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AUDITORS' REPORT

TO THE MEMBERS OF ISMT LIMITED

Report on the Standalone Financial Statements

We have audited the accompanying standalone financial statements of ISMT LIMITED ("the company"), which comprise the Balance Sheet as at March 31, 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.

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.

Auditors' 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 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.

Basis for Qualified Opinion

1] The company has outstanding Minimum Alternate Tax (MAT) entitlement of Rs.91.44 Crore as on March 31, 2015. Taking into consideration the loss during the current financial year and carried forward losses under the Income Tax, in our opinion there is no convincing evidence that the MAT entitlement can be adjusted within the specified period against the future taxable profits under the provisions of Income Tax Act 1961. In view of the same, in our opinion, the MAT entitlement cannot be continued to be recognised as an asset in terms of "Guidance note on accounting for credit available in respect ofMAT under the Income Tax Act, 1961". Non–writing off of the same has resulted in understatement of loss for the year and overstatement of the reserves by Rs.91.44 Crore and its consequential effect on the Earnings per Share of the company.

2] The company, through its subsidiary, has invested Rs. 48.43 Crore in Structo Hydraulics AB Sweden (SHAB). Net receivable, after taking into consideration the provision made against the same, to the company from SHAB against the supplies made is Rs. 8.38 Crore and guarantee given by the company in respect of loans availed by SHAB is Rs. 31.30 Crore. SHAB has been incurring cash losses and its net worth is also eroded. No provision for diminution in value of investment and net receivable is made by the company as explained in Note Number 3.20 forming part of the financial statements. We are unable to comment on the same and ascertain its impact, if any, on the financial statements in respect of the above matters.

3] The company has recognized claim in earlier year, of which outstanding balance as on March 31, 2015 is Rs. 40.83 Crore, against Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) for non–implementation of Energy Banking Agreement. The realization of this claim is contingent and dependent upon the outcome of the decision of the petition filed with Appellate Tribunal (APTEL) Delhi. In our opinion the recognition of above claim, being contingent asset in nature, is not in conformity with AS–29, Provisions, Contingent liabilities and Contingent assets. Recognition of the above claim has resulted in overstatement of Reserves by Rs. 40.83 Crore. Refer Note Number 3.2(ii) forming part the financial statements.

Qualified Opinion

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

Emphasis of Matter

We draw attention to the following matters in the Notes to the financial statements:

Note No. 3.3 explaining the accounting treatment given for write back of depreciation amounting to Rs. 103.71 Crore consequent to change in the method of depreciation as well as adoption of useful lives of the Fixed Assets from the date of acquisition.

Note No. 1.24 regarding remuneration to the Managing Director and Executive Director amounting to Rs. 0.91 Crore, provided for in the financial statements is subject to approval of Central Government.

Our opinion is not qualified in respect of these matters.

Report on Other Legal and Regulatory Requirements

1. As required by The Companies (Auditor's Report) Order, 2015 issued by the Government of India (Ministry of Corporate Affairs) in terms of sub section (11) of Section 143 of the Companies Act, 2013, we give in Annexure a statement on the matters specified in paragraphs 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 company has no branch offices whose accounts are audited by branch auditors.

(d) 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.

(e) In our opinion, except for the effects of the matters described in the Basis for Qualified Opinion paragraph above, 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.

(f) The matters described in the Basis for Qualified Opinion paragraph above, in our opinion, may have an adverse effect on the functioning of the company.

(g) 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.

(h) The qualifications relating to maintenance of accounts and other matters connected therewith are as stated in the Basis for Qualified Opinion paragraph above.

(i) 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. Refer Note No. 3.1(i) (a) on Contingent Liabilities disclosing the impact of pending litigation on the financial position of the company in its financial statements.

ii. The company does not have any long–term contracts including derivative contracts, having any material foreseeable losses, for which provision was required.

iii. There are minor delays in amounts required to be transferred to the Investor Education and Protection Fund by the company as follows:

a) Rs. 0.28 Crore, 3 days delay

b) Rs.0.28 Crore, 9 days delay

Referred to in paragraph 1 under the heading, "Report on Other legal and Regulatory Requirements" of our report on even date:

1) a) The company has maintained proper records showing full  particulars including quantitative details and situation of fixed assets.

b) These fixed assets have been physically verified by the management at regular interval considering the size of the company and nature of asset. As informed to us, no material discrepancies have been noticed on such verification.

2) a) As explained to us, the inventories including majority of  the goods lying with third parties have been physically verified by the management at reasonable intervals during the year.

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 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 the information and explanation given to us, the company has maintained proper records of its inventories and the discrepancies noticed on such physical verification between physical stock and the book records were not material and have been properly dealt with in the books of account.

3) As per the records of the company, it 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.

4) In our opinion and according to the information and explanation given to us, there are adequate internal control systems commensurate with the size of the company and nature of its business with regard to purchase of inventory and fixed assets and for sale of goods and services. During the course of audit, we have not observed any continuing failure to correct major weakness in internal control systems.

5) The company has not accepted / nor there are any outstanding Fixed Deposit from the public.

6) 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 sub­section (l) of Section 148 of the Companies Act, 2013 and we 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 records with a view to determine whether they are accurate and complete.

7) a) According to the records of the company, the company

is not regular in depositing undisputed statutory dues including Provident Fund, Income Tax, Sales Tax, Wealth Tax, Custom Duty, Excise Duty, Cess and  other statutory dues with the appropriate authorities. According to the information and explanation given to us, there are no undisputed amounts payable in respect of such statutory dues which have remained outstanding as March 31, 2015 for a period of more than six months from the day they become payable.

b) The disputed statutory dues that have not been deposited on account of disputes pending before the appropriate authorities are as mentioned in the Annexure– I to this report.

c) According to the information and explanation given to us, the amounts required to be transferred to Investor Education and Protection Fund in accordance with the relevant provisions of the Companies Act, 1956 (1 of 1956) and Rules made there under have been so transferred. However there is minor delay of 3 days in transferring Rs. 0.28 Crore and 9 days in transferring Rs. 0.28 Crore.

8) The accumulated losses of the company exceed 50% of its Net Worth. The company has incurred cash loss during the year as well as in the immediately preceding financial year.

9) According to the information and explanation given to us, the company has defaulted in repayment of dues to banks. Details of defaults are mentioned in Annexure– II.

10) According to the information and explanations given to us, the company has given guarantees on behalf of its subsidiaries for loans taken by them from banks. The terms and conditions whereof, in our opinion, based on the management representation, are not prima–facie prejudicial to the interest of the company.

11) According to the information and explanation given to us, the term loans taken by the company during the year have been utilised for the purpose for which the said loans were obtained.

12) Based upon the audit procedures performed by us and according to the information and explanations given to us, no fraud on or by the company has been noticed or reported during the year.

For M/s P. G. Bhagwat  

Firm's Registration No. 101118W

Chartered Accountants

For J. K. Shah & Co.

Firm's Registration No. 109606W

Chartered Accountants

Sandeep Rao

Partner

Membership No. 47235

Place : Pune:

place : May 30, 2015

J.K. Shah

Partner

Membership No. 3662

Place : Mumbai

date : : May 30, 2015

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