Prudential Sugar Corporation Ltd.
|BSE: 500342||Sector: Agri and agri inputs|
|NSE: PRUDMOULI||ISIN Code: INE024D01016|
|BSE 05:30 | 01 Jan||Prudential Sugar Corporation Ltd|
|NSE 05:30 | 01 Jan||Prudential Sugar Corporation Ltd|
|BSE: 500342||Sector: Agri and agri inputs|
|NSE: PRUDMOULI||ISIN Code: INE024D01016|
|BSE 05:30 | 01 Jan||Prudential Sugar Corporation Ltd|
|NSE 05:30 | 01 Jan||Prudential Sugar Corporation Ltd|
The Members of Prudential Sugar Corporation Ltd
Report on the audit of the Financial Statements
We have audited the accompanying financial statements of Prudential SugarCorporation Ltd ("the Company") which comprise the balance sheet as atMarch 31 2020 and the Statement of Profit and Loss and statement of cash flows for theyear then ended 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 the explanationsgiven to us the aforesaid financial statements give the information required by the CompaniesAct 2013 (Act') in the manner so required and give a true and fair view inconformity with the accounting principles generally accepted in India of the state ofaffairs of the Company as at March 31 2020 its profit and cash flows for the year endedon that date.
Basis for opinion
We conducted our audit in accordance with the standards on auditing specified undersection 143 (10) of the Companies Act 2013. Our responsibilities under those Standardsare further described in the auditor's responsibilities for the audit of the financialstatements section of our report. We are independent of the Company in accordance with thecode of ethics issued by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India together with theethical requirements that are relevant to our audit of the financial statements under theprovisions of the Act and the rules there under and we have fulfilled our other ethicalresponsibilities in accordance with these requirements and the code of ethics.
We believe that the audit evidence we have obtained is sufficient and appropriate toprovide a basis for our opinion.
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. These matterswere addressed in the context of our audit of the financial statements as a whole and informing our opinion thereon and we do not provide a separate opinion on these matters.
Information other than the financial statements and auditors' 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 Board'sReport including Annexures to Board's Report Business Responsibility Report but does notinclude the financial statements and 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 standalone financial statements or our knowledge obtainedduring the course of our audit or otherwise appears to be materially misstated.
Based on the work we have performed we conclude that we have nothing to report thatthere is a material misstatement of this other information
Management's responsibility for the financial statements
The Company's board of directors are responsible for the matters stated in section 134(5) of the
Act with respect to the preparation of these financial statements that give a true andfair view of the financial position financial performance and cash flows of the Companyin accordance with the accounting principles generally accepted in India including theaccounting standards specified under section 133 of the Act. 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 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 statement that givea true and fair view and are free from material misstatement whether due to fraud orerror.
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 also responsible for overseeing the Company's financialreporting process.
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 control relevant to the audit in order todesign audit procedures that are appropriate in the circumstances. Under section 143(3)(i)of the Companies Act 2013 we are also responsible for expressing our opinion on whetherthe company has adequate internal financial controls system in place and the operatingeffectiveness 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 the going concernbasis of accounting and based on the audit evidence obtained whether a materialuncertainty exists related to events or conditions that may cast significant doubt on theCompany'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 the Companyto cease to continue as a 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.
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 withthose charged with governance we determine those matters that were of most significancein the audit of the financial statements of the current period and are therefore the keyaudit matters. 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 of the Act we reportthat:
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 and the cash flow statementdealt with by this Report are in agreement with the books of account;
d. in our opinion the aforesaid standalone 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 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
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 in our opinionand the to the best of our information and according to the explanations given to us wereport that:
i. The Company has disclosed the impact of pending litigations on its financialposition in its financial statements Refer Note 26 to the financial statements;
ii. The Company is not required to transfer to the Investor Education and ProtectionFund by the Company.
iii As per the Directives of the XXV Additional Chief Justice City Civil CountHyderabad the Company has deposited a sum of Rs 250000000 with them as security againsttill the settlement of a case filed by a Shareholder against the company opposing the saleof Fixed Assets..
iv The Company did not redeem the 16% Redeemable Cumulative Preference Shares as perthe terms of issue and did not provide for arrears of dividend thereon and same to beascertained later.
v The Company has not accounted for the provisions for retirement benefits..
vi Non Current Assets and Non Current Liabilities during the year have shown a quantumincrease during the year and we are unable to comment upon their actual realisation orpayment.
vii The Company has given Loans to its Subsidiary M/s Prudential Ammana Sugar Ltd outstanding balance as on 31.03.2020 is Rs. 536271817.00 (P.Y. Rs. 511382600.00).
2. As required by the companies ( Auditor's Report ) Order 2016 ( the Order) issued bythe Central Government in terms of Section 143(1) of the Act we give in Annexure B'a statement on the matters specified in paragraphs 3 and 4 of the Order.
Annexure "A" to the Independent Auditor's Report
(Referred to in paragraph 2 (f) under Report on other legal and regulatoryrequirements' section of our report to the Members of Prudential Sugar Corporation Ltdof even date)
We have audited the internal financial controls over financial reporting of PrudentialSugar Corporation Ltd ("the Company") as at March 31 2020 in conjunctionwith our audit of the 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 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 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 Accountantsof India and the standards on auditing prescribed under Section 143 (10) of the CompaniesAct 2013 to the extent applicable to an audit of internal financial controls. 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 over financial reporting were established and maintained and if suchcontrols 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 in 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 control 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 (i) pertain to the maintenance ofrecords that in reasonable detail accurately and fairly reflect the transactions anddispositions of the assets of the company; (ii) 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 (iii) 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.
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 of 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 and according to the information and explanations given to us theCompany has in all material respects an adequate internal financial control system overfinancial reporting and such internal financial controls over financial reporting wereoperating effectively as at March 31 2020 based on the internal control over financialreporting criteria established by the Company considering the essential components ofinternal control stated in the Guidance Note on Audit of Internal Financial Controls OverFinancial Reporting issued by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.
Annexure "B" to the Independent Auditor's Report
(Referred to in paragraph 1 under Report on other legal and regulatoryrequirements' section of our report to the members of Prudential Sugar CorporationLimited of even date)
i. a. The Company has maintained proper records showing full particulars includingquantitative details and situation of fixed assets
b. The Company has a regular programme of physical verification of its fixed assets bywhich fixed assets are verified in a phased manner over a period of three years. Inaccordance with this programme certain fixed assets were verified during the year and nomaterial discrepancies were noticed on such verification. In our opinion this periodicityof physical verification is reasonable having regard to the size of the Company and thenature of its assets.
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
ii. Not Applicable
iii. The Company has granted loans its Subsidiary M/s Prudential Ammana Sugars Ltd.covered in the register maintained under section 189 of the Companies Act 2013 (theAct') aggregating Rs. 536271817 ( P.Y. Rs. 511382600.00)
a. In our opinion the rate of interest and other terms and conditions on which theloans had been granted to the bodies corporate listed in the register maintained underSection 189 of the Act were not prima facie prejudicial to the interest of the Company
b. In the case of the loans granted to the bodies corporate listed in the registermaintained under section 189 of the Act the borrowers have been regular in the payment ofthe principal and interest as stipulated.
c. there is no overdue amount in respect of loans granted to such Company.
iv. In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us theCompany has complied with the provisions of Sections 185 and 186 of the Companies Act2013 in respect of grant of loans making investments and providing guarantees andsecurities as applicable
v. The Company has not accepted any deposits from the public.
vi. The Central Government has not prescribed the maintenance of cost records undersection 148(1) of the Act for any of the services rendered by the Company.
vii. a According to the information and explanations given to us and on the basis ofour examination of the records of the Company amounts deducted/ accrued in the books ofaccount in respect of undisputed statutory dues including provident fund income-taxsales tax value added tax duty of customs service tax cess and other materialstatutory dues have been regularly deposited during the year by the Company with theappropriate authorities. As explained to us the Company did not have any dues on accountof employees' state insurance and duty of excise.
According to the information and explanations given to us no undisputed amountspayable in respect of provident fund income tax sales tax value added tax duty ofcustoms service tax cess and other material statutory dues were in arrears as at 31March 2020 for a period of more than six months from the date they became payable subjectto the details mentioned hereunder:
Income Tax Claim of Rs. 70.76 Las for A.Y 2013-14 against which appeal is pending withAppellate Authority . The company has paid Rs. 10.62 Lacs against above claim.
Income Tax Demand of Rs. 209541723.00 has been disputed by the Company for the A.Y2017-18 and an appeal is pending in ITBA/AST/S/143(3)/2020-2011022926340
Sales Tax claim of Rs. 22.80 Lacs (P.Y. Rs. 22.80 Lacs) for which an appeal is pendingwith High Court of Andhra Pradesh . The Company has paid Rs. 11.65 Lacs ( P.Y Rs. 11.65lacs ) against above claim which is shown as deposit receivable in the books of accounts
viii. The Company does not have any loans or borrowings from any financial institutionbanks government or debenture holders during the year. Accordingly paragraph 3(viii) ofthe Order is not applicable.
ix. The Company did not raise any money by way of initial public offer or furtherpublic offer (including debt instruments) and term loans during the year. Accordinglyparagraph 3 (ix) of the Order is not applicable.
x. According to the information and explanations given to us no material fraud by theCompany or on the Company by its officers or employees has been noticed or reported duringthe course of our audit.
xi. According to the information and explanations give to us and based on ourexamination of the records of the Company the Company has paid/provided for managerialremuneration in accordance with the requisite approvals mandated by the provisions ofsection 197 read with Schedule V to the Act.
xii. In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us theCompany is not a nidhi company. Accordingly paragraph 3(xii) of the Order is notapplicable.
xiii. According to the information and explanations given to us and based on ourexamination of the records of the Company transactions with the related parties are incompliance with sections 177 and 188 of the Act where applicable and details of suchtransactions have been disclosed in the financial statements as required by the applicableaccounting standards.
xiv. According to the information and explanations give to us and based on ourexamination of the records of the Company the Company has not made any preferentialallotment or private placement of shares or fully or partly convertible debentures duringthe year.
xv. According to the information and explanations given to us and based on ourexamination of the records of the Company the Company has not entered into non-cashtransactions with directors or persons connected with him. Accordingly paragraph 3(xv) ofthe Order is not applicable.
xvi. According to the information and explanations given to us the Company is notrequired to be registered under section 45-IA of the Reserve Bank of India Act 1934.