To the Members of Maharashtra Scooters Ltd.
We have audited the accompanying financial statements of Maharashtra Scooters Ltd.(the Company') which comprise the Balance Sheet as at 31 March 2020 the Statementof Profit and Loss (including Other Comprehensive Income) the Statement of Changes inEquity and the Statement of Cash Flows for the year ended on that date and a summary ofthe significant accounting policies and other explanatory information (hereinafterreferred to as the financial statements').
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 and fairview in conformity with the Indian Accounting Standards prescribed under section 133 ofthe Act read with the Companies (Indian Accounting Standards) Rules 2015 as amended(Ind AS') and other accounting principles generally accepted in India of the stateof affairs of the Company as at 31 March 2020 the profit and total comprehensive incomechanges in equity and its cash flows for the year ended on that date.
Basis for opinion
We conducted our audit of the financial statements in accordance with the Standards onAuditing (SAs) specified under section 143(10) of the Act. Our responsibilities underthose Standards are further described in the Auditor's Responsibilities for the Audit ofthe Financial Statements section of our report. We are independent of the Company inaccordance with the Code of Ethics issued by the Institute of Chartered Accountants ofIndia (ICAI) together with the independence requirements that are relevant to our audit ofthe financial statements under the provisions of the Act and the Rules made thereunderand we have fulfilled our other ethical responsibilities in accordance with theserequirements and the ICAI's Code of Ethics. We believe that the audit evidence we haveobtained is sufficient and appropriate to provide a basis for our audit opinion on thefinancial statements.
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 preparation of the otherinformation. The other information comprises the information included in the ManagementDiscussion and Analysis Board's Report including Annexures to Board's Report CorporateGovernance and Shareholder's Information but does not include the financial statementsand our auditor's report thereon.
Our opinion on the financial statements does not cover the other information and we donot express any form of assurance conclusion thereon.
In connection with our audit of the financial statements our responsibility is to readthe other information and in doing so consider whether the other information ismaterially inconsistent with the financial statements or our knowledge obtained during thecourse of our audit or otherwise appears to be materially misstated. If based on the workwe have performed we conclude that there is a material misstatement of this otherinformation we are required to report that fact. We have nothing to report in thisregard.
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 total comprehensiveincome changes in equity and cash flows of the Company in accordance with the Ind AS andother accounting principles generally accepted in India. This responsibility also includesmaintenance of adequate accounting records in accordance with the provisions of the Actfor safeguarding the assets of the Company and for preventing and detecting frauds andother irregularities; 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 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.
The Board of Directors are responsible for overseeing the Company's financial reportingprocess.
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 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 controls 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 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 alsoprovide those charged with governance with a statement that we have complied with relevantethical requirements regarding independence and to communicate with them allrelationships 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 our auditor's report unless law or regulation precludespublic disclosure about the matter or when in extremely rare circumstances we determinethat a matter should not be communicated in our report because the adverse consequences ofdoing so would reasonably be expected to outweigh the public interest benefits of suchcommunication.
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 Statement of Changes in Equity and the Statement of Cash Flow dealt with by thisReport are in agreement with the relevant books of account.
d) In our opinion the aforesaid financial statements comply with the Ind AS specifiedunder 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 31March 2020 taken on record by the Board of Directors none of the directors isdisqualified as on 31 March 2020 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 on theadequacy 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: In our opinionand to the best of our information and according to the explanations given to us theremuneration paid by the Company to its directors during the year is in accordance withthe 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 Refer Note 30 to the financial statements
ii. The Company did not have any long-term contracts including derivative contracts forwhich there were any material foreseeable losses.
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 inAnnexure B' a statement on the matters specified in paragraphs 3 and 4 of the Order.
(Referred to in paragraph 1(f) under Report on Other Legal and RegulatoryRequirements' section of our report to the Members of Maharashtra Scooters Ltd. of evendate) Report on the Internal Financial Controls Over Financial Reporting under Clause (i)of sub- section 3 of section 143 of the Companies Act 2013 (the Act')
We have audited the internal financial controls over financial reporting of MaharashtraScooters Ltd. (the Company') as of 31 March 2020 in conjunction with our audit ofthe financial statements of the Company for the year ended on that date.
Management's responsibility for internal financial controls
The Board of Directors of the Company is responsible for establishing and maintaininginternal financial controls based on the internal control over financial reportingcriteria established by the Company considering the essential components of internalcontrol stated in the Guidance Note on Audit of Internal Financial Controls Over FinancialReporting issued by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. 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 respective company's policies thesafeguarding of its assets the prevention and detection of frauds and errors theaccuracy and completeness of the accounting records and the timely preparation ofreliable financial information as required under the Companies Act 2013.
Our responsibility is to express an opinion on the internal financial controls overfinancial reporting of the Company based on our audit. We conducted our audit inaccordance with the Guidance Note on Audit of Internal Financial Controls Over FinancialReporting (the Guidance Note') issued by the Institute of Chartered Accountants ofIndia and the Standards on Auditing prescribed under section 143(10) of the Companies Act2013 to the extent applicable to an audit of internal financial controls. Those Standardsand the Guidance Note require that we comply with ethical requirements and plan andperform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether adequate internal financialcontrols over financial reporting was established and maintained and if such controlsoperated 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 judgment 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 internal financial controls system overfinancial reporting of the Company.
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 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.
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 31 March 2020 based on the internal controlover financial reporting criteria established by the Company considering the essentialcomponents of internal control stated in the Guidance Note on Audit of Internal FinancialControls Over Financial Reporting issued by the Institute of Chartered Accountants ofIndia.
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Annexure B to Independent Auditors' Report
(Referred to in paragraph 2 under Report on Other Legal and RegulatoryRequirements' section of our report to the Members of Maharashtra Scooters Ltd. of evendate)
1. In respect of the Company's property plant and equipment:
(a) The Company has maintained proper records showing full particulars includingquantitative details and situation of property plant and equipment.
(b) According to the information and explanations given to us Property plant andequipment were physically verified by the management during the year and no materialdiscrepancies were noticed on such verification. In our opinion the frequency of physicalverification of Property plant and equipment is reasonable.
(c) According to the information and explanations given to us and on the basis of ourexamination of the records of the Company the title deeds of immovable properties areheld in the name of the Company.
2. As informed to us the physical verification of inventory has been conducted by themanagement at reasonable intervals and no material discrepancies were noticed on suchverification.
3. 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. Accordingly paragraph 3(iii) of the Order is notapplicable.
4. In our opinion and according to information and explanations given to us theCompany has complied with the provisions of section 185 and 186 of the Companies Act 2013in respect of loans given and investments made. Further the Company has not given anyguarantee or security in connection with a loan to any other body corporate or person.
5. The Company has not accepted deposits during the year and does not have anyunclaimed deposits as at 31 March 2020 and therefore the paragraph 3 (v) of the Order isnot applicable to the Company.
6. In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to usMaintenance of Cost Records for the Company has not been specified by the CentralGovernment under sub-section (1) of section 148 of the Companies Act 2013.
7. According to the information and explanations given to us in respect of statutorydues:
(a) The Company has generally been regular in depositing undisputed statutory duesincluding Provident Fund Employees' State Insurance Income Tax Goods and Service TaxCustoms Duty Cess and other material statutory dues applicable to it with the appropriateauthorities. There were no undisputed amounts payable in respect of Provident FundEmployees' State Insurance Income Tax Goods and Service Tax Customs Duty Cess andother material statutory dues in arrears as at 31 March 2020 for a period of more than sixmonths from the date they became payable.
(b) Details of disputed amounts of Income Tax Sales Tax Service Tax Excise Duty andValue Added Tax as at 31 March 2020 are given below:
| || || || ||(Rs. In Lakh) |
|Name of the statute ||Nature of dues ||Amount under dispute ||Period(s) to which the amount relates ||Forum where dispute is pending |
|The Bombay Sales Tax Act 1959 and The Central Sales Tax Act 1956 ||Sales Tax ||388.08 ||2001-02 and 2002-03 ||Maharashtra Sales Tax |
| || || || ||Tribunal Mumbai |
| || || || || |
|Central Sales Tax Act1956 || |
|31.60 || |
|Maharashtra Sales Tax |
| || || || ||Tribunal Mumbai |
|Income Tax Act 1961 || |
|39.84 ||1997-98 and 1998-99 ||High Court at Mumbai |
| || ||3.19 ||1985-86 to 1991-92 ||Customs Excise and Service Tax |
| || || || ||Appellate Tribunal Mumbai |
|Central Excise Act 1944 || |
|12.14 || |
1985-86 to 1995-96
|High Court at Mumbai |
| || ||4.66 ||1994-95 and 1995-96 || |
| || || || ||Assistant Commissioner Satara |
| || ||0.28 || |
8. In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us TheCompany did not have any outstanding loans or borrowings to financial institutions banksand government and dues to debenture holders.
9. In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us TheCompany has not raised moneys by way of initial public offer or further public offer(including debt instruments) and term loans during the year.
10. According to the information and explanations given to us no fraud by the Companyor on the Company by its officers or employees has been noticed or reported during theyear.
11. In 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 Act.
12. The Company is not a Nidhi Company and hence reporting under paragraph 3 (xii) ofthe Order is not applicable to the Company.
13. In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us theCompany 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 as required by the applicableaccounting standards.
14. During the year the Company has not made any preferential allotment or privateplacement of shares or fully or partly convertible debentures and hence reporting underparagraph 3(xiv) of the Order is not applicable to the Company.
15. In 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 him. Accordingly paragraph 3(xv) of the Order is notapplicable.
16. According to the information and explanations given to us and based on ourexamination of the records of the Company the Company has been classified as a CoreInvestment Company not requiring registration with Reserve Bank of India pursuant to theprovisions of section 45-IA of RBI Act 1934 - Refer Note 33 to Ind AS financialstatements.
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