TO THE MEMBERS OF SONATA SOFTWARE LIMITED Report on the Audit of the StandaloneFinancial Statements Opinion
We have audited the accompanying standalonefinancialstatements of SONATA SOFTWARELIMITED ("the Company") which comprise the Balance Sheet as at March 31 2021and the Statement of Profit and Loss (including Other Comprehensive Income) the Cash FlowStatement and the Statement of Changes in Equity for the year then ended and a summary ofsignificant explanatory information.
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 2021 and its profit totalcomprehensive income its cash flows and the the year ended on that date.
Basis for Opinion
We conducted our audit of the standalone financial accordance with the Standards onAuditing specified under section
143(10) of the Act (SAs). Our responsibilities under those Standards are furtherdescribed in the Auditor's Responsibility for the Audit of the Standalone 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 (ICAI) togetherwith the ethical requirements that are relevant to our audit of the standalone financialstatements under the provisions of the Act and the Rules made thereunder and we havefulfilled our other ethical responsibilities in accordance with these requirements and theICAI's Code of Ethics. We believe that the audit evidence sufficient obtainedbyusis andappropriate to provide a basis for our audit opinion on the standalone financialstatements.
Key Audit Matters
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. Wehave determined 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 other information. Theother information comprises the information included in the Board's report Managementdiscussion and analysis and Report on corporate governance but does not include theconsolidated financial statements standalone financial statements and our auditor'sreport thereon.
Our opinion on the standalone financial statements does not cover the other informationand we do not express any form of assurance conclusion thereon.
In connection with our audit of the standalone financial statements our responsibilityis to read the other information and in doing so consider whether the other informationis materially inconsistent 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 materialmisstatement of this other information we are required to report that fact. We havenothing to report in this regard.
Management's Responsibility for the Standalone 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 standalone financial statementsthat give a true and fair accounting policies and other view of the financial positionfinancial performance including other comprehensive income cash flows and changes inequity of the
Company in accordance with the Ind AS and other accounting principles generallyaccepted in India. This responsibility also includes maintenance of adequate accountingrecords in accordance with the provisions of the Act for safeguarding the assets of theCompany and for preventing and detecting frauds and other irregularities; selection andapplication of appropriate accounting policies; making judgments and estimates that arereasonable and prudent; and design implementation and maintenance of adequate internalfinancial controls that were operating effectively forin equityfor ensuring the accuracyand completeness of the accounting records relevant to the preparation and presentationof the standalone financial statement that give a true and fair view and are free frommaterial misstatement whether due to fraud or error.
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.
Those Board of Directors are also responsible for overseeing the of Company's financialreporting process.
Auditor's Responsibility for the Audit of the Standalone Financial Statements
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.
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 standalonefinancial statements whether due to fraud or error design and perform audit proceduresresponsive to those risks and obtainauditevidencethatissufficient and appropriate toprovide a basis for our opinion. The risk of not detecting a material misstatementresulting from fraud is higher than for one resulting from error as fraud may involvecollusion forgery intentional omissions misrepresentations or the override of internalcontrol.
Obtain an understanding of internal financial 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 expressing 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 the 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 on the Company's abilityto continue as a going concern. If we conclude that a material uncertainty exists we arerequired to draw attention in our auditor's report to the related disclosures in thestandalone 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.
Evaluate the overall presentation structure and content of the standalonefinancial statements including the disclosures and whether the standalone financialstatements represent the underlying transactions and events in a manner that achieves fairpresentation.
Materiality is the magnitude of misstatements in the standalone financial statementsthat individually or in 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 ouraudit work and in evaluating the results of our work; and (ii) to evaluate the effectofany identified misstatements in the standalone 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 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 with those charged with governance we determine thosematters that were of most significance in the audit of the standalone financial statementsof 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
1. As required by Section 143(3) of the Act based on our audit we report that: a) Wehave sought and obtained all the information and explanations which to the best of ourknowledge 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 Sheetthe Statement of Profit and Loss including Other Comprehensive Income the Cash FlowStatement and Statement of Changes in Equity dealt with by this Report are in agreementwith the books of account. d) In our opinion the aforesaid standalone financialstatements comply with the Ind AS specified under
Section 133 of the Act. doubt e) On the basis of the written representations receivedfrom the directors as on March 31 2021 taken on record by the
Board of Directors none of the directors is disqualified as on March 31 2021 frombeing appointed as a director in terms of Section 164(2) of the Act. f) With respect tothe adequacy of the internal financial controls over financialreporting of the Company andthe operating effectiveness of such controls refer to our separate Report in"Annexure A". Our report expresses an unmodified opinion on the adequacy andoperating effectiveness of the Company's internal financial controls over financialreporting. 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 beincluded in the Auditor's Report in accordance with Rule 11 of the Companies (Audit andAuditors) Rules 2014 as amendeddeficienciesin in our opinion and to the best of ourinformation and according to the explanations given to us: i. The Company has disclosedthe impact of pending litigations on its financial position in its standalone financialstatements. ii. The Company did not have any long-term contracts including derivativecontracts for which there were any material foreseeable losses. iii. There has been nodelay in transferring amounts required to be transferred to the Investor Education andProtection 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.
ANNEXURE "A" TO THE INDEPENDENT AUDITOR'S REPORT
(Referred to in paragraph 1(f) under Report on Other Legal and RegulatoryRequirements' section of our report of even date)
Report on the Internal Financial Controls Over Financial Reporting under Clause (i) ofSub-section 3 of Section 143 of the Companies Act 2013 ("the Act")
We have audited the internal financial controls over financial reporting of SonataSoftware Limited ("the Company") as of March 31 2021 in conjunction with ouraudit of the standalone Ind AS financial statements of the Company for the year ended onthat 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 of the Company based on our audit. We conducted ouraudit in accordance with the Guidance Note on Audit of Internal Financial Controls OverFinancial Reporting (the "Guidance Note") issued by the Institute of CharteredAccountants of India and the Standards on Auditing prescribed under Section 143(10) of theCompanies Act 2013 to the extent applicable to an audit of internal financial controls.
Those Standards and the Guidance Note require that we comply with ethical requirementsand plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether adequateinternal financial controls over financial reporting was established and maintained and ifsuch 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 evidencewehaveobtainedissufficient and appropriate to providea basis for our audit opinion on the
Company's internal financial controls system over 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 ofrecords that in reasonable detail accurately and fairly reflect dispositions of theassets of the company; (2) provide reasonable assurance that transactions are recorded asnecessary to permit preparation of financial statements in accordance with generallyaccepted accounting principles and that receipts and expenditures of the company arebeing made only in accordance with authorisations of management and directors of thecompany; 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 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 March 31 2021 based on the criteria forinternal financial control over financial reporting established by the Company consideringthe essential components of internal control stated in the Guidance Note on Audit ofInternal of Financial Controls Over Financial Reporting issued by the Institute ofChartered Accountants of India.
ANNEXURE B TO THE INDEPENDENT AUDITOR'S REPORT
(Referred to in paragraph 2 under Report on Other Legal and RegulatoryRequirements' section of our report of even date)
(i) (a) The Company has maintained proper records showing full particulars includingquantitative details and situation of fixed assets.
(b) The fixed assets were physically verified during the year by the Management inaccordance with a regular programme of verification which in our opinion provides forphysical verification of all the fixed assets at reasonable intervals. According to theinformation and explanation given to us no material discrepancies were noticed on suchverification.
(c) According to the information and explanations given to us and the records examinedby us and based on the examination of the conveyance deed provided to us we report thatthe title deeds comprising all the immovable properties of buildings which are freeholdare held in the name of the Company as at the balance sheet date. In respect of immovableproperties of land that have been taken on lease and disclosed as part of Right of Use
Assets in the standalone financial statements the lease agreements are in the name ofthe Company where the Company is the lessee in the agreement.
(ii) The Company does not have any inventory and hence reporting under clause 3(ii) ofthe Order is not applicable to the Company.
(iii) 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 2013.
(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) According to the information and explanations given to us the Company has notaccepted any deposit during the year and does not have any unclaimed deposits and hencereporting under clause 3(v) of the Order is not applicable.
(vi) The maintenance of cost records has not been specified by the
Central Government under section 148(1) of the Companies Act 2013 for the businessactivities carried out by the Company. Thus reporting under clause 3(vi) of the Order isnot applicable to the Company.
(vii) According to the information and explanations given to us in respect ofstatutory dues: (a) The Company has generally been regular in depositing undisputedstatutory dues including Provident Fund Employees' State Insurance Income-tax Goodsand Service Tax Customs Duty cess and other material statutory dues applicable to itwith the appropriate authorities.
(b) There were no undisputed amounts payable in respect of Provident Fund Employees'State Insurance Income-tax Goods and Service Tax Customs Duty cess and other materialstatutory dues in arrears as at March 31 2021 for a period of more than six months fromthe date they became payable.
(c) Details of dues of Income-tax Sales Tax Service Tax Customs Duty Excise Dutyand Value Added Tax which have not been deposited as on March 31 2021 on account ofdisputes are given below:
|Name of Statute ||Nature of Dues ||Forum where Dispute is ||Period to which the || |
| || ||Pending ||Amount Relates ||Amount Involved Rs.( in lakhs) |
|Income Tax Act 1961 ||Income Tax ||High Court ||AY 2006-07 and 2007-08 ||4570 |
| || ||Appellate Authority upto ITAT Level ||AY 2011-2012 ||2275 |
|Finance Act 1994 ||Service Tax Penalty and ||Central Excise and Service ||FY 2006-07 to 2012-13 ||1028 |
| ||Interest thereon ||Tax Appellate Tribunal || || |
(viii) The Company has not taken any loans or borrowings from financial institutionsbanks and government or has not issued any debentures. Hence reporting under clause 3(viii) of the Order is not applicable to the Company.
(ix) The Company has not raised moneys by way of initial public offer or further publicoffer (including debt instruments) term loans and hence reporting under clause 3(ix) ofthe Order is not applicable.
(x) To the best of our knowledge and according to the information and explanationsgiven to us no fraud by the Company and no material fraud on the Company by its officersor employees has been noticed or reported during the year.
(xi) 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 CompaniesAct 2013.
(xii) The Company is not a Nidhi Company and hence reporting under clause 3(xii) of theOrder is not applicable.
(xiii) 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 standalone financial statements as required by theapplicable accounting standards.
(xiv) During the year the Company has not made any preferential allotment or privateplacement of shares or fully or partly convertible debentures and hence reporting underclause or 3(xiv) of Order is not applicable to the Company.
(xv) 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 and hence provisions of section 192 of theCompanies Act 2013 are not applicable to the Company.
(xvi) The Company is not required to be registered under section 45-IA of the ReserveBank of India Act 1934.
Deloitte Haskins and Sells LLP Chartered Accountants
(Firm's Registration No. 117366W/W-100018)
Gurvinder Singh Partner
(Membership No. 110128)
Date: May 12 2021