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Ushanti Colour Chem Ltd.

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NSE: UCL ISIN Code: INE00NI01015
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Ushanti Colour Chem Ltd. (UCL) - Auditors Report

Company auditors report

TO THE MEMBERS OF USHANTI COLOUR CHEM LIMITED

Report on the audit of the Standalone Financial Statements

Opinion

We have audited the accompanying financial statements of USHANTI COLOUR CHEM LIMITEDwhich comprise the Balance Sheet as at 31 March 2020 the Statement of Profit and Loss andCash Flow Statement for the year then ended and a summary of significant accountingpolicies and other explanatory information. In our opinion and to the best of ourinformation and according to the explanations given to us the aforesaid financialstatements give the information required by the Act in the manner so required and give atrue and fair view in conformity with the accounting principles generally accepted inIndia;

a) In the case of the Balance Sheet of the state of affairs of the Company as at March31 2020; b) In the case of the Statement of Profit and Loss the profit for the yearended on that date. c) In the case of the Statement of Cash Flow for the year ended onthat date.

Basis of 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 Rules thereunder and we have fulfilled our other ethical responsibilities in accordance with theserequirements and the Code of Ethics. We believe that the audit evidence we have obtainedis sufficient and appropriate to provide 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.

We have determined that there are no key audit matters to communicate in our report.

Responsibility of Management for Standalone Financial Statements

The Company's Board of Directors is responsible for the matters in section 134(5) ofthe Companies Act 2013 (“the Act”) with respect to the preparation of thesefinancial statements that give a true and fair view of the financial position financialperformance and cash flows of the Company in accordance with the accounting principlesgenerally accepted in India including the Accounting Standards specified under Section133 of the Act read with Rule 7 of the Companies (Accounts) Rules 2014.

This responsibility also includes the maintenance of adequate accounting records inaccordance with the provision of the Act for safeguarding of the assets of the Company andfor preventing and detecting the frauds and other irregularities; selection andapplication of appropriate accounting policies; making judgments and estimates that arereasonable and prudent; and design implementation and maintenance of internal financialcontrol that were operating effectively for ensuring the accuracy and completeness of theaccounting records relevant to the preparation and presentation of the financialstatements that give a true and fair view and are free from material misstatement whetherdue 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.

The Board of Directors is 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 therisks of material misstatement of the financial statements whether due to fraud or errordesign and perform audit procedures responsive to those risks and obtain audit evidencethat is sufficient and appropriate to provide a basis for our opinion. The risk of notdetecting a material misstatement resulting from fraud is higher than for one resultingfrom error as fraud may involve collusion forgery intentional omissionsmisrepresentations or the override of internal control.

Obtain an understanding of internal control relevant to the audit in order to designaudit procedures that are appropriate in the circumstances. Under section 143(3)(i) of theCompanies Act 2013 we are also responsible for expressing our opinion on whether thecompany has adequate internal financial controls system in place and the operatingeffectiveness of such controls.

Evaluate the appropriateness of accounting policies used and the reasonableness ofaccounting estimates and related disclosures made by management.

Conclude on the appropriateness of management's use of the going concern basis ofaccounting and based on the audit evidence obtained whether a material uncertaintyexists related to events or conditions that may cast significant doubt on the Company'sability to continue as a going concern. If we conclude that a material uncertainty existswe are required to draw attention in our auditor's report to the related disclosures inthe 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 financial statementsincluding the disclosures and whether the financial statements represent the underlyingtransactions 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 themallrelationships 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 ourauditor's 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.

Other Matter

On account of the COVID-19 related lockdown restrictions management was not able toperform year end physical verification of inventories at any location. Also we are notable to physically observe the stock verification where carried out by the management.Consequently we have performed alternate audit procedures to audit the existence ofinventory as per the guidance provided in SA 501 “ Audit Evidence-SpecificConsiderations for selected Items” which includes inspection of supportingdocumentation relating to purchases Sales Results of cyclical count performed by themanagement through the year and such other third party evidences where applicable andhave obtained sufficient appropriate audit evidence to issue our unmodified opinion onthese standalone Financial Results. Our report on the statements is not modified inrespect of this matter.

Report on Other Legal and Regulatory Requirements

1. As required by the Companies (Auditor's Report) Order 2016 (“theOrder”) issued by the Central Government of India in terms of sub-section (11) ofSection 143 of the Act we give in the Annexure-A a statement on the matters specified inthe paragraph 3 and 4 of the order to the extent applicable.

2. 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 appears from our examination of those books.

c) The Balance Sheet the Statement of Profit and Loss and Cash Flow Statement dealtwith by this Report are in agreement with the books 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 written representations received from the directors as on 31 March2020 taken on record by the Board of Directors none of the directors is disqualified ason 31 March 2020 from being appointed as a director in terms of Section 164(2) of theAct.

f) With respect to the adequacy of the internal financial controls over financialreporting of the Company and the operating effectiveness of such controls refer to ourseparate report in "Annexure B"; and

g) With respect to the other matters included in the Auditor's Report and to our bestof 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 derivatives contractsfor which there were any material foreseeable losses.

iii. There has been no delay in transferring amounts required to be transferred tothe Investor Education and Protection Fund by the Company.

ANNEXURE-A TO THE AUDITORS' REPORT

The Annexure referred to in our report to the members of USHANTI COLOUR CHEM LIMITEDfor the year ended 31st March 2020.

On the basis of the information and explanation given to us during the course of ouraudit we report that:

1. a. In our opinion and according to the information and explanation given to us thecompany is maintaining proper records showing full particulars including quantitativedetails and situation of fixed assets;

b. In our opinion the fixed assets have been physically verified by the management atreasonable intervals having regard to the size of the company and the nature of itsassets. No material discrepancies were noticed on such verification.

c. Total Assets of company includes Immovable property also and the title deeds ofimmovable properties are held in the name of the company.

2. On account of the COVID-19 related lockdown restrictions management was notable to perform year end physical verification of inventories at any location. Also we arenot able to physically observe the stock verification where carried out by themanagement. Consequently we have performed alternate audit procedures to audit theexistence of inventory as per the guidance provided in SA 501 “ AuditEvidence-Specific Considerations for selected Items” which includes inspection ofsupporting documentation relating to purchases Sales Results of cyclical count performedby the management through the year and such other third party evidences where applicableand have obtained sufficient appropriate audit evidence to issue our unmodified opinion onthese standalone Financial Results. Our report on the statements is not modified inrespect of this matter.

As explained to us physical verification of the inventories has been conducted atreasonable interval by the management before period of COVID-19 which in our opinion isreasonable having regard to the size of the company and nature of its inventories. Nomaterial discrepancies were noticed on such physical verification.

3. The company has not granted loans secured or unsecured to companies firmsLimited Liability Partnerships or other parties covered in the register maintained undersection 189 of the Companies Act 2013.

4. In respect of loans investments guarantees and security all mandatoryprovisions of section 185 and 186 of the Companies Act 2013 have been complied with.

5. The company has not accepted deposits within the provisions of section 73 to76 or any other relevant provisions of the Companies Act 2013 therefore the provisions ofparagraph 3(v) of the order are not applicable to the company.

6. The central government has not prescribed the maintenance of cost recordsunder section 148(1) of the Act in respect of any of the company's products and henceclause VI of the order is not applicable.

7. a. According to the records of the company undisputed statutory dues includingprovident fund income tax service tax value added tax cess excise duty GST and othermaterial statutory dues have been regularly deposited during the year by the Company withthe appropriate authorities. As explained to us the Company did not have any dues onaccount of employees' state insurance & custom duty. According to the information andexplanations given to us no undisputed amounts payable in respect of the aforesaid dueswere outstanding as at 31 March 2020 for a period of more than six months from the datethey became payable.

b. According to the information and explanations given to us there are no materialdues of income tax or sales tax or service tax or duty of customs or duty of excise orvalue added tax which have not been deposited with the appropriate authorities on accountof any dispute.

8. The company hasn't made any default in repayment of loans or borrowing to afinancial institution bank Government or dues to debenture holders.

9. The company has not raised moneys by way of initial public offer.

10. During the course of our examination of the books and records of the companycarried out in accordance with the generally accepted auditing practices in India andaccording to the information and explanation given to us we have neither come across anyinstances of material fraud by the company by its officers or employees noticed orreported during the year nor we have been informed of any such case by the management

11. Managerial remuneration has been paid or provided in accordance with the requisiteapprovals Mandated by the provisions of section 197 read with Schedule V to the CompaniesAct.

12. The company is not a Nidhi Company and the Nidhi Rules 2014 are not applicable toit the provisions of clause 3(xii) of the order are not applicable to the company.

13. As per the information provided all transactions with the related parties areincompliance with sections 177 and 188 of Companies Act 2013 and the details have beendisclosed in the Financial Statements etc. as required by the applicable accountingstandards;

14. The company has not made any preferential allotment or private placement of sharesor fully or partly convertible debentures during the year under review and hence theclause 3(xiv) is not applicable to the company.

15. As per the information and explanations given to us the company has not enteredinto any non-cash transactions with directors or persons connected with him and hence theprovisions of section 192 of Companies Act 2013 are not applicable.

16. The company is not required to be registered under section 45-IA of the ReserveBank of India Act 1934.Hence this clause is not applicable.

ANNEXURE - B TO THE AUDITORS' REPORT

Report on the Internal Financial Controls under Clause (i) of Sub-section 3 of Section143 of the Companies Act 2013

We have audited the internal financial controls over financial reporting of USHANTICOLOUR CHEM LIMITED as of 31 March 2020 in conjunction with our audit of the financialstatements of the Company for the year ended on that date.

Management's Responsibility for Internal Financial Controls

The Company's management is responsible for establishing and maintaining internalfinancial controls based on the internal control over financial reporting criteriaestablished by the Company considering the essential components of internal control statedin the Guidance Note on Audit of Internal Financial Controls over Financial Reportingissued by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (‘ICAI'). Theseresponsibilities include the design implementation and maintenance of adequate internalfinancial controls that were operating effectively for ensuring the orderly and efficientconduct of its business including adherence to company's policies the safeguarding ofits assets the prevention and detection of frauds and errors the accuracy andcompleteness of the accounting records and the timely preparation of reliable financialinformation as required under the 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 judgment 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 ofrecords that in reasonable detail accurately and fairly reflect the transactions anddispositions 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 31 March 2020 based on theinternal control over financial reporting criteria established by the Company consideringthe essential components of internal control stated in the Guidance Note on Audit ofInternal Financial Controls Over Financial Reporting issued by the Institute of CharteredAccountants of India.