To the Members of Crescent Leasing Limited
We have audited the accompanying standalone Ind AS financial statements of BajajFinance Ltd. (the Company') which comprise the Balance Sheet as at 31March 2019 the Statement of Profit and Loss including the Statement of OtherComprehensive Income the Cash Flow Statement and the Statement of Changes in Equity forthe year then ended and notes to the financial statements including 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 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 31stMarch 2019 its profit and its cash flows for the year ended on that date.
Basis of 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 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 together with the ethical requirements that are relevant to our audit of thefinancial 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 have obtained is sufficient and appropriate toprovide a basis for our opinion.
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. 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.
Responsibilities of Management and Those Charged with Governance for the StandaloneFinancial 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 financial statements that give a true and fair view of the financial positionfinancial performance and cash flows of the Company in accordance with the accountingprinciples generally accepted in India including the accounting Standards specified undersection 133 of the Act. This responsibility also includes maintenance of adequateaccounting records in accordance with the provisions of the Act for safeguarding of theassets of the Company and for preventing and detecting frauds and other irregularities;selection and application of appropriate accounting policies; making judgments andestimates that are reasonable and prudent; and design implementation and maintenance ofadequate internal financial controls that were operating effectively for ensuring theaccuracy and completeness of the accounting records relevant to the preparation andpresentation of the financial statements that give a true and fair view and are free frommaterial misstatement whether due to fraud or error.
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 theCompany's financial reporting process.
Auditor's Responsibilities 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 from fraud or error and are considered material ifindividually or in the aggregate they could reasonably be expected to influence theeconomic decisions of users taken on the basis 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 control relevant to the audit in order todesign audit procedures that are appropriate in the circumstances. Under section 143(3)(i)of the Companies Act 2013 we are not responsible for expressing our opinion on whetherthe company 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 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.
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.
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. We areindependent of the Group in accordance with the ethical requirements that are relevant toour audit of the financial statements and we have fulfilled our other ethicalresponsibilities in accordance with these requirements.
Report on Other Legal and Regulatory Requirements
As required by the Companies (Auditor's Report) Order 2016 ("the Order")issued by the Central Government of India in terms of sub-section (11) of section 143 ofthe Companies Act 2013 we give in the Annexure A' a statement on the mattersspecified in paragraphs 3 and 4 of the Order to the extent applicable.
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 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 and the Cash Flow Statementdealt with by this Report are in agreement with the books of account.
d) In our opinion the aforesaid financial statements comply with the AccountingStandards specified under Section 133 of the Act read with Rule 7 of the Companies(Accounts) Rules 2014.
e) On the basis of the written representations received from the directors as on 31stMarch 2019 taken on record by the Board of Directors none of the directors isdisqualified as on 31st March 2019 from being appointed as a director in termsof Section 164 (2) of the Act.
f) In respect to the other matters to be included in the Auditor's Report in accordancewith Rule 11 of the Companies (Audit and Auditors) Rules 2014 in our opinion and to thebest of our information and according to the explanations given to us:
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.
iii) There were no amounts which were required to be transferred to the InvestorEducation and Protection Fund by the Company.
CA. ANUPAM SARKAR
M. No 050083
Kolkata May 30 2019
The Annexure referred to in paragraph 1 of Our Report on "Other Legal andRegulatory Requirements".
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 fixed assets have been physically verified by the management atreasonable intervals; no material discrepancies were noticed on such verification.
c) The title deeds of immovable properties are held in the name of the company.
ii) As explained to us inventories have been physically verified during the year bythe management at reasonable intervals. No material discrepancy was noticed on physicalverification of stocks by the management as compared to book records.
iii) The company has not granted loans to parties covered in the register maintainedunder section 189 of the Companies Act 2013.
iv) In respect of loans investments guarantees and security provisions of section185 and 186 of the Companies Act 2013 have been complied with.
v) The company has not accepted any deposits from the public covered under sections 73to 76 of the Companies Act 2013.
vi) As per information & explanation given by the management maintenance of costrecords has not been specified by the Central Government under sub-section (1) of section148 of the Companies Act 2013.
vii) a) According to the information and explanation given to us and records examinedby us the company is regular in depositing undisputed statutory dues including providentfund employees' state insurance income-tax sales-tax service tax duty of customsduty of excise value added tax cess and any other statutory dues to the appropriateauthorities. According to the information and explanation given to us there were noundisputed amounts payable in respect of Income Tax Excise Duty cess and any otherstatutory dues outstanding as on 31st March 2019 for a period more than six months fromthe date they became payable except the following.
|Amount ||Status |
|2008-09 (Section 147 of Income Tax Act 1962) ||396990/- ||Appeal Filed to Commissioner appeal on 25/05/2015 |
|2012-13 (Section 154 of Income Tax Act 1962) ||215010/- ||Appeal Filed to Commissioner appeal on 16/10/2015 |
|2013-14 (Section 220(2) of Income Tax Act 1962) ||930/- || |
|2014-15 (Section 147220(2) of Income Tax Act 1962) ||1328/- || |
|TDS ||20000/- booked on 06/07/2016 (interest not Included) |
|TDS ||371629/- booked on 31/03/2017 (interest not |
|TDS || |
| ||122539/- Booked on 31/03/2018 (interest not included) |
| ||12519759/- Booked on 31/0 (interest not included) |
b) According to the information and explanations given to us there are no materialdues of any in respect of income tax or sales tax or duty of customs or duty of excise orvalue added tax that have not been deposited with the appropriate authorities on accountof dispute except the details given above.
viii) According to the records of the company examined by us and the information andexplanation given to us the company has not defaulted in repayment of loans or borrowingsto a bank as at the balance sheet date.
ix) According to the information and explanations given to us and based on ourexamination of our records of the Company term loans were applied for the purposes forwhich those were raised.
x) According to the information and explanations given to us no material fraud by theCompany or on the Company by its officers or employees has been noticed or reported duringthe course of our audit.
xi) According to the information and explanations given to us and based on ourexamination of our records of the Company the Company has not paid/ provided formanagerial remuneration in accordance with the requisite approvals mandated by theprovisions of Section 197 read with schedule V to the Act.
xii) 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 where 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 given 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.
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 person connected with him. Accordingly paragraph 3(xv) ofthe Order is not applicable.
xvi) The Company is already registered under Section 45-IA of the Reserve Bank of IndiaAct 1934.
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 CRESCENTLEASING LIMITED(the Company') as of 31 March 2019 in conjunction with our auditof the standalone Ind AS financial statements of the Company for the year ended on thatdate.
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 Act.
Our responsibility is to express an opinion on the Company's internal financialcontrols over financial reporting with reference to these standalone financial statementsbased on our audit. We conducted our audit in accordance with the Guidance Note on Auditof Internal Financial Controls Over Financial Reporting (the Guidance Note') and theStandards on Auditing as specified under section 143(10) of the Act to the extentapplicable to an audit of internal financial controls and both issued by the Institute ofChartered Accountants of India. Those Standards and the Guidance Note require that wecomply with ethical requirements and plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonableassurance about whether adequate internal financial controls over financial reporting withreference to these standalone financial statements was established and maintained and ifsuch controls operated effectively in all material respects.
Our audit involves performing procedures to obtain audit evidence about the adequacy ofthe internal financial controls over financial reporting with reference to thesestandalone financial statements and their operating effectiveness. Our audit of internalfinancial controls over financial reporting included obtaining an understanding ofinternal financial controls over financial reporting with reference to these standalonefinancial statements assessing the risk that a material weakness exists and testing andevaluating the design and operating effectiveness of internal control based on theassessed risk. The procedures selected depend on the auditor's judgment including theassessment of the risks of material misstatement of the financial statements whether dueto 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 internal financial controls over financialreporting with reference to these standalone financial statements.
Meaning of internal financial controls over financial reporting.
A Company's internal financial control over financial reporting with reference to thesestandalone financial statements is a process designed to provide reasonable assuranceregarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financialstatements for external purposes in accordance with generally accepted accountingprinciples. A Company's internal financial control over financial reporting with referenceto these standalone financial statements 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 authorisations of Management and Directors of the Company; and
3) provide reasonable assurance regarding prevention or timely detection ofunauthorised 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 with reference to these standalone financial statements including thepossibility of collusion or improper management override of controls materialmisstatements due to error or fraud may occur and not be detected. Also projections ofany evaluation of the internal financial controls over financial reporting with referenceto these standalone financial statements to future periods are subject to the risk thatthe internal financial control over financial reporting with reference to these standalonefinancial statements may become inadequate because of changes in conditions or that thedegree of compliance with the policies or procedures may deteriorate.
In our opinion the Company has in all material respects an adequate internalfinancial controls over financial reporting with reference to these standalone financialstatements and such internal financial controls over financial reporting with reference tothese standalone financial statements were operating effectively as at 31 March 2019based on the internal control over 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.
CA. ANUPAM SARKAR
M. No 050083
Kolkata May 30 2019