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Auditor Report of Universal Cables Ltd.

Mar 31, 2017

TO THE MEMBERS OF UNIVERSAL CABLES LIMITED

Report on the Standalone Financial Statements

We have audited the accompanying standalone financial statements of UNIVERSAL CABLES LIMITED ("the Company”), which comprise the Balance Sheet as at 31st March, 2017, the Statement of Profit and Loss, 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, as applicable, read with Rule 7 of the Companies (Accounts) Rules, 2014 (as amended). 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 standalone financial statements that give a true and fair view and are free from material misstatement, whether due to fraud or error.

Auditor’s 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 there under.

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 standalone financial statements are free from material misstatement.

An audit involves performing procedures to obtain audit evidence about the amounts and the disclosures in the standalone financial statements. The procedures selected depend on the auditor’s judgment, including the assessment of the risks of material misstatement of the standalone 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 standalone financial statements that give a true and fair view in order to design audit procedures that are appropriate in the circumstances. 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 standalone 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 knowledge 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, 2017, 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, 2016 ("the Order”) issued by the Government of India in terms of sub-section

(11) of section 143 of the Act, and on the basis of such checks of the books and records of the Company as we considered appropriate and according to the information and explanations given to us, we give in the "Annexure A” a statement on the matters specified in the paragraphs 3 and 4 of the said 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 (as amended).

(e) On the basis of the written representations received from the directors as on 31st March, 2017 taken on record by the Board of Directors, none of the directors is disqualified as on 31st March, 2017 from being appointed as a director in terms of Section 164 (2) of the Act.

(f) With respect to the adequacy of the internal financial controls over financial reporting of the Company and the operating effectiveness of such controls, refer to our separate Report in “Annexure B”.

(g) With respect to the other matters to be included in the Auditor’s 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 36 to the standalone financial statements;

ii. The Company has made provision, as required under the applicable law or accounting standard, for material foreseeable losses, if any, 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.

iv. The Company has provided requisite disclosures in its standalone financial statements as to holdings as well as dealings in Specified Bank Notes during the period from 8 November, 2016 to 30 December, 2016 and these are in accordance with the books of accounts maintained by the Company. Refer Note 43 to the standalone financial statements.

“Annexure A” referred to in the Independent Auditors’ report to the shareholders of UNIVERSAL CABLES LIMITED on the accounts for the year ended 31st March, 2017

i a) The Company is maintaining proper records showing full particulars, including quantitative details and situation of fixed assets.

b) Major items of fixed assets were physically verified during the year by the management in accordance with regular programme of verification which, in our opinion, provides for physical verification of all the fixed assets at reasonable intervals. No material discrepancies were noticed on such verification.

c) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us and representation obtained from the management the title deeds of immovable properties are held in the name of the Company.

ii The inventories except stock in transit have been physically verified by the management at reasonable intervals during the year and no material discrepancies were noticed on physical verification.

iii The Company has not granted any loans during the year, secured or unsecured, to companies, firms, limited liability partnerships or other parties required to be covered in the register maintained under section 189 of the Act 2013. Therefore, the provisions of clause 3(iii) (a), (b) and (c) of the Order are not applicable.

iv In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us and the representation obtained from the management the Company has not granted any loans or provided any guarantees or security to the parties covered under Section 185 of the Act. The Company has complied with the provisions of Section 186 of the Act in respect of investments made or loans or guarantee or security provided to parties covered under Section 186.

v The Company has not accepted deposits during the year from the public within the provisions of section 73 to 76 or any other provisions of the Companies Act, 2013 and the Rules framed there under.

vi We have broadly reviewed the books of accounts maintained by the Company, pursuant to rules made by the Central Government for the maintenance of cost records under subsection (1) of section 148 of the Act and are of the opinion that prima facie, the prescribed accounts and records have been maintained and the required statement are in the process of compilation. We have not, however, made a detailed examination of the records with a view to determine whether they are accurate or complete.

vii a) According to the records of the Company, the Company has been generally regular in depositing undisputed statutory dues including provident fund, employees’ state insurance, income-tax, sales tax, service tax, duty of customs, duty of excise, value added tax, cess and any other statutory dues with the appropriate authorities. There were no arrears of undisputed statutory dues as at 31st March, 2017, which were outstanding for a period of more than six months from the date they became payable.

b) There are no disputed dues which have remained unpaid as on 31st March, 2017 on account of Income-tax, sales-tax, value added tax and service tax.

viii On the basis of verification of records, the Company has not defaulted in repayment of loans or borrowings to banks. The Company did not have any outstanding debentures and loans from financial institutions or government during the year.

ix According to the information and explanations given to us, term loans were applied for the purpose for which they were obtained. The Company did not raise any money by way of initial public offer or further public offer (including debt instruments).

x Based on the audit procedure performed and the representation obtained from the management, we report that no case of material fraud by the Company or by its officers or employees on the Company has been noticed or reported during the year under audit.

xi According to the information and explanations given to us, the Company has paid/provided managerial remuneration in accordance with the requisite approvals mandated by the provisions of section 197 read with schedule V to the Companies Act.

xii In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, the Company is not a nidhi company. Accordingly, paragraph 3(xii) of the Order is not applicable.

xiii According to the information and explanations given to us and based on our examination of the records of the Company, transactions with the related parties are in compliance with sections 177 and 188 of the Act where applicable and details of such transactions have been disclosed in the standalone financial statements as required by the applicable accounting standards.

xiv According to the information and explanations give to us and based on our examination of the records of the Company, the Company has not made any preferential allotment or private placement of shares or fully or partly convertible debentures during the year.

xv According to the information and explanations given to us and based on our examination of the records of the Company, the Company has not entered into non-cash transactions with directors or persons connected with him. Accordingly, paragraph 3(xv) of the Order is not applicable.

xvi In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, the Company is not required to be registered under section 45-IA of the Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934.

“Annexure B” referred to in the Independent Auditors’ report to the shareholders of UNIVERSAL CABLES LIMITED on the accounts for the year ended 31st March, 2017

We have audited the internal financial controls over financial reporting of the Company as of March 31, 2017 in conjunction with our audit of the standalone financial statements of the Company for the year ended on that date.

Management’s Responsibility for Internal Financial Controls

The Company’s management is responsible for establishing and maintaining internal financial controls based on the internal control over financial reporting criteria established by the Company considering the essential components of internal control stated in the Guidance Note on Audit of Internal Financial Controls over Financial Reporting(the "Guidance Note”) issued by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI). These responsibilities include the design, implementation and maintenance of adequate internal financial controls that were operating effectively for ensuring the orderly and efficient conduct of its business, including adherence to Company’s policies, the safeguarding of its assets, the prevention and detection of frauds and errors, the accuracy and completeness of the accounting records, and the timely preparation of reliable financial information, as required under the Act.

Auditors’ Responsibility

Our responsibility is to express an opinion on the Company’s internal financial controls over financial reporting based on our audit. We conducted our audit in accordance with the Guidance Note and the Standards on Auditing, issued by ICAI and deemed to be prescribed under section 143(10) of the Act, to the extent applicable to an audit of internal financial controls, both applicable to an audit of Internal Financial Controls and issued by ICAI. Those Standards and the Guidance Note require that we comply with ethical requirements and plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether adequate internal financial controls over financial reporting was established and maintained and if such controls operated effectively in all material respects.

Our audit involves performing procedures to obtain audit evidence about the adequacy of the internal financial controls system over financial reporting and their operating effectiveness. Our audit of internal financial controls over financial reporting included obtaining an understanding of internal financial controls over financial reporting, assessing the risk that a material weakness exists, and testing and evaluating the design and operating effectiveness of internal control based on the assessed risk. 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.

We believe that the audit evidence we have obtained is sufficient and appropriate to provide a basis for our audit opinion on the Company’s internal financial controls system over financial reporting.

Meaning of Internal Financial Controls over Financial Reporting

A Company’s internal financial control over financial reporting is a process designed to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. A Company’s internal financial control over financial reporting includes those policies and procedures that (1) pertain to the maintenance of records that, in reasonable detail, accurately and fairly reflect the transactions and dispositions of the assets of the

Company; (2) provide reasonable assurance that transactions are recorded as necessary to permit preparation of financial statements in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, and that receipts and expenditures of the Company are being made only in accordance with authorizations of management and directors of the Company; and (3) provide reasonable assurance regarding prevention or timely detection of unauthorized acquisition, use, or disposition of the Company’s assets that could have a material effect on the financial statements.

Inherent Limitations of Internal Financial Controls over Financial Reporting

Because of the inherent limitations of internal financial controls over financial reporting, including the possibility of collusion or improper management override of controls, material misstatements due to error or fraud may occur and not be detected. Also, projections of any evaluation of the internal financial controls over financial reporting to future periods are subject to the risk that the internal financial control over financial reporting may become inadequate because of changes in conditions, or that the degree of compliance with the policies or procedures may deteriorate.

Opinion

In our opinion, the Company has, in all material respects, an adequate internal financial controls system over financial reporting and such internal financial controls over financial reporting were operating effectively as at March 31, 2017, based on the internal control over financial reporting criteria established by the Company considering the essential components of internal control stated in the Guidance Note issued by the ICAI.

For V. Sankar Aiyar & Co.

Chartered Accountants

ICAI Firm Regn. No. 109208W

R. Raghuraman

Place : New Delhi Partner

Dated : 5th May 2017 Membership No. 081350


Mar 31, 2013

We have audited the accompanying financial statements of Universal Cables 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 significant accounting policies and other explanatory information, in which are incorporated financial statements of Goa Unit, audited by other auditors.

Management''s Responsibility for the Financial Statements

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 sub-section (3C) of section 211 of the Companies Act, 1956 ("the Act"). The 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.

Auditor''s 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 of material misstatement.

An audit involves performing procedures to obtain audit evidence about the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements. The procedures selected depend on the auditor''s judgement, 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. An audit also includes evaluating the appropriateness of accounting policies used and the reasonableness of the accounting estimates made by 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 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 Loss for the year ended on that date; and

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

Emphasis of Matter

We draw attention to Note No. 41 to the financial statements regarding non provision for the shortfall in the market value of a quoted investment for the stated reason. Our opinion is not qualified in respect of this matter.

Other Matter

We did not audit the financial statements of Goa Unit whose financial statements reflect the total assets of Rs. 2007.15 lacs (previous year Rs. 1227.51 lacs) as at March 31, 2013, total revenue of Rs. 0.55 lac (previous year Rs. 2236.45 lacs) and cash outflows amounting to Rs. 11.37 lacs [Previous year Rs. 11.01 lacs (cash inflow)] for the year then ended. These financial statements and other financial information have been audited by other auditors whose reports have been furnished to us and our opinion is based solely on the report of other auditors.

Report on Other Legal and Regulatory Requirements

1. 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 appears from our examination of those books and proper returns adequate for the purposes of our audit have been received from Goa Unit not visited by us. The Branch Auditor''s report have been forwarded to us and have been appropriately dealt with;

(c) the Balance Sheet, Statement of Profit and Loss and Cash Flow Statement dealt with by this report are in agreement with the books of account and with the audited returns received from Goa Unit not visited by us.

(d) in our opinion, the Balance Sheet, Statement of Profit and Loss and Cash Flow Statement comply with the Accounting Standards referred to in sub-section (3C) of section 211 of the Companies Act, 1956.

(e) On the basis of written representations received from the Directors as on 31st March, 2013 and taken on record by the Board of Directors, none of the Directors is disqualified as on 31.03.2013 from being appointed as a Director in terms of clause (g) of sub-section (1) of section 274 of the Companies Act, 1956.

2. As required by the Companies (Auditor''s Report) Order, 2003 ("the Order") issued by the Central Government of India in terms of sub-section (4A) of section 227 of the Act, we enclose in the annexure, a statement on the matters specified in paragraphs 4 and 5 of the said Order to the extent applicable, on the basis of such checks of the books and records of the Company as we considered appropriate and according to the information and explanations given to us.

Annexure referred to in paragraph 2 of the Auditors'' report to the shareholders of Universal Cables Limited for the year ended 31st March, 2013

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

(b) Major items of 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. No material discrepancies were noticed on such verification.

(c) Since there is no substantial disposal of fixed assets during the year, the preparation of financial statements on a going concern basis is not affected on this account.

2. (a) As explained to us, inventories except stock in transit, have been physically verified 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. No material discrepancies were noticed on verification, between physical stocks and book records.

3. (a) The Company has not granted any loans, secured or unsecured to companies, firms or other parties covered in the register required to be maintained under section 301 of the Companies Act, 1956. Therefore, the provisions of clause 4 (iii) (b), (c), and (d) of the Order are not applicable to the Company.

(b) The Company has not taken any loans, secured or unsecured from companies, firms or other parties covered in the register required to be maintained under section 301 of the Companies Act, 1956. Therefore, the provisions of clause 4 (iii) (f) and (g) of the Order are not applicable to the Company.

4. In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, there are adequate internal control procedures commensurate with the size of the Company and the nature of its business with regard to purchase of inventory and fixed assets and the sale of goods and services. During the course of our audit, we have not observed any continuing failure to correct major weaknesses in internal control system of the Company.

5. (a) According to the information given to us, the particulars of contracts or arrangements during the year that need to be entered into a register in pursuance of section 301 of the Companies Act, 1956 have been so entered.

(b) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, the transactions made in pursuance of such contracts or arrangements exceeding the value of rupees five lacs during the year have been made at prices which are reasonable having regard to prevailing market prices at the relevant time.

6. The Company has not accepted any deposits from the public in terms of sections 58A and 58AA or any other relevant provisions of the Act and the rules made thereunder.

7. A firm of Chartered Accountants has been appointed to carry out the internal audit. In our opinion, the internal audit system is commensurate with the size and nature of business of the Company.

8. We have broadly reviewed the books of accounts maintained by the Company, pursuant to rules made by the Central Government for the maintenance of cost records under clause (d) of sub-section (1) of section 209 of the Companies Act, 1956 and are of the opinion that prima facie, the prescribed accounts and records have been maintained and the required statements are in the process of compilation. We have not, however, made a detailed examination of the records with a view to determine whether they are accurate or complete.

9. (a) The Company is regular in depositing the undisputed statutory Dues including provident fund, investor education and protection fund, employee state insurance, income-tax, sales-tax, wealth-tax, service-tax, customs duty, excise duty, cess and other material statutory dues as applicable with the appropriate authorities, though there has been slight delay in a few cases. No undisputed amounts payable in respect thereof were outstanding at the year end for a period of more than six months from the date they became payable.

(b) There are no amounts in respect of sales tax, excise duty, service tax, customs duty, wealth-tax and cess that have not been deposited with the appropriate authorities on account of any dispute.

(c) The disputed dues on account of income tax which have remained unpaid as on 31.03.2013 are as follows :-

Name of Nature of Amount Period to which Forum where the statute dues (Rs. in lacs) amount relates dispute pending

Income Tax Act, 1961 Income tax 50.77 FY 2006-07 Commissioner of Income Tax (Appeals)

Income Tax Act, 1961 Income tax 38.42 FY 2007-08 Commissioner of Income Tax (Appeals

Income Tax Act, 1961 Income tax 242.49 FY 2008-09 Commissioner of Income Tax (Appeals

Income Tax Act, 1961 Income tax 261.31 FY 2009-10 Commissioner of Income Tax (Appeals)

10. The Company has no accumulated losses at the end of the financial year. The Company has not incurred cash losses during the financial year covered by our audit. However, the Company had incurred cash losses in the year immediately preceding the current financial year.

11. On the basis of the verification of records and information and explanations given to us, the Company has not defaulted in repayment of dues to banks. The Company did not have any outstanding debentures and loans from financial institutions during the year.

12. The Company has not granted loans and advances on the basis of security by way of pledge of shares, debentures and other securities. Accordingly, the provisions of clause 4(xii) of the Order are not applicable to the Company.

13. The Company does not carry on the business of a chit fund/Nidhi/Mutual Benefit Fund. Accordingly, the provisions of clause 4(xiii) of the Order are not applicable to the Company.

14. The Company is not dealing or trading in shares, securities, debentures and other investments. Accordingly, the provisions of clause 4(xiv) of the Order are not applicable to the Company.

15. According to the information and explanations given to us, the Company has given a corporate guarantee to a bank for credit facilities sanctioned to Birla Furukawa Fibre Optics Limited (joint venture) amounting to Rs. 3520.00 lacs as stated in Note No. 37. In our opinion, the terms and conditions of the guarantee given by the Company, for the credit facilities sanctioned to the joint venture by the bank, are not prejudicial to the interest of the Company. According to the information and explanation given to us, the Company has not given any guarantee for loans taken by others from financial institutions.

16. Based on information and explanations given to us by the management, term loans were applied for the purpose for which the loans were obtained.

17. 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 not been used for long term investment.

18. During the year, the Company has not made any preferential allotment of shares to parties and companies covered in the Register maintained under section 301 of the Act.

19. The Company has neither issued nor had any outstanding debenture during the year.

20. The Company has not raised any money by way of public issue during the year.

21. Based on the audit procedure performed and the representation obtained from the management, we report that no case of fraud on or by the Company has been noticed or reported during the year under audit. For V. Sankar Aiyar & Co.

Chartered Accountants

Firm Registration No.109208W

R. Raghuraman

Partner

Membership No. 081350

Place : New Delhi

Date : 21st May, 2013


Mar 31, 2012

1. We have audited the attached balance sheet of Universal Cables Limited ('the Company') as at March 31, 2012 and also the statement of profit and loss and the cash flow statement for the year ended on that date annexed thereto, in which are incorporated financial statements of Optic Fibre Unit at Goa (OFG) audited by another auditors. 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 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 misstatement. An audit includes examining, on a test basis, evidence supporting the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements. An audit also includes assessing the accounting principles used and significant estimates made by management, as well as evaluating the overall financial statement presentation. We believe that our audit provides a reasonable basis for our opinion.

3. We did not audit the financial statements of Optic Fibre Unit, Goa whose financial statements reflect the total assets of Rs. 1227.51 lacs (previous year Rs. 2960.94 lacs) as at March 31, 2012, total revenue of Rs. 2236.45 lacs (previous year Rs. 2718.26 lacs) and cash inflows amounting to Rs. 11.01 lacs (cash outflows amounting to Rs. 4.73 lacs in the previous year) for the year then ended. These financial statements and other financial information have been audited by other auditors whose reports have been furnished to us and our opinion is based solely on the report of other auditors.

4. As required by the Companies (Auditor's Report) Order, 2003 (as amended) issued by the Central Government of India in terms of sub-section (4A) of Section 227 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.

5. Further to our comments in the Annexure referred to above, we report that :

i. 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;

ii. In our opinion, proper books of account as required by law have been kept by the Company so far as appears from our examination of those books and proper returns adequate for the purposes of our audit have been received from OFG not visited by us. The Branch Auditor's Report have been forwarded to us and have been appropriately dealt with;

iii. The balance sheet, statement of profit and loss and cash flow statement dealt with by this report are in agreement with the books of account and audited returns from OFG;

iv. In our opinion, the balance sheet, statement of profit and loss and cash flow statement dealt with by this report comply with the accounting standards referred to in sub-section (3C) of Section 211 of the Companies Act, 1956;

v. On the basis of the written representations received from the directors, as on March 31, 2012 and taken on record by the Board of Directors, we report that none of the directors is disqualified as on March 31, 2012 from being appointed as a director in terms of clause (g) of sub-section (1) of Section 274 of the Companies Act, 1956;

vi. 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;

(a) in the case of the balance sheet, of the state of affairs of the Company as at March 31, 2012;

(b) in the case of the statement of profit and loss, of the loss for the year ended on that date; and

(c) in the case of cash flow statement, of the cash flows for the year ended on that date.

Annexure referred to in paragraph 4 of our report of even date Re: Universal Cables Limited

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

(b) All fixed assets have not been physically verified by the management during the year but there is a regular programme of verification which, in our opinion, is reasonable having regard to the size of the Company and the nature of its assets. No material discrepancies were noticed on such verification.

(c) There was no disposal of a substantial part of fixed assets during the year.

(ii) (a) The management has conducted physical verification of inventory at reasonable intervals during the year.

(b) The procedures of physical verification of inventory followed by the management are reasonable and adequate in relation to the size of the Company and the nature of its business.

(c) The Company is maintaining proper records of inventory and no material discrepancies were noticed on physical verification.

(iii) (a) According to the information and explanations given to us, the Company has not granted any loans, secured or unsecured to companies, firms or other parties covered in the register maintained under section 301 of the Companies Act, 1956. Accordingly, the provisions of clause 4(iii)(a) to (d) of the Order are not applicable to the Company and hence not commented upon.

(e) According to information and explanations given to us, the Company has not taken any loans, secured or unsecured, from companies, firms or other parties covered in the register maintained under section 301 of the Companies Act, 1956. Accordingly, the provisions of clause 4(iii)(e) to (g) of the Order are not applicable to the Company and hence not commented upon.

(iv) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, there is an adequate internal control system commensurate with the size of the Company and the nature of its business, for the purchase of inventory and fixed assets and for the sale of goods and services. During the course of our audit, we have not observed any major weakness or continuing failure to correct any major weakness in the internal control system of the Company in respect of these areas.

(v) In our opinion, there are no contracts or arrangements that need to be entered in the register maintained under Section 301 of the Companies Act, 1956. Therefore, the provisions of Clause 4(v)(b) of the Order are not applicable to the Company.

(vi) The Company has not accepted any deposits from the public.

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

(viii) We have broadly reviewed the books of account maintained by the Company pursuant to the rules made by the Central Government for the maintenance of cost records under Section 209(1)(d) of the Companies Act, 1956, and are of the opinion that prima facie, the prescribed accounts and records have been made and maintained.

(ix) (a) Undisputed statutory dues including provident fund, investor education and protection fund, employees' state insurance, income tax, sales tax, wealth tax, service tax, customs duty, excise duty, cess and other material statutory dues have generally been regularly deposited with the appropriate authorities though there has been a slight delay in a few cases.

(b) According to the information and explanations given to us, there are no undisputed dues in respect of provident fund, investor education and protection fund, employees' state insurance, income tax, wealth tax, service tax, sales tax, customs duty, excise duty, cess and other statutory dues which were outstanding, at the year end for a period of more than six months from the date they became payable.

(c) According to the information and explanations given to us and records of the Company, there are no dues of income tax, sales tax, wealth tax, service tax, customs duty, excise duty and cess which have not been deposited on account of any dispute, other than following :

Name of Nature of dues Amount Period to which Forum where the statute (Rs. in lacs) the amount relates dispute is pending

Income Tax Demand from Tax Authorities for 296.65 FY 2000-01 Hon'ble Calcutta Act, 1961 disallowances towards capital subsidy to High Court treated as revenue receipts and other FY 2006-07 miscellaneous differences (excluding Rs. 296.65 lacs refunded by tax authorities vide order from Appellate Tribunal in favour of the Company)

Income Tax Demand from Tax Authorities for 152.40 FY 2007-08 CIT (A) - VI, Kolkata Act, 1961 disallowances towards capital subsidy treated as revenue receipts and other miscell aneous differences (net-of Rs.273.61 lacs deposited under protest by the Company/ adjusted by the tax authorities)

Income Tax Demand from Tax Authorities for 242.13 FY 2008-09 CIT (A) - VI, Kolkata Act, 1961 disallowances towards capital subsidy treated as revenue receipts and other miscell aneous differences (net-of Rs.94.34 lacs deposited under protest by the Company/adjusted by the tax authorities)

(x) The Company has no accumulated losses at the end of the financial year and it has incurred cash loss during the year. In the immediately preceding financial year, the Company had not incurred cash loss.

(xi) Based on our audit procedures and as per the information and explanations given by the management, we are of the opinion that the Company has not defaulted in repayment of dues to banks. The Company did not have any outstanding debenture and loan from any financial institution during the year.

(xii) According to the information and explanations given to us and based on the documents and records produced to us, 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, the Company is not a chit fund or a nidhi/mutual benefit fund/society. Therefore, the provisions of clause 4(xiii) of the Companies (Auditor's Report) Order, 2003 (as amended) are not applicable to the Company.

(xiv) In our opinion, the Company is not dealing in or trading in shares, securities, debentures and other investments. Accordingly, the provisions of clause 4(xiv) of the Companies (Auditor's Report) Order, 2003 (as amended) are not applicable to the Company.

(xv) According to the information and explanations given to us, the Company has given guarantee for loans taken by others from banks, the terms and conditions whereof, in our opinion, are not prima-facie prejudicial to the interest of the Company. According to the information and explanations given to us, the Company has not given any guarantee for loans taken by others from financial institutions.

(xvi) Based on information and explanations given to us by the management, term loans were applied for the purpose for which the loans were obtained.

(xvii) According to the information and explanations given to us and on an overall examination of the balance sheet of the Company, we report that no funds raised on short-term basis have been used for long-term investment.

(xviii) The Company has not made any preferential allotment of shares to parties or companies covered in the register maintained under Section 301 of the Companies Act, 1956.

(xix) The Company did not have any outstanding debentures during the year.

(xx) The Company has not raised any money through a public issue during the year and did not have any unutilized money out of earlier public issues.

(xxi) Based upon the audit procedures performed for the purpose of reporting the true and fair view of the financial statements and as per the information and explanations given by the management, we report that no fraud on or by the Company has been noticed or reported during the course of our audit.

For S.R. BATLIBOI & CO.

Chartered Accountants

Firm Registration No. 301003E

per Rajiv Goyal

Partner

Membership No. 94549

Place : New Delhi

Dated : May 03 , 2012


Mar 31, 2010

1. We have audited the attached Balance Sheet of Universal Cables Limited (the Company) as at March 31,2010 and also the Profit and Loss Account and the Cash Flow Statement for the year ended on that date annexed thereto, in which are incorporated financial statements of Optic Fibre Unit at Goa (OFG) audited by another auditors. These financial statements are the responsibility of the Companys management. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these financial statements based on our audit.

2. We conducted our audit in accordance with 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 misstatement. An audit includes examining, on a test basis, evidence supporting the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements. An audit also includes assessing the accounting principles used and significant estimates made by 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 (Auditors Report) Order, 2003 (as amended) issued by the Central Government of India in terms of sub-section (4A) of Section 227 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 above, we report that:

i. 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;

ii. In our opinion, proper books of account as required by law have been kept by the Company so far as appears from our examination of those books and proper returns adequate for the purposes of our audit have been received from OFG not visited by us. The Branch Auditors Report have been forwarded to us and have been appropriately dealt with;

iii. The balance sheet, profit and loss account and cash flow statement dealt with by this report are in agreement with the books of account and audited returns from OFG;

iv. In our opinion, the balance sheet, profit and loss account and cash flow statement dealt with by this report comply with the accounting standards referred to in sub-section (3C) of Section 211 of the Companies Act, 1956;

v. On the basis of the written representations received from the directors, as on March 31, 2010 and taken on record by the Board of Directors, we report that none of the directors is disqualified as on March 31, 2010 from being appointed as a director in terms of clause (g) of sub-section (1) of Section 274 of the Companies Act, 1956;

vi. 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;

a) in the case of the balance sheet, of the state of affairs of the Company as at March 31,2010;

b) in the case of the profit and loss account, of the profit for the year ended on that date; and

c) in the case of cash flow statement, of the cash flows for the year ended on that date.

Annexure referred to in paragraph 3 of our report of even date Re: Universal Cables Limited

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

(b) Fixed Assets have been physically verified by the management during the year and no material discrepancies were identified on such verification.

(c) There was no substantial disposal of fixed assets during the year.

(ii) (a) The management has conducted physical verification of inventory at reasonable intervals during the year.

(b) The procedures of physical verification of inventory followed by the management are reasonable and adequate in relation to the size of the Company and the nature of its business.

(c) The Company is maintaining proper records of inventory and no material discrepancies were noticed on physical verification.

(iii) (a) As informed, the Company has not granted any loans, secured or unsecured to companies, firms or other parties covered in the register maintained under Section 301 of the Companies Act, 1956. Therefore, the provisions of clause 4(iii) (b), (c) and (d) of the order are not applicable to the Company.

(e) As informed, the Company has not taken any loans, secured or unsecured from companies, firms or other parties covered in the register maintained under Section 301 of the Companies Act, 1956. Therefore, the provisions of clause 4(iii) (f) and (g) of the order are not applicable to the Company.

(iv) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, there is an adequate internal control system commensurate with the size of the Company and the nature of its business, for the purchase of inventory and fixed assets and for the sale of goods and services. During the course of our audit, no major weakness has been noticed in the internal control system in respect of these areas.

(v) Based on the audit procedures applied by us and according to the information and explanations provided by the management, we are of the opinion that there are no transactions that need to be entered into the register maintained under Section 301 of the Companies Act, 1956. Therefore, the provisions of Clause 4(v) of the order are not applicable to the Company.

(vi) In respect of deposits accepted, in our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, directives issued by the Reserve Bank of India and the provisions of Sections 58A, 58AA or any other relevant provisions of the Companies Act, 1956 and the rules framed thereunder, to the extent applicable, have been complied with. We are informed by the management that no order has been passed by the Company Law Board, National Company Law Tribunal or Reserve Bank of India or any Court or any other Tribunal.

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

(viii) We have broadly reviewed the books of account maintained by the Company pursuant to the rules made by the Central Government for the maintenance of cost records under Section 209(1 )(d) of the Companies Act, 1956, and are of the opinion that prima facie, the prescribed accounts and records have been made and maintained.

(ix) (a) Undisputed statutory dues including provident fund, investor education and protection fund, or employees state insurance, income-tax, sales-tax, wealth-tax, service tax, customs duty, excise duty, have generally been regularly deposited with the appropriate authorities though there has been a slight delay in a few cases.

Further, since the Central Government has till date not prescribed the amount of cess payable under section 441 A of the Companies Act, 1956, we are not in a position to comment upon the regularity or otherwise of the Company in depositing the same.

(b) According to the information and explanations given to us, there are no undisputed dues in respect of provident fund, investor education and protection fund, employees state insurance, income-tax, wealth-tax, service tax, sales-tax, customs duty, excise duty, cess and other statutory dues which were outstanding, at the year end for a period of more than six months from the date they became payable except interest on late payment of entry tax as per Madhya Pradesh Entry Tax Act, 1976 became due on September 15, 2008. As informed, there was no demand raised by Sales tax authority for this and amount has been provided as per applicable Act.

(c) According to the information and explanations given to us, there are no dues of income-tax, sales-tax, wealth-tax, service tax, customs duty, excise duty and cess which have not been deposited on account of any dispute.

(x) The Company has no accumulated losses at the end of the financial year and it has not incurred cash losses in the current and immediately preceding financial year.

(xi) Based on our audit procedures and as per the information and explanations given by the management, we are of the opinion that the Company has not defaulted in repayment of dues to banks. The Company did not have any outstanding debenture and loan from any financial institution during the year.

(xii) According to the information and explanations given to us and based on the documents and records produced to us, 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, the Company is not a chit fund or a nidhi/mutual benefit fund/society. Therefore, the provisions of clause 4(xiii) of the Companies (Auditors Report) Order, 2003 (as amended) are not applicable to the Company.

(xiv) In our opinion, the Company is not dealing in or trading in shares, securities, debentures and other investments. Accordingly, the provisions of clause 4(xiv) of the Companies (Auditors Report) Order, 2003 (as amended) are not applicable to the Company.

(xv) According to the information and explanations given to us, the Company has not given any guarantee for loans taken by others from bank or financial institutions.

(xvi) Based on information and explanations given to us by the management, term loans were applied for the purpose for which the loans were obtained.

(xvii) According to the information and explanations given to us and on an overall examination of the balance sheet of the Company, we report that no funds raised on short-term basis have been used for long-term investment.

(xviii) The Company has not made any preferential allotment of shares to parties or companies covered in the register maintained under Section 301 of the Companies Act, 1956.

(xix) The Company did not have any outstanding debentures during the year.

(xx) The Company has not raised any money through a public issue during the year and did not have any unutilized money out of earlier public issues.

(xxi) Based upon the audit procedures performed for the purpose of reporting the true and fair view of the financial statements and as per the information and explanations given by the management, we report that no fraud on or by the Company has been noticed or reported during the course of our audit.

For S.R. BATLIBOI & CO.

Chartered Accountants

Firm Registration No. 301003E

per Anil Gupta Partner Membership No. 87921

New Delhi, 11th May, 2010

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