To the Members of Paired Technologies Limited
Report on the Audit of the Standalone Financial Statements
1. We have audited the accompanying standalone financial statements of PairedTechnologies Limited (the Company5) which comprise the Balance Sheet asat 31 March 2019 the Statement of Profit and Loss (including Other Comprehensive Loss)the Cash Flow Statement and the Statement of Changes in Equity for the year then endedand a summary of significant accounting policies and other explanatory information.
2. 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 (Act') in the manner so required and give a true and fairview in conformity with the accounting principles generally accepted in India includingIndian Accounting Standards (Ind AS5) specified under section 133 of theAct of the state of affairs (financial position) of the Company as at 31 March 2019 andits profit (financial performance including other comprehensive income) its cash flowsand the changes in equity for the year ended on that date.
Basis for Opinion
3. We conducted our audit in accordance with the Standards on Auditing specified undersection 143(10) of the Act. Our responsibilities under those standards are furtherdescribed in the Auditor's Responsibilities for the Audit of the Financial Statementssection of our report. We are independent of the Company in accordance with the Code ofEthics issued by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI') togetherwith the ethical requirements that are relevant to our audit of the financial statementsunder the provisions of the Act and the rules thereunder and we have fulfilled our otherethical responsibilities in accordance with these requirements and the Code of Ethics. Webelieve that the audit evidence we have obtained is sufficient and appropriate to providea basis for our opinion.
Key Audit Matter
4. Key audit matters are those matters that in our professional judgment were of mostsignificance in our audit of the standalone 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.
5. We have determined the matter described below to be the key audit matters to becommunicated in our report.
|Key audit matter ||How our audit addressed the key audit matter |
|Valuation of investment in equity shares of subsidiary companies || |
|The Company has made investments in equity shares of its subsidiary companies amounting to ^565800000 as disclosed in Note 9(a) to the accompanying standalone financial statements for the year ended 31 March 2019. ||Our audit procedures in relation to the valuation of the investments included but were not limited to the following: |
| || Obtained an understanding of management's processes and controls for determining the valuation of investments. |
|Such investments are accounted for at cost in accordance with Ind AS 27 Separate Financial Statements as mentioned in Note 4.10 of the accompanying standalone financial statements. The Company assesses the recoverable amount of the investment when impairment indicators exists by comparing the fair value (less costs of disposal) and carrying amount of the investment as on the reporting date. || Evaluated the design of and tested the operating effectiveness of the key controls around the valuation of investment. |
| || Assessed the appropriateness of the valuation methodology used to arrive at the estimated value of the investments using an auditor's expert; |
| || Tested the accuracy of the input data used by the management; |
|The investments were tested for impairment on account of continuous losses incurred by the subsidiaries as disclosed in Note 9(a) to the standalone financial statements. The process for measuring and recognizing impairment loss is complex and requires significant management judgement. || Compared the pro-rata share of net assets of each of the subsidiaries to the investment held by the Company and market value of the Company to the consolidated net worth; |
| || Tested the mathematical accuracy of the impairment calculations; |
| || Evaluated the appropriateness of disclosures made in the financial statement in relation to such investments and their fair valuation as required by applicable accounting standards. |
|The key assumptions underpinning management's assessment of the valuation include but are not limited to projections of recoverable amounts of recognized assets and liabilities and market valuation of the company. The recovery of the investments depends on the subsidiaries establishing profitable business in the future. || |
|Based on the above impairment testing the management has provided for impairment of the carrying value of the investment in subsidiaries for ^477723100 as disclosed in Note 9(a) to the accompanying standalone financial statements. || |
|Considering the materiality complexity and significance of judgement involved the valuation of aforesaid investments has been considered to be a key audit matter for current year's audit. || |
Information other than the Financial Statements and Auditor's Report thereon
6. The Company's Board of Directors is responsible for the other information. The otherinformation comprises the information included in the Annual Report but does not includethe financial statements and our auditor's report thereon. The Annual Report is expectedto be made available to us after the date of this auditor's report.
Our opinion on the financial statements does not cover the other information and wewill not express any form of assurance conclusion thereon.
In connection with our audit of the financial statements our responsibility is to readthe other information identified above when it becomes available and in doing soconsider whether the other information is materially inconsistent with the financialstatements or our knowledge obtained in the audit or otherwise appears to be materiallymisstated.
When we read the Annual Report if we conclude that there is a material misstatementtherein we are required to communicate the matter to those charged with governance.
Responsibilities of Management for the Standalone Financial Statements
7. 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 state of affairs (financial position) profit orloss (financial performance including other comprehensive income) changes in equity andcash flows of the Company in accordance with the accounting principles generally acceptedin India including the Ind AS specified under section 133 of the Act. This responsibilityalso includes maintenance of adequate accounting records in accordance with the provisionsof the 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 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 financial statements thatgive a true and fair view and are free from material misstatement whether due to fraud orerror.
8. 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.
Auditor's Responsibilities for the Audit of the Financial Statements
9. 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 withStandards on Auditing 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.
10. As part of an audit in accordance with Standards on Auditing we exerciseprofessional judgment and maintain professional skepticism throughout the audit. We also:
Identify and assess the risks of material misstatement of the financialstatements whether due to fraud or error design and perform audit procedures responsiveto those risks and obtain audit evidence that is sufficient and appropriate to provide abasis for our opinion. The risk of not detecting a material misstatement resulting fromfraud is higher than for one resulting from error as fraud may involve collusionforgery intentional omissions misrepresentations or the override of internal control.
Obtain an understanding of internal control relevant to the audit in order todesign audit procedures that are appropriate in the circumstances. Under section 143(3)(i)of the Act we are also responsible for explaining our opinion on whether the company hasadequate internal financial controls system in place and the operating effectiveness ofsuch 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.
11. We communicate with those charged with governance regarding among other mattersthe planned scope and timing of the audit and significant audit findings including anysignificant deficiencies in internal control that we identify during our audit.
12. We also provide those charged with governance with a statement that we havecomplied with relevant ethical requirements regarding independence and to communicatewith them all relationships and other matters that may reasonably be thought to bear onour independence and where applicable related safeguards.
13. From the matters communicated with those charged with governance we determinethose matters that were of most significance in the audit of the financial statements ofthe current period and are therefore the key audit matters. We describe these matters inour auditor's report unless law or regulation precludes public disclosure about the matteror 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.
Report on Other Legal and Regulatory Requirements
14. As required by section 197(16) of the Act we report that the Company has paidremuneration to its directors during the year in accordance with the provisions of andlimits laid down under section 197 read with Schedule V to the Act.
15. This report does not include a statement on the matters specified in paragraph 3 ofthe Companies (Auditor's Report) Order 2016 (the Order') issued by the CentralGovernment of India in terms of Section 143(11) of the Act since in our opinion andaccording to the information and explanations given to us the Order is not applicable.
16. Further to our comments in Annexure A as required by section 143(3) of the Act wereport that:
a) we have sought and obtained all the information and explanations which to the bestof our knowledge and belief were necessary for the purpose 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 standalone financial statements dealt with by this report are in agreement withthe books of account;
d) in our opinion the aforesaid standalone financial statements comply with Ind ASspecified under section 133 of the Act;
e) on the basis of the written representations received from the directors and taken onrecord by the Board of Directors none of the directors is disqualified as on 31 March2019 from being appointed as a director in terms
of section 164(2) of the Act;
f) we have also audited the internal financial controls over financial reporting(IFCoFR) of the Company as on 31 March 2019 in conjunction with our audit of thestandalone financial statements of the Company for the year ended on that date and ourreport dated 30 May 2019 as per Annexure B expressed unmodified; and
g) 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 as detailed in Note 19 to the standalone financial statements hasdisclosed the impact of pending litigations on its standalone financial position;
ii. the Company did not have any long-term contracts including derivative contracts forwhich there were any material foreseeable losses as at 31 March 2019;
iii. there were no amounts which were required to be transferred to the InvestorEducation and Protection Fund by the Company during the year ended 31 March 2019; and
iv. the disclosure requirements relating to holdings as well as dealings in specifiedbank notes were applicable for the period from 8 November 2016 to 30 December 2016 whichare not relevant to these standalone financial statements. Hence reporting under thisclause is not applicable.
For Walker Chandiok & Co LLP
Firm's Registration No.: 001076N/N500013
Membership No.: 213356
Date: 30 May 2019
Annexure A to the Independent Auditor's Report of even date to the members of PairedTechnologies Limited on the standalone financial statements for the year ended 31 March2019
Based on the audit procedures performed for the purpose of reporting a true and fairview on the standalone financial statements of the Company and taking into considerationthe information and explanations given to us and the books of account and other recordsexamined by us in the normal course of audit and to the best of our knowledge and beliefwe report that:
(i) (a) The Company has maintained proper records showing full particulars includingquantitative details and situation of fixed assets.
(b) The fixed assets have been physically verified by the management during the yearand no material discrepancies were noticed on such verification. In our opinion thefrequency of verification of the fixed assets is reasonable having regard to the size ofthe Company and the nature of its assets.
(c) The Company does not hold any immovable property (in the nature of Propertyplant and equipment'). Accordingly the provisions of clause 3(i)(c) of the Order are notapplicable.
(ii) The Company does not have any inventory. Accordingly the provisions of clause3(ii) of the Order are not applicable.
(iii) The Company has not granted any loan secured or unsecured to companies firmsLimited Liability Partnerships (LLPs) or other parties covered in the register maintainedunder Section 189 of the Act. Accordingly the provisions of clauses 3(iii)(a) 3(iii)(b)and 3(iii)(c) of the Order are not applicable.
(iv) In our opinion the Company has complied with the provisions of Section 186 inrespect of investments. Further in our opinion the Company has not entered into anytransaction covered under Section 185 and Section 186 of the Act in respect of loansguarantees and security.
(v) In our opinion the Company has not accepted any deposits within the meaning ofSections 73 to 76 of the Act and the Companies (Acceptance of Deposits) Rules 2014 (asamended). Accordingly the provisions of clause 3(v) of the Order are not applicable.
(vi) The Central Government has not specified maintenance of cost records undersub-section (1) of Section 148 of the Act in respect of Company's products / services.Accordingly the provisions of clause 3(vi) of the Order are not applicable.
(vii) (a) Undisputed statutory dues including provident fund employees' stateinsurance income-tax goods and services tax duty of customs and other materialstatutory dues as applicable have generally been regularly deposited to the appropriateauthorities though there has been slight delay in few cases. Further no undisputedamounts payable in respect thereof were outstanding at the year-end for a period of morethan six months from the date they became payable.
(b) The dues outstanding in respect of income-tax sales-tax service tax duty ofcustoms duty of excise and value added tax on account of any dispute are as follows:
|Name of the statute ||Nature of dues ||Amount ||Amount paid under Protest ||Period to which the amount relates ||Forum where dispute is pending |
| || ||(Rs) ||(Rs) || || |
|The Income Tax Act 1961 ||Income Tax ||6543580 || ||Financial year 2013-14 ||Income-tax Appellate Tribunal Hyderabad |
(viii) The Company has no loans or borrowings payable to a financial institution or abank or government and no dues payable to debenture-holders during the year. Accordinglythe provisions of clause 3(viii) of the Order are not applicable.
(ix) The Company did not raise moneys by way of initial public offer or further publicoffer (including debt instruments) and did not have any term loans outstanding during theyear. Accordingly the provisions of clause 3(ix) of the Order are not applicable.
(x) No fraud by the Company or on the Company by its officers or employees has beennoticed or reported during the period covered by our audit.
(xi) Managerial remuneration has been paid and provided by the Company in accordancewith the requisite approvals mandated by the provisions of Section 197 of the Act readwith Schedule V to the Act.
(xii) In our opinion the Company is not a Nidhi Company. Accordingly provisions ofclause 3(xii) of the Order are not applicable.
(xiii) In our opinion all the transactions with the related parties are in compliancewith Sections 177 and 188 of the Act where applicable and the requisite details havebeen disclosed in the financial statements etc. as required by the applicable Ind AS.
(xiv) During the year the Company has not made any preferential allotment or privateplacement of shares or fully or partly convertible debentures.
(xv) In our opinion the Company has not entered into any non-cash transactions withthe directors or persons connected with them covered under Section 192 of the Act
(xvi) The Company is not required to be registered under section 45-IA of the ReserveBank of India Act 1934.
For Walker Chandiok & Co LLP
Firm's Registration No.: 001076N/N500013
Membership No.: 213356
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Date : 30 May 2019
Annexure B to the Independent Auditor's Report of even date to the members of PalredTechnologies Limited on the standalone financial statements for the year ended 31 March2019
Independent Auditor's report on the Internal Financial Controls under Clause (i) ofSub-section 3 of Section 143 of the Companies Act 2013 (the Act')
1. In conjunction with our audit of the standalone financial statements of PalredTechnologies Limited (the Company') as at and for the year ended 31 March 2019 wehave audited the internal financial controls over financial reporting (IFCoFR) of theCompany as of that date.
Management's Responsibility for Internal Financial Controls
2. The Company's Board of Directors 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 (the Guidance Note') issued by the Institute of Chartered Accountants ofIndia (ICAI'). These responsibilities include the design implementation andmaintenance of adequate internal financial controls that were operating effectively forensuring the orderly and efficient conduct of the Company's business including adherenceto Company's policies the safeguarding of its assets the prevention and detection offrauds and errors the accuracy and completeness of the accounting records and the timelypreparation of reliable financial information as required under the Act.
3. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on the Company's IFCoFR based on ouraudit. We conducted our audit in accordance with the Standards on Auditing issued by ICAIand deemed to be prescribed under section 143(10) of the Act to the extent applicable toan audit of IFCoFR and the Guidance Note issued by the ICAI. Those Standards and theGuidance Note require that we comply with ethical requirements and plan and perform theaudit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether adequate IFCoFR were established andmaintained and if such controls operated effectively in all material respects.
4. Our audit involves performing procedures to obtain audit evidence about the adequacyof the IFCoFR and their operating effectiveness. Our audit of IFCoFR included obtaining anunderstanding of IFCoFR assessing the risk that a material weakness exists and testingand evaluating 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 financial statements whether dueto fraud or error.
5. We believe that the audit evidence we have obtained is sufficient and appropriate toprovide a basis f or our audit opinion on the Company's IFCoFR.
Meaning of Internal Financial Controls over Financial Reporting
6. A Company's IFCoFR is a process designed to provide reasonable assurance regardingthe reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements forexternal purposes in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. A company'sIFCoFR includes those policies and procedures that (1) pertain to the maintenance ofrecords that in reasonable detail accurately and fairly reflect the transactions anddispositions of the assets of the company; (2) provide reasonable assurance thattransactions are recorded as necessary to permit preparation of financial statements inaccordance with generally accepted accounting principles and that receipts andexpenditures of the company are being made only in accordance with authorisations ofmanagement and directors of the company; and (3) provide reasonable assurance regardingprevention or timely detection of unauthorised acquisition use or disposition of thecompany's assets that could have a material effect on the financial statements.
Inherent Limitations of Internal Financial Controls over Financial Reporting
7. Because of the inherent limitations of IFCoFR including the possibility ofcollusion or improper management override of controls material misstatements due to erroror fraud may occur and not be detected. Also projections of any evaluation of the IFCoFRto future periods a re subject to the risk that IFCoFR may become inadequate because ofchanges in conditions or that the degree of compliance with the policies or proceduresmay deteriorate.
8. In our opinion the Company has in all material respects adequate internalfinancial controls over financial reporting and such internal financial controls overfinancial reporting were operating effectively as at 31 March 2019 based on the internalcontrol over financial reporting criteria established by the Company considering theessential components of internal control stated in the Guidance Note issued by the ICAI.
For Walker Chandiok & Co LLP
Firm's Registration No.: 001076N/N500013
Membership No.: 213356
Date: 30 May 2019