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Auditor Report of Tata Chemicals Ltd.

Mar 31, 2015

We have audited the accompanying standalone financial statements of TATA CHEMICALS LIMITED (the "Company"), which comprise the Balance Sheet as at 31st March, 2015, the Statement of Profit and Loss and the Cash Flow Statement for the year then ended, and a summary of the significant accounting policies and other explanatory information.

Management''s Responsibility for the Standalone Financial Statements

The Company''s Board of Directors is responsible for the matters stated in Section 134(5) of the Companies Act, 2013 ("the Act") with respect to the preparation of these standalone financial statements that give a true and fair view of the financial position, financial performance and cash flows of the Company in accordance with the accounting principles generally accepted in India, including the Accounting Standards specified under Section 133 of the Act, read with Rule 7 of the Companies (Accounts) Rules, 2014. This responsibility also includes maintenance of adequate accounting records in accordance with the provisions of the Act for safeguarding the assets of the Company and for preventing and detecting frauds and other irregularities; selection and application of appropriate accounting policies; making judgments and estimates that are reasonable and prudent; and design, implementation and maintenance of adequate internal financial controls, that were operating effectively for ensuring the accuracy and completeness of the accounting records, relevant to the preparation and presentation of the financial statements that give a true and fair view and are free from material misstatement, whether due to fraud or error.

Auditors'' Responsibility

Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these standalone financial statements based on our audit.

We have taken into account the provisions of the Act, the accounting and auditing standards and matters which are required to be included in the audit report under the provisions of the Act and the Rules made thereunder.

We conducted our audit in accordance with the Standards on Auditing specified under Section 143(10) of the Act. Those

Standards require that we comply with ethical requirements and plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free from material misstatement.

An audit involves performing procedures to obtain audit evidence about the amounts and the disclosures in the financial statements. The procedures selected depend on the auditor''s judgment, including the assessment of the risks of material misstatement of the financial statements, whether due to fraud or error. In making those risk assessments, the auditor considers internal financial control relevant to the Company''s preparation of the financial statements that give a true and fair view in order to design audit procedures that are appropriate in the circumstances, but not for the purpose of expressing an opinion on whether the Company has in place an adequate internal financial controls system over financial reporting and the operating effectiveness of such controls. An audit also includes evaluating the appropriateness of the accounting policies used and the reasonableness of the accounting estimates made by the Company''s Directors, as well as evaluating the overall presentation of the financial statements.

We believe that the audit evidence we have obtained is sufficient and appropriate to provide a basis for our audit opinion on the standalone financial statements.

Opinion

In our opinion and to the best of our information and according to the explanations given to us, the aforesaid standalone financial statements give the information required by the Act in the manner so required and give a true and fair view in conformity with the accounting principles generally accepted in India, of the state of affairs of the Company as at 31st March, 2015, and its profit and its cash flows for the year ended on that date.

Report on Other Legal and Regulatory Requirements

1. As required by the Companies (Auditor''s Report) Order, 2015 (the "Order") issued by the Central Government in terms of Section 143(11) of the Act, we give in the Annexure a statement on the matters specified in paragraphs 3 and 4 of the Order.

2. As required by Section 143 (3) of the Act, we report that:

(a) We have sought and obtained all the information and explanations which to the best of our knowledge and belief were necessary for the purposes of our audit.

(b) In our opinion, proper books of account as required by law have been kept by the Company so far as it appears from our examination of those books.

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

(d) In our opinion, the aforesaid standalone financial statements comply with the Accounting Standards specified under Section 133 of the Act, read with Rule 7 of the Companies (Accounts) Rules, 2014.

(e) On the basis of the written representations received from the directors as on 31st March, 2015 taken on record by the Board of Directors, none of the directors is disqualified as on 31st March, 2015 from being appointed as a director in terms of Section 164 (2) of the Act.

(f) With respect to the other matters to be included in the Auditors'' Report in accordance with Rule 11 of the Companies (Audit and Auditors) Rules, 2014, in our opinion and to the best of our information and according to the explanations given to us:

i. The Company has disclosed the impact of pending litigations on its financial position in its standalone financial statements - Refer Note 28(vi) and 28(viii) to the financial statements;

ii. The Company did not have any material foreseeable losses on long term contracts including derivative contracts.

iii. There has been no delay in transferring amounts, required to be transferred, to the Investor Education and Protection Fund by the Company.

(Referred to in paragraph 1 under ''Report on Other Legal and Regulatory Requirements'' section of our report of even date)

i) In respect of the Company''s fixed assets:

a) The Company has maintained proper records showing full particulars, including quantitative details and situation of fixed assets.

b) The Company has a program of verification of fixed assets to cover all the items in a phased manner over a period of three years which, in our opinion, is reasonable having regard to the size of the Company and the nature of its assets. Pursuant to the program, certain fixed assets were physically verified by the Management during the year. According to the information and explanations given to us no material discrepancies were noticed on such verification.

ii) In respect of its inventory:

a) As explained to us, the inventories, other than materials in transit were physically verified during the year by the Management at reasonable intervals.

b) In our opinion and according to the information and explanation given to us, the procedures of physical verification of inventories followed by the Management were reasonable and adequate in relation to the size of the Company and the nature of its business.

c) In our opinion and according to information and explanations given to us, the Company has maintained proper records of its inventories and no material discrepancies were noticed on physical verification.

iii) The Company has not granted, secured or unsecured, to companies, firms or other parties listed in the Register maintained under Section 189 of the Companies Act, 2013.

iv) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, having regard to the explanations that some of the items purchase are of special nature and suitable alternative sources are not readily available for obtaining comparable quotation, there is an adequate internal control system commensurate with the size of the Company and the nature of its business with regard to purchases of inventory and fixed assets and the sale of goods and services. During the course of our audit, we have not observed any major weakness in such internal control system.

v) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, the Company has not accepted any deposits in terms of the provisions of Section 73 and 76 or any other relevant provisions of the Companies Act, 2013 and the Companies (Acceptance of Deposits) Rules, 2014, as amended during the year and no order under the aforesaid sections has been passed by the Company Law Board or the National Company Law Tribunal or the Reserve Bank of India or any Court or any other Tribunal in this regard in respect of the Company.

vi) We have broadly reviewed the cost records maintained by the Company pursuant to the Companies (Cost Records and Audit) Rules, 2011 as amended and prescribed by the Central Government under sub-section (1) of section 148 of the Companies Act, 2013, and are of the opinion that prima facie, the prescribed cost records have been made and maintained. We have, however, not made a detailed examination of the cost records with a view to determining whether they are accurate or complete.

vii) According to the information and explanations given to us in respect of statutory dues:

a) The Company has generally been regular in depositing undisputed dues, including Provident Fund, Employees'' State Insurance, Income-tax, Sales Tax, Wealth Tax, Service Tax, Customs Duty, Excise Duty, Value added tax, Cess and other material statutory dues applicable to it with the appropriate authorities.

b) There were no undisputed amounts payable in respect of these Provident Fund, Employees'' State Insurance, Income-tax, Sales Tax, Wealth Tax, Service Tax, Customs Duty, Excise Duty, Value added tax, Cess and other material statutory dues in arrears as at 31st March, 2015 for a period of more than six months from the date they became payable.

c) Details of dues of Sales Tax, Wealth Tax, Service Ta x, Customs Duty, Excise Duty , Value Added Tax and Cess which have not been deposited as on 31st March 2015 on account of dispute is given below:

Name of Statute Nature of dues Forum where dispute is pending

Central Sales Tax, Sales Tax (Central High Court 1956 and and State) and Tribunal Sales Tax Act of value added-tax various states

Appellate Authority upto Commissioner''s level

Customs Act, 1962 Custom duty Tribunal

Appellate Authority upto Commissioner''s level

Central Excise Act,1944 Excise Duty Supreme Court Tribunal

Appellate Authority upto Commissioner''s level

Income Tax Act 1961 Income Tax Appellate Authority upto Commissioner''s level

The West Bengal Tax Entry Tax High Court on Entry of Goods into Local Areas Act, 2012

Gujarat Municipal Act 1963 Land Revenue Okha Nagar

Total

Name of Statute Period to which the Amount Amount relates involved (Rs in crore)

Central Sales 2009-10 0.29 Tax, 1956 and 1998-99, 1999-00, 2000-01, 2.00 Sales Tax Act of 2004-05, 2005-06 and 2006-07 various states 1991 to 2013 9.96

Customs Act, 1962 2012-13 19.01 1987-88, 1992-93, 2001-02 0.32 and 2011-12

Central Excise 1974-1980 and 1981-1985 2.65 Act, 1944 1985-88, 1996-97 and 2007-08 3.03

2004-08 1.64

Income Tax Act 1961 2009-10 30.77

The West Bengal 2012-13 to 2014-15 51.95 Tax on Entry of Goods into Local Areas Act, 2012

Gujarat Municipal Act 1963 Total 2008-2015 0.61

Total 122.23

d) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, the amounts required to be transferred to investor education and protection fund in accordance with the relevant provisions of the Companies Act, 1956 (1 of 1956) and rules made thereunder has been transferred to such fund within time.

viii) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, the Company does not have any accumulated losses as at the end of the financial year and the Company has not incurred cash losses during the financial year covered by our audit and in the immediately preceding financial year.

ix) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, the Company has not defaulted in the repayment of dues to banks and debenture holders. The Company has not obtained any loan from financial institutions.

x) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, the terms and conditions of the guarantees given by the Company for loans taken by others from banks and financial institutions are not, prima facie, prejudicial to the interests of the Company.

xi) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, the term loans have been applied by the Company during the year for the purposes for which they were obtained.

xii) To the best of our knowledge and according to the information and explanations given to us, no fraud by the Company and no material fraud on the Company has been noticed or reported during the year.

For DELOITTE HASKINS & SELLS LLP Chartered Accountants (Firm''s Registration No.: 117366W / W - 100018)

Sanjiv V. Pilgaonkar Partner (Membership No.039826)

Place : Mumbai Date : 27th May, 2015


Mar 31, 2014

Report on the Financial Statements

We have audited the accompanying financial statements of TATA CHEMICALS LIMITED (the "Company"), which comprise the Balance Sheet as at 31st March, 2014, the Statement of Profit and Loss and the Cash Flow Statement for the year then ended, and a summary of the Significant accounting policies and other explanatory information.

Management''s Responsibility for the Financial Statements

The Company''s Management is responsible for the preparation of these financial statements that give a true and fair view of the financial position, financial performance and cash flows of the Company in accordance with the Accounting Standards notified under the Companies Act, 1956 (the "Act") (which continue to be applicable in respect of Section 133 of the Companies Act, 2013 in terms of General Circular 15/2013 dated 13th September, 2013 of the Ministry of Corporate Affairs) and in accordance with the accounting principles generally accepted in India. This responsibility includes the design, implementation and maintenance of internal control relevant to the preparation and presentation of the financial statements that give a true and fair view and are free from material misstatement, whether due to fraud or error.

Auditors'' Responsibility

Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these financial statements based on our audit. We conducted our audit in accordance with the Standards on Auditing issued by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. Those Standards require that we comply with ethical requirements and plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free from material misstatement.

An audit involves performing procedures to obtain audit evidence about the amounts and the disclosures in the financial statements. The procedures selected depend on the auditor''s judgment, including the assessment of the risks of material misstatement of the financial statements, whether due to fraud or error. In making those risk assessments, the auditor considers internal control relevant to the Company''s preparation and fair presentation of the financial statements in order to design audit procedures that are appropriate in the circumstances, but not for the purpose of expressing an opinion on the effectiveness of the Company''s internal control. An audit also includes evaluating the appropriateness of the accounting policies used and the reasonableness of the accounting estimates made by the Management, as well as evaluating the overall presentation of the financial statements.

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

Opinion

In our opinion and to the best of our information and according to the explanations given to us, the aforesaid financial statements give the information required by the Act in the manner so required and give a true and fair view in conformity with the accounting principles generally accepted in India:

(a) in the case of the Balance Sheet, of the state of Affairs of the Company as at 31st March, 2014;

(b) in the case of the Statement of Profit and Loss, of the profit of the Company for the year ended on that date; and

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

Report on Other Legal and Regulatory Requirements

1. As required by the Companies (Auditor''s Report) Order, 2003 (the "Order") issued by the Central Government in terms of Section 227(4A) of the Act, we give in the Annexure a statement on the matters specified in paragraphs 4 and 5 of the Order.

2. As required by Section 227(3) of the Act, we report that:

(a) We have obtained all the information and explanations which to the best of our knowledge and belief were necessary for the purposes of our audit.

(b) In our opinion, proper books of account as required by law have been kept by the Company so far as it appears from our examination of those books.

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

(d) In our opinion, the Balance Sheet, the Statement of Profit and Loss, and the Cash Flow Statement comply with the Accounting Standards notified under the Act (which continue to be applicable in respect of Section 133 of the Companies Act, 2013 in terms of General Circular 15/2013 dated 13th September, 2013 of the Ministry of Corporate Af airs).

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

(Referred to in paragraph 1 under ''Report on Other Legal and Regulatory Requirements'' section of our report of even date)

(i) Having regard to the nature of the Company''s business / activities / results during the year, clauses (x), (xiii), (xiv), (xviii), (xix) and (xx) of paragraph 4 of the Order are not applicable to the Company.

(ii) In respect of its fixed assets:

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

(b) The fixed assets were physically verified during the year by the Management in accordance with a regular programme of verification which, in our opinion, provides for physical verification of all the fixed assets at reasonable intervals. According to the information and explanations given to us, no material discrepancies were noticed on such verification.

(c) The fixed assets disposed of during the year, in our opinion, do not constitute a substantial part of the fixed assets of the Company and such disposal has, in our opinion, not affected the going concern status of the Company.

(iii) In respect of its inventory:

(a) As explained to us, the inventories were physically verified during the year by the Management at reasonable intervals.

(b) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, having regard to the nature of the inventory the procedures of physical verification of inventories followed by the Management including obtaining of direct confirmations from third parties for inventories held by them are reasonable and adequate in relation to the size of the Company and the nature of its business.

(c) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, the Company has maintained proper records of its inventories and no material discrepancies were noticed on physical verification.

(iv) The Company has neither granted nor taken any loan, secured or unsecured, to / from Companies, firms or other parties listed in the Register maintained under Section 301 of the Companies Act, 1956.

(v) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, having regard to the explanations that some of the items purchased are of special nature and suitable alternative sources are not readily available for obtaining comparable quotations, there is an adequate internal control system commensurate with the size of the Company and the nature of its business with regard to purchases of inventory and fixed assets and the sale of goods and services. During the course of our audit, we have not observed any major weakness in such internal control system.

(vi) To the best of our knowledge and belief and according to the information and explanations given to us, there were no contracts or arrangements the particulars of which needed to be entered into the register maintained under Section 301 of the Companies Act, 1956.

(vii) According to the information and explanations given to us, the Company has not accepted any deposit from the public during the year.

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

(ix) We have broadly reviewed the cost records maintained by the Company pursuant to the Companies (Cost Accounting Records) Rules, 2011 prescribed by the Central Government under Section 209(1) (d) of the Companies Act, 1956 and are of the opinion that, prima facie, the prescribed cost records have been made and maintained. We have, however, not made a detailed examination of the cost records with a view to determine whether they are accurate or complete.

(x) According to the information and explanations given to us in respect of statutory dues:

(a) The Company has generally been regular in depositing undisputed statutory dues, including Provident Fund, Investor Education and Protection Fund, Employees'' State Insurance, Income-tax, Sales Tax, Wealth Tax, Service Tax, Custom Duty, Excise Duty, Cess and other material statutory dues applicable to it with the appropriate authorities.

(b) There were no undisputed amounts payable in respect of Provident Fund, Investor Education and Protection Fund, Employees'' State Insurance, Income-tax, Sales Tax, Wealth Tax, Service Tax, Custom Duty, Excise Duty, Cess and other material statutory dues in arrears as at 31st March, 2014 for a period of more than six months from the date they became payable.

(c) Details of dues of Income-tax, Sales Tax, Custom Duty, Service Tax, Excise Duty and Entry Tax which have not been deposited as on 31st March, 2014 on account of disputes are given below:

Name of Statute Nature of Dues Forum where Dispute is Period to which the amount relates Amount pending invo lved (Rs. in crore) Central Sales Tax, 1956 and Sales Tax (Central Tribunal 1991-92, 1999-2000, 2002-03,2004- 0.31 Sales Tax Act of Various and State) and 05 and 2007-08. states Value Added Tax Appellate Authority upto 1991 to 2011 10.79 Commissio ner''s level

Customs Act, 1962 Custom Duty Appellate Authority upto 1987-88, 1992-93, 2001-02 and 0.32 Commissio ner''s level 2011-12

Central Excise Act, 1944 Excise Duty Supreme Court 1974-1980 and 1981-1985 0.28

Tribunal 1985-88,1996-97 and 2005-08 1.06

Appellate Authority upto 2004-05, 2005-06, 2007-08 0.65 Commissio ner''s level

Finance Act, 1994 Service Tax Appellate Authority upto 2013-14 0.49 Commissio ner''s level Income Tax Act, 1961 Income Tax Appellate Authority upto 2003-04 and 2002-03 11.12 Commissio ner''s level

The West Bengal Tax on Entry Tax High Court 2012-13 and 2013-14 27.75 Entry of Goods into Local Areas Act, 2012

Total 52.77

(xi) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, the Company has not defaulted in the repayment of dues to banks, financial institutions and debenture holders.

(xii) In our opinion, the Company has not granted loans and advances on the basis of security by way of pledge of shares, debentures and other securities.

(xiii) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, the terms and conditions of the guarantees given by the Company for loans taken by others from banks and financial institutions are not, prima facie, prejudicial to the interests of the Company.

(xiv) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, the term loans have been applied by the Company for the purposes for which they were obtained, other than temporary deployment pending application.

(xv) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, and on an overall examination of the Balance Sheet of the Company, we report that funds raised on short-term basis have, prima facie, not been used during the year for long-term investment.

(xvi) To the best of our knowledge and according to the information and explanations given to us, no fraud by the Company and no material fraud on the Company has been noticed or reported during the year.

For DELOITTE HASKINS & SELLS LLP

Chartered Accountants

(Firm''s Registration No. 117366W / W-100018)

Sanjiv V. Pilgaonkar

(Partner)

(Membership No. 039826)

MUMBAI, 30th May, 2014


Mar 31, 2013

Report on the Financial Statements

We have audited the accompanying financial statements of TATA CHEMICALS LIMITED ("the Company"), which comprise the Balance Sheet as at 31st March, 2013, the Statement of Profit and Loss and the Cash Flow Statement for the year then ended, and a summary of the significant accounting policies and other explanatory information. Management''s Responsibility for the Financial Statements

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

Auditors'' Responsibility

Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these financial statements based on our audit. We conducted our audit in accordance with the Standards on Auditing issued by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. Those Standards require that we comply with ethical requirements and plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free from material misstatement.

An audit involves performing procedures to obtain audit evidence about the amounts and the disclosures in the financial statements. The procedures selected depend on the auditor''s judgment, including the assessment of the risks of material misstatement of the financial statements, whether due to fraud or error. In making those risk assessments, the auditor considers internal control relevant to the Company''s preparation and fair presentation of the financial statements in order to design audit procedures that are appropriate in the circumstances, but not for the purpose of expressing an opinion on the effectiveness of the Company''s internal control. An audit also includes evaluating the appropriateness of the accounting policies used and the reasonableness of the accounting estimates made by the Management, as well as evaluating the overall presentation of the financial statements.

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

Opinion

In our opinion and to the best of our information and according to the explanations given to us, the aforesaid financial statements give the information required by the Act in the manner so required and give a true and fair view in conformity with the accounting principles generally accepted in India:

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

(b) in the case of the Statement of Profit and Loss, of the profit of the Company for the year ended on that date; and

(c) in the case of the Cash Flow Statement, of the cash flows of the Company for the year ended on that date. Report on Other Legal and Regulatory Requirements

1. As required by the Companies (Auditor''s Report) Order, 2003 ("the Order") issued by the Central Government in terms of Section 227(4A) of the Act, we give in the Annexure a statement on the matters specified in paragraphs 4 and 5 of the Order.

2. As required by Section 227(3) of the Act, we report that:

(a) We have obtained all the information and explanations which to the best of our knowledge and belief were necessary for the purposes of our audit.

(b) In our opinion, proper books of account as required by law have been kept by the Company so far as it appears from our examination of those books.

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

(d) In our opinion, the Balance Sheet, the Statement of Profit and Loss, and the Cash Flow Statement comply with the Accounting Standards referred to in Section 211(3C) of the Act.

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

ANNEXURE TO THE INDEPENDENT AUDITORS'' REPORT

(Referred to in paragraph 1 under ''Report on Other Legal and Regulatory Requirements'' section of our report of even date)

(i) Having regard to the nature of the Company''s business/activities/results during the year, clauses (x), (xiii), (xiv), (xviii) and (xix) of paragraph 4 of the Order are not applicable to the Company.

(ii) In respect of its fixed assets:

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

(b) The fixed assets were physically verified during the year by the Management in accordance with a regular programme of verification which, in our opinion, provides for physical verification of all the fixed assets at reasonable intervals. According to the information and explanations given to us, no material discrepancies were noticed on such verification.

(c) The fixed assets disposed off during the year, in our opinion, do not constitute a substantial part of the fixed assets of the Company and such disposal has, in our opinion, not affected the going concern status of the Company.

(iii) In respect of its inventory:

(a) As explained to us, the inventories were physically verified during the year by the Management at reasonable intervals.

(b) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, having regard to the nature of the inventory the procedures of physical verification of inventories followed by the Management including obtaining of direct confirmations from third parties for inventories held by them are reasonable and adequate in relation to the size of the Company and the nature of its business.

(c) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, the Company has maintained proper records of its inventories and no material discrepancies were noticed on physical verification.

(iv) The Company has neither granted nor taken any loan, secured or unsecured, to / from companies, firms or other parties listed in the Register maintained under Section 301 of the Companies Act, 1956.

(v) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, having regard to the explanations that some of the items purchased are of special nature and suitable alternative sources are not readily available for obtaining comparable quotations, there is an adequate internal control system commensurate with the size of the Company and the nature of its business with regard to purchases of inventory and fixed assets and the sale of goods and services. During the course of our audit, we have not observed any major weakness in such internal control system.

(vi) To the best of our knowledge and belief and according to the information and explanations given to us, there were no contracts or arrangements the particulars of which needed to be entered into the Register maintained under Section 301 of the Companies Act, 1956.

(vii) According to the information and explanations given to us, there is no deposit from the public in terms of Sections 58A and 58AA or any other relevant provision of the Companies Act, 1956.

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

(ix) We have broadly reviewed the cost records maintained by the Company pursuant to the Companies (Cost Accounting Records) Rules, 2011 prescribed by the Central Government under Section 209(1) (d) of the Companies Act, 1956 and are of the opinion that, prima facie, the prescribed cost records have been maintained. We have, however, not made a detailed examination of the cost records with a view to determine whether they are accurate or complete.

(x) According to the information and explanations given to us in respect of statutory dues:

(a) The Company has generally been regular in depositing undisputed dues, including Provident Fund, Investor Education and Protection Fund, Employees'' State Insurance, Income-tax, Sales Tax, Wealth Tax, Service Tax, Custom Duty, Excise Duty, Cess and other material statutory dues applicable to it with the appropriate authorities.

(b) There were no undisputed amounts payable in respect of Provident Fund, Investor Education and Protection Fund, Employees'' State Insurance, Income-tax, Sales Tax, Wealth Tax, Service Tax, Custom Duty, Excise Duty, Cess and other material statutory dues in arrears as at 31st March, 2013 for a period of more than six months from the date they became payable.

(c) Details of dues of Income-tax, Sales Tax, Custom Duty, Service Tax, Excise Duty and Entry Tax which have not been deposited as on 31st March, 2013 on account of disputes are given below:

Name of Statute Nature of Dues Forum where Dispute is pending

Central Sales Tax, 1956 Sales Tax (Central High Court and Sales Tax Act of and State and Value Tribunal Various states Added Tax

Appellate Authority upto Commissioner''s level

Customs Act, 1962 Customs Duty Appellate Authority upto Commissioner''s level

Central Excise Act, Excise Duty Supreme Court 1944 Tribunal

Appellate Authority upto Commissioner''s level

Finance Act, 1994 Service Tax Tribunal

Income Tax Act, 1961 Income Tax Appellate Authority upto Commissioner''s level

The West Bengal Tax Entry Tax High Court on Entry of Goods into Local Area Act, 2012

Total

Name of Statute Period to Amount which the involved amount relates (Rs. in Crores)

Central Sales Tax 1956 1997-2001 2.01

1991-92, 1999-2000, 0.31 2002-03, 2004-05 and 2007-08

1991-92, 1993-99 and 10.78 2002-09

Customs Act 1962 1987-88, 1992-93, 2001- 0.47 02 and 2011-12

Central Excise Act 1944 1974-1980 and 1981-85 0.29

1985-88, 1996-97 and 1.05 2005-07

1994-2000 and 2004-09 0.71

Finance Act 1994 2007-08 0.75

Income Tax Act 1961 2002-03 and 2003-04 10.22

The West Bengal Tax on Entry of Goods into Local Area Act 2012 2011-12 9.36

Total 35.95

(xi) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, the Company has not defaulted in the repayment of dues to banks, financial institutions and debenture holders.

(xii) In our opinion, the Company has not granted loans and advances on the basis of security by way of pledge of shares, debentures and other securities.

(xiii) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, the terms and conditions of the guarantees given by the Company for loans taken by others from banks and financial institutions are not, prima facie, prejudicial to the interests of the Company.

(xiv) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, the term loans have been applied by the Company for the purposes for which they were obtained, other than temporary deployment pending application.

(xv) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, and on an overall examination of the Balance Sheet of the Company, we report that funds raised on short-term basis have, prima facie, not been used during the year for long-term investment.

(xvi) The Company has not raised any money by way of a public issue during the year.

(xvii) To the best of our knowledge and according to the information and explanations given to us, no fraud by the Company and no material fraud on the Company has been noticed or reported during the year.

For DELOITTE HASKINS & SELLS

Chartered Accountants

(Firm Registration No. 117366W)

B. P. Shroff

(Partner)

(Membership No. 034382)

MUMBAI, 27th May, 2013


Mar 31, 2012

1. We have audited the attached Balance Sheet of TATA CHEMICALS LIMITED ("the Company") as at 31st March, 2012, the Statement of Profit and Loss and the Cash Flow Statement of the Company for the year ended on that date, both annexed thereto. These financial statements are the responsibility of the Company's Management. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these financial statements based on our audit.

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

3. As required by the Companies (Auditor's Report) Order, 2003 (CARO) issued by the Central Government in terms of Section 227(4A) of the Companies Act, 1956, we enclose in the Annexure a statement on the matters specified in paragraphs 4 and 5 of the said Order.

4. Further to our comments in the Annexure referred to in paragraph 3 above, we report that:

(a) we have obtained all the information and explanations which to the best of our knowledge and belief were necessary for the purposes of our audit;

(b) in our opinion, proper books of account as required by law have been kept by the Company so far as it appears from our examination of those books;

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

(d) in our opinion, the Balance Sheet, the Statement of Profit and Loss and the Cash Flow Statement dealt with by this report are in compliance with the Accounting Standards referred to in Section 211(3C) of the Companies Act, 1956;

(e) in our opinion and to the best of our information and according to the explanations given to us, the said accounts give the information required by the Companies Act, 1956 in the manner so required and give a true and fair view in conformity with the accounting principles generally accepted in India:

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

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

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

5. On the basis of the written representations received from the Directors as on 31st March, 2012 taken on record by the Board of Directors, none of the Directors is disqualified as on 31st March, 2012 from being appointed as a director in terms of Section 274 (1) (g) of the Companies Act, 1956.

ANNEXURE TO THE AUDITORS' REPORT

(Referred to in paragraph 3 of our report of even date)

(i) Having regard to the nature of the Company's business/activities/result/transactions, etc., clauses (x), (xiii), (xiv), (xviii) and (xix) of paragraph 4 of CARO are not applicable.

(ii) In respect of its fixed assets:

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

(b) The fixed assets were physically verified during the year by the Management in accordance with a regular programme of verification which, in our opinion, provides for physical verification of all the fixed assets at reasonable intervals. According to the information and explanations given to us, no material discrepancies were noticed on such verification.

(c) The fixed assets disposed off during the year, in our opinion, do not constitute a substantial part of the fixed assets of the Company and such disposal has, in our opinion, not affected the going concern status of the Company.

(iii) In respect of its inventory:

(a) As explained to us, the inventories were physically verified during the year by the Management at reasonable intervals.

(b) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, the procedures of physical verification of inventories followed by the Management were reasonable and adequate in relation to the size of the Company and the nature of its business.

(c) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, the Company has maintained proper records of its inventories and no material discrepancies were noticed on physical verification.

(iv) The Company has neither granted nor taken any loan, secured or unsecured, to/from companies, firms or other parties listed in the Register maintained under Section 301 of the Companies Act, 1956.

(v) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, having regard to the explanations that some of the items purchased are of special nature and suitable alternative sources are not readily available for obtaining comparable quotations, there is an adequate internal control system commensurate with the size of the Company and the nature of its business with regard to purchases of inventory and fixed assets and the sale of goods and services. During the course of our audit, we have not observed any major weakness in such internal control system.

(vi) To the best of our knowledge and belief and according to the information and explanations given to us, there were no contracts or arrangements the particulars of which needed to be entered into the register maintained under Section 301 of the Companies Act, 1956.

(vii) According to the information and explanations given to us, there are no deposits from the public in terms of Sections 58A and 58AA or any relevant provision of the Companies Act, 1956.

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

(ix) We have broadly reviewed the cost records maintained by the Company pursuant to the Companies (Cost Accounting Records) Rules, 2011 or other relevant rules prescribed by the Central Government under Section 209(1)(d) of the Companies Act, 1956 and are of the opinion that prima facie the prescribed cost records have been maintained. We have, however, not made a detailed examination of the cost records with a view to determine whether they are accurate or complete.

(x) According to the information and explanations given to us in respect of statutory dues:

(a) The Company has generally been regular in depositing undisputed dues, including Provident Fund, Investor Education and Protection Fund, Employees' State Insurance, Income-tax, Sales Tax, Wealth Tax, Service Tax, Custom Duty, Excise Duty, Cess and other material statutory dues applicable to it with the appropriate authorities.

(b) There were no undisputed amounts payable in respect of Income-tax, Wealth Tax, Custom Duty, Excise Duty, Cess and other material statutory dues in arrears as at 31st March, 2012 for a period of more than six months from the date they became payable.

(c) Details of dues of Income-tax, Sales Tax, Wealth Tax, Service Tax, Custom Duty, Excise Duty and Cess which have not been deposited as on 31st March, 2012 on account of disputes are given below:

Statute Nature of Dues Forum where Period to which Amount dispute is the amount involved pending relates (Rs. in crores)

Central Sales Sales Tax High Court 1997-2001 7.48 Tax Act, 1956 and (Central and State) Tribunal 1991-92, 1999-2000, Sales Tax Act of and Value Added 2002-03, 2004-05 various states Tax and 2007-08 1.00

Appellate 1991-92, 1993-99 9.73 authority upto and 2002-09 Commissioner's level

Customs Act, 1962 Custom Duty Appellate authority 1987-88, 1992-93 0.19 upto Commissi- oner's and 2001-02

level

Central Excise Excise Duty Supreme Court 1974-1980 and 0.31 Act, 1944 1981-85 Tribunal 1985-88, 1996-97

and 2005-07 0.96

Appellate authority 1994-2000 and 2.75 upto Commissio- ner's 2004-09 level

Income Tax Act, 1961 Income Tax Appellate authority 2003-04 and 2002-03 22.99 upto Commiss- ioner's level

Total 45.41

(xi) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, the Company has not defaulted in the repayment of dues to banks, financial institutions and debenture holders.

(xii) In our opinion, the Company has not granted loans and advances on the basis of security by way of pledge of shares, debentures and other securities.

(xiii) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, the terms and conditions of the guarantees given by the Company for loans taken by others from banks and financial institutions are not prima facie prejudicial to the interests of the Company.

(xiv) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, the term loans have been applied for the purposes for which they were obtained. (xv) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us and on an overall examination of the Balance Sheet, we report that funds raised on short-term basis have not been used during the year for long- term investment. (xvi) The Company has not raised any money by way of a public issue during the year. (xvii) To the best of our knowledge and according to the information and explanations given to us, no fraud by or on the Company has been noticed or reported during the year.

For DELOITTE HASKINS & SELLS

Chartered Accountants

(Registration No.117366W)

B. P. Shroff

(Partner)

(Membership No. 34382)

MUMBAI, 30th May, 2012

 
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