To the Members of M/s ALCHEMIST CORPORATION LIMITED
I. Report on the Audit of the Financial Statements
A. We have audited the accompanying financial statements of M/s ALCHEMISTCORPORATION LIMITED "The Company" which comprises the Balance Sheet as at31st March 2019 the Statement of Profit and Loss the Cash Flow Statement forthe year then ended and a summary of the significant accounting policies and otherexplanatory information.
B. 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 including Ind AS specified under Section 133 of theAct
i. of the state of affairs (financial position) of the Company as at 31stMarch 2019
ii. and its loss (financial performance including other comprehensive income)
iii. its cash flows and the changes in equity for the year ended on that date.
2. Basis for Opinion
We conducted our audit in accordance with the standards on auditing specified underSection 143 (10) of the Companies Act 2013. Our responsibilities under those standardsare further described in the auditor's responsibilities for the audit of financialstatements section of our report. We are independent of the company in accordance with thecode of ethics issued by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India together with theethical requirements that are relevant to our audit of the financial statements under theprovisions of the Act and the rules there under and we have fulfilled our ethicalresponsibilities in accordance with these requirements and the code of ethics.
We believe that the audit evidence we have obtained is sufficient and appropriate toprovide a basis of our opinion.
3. Key Audit Matter(s)
Key audit matters are those matters that in our professional judgment were of mostsignificance in our audit of the financial statements of the current period. These matterswere addressed in the context of our audit of the financial statements as a whole and informing our opinion thereon and we do not provide a separate opinion on these matters.
We have determined that there are no key audit matters to communicate in our report.
4. Information other than the Financial Statements and Auditor's Report thereon
A. The Company's Board of Directors is responsible for the other information. The otherinformation comprises the information included in the Annual Report but does not includethe financial statements and our auditor's report thereon.
Our opinion on the financial statements does not cover the other information and we donot express any form of assurance conclusion thereon.
B. In connection with our audit of the financial statements our responsibility is toread the other information and in doing so consider whether the other information ismaterially inconsistent with the financial statements or our knowledge obtained in theaudit or otherwise appears to be materially misstated. If based on the work we haveperformed we conclude that there is a material misstatement of this other information; weare required to report that fact. We have nothing to report in this regard.
5. Responsibilities of Management for the Financial Statements
A. 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 state of affairs(financial position) profit or loss (financial performance including other comprehensiveincome) cash flows and changes in equity of the Company in accordance with the accountingprinciples generally accepted in India including the Indian Accounting Standards(Ind AS') specified under Section 133 of the Act. This responsibility also includesmaintenance of adequate accounting records in accordance with the provisions of the Actfor safeguarding the assets of the Company and for preventing and detecting frauds andother irregularities; selection and application of appropriate accounting policies; makingjudgments and estimates that are reasonable and prudent; and design implementation andmaintenance of adequate internal financial controls that were operating effectively forensuring the accuracy and completeness of the accounting records relevant to thepreparation and presentation of the financial statements that give a true and fair viewand are free from material misstatement whether due to fraud or error.
B. In preparing the financial statements management is responsible for assessing theCompany's ability to continue as a going concern disclosing as applicable mattersrelated to going concern and using the going concern basis of accounting unless managementeither intends to liquidate the Company or to cease operations or has no realisticalternative but to do so.
Those Board of Directors are also responsible for overseeing the Company's financialreporting process.
6. Auditor's Responsibilities for the Audit of the Financial Statements
A. Our objectives are to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financialstatements as a whole are free from material misstatement whether due to fraud or errorand to issue an auditor's report that includes our opinion. Reasonable assurance is a highlevel of assurance but is not a guarantee that an audit conducted in accordance withStandards on Auditing will always detect a material misstatement when it exists.Misstatements can arise from fraud or error and are considered material if individuallyor in the aggregate they could reasonably be expected to influence the economic decisionsof users taken on the basis of these financial statements.
B. As part of an audit in accordance with Standards on Auditing we exerciseprofessional judgment and maintain professional skepticism throughout the audit. We also:
i) Identify and assess the risks of material misstatement of the financial statementswhether due to fraud or error design and perform audit procedures responsive to thoserisks and obtain audit evidence that is sufficient and appropriate to provide a basis forour opinion. The risk of not detecting a material misstatement resulting from fraud ishigher than for one resulting from error as fraud may involve collusion forgeryintentional omissions misrepresentations or the override of internal control.
ii) Obtain an understanding of internal control relevant to the audit in order todesign audit procedures that are appropriate in the circumstances. Under section 143(3)(i)of the Act we are also responsible for explaining our opinion on whether the company hasadequate internal financial controls system in place and the operating effectiveness ofsuch controls.
iii) Evaluate the appropriateness of accounting policies used and the reasonableness ofaccounting estimates and related disclosures made by management.
iv) Conclude on the appropriateness of management's use of the going concern basis ofaccounting and based on the audit evidence obtained whether a material uncertaintyexists related to events or conditions that may cast significant doubt on the Company'sability to continue as a going concern. If we conclude that a material uncertainty existswe are required to draw attention in our auditor's report to the related disclosures inthe financial statements or if such disclosures are inadequate to modify our opinion.Our conclusions are based on the audit evidence obtained up to the date of our auditor'sreport. However future events or conditions may cause the Company to cease to continue asa going concern.
v) Evaluate the overall presentation structure and content of the financialstatements including the disclosures and whether the financial statements represent theunderlying transactions and events in a manner that achieves fair presentation.
C. Materiality is the magnitude of misstatements in the Financial Statements thatindividually or in aggregate makes it probable that the economic decisions of areasonably knowledgeable user of Financial Statements may be influenced. We considerquantitative materiality and qualitative factors in (i) planning the scope of our auditwork and in evaluating the results of our work; and (ii) to evaluate the effect of anyidentified misstatements in the Financial Statements.
D. We communicate with those charged with governance regarding among other mattersthe planned scope and timing of the audit and significant audit findings including anysignificant deficiencies in internal control that we identify during our audit.
E. We also provide those charged with governance with a statement that we have compliedwith relevant ethical requirements regarding independence and to communicate with themall relationships and other matters that may reasonably be thought to bear on ourindependence and where applicable related safeguards.
II. 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 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 and proper returnsadequate for the purposes of our audit have been received from the branches not visited byus;
C. the financial statements dealt with by this report are in agreement with the booksof account;
D. in our opinion the aforesaid financial statements comply with Ind AS specifiedunder section 133 of the Act;
E. on the basis of the written representations received from the directors and taken onrecord by the Board of Directors none of the directors is disqualified as on 31 March2019 from being appointed as a director in terms of section 164(2) of the Act;
F. With respect to the adequacy of the internal controls with reference to financialstatements of the company and the operating effectiveness of such controls refer to ourseparate report in "Annexure A". Our report expresses an unmodifiedopinion on the adequacy and operating effectiveness of the Company's internal financialcontrols with reference to financial statements.
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 (as amended) inour opinion and to the best of our information and according to the explanations given tous:
i. the Company does not have any pending litigations which would impact its financialposition;
ii. the Company did not have any long-term contracts including derivative contracts forwhich there were any material foreseeable losses; and
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 (Auditor's Report) Order 2016 ("the order")issued by the Central Government in terms of Section 143(11) of the Act we give in "Annexure B " a statement on the matters specified in paragraphs 3 and 4 of theorder.
For Pawan K. Agrawal
FRN: 03112C PAN : AAJFP3091M
(CA Nitin K. Varshney)
PARTNER M. No. 420990
ANNEXURE "A" TO THE INDEPENDENT AUDITOR'S REPORT DATED May 29th2019 ON THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS Of ALCHEMIST CORPORATION 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 AlchemistCorporation Limited as of March 31 2019 in conjunction with our audit of the financialstatements of the Company for the year 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 financial reporting criteria established by the Companyconsidering the essential components of internal control stated in the Guidance Note onAudit of Internal Financial Controls over Financial Reporting issued by the Institute ofChartered Accountants of India. These responsibilities include the design implementationand maintenance of adequate internal financial controls that were operating effectivelyfor ensuring the orderly and efficient conduct of its business including adherence tocompany's policies the safeguarding of its assets the prevention and detection of fraudsand errors the accuracy and completeness of the accounting records and the timelypreparation of reliable financial information as required 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 issued by ICAI and deemedto be prescribed under section 143(10) of the Companies Act 2013 to the extentapplicable to an audit of internal financial controls both applicable to an audit ofInternal Financial Controls and both issued by the Institute of Chartered Accountants ofIndia. Those Standards and the Guidance Note require that we comply with ethicalrequirements and plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whetheradequate internal financial controls over financial reporting was established andmaintained and if such controls operated 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 judgment 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 controls systemover financial reporting.
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 of records that in reasonable detail accurately andfairly reflect the transactions and dispositions of the assets of the company;
(2) provide reasonable assurance that transactions are recorded as necessary to permitpreparation of financial statements in accordance with generally accepted accountingprinciples and that receipts and expenditures of the company are being made only inaccordance with authorization of management and directors of the company; and
(3) provide reasonable assurance regarding prevention or timely detection ofunauthorized acquisition use or disposition of the company's assets that could have amaterial 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 2019 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 Pawan K. Agrawal
FRN: 03112C PAN : AAJFP3091M
(CA Nitin K. Varshney)
PARTNER M. No. 420990
ANNEXURE "B" TO THE AUDITORS REPORT
The Annexure referred to in our report to the members of the Company for the year endedon 31st March 2019 we report that:
|I ||Whether the Company is maintaining proper records showing full particulars including quantitative details and situation of fixed assets; ||YES |
| ||Whether these fixed assets have been physically verified by the management at reasonable intervals; whether any material discrepancies were noticed on such verification and if so whether the same have been properly dealt with in the books of account; ||YES |
| ||Whether the title deeds of immovable properties are held in the name of the company. If not provide the details thereof; ||YES |
|II ||Whether physical verification of inventory has been conducted at reasonable intervals by the management and whether any material discrepancies were noticed and if so whether they have been properly dealt with in the books of account; ||YES |
|III ||Whether the Company has granted any loans secured or unsecured to companies firms Limited Liability Partnerships or other parties covered in the register maintained under section 189 of the Companies Act 2013. If so: ||NO |
| ||Whether the terms and conditions of the grant of such loans are not prejudicial to the company's interest; ||NA |
| ||Whether the schedule of repayment of principal and payment of interest has been stipulated and whether the repayments or receipts are regular; ||NA |
| ||If the amount is overdue state the total amount overdue for more than ninety days and whether reasonable steps have been taken by the company for recovery of the principal and interest; ||NA |
|IV ||In respect of loans investments guarantees and security whether provisions of section 185 and 186 of the Companies Act 2013 have been complied with. If not provide the details thereof. ||NA |
|V ||In case the Company has accepted deposits whether the directives issued by the Reserve Bank of India and the provisions of sections 73 to 76 or any other relevant provisions of the Companies Act 2013 and the rules framed thereunder where applicable have been complied with? If not the nature of such contraventions be stated; If an order has been passed by Company Law Board or National Company Law Tribunal or Reserve Bank of India or any court or any other tribunal whether the same has been complied with or not? ||NA |
|VI ||Whether maintenance of cost records has been specified by the Central Government under sub-section (1) of section 148 of the Companies Act 2013 and whether such accounts and records have been so made and maintained. ||NA |
|VII ||(a) Whether the Company is regular in depositing undisputed statutory dues including Provident Fund Employees' State Insurance Income-Tax Sales-Tax Service Tax Duty of Customs Duty of Excise Value Added Tax Cess and any other statutory dues to the appropriate authorities and if not the extent of the arrears of outstanding statutory dues as on the last day of the financial year concerned for a period of more than six months from the date they became payable shall be indicated; ||NA |
| ||(b) Where dues of Income Tax or Sales Tax or Service Tax or duty of Customs or duty of Excise or Value Added Tax have not been deposited on account of any dispute then the amounts involved and the forum where dispute is pending shall be mentioned. (A mere representation to the concerned Department shall not be treated as a dispute). ||NA |
|VIII ||Whether the Company has defaulted in repayment of loans or borrowing to a Financial Institution Bank Government or dues to debenture holders? If yes the period and the amount of default to be reported (in case of defaults to Banks Financial Institutions and Government Lender wise details to be provided). ||NA |
|IX ||Whether money is raised by way of initial public offer or further public offer (including debt instruments) and Term Loans were applied for the purposes for which those are raised. If not the details together with delays or default and subsequent rectification if any as may be applicable be reported; ||NA |
|X ||Whether any fraud by the Company or any fraud on the Company by its officers or employees has been noticed or reported during the year; If yes the nature and the amount involved is to be indicated; ||NO |
|XI ||Whether managerial remuneration has been paid or provided in accordance with the requisite approvals mandated by the provisions of section 197 read with Schedule V to the Companies Act 2013? If not state the amount involved and steps taken by the company for securing refund of the same; ||NA |
|XII ||Whether the Nidhi Company has complied with the Net Owned Funds to Deposits in the ratio of 1: 20 to meet out the liability and whether the Nidhi Company is maintaining ten per cent unencumbered term deposits as specified in the Nidhi Rules 2014 to meet out the liability; ||NA |
|XIII ||Whether all transactions with the related parties are in compliance with sections 177 and 188 of Companies Act 2013 where applicable and the details have been disclosed in the Financial Statements etc. as required by the applicable accounting standards; ||YES |
|XIV ||Whether the Company has made any preferential allotment or private placement of shares or fully or partly convertible debentures during the year under review and if so as to whether the requirement of section 42 of the Companies Act 2013 have been complied with and the amount raised have been used for the purposes for which the funds were raised. If not provide the details in respect of the amount involved and nature of non-compliance; ||NA |
|XV ||Whether the Company has entered into any non-cash transactions with directors or persons connected with him and if so whether the provisions of section 192 of Companies Act 2013 have been complied with; ||NA |
|XVI ||Whether the Company is required to be registered under section 45-IA of the Reserve Bank of India Act 1934 and if so whether the registration has been obtained. ||NA |
As per our report of even date
For Pawan K. Agrawal
FRN: 03112C PAN : AAJFP3091M
(CA Nitin K. Varshney)
PARTNER M. No. 420990