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Mar 31, 2014

(a) 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 standards notified under the Companies (Accounting Standards) Rules, 2006, (as amended) and the relevant provisions ofthe Companies Act, 1956 read with General Circular No 8/2014 dated 4th April,2014, issued by Ministry of Corporate Affairs. The financial statements have been prepared on an accrual basis and under the historical cost convention, except in case of assets for which revaluation is carried out. The accounting policies applied by the Company, are consistent with those used in the previous year.

(b) Use of estimates

The preparation of financial statements in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles in India requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent liabilities on the date of the financial statements and the results of operations during the reporting period end. Although these estimates are based upon management''s best knowledge of current events and actions, actual results could differ from these estimates.

(c) Tangible Fixed Assets

Fixed assets are stated at cost (or revalued amounts, as the case may be), less accumulated depreciation / amortization and impairment losses, if any. Cost comprises the purchase price and any attributable cost of bringing the asset to its working condition for its intended use. Specifically attributable expenditures are directly capitalized as Fixed Assets / Capital Work in Progress.

(d) Depreciation / Amortization

i. Depreciation is provided using the Straight Line Method as per rates prescribed under Schedule XIV of the Companies Act, 1956 or at rates determined based on the useful lives of the respective assets, as estimated by the management, whichever is higher. The useful lives of Building Improvements, Furniture and Fixtures, Electrical Installations and Plant and Machinery and depreciation as per management estimate is 5 years and the depreciation rates are as follows: Particulars Rate as per current useful life Schedule XIV rates Furniture and Fixtures 20% 9.50%

Electrical Installations 20% 4.75%

Plant and Machinery 20% 4.75%

Building Improvement 20% 1.63%

ii. Unamortized balance of goodwill as at 1st April 2008 is written off equally over a period of five years.

iii. Leasehold land is amortized over the lease period of 99 years and 30 years in the case of Chalsa and Burdwan respectively.

iv. Depreciation on revalued assets is provided at the rates specified in Schedule XIV of the Companies Act, 1956. However, in case of fixed assets whose life is determined by the valuer to be less than their useful life under Schedule XIV, depreciation is provided at the higher rates, to ensure the write off of these assets over their useful life, incidentally such rates coincide with the rates specified in Schedule XIV of the Companies Act, 1956.

(e) Impairment

The carrying amounts of assets are reviewed at each Balance Sheet date to determine, if there is any indication of impairment based on internal / external factors. An impairment loss is recognized wherever the carrying amount of an asset exceeds its recoverable amount. The recoverable amount is the greater ofthe asset''s net selling price and value in use. In assessing value in use, the estimated future cash flows are discounted to their present value using a pre-tax discount rate that reflects current market assessments of the time value of money and risks specific to the asset.

(f) Leases

Leases where the lessor effectively retains substantially all the risks and benefits of ownership of the leased term, are classified as operating leases. Operating lease payments are recognized as an expense in the Statement of Profit and Loss on a straight-line basis over the lease term.

(g) Government grants and subsidies

Grants and subsidies from the government are recognized when there is reasonable assurance that the grant / subsidy will be received and all attaching conditions will be complied with.

Government grants of the nature of promoters'' contribution are credited to capital reserve and treated as a part of shareholders'' funds.

(h) Investments

Investments that are readily realisable and intended to be held for not more than one year from the date on which such investments are made are classified as current investments. All other investments are classified as long-term investments. Current investments are carried at lower of cost and fair value determined on an individual investment basis. Long-term investments are carried at cost. However, provision for diminution in value is made to recognize a decline other than temporary in the value of the investments.

(i) Inventories

Inventories are valued as lower of cost and net realizable value. Cost is determined on "First in First Out" basis. Net realizable value is the estimated selling price in the ordinary course of business, less estimated costs of completion and estimated costs necessary to make the sale.

(j) Revenue Recognition

Revenue is recognized to the extent that it is probable that the economic benefits will flow to the Company and the revenue can be reliably measured.

i. Income from Services

Revenue from hospitality services is recognised when the services are rendered and the same becomes chargeable. Service tax and other statutory dues are collected on behalf of the government and are excluded from revenue. It comprises of sale of room and food and beverages and other services.

Membership fees collected from customers either in full upfront or on deferred payment basis against club facilities to be provided to them over the period of membership will be recognized as income over such period of membership after commencement of club operations. Pending such commencement, these have been included under ''Advance membership fees received''.

ii. Interest

Revenue is recognised on a time proportion basis taking into account the amount outstanding and the rate applicable.

iii. Dividends

Revenue is recognised when the shareholders'' right to receive payment is established by the Balance Sheet date. (k) Foreign Currency Transaction

i. Initial Recognition

Foreign currency transactions are recorded in the reporting currency, by applying to the foreign currency amount the exchange rate between the reporting currency and the foreign currency on the date of the transaction.

ii. Conversion

Foreign currency monetary items are retranslated using the exchange rate prevailing at the reporting date. Non- monetary items, which are measured in terms of historical cost denominated in a foreign currency, are reported using the exchange rate at the date of the transaction. Non-monetary items, which are measured at fair value or other similar valuation denominated in a foreign currency, are translated using the exchange rate at the date when such value was determined.

iii. Exchange Differences

Exchange differences arising on the settlement of monetary items or on reporting monetary items of Company at rates different from those at which they were initially recorded during the year, or reported in previous financial statements, are recognised as income or as expenses in the year in which they arise.

(l) Retirement and other employee benefits

(i) Retirement benefit in the form of provident fund is a defined contribution scheme. The company has no obligation, other than the contribution payable to the provident fund. The company recognizes contribution payable to the provident fund scheme as an expenditure, when an employee renders the related service. If the contribution payable to the scheme for service received before the balance sheet date exceeds the contribution already paid, the deficit payable to the scheme is recognized as a liability after deducting the contribution already paid. If the contribution already paid exceeds the contribution due for services received before the balance sheet date, then excess is recognized as an asset to the extent that the pre payment will lead to a reduction in future payment or a cash refund.

(ii) Gratuity liability is a defined benefit obligation and is provided for on the basis of an actuarial valuation under projected unit credit method made at the end of each financial year.

(iii) Short term compensated absences are provided for based on management estimates.

(iv) Actuarial gains / losses are immediately taken to Statement of Profit and Loss and are not deferred.

(m) Income taxes

Tax expense comprises of current and deferred tax. Current income tax is measured at the amount expected to be paid to the tax authorities in accordance with the Income Tax Act, 1961. Deferred income taxes reflect the impact of timing differences between taxable income and accounting income originating during the current year and reversal of timing differences for the earlier years. Deferred tax is measured using the tax rates and the tax laws enacted or substantively enacted at the reporting date.

Deferred tax liabilities are recognized for all taxable timing differences. Deferred tax assets are recognized for deductible timing differences only to the extent that there is reasonable certainty that sufficient future taxable income will be available against which such deferred tax assets can be realized. In situations where the company has unabsorbed depreciation or carry forward tax losses, all deferred tax assets are recognized only if there is virtual certainty supported by convincing evidence that they can be realized against future taxable profits.

Minimum alternate tax (MAT) paid in a year is charged to the statement of profit and loss as current tax. The company recognizes MAT credit available as an asset only to the extent that there is convincing evidence that the company will pay normal income tax during the specified period, i.e., the period for which MAT credit is allowed to be carried forward. In the year in which the company recognizes MAT credit as an asset in accordance with the Guidance Note on Accounting for Credit Available in respect of Minimum Alternative Tax under the Income-tax Act, 1961, the said asset is created by way of credit to the statement of profit and loss and shown as "MAT Credit Entitlement." The company reviews the "MAT credit entitlement" asset at each reporting date and writes down the asset to the extent the company does not have convincing evidence that it will pay normal tax during the specified period.

(n) Segment Reporting Policy

The Company has hoteliering as its sole business segment and the same is considered as its primary reportable segment. The Company at present, operates in India only and therefore the analysis of geographical segment is not applicable to the Company.

(o) Earnings Per Share

Basic earnings per share are calculated by dividing the net profit or loss for the period attributable to equity shareholders by the weighted average number of equity shares outstanding during the year.

For the purpose of calculating diluted earnings per share, the net result for the period attributable to equity shareholders and the weighted average number of shares outstanding during the period are adjusted for the effects of all dilutive potential equity shares.

(p) Provisions

A provision is recognised when an enterprise 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 are not discounted to its present value and are determined based on 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.

(q) Contingent liabilities

A contingent liability is a possible obligation that arises from past events whose existence will be confirmed by the occurrence or non-occurrence of one or more uncertain future events beyond the control of the Company or a present obligation that is not recognized because it is not probable that an outflow of resources will be required to settle the obligation. A contingent liability also arises in extremely rare cases where there is a liability that cannot be recognized because it cannot be measured reliably. The Company does not recognize a contingent liability but discloses its existence in the financial statements.

(r) Cash and cash equivalents

Cash and cash equivalents comprise of cash at bank and in hand and short-term investments with an original maturity of three months or less.


Mar 31, 2013

(a) 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 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 an accrual basis and under the historical cost convention, except in case of assets for which revaluation is carried out. The accounting policies applied by the Company, are consistent with those used in the previous year.

(b) Use of estimates

The preparation of financial statements in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles in India requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent liabilities on the date of the financial statements and the results of operations during the reporting period end. Although these estimates are based upon management''s best knowledge of current events and actions, actual results could differ from these estimates.

(c) Tangible Fixed Assets

Fixed assets are stated at cost (or revalued amounts, as the case may be), less accumulated depreciation / amortization and impairment losses, if any. Cost comprises the purchase price and any attributable cost of bringing the asset to its working condition for its intended use. Specifically attributable expenditures are directly charged to Fixed Assets / Capital Work in Progress.

(d) Depreciation / Amortization

i. Depreciation is provided using the Straight Line Method as per rates prescribed under Schedule XIV of the Companies Act, 1956 or at rates determined based on the useful lives of the respective assets, as estimated by the management, whichever is higher. During the year the Company has re-estimated the useful lives of Furniture and Fixtures, Electrical Installations and Plant and Machinery and depreciation has been provided based on the following useful life.

ii. Unamortized balance of goodwill as at 1st April 2008 is written off equally over a period of five years.

iii. Leasehold land is amortized over the lease period of 99 years.

iv. Depreciation on revalued assets is provided at the rates specified in Schedule XIV of the Companies Act, 1956. However, in case of fixed assets whose life is determined by the valuer to be less than their useful life under Schedule XIV, depreciation is provided at the higher rates, to ensure the write off of these assets over their useful life, incidentally such rates coincide with the rates specified in Schedule XIV of the Companies Act, 1956.

(e) Impairment

The carrying amounts of assets are reviewed at each Balance Sheet date to determine, if there is any indication of impairment based on internal / external factors. An impairment loss is recognized wherever the carrying amount of an asset exceeds its recoverable amount. The recoverable amount is the greater of the asset''s net selling price and value in use. In assessing value in use, the estimated future cash flows are discounted to their present value using a pre-tax discount rate that reflects current market assessments of the time value of money and risks specific to the asset.

(f) Leases

Leases where the lessor effectively retains substantially all the risks and benefits of ownership of the leased term, are classified as operating leases. Operating lease payments are recognized as an expense in the Statement of Profit and Loss on a straight- line basis over the lease term.

(g) Government grants and subsidies

Grants and subsidies from the government are recognized when there is reasonable assurance that the grant / subsidy will be received and all attaching conditions will be complied with.

Government grants of the nature of promoters'' contribution are credited to capital reserve and treated as a part of shareholders'' funds.

(h) Investments

Investments that are readily realisable and intended to be held for not more than one year from the date on which such investments are made are classified as current investments. All other investments are classified as long-term investments. Current investments are carried at lower of cost and fair value determined on an individual investment basis. Long-term investments are carried at cost. However, provision for diminution in value is made to recognize a decline other than temporary in the value of the investments.

(i) Inventories

Inventories are valued as lower of cost and net realizable value. Cost is determined on "First in First Out" basis. Net realizable value is the estimated selling price in the ordinary course of business, less estimated costs of completion and estimated costs necessary to make the sale.

(j) Revenue Recognition

Revenue is recognized to the extent that it is probable that the economic benefits will flow to the Company and the revenue can be reliably measured.

i. Income from Services

Revenue from hospitality services is recognised when the services are rendered and the same becomes chargeable and is net of service tax and other statutory dues collected on behalf of the government. It comprises of sale of room and food and beverages and other services.

Membership fees collected from customers either in full upfront or on deferred payment basis against club facilities to be provided to them over the period of membership will be recognized as income over such period of membership after commencement of club operations. Pending such commencement, these have been included under ''Advance membership fees received''.

ii. Interest

Revenue is recognised on a time proportion basis taking into account the amount outstanding and the rate applicable.

iii. Dividends

Revenue is recognised when the shareholders'' right to receive payment is established by the Balance Sheet date.

(k) Foreign Currency Transaction

i. Initial Recognition

Foreign currency transactions are recorded in the reporting currency, by applying to the foreign currency amount the exchange rate between the reporting currency and the foreign currency on the date of the transaction.

ii. Conversion

Foreign currency monetary items are retranslated using the exchange rate prevailing at the reporting date. Non-monetary items, which are measured in terms of historical cost denominated in a foreign currency, are reported using the exchange rate at the date of the transaction. Non-monetary items, which are measured at fair value or other similar valuation denominated in a foreign currency, are translated using the exchange rate at the date when such value was determined.

iii. Exchange Differences

Exchange differences arising on the settlement of monetary items or on reporting monetary items of Company at rates different from those at which they were initially recorded during the year, or reported in previous financial statements, are recognised as income or as expenses in the year in which they arise.

(l) Retirement and other employee benefits

(i) Retirement benefit in the form of provident fund is a defined contribution scheme. The company has no obligation, other than the contribution payable to the provident fund. The company recognizes contribution payable to the provident fund scheme as an expenditure, when an employee renders the related service. If the contribution payable to the scheme for service received before the balance sheet date exceeds the contribution already paid, the deficit payable to the scheme is recognized as a liability after deducting the contribution already paid. If the contribution already paid exceeds the contribution due for services received before the balance sheet date, then excess is recognized as an asset to the extent that the pre payment will lead to a reduction in future payment or a cash refund.

(ii) Gratuity liability is a defined benefit obligation and is provided for on the basis of an actuarial valuation under projected unit credit method made at the end of each financial year.

(iii) Short term compensated absences are provided for based on management estimates.

(iv) Actuarial gains / losses are immediately taken to Statement of Profit and Loss and are not deferred.

(m) Income Taxes

Tax expense comprises of current and deferred tax. Current income tax is measured at the amount expected to be paid to the tax authorities in accordance with the Income Tax Act, 1961. Deferred income taxes reflect the impact of timing differences between taxable income and accounting income originating during the current year and reversal of timing differences for the earlier years. Deferred tax is measured using the tax rates and the tax laws enacted or substantively enacted at the reporting date.

Deferred tax liabilities are recognized for all taxable timing differences. Deferred tax assets are recognized for deductible timing differences only to the extent that there is reasonable certainty that sufficient future taxable income will be available against which such deferred tax assets can be realized. In situations where the company has unabsorbed depreciation or carry forward tax losses, all deferred tax assets are recognized only if there is virtual certainty supported by convincing evidence that they can be realized against future taxable profits.

Minimum alternate tax (MAT) paid in a year is charged to the statement of profit and loss as current tax. The company recognizes MAT credit available as an asset only to the extent that there is convincing evidence that the company will pay normal income tax during the specified period, i.e., the period for which MAT credit is allowed to be carried forward. In the year in which the company recognizes MAT credit as an asset in accordance with the Guidance Note on Accounting for Credit Available in respect of Minimum Alternative Tax under the Income-tax Act, 1961, the said asset is created by way of credit to the statement of profit and loss and shown as "MAT Credit Entitlement." The company reviews the "MAT credit entitlement" asset at each reporting date and writes down the asset to the extent the company does not have convincing evidence that it will pay normal tax during the specified period.

(n) Segment Reporting Policy

The Company has hoteliering as its sole business segment and the same is considered as its primary reportable segment. The Company at present, operates in India only and therefore the analysis of geographical segment is not applicable to the Company.

(o) Earnings Per Share

Basic earnings per share are calculated by dividing the net profit or loss for the period attributable to equity shareholders by the weighted average number of equity shares outstanding during the year.

For the purpose of calculating diluted earnings per share, the net result for the period attributable to equity shareholders and the weighted average number of shares outstanding during the period are adjusted for the effects of all dilutive potential equity shares.

(p) Provisions

A provision is recognised when an enterprise 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 are not discounted to its present value and are determined based on 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.

(q) Contingent liabilities

A contingent liability is a possible obligation that arises from past events whose existence will be confirmed by the occurrence or non-occurrence of one or more uncertain future events beyond the control of the Company or a present obligation that is not recognized because it is not probable that an outflow of resources will be required to settle the obligation. A contingent liability also arises in extremely rare cases where there is a liability that cannot be recognized because it cannot be measured reliably. The Company does not recognize a contingent liability but discloses its existence in the financial statements.

(r) Cash and cash equivalents

Cash and cash equivalents comprise of cash at bank and in hand and short-term investments with an original maturity of three months or less.


Mar 31, 2012

(a) 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 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 an accrual basis and under the historical cost convention, except in case of assets for which revaluation is carried out. The accounting policies applied by the Company, are consistent with those used in the previous year except for changes in the presentation and disclosures of the financial statements and recognition of dividend income from subsidiary company as described in Notes. 2(b) and 34 below.

(b) Change in accounting policy

Presentation and disclosure of financial statements:

During the year ended 31 March 2012, the revised Schedule VI notified under the Companies Act 1956, for preparation and presentation of its financial statements has become applicable to the Company. Except accounting for dividend on investments in subsidiary companies (see below), the adoption of revised Schedule VI does not impact recognition and measurement principles followed for preparation of financial statements. However, 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.

Dividend on investment in subsidiary companies:

Till the year ended 31 March 2011, the Company, in accordance with the prerevised Schedule VI requirement, had the policy of recognizing dividend declared by subsidiary company after the reporting date in the current year's statement of profit and loss, if such dividend pertained to the period ending on or before the reporting date. The revised Schedule

VI, applicable for financial years commencing on or after 1 April 2011, does not contain this requirement. Hence, to comply with AS 9 Revenue Recognition, the Company has changed its accounting policy for recognition of dividend income from subsidiary company. In accordance with the revised policy, the Company recognizes dividend as income only when the right to receive the same is established by the reporting date. However, as there was no income on account of dividend from subsidiary companies in the previous year as well as current year, there is no impact on the profit for the year due to change in this accounting policy.

(c) Use of estimates

The preparation of financial statements in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles in India requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent liabilities on the date of the financial statements and the results of operations during the reporting period end. Although these estimates are based upon management's best knowledge of current events and actions, actual results could differ from these estimates.

(d) Tangible Fixed Assets

Fixed assets are stated at cost (or revalued amounts, as the case may be), less accumulated depreciation / amortization and impairment losses, if any. Cost comprises the purchase price and any attributable cost of bringing the asset to its working condition for its intended use. Specifically attributable expenditures are directly charged to Fixed Assets / Capital Work in Progress.

(e) Depreciation/Amortization

i. Depreciation is provided using the Straight Line Method as per rates prescribed under Schedule XIV of the Companies Act, 1956 which coincides the rates derived from useful lives of assets as estimated by management.

ii. Unamortized balance of goodwill as at 1st April 2008 is written off equally over a period of five years.

iii. Leasehold land is amortized over the lease period of 99 years.

iv. Depreciation on revalued assets is provided at the rates specified in Schedule XIV of the Companies Act, 1956. However, in case of fixed assets whose life is determined by the valuer to be less than their useful life under Schedule XIV, depreciation is provided at the higher rates, to ensure the write off of these assets over their useful life, incidentally such rates coincide with the rates specified in Schedule XIV of the Companies Act, 1956.

(f) Impairment

The carrying amounts of assets are reviewed at each Balance Sheet date to determine, if there is any indication of impairment based on internal / external factors. An impairment loss is recognized wherever the carrying amount of an asset exceeds its recoverable amount. The recoverable amount is the greater of the asset's net selling price and value in use. In assessing value in use, the estimated future cash flows are discounted to their present value using a pre-tax discount rate that reflects current market assessments of the time value of money and risks specific to the asset.

(g) Leases

Leases where the lessor effectively retains substantially all the risks and benefits of ownership of the leased term, are classified as operating leases. Operating lease payments are recognized as an expense in the Statement of Profit and Loss on a straight-line basis over the lease term.

(h) Government grants and subsidies

Grants and subsidies from the government are recognized when there is reasonable assurance that the grant / subsidy will be received and all attaching conditions will be complied with.

Government grants of the nature of promoters' contribution are credited to capital reserve and treated as a part of shareholders' funds.

(i) Investments

Investments that are readily realisable and intended to be held for not more than one year from the date on which such investments are made are classified as current investments. All other investments are classified as long-term investments. Current investments are carried at lower of cost and fair value determined on an individual investment basis. Long- term investments are carried at cost. However, provision for diminution in value is made to recognize a decline other than temporary in the value of the investments.

(j) Inventories

Inventories are valued as lower of cost and net realizable value. Cost is determined on "First in First Out" basis. Net realizable value is the estimated selling price in the ordinary course of business, less estimated costs of completion and estimated costs necessary to make the sale.

(k) Revenue Recognition

Revenue is recognized to the extent that it is probable that the economic benefits will flow to the Company and the revenue can be reliably measured.

i. Income from Services

Revenue from hospitality services is recognised when the services are rendered and the same becomes chargeable and is net of service tax and other statutory dues collected on behalf of the government. It comprises of sale of room and food and beverages and other services.

Membership fees collected from customers either in full upfront or on deferred payment basis against club facilities to be provided to them over the period of membership will be recognized as income over such period of membership after commencement of club operations. Pending such commencement, these have been included under 'Advance membership fees received/

ii. Interest

Revenue is recognised on a time proportion basis taking into account the amount outstanding and the rate applicable.

iii. Dividends

Revenue is recognised when the shareholders' right to receive payment is established by the Balance Sheet date.

(L) Foreign Currency Transaction

i. Initial Recognition

Foreign currency transactions are recorded in the reporting currency, by applying to the foreign currency amount the exchange rate between the reporting currency and the foreign currency on the date of the transaction.

ii. Conversion

Foreign currency monetary items are retranslated using the exchange rate prevailing at the reporting date. Non-monetary items, which are measured in terms of historical cost denominated in a foreign currency, are reported using the exchange rate at the date of the transaction. Non-monetary items, which are measured at fair value or other similar valuation denominated in a foreign currency, are translated using the exchange rate at the date when such value was determined

ii. Exchange Differences

Exchange differences arising on the settlement of monetary items or on reporting monetary items of Company at rates different from those at which they were initially recorded during the year, or reported in previous financial statements, are recognised as income or as expenses in the year in which they arise.

(M) Retirement and other employee benefits

(i) Retirement benefit in the form of Provident Fund is a defined contribution scheme and the contribution is charged to Statement of Profit and Loss of the year when the contributions are due.

(ii) Gratuity liability is a defined benefit obligation and is provided for on the basis of an actuarial valuation under projected unit credit method made at the end of each financial year.

(iii) Short term compensated absences are provided for based on management estimates.

(iv) Actuarial gains / losses are immediately taken to Statement of Profit and Loss and are not deferred.

(N) Income taxes

Tax expense comprises of current and deferred tax. Current income tax is measured at the amount expected to be paid to the tax authorities in accordance with the Income Tax Act, 1961. Deferred income taxes reflect the impact of current year timing differences between taxable income and accounting income for the year and reversal of timing differences of earlier years.

Deferred tax is measured based on the tax rates and the tax laws enacted or substantively enacted at the Balance Sheet date. Deferred tax assets and deferred tax liabilities are offset, if a legally enforceable right exists to set off current tax assets against current tax liabilities and the deferred tax assets and deferred tax liabilities relate to the taxes on income levied by same governing taxation laws. Deferred tax assets are recognised only to the extent that there is reasonable certainty that sufficient future taxable income will be available against which such deferred tax assets can be realized.

(O) Segment Reporting Policy

The Company has hoteliering as its sole business segment and the same is considered as its primary reportable segment. The Company at present, operates in India and therefore the analysis of geographical segment is not applicable to the Company.

(P) Earnings Per Share

Basic earnings per share are calculated by dividing the net profit or loss for the period attributable to equity shareholders by the weighted average number of equity shares outstanding during the year.

For the purpose of calculating diluted earnings per share, the net result for the period attributable to equity shareholders and the weighted average number of shares outstanding during the period are adjusted for the effects of all dilutive potential equity shares.

(Q) Provisions

A provision is recognised when an enterprise 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 are not discounted to its present value and are determined based on 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.

(R) Contingent liabilities

A contingent liability is a possible obligation that arises from past events whose existence will be confirmed by the occurrence or non-occurrence of one or more uncertain future events beyond the control of the Company or a present obligation that is not recognized because it is not probable that an outflow of resources will be required to settle the obligation. A contingent liability also arises in extremely rare cases where there is a liability that cannot be recognized because it cannot be measured reliably. The Company does not recognize a contingent liability but discloses its existence in the financial statements.

(S) Cash and cash equivalents

Cash and cash equivalents comprise of cash at bank and in hand and short-term investments with an original maturity of three months or less.

(T) Measurement of EBITDA

As permitted by the Guidance Note issued by Institute of Chartered Accountants of India on the Revised Schedule VI to the Companies Act, 1956, the Company has opted to present earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) as a separate line item on the face of the statement of profit and loss. The Company measures EBITDA on the basis of profit/ (loss) from continuing operations. In its measurement, the Company does not include depreciation and amortization expense, finance costs and tax expense.


Mar 31, 2011

(a) Basis of preparation

The financial statements have been prepared to comply in all material respects with the generally accepted accounting principles in India including the Accounting Standards notified by the Companies (Accounting Standards) Rules, 2006 (as amended) and relevant provisions of the Companies Act, 1956. The financial statements have been prepared under the historical cost convention on an accrual basis except in case of assets for which revaluation is carried out. The accounting policies applied by the Company, are consistent with those used in the previous year.

(b) Use of estimates

The preparation of financial statements in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles in India requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent liabilities at the date of the financial statements and the results of operations during the reporting period end. Although these estimates are based upon management's best knowledge of current events and actions, actual results could differ from these estimates.

(c) Fixed Assets

Fixed assets are stated at cost (or revalued amounts, as the case may be), less accumulated depreciation / amortization and impairment losses, if any. Cost comprises the purchase price and any attributable cost of bringing the asset to its working condition for its intended use. Incidental Project Expenditure are directly charged to Fixed Assets / Capital Work in Progress.

(d) Depreciation / Amortization

i. Depreciation is provided using the Straight Line Method as per rates prescribed under Schedule XIV of the Companies Act, 1956 which coincides the rates derived from useful lives of assets as estimated by management.

ii. Unamortized balance of goodwill as at 1st April 2008 is written off equally over a period of five years.

iii. Leasehold land is amortized over the period of lease.

iv. Depreciation on revalued assets is provided at the rates specified in Schedule XIV of the Companies Act, 1956. However, in case of fixed assets whose life is determined by the valuer to be less than their useful life under Schedule XIV, depreciation is provided at the higher rates, to ensure the write off of these assets over their useful life.

(e) Impairment

The carrying amounts of assets are reviewed at each Balance Sheet date to determine, if there is any indication of impairment based on internal / external factors. An impairment loss is recognized wherever the carrying amount of an asset exceeds its recoverable amount. The recoverable amount is the greater of the asset's net selling price and value in use. In assessing value in use, the estimated future cash flows are discounted to their present value using a pre-tax discount rate that reflects current market assessments of the time value of money and risks specific to the asset.

(f) Leases

Leases where the lessor effectively retains substantially all the risks and benefits of ownership of the leased term, are classified as operating leases. Operating lease payments are recognized as an expense in the Profit and Loss Account on a straight-line basis over the lease term.

(g) Government grants and subsidies

Grants and subsidies from the government are recognized when there is reasonable assurance that the grant / subsidy will be received and all attaching conditions will be complied with.

Government grants of the nature of promoters' contribution are credited to capital reserve and treated as a part of shareholders' funds.

(h) Investments

Investments that are readily realisable and intended to be held for not more than one year from the date on which such investments are made are classified as current investments. All other investments are classified as long-term investments.

Current investments are carried at lower of cost and fair value determined on an individual investment basis. Long- term investments are carried at cost. However, provision for diminution in value is made to recognize a decline other than temporary in the value of the investments.

(i) Inventories

Inventories are valued as lower of cost and net realizable value. Cost is determined on "First in First Out" basis. Net realizable value is the estimated selling price in the ordinary course of business, less estimated costs of completion and estimated costs necessary to make the sale.

(j) Revenue Recognition

Revenue is recognized to the extent that it is probable that the economic benefits will flow to the Company and the revenue can be reliably measured.

i. Income from Services

Revenue from hospitality services is recognised when the services are rendered and the same becomes chargeable.

ii. Interest

Revenue is recognised on a time proportion basis taking into account the amount outstanding and the rate applicable.

iii. Dividends

Revenue is recognised when the shareholders' right to receive payment is established by the Balance Sheet date.

(k) Foreign Currency Transaction

i. Initial Recognition

Foreign currency transactions are recorded in the reporting currency, by applying to the foreign currency amount the exchange rate between the reporting currency and the foreign currency on the date of the transaction.

ii. Exchange Differences

Exchange differences arising on the settlement of monetary items or on reporting monetary items of Company at rates different from those at which they were initially recorded during the year, or reported in previous financial statements, are recognised as income or as expenses in the year in which they arise.

(l) Retirement and other employee benefits

(i) Retirement benefit in the form of Provident Fund is a defined contribution scheme and the contribution is charged to Profit and Loss Account of the year when the contributions are due for payment to the Regional Provident Fund Commissioner.

(ii) Gratuity liability is a defined benefit obligation and is provided for on the basis of an actuarial valuation under projected unit credit method made at the end of each financial year.

(iii) Short term compensated absences are provided for based on management estimates.

(iv) Actuarial gains / losses are immediately taken to Profit and Loss Account and are not deferred.

(m) Income taxes

Tax expense comprises of current and deferred tax. Current income tax is measured at the amount expected to be paid to the tax authorities in accordance with the Income Tax Act, 1961. Deferred income taxes reflect the impact of current year timing differences between taxable income and accounting income for the year and reversal of timing differences of earlier years.

Deferred tax is measured based on the tax rates and the tax laws enacted or substantively enacted at the Balance Sheet date. Deferred tax assets and deferred tax liabilities are offset, if a legally enforceable right exists to set off current tax assets against current tax liabilities and the deferred tax assets and deferred tax liabilities relate to the taxes on income levied by same governing taxation laws. Deferred tax assets are recognised only to the extent that there is reasonable certainty that sufficient future taxable income will be available against which such deferred tax assets can be realized.

(n) Segment Reporting Policy

The Company has hoteliering as its sole business segment and the same is considered as its primary reportable segment. The Company at present, operates in India and therefore the analysis of geographical segments is not applicable to the Company.

(o) Earnings Per Share

Basic earnings per share are calculated by dividing the net profit or loss for the period attributable to equity shareholders by the weighted average number of equity shares outstanding during the period.

For the purpose of calculating diluted earnings per share, the net result for the period attributable to equity shareholders and the weighted average number of shares outstanding during the period are adjusted for the effects of all dilutive potential equity shares.

(p) Provisions

A provision is recognised when an enterprise has a present obligation as a result of past event 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 are not discounted to its present value and are determined based on 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.

(q) Cash and cash equivalents

Cash and cash equivalents as indicated in the Cash Flow Statement comprise of cash at bank and in hand and short- term investments with an original maturity of three months or less.

 
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