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Dr Reddys Laboratories Ltd.

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Dr Reddys Laboratories Ltd. (DRREDDY) - Auditors Report

Company auditors report

To the Members of Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Limited

Report on the Audit of the Standalone Ind AS Financial Statements

Opinion

We have audited the accompanying standalone Ind AS financial statements of Dr. Reddy'sLaboratories Limited ("the Company") which comprise the Balance sheet as at 31March 2021 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 standalone Ind AS financial statements including asummary of significant 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 standalone Ind AS financial statements give the informationrequired by the Companies Act 2013 as amended ("the Act") in the manner sorequired and give a true and fair view in conformity with the accounting principlesgenerally accepted in India of the state of affairs of the Company as at 31 March 2021its profit including other comprehensive income its cash flows and the changes in equityfor the year ended on that date.

Basis for Opinion

We conducted our audit of the standalone Ind AS financial statements in accordance withthe Standards on Auditing (SAs) as specified under section 143(10) of the Act. Ourresponsibilities under those Standards are further described in the ‘Auditor'sResponsibilities for the Audit of the standalone Ind AS financial statements' section ofour report. We are independent of the Company in accordance with the ‘Code of Ethics'issued by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India together with the ethicalrequirements that are relevant to our audit of the financial statements under theprovisions of the Act and the Rules thereunder and we have fulfilled our other ethicalresponsibilities in accordance with these requirements and the Code of Ethics. We believethat the audit evidence we have obtained is sufficient and appropriate to provide a basisfor our audit opinion on the standalone Ind AS financial statements.

Key audit matters

Key audit matters are those matters that in our professional judgment were of mostsignificance in our audit of the standalone Ind AS financial statements for the financialyear ended 31 March 2021. These matters were addressed in the context of our audit of thestandalone Ind AS financial statements as a whole and in forming our opinion thereon andwe do not provide a separate opinion on these matters. For each matter below ourdescription of how our audit addressed the matter is provided in that context.

We have determined the matters described below to be the key audit matters to becommunicated in our report. We have fulfilled the responsibilities described in theAuditor's responsibilities for the audit of the standalone Ind AS financial statementssection of our report including in relation to these matters. Accordingly our auditincluded the performance of procedures designed to respond to our assessment of the risksof material misstatement of the standalone Ind AS financial statements. The results of ouraudit procedures including the procedures performed to address the matters below providethe basis for our audit opinion on the accompanying standalone Ind AS financialstatements.

Key audit matters How our audit addressed the key audit matter
Business transfer agreement with Wockhardt Limited (as described in note 1.3(d) of the significant accounting policies and note 2.38 of the standalone Ind AS financial statements)
During the current year the Company completed the acquisition of select divisions of the branded generics business of Wockhardt Limited in India and the territories of Nepal Sri Lanka Bhutan and Maldives. The transaction was accounted for as a business combination. Our audit procedures among others included the following:
• We evaluated the design and tested the operating effectiveness of the controls over the Company's calculation of the estimated fair values of the intangible a ssets and the contingent consideration.
The Company's accounting for the acquisition included determining the fair value of the assets acquired which primarily included product related intangibles. • We assessed the competence and independence of the third-party valuer by refe re nce to their qualifications and experience.
In connection with the acquisition the Company recognized a contingent consideration liability for acquisition consideration that is payable based on a multiple of incremental revenue targets subject to a maximum amount. • We tested the estimated fair value of the intangible assets and the contingent consideration liability evaluated Company's selected valuation methods and tested the significant assumptions used in the models. In testing the valuation of contingent consideration we assessed among others the terms of the arrangement and the conditions met for the amounts to become payable.
The accounting for the business combination was complex due to the significant estimation required by management to determine the fair value of the intangible assets and the contingent consideration. The significant estimation uncertainty was primarily due to the sensitivity of the respective fair values to the underlying assumptions utilized in the measurement of the fair value of the intangible assets and contingent consideration. The Company used a discounted cash flow model to measure the fair value of the intangible assets which included significant assumptions such as the discount rate useful life and long-term growth rate. The Company measured the contingent consideration at its estimated fair value and the significant assumptions used to determine the fair value of contingent consideration included forecasted revenue projections revenue volatility and a risk adjusted discount rate. Considering the above this has been included as a Key Audit Matter. • We compared the significant assumptions to current industry market and economic trends assumptions used to value similar assets and to the historical results of the acquired business.
• We involved valuation specialist to assist in evaluating the appropriateness of the valuation model key assumptions used in the valuation models and to test the model's computational accuracy. • We tested the arithmetical accuracy of the models.
• We also tested the completeness and accuracy of the underlying data used in the model.

Assessment of carrying value of intangible assets intangible assets under developmentand goodwill (as described in note 1.3(f) and 1.3(i) of the significant accountingpolicies and note 2.2 2.3 and 2.4 for details and movement in goodwill other intangibleassets and intangible assets under development respectively in the standalone Ind ASfinancial statements)

As at 31 March 2021 the Company has intangible assets including intangible assets under development of Rs. 22035 million and goodwill of Rs. 853 million. The carrying value of these intangible assets are based on future cash flows and there is a risk that the assets may be impaired if cash flows are not in line with projections. Our audit procedures among others included the following:
Valuation of goodwill and intangible assets is subject to management's assessment of recoverable amount being the higher of the value in use and fair value less costs to sell involving significant judgment and are based on number of variables and estimates including projection of future sales operating costs and profit margins; appropriate discount rate and terminal value growth rate; and probability of technical and regulatory success factors in applying discounted cash flow valuation methodology. As the assessment of recoverable amount involves significant degree of management judgement we have identified this a key audit matter. • We evaluated the design and tested the operating effectiveness of the Company's controls in assessing the recoverable value of goodwill intangible assets and intangible assets under development. • We assessed the Company's methodology applied in determining the CGUs to which these assets are allocated.
• We tested the estimated recoverable value of these assets and assessed the methodologies used by management in deriving the recoverable value and tested the significant assumptions and the underlying data used by the Company in its analyses.
• We compared the significant assumptions to current industry market and economic trends to the Company's historical data.
• We performed sensitivity analyses of the significant assumptions to evaluate the potential change in the recoverable values of these assets resulting from hypothetical changes in underlying assumptions. We also assessed the recoverable value headroom by performing sensitivity testing of key assumptions used.
• We tested the arithmetical accuracy of the models.
• We involved valuation specialist to assist in evaluating the methodologies used and significant assumptions and inputs used to determine the recoverable value of certain intangible assets.

Contingencies including litigations and tax (as described in note 1.3(k) of thesignificant accounting policies and note 2.29 (A) containing details of contingencies inthe standalone Ind AS financial statements)

The Company is involved in disputes lawsuits claims anti-trust governmental and / or regulatory inspections inquiries investigations and proceedings including patent tax and commercial matters that arise from time to time in the ordinary course of business. Most of the claims involve complex issues. The Company assisted by their external legal counsel assesses the need to make provision or disclose a contingency on a case- to-case basis considering the underlying facts of each litigation. Our audit procedures among others included the following:
• We evaluated the design and tested the operating effectiveness of controls relating to identification and evaluation of claims proceedings and investigations at different levels in the Company and the measurement of provisions for disputes potential claims and litigation contingent liabilities and disclosures.
• We obtained a list of ongoing litigations from the Company's in-house legal counsel. We selected a sample of litigations based on materiality and performed
This area is significant to our audit since the accounting and disclosure for contingent legal and tax liabilities is complex and judgmental (due to the difficulty in predicting the outcome of the matter and estimating the potential impact if the outcome is unfavourable) and the amounts involved are or can be material to the standalone Ind AS financial statements. inquiries with the said counsel on the legal evaluation of these litigations. We compared the evaluation with the provision or disclosure in the standalone Ind AS financial statements. We tested the underlying computation of the management in relation to the measurement of provision or the contingency.
• We obtained legal letters from the Company's external legal advisors with respect to the matters included in the summary. Where appropriate we examined correspondences connected with the cases.
• We inspected relevant communication with tax authorities.
• We involved tax experts in assessing the nature and amount of material indirect tax positions and assessed the technical merits based on the correspondence and assessments from the relevant tax authorities.
• We also evaluated the disclosures made in the standalone Ind AS financial statements.

Rebates discounts and other deductions in Revenue (as described in note 1.3(1) of thesignificant accounting policies of standalone Ind AS financial statements and note 2.12 ofthe standalone Ind AS financial statements)

Revenue is recognised net of accrual for chargeback rebates sales returns and discounts etc. The estimates relating to the accruals are important given the significance of revenue and also considering the distinctive terms of arrangement with customers. These estimates are complex and requires significant judgement and estimation by the Company for establishing an appropriate accrual. Accuracy of revenues may deviate on account of change in judgements and estimates. Accordingly the same has been considered as a key audit matter. Our audit procedures among others included the following:
• We obtained an understanding evaluated the design and tested the operating effectiveness of internal controls over the sales deduction processes.
• We also tested management's controls over the accuracy and completeness of the estimates used to calculate the sales deductions.
• We tested management's estimated sales deductions and obtained management's calculations for the respective estimates. We tested management's estimates over the determination of sales deductions accruals by comparing the rates used in management's estimate to rates in the underlying contracts and historical sales deductions data.
• We compared the assumptions to contracted prices historical rebates discounts allowances and returns as applicable to current payment trends.
• We also considered the historical accuracy of the management's estimates in prior years and assessed the estimated amounts we evaluated trends in actual sales and discount accrual balances.
• We also tested the underlying data used in management's calculations for accuracy and completeness and verified source data supporting the inventory levels rebate claims paid subsequent to period end and volume discounts settled during the period.
• We tested recording of revenue in appropriate period which included the following procedures:
• Performed trend analysis over sales levels as compared to previous periods;
• Verified sample sales transactions near period-end.

Other Information

The Company's Board of Directors is responsible for the other information. The otherinformation comprises the Statutory reports Management discussion and analysis corporategovernance and Board's report included in the Annual report which we obtained prior tothe date of this auditor's report and Corporate Overview and letter from Chairman andCo-Chairman included in the Annual report which is expected to be made available to usafter that date. The other information does not include the standalone Ind AS financialstatements and our auditor's report thereon.

Our opinion on the standalone Ind AS financial statements does not cover the otherinformation and we do not express any form of assurance conclusion thereon.

In connection with our audit of the standalone Ind AS financial statements ourresponsibility is to read the other information and in doing so consider whether suchother information is materially inconsistent with the financial statements or ourknowledge obtained in the audit or otherwise appears to be materially misstated. If basedon the work we have performed we conclude that there is a material misstatement of thisother information we are required to report that fact. We have nothing to report in thisregard.

Responsibilities of Management for the standalone Ind AS 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 standalone Ind AS financialstatements that give a true and fair view of the financial position financial performanceincluding other comprehensive income cash flows and changes in equity of the Company inaccordance with the accounting principles generally accepted in India including theIndian Accounting Standards (Ind AS) specified under section 133 of the Act read with theCompanies (Indian Accounting Standards) Rules 2015 as amended. This responsibility alsoincludes maintenance of adequate accounting records in accordance with the provisions ofthe Act for safeguarding of the assets of the Company and for preventing and detectingfrauds and other irregularities; selection and application of appropriate accountingpolicies; making judgments and estimates that are reasonable and prudent; and the designimplementation 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 standalone Ind AS financialstatements that give a true and fair view and are free from material misstatement whetherdue to fraud or error.

In preparing the standalone Ind AS financial statements management is responsible forassessing the Company's ability to continue as a going concern disclosing as applicablematters related to going concern and using the going concern basis of accounting unlessmanagement either intends to liquidate the Company or to cease operations or has norealistic alternative 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 standalone Ind AS Financial Statements

Our objectives are to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the standalone Ind ASFinancial Statements as a whole are free from material misstatement whether due to fraudor error and to issue an auditor's report that includes our opinion. Reasonable assuranceis a high level of assurance but is not a guarantee that an audit conducted in accordancewith SAs will always detect a material misstatement when it exists. Misstatements canarise from fraud or error and are considered material if individually or in theaggregate they could reasonably be expected to influence the economic decisions of userstaken on the basis of these standalone Ind AS 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 standalone Ind ASfinancial statements whether due to fraud or error design and perform audit proceduresresponsive to those risks and obtain audit evidence that is sufficient and appropriate toprovide a basis for our opinion. The risk of not detecting a material misstatementresulting from fraud is higher than for one resulting from error as fraud may involvecollusion forgery intentional omissions misrepresentations or the override of internalcontrol.

• 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 expressing our opinion on whether the Company hasadequate internal financial controls with reference to financial statements in place andthe operating effectiveness 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 standalone IndAS financial statements including the disclosures and whether the standalone Ind ASfinancial statements represent the underlying transactions and events in a manner thatachieves 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 standalone Ind AS financialstatements for the financial year ended 31 March 2021 and are therefore the key auditmatters. We describe these matters in our auditor's report unless law or regulationprecludes public disclosure about the matter or when in extremely rare circumstances wedetermine that a matter should not be communicated in our report because the adverseconsequences of doing so would reasonably be expected to outweigh the public interestbenefits of such communication.

Report on Other Legal and Regulatory Requirements

1. As required by the Companies (Auditor's Report) Order 2016 ("the Order")issued by the Central Government of India in terms of sub-section (11) of section 143 ofthe Act we give in the "Annexure 1" a statement on the matters specified inparagraphs 3 and 4 of the Order.

2. As required by Section 143(3) of the Act we report that:

a) We have sought and obtained all the information and explanations which to the bestof our knowledge and belief were necessary for the 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 the Statement of OtherComprehensive Income the Cash Flow Statement and Statement of Changes in Equity dealtwith by this Report are in agreement with the books of account;

d) In our opinion the aforesaid standalone Ind AS financial statements comply with theAccounting Standards specified under Section 133 of the Act read with Companies (IndianAccounting Standards) Rules 2015 as amended;

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 with reference tothese standalone Ind AS financial statements and the operating effectiveness of suchcontrols refer to our separate Report in "Annexure 2" to this report;

g) In our opinion the managerial remuneration for the year ended March 31 2021 hasbeen paid / provided by the Company to its directors in accordance with the provisions ofsection 197 read with Schedule V to 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 standalone Ind AS financial statements- Refer Note 2.29(A) to thestandalone Ind AS 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 - Refer Note 2.27 to the standalone Ind AS financial statements;

iii. There has been no delay in transferring amounts required to be transferred tothe Investor Education and Protection Fund by the Company.

for S.R. Batliboi & Associates LLP
Chartered Accountants
ICAI Firm Registration Number: 101049W/E300004
per S Balasubrahmanyam
Partner
Membership Number: 53315
UDIN: 21053315AAAABK8303
Place: Chennai
Date : 14 May 2021

ANNEXURE 1 TO THE INDEPENDENT AUDITORS' REPORT OF EVEN DATE ON THE STANDALONE IND AS

FINANCIAL STATEMENTS OF DR. REDDY'S LABORATORIES LIMITED

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

b) All fixed assets have not been physically verified by the management during the yearbut there is a regular programme of verification which in our opinion is reasonablehaving regard to the size of the Company and the nature of its assets. No materialdiscrepancies were noticed on such verification.

c) According to the information and explanations given by the management the titledeeds of immovable properties included in property plant and equipment are held in thename of the Company except for the immovable properties acquired during the current year.As explained to us Registration of title deeds is in progress in respect of an immovableproperty acquired during the year aggregating Rs. 194 million.

(ii) The management has conducted physical verification of inventory at reasonableintervals during the year and no material discrepancies were noticed on such physicalverification. Inventories lying with third parties have been confirmed by them as at 31March 2021 and no material discrepancies were noticed in respect of such confirmations.

(iii) According to the information and explanations given to us the Company has notgranted any loans secured or unsecured to companies firms limited liabilitypartnerships or other parties covered in the register maintained under section 189 of theCompanies Act 2013. Accordingly the provisions of clause 3 (iii) (a) (b) and (c) of theOrder are not applicable to the Company and hence not commented upon.

(iv) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us theCompany has not advanced loans to directors / to a company in which the Director isinterested to which provisions of section 185 of the Companies Act 2013 apply and hencenot commented upon. In our opinion and according to the information and explanations givento us the Company has made investments and given guarantees/provided security which is incompliance with the provisions of section 186 of the Companies Act 2013.

(v) The Company has not accepted any deposits within the meaning of Sections 73 to 76of the Act and the Companies (Acceptance of Deposits) Rules 2014 (as amended).Accordingly the provisions of clause 3(v) of the Order are not applicable.

(vi) We have broadly reviewed the books of account maintained by the Company pursuantto the rules made by the Central Government for the maintenance of cost records undersection 148(1) of the Companies Act 2013 and are of the opinion that prima facie thespecified accounts and records have been made and maintained. We have not however made adetailed examination of the same.

(vii) a) The Company is regular in depositing with appropriate authorities undisputedstatutory dues including provident fund employees' state

insurance income-tax duty of customs goods and service tax cess and other statutorydues applicable to it.

b) According to the information and explanations given to us no undisputed amountspayable in respect of provident fund employees' state insurance income-tax duty ofcustoms goods and service tax cess and other statutory dues were outstanding at theyear end for a period of more than six months from the date they became payable.

c) According to the records of the Company the dues of income-tax sales-tax servicetax duty of customs duty of excise value added tax and cess on account of any disputeare as set out in Appendix 1.

(viii) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given by themanagement the Company has not defaulted in repayment of loans or borrowing to banks orgovernment. There are no dues which are payable to financial institutions. The Company didnot have any debenture holders during the year.

(ix) According to the information and explanations given by the management the Companyhas not raised any money by way of initial public offer/ further public offer/ debtinstruments and term loans hence reporting under clause (ix) is not applicable to theCompany and hence not commented upon.

(x) Based upon the audit procedures performed for the purpose of reporting the true andfair view of the standalone Ind AS financial statements and according to the informationand explanations given by the management we report that no fraud by the Company or nomaterial fraud on the Company by the officers and employees of the Company has beennoticed or reported during the year.

(xi) According to the information and explanations given by the management themanagerial remuneration has been paid / provided in accordance with the requisiteapprovals mandated by the provisions of section 197 read with Schedule V to the CompaniesAct 2013.

(xii) In our opinion the Company is not a nidhi company. Therefore the provisions ofclause 3 (xii) of the order are not applicable to the Company and hence not commentedupon.

(xiii) According to the information and explanations given by the managementtransactions with the related parties are in compliance with section 177 and 188 ofCompanies Act 2013 where applicable and the details have been disclosed in the notes tothe standalone Ind AS financial statements as required by the applicable accountingstandards.

(xiv) According to the information and explanations given to us and on an overallexamination of the balance sheet the Company has not made any preferential allotment orprivate placement of shares or fully or partly convertible debentures during the yearunder review and hence reporting requirements under clause 3(xiv) are not applicable tothe company and not commented upon.

ANNEXURE 1 TO THE INDEPENDENT AUDITORS' REPORT OF EVEN DATE ON THE STANDALONE IND AS

FINANCIAL STATEMENTS OF DR. REDDY'S LABORATORIES LIMITED (CONTINUED)

(xv) According to the information and explanations given by the management the Companyhas not entered into any non-cash transactions with directors or persons connected withhim as referred to in section 192 of Companies Act 2013.

(xvi) According to the information and explanations given to us the provisions ofsection 45-IA of the Reserve Bank of India Act 1934 are not applicable to the Company.

for S.R. Batliboi & Associates LLP
Chartered Accountants
ICAI Firm Registration Number: 101049W/E300004
per S Balasubrahmanyam
Partner
Membership Number: 53315
UDIN: 21053315AAAABK8303
Place: Chennai
Date: 14 May 2021

APPENDIX 1 AS REFERRED TO IN PARAGRAPH vii(c) OF ANNEXURE 1 TO INDEPENDENT AUDITORS'REPORT

Name of the Statute Nature of the dues Disputed Amount in Rs Million Amount Paid under protest in Rs Million Period to which the amount relates Forum where dispute is Pending
Central Excise Act 1944 Excise Duty Interest and Penalty 1778 2001-2019 Appellate Authority - upto Commissioners
406 89 2003-2017 CESTAT
54 2002-2008 High Court
Customs Act 1962 Custom Duty 41 6 2010-2020 Appellate Authority - upto Commissioners
6 2010-2011 High Court
Cenvat Credit of 110 2012- 2016 CESTAT
Finance Act 1994 Service Tax Interest and Penalty 29 6 2005- 2016 Appellate Authority - upto Commissioners
Service Tax and Penalty 177 2010-2015 CESTAT
Central Sales Tax Act 103 2002-2015 Sales Tax Appellate Tribunal.
and Sales Tax Acts of various States Sales Tax and Penalty 69 207 2003-2018 Appellate Tribunal - Upto Commissioners
73 2007-2014 High Court
CGST Act 2017 GST 22 2017-2019 Appellate Authority - upto Commissioners
Income Tax 2 2002-2003 High Court
90 2017-2019 Commissioner Appeal

ANNEXURE 2 TO THE INDEPENDENT AUDITORS' REPORT OF EVEN DATE ON THE STANDALONE IND AS

FINANCIAL STATEMENTS OF DR. REDDY'S LABORATORIES 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 with reference to standalone Ind ASfinancial statements of Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Limited ("the Company") as of31 March 2021 in conjunction with our audit of the standalone Ind AS financial statementsof 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 ("ICAI"). Theseresponsibilities include the design implementation and maintenance of adequate internalfinancial controls that were operating effectively for ensuring the orderly and efficientconduct of its business including adherence to the Company's policies the safeguardingof its assets the prevention and detection of frauds and errors the accuracy andcompleteness of the accounting records and the timely preparation of reliable financialinformation as required under the Companies Act 2013.

Auditor's Responsibility

Our responsibility is to express an opinion on the Company's internal financialcontrols with reference to these standalone Ind AS financial statements based on ouraudit. We conducted our audit in accordance with the Guidance Note on Audit of InternalFinancial 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 both issued by the ICAI. ThoseStandards and the Guidance Note require that we comply with ethical requirements and planand perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether adequate internalfinancial controls with reference to standalone Ind AS financial statements wasestablished and maintained and if such controls operated effectively in all materialrespects.

Our audit involves performing procedures to obtain audit evidence about the adequacy ofthe internal financial controls with reference to these standalone Ind AS financialstatements and their operating effectiveness. Our audit of internal financial controlswith reference to standalone Ind AS financial statements included obtaining anunderstanding of internal financial controls with reference to these standalone Ind ASfinancial 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 judgement including theassessment of the risks of material misstatement of the standalone Ind AS financialstatements 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 withreference to these standalone Ind AS financial statements.

Meaning of Internal Financial Controls With Reference to these Standalone Ind ASFinancial Statements

A company's internal financial controls with reference to standalone Ind AS financialstatements is a process designed to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliabilityof financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposesin accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. A company's internalfinancial controls with reference to standalone Ind AS financial statements includes thosepolicies and procedures that (1) pertain to the maintenance of records that in reasonabledetail accurately and fairly reflect the transactions and dispositions of the assets ofthe company; (2) provide reasonable assurance that transactions are recorded as necessaryto permit preparation of financial statements in accordance with generally acceptedaccounting principles and that receipts and expenditures of the company are being madeonly in accordance with authorisations of management and directors of the company; and (3)provide reasonable assurance regarding prevention or timely detection of unauthorisedacquisition use or disposition of the company's assets that could have a material effecton the standalone Ind AS financial statements.

Inherent Limitations of Internal Financial Controls With Reference to these StandaloneInd AS Financial Statements

Because of the inherent limitations of internal financial controls with reference tostandalone Ind AS financial statements including the possibility of collusion or impropermanagement override of controls material misstatements due to error or fraud may occurand not be detected. Also projections of any evaluation of the internal financialcontrols with reference to standalone Ind AS financial statements to future periods aresubject to the risk that the internal financial control with reference to standalone IndAS financial statements may become inadequate because of changes in conditions or thatthe degree of compliance with the policies or procedures may deteriorate.

Opinion

In our opinion the Company has in all material respects adequate internal financialcontrols with reference to standalone Ind AS financial statements and such internalfinancial controls with reference to standalone Ind AS financial statements were operatingeffectively as at 31 March 2021 based on the internal control over financial reportingcriteria established by the Company considering the essential components of internalcontrol stated in the Guidance Note issued by the ICAI.

for S.R. Batliboi & Associates LLP
Chartered Accountants
ICAI Firm Registration Number: 101049W/E300004
per S Balasubrahmanyam
Partner
Membership Number: 53315
UDIN: 21053315AAAABK8303
Place: Chennai
Date: 14 May 2021

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