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INDEPENDENT AUDITOR'S REPORT
TO THE MEMBERS OF ESCORTS LIMITED
Report on the Standalone Financial Statements
We have audited the accompanying standalone financial statements of Escorts Limited ('the Company'), which comprise the balance sheet as at March 31, 2015, the statement of profit and loss and 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 and presentation 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 judgements 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.
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 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 the disclosures in the financial statements. The procedures selected depend on the auditor's judgment, including the assessment of the risks of material misstatement of the financial statements, whether due to fraud or error. In making those risk assessments, the auditor considers internal financial control relevant to the Company's preparation of the financial statements that give a true and fair view in order to design audit procedures that are appropriate in the circumstances, but not for the purpose of expressing an opinion on whether the Company has in place an adequate internal financial controls system over financial reporting and the operating effectiveness of such controls. An audit also includes evaluating the appropriateness of the accounting policies used and the reasonableness of the accounting estimates made by the Company's Directors, as well as evaluating the overall presentation of the financial statements. We believe that the audit evidence we have obtained is sufficient and appropriate to provide a basis for our audit opinion on the standalone financial statements.
In our opinion and to the best of our information and according to the explanations given to us, the aforesaid standalone financial statements give the information required by the Act in the manner so required and give a true and fair view in conformity with the accounting principles generally accepted in India, of the state of affairs of the Company as at March 31, 2015 and its profit and its cash flows for the year ended on that date.
Report on Other Legal and Regulatory Requirements
1. As required by the Companies (Auditor's Report) Order, 2015 ("the Order") issued by the Central Government of India in terms of sub–section (11) of Section 143 of the Act, we give in the Annexure a statement on the matters specified in the paragraph 3 and 4 of the Order.
2. As required by Section 143 (3) of the Act, we report that:
(a) we have sought and obtained all the information and explanations which to the best of our knowledge and belief were necessary for the purposes of our audit.
(b) in our opinion proper books of account as required by law have been kept by the Company so far as it appears from our examination of those books;
(c) the balance sheet, the statement of profit and loss and the cash flow statement dealt with by this Report are in agreement with the books of account;
(d) in our opinion, the aforesaid standalone financial statements comply with the Accounting Standards specified under Section 133 of the Act, read with Rule 7 of the Companies (Accounts) Rules, 2014;
(e) on the basis of the written representations received from the directors as on March 31, 2015 taken on record by the Board of Directors, none of the directors is disqualified as on March 31, 2015 from being appointed as a director in terms of Section 164 (2) of the Act; and
(f) with respect to the other matters to be included in the Auditor's Report in accordance with Rule 11 of the Companies (Audit and Auditors) Rules, 2014, in our opinion and to the best of our information and according to the explanations given to us:
i. the Company has disclosed the impact of pending litigations on its financial position in its financial statements – Refer Note 34a of the financial statements;
ii. the Company has made provision, as required under the applicable law or accounting standards, for material foreseeable losses, if any, on long–term contracts including derivative contracts – Refer Note 34c of the financial statements;
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 Independent Auditor's Report
The Annexure referred to in our Independent Auditor's Report to the members of the Company on the standalone financial statements for the year ended March 31, 2015, we report that:
(i) (a) The Company has maintained proper records showing full particulars, including quantitative details and situation of fixed assets.
(b) The Company has a regular programme of physical verification of its fixed assets by which fixed assets are verified in a phased manner over a period of three years. In accordance with this programme, certain fixed assets were verified during the year and no material discrepancies were noticed on such verification. In our opinion, this periodicity of physical verification is reasonable having regard to the size of the Company and the nature of its assets.
(ii) (a) As explained to us, the inventories have been physically verified by the management at reasonable intervals during the year, except for materials lying with third parties for which certificates confirming stocks held by them have been obtained in most of the cases.
(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 are reasonable and adequate in relation to the size of the Company and the nature of its business.
(c) In our opinion and according to information and explanations given to us, the Company has maintained proper records of its inventories. Discrepancies noticed on physical verification of inventories were not material and have been properly dealt with in the books of account.
(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.
(iv) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, there are adequate internal control procedures commensurate with the size of the Company and the nature of its business, for the purchase of inventory and fixed assets and for the sale of goods and services. During the course of our audit, we have neither come across nor have been informed of any continuing failure to correct major weaknesses in the internal control systems.
(v) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, the Company has not accepted any deposits from the public.
(vi) 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 148(1) of the Companies Act, 2013 in respect of the products manufactured by the Company and are of the opinion that prima facie the prescribed accounts have been made and maintained. We have, however, not made a detailed examination of the records with a view to determine whether they are accurate and complete.
(vii) (a) The Company is generally regular in depositing with appropriate authorities undisputed statutory dues including provident fund, employees' state insurance, income–tax, sales–tax, wealth tax, service tax, duty of customs, duty of excise, value added tax, cess and any other statutory dues applicable to it.
According to the information and explanations given to us, no undisputed amounts payable in respect of provident fund, employees' state insurance, income–tax, sales–tax, wealth tax, service tax, duty of customs, duty of excise, value added tax, cess were in arrears, as at March 31, 2015 for a period of more than six months from the date they became payable.
(b) According to the information and explanations given to us, the details of statutory dues of income tax or sales tax or wealth tax or service tax or duty of customs or duty of excise or value added tax or cess which have not been deposited on account of any dispute are given below:
(c) According to the information and explanations given to us, the amounts which were required to be transferred to the investor education and protection fund in accordance with the relevant provisions of the Companies Act, 1956 (1 of 1956) and rules thereunder has been transferred to such fund within time.
(viii) The Company does not have accumulated losses as at March 31, 2015 and has not incurred cash losses during the financial period 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 repayment of dues to a financial institution or bank or debenture holders.
(x) In our opinion and according to the information and the explanations given to us, the Company has not given any guarantee for loans taken by others from banks or financial institutions.
(xi) To the best of our knowledge and belief and according to the information and explanations given to us, the term loans availed by the Company were applied for the purposes for which the loans were obtained.
(xii) To the best of our knowledge and according to the information and explanations given to us, no fraud on or by the Company has been noticed or reported during the period.
For S. N. Dhawan & Co.
(Firm Registration No. 000050N)
Place: New Delhi
Dated: May 28, 2015