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Accounting Policies of Sun Pharma Advanced Research Company Ltd. Company

Mar 31, 2013

I Basis of Preparation of Financial Statements

These financial statements are prepared under historical cost convention on an accrual basis in accordance with the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles in India and the Accounting Standards (AS) as notified under the Companies (Accounting Standards) Rules, 2006.

ii Use of Estimates

The presentation of financial statements in conformity with the generally accepted accounting principles requires estimates and assumptions to be made that affect the reported amount of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent liabilities on the date of the financial statements and the reported amount of revenues and expenses during the reporting period. Difference between the actual result and estimates are recognised in the period in which the results are known / materialised.

iii Fixed Assets and Depreciation

Fixed Assets are stated at historical cost less accumulated depreciation thereon and impairment losses, if any. Depreciation is provided on Straight Line Method at the rates specified in Schedule XIV to the Companies Act, 1956. Assets costing Rs. 5,000/- or less are depreciated at hundred percent rate on prorata basis in the year of purchase.

iv Leases

Lease rental for assets taken on operating lease are charged to the Statement of Profit and Loss in accordance with Accounting Standard 19 on leases.

v Research and Development Cost

The research and development cost is accounted in accordance with Accounting Standard - 26 ''Intangible Assets''. All related revenue expenditure incurred on original and planned investigation undertaken with the prospect of gaining new scientific or technical knowledge and understanding up to the time when it is possible to demonstrate probable future economic benefits, is recognised as research expenses and charged off to the Statement of Profit and Loss, as incurred. All subsequent expenditure incurred for product development on the application of research findings or other knowledge upon demonstration of probability of future economic benefits, prior to the commencement of production, to the extent identifiable and possible to segregate are accumulated and carried forward as development expenditure under Capital Work-in-Progress, to be capitalised as an intangible asset on completion of the project. In case a project does not proceed as per expectations / plans, the same is abandoned and the amount classified as development expenditure under Capital Work-in-Progress is charged off to the Statement of Profit and Loss.

vi Revenue Recognition

Sale of Technology / know-how (rights, licenses and other intangibles) are recognised when performance obligation is completed and risk and rewards of ownership of the products are passed on to the customers, which is generally as per agreement. License Fees / Royalty income is recognised on accrual basis as per relevant agreement. Sales are stated net of returns, VAT/ Sales Tax, if any.

vii Investments

Investments are classified into Current and Long-term Investments. Current Investments are valued at lower of cost and fair value. Long-term Investments are stated at cost less provision, if any, for other than temporary diminution in their value.

viii Foreign Currency Transactions

Transactions denominated in foreign currencies are recorded at the exchange rate that approximates the actual rate prevailing at the date of the transaction. Monetary items denominated in foreign currency at the year end are translated at year end rate. In respect of monetary items, which are covered by forward exchange contracts, the difference between the year end rate and the rate on the date of the contract is recognised as exchange difference and the premium on such forward contracts is recognised over the life of the forward contract. The exchange differences arising on settlement / translation are recognised in the Statement of Profit and Loss.

ix Derivative Accounting

Forward Contracts in the nature of highly probable forecasted transactions / firm commitments entered into for hedging the risk of foreign currency exposure are accounted for on the principles of prudence as enunciated in Accounting Standard 1 (AS-1) "Disclosure of Accounting Policies". Pursuant to this, losses, if any, on Mark to Market basis, are recognised in the Statement of Profit and Loss and gains are not recognised on prudent basis.

x Government Grants

Government grants are accounted when there is reasonable assurance that the enterprise will comply with the conditions attached to them and it is reasonably certain that the ultimate collection will be made. Capital subsidy in nature of Government Grants related to specific fixed assets is accounted for where collection is reasonably certain and the same is shown as a deduction from the gross value of the asset concerned in arriving at its book value and accordingly the depreciation is provided on the reduced book value.

xi Taxes on Income

Tax expenses comprises of Current tax and Deferred tax. Current Tax provision, if any, has been made on the basis of reliefs and deductions available under the Income Tax Act, 1961. Deferred tax resulting from "timing differences" between taxable and accounting income is accounted for using the tax rates and laws that are enacted or substantively enacted as on the Balance Sheet date. The deferred tax asset is recognised and carried forward only to the extent that there is a reasonable certainty that the assets can be realised in future. However, where there is unabsorbed depreciation or carry forward losses under taxation laws, deferred tax assets are recognized only if there is virtual certainty of realisation of such assets. Deferred tax assets are reviewed as at each Balance Sheet date.

xii Employee Benefits

(a) The Company''s contribution in respect of provident fund is charged to Statement of Profit and Loss each year.

(b) With respect to gratuity liability, the Company contributes to Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) under LIC''s Group Gratuity policy. Gratuity liability as determined on actuarial basis by an independent valuer is charged to Statement of Profit and Loss.

(c) Liability for accumulated compensated absences of employees is ascertained on actuarial basis by an independent valuer and provided for as per Company''s rules.

xiii Provisions, Contingent Liabilities and Contingent Assets

Provisions are recognised only when there is a present obligation as a result of past events and when a reliable estimate of the amount of the obligation can be made. Contingent liability is disclosed for (i) Possible obligations 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 not recognised in the financial statements since this may result in the recognition of the income that may never be realised.

xiv Impairment of Assets

The Company assesses at each Balance Sheet date whether there is any indication that an asset may be impaired. If any such indication exists, the Company estimates the recoverable amount of the asset. If such recoverable amount of the asset or the recoverable amount of the cash generating unit to which the asset belongs is less than its carrying amount, the carrying amount is reduced to its recoverable amount. The reduction is treated as an impairment loss and is recognised in the Statement of Profit and Loss. If at the Balance Sheet date there is an indication that a previously assessed impairment loss no longer exists, the recoverable amount is reassessed and the asset is reflected at the lower of recoverable amount and the carrying amount that would have been determined had no impairment loss been recognised.

xv Share Issue Expenses

Expenses incurred in connection with issue of shares is accumulated and amortised over a period of 5 years from the year of issue of shares.

xvi Operating Cycle

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


Mar 31, 2012

I Basis of Preparation of Financial Statements

These financial statements are prepared under historical cost convention on an accrual basis in accordance with the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles in India and the Accounting Standards (AS) as notified under the Companies (Accounting Standards) Rules, 2006.

ii Use of Estimates

The presentation of financial statements in conformity with the generally accepted accounting principles requires estimates and assumptions to be made that affect the reported amount of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent liabilities on the date of the financial statements and the reported amount of revenues and expenses during the reporting period. Difference between the actual result and estimates are recognised in the period in which the results are known / materialised.

iii Fixed Assets and Depreciation

Fixed Assets are stated at historical cost less accumulated depreciation thereon and impairment losses, if any. Depreciation is provided on Straight Line Method at the rates specified in Schedule XIV to the Companies Act, 1956. Assets costingRs 5,000/- or less are depreciated at hundred percent rate on prorata basis in the year of purchase.

iv Leases

Lease rental for assets taken on operating lease are charged to the Statement of Profit and Loss in accordance with Accounting Standard 19 on leases.

v Research and Development Cost

The research and development cost is accounted in accordance with Accounting Standard - 26 'Intangible Assets'. All related revenue expenditure incurred on original and planned investigation undertaken with the prospect of gaining new scientific or technical knowledge and understanding up to the time when it is possible to demonstrate probable future economic benefits, is recognised as research expenses and charged offto the Statement of Profit and Loss, as incurred. All subsequent expenditure incurred for product development on the application of research findings or other knowledge upon demonstration of probability of future economic benefits, prior to the commencement of production, to the extent identifiable and possible to segregate are accumulated and carried forward as development expenditure under Capital Work-in-Progress, to be capitalised as an intangible asset on completion of the project. In case a project does not proceed as per expectations / plans, the same is abandoned and the amount classified as development expenditure under Capital Work-in-Progress is charged off to the Statement of Profit and Loss.

vi Revenue Recognition

Sale of Technology / know-how (rights, licenses and other intangibles) are recognised when performance obligation is completed and risk and rewards of ownership of the products are passed on to the customers, which is generally as per agreement. License Fees / Royalty income is recognised on accrual basis as per relevant agreement. Sales are stated net of returns, VAT/ Sales Tax, if any.

vii Investments

Investments are classified into Current and Long-term Investments. Current Investments are valued at lower of cost and fair value. Long-term Investments are stated at cost less provision, if any, for other than temporary diminution in their value.

viii Foreign Currency Transactions

Transactions denominated in foreign currencies are recorded at the exchange rate that approximates the actual rate prevailing at the date of the transaction. Monetary items denominated in foreign currency at the year end are translated at year end rate. In respect of monetary items, which are covered by forward exchange contracts, the difference between the year end rate and the rate on the date of the contract is recognised as exchange difference and the premium on such forward contracts is recognised over the life of the forward contract. The exchange differences arising on settlement / translation are recognised in the Statement of Profit and Loss.

ix Derivative Accounting

Forward Contracts in the nature of highly probable forecasted transactions / firm commitments entered into for hedging the risk of foreign currency exposure are accounted for on the principles of prudence as enunciated in Accounting Standard 1 (AS-1) "Disclosure of Accounting Policies". Pursuant to this, losses, if any, on Mark to Market basis, are recognised in the Statement of Profit and Loss and gains are not recognised on prudent basis.

x Government Grants

Government grants are accounted when there is reasonable assurance that the enterprise will comply with the conditions attached to them and it is reasonably certain that the ultimate collection will be made. Capital subsidy in nature of Government Grants related to specific fixed assets is accounted for where collection is reasonably certain and the same is shown as a deduction from the gross value of the asset concerned in arriving at its book value and accordingly the depreciation is provided on the reduced book value.

xi Taxes on Income

Tax expenses comprises of Current tax and Deferred tax. Current Tax provision, if any, has been made on the basis of reliefs and deductions available under the Income Tax Act, 1961. Deferred tax resulting from "timing differences" between taxable and accounting income is accounted for using the tax rates and laws that are enacted or substantively enacted as on the Balance Sheet date. The deferred tax asset is recognised and carried forward only to the extent that there is a reasonable certainty that the assets can be realised in future. However, where there is unabsorbed depreciation or carry forward losses under taxation laws, deferred tax assets are recognized only if there is virtual certainty of realisation of such assets. Deferred tax assets are reviewed as at each Balance Sheet date.

xii Employee Benefits

(a) The Company's contribution in respect of provident fund is charged to Statement of Profit and Loss each year.

(b) With respect to gratuity liability, the Company contributes to Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) under LIC's Group Gratuity policy. Gratuity liability as determined on actuarial basis by an independent valuer is charged to Statement of Profit and Loss.

(c) Liability for accumulated compensated absences of employees is ascertained on actuarial basis by an independent valuer and provided for as per Company's rules.

xiii Provisions, Contingent Liabilities and Contingent Assets

Provisions are recognised only when there is a present obligation as a result of past events and when a reliable estimate of the amount ofthe obligation can be made. Contingent liability is disclosed for (i) Possible obligations 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 ofthe amount of the obligation cannot be made. Contingent Assets are not recognised in the financial statements since this may result in the recognition of the income that may never be realised.

xiv Impairment of Assets

The Company assesses at each Balance Sheet date whether there is any indication that an asset may be impaired. If any such indication exists, the Company estimates the recoverable amount of the asset. If such recoverable amount of the asset or the recoverable amount of the cash generating unit to which the asset belongs is less than its carrying amount, the carrying amount is reduced to its recoverable amount. The reduction is treated as an impairment loss and is recognised in the Statement of Profit and Loss. If at the Balance Sheet date there is an indication that a previously assessed impairment loss no longer exists, the recoverable amount is reassessed and the asset is reflected at the lower of recoverable amount and the carrying amount that would have been determined had no impairment loss been recognised.

xv Share Issue Expenses

Expenses incurred in connection with issue of shares is accumulated and amortised over a period of 5 years from the year of issue of shares.


Mar 31, 2011

I Basis of Preparation of Financial Statements

These financial statements are prepared under historical cost convention on an accrual basis in accordance with the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles in India and the Accounting Standards (AS) as notified under Companies (Accounting Standards) Rules, 2006.

II Use of Estimates

The presentation of financial statements in conformity with the generally accepted accounting principles requires estimates and assumptions to be made that affect the reported amount of assets and liabilities on the date of the financial statements and the reported amount of revenues and expenses during the reporting period. Difference between the actual result and estimates are recognised in the period in which the results are known / materalised.

III Fixed Assets and Depreciation

Fixed Assets are stated at historical cost less accumulated depreciation / amortisation thereon and impairment losses, if any. Depreciation is provided on Straight Line Method at the rates specified in Schedule XIV to The Companies Act, 1956. Assets costing Rs. 5,000/- or less are depreciated at hundred percent rate on prorata basis in the year of purchase.

IV Leases

Lease rental for assets taken on operating lease are charged to the Profit and Loss Account in accordance with Accounting Standard 19 on leases.

V Research and Development Cost

The research and development cost is accounted in accordance with Accounting Standard - 26 ‘Intangible Assets. All related revenue expenditure incurred on original and planned investigation undertaken with the prospect of gaining new scientific or technical knowledge and understanding up to the time when it is possible to demonstrate probable future economic benefits, is recognised as research expenses and charged off to the Profit and Loss Account, as incurred. All subsequent expenditure incurred for product development on the application of research findings or other knowledge upon demonstration of probability of future economic benefits, prior to the commencement of production, to the extent identifiable and possible to segregate are accumulated and carried forward as development expenditure under Capital Work in Progress, to be capitalised as an intangible asset on completion of the project. In case a project does not proceed as per expectations / plans, the same is abandoned and the amount classified as development expenditure under Capital Work in Progress is charged off to the Profit and Loss Account.

VI Revenue Recognition

Sale of Technology / know-how (rights, licenses and other intangibles) are recognised when performance obligation is completed and risk and rewards of ownership of the products are passed on to the customers, which is generally as per agreement. License Fees / Royalty income is recognised on accrual basis as per relevant agreement. Sales are stated net of returns, VAT/ Sales Tax, if any.

VII Investments

Investments are classifed into Current and Long Term Investments. Current Investments are valued at lower of cost and fair value. Long Term Investments are stated at cost less provision, if any, for other than temporary diminution in their value.

VIII Foreign Currency Transactions

Transactions denominated in foreign currencies are recorded at the exchange rate that approximates the actual rate prevailing at the date of the transaction. Monetary items denominated in foreign currency at the year end are translated at year end rate. In respect of monetary items, which are covered by forward exchange contracts, the difference between the year end rate and the rate on the date of the contract is recognised as exchange difference and the premium on such forward contracts is recognised over the life of the forward contract. The exchange differences arising on settlement / translation are recognised in the Profit and Loss Account.

IX Government Grants

Government grants are accounted when there is reasonable assurance that the enterprise will comply with the conditions attached to them and it is reasonably certain that the ultimate collection will be made. Capital subsidy in nature of Government Grants related to specific fixed assets is accounted for where collection is reasonably certain and the same is shown as a deduction from the gross value of the asset concerned in arriving at its book value and accordingly the depreciation is provided on the reduced book value.

X Taxes on Income

Provision for taxation comprises of Current Tax, Deferred Tax and Fringe Benefit Tax. Current Tax provision has been made on the basis of reliefs and deductions available under the Income Tax Act, 1961. Deferred tax resulting from "timing differences" between taxable and accounting income is accounted for using the tax rates and laws that are enacted or substantively enacted as on the Balance Sheet date. The deferred tax asset is recognised and carried forward only to the extent that there is a reasonable certainty that the assets can be realised in future. However, where there is unabsorbed depreciation or carry forward losses under taxation laws, deferred tax assets are recognized only if there is virtual certainty of realisation of such assets. Deferred tax assets are reviewed as at each Balance Sheet date.

XI Employee Benefits

(a) The Companys contribution in respect of provident fund is charged to Profit and Loss Account each year.

(b) With respect to gratuity liability, the Company contributes to Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) under LICs Group Gratuity policy. Gratuity liability as determined on actuarial basis by an independent valuer is charged to Profit and Loss Account.

(c) Liability for accumulated compensated absences of employees is ascertained on actuarial basis by an independent valuer and provided for as per Companys rules.

XII Provisions, Contingent Liabilities and Contingent Assets

Provisions are recognised only when there is a present obligation as a result of past events and when a reliable estimate of the amount of the obligation can be made. Contingent liability is disclosed for (i) Possible obligations 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 estimates of the amount of the obligation can not be made. Contingent Assets are not recognised in the financial statements since this may result in the recognition of the income that may never be realised.

XIII Impairment of Assets

The Company assesses at each Balance Sheet date whether there is any indication that an asset may be impaired. If any such indication exists, the Company estimates the recoverable amount of the asset. If such recoverable amount of the asset or the recoverable amount of the cash generating unit to which the asset belongs is less than its carrying amount, the carrying amount is reduced to its recoverable amount. The reduction is treated as an impairment loss and is recognised in the Profit and Loss Account. If at the Balance Sheet date there is an indication that a previously assessed impairment loss no longer exists, the recoverable amount is reassessed and the asset is reflected at the lower of recoverable amount and the carrying amount that would have been determined had no impairment loss been recognised.


Mar 31, 2010

I Basis of Preparation of Financial Statements

These financial statements are prepared under historical cost convention on an accrual basis in accordance with the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles in India and the Accounting Standards (AS) as notified under Companies (Accounting Standards) Rules, 2006.

II Use of Estimates

The presentation of financial statements in conformity with the generally accepted accounting principles requires estimates and assumptions to be made that affect the reported amount of assets and liabilities on the date of the financial statements and the reported amount of revenues and expenses during the reporting period. Difference between the actual result and estimates are recognised in the period in which the results are known / materalised.

III Fixed Assets and Depreciation

Fixed Assets are stated at historical cost less accumulated depreciation / amortisation thereon and impairment losses, if any. Depreciation is provided on Straight Line Method at the rates specified in Schedule XIV to The Companies Act, 1956. Assets costing Rs.5,000/- or less are depreciated at hundred percent rate on prorata basis in the year of purchase.

IV Leases

Lease rental for assets taken on operating lease are charged to the Profit and Loss Account in accordance with Accounting Standard 19 on Leases.

V Research and Development Cost

The research and development cost is accounted in accordance with Accounting Standard – 26 ‘Intangible Asset’. All related revenue expenditure incurred on original and planned investigation undertaken with the prospect of gaining new scientific or technical knowledge and understanding up to the time when it is possible to demonstrate probable future economic benefits, is recognised as research expenses and charged off to the Profit and Loss Account, as incurred. All subsequent expenditure incurred for product development on the application of research findings or other knowledge upon demonstration of probability of future economic benefits, prior to the commencement of production, to the extent identifiable and possible to segregate are accumulated and carried forward as development expenditure under Capital Work in Progress, to be capitalised as an intangible asset on completion of the project. In case a project does not proceed as per expectations / plans, the same is abandoned and the amount classified as development expenditure under Capital Work in Progress is charged off to the Profit and Loss Account.

VI Revenue Recognition

Sale of Technology / know-how (rights, licenses and other intangibles) are recognised when performance obligation is completed and risk and rewards of ownership of the products are passed on to the customers, which is generally as per agreement. Royalty income is recognised on accrual basis as per relevant agreement. Sales includes Sales Tax / VAT, excluding Service Tax and are stated net of returns, if any.

VII Foreign Currency Transactions

Transactions denominated in foreign currencies are recorded at the exchange rate prevailing at the date of transaction. Monetary items denominated in foreign currency at the year end are translated at year end rate. The exchange differences arising on settlement / translation are recognised in the Profit and Loss Account.

VIII Government Grant

Government grants are accounted when there is reasonable assurance that the enterprise will comply with the conditions attached to them and it is reasonably certain that the ultimate collection will be made. Capital subsidy in nature of Government Grants related to specific fixed assets is accounted for where collection is reasonably certain and the same is shown as a deduction from the gross value of the asset concerned in arriving at its book value and accordingly the depreciation is provided on the reduced book value.

IX Taxes on Income

Provision for taxation comprises of Current Tax, Deferred Tax and Fringe Benefit Tax. Current Tax provision has been made on the basis of reliefs and deductions available under the Income Tax Act, 1961. Deferred tax resulting from

“timing differences” between taxable and accounting income is accounted for using the tax rates and laws that are enacted or substantively enacted as on the balance sheet date. The deferred tax asset is recognised and carried forward only to the extent that there is a reasonable certainty that the assets can be realised in future. However, where there is unabsorbed depreciation or carry forward losses under taxation laws, deferred tax assets are recognized only if there is virtual certainty of realisation of such assets. Deferred tax assets are reviewed as at each Balance Sheet date. Fringe Benefits tax has been calculated and accounted for in accordance with the provisions of the Income Tax Act, 1961 and the Guidance note on Fringe Benefit Tax by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. Pursuant to the enactment of the Finance Act, 2009, Fringe Benefit tax stands abolished w.e.f. April 01, 2009.

X Employee Benefits

(a) The Company’s contribution in respect of provident fund is charged to Profit and Loss Account each year.

(b) With respect to gratuity liability, Company contributes to Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) under LIC’s Group Gratuity policy. Gratuity liability as determined on actuarial basis by an independent valuer is charged to Profit and Loss Account.

(c) Liability for accumulated compensated absences of employees is ascertained on actuarial basis by an independent valuer and provided for as per Company’s rules.

XI Provisions, Contingent Liabilities and Contingent Assets

Provisions are recognised only when there is a present obligation as a result of past events and when a reliable estimate of the amount of the obligation can be made. Contingent liability is disclosed for (i) Possible obligations 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 estimates of the amount of the obligation can not be made. Contingent Assets are not recognised in the financial statements since this may result in the recognition of the income that may never be realised.

XII Impairment of Assets

The Company assesses at each Balance Sheet date whether there is any indication that an asset may be impaired. If any such indication exists, the Company estimates the recoverable amount of the asset. If such recoverable amount of the asset or the recoverable amount of the cash generating unit to which the asset belongs is less than its carrying amount, the carrying amount is reduced to its recoverable amount. The reduction is treated as an impairment loss and is recognised in the Profit and Loss Account. If at the Balance Sheet date there is an indication that if a previously assessed impairment loss no longer exists, the recoverable amount is reassessed and the asset is reflected at the recoverable amount.

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