner of

1.99 Nil F.Y. 2001-2002 Central Excise

Appellate Tribunal Finance Act, Service Tax F.Y. 1998-1999 to (Customs, Excise 1994 8.60 8.60 2001-2002 and Service Tax)

The Commissioner F.Y 2001-2002 to (Appeals) of 11.40 11.40 2004-2005 Central Excise

*amount as per demand orders including interest and penalty, wherever indicated in the order.

(viii) According to the information and explanations given to us, the Company did not have any outstanding dues to any financial institutions, banks, government or debenture holders during the year.

(ix) According to the information and explanations given to us, the Company did not raise any money by way of initial public offer or further public offer (including debt instruments) and did not have any term loans outstanding during the year.

(x) According to the information and explanations given to us, no fraud by the Company or on the Company by its officers or employees has been noticed or reported during the year.

(xi) According to the information and explanations given to us and on the basis of our examination of the records of the Company, the managerial remuneration has been paid/ provided by the Company in accordance with provisions of Section 197 read with Schedule V of the Act.

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

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

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

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

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



For B S R & Co. LLP

Chartered Accountants

ICAI Firm Registration number:101248 W/W-100022

Pravin Tulsyan

Place: Gurgaon Partner

Date: May 19, 2016 Membership No.: 108044


Mar 31, 2016

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

Management''s Responsibility for the Financial Statements

The Company''s Board of Directors is responsible for the matters stated in Section 134(5) of the Companies Act, 2013 ("the Act") with respect to the preparation of these 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. 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 standalone financial statements based on our audit. We have taken into account the provisions of the Act, the accounting and auditing standards and matters which are required to be included in the audit report under the provisions of the Act and the Rules made thereunder.

We conducted our audit in accordance with the Standards on Auditing specified under Section 143(10) of the Act. Those Standards require that we comply with ethical requirements and plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free from material misstatement.

An audit involves performing procedures to obtain audit evidence about the amounts and the disclosures in the financial statements. The procedures selected depend on the auditor''s judgment, including the assessment of the risks of material misstatement of the financial statements, whether due to fraud or error. In making those risk assessments, the auditor considers internal financial control relevant to the Company''s preparation of the financial statements that give a true and fair view in order to design audit procedures that are appropriate in the circumstances. An audit also includes evaluating the appropriateness of the accounting policies used and the reasonableness of the accounting estimates made by the Company''s Directors, as well as evaluating the overall presentation of the financial statements.

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

Opinion

In our opinion and to the best of our information and according to the explanations given to us, 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 March 31, 2016, its Profit and its cash flows for the year ended on that date.

Report on other legal and regulatory requirements

(i) As required by the Companies (Auditor''s Report) Order, 2016 (''the Order''), issued by the Central Government of India in terms of sub-section (11) of section 143 of the Act, we give in the "Annexure I", a statement on the matters specified in paragraphs 3 and 4 of the said Order, to the extent applicable.

(ii) 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 aforesaid standalone financial statements comply with the Accounting Standards specified under section 133 of the Act, read with Rule 7 of the Companies (Accounts) Rules, 2014.

e. On the basis of written representations received from the directors as on March 31, 2016 and taken on record by the Board of Directors, none of the directors is disqualified as on March 31, 2016, from being appointed as a director in terms of Section 164 (2) of the Act.

f. With respect to the adequacy of the internal financial controls over financial reporting of the Company and the operating effectiveness of such controls, refer to our separate Report in "Annexure-II".

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

i. The Company has disclosed the impact of pending litigation on its financial position in its financial statements – Refer Note 25 to the financial statements.

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

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

Annexure I of the Independent Auditor''s Report to the Members of ICRA Limited on the standalone financial statements for the year ended March 31, 2016.

We report that:

(i) (a) According to the information and explanations given to us, the Company has maintained proper records showing full particulars, including quantitative details and situation of fixed assets.

(b) The Company has a regular programme of physical verification of its fixed assets by which all fixed assets are verified once every year. In our opinion, this periodicity of physical verification is reasonable having regard to the size of the Company and the nature of its assets. As informed to us, no material discrepancies were noticed on such verification.

(c) According to the information and explanations given to us and on the basis of our examination of the records of the Company, the tittle deeds of immovable properties are held in the name of the Company.

(ii) According to the information and explanations given to us, the Company is a service company, primarily rendering Rating, research and other services to corporate and non-corporate customers. Accordingly, it does not hold any inventories. Thus, paragraph 3(ii) of the Order is not applicable.

(iii) According to the information and explanations given to us, the Company, has not granted any loans, secured or unsecured, to companies or other parties covered in the register maintained under Section 189 of the Act. Further, there are no firms and limited liability partnerships covered in the register required under Section 189 of the Act. Accordingly, para 3(iii) of the Order is not applicable.

(iv) According to the information and explanations given to us and on the basis of our examination of the records of the Company, there are no loans, investments, guarantees, and security where provisions of Section 185 and 186 of the Act are required to be complied with. Accordingly, paragraph 3(iv) of the Order is not applicable.

(v) According to the information and explanations given to us, the Company has not accepted any deposits covered under Section 73 to 76 of the Act.

(vi) According to the information and explanations given to us, the Central Government has not prescribed the maintenance of cost records by the Company under sub-section (1) of Section 148 of the Act for any of the activities carried out by the Company.

(vii) (a) According to the information and explanations given to us and on the basis of our examination of the records of the Company, amounts deducted/ accrued in the books of account in respect of undisputed statutory dues including Provident Fund, Employee''s State Insurance, Income-tax, Sales tax, Value Added Tax, Service tax, Cess and other material statutory dues as applicable to it, have generally been regularly deposited during the year by the Company with the appropriate authorities. As explained to us, the Company did not have any dues on account of Duty of customs and Duty of excise.

According to the information and explanations given to us, there are no undisputed amounts payable in respect of Provident Fund, Employee''s State Insurance, Income-tax, Sales tax, Value Added Tax, Service tax, Cess and other material statutory dues as a applicable to it, were in arrears as at March 31, 2016 for a period of more than six months from the date they became payable. (b) According to the information and explanations given to us, the Company did not have any dues on account of Sales tax and Value Added Tax which have not been deposited with the appropriate authorities on account of any dispute. However, according to the information and explanation given to us, the following dues of Income- tax and Service tax have not been deposited by the Company on account of disputes:

Name of the Nature of Amount in Payment under Period to which Forum where statute dues (Rupees in protest in (Rupees the amount dispute is lakhs)* in lakhs) relates pending

18.10 Nil F.Y 2000-01

0.44 Nil F.Y 2002-03 The Assessing

2.00 Nil F.Y 2003-04 Officer Income Tax Act, 37.86 Nil F.Y 2003-04 Income Tax 1961 181.90 11.00 F.Y 2005-06 The Commissioner 232.52 Nil F.Y 2010-11 of Income Tax 147.64 Nil F.Y 2011-12 (Appeals)

262.15 Nil F.Y 2012-13

Name of the Nature of Amount in Payment under Period to which Forum where statute dues (Rupees in protest in (Rupees the amount dispute is lakhs)* in lakhs) relates pending

Assistant. Commissioner of

1.99 Nil F.Y. 2001-2002 Central Excise

Appellate Tribunal Finance Act, Service Tax F.Y. 1998-1999 to (Customs, Excise 1994 8.60 8.60 2001-2002 and Service Tax)

The Commissioner F.Y 2001-2002 to (Appeals) of 11.40 11.40 2004-2005 Central Excise

*amount as per demand orders including interest and penalty, wherever indicated in the order.

(viii) According to the information and explanations given to us, the Company did not have any outstanding dues to any financial institutions, banks, government or debenture holders during the year.

(ix) According to the information and explanations given to us, the Company did not raise any money by way of initial public offer or further public offer (including debt instruments) and did not have any term loans outstanding during the year.

(x) According to the information and explanations given to us, no fraud by the Company or on the Company by its officers or employees has been noticed or reported during the year.

(xi) According to the information and explanations given to us and on the basis of our examination of the records of the Company, the managerial remuneration has been paid/ provided by the Company in accordance with provisions of Section 197 read with Schedule V of the Act.

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

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

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

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

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



For B S R & Co. LLP

Chartered Accountants

ICAI Firm Registration number:101248 W/W-100022

Pravin Tulsyan

Place: Gurgaon Partner

Date: May 19, 2016 Membership No.: 108044


Mar 31, 2016

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

Management''s Responsibility for the Financial Statements

The Company''s Board of Directors is responsible for the matters stated in Section 134(5) of the Companies Act, 2013 ("the Act") with respect to the preparation of these 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. 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 standalone financial statements based on our audit. We have taken into account the provisions of the Act, the accounting and auditing standards and matters which are required to be included in the audit report under the provisions of the Act and the Rules made thereunder.

We conducted our audit in accordance with the Standards on Auditing specified under Section 143(10) of the Act. Those Standards require that we comply with ethical requirements and plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free from material misstatement.

An audit involves performing procedures to obtain audit evidence about the amounts and the disclosures in the financial statements. The procedures selected depend on the auditor''s judgment, including the assessment of the risks of material misstatement of the financial statements, whether due to fraud or error. In making those risk assessments, the auditor considers internal financial control relevant to the Company''s preparation of the financial statements that give a true and fair view in order to design audit procedures that are appropriate in the circumstances. An audit also includes evaluating the appropriateness of the accounting policies used and the reasonableness of the accounting estimates made by the Company''s Directors, as well as evaluating the overall presentation of the financial statements.

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

Opinion

In our opinion and to the best of our information and according to the explanations given to us, 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 March 31, 2016, its Profit and its cash flows for the year ended on that date.

Report on other legal and regulatory requirements

(i) As required by the Companies (Auditor''s Report) Order, 2016 (''the Order''), issued by the Central Government of India in terms of sub-section (11) of section 143 of the Act, we give in the "Annexure I", a statement on the matters specified in paragraphs 3 and 4 of the said Order, to the extent applicable.

(ii) 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 aforesaid standalone financial statements comply with the Accounting Standards specified under section 133 of the Act, read with Rule 7 of the Companies (Accounts) Rules, 2014.

e. On the basis of written representations received from the directors as on March 31, 2016 and taken on record by the Board of Directors, none of the directors is disqualified as on March 31, 2016, from being appointed as a director in terms of Section 164 (2) of the Act.

f. With respect to the adequacy of the internal financial controls over financial reporting of the Company and the operating effectiveness of such controls, refer to our separate Report in "Annexure-II".

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

i. The Company has disclosed the impact of pending litigation on its financial position in its financial statements – Refer Note 25 to the financial statements.

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

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

Annexure I of the Independent Auditor''s Report to the Members of ICRA Limited on the standalone financial statements for the year ended March 31, 2016.

We report that:

(i) (a) According to the information and explanations given to us, the Company has maintained proper records showing full particulars, including quantitative details and situation of fixed assets.

(b) The Company has a regular programme of physical verification of its fixed assets by which all fixed assets are verified once every year. In our opinion, this periodicity of physical verification is reasonable having regard to the size of the Company and the nature of its assets. As informed to us, no material discrepancies were noticed on such verification.

(c) According to the information and explanations given to us and on the basis of our examination of the records of the Company, the tittle deeds of immovable properties are held in the name of the Company.

(ii) According to the information and explanations given to us, the Company is a service company, primarily rendering Rating, research and other services to corporate and non-corporate customers. Accordingly, it does not hold any inventories. Thus, paragraph 3(ii) of the Order is not applicable.

(iii) According to the information and explanations given to us, the Company, has not granted any loans, secured or unsecured, to companies or other parties covered in the register maintained under Section 189 of the Act. Further, there are no firms and limited liability partnerships covered in the register required under Section 189 of the Act. Accordingly, para 3(iii) of the Order is not applicable.

(iv) According to the information and explanations given to us and on the basis of our examination of the records of the Company, there are no loans, investments, guarantees, and security where provisions of Section 185 and 186 of the Act are required to be complied with. Accordingly, paragraph 3(iv) of the Order is not applicable.

(v) According to the information and explanations given to us, the Company has not accepted any deposits covered under Section 73 to 76 of the Act.

(vi) According to the information and explanations given to us, the Central Government has not prescribed the maintenance of cost records by the Company under sub-section (1) of Section 148 of the Act for any of the activities carried out by the Company.

(vii) (a) According to the information and explanations given to us and on the basis of our examination of the records of the Company, amounts deducted/ accrued in the books of account in respect of undisputed statutory dues including Provident Fund, Employee''s State Insurance, Income-tax, Sales tax, Value Added Tax, Service tax, Cess and other material statutory dues as applicable to it, have generally been regularly deposited during the year by the Company with the appropriate authorities. As explained to us, the Company did not have any dues on account of Duty of customs and Duty of excise.

According to the information and explanations given to us, there are no undisputed amounts payable in respect of Provident Fund, Employee''s State Insurance, Income-tax, Sales tax, Value Added Tax, Service tax, Cess and other material statutory dues as a applicable to it, were in arrears as at March 31, 2016 for a period of more than six months from the date they became payable. (b) According to the information and explanations given to us, the Company did not have any dues on account of Sales tax and Value Added Tax which have not been deposited with the appropriate authorities on account of any dispute. However, according to the information and explanation given to us, the following dues of Income- tax and Service tax have not been deposited by the Company on account of disputes:

Name of the Nature of Amount in Payment under Period to which Forum where statute dues (Rupees in protest in (Rupees the amount dispute is lakhs)* in lakhs) relates pending

18.10 Nil F.Y 2000-01

0.44 Nil F.Y 2002-03 The Assessing

2.00 Nil F.Y 2003-04 Officer Income Tax Act, 37.86 Nil F.Y 2003-04 Income Tax 1961 181.90 11.00 F.Y 2005-06 The Commissioner 232.52 Nil F.Y 2010-11 of Income Tax 147.64 Nil F.Y 2011-12 (Appeals)

262.15 Nil F.Y 2012-13

Name of the Nature of Amount in Payment under Period to which Forum where statute dues (Rupees in protest in (Rupees the amount dispute is lakhs)* in lakhs) relates pending

Assistant. Commissioner of

1.99 Nil F.Y. 2001-2002 Central Excise

Appellate Tribunal Finance Act, Service Tax F.Y. 1998-1999 to (Customs, Excise 1994 8.60 8.60 2001-2002 and Service Tax)

The Commissioner F.Y 2001-2002 to (Appeals) of 11.40 11.40 2004-2005 Central Excise

*amount as per demand orders including interest and penalty, wherever indicated in the order.

(viii) According to the information and explanations given to us, the Company did not have any outstanding dues to any financial institutions, banks, government or debenture holders during the year.

(ix) According to the information and explanations given to us, the Company did not raise any money by way of initial public offer or further public offer (including debt instruments) and did not have any term loans outstanding during the year.

(x) According to the information and explanations given to us, no fraud by the Company or on the Company by its officers or employees has been noticed or reported during the year.

(xi) According to the information and explanations given to us and on the basis of our examination of the records of the Company, the managerial remuneration has been paid/ provided by the Company in accordance with provisions of Section 197 read with Schedule V of the Act.

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

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

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

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

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



For B S R & Co. LLP

Chartered Accountants

ICAI Firm Registration number:101248 W/W-100022

Pravin Tulsyan

Place: Gurgaon Partner

Date: May 19, 2016 Membership No.: 108044


Mar 31, 2016

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

Management''s Responsibility for the Financial Statements

The Company''s Board of Directors is responsible for the matters stated in Section 134(5) of the Companies Act, 2013 ("the Act") with respect to the preparation of these 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. 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 standalone financial statements based on our audit. We have taken into account the provisions of the Act, the accounting and auditing standards and matters which are required to be included in the audit report under the provisions of the Act and the Rules made thereunder.

We conducted our audit in accordance with the Standards on Auditing specified under Section 143(10) of the Act. Those Standards require that we comply with ethical requirements and plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free from material misstatement.

An audit involves performing procedures to obtain audit evidence about the amounts and the disclosures in the financial statements. The procedures selected depend on the auditor''s judgment, including the assessment of the risks of material misstatement of the financial statements, whether due to fraud or error. In making those risk assessments, the auditor considers internal financial control relevant to the Company''s preparation of the financial statements that give a true and fair view in order to design audit procedures that are appropriate in the circumstances. An audit also includes evaluating the appropriateness of the accounting policies used and the reasonableness of the accounting estimates made by the Company''s Directors, as well as evaluating the overall presentation of the financial statements.

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

Opinion

In our opinion and to the best of our information and according to the explanations given to us, 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 March 31, 2016, its Profit and its cash flows for the year ended on that date.

Report on other legal and regulatory requirements

(i) As required by the Companies (Auditor''s Report) Order, 2016 (''the Order''), issued by the Central Government of India in terms of sub-section (11) of section 143 of the Act, we give in the "Annexure I", a statement on the matters specified in paragraphs 3 and 4 of the said Order, to the extent applicable.

(ii) 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 aforesaid standalone financial statements comply with the Accounting Standards specified under section 133 of the Act, read with Rule 7 of the Companies (Accounts) Rules, 2014.

e. On the basis of written representations received from the directors as on March 31, 2016 and taken on record by the Board of Directors, none of the directors is disqualified as on March 31, 2016, from being appointed as a director in terms of Section 164 (2) of the Act.

f. With respect to the adequacy of the internal financial controls over financial reporting of the Company and the operating effectiveness of such controls, refer to our separate Report in "Annexure-II".

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

i. The Company has disclosed the impact of pending litigation on its financial position in its financial statements – Refer Note 25 to the financial statements.

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

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

Annexure I of the Independent Auditor''s Report to the Members of ICRA Limited on the standalone financial statements for the year ended March 31, 2016.

We report that:

(i) (a) According to the information and explanations given to us, the Company has maintained proper records showing full particulars, including quantitative details and situation of fixed assets.

(b) The Company has a regular programme of physical verification of its fixed assets by which all fixed assets are verified once every year. In our opinion, this periodicity of physical verification is reasonable having regard to the size of the Company and the nature of its assets. As informed to us, no material discrepancies were noticed on such verification.

(c) According to the information and explanations given to us and on the basis of our examination of the records of the Company, the tittle deeds of immovable properties are held in the name of the Company.

(ii) According to the information and explanations given to us, the Company is a service company, primarily rendering Rating, research and other services to corporate and non-corporate customers. Accordingly, it does not hold any inventories. Thus, paragraph 3(ii) of the Order is not applicable.

(iii) According to the information and explanations given to us, the Company, has not granted any loans, secured or unsecured, to companies or other parties covered in the register maintained under Section 189 of the Act. Further, there are no firms and limited liability partnerships covered in the register required under Section 189 of the Act. Accordingly, para 3(iii) of the Order is not applicable.

(iv) According to the information and explanations given to us and on the basis of our examination of the records of the Company, there are no loans, investments, guarantees, and security where provisions of Section 185 and 186 of the Act are required to be complied with. Accordingly, paragraph 3(iv) of the Order is not applicable.

(v) According to the information and explanations given to us, the Company has not accepted any deposits covered under Section 73 to 76 of the Act.

(vi) According to the information and explanations given to us, the Central Government has not prescribed the maintenance of cost records by the Company under sub-section (1) of Section 148 of the Act for any of the activities carried out by the Company.

(vii) (a) According to the information and explanations given to us and on the basis of our examination of the records of the Company, amounts deducted/ accrued in the books of account in respect of undisputed statutory dues including Provident Fund, Employee''s State Insurance, Income-tax, Sales tax, Value Added Tax, Service tax, Cess and other material statutory dues as applicable to it, have generally been regularly deposited during the year by the Company with the appropriate authorities. As explained to us, the Company did not have any dues on account of Duty of customs and Duty of excise.

According to the information and explanations given to us, there are no undisputed amounts payable in respect of Provident Fund, Employee''s State Insurance, Income-tax, Sales tax, Value Added Tax, Service tax, Cess and other material statutory dues as a applicable to it, were in arrears as at March 31, 2016 for a period of more than six months from the date they became payable. (b) According to the information and explanations given to us, the Company did not have any dues on account of Sales tax and Value Added Tax which have not been deposited with the appropriate authorities on account of any dispute. However, according to the information and explanation given to us, the following dues of Income- tax and Service tax have not been deposited by the Company on account of disputes:

Name of the Nature of Amount in Payment under Period to which Forum where statute dues (Rupees in protest in (Rupees the amount dispute is lakhs)* in lakhs) relates pending

18.10 Nil F.Y 2000-01

0.44 Nil F.Y 2002-03 The Assessing

2.00 Nil F.Y 2003-04 Officer Income Tax Act, 37.86 Nil F.Y 2003-04 Income Tax 1961 181.90 11.00 F.Y 2005-06 The Commissioner 232.52 Nil F.Y 2010-11 of Income Tax 147.64 Nil F.Y 2011-12 (Appeals)

262.15 Nil F.Y 2012-13

Name of the Nature of Amount in Payment under Period to which Forum where statute dues (Rupees in protest in (Rupees the amount dispute is lakhs)* in lakhs) relates pending

Assistant. Commissioner of

1.99 Nil F.Y. 2001-2002 Central Excise

Appellate Tribunal Finance Act, Service Tax F.Y. 1998-1999 to (Customs, Excise 1994 8.60 8.60 2001-2002 and Service Tax)

The Commissioner F.Y 2001-2002 to (Appeals) of 11.40 11.40 2004-2005 Central Excise

*amount as per demand orders including interest and penalty, wherever indicated in the order.

(viii) According to the information and explanations given to us, the Company did not have any outstanding dues to any financial institutions, banks, government or debenture holders during the year.

(ix) According to the information and explanations given to us, the Company did not raise any money by way of initial public offer or further public offer (including debt instruments) and did not have any term loans outstanding during the year.

(x) According to the information and explanations given to us, no fraud by the Company or on the Company by its officers or employees has been noticed or reported during the year.

(xi) According to the information and explanations given to us and on the basis of our examination of the records of the Company, the managerial remuneration has been paid/ provided by the Company in accordance with provisions of Section 197 read with Schedule V of the Act.

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

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

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

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

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



For B S R & Co. LLP

Chartered Accountants

ICAI Firm Registration number:101248 W/W-100022

Pravin Tulsyan

Place: Gurgaon Partner

Date: May 19, 2016 Membership No.: 108044


Mar 31, 2015

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

Management's Responsibility for the Standalone Financial Statements

The Company's Board of Directors is responsible for the matters stated in Section 1 34(5) of the Companies Act,

201 3 ("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 1 33 of the Act, read with Rule 7 of the Companies (Accounts) Rules, 201 4. 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 standalone financial statements based on our audit. We have taken into account the provisions of the Act, the accounting and auditing standards and matters which are required to be included in the audit report under the provisions of the Act and the Rules made thereunder.

We conducted our audit in accordance with the Standards on Auditing 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 standalone financial statements.

Opinion

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

Emphasis of Matters

We draw your attention to note 33 and note 43 of the standalone financial statements which describes the prior period impact of adjustments for certain recognition and measurement related accounting practices in relation to revenue recognition, accrual for lease rentals and compensated absences and classification related adjustments for current investments and loan and advances/advance taxes. Our opinion is not modified in respect of this matter.

Report on Other Legal and Regulatory Requirements

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

2. As required by Section 1 43 (3) of the Act, we report that:

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

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

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

(d) In our opinion, the aforesaid standalone financial statements comply with the Accounting Standards specified under Section 1 33 of the Act, read with Rule 7 of the Companies (Accounts) Rules, 2014.

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

(f) With respect to the other matters to be included in the Auditor's Report in accordance with Rule 1 1 of the Companies (Audit and Auditors) Rules, 2014, in our opinion and to the best of our information and according to the explanations given to us:

i. The Company has disclosed the impact of pending litigations on its financial position in its financial statements - Refer note 25 of the financial statements;

ii. The Company did not have any foreseeable losses on long term contracts and had no derivative contracts outstanding as at March 31,2015; and

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

The annexure referred to in our report to the members of ICRA Limited ('the Company') for the year ended March 31,2015. We report that:

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

(b) The Company has a regular programme of physical verification of its fixed assets by which all fixed assets are verified once every year. In our opinion, this periodicity of physical verification is reasonable having regard to the size of the Company and the nature of its assets. As informed to us, no material discrepancies were noticed on such verification.

(ii) The Company is a service company, primarily rendering rating services to corporate and non-corporate customers. Accordingly, it does not hold any physical inventories. Thus, paragraph 3(ii) of the Order is not applicable.

(iii) The Company has not granted any loans, secured or unsecured, to companies, firms or other parties covered in the register maintained under section 189 of the Act during the year ended March 31,2015. Thus, paragraph 3(iii) of the Order is not applicable.

(iv) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, and having regard to the explanation that purchase of certain items of fixed assets are for the Company's specialized requirements and suitable alternative sources are not available to obtain comparable quotations, there is an adequate internal control system commensurate with the size of the Company and the nature of its business with regard to purchase of fixed assets and for the sale of services. The operations of the Company do not involve purchase of inventory and sale of goods. 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 not observed any major weakness in the internal control system during the course of the audit.

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

(vi) According to the information and explanations given to us, the Central Government has not prescribed the maintenance of cost records under sub-section (1) to Section 148 of the Companies Act, 2013, in respect of any of the activities of the Company.

(vii) (a) According to the information and explanations given to us and on the basis of our examination of the

records of the Company, amounts deducted/accrued in the books of account in respect of undisputed statutory dues including Provident Fund, Employee's State Insurance, Income-tax, Sales-tax, Wealth tax, Service tax, Value added tax, Cess and other material statutory dues as applicable to it, have generally been regularly deposited during the year by the Company with the appropriate authorities. As explained to us, the Company did not have any dues on account of Duty of Customs and Duty of Excise.

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

(b) According to the information and explanations given to us, there are no material dues of Wealth tax, Sales- tax and Cess which have not been deposited with the appropriate authorities on account of any dispute. However, according to the information and explanation given to us, the following dues of Income-tax and Service tax have not been deposited by the Company on account of disputes:

Name of the Nature of dues Amount in Payment Period to which statute (Rupees in under the amount lakhs) protest in relates in (Rupees lakhs)

Income Tax Income Tax 18.10 FY.2000-01 Act,1961 0.44 FY.2002-03 2.00 FY.2003-04 37.86 NIL FY.2003-04 181.90 11.00 FY.2005-06 232.52 NIL FY.2010-11

Income Tax Income Tax 147.61 NIL FY.2011-12 Act,1961 1.99 NIL FY.2001-02

Finace Act Service Tax 8.60 8.60 FY.1998-99 TO 2005-06

11.40 11.40 FY.1999-00 TO 2001-02

Name of the Statute Forum where dispute is Pending

Income Tax Act 19961 The Assessing Office

The High Court of Delhi

The Commissioner of Income Tax (Appeals)



Income Tax Act 19961 The Commissioner of Income Tax (Appeals)

Assistant. Commissioner of Central Excise

Appellate Tribunal (Customs, Excise and Service Tax)

Finace Act The Commissioner (Appeals) of Central Excise

*amount as per demand orders including interest and penalty, wherever indicated in the order.

(c) According to the information and explanations given to us, the Company has transferred the required amount to the Investor Education and Protection Fund in accordance with the relevant provisions of the Companies Act, 1956 (1 of 1956) and rules made thereunder within stipulated time.

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

(ix) According to the information and explanations given to us, the Company did not have any outstanding dues to any financial institution or banks. Further, there were no debentures issued during the year or outstanding as at March 31,2015.

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

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

(xii) According to the information and explanations given to us, no material frauds on or by the Company have been noticed or reported during the course of our audit.

For B S R & Co. LLP Chartered Accountants ICAI Firm Registration number:101248 W/W-100022

Pravin Tulsyan Place: Gurgaon Partner Date :May 21,2015 Membership No.: 108044


Mar 31, 2014

Report on the Financial Statements

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

Management''s Responsibility for the Financial Statements

2. 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 as per a clarification issued by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs continue to apply under section 133 of the Companies Act, 2013 (which has superseded section 211(3C) of the Companies Act, 1956 w.e.f. 12 September, 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

3. 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.

4. 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.

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

Opinion

6. 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 Companies Act, 1956 ("the Act") in the manner so required and give a true and fair view in conformity with the accounting principles generally accepted in India:

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

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

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

Report on Other Legal and Regulatory Requirements

7. 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 give in the Annexure a statement on the matters specified in paragraphs 4 and 5 of the Order.

8. 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 sub-section (3C) of section 211 of the Companies Act, 1956 which as per a clarification issued by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs continue to apply under section 133 of the Companies Act, 2013 (which has superseded section 211(3C) of the Companies Act, 1956 w.e.f. 12 September, 2013);

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

f) Since the Central Government has not issued any notification as to the rate at which the cess is to be paid under section 441A of the Companies Act, 1956 nor has it issued any Rules under the said section, prescribing the manner in which such cess is to be paid, provision of cess is created but not paid by the Company.

Annexure referred to in paragraph [3] of our report of even date to the members of ICRA LIMITED on the accounts of the company for the year ended 31st March 2014

In our Opinion and according to the information and explanation given to us, we report that:

1. In respect of its fixed assets:

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

(b) As informed to us, most of the fixed assets have been physically verified by the management during the year in accordance with a phased programme of verification which, in our opinion, is reasonable having regard to the size of the Company and nature of its fixed assets. No material discrepancies were noticed on such verification as per explanation and information given to us.

(c) In our opinion, there was no substantial disposal of fixed assets during the year, which affects the going concern status of the company.

2. In respect of its inventory:

Since the Company does not have any inventories, Clause (ii) of paragraph 4 of the said Order is not applicable.

3. In regards to Loans and Advances:

(a) The Company during the year has not granted any loans, secured or unsecured, to companies, firms or other parties listed in the Register, maintained under section 301 of the Companies Act, 1956. As the company has not granted any loans, clauses (iii)(a), (iii)(b) and (iii)(c) of paragraph 4 of the said Order are not applicable.

(b) The Company during the year has not taken any loans, secured or unsecured, from companies, firms or other parties listed in the Register, maintained under section 301 of the Companies Act, 1956. As the company has not taken any loans, clauses (iii)(e), (iii)(f) and (iii) (g) of paragraph 4 of the said Order are not applicable.

4. 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. During the course of our audit, no major weakness has been noticed in the internal controls in these areas.

5. (a) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, the transactions

made in pursuance of contracts or arrangements, that need to be entered into the register maintained under section 301 of the Companies Act, 1956, have been recorded in the register. (b) In our opinion and according to the information and explanation given to us, the transactions exceeding rupees five lakh in respect of any party during the year, have been made at prices that are reasonable having regard to the prevailing market prices at the relevant time.

6. The Company has not accepted any deposits during the year from the public within the meaning of the provisions of section 58A and 58AA or any other relevant provisions of the Companies Act, 1956. Hence, clause (vi) of the Order is not applicable.

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

8. The Central Government has not prescribed maintenance of any cost records under section 209(1) (d) of the Companies Act, 1956. Hence, Clause no. (viii) of the said Order is not applicable.

9. (a) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us and on the

basis of our examination of the records of the Company, the Company is regular in depositing undisputed statutory dues including Provident Fund, Investor Education and Protection Fund, Income Tax, Sales Tax, Wealth Tax, Service Tax, cess and other statutory dues with the appropriate authorities. As explained to us, the Company did not have any dues on account of Employees'' State Insurance, Custom Duty and Excise Duty. (b) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us and the records of the Company verified by us, there are no undisputed amounts payable in respect of such statutory dues except dues of Income Tax & Service Tax mentioned below that have remained outstanding, as at March 31, 2014, for a period exceeding six months from the date they became payable.

Name of the Nature of Amount Period to Forus Where statue dues (in Rs.) which the dispute is amount pending relates

Income Tax Act, 1961 Income Tax 18,10,123.00 A.Y. 2001-02 The Assessing Officer

Income Tax Act, 1961 Income Tax 44,465.00 A.Y. 2003-04 The Assessing Officer

Income Tax Act, 1961 Income Tax 2,00,013.00 A.Y. 2004-05 The Assessing Officer

Income Tax Act, 1961 Income Tax 37,86,234.00 A.Y. 2004-05 The High Court of Delhi

Income Tax Act, 1961 Income Tax 1,81,90,095.00 A.Y. 2006-07 The Deputy Commissioner of Income Tax (Appeals)

Income Tax Act, 1961 Income Tax 8,25,730.00 A.Y 2009-10 Income Tax Appellate Tribunal

Income Tax Act, 1961 Income Tax 2,32,52,110.00 A.Y. 2011-12 The Deputy Commissioner of Income Tax (Appeals)

Finance Act Service Tax 1,99,100.00 F.Y 2001-2002 Asst. Comm. of Central Excise

Finance Act Service Tax 8,60,507.00 F.Y. 1998-1999 to Appellate Tribunal 2005-2006 (Customs, Excise and Service Tax) Finance Act Service Tax 11,40,099.00 F.Y. 1999-2000 to Commissioner of 2001-2002 Central Excise

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

11. According to the information given to us and as per the books and records examined by us, the Company has not taken any loans during the year. Therefore, there is no default in repayment of dues to any financial institution or bank or debenture holders.

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

13. The provisions of any Special statute applicable to Chit Fund, Nidhi or Mutual Benefit Fund/ Societies are not applicable to the Company.

14. According to the information and explanations given to us, the Company has maintained proper records of the transactions and contracts in respect of investing in shares and units of Mutual Funds, and timely entries have been made therein. All the investments have been held by the Company in its own name.

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

16. The Company has not taken any term loans during the year under audit.

17. The Company has not raised any funds on short-term basis and clause (xvii) of the said Order is not applicable.

18. 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 during the year.

19. Since no debentures have been issued by the Company, the requirements of para 4 (xix) are not applicable to the Company.

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

21. On the basis of our examination and according to the information and explanations given to us, no fraud, in or by the Company, has been noticed or reported during the year.

For and on behalf of

VIPIN AGGARWAL & ASSOCIATES

Chartered Accountants

(FRN – 014454N)

(Vipin Aggarwal)

Place : New Delhi (Partner)

Dated : May 14, 2014 Membership No. 016544


Mar 31, 2013

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

2. We conducted our audit in accordance with the auditing standards generally accepted in India. Those standards required that we plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free of material misstatements. 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 the significant estimates made by the management, as well as evaluating the overall financial statements'' presentation. We believe that our audit provides a reasonable basis for our opinion.

3. As required by the Companies, (Auditor''s Report) Order, 2003 issued by the Central Government in terms of section 227 (4A) of the Companies Act, 1956, we annex hereto a statement on the matters specified in paragraph 4 and 5 of the said Order.

4. Further to our comments in the annexure referred to in paragraph 3 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 Statement 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 Statement 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;

e) On the basis of written representations received from the Directors, as on March 31, 2013 and taken on record by the Board of Directors, we report that none of the Directors is disqualified as on March 31, 2013 from being appointed 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 Accounts read with significant Accounting Policies and Notes to Accounts, give the information as 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, 2013; and

(ii) In the case of the Profit and Loss Statement, of the profit of the Company for the year ended on that date.

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

Re: ICRA Limited

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

As required by the Companies (Auditor''s Report) Order, 2003 and according to information and explanations given to us during the course of the audit and on the basis of such checks we considered appropriate, we report that:

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

(b) These assets have been physically verified by the management periodically at reasonable intervals, which in our opinion is reasonable having regard to the size of the company and the nature of its business. No material discrepancies were noticed on such verification.

(c) In our opinion, the Company has not disposed of a substantial part of its fixed assets during the year, and thus the going concern status of the Company is not affected.

2. Since the Company does not have any inventories, Clause (ii) of paragraph 4 of the said Order is not applicable.

3. (a) The Company has granted unsecured loan to one party listed in the Register, maintained under section 301 of the Companies Act, 1956. The maximum amount was Rs. 25 crore during the year and year ended balance is Rs. Nil.

(b) In our opinion, rate of interest and other terms and conditions on which loan has been granted to party, listed in the register maintained under section 301 are not, prima facie, prejudicial to the interest of the company.

(c ) The Company during the year has not taken any loans, secured or unsecured, from companies, firms or other parties listed in the Register, maintained under section 301 of the Companies Act, 1956. As the company has not taken any loans, clauses (iii)(e), (iii)(f) and (iii) (g) of paragraph 4 of the said Order are not applicable.

4. 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 nature of its business with regard to fixed assets and for invoicing of the services. During the course of our audit, no major weakness has been noticed in the internal controls.

5. (a) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, the transactions made in pursuance of contracts or arrangements, that need to be entered into the register maintained under section 301 of the Companies Act, 1956, have been recorded in the register.

(b) In our opinion and according to the information and explanation given to us, the transactions exceeding rupees five lakh in respect of any party during the year, have been made at prices that are reasonable having regard to the prevailing market prices at the relevant time.

6. The Company has not accepted any deposits during the year from the public within the meaning of the provisions of section 58A and 58AA or any other relevant provisions of the Companies Act, 1956. Hence, clause (vi) of the Order is not applicable.

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

8. The Central Government has not prescribed maintenance of any cost records under section 209(1) (d) of the Companies Act, 1956. Hence, Clause no. (viii) of the said Order is not applicable.

9. (a) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us and on the basis of our examination of the records of the Company, the Company is regular in depositing undisputed statutory dues including Provident Fund, Investors Education and Protection Fund, Income Tax, Sales Tax, Wealth Tax, Service Tax, cess and other statutory dues with the appropriate authorities. As explained to us, the Company did not have any dues on account of Employees'' State Insurance, Custom Duty and Excise Duty.

(b) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us and the records of the Company verified by us, there are no undisputed amounts payable in respect of such statutory dues that have remained outstanding, as at March 31, 2013, for a period exceeding six months from the date they became payable.

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

11. According to the information given to us and as per the books and records examined by us, the Company has not taken any loans during the year. Therefore, there is no default in repayment of dues to any financial institution or bank or debenture holders.

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

13. The provisions of any Special statute applicable to Chit Fund, Nidhi or Mutual Benefit Fund/ Societies are not applicable to the Company.

14. According to the information and explanations given to us, the Company has maintained proper records of the transactions and contracts in respect of investing in shares and units of Mutual Funds, and timely entries have been made therein. All the investments have been held by the Company in its own name.

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

16. The Company has not taken any term loans during the year under audit.

17. The Company has not raised any funds on short-term basis and clause (xvii) of the said Order is not applicable.

18. 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 during the year.

19. Since no debentures have been issued by the Company, the requirements of para 4 (xix) are not applicable to the Company.

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

21. On the basis of our examination and according to the information and explanations given to us, no fraud, in or by the Company, has been noticed or reported during the year.

For Vipin Aggarwal & Associates

Chartered Accountants

(Registration No. 014454N)

(Vipin Aggarwal)

Place : New Delhi (Partner)

Dated : May 24, 2013 Membership No. 016544


Mar 31, 2012

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

2. We conducted our audit in accordance with the auditing standards generally accepted in India.

Those standards required that we plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free of material misstatements. 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 the significant estimates made by the management, as well as evaluating the overall financial statements' presentation. We believe that our audit provides a reasonable basis for our opinion.

3. As required by the Companies, (Auditor's Report) Order, 2003 issued by the Central Government in terms of section 227 (4A) of the Companies Act, 1956, we annex hereto a statement on the matters specified in paragraph 4 and 5 of the said Order.

4. Further to our comments in the annexure referred to in paragraph 3 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 Statement 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 Statement 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;

e) On the basis of written representations received from the Directors, as on March 31, 2012 and taken on record by the Board of Directors, we report that none of the Directors is disqualified as on March 31, 2012 from being appointed 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 Accounts read with significant Accounting Policies and Notes to Accounts, give the information as 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; and

(ii) In the case of the Profit and Loss Statement, of the profit of the Company for the year ended on that date.

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

Re: ICRA Limited

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

As required by the Companies (Auditor's Report) Order, 2003 and according to information and explanations given to us during the course of the audit and on the basis of such checks we considered appropriate, we report that:

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

(b) These assets have been physically verified by the management periodically at reasonable intervals, which in our opinion is reasonable having regard to the size of the company and the nature of its business. No material discrepancies were noticed on such verification.

(c) In our opinion, the Company has not disposed of a substantial part of its fixed assets during the year, and thus the going concern status of the Company is not affected.

2. Since the Company does not have any inventories, Clause (ii) of paragraph 4 of the said Order is not applicable.

3. The Company during the year has neither granted nor taken any loans, secured or unsecured, to and from companies, firms or other parties listed in the Register, maintained under section 301 of the Companies Act, 1956. As the company has not granted/taken any loans, clauses (iii)(b), (iii)(c), (iii)(d), (iii)(f) and (iii)(g) of paragraph 4 of the said Order are not applicable.

4. 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 nature of its business with regard to fixed assets and for invoicing of the services. During the course of our audit, no major weakness has been noticed in the internal controls.

5 (a) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, the transactions made in pursuance of contracts or arrangements, that need to be entered into the register maintained under section 301 of the Companies Act, 1956, have been recorded in the register.

(b) In our opinion and according to the information and explanation given to us, the transactions exceeding rupees five lakh in respect of any party during the year, have been made at prices that are reasonable having regard to the prevailing market prices at the relevant time.

6. The Company has not accepted any deposits during the year from the public within the meaning of the provisions of section 58A and 58 AA or any other relevant provisions of the Companies Act, 1956. Hence, clause (vi) of the Order is not applicable.

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

8. The Central Government has not prescribed maintenance of any cost records under section 209(1) (d) of the Companies Act, 1956. Hence, Clause no. (viii) of the said Order is not applicable.

9. (a) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us and on the basis of our examination of the records of the Company, the Company is regular in depositing undisputed statutory dues including Provident Fund, Investors Education and Protection Fund, Employees' State Insurance, Income Tax, Sales Tax, Wealth Tax, Service Tax, Custom Duty, Excise Duty, cess and other statutory dues with the appropriate authorities.

(b) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us and the records of the Company verified by us, there are no undisputed amounts payable in respect of such statutory dues that have remained outstanding, as at March 31, 2012, for a period exceeding six months from the date they became payable.

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

11. According to the information given to us and as per the books and records examined by us, the Company has not taken any loans during the year. Therefore, there is no default in repayment of dues to any financial institution or bank or debenture holders.

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

13. The provisions of any Special statute applicable to Chit Fund, Nidhi or Mutual Benefit Fund/ Societies are not applicable to the Company.

14. According to the information and explanations given to us, the Company has maintained proper records of the transactions and contracts in respect of investing in shares and units of Mutual Funds, and timely entries have been made therein. All the investments have been held by the Company in its own name.

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

16. The Company has not taken any term loans during the year under audit.

1 7. The Company has not raised any funds on short-term basis and clause (xvii) of the said Order is not applicable.

18. 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 during the year.

19. Since no debentures have been issued by the Company, the requirements of Para 4 (xix) are not applicable to the Company.

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

21. On the basis of our examination and according to the information and explanations given to us, no fraud, in or by the Company, has been noticed or reported during the year.

For Vipin Aggarwal & Associates

Chartered Accountants

(Registration No. 014454N)

(Vipin Aggarwal)

Place : New Delhi (Partner)

Dated : May 11, 2012 Membership No. 016544


Mar 31, 2011

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

2. We conducted our audit in accordance with the auditing standards generally accepted in India. Those standards required that we plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free of material misstatements. 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 the significant estimates made by the management, as well as evaluating the overall financial statements presentation. We believe that our audit provides a reasonable basis for our opinion.

3. As required by the Companies, (Auditors Report) Order, 2003 issued by the Central Government in terms of section 227 (4A) of the Companies Act, 1956, we annex hereto a statement on the matters specified in paragraph 4 and 5 of the said Order.

4. Further to our comments in the annexure referred to in paragraph 3 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;

e) On the basis of written representations received from the Directors, as on March 31, 2011 and taken on record by the Board of Directors, we report that none of the Directors is disqualified as on March 31, 2011 from being appointed 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 Accounts read with significant Accounting Policies and Notes to Accounts, give the information as 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, 2011; and

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

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

Annexure to the Auditors Report Re: ICRA Limited Annexure referred to in paragraph 3 of our report of even date:

As required by the Companies (Auditors Report) Order, 2003 and according to information and explanations given to us during the course of the audit and on the basis of such checks we considered appropriate, we report that:

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

(b) These assets have been physically verified by the management periodically at reasonable intervals, which in our opinion is reasonable having regard to the size of the company and the nature of its business. No material discrepancies were noticed on such verification.

(c) In our opinion, the Company has not disposed of a substantial part of its fixed assets during the year, and thus the going concern status of the Company is not affected.

2. Since the Company does not have any inventories, Clause (ii) of paragraph 4 of the said Order is not applicable.

3. The Company during the year has neither granted nor taken any loans, secured or unsecured, to and from companies, firms or other parties listed in the Register, maintained under section 301 of the Companies Act, 1956. As the company has not granted/taken any loans, clauses (iii)(b), (iii)(c), (iii)(d), (iii)(f) and (iii)(g) of paragraph 4 of the said Order are not applicable.

4. 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 nature of its business with regard to fixed assets and for invoicing of the services. During the course of our audit, no major weakness has been noticed in the internal controls.

5. (a) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, the transactions made in pursuance of contracts or arrangements, that need to be entered into the register maintained under section 301 of the Companies Act, 1956, have been recorded in the register.

(b) In our opinion and according to the information and explanation given to us, the transactions exceeding rupees five lakh in respect of any party during the year, have been made at prices that are reasonable having regard to the prevailing market prices at the relevant time.

6. The Company has not accepted any deposits during the year from the public within the meaning of the provisions of section 58A and 58 AA or any other relevant provisions of the Companies Act, 1956. Hence, clause (vi) of the Order is not applicable.

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

8. The Central Government has not prescribed maintenance of any cost records under section 209(1) (d) of the Companies Act, 1956. Hence, Clause no. (viii) of the said Order is not applicable.

9. (a) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us and on the basis of our examination of the records of the Company, the Company is regular in depositing undisputed statutory dues including Provident Fund, Investors Education and Protection Fund, Employees State Insurance, Income Tax, Sales Tax, Wealth Tax, Service Tax, Custom Duty, Excise Duty, cess and other statutory dues with the appropriate authorities.

(b) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us and the records of the Company verified by us, there are no undisputed amounts payable in respect of such statutory dues that have remained outstanding, as at March 31, 2011, for a period exceeding six months from the date they became payable.

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

11. According to the information given to us and as per the books and records examined by us, the Company has not taken any loans during the year. Therefore, there is no default in repayment of dues to any financial institution or bank or debenture holders.

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

13. The provisions of any Special statute applicable to Chit Fund, Nidhi or Mutual Benefit Fund/ Societies are not applicable to the Company.

14. According to the information and explanations given to us, the Company has maintained proper records of the transactions and contracts in respect of investing in shares and units of Mutual Funds, and timely entries have been made therein. All the investments have been held by the Company in its own name.

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

16. The Company has not taken any term loans during the year under audit.

17. The Company has not raised any funds on short-term basis and clause (xvii) of the said Order is not applicable.

18. 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 during the year.

19. Since no debentures have been issued by the Company, the requirements of para 4 (xix) are not applicable to the Company.

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

21. On the basis of our examination and according to the information and explanations given to us, no fraud, in or by the Company, has been noticed or reported during the year.

For Vipin Aggarwal & Associates

Chartered Accountants

(Registration No. 014454N)

(Vipin Aggarwal)

Place:New Delhi (Partner)

Dated: May 11, 2011 Membership No. 16544



 
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