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Accounting Policies of Transport Corporation of India Ltd. Company

Mar 31, 2017

1. Corporate Information

Transport Corporation of India Ltd. (''TCIL'' or ''the Company'') is a public Company domiciled in India and incorporated under the provisions of the Companies Act, 1956. Transport Corporation of India is India''s leading end to end integrated supply chain and logistics solutions provider(LSP) and a pioneer in the sphere of cargo transportation in India. Leveraging on its extensive infrastructure, strong foundation and skilled manpower, TCIL offers seamless multimodal transportation solutions. An ISO 9001:2008 certified company, TCIL is listed with premier stock exchanges, namely, NSE and BSE.

General Information and Statement of Compliance with Ind AS

The standalone financial statements of the Company have been prepared in accordance with the Indian Accounting Standards as notified under Section 133 of the Companies Act 2013 read with the Companies (Indian Accounting Standards) Rules 2015 (by Ministry of Corporate Affairs (''MCA'')). The Company has uniformly applied the accounting policies during the periods presented.

For all periods up to and including the year ended 31st March 2016, the Company has prepared its financial statements in accordance with accounting standards notified under the Section 133 of the Companies Act 2013, read together with paragraph 7 of the Companies (Accounts) Rules, 2014 (Previous GAAP). The standalone financial statements for the year ended 31 March 2017 are the first which the Company has prepared in accordance with Ind AS (see note 45 for explanation for transition to Ind AS). For the purpose of comparatives, standalone financial statements for the year ended 31st March 2016 are also prepared under Ind AS.

The standalone financial statements for the year ended 31st March 2017 were authorized and approved for issue by the Board of Directors on 16st May 2017.

2. Standards issued but not yet Made Effective and have not been Adopted Early by the Company

In March 2017, the Ministry of Corporate Affairs issued the Companies (Indian Accounting Standards) (Amendments) Rules, 2017, notifying amendments to Ind AS 7, ''Statement of cash flows'' and Ind AS 102, ''Share-based payment'' These amendments are in accordance with the recent amendments made by International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) to IAS 7, Statement of cash flows, and IFRS 2, Share-based payment, respectively. The amendments are applicable to the Company from 1st April 2017.

Amendment to Ind AS 7:

The amendments to Ind AS 7 inter-alia require the entities to provide disclosures that enable users of financial statements to evaluate changes in liabilities arising from financing activities, including both changes arising from cash flows and non-cash changes, suggesting inclusion of a reconciliation between the opening and closing balances in the balance sheet for liabilities arising from financing activities, to meet the disclosure requirement. The Company is evaluating the requirements of the amendment and the effect on the financial statements is being evaluated.

Amendment to Ind AS 102:

The amendments to Ind AS 102 inter-alia provide specific guidance to measurement of cash-settled awards, modification of cash-settled awards and awards that include a net settlement feature in respect of withholding taxes.

It clarifies that the fair value of cash-settled awards is determined on a basis consistent with that used for equity-settled awards. Market-based performance conditions and non-vesting conditions are reflected in the ''fair values'', but non-market performance conditions and service vesting conditions are reflected in the estimate of the number of awards expected to vest. Also, the amendment clarifies that if the terms and conditions of a cash-settled share-based payment transaction are modified with the result that it becomes an equity-settled share-based payment transaction,

the transaction is accounted for as such from the date of the modification. Further, the amendment requires the award that includes a net settlement feature in respect of withholding taxes to be treated as equity-settled in its entirety. The cash payment to the tax authority is treated as if it was part of an equity settlement. The Company is evaluating the requirements of the amendment and the impact on the financial statements is being evaluated.

3. Summary of Significant Accounting Policies

a) Basis of Preparation

The financial statements have been prepared using the significant accounting policies and measurement bases summarized below. These were used throughout all periods presented in the financial statements, except where the Company has applied certain accounting policies and exemptions upon transition to Ind AS.

The financial statements have been prepared on going concern basis under the historical cost basis except for the following -

- Certain financial assets and liabilities which are measured at fair value;

- Assets held for sale - measured at fair value less cost to sell;

- Defined benefit plans - plan assets measured at fair value; and

- Share bases payments which are measured at fair value of the options

b) Current versus Non-Current Classification

The Company presents assets and liabilities in the balance sheet based on current/ non-current classification. An asset is classified as current when it is:

- Expected to be realized or intended to sold or consumed in normal operating cycle

- Held primarily for the purpose of trading

- Expected to be realized within twelve months after the reporting period, or

- Cash or cash equivalent unless restricted from being exchanged or used to settle a liability for at least twelve months after the reporting period

All other assets are classified as non-current.

A liability is classified as current when:

- It is expected to be settled in normal operating cycle

- It is held primarily for the purpose of trading

- It is due to be settled within twelve months after the reporting period, or

- There is no unconditional right to defer the settlement of the liability for at least twelve months after the reporting period

All other liabilities are classified as non-current.

The operating cycle is the time between the acquisition of assets for processing and their realization in cash and cash equivalents. Deferred tax assets and liabilities are classified as non-current assets and liabilities.

c) Foreign Currency Translation

Functional and presentation currency

The financial statements are presented in Indian Rupee (''INR'') which is also the functional and presentation currency of the Company.

Transactions and balances

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

Foreign currency monetary items are converted to functional currency using the closing rate. Non-monetary items denominated in a foreign currency which are carried at historical cost are reported using the exchange rate at the date of the transaction; and non-monetary items which are carried at fair value or any other similar valuation denominated in a foreign currency are reported using the exchange rates that existed when the values were determined.

Exchange differences arising on monetary items on settlement, or restatement as at reporting date, at rates different from those at which they were initially recorded, are recognized in the statement of profit and loss in the year in which they arise.

d) 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, regardless of when the payment is being made. Revenue is measured at the fair value of the consideration received or receivable, taking into account contractually defined terms of payment and excluding taxes or duties collected on behalf of the government. The Company has concluded that it is the principal in all of its revenue arrangements since it is the primary obligor in all the revenue arrangements as it has pricing latitude and is also exposed to credit risks.

The Company derives its income from three principal sources: Freight Services, Logistics Services and Sale of Power.

Freight Services

Freight income and associated expenses are recognized using the percentage-of-completion method. The stage of completion is assessed with reference to completion of the specific transaction assessed on the basis of the actual service provided as a proportion of the total services to be provided. Generally, the contracts are Fixed-price, thus the associated costs can be reliably measured. Where necessary, single transactions are split into separately identifiable components to reflect the substance of the transaction. Conversely, two or more transactions may be considered together for revenue recognition purposes, where the commercial effect cannot be understood without reference to the series of transactions as a whole.

Logistics Services

Under Logistics services, the principal service is related to customer contracts for warehousing activities. Based on the customer contracts logistics income is recognized when services are rendered, the amount of revenue can be reliably measured, and in all probability, the economic benefits from the transaction will flow to the company. Where necessary, single transactions are split into separately identifiable components to reflect the substance of the transaction. Conversely, two or more transactions may be considered together for revenue recognition purposes, where the commercial effect cannot be understood without reference to the series of transactions as a whole.

Sale of Power

Income from sale of power is recognized on transfer of significant risks and rewards of ownership to the buyer which is when delivered, and measured on an accrual basis based on the rates in accordance with the provisions of the Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) entered into by the Company with the procurer/s of power.

Other Incomes

Lease Income

Rental income arising from operating leases on property, plant and equipment is accounted for on a straight-line basis except where scheduled increase in rent compensates the Company with expected inflationary costs, over the lease terms and is included in other income in the statement of profit or loss.

Interest Income

For all debt instruments measured either at amortized cost or at fair value through other comprehensive income, interest income is recorded using the effective interest rate (EIR). EIR is the rate that exactly discounts the estimated future cash payments or receipts over the expected life of the financial instrument or a shorter period, where appropriate, to the gross carrying amount of the financial asset or to the amortized cost of a financial liability. When calculating the effective interest rate, the Company estimates the expected cash flows by considering all the contractual terms of the financial instrument (for example, prepayment, extension, call and similar options) but does not consider the expected credit losses. Interest income is included in finance income in the statement of profit and loss.

Interest income on fixed deposits is recognized on a time proportion basis taking into account the amount outstanding and the applicable interest rate.

Dividend Income

Dividend income is recognized at the time when right to receive the payment is established, which is generally when the shareholders approve the dividend.

e) Borrowing Costs

Borrowing costs directly attributable to the acquisition, construction or production of a qualifying asset are capitalized during the period of time that is necessary to complete and prepare the asset for its intended use or sale. A qualifying asset is one that necessarily takes substantial period of time to get ready for its intended use. Capitalization of borrowing costs is suspended in the period during which the active development is delayed due to, other than temporary, interruption. All other borrowing costs are charged to the Statement of Profit and Loss as incurred.

f) Property, Plant and Equipment

Recognition and initial Measurement

Properties plant and equipment are stated at their cost of acquisition. The cost comprises purchase price, borrowing cost if capitalization criteria are met and directly attributable cost of bringing the asset to its working condition for the intended use. Any trade discount and rebates are deducted in arriving at the purchase price. Costs incurred after the asset is put to use are included in the asset''s carrying amount or recognized as a separate asset, as appropriate, only when it is probable that future economic benefits associated with the item will flow to the Company. All other repair and maintenance costs are recognized in statement of profit or loss as incurred. The present value of the expected cost for the decommissioning of an asset after its use is included in the cost of the respective asset if the recognition criteria for a provision are met.

Subsequent Measurement (Depreciation and Useful lives)

Depreciation on property, plant and equipment is provided on the straight-line method using the rates arrived on the basis of the useful life which coincides with the useful life prescribed under Schedule II of the Companies Act, 2013. The identified components are depreciated over their useful lives; the remaining asset is depreciated over the life of the principal asset.

The residual values, useful lives and method of depreciation of are reviewed at each financial year end and adjusted prospectively, if appropriate.

De-recognition

An item of property, plant and equipment and any significant part initially recognized is derecognized upon disposal or when no future economic benefits are expected from its use or disposal. Any gain or loss arising on de-recognition of the asset (calculated as the difference between the net disposal proceeds and the carrying amount of the asset) is included in the income statement when the asset is derecognized.

Transition to Ind AS

On transition to Ind AS, the Company has elected to continue with the carrying value of all its property, plant and equipment recognized as at 1 April 2015 measured as per the provisions of Previous GAAP and use that carrying value as the deemed cost of property, plant and equipment.

g) Intangible Assets

Recognition and initial measurement

Intangible assets acquired separately are measured on initial recognition at cost. Following initial recognition, intangible assets are carried at cost less any accumulated amortization and accumulated impairment losses, if any.

Intangible assets with finite lives are amortized over the useful economic life and assessed for impairment whenever there is an indication that the intangible asset may be impaired. The amortization period and the amortization method for an intangible asset with a finite useful life are reviewed at least at the end of each reporting period. Changes in the expected useful life or the expected pattern of consumption of future economic benefits embodied in the asset are considered to modify the amortization period or method, as appropriate, and are treated as changes in accounting estimates. The amortization expense on intangible assets with finite lives is recognized in the statement of profit and loss unless such expenditure forms part of carrying value of another asset.

Subsequent Measurement (Amortization)

The Company has capitalized computer software in the nature of software licenses as intangible assets and the cost of software is amortized over the license period or three years, being their expected useful economic life

Transition to Ind AS

On transition to Ind AS, the Company has elected to continue with the carrying value of all its intangible assets recognized as at 1 April 2015 measured as per the provisions of Previous GAAP and use that carrying value as the deemed cost of intangible assets.

h) Leased Assets Group as a Lessee

Finance Leases

Finance leases, which effectively transfer to the lessee substantially all the risks and benefits incidental to ownership of the leased item, are capitalized at the lower of the fair value and present value of the minimum lease payments at the inception of the lease term and disclosed as leased assets. Lease payments are apportioned between the finance charges and reduction of the lease liability based on the implicit rate of return. Finance charges are charged directly against income. Lease management fees, legal charges and other initial direct costs are capitalized.

I f there is no reasonable certainty that the Company will obtain the ownership by the end of lease term, capitalized leased assets are depreciated over the shorter of the estimated useful life of the asset or the lease term.

Operating Leases

Assets acquired on leases where a significant portion of risk and rewards of ownership are retained by the less or are classified as operating leases. Lease rental are charged to statement of profit and loss on straight-line basis except where scheduled increase in rent compensate the less or for expected inflationary costs.

For leases of land and buildings, the minimum lease payments are first allocated to each component based on the relative fair values of the respective lease interest. If the minimum lease payments cannot be allocated reliably between the two components, entire lease is classified as a finance lease, unless it is clear that both elements are operating leases, in which case the entire lease is classified as an operating lease. Each component is then evaluated separately for possible treatment as a finance lease, taking into consideration the fact that land normally has an indefinite economic life.

Group as a Less or

Finance Leases

Leases which effectively transfer to the lessee substantially all the risks and benefits incidental to ownership of the leased item are classified and accounted for as finance lease. Lease income is recognized in the statement of profit and loss on a straight line basis over the lease term. Costs, including depreciation are recognized as an expense in the statement of profit and loss. Initial direct costs such as legal costs, brokerage costs etc. are recognized immediately in the statement of profit and loss. Contingent rents are recognized as revenue in the period in which they are earned.

Operating Leases

Leases in which the Company does not transfer substantially all the risks and rewards of ownership of an asset are classified as operating leases. The respective leased assets are included in the balance sheet based on their nature. Rental income is recognized on straight-line basis over the lease term except where scheduled increase in rent compensates the Company with expected inflationary costs.

i) Impairment of Non-Financial Assets

The Company assesses, at each reporting date, whether there is an indication that an asset may be impaired. If any indication exists, or when annual impairment testing for an asset is required, the Company estimates the asset''s recoverable amount. An asset''s recoverable amount is the higher of an asset''s or cash-generating units (CGU) fair value less costs of disposal and its value in use. Recoverable amount is determined for an individual asset, unless the asset does not generate cash inflows that are largely independent of those from other assets or groups of assets. When the carrying amount of an asset or CGU exceeds its recoverable amount, the asset is considered impaired and is written down to its recoverable amount.

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 the risks specific to the asset. In determining fair value less costs of disposal, recent market transactions are taken into account. If no such transactions can be identified, an appropriate valuation model is used. These calculations are corroborated by valuation multiples, quoted share prices for publicly traded companies or other available fair value indicators.

The Company bases its impairment calculation on detailed budgets and forecast calculations, which are prepared separately for each of the Company''s CGUs to which the individual assets are allocated. These budgets and forecast calculations generally cover a period of five years. For longer periods, a long-term growth rate is calculated and applied to project future cash flows after the fifth year. To estimate cash flow projections beyond periods covered by the most recent budgets/forecasts, the Company extrapolates cash flow projections in the budget using a steady or declining growth rate for subsequent years, unless an increasing rate can be justified. In any case, this growth rate does not exceed the long-term average growth rate for the market in which the asset is used.

Impairment losses of continuing operations, including impairment on inventories, are recognized in the statement of Profit and Loss, except for properties previously revalued with the revaluation surplus taken to OCI. For such properties, the impairment is recognized in OCI up to the amount of any previous revaluation surplus.

After impairment, depreciation is provided on the revised carrying amount of the asset over its remaining useful life.

The impairment assessment for all assets is made at each reporting date to determine whether there is an indication that previously recognized impairment losses no longer exist or have decreased. If such indication exists, the Company estimates the asset''s or CGU''s recoverable amount. A previously recognized impairment loss is reversed only if there has been a change in the assumptions used to determine the asset''s recoverable amount since the last impairment loss was recognized. The reversal is limited so that the carrying amount of the asset does not exceed its recoverable amount, nor exceed the carrying amount that would have been determined, net of depreciation, had no impairment loss been recognized for the asset in prior years. Such reversal is recognized in the statement of profit or loss.

j) Government Grants

Grants and subsidies from the government are recognized at their fair value when there is reasonable assurance that the Company will comply with the conditions attached to them and the grant/subsidy will be received.

When the grant or subsidy relates to revenue, it is recognized as income on a systematic basis in the statement of profit and loss over the periods necessary to match them with the related costs, which they are intended to compensate.

Government grants relating to purchase of property, plant and equipment are included in non-current liabilities as deferred income and are credited to profit or loss on a straight line basis over the expected lives of the related assets and presented within other income.

k) Financial Instruments Financial Assets

Initial Recognition and Measurement

All financial assets are recognized initially at fair value and transaction cost that is attributable to the acquisition of the financial asset is also adjusted.

Subsequent Measurement

i. Financial Instruments at Amortized Cost - the financial instrument is measured at the amortized cost if both the following conditions are met:

- The asset is held within a business model whose objective is to hold assets for collecting contractual cash flows, and

- Contractual terms of the asset give rise on specified dates to cash flows that are solely payments of principal and interest (SPPI) on the principal amount outstanding.

After initial measurement, such financial assets are subsequently measured at amortized cost using the effective interest rate (EIR) method.

ii. Equity Investments - All equity investments in scope of Ind AS 109 are measured at fair value. Equity instruments which are held for trading are generally classified as at fair value through profit and loss (FVTPL). For all other equity instruments, the Company decides to classify the same either as at fair value through other comprehensive income (FVOCI) or fair value through profit and loss (FVTPL). The Company makes such election on an instrument by instrument basis. The classification is made on initial recognition and is irrevocable.

iii. Mutual funds - All mutual funds in scope of Ind-AS 109 are measured at fair value through profit and loss (FVTPL).

De-Recognition of Financial Assets

A financial asset is primarily de-recognized when the rights to receive cash flows from the asset have expired or the Company has transferred its rights to receive cash flows from the asset.

Financial Liabilities

Initial Recognition and Measurement

All financial liabilities are recognized initially at fair value and transaction cost that is attributable to the acquisition of the financial liabilities is also adjusted. These liabilities are classified as amortized cost.

Subsequent Measurement

These liabilities include are borrowings and deposits. Subsequent to initial recognition, these liabilities are measured at amortized cost using the effective interest method. Amortized cost is calculated by taking into account any discount or premium on acquisition and fees or costs that are an integral part of the EIR. The EIR amortization is included as finance costs in the statement of profit and loss. This category generally applies to borrowings.

De-Recognition of Financial Liabilities

A financial liability is de-recognized when the obligation under the liability is discharged or cancelled or expires. When an existing financial liability is replaced by another from the same lender on substantially different terms, or the terms of an existing liability are substantially modified, such an exchange or modification is treated as the de-recognition of the original liability and the recognition of a new liability. The difference in the respective carrying amounts is recognized in the statement of profit or loss.

Financial Guarantee Contracts

Financial guarantee contracts are those contracts that require a payment to be made to reimburse the holder for a loss it incurs because the specified party fails to make a payment when due in accordance with the terms of a debt instrument. Financial guarantee contracts are recognized initially as a liability at fair value, adjusted for transaction costs that are directly attributable to the issuance of the guarantee. Subsequently, the liability is measured at the higher of the amount of expected loss allowance determined as per impairment requirements of Ind-AS 109 and the amount recognized less cumulative amortization.

Offsetting of Financial Instruments

Financial assets and financial liabilities are offset and the net amount is reported in the balance sheet if there is a currently enforceable legal right to offset the recognized amounts and there is an intention to settle on a net basis, to realize the assets and settle the liabilities simultaneously.

l) Fair Value Measurement

Fair value is the price that would be received to sell an asset or paid to transfer a liability in an orderly transaction between market participants at the measurement date. The fair value measurement is based on the presumption that the transaction to sell the asset or transfer the liability takes place either:

- In the principal market for the asset or liability, or

- I n the absence of a principal market, in the most advantageous market for the asset or liability

The principal or the most advantageous market must be accessible by the Company.

The fair value of an asset or a liability is measured using the assumptions that market participants would use when pricing the asset or liability, assuming that market participants act in their economic best interest.

A fair value measurement of a non-financial asset takes into account a market participant''s ability to generate economic benefits by using the asset in its highest and best use or by selling it to another market participant that would use the asset in its highest and best use.

Company uses valuation techniques that are appropriate in the circumstances and for which sufficient data are available to measure fair value, maximizing the use of relevant observable inputs and minimizing the use of unobservable inputs.

All assets and liabilities for which fair value is measured or disclosed in the financial statements are categorized within the fair value hierarchy, described as follows, based on the lowest level input that is significant to the fair value measurement as a whole:

Level 1 — Quoted (unadjusted) market prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities

Level 2 — Valuation techniques for which the lowest level input that is significant to the fair value measurement is directly or indirectly observable

Level 3 — Valuation techniques for which the lowest level input that is significant to the fair value measurement is Unobservable

For assets and liabilities that are recognized in the financial statements on a recurring basis, Company determines whether transfers have occurred between levels in the hierarchy by re-assessing categorization (based on the lowest level input that is significant to the fair value measurement as a whole) at the end of each reporting period or each case.

For the purpose of fair value disclosures, Company has determined classes of assets and liabilities on the basis of the nature, characteristics and risks of the asset or liability and the level of the fair value hierarchy as explained above.

This note summarizes accounting policy for fair value. Other fair value related disclosures are given in the relevant notes.

- Disclosures for valuation methods, significant estimates and assumptions

- Quantitative disclosures of fair value measurement hierarchy

- Investment in unquoted equity shares

- Financial instruments

m) Impairment of Financial Assets

In accordance with Ind-AS 109, the Company applies expected credit loss (ECL) model for measurement and recognition of impairment loss on the following financial assets:

Trade Receivables

The Company applies approach permitted by Ind AS 109 Financial Instruments, which requires expected lifetime losses to be recognized from initial recognition of receivables. As a practical expedient, the Company uses a provision matrix to determine impairment loss allowance on portfolio of its trade receivables. The provision matrix is based on its historically observed default rates over the expected life of the trade receivables. At every reporting date, the historical observed default rates are updated.

Other Financial Assets

For recognition of impairment loss on other financial assets and risk exposure, the Company determines whether there has been a significant increase in the credit risk since initial recognition and if credit risk has increased significantly, impairment loss is provided.

n) Inventories

Inventories are valued at the lower of cost and net realizable value. Cost of inventories include cost of purchase and other costs incurred in bringing the inventories to their present location and condition.

o) Income Taxes

Tax expense recognized in profit or loss comprises the sum of deferred tax and current tax not recognized in other comprehensive income or directly in equity.

Current income tax is measured at the amount expected to be paid to the tax authorities in accordance with the Indian Income-tax Act and in the overseas branches/companies as per the respective tax laws. Current income tax relating to items recognized outside profit or loss is recognized outside profit or loss (either in other comprehensive income or in equity). Current tax items are recognized in correlation to the underlying transaction either in OCI or directly in equity. Deferred tax is provided using the liability method on temporary differences between the tax bases of assets and liabilities and their carrying amounts for financial reporting purposes at the reporting date. Deferred tax assets are recognized to the extent that it is probable that the underlying tax loss or deductible temporary difference will be utilized against future taxable income.

This is assessed based on the forecast of future operating results, adjusted for significant non-taxable income and expenses and specific limits on the use of any unused tax loss or credit. The carrying amount of deferred tax assets is reviewed at each reporting date and reduced to the extent that it is no longer probable that sufficient taxable profit will be available to allow all or part of the deferred tax asset to be utilized. Unrecognized deferred tax assets are re-assessed at each reporting date and are recognized to the extent that it has become probable that future taxable profits will allow the deferred tax asset to be recovered. Deferred tax assets and liabilities are measured at the tax rates that are expected to apply in the year when the asset is realized or the liability is settled, based on tax rates (and tax laws) that have been enacted or substantively enacted at the reporting date. Deferred tax relating to items recognized outside profit or loss is recognized outside profit or loss (either in other comprehensive income or in equity).

p) Cash and Cash Equivalents

Cash and cash equivalents comprise cash in hand, demand deposits with banks/corporations and short-term highly liquid investments (original maturity less than 3 months) that are readily convertible into known amount of cash and are subject to an insignificant risk of change in value.

q) Post-Employment, Long Term and Short Term Employee Benefits Defined Contribution Plans

Provident Fund

Certain entities of the group make contribution to statutory provident fund trust setup in accordance with the Employees'' Provident Funds and Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952. In terms of the Guidance on Ind AS - 19, the provident fund trust set up is treated as a defined benefit plan since the Company has to meet the interest shortfall, if any. Accordingly, the contribution paid or payable and the interest shortfall, if any, is recognized as an expense in the period in which services are rendered by the employee.

Certain other entities of the Company make contribution to the statutory provident fund in accordance with the Employees Provident Fund and Miscellaneous Provision Act, 1952 which is a defined contribution plan and contribution paid or payable is recognized as an expense in the period in which the services are rendered.

Defined Benefit Plans

Gratuity

Gratuity is a post-employment benefit and is in the nature of a defined benefit plan. The liability recognized in the financial statement in respect of gratuity is the present value of the defined benefit obligation at the reporting date less the fair value of plan assets, together with adjustments for unrecognized actuarial gains or losses and past service costs. The defined benefit/obligation is calculated at or near the reporting date by an independent actuary using the projected unit credit method.

Actuarial gains and losses arising from past experience and changes in actuarial assumptions are credited or charged to the statement of OCI in the year in which such gains or losses are determined.

Compensated Absences

Liability in respect of compensated absences becoming due or expected to be availed within one year from the balance sheet date is recognized on the basis of undiscounted value of estimated amount required to be paid or estimated value of benefit expected to be availed by the employees. Liability in respect of compensated absences becoming due or expected to be availed more than one year after the balance sheet date is estimated on the basis of an actuarial valuation performed by an independent actuary using the projected unit credit method.

Actuarial gains and losses arising from past experience and changes in actuarial assumptions are charged to statement of profit and loss in the year in which such gains or losses are determined.

Short-Term Employee Benefits

Expense in respect of other short term benefits is recognized on the basis of the amount paid or payable for the period during which services are rendered by the employee.

r) Share Based Payments

Employee Stock Option Plan

The fair value of options granted under Employee Stock Option Plan is recognized as an employee benefits expense with a corresponding increase in equity. The total amount to be expensed is determined by reference to the fair value of the options. The total expense is recognized over the vesting period, which is the period over which all of the specified vesting conditions are to be satisfied. At the end of each period, the entity revises its estimates of the number of options that are expected to vest based on the non-market vesting and service conditions. It recognizes the impact of the revision to original estimates, if any, in profit or loss, with a corresponding adjustment to equity.

Transition to Ind AS

On transition to Ind AS, the Company has elected to not consider the charge related to employee stock options for which the vesting period is already over.

s) Non-Current Assets and Liabilities Classified as held for Sale and Discontinued Operations

Non-current assets classified as held for sale are presented separately and measured at the lower of their carrying amounts immediately prior to their classification as held for sale and their fair value less costs to sell. However, some held for sale assets such as financial assets or deferred tax assets, continue to be measured in accordance with the Company''s relevant accounting policy for those assets. Once classified as held for sale, the assets are not subject to depreciation or amortization.

Any profit or loss arising from the sale or re-measurement of discontinued operations is presented as part of a single line item, profit or loss from discontinued operations.

t) Provisions, Contingent Assets and Contingent Liabilities

Provisions are recognized only when there is a present obligation, as a result of past events, and when a reliable estimate of the amount of obligation can be made at the reporting date. These estimates are reviewed at each reporting date and adjusted to reflect the current best estimates. Provisions are discounted to their present values, where the time value of money is material.

Contingent liability is disclosed for:

- Possible obligations which will be confirmed only by future events not wholly within the control of the Company or

- Present obligations arising from past events where it is not probable that an outflow of resources will be required to settle the obligation or a reliable estimate of the amount of the obligation cannot be made.

Contingent assets are neither recognized nor disclosed. However, when realization of income is virtually certain, related asset is recognized.

u) Earnings Per Share

Basic earnings per share is calculated by dividing the net profit or loss for the period attributable to equity shareholders (after deducting attributable taxes) by the weighted average number of equity shares outstanding during the period. The weighted average number of equity shares outstanding during the period is adjusted for events including a bonus issue.

For the purpose of calculating diluted earnings per share, the net profit or loss 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.

v) Significant Management Judgment in Applying Accounting Policies and Estimation Uncertainty

The preparation of the Company''s financial statements requires management to make judgments, estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of revenues, expenses, assets and liabilities, and the related disclosures.

Significant Management Judgments

The following are significant management judgments in applying the accounting policies of the Company that have the most significant effect on the financial statements.

Revenue - The Company recognizes revenue using the stage of completion method. This requires forecasts to be made of the outcomes of long-term construction and service contracts, which require assessments and judgments to be made on changes in work scopes, claims and incentive payments to the extent they are probable and they are capable of being reliably measured.

Recognition of Deferred Tax Assets - The extent to which deferred tax assets can be recognized is based on an assessment of the probability of the future taxable income against which the deferred tax assets can be utilized. In addition, significant judgment is required in assessing the impact of any legal or economic limits or uncertainties in various tax jurisdictions (see note17).

Recognition of Deferred Tax Liability on Undistributed Profits -

The extent to which the Company can control the timing of reversal of deferred tax liability on undistributed profits of its subsidiaries requires judgment.

Evaluation of Indicators for Impairment of Assets - The evaluation of applicability of indicators of impairment of assets requires assessment of several external and internal factors which could result in deterioration of recoverable amount of the assets.

Classification of Leases - The Company enters into leasing arrangements for various assets. The classification of the leasing arrangement as a finance lease or operating lease is based on an assessment of several factors, including, but not limited to, transfer of ownership of leased asset at end of lease term, lessee''s option to purchase and estimated certainty of exercise of such option, proportion of lease term to the asset''s economic life, proportion of present value of minimum lease payments to fair value of leased asset and extent of specialized nature of the leased asset.

Recoverability of Receivables - At each balance sheet date, based on historical default rates observed over expected life, the management assesses the expected credit loss on outstanding receivables and advances.

Useful Lives of Depreciable/Amortizable Assets - Management reviews its estimate of the useful lives of depreciable/amortizable assets at each reporting date, based on the expected utility of the assets. Uncertainties in these estimates relate to technical and economic obsolescence that may change the utility of certain software, customer relationships, IT equipment and other plant and equipment.

Defined Benefit Obligation (DBO) - Management''s estimate of the DBO is based on a number of critical underlying assumptions such as standard rates of inflation, medical cost trends, mortality, discount rate and anticipation of future salary increases. Variation in these assumptions may significantly impact the DBO amount and the annual defined benefit expenses.

Fair Value Measurements - Management applies valuation techniques to determine the fair value of financial instruments (where active market quotes are not available) and non-financial assets. This involves developing estimates and assumptions consistent with how market participants would price the instrument. Management uses the best information available. Estimated fair values may vary from the actual prices that would be achieved in an arm''s length transaction at the reporting date.

Provisions - At each balance sheet date basis the management judgment, changes in facts and legal aspects, the Company assesses the requirement of provisions against the outstanding warranties and guarantees. However, the actual future outcome may be different from this judgment.

a) Credit Risk Management

The finance function of the Company assesses and manages credit risk based on internal credit rating system. Internal credit rating is performed for each class of financial instruments with different characteristics. The Company assigns the following credit ratings to each class of financial assets based on the assumptions, inputs and factors specific to the class of financial assets.

The risk parameters are same for all financial assets for all period presented. The Company considers the probability of default upon initial recognition of asset and whether there has been a significant increase in credit risk on an on-going basis throughout each reporting period. In general, it is presumed that credit risk has significantly increased since initial recognition if the payments are more than (xx days past due) . A default on a financial asset is when the counterparty fails to make contractual payments when they fall due. This definition of default is determined by considering the business environment in which entity operates and other macro-economic factors.

b) Credit Risk Exposure

Provision for expected credit losses

The Company provides for expected credit loss based on lifetime expected credit loss mechanism for trade receivables-

B) Liquidity Risk

Prudent liquidity risk management implies maintaining sufficient cash and marketable securities and the availability of funding through an adequate amount of committed credit facilities to meet obligations when due. Due to the nature of the business, the Company maintains flexibility in funding by maintaining availability under committed facilities. Management monitors rolling forecasts of the Company''s liquidity position and cash and cash equivalents on the basis of expected cash flows. The Company takes into account the liquidity of the market in which the entity operates. In addition, the Company''s liquidity management policy involves considering the level of liquid assets necessary to meet these, monitoring balance sheet liquidity ratios against internal and external regulatory requirements and maintaining debt financing plans.

Maturities of Financial Liabilities

The tables below analyze the Company''s financial liabilities into relevant maturity Companying based on their contractual maturities for all financial liabilities and the amounts disclosed in the table are the contractual undiscounted cash flows. Balances due within 12 months equal their carrying balances as the impact of discounting is not significant

C) Price Risk Exposure

The Company''s exposure price risk arises from investments held and classified in the balance sheet either as fair value through other comprehensive income or at fair value through profit or loss. To manage the price risk arising from investments in equity securities, the Company diversifies its portfolio of assets.

Sensitivity

Below is the sensitivity of profit or loss and equity changes in fair value of investments in equity

* Holding all other variables constant


Mar 31, 2016

1) Recognition of Income and Expenditure

(a) Income and expenditure are recognized on accrual basis in accordance with the applicable accounting standards and provision is made for all known losses and liabilities.

(b) Freight income is accounted when goods are delivered by the company to customers, except in case of the Seaways Division where freight income is accounted when the ship sails out of the port.

(c) Freight expenses are accounted when hired vehicles deliver goods to the Company at destination.

(d) Having regard to the size of operations and the nature and complexities of the Company''s business, freight received/paid in advance is accounted as income/expense on payment.

(e) Year-end liability in respect of claims for loss and damages is provided as calculated by claims recovery agents except in case of the Seaways Division where such liability is provided as calculated by the Company''s claim department.

2) Gratuity and Leave Encashment

A provision for gratuity and leave encashment liability to employees is made on the basis of actuarial valuation. Gratuity liability is paid to the approved Gratuity Fund.

3) Depreciation

The Company depreciates its fixed assets over the useful life in the manner prescribed in Schedule II of the Company Act 2013. Depreciation on additions to assets or on sales/ discardment of assets, is calculated prorata from/ to the date of addition/deduction of individual assets.

4) Fixed Assets

(a) Fixed Assets are stated at cost and/or at revaluation.

(b) Depreciation on the amount added to Fixed Assets on revaluation is adjusted by transfer of equivalent amount from capital reserve created on revaluation of fixed assets to Profit and Loss Account

5) Investment

(a) Investments that are readily realizable and intended to be held for not more than a year are classified as current investments. All other investments are classified as long term investments.

(b) Current investments are carried at lower of cost and fair value determined on an individual investment basis. Long term nvestments 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.

6) Inventories

Inventories are valued of lower of cost and net realisable value.

7) Foreign Exchange Transactions:

(a) Initial recognition

All transactions in foreign currency are recorded at the rate of exchange prevailing on the dates when the relevant transactions take place.

(b) Measurement of foreign currency monetary items at the balance sheet date

Monetary items in foreign currency at the year end are converted in Indian Currency at the year end rates. In terms of the amendments to Accounting Standard 11 on The Effects of Changes in Foreign Exchange Rates, exchange differences relating to long-term monetary items are dealt with in the following manner:

(i) Exchange differences relating to long-term monetary items, arising during the year, in so far as they relate to the acquisition of a depreciable capital asset are added to/ deducted from the cost of the asset and depreciated over the balance life of the asset.

(ii) In other cases such differences are accumulated in a "Foreign Currency Monetary Item Translation Difference Account" and amortised over the balance life of the long-term monetary item.

(c) Treatment of exchange differences

Any income or expense on account of exchange difference either on settlement or translation is recognised in the Statement of Profit and Loss.

(d) In respect of Forward Exchange contracts entered into to hedge foreign currency risks, the difference between the forward rate and exchange rate at the inception of the contract is recognised as income or expense over the life of the contract.

8) Taxation

Provision for tax is made for both current and deferred taxes. Provision for current income tax is made on the current tax rates based on assessable income. Provision for current income tax on income from shipping activities is made on the basis of deemed tonnage income of the Company.

The company, except for its Seaways division, provides for deferred tax based on the tax effect of timing differences resulting from the recognition of items in the accounts and in estimating its current tax provision. The effect on deferred taxes of a change in tax rate is recognized in the year in which the change is effected

9) Impairment of Assets

The company assesses at each Balance Sheet date whether there is any indication that any asset may be impaired and if such indication exists, the carrying value of such asset is reduced to its recoverable amount and a provision is made for such impairment loss in the Statement of Profit and Loss.


Mar 31, 2015

1 Recognition of Income and Expenditure

(a) Income and expenditure are recognized on accrual basis in accordance with the applicable accounting standards and provision is made for all known losses and liabilities.

(b) Freight income is accounted when goods are delivered by the Company to customers, except in case of the Seaways Division where freight income is accounted when the ship sails out of the port.

(c) Freight expenses are accounted when hired vehicles deliver goods to the Company at destination.

(d) Having regard to the size of operations and the nature and complexities of the Company''s business, freight received/paid in advance is accounted as income/expense on payment.

(e) Year-end liability in respect of claims for loss and damages is provided as calculated by claims recovery agents except in case of the Seaways Division where such liability is provided as calculated by the Company''s claim department.

2 Gratuity and Leave Encashment

A provision for gratuity and leave encashment liability to employees is made on the basis of actuarial valuation. Gratuity liability is paid to the approved Gratuity Fund.

3 Depreciation

Effective 1st April 2014, the Company depreciates its fixed assets over the useful life in the manner prescribed in Schedule II of the Company Act 2013, as against the earlier practice of depreciating at the rates prescribed in Schedule XIV of the Companies Act, 1956. Depreciation on additions to assets or on sales/ discardment of assets, is calculated prorata from/ to the date of addition/deduction of individual assets.

4 Fixed Assets

Fixed Assets are stated at cost and/or at revaluation.

5 Investment

(a) Investments that are readily realizable and intended to be held for not more than a year are classified as current investments. All other investments are classified as long term investments.

(b) 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.

6 Inventories

Inventories are valued of lower of cost and net realisable value.

7 Foreign Exchange Transactions:

(a) Initial recognition

All transactions in foreign currency are recorded at the rate of exchange prevailing on the dates when the relevant transactions take place.

(b) Measurement of foreign currency monetary items at the balance sheet date

Monetary items in foreign currency at the year end are converted in Indian Currency at the year end rates. In terms of the amendments to Accounting Standard 11 on The Effects of Changes in Foreign Exchange Rates, exchange differences relating to long-term monetary items are dealt with in the following manner:

(i) Exchange differences relating to long-term monetary items, arising during the year, in so far as they relate to the acquisition of a depreciable capital asset are added to/ deducted from the cost of the asset and depreciated over the balance life of the asset.

(ii) In other cases such differences are accumulated in a "Foreign Currency Monetary Item Translation Difference Account" and amortised over the balance life of the long-term monetary item.

(c) Treatment of exchange difference:

Any income or expense on account of exchange difference either on settlement or translation is recognised in the

Statement of Profit and Loss.

(d) In respect of Forward Exchange contracts entered into to hedge foreign currency risks, the difference between the forward rate and exchange rate at the inception of the contract is recognised as income or expense over the life of the contract.

8 Taxation

Provision for tax is made for both current and deferred taxes. Provision for current income tax is made on the current tax rates based on assessable income. Provision for current income tax on income from shipping activities is made on the basis of deemed tonnage income of the Company.

The Company, except for its Seaways division, provides for deferred tax based on the tax effect of timing differences resulting from the recognition of items in the accounts and in estimating its current tax provision. The effect on deferred taxes of a change in tax rate is recognized in the year in which the change is effected.

9 Impairment of Assets

The Company assesses at each Balance Sheet date whether there is any indication that any asset may be impaired and if such indication exists, the carrying value of such asset is reduced to its recoverable amount and a provision is made for such impairment loss in the Statement of Profit and Loss.


Mar 31, 2013

1. Recognition of Income and Expenditure

(a) Income and expenditure are recognized on accrual basis in accordance with the applicable accounting standards and provision is made for all known losses and liabilities.

(b) Freight income is accounted when goods are delivered by the company to customers, except in case of the Seaways Division where freight income is accounted when the ship sails out of the port.

(c) Freight expenses are accounted when hired vehicles deliver goods to the Company at destination.

(d) Having regard to the size of operations and the nature and complexities of the Company''s business, freight received/paid in advance is accounted as income/expense on payment.

(e) Year-end liability in respect of claims for loss and damages is provided as calculated by claims recovery agents except in case of the Seaways Division where such liability is provided as calculated by the Company''s claim department.

2. Gratuity and Leave Encashment

A provision for gratuity and leave encashment liability to employees is made on the basis of actuarial valuation. Gratuity liability is paid to the approved Gratuity Fund.

3. Depreciation

Depreciation is provided on straight-line method at rates specified in schedule XIV to the Companies Act, 1956 except for pallets and bins included under plant and machinery, the cost whereof are amortized over a period of five years from the date of purchase.

Depreciation on additions/ deductions is calculated pro-rata from / to the month of addition / deduction. Individual assets whose actual cost does not exceed Rs. 5,000, except pallets and bins, are fully depreciated in the year of purchase.

4. Fixed Assets

(a) Fixed Assets are stated at cost and/or at revaluation

(b) Depreciation on the amount added to Fixed Assets on revaluation is adjusted by transfer of equivalent amount from capital reserve created on revaluation of fixed assets to Profit and Loss Account

5. Investment

(a) Investments that are readily realizable and intended to be held for not more than a year are classified as current investments. All other investments are classified as long term investments.

(b) 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.

6. Inventories

Inventories are valued of lower of cost and net realisable value

7. Foreign Exchange Transactions:

(a) Initial recognition

All transactions in foreign currency are recorded at the rate of exchange prevailing on the dates when the relevant transactions take place.

(b) Measurement of foreign currency monetary items at the balance sheet date

Monetary items in foreign currency at the year end are converted in Indian Currency at the year end rates. In terms of the amendments to Accounting Standard 11 on The Effects of Changes in Foreign Exchange Rates, exchange differences relating to long-term monetary items are dealt with in the following manner:

(i) Exchange differences relating to long-term monetary items, arising during the year, in so far as they relate to the acquisition of a depreciable capital asset are added to/ deducted from the cost of the asset and depreciated over the balance life of the asset.

(ii) In other cases such differences are accumulated in a "Foreign Currency Monetary Item Translation Difference Account" and amortised over the balance life of the long-term monetary item.

(c) Treatment of exchange differences

Any income or expense on account of exchange difference either on settlement or translation is recognised in the profit and loss account

(d) In respect of Forward Exchange contracts entered into to hedge foreign currency risks, the difference between the forward rate and exchange rate at the inception of the contract is recognised as income or expense over the life of the contract.

8. Taxation

Provision for tax is made for both current and deferred taxes. Provision for current income tax is made on the current tax rates based on assessable income. Provision for current income tax on income from shipping activities is made on the basis of deemed tonnage income of the Company.

The company, except for its Seaways division, provides for deferred tax based on the tax effect of timing differences resulting from the recognition of items in the accounts and in estimating its current tax provision. The effect on deferred taxes of a change in tax rate is recognized in the year in which the change is effected.

9. Impairment of Assets

The company assesses at each Balance Sheet date whether there is any indication that any asset may be impaired and if such indication exists, the carrying value of such asset is reduced to its recoverable amount and a provision is made for such impairment loss in the profit and loss account.


Mar 31, 2012

1. Recognition of Income and Expenditure

(a) Income and expenditure are recognized on accrual basis in accordance with the applicable accounting standards and provision is made for all known losses and liabilities.

(b) Freight income is accounted when goods are delivered by the company to customers, except in case of the Seaways Division where freight income is accounted when the ship sails out of the port.

(c) Freight expenses are accounted when hired vehicles deliver goods to the Company at destination.

(d) Having regard to the size of operations and the nature and complexities of the Company's business, freight received/paid in advance is accounted as income/expense on payment.

(e) Year-end liability in respect of claims for loss and damages is provided as calculated by claims recovery agents except in case of the Seaways Division where such liability is provided as calculated by the Company's claim department

2. Gratuity and Leave Encashment

A provision for gratuity and leave encashment liability to employees is made on the basis of actuarial valuation. Gratuity liability is paid to the approved Gratuity Fund.

3. Depreciation

Depreciation is provided on straight-line method at rates specified in schedule XIV to the Companies Act, 1956 except for pallets and bins included under plant and machinery, the cost whereof are amortized over a period of five years from the date of purchase. Depreciation on additions/ deductions is calculated pro-rata from / to the month of addition / deduction. Individual assets whose actual cost does not exceed Rs. 5,000, except pallets and bins, are fully depreciated in the year of purchase.

4. Fixed Assets

(a) Fixed assets are stated at cost and/or at revaluation.

(b) Depreciation on the amount added to Fixed Assets on revaluation is adjusted by transfer of equivalent amount from capital reserve created on revaluation of fixed assets to Profit and Loss Account.

5. Investment

(a) Investments that are readily realizable and intended to be held for not more than a year are classified as current investments. All other investments are classified as long-term investments.

(b) 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.

6. Inventories

Inventories are valued of lower of cost and net realizable value

7. Foreign Exchange Transactions

(a) Initial recognition

All transactions in foreign currency are recorded at the rate of exchange prevailing on the dates when the relevant transactions take place.

(b) Measurement of foreign currency monetary items at the balance sheet date

Monetary items in foreign currency at the year end are converted in Indian Currency at the year end rates. In terms of the amendments to Accounting Standard 11 on The Effects of Changes in Foreign Exchange Rates, exchange differences relating to long-term monetary items are dealt with in the following manner:

(i) Exchange differences relating to long-term monetary items, arising during the year, in so far as they relate to the acquisition of a depreciable capital asset are added to/ deducted from the cost of the asset and depreciated over the balance life of the asset.

(ii) In other cases such differences are accumulated in a "Foreign Currency Monetary Item Translation Difference Account" and amortized over the balance life of the long- term monetary item.

(c) Treatment of exchange differences

Any income or expense on account of exchange difference either on settlement or translation is recognized in the profit and loss account

(d) In respect of Forward Exchange contracts entered into to hedge foreign currency risks, the difference between the forward rate and exchange rate at the inception of the contract is recognized as income or expense over the life of the contract.

8. Taxation

Provision for tax is made for both current and deferred taxes. Provision for current income tax is made on the current tax rates based on assessable income. Provision for current income tax on income from shipping activities is made on the basis of deemed tonnage income of the Company.

The company, except for its Seaways division, provides for deferred tax based on the tax effect of timing differences resulting from the recognition of items in the accounts and in estimating its current tax provision. The effect on deferred taxes of a change in tax rate is recognized in the year in which the change is effected

9. Impairment of Assets

The company assesses at each Balance Sheet date whether there is any indication that any asset may be impaired and if such indication exists, the carrying value of such asset is reduced to its recoverable amount and a provision is made for such impairment loss in the profit and loss account.


Mar 31, 2011

1. Recognition of Income and Expenditure:

a. Income and expenditure are generally recognized on accrual basis in accordance with the applicable accounting standards and provision is made for all known losses and liabilities.

b. Freight income is accounted when goods are delivered by the company to customers, except in case of the Seaways Division where Freight income is accounted when the ship sails out of the port.

c. Freight expenses are accounted when hired vehicles deliver goods to the Company at destination.

d. Having regard to the size of operations and the nature and complexities of the Companys business, freight received/paid in advance is accounted as income/expense on payment.

e. Year-end liability in respect of claims for loss and damages is provided as calculated by claims recovery agents except in case of the Seaways Division where such liability is provided as calculated by the Companys claim department.

2. Gratuity:

A provision for gratuity liability to employees is made on the basis of actuarial valuation and paid to the approved Gratuity Fund.

3. Depreciation:

Depreciation is provided on straight-line method at rates specified in schedule XIV to the Companies Act, 1956 except for pallets and bins included under plant and machinery, the cost whereof are amortised over a period of five years from the date of purchase. Depreciation on additions/ deductions is calculated pro-rata from / to the month of addition / deduction. Individual assets whose actual cost does not exceed Rs. 5,000, except pallets and bins, are fully depreciated in the year of purchase.

4. Fixed Assets:

a) Fixed Assets are stated at cost and/or at revaluation.

b) Depreciation on the amount added to Fixed Assets on revaluation is adjusted by transfer of equivalent amount from capital reserve created on revaluation of fixed assets to Profit and Loss Account.

5. Investments Investments are stated at cost.

6. Inventories:

Inventories are valued at lower of cost and net realisable value.

7. Foreign Exchange Transactions:

a) All transactions in foreign currency are recorded at the rate of exchange prevailing on the dates when the relevant transactions take place.

b) Monetary items in foreign currency at the year end are converted in Indian Currency at the year end rates. In terms of the amendments to Accounting Standard 11 on The Effects of Changes in Foreign Exchange Rates, exchange differences relating to long-term monetary items are dealt with in the following manner:

i. Exchange differences relating to long-term monetary items, arising during the year, in so far as they relate to the acquisition of a depreciable capital asset are added to/ deducted from the cost of the asset and depreciated over the balance life of the asset.

ii. In other cases such differences are accumulated in a "Foreign Currency Monetary Item Translation Difference Account” and amortised over the balance life of the long-term monetary item, not beyond 31st March 2011.

c) Any income or expense on account of exchange difference either on settlement or translation is recognised in the profit and loss account

d) In respect of Forward Exchange contracts entered into to hedge foreign currency risks, the difference between the forward rate and exchange rate at the inception of the contract is recognised as income or expense over the life of the contract.

8. Taxation:

Provision for tax is made for both current and deferred taxes. Provision for current income tax is made on the current tax rates based on assessable income. Provision for current income tax on income from shipping activities is made on the basis of deemed tonnage income of the Company.

The company, except for its Seaways division, provides for deferred tax based on the tax effect of timing differences resulting from the recognition of items in the accounts and in estimating its current tax provision. The effect on deferred taxes of a change in tax rate is recognized in the year in which the change is effected.

9. Impairment of Assets:

The company assesses at each Balance Sheet date whether there is any indication that any asset may be impaired and if such indication exists, the carrying value of such asset is reduced to its recoverable amount and a provision is made for such impairment loss in the profit and loss account.


Mar 31, 2010

1. Recognition of Income and Expenditure:

a. Income and expenditure are generally recognized on accrual basis in accordance with the applicable accounting standards and provision is made for all known losses and liabilities.

b. Freight income is accounted when goods are delivered by the company to customers, except in case of the Seaways Division where freight income is accounted when the ship sails out of the port.

c. Freight expenses are accounted when hired vehicles delivergoods to the Company at destination.

d. Having regard to the size of operations and the nature and complexities of the Companys business, freight received/paid in advance is accounted as income/expense on payment.

e. Year-end liability in respect of claims for loss and damages is provided as calculated by claims recovery agents except in case of the Seaways Division where such liability is provided as calculated by the Companys claim department.

2. Gratuity:

A provision for gratuity liability to employees is made on the basis of actuarial valuation and paid to the approved Gratuity Fund.

3. Depreciation:

Depreciation is provided on straight-line method at rates specified in schedule XIV to the Companies Act, 1956 except for pallets and bins included under plant and machinery, the cost whereof are amortized over a period of five years from the date of purchase. Depreciation on additions/ deductions is calculated pro-rata from / to the month of addition / deduction. Individual assets whose actual cost does not exceed Rs. 5,000, except pallets and bins.are fully depreciated in the year of purchase.

4. FixedAssets:

a) FixedAssets are stated at cost and/or at revaluation.

b) Depreciation on the amount added to Fixed Assets on revaluation is adjusted by transfer of equivalent amount from capital reserve created on revaluation of fixed assets to Profit and Loss Account.

5. Investments

Investments are stated at cost.

6. Inventories:

Inventories are valued at lower of cost and net realisable value. 7. Foreign ExchangeTransactions:

a) All transactions in foreign currency are recorded at the rate of exchange prevailing on the dates when the relevant transactions take place.

b) Monetary items in foreign currency at the year end are converted in Indian Currency at the year end rates. In terms of the amendments to Accounting Standard I I onThe Effects of Changes in Foreign Exchange Rates, exchange differences relating to long-term monetary items are dealt with in the following manner:

i. Exchange differences relating to long-term monetary items, arising during the year, in so far as they relate to the acquisition of a depreciable capital asset are added to/ deducted from the cost of the asset and depreciated over the balance life of the asset.

ii. In other cases such differences are accumulated in a "Foreign Currency Monetary Item Translation Difference Account" and amortised over the balance life of the long-term monetary item, not beyond 31 st March 201 I.

c) Any income or expense on account of exchange difference either on settlement or translation is recognised in the profit and loss account

d) In respect of Forward Exchange contracts entered into to hedge foreign currency risks, the difference between the forward rate and exchange rate at the inception of the contract is recognised as income or expense over the life of the contract.

7. Taxation:

Provision for tax is made for both current and deferred taxes. Provision for current income tax is made on the current tax rates based on assessable income. Provision for current income tax on income from shipping activities is made on the basis of deemed tonnage income of the Company.

The company, except for its Seaways division, provides for deferred tax based on the tax effect of timing differences resulting from the recognition of items in the accounts and in estimating its current tax provision. The effect on deferred taxes of a change in tax rate is recognized in the year in which the change is effected.

8. Impairment of Assets:

The company assesses at each Balance Sheet date whether there is any indication that any asset may be impaired and if such indication exists, the carrying value of such asset is reduced to its recoverable amount and a provision is made for such impairment loss in the profit and loss account.

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