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Auditor Report of New Delhi Television Ltd.

Mar 31, 2014

1. We have audited the accompanying financial statements of New Delhi Television Limited (the "Company"), which comprise the Balance Sheet as at March 31, 2014, and the Statement of Profit and Loss and Cash Flow Statement for the year then ended, and a summary of significant accounting policies and other explanatory information, which we have signed under reference to this report.

Management''s Responsibility for the Financial Statements

2. The Company''s 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'' of India (the "Act")/ notified under the Companies Act, 1956 (the "Act") read with the General Circular 15/2013 dated September 13, 2013 of the Ministry of Corporate Affairs in respect of Section 133 of the Companies Act, 2013. This responsibility includes the design, implementation and maintenance of internal control relevant to the preparation and presentation of the financial statements that give a true and fair view and are free from material misstatement, whether due to fraud or error.

Auditors'' 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 and other applicable authoritative pronouncements 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 auditors'' 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 auditors consider internal control relevant to the Company''s preparation and fair presentation of the financial statements in order to design audit procedures that are appropriate in the circumstances, but not for the purpose of expressing an opinion on the effectiveness of the entity''s internal control. An audit also includes evaluating the appropriateness of accounting policies used and the reasonableness of the accounting estimates made by Management, as well as evaluating the overall presentation of the financial statements.

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

Basis for Qualified Opinion

6. We draw your attention to note 31 to the financial statements regarding managerial remuneration amounting to Rs. 7.81 million paid to certain directors of the Company during the year ended March 31, 2014 (Rs. 2.89 million paid till March 31, 2013) in excess of the limits approved by the shareholders of the Company and hence subject to the approval of the shareholders of the Company pursuant to the provisions of Section 309 of the Companies Act, 1956. In the event the approvals from its shareholders are not received, the aforesaid amounts are to be refunded by such directors. Had these amounts been recognised as recoverable from the director(s), the loss after taxation for the year would have been Rs. 524.80 million as against the reported figure of Rs. 535.50 million(Previous year Rs. 200.51 million as against the reported figure of Rs. 203.40 million), loss per share for the year would have been Rs. 8.14 as against the reported figure of Rs. 8.31(Previous year Rs. 3.11 as against the reported figure of Rs. 3.15) and Current assets would have been Rs. 2,471.78 million as against the reported figure of Rs. 2,461.08 million (Previous year Rs. 2,922.38 million as against the reported figure of Rs. 2,919.49 million).

Qualified Opinion

7. In our opinion, and to the best of our information and according to the explanations given to us, the accompanying financial statements give the information required by the Act in the manner so required and except for the effects of the matter referred to in Basis for Qualified Opinion above, 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 loss 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

8. As required by ''the Companies (Auditor''s Report) Order, 2003'', as amended by ''the Companies (Auditor''s Report) (Amendment) Order, 2004'', issued by the Central Government of India in terms of sub-section (4A) of section 227 of the Act (hereinafter referred to as the "Order"), and on the basis of such checks of the books and records of the Company as we considered appropriate and according to the information and explanations given to us, we give in the Annexure a statement on the matters specified in paragraphs 4 and 5 of the Order.

9. 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, except for the effects of the matter referred to in Basis for Qualified Opinion paragraph above, proper books of account as required by law have been kept by the Company so far as appears from our examination of those books;

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

(d) In our opinion, the Balance Sheet, Statement of Profit and Loss, and Cash Flow Statement dealt with by this report comply with the Accounting Standards referred to in sub-section (3C) of section 211 of the Act/notified under the Companies Act, 1956 read with the General Circular 15/2013 dated September 13, 2013 of the Ministry of Corporate Affairs in respect of Section 133 of the Companies Act, 2013 ;

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

Annexure to Independent Auditors'' Report

Referred to in paragraph 8 of the Independent Auditors'' Report of even date to the members of New Delhi Television Limited on the financial statements as of and for the year ended March 31, 2014

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

(b) The fixed assets are physically verified by the Management according to a phased programme designed to cover all the items over a period of three years which, in our opinion, is reasonable having regard to the size of the Company and the nature of its assets. Pursuant to the programme, a portion of the fixed assets has been physically verified by the Management during the year and no material discrepancies have been noticed on such verification.

(c) In our opinion, and according to the information and explanations given to us, a substantial part of fixed assets has not been disposed off by the Company during the year.

ii. (a) The inventory [stores and spares, video tapes] has been physically verified by the Management during the year. In our opinion, the frequency of verification is reasonable.

(b) In our opinion, the procedures of physical verification of inventory followed by the Management are reasonable and adequate in relation to the size of the Company and the nature of its business.

(c) On the basis of our examination of the inventory records, in our opinion, the Company is maintaining proper records of inventory. The discrepancies noticed on physical verification of inventory as compared to book records were not material.

iii. (a) The Company has not granted/taken any loans, secured or unsecured, to / from companies, firms or other parties covered in the register maintained under Section 301 of the Act. Therefore, the provisions of Clause 4(iii)[(b),(c) and (d) /(f) and (g)] of the said Order are not applicable to the Company.

iv. In our opinion, and according to the information and explanations given to us, there is an adequate internal control system commensurate with the size of the Company and the nature of its business for the purchase of inventory and fixed assets and for the sale of goods and services. Further, on the basis of our examination of the books and records of the Company, and according to the information and explanations given to us, we have neither come across, nor have been informed of, any continuing failure to correct major weaknesses in the aforesaid internal control system.

v. (a) According to the information and explanations given to us, there have been no contracts or arrangements that need to be entered in the register maintained under Section 301 of the Act.

(b) In our opinion, and according to the information and explanations given to us, there are no transactions made in pursuance of such contracts or arrangements exceeding the value of Rupees Five Lakhs in respect of any party during the year.

vi. The Company has not accepted any deposits from the public within the meaning of Sections 58A and 58AA of the Act and the rules framed there under.

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

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

ix. (a) According to the information and explanations given to us and the records of the Company examined by us, in our opinion, the Company is generally regular in depositing undisputed statutory dues in respect of service tax, though there has been a slight delay in a few cases and is regular in depositing the undisputed statutory dues, including provident fund, investor education and protection fund, employees'' state insurance, income tax, sales tax, wealth tax, customs duty, excise duty and other material statutory dues, as applicable, with the appropriate authorities.

(b) According to the information and explanations given to us and the records of the Company examined by us,there are no dues of sales-tax, wealth-tax, service-tax, customs duty, and excise duty which have not been deposited on account of any dispute. The particulars of dues of income tax as at March 31, 2014 which have not been deposited on account of a dispute, are as follows:

Name of the statute Nature of dues Amount (Rs. In millions) Income Tax Act, 1961 Income Tax 4591

Income Tax Act, 1961 Income Tax 4,5032

Income Tax Act, 1961 Income Tax 42.17

Income Tax Act, 1961 Income Tax 0.32

Income Tax Act, 1961 Income Tax 0.28

Income Tax Act, 1961 Income Tax 91.34

Name of the Statute Period to which the amount Forum where the Relates dispute is pending

Income Tax Act, 1961 Assessment Year 2008-09 (Previous Year 2007-08) CIT (Appeals)

Income Tax Act, 1961 Assessment Year 2009-10 (Previous Year 2008-09) Income Tax Appellate Tribunal

Income Tax Act, 1961 Assessment Year 2006-07 (Previous Year 2005-06) CIT (Appeals)

Income Tax Act, 1961 Assessment Year 2004-05 (Previous Year 2003-04) Income Tax Appellate Tribunal

Income Tax Act, 1961 Assessment Year 2003-04 (Previous Year 2002-03) Income Tax Appellate Tribunal

Income Tax Act, 1961 Assessment Year 2003-04 (Previous Year 2002-03) CIT (Appeals)

1 Tax deducted at source, including interest amounting to Rs. 310 million for Assessment Year(s) 2011-12, 2012-13 and 2013- 14 adjusted against the demand.

2 Rs. 50 million paid for taking the stay of demand.

x. The accumulated losses of the Company did not exceed fifty percent of its net worth as at March 31, 2014 and it has incurred cash losses in the financial year ended on that date and in the immediately preceding financial year.

xi. According to the records of the Company examined by us and the information and explanation given to us, the Company has not defaulted in repayment of dues to any financial institution or bank as at the balance sheet date.

xii. The Company has not granted any loans and advances on the basis of security by way of pledge of shares, debentures and other securities. Therefore, the provisions of Clause 4(xii) of the Order are not applicable to the Company

xiii. As the provisions of any special statute applicable to chit fund/ nidhi/ mutual benefit fund/ societies are not applicable to the Company, the provisions of Clause 4(xiii) of the Order are not applicable to the Company.

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

xv. In our opinion, and 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 during the year. Accordingly, the provisions of Clause 4(xv) of the Order are not applicable to the Company

xvi. In our opinion, and according to the information and explanations given to us, the term loans have been applied for the purposes for which they were obtained.

xvii. According to the information and explanations given to us and on an overall examination of the balance sheet of the company, we report that the company has used funds raised on short-term basis for long-term investment. The company has obtained short term borrowings amounting to Rs. 76.57 million on a short term basis, which has been used for funding of losses.

xviii. The Company has not made any preferential allotment of shares to parties and companies covered in the register maintained under Section 301 of the Act during the year. Accordingly, the provisions of Clause 4(xviii) of the Order are not applicable to the Company.

xix. The Company has not issued any debentures during the year and does not have any debentures outstanding as at the beginning of the year and at the year end. Accordingly, the provisions of Clause 4(xix) of the Order are not applicable to the Company

xx. The Company has not raised any money by public issues during the year. Accordingly, the provisions of Clause 4(xx) of the Order are not applicable to the Company.

xxi. During the course of our examination of the books and records of the Company, carried out in accordance with the generally accepted auditing practices in India, and according to the information and explanations given to us, we have neither come across any instance of material fraud on or by the Company, noticed or reported during the year, nor have we been informed of any such case by the Management.

For Price Waterhouse Firm Registration Number: 301112E Chartered Accountants Anupam Dhawan Place of the Signature: New Delhi Partner Date: May 08, 2014 Membership Number: 084451


Mar 31, 2013

Report on the Financial Statements

1. We have audited the accompanying fnancial statements of New Delhi Television Limited (the "Company"), which comprise the Balance Sheet as at March 31, 2013, and the Statement of Proft and Loss and Cash Flow Statement for the year then ended, and a summary of signifcant accounting policies and other explanatory information, which we have signed under reference to this report.

Management ''s Responsibility for the Financial Statements

2. The Company ''s Management is responsible for the preparation of these fnancial statements that give a true and fair view of the fnancial position, fnancial performance and cash fows of the Company in accordance with the Accounting Standards referred to in sub-section (3C) of section 211 of ‘the Companies Act, 1956 '' of India (the "Act"). This responsibility includes the design, implementation and maintenance of internal control relevant to the preparation and presentation of the fnancial statements that give a true and fair view and are free from material misstatement, whether due to fraud or error.

Auditors '' Responsibility

3. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these fnancial 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 fnancial statements are free from material misstatement.

4. An audit involves performing procedures to obtain audit evidence, about the amounts and disclosures in the fnancial statements. The procedures selected depend on the auditors '' judgment, including the assessment of the risks of material misstatement of the fnancial statements, whether due to fraud or error. In making those risk assessments, the auditors consider internal control relevant to the Company ''s preparation and fair presentation of the fnancial 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 fnancial statements.

5. We believe that the audit evidence we have obtained is suffcient 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 accompanying fnancial statements give the information required by the Act in the manner so required and give a true and fair view in conformity with the accounting principles generally accepted in India:

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

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

(c) in the case of the Cash Flow Statement, of the cash fows 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 by ‘the Companies (Auditor ''s Report) (Amendment) Order, 2004 '', issued by the Central Government of India in terms of sub-section (4A) of section 227 of the Act (hereinafter referred to as the "Order"), and on the basis of such checks of the books and records of the Company as we considered appropriate and according to the information and explanations given to us, we give in the Annexure a statement on the matters specifed 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 Proft 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 Proft and Loss, and Cash Flow Statement dealt with by this report comply with the Accounting Standards referred to in sub-section (3C) of section 211 of the Act;

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

Annexure to Independent Auditors '' Report

Referred to in paragraph 7 of the Independent Auditors '' Report of even date to the members of New Delhi Television Limited on the fnancial statements as of and for the year ended March 31, 2013

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

(b) The fxed assets are physically verifed by the Management according to a phased programme designed to cover all the items over a period of three years which, in our opinion, is reasonable having regard to the size of the Company and the nature of its assets. Pursuant to the programme, a portion of the fxed assets has been physically verifed by the Management during the year and no material discrepancies have been noticed on such verifcation.

(c) In our opinion, and according to the information and explanations given to us, a substantial part of fxed assets has not been disposed off by the Company during the year.

ii. (a) The inventory (stores and spares, video tapes) has been physically verifed by the Management during the year. In our opinion, the frequency of verifcation is reasonable.

(b) In our opinion, the procedures of physical verifcation of inventory followed by the Management are reasonable and adequate in relation to the size of the Company and the nature of its business.

(c) On the basis of our examination of the inventory records, in our opinion, the Company is maintaining proper records of inventory. The discrepancies noticed on physical verifcation of inventory as compared to book records were not material.

iii. (a) The Company has not granted any loans, secured or unsecured, to companies, frms or other parties covered in the register maintained under Section 301 of the Act. Therefore, the provisions of Clause 4(iii) [(b),(c) and (d)] of the said Order are not applicable to the Company.

(b) The Company has not taken any loans, secured or unsecured, to companies, frms or other parties covered in the register maintained under Section 301 of the Act. Therefore, the provisions of Clause 4(iii) [(f) and (g)] of the said Order are not applicable to the Company.

iv. In our opinion, and according to the information and explanations given to us, there is an adequate internal control system commensurate with the size of the Company and the nature of its business for the purchase of inventory and fxed assets and for the sale of goods and services. Further, on the basis of our examination of the books and records of the Company, and according to the information and explanations given to us, we have neither come across, nor have been informed of, any continuing failure to correct major weaknesses in the aforesaid internal control system.

v (a) According to the information and explanations given to us, there have been no contracts or arrangements that need to be entered in the register maintained under Section 301 of the Act.

(b) In our opinion, and according to the information and explanations given to us, there are no transactions made in pursuance of such contracts or arrangements exceeding the value of Rupees Five Lakhs in respect of any party during the year.

vi. The Company has not accepted any deposits from the public within the meaning of Sections 58A and 58AA of the Act and the rules framed there under.

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

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

ix. (a) According to the information and explanations given to us and the records of the Company examined by us, in our opinion, the Company is regular in depositing the undisputed statutory dues, including provident fund, investor education and protection fund, employees '' state insurance, income tax, sales tax, wealth tax, service tax, customs duty, excise duty and other material statutory dues, as applicable, with the appropriate authorities.

(b) According to the information and explanations given to us and the records of the Company examined by us, there are no dues of sales-tax, wealth-tax, service-tax and customs duty which have not been deposited on account of any dispute.

X. The accumulated losses of the Company did not exceed ffty percent of its net worth as at March 31, 2013 and it has incurred cash losses in the fnancial year ended on that date and has also incurred cash losses in the immediately preceding fnancial year.

xi. According to the records of the Company examined by us and the information and explanation given to us, the Company has not defaulted in repayment of dues to any fnancial institution or bank or debenture holders as at the balance sheet date.

xii. The Company has not granted any loans and advances on the basis of security by way of pledge of shares, debentures and other securities. Therefore, the provisions of Clause 4(xii) of the Order are not applicable to the Company

xiii. As the provisions of any special statute applicable to chit fund/ nidhi/ mutual beneft fund/ societies are not applicable to the Company, the provisions of Clause 4(xiii) of the Order are not applicable to the Company.

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

xv. In our opinion, and according to the information and explanations given to us, the Company has not given any guarantee for loans taken by others from banks or fnancial institutions during the year. Accordingly, the provisions of Clause 4(xv) of the Order are not applicable to the Company.

xvi. In our opinion, and according to the information and explanations given to us, the term loans have been applied for the purposes for which they were obtained.

xvii. According to the information and explanations given to us and on an overall examination of the balance sheet of the company, we report that the company has used funds raised on short-term basis for long-term investment. The company has obtained borrowings amounting to Rs.225.92 on a short term basis, which has been used for funding of losses.

xviii. The Company has not made any preferential allotment of shares to parties and companies covered in the register maintained under Section 301 of the Act during the year. Accordingly, the provisions of Clause 4(xviii) of the Order are not applicable to the Company.

xix. The Company has not issued any debentures during the year and does not have any debentures outstanding as at the beginning of the year and at the year end. Accordingly, the provisions of Clause 4(xix) of the Order are not applicable to the Company

xx. The Company has not raised any money by public issues during the year. Accordingly, the provisions of Clause 4(xx) of the Order are not applicable to the Company.

xxi. During the course of our examination of the books and records of the Company, carried out in accordance with the generally accepted auditing practices in India, and according to the information and explanations given to us, we have neither come across any instance of material fraud on or by the Company, noticed or reported during the year, nor have we been informed of any such case by the Management.

For Price Waterhouse Firm Registration Number: FRN 301112E Chartered Accountants

Anupam Dhawan

New Delhi Partner

May 09, 2013 Membership Number 084451

New Delhi Television Limited


Mar 31, 2012

1. We have audited the attached Balance Sheet of New Delhi Television Limited (the "Company") as at March 31, 2012, and the related Statement of Profit and Loss and Cash Flow Statement for the year ended on that date annexed thereto, which we have signed under reference to this report. These financial statements are the responsibility of the Company's Management. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these financial statements based on our audit.

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

3. As required by the Companies (Auditor's Report) Order, 2003, as amended by the Companies (Auditor's Report) (Amendment) Order, 2004 (together the "Order"), issued by the Central Government of India in terms of sub-section (4A) of Section 227 of 'The Companies Act, 1956' of India (the 'Act') and on the basis of such checks of the books and records of the Company as we considered appropriate and according to the information and explanations given to us, we give in the Annexure a statement on the matters specified in paragraphs 4 and 5 of the Order.

4. We draw your attention to Note 36 on the financial statements regarding managerial remuneration paid in excess of that prescribed in the Schedule XIII to the Act, to the directors of the Company, aggregating Rs 8.30 Millions for the year ended March 31,2010 and aggregating Rs 4.94 Millions for the year ended March 31,2012 for which the Company is yet to receive requisite approvals from the Central Government. Had these excess amounts been recorded as recoverable from directors pending receipt of approval from the Central Government, the loss after taxation would have been Rs. 178.21 Millions as against the reported figures Rs. 191.45 Millions (Previous year Rs.978.07 Millions as against reported figure Rs.986.37 Millions), loss per share for the year would have been Rs. 2.76 as against the reported figure of Rs 2.97 (Previous year Rs. 15.17 as against reported figure of Rs. 15.3) and Current assets would have been Rs. 2,420.88 Millions as against reported figures of Rs. 2,407.64 Millions (Previous year Rs.2,338.11 Millions as against reported figures of Rs. 2,329.81 Millions)

5. 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, Statement of Profit and Loss and Cash Flow Statement dealt with by this report are in agreement with the books of account;

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

(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, none of the directors is disqualified as on March 31, 2012 from being appointed as a director in terms of clause (g) of sub-section (1) of Section 274 of the Act;

(f) In our opinion and to the best of our information and according to the explanations given to us, the said financial statements together with the notes thereon and attached thereto give, in the prescribed manner, the information required by the Act and except for the matter referred to in paragraph 4 above, give a true and fair view in conformity with the accounting principles generally accepted in India:

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

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

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

Annexure to Auditors' Report

Referred to in paragraph 3 of the Auditors' Report of even date to the members of New Delhi Television Limited on the financial statements as of and for the year ended March 31, 2012

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

(b) The fixed assets are physically verified by the Management according to a phased programme designed to cover all the items over a period of three years which, in our opinion, is reasonable having regard to the size of the Company and the nature of its assets. Pursuant to the programme, a portion of the fixed assets has been physically verified by the Management during the year and no material discrepancies between the book records and the physical inventory have been noticed.

(c) In our opinion, and according to the information and explanations given to us, a substantial part of fixed assets has not been disposed of by the Company during the year.

2. (a) The inventory (stores & spares, video tapes) has been physically verified by the Management during the year. In our opinion, the frequency of verification is reasonable.

(b) In our opinion, the procedures of physical verification of inventory followed by the Management are reasonable and adequate in relation to the size of the Company and the nature of its business.

(c) On the basis of our examination of the inventory records, in our opinion, the Company is maintaining proper records of inventory. The discrepancies noticed on physical verification of inventory as compared to book records were not material.

3. (a) The Company has not granted any loans, secured or unsecured, to companies, firms or other parties covered in the register maintained under Section 301 of the Act. Accordingly, clauses (iii)(b), (iii)(c) and (iii)(d) of paragraph 4 of the Companies (Auditor's Report) Order, 2003, as amended by the Companies (Auditor's Report) Order, 2004, are not applicable in the case of the Company for the current year.

(b) The Company has not taken any loans, secured or unsecured, from companies, firms or other parties covered in the register maintained under Section 301 of the Act. Accordingly, clauses (iii)(f) and (iii)(g) of paragraph 4 of the Companies (Auditor's Report) Order, 2003, as amended by the Companies (Auditor's Report) Order, 2004, are not applicable in the case of the Company for the current year.

4. In our opinion, and according to the information and explanations given to us, there is an adequate internal control system commensurate with the size of the Company and the nature of its business for the purchase of inventory and fixed assets and for the sale of goods and services. Further, on the basis of our examination of the books and records of the Company, and according to the information and explanations given to us, we have neither come across, nor have been informed of, any continuing failure to correct major weaknesses in the aforesaid internal control system.

5. According to the information and explanations given to us, there have been no contracts or arrangements referred to in Section 301 of the Act during the year to be entered in the register required to be maintained under that Section. Accordingly, the question of commenting on transactions made in pursuance of such contracts or arrangements does not arise.

6. The Company has not accepted any deposits from the public within the meaning of Sections 58A and 58AA of the Act and the rules framed there under.

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

8. The Central Government of India vide notification dated June 3,2011 (the 'notification'), prescribed the Companies (Cost Accounting Records) Rules, 2011, under clause (d) of sub-section (1) of Section 209 of the Act. Pursuant to the said notification, the Company has to mandatorily maintain the cost accounting record. Accordingly, the Company is in process of complying with the aforesaid notification and has initiated necessary steps in this regard.

9. (a) According to the information and explanations given to us and the records of the Company examined by us, in our opinion, the Company is regular in depositing the undisputed statutory dues, including provident fund, investor education and protection fund, employees' state insurance, income tax, sales tax, wealth tax, service tax, customs duty, excise duty and other material statutory dues, as applicable, with the appropriate authorities.

(b) According to the information and explanations given to us and the records of the Company examined by us, there are no dues of income-tax, sales-tax, wealth-tax, service-tax, customs duty, and excise duty which have not been deposited on account of any dispute.

10. The accumulated losses of the Company did not exceed fifty percent of its net worth as at March 31, 2012 and the Company has incurred cash losses in the financial year ended on that date and has also incurred cash losses in the immediately preceding financial year.

11. According to the records of the Company examined by us and the information and explanation given to us, the Company has not defaulted in repayment of dues to any financial institution or bank or debenture holders as at the balance sheet date.

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

13. The provisions of any special statute applicable to chit fund/ nidhi/ mutual benefit fund/ societies are not applicable to the Company.

14. In our opinion, the Company is not a dealer or trader in shares, securities, debentures and other investments.

15. In our opinion, and 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 during the year.

16. In our opinion, and according to the information and explanations given to us, the term loans have been applied, on an overall basis, for the purposes for which they were obtained.

17. On the basis of an overall examination of the balance sheet of the Company, in our opinion, and according to the information and explanations given to us, funds raised on a short-term basis, aggregating Rs. 640.60 million have been used for long-term investment in funding of losses.

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 Act during the year.

19. The Company has not issued any debentures during the year; and does not have any debentures outstanding as at the year end.

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

21. During the course of our examination of the books and records of the Company, carried out in accordance with the generally accepted auditing practices in India, and according to the information and explanations given to us, we have neither come across any instance of fraud on or by the Company, noticed or reported during the year, nor have we been informed of any such case by the Management.

For Price Waterhouse

Firm Registration No - FRN 007568S

Chartered accountants

Anupam Dhawan

Place of Signing: New Delhi Partner

Dated : May 3, 2012 Membership No - F 084451


Mar 31, 2010

1. We have audited the attached Balance Sheet of New Delhi Television Limited (the "Company") as at March 31, 2010, and the related Profit and Loss Account and Cash Flow Statement for the year ended on that date annexed thereto, which we have signed under reference to this report. These financial statements are the responsibility of the Companys Management. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these financial statements based on our audit.

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

3. As required by the Companies (Auditors Report) Order, 2003, as amended by the Companies (Auditors Report) (Amendment) Order, 2004 (together the "Order"), issued by the Central Government of India in terms of sub- section (4A) of Section 227 of The Companies Act, 1956 of India (the Act) and on the basis of such checks of the books and records of the Company as we considered appropriate and according to the information and explanations given to us, we give in the Annexure a statement on the matters specified in paragraphs 4 and 5 of the Order.

4. We refer to note onB-15 (i) of Schedule 21 regarding managerial remuneration amounting to Rs.8,303 thousand for the current year and Rs. 931 thousand for the previous years being subject to approval by the Central Government.

In the event that the Central Government approval is not received, these amounts are to be refunded by such directors. This would then result in the Loss after Taxation for the year to be Rs. 196,860 thousand (as against the reported figure of Rs 205,163 thousand), net current assets to be Rs. 852,281 thousand (as against the reported figure of Rs. 843,04 7 thousand) and debit balance of Profit and Loss Account to be Rs. 770,061 thousand (as against the reported figure of Rs. 779,295 thousand).

5. Further to our comments in the Annexure referred to in paragraph 3 & 4 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 Act;

(e) On the basis of written representations received from the directors, as on March 31, 2010 and taken on record by the Board of Directors, none of the directors is disqualified as on March 31, 2010 from being appointed as a director in terms of clause (g) of sub-section (1) of Section 274 of the Act;

(f) In our opinion and to the best of our information and according to the explanations given to us, the said financial statements together with the notes thereon and attached thereto give, in the prescribed manner, the information required by the Act, and subject to the matter referred in paragraph 4 above 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, 2010; (ii) in the case of the Profit and Loss Account, of the loss for the year ended on that date; and (iii) in the case of the Cash Flow Statement, of the cash flows for the year ended on that date.

Annexure to Auditors Report

Referred to in paragraph 3 of the Auditors Report of even date to the members of New Delhi Television Limited on the financial statements for the year ended March 31, 2010

1. (a) The Company is maintaining proper records showing full particulars, including quantitative details and

situation, of fixed assets.

(b) The fixed assets are physically verified by the Management according to a phased programme designed to cover all the items over a period of three years which, in our opinion, is reasonable having regard to the size of the Company and the nature of its assets. Pursuant to the programme, a portion of the fixed assets has been physically verified by the Management during the year and no material discrepancies between the book records and the physical inventory have been noticed.

(c) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, a substantial part of fixed assets has not been disposed of by the Company during the year.

2. (a) The inventory has been physically verified by the Management during the year.

(b) In our opinion, the procedures of physical verification of inventory followed by the Management are reasonable and adequate in relation to the size of the Company and the nature of its business.

(c) On the basis of our examination of the inventory records, in our opinion, the Company is maintaining proper records of inventory. The discrepancies noticed on physical verification of inventory as compared to book records were not material.

3. (a) The Company has not granted any loans, secured or unsecured, to companies, firms or other parties covered

in the register maintained under Section 301 of the Act. Accordingly, clause (iii) (b), (c) & (d) of paragraph 4 of the Companies (Auditors Report) Order, 2003, as amended by the Companies (Auditors Report) (Amendment) Order, 2004, are not applicable in the case of the Company in the current year.

(b) The Company has not taken any loans, secured or unsecured, from companies, firms or other parties covered in the register maintained under Section 301 of the Act. Accordingly, clause (iii) (f) & (g) of paragraph 4 of the Companies (Auditors Report) Order, 2003, as amended by the Companies (Auditors Report) (Amendment) Order, 2004, are not applicable in the case of the Company in the current year.

4. In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, there is an adequate internal control system commensurate with the size of the Company and the nature of its business for the purchase of inventory, fixed assets and for the sale of services. Further, on the basis of our examination of the books and records of the Company, and according to the information and explanations given to us, we have neither come across nor have been informed of any continuing failure to correct major weaknesses in the aforesaid internal control system.

5. According to the information and explanations given to us, there have been no contracts or arrangements referred to in Section 301 of the Act during the year to be entered in the register required to be maintained under that Section. Accordingly, the question of commenting on transactions made in pursuance of such contracts or arrangements does not arise.

6. The Company has not accepted any deposits from the public within the meaning of Sections 58A and 58AA of the Act and the rules framed there under.

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

8. The Central Government of India has not prescribed the maintenance of cost records under clause (d) of sub-section (1) of Section 209 of the Act for any of the products of the Company.

9. (a) According to the information and explanations given to us and the records of the Company examined by us,

in our opinion, the Company is generally regular in depositing the undisputed statutory dues including provident fund, investor education and protection fund, employees state insurance, income-tax, sales-tax, wealth tax, service tax, customs duty, excise duty, cess and other material statutory dues as applicable with the appropriate authorities.

(b) According to the information and explanations given to us and the records of the Company examined by us, there are no dues of income-tax, sales-tax, wealth-tax, service-tax, customs duty, excise duty and cess which have not been deposited on account of any dispute.

10. The accumulated losses of the Company as at March 31, 2010 are more than 50% of its net worth and It has not incurred any cash losses in the financial year ended on that date. However the Company has incurred cash loss in the immediately preceding financial year.

11. According to the records of the Company examined by us and the information and explanation given to us, the Company has not defaulted in repayment of dues to any financial institution or bank as at the balance sheet date.

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

13. The provisions of any special statute applicable to chit fund / nidhi / mutual benefit fund/ societies are not applicable to the Company.

14. In our opinion, the Company is not a dealer or trader in shares, securities, debentures and other investments.

15. In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, the terms and conditions of the guarantees given by the Company, for loans taken by others from banks during the year, are not prejudicial to the interest of the Company.

16. In our opinion, and according to the information and explanations given to us, on an overall basis, the term loans have been applied for the purposes for which they were obtained.

17. On the basis of an overall examination of the balance sheet of the Company, in our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, there are no funds raised on a short-term basis which have been used for long-term investment except Rs 317,776 thousand used for funding of losses.

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 Act during the year.

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

20. During the course of our examination of the books and records of the Company, carried out in accordance with the generally accepted auditing practices in India, and according to the information and explanations given to us, we have neither come across any instance of fraud on or by the Company, noticed or reported during the year, nor have we been informed of such case by the Management.

21. The other clause (xix) of paragraph 4 of the Companies (Auditors Report) Order 2003, as amended by the Companies (Auditors Report) (Amendment) Order, 2004,are not applicable in the case of the Company for the year, since in our opinion there is no matter which arises to be reported in the aforesaid Order.

For Price Waterhouse Firm Registration No - FRN 007568S Chartered accountants Anupam Dhawan Place of Signing: New Delhi Partner Dated : April 30, 2010 Membership No - F 084451

 
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