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Auditor Report of Vedanta Ltd.

Mar 31, 2015

Report on the Standalone Financial Statements

We have audited the accompanying standalone financial statements of VEDANTA LIMITED (Formerly known as Sesa Sterlite Limited / Sesa Goa Limited) ("the Company"), which comprise the Balance Sheet as at March 31,2015, 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, read with Rule 7 of the Companies (Accounts) Rules, 2014. This responsibility also includes maintenance of adequate accounting records in accordance with the provisions of the Act for safeguarding the assets of the Company and for preventing and detecting frauds and other irregularities; selection and application of appropriate accounting policies; making judgments and estimates that are reasonable and prudent; and design, implementation and maintenance of adequate internal financial controls, that were operating effectively for ensuring the accuracy and completeness of the accounting records, relevant to the preparation and presentation of the financial statements that give a true and fair view and are free from material misstatement, whether due to fraud or error.

Auditors'' Responsibility

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

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

We conducted our audit in accordance with the Standards on Auditing specified under Section 143(10) of the Act. Those Standards require that we comply with ethical requirements and plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free from material misstatement.

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

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

Opinion

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

Report on Other Legal and Regulatory Requirements

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

(f) With respect to the other matters to be included in the 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 financial statements - Refer Notes 47A(a), (c), (d); 47C; 47D and 47E to the financial statements;

ii. The Company did not have any long-term contracts including derivative contracts for which there were any material foreseeable losses;

iii. There has been no delay in transferring amounts required to be transferred to the Investor Education and Protection Fund by the Company, other than Rs. 0.38 Crore which is held in abeyance due to pending legal case.

Annexure to the Independent Auditors'' Report

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

(i) In respect of its fixed assets:

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

(b) The Company has a programme of physical verification of all its fixed assets in a phased manner over a period of three years which, in our opinion, is reasonable having regard to the size of the Company and the nature of its assets. In accordance with such a programme, certain fixed assets were physically verified by the management during the year. According to the information and explanation given to us, no material discrepancies were noticed on such verification.

(ii) In respect of its inventories:

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

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

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

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

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

(v) According to the information and explanations given to us, the Company has not accepted any deposit from the public during the year. In respect of unclaimed deposits, the Company has complied with the provisions of Sections 73 to 76 or any other relevant provisions of the Companies Act, 2013 and the rules framed there under.

(vi) We have broadly reviewed the cost records maintained by the Company pursuant to the Companies (Cost Records and Audit) Rules, 2014, as amended, prescribed by the Central Government under sub-section (1) of Section 148 of the Companies Act, 2013, and are of the opinion that, prima facie, the prescribed cost records have been made and maintained. We have, however, not made a detailed examination of the cost records with a view to determine whether they are accurate or complete.

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

(a) The Company has generally been regular in depositing undisputed statutory dues, including provident fund, employees'' state insurance, income-tax, sales tax, wealth tax, service tax, customs duty, excise duty, value added tax, cess and any other statutory dues with the appropriate authorities.

(b) There were no undisputed amounts payable in respect of provident fund, employees'' state insurance, income-tax, sales tax, wealth tax, service tax, customs duty, excise duty, value added tax, cess and other material statutory dues in arrears as at March 31,2015 for a period of more than six months from the date they became payable.

(c) Details of dues of income-tax, sales tax, wealth tax, service tax, customs duty, excise duty, value added tax and cess which have not been deposited as on March 31,2015 on account of disputes are given below:

(Rs. in Crore)

Forum where Period to which Name or the Nature of dispute amount relates Amount Statute the dues is pending involved

Income Tax Act, Income tax High Court Assessment year 178.13 1961 2009-10

Income Tax Assessment years 458.74 Appellate 2002-03 to Tribunal 2005-06 and 2010-11

Commissioner Assessment years 713.92 of Income 1990-91 to Tax 2009-10 and 2005- (Appeals) 06 to 2011-12

Deputy Assessment Year 2.67 Commissioner 2010-11 Assessing Assessment year 10.27 Officer 2008-09

Finance Act, Service tax Customs 2004-05 to 1994 Excise & 2012-13 91.89 Service tax Appellate Tribunal

Commissioner 2008-09 to 2010-11 2.35 of Central Excise (Appeals) Commissioner 2007-08 to 2011-12 25.94 of Central

Excise

High Court 2006-07 to 2008-09 2.66

Central Excise Excise duty High Court 2000-01 10.78 Act, 1944 Customs Excise & Service 1997-98 to 2011 77.9 Tax -12 Appellate Tribunal

Commissioner 1996-97 to 2008 26.6 of Central -09 and 2012-13 Excise

Customs Act, Customs duty Supreme 1996-97 0.1 1962 Court

High Court 2005-06 to 2006 12.3 -07

Customs Excise & Service 2004-05 to 2013 42.24 Tax -14 Appellate Tribunal

Commissioner of Central 2004-05 to 2013 3.9 -14

Excise (Appeals)

Central Sales Tax Act , 1956 Sales tax High Court 1998-99 to 2000 2.09 -01

Additional Commissioner 2003-04 to 2005 1.93 of Sales Tax -06



Tamil Nadu Value Added Value added Tax Act, 2006 tax High Court 2006-07 to 2008 7.00 -09



Tamil Nadu Generation Tax and tax High Court 2003-04 to 2008 10.22 Consumption -09 or sale tax Electricity Act,2003

The Orissa Value Added Value added Tax Act, tax High Court 2012-13 to 2014 128.2 2004 -15



Building and Building Supreme Other cess Court 2008-09 to 2010 10.2 Construction -11 Workers'' (RECS) Act, 1996 and Building and Other Construction Workers'' Welfare Cess Act, 1996

There are no dues of wealth tax which have not been deposited as on March 31,2015 on account of disputes.

(d) The amounts required to be transferred to investor education and protection fund in accordance with the relevant provisions of the Companies Act, 1956 (1 of 1956) and rules made thereunder has been transferred to such fund within time, other than Rs. 0.38 Crore which is held in abeyance due to pending legal case.

(viii) The Company does not have accumulated losses at the end of the financial year and the Company has not incurred cash losses during the financial year covered by our audit and in the immediately preceding financial year.

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

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

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

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

For Deloitte Haskins & Sells LLP Chartered Accountants (Firm Registration No. 117366W / W-100018)

Jitendra Agarwal Place : Mumbai Partner Date : April 29, 2015 Membership No. 87104


Mar 31, 2013

We have audited the accompanying financial statements of SESA GOA LIMITED (the ''Company''), which comprise the Balance Sheet as at March 31, 2013, the Statement of Profit and Loss, and the Cash Flow Statement for the year then ended, and a summary of the significant accounting policies and other explanatory information.

MANAGEMENT''S RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

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

AUDITORS'' RESPONSIBILITY

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

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

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

OPINION

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

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

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

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

REPORT ON OTHER LEGAL AND REGULATORY REQUiREMENTS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Annexure to the Independent Auditors'' Report

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

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

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

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

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

(ii) In respect of the Company''s inventories:

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

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

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

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

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

(v) According to the information and explanations given to us, the Company has not entered into any contract or arrangement with other parties, which needed to be entered in the Register maintained under section 301 of the Companies Act, 1956.

(vi) According to the information and explanations given to us, the Company has not accepted any deposits from the public during the year. In respect of unclaimed deposits, the Company has complied with the provisions of Sections 58A and 58AA or any other relevant provisions of the Companies Act, 1956 and the Companies (Acceptance of Deposits) Rules, 1975. According to the information and explanations given to us, no order has been passed by the Company Law Board or the National Company Law Tribunal or the Reserve Bank of India or any Court or any other Tribunal.

(vii) In our opinion, the internal audit functions carried out during the year by a firm of Chartered Accountants appointed by the management have been commensurate with the size of the Company and the nature of its business.

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

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

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

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

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

Statute Nature of Amount Period to which the dues (Rs. in crore) amount relates

Income-tax Act, Income Tax 1,123.36 Assessment Years 2004-05, 1961 2006-07, 2007-08 to 2011-12

Income-tax Act, Income Tax 109.33 Assessment Years 2005-06, 1961 2006-07 and 2009-10

The Central Excise Excise Duty 7.82 2011-12 to 2012-13 Act, 1944

The Finance Act, Service Tax 2.40 2009-10 to 2011-12 1994

Customs Act, Custom Duty 1.40 Assessment Year 2006-07 1962

Sales Tax Act Sales Tax 0.63 1997- 98 to 2000-01

Customs Act, Custom Duty 0.29 2010-11 1962

Statute Forum where the dispute is pending

Income-Tax Act, 1961 Commissioner of Income Tax (Appeals), Panaji, Goa

Income-Tax Act, 1961 Income Tax Appellate Tribunal, Panaji, Goa

The Central Excise Act, 1944 Commissioner - Customs, Central Excise and Service Tax, Panaji, Goa.

The Finance Act, 1994 Superintendent - Central Excise and Service Tax, Panaji, Goa

Customs Act, 1962 Custom Excise and Service Tax Appellate Tribunal, Mumbai

Sales Tax Act Additional Commissioner of Sales Tax

Customs Act, 1962 Commissioner of Customs (Appeals),Panaji, Goa

(x) The Company does not have any accumulated losses. The Company has not incurred cash losses during the current financial year and in the immediately preceding financial year.

(xi) According to the information and explanations given to us, the Company has not taken any loan from a bank or financial institution or borrowed any sum against issue of debentures.

(xii) According to the information and explanations given to us, the Company has not granted any loans and advances on the basis of security by way of pledge of shares, debentures and other securities.

(xiii) The Company is not a chit fund, nidhi, or a mutual benefit society.

(xiv) According to the information and explanations given to us, the Company is not a dealer or trader in shares, securities or debentures and other investments.

(xv) According to the information and explanations given to us, the terms and conditions under which the Company has given guarantee for loans taken by its wholly owned subsidiary from banks are not prima facie prejudicial to the interests of the Company. The Company has not given guarantees to any financial institutions.

(xvi) According to the information and explanations given to us, the Company has not availed any term loans during the year.

(xvii) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us and on an overall examination of the Balance Sheet of the Company, as at March 31, 2013, we report that funds raised on short term basis amounting to Rs. 2,721.16 crore have, prima facie, been used during the year for non-current assets.

(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 has not issued any debentures.

(xx) The Company has not raised any money by public issues during the year.

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

For Deloitte Haskins & Sells

Chartered Accountants

(Firm Registration No. 117366W)

Rajesh K Hiranandani

Partner

(Membership No. 36920)

Place: Panaji - Goa

Date: April 27, 2013


Mar 31, 2012

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

5. On the basis of 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 section 274(1)(g) of the Companies Act, 1956.

Annexure to the Auditors' Report

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

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

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

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

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

(ii) In respect of the Company's inventories:

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

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

(c) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, the Company has maintained proper records of its inventories and the discrepancies noticed on physical verification, having regard to the size of the Company and the nature of its business, were not material.

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

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

(v) According to the information and explanations given to us, the Company has not entered into any contract or arrangement with other parties, which needs to be entered in the Register maintained under section 301 of the Companies Act, 1956.

(vi) According to the information and explanations given to us, the Company has not accepted any deposits from the public during the year. In respect of unclaimed deposits, the Company has complied with the provisions of Sections 58A and 58AA or any other relevant provisions of the Companies Act, 1956. According to the information and explanations given to us, no order has been passed by the Company Law Board or the National Company Law Tribunal or the Reserve Bank of India or any Court or any other Tribunal.

(vii) In our opinion, the internal audit functions carried out during the year by a firm of Chartered Accountants appointed by the management have been commensurate with the size of the Company and the 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 in respect of all its products namely, iron ore, metallurgical coke and pig iron, and are of the opinion that prima facie the prescribed accounts and records have been made and maintained. We have, however, not made a detailed examination of the records with a view to determining whether they are accurate or complete.

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

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

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

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

Statute Nature of dues Amount Period to which the Forum where the (Rs in crore) amount relates dispute is pending

Income Tax Act, Income Tax 160.37 Assessment Years 2004-05, Commissioner of Income Tax 1961 2007-08, 2008-09 and 2009-10 (Appeals), Panaji

Income Tax Act, Income Tax 0.29 Assessment Years 2006-07 Income Tax Appellate 1961 Tribunal, Panaji

Sales Tax Act Sales Tax 0.63 1997- 98 to 2000-01 Additional Commissioner of Sales Tax

Customs Act, Custom Duty 1.40 Assessment Year 2006-07 Custom Excise and Service 1962 Appellate Tribunal, Mumbai

(x) The Company does not have any accumulated losses. The Company has not incurred cash losses during the current financial year and in the immediately preceding financial year.

(xi) According to the information and explanations given to us, the Company has not taken any term loan from a bank or financial institution or borrowed any sum against issue of debentures.

(xii) According to the information and explanations given to us, the Company has not granted any loans and advances on the basis of security by way of pledge of shares, debentures and other securities.

(xiii) The Company is not a chit fund, nidhi, or a mutual benefit society.

(xiv) According to the information and explanations given to us, the Company is not a dealer or trader in shares, securities or debentures and other investments.

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

(xvi) According to the information and explanations given to us, the Company has not availed any term loans during the year.

(xvii) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us and on an overall examination of the Balance Sheet of the Company as at March 31, 2012, we report that funds raised on short term basis amounting to Rs 1,925.17 crores have, prima facie, been used during the year 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 has not issued any debentures.

(xx) The Company has not raised any money by public issues during the year.

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

For Deloitte Haskins & Sells

Chartered Accountants

(Registration No. 117366W)

Rajesh K Hiranandani

Place: Panaji - Goa Partner

Date: April 24, 2012 (Membership No. 36920)

 
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