TO THE MEMBERS OF MAHINDRA HOLIDAYS & RESORTS INDIA LIMITED
Report on the Standalone Financial Statements
We have audited the accompanying standalone financial statements of Mahindra Holidays& Resorts India Limited ("the Company") which comprise the Balance Sheet asat March 31 2016 the Statement of Profit and Loss and the Cash Flow Statement for theyear then ended and a summary of the significant accounting policies and otherexplanatory information.
Managements Responsibility for the Standalone Financial Statements
The Companys 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 standalone financial statements that give a true and fair view of the financialposition financial performance and cash flows of the Company in accordance with theaccounting principles generally accepted in India including the Accounting Standardsprescribed under 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.
Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these standalone financial statementsbased on our audit.
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) ofthe Act.
We conducted our audit of the standalone financial statements in accordance with theStandards on Auditing specified under Section 143(10) of the Act. Those Standards requirethat we comply with ethical requirements and plan and perform the audit to obtainreasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free from materialmisstatement. An audit involves performing procedures to obtain audit evidence about theamounts and the disclosures in the financial statements. The procedures selected depend onthe auditors judgment including the assessment of the risks of materialmisstatement of the financial statements whether due to fraud or error. In making thoserisk assessments the auditor considers internal financial control relevant to theCompanys preparation of the financial statements that give a true and fair view inorder to design audit procedures that are appropriate in the circumstances. An audit alsoincludes evaluating the appropriateness of the accounting policies used and thereasonableness of the accounting estimates made by the Companys Directors as wellas evaluating the overall 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 standalone financial statements.
In our opinion and to the best of our information and according to the explanationsgiven to us the aforesaid standalone financial statements give the information requiredby the Act in the manner so required and give a true and fair view in conformity with theaccounting principles generally accepted in India of the state of affairs of the Companyas at March 31 2016 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 standalone financial statements comply with theAccounting Standards prescribed under section 133 of the Act as applicable.
e) On the basis of the written representations received from the directors as on March31 2016 taken on record by the Board of Directors none of the directors is disqualifiedas on March 31 2016 from being appointed as a director in terms of Section 164 (2) of theAct.
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 onthe adequacy and operating effectiveness of the Companys internal financial controlsover financial reporting.
g) With respect to the other matters to be included in the Auditors 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.
ii. The Company did not have any long-term contracts including derivative contracts forwhich there were any material foreseeable losses.
iii. There were no amounts which were required to be transferred to the InvestorEducation and Protection Fund by the Company.
2. As required by the Companies (Auditors 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.
ANNEXURE "A" TO THE INDEPENDENT AUDITORS REPORT
(Referred to in paragraph 1(f) under Report on Other Legal and RegulatoryRequirements of our report of even date)
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 MahindraHolidays & Resorts India Limited ("the Company") as of March 31 2016 inconjunction with our audit of the standalone financial statements of the Company for theyear ended on that date.
Managements Responsibility for Internal Financial Controls
The Companys 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 internalcontrolstatedintheGuidanceNoteonAuditofInternalFinancial 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 companys 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 Companies Act 2013.
Our responsibility is to express an opinion on the Companys 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 whether a risk material weakness exists testing and evaluating the design andoperating effectiveness of internal control based on the assessed risk. The proceduresselected depend on the auditors 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 Companys internal financial controlssystem over financial reporting.
Meaning of Internal Financial Controls over Financial Reporting
A Companys 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 Companys 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 thecompanys 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.
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.
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)
(i) In respect of fixed assets:
(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 explanation given to us no material discrepancies were noticed on suchverification.
(c) According to the information and explanations given to us and based on theexamination of the registered sale deeds and Court orders approving schemes ofarrangements / amalgamations provided to us we report that the title deeds comprisingall the immovable properties of land and buildings which are freehold are held in thename of the Company as at the balance sheet date.
(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 deposits during the year. There were no unclaimed deposits outstanding at anytime during the year.
(vi) Having regard to the nature of the Companys business / activities reportingunder clause (vi) of the order is not applicable.
(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 Employees State Insurance Income-tax Sales Tax LuxuryTax Service Tax Customs Duty Excise Duty Value Added Tax cess and other materialstatutory dues applicable to it to the appropriate authorities.
(b) There were no undisputed amounts payable in respect of Provident FundEmployees State Insurance Income-tax Sales Tax Luxury Tax Service Tax CustomsDuty Excise Duty Value Added Tax cess and other material statutory dues in arrears asat March 31 2016 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 and Luxury tax which have notbeen deposited as on March 31 2016 on account of disputes are given below:
|Name of the statute ||Nature of the dues ||Forum where the dispute is pending ||Period to which the amount relates ||Amount involved ( Rs) ||Amount Unpaid ( Rs) |
|Income Tax Act ||Income Tax ||Commissioner of income Tax Appeals ||2009-10 2011-12 & 2012-13 ||2710056141 ||1835752605 |
|Finance Act ||Service Tax ||Central Excise & Service Tax Appellate Tribunal ||2005 to 2014 ||714839337 ||675238131 |
|Tamilnadu Luxury Tax Act ||Luxury Tax ||Deputy Commissioner/ Commissioner Appeals ||2002-03 to 2005-06 2010-11 2011-12 ||8149692 ||8149692 |
|Kerala Luxury Tax Act ||Luxury Tax ||Intelligence Officer Debikulam ||2008-09 to 2010-11 ||65930400 ||65930400 |
| || ||Assessing Officer ||2011-12 ||6236697 ||6236697 |
| || ||High Court Kerala ||2012-13 to 2014-15 ||227873625 ||227873625 |
| || ||Appellate Commissioner ||2013-14 ||129870 ||129870 |
(viii) The Company has not taken any loans or borrowings from financial institutionsbanks and government or has not issued any debentures. Hence reporting under clause (viii)of the Order is not applicable to the Company.
(ix) The Company has not raised moneys by way of initial public offer or further publicoffer (including debt instruments) or term loans and hence reporting under clause (ix) ofthe Order is not applicable.
(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 / provided managerial remuneration in accordance with the requisiteapprovals mandated by the provisions of section 197 read with Schedule V to the CompaniesAct 2013.
(xii) The Company is not a Nidhi Company and hence reporting under clause (xii) of theOrder 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 as required by the applicableaccounting 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 the order 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 |
| ||(Firms Registration No. 008072S) |
| ||M.K. Ananthanarayanan |
| ||Partner |
|Mumbai May 17 2016 ||(Membership No. 19521) |