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Auditor Report of Tata Steel Ltd.

Mar 31, 2017

Report on the Standalone Ind AS Financial Statements

We have audited the accompanying standalone Ind AS financial statements of TATA STEEL LIMITED (“the Company”), which comprise the Balance Sheet as at March 31, 2017, and the Statement of Profit and Loss (including Other Comprehensive Income), the Cash Flow Statement and the Statement of Changes in Equity for the year then ended, and a summary of the significant accounting policies and other explanatory information.

Management’s Responsibility for the Standalone Ind AS 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 Ind AS financial statements that give a true and fair view of the financial position, financial performance including other comprehensive income, cash flows and changes in equity of the Company in accordance with the accounting principles generally accepted in India, including the Indian Accounting Standards (Ind AS) prescribed under section 133 of the Act.

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 Ind AS 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 Ind AS financial statements based on our audit.

In conducting 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 of the standalone Ind AS financial statements 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 Ind AS 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 Ind AS financial statements. The procedures selected depend on the auditor’s judgment, including the assessment of the risks of material misstatement of the standalone Ind AS 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 Ind AS 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 Ind AS financial statements.

We believe that the audit evidence obtained by us, is sufficient and appropriate to provide a basis for our audit opinion on the standalone Ind AS financial statements.

Opinion

In our opinion and to the best of our information and according to the explanations given to us, the aforesaid standalone Ind AS 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, 2017, and its profit, total comprehensive income, its cash flows and the changes in equity for the year ended on that date.

Report on Other Legal and Regulatory Requirements

1. As required by Section 143(3) of the Act we report, to the extent applicable 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 including Other Comprehensive Income, the Cash Flow Statement and Statement of Changes in Equity dealt with by this Report are in agreement with the relevant books of account.

d) In our opinion, the aforesaid standalone Ind AS financial statements comply with the Indian Accounting Standards prescribed under section 133 of the Act.

e) On the basis of the written representations received from the directors as on March 31, 2017 taken on record by the Board of Directors, none of the directors is disqualified as on March 31, 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 A”. Our report expresses an unmodified opinion on the adequacy and operating effectiveness of the Company’s internal financial controls over financial reporting.

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, as amended, 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 Ind AS financial statements;

ii. The Company has made provision, as required under the applicable law or accounting standards, for material foreseeable losses, if any, on longterm 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 the standalone Ind AS financial statements as regards its holding and dealings in Specified Bank Notes as defined in the Notification S.O. 3407(E) dated November 8, 2016 of the Ministry of Finance, during the period from November 8, 2016 to December 30, 2016. Based on audit procedures performed and the representations provided to us by the management we report that the disclosures are in accordance with the books of account maintained by the Company.

2. As required by the Companies (Auditor’s Report) Order, 2016 (“the Order”) issued by the Central Government in terms of Section 143(11) of the Act, we give in “Annexure B” a statement on the matters specified in paragraphs 3 and 4 of the Order.

ANNEXURE “B” TO THE INDEPENDENT AUDITOR’S REPORT

(Referred to in paragraph 2 under ‘Report on Other Legal and Regulatory Requirements’ section of our report of even date)

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

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

(c) According to the information and explanations given to us and the records examined by us and based on the examination of the registered sale deeds, transfer deeds, mutation of title papers, property tax papers and conveyance deeds provided to us, we report that the title deeds, comprising all the immovable properties in respect of land and buildings which are freehold, are held in the name of the Company as at the balance sheet date, except the following:

i. in respect to freehold land fair value at deemed cost amounting to Rs.60.16 crore (purchase cost Rs.0.34 crore) the title deeds of which are held in the name of erstwhile companies which have subsequently been amalgamated with the Company;

ii. title deeds to freehold land fair value at deemed cost amounting to Rs.1.87 crore (purchase price Rs.0.03 crore) which has not been executed.

iii. title deeds to freehold land fair value at deemed cost amounting to Rs.117.68 crore (purchase cost Rs.6.74 crore) were not readily available.

iv. title deeds to buildings with gross carrying amount and net carrying amount of Rs.0.61 crore and Rs.0.57 crore respectively were not readily available.

(ii) As explained to us, inventories of finished and semi-finished goods and raw materials at Works, Mines and Collieries were physically verified during the year by the Management. In respect of inventories of stores and spare parts and stocks at stockyards and with consignment/conversion agents, the Company has a programme of verification of stocks over a three year period. In case of materials lying with third parties, certificates for stocks held have been received. In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, the inventories have been verified by the management at reasonable intervals in relation to size of the Company and nature of business and no material discrepancies were noticed on physical verification.

(iii) According to the information and explanations given to us, the Company has granted loans, secured or unsecured, to companies, firms, Limited Liability Partnerships or other parties covered in the register maintained under section 189 of the Companies Act, 2013, in respect of which:

(a) The terms and conditions of the grant of such loans are, in our opinion, prima facie, not prejudicial to the Company’s interest except an intercorporate deposit of Rs.21.37 crore placed with a subsidiary company which is not a going concern.

(b) The schedule of repayment of principal and payment of interest has been stipulated and the repayments of principal amounts and interest have been regular as per stipulations except for loans and interest amounting to Rs.539.73 crore representing due from a subsidiary company and interest amounting to Rs.13.11 crore representing due from three subsidiary companies.

(c) Amounts referred to (b) above have been overdue for more than 90 days and, as explained to us, the Management has taken reasonable steps for recovery of the principal amounts and interest thereon.

(iv) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, the Company has complied with the provisions of Sections 185 and 186 of the Companies Act, 2013 in respect of grant of loans, making investments and providing guarantees and securities, as applicable.

(v) According to the information and explanations given to us, the Company has not accepted any deposit 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.

(vi) The maintenance of cost records has been specified by the Central Government under section 148(1) of the Companies Act, 2013. We have broadly reviewed the cost records maintained by the Company pursuant to the Companies (Cost Records and Audit) Rules, 2014, as amended and The Cost Accounting Records (Electricity Industry) Rules, 2011 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, Service Tax, Customs Duty, Excise Duty, Value Added Tax, Cess and other material statutory dues applicable to it with the appropriate authorities. We are informed that the Company intends to obtain exemption from operations of Employees’ State Insurance Act at some locations and necessary steps have been taken by the Company. We are also informed that actions taken by the authorities at some locations to bring the employees of the Company under the Employees’ State Insurance Scheme has been contested by the Company and full payment has not been made of the contributions demanded.

(b) There were no undisputed amounts payable in respect of Provident Fund, Employees’ State Insurance, Income-tax, Sales Tax, Service Tax, Customs Duty, Excise Duty, Value Added Tax, Cess and other material statutory dues in arrears as at March 31, 2017 for a period of more than six months from the date they became payable, except for the following:

Name of Statute

Nature of Dues

Amount (Rs. crore)

Period to which the Amount Relates

Due Date

Date of subsequent payment

MMDR

Contribution to District Mineral Foundation and interest thereon

295.81

JanRs.15-SepRs.16

SeptRs.16

Outstanding

JVAT

JVAT

2.18

2015-2017

SeptRs.16

Outstanding

Sales Tax Act

Sales Tax

2.07

2013-2014

SeptRs.16

Outstanding

(c) Details of dues of Income-tax, Sales Tax, Service Tax, Customs Duty, Excise Duty, Value Added Tax which have not been deposited as on March 31, 2017 on account of disputes are given below:

Name of the Statute (Nature of Dues)

Forum where Dispute is pending

Period to which the amount relates

Amount (net of payments) (Rs.crore)

Amounts paid under Protest (Rs.crore)

Income Tax

CIT(A)/ITAT

2004-05, 2006-07 to 2009-10

368.81

1,047.72

Income Tax Officer

2010-11

0.67

-

Customs Act

High Court

2002-03

0.03

0.07

Commissioner

1993-94 & 2006-2008

83.59

50.00

Supreme Court

2004-05

235.48

-

High Court

1988-90, 2000-01 & 2003-06

14.54

0.10

Central Excise Act

Tribunal

1990-91, 1992-94, 1996-97 & 1998-99 to 2015-16

1,008.70

43.36

Commissioner

1988-90, 1994-2017

55.75

4.20

Deputy Commissioner

1985-87 & 1998-99

0.18

-

Assistant Commissioner

1982-2006, 2013-14

0.87

0.00

High Court

1973-74, 1977-79, 1983-84, 1991-97, 2000-02, 2003-04, 2007-09, 2012-2017

280.04

16.13

Tribunal

1980-81, 1983-85, 1987-99, 2001-2011 & 2012-2014

72.48

6.32

Sales Tax

Commissioner

1988-90, 1991- 92, 1993-94, 2000-01 to 2014-15 & 2016-2017

483.44

5.86

Deputy Commissioner

1975-76, 1977-78, 1983-88 & 1993-94 to 2011-12 & 2013-14

32.27

3.01

Assistant Commissioner

1973-74, 1980-81, 1983-84 to 1996-97, 2000-01 to 2005-06, 2008-09, 2013-2014, 2014-15 & 2016-2017

11.55

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

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

(x) 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.

(xi) In our opinion and 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, 2013.

(xii) The Company is not a Nidhi Company and hence reporting under clause (xii) of the CARO 2016 Order is not applicable.

(xiii) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us the Company is in compliance with Section 177 and 188 of the Companies Act, 2013, where applicable, for all transactions with the related parties and the details of related party transactions have been disclosed in the financial statements as required by the applicable accounting standards.

(xiv) During the year the Company has not made any preferential allotment or private placement of shares or fully or partly convertible debentures and hence reporting under clause (xiv) of CARO 2016 is not applicable to the Company.

(xv) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, during the year the Company has not entered into any non-cash transactions with its directors or directors of its holding, subsidiary or associate Company or persons connected with them and hence provisions of section 192 of the Companies Act, 2013 are not applicable.

(xvi) The Company is not required to be registered under section 45-IA of the Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934.

For DELOITTE HASKINS & SELLS LLP

Chartered Accountants

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

N.Venkatram

(Partner)

(Membership No. 71387)

Mumbai, May 16, 2017


Mar 31, 2015

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

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 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 true and fair view in order to design audit procedures that are appropriate in the circumstances, but not for the purpose of expressing an opinion on whether the Company has in place an adequate internal financial controls system over financial reporting and the operating effectiveness of such controls. An audit also includes evaluating the appropriateness of the accounting policies used and the reasonableness of the accounting estimates made by the Company''s Directors, as well as evaluating the overall presentation of the financial statements.

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

Opinion

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

Report on Other Legal and Regulatory Requirements

1. As required by the Companies (Auditor''s Report) Order, 2015 ("the Order"), issued by the Central Government of India in terms of Section 143(11) of the Act, we give in the Annexure a statement on the matters specified in paragraphs 3 and 4 of the Order, 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) I n 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, and 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 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 Note 32 to 37 to the standalone financial statements;

ii. The Company has made provisions as required under the applicable law or accounting, standards, 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.

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

(ii) In respect of its inventories:

(a) As explained to us, the inventories of finished and semi-finished goods and raw materials at Works, Mines and Collieries were physically verified during the year by the Management. In respect to stores and spare parts and stocks at stockyards and with consignment/ conversion agents, the Company has a programme of verification of stocks over a three year period. In our opinion, having regard to the nature and location of the stocks, the frequency of verification is reasonable. In case of materials lying with third parties, certificates for stocks held have been received.

(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) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, the Company has complied with the provisions of Sections 73 to76 or any other relevant provisions of the Companies Act, 2013 and the Companies (Acceptance of Deposits) Rules, 2014, as amended, with regard to the deposits accepted. 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.

(vi) We have broadly reviewed the cost records maintained by the Company pursuant to the Companies (Cost Records and Audit) Rules, 2014, as amended and The Cost Accounting Records (Electricity Industry) Rules, 2011 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, Income-tax, Sales Tax, Wealth Tax, Service Tax, Customs Duty, Excise Duty, Value Added Tax, Cess and other material statutory dues applicable to it with the appropriate authorities. We are informed that the Company intends to obtain exemption from operations of Employees'' State Insurance Act at some locations and necessary steps have been taken by the Company. We are also informed that actions taken by the authorities at some locations to bring the employees of the Company under the Employees'' State Insurance Scheme has been contested by the Company and full payment has not been made of the contributions demanded.

(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, except for collection of sales tax which we are informed are refundable to customers because they have been collected in excess or which have been collected pending receipt of necessary certificates from the customers.

(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:

Name of the Statute Forum where Dispute is (Nature of Dues) pending

CIT(A)/ITAT

Income Tax

Income Tax Officer

Supreme Court

Customs Act High Court Commissioner Supreme Court

High Court Tribunal

Central Excise Act

Commissioner

Deputy Commissioner Assistant Commissioner Supreme Court

High Court

Tribunal

Sales Tax Commissioner

Deputy Commissioner

Assistant Commissioner

Cess on royalty, High Court education, welfare etc. Name of the Statute Period to which the Amount involved (Nature of Dues ) amount relates (Rs. In crores)

Income Tax 2004-05,2006-07 1,533 75 to 2009-2010 2010-11 0.67

1990-91 & 1993-94 9.68

Custom Act 2002-03 0.03

1993-94 & 2014-15 83.59

2004-05 235.48

1988-90,2000-01 & 2003-06 92.55

Central Excise Act 1990-91,1992-94, 1996-97 & 959.54 1998-99 to 2014-15

1988-90, 1994-95 to 2003-04 & 2005-06 to 2014-15 43.51

1985-87 & 1998-99 0.18

1983-2006 0.85

Sales Tax 2000-03 & 2008-15 55.24

1973-74, 1977-79, 1983-84,1991-98 1999-2004,2007-10 & 2012-15 23l.90

1980-81,1983-85,1989-99,2001-12 78.43

1988-90, 1991-92,1993-94,2000-2015 391.81

1975-76, 1977-78, 1983-88 & 1993-94 to 2011- 12 5.5

1973-74, 1980-81,1983-84 to 1996-97, 2000-01 to 2005-06 & 2008-09 9.14

Cess on royalty 1956-94 7.66 education, welfare etc.

(d) The Company has been generally regular in transferring amounts to the Investor Education and Protection Fund in accordance with the relevant provisions of the Companies Act, 1956 (1 of 1956) and Rules made thereunder within time.

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

(N. VENKATRAM) (Partner) (Membership No. 71387)

Mumbai, May 20, 2015


Mar 31, 2014

Report on the Financial Statements

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

Management''s Responsibility for the Financial Statements

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

Auditors'' Responsibility

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

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

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

Opinion

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

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

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

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

Report on Other Legal and Regulatory Requirements

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Annexure to the Independent Auditors'' Report

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

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

(ii) In respect of its fixed assets:

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

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

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

(iii) In respect of its inventory:

(a) As explained to us, the inventories of finished and semi-finished goods and raw materials at Works, Mines and Collieries were physically verified during the year by the Management. In respect to stores and spare parts and stocks at stockyards and with consignment/conversion agents, the Company has a programme of verification of stocks over a three year period. In our opinion, having regard to the nature and location of the stocks, the frequency of verification is reasonable. In case of materials lying with third parties, certificates for stocks held have been received.

(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.

(iv) 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.

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

(vi) In respect of contracts or arrangements entered in the Register maintained in pursuance of Section 301 of the Companies Act, 1956, to the best of our knowledge and belief and according to the information and explanations given to us:

(a) The particulars of contracts or arrangements referred to Section 301 that needed to be entered in the Register maintained under the said Section have been so entered.

(b) Where each of such transaction is in excess of Rs. 5 lakhs in respect of any party, the transactions have been made at prices which are prima facie reasonable having regard to the prevailing market prices at the relevant time.

(vii) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, 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 with regard to the deposits accepted from the public. 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.

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

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

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

(a) The Company has generally been regular in depositing undisputed statutory dues, including Provident Fund, Investor Education and Protection Fund, Income-tax, Sales Tax, Wealth Tax, Service Tax, Customs Duty, Excise Duty, Cess and other material statutory dues applicable to it with the appropriate authorities. We are informed that the Company intends to obtain exemption from operations of Employees'' State Insurance Act at some locations and necessary steps have been taken by the Company. We are also informed that actions taken by the authorities at some locations to bring the employees of the Company under the Employees'' State Insurance Scheme has been contested by the Company and full payment has not been made of the contributions demanded.

(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, Customs Duty, Excise duty, Cess and other material statutory dues in arrears as at March 31, 2014 for a period of more than six months from the date they became payable, except for collection of sales tax which we are informed are refundable to customers because they have been collected in excess or which have been collected pending receipt of necessary certificates from the customers.

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

Supreme Court 2008-09 to 2013-14 2.84

1973-74, 1977-78, 1978-79, 1983-84, High Court 1991-92 to 1997-98, 1999-2000 to 2003-04, 153.33

2007-08, 2009-10 & 2012-13, 2013-14 1980-81, 1983-84, 1984-85, 1989-99, Tribunal 66.40 2001-02 & 2003-04 to 2010-11

Sales Tax 1988-89, 1989-90, 1993- 94, Commissioner 267.06 2000-01 to 2011-12 & 2013-14

Deputy Commissioner 1983-84 to 1987-88 & 1993-94 to 2011-12 46.19

1973-74, 1980-81, 1983-84 to 1996-97, Assistant Commissioner 18.37 2000-01 to 2006-07, 2008-09, 2009-10 & 2011-12

Cess on royalty, education, High Court 1956-94 7.66 welfare etc.

(xi) 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.

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

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

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

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

(xvi) According to the information and explanations given to us, during the period covered by our audit report, the Company did not issue debentures.

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

For DELOITTE HASKINS & SELLS LLP

Chartered Accountants

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

N. VENKATRAM

Partner

(Membership No. 71387)

Mumbai, May 14, 2014


Mar 31, 2013

Report on the Financial Statements

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

Management''s Responsibility for the Financial Statements

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

Auditors'' Responsibility

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

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

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

Opinion

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

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

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

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

Report on Other Legal and Regulatory Requirements

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Annexure to the Independent Auditors'' Report

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

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

(ii) In respect of its fixed assets:

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

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

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

(iii) In respect of its inventory:

(a) As explained to us, the inventories of finished and semi-finished goods and raw materials at Works, Mines and Collieries were physically verified during the year by the Management. In respect to stores and spare parts and stocks at stockyards and with consignment/conversion agents, the Company has a programme of verification of stocks over a three year period. In our opinion, having regard to the nature and location of the stocks, the frequency of verification is reasonable. In case of materials lying with third parties, certificates for stocks held have been received.

(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.

(iv) 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.

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

(vi) In respect of contracts or arrangements entered in the Register maintained in pursuance of Section 301 of the Companies Act, 1956, to the best of our knowledge and belief and according to the information and explanations given to us:

(a) The particulars of contracts or arrangements referred to Section 301 that needed to be entered in the Register maintained under the said Section have been so entered.

(b) Where each of such transaction is in excess of Rs. five lakhs in respect of any party, the transactions have been made at prices which are prima facie reasonable having regard to the prevailing market prices at the relevant time.

(vii) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, 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 with regard to the deposits accepted from the public. 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.

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

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

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

(a) The Company has generally been regular in depositing undisputed statutory dues, including Provident Fund, Investor Education and Protection Fund, Income-tax, Sales Tax, Wealth Tax, Service Tax, Customs Duty, Excise Duty, Cess and other material statutory dues applicable to it with the appropriate authorities. We are informed that the Company intends to obtain exemption from operations of Employees'' State Insurance Act at all locations and necessary steps have been taken by the Company. We are also informed that actions taken by the authorities at some locations to bring the employees of the Company under the Employees'' State Insurance Scheme has been contested by the Company and full payment has not been made of the contributions demanded.

(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, Customs Duty, Excise duty, Cess and other material statutory dues in arrears as at 31 March, 2013 for a period of more than six months from the date they became payable, except for collection of sales tax which we are informed are refundable to customers because they have been collected in excess or which have been collected pending receipt of necessary certificates from the customers.

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

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

Supreme Court 1990-91 & 1993-94 9.68

Customs Act High Court 2002-03 0.03

Commissioner 1993-94 3.92

Supreme Court 2004-05 235.48

1988-89, 1989-90, 2000-01 & 14.54 High Court 2003-04 to 2008-09

1990-91, 1992-93, 1996-97 & 755.32 Central Excise Act Tribunal 1998-99 to 2012-13

Commissioner 1988-89, 1989-90 & 1993-94 to 2012-13 14.17

Deputy Commissioner 1985-86, 1986-87 & 1998-99 0.18

Assistant Commissioner 1983-84 to 2005-06 0.85

Supreme Court 2006-07 to 2011-12 25.59

1973-74, 1991-92, 1992-93, 1994-95, 119.31 High Court 1996-97, 1999-2000 to 2005-06, 2007-08 to 2009-10 & 2012-13

1980-81, 1981-82, 1984-85, 1987-88, 71.97 Tribunal 1989-90, 1995-96 & 1997-98 to 2011-12

Sales Tax 1983-84, 1984-85, 1988-89 to 248.58 Commissioner 1998-99 & 2008-09 to 2011-12

1983-84, 1984-85, 1988-89 to 1998-99 116.94 Deputy Commissioner & 2008-09 to 2011-12

1973-74, 1980-81,1983-84 to 1997-98, 26.85 Assistant Commissioner 1998-99 & 2000-01 to 2011-12

Cess on royalty, 1956-57 to 1993-94, 1999-2000 to 7.66 education, welfare High Court 2001-02, 2003-04 to 2005-06 & 2007-08 etc. to 2012-13

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

(xii) In our opinion 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.

(xiii) 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.

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

(xv) According to the information and explanations given to us, the Company has not made preferential allotment of shares to parties and companies covered in the Register maintained under Section 301 of the Companies Act, 1956.

(xvi) According to the information and explanations given to us, during the period covered by our audit report, the Company had issued unsecured debentures which did not require creation of any charge or security.

(xvii) The Management has disclosed the end use of money raised by public issue in Note 2 to the financial statements and we have verified the same.

(xviii) 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)

N. VENKATRAM

Partner

(Membership No. 71387)

Mumbai, 23 May, 2013


Mar 31, 2012

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

2. We conducted our audit in accordance with the auditing standards generally accepted in India. Those Standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are firee 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 (CARO) issued by the Central Government in terms of Section 227(4A) of the Companies Act, 1956, we enclose in the Annexure a statement on the matters specified in paragraphs 4 and 5 of the said Order.

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

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

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

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

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

(e) in our opinion and to the best of our information and according to the explanations given to us, the said financial statements 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 31 March, 2012;

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

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

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

Annexure to the Auditors' Report [Referred to in paragraph (3) of our report of even date]

(i) Having regard to the nature of the Company's business/activities/result, clauses (x), (xii), (xiii) and (xiv) of CARO are not applicable.

(ii) In respect of its fixed assets:

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

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

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

(iii) In respect of its inventory:

(a) As explained to us, the inventories of finished and semi-finished goods and raw materials at Works, Mines and Collieries were physically verifed during the year by the Management. In respect to stores and spare parts and stocks at stockyards and with consignment/conversion agents, the Company has a programme of verifcation of stocks over a three year period. In our opinion, having regard to the nature and location of the stocks, the firequency of verifcation is reasonable. In case of materials lying with third parties, Certificates confirming stocks have been received for stocks held.

(b) In our opinion and according to the information and explanation given to us, the procedures of physical verifcation 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 verifcation.

(iv) In respect of loans, secured or unsecured, granted by the Company to companies, frms or other parties covered in the Register under Section 301 of the Companies Act, 1956, according to the information and explanations given to us:

(a) The Company has granted loans aggregating Rs.167.22 crores to one party during the year. At the year-end, there is no balance outstanding and the maximum amount involved during the year was Rs. 3,720.38 crores.

(b) The rate of interest and other terms and conditions of such loans are, in our opinion, prima facie not prejudicial to the interests of the Company.

(c) The receipts of principal amounts and interest have been regular/as per stipulations.

(d) There were no loans outstanding as at the year-end, and therefore clause (iii) (d) of paragraph 4 of CARO is not applicable.

The Company has not taken any loans, secured or unsecured, from companies, frms or other parties covered in the Register maintained under Section 301 of the Companies Act, 1956. Accordingly, clauses (iii) (e) to (iii) (g) of paragraph 4 of CARO are not applicable.

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

(vi) In respect of contracts or arrangements entered in the Register maintained in pursuance of Section 301 of the Companies Act, 1956, to the best of our knowledge and belief and according to the information and explanations given to us:

(a) The particulars of contracts or arrangements referred to Section 301 that needed to be entered in the Register maintained under the said Section have been so entered.

(b) Where each of such transaction is in excess of Rs.5 lakhs in respect of any party, the transactions have been made at prices which are prima facie reasonable having regard to the prevailing market prices at the relevant time.

(vii) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, 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 with regard to the deposits accepted from the public. 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.

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

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

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

(a) The Company has generally been regular in depositing undisputed dues, including Provident Fund, Investor Education and Protection Fund, 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. We are informed that the Company intends to obtain exemption from operations of Employees' State Insurance Act at all locations and necessary steps have been taken by the Company. We are also informed that actions taken by the authorities at some locations to bring the employees of the Company under the Employees' State Insurance Scheme has been contested by the Company and full payment has not been made of the contributions demanded.

(b) There were no undisputed amounts payable in respect of Income-tax, Wealth Tax, Custom Duty, Excise Duty, Cess and other material statutory dues in arrears as at 31 March, 2012 for a period of more than six months from the date they became payable, except for collection of sales tax which we are informed are refundable to customers because they have been collected in excess or which have been collected pending receipt of necessary Certificates from the customers.

(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 31 March, 2012 on account of disputes are given below:

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

Supreme Court 1990-91, 1993-94 9.68

Customs Act High Court 2002-03 0.03

Commissioner 1993-94 3.92

Supreme Court 2004-05 235.48

High Court 1988-90, 2000-01, 2003-09 14.54

1990-91, 1992-93, 1996-1997, Tribunal 271.56

1998-2012 Central Excise Act Commissioner 1988-90, 1993-94 to 2011-2012 28.53

Deputy Commissioner 1985-87, 1998-99 0.18

Assistant Commissioner 1982-84 to 2005-06 0.85

Supreme Court 2006 to 2012 25.73

1973-74, 1991-93, 1994-97, High Court 1999-2000 to 2005-06, 2007-08 to 105.70 2009-2010

1980-82, 1984-85, 1987-88, 1989-96, Tribunal 59.93 Sales Tax 1997-2008

Commissioner 1983-95, 1998-99 to 2008-09 245.99

1975-76, 1977-80, 1981-86, Deputy Commissioner 62.83

1995-96 to 2008-09 1973-74,1980-81,1983-84 to 1997-99, Assistant Commissioner 52.22 2000-01 to 2009-12

Cess on Royalty, High Court 1956-94, 1999-2002, 2003-06, 2007-2011 7.66 education, welfare etc.

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

(xii) In our opinion 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.

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

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

(xv) According to the information and explanations given to us, the Company has not made preferential allotment of shares to parties and companies covered in the Register maintained under Section 301 of the Companies Act, 1956.

(xvi) According to the information and explanations given to us, during the period covered by our audit report, the Company had issued unsecured debentures which did not require creation of any charge or security.

(xvii) The Management has disclosed the end use of money raised by public issue during the previous year, in Note 2 to the financial statements and we have verifed the same.

(xviii) 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)

N. VENKATRAM

Partner

(Membership No. 71387)

MUMBAI, 18 May, 2012


Mar 31, 2011

1. We have audited the attached Balance Sheet of TATA STEEL LIMITED ("the Company") as at 31st March, 2011, the Profit and Loss Account and the Cash Flow Statement of the Company for the year ended on that date, both annexed thereto. These financial statements are the responsibility of the 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 the auditing standards generally accepted in India. Those Standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the fi -nancial statements are free of material misstatements. An audit includes examining, on a test basis, evidence supporting the amounts and the disclosures in the financial statements. An audit also includes assessing the accounting principles used and the significant estimates made by the Management, as well as evaluating the overall fi -nancial statement presentation. We believe that our audit provides a reasonable basis for our opinion.

3. As required by the Companies (Auditors Report) Order, 2003 (CARO) issued by the Central Government in terms of Section 227(4A) of the Companies Act, 1956, we give in the Annexure a statement on the matters specifi ed 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:

(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 it appears from our examination of those books;

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

(iv) in our opinion, the Balance Sheet, the Profit and Loss Account 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;

(v) 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 31st March, 2011;

(b) in the case of the Profit and Loss Account, 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 fl ows of the Company for the year ended on that date.

5. On the basis of the written representations received from the Directors as on 31st March, 2011 taken on record by the Board of Directors, we report that none of the Directors is disqualifi ed as on 31st March, 2011 from being appointed as a director in terms of Section 274(1)(g) of the Companies Act, 1956.

Annexure to the Auditors Report [Referred to in paragraph (3) of our report of even date]

(i) Having regard to the nature of the Companys business/activities/result, clauses (x), (xii), (xiii), and (xiv) of CARO are not applicable.

(ii) In respect of its fixed assets:

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

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

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

(iii) In respect of its inventory:

(a) As explained to us, the inventories of finished and semi-finished goods and raw materials at Works, Mines and Collieries were physically verifi ed during the year by the Management. In respect to stores and spare parts and stocks at stockyards and with Consignment/Conversion Agents, the Company has a programme ofiverifi cation of stocks over a three-year period. In our opinion, having regard to the nature and location of stocks, the frequency ofiverifi cation is reasonable. In case of materials lying with third parties, certifi cates confi rming stocks have been received for stocks held.

(b) In our opinion and according to the information and explanation given to us, the procedures of physical verifi cation 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 verifi cation.

(iv) In respect of loans, secured or unsecured, granted by the Company to companies, firms or other parties covered in the Register under Section 301 of the Companies Act, 1956, according to the information and explanations given to us:

(a) The Company has granted loan aggregating Rs. 7,561.09 crores to one party during the year. The year-end and the maximum balance due amounts to Rs. 3,708.07 crores.

(b) The rate of interest and other terms and conditions of such loans are, in our opinion, prima facie not prejudicial to the interests of the Company.

(c) The receipts of principal amounts and interest have generally been regular per stipulations.

(d) Overdue interest as at the year-end amounts to Rs 1.63 crores, which has been subsequently collected.

The Company has not taken any loans, secured or unsecured, from companies, firms or other parties listed in the Register maintained under Section 301 of the Companies Act, 1956. Accordingly clauses (iii) (e) to (iii) (g) of paragraph 4 of CARO is not applicable.

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

(vi) In respect of contracts or arrangements entered in the Register maintained in pursuance of Section 301 of the Companies Act, 1956, to the best of our knowledge and belief and according to the information and explanations given to us:

(a) The particulars of contracts or arrangements referred to Section 301 that needed to be entered in the Register maintained under the said Section have been so entered.

(b) Where each of such transaction is in excess of Rs. 5 lakhs in respect of any party, the transactions have been made at prices which are prima facie reasonable having regard to the prevailing market prices at the relevant time.

(vii) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, 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 with regard to the deposits accepted from the public. 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.

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

(ix) We have broadly reviewed the 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 manufacture of bearings, steel tubes and pipes, steel, chrome ore and alloys and electricity, 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. To the best of our knowledge and according to the information and explanations given to us, the Central Government has not prescribed the maintenance of cost records for any other product of the Company.

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

(a) The Company has generally been regular in depositing undisputed dues, including Provident Fund, Investor Education and Protection Fund, 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. We are informed that the Company intends to obtain exemption from operation of Employees State Insurance Act at all locations and necessary steps have been taken by the Company. We are also informed that actions taken by the authorities at some locations to bring the employees of the Company under the Employees State Insurance Scheme has been contested by the Company and accordingly full payment has not been made of the contributions demanded.

(b) There were no undisputed amounts payable in respect of Income-tax, Wealth Tax, Custom Duty, Excise Duty, Cess and other material statutory dues in arrears as at 31st March, 2011 for a period of more than six months from the date they became payable, except for collection of sales tax which we are informed are refundable to customers because they have been collected in excess or which have been collected pending receipt of necessary certifi cates from the customers.

(c) Details of dues of Income-tax, Sales Tax, Wealth Tax, Service Tax, Custom Duty, Excise Duty and Cess which have not been deposited as on 31st March, 2011 on account of disputes are given below:

Name of the Statute Financial Year to which the matter Forum where matter is Amount (Nature of Dues) pertains pending Rs. Crores

1990-91,1993-94 Supreme Court 9.67

Customs Act 2002-03 High Court 0.03

1993-94 Commissioner 3.92

2004-05 Supreme Court 235.48

1988-90, 2000-01, 2003-07, 2007-09 High Court 14.54

1990-91, 1992-93, 1994-97, 1998-2010 Tribunal 272.75

Central Excise Act 1988-90, 1992-2010 Commissioner 24.80

1985-87, 1998-99 Deputy Commissioner 0.18

1982-84 to 2005-06 Assistant Commissioner 0.85

2006-09 Supreme Court 23.50

1973-74,1991-93, 1994-96, 1999-04,

High Court 23.54

2009-2010 1977-79, 1980-81, 1984-85, 1989-90, Tribunal 15.16

1991-2002, 2003-04, 2005-08

Sales Tax 1985-87, 1988-89, 1998-2008 Commissioner 83.09

1975-76, 1977-79,1983-87, Deputy Commissioner 312.55 1988-89 to 2008-09

1973-74,1980-81,1983-84 to 1997-98, Assistant Commissioner 69.32

2000-01 to 2009-11

Cess on royalty, 1956-94, 1999-2002, 2003-06, High Court 7.66 education, welfare etc. 2007-2011

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

(xii) In our opinion 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.

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

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

(xv) According to the information and explanations given to us, the Company has not made preferential allotment of shares to parties and companies covered in the Register maintained under Section 301 of the Companies Act, 1956.

(xvi) According to the information and explanations given to us, during the period covered by our audit report, the Company had issued unsecured debentures, which did not require creation of any charge or security.

(xvii) The Management has disclosed the end use of money raised by public issues in Note 9 of Schedule M of the financial statement, which has been verifi ed by us.

(xviii) 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)

P. R. RAMESH Partner.

(Membership No.: 70928) Mumbai, 25th May, 2011


Mar 31, 2010

1. We have audited the attached Balance Sheet of TATA STEEL LIMITED (“the Company”) as at 31st March, 2010, the Profit and Loss Account and the Cash Flow Statement of the Company for the year ended on that date, both annexed thereto, in which are incorporated the Returns from the Singapore Branch audited by another auditor. These financial statements are the responsibility of the Company’s Management. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these financial statements based on our audit.

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

3. As required by the Companies (Auditor’s Report) Order, 2003 (CARO) issued by the Central Government in terms of Section 227(4A) of the Companies Act, 1956, we give 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:

(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 it appears from our examination of those books and proper Returns adequate for the purposes of our audit have been received from the Singapore Branch audited by another auditor;

(iii) the reports on the accounts of the Singapore Branch audited by another auditor has been forwarded to us and has been dealt with by us in preparing this report;

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

(v) in our opinion, the Balance Sheet, the Profit and Loss Account 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;

(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 31st March, 2010;

(b) in the case of the Profit and Loss Account, 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.

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

Annexure to the Auditors’ Report [Referred to in paragraph (3) of our report of even date]

(i) Having regard to the nature of the Company’s business/activities/results clauses (x), (xii), (xiii), and (xiv) of CARO are not applicable.

(ii) In respect of its fixed assets:

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

(b) Some of the fixed assets were physically verified during the year by the Management in accordance with a programme of verification which, in our opinion, provides for physical verification of 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.

(iii) In respect of its inventory:

(a) As explained to us, the inventories of finished and semi-finished goods and raw materials at Works, Mines and Collieries were physically verified during the year by the Management. In respect to stores and spare parts and stocks at stockyards and with Consignment/Conversion Agents, the Company has a programme of verification of stocks over a three-year period. In our opinion, having regard to the nature and location of stocks, the frequency of verification is reasonable. In case of materials lying with third parties, certificates confirming stocks have been received for stocks held.

(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.

(iv) 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. Consequently, clauses (iii) (a) to (iii) (g) of paragraph 4 of CARO are not applicable.

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

(vi) In respect of contracts or arrangements entered in the Register maintained in pursuance of Section 301 of the Companies Act, 1956, to the best of our knowledge and belief and according to the information and explanations given to us:

(a) The particulars of contracts or arrangements referred to Section 301 that needed to be entered in the Register maintained under the said Section have been so entered.

(b) Where each of such transaction is in excess of Rs.5 lakhs in respect of any party, the transactions have been made at prices which are prima facie reasonable having regard to the prevailing market prices at the relevant time.

(vii) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, 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 with regard to the deposits accepted from the public. 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.

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

(ix) We have broadly reviewed the 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 manufacture of bearings, steel tubes and pipes, steel, chrome ore and alloys and electricity, 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. To the best of our knowledge and according to the information and explanations given to us, the Central Government has not prescribed the maintenance of cost records for any other product of the Company.

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

(a) The Company has generally been regular in depositing undisputed dues, including Provident Fund, Investor Education and Protection Fund, 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. We are informed that the Company intends to obtain exemption from operation of Employees’ State Insurance Act at all locations and necessary steps have been taken by the Company. We are also informed that actions taken by the authorities at some locations to bring the employees of the Company under the Employees’ State Insurance Scheme has been contested by the Company and accordingly full payment has not been made of the contributions demanded.

(b) There were no undisputed amounts payable in respect of Income-tax, Wealth Tax, Custom Duty, Excise Duty, Cess and other material statutory dues in arrears as at 31st March, 2010 for a period of more than six months from the date they became payable, except for collection of Sales tax which we are informed are refundable to customers because they have been collected in excess or which have been collected pending receipt of necessary certificates from the customers.

(c) Details of dues of Income-tax, Sales Tax, Wealth Tax, Service Tax, Custom Duty, Excise Duty and Cess which have not been deposited as on 31st March, 2010 on account of disputes are given below:

Name of the Statute Financial year to which the matter Forum where matter Amount (Nature of the dues) pertains is pending Rs. crores

1990-91, 1993-94 Supreme Court 9.67 Customs Act 2002-03 High Court 0.03

1993-94 Commissioner 3.92

2005-06 Supreme Court 235.48

1988-89, 2000-01, 2005-07, 2007-09 High Court 21.31

1990-91, 1993-94 to 1996-97, 1998-2010 Tribunal 256.36

Central Excise duty 1987-88, 1989-90, 1991-2010 Commissioner 25.03

1985-87, 1998-99 Deputy Commissioner 0.18

Assistant 1982-84 to 2005-06 0.85 Commissioner

2006-2009 Supreme Court 23.50 1973-74, 1991-93, 1994-96, 1998-99,

High Court 17.45 2000-04, 2009-10

1977-79, 1980-81,1982-83,

1984-85,1989-90, 1991-2002, Tribunal 8.87

Sales tax 2003-04, 2005-06 1985-87, 1988-89, 1998-2008 Commissioner 183.45 1975-76,1977-79, 1983-87, Deputy Commissioner 344.75 1988-89 to 2008-09 1973-74,1980-81,1983-84 to 1997-98, Assistant 51.01 2000-01 to 2009-10 Commissioner

1956-94, 1999-2002, 2003-06 High Court 24.23

Cess on royalty, education, welfare etc. 1989-91, 1992-94, 1994-2003 Commissioner 1.10

Income tax Commissioner of 2006-07 1.42 Income Tax (Appeals)

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

(xii) In our opinion 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.

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

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

(xv) According to the information and explanations given to us, the Company has not made any preferential allotment of shares to parties and companies covered in the Register maintained under Section 301 of the Companies Act, 1956.

(xvi) According to the information and explanations given to us, the Company had issued unsecured debenture during the period covered by our audit report, which did not require creation of any charge or security.

(xvii) The Management has disclosed the end use of money raised by public issues and we have verified the same. (xviii) 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)

P. R. RAMESH Partner.

(Membership No.: 70928) Mumbai, 26th May, 2010

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