To the Members of Punjab Chemicals and Crop Protection Limited
Report on the Financial Statements
We have audited the accompanying standalone financial statements of Punjab Chemicalsand Crop Protection Limited ("the Company") which comprise the Balance Sheet asat March 31 2017 the Statement of Profit and Loss and Cash Flow Statement for the yearthen ended and a summary of 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 standalone financial statements that give a true and fair view of the financialposition financial performance and cash flows of the Company in accordance withaccounting principles generally accepted in India including the Accounting Standardsspecified under section 133 of the Act read with Rule 7 of the Companies (Accounts)Rules 2014 and the Companies (Accounting Standards) Amendment Rules 2016. Thisresponsibility also includes maintenance of adequate accounting records in accordance withthe provisions of the Act for safeguarding of the assets of the Company and for preventingand detecting frauds and other irregularities; selection and application of appropriateaccounting policies; making judgments and estimates that are reasonable and prudent; andthe design implementation and maintenance of adequate internal financial control thatwere operating effectively for ensuring the accuracy and completeness of the accountingrecords relevant to the preparation and presentation of the financial statements thatgive a true and fair view and are free from material misstatement whether due to fraud orerror.
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 accountingand auditing standards and matters which are required to be included in the audit reportunder the provisions of the Act and the Rules made thereunder. We conducted our audit inaccordance with the Standards on Auditing issued by the Institute of CharteredAccountants of India as specified under Section 143(10) of the Act. Those Standardsrequire that 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 disclosures in the financial statements. The procedures selected depend on theauditor's judgment including the assessment of the risks of material misstatement of thefinancial statements whether due to fraud or error. In making those risk assessments theauditor considers internal financial control relevant to the Company's preparation of thefinancial statements that give a true and fair view in order to design audit proceduresthat are appropriate in the circumstances. An audit also includes evaluating theappropriateness of accounting policies used and the reasonableness of the accountingestimates made by the Company's Directors as well as evaluating the overall presentationof the financial statements. We believe that the audit evidence we have obtained issufficient and appropriate to provide a basis for our audit opinion on the standalonefinancial statements.
In our opinion and to the best of our information and according to the explanationsgiven to us the standalone 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 March31 2017 its profit and its cash flows for the year ended on that date.
Report on Other Legal and Regulatory Requirements
1. As required by the Companies (Auditor's report) Order 2016 ("the Order")issued by the Central Government of India in terms of subsection (11) of section 143 ofthe Act we give in the Annexure 1 a statement on the matters specified in paragraphs 3and 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 bestof our knowledge and belief were necessary for the purpose 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 Statement of Profit and Loss and Cash Flow Statement dealt withby this Report are in agreement with the books of account;
(d) In our opinion the aforesaid standalone financial statements comply with theAccounting Standards specified under section 133 of the Act read with Rule 7 of theCompanies (Accounts) Rules 2014 and the Companies (Accounting Standards) Amendment Rules2016;
(e) On the basis of written representations received from the directors as on March 312017 and taken on record by the Board of Directors none of the directors is disqualifiedas on March 31 2017 from being appointed as a director in terms of section 164 (2) ofthe 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 2" to this report;
(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 33 to the standalone financialstatements;
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 in transferring amounts required to be transferred tothe Investor Education and Protection Fund by the Company;
iv. The Company has provided requisite disclosures in Note 44 to these standalonefinancial statements as to the holding of Specified Bank Notes on November 8 2016 andDecember 30 2016 as well as dealings in Specified Bank Notes during the period fromNovember 8 2016 to December 30 2016. Based on our enquiries test check of the books ofaccount and other details maintained by the Company and relying on the managementrepresentation regarding the holding and nature of cash transactions including SpecifiedBank Notes we report that these disclosures are in accordance with the books of accountsmaintained by the Company.
|For S R B C & CO LLP |
|Chartered Accountants |
|ICAI Firm Registration Number: 324982E/E300003 |
|per Ravi Bansal |
|Membership Number: 49365 |
|Place of Signature: Mumbai |
|Date: May 25 2017 |
ANNEXURE 1 REFERRED TOIN PARAGRAPH 1 UNDER THE HEADING "REPORTON OTHER LEGALANDREGULATORY REQUIREMENTS" OFOUR REPORT OF EVEN DATE
Re: Punjab Chemicals & Crop Protection Limited
(i) (a) The Company has maintained proper records showing full particulars includingquantitative details and situation of fixed assets.
(b) All fixed assets have not been physically verified by the management during theyear but there is a regular programme of verification which in our opinion is reasonablehaving regard to the size of the Company and the nature of its assets. No materialdiscrepancies were noticed on such verification.
(c) According to the information and explanations given by the management the titledeeds of immovable properties included in property plant and equipment are held in thename of the company.
(ii) The management has conducted physical verification of inventory at reasonableintervals during the year and no material discrepancies were noticed on such physicalverification.
(iii) According to the information and explanations given to us the Company has notgranted any loans secured or unsecured to companies firms Limited LiabilityPartnerships or other parties covered in the register maintained under section 189 of theCompanies Act 2013. Accordingly the provisions of clause 3(iii)(a) (b) and (c) of theOrder are not applicable to the Company and hence not commented upon.
(iv) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to usprovisions of section 185 and 186 of the Companies Act 2013 in respect of loans todirectors including entities in which they are interested and in respect of loans andadvances given investments made and guarantees and securities given have been compliedwith by the company.
(v) The Company has not accepted any deposits within the meaning of Section 73 to 76 ofthe Act and the Companies (Acceptance of Deposits) Rules 2014 (as amended). Accordinglythe provisions of clause 3(v) of the Order are not applicable.
(vi) We have broadly reviewed the books of account maintained by the Company pursuantto the rules made by the Central Government for the maintenance of cost records undersection 148(1) of the Companies Act 2013 and are of the opinion that prima facie thespecified accounts and records have been made and maintained. We have not however made adetailed examination of the same.
(vii) (a) Undisputed statutory dues including income-tax duty of custom duty ofexcise cess and other material statutory dues have been regularly deposited with theappropriate authorities except for provident fund service tax profession tax andemployees' state insurance where there have been delays observed in large number of cases.
(b) According to the information and explanations given to us no undisputed amountspayable in respect of provident fund employees' state insurance income-tax service taxsales-tax duty of custom duty of excise value added tax cess and other statutory dueswere outstanding at the year end for a period of more than six months from the date theybecame payable.
(c) According to the records of the Company the dues outstanding of income-taxsales-tax service tax duty of custom duty of excise value added tax and cess onaccount of any dispute are as follows:
|Name of the statute ||Nature of the dues ||Amount (Rs in lacs) ||Period to which the amount relates ||Forum where the dispute is pending |
|Income Tax Act ||Disallowances ||468 ||2008-2010 ||ITAT & High Court |
|The Central Excise Act ||Wrong availment of Cenvat Inadmissible Input Service Tax Credit Availed Tax on Product registration ||589 ||2008-2016 ||CESTAT & Commissioner (Appeal) |
|The Punjab Sales Tax Act ||Penalty ||11 ||2004-05 ||Entry tax Office |
(viii) According to the information and explanations given by the management theCompany has delayed in repayment of dues to banks to the extent of Rs. 2146 lacs (delayfrom 1 day to 1369 days) and Rs. 524 lacs of such dues were in arrears as on the balancesheet date. The lender wise details are tabulated as under:
| || ||(Rs. In Lacs) |
|Particulars ||Amount of the default as the Balance sheet date ||Period of default since |
|EXIM Bank ||86 ||31-03-17 |
|Central Bank of India ||27 ||31-03-17 |
|Allahabad Bank ||331 ||31-03-17 |
|Union Bank of India ||80 ||31-03-17 |
The company has not defaulted in repayment of dues to financial institution and theCompany did not have any outstanding dues in respect of debenture holders during the year.
(ix) According to the information and explanations given by the management the Companyhas not raised any money by way of initial public offer / further public offer / debtinstruments and term loans hence reporting under clause (ix) is not applicable to theCompany and hence not commented upon.
(x) Based upon the audit procedures performed for the purpose of reporting the true andfair view of the financial statements and according to the information and explanationsgiven by the management we report that no fraud by the company or no fraud / materialfraud on the company by the officers and employees of the Company has been noticed orreported during the year.
(xi) According to the information and explanations given by the management themanagerial remuneration has been paid / provided in accordance with the requisiteapprovals mandated by the provisions of section 197 read with Schedule V to the CompaniesAct 2013.
(xii) In our opinion the Company is not a nidhi company. Therefore the provisions ofclause 3(xii) of the order are not applicable to the Company and hence not commented upon.
(xiii) According to the information and explanations given by the managementtransactions with the related parties are in compliance with section 177 and 188 ofCompanies Act 2013 where applicable and the details have been disclosed in the notes tothe financial statements as required by the applicable accounting standards.
(xiv) According to the information and explanations given to us and on an overallexamination of the balance sheet the company has not made any preferential allotment orprivate placement of shares or fully or partly convertible debentures during the yearunder review and hence reporting requirements under clause 3(xiv) are not applicable tothe company and not commented upon.
(xv) According to the information and explanations given by the management the Companyhas not entered into any non-cash transactions with directors or persons connected withhim as referred to in section 192 of Companies Act 2013.
(xvi) According to the information and explanations given to us the provisions ofsection 45-IA of the Reserve Bank of India Act 1934 are not applicable to the Company.
|For S R B C & CO LLP |
|Chartered Accountants |
|ICAI Firm Registration Number: 324982E/E300003 |
|per Ravi Bansal |
|Membership Number: 49365 |
|Place of Signature: Mumbai |
|Date: May 25 2017 |
ANNEXURE 2 TO THE INDEPENDENT AUDITOR'S REPORT OF EVEN DATE ON THE STANDALONE FINANCIALSTATEMENTS OF PUNJAB CHEMICALS AND CROP PROTECTION LIMITED
Report on the Internal Financial Controls under Clause (i) of Sub-section 3 of Section143 of the Companies Act 2013 ("the Act")
We have audited the internal financial controls over financial reporting of PunjabChemicals and Crop Protection Limited ("the Company") as of March 31 2017 inconjunction with our audit of the standalone financial statements of the Company for theyear ended on 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 the 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 Companies Act 2013.
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") and the Standards on Auditing as specified under section143(10) of the Companies Act 2013 to the extent applicable to an audit of internalfinancial controls both applicable to an audit of Internal Financial Controls and bothissued by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. Those Standards and theGuidance Note require that we comply with ethical requirements and plan and perform theaudit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether adequate internal financial controlsover financial reporting was established and maintained and if such controls operatedeffectively 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. Webelieve that the audit evidence we have obtained is sufficient and appropriate to providea basis for our audit opinion on the internal financial controls system over financialreporting.
Meaning of Internal Financial Controls over Financial Reporting
A company's internal financial control over financial reporting is a process designedto provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and thepreparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with generallyaccepted accounting principles. A company's internal financial control over financialreporting includes those policies and procedures that (1) pertain to the maintenance ofrecords that in reasonable detail accurately and fairly reflect the transactions anddispositions of the assets of the company; (2) provide reasonable assurance thattransactions are recorded as necessary to permit preparation of financial statements inaccordance with generally accepted accounting principles and that receipts andexpenditures 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.
In our opinion the Company has in all material respects an adequate internalfinancial controls system over financial reporting and such internal financial controlsover financial reporting were operating effectively as at March 31 2017 based on theinternal control over financial reporting criteria established by the Company consideringthe essential components of internal control stated in the Guidance Note on Audit ofInternal Financial Controls Over Financial Reporting issued by the Institute of CharteredAccountants of India.
For S R B C & CO LLP
ICAI Firm Registration Number: 324982E/E300003
per Ravi Bansal
Membership Number: 49365
Place of Signature: Mumbai
Date: May 25 2017