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INDEPENDENT AUDITOR'S REPORT

TO THE MEMBERS OF ASHOKA BUILDCON LIMITED

1. Report on the Financial Statements

We have audited the accompanying financial statements of Ashoka Buildcon Limited ("the Company"), which comprise the Balance Sheet as at 31st March 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.

2. Management's Responsibility for the Financial Statements The Company's Board of Directors is responsible for the matters stâed 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 of 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.

3. Auditor's Responsibility

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

3.2 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.

3.3 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 control relevant to the Company's preparation of the financial statements that give a true and fair view in order to design audit procedures that are appropriate in the circumstances. An audit also includes evaluating the appropriateness of accounting policies used and the reasonableness of the accounting estimates made by Company's Directors, as well as evaluating the overall presentation of the financial statements.

3.4 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.

4. 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, 2016, and its profit and its cash flows for the year ended on that date.

5. Emphasis of Matter

We invite attention to Note 27(XIII) of the financial results regarding the provision made against / write offs of the exposure of the Company in one of its associates, PNG Tollways Limited due to the termination of the service concession agreement with NHAI by the associate company. Our opinion is not modified in respect of these matters.

6. Report on Other Legal and Regulatory Requirements

(i) As required by the Companies (Auditor's Report) Order, 2016 ("the Order") issued by the Central Government of India in terms of sub–section (11) of section 143 of the Act, a statement on the matters specified in the paragraph 3 and 4 of the order is given in Annexure A.

(ii) As required by sub– section (3) of section 143 of the Act, we report that :

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

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

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

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

(e) On the basis of written representations received from the Directors and taken on record by the Board of Directors, none of the directors is disqualified as on 31st March, 2016, from being appointed as a director in terms of Section 164(2) of the Act.

(f) With respect to the adequacy of the internal financial controls over financial reporting of the Company and the operating effectiveness of such controls, refer to our separate report in "Annexure B"; and

(iii) 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 in its financial statements. – Refer note 27(XI) of financial statements.;

(ii) Based on the information and explanations provided to us, the company has made the required provisions towards material foreseeable losses, in respect of long term contracts.

(iii) The company was not required to deposit or pay any dues in respect of the Investor Education and Protection Fund during the year.

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

b) Pursuant to the company's programmeof verifying fixed assets in a phased manner, physical verification of major fixed assets was conducted during the year. In our opinion, such programme of verification is reasonable.

. We are informed that no material discrepancies were noticed on such verification.

c) According to the information and explanations given to us title deeds of immovable properties, classified as fixed assets, are in the name of the company,except for title deed in case of one freehold land (gross block Rs.200 lakhs, net block Rs.200 lakhs), for which transfer deed is yet to be executed in the name of the Company

ii) Inventories have been physically verified by the Management at regular intervals. In our opinion, the frequency of such verification is reasonable. We are informed that discrepancies noticed on such verification were not material as compared to the book records. The discrepancies noticed on such verification have been properly dealt with in the books of account.

iii) a) Based on the information and explanations furnished to us, we are of the opinion that the terms and conditions of unsecured loans granted to fiveparties covered in the register maintained u/s 189 of the Companies Act, 2013 are prima facie not prejudicial to the interest of the company.

b) In case of the above loan, the schedule of principal repayment and interest payment has been stipulated.

c) Since the principal and interest are not due for payment, we are unable to comment on this clause.

iv) According to the information and explanations given to us and on the basis of representations of the management which we have relied upon, the loans given by the company are not covered by Section 185 or Section 186 of The Companies Act, 2013 and hence, this clause is not applicable.

v) According to the information and explanations given to us, the Company has not accepted deposits from the public in terms of provisions of sections 73 to 76 of the Companies Act, 2013.

vi) According to the information and explanations given to us, pursuant to the rules prescribed by the Central Government for the maintenance of cost records under section 148(1) of the Companies Act, 2013, we have broadly reviewed the cost records and are of the opinion that prima facie, the prescribed records have been made and maintained by the Company.

vii) a) According to the information and explanations given to us and the records of the Company examined by us, in our opinion, the Company has been generally regular in depositing undisputed statutory dues including investor education and protection fund, provident fund, employees state insurance, income tax, Value Added Tax (VAT), sales tax, , custom duty, excise duty, value added tax, cess and other material statutory dues, as applicable, with the appropriate authorities, except that there have been certain delays in payments in case of Income Tax Deducted at Source, VAT, sales tax, works contract tax and profession tax in certain cases. There are no statutory dues that are outstanding as of March 31, 2016 for a period of more than six months.

b) As at the year–end, according to the records of the Company and information and explanations given to us, the disputed statutory dues that have not been deposited on account of appeal matters pending before the appropriate authorities are as under:–

viii)According to the records of the Company examined by us and the information and explanations given to us, the Company has not defaulted in repayment of loans or borrowing to banks financial institutions and debenture holders. The Company has not borrowed any funds from Government.

ix) According to the information and explanations given to us, on an overall basis, funds raised by way of QIB placement were temporarily placed in current investments, pending utilisation for the stated objective, and subsequently utilised for the purpose for which they were raised. Terms and conditions of utilization of funds raisedthrough debt instruments & loans from related parties have not been mentioned in the respective documents and hence, we are unable to comment on this clause.

x) According to the information and explanations given to us and on the basis of representation of the management which we have relied upon, no fraud by the Company or on the company by its officers or employees has been noticed or reported during the year.

xi) According to the information and explanations given to us, managerial remuneration has been paid in accordance with the provisions of section 197 read with Schedule V to the Companies Act, 2013.

xii) Since the company is not a nidhi company, this clause is not applicable.

xiii)According to the information and explanations given to us, all transactions with the related parties are in compliance with section 177 and 188 of Companies Act, 2013 as applicable and the details have been disclosed in the Financial Statements as required by the applicable accounting standards.

(xiv) According to the information and explanations given to us, the requirements of Section 42 of The Companies Act, 2013 have been prima facie complied in respect of shares allotted to Qualified Institutional Buyers. The funds so raised were temporarily placed in current investments, pending utilisation for the stated objective, and subsequently utilised for the purpose for which they were raised.

(xv) The company has not entered into any non cash transactions with directors or persons connected with him.

(xvi)The company is not required to be registered under section 45–IA of the Reserve Bank of lndia Act, 1934.

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 Ashoka Buildcon Limited ("the Company") as of 31st March, 2016 in conjunction with our audit of the standalone financial statements of the Company for the year ended on that date.

Management's Responsibility for Internal Financial Controls

The Company's management is responsible for establishing and maintaining internal financial controls based on the internal control over financial reporting criteria established by the Company considering the essential components of internal control stated in the Guidance Note on Audit of Internal Financial Controls Over Financial Reporting (the "Guidance Note") issued by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (the "ICAI"). These responsibilities include the design, implementation and maintenance of adequate internal financial controls that were operating effectively for ensuring the orderly and efficient conduct of its business, including adherence to company's policies, the safeguarding of its assets, the prevention and detection of frauds and errors, the accuracy and completeness of the accounting records, and the timely preparation of reliable financial information, as required under the 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")issued by ICAI 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. 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 were 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 31st March, 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 Institue of Chartered Accountants of India

 for M P Chitale & Co

Chartered Accountants

Firm Regn No. 101851W

Ashutosh Pednekar

Partner

ICAI M No. 041037

Place : Mumbai.

Date :May 20, 2016

 

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