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Accounting Policies of Rane Holdings Ltd. Company

Mar 31, 2016

1 BRIEF ABOUT THE COMPANY

Rane Holdings Limited ("RHL" or "the Company'') is the holding company
whose main activity is investing in Rane group Companies that are
engaged primarily in the manufacture and marketing of auto components.
The Rane Group''s investment profile includes subsidiaries, joint
ventures and associate. The Company''s income stream comprises of (i)
dividend from the investments made in the group companies, (ii) trade
mark fee for use of "RANE" trade mark and (iii) service fee from group
companies for providing service in the areas of management, information
technology, business development and infrastructure.

2 SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES

2.1 Basis of accounting and preparation of financial statements

The financial statements of the Company have been prepared in
accordance with the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles in India
(Indian GAAP) to comply with the Accounting Standards specified under
Section 133 of the Companies Act, 2013, read with Rule 7 of the
Companies (Accounts) Rules, 2014 and the relevant provisions of the
Companies Act, 2013 ("the 2013 Act"). The financial statements have
been prepared on accrual basis under the historical cost convention.
The accounting policies adopted in the preparation of the financial
statements are consistent with those followed in the previous year.
Also refer Note 37.

2.2 use of estimates

The preparation of the financial statements in conformity with Indian
GAAP requires the Management to make estimates and assumptions
considered in the reported amounts of assets and liabilities (including
contingent liabilities) and the reported income and expenses during the
year. The Management believes that the estimates used in preparation of
the financial statements are prudent and reasonable. Future results
could differ due to these estimates and the differences between the
actual results and the estimates are recognized in the periods in which
the results are known / materialize.

2.3 Cash and cash equivalents (for purposes of Cash Flow Statement)

Cash comprises cash on hand and demand deposits with banks. Cash
equivalents are short-term balances (with an original maturity of three
months or less from the date of acquisition), highly liquid investments
that are readily convertible into known amounts of cash and which are
subject to insignificant risk of changes in value.

2.4 Cash fow statement

Cash fows are reported using the indirect method, whereby profit before
extraordinary items and tax is adjusted for the effects of transactions
of non-cash nature and any deferrals or accruals of past or future cash
receipts or payments. The cash fows from operating, investing and
financing activities of the Company are segregated based on the
available information.

2.5 Depreciation and amortization

Depreciation on tangible fixed assets has been provided on the
straight-line method as per the useful life prescribed in Schedule II
to the Companies Act, 2013 except in respect of the following
categories of assets, in whose case the life of the assets has been
assessed as under based on technical advice, taking into account the
nature of the asset, the estimated usage of the asset, the operating
conditions of the asset, past history of replacement, anticipated
technological changes, manufacturers warranties and maintenance
support, etc.

Vehicles - 5 Years

Furniture and Fittings - 5 Years

Office Equipment - 3 Years

Assets costing less than Rs, 10,000 each are fully depreciated in the
year of acquisition.

Intangible assets are amortized over their estimated useful life as
follows:

License Fee on Software - 3 Years or license period whichever is lower

The estimated useful life of the intangible assets and the amortization
period are reviewed at the end of each financial year and the
amortization method is revised to reflect the changed pattern.

2.6 Revenue recognition

2.6.1 Service Fee and Trade Mark Fee Revenues from Service Fee and
Trade Mark Fee are recognized on accrual basis in accordance with terms
of the relevant agreements.

2.6.2 Other Income

Interest income is accounted on accrual basis. Dividend income is
accounted for when the right to receive it is established.

2.7 Fixed Assets

2.7.1 Tangible Fixed Assets

Fixed assets are carried at cost less accumulated depreciation/
amortization and impairment losses, if any. The cost of fixed assets
comprises its purchase price net of any trade discounts and rebates,
including any import duties and other taxes (other than those
subsequently recoverable from the taxing authorities) and any directly
attributable expenditure on making the asset ready for its intended
use. Subsequent expenditure on fixed assets after its purchase /
completion is capitalized only if such expenditure results in an
increase in the future benefits from such asset beyond its previously
assessed standard of performance.

2.7.2 Intangible Fixed Assets

Intangible assets are carried at cost less accumulated amortization and
impairment losses, if any. The cost of an intangible asset comprises
its purchase price, including any import duties and other taxes (other
than those subsequently recoverable from the taxing authorities) and
any directly attributable expenditure on making the asset ready for its
intended use and net of any trade discounts and rebates. Subsequent
expenditure on an intangible asset after its purchase / completion is
recognized as an expense when incurred, unless it is probable that such
expenditure will enable the asset to generate future economic benefits
in excess of its originally assessed standards of performance and such
expenditure can be measured and attributed to the asset reliably, in
which case such expenditure is added to the cost of the asset.

2.8 Investments

2.8.1 Long Term Investments

Long-term investments, are carried individually at cost less provision
for diminution, other than temporary, in the value of such investments.

2.8.2 Current Investments

Current investments are carried individually, at the lower of cost and
fair value. Cost of investments includes acquisition charges such as
brokerage, fees and duties.

2.9 Employee benefits

Employee benefits include provident fund, superannuation fund, gratuity
fund and compensated absences.

2.9.1 Defined contribution plans

The Company''s contribution to provident fund and superannuation fund
are considered as defined contribution plans.

The Company contributes to a government administered provident fund on
behalf of its employees, which are charged to the Statement of Profit
and Loss. The Company has no obligations for future provident
fund/superannuation fund benefits other than its monthly contributions.

Fixed contributions to the superannuation fund, which is administered
by Company nominated trustees and managed by Life Insurance Corporation
of India, are charged to the Statement of Profit and Loss.

2.9.2 Defined benefit plans

For defined benefit plans in the form of gratuity fund, the cost of
providing benefits is determined using the Projected Unit Credit
method, with Actuarial Valuations being carried out at each Balance
Sheet date. Actuarial gains and losses are recognized in the Statement
of Profit and Loss in the period in which they occur. Past service cost
is recognized immediately to the extent that the benefits are already
vested and otherwise is amortized on a straight-line basis over the
average period until the benefits become vested. The retirement benefit
obligation recognized in the Balance Sheet represents the present value
of the defined benefit obligation as adjusted for unrecognized past
service cost, as reduced by the fair value of scheme assets. Any asset
resulting from this calculation is limited to past service cost, plus
the present value of available refunds and reductions in future
contributions to the schemes.

2.9.3 Short-term employee benefits

The undiscounted amount of short-term employee benefits expected to be
paid in exchange for the services rendered by employees are recognized
during the year when the employees render the service. These benefits
include performance incentive and compensated absences which are
expected to occur within twelve months after the end of the period in
which the employee renders the related service. The cost of such
compensated absences is accounted as under :

(a) in case of accumulated compensated absences, when employees render
the services that increase their entitlement of future compensated
absences; and

(b) in case of non-accumulating compensated absences, when the absences
occur.

2.9.4 Long-term employee benefits

Compensated absences which are not expected to occur within twelve
months after the end of the period in which the employee renders the
related service are recognized as a liability at the present value of
the defined benefit obligation as at the Balance Sheet date.

2.10 Operating Leases

Lease arrangements where the risks and rewards incidental to ownership
of an asset substantially vest with the less or are recognized as
operating leases. Lease rentals under operating leases are recognized
in the Statement of Profit and Loss on a straight-line basis over the
lease term.

2.11 Earnings Per Share

Basic earnings per share is computed by dividing the profit after tax
(including the post tax effect of extraordinary items, if any) by the
weighted average number of equity shares outstanding during the year.

Diluted earnings per share is computed by dividing the profit after tax
(including the post tax effect of extraordinary items, if any) as
adjusted for dividend, interest and other charges to expense or income
relating to the dilutive potential equity shares, by the weighted
average number of equity shares considered for deriving basic earnings
per share and the weighted average number of equity shares which could
have been issued on the conversion of all dilutive potential equity
shares. Potential equity shares are deemed to be dilutive only if their
conversion to equity shares would decrease the net profit per share
from continuing ordinary operations. Potential dilutive equity shares
are deemed to be converted as at the beginning of the period, unless
they have been issued at a later date. The dilutive potential equity
shares are adjusted for the proceeds receivable had the shares been
actually issued at fair value (i.e. average market value of the
outstanding shares). Dilutive potential equity shares are determined
independently for each period presented. The number of equity shares
and potentially dilutive equity shares are adjusted for share splits /
reverse share splits and bonus shares, as appropriate.


2.12 Taxes on income

Current tax is the amount of tax payable on the taxable income for the
year as determined in accordance with the applicable tax rates and the
provisions of the Income Tax Act, 1961 and other applicable Income tax
laws.

Deferred tax is recognized on timing differences, being the differences
between the taxable income and the accounting income that originate in
one period and are capable of reversal in one or more subsequent
periods. Deferred tax is measured using the tax rates and the tax laws
enacted or substantively enacted as at the reporting date. Deferred tax
liabilities are recognized for all timing differences. Deferred tax
assets are recognized for timing differences of items other than
unabsorbed depreciation and carry forward losses only to the extent
that reasonable certainty exists that sufficient future taxable income
will be available against which these can be realized. However, if
there are unabsorbed depreciation and carry forward of losses and items
relating to capital losses, deferred tax assets are recognized only if
there is virtual certainty supported by convincing evidence that there
will be sufficient future taxable income available to realize the
assets. Deferred tax assets and liabilities are offset if such items
relate to taxes on income levied by the same governing tax laws and the
Company has a legally enforceable right for such set of. Deferred tax
assets are reviewed at each balance sheet date for their reliability.

2.13 Impairment of assets

The carrying values of assets / cash generating units at each balance
sheet date are reviewed for impairment, if any indication of impairment
exists. If the carrying amount of the assets exceed the estimated
recoverable amount, an impairment is recognized for such excess amount.
The impairment loss is recognized as an expense in the Statement of
Profit and Loss.

The recoverable amount is the greater of the net selling price and
their value in use. Value in use is arrived at by discounting the
future cash fows to their present value based on an appropriate
discount factor.

When there is indication that an impairment loss recognized for an
asset in earlier accounting periods no longer exists or may have
decreased, such reversal of impairment loss is recognized in the
Statement of Profit and Loss, to the extent the amount was previously
charged to the Statement of Profit and Loss.

2.14 Provisions and contingencies

Provisions are recognized when the Company has a present obligation as
a result of past events and when a reasonable estimate of the amount of
obligation can be made.

Contingent liability is disclosed in the notes for (i) possible
obligation which will be confirmed only by future events not wholly
within the control of the company or (ii) present obligations arising
from past events where it is not probable that an outfow of resources
will be required to settle the obligation or a reliable estimate of the
amount of the obligation cannot be made. Contingent assets are neither
recognized nor disclosed in the financial statements.

A provision is recognized when the Company has a present obligation as
a result of past events and it is probable that an outfow of resources
will be required to settle the obligation in respect of which a
reliable estimate can be made. Provisions (excluding employee benefits)
are not discounted to their present value and are determined based on
the best estimate required to settle the obligation at the balance
sheet date. These are reviewed at each balance sheet date and adjusted
to reflect the current best estimates. Contingent liabilities are
disclosed in the Notes. Contingent assets are not recognized in the
financial statements.

2.15 Service Tax Input Credit

Service tax input credit is accounted for in the books, in the period
in which the underlying service received is accounted and when there is
no uncertainty in availing / utilizing the credit.

2.16 Operating cycle

Based on the nature of the activities of the company and the normal
time between acquisition of assets and their realization in cash or
cash equivalents, the company has determined its operating cycle as 12
months for the purpose of classification of its assets and liabilities
as current and non-current.


Mar 31, 2013

1.1 Basis of accounting and preparation of financial statements

The financial statements of the Company have been prepared in accordance with the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles in India (Indian GAAP) to comply with the Accounting Standards notified under the Companies (Accounting Standards) Rules, 2006 (as amended) and the relevant provisions of the Companies Act, 1956. The financial statements have been prepared on accrual basis under the historical cost convention. The accounting policies adopted in the preparation of the financial statements are consistent with those followed in the previous year.

1.2 Use of estimates

The preparation of the financial statements in conformity with Indian GAAP requires the Management to make estimates and assumptions considered in the reported amounts of assets and liabilities (including contingent liabilities) and the reported income and expenses during the year. The Management believes that the estimates used in preparation of the financial statements are prudent and reasonable. Future results could differ due to these estimates and the differences between the actual results and the estimates are recognised in the periods in which the results are known / materialise.

1.3 Cash flow statement

Cash flows are reported using the indirect method, whereby profit / (loss) before tax is adjusted for the effects of transactions of non-cash nature and any deferrals or accruals of past or future cash receipts or payments. The cash flows from operating, investing and financing activities of the Company are segregated based on the available information.

1.4 Depreciation and amortisation

1.4.1 Depreciation on Fixed Assets, other than those given in 2.4.2. below, has been provided on straight-line basis at rates specified in Schedule XIV of the Companies Act, 1956.

1.4.2 Depreciation on the following assets is charged on the basis of their estimated useful lives at rates higher than those prescribed in the Companies Act, 1956.

Vehicles - 5 Years

Furniture and Fittings - 5 Years

Office Equipment - 3 Years

Assets costing less than Rs.10,000 each are fully depreciated in the year of acquisition.

1.4.3 Intangible assets are amortised over their estimated useful life as follows:

License Fee on Software - 3 Years

1.5 Revenue recognition

1.5.1 Service Fee and Trade Mark Fee

Revenues from Service Fee and Trade Mark Fee are recognised on accrual basis in accordance with terms of the relevant agreements.

1.5.2 Other Income

Interest income is accounted on accrual basis. Dividend income is accounted for when the right to receive it is established.

1.6 Fixed Assets

1.6.1 Tangible Fixed Assets

Fixed assets, are carried at cost less accumulated depreciation and impairment losses if any. Cost includes related taxes, duties, freight, insurance, etc. attributable to the acquisition and installation of the fixed assets but excludes duties and taxes that are recoverable from tax authorities.

Capital work-in-progress includes cost of assets not ready for the intended use.

1.6.2 Intangible assets

License Fee on Software are carried at cost less accumulated amortisation and impairment loss if any.

1.7 Investments

1.7.1 Long Term Investments

Long-term investments, are carried individually at cost less provision for diminution, other than temporary, in the value of such investments.

1.8 Employee benefits

Employee benefits include provident fund, superannuation fund, gratuity fund and compensated absences.

1.8.1 Defined contribution plans

The Company''s contribution to provident fund and superannuation fund are considered as defined contribution plans.

The Company contributes to a government administered Provident fund on behalf of its employees, which are charged to the Statement of Profit and Loss. The Company has no obligations for future provident fund benefits other than its monthly contributions.

Fixed contributions to the Superannuation Fund, which is administered by Company nominated trustees and managed by Life Insurance Corporation of India, are charged to the Statement of Profit and Loss.

1.8.2 Defined benefit plans

The Company makes annual contribution to a Gratuity Fund administered and managed by Life Insurance Corporation of India. The Company accounts its liability for future gratuity benefits based on actuarial valuation, as at the Balance Sheet date, determined using the Projected Unit Credit method. Actuarial gains/losses are immediately recognised in the Statement of Profit and Loss.

1.8.3 Short-term employee benefits

Short term employee benefits determined as per company''s policy/scheme, are recognised as expense based on expected obligation on undiscounted basis.

Benefits for compensated absences are accounted for based on the actuarial valuation report.

1.8.4 Long-term employee benefits

Compensated absences which are not expected to occur within twelve months after the end of the period in which the employee renders the related service are recognised as a liability at the present value of the defined benefit obligation as at the Balance Sheet date less the fair value of the plan assets out of which the obligations are expected to be settled.

1.9 Operating Leases

Lease arrangements where the risks and rewards incidental to ownership of an asset substantially vest with the lessor are recognised as operating leases. Lease rentals under operating leases are recognised in the Statement of Profit and Loss on a straight-line basis.

1.10 Earnings Per Share

Basic earnings per share is computed by dividing the profit after tax by the weighted average number of equity shares outstanding during the year. Diluted earnings per share is computed by dividing the profit after tax as adjusted for dividend, interest and other charges to expense or income (net of any attributable taxes) relating to the dilutive potential equity shares, by the weighted average number of equity shares considered for deriving basic earnings per share and the weighted average number of equity shares which could have been issued on the conversion of all dilutive potential equity shares. Potential equity shares are deemed to be dilutive only if their conversion to equity shares would decrease the net profit per share from continuing ordinary operations. Potential dilutive equity shares are deemed to be converted as at the beginning of the period, unless they have been issued at a later date. The dilutive potential equity shares are adjusted for the proceeds receivable had the shares been actually issued at fair value (i.e. average market value of the outstanding shares). Dilutive potential equity shares are determined independently for each period presented. The number of equity shares and potentially dilutive equity shares are adjusted for share splits / reverse share splits and bonus shares, as appropriate.

1.11 Taxes on income

Current tax is the amount of tax payable on the taxable income for the year as determined in accordance with the provisions of the Income Tax Act, 1961.

Deferred tax is recognised on timing differences, being the differences between the taxable income and the accounting income that originate in one period and are capable of reversal in one or more subsequent periods. Deferred tax is measured using the tax rates and the tax laws enacted or substantively enacted as at the reporting date. Deferred tax liabilities are recognised for all timing differences. Deferred tax assets are recognised for timing differences of items other than unabosrbed depreciation and carry forward losses only to the extent that reasonable certainty exists that sufficient future taxable income will be available against which these can be realised. However, if there are unabsorbed depreciation and carry forward of losses, deferred tax assets are recognised only if there is virtual certainty that there will be sufficient future taxable income available to realise the assets. Deferred tax assets and liabilities are offset if such items relate to taxes on income levied by the same governing tax laws and the Company has a legally enforceable right for such set off. Deferred tax assets are reviewed at each balance sheet date for their realisability.

1.12 Impairment of assets

The carrying values of assets / cash generating units at each balance sheet date are reviewed for impairment. If any indication of impairment exists, the recoverable amount of such assets is estimated and impairment is recognised, if the carrying amount of these assets exceeds their recoverable amount. The recoverable amount is the greater of the net selling price and their value in use. Value in use is arrived at by discounting the future cash flows to their present value based on an appropriate discount factor. When there is indication that an impairment loss recognised for an asset in earlier accounting periods no longer exists or may have decreased, such reversal of impairment loss is recognised in the Statement of Profit and Loss, except in case of revalued assets.

1.13 Provisions and contingencies

A provision is recognised when the Company has a present obligation as a result of past events and it is probable that an outflow of resources will be required to settle the obligation in respect of which a reliable estimate can be made. Provisions (excluding retirement benefits) are not discounted to their present value and are determined based on the best estimate required to settle the obligation at the balance sheet date. These are reviewed at each balance sheet date and adjusted to reflect the current best estimates. Contingent liabilities are disclosed in the Notes. Contingent assets are not recognised in the financial statements.


Mar 31, 2012

1.1 Basis of accounting and preparation of financial statements

The financial statements are prepared under the historical cost convention, on an accrual basis, in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles in India (Indian GAAP) including the Accounting Standards notified by the Government of India/issued by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI), as applicable and the relevant provisions of the Companies Act, 1956.

1.2 Presentation and disclosure of financial statements

For the year ended March 31, 2012, the revised Schedule VI notified under the Companies Act, 1956, has become applicable to the Company, for preparation and presentation of its financial statements. Though adoption of revised Schedule VI does not impact recognition and measurement principles followed, it has significant impact on presentation and disclosures made in the financial statements. The Company has also reclassified the previous year figures in accordance with the requirements applicable in the current year.

1.3 Use of estimates

The preparation of the financial statements in conformity with Indian GAAP requires the Management to make estimates and assumptions considered in the reported amounts of assets and liabilities (including contingent liabilities) and the reported income and expenses during the year. The Management believes that the estimates used in preparation of the financial statements are prudent and reasonable. Future results could differ due to these estimates and the differences between the actual results and the estimates are recognized in the periods in which the results are known / materialize.

1.4 Depreciation and amortization

1.4.1 Depreciation on Fixed Assets, other than those given in 2.4.2. below, is charged on straight-line basis at rates specified in Schedule XIV of the Companies Act, 1956.

1.4.2 Depreciation on the following assets is charged on the basis of their estimated useful lives at rates higher than those prescribed in the Companies Act, 1956.

Vehicles - 5 Years

Furniture and Fittings - 5 Years Office Equipment - 3 Years

Assets costing less than Rs10,000 each are fully depreciated in the year of acquisition

1.4.3 Intangible assets are amortized over their estimated useful life as follows:

License Fee on Software - 3 Years

1.5 Revenue recognition

1.5.1 Service Fee and Trade Mark Fee

Revenues from Service Fee and Trade Mark Fee are recognized on accrual basis in accordance with terms of the relevant agreements.

1.5.2 Dividend Income

Dividend income is recognized when the right to receive it is established.

1.6 Fixed Assets

1.6.1 Tangible Fixed Assets

Fixed assets, are carried at cost less accumulated depreciation and impairment loss if any. Cost includes related taxes, duties, freight, insurance, etc. attributable to the acquisition and installation of the fixed assets but excludes duties and taxes that are recoverable from tax authorities.

Capital work in progress includes cost of assets not ready for the intended use.

1.6.2 Intangible assets

License Fee on Software are carried at cost less accumulated amortization and impairment loss if any.

1.7 Foreign currency transactions and translations

1.7.1 Initial recognition

Transactions in foreign currencies entered into by the Company are accounted at the exchange rates prevailing on the date of the transaction.

1.7.2 Measurement of foreign currency monetary items at the Balance Sheet date

Foreign currency transactions are recorded at the rates of exchange prevailing on the date of the transactions. Monetary assets & liabilities outstanding at the year-end are translated at the rate of exchange prevailing at the year-end and the gain or loss, is recognized in the Statement of Profit and Loss. Exchange differences arising on actual payments / realizations and year-end restatements are dealt with in the Statement of Profit and Loss.

1.7.3 Accounting of forward contracts and treatment of exchange difference

The Company enters into forward exchange contracts to hedge its risks associated with foreign currency fluctuations. The premium or discount, arising at the inception of a forward exchange contract is amortized as expense or income over the life of the contract. Exchange differences on such a contract are recognized in the Statement of Profit and Loss in the year in which the exchange rates change.

1.8 Investments

1.8.1 Long Term Investments

Long-term investments, are carried individually at cost less provision for diminution, other than temporary, in the value of such investments.

1.8.2 Current Investments

Current investments are carried individually, at the lower of cost and fair value.

Cost of investments include acquisition charges such as brokerage, fees and duties.

1.9 Employee benefits

Employee benefits include provident fund, superannuation fund, gratuity fund and compensated absences.

1.9.1 Defined contribution plans

The Company's contribution to provident fund and superannuation fund are considered as defined contribution plans.

The Company contributes to a government administered Provident fund on behalf of its employees, which are charged to the Statement of Profit and Loss. The Company has no obligations for future provident fund benefits other than its monthly contributions.

Fixed contributions to the Superannuation Fund, which is administered by Company nominated trustees and managed by Life Insurance Corporation of India, are charged to the Statement of Profit and Loss.

1.9.2 Defined benefit plans

The Company makes annual contribution to a Gratuity Fund administered and managed by Life Insurance Corporation of India. The Company accounts its liability for future gratuity benefits based on actuarial valuation, as at the Balance Sheet date, determined using the Projected Unit Credit method. Actuarial gains/losses are immediately recognized in the Statement of Profit and Loss.

1.9.3 Short-term employee benefits

Short term employee benefits including accumulated compensated absences determined as per company's policy/scheme are recognized as expense based on expected obligation on undiscounted basis.

1.9.4 Long-term employee benefits

Compensated absences which are not expected to occur within twelve months after the end of the period in which the employee renders the related service are recognized as a liability at the present value of the defined benefit obligation as at the Balance Sheet date less the fair value of the plan assets out of which the obligations are expected to be settled.

1.10 Operating Leases

Lease arrangements where the risks and rewards incidental to ownership of an asset substantially vest with the lesser are recognized as operating leases. Lease rentals under operating leases are recognized in the Statement of Profit and Loss on a straight-line basis.

1.11 Taxes on income

Current tax is the amount of tax payable on the taxable income for the year as determined in accordance with the provisions of the Income Tax Act, 1961.

Deferred tax is recognized on timing differences, being the differences between the taxable income and the accounting income that originate in one period and are capable of reversal in one or more subsequent periods. Deferred tax is measured using the tax rates and the tax laws enacted or substantially enacted as at the reporting date. Deferred tax liabilities are recognized for all timing differences. Deferred tax assets in respect of unabsorbed depreciation and carry forward of losses are recognized only if there is virtual certainty that there will be sufficient future taxable income available to realize such assets. Other Deferred tax assets are recognized if there is reasonable certainty that there will be sufficient future taxable income available to realize such assets.

1.12 Provisions and contingencies

A provision is recognized when the Company has a present obligation as a result of past events and it is probable that an outflow of resources will be required to settle the obligation in respect of which a reliable estimate can be made. Provisions (excluding retirement benefits) are not discounted to their present value and are determined based on the best estimate required to settle the obligation at the Balance Sheet date. These are reviewed at each Balance Sheet date and adjusted to reflect the current best estimates. Contingent liabilities are disclosed in the Notes.


Mar 31, 2011

1. Basis of preparation of Financial Statements

1.1 The Financial Statements are prepared under the historical cost convention, on an accrual basis, in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles in India (Indian GAAP) including the Accounting Standards notified by the Government of India / issued by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI), as applicable and the relevant provisions of the Companies Act, 1956 (the Act).

1.2 The preparation of Financial Statements requires the Management to make estimates and assumptions considered in the reported amounts of assets and liabilities (including contingent liabilities) as of the date of the Financial Statements and the reported income and expenses like provision for employee benefits, provision for doubtful debts/advances, useful lives of fixed assets, provision for taxation etc., during the reporting period. Management believes that the estimates used in the preparation of the Financial Statements are prudent and reasonable. Future results may vary from these estimates.

2. Fixed Assets

2.1 Tangible Assets

Fixed Assets are stated at historical cost less accumulated depreciation. Cost includes related taxes, duties, freight, insurance etc. attributable to the acquisition and installation of the fixed assets but excludes duties and taxes that are recoverable from tax authorities. Capital work in progress includes cost of assets not ready for the intended use and includes advances paid to acquire fixed assets.

2.2 Intangible Assets

Licence Fee on software is stated at cost.

3. Depreciation

3.1 Depreciation on fixed assets, other than those given in 3.2 below, is charged on straight-line basis at rates specified in Schedule XIV of the Companies Act, 1956.

3.2 Depreciation on the following assets is charged on the basis of their estimated useful lives at rates higher than those prescribed in the Companies Act, 1956.

3.3 Software license fee is amortized over a period of three years.

3.4 Assets costing less than Rs. 10,000 each are fully depreciated in the year of acquisition.

4. Investments

4.1 Long term investments are carried at cost. Diminution in the value of investments, other than temporary, is provided for.

4.2 Current investments are carried at lower of cost and fair value.

5. Foreign currency transactions

5.1 Foreign currency transactions are recorded at the rates of exchange prevailing on the date of the transactions. Monetary assets & liabilities outstanding at the year-end are translated at the rate of exchange prevailing at the year-end and the gain or loss, is recognized in the profit and loss account. Exchange differences arising on actual payments / realisations and year-end restatements are dealt with in the Profit & Loss Account.

5.2 The Company enters into forward exchange contracts to hedge its risks associated with foreign currency fluctuations. The premium or discount, arising at the inception of a forward exchange contract is amortized as expense or income over the life of the contract. Exchange differences on such a contract are recognised in the Profit & Loss Account in the year in which the exchange rates change.

6. Employee Benefits

6.1 Employee benefits

Short Term

Short term employee benefits including accumulated compensated absences determined as per company's policy/scheme are recognized as expense based on expected obligation on undiscounted basis. Liability for long term compensated absences is determined on the basis of actuarial valuation as on the balance sheet date.

6.2 Post Retirement

Post Retirement Benefits comprise Provident Fund, Superannuation Fund and Gratuity which are accounted for as follows:

Defined Contributions

Fixed contributions to the Superannuation Fund, which is administered by Company nominated trustees and managed by Life Insurance Corporation of India, are charged to the profit and loss account.

The Company contributes to a government administered Provident fund on behalf of its employees, which are charged to the profit and loss account. The company has no obligations for future provident fund benefits other than its monthly contributions.

Defined Benefits

The liability for Gratuity to employees as at Balance Sheet date is determined on the basis of actuarial valuation based on Projected Unit Credit method and is funded with a Gratuity fund administered and managed by Life Insurance Corporation of India. The liability thereof paid / payable is absorbed in the accounts.

Actuarial gains and losses are charged to the profit and loss account.

7. Revenue recognition

7.1 Dividend income on investments is recognized when the right to receive the payment is established.

7.2 Service fees and Trademark fees are recognized on accrual basis in accordance with terms of the relevant agreements.

8. Operating Leases

Leases where the lessor effectively retains substantially all the risks and benefits of ownership of the leased assets are classified as operating leases. Operating lease payments are recognised as an expense in the revenue account as per the lease terms.

9. Taxes on Income

Provision for Current tax is made based on the liability computed in accordance with the relevant tax rates and tax laws. Provision for deferred tax is made for timing differences arising between the taxable income and accounting income computed using the tax rates and the laws that have been enacted or substantively enacted as of the balance sheet date. Deferred Tax assets in respect of unabsorbed depreciation and carry forward of losses are recognized if there is virtual certainty that there will be sufficient future taxable income available to realize such losses. Other deferred tax assets are recognized if there is reasonable certainty that there will be sufficient future taxable income available to realise such assets.

10. Provision, Contingent Liabilities and Contingent Assets

Provisions are recognized only when there is a present obligation as a result of past events and when a reasonable estimate of the amount of obligation can be made. Contingent liability is disclosed for (i) possible obligation which will be confirmed only by future events not wholly within the control of the company or (ii) present obligations arising from past events where it is not probable that an outflow of resources will be required to settle the obligation or a reliable estimate of the amount of the obligation cannot be made. Contingent assets are neither recognized nor disclosed in the financial statements.


Mar 31, 2010

1. Scheme of Merger and Amalgamation :

A Scheme of Amalgamation as approved by the share holders of the company between Rane Investments Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary, and the Company was sanctioned by the High Court of Judicature at Madras. The Scheme has been given effect to from the appointed date 1st April, 2009.

2. Share Capital

Paid up Equity Share Capital includes the following:

a. 3,665,130 (3,665,130) Equity Shares of Rs.10 each allotted as fully paid Bonus Shares from General Reserves

b. 1,650,000 shares with par value of Rs. 10 were allotted to the promoters/promoters group on a preferential basis at a premium of Rs. 170 per share as per Securities and Exchange Board of India (Disclosure and Investor Protection) Guidelines, 2000.

c. 4,496,493 shares with par value of Rs.10 were allotted to the shareholders of Rane Engine Valves Limited (1,396,476) and Rane Brake Linings Limited (3,100,017) under the scheme of Demerger, Merger and Amalgamation approved by the Honorable High Court of Judicature at Madras.

3. Secured Loans:

3.1 Term loan from Citibank NA is secured by a first charge on the current assets and by an equitable mortgage of the Company’s immovable property at Perungudi. This is further secured by a second charge on the immovable property at Rane Corporate Centre.

3.2 Term loan from Yes Bank is secured by a first charge on the immovable property at Rane Corporate Centre and by a pari- passu first charge on the movable fixed assets of the Company.

3.3 Term loan from HDFC Ltd is secured by an equitable mortgage of the Company’s immovable property at Boat Club Road.

3.4 Cash credit from Citibank NA is secured by a first charge on the movable assets including plant & machinery, other current assets of the Company and further secured by an equitable mortgage of the Company’s immovable property at Perungudi.

3.5 Cash credit from Yes Bank is secured by a pari-passu first charge on the current assets of the Company.

4. Current Liabilities

4.1 Current liabilities include Commission payable to Executive Chairman Rs. 6,030 (Rs. ‘000s) Previous year – Rs 3,950 (Rs.’000)

4.2 There are no amounts due and outstanding to be credited to the Investor Education and Protection Fund.

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