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UFM Industries Ltd.

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UFM Industries Ltd. (UFMINDUSTRIES) - Auditors Report

Company auditors report

To the Members of UFM Industries Limited Report on the Audit of the FinancialStatements Opinion

We have audited the financial statements of UFM Industries Limited ("theCompany") which comprise the Balance Sheet as at 31st March 2021 the Statement ofProfit and Loss statement of changes in equity and statement of cash flows for the yearthen 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 Actin the manner so required and give a true and fair view in conformity with the accountingprinciples generally accepted in India of the state of affairs of the Company as at March31 2021 profit/loss changes in equity and its cash flows for the year ended on thatdate.

Basis for Opinion

We conducted our audit in accordance with the Standards on Auditing (SAs) specifiedunder section 143(10) of the Companies Act 2013. Our responsibilities under thoseStandards are further described in the Auditor's Responsibilities for the Audit of theFinancial Statements section of our report. We are independent of the Company inaccordance with the Code of Ethics issued by the Institute of Chartered Accountants ofIndia together with the ethical requirements that are relevant to our audit of thefinancial statements under the provisions of the Companies Act 2013 and the Rulesthereunder and we have fulfilled our other ethical responsibilities in accordance withthese requirements and the Code of Ethics. We believe that the audit evidence we haveobtained is sufficient and appropriate to provide a basis for our opinion on the financialstatements.

Emphasis of Matter Paragraph

We draw attention to the following notes of the financial statement covered by thisaudit report. Further our opinion is not modified in respect of these matters.

i) Note 7: The company has disclosed non-financial 'Other Current Assets' vide thisnote. Other Current Assets includes a payment made by the company of Rs. 1.00 Crore in FY15-16. The management has been demanding repayment of the said amount along with interestwhich has not been received. However in the opinion of the management the said amount isrecoverable and accordingly the asset has been carried in the books of accounts withoutproviding for any provision of probable losses.

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. Wehave not determined any matter to be the key audit matters to be communicated in ourreport.

Other Information

The Company's management and Board of Directors are responsible for the otherinformation. The other information comprises the information included in the Company'sannual report but does not include the financial statements and our auditors' reportthereon.

Our opinion on the financial statements does not cover the other information and we donot express any form of assurance conclusion thereon.

In connection with our audit of the financial statements our responsibility is to readthe other information and in doing so consider whether the other information ismaterially inconsistent with the financial statements or our knowledge obtained in theaudit 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.

Responsibility of Management for Financial Statements

The Company's Board of Directors is responsible for the matters stated in section134(5) of the Companies Act 2013 ("the Act") with respect to the preparation ofthese financial statements that give a true and fair view of the state of affairsprofit/loss changes in equity and cash flows of the Company in accordance with theaccounting principles generally accepted in India including the Accounting Standardsspecified under section 133 of the Act. This responsibility also includes maintenance ofadequate accounting records in accordance with the provisions of the Act for safeguardingof the assets of the Company and for preventing and detecting frauds and otherirregularities; selection and application of appropriate accounting policies; makingjudgments and estimates that are reasonable and prudent; and design implementation andmaintenance of adequate internal financial controls that were operating effectively forensuring the accuracy and completeness of the accounting records relevant to thepreparation and presentation of the financial statement that give a true and fair view andare free from material misstatement whether due to fraud or error.

In preparing the financial statements management is responsible for assessing theCompany's ability to continue as a going concern disclosing as applicable mattersrelated to going concern and using the going concern basis of accounting unless managementeither intends to liquidate the Company or to cease operations or has no realisticalternative but to do so.

Those 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 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.

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 with those charged with governance we determine thosematters that were of most significance in the audit of the financial statements of thecurrent period and are therefore the key audit matters. We describe these matters in ourauditors' report unless law or regulation precludes public disclosure about the matter orwhen 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

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 ofthe Companies Act 2013 we give in "Annexure A" a statement on thematters specified in paragraphs 3 and 4 of the Order to the extent applicable.

As required by Section 143(3) of the Act 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 the Statement of Changes inEquity and the Statement of Cash Flows dealt with by this Report are in agreement with thebooks of account.

(d) In our opinion the aforesaid financial statements comply with the AccountingStandards specified 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 31stMarch 2021 taken on record by the Board of Directors none of the directors isdisqualified as on 31st March 2021 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-B'.

(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/provided by the Company to its directors during theyear is in accordance 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 in our opinionand to the best of our information and according to the explanations given to us :

i) The Company does not have any pending litigations which would impact its financialposition.

ii) The Company did not have any long-term contracts including derivative contracts forwhich there were any material foreseeable losses.

iii) There were no amounts which were required to be transferred to the InvestorEducation and Protection Fund by the Company.

For P. A. Agarwal & Co. Chartered Accountants F.R.N. : 327316E
FCA. Ankit Agarwal
Partner Place : Guwahati
M. No. : 069907 UDIN : 21069907AAAAHA7977 Date : 30.06.2021

ANNEXURE - A' REFERRED TO IN OUR AUDIT REPORT OF EVEN DATE TO THE MEMBERS OF

UFM INDUSTRIES LIMITED ON ACCOUNTS FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31ST MARCH'2021.

i) (a) The Company has maintained proper records showing full particulars includingquantitative details and situation of its fixed assets.

(b) As explained to us the fixed assets have been physically verified by themanagement during the year. We are informed that no material discrepancies were noticed bythe management on such verification.

(c) According to the information and explanations given by the management the titledeeds of immovable properties included in property plant and equipment/ fixed assets areheld in the name of the Company.

ii) (a) As explained to us the management has conducted the physical verification ofinventory at reasonable intervals.

(b) As explained to us there was no material discrepancies noticed on physicalverification of inventories as compared to the books/records.

iii) According to the information and explanation given to us the company has notgranted any loan to any of any companies; firms or other parties covered in the registermaintained under section 189 of the Companies Act 2013:

(a) In view of the above clause (iii) sub-clause (a) is not applicable.

(b) In view of the above clause (iii) sub-clause (b) is not applicable.

(c) In view of the above clause (iii) sub-clause (c) is not applicable.

iv) 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 securities wherever applicable.

v) The Company has not accepted deposits from the members during the year and hence theclause directives issued by the Reserve Bank of India and the provisions of Section 73 to76 or any other relevant provisions of the Companies Act'2013 and the rules framedthereunder are not applicable on the Company.

vi) To the best of our knowledge and as explained the Central Government has notspecified maintenance of cost records under sub-section (1) of section 148 of theCompanies Act 2013 for the products of the Company.

vii) (a) According to the information and explanations given to us and based on therecords of the company examined by us the company is regular in depositing the undisputedstatutory dues including Provident Fund Employees' State Insurance Income Tax Goods& Services Tax Custom Duty Cess and other material statutory dues as applicablewith the appropriate authorities in India. As explained to us the Company did not haveany dues on account of Duty of excise and Sales Tax.

(b) According to the information and explanations given to us no undisputed amountspayable in respect of provident fund employees' state insurance income-tax goods &services tax duty of custom value added tax cess and other material statutory dues wereoutstanding at the year end for a period of more than six months from the date theybecame payable.

(c) There were no dues of Income Tax or Goods & Services Tax or duty of customs orvalue added tax or entry tax which has not been deposited as on March 2021 on account ofany dispute.

viii) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us ithas not defaulted in repayment of its dues to any financial institution bank or debentureholders during the year.

ix) On the basis of review of utilization of funds pertaining to term loans on overallbasis and related information as made available to us the term loan taken by the Companyhave been applied for the purposes for which they are obtained.

x) On the basis of our examination and according to the information and explanationsgiven to us no fraud by the Company or on the Company by its officers or employees hasbeen noticed or reported during the year.

xi) On the basis of our examination and according to the information and explanationsgiven to us the Company has paid/provided the managerial remuneration in accordance withthe requisite approvals mandated by the provisions of section 197 read with Schedule V tothe Companies Act 2013.

xii) In our opinion the Company is not a Nidhi Company. Therefore the provisions ofclause 4 (xii) of the Order are not applicable to the Company.

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 and details of such transactions have beendisclosed in the financial statements as required by the applicable accounting standardswherever applicable.

xiv) Based upon the audit procedures performed and the information and explanationsgiven by the management the company has not made any preferential allotment or privateplacement of shares or fully or partly convertible debentures during the year underreview. Accordingly the provisions of clause 3 (xiv) of the Order are not applicable tothe Company and hence not commented upon.

xv) Based upon the audit procedures performed and the information and explanationsgiven by the management the company has not entered into any non-cash transactions withdirectors or persons connected with him. Accordingly the provisions of clause 3 (xv) ofthe Order are not applicable to the Company and hence not commented upon.

xvi) In our opinion the company is not required to be registered under section 45 IAof the Reserve Bank of India Act 1934 and accordingly the provisions of clause 3 (xvi)of the Order are not applicable to the Company and hence not commented upon.

For P. A. Agarwal & Co. Chartered Accountants F.R.N. : 327316E
FCA. Ankit Agarwal
Partner Place : Guwahati
M. No. : 069907 UDIN : 21069907AAAAHA7977 Date : 30.06.2021

ANNEXURE - B' REFERRED TO IN OUR AUDIT REPORT OF EVEN DATE TO THE MEMBERS OF

UFM INDUSTRIES LIMITED ON ACCOUNTS FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31ST MARCH'2021

Report on the Internal Financial Controls over financial reporting under clause (i) ofsubsection 3 of section 143 of the Companies Act'2013 ("the Act")

We have audited the internal financial controls over financial reporting of UFMIndustries Limited ("the Company") as of March 31 2021 in conjunction withour audit of the Ind AS financial statements of the Company for the year ended on thatdate.

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.

Auditors' Responsibility:

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.

Opinion:

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 2021 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.

For P. A. Agarwal & Co. Chartered Accountants F.R.N. : 327316E
Place : Guwahati FCA. Ankit Agarwal
Date : 30.06.2021 Partner
M. No. : 069907 UDIN : 21069907AAAAHA7977

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