TO THE MEMBERS OF INDIA CEMENTS CAPITAL LIMITED
Report on the Audit of the Standalone FinancialStatements Opinion
We have audited the financial statements of India Cements CapitalLimited ("the Company") which comprise the balance sheet as at 31stMarch 2019 and the statement of Profit and Loss (including other comprehensive income)statement of cash flows and the statement of changes in the equity for the year thenended and notes to the financial statements including a summary of significantaccounting policies and other explanatory information.
In our opinion and to the best of our information and according to theexplanations given to us the aforesaid financial statements give the information requiredby the Act in the manner so required and give a true and fair view in conformity with theaccounting principles generally accepted in India of the state of affairs of the Companyas at 31s1 March 2019 its profit/loss (including other comprehensive income)its cash flows and the statement of changes in the equity for the year ended on that date.
Basis for Opinion
We conducted our audit in accordance with the Standards on Auditing(SAs) specified under section 143(10) of the Companies Act 2013. Our responsibilitiesunder those Standards are further described in the Auditor's Responsibilities for theAudit of the Financial Statements section of our report. We are independent of the Companyin accordance 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 haveobtained is sufficient and appropriate to provide a basis for our opinion.
Key audit matters
Key audit matters are those matters that in our professional judgmentwere of most significance in our audit of the financial statements of the current period.These matters were addressed in the context of our audit of the financial statements as awhole and in forming our opinion thereon and we do not provide a separate opinion onthese matters. We have determined the matters described below to be the key audit mattersto be communicated in our report:
|KEY Audit Matter ||response to key audit matter |
|Accuracy of measurement Preparation and Presentation of Financial Statements in accordance with Indian Accounting Standards- Ind AS as per the Companies (Indian Accounting Standards) Rules 2015 as revised from time to time. ||Principal Audit Procedures |
We assessed the Company's process to identify the impact of adoption of Ind AS . Our Audit Approach consisted testing of the design and operating effectiveness of the the internal controls and substantive testing as follows
| Evaluated the design of internal controls relating to implementation of the new accounting standards |
| || Selected a sample of transactions relating to each standard applicable to the company and tested the operating effectiveness of the internal control relating to the distinct features. We carried out a combination of procedures involving enquiry and observation reperformance and inspection of evidence in respect of operation of these controls. |
| || Tested the relevant information technology systems' access and change management controls and related information used in recording and disclosing in accordance with the Ind AS. |
| || Selected a sample relating to each standard applicable to the company and performed the following procedures |
| ||* Read analysed and identified the distinct reporting requirements |
|KEY Audit Matter ||response to key audit matter |
| ||* compared these requirements with that identified and recorded by the company |
* Performed analytical procedures for reasonableness of disclosures and recording. of the transactions in the financial statements.
| || Our procedures did not identify any material exceptions |
|Evaluation of uncertain tax positions ' 26.03 crores ||principal Audit procedures |
| In view of significance of the matter we obtained opinion from the Tax Consultants of the Company in estimating the amount disclosed as contingent liability. |
|The Company has material uncertain tax positions including matters under dispute which involves significant judgments to determine the possible out come of these disputes |
Based on the opinion of the Tax Consultants we have agreed with management's evaluation.
|Refer Notes 3.1 of the financial statements |
Responsibilities of Management and Those Chargedwith Governance for the Standalone Financial Statements
The Company's Board of Directors is responsible for the mattersstated in section 134(5) of the Companies Act 2013 ("the Act") with respect tothe preparation of these financial statements that give a true and fair view of thefinancial position financial performance and cash flows of the Company in accordance withthe accounting 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 financial statements that give a true and fair viewand are free from material misstatement whether due to fraud or error.
In preparing the financial statements management is responsible forassessing the Company's ability to continue as a going concern disclosing asapplicable matters related to going concern and using the going concern basis ofaccounting unless management either intends to liquidate the Company or to ceaseoperations or has no realistic alternative but to do so.
Those Board of Directors are also responsible for overseeing theCompany's financial reporting process.
Auditor's Responsibilities for the Audit ofthe Financial Statements
Our objectives are to obtain reasonable assurance about whether thefinancial 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. Reasonableassurance is a high level of assurance but is not a guarantee that an audit conducted inaccordance with SAs will always detect a material misstatement when it exists.Misstatements can arise from fraud or error and are considered material if individuallyor in the aggregate they could reasonably be expected to influence the economic decisionsof users taken on the basis of these financial statements.
As part of an audit in accordance with SAs we exercise professionaljudgment and maintain professional skepticism throughout the audit. We also:
Identify and assess the risks of material misstatement of thefinancial 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 theaudit in order to design audit procedures that are appropriate in the circumstances. Undersection 143(3)(i) of the Companies Act 2013 we are also responsible for expressing ouropinion on whether the company has adequate internal financial controls system in placeand the operating effectiveness of such controls.
Evaluate the appropriateness of accounting policies used and thereasonableness of accounting estimates and related disclosures made by management.
Conclude on the appropriateness of management's use of thegoing concern basis of accounting and based on the audit evidence obtained whether amaterial uncertainty exists related to events or conditions that may cast significantdoubt on the Company's
ability to continue as a going concern. If we conclude that a materialuncertainty exists we are required to draw attention in our auditor's report to therelated disclosures in the financial statements or if such disclosures are inadequate tomodify our opinion. Our conclusions are based on the audit evidence obtained up to thedate of our auditor's report. However future events or conditions may cause theCompany to cease to continue as a going concern.
Evaluate the overall presentation structure and content of thefinancial statements including the disclosures and whether the financial statementsrepresent the underlying transactions and events in a manner that achieves fairpresentation.
We communicate with those charged with governance regarding amongother matters the planned scope and timing of the audit and significant audit findingsincluding any significant deficiencies in internal control that we identify during ouraudit.
We also provide those charged with governance with a statement that wehave complied with relevant ethical requirements regarding independence and tocommunicate with them all relationships and other matters that may reasonably be thoughtto bear on our independence and where applicable related safeguards.
From the matters communicated with those charged with governance wedetermine those matters that were of most significance in the audit of the financialstatements of the current period and are therefore the key audit matters. We describethese matters in our auditor's report unless law or regulation precludes publicdisclosure about the matter or when in extremely rare circumstances we determine that amatter should not be communicated in our report because the adverse consequences of doingso would reasonably be expected to outweigh the public interest benefits of suchcommunication.
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 of the Companies Act 2013 we give in the Annexure A' astatement on the matters specified in paragraphs 3 and 4 of the Order to the extentapplicable.
2. As required by Section 143 (3) of the Act we report that:
a) We have sought and obtained all the information and explanationswhich to the best of our knowledge and belief were necessary for the purposes of ouraudit.
b) In our opinion proper books of account as required by law have beenkept by the Company so far as it appears from our examination of those books.
c) The Balance Sheet the Statement of Profit and Loss and the CashFlow Statement dealt with by this Report are in agreement with the books of account.
d) In our opinion the aforesaid financial statements comply with theAccounting Standards specified under Section 133 of the Act read with Rule 7 of theCompanies (Accounts) Rules 2014.
e) On the basis of the written representations received from thedirectors as on 31st March 2019 taken on record by the Board of Directorsnone of the directors is disqualified as on 31st March 2019 from beingappointed as a director in terms of Section 164 (2) of the Act.
f) With respect to the adequacy of the internal financial controls overfinancial reporting of the Company and the operating effectiveness of such controls referto our separate Report in Annexure B'.
g) With respect to the other matters to be included in theAuditor's Report in accordance with Rule 11 of the Companies (Audit and Auditors)Rules 2014 in our opinion and to the best of our information and according to theexplanations given to us:
i. The Company does not have any pending litigations which would impactits financial position.
ii. The Company did not have any long-term contracts includingderivative contracts for which there were any material foreseeable losses.
iii. There were no amounts which were required to be transferred to theInvestor Education and Protection Fund by the Company.
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| ||Chartered Accountants |
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|Date: 25lh May 2019 ||Membership No. 022276 |