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Independent Auditor's Report on Financial Statement

To the Members of Accel Frontline Limited

Report on the Standalone Financial Statements

1. We have audited the accompanying standalone financial statements of Accel Frontline 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 the significant accounting policies and other explanatory information, in which are incorporated the returns for the year ended on that date audited by the branch auditors of the Company's branch at Singapore.

Management's Responsibility for the Standalone Financial Statements

2. 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 (as amended). This responsibility also includes maintenance of adequate accounting records in accordance with the provisions of the Act; safeguarding the assets of the Company; 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

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

4. 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.

5. 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 standalone financial statements are free from material misstatement.

6. 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 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 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.

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

Basis for Qualified Opinion

8. As disclosed in note 20 (a) of the financial statements, during the year the Company has recognised revenue from operations amounting to Rs.397 lakhs however, in our opinion, such recognition does not meet the conditions enunciated under AS 9 – 'Revenue Recognition'. Had the Company followed the principles of AS 9, the revenue from operations and the changes in inventories of stores and spares and stock in trade for the year ended 31st March, 2015 would have been lower by Rs.397 lakhs and Rs.368 lakhs respectively. The loss from ordinary activities after tax would have been higher by Rs.29 lakhs and tax expense would be lower by Rs.9 lakhs for the year ended 31st March, 2015. Further, the trade receivables as at 31st March, 2015 would be lower by Rs.397 lakhs and the inventories would be higher by Rs.368 lakhs as at that date.

9. Further, as disclosed in note 16(a) of the financial statements, the Company's inventory comprise of certain items carried at t3,044 lakhs as at 31st March, 2015, wherein due to reasons mentioned in the aforesaid note the management is unable to compute the value of inventory in accordance with the Company's accounting policy and requirements of Accounting standard (AS) 2 – Valuation of Inventories. Owing to the nature of the Company's records and in the absence of sufficient appropriate evidence we are unable to comment on the impact, of the aforesaid matter on the changes in inventories of stock–in–trade and store and sparesfor the year ended 31st March, 2015 and the carrying value of inventories as at 31st March, 2015 and the consequential impact, if any, on the financial statements.

Qualified Opinion

10. In our opinion and to the best of our information and according to the explanations given to us, except for the effect / possible effects of the matters described in the Basis for Qualified Opinion paragraph, 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 loss and its cash flows for the year ended on that date.

Report on Other Legal and Regulatory Requirements

11. 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.

12. As required by Section 143(3) of the Act, we report that:

a. we have sought and except for the possible effects of the matters described in the Basis for Qualified Opinion paragraph 9, obtained all the information and explanations which to the best of our knowledge and belief were necessary for the purpose of our audit;

b. except for the possible effects of the matters described in the Basis for Qualified Opinion paragraph 9 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 booksand proper returns adequate for the purposes of our audit have been received from the branches not visited by us;

c. the report on the accounts of the branch office of the Company audited under Section 143(8) of the Act by the branch auditors have been sent to us and have been properly dealt with by us in preparing this report;

d. the standalone financial statements dealt with by this report are in agreement with the books of account and with the returns received from the branches not visited by us;

e. except for the effects / possible effects of the matters described in the Basis for Qualified Opinion paragraph 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 (as amended);

f. on the basis of the written representations received from the directors as on 31st March, 2015 and taken on record by the Board of Directors, none of the directors is disqualified as on 31st March, 2015 from being appointed as a director in terms of Section 164(2) of the Act;

g. the qualification relating to the maintenance of accounts and other matters connected therewith are as stated in the Basis for Qualified Opinion paragraph;

h. 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. as detailed in note 39 to the standalone financial statements, the company has disclosed the impact of pending litigations on its standalone position of the Company

ii. the Company did not have any long–term contracts including derivative contracts for which there were any material foreseeable losses;

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 Auditor's Report of even date to the members of Accel Frontline Limited, on the financial statements for the year ended 31st March, 2015

Based on the audit procedures performed for the purpose of reporting a true and fair view on the financial statements of the Company and taking into consideration the information and explanations given to us and the books of account and other records examined by us in the normal course of audit, 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 program of physical verification of its fixed assets under which fixed assets are verified in a phased manner every year, which, in our opinion, is reasonable having regard to the size of the Company and the nature of its assets. No material discrepancies were noticed on such verification.

(ii) (a)  The   management   has   conducted   physical verification of inventory at reasonable intervals during the year, except for goods–in–transit and stocks lying with third parties. For stocks lying with third parties at the year–end, written confirmations have been obtained by the management.

(b) The procedures of physical verification of inventory followed by the management are reasonable and adequate in relation to the size of the Company and the nature of its business.

(c) The Company is maintaining proper records of inventory except that due to the reasons mentioned the note 16(a) to the financial statements, the new software is not able to generate the details with respect to the issue of inventory in a chronological manner. No material discrepancies between physical inventory and book records were noticed on physical verification

(iii) The Company has granted interest free unsecured loans to companies covered in the register maintained under Section 189 of the Act; and with respect to the same:

(a) as the terms and conditions of the said loan are not stipulated, we are unable to comment as to whether the receipt of the principal amount is regular; and

(b) in the absence of stipulated terms and conditions, we are unable to comment as to whether there is any overdue amount in excess of one lakh and whether reasonable steps have been taken by the Company for recovery of the principal amount and interest.

(iv) In our opinion, there is an adequate internal control system 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, no major weakness has been noticed in the internal control system in respect of these areas.

(v) The Company has not accepted any deposits within the meaning of Sections 73 to 76 of the Act and the Companies (Acceptance of Deposits) Rules, 2014 (as amended). Accordingly, the provisions of clause 3(v) of the Order are not applicable.

(vi) To the best of our knowledge and belief, the Central Government has not specified maintenance of cost records under sub–section (1) of Section 148 of the Act, in respect of Company's products/ services. Accordingly, the provisions of clause 3(vi) of the Order are not applicable.

(vii) (a)   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 other material statutory dues, as applicable, have generally been regularly deposited with the appropriate authorities, though there has been a slight delay in many cases. Further, no undisputed amounts payable in respect thereof were outstanding at the year–end for a period of more than six months from the date they became payable.

 (c) The Company has transferred the amount 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 made thereunder within the specified time.

(viii) In our opinion, the Company has no accumulated losses at the end of the financial year and it has not incurred cash losses in the current and the immediately preceding financial year.

(ix) The Company has not defaulted in repayment of dues to any bank or financial institution during the year. The Company did not have any outstanding debentures during the year.

(x) In our opinion, the terms and conditions on which the Company has given guarantee for loans taken by others from banks or financial institutions are not, prima facie, prejudicial to the interest of the Company.

(xi) In our opinion, the Company has applied the term loans for the purpose for which these loans were obtained.

(xii) No fraud on or by the Company has been noticed or reported during the period covered by our audit.

For Walker Chandiok & Co LLP

Chartered Accountants

Firm's Registration No.: 001076N/N500013

per Sumesh E S

Partner

Membership No.: 206931

Place: Chennai

Date: 05th May, 2015

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