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Notes to Accounts of Next Mediaworks Ltd.

Mar 31, 2014

1. Corporate Information

Next Mediaworks Limited (''the company'') is a public company domiciled in India and incorporated under the provisions of Companies Act, 1956.

The Company was incorporated for several multimedia activities; including but not limited to; the business as broadcasters, marketers of television programs, television flms and television software, to carry on the business of a Advertising agents, to provide on-line and/or interactive information, online music and news for business and general use, to deal in internet commerce and all internet related activity, the main business being that of printing and publishing.

Pursuant to the Scheme of Arrangement with Jagran Prakashan Limited ("JPL") the entire print and publishing business of the Company, along with all the related licences, trade marks, logos etc transferred in the name of JPL and accordingly the name "MiD DAY" and its Logo were transferred to JPL in order to avoid any disruption in the use of the name "MiD DAY" and its Logo. The Company''s name was thus changed to "Next Mediaworks Ltd".

2. Basis of preparation

The Financial statements of the company have been prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in India (Indian GAAP). The Company has prepared these financial statements to comply in all material respects with the accounting standard notifed under the Companies (Accounting Standard) Rules, 2006, (as amended) and the relevant provisions of the Companies Act, 1956. The financial statements have been prepared on an accrual basis and under historical cost convention. The accounting policies have been consistently applied by the company and are consistent with those used in previous year.

a. Terms / rights attached to equity shares

The company has only one class of equity shares having par value of Rs. 10 per share. Each holder of equity share is entitled to one vote per share. The Company declares and pays dividends in Indian Rupees. The dividend proposed, if any, by the Board of Directors is subject to the approval of the shareholders in the ensuing Annual General Meeting. In the event of liquidation the equity shareholders are eligible to receive the remaining assets of the Company after distribution of all preferential amounts, in proportion to their shareholding.

3. Contingent Liabilities

a. In respect of guarantees issued by Company''s bankers to MSRDC and other authorities for Rs. 3.00 lakhs (Previous Year Rs. 3.00 lakhs)

b In respect of guarantees issued by the Company''s bankers for company''s subsidiary to government and other parties Rs. 348.37 lakhs (Previous Year Rs. 332.70 lakhs).

c Corporate guarantee issued to banks for Company''s Subsidiary for term loan of Rs. 1031.00 lakhs (Previous Year Rs. 1150.00 lakhs) and Cash Credit limit of Rs. 740.00 lakhs.(Previous Year Rs. 740.00 lakhs)

d In respect of Income Tax demand under dispute (net of advances) Rs. 1454.20 lakhs (Previous Year Rs. 1793.58 lakhs)

4. The company''s exposure in its subsidiary Next Radio Ltd.( Formerly known as Radio One Ltd) limited through investments is Rs. 15,602.86 lakhs . Though net worth of the subsidiary is substantially eroded, no provision for impairment on this account is considered necessary by the management taking in to consideration the nature of Radio business and gradual improvement in performance of the subsidiary.

5. In the opinion of the Board of Directors, all assets other than fixed assets have a value on realization in the ordinary course of business atleast equal to the amounts stated in balance sheet.

6. Segment Reporting

The Company has only one segment namely sale of online digital music; hence no separate disclosure of segment wise information has been made.

7. Managerial Remuneration

During the year, the company has paid remuneration to Managing Director which is in excess of the limits specified in Section 198 of the Companies Act. Such higher remuneration is approved by the Remuneration Committee and the Board of Directors. As required under Schedule XIII to the Companies Act, the Company has made an application to the Central Government for the approval of the same. The approval of the members by way of special resolution was taken at the previous Annual General Meeting. Managerial Remuneration debited to Statement of profit and Loss is subject to approval of the Central Government.

8. Related party disclosures

Names of related parties and related party relationship

a. Subsidiary Companies

Next Radio Limited (Formerly known as Radio One Limited) One Audio Limited Digital One Private Limited Next Outdoor Limited

b. Under control of Management

Next Publishing Services Private Limited

Mid-Day Exports Pvt Ltd

Inquilab Offset Printers Ltd

Ferari Investments and Trading Co Pvt Ltd

Meridian Holding & Leasing Co Pvt Ltd

c. Key Managerial Personnel - Mr. Tarique Ansari, Managing Director

9. Employee benefits

The Company has classifed the various benefits provided to the employees as under.

a. Defined Contribution Plans

Provident Fund

The Company has recognized Rs. 7.51 lakhs in profit & Loss Statement towards employer''s contribution to provident fund.

The expected rate of return on plan assets is based on market expectation any the beginning of the year. The rate of return on risk free investments is taken as reference for this purpose.

The company has based on actuarial Valuations charged an amount of Rs. 0.53 lakhs as expenses on account of leave encashment payable to the employees.

10. Figures for Previous Year have been regrouped/rearranged wherever required to make them comparable.


Mar 31, 2013

1. Corporate Information

Next Mediaworks Limited (''the company'') is a public company domiciled in India and incorporated under the provisions of Companies Act, 1956.

The Company was incorporated for several multimedia activities; including but not limited to; the business as broadcasters, marketers of television programs, television films and television software, to carry on the business of a Advertising agents, to provide on-line and/or interactive information, online music and news for business and general use, to deal in internet commerce and all internet related activity, the main business being that of printing and publishing.

Pursuant to the Scheme of Arrangement with Jagran Prakashan Limited ("JPL") the entire print and publishing business of the Company, along with all the related licences, trade marks, logos etc transferred in the name of JPL and accordingly the name "MiD DAY" and its Logo were transferred to JPL in order to avoid any disruption in the use of the name "MiD DAY" and its Logo. The Company''s name was thus changed to "Next Mediaworks Ltd".

2. Basis of preparation

The Financial statements of the company have been prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in India (Indian GAAP). The Company has prepared these financial statements to comply in all material respects with the accounting standard notified under the Companies (Accounting Standard) Rules, 2006, (as amended) and the relevant provisions of the Companies Act, 1956. The financial statements have been prepared on an accrual basis and under historical cost convention. The accounting policies have been consistently applied by the company and are consistent with those used in previous year.

3. Related party disclosures

Names of related parties and related party relationship

a. Subsidiary Companies - Next Radio Limited (Formerly known as Radio One Limited)

One Audio Limited Digital One Private Limited Next Outdoor Limited

b. Under control of Management - Next Publishing Services Private Limited

Mid-Day Exports Pvt Ltd

Inquilab Offset Printers Ltd

Ferari Investments and Trading Co Pvt Ltd

Meridian Holding & Leasing Co Pvt Ltd

c. Key Managerial Personnel - Mr. Tarique Ansari, Managing Director

4. Employee Benefits

The Company has classified the various benefits provided to the employees as under.

a. Defined Contribution Plans

Provident Fund

The Company has recognized Rs. 7.87 lakhs in Profit & Loss Statement towards employer''s contribution to provident fund.

b. Defined Benefit Plans

i. Contribution to Gratuity Fund (Funded Scheme)

ii. Leave Encashment (Non-funded Scheme)

In accordance with the Accounting Standards (AS 15) (Revised 2005), actuarial valuation was performed in respect of the aforesaid defined benefit plans based on the following assumptions: Discount Rate - 8.00% pa

Rate of Increase in compensation levels (pa) - 6.00% pa


Mar 31, 2012

1. Corporate Information

Next Media works Limited ("the company") is a public company domiciled in India and incorporated under the provisions of Companies Act, 1956.

The Company was incorporated for several multimedia activities; including but not limited to; the business as broadcasters, marketers of television programs, television films and television software, to carry on the business of a Advertising agents, to provide on-line and/or interactive information, online music and news for business and general use, to deal in internet commerce and all internet related activity, the main business being that of printing and publishing.

Pursuant to the Scheme of Arrangement with Jagran Prakashan Limited ("JPL") the entire print and publishing business of the Company, along with all the related licenses, trademarks, logos etc transferred in the name of JPL and accordingly the name "MID DAY" and its Logo were transferred to JPL in order to avoid any disruption in the use of the name "MID DAY" and its Logo. The Company's name was thus changed to "Next Media works Ltd".

2. Basis of preparation

The Financial statements of the company have been prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in India (Indian GAAP). The Company has prepared these financial statements to comply in all material respects with the accounting standard notified under the Companies (Accounting Standard) Rules, 2006, (as amended) and the relevant provisions of the Companies Act, 1956. The financial statements have been prepared on an accrual basis and under historical cost convention. The accounting policies have been consistently applied by the company and are consistent with those used in previous year.

a. Terms / rights attached to equity shares

The company has only one class of equity shares having par value of Rs. 10 per share. Each holder of equity share is entitled to one vote per share. The Company declares and pays dividends in Indian Rupees. The dividend proposed, if any, by the Board of Directors is subject to the approval of the shareholders in the ensuing Annual General Meeting. In the event of liquidation the equity shareholders are eligible to receive the remaining assets of the Company after distribution of all preferential amounts, in proportion to their shareholding.

b. Terms of conversion / redemption of preference shares

0.01% Optionally Convertible Preference shares are convertible in equity shares in the ratio of 1:1 on or after 18 months from the date of allotment.

3. Contingent Liabilities

a. In respect of guarantees issued by Company's bankers to MSRDC and other authorities for Rs. 3,00,000 (Previous Year Rs. 3,00,000)

b. In respect of guarantees issued by the Company's bankers for company's subsidiary to government and other parties Rs. 3,32,70,000 (Previous Year Rs. 3,32,70,000).

c. Corporate guarantee issued to banks for Company's Subsidiary for term loan of Rs. 17,50,00,000 and Cash Credit limit of Rs. 6,40,00,000.

d. In respect of Income Tax demand under dispute (net of advances) Rs. 1,83,11,080 (Previous Year Rs. NIL)

4. The company's exposure in its subsidiary Radio One Ltd.( Formerly known as Radio Mid-Day West ( India) Ltd) limited through investments and loans aggregate Rs. 1,53,14,00,334 (investment Rs. 1,38,24,91,498 and loan Rs. 14,89,08,836). Though net worth of the subsidiary is substantially eroded and the company has been incurring constant losses, however no provision for impairment on this account is considered necessary by the management taking in to consideration the nature of Radio business and gradual improvement in performance of the subsidiary.

5. During the year the Company has paid remuneration to Managing Director which is in excess of the limits specified in Section 198 of the Companies Act. Such higher remuneration has been approved by the Remuneration Committee and the Board of Directors. As required under Schedule XIII to the Companies Act, the Company has made an application to the Central Government for the approval of the same. The approval of the members by way of special resolution will be taken at the ensuing Annual General Meeting. Managerial remuneration debited to Statement of Profit and Loss is subject to the above approval from the members and Central Government.

6. In the opinion of the Board of Directors, all assets other than fixed assets have a value on realization in the ordinary course of business at least equal to the amounts stated in balance sheet.

7. Segment Reporting

The Company has only one segment namely sale of online digital music; hence no separate disclosure of segment wise information has been made.

8. Employee Benefits

The Company has classified the various benefits provided to the employees as under.

a. Defined Contribution Plans Provident Fund

The Company has recognized Rs. 727,224 in Profit & Loss Statement towards employer's contribution to provident fund.

b. Defined Benefit Plans

i. Contribution to Gratuity Fund (Funded Scheme)

ii. Leave Encashment (Non-funded Scheme)

In accordance with the Accounting Standards (AS 15) (Revised 2005), actuarial valuation was performed in respect of the aforesaid defined benefit plans based on the following assumptions:

Discount Rate - 8.50% pa

Rate of Increase in compensation levels (pa) - 6.00% pa

The expected rate of return on plan assets is based on market expectation any the beginning of the year. The rate of return on risk free investments is taken as reference for this purpose.

The company has based on actuarial Valuations charged an amount of Rs. 16,132 as expenses on account of leave encashment payable to the employees.

9. Expenditure in Foreign Currency

For Space on Server - Rs. 3,44,405 (Previous Year - Rs. Nil)

For Commission on Sales - Rs. 58,256 (Previous Year - Nil)

Earning in Foreign Currency - - Rs. 1,38,100 (Previous Year - Nil)


Mar 31, 2011

1. Demerger

Pursuant to Scheme of Arrangement submitted by the company to Honourable High court of Bombay and an order dated October 15th , 2010 of the court, the entire Print & Publishing business of the company stands transferred to and vested in Jagran Prakashan Ltd with effect from the appointed date 01/04/2010. A loss of Rs 17.53 crores as per following details has been debited to P& L A/c as exceptional item. Consequently the figures of the previous year are not comparable with current year.

2. Contingent Liability

a) In respect of guarantees issued by Company's bankers to MSRDC and other authorities for Rs. 3 Lakhs (Rs 3 Lakhs).

b) Corporate guarantee issued to Bank of Baroda for Radio One Ltd.( Formerly known as Radio Mid-Day West ( India) Ltd) against CC limit of Rs. 140 Lakhs (140 Lakhs).

Bank Guarantee issued to Ministry of Information & Broadcasting for Radio One Ltd.( Formerly known as Radio Mid- Day West ( India) Ltd) Rs. 332 Lakhs (332 Lakhs).

Bank Guarantee issued to Phonographic Performance Limited for Radio One Ltd.( Formerly known as Radio Mid-Day West ( India) Ltd). Rs. 0.70 Lakhs (NIL).

Counter guarantee issued to Axis Bank for Radio One Ltd.( Formerly nown as Radio Mid-Day West ( India) Ltd) against term loan of Rs. 2,240 Lakhs (3,000 Lakhs) and corporate guarantee for CC limit of Rs. 500 Lakhs (500 lakhs).

c) Claims against the company in respect of various defamation suits and claims of employees, amount not ascertainable (Previous year Unascertainable)

3. The company's exposure in its subsidiary Radio One Ltd.( Formerly known as Radio Mid-Day West ( India) Ltd) limited through investments and loans aggregate Rs 15,148.99 lakhs (investment Rs. 13,824.91 lakhs and loan Rs.1,324.08 lakhs). Though net worth of the subsidiary is substantially eroded and the company has been incurring constant losses, however no provision for impairment on this account is considered necessary by the management taking in to consideration the nature of Radio business and gradual improvement in performance of the subsidiary.

4. The company does not have multiple operating segments hence separate disclosure of the segment wise information is not required.

5. Disclosure with regard to related party transactions as per Accounting Standard AS- 18 is as follows:

b) Other related parties where control exists:

During the year, there were no transactions with the following associate companies:

i) Digital One Pvt.Ltd. (Formerly known as Mid-Day Broadcasting South (India) Pvt Ltd.)

ii) Mirror Films Private Limited.

iii) Mid-Day Radio North (I) Ltd

iv) Inquilab Offset Printers Pvt Ltd

v) Next Publishing Pvt Ltd.( Formerly known as Mid-day Publishing Pvt Ltd)

c) Key Management Personnel :

Mr. Tarique Ansari (Remuneration Rs 942,300 Refer Note 6)

d) Relatives of key management personnel and their enterprises where transactions have taken place:

Not Applicable

Note: Related party relationship is as identified by the Company and relied upon by the Auditors.

6. Employees Benefit

The Company has classified the various benefits provided to employees as under:

a) Defined Contribution Plans:

Provident Fund (PF, FPF)

b) Defined Benefit Plans:

Contribution to Gratuity Fund (Funded Scheme)

In accordance with the Accounting Standard (AS 15) (Revised 2005), actuarial valuation was performed in respect of the aforesaid defined benefit plans based on the following assumptions:

The current year information in the following tables represents the figure for employees retained after the slump sale of news print division and is not comparable with previous year's information.

7. Current liabilities include overdue amounts of Rs. Nil (Previous year Rs. Nil) including interest of Rs. Nil (Previous year Rs. Nil) payable to Micro Small and Medium Enterprises. Total outstanding dues to Micro Small and Medium Enterprises have been determined to the extent such parties have been identified on the basis of information available with the company.

8. Previous year's figures have been re-grouped / re-arranged wherever necessary. Figures in bracket indicate previous year's figures.





 
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