The Members of
Bharat Bijlee Limited
Report on the Audit of the Financial Statements
We have audited the accompanying financial statements of Bharat Bijlee Limited("the Company") which comprise the Balance Sheet as at 31 March 2021 and theStatement of Profit and Loss (including Other Comprehensive Income) the Cash FlowStatement and the Statement of Changes in Equity for the year then ended and a summary ofsignificant accounting policies and other explanatory information.
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 theCompanies Act 2013 ("the Act") in the manner so required and give a true andfair view in conformity with the Indian Accounting Standards prescribed under section 133of the Act read with the Companies (Indian Accounting Standards) Rules 2015 as amended("Ind AS") and other accounting principles generally accepted in India of thestate of affairs of the Company as at 31 March 2021 and its profit total comprehensiveincome its cash flows and the changes in equity for the year ended on that date.
Basis for Opinion
We conducted our audit of the financial statements in accordance with the Standards onAuditing specified under section 143(10) of the Act (SAs). Our responsibilities underthose Standards are further described in the Auditor's Responsibility for the Audit of theFinancial 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 (ICAI) together with the ethical requirements that are relevant to our audit of thefinancial statements under the provisions of the Act and the Rules made thereunder and wehave fulfilled our other ethical responsibilities in accordance with these requirementsand the ICAI's Code of Ethics. We believe that the audit evidence obtained by us issufficient and appropriate to provide a basis for our audit opinion on the financialstatements.
Key Audit Matters
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. We havedetermined that there are no key audit matters to communicate in our report.
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 Report including annexures to Board's Report and Corporate Governance but does notinclude the financial statements and our auditor's report thereon. The other informationis expected to be made available to us after the date of this auditor's report.
Our opinion on the financial statements does not cover the other information andwe do not and will not express any form of assurance conclusion thereon
In connection with our audit of the financial statements our responsibility isto read the other information identified above when it becomes available and in doing soconsider whether the other information is materially inconsistent with the financialstatements or our knowledge obtained during the course of our audit or otherwise appearsto be materially misstated.
When we read the other information if we conclude that there is a materialmisstatement therein we are required to communicate the matter to those charged withgovernance as required under SA 720 The Auditor's responsibilities Relating to OtherInformation'.
Management's Responsibility for the Financial Statements
The Company's Board of Directors is responsible for the matters stated in section134(5) of the Act with respect to the preparation of these financial statements that givea true and fair view of the financial position financial performance including othercomprehensive income cash flows and changes in equity of the Company in accordance withthe Ind AS and other accounting principles generally accepted in India. Thisresponsibility also includes maintenance of adequate accounting records in accordance withthe provisions of the Act for safeguarding 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; anddesign implementation and maintenance of adequate internal financial controls that wereoperating effectively for ensuring the accuracy and completeness of the accountingrecords relevant to the preparation and presentation of the financial statement that givea true and fair view and are free from material misstatement whether due to fraud orerror.
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.
Auditor's Responsibility for the Audit of the Financial Statements
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.
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 financialstatements whether due to fraud or error design and perform audit procedures responsiveto those risks and obtain audit evidence that is sufficient and appropriate to provide abasis for our opinion. The risk of not detecting a material misstatement resulting fromfraud is higher than for one resulting from error as fraud may involve collusionforgery intentional omissions misrepresentations or the override of internal control.
Obtain an understanding of internal financial control relevant to the audit inorder to design audit procedures that are appropriate in the circumstances. Under section143(3)(i) of the Act 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 reasonablenessof accounting estimates and related disclosures made by the management.
Conclude on the appropriateness of management's use of the going concern basisof accounting 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 financialstatements including the disclosures and whether the financial statements represent theunderlying transactions and events in a manner that achieves fair presentation.
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 the 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.
We communicate with those charged with governance regarding among other matters theplanned scope and timing of the audit and significant audit findings including anysignificant deficiencies in internal control that we identify during our audit.
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.
Report on Other Legal and Regulatory Requirements
1. As required by Section 143(3) of the Act based on our audit 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 Cash Flow Statement and Statement of Changes in Equity dealt with by thisReport are in agreement with the books of account.
d) I n our opinion the aforesaid financial statements comply with the Ind AS specifiedunder Section 133 of the Act.
e) On the basis of the written representations received from the directors as on 31March 2021 taken on record by the Board of Directors none of the directors isdisqualified as on 31 March 2021 from being appointed as a director in terms of Section164(2) of the 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 A". Our report expresses an unmodified opinion onthe adequacy and operating effectiveness of the Company's internal financial controls overfinancial reporting.
g) With respect to the other matters to be included in the Auditor's Report inaccordance with the requirements of section 197(16) of the Act as amended
I n our opinion and to the best of our information and according to the explanationsgiven to us the remuneration paid by the Company to its directors during the year is inaccordance with the provisions of section 197 of the Act.
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 as amended inour opinion and to the best of our information and according to the explanations given tous:
i. The Company has disclosed the impact of pending litigations on its financialposition in its financial statements-;
ii. The Company has made provision as required under the applicable law or accountingstandards for material foreseeable losses if any on long-term contracts includingderivative contracts;
iii. There has been no delay in transferring amounts required to be transferred tothe Investor Education 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.
Annexure "A" to the Independent Auditor's Report
(Referred to in paragraph 1(f) under Report on Other Legal and RegulatoryRequirements' section 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 BharatBijlee Limited ("the Company") as of March 31 2021 in conjunction with ouraudit of the Ind AS 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 respective 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 of the Company based on our audit. We conducted ouraudit in accordance with the Guidance Note on Audit of Internal Financial Controls OverFinancial Reporting (the "Guidance Note") issued by the Institute of CharteredAccountants of India and the Standards on Auditing prescribed under Section 143(10) of theCompanies Act 2013 to the extent applicable to an audit of internal financial controls.Those Standards and the Guidance Note require that we comply with ethical requirements andplan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether adequate internalfinancial controls over financial reporting was established and maintained and if suchcontrols 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 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 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 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 2021 based on the criteria forinternal financial control over financial reporting established by the respective 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.
Annexure B to the Independent Auditor's Report
(Referred to in paragraph 2 under Report on Other Legal and RegulatoryRequirements' section of our report of even date)
(i) (a) The Company has maintained proper records showing full particulars includingquantitative details and situation of Property Plant & Equipment.
(b) The Company has a program of verification of Property Plant & Equipment tocover all the items in a phased manner over a period of three years which in our opinionis reasonable having regard to the size of the Company and the nature of its assets.Pursuant to the program certain Property Plant & Equipment were physically verifiedby the Management during the year. According to the information and explanations given tous no material discrepancies were noticed on such verification.
(c) According to the information and explanations given to us and the records examinedby us and based on the examination of the registered sale deed / transfer deed /conveyance deed provided to us we report that the title deeds comprising all theimmovable properties of land and buildings are held in the name of the Company as at thebalance sheet date. Immovable properties of land and buildings whose title deeds have beenpledged as security for loans guarantees etc. are held in the name of the Company basedon the confirmations directly received by us from lenders / parties. In respect ofimmovable properties of land and buildings that have been taken on lease and disclosed asProperty Plant & Equipment in the financial statements the lease agreements are inthe name of the Company where the Company is the lessee in the agreement.
(ii) As explained to us the inventories were physically verified during the year bythe Management at reasonable intervals excluding inventories lying with the third parties.In respect of inventories lying with third parties these have substantially beenconfirmed by them. No material discrepancies were noticed on physical 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) The Company has not granted any loans to parties covered under section 185 of theCompanies Act 2013. In our opinion and according to the information and explanationsgiven to us the Company has complied with the provisions of Sections 186 of the CompaniesAct 2013 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 deposit during the year. In respect of unclaimed deposits the Company hascomplied with the provisions of Sections 73 to 76 or any other relevant provisions of theCompanies Act 2013.
(vi) The maintenance of cost records has been specified by the Central Government undersection 148(1) of the Companies Act 2013. We have broadly reviewed the cost recordsmaintained by the Company pursuant to the Companies (Cost Records and Audit) Rules 2014as amended prescribed by the Central Government under sub-section (1) of Section 148 ofthe Companies Act 2013 and are of the opinion that prims facie the prescribed costrecords have been made and maintained We have however not made a detailed examination ofthe cost records with a view to determine whether they are accurate or complete.
(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 Goods andService Tax Customs Duty Excise Duty Value Added Tax cess and other material statutorydues applicable to it to the appropriate authorities.
(b) There were no undisputed amounts payable in respect of Provident Fund Employees'State Insurance Income-tax Sales Tax Goods and Service Tax Customs Duty Excise DutyValue Added Tax cess and other material statutory dues in arrears as at March 31 2021for a period of more than six months from the date they became payable.
(c) Details of dues of Income-tax Sales Tax Goods and Service Tax Customs DutyExcise Duty and Value Added Tax which have not been deposited as on March 31 2021 onaccount of disputes are given below:
|Name of Statute ||Nature of Dues ||Forum where Dispute is Pending ||Period to which the Amount Relates ||Amount Involved (Rs. in Lakhs) ||Amount Unpaid (Rs. in Lakhs) |
|Custom Act ||Duty of Customs ||Supreme Court ||1996-1999 ||240.83 ||180.83 |
|Central Excise Act ||Duty of Excise and Service tax ||Supreme Court ||1986-1995 ||142.79 ||142.79 |
|Central Excise Act ||Duty of Excise and Service tax ||High Court ||1998-2004 and 2007-2011 ||72.51 ||72.51 |
|Central Excise Act ||Duty of Excise and Service tax ||Central Excise and Service Tax Appellate Tribunal ||2011-2015 ||21.79 ||21.79 |
|Local Sales Tax ||Local Sales Tax (including Value Added Tax Works Contract Tax etc ||Commissioner- Appeals ||2009-2012 ||19.68 ||19.68 |
|Local Sales Tax ||Works Contract Tax ||High Court ||2002-2004 ||54.24 ||45.49 |
|Income Tax ||Income Tax ||Assessing officer ||2016-2017 ||3.02 ||3.02 |
(viii) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to usthe Company has not defaulted in the repayment of loans or borrowings to banks andfinancial institutions. The Company does not have any loans or borrowings from governmentnor has it issued any debentures.
(ix) The Company has not raised moneys during the year by way of initial public offeror further public offer (including debt instruments) or term loans during the current yearand hence reporting under clause (ix) of the CARO 2016 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 material fraud on the Company by its officersor employees has been noticed or reported during the year.
(xi) I n 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 theCARO 2016 Order is not applicable.
(xiii) I n our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to usthe Company is in compliance with Section 177 and 188 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 etc. as required by theapplicable accounting 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 CARO 2016 is not applicable to the Company.
(xv) I n 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 them 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-IA of the ReserveBank of India Act 1934.
|For Deloitte Haskins & Sells LLP Chartered Accountants || |
|(Firm's Registration No. 117366W/W-100018) ||Sunder V. Iyer |
| ||Partner |
|Mumbai ||(Membership No. 048393) |
|Date: 27 May 2021 ||UDIN : 21048393AAAAAB6281 |