You are here » Home » Companies » Company Overview » Automobile Products of India Ltd

Automobile Products of India Ltd.

BSE: 505032 Sector: Others
NSE: N.A. ISIN Code: N.A.
BSE 05:30 | 01 Jan Automobile Products of India Ltd
NSE 05:30 | 01 Jan Automobile Products of India Ltd

Automobile Products of India Ltd. (AUTOPRODINDIA) - Auditors Report

Company auditors report

To the Members of Automobile Products of India Limited Report on the Ind AS FinancialStatements Opinion

We have audited the Ind AS financial statements of Automobile Products of India Limited(“the Company”) which comprise the balance sheet as at March 31 2021 and thestatement of Profit and Loss (including other comprehensive income) statement of changesin equity and statement of cash flows for the year ended and notes to the Ind ASfinancial statements including a summary of significant accounting policies and otherexplanatory information.

In our opinion and to the best of our information and according to the explanationsgiven to us the aforesaid Ind AS financial statements give the information required bythe Companies Act 2013 (“the Act”) in the manner so required and give a trueand fair view in conformity with the accounting principles generally accepted in India ofthe state of affairs of the Company as at March 31 2021 and Loss changes in equity andits cash flow for the year ended on that date.

Basis for Opinion

We conducted our audit in accordance with the Standards on Auditing (SAs) specifiedunder section 143(10) of the Companies Act 2013. Our responsibilities under thoseStandards are further described in the Auditor's Responsibilities for the Audit of the IndAS Financial Statements section of our report. We are independent of the Company inaccordance with the Code of Ethics issued by the Institute of Chartered Accountants ofIndia together with the ethical requirements that are relevant to our audit of the Ind ASfinancial statements under the provisions of the Companies Act 2013 and the Rulesthereunder and we have fulfilled our other ethical responsibilities in accordance withthese requirements and the Code of Ethics. We believe that the audit evidence we haveobtained is sufficient and appropriate to provide a basis for our opinion.

Material Uncertainty Related to Going Concern

Attention is invited to Note No. 32 in the financial statements which indicate that theCompany has incurred losses during the previous years the Company has accumulated lossesand its net worth has been fully eroded. These conditions indicate the existence of amaterial uncertainty that may cast significant doubt about the Company's ability tocontinue as a going concern. However the financial statements of the Company have beenprepared on a going concern basis for the reasons stated in the said note as the HoldingCompany has assured to arrange the required financial support. Our opinion is not modifiedin respect of these matters.

Key Audit Matters

Key audit matters are those matters that in our professional judgment were of mostsignificance in our audit of the Ind AS financial statements of the current period. Thesematters were addressed in the context of our audit of the financial statements as a wholeand in forming our opinion thereon and we do not provide a separate opinion on thesematters. During the course of our audit we have determined that there are no key auditmatters to communicate in our report except for the matter described in the MaterialUncertainty Related to Going Concern section.

Information Other than the Financial Statements and Auditor's Report Thereon

The Company's Board of Directors is responsible for the other information. The otherinformation comprises the information included in the management discussion and analysisBoard's Report Report on Corporate governance and Business Responsibility report but doesnot included in the 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.

In connection with our audit of the financial statements our responsibility is to readthe other information and in doing so consider whether the other information ismaterially inconsistent with the financial statements or our knowledge obtained during thecourse of our audit or otherwise appears to be materially misstated. If based on the workwe have performed we conclude that there is a material misstatement of this otherinformation we are required to report that fact. We have nothing to report in thisregard.

Responsibilities of Management and Those Charged with Governance for the Ind ASFinancial Statements

The Company's Board of Directors is responsible for the matters stated in section134(5) of the Companies Act 2013 with respect to the preparation of these Ind ASfinancial statements that give a true and fair view of the financial position financialperformance (changes in equity) and cash flows of the Company in accordance with theaccounting principles generally accepted in India including the accounting Standardsspecified under section 133 of the Act. This responsibility also includes maintenance ofadequate accounting records in accordance with the provisions of the Act for safeguardingof the assets of the Company and for preventing and detecting frauds and otherirregularities; 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 Ind AS financial statements that give a true and fairview and are free from material misstatement whether due to fraud or error.

In preparing the Ind AS financial statements management is responsible for assessingthe Company'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.

Auditor's Responsibilities for the Audit of the Ind AS Financial Statements

1. 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 with SAswill always detect a material misstatement when it exists. Misstatements can arise fromfraud or error and are considered material if individually or in the aggregate theycould reasonably be expected to influence the economic decisions of users taken on thebasis of these financial statements.

2. As part of an audit in accordance with SAs we exercise professional judgment andmaintain professional skepticism throughout the audit. We also :

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.

Obtain an understanding of internal control relevant to the audit in order to designaudit procedures that are appropriate in the circumstances. Under section 143(3)(i) of theCompanies Act 2013 we are also responsible for expressing our opinion on whether thecompany has adequate internal financial controls system in place and the operatingeffectiveness of such controls.

Evaluate the appropriateness of accounting policies used and the reasonableness ofaccounting estimates and related disclosures made by management.

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.

Evaluate the overall presentation structure and content of the financial statementsincluding the disclosures and whether the financial s tatements represent the underlyingtransactions and events in a manner that achieves fair presentation.

3. 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.

4. 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.

5. From the matters communicated with those charged with governance we determine thosematters that were of most significance in the audit of the financial statements of thecurrent period and are therefore the key audit matters. We describe these matters in ourauditor's report unless law or regulation precludes public disclosure about the matter orwhen in extremely rare circumstances we determine that a matter should not becommunicated in our report because the adverse consequences of doing so would reasonablybe expected to outweigh the public interest benefits of such communication.

Other Matters

We draw attention to Note No. 33 to the financial statements which describesmanagement's assessment of the impact of the COVID 19 pandemic on the operations andfinancial results of the Company.

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 exercise of powers conferred by sub-section11 of section 143 of the Act we enclose in “Annexure A” a statement on thematters specified in paragraphs 3 and 4 of the Order.

2. As required by sub-section 3 of Section 143 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 (including other comprehensiveincome) the Statement of Cash Flows and the Statement of Changes in Equity dealt with bythis Report are in agreement with the books of account;

d) In our opinion the aforesaid Ind AS financial statements comply with the IndianAccounting Standards specified under Section 133 of the Act read with relevant rulesissued thereunder;

e) The matter described under the Material Uncertainty Related to Going Concernparagraph above in our opinion may not have an adverse effect on the functioning of theCompany.

f) On the basis of the written representations received from the Directors as on 31stMarch 2021 and taken on record by the Board of Directors none of the Directors aredisqualified as on 31st March 2021 from being appointed as a Director interms of subsection (2) of Section 164 of the Act;

g) 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 B”;

h) 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 pending litigations which would impact its financialposition- Refer Note 24 to the Ind AS financial statements.

ii. The company did not have any long-term contracts including derivative contracts.Hence the question of any material foreseeable losses does not arise. iii. There were noamounts which were required to be transferred to the Investor Education and ProtectionFund by the Company.

3. In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us theCompany has not paid/provided for any managerial remuneration accordingly the provisionsof Section 197 read with Schedule V to the Act are not applicable to the Company

For S G C O & Co. LLP

Chartered Accountants

Firm Reg. No 112081W / W100184

Suresh Murarka

Partner

Mem. No. 44739

UDIN : 21044739AAAANA6063

Place: Mumbai

Date: 28th June 2021

Annexure “A” to Independent Auditor's Report

Annexure referred to in Paragraph 1 of “Report on Other Legal and RegulatoryRequirements” of our Report of even date on the accounts of Automobile Products ofIndia Limited for the year ended 31st March 2021. As required by the Companies(Auditors Report) Order 2016 and according to the information and explanations given tous during the course of the audit and on the basis of such checks of the books and recordsas were considered appropriate we report that:

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

b) As explained to us the fixed assets have been physically v erified by themanagement at the year end which in our opinion is reasonable considering the size ofthe company and the nature of its assets. The frequency of verification is reasonable andno discrepancies have been noticed on such physical verification.

c) According to the information & explanation given to us and on the basis of ourexamination of records of the company the title deeds of immovable properties were heldin the name of the company. The said immovable property has been sold during the year.

(ii) Since the company does not have any inventory paragraph 3(ii) of the said orderis not applicable to the Company.

(iii) a) During the year the Company has not granted any Loan secured or unsecured toany party c overed in the registered maintained under section 189 of the Companies Act2013

b) In view of our comments in para (iii) (a) above clauses 3 (iii) (a) (b) and (c) ofthe said Order are not applicable to the Company.

(iv) In our opinion and according to the information and explanation given to ussection 185 and section 186 of the Companies Act 2013 is not applicable since theCompany has not granted any loan nor made any investments during the year. (v) Based onour scrutiny of the Company's records and according to the information and explanationprovided by the management in our opinion the Company has not accepted any loan ordeposits which are “Deposits” within the meaning of rule 2 (b) of the Companies(Acceptance of the deposits) rules 2014.

(vi) As per explanation & information given to us the Central Government has notprescribed for the maintenance of cost records as required under section 148 (1) of theCompanies Act 2013.

(vii) a) According to the records of the Company amount deducted/accrued in the booksof accounts in respect of the undisputed statutory dues including Provident FundEmployee's State Insurance Income tax Sales tax Service tax Duty of Customs Duty ofExcise Value Added Tax Cess and other Statutory Dues to the extent applicable to theCompany have been regularly deposited with the appropriate authorities. According to theinformation and explanations given to us there are no undisputed amount payable inrespect of such statutory dues which have remained outstanding as at 31st March 2021 fora period more than six months from the date they became payable.

b) According to the information and explanations given to us disputed dues of IncomeTax Sales Tax Service Tax Duty of Custom Duty of Excise and Value Added Tax whichhave not been deposited on account of disputes with the related authorities are as under.

Nature of Amount Period to which matter pertains Forum at which dispute is pending
Liability (Rs.)
Income Tax 994122 A.Y. 2003-04 JCIT (Assessing Officer)
265398 A.Y. 2012-13 CIT (Appeals)

(viii) The Company does not have any loans or borrowings from any financialinstitution banks government or debenture holders during the year. Accordinglyparagraph 3(viii) of the Order is not applicable.

(ix) The Company did not raise any money by way of initial public offer or furtherpublic offer (including debt instruments) and term loans during the year. Accordinglyparagraph 3 (ix) of the Order is not applicable.

(x) According to the information & explanations given to us no fraud by theCompany or on the Company by its officers or employees has been noticed or reported duringthe course of our audit.

(xi) Since the Company has not paid/provided for any managerial remuneration during theyear paragraph 3 (xi) of the Order is not applicable to the Company.

(xii) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us theCompany is not a nidhi company. Accordingly paragraph 3(xii) of the Order is notapplicable.

(xiii) According to the information and explanations given to us and based on ourexamination of the records of the Company transactions with the related parties are incompliance with sections 177 and 188 of the Act wherever applicable and details of suchtransactions have been disclosed in the financial statements as required by the applicableaccounting standards.

(xiv) According to the information and explanations give to us and based on ourexamination of the records of the Company the Company has not made any preferentialallotment or private placement of shares or fully or partly convertible debentures duringthe year. Accordingly paragraph 3(xiv) of the Order is not applicable.

(xv) According to the information and explanations given to us and based on ourexamination of the records of the Company the Company has not entered into non- cashtransactions with directors or persons connected with him. Accordingly paragraph 3(xv) ofthe Order is not applicable.

(xvi) In our opinion and according to the information and explanation given to us theCompany is not required to be registered under section 45-IA of the Reserve Bank of IndiaAct 1934.

For S G C O & Co. LLP

Chartered Accountants

Firm's Registration No. 112081W / W100184

Suresh Murarka

Partner

Mem. No. 44739

UDIN : 21044739AAAANA6063

Place: Mumbai

Date: 28th June 2021

Annexure “B” to the Independent Auditor's Report of even date on thefinancial statements of Automobile Products of India Limited for the year ended 31stMarch 2021.

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 AutomobileProducts of India Limited (“the Company”) as of March 31 2021 in conjunctionwith our audit of the financial statements 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 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 the preventionand detection of frauds and errors the accuracy and completeness of the accountingrecords and the timely preparation of reliable financial information as required underthe Companies Act 2013.

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”) 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 c ontrols s ystem 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 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 s tatements 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 c ompany; (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 ofthe inherent limitations of internal financial controls over financial reportingincluding the possibility of collusion or improper management override of controlsmaterial misstatements due to error or fraud may occur and not be detected. Alsoprojections of any evaluation of the internal financial controls over financial reportingto future periods are subject to the risk that the internal financial control overfinancial reporting may become inadequate because of changes in conditions or that thedegree of compliance with the policies or procedures may deteriorate.

Opinion

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 2021 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 G C O & Co LLP

Chartered Accountants

Firm's Registration No. 112081W/ W100184

Suresh Murarka
Partner
Mem. No. 44739 Place: Mumbai
UDIN : 21044739AAAANA6063 Date: 28th June 2021

.