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Western Ministil Ltd.

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Western Ministil Ltd. (WESTERNMINISTIL) - Auditors Report

Company auditors report

To

The Members of

Western Ministil Limited

Report on the Financial Statements

We have audited the accompanying financial statements of Western Ministil Limited("the Company") which comprise the Balance Sheet as at March 31 2017 theStatement of Profit and Loss the Cash Flow Statement for the year then ended and asummary of significant accounting policies and other explanatory information.

Management's Responsibility for the 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 financial positionfinancial performance and cash flows of the Company in accordance with the accountingprinciples generally accepted in India including the Accounting Standards specified underSection 133 of the Act read with Rule 7 of the Companies (Accounts) Rules 2014. Thisresponsibility also includes maintenance of adequate accounting records in accordance withthe provisions of the Act for safeguarding of the assets of the Company and for preventingand detecting frauds and other irregularities; selection and application of appropriateaccounting policies; making judgments and estimates that are reasonable and prudent; anddesign implementation and maintenance of adequate internal financial controls andensuring their operating effectiveness and the accuracy and completeness of the accountingrecords relevant to the preparation and presentation of the financial statements thatgive a true and fair view and are free from material misstatement whether due to fraud orerror.

Auditor's Responsibility

Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these financial statements based on ouraudit.

We have taken into account the provisions of the Act the accounting and auditingstandards and matters which are required to be included in the audit report under theprovisions of the Act and the Rules made thereunder.

We conducted our audit in accordance with the Standards on Auditing specified underSection 143(10) of the Act. Those Standards require that we comply with ethicalrequirements and plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whetherthe financial statements are free from material misstatement.

An audit involves performing procedures to obtain audit evidence about the amounts anddisclosures in the financial statements. The procedures selected depend on the auditors'judgment including the assessment of the risks of material misstatement of the financialstatements whether due to fraud or error. In making those risk assessments the auditorconsiders internal financial control relevant to the Company's preparation of thefinancial statements that give a true and fair view in order to design audit proceduresthat are appropriate in the circumstances. An audit also includes evaluating theappropriateness of accounting.policies used and the reasonableness of the accountingestimates made by the Company's Directors as well as evaluating the overall presentationof the financial statements.

We believe that the audit evidence we have obtained is sufficient and appropriate toprovide a basis for our qualified audit opinion on the financial statements.

Basis for Qualified Opinion

1. The company has not made provision for interest on short term borrowings since April1 2001 till March 31 2017. As a consequence loss for the year is understated by Rs.11.47 lacs (profit for the previous year overstated Rs. 11.47 lacs) Reserves and Surplusand Other Current Liabilities are understated by Rs. 183.47 lacs (Previous Year Rs. 172lacs).

2. The management has prepared the financial statement on going concern basisnotwithstanding the fact that the Company is facing financial difficulties and accumulatedlosses of the Company as at the year-end exceeds its paid up share capital and freereserves indicating uncertainty that cast significant doubt on the Company's ability tocontinue as a going concern. As a consequence we are unable to comment upon the resultantimpact on the assets liabilities and loss for the year ended March 312017.

Qualified Opinion

In our opinion and to the best of our information and according to the explanationsgiven to us except for the effects of the matters described in the Basis for QualifiedOpinion paragraph the aforesaid financial statements give the information required by theAct in the manner so required and give a true and fair view in conformity with theaccounting principles generally accepted in India of the state of affairs of the Companyas at March 31 2016 its loss and its cash flows for the year ended on that date.

Emphasis of Matter

We draw attention to the following matter in the notes to the financial statements:Note No. 29 with regard to borrowing made by the Company in excess of the aggregate ofpaid-up share capital and free reserves of the Company for which members approval underSection 180 of the Companies Act 2013 is required to be obtained.

Our opinion is not modified in respect of this matter.

Report on Other Legal and Regulatory Requirements

(1) As required by the Companies (Auditors' Report) Order 2016 ("the Order")issued by the Central Government of India in terms of sub-section (11) of Section 143 ofthe Act we give in "Annexure 1" a statement on the matters specified inparagraphs 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 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. Except for the effects of the matter described in the Basis for Qualified Opinionparagraph above in our opinion the aforesaid financial statements comply with theAccounting Standards specified under Section 133 of the Act read with Rule 7 of theCompanies (Accounts) Rules 2014;

e. The matters described in paragraph under the Emphasis of Matter/Basis for QualifiedOpinion paragraph above in our opinion may have an adverse effect on the functioning ofthe Company;

f. On the basis of written representations received from the directors as on March 312017 and taken on record by the Board of Directors none of the directors is disqualifiedas on March 31 2017 from being appointed as a director in terms of Section 164 (2) of theAct;

g. With respect to the adequacy of the internal financial controls over financialreporting of the Company and the operating effectiveness of such controls we give ourseparate Report in "Annexure 2".

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 has disclosed the impact of pending litigations on its financialposition in its financial statements - Refer Note No. 19 on Contingent Liabilities;

(ii) The Company did not have any long-term contracts including derivative contracts.Hence the question of any material foreseeable losses does not arise;

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

(iv) The Company has provided requisite disclosures in the financial statements as toholdings as well as dealings in Specified Bank Notes during the period from 8thNovember 2016 to 30th December 2016. Based on audit procedures and relying onthe management representation we report that the disclosures are in accordance with thebooks of account maintained by the Company and as produced to us by the Management - ReferNote No. 9 to the financial statements.

For Haribhakti & Co. LLP

Chartered Accountants

ICAI Firm Registration No. 103523W/W10048

Sd/-

Atul Gala

Partner

Membership No. 048650

Place: Mumbai

Date: 26th May 2017.

ANNEXURE 1 TO THE INDEPENDENT AUDITOR'S REPORT

[Referred to in paragraph 1 under ‘Report on Other Legal and RegulatoryRequirements' in the Independent Auditor's Report of even date to the members of WesternMinistil Limited on the financial statements for the year ended March 31 2017]

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

(b) During the year the fixed assets of the Company have been physically verified bythe management and as informed no material discrepancies were noticed on suchverification. In our opinion the frequency of verification is reasonable having regard tothe size of the Company and the nature of its assets.

(c) The title deeds of immovable properties recorded as fixed assets in the books ofaccount of the Company are held in the name of the Company.

(ii) The Company does not hold any inventory. Accordingly paragraph 3 (ii) of theOrder in not applicable to the Company.

(iii) As informed the Company has not granted any loans secured or unsecured tocompanies firms Limited Liability Partnerships or other parties covered in the registermaintained under Section 189 of the Act. Accordingly paragraphs 3 (iii) (a) 3 (iii)(b)and 3 (iii)(c) of the Order are not applicable to the Company.

(iv) Based on information and explanation given to us in respect of loans investmentsguarantees and securities the Company has not entered into any transactions which fallunder the purview of Section 185 and 186 of the Act.

(v) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us theCompany has not accepted any deposits from the public within the provisions of Sections 73to 76 of the Act and the rules framed there under.

(vi) The Company has not maintained cost records as prescribed by Central Government ofIndia under sub-section (1) of Section 148 of the Act and the rules framed thereunder. Weare informed that operations of the Company have come to an end since December 1995 andtherefore the relevant provisions are not applicable to the Company.

(vii) (a) The Company is generally regular in depositing with appropriate authoritiesundisputed statutory dues including provident fund employees' state insurance incometax sales tax service tax value added tax customs duty excise duty cess and anyother material statutory dues applicable to it however there have been slight delay infew cases.

According to the information and explanations given to us no undisputed amountspayable in respect of provident fund employees' state insurance income tax sales taxservice tax value added tax customs duty excise duty cess and any other materialstatutory dues applicable to it were outstanding at the year end for a period of morethan six months from the date they became payable.

(b) According to the information and explanation given to us there are no dues withrespect to income tax sales tax service tax Value added tax customs duty excise dutywhich have not been deposited on account of any dispute. .

(viii) According to the information and explanations given to us the Company has nottaken any loans or borrowings to financial institution bank government or debentureholders. Accordingly paragraph 3(viii)f of the Order is not applicable to the Company.

(ix) The Company has neither raised money by way of public issue offer nor has obtainedany term loans. Therefore paragraph 3(ix) of the Order is not applicable to the Company.

(x) 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 explanations given to us we have neither come across anyinstance of fraud by the Company or any fraud on the Company by its officers or employeesnoticed or reported during the year nor have we been informed of any such instance by themanagement.

(xi) According to the information and explanations given to us and based on ourexamination of the records of the Company the Company does not pay any remuneration toits Directors and thus provisions of Section 197 read with Schedule V to the Act is notapplicable.

(xii) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us theCompany is not a Nidhi Company. Therefore paragraph 3(xii) of the Order is not applicableto the Company.

(xiii) According to the information and explanation given to us all transactionsentered into by the Company with the related parties are in compliance with Sections 177and 188 of Act where applicable and the details have been disclosed in the FinancialStatements etc. as required by the applicable accounting standards.

(xiv) The Company has not made any preferential allotment or private placement ofshares or fully or partly convertible debentures during the year under review. Thereforeparagraph 3(xiv) of the Order is not applicable to the Company.

(xv) According to the information and explanations given to us the Company has notentered into any non-cash transactions with directors or persons connected with him duringthe year.

(xvi) According to the information and explanation given to us the Company is notrequired to be registered under Section 45-IA of the Reserve Bank of India Act 1934.

For Haribhakti & Co. LLP

Chartered Accountants

ICAI Firm Registration No. 103523W/W100048

Sd/-

Atul Gala

Partner

Membership No. 048650

Place: Mumbai

Date: 26th May 2017.

ANNEXURE 2 TO THE INDEPENDENT AUDITOR'S REPORT

[Referred to in paragraph 2 under ‘Report on Other Legal and RegulatoryRequirements' in the Independent Auditor's Report of even date to the members of WesternMinistil Limited on the financial statements for the year ended March 31 2017]

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 WesternMinistil Limited ("the Company") as of March 31 2017 in conjunction with ouraudit of the financial statements 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 specified under section143(10) of the Act to the extent applicable to an audit of internal financial controlsboth issued by the ICAI. Those Standards and the Guidance Note require that we comply withethical requirements and plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance aboutwhether adequate 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 -of the internal financial controls system over financial reporting and their operatingeffectiveness.

Our audit of internal financial controls over financial reporting included obtaining anunderstanding of internal financial controls over financial reporting assessing the riskthat a material weakness exists and testing and evaluating the design and operatingeffectiveness of internal control based on the assessed risk. The procedures selecteddepend on the auditor's judgement including the assessment of the risks of materialmisstatement of the financial statements whether due to fraud or error.

We believe that the audit evidence we have obtained is sufficient Rs.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 financial.reporting includes those policies and procedures that (1) pertain to the maintenance ofrecords that in reasonable detail accurately and fairly reflect the transactions anddispositions of the assets of the company; (2) provide reasonable assurance thattransactions are recorded as necessary to permit preparation of financial statements inaccordance with generally accepted accounting principles and that receipts andexpenditures of the company are being made only in accordance with authorisations ofmanagement and directors of the company; and (3) provide reasonable assurance regardingprevention or timely detection of unauthorised acquisition use or disposition of thecompany's assets that could have a material effect on the financial statements.

Inherent Limitations of Internal Financial Controls Over Financial Reporting

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 2017 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 ICAI.

For Haribhakti & Co. LLP

Chartered Accountants

ICAI Firm Registration No. 103523W/W100048

Sd/-

Atul Gala

Partner

Membership No. 048650

Place: Mumbai

Date: 26th May 2017.