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Gujarat Alkalies & Chemicals Ltd.

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VOLUME 26681
52-Week high 483.80
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P/E 9.52
Mkt Cap.(Rs cr) 3,020
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Gujarat Alkalies & Chemicals Ltd. (GUJALKALI) - Auditors Report

Company auditors report

TO THE MEMBERS OF

GUJARAT ALKALIES AND CHEMICALS LIMITED

Report on the Financial Statements

We have audited the accompanying financial statements of GUJARAT ALKALIES AND CHEMICALSLIMITED ("the Company") which comprise the Balance Sheet as at 31st March2016 the Statement of Profit and Loss and the Cash Flow Statement for the year thenended and a summary of the significant accounting policies and other explanatoryinformation.

Management’s Responsibility for the Financial Statements

The Company’s Board of Directors is responsible for the matters stated in Section134(5) of the Companies Act 2013 ("the Act") with respect to the preparation ofthese financial statements that give a true and fair view of the financial positionfinancial performance and cash flows of the Company in accordance with the accountingprinciples generally accepted in India including the Accounting Standards prescribedunder Section 133 of the Act as applicable.

This responsibility also includes maintenance of adequate accounting records inaccordance with the provisions of the Act for safeguarding the assets of the Company andfor preventing and detecting frauds and other irregularities; selection and application ofappropriate accounting policies; making judgments and estimates that are reasonable andprudent; and design implementation and maintenance of adequate internal financialcontrols that were operating effectively for ensuring the accuracy and completeness ofthe accounting records relevant to the preparation and presentation of the financialstatements that give a true and fair view and are free from material misstatement whetherdue to fraud or error.

Auditors’ Responsibility

Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these financial statements based on ouraudit.

We have taken into account the provisions of the Act the accounting and auditingstandards and matters which are required to be included in the audit report under theprovisions of the Act and the Rules made thereunder and the Order under Section 143 (11)of the Act.

We conducted our audit of the financial statements in accordance with the Standards onAuditing specified under Section 143(10) of the Act. Those Standards require that wecomply with ethical requirements and plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonableassurance about whether the financial statements are free from material misstatement.

An audit involves performing procedures to obtain audit evidence about the amounts andthe disclosures in the financial statements. The procedures selected depend on theauditor’s judgment including the assessment of the risks of material misstatement ofthe financial statements whether due to fraud or error. In making those risk assessmentsthe auditor considers internal financial control relevant to the Company’spreparation of the financial statements that give a true and fair view in order to designaudit procedures that are appropriate in the circumstances. An audit also includesevaluating the appropriateness of the accounting policies used and the reasonableness ofthe accounting estimates made by the Company’s Directors as well as evaluating theoverall presentation of the financial statements.

We believe that the audit evidence we have obtained is sufficient and appropriate toprovide a basis for our audit opinion on the financial statements.

Opinion

In our opinion and to the best of our information and according to the explanationsgiven to us the aforesaid financial statements give the information required by the Actin the manner so required and give a true and fair view in conformity with the accountingprinciples generally accepted in India of the state of affairs of the Company as at 31stMarch 2016 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 Section 143 (3) of the Act we report that:

a) We have sought and obtained all the information and explanations which to the bestof 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 theCompany 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 Statementdealt with by this Report are in agreement with the books of account.

d) In our opinion the aforesaid financial statements comply with the AccountingStandards prescribed under Section 133 of the Act as applicable.

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

f) With respect to the adequacy of the internal financial controls over financialreporting of the Company and the operating effectiveness of such controls refer to ourseparate Report in "Annexure

A". Our report expresses an unmodified opinion on the adequacy and operatingeffectiveness of the Company’s internal financial controls over financial reporting.

g) With respect to the other matters to be included in the Auditor’s Report inaccordance with Rule 11 of the Companies (Audit and Auditors) Rules 2014 in our opinionand 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 financialposition in its financial statements – Refer Note 29 to the financial statements;

ii. The Company did not have any long term contracts including derivative contracts forwhich there were any material foreseeable losses; iii. There has been no delay intransferring amounts required to be transferred to the Investor Education and ProtectionFund by the Company.

2. As required by the Companies (Auditor’s Report) Order 2016 ("theOrder") issued by the Central Government in terms of Section 143(11) of the Act wegive in "Annexure B" a statement on the matters specified in paragraphs 3 and 4of the Order.

For DELOITTE HASKINS & SELLS
Chartered Accountants
(Firm’s Registration No. 117364W)
Gaurav J. Shah
Place : Gandhinagar Partner
Date : May 26 2016 (Membership No.35701)

ANNEXURE "A" TO THE INDEPENDENT AUDITORS’ REPORT

(Referred to in paragraph 1 under ‘Report on Other Legal and RegulatoryRequirements’ section of our report of even date on the accounts of GujaratAlkalies and Chemicals Limited for the year ended on 31st March 2016)

Report on the Internal Financial Controls Over Financial Reporting under Clause (i) ofSub-section 3 of Section 143 of the Companies Act 2013 ("the Act")

We have audited the internal financial controls over financial reporting of GujaratAlkalies and Chemicals Limited ("the Company") as of March 31 2016 inconjunction with our audit of the financial statements of the Company for the year endedon that date.

Management’s Responsibility for Internal Financial Controls

The Company’s management is responsible for establishing and maintaining internalfinancial controls based on the internal control over financial reporting criteriaestablished by the Company considering the essential components of internal control statedin the Guidance Note on Audit of Internal Financial Controls Over Financial Reportingissued by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. These responsibilities includethe design implementation and maintenance of adequate internal financial controls thatwere operating effectively for ensuring the orderly and efficient conduct of its businessincluding adherence to company’s policies the safeguarding of its assets theprevention and detection of frauds and errors the accuracy and completeness of theaccounting records and the timely preparation of reliable financial information asrequired under the Act.

Auditors’ Responsibility

Our responsibility is to express an opinion on the Company’s internal financialcontrols over financial reporting based on our audit. We conducted our audit in accordancewith the Guidance Note on Audit of Internal Financial Controls Over Financial Reporting(the "Guidance Note") issued by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Indiaand the Standards on Auditing prescribed under Section 143(10) of the Companies Act 2013to the extent applicable to an audit of internal financial controls. Those Standards andthe Guidance Note require that we comply with ethical requirements and plan and performthe audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether adequate internal financialcontrols over financial reporting was established and maintained and if such controlsoperated effectively in all material respects.

Our audit involves performing procedures to obtain audit evidence about the adequacy ofthe internal financial controls system over financial reporting and their operatingeffectiveness. Our audit of internal financial controls over financial reporting includedobtaining an understanding of internal financial controls over financial reportingassessing the risk that a material weakness exists and testing and evaluating the designand operating effectiveness of internal control based on the assessed risk. The proceduresselected depend on the auditor’s judgement including the assessment of the risks ofmaterial misstatement of the financial statements whether due to fraud or error.

We believe that the audit evidence we have obtained is sufficient and appropriate toprovide a basis for our audit opinion on the Company’s internal financial controlssystem over financial reporting.

Meaning of Internal Financial Controls Over Financial Reporting

A company’s internal financial control over financial reporting is a processdesigned to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reportingand the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance withgenerally accepted accounting principles. A company’s internal financial control overfinancial reporting includes those policies and procedures that (1) pertain to themaintenance of records that in reasonable detail accurately and fairly reflect thetransactions and dispositions of the assets of the company; (2) provide reasonableassurance that transactions are recorded as necessary to permit preparation of financialstatements in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and that receiptsand expenditures of the company are being made only in accordance with authorisations ofmanagement and directors of the company; and (3) provide reasonable assurance regardingprevention or timely detection of unauthorised acquisition use or disposition of thecompany’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 financialreporting including the possibility of collusion or improper management override ofcontrols material misstatements due to error or fraud may occur and not be detected.Also projections of any evaluation of the internal financial controls over financialreporting to future periods are subject to the risk that the internal financial controlover financial reporting may become inadequate because of changes in conditions or thatthe degree of compliance with the policies or procedures may deteriorate.

Opinion

In our opinion to the best of our information and according to the explanations givento us the Company has in all material respects an adequate internal financial controlssystem over financial reporting and such internal financial controls over financialreporting were operating effectively as at March 31 2016 based on the internal controlover financial reporting criteria established by the Company considering the essentialcomponents of internal control stated in the Guidance Note on Audit of Internal FinancialControls Over Financial Reporting issued by the Institute of Chartered Accountants ofIndia.

For DELOITTE HASKINS & SELLS
Chartered Accountants
(Firm’s Registration No. 117364W)
Gaurav J. Shah
Place : Gandhinagar Partner
Date : May 26 2016 (Membership No.35701)

ANNEXURE ‘B’ TO THE INDEPENDENT AUDITORS’ REPORT

(Referred to in paragraph 2 under ‘Report on Other Legal and RegulatoryRequirements’ section of our report of even date on the accounts of Gujarat Alkaliesand Chemicals Limited for the year ended on 31st March 2016)

(i) (a) The Company has maintained proper records showing full particulars includingquantitative details and situation of fixed assets.

(b) The fixed assets were physically verified during the year by the Management inaccordance with a regular programme of verification which in our opinion provides forphysical verification of all the fixed assets at reasonable intervals. According to theinformation and explanations given to us no material discrepancies were noticed on suchverification.

(c) According to the information and explanations given to us and the records examinedby us and based on the examination of the registered sale deed / transfer deed /conveyance deed provided to us we report that the title deeds comprising all theimmovable properties of land and buildings are held in the name of the Company as at thebalance sheet date. Immovable properties of land and buildings whose title deeds have beenpledged as security for loans are held in the name of the Company based on theconfirmations directly received by us from lenders. In respect of immovable properties ofland and buildings that have been taken on lease and disclosed as fixed asset in thefinancial statements the lease agreements are in the name of the Company where theCompany is the lessee in the agreement except the lease deed in respect of Plot No. 3 forthe balance land admeasuring 44032 sq. meters acquired at Dahej having value of Rs. 15.86lacs is pending for execution.

(ii) As explained to us the inventories were physically verified during the year bythe Management at reasonable intervals and no material discrepancies were noticed onphysical verification.

(iii) The Company has not granted any loans secured or unsecured to companies firmsLimited Liability Partnerships or other parties covered in the register maintained undersection 189 of the Companies Act 2013.

(iv) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us theCompany has complied with the provisions of Sections 185 and 186 of the Companies Act2013 in respect of grant of loans making investments and providing guarantees andsecurities as applicable.

(v) According to the information and explanations given to us the Company has notaccepted any deposit during the year within the meaning of provisions of Sections 73 to 76or any other relevant provisions of the Act and the rules framed there under.

(vi) The maintenance of cost records has been specified by the Central Government underSection 148(1) of the Companies Act 2013. We have broadly reviewed the cost recordsmaintained by the Company pursuant to the Companies (Cost Records and Audit) Rules 2014as amended prescribed by the Central Government under sub-section (1) of Section 148 ofthe Companies Act 2013 and are of the opinion that prima facie the prescribed costrecords have been made and maintained. We have however not made a detailed examinationof the cost records with a view to determine whether they are accurate or complete.

(vii) According to the information and explanations given to us in respect ofstatutory dues:

(a) The Company has generally been regular in depositing undisputed statutory duesincluding Provident Fund Income-tax Sales Tax Service Tax Customs Duty Excise DutyValue Added Tax cess and other material statutory dues applicable to it to theappropriate authorities.

(b) There were no undisputed amounts payable in respect of Provident FundEmployees’ State Insurance Income-tax Sales Tax Service Tax Customs Duty ExciseDuty Value Added Tax cess and other material statutory dues in arrears as at March 312016 for a period of more than six months from the date they became payable.

(c) Details of dues of Income-tax Sales Tax Service Tax Customs Duty Excise Dutyand Value Added Tax which have not been deposited as on March 31 2016 on account ofdisputes are given below:

Name of the statute Nature of the dues Forum where dispute is pending Period to which the Amount relates Amount involved (Excluding Interest and Penalty) Amount Unpaid (Excluding Interest and Penalty)
(Rs. in lacs) (Rs. in lacs)
Gujarat Sales Tax Act 1969 Purchase Tax Joint Commissioner of Appeals 2000-01 to 2005-06 20431.56 20431.56
Gujarat Sales Tax Act 1969 Central Sales Tax Gujarat Sales Tax Tribunal 2002- 03 to 2005-06 50.18 46.68
Income Tax Act 1961 Income Tax Commissioner of Income Tax (Appeals) 2009-10 and 2011-12 2524 2455
Income Tax Act 1961 Income Tax High Court Gujarat 2002-03 and 2008-09 7654 7649
Income Tax Act 1961 Income Tax Income Tax Appellate Tribunal 2003-04 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 5591 5048
Income Tax Act 1961 Income Tax Supreme Court 1998-99 and 1999-00 1408 1408
Finance Act 1994 Service Tax Central Excise and Service Tax Appellate Tribunal July 2005 to March 2015 421.05 414.56
Finance Act 1994 Service Tax Commissioner (Appeals) April 2010 to February 2015 74.87 74.87
Central Excise Act 1944 Central Excise Central Excise and Service Tax Appellate Tribunal 2009-10 96.07 96.07

(viii) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to usthe Company has not defaulted in the repayment of loans or borrowings to financialinstitutions and banks. The Company has not issued any debentures. The Company has nottaken any loans or borrowings from Government.

(ix) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to usmoney raised by way of term loans have been applied by the Company during the year for thepurposes for which they were raised other than temporary deployment pending applicationof proceeds. The Company has not raised moneys by way of public offer.

(x) To the best of our knowledge and according to the information and explanationsgiven to us no fraud by the Company and no fraud on the Company by its officers oremployees has been noticed or reported during the year.

(xi) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us theCompany has paid managerial remuneration in accordance with the requisite approvalsmandated by the provisions of Section 197 read with Schedule V to the Companies Act 2013.

(xii) The Company is not a Nidhi Company and hence reporting under clause (xii) of theCARO 2016 Order is not applicable.

(xiii) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us theCompany is in compliance with Section 188 and 177 of the Companies Act 2013 whereapplicable for all transactions with the related parties and the details of related partytransactions have been disclosed in the financial statements etc. as required by theapplicable accounting standards.

(xiv) During the year the Company has not made any preferential allotment or privateplacement of shares or fully or partly convertible debentures and hence reporting underclause (xiv) of CARO 2016 is not applicable to the Company.

(xv) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to usduring the year the Company has not entered into any non-cash transactions with itsdirectors or persons connected with him and hence provisions of Section 192 of theCompanies Act 2013 are not applicable.

(xvi) The Company is not required to be registered under Section 45-I of the ReserveBank of India Act 1934.

For DELOITTE HASKINS & SELLS
Chartered Accountants
(Firm’s Registration No. 117364W)
Gaurav J. Shah
Place : Gandhinagar Partner
Date : May 26 2016 (Membership No.35701)