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INDEPENDENT AUDITORS' REPORT
TOTHE MEMBERS NMDC LTD. HYDERABAD.
Report on the Standalone Financial Statements
We have audited the accompanying financial statements of NMDC Limited ("the Company"), which comprise the Balance Sheet as at March 31, 2015, the Statement of Profit and Loss, and 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 management 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 and financial performance 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.
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 control 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 management, 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
a)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 to this report a statement on the matters specified in the paragraph 3 and 4 of the Order, to the extent applicable.
b)As required by section 143 (5) of the Companies Act 2013, we give in the Annexure B to this report, a statement on the directions issued by Comptroller & Auditor General of India, to the extent applicable.
c)As required by Section 143 (3) of the Act, we report that:
1.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.
2.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;
3.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
4.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;
5.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
6.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.There are no pending litigations for the company that will impact the financial position of the company;
ii.There are no foreseeable losses on long–term contracts including derivative contracts;
iii.There has been no delay in transferring amounts, required to be transferred, to the Investor Education and Protection Fund by the Company.
Annexure A to the Independent Auditors' Report
The Annexure A 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 all the fixed assets are physically verified by the management over a period of three years. In our opinion the periodicity of the physical verification is reasonable having regard to the size of the Company and the nature of its assets. In accordance with this programme, certain fixed assets were verified during the year and no material discrepancies have been noticed on such verification.
ii) a) The inventories have been physically verified by the management during the year. In our opinion, the frequency of such verification is reasonable.
b)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)The Company is maintaining proper records of inventory. The discrepancies noticed on verification between physical stocks and the book records were not material.
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 Companied Act, 2013 ('the Act'). Consequently, clauses 3 (iii) (a) and 3 (iii) (b) of the Order are not applicable to the Company.
iv)In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, there is an adequate internal control system commensurate with the size of the Company and the nature of its business with regard to purchase of inventories fixed assets and sale of goods and services. We have not observed any major weakness in the internal control system during the course of the audit.
v)The Company has not accepted any deposits from the public. Consequently, the clause 3(v) of the order is not applicable to the Company.
vi)We have broadly reviewed the books of account relating to materials, labour and other items of cost maintained by the Company pursuant to the Rules made by the Central Government for the maintenance of cost records under sub–section (1) of Section 148 of the Companies Act, 2013, in respect of the mining activities carried on by the Company and we are of the opinion that prima facie the prescribed accounts and records have been made and maintained. However, we have not made a detailed examination of the records.
vii) a) According to the information and explanations given to us and on the basis of examination of the records of the Company, amounts deducted/ accrued in the books of account in respect of 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 have been regularly deposited during the year by the Company with the appropriate authorities.
According to the information and explanations given to us, no undisputed amounts are payable in respect of income tax, sales tax, wealth tax, service tax, duty of customs, duty of excise, value added tax or cess and other material statutory dues which were in arrears as at March 31,2015, for a period of more than six months from the date they became payable.
b) As at March 31,2015, there have been no disputed dues, which have not been deposited with the respective authorities in respect of Income tax, Wealth–tax, Service tax, duty of customs, duty of excise, value added tax and Cess, except the following:
viii)The Company has no accumulated losses and has not incurred cash losses in the financial year covered by our audit and the immediately preceding financial year.
ix)The Company has not taken any term loan from financial institutions and banks. Consequently, the question of defaulting in payment of any loan installment or interest thereon does not arise.
x)According to the information and explanations given to us, the Company has not given any guarantee for loans taken by others from banks or financial institutions. Consequently, the clause 3 (x) of the order is not applicable to the Company.
xi)According to the information and explanations given to us, the Company has not obtained any term loans. Consequently, the clause 3 (xi) of the Order is not applicable to Company.
xii) According to the information and explanations given to us, no fraud on or by the Company has been noticed or reported during the course of our audit.
For VENUGOPAL & CHENOY
Place : Hyderabad
Date : 28–05–2015