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Accounting Policies of Warren Tea Ltd. Company

Mar 31, 2015

1) Adoption of Audited Financial Statements for the year ended 31st March, 2015 and the Reports of the Directors and Auditors thereon.

2) Appointment of a Director in place of Mr S K Ghosh (DIN 00042335), retiring by rotation, who being eligible has offered himself for reappointment.

3) Ratification of Appointment of Messrs B M Chatrath & Co., Chartered Accountants (FRN 301011E), as Statutory Auditors made at the 37th Annual General Meeting to hold office till conclusion of the 42nd Annual General Meeting.

4) Appointment of Mrs Sonia Barman (DIN 06910929), as an Independent Director for 5 years from 22nd September, 2014.

5) Payment of remuneration to Messrs Shome & Banerjee, Cost Accountants (FRN000001), for audit of cost records for financial year 2015-16.

6) Payment of remuneration to Mr Vinay K Goenka (DIN 00043124) as Chairman in accordance with Section II of Part II of Schedule V of the Companies Act, 2013, in the event of absence or inadequacy of profits.

7) Payment of remuneration to Mr S K Ghosh (DIN 00042335) as Managing Director in accordance with Section II of Part II of Schedule V of the Companies Act, 2013, in the event of absence or inadequacy of profits.

8) Borrowing beyond the Company's Paid-up Capital and Free Reserves, limited to ' 75 Crores and to create securities therefor.


Mar 31, 2014

(a) The financial statements have been prepared in accordance with the Companies Act, 1956 and the Companies Act, 2013 to the extent applicable and the rules framed thereunder.

All asset and liabilities have been classified as Current or Non-current as per the Company''s normal operating cycle and other criteria set out in the revised Schedule VI to the Companies Act, 1956.

(b) Fixed Assets and Depreciation / Amortisation

Written down value of Fixed Assets (both Tangible and Intangible) represents cost of acquisition/valuation of such assets after deduction of depreciation (including amortisation) on Straight Line Method at rates indicated in Note 24(4). Rights are carried at cost of acquisition less amortisation, basis of which is indicated in Note 24(4).

Although Tea Plantation is an item of wasting asset, no depreciation is charged on such assets as it is customary in the Tea Industry and also because the Infilling costs of Tea Bushes, Replanting of Tea and other long term developmental expenditure in the plantation areas are charged to Revenue Expenditure upon completion of the composite activities which are allowed by the Indian Taxation Authorities. Thus, no depreciation has been charged on New Planting.

For additions to Assets during the course of the year depreciation/amortisation is being charged on a full year basis. In case of acquisition of any undertaking, depreciation is charged from the effective date of such acquisition.

Assets costing upto Rs. 5000/- each are fully depreciated in the same year.

Compensation received for acquisition of Assets of the Company is accounted for upon acceptance of the Company''s claim by the appropriate authorities.

(c) Impairment of Assets

Loss on account of Impairment of Assets is to be recognised if and when the carrying amount of the Fixed Assets exceeds the recoverable amount i.e. higher of net selling price and value in use.

(d) Investments

Long term Investments made by the Company have been stated at cost, except in certain cases where these have been brought down upon commercial considerations and in keeping with the applicable Accounting Standard. Current Investments are stated at lower of cost and fair value.

(e) Inventories

Inventories of Stores, as existing at the year-end, represent weighted average cost of procurements. Obsolete and slow moving inventories are fully depreciated in the Accounts. Unsold but saleable Stock of Tea are valued at weighted average cost of production including attributable charges and levies or net realisable value, whichever is lower.

(f) Sales and Revenue Recognition

Disposal of Company''s produce is accounted for as Sales whenever appropriate documents are received even when the proceeds are received after the accounting period.

Items of income including Export Benefits are recognised on accrual and conservative basis.

(g) Government Grants

Government Grants related to specific depreciable fixed asset are deducted from gross values of the related fixed asset in arriving at their book value.

Government Grants related to revenue are recognised in the Accounts on prudent basis.

(h) Foreign Currencies Transactions

Transactions in foreign currency are accounted for at the exchange rates prevailing on the date of transactions. Monetary assets and liabilities related to foreign currency transactions remaining unsettled at the end of the year are translated at year-end exchange rates.

Gains/Losses arising out of fluctuations in the exchange rates are recognised in the Accounts in the period in which they arise. Differences between the forward exchange rates and the exchange rates at the date of transactions are accounted for as income/ expense over the life of the contracts.

(i) Employee Benefits

a) Short Term Employee Benefits

The amount of Short Term Employee Benefits payable in terms of employment for the services rendered by such employees is recognised during the period when the employee renders services.

b) Post Employment Benefits

(i) The Company operates defined Contribution Schemes of Provident Funds and makes regular contributions to Provident Funds which are fully funded and administered by the Trustees/Government and are independent of the Company''s finance. Such contributions are recognised in the Accounts on accrual basis. Interest accruing to the Fund administered by the Trustees are credited to respective members'' accounts based on the rates stipulated by the Government and shortfall if any, recognised on the basis of actuarial valuation report in this regard, is borne by the Company.

(ii) The Company operates defined benefit Superannuation and Gratuity Schemes administered by the Trustees, which are independent of the Company''s finance. Such obligations are recognised in the Accounts on the basis of actuarial valuation applying Projected Unit Credit Method including gains and losses at the year-end.

(iii) The Company operates a defined benefit Pension Scheme and Additional Retiral Benefit for certain categories of employees for which obligations are recognised in the Accounts based on actuarial valuation applying Projected Unit Credit Method including gains and losses at the year-end.

c) Other Long Term Employee Benefits

Other Long Term Employee Benefits are recognised in the Accounts based on actuarial valuation applying Projected Unit Credit Method including gains and losses at the year-end.

(j) Expenditure

As is customary in the Tea Industry, maintenance expenditure incurred at Gardens, for which accruing benefits may not be relatable in terms of periods, are charged off to Revenue Expenditure in the year these are incurred.

Operational Borrowing Costs are recognised as Revenue Expenditure in the year in which these are incurred.

(k) Corporate Taxation

Current Tax is determined as the amount of income-tax payable/recoverable in respect of the taxable income for the current period.

Deferred Tax is recognised as the tax effect of timing differences being the differences between taxable income and accounting income that originated in one period and is capable of reversal in one or more subsequent periods.

Deferred Tax Assets are recognised subject to the consideration of prudence only to the extent that there is reasonable certainty that sufficient future taxable income will be available against which such deferred tax assets can be realised.

(l) Contingent Liabilities

Contingent Liabilities are disclosed when there is a possible obligation which may arise from past events and the existence of which will be confirmed only by the occurance or non-occurance of one or more uncertain future events not wholly within the control of the Company or a present obligation that arises from past events where it is either not probable that an outflow of resources will be required to settle the obligation or reliable estimate of the amount cannot be made.

2 Pursuant to a Scheme of Arrangement sanctioned by the Hon''ble Gauhati High Court by its Order dated 16th December, 2013, the assets and liabilities of seven of the Company''s tea estates were transferred to James Warren Tea Limited with retrospective effect from 1st April, 2011; the Scheme became effective from 9th January, 2014 and effect of the said Scheme has already been given in the accounts for the year ended 31st March, 2013.

3 Revaluation of all Plantation Assets excluding depreciable Assets was conducted in 2001-02 by approved Valuers appointed by the Company. In evaluating such Assets, the Valuers carried out physical inspection, verification and analysis of plantation areas and valued the same on a conservative basis. The resultant incremental amount of Rs. 1879.62 in respect of seven tea estates of the Company was incorporated in the Accounts as on 31st March, 2002 and credited to the Revaluation Reserve Account.

5 Under the Assam Fixation of Ceiling of Land Holding Act, 1956, undeveloped lands, approximately 2145 hectares (Previous Year - 2145hectares) have been vested in the State Government. Necessary adjustments in respect of land compensation will be made in the accounts on settlement of the same.


Mar 31, 2012

(a) The financial statements have been prepared in accordance with the Companies Act, 1956 of India and the rules framed thereunder.

All asset and liabilities have been classified as Current or Non-current as per the Company''s normal operating cycle and other criteria set out in the revised schedule VI to the Companies Act, 1956.

(b) Fixed Assets and Depreciation / Amortisation

Written down value of Fixed Assets (both Tangible and Intangible) represents cost of acquisition/valuation of such assets after deduction of depreciation (including amortisation) on Straight Line Method at rates indicated in Note 25(6a). Rights are carried at cost of acquisition less amortisation, basis of which is indicated in Note 24(6).

Although Tea Plantation is an item of wasting asset, no depreciation is charged on such assets as it is customary in the Tea Industry and also because the Infilling costs of Tea Bushes, Replanting of Tea and other long term developmental expenditure in the plantation areas are charged to Revenue Expenditure upon completion of the composite activities which are allowed by the Indian Taxation Authorities. Thus, no depreciation has been charged on New Planting.

For additions to Assets during the course of the year depreciation/amortisation is being charged on a full year basis. In case of acquisition of any undertaking, depreciation is charged from the effective date of such acquisition.

Assets costing upto Rs. 5000/- each are fully depreciated in the same year.

Compensation received for acquisition of Assets of the Company is accounted for upon acceptance of the Company''s claim by the appropriate authorities.

(c) Impairment of Assets

Loss on account of Impairment of Assets is to be recognised if and when the carrying amount of the Fixed Assets exceeds the recoverable amount i.e higher of net selling price and value in use.

(d) Investments

Long term Investments made by the Company have been stated at cost, except in certain cases where these have been brought down upon commercial considerations and in keeping with the applicable Accounting Standard. Current Investments are stated at lower of cost and fair value.

(e) Inventories

Inventories of Stores, as existing at the year-end, represent weighted average cost of procurements. Obsolete and slow moving inventories are fully depreciated in the Accounts.

Unsold but saleable Stock of Tea are valued at weighted average cost of production including attributable charges and levies or net realisable value, whichever is lower.

(f) Sales and Revenue Recognition

Disposal of Company''s produce is accounted for as Sales whenever appropriate documents are received even when the proceeds are received after the accounting period.

Items of income including Export Benefits are recognised on accrual and conservative basis.

(g) Government Grants

Government Grants related to specific depreciable fixed asset are deducted from gross values of the related fixed asset in arriving at their book value.

Government Grants related to revenue are recognised in the Accounts on prudent basis.

(h) Foreign Currencies Transactions

Transactions in foreign currency are accounted for at the exchange rates prevailing on the date of transactions. Monetary assets and liabilities related to foreign currency transactions remaining unsettled at the end of the year are translated at year-end exchange rates.

Gains/Losses arising out of fluctuations in the exchange rates are recognised in the Accounts in the period in which they arise. Differences between the forward exchange rates and the exchange rates at the date of transactions are accounted for as income/ expense over the life of the contracts.

(i) Employee Benefits

a) Short Term Employee Benefits

The amount of Short Term Employee Benefits payable in terms of employment for the services rendered by such employees is recognised during the period when the employee renders services.

b) Post Employment Benefits

(i) The Company operates defined Contribution Schemes of Provident Funds and makes regular contributions to Provident Funds which are fully funded and administered by the Trustees/Government and are independent of the Company''s finance. Such contributions are recognised in the Accounts on accrual basis. Interest accruing to the Fund administered by the Trustees are credited to respective members'' accounts based on the rates stipulated by the Government and shortfall if any, recognised on the basis of actuarial valuation report in this regard, is borne by the Company.

(ii) The Company operates defined benefit Superannuation and Gratuity Schemes administered by the Trustees, which are independent of the Company''s finance. Such obligations are recognised in the Accounts on the basis of actuarial valuation applying Projected Unit Credit Method including gains and losses at the year-end.

(iii) The Company operates a defined benefit Pension Scheme and Additional Retiral Benefit for certain categories of employees for which obligations are recognised in the Accounts based on actuarial valuation applying Projected Unit Credit Method including gains and losses at the year-end.

c) Other Long Term Employee Benefits

Other Long Term Employee Benefits are recognised in the Accounts based on actuarial valuation applying Projected Unit Credit Method including gains and losses at the year-end.

(j) Expenditure

As is customary in the Tea Industry, maintenance expenditure incurred at Gardens, for which accruing benefits may not be relatable in terms of periods, are charged off to Revenue Expenditure in the year these are incurred.

Operational Borrowing Costs are recognised as Revenue Expenditure in the year in which these are incurred.

(k) Corporate Taxation

Current Tax is determined as the amount of income-tax payable/recoverable in respect of the taxable income for the current period.

Deferred Tax is recognised as the tax effect of timing differences being the differences between taxable income and accounting income that originated in one period and is capable of reversal in one or more subsequent periods.

Deferred Tax Assets are recognised subject to the consideration of prudence only to the extent that there is reasonable certainty that sufficient future taxable income will be available against which such deferred tax assets can be realised.

(l) Contingent Liabilities

Contingent Liabilities are disclosed when there is a possible obligation which may arise from past events and the existence of which will be confirmed only by the occurance or non-occurance of one or more uncertain future events not wholly within the control of the Company or a present obligation that arises from past events where it is either not probable that an outflow of resources will be required to settle the obligation or reliable estimate of the amount cannot be made.


Mar 31, 2011

Major Accounting Policies

(a) The financial statements have been prepared in accordance with the standards of accounting prescribed under the Companies Act, 1956 of India.

(b) Fixed Assets

Written down value of Fixed Assets (both Tangible and Intangible) represents cost of acquisition/valuation of such assets after deduction of depreciation (including amortisation) on Straight Line Method at rates indicated in Note 3(a). Rights are carried at cost of acquisition less amortisation, basis of which is indicated in Note 3.

Although Tea Plantation is an item of wasting asset, no depreciation is charged on such assets as it is customary in the Tea Industry and also because the Infilling costs of Tea Bushes, Replanting of Tea areas and other long term developmental expenditure in the plantation areas are charged to Revenue Expenditure which are allowed by the Indian Taxation Authorities. Thus, no depreciation has been charged on New Planting.

For additions to Assets during the course of the year depreciation/amortisation is being charged on a full year basis. In case of acquisition of any undertaking, depreciation is charged from the effective date of such acquisition.

Assets costing upto Rs. 5000/- each are fully depreciated in the same year.

Compensation received for acquisition of Assets of the Company is accounted for upon acceptance of the Company's claim by the appropriate authorities.

(c) Impairment of Assets

Loss on account of Impairment of Assets is to be recognised if and when the carrying amount of the Fixed Assets exceeds the recoverable amount i.e higher of net selling price and value in use.

(d) Investments

Long term Investments made by the Company have been stated at cost, except in certain cases where these have been brought down upon commercial considerations and in keeping with the applicable Accounting Standard. Current Investments are stated at lower of cost and fair value.

(e) Current Assets, Loans and Advances

Inventories of Stores, as existing at the year-end, represent weighted average cost of procurements. Obsolete and slow moving inventories are fully depreciated in the Accounts.

Unsold but saleable Stock of Tea are valued at weighted average cost of production including attributable charges and levies or net realisable value, whichever is lower.

(f) Sales and Revenue Recognition

Disposal of Company's produce is accounted for as Sales whenever appropriate documents are received even when the proceeds are received after the accounting period.

Items of income including Export Benefits are recognised on accrual and conservative basis.

(g) Government Grants

Government Grants related to specific depreciable fixed asset are deducted from gross values of the related fixed asset in arriving at their book value.

Government Grants related to revenue are recognised in the Accounts on prudent basis.

(h) Foreign Currencies Transactions

Transactions in foreign currency are accounted for at the exchange rates prevailing on the date of transactions. Monetary assets and liabilities related to foreign currency transactions remaining unsettled at the end of the year are translated at year-end exchange rates.

Gains/Losses arising out of fluctuations in the exchange rates are recognised in the Accounts in the period in which they arise. Differences between the forward exchange rates and the exchange rates at the date of transactions are accounted for as income/expense over the life of the contracts.

(i) Employee Benefits

a) Short Term Employee Benefits

The amount of Short Term Employee Benefits payable in terms of employment for the services rendered by such employees is recognised during the period when the employee renders services.

b) Post Employment Benefits

(i) The Company operates defined Contribution Schemes of Provident Funds and makes regular contributions to Provident Funds which are fully funded and administered by the Trustees/Government and are independent of the Company's finance. Such contributions are recognised in the Accounts on accrual basis. Interest accruing to the Fund administered by the Trustees are credited to respective members' accounts based on the rates stipulated by the Government and shortfall in this regard, if any, is borne by the Company.

(ii) The Company operates defined benefit Superannuation and Gratuity Schemes administered by the Trustees, which are independent of the Company's finance. Such obligations are recognised in the Accounts on the basis of actuarial valuation including gains and losses at the year-end.

(iii) The Company operates a defined benefit Pension Scheme and Additional Retiral Benefit for certain categories of employees for which obligations are recognised in the Accounts based on actuarial valuation including gains and losses at the year-end.

c) Other Long Term Employee Benefits

Other Long Term Employee Benefits are recognised in the Accounts based on actuarial valuation including gains and losses at the year-end.

(j) Expenditure

As is customary in the Tea Industry, maintenance expenditure incurred at Gardens, for which accruing benefits may not be relatable in terms of periods, are charged off to Revenue Expenditure in the year these are incurred.

Operational Borrowing Costs are recognised as Revenue Expenditure in the year in which these are incurred.

(k) Corporate Taxation

Current Tax is determined as the amount of income-tax payable/recoverable in respect of the taxable income for the current period.

Deferred Tax is recognised as the tax effect of timing differences being the differences between taxable income and accounting income that originated in one period and is capable of reversal in one or more subsequent periods.

Deferred Tax Assets are recognised subject to the consideration of prudence only to the extent that there is reasonable certainty that sufficient future taxable income will be available against which such deferred tax assets can be realised.


Mar 31, 2010

(a) The financial statements have been prepared in accordance with the standards of accounting prescribed under the Companies Act, 1956 of India.

(b) Fixed Assets

Written down value of Fixed Assets (both Tangible and Intangible) represents cost of acquisition/valuation of such assets after deduction of depreciation (including amortisation) on Straight Line Method at rates indicated in Note 3(a). Rights are carried at cost of acquisition less amortisation, basis of which is indicated in Note 3.

Although Tea Plantation is an item of wasting asset, no depreciation is charged on such assets as it is customary in the Tea Industry and also because the Infilling costs of Tea Bushes, Replanting of Tea areas and other long term developmental expenditure in the plantation areas are charged to Revenue Expenditure which are allowed by the Indian Taxation Authorities. Thus, no depreciation has been charged on New Planting.

For additions to Assets during the course of the year depreciation/amortisation is being charged on a full year basis. In case of acquisition of any undertaking, depreciation is charged from the effective date of such acquisition.

Assets costing upto Rs 5000/- each are fully depreciated in the same year.

Compensation received for acquisition of Assets of the Company is accounted for upon acceptance of the Companys claim by the appropriate authorities.

(c) Impairment of Assets

Loss on account of Impairment of Assets is to be recognised if and when the carrying amount of the Fixed Assets exceeds the recoverable amount i.e higher of net selling price and value in use.

(d) Investments

Long term Investments made by the Company have been stated at cost, except in certain cases where these have been brought down upon commercial considerations and in keeping with the applicable Accounting Standard. Current Investments are stated at lower of cost and fair value.

(e) Current Assets, Loans and Advances

Inventories of Stores, as existing at the year-end, represent weighted average cost of procurements. Obsolete and slow moving inventories are fully depreciated in the Accounts.

Unsold but saleable Stock of Tea are valued at weighted average cost of production including attributable charges and levies or net realisable value, whichever is lower.

(f) Sales and Revenue Recognition

Disposal of Companys produce is accounted for as Sales whenever appropriate documents are received even when the proceeds are received after the accounting period.

Items of income including Export Benefits are recognised on accrual and conservative basis.

(g) Government Grants

Government Grants related to specific depreciable fixed asset are deducted from gross values of the related fixed asset in arriving at their book value.

Government Grants related to revenue are recognised in the Accounts on prudent basis.

(h) Foreign Currencies Transactions

Transactions in foreign currency are accounted for at the exchange rates prevailing on the date of transactions. Monetary assets and liabilities related to foreign currency transactions remaining unsettled at the end of the year are translated at year-end exchange rates.

Gains/Losses arising out of fluctuations in the exchange rates are recognised in the Accounts in the period in which they arise. Differences between the forward exchange rates and the exchange rates at the date of transactions are accounted for as income/ expense over the life of the contracts.

(i) Employee Benefits

a) Short Term Employee Benefits

The amount of Short Term Employee Benefits payable in terms of employment for the services rendered by such employees is recognised during the period when the employee renders services.

b) Post Employment Benefits

(i) The Company operates defined Contribution Schemes of Provident Funds and makes regular contributions to Provident Funds which are fully funded and administered by the Trustees/Government and are independent of the Companys finance. Such contributions are recognised in the Accounts on accrual basis. Interest accruing to the Fund administered by the Trustees are credited to respective members accounts based on the rates stipulated by the Government and shortfall in this regard, if any, is borne by the Company.

(ii) The Company operates defined benefit Superannuation and Gratuity Schemes administered by the Trustees, which are independent of the Companys finance. Such obligations are recognised in the Accounts on the basis of actuarial valuation including gains and losses at the year-end.

(iii) The Company operates a defined benefit Pension Scheme and Additional Retiral Benefit for certain categories of employees for which obligations are recognised in the Accounts based on actuarial valuation including gains and losses at the year- end.

c) Other Long Term Employee Benefits

Other Long Term Employee Benefits are recognised in the Accounts based on actuarial valuation including gains and losses at the year-end.

(j) Expenditure

As is customary in the Tea Industry, maintenance expenditure incurred at Gardens/for which accruing benefits may not be relatable in terms of periods, are charged off to Revenue Expenditure in the year these are incurred.

Operational Borrowing Costs are recognised as Revenue Expenditure in the year in which these are incurred.

(k) Corporate Taxation

Current Tax is determined as the amount of income-tax payable/recoverable in respect of the taxable income for the current period.

Deferred Tax is recognised as the tax effect of timing differences being the differences between taxable income and accounting income that originated in one period and is capable of reversal in one or more subsequent periods.

Deferred Tax Assets are recognised subject to the consideration of prudence only to the extent that there is reasonable certainty that sufficient future taxable income will be available against which such deferred tax assets can be realised.

 
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