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NLC Nalco India Ltd.

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NSE: NALCOCHEM ISIN Code: INE582A01019
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NLC Nalco India Ltd. (NALCOCHEM) - Auditors Report

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NALCO WATER INDIA LIMITED (FORMERLY KNOWN AS NLC NALCO INDIA LIMITED) ANNUAL REPORT 2011-2012 AUDITORS' REPORT TO THE MEMBERS OF NALCO WATER INDIA LIMITED 1. We have audited the attached Balance Sheet of Nalco Water India Limited (formerly NLC Nalco India Limited) (the 'Company') as at March 31, 2012, and the related Statement of Profit and Loss and Cash Flow Statement for the year ended on that date annexed thereto, which we have signed under reference to this report. These financial statements are the responsibility of the Company's Management. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these financial statements based on our audit. 2. We conducted our audit in accordance with auditing standards generally accepted in India. Those Standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free of material misstatement. An audit includes examining, on a test basis, evidence supporting the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements. An audit also includes assessing the accounting principles used and significant estimates made by Management, as well as evaluating the overall financial statement presentation. We believe that our audit provides a reasonable basis for our opinion. 3. As required by the Companies (Auditor's Report) Order, 2003, as amended by the Companies (Auditor's Report) (Amendment) Order, 2004 (together the 'Order'), issued by the Central Government of India in terms of sub-section (4A) of Section 227 of 'The Companies Act, 1956' of India (the 'Act') and on the basis of such checks of the books and records of the Company as we considered appropriate and according to the information and explanations given to us, we give in the Annexure a statement on the matters specified in paragraphs 4 and 5 of the Order. 4. Further to our comments in the Annexure referred to in paragraph 3 above, we report that: (a) We have 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 appears from our examination of those books; (c) The Balance Sheet, Statement of Profit and Loss and Cash Flow Statement dealt with by this report are in agreement with the books of account; (d) In our opinion, the Balance Sheet, Statement of Profit and Loss and Cash Flow Statement dealt with by this report comply with the accounting standards referred to in sub-section (3C) of Section 211 of the Act; (e) On the basis of written representations received from the directors, as on March 31, 2012 and taken on record by the Board of Directors, none of the directors is disqualified as on March 31, 2012 from being appointed as a director in terms of clause (g) of sub-section (1) of Section 274 of the Act; (f) In our opinion and to the best of our information and according to the explanations given to us, the said financial statements together with the notes thereon and attached thereto give, in the prescribed manner, the information required by the Act, and give a true and fair view in conformity with the accounting principles generally accepted in India: (i) in the case of the Balance Sheet, of the state of affairs of the Company as at March 31, 2012; (ii) in the case of the Statement of Profit and Loss, of the profit for the year ended on that date; and (iii) in the case of the Cash Flow Statement, of the cash flows for the year ended on that date. For Price Waterhouse & Co. Firm Registration Number: 007567S Chartered Accountants Jeetendra Mirchandani Partner Membership No. 48125 Place: Pune Date : June 20, 2012 ANNEXURE TO THE AUDITORS' REPORT Referred to in paragraph 3 of the Auditors' Report of even date to the numbers of Nalco Water India Limited (formerly NLC Nalco India Limited) on the financial statements for the year ended March 31, 2012 1. (a) The Company is maintaining proper records showing full particulars, including quantitative details and situation, of fixed assets. (b) The fixed assets are physically verified by the Management according to a phased programme designed to cover all the items over a period of three years which, in our opinion, is reasonable having regard to the size of the Company and the nature of its assets. Pursuant to the programme, a portion of the fixed assets has been physically verified by the Management during the year and no material discrepancies between the book records and the physical inventory have been noticed. (c) In our opinion, and according to the information and explanations given to us, a substantial part of fixed assets has not been disposed of by the Company during the year. 2. (a) The inventory (excluding stocks with third parties) has been physically verified by the Management during the year. In respect of inventory lying with third parties, these have substantially been confirmed by them. In our opinion, the frequency of verification is reasonable. (b) In our opinion, the procedures of physical verification of the Company and the nature of its business. (c) On the basis of our examination of the inventory records, in our opinion, the Company is maintaining proper records of inventory. The discrepancies noticed on physical verification of inventory as compared to book records were not material. 3. (a) The Company has not granted any loans, secured or unsecured, to companies, firms or other parties covered in the register maintained under Section 301 of the Act. Accordingly, clauses (iii)(b) to (iii)(d) of paragraph 4 of the order are not applicable to the Company for the current year. (b) The Company has not taken any loans, secured or unsecured, from companies, firms or other parties covered in the register maintained under Section 301 of the Act. Accordingly, clauses (iii)(f) and (iii)(g) of paragraph 4 of the Order are not applicable to the Company for the current year. 4. 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 for the purchase of inventory and fixed assets and for the sale of goods and services. Further, on the basis of our examination of the books and records of the Company, and according to the information and explanations given to us, we have neither come across, nor have been informed of, any continuing failure to correct major weaknesses in the aforesaid internal control system. 5. According to the information and explanations given to us, there have been no contracts or arrangements referred to in Section 301 of the Act during the year to be entered in the register required to be maintained under that Section. Accordingly, the question of commenting on transactions made in pursuance of such contracts or arrangements does not arise. 6. The Company has not accepted any deposits from the public within the meaning of Section 58A and 58AA of the Act and the rules framed there under. 7. In our opinion, the Company has an internal audit system commensurate with its size and the nature of its business. 8. We have broadly reviewed the books of account maintained by the Company in respect of products where, pursuant to the rules made by the Central Government of India, the maintenance of cost records has been prescribed under clasue (d) of sub-section (1) of Section 209 of the Act, and are of the opinion that, prima facie, the prescribed accounts and records have been made and maintained. We have not, however, made a detailed examination of the records with a view to determine whether they are accurate or complete. 9. (a) According to the information and explanations given to us and the records of the Company examined by us, in our opinion, the Company is regular in depositing undisputed statutory dues, including provident fund, investor education and protection fund, employees' state insurance, income tax, wealth tax, service tax, customs duty, excise duty and other material statutory dues, as applicable, with the appropriate authorities. (b) According to the information and explanations given to us and the records of the Company examined by us, the particulars of dues of income tax, sales tax and excise duty as at March 31, 2012 which have not been deposited on account of a dispute are as follows: Name of the Nature of dues Amount Financial Forum where the statute (Rs. in Year to which dispute is Lacs) the amount pending relates West Bengal Non-submission of 718 2004-2005 to WB Commercial and Central declaration forms 2008-2009 Taxes Appellate Sales Tax Act and input VAT & Revision credit issue Board/DCCT (Appeals/Sr. JCCT (Appeals) BST Act, 1959 Purchased tax 14 1997-1998 ACCT (Appeals) & CST imposed on Act, 1956 certain purchases (under BST) and non-availability of credit of same under CST Delhi Central Non-submission of 4 2004-2005 DCCT (Appeals) Sales Tax declaration Forms Act, 1956 Central Abatement on 36 1996-1997 to CESTAT Excise account of 2000-2001 Act, 1944 freight charges not allowed Income Tax Income tax dues 212 2007-2008 ITAT, Kolkata Act, 1961 10. The Company has no accumulated losses at the end of the financial year. It has not incurred cash losses in the current financial year but has incurred cash losses in the immediately preceding financial year. 11. According to the records of the Company examined by us and the information and explanation given to us, the Company has not defaulted in repayment of dues to any financial institution or bank or debenture holders as at the balance sheet date. 12. The Company has not granted any loans and advances on the basis of security by way of pledge of shares, debentures and other securities. 13. The provisions of any special statute applicable to chit fund/nidhi/mutual benefit fund/societies are not applicable to the Company. 14. In our opinion, the Company is not a dealer or trader in shares, securities, debentures and other investments. 15. In our opinion, and 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 institution during the year. 16. In our opinion, and according to the information and explanations given to us, the term loans have been applied, on an overall basis, for the purposes for which they were obtained. 17. On the basis of an overall examination of the balance sheet of the Company, in our opinion, and according to the information and explanations given to us, funds raised on a short-term basis, aggregating Rs. 2,215 lacs, have been used towards acquisition of fixed assets and long-term loans and advances. 18. The Company has not made any preferential allotment of shares to parties and companies covered in the register maintained under Section 301 of the Act during the year. 19. The Company has not issued any debentures. 20. The Company has not raised any money by public issues during the year. 21. During the course of our examination of the books and records of the Company, carried out in accordance with the generally accepted auditing practices in India, and according to the information and explanations given to us, we have neither come across any instance of fraud on or by the Company, noticed or reported during the year, nor have we been informed of any such case by the Management. For Price Waterhouse & Co. Firm Registration Number: 007567S Chartered Accountants Jeetendra Mirchandani Partner Membership No. 48125 Place: Pune Date : June 20, 2012