TO THE MEMBERS OF
NORTH EASTERN CARRYING CORPORATION
1. Report on the Audit of the Standalone Financial
j A. We have audited the accompanying Standalone Financial Statements of North EasternCarrying Corporation Limited ("the Company") which comprise the Balance Sheetas at March 31 2020 the Statement of Profit and Loss (including Other ComprehensiveIncome) the Statement of Changes in Equity and the Statement of Cash Flows for the yearended on that date and a summary of the significant accounting policies and otherexplanatory information (hereinafter referred toas"the Standalone FinancialStatements").
B. In our opinion and to the best of our information and according to the explanationsgiven to us the aforesaid Standalone Financial Statements give the information requiredby the Companies Act 2013 ("the Act") in the manner so required and give a trueand fair view in conformity with the Indian Accounting Standards prescribed under section133 of the Act read with the Companies (Indian Accounting Standards) Rules 2015 asamended ("Ind AS") and other accounting principles generally accepted in Indiaof the state of affairs of the Company as at March 31 2020 the profit and totalcomprehensive income changes in equity and its cash flows for the year ended on that date
2. Basis for Opinion
We conducted our audit of the Standalone Financial Statements in accordance with theStandards on Auditing specified under section 143(10) of the Act (SAs). Ourresponsibilities under those Standards are further described in the Auditor'sResponsibilities for the Audit of the Standalone Financial Statements section of ourreport. We are independent of the Company in accordance with the Code of Ethics issued bythe Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) together with the independencerequirements that are relevant to our audit of the financial statements under theprovisions of the Act and the Rules made thereunder and we have fulfilled our otherethical responsibilities in accordance with these requirements and the ICAI's Code ofEthics. We believe that the audit evidence we have obtained is sufficient and appropriateto provide a basis for our audit opinion on the Standalone Financial Statements.
3. Information Other than the Standalone Financial Statements and Auditor's ReportThereon
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 BusinessResponsibility Report Corporate Governance and Shareholder's Information but does notinclude the Standalone Financial Statements and our auditor's report there on. Our opinionon the standalone financial statements does not cover the other information and we do notexpress any form of assurance conclusion there on.
B In connection with our audit of the financial statements our responsibility is toread the other information and in doing so consider whether the other information ismaterially in consistent with the standalone Financial Statements or our knowledgeobtained during the course of our audit or otherwise appears to be materially misstated.If based on the work we have performed we conclude that there is a materialmis-statement of this other information we are required to report that fact. We havenothing to report in this regard.
4. Management's Responsibility for the Standalone Financial Statements
A. 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 Financial Statementsthat give a true and fair view of the financial position financial performance totalcomprehensive income changes in equity and cash flows of the Company in accordance withthe Ind AS and other accounting principles generally accepted in India. Thisresponsibility also includes maintenance of adequate accounting records in accordance withthe provisions of the Act for safeguarding the assets of the Company and for preventingand detecting frauds and other irregularities; selection and application of appropriateaccounting policies; making judgments and estimates that are reasonable and prudent; anddesign implementation and maintenance of adequate internal financial controls that wereoperating effectively for ensuring the accuracy and completeness of the accountingrecords relevant to the preparation and presentation of the standalone financialstatements that give a true and fair view and are free from material misstatement whetherdue to fraud or error.
B. In preparing the Standalone 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.
The Board of Directors are responsible for overseeing the Company's financial reportingprocess.
5. Auditor's Responsibilities for the Audit of the Standalone Financial Statements
A. Our objectives are to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the StandaloneFinancial 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 Financial Statements.
B. As part of an audit in accordance with SAs we exercise professional judgment andmaintain professional skepticism throughout the audit. We also:
i) Identify and assess the risks of material misstatement of the standalone 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 an 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.
ii) 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
iii) Evaluate the appropriateness of accounting policies used and the reasonableness ofaccounting estimates and related disclosures made by management
iv) Conclude on the appropriateness of management's use of the going concern basis ofaccounting 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 Standalone Financial Statements or if such disclosures are inadequate to modify ouropinion. Our conclusions are based on the audit evidence obtained up to the date of ourauditor's report. However future events or conditions may cause the Company to cease tocontinue as a going concern
v) Evaluate the overall presentation structure and content of the Standalone FinancialStatements including the disclosures and whether the Standalone Financial Statementsrepresent the underlying transactions and events in a manner that achieves fairpresentation
C. Materiality is the magnitude of misstatements in the Standalone Financial Statementsthat individually orin aggregate makes it probable that the economic decisions of areasonably knowledgeable user of the Standalone Financial Statements may be influenced. Weconsider quantitative materiality and qualitative factors in
(i) planning the scope of our audit work and in evaluating the results of our work; and
(ii) to evaluate the effect of any identified misstatements in the Standalone FinancialStatements.
D. We communicate with those charged with governance regarding among other mattersthe planned scope and timing of the audit and significant audit finding including anysignificant deficiencies in internal control that we identify during our audit.
E. 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.
F. From the matters communicated with those charged with governance we determine thosematters that were of most significance in the audit of the Standalone Financial Statementsof the current period and are therefore the key audit matters. We describe these mattersin our auditor's report unless law or regulation precludes public disclosure about thematter or when 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
II. 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 standalone financial statements complywith the Ind ASspecified 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 March31 2020takenon record by the Board of Directors none of the directors is disqualified ason March 31 2020from being appointed as a director in terms of Section 164 (2) of theAct.
F. With respect to the adequacy of the internal financial controls over financialreporting of the Company and the operating effectiveness of such controls refer to ourseparate Report in "Annexure A". Our report expresses an unmodified opinion onthe adequacy and operating effectiveness of the Company's internal financial controls overfinancial reporting.
G. With respect to the other matters to be included in the Auditor's Report inaccordance with the requirements of section 197(16) of the Act as amended:
In our opinion and to the best of our information and according to the explanationsgiven to us the remuneration paid by the Company to its directors during the year is inaccordance with the provisions of section 197 of the Act.
H. With respect to the other matters to be included in the Auditor's Report inaccordance with Rule 11 of the Companies (Audit and Auditors) Rules 2014 as amended inour opinion and to the best of our information and according to the explanations given tous:
i) The Company has disclosed the impact of pending litigations if any on its financialposition in its Standalone Financial Statements
ii) The Company has made provision as required under the applicable law or accountingstandards for materialforeseeable losses if any on long-term contracts includingderivative contracts
iii) There has been no delay in transferring amounts required to be transferred tothe Investor Education and Protection Fund by the Company.
2. As required by the Companies (Auditor's Report) Order 2016 ("the Order")issued by the Central Government in terms of Section 143(11) of the Act we give in"Annexure B" a statement on the matters specified in paragraphs 3 and 4 of theOrder.
NORTH EASTERN CARRYING CORPORATION LIMITED
Annexure A to the Independent Auditor's Report of even date on the Financial Statementsof North Eastern Carrying Corporation Limited Report on the Internal Financial Controlsunder Clause (i) of Sub-section 3 of Section 143 of the Companies Act 2013 ("theAct")
We have audited the internal financial controls over financial reporting of NorthEastern Carrying Corporation Limited ("the Company") as of March 31 2020 inconjunction with our audit of the financial statements of the Company for the year endedon that date.
Management's Responsibility for Internal Financial Controls
The Company's management is responsible for establishing and maintaining internalfinancial controls based on the internal control over financial reporting criteriaestablished by the Company considering the essential components of internal control statedin the Guidance Note on Audit of Internal Financial Controls over Financial Reportingissued by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. These responsibilities includethe design implementation and maintenance of adequate internal financial controls thatwere operating effectively for ensuring the orderly and efficient conduct of its businessincluding adherence to company's policies the safeguarding of its assets the preventionand detection of frauds and errors the accuracy and completeness of the accountingrecords and the timely preparation of reliable financial information as required underthe Companies Act 2013.
Our responsibility is to express an opinion on the Company's internal financialcontrols over financial reporting based on our audit. We conducted our audit in accordancewith the Guidance Note on Audit of Internal Financial Controls over Financial Reporting(the "Guidance Note") and the Standards on Auditing issued by ICAI and deemedto be prescribed under section 143(10) of the Companies Act 2013 to the extentapplicable to an audit of internal financial controls both applicable to an audit ofInternal Financial Controls and both issued by the Institute of Chartered Accountants ofIndia. Those Standards and the Guidance Note require that we comply with ethicalrequirements and plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whetheradequate internal financial controls over financial reporting was established andmaintained and if such controls operated effectively in all material respects.
Our audit involves performing procedures to obtain audit evidence about the adequacy ofthe internal financial controls system over financial reporting and their operatingeffectiveness. Our audit of internal financial controls over financial reporting includedobtaining an understanding of internal financial controls over financial reportingassessing the risk that a material weakness exists and testing and evaluating the designand operating effectiveness of internal control based on the assessed risk. The proceduresselected depend on the auditor's judgement including the assessment of the risks ofmaterial misstatement of the financial statements whether due to fraud or error.
We believe that the audit evidence we have obtained is sufficient and appropriate toprovide a basis for our audit opinion on the Company's internal financial controls systemover financial reporting.
Meaning of Internal Financial Controls over Financial Reporting
A company's internal financial control over financial reporting is a process designedto provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and thepreparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with generallyaccepted accounting principles. A company's internal financial control over financialreporting includes those policies and procedures that
(1) pertain to the maintenance 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 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 the Company has in all material respects an adequate internalfinancial controls system over financial reporting and such internal financial controlsover financial reporting were operating effectively as at March 31 2020 based on theinternal control over financial reporting criteria established by the Company consideringthe essential components of internal control stated in the Guidance Note on Audit ofInternal Financial Controls Over Financial Reporting issued by the Institute of CharteredAccountants of India.
Annexure B to the Independent Auditors' Report
Referred to in paragraph 1 under the heading Report on Other Legal RegulatoryRequirement' of our report of even date to the financial statements of the Company for theyear ended March 31 2020:
On the basis of such checks as we considered appropriate and in terms of theinformation and explanations given to us we further state as under:
1. (a) The company is maintaining proper records showing full particulars includingquantitative details and situation of the fixed assets.
(b) All the fixed assets have been physically verified by the management at reasonableintervals. No material discrepancies were noticed on such verification.
(c) The title deeds of immovable properties are held in the name of the company.
2. The company is not dealing in any physical inventory and therefore there is noquestion of physical verification of inventory.
3. (a) The company has not granted any loans secured or unsecured to the companiesfirms or other parties covered in the register U/s. 189 of the Companies Act 2013.
(b) As the company has not granted any loans the terms and conditions of the grant ofsuch loans being prejudicial does not arise.
(c) As the company has not granted any loans no schedule of repayment of principal andinterest has been stipulated.
(d) As the company has not granted any loans there are no overdue amounts.
4. In our opinion and according to the 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 investments guarantees and security.
5. The Company has not accepted any deposits from the public. Therefore the directiveissued by the Reserve Bank of India and the provision of section 73 to 76 or any otherrelevant provisions of the Companies Act 2013 and the rules framed there under does notarise.
6. As informed to us maintenance of cost records has not been prescribed by theCentral Government U/s. 148(1) of the Companies Act 2013.
7. (a) According to information and explanations given to us and on the basis of ourexamination of the books of account and records the company is regular in depositingundisputed statutory dues within in the prescribed time to the appropriate authorities andthere are no arrears of outstanding statutory dues as on the last day of the financialyear for a period of more than six months from the date they became payaple
(b) According to the information and explanation given to us there are no statutorydues which have not been deposited on account of any dispute
8. According to the information and explanations given to us the company has notdefaulted in repayment of dues to any financial institution or banks.
9. According to the information and explanation given to us the moneys raised duringthe year by way of term-loans/IPOs were applied for the purpose for which those wereraised.
10. Based on the audit procedures performed and the information and explanations givenby the management we report that no fraud by the company and nor any fraud on the companyby its officers or employees has been noticed or reported during the year.
11. Based on the audit procedures performed and the information and explanations givenby the management Managerial Remuneration has been paid or provided in accordance withprovisions of Companies Act 2013.
12. In our opinion the company is not a Nidhi company within the meaning of relevantlaw.
13. Based on the audit procedures performed and the information and explanations givenby the management all transactions with related parties are in compliance with section188 of the Companies Act 2013 and requisite details have been disclosed in the financialstatements as required by the applicable accounting standards.
14. Based on the audit procedures performed and the information and explanations givenby the management the company has not made any preferential allotment or privateplacement of shares or partly convertible debentures u/s 42 of the Companies Act 2013during the year.
15. Based on the audit procedures performed and the information and explanations givenby the management the company has not entered in to any non-cash transaction withdirectors or others in contravention of section 192 of the Companies Act 2013.
16. In our opinion the company is not required to be registered under section 45-IA ofthe Reserve Bank of India Act 1934.