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INDEPENDENT AUDITOR'S REPORT

To the Members of ALKALI METALS LIMITED

Report on the Financial Statements

We have audited the accompanying financial statements of ALKALI METALS LIMITED ("the Company"), which comprise the Balance Sheet as at March 31, 2016, 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 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 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 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 financial statements based on our audit.

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

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

An audit involves performing procedures to obtain audit evidence about the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements. The procedures selected depend on the auditor's 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 controls relevant to the Company's preparation of the financial statements that give a true and fair view in order to design audit procedures that are appropriate in the circumstances, but not for the purpose of expressing an opinion on whether the Company has in place an adequate internal financial control system over financial reporting and the operating effectiveness of such controls. An audit also includes evaluating the appropriateness of 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 financial statements.

Opinion

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

a) in the case of the Balance Sheet, of the state of affairs of the Company as at March 31, 2016;

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

c) in the case of the Cash Flow Statement, of the cash flows for the year ended on that date. Report on Other Legal and Regulatory Requirements

1. As required by the Companies (Auditor's Report) Order, 2016 issued by the Central Government of India in terms of sub–section (11) of section 143 of the Act (hereinafter referred to the "Order"), and on the basis of such checks of the books and records of the Company as we considered appropriate and according to the information and explanations given to us, we give in the Annexure – 1 a statement on the matters specified in paragraphs 3 and 4 of the Order.

2. As required by Section 143 (3) (i) of the Companies Act, 2013, we given in Annexure – 2, the report on Internal Financial Controls over Financial Reporting.

3. 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 purpose 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, Statement of Profit and Loss and the Cash Flow Statement dealt with by this Report are in agreement with the books of account.

d. In our opinion, the aforesaid 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 written representations received from the Directors as on March 31, 2016, and taken on record by the Board of Directors, none of the directors is disqualified as on March 31, 2016, from being appointed as a director in terms of Section 164(2) of the Act.

f. With respect to the other matters to be included in the Auditor's Report in accordance with Rule 11 of the Companies (Audit and Auditors) Rules, 2014, in our opinion and to the best of our information and according to the explanations given to us;

i. The Company has disclosed the impact of pending litigations on its financial position in its financial statements,

ii. In our opinion and as per the information and explanations provided to us, the Company has not entered into any long–term contracts including derivative contracts, requiring provision under applicable laws or accounting standards, for material foreseeable losses, and

iii. There has been no delay in transferring the amounts, required to be transferred, to the Investor Education and Protection Fund by the Company.

ANNEXURE – 1 TO THE INDEPENDENT AUDITOR'S REPORT:

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

1.1. According to the information and explanations given to us, the Company is maintaining proper records showing full particulars including quantitative details and situation of fixed assets.

1.2. According to the information and explanations given to us, all the fixed assets have been physically verified by the management at reasonable intervals and no material discrepancies were noticed on such verification.

1.3. All the title deeds of the immovable properties are held in the name of the Company.

2. According to the information and explanations given to us, the inventories have been physically verified at reasonable intervals by the management and no material discrepancies were noticed on such verification.

3 According to the information and explanations given to us, the Company has not granted any 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. Accordingly, the sub–clauses (a), (b) and (c) are not applicable to the company.

4. According to the information and explanations given to us, the Company has not granted any loans nor has it made any investments or given any guarantee or security which are covered under the provisions of Section 185 and 186 of the Companies Act, 2013.

5. According to the information and explanations given to us, the Company has not accepted any deposits in terms of the directives issued by Reserve Bank of India and the provisions of Sections 73 to 76 or any other relevant provisions of the Companies Act, 2013 and the rules framed there under.

6. We have broadly reviewed the cost records maintained by the Company pursuant sub–section (1) of Section 148 of the Companies Act, 2013 and are of the opinion that prima facie, the prescribed accounts and records have been made and maintained.

7.1 According to the information and explanations given to us, the company is generally regular in depositing undisputed statutory dues including provident fund, employees state insurance, income tax, sales tax, service tax, duty of customs, duty of excise, value added tax, cess and other statutory dues, as are applicable, with the appropriate authorities.

According to the information and explanations given to us, there are no arrears of outstanding statutory dues as at the last day of the financial year under audit for a period of more than six months from the date they became payable.

7.2 According to the information and explanations given to us, there are no dues of income tax or sales tax or service tax or duty of customs or duty of excise or value added tax which have not been deposited on account of dispute.

8. According to the information and explanations given to us, the Company has not defaulted in repayment of loans or borrowings to a financial institution or bank. However, in respect of Sales Tax Deferment availed of by the Company, out of Rs. 3.114 Mil which has fallen due in the month of March, 2016, an amount of Rs. 1.500 Mil has remained outstanding as at the end of the year (Refer Note 3 of the Notes to Financial Statements).

9. According to the information and explanations given to us, during the year under review, the Company has not raised any money by way of initial public offer, further public offer, or term loans and hence the reporting requirement on the purpose of application of the same is not warranted.

10. According to the information and explanations given to us and based upon the audit procedures performed by us, no fraud by the Company or on the Company committed by its officers or employees has been noticed or reported during the year.

11. According to the information and explanations given to us, the managerial remuneration paid during the year is in compliance with the provisions of Section 197 read with Schedule V of the Companies Act, 2013.

12. As the Company is not a Nidhi Company in terms of the provisions of the Companies Act, 2013 read with Nidhi Rules, 2014, the matters to be reported under clause (xii) are not applicable.

13. According to the information and explanations given to us, in respect of the transactions with the related parties, the Company has complied with the provisions of Section 177 and 188 of the Companies Act. 2013, wherever applicable. In our opinion, the details as required by the applicable accounting standards have been disclosed in the financial statements for the year under review.

14. According to the information and explanations given to us, the Company has not made any preferential allotment or private placement of shares or fully or partly convertible debentures during the year under review. Hence, reporting requirement on compliance with Section 42 of the Companies Act, 2013 and purpose of application of the funds so raised is not applicable.

15. According to the information and explanations given to us, the Company has not entered into any non–cash transactions with directors or persons connected with him and hence, reporting requirement on compliance with the provisions of Section 192 of the Companies Act, 2013 is not applicable.

16. According to the information and explanations given to us and in our opinion, the Company is not required to be registered under section 45–IA of the Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934.

ANNEXURE –2 TO THE INDEPENDENT AUDITOR'S REPORT:

Report on the Internal Financial Controls under Clause (i) of Sub–section 3 of Section 143 of the Companies Act, 2013 ("the Act"):

We have audited the internal financial controls over financial reporting of ALKALI METALS LIMITED ("the Company") as of March 31, 2016 in conjunction with our audit of the financial statements of the Company for the year ended on that date.

Management's Responsibility for Internal Financial Controls

The Company's management is responsible for establishing and maintaining internal financial controls based on the internal control over financial reporting criteria established by the Company considering the essential components of internal control stated in the Guidance Note on Audit of Internal Financial Controls over Financial Reporting issued by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. These responsibilities include the design, implementation and maintenance of adequate internal financial controls that were operating effectively for ensuring the orderly and efficient conduct of its business, including adherence to company's policies, the safeguarding of its assets, the prevention and detection of frauds and errors, the accuracy and completeness of the accounting records, and the timely preparation of reliable financial information, as required under the Companies Act, 2013.

Auditors' Responsibility

Our responsibility is to express an opinion on the Company's internal financial controls over financial reporting based on our audit.

We conducted our audit in accordance with the Guidance Note on Audit of Internal Financial Controls over Financial Reporting (the "Guidance Note") and the Standards on Auditing, issued by ICAI and deemed to be prescribed under section 143(10) of the Companies Act, 2013, to the extent applicable to an audit of internal financial controls, both applicable to an audit of Internal Financial Controls and, both issued by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. Those Standards and the Guidance Note require that we comply with ethical requirements and plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether adequate internal financial controls over financial reporting was established and maintained and if such controls operated effectively in all material respects.

Our audit involves performing procedures to obtain audit evidence about the adequacy of the internal financial controls system over financial reporting and their operating effectiveness. Our audit of internal financial controls over financial reporting included obtaining an understanding of internal financial controls over financial reporting, assessing the risk that a material weakness exists, and testing and evaluating the design and operating effectiveness of internal control based on the assessed risk. The procedures selected depend on the auditor's judgment, including the assessment of the risks of material misstatement of the financial statements, whether due to fraud or error.

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

Meaning of Internal Financial Controls over Financial Reporting

A company's internal financial control over financial reporting is a process designed to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. A company's internal financial control over financial reporting includes those policies and procedures that

1) Pertain to the maintenance of records that, in reasonable detail, accurately and fairly reflect the transactions and dispositions of the assets of the company;

2) Provide reasonable assurance that transactions are recorded as necessary to permit preparation of financial statements in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, and that receipts and expenditures of the company are being made only in accordance with authorisations of management and directors of the company; and

3) Provide reasonable assurance regarding prevention or timely detection of unauthorised acquisition, use, or disposition of the company's assets that could have a material effect on the financial statements.

Inherent Limitations of Internal Financial Controls over Financial Reporting

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

Opinion

In our opinion, the Company has, in all material respects, an adequate internal financial controls system over financial reporting and such internal financial controls over financial reporting were operating effectively as at March 31, 2016, based on the internal control over financial reporting criteria established by the Company considering the essential components of internal control stated in the Guidance Note on Audit of Internal Financial Controls over Financial Reporting issued by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.

for C K S Associates

Chartered Accountants

(FRN 007390S)

C. KRISHNA BABU

Partner

M.No.:019827

Place: Hyderabad

Date: 02.05.2016

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