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Larsen & Toubro Ltd.

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Market Cap. (₹) 198053.35 Cr. P/BV 3.18 Book Value (₹) 443.46
52 Week High/Low (₹) 1607/1183 FV/ML 2/1 P/E(X) 22.24
Bookclosure 01/08/2019 EPS (₹) 63.47 Div Yield (%) 0.99
Year End :2019-03 

Report on the Audit of Standalone Financial Statements

Opinion

We have audited the accompanying standalone financial statements of Larsen & Toubro Limited (the “Company”), which comprise the Balance Sheet as at March 31, 2019, and the Statement of Profit and Loss (including Other Comprehensive income), the Statement of Cash Flows and the Statement of Changes in Equity for the year then ended, and a summary of significant accounting policies and other explanatory information and which includes 29 joint operations whose legal status is an entity.(Hereinafter referred to as the “Standalone Financial Statements”).

In our opinion and to the best of our information and according to the explanations given to us, the aforesaid standalone financial statements give the information required by the Companies Act, 2013 (the “Act”) in the manner so required and give a true and fair view in conformity with indian Accounting Standards prescribed under Section 133 of the Act read with the Companies (indian Accounting Standards) Rules 2015, as amended (“ind AS”) and other accounting principles generally accepted in india, of the state of affairs of the Company as at March 31, 2019 and its profit/loss, total comprehensive income/loss, its cash flows and the changes in equity for the year ended on that date.

Basis for Opinion

We conducted our audit of the standalone financial statements in accordance with the Standards on Auditing (SAs) specified under section 143(10) of the Companies Act, 2013. Our responsibilities under those Standards are further described in the Auditor’s Responsibilities for the Audit of the Standalone Financial Statements section of our report. We are independent of the Company in accordance with the Code of Ethics issued by the institute of Chartered Accountants of india (iCAi) together with the ethical requirements that are relevant to our audit of the standalone financial statements under the provisions of the Companies Act, 2013 and the Rules made thereunder, and we have fulfilled our other ethical responsibilities in accordance with these requirements and the iCAi’s Code of Ethics. We believe that the audit evidence obtained by us is sufficient and appropriate to provide a basis for our audit opinion on the standalone financial statements.

Key Audit Matters

Key audit matters are those matters that, in our professional judgment, were of most significance in our audit of the standalone financial statements of the current period. These matters were addressed in the context of our audit of the standalone financial statements as a whole, and in forming our opinion thereon, and we do not provide a separate opinion on these matters.

We have determined the matters described below to be the key audit matters to be communicated in our report.

Revenue recognition

accounting for construction contracts

Key audit matter description

There are significant accounting judgements including estimation of costs to complete, determining the stage of completion and the timing of revenue recognition.

The Company recognises revenue and profit/loss on the basis of stage of completion based on the proportion of contract costs incurred at balance sheet date, relative to the total estimated costs of the contract at completion. The recognition of revenue and profit/loss therefore rely on estimates in relation to total estimated costs of each contract.

Cost contingencies are included in these estimates to take into account specific uncertain risks, or disputed claims against the Company, arising within each contract. These contingencies are reviewed by the Management on a regular basis throughout the contract life and adjusted where appropriate.

The revenue on contracts may also include variable consideration (variations and claims). Variable consideration is recognised when the recovery of such consideration is highly probable.

Refer to Note Number. 1(e) of the Standalone Financial Statements

Principal Audit Procedures

our procedures included :

- testing of the design and implementation of controls involved for the determination of the estimates used as well as their operating effectiveness;

- testing the relevant information technology systems’ access and change management controls relating to contracts and related information used in recording and disclosing revenue in accordance with the new revenue accounting standard;

- testing a sample of contracts for appropriate identification of performance obligations;

- For the sample selected, reviewing for change orders and the impact on the estimated costs to complete;

- Engaging technical experts to review estimates of costs to complete for sample contracts; and

- Performed analytical procedures for reasonableness of revenues disclosed by type and service offerings

Assessment of the carrying value of unquoted equity instruments in loss making subsidiaries and joint ventures.

Key audit matter description

the impairment review of unquoted equity instruments and debt, with a carrying value of RS. 2,669 crore, is considered to be a risk area due to the size of the balances as well as the judgmental nature of key assumptions, which may be subject to management override.

the carrying value of such unquoted equity instruments and debt is at risk of recoverability. the net worth of the underlying entities has significantly eroded and the orders in hand are below the break-even production levels of this facilities. the estimated recoverable amount is subjective due to the inherent uncertainty involved in forecasting and discounting future cash flows.

Refer to note number 1(j) of the Standalone Financial Statements

Principal Audit Procedures

Besides obtaining an understanding of Management’s processes and controls with regard to testing the impairment of the unquoted equity instruments in loss making subsidiaries and joint ventures.

our procedures included the following:

- engaged internal fair valuation experts to challenge management’s underlying assumptions and appropriateness of the valuation model used;

- compared the company’s assumptions with comparable benchmarks in relation to key inputs such as long-term growth rates and discount rates;

- assessed the appropriateness of the forecast cash flows within the budgeted period based on their understanding of the business and sector experience;

- considered historical forecasting accuracy, by comparing previously forecasted cash flows to actual results achieved; and

- Performed a sensitivity analysis in relation to key assumptions.

Revenue recognition and measurement of contract assets in respect of un-invoiced amounts and measurement of receivables in respect of overdue invoices.

Key audit matter description

the company, in its contract with customers, promises to transfer distinct services to its customers which may be rendered in the form of engineering, procurement and construction (EPc) services through design-build contracts, and other forms of construction contracts. the recognition of revenue is based on contractual terms, which could range from cost plus fee to agreed unit price to lump-sum arrangements. at each reporting date, revenue is accrued for costs incurred against work performed that may not have been invoiced. identifying whether the company’s performance have resulted in a service that would be billable and collectable where the works carried out have not been acknowledged by customers as of the reporting date, or in the case of certain defence contracts, where the evidence of work carried out and cost incurred are covered by confidentiality arrangements involves a significant amount of judgment.

- Recognition of revenue before formal acknowledgment of receipt of services by the customer could lead to an over or under-statement of revenue and profit, whether intentionally or in error; and

- assessing the recoverability of amounts overdue against invoices raised which have remained unsettled for a significantly long period after the end of the contractual credit period also involves a significant amount of judgment.

Refer to Note Number 1(e) and 1(m) of the Standalone Financial Statements

Principal Audit Procedures

The procedures performed included the following:

- obtained an understanding of the company’s processes in collating the evidence supporting execution of work for each disaggregated type of revenue. auditors have also obtained an understanding of the design of key controls for quantifying units of items / services that would be invoiced and the application of appropriate prices for each of such services;

- tested the design and operating effectiveness of management’s key controls in collating the units of services delivered and in the application of accurate prices for each of such services for samples of the un-invoiced revenue entries, which included testing of access and change management controls exercised in respect of related information systems;

- tested samples of un-invoiced revenue entries with reference to the reports from the information system that records the costs incurred against the services delivered to confirm the work performed and application of appropriate margin applied for the respective services. the auditors have also tested whether appropriate adjustments have been made for the element of variable consideration related to committed service levels of performance. With regard to incentives, auditors tests were focused to ensure that accruals were restricted to only those items where contingencies were minimal;

- tested cut-offs for revenue recognized against un-invoiced amounts by matching the revenue accrual against accruals for corresponding cost;

- For defence contracts which are covered under by statutory confidentiality arrangements, the auditors have compared the revenue recognised with amounts collected from customers to ensure that the gap between revenue recognised and collections is below the materiality threshold;

- extended the testing upto the date of approval of financial statements by the Board of Directors of the Parent entity to verify adjustments, if any, that may have been necessary upon receipt of approvals from customers for services delivered prior to the reporting date and/or collections there against;

- Reviewed the delivery and collection history of customers against whose contracts un-invoiced revenue is recognised; and

- Verification of subsequent receipts, post balance sheet date.

Evaluation of uncertain tax positions

Key audit matter description

the company has material uncertain tax positions including matters under dispute which involves significant judgment to determine the possible outcome of these disputes.

Refer to note. number 1(u) and 1(w) of the Standalone Financial Statements

Principal Audit Procedures

our procedures included the following:

- obtained understanding of key uncertain tax positions;

- obtained details of completed tax assessments and demands for the year ended March 31, 2019 from the management;

- We along with our internal tax experts -

i. Discussed with appropriate senior management and evaluated the Management’s underlying key assumptions in estimating the tax provision;

ii. Assessed management’s estimate of the possible outcome of the disputed cases; and

iii. Considered legal precedence and other rulings in evaluating management’s position on these uncertain tax positions.

- Additionally, considered the effect of new information in respect of uncertain tax positions as at April 1, 2018 to evaluate whether any change was required to management’s position on these uncertainties.

Information Other than the Standalone Financial Statements and Auditor’s Report

The respective Board of Directors of the Company and its Joint Operation Companies are responsible for the preparation of other information. The other information comprise the information included in the Management Discussion and Analysis, Board’s Report including Annexures to Board’s Report, Business Responsibility Report, corporate Governance and Shareholder’s information, but does not include the standalone financial statements and our auditor’s report.

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

In connection with our audit of the standalone financial statements, our responsibility is to read the other information and, in doing so, consider whether the other information is materially inconsistent with the standalone financial statements or our knowledge obtained 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 material misstatement of this other information, we are required to report that fact. We have nothing 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 section 134(5) of the companies act, 2013 (the “act”) with respect to the preparation of these standalone financial statements that give a true and fair view of the financial position, financial performance, total comprehensive income, cash flows and changes in equity of the Company including its joint operation companies in accordance with the ind AS and accounting principles generally accepted in india.

This responsibility also includes maintenance of adequate accounting records in accordance with the provisions of the Act for safeguarding the assets of the respective Companies and for preventing and detecting frauds and other irregularities; selection and application of appropriate accounting policies; making judgments and estimates that are reasonable and prudent; and design, implementation and maintenance of adequate internal financial controls, that were operating effectively for ensuring the accuracy and completeness of the accounting records, relevant to the preparation and presentation of the standalone financial statements that give a true and fair view and are free from material misstatement, whether due to fraud or error.

In preparing the standalone financial statements, management is responsible for assessing the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern, disclosing, as applicable, matters related to going concern and using the going concern basis of accounting unless management either intends to liquidate the Company or to cease operations, or has no realistic alternative but to do so.

Those Board of Directors are also responsible for overseeing the Company’s financial reporting process.

Auditor’s responsibility for the Audit of the standalone Financial statements

Our objectives are to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the standalone financial statements as a whole are free from material misstatement, whether due to fraud or error, and to issue an auditor’s report that includes our opinion. Reasonable assurance is a high level of assurance, but is not a guarantee that an audit conducted in accordance with SAs will always detect a material misstatement when it exists. Misstatements can arise from fraud or error and are considered material if, individually or in the aggregate, they could reasonably be expected to influence the economic decisions of users taken on the basis of these standalone financial statements.

As part of an audit in accordance with SAs, we exercise professional judgment and maintain professional skepticism throughout the audit. We also:

- Identify and assess the risks of material misstatement of the standalone financial statements, whether due to fraud or error, design and perform audit procedures responsive to those risks, and obtain audit evidence that is sufficient and appropriate to provide a basis for our opinion. The risk of not detecting a material misstatement resulting from fraud is higher than for one resulting from error, as fraud may involve collusion, forgery, intentional omissions, misrepresentations, or the override of internal control.

- Obtain an understanding of internal financial control relevant to the audit in order to design 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 has adequate internal financial controls systems in place and the operating effectiveness of such controls.

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

- Conclude on the appropriateness of management’s use of the going concern basis of accounting and, based on the audit evidence obtained, whether a material uncertainty exists related to events or conditions that may cast significant doubt on Company’s ability to continue as a going concern. if we conclude that a material uncertainty exists, we are required to draw attention in our auditor’s report to the related disclosures in the standalone 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’s report. However, future events or conditions may cause the company to cease to continue as a going concern.

- Evaluate the overall presentation, structure and content of the financial statements, including the disclosures, and whether the standalone financial statements represent the underlying transactions and events in a manner that achieves fair presentation.

- Obtain sufficient appropriate audit evidence regarding the financial information of the Company and its joint operations to express an opinion on the standalone financial statements. We are responsible for the direction, supervision and performance of the audit of the standalone financial statements of such entities included in the standalone financial statements.

Materiality

Materiality is the magnitude of misstatements in the standalone financial statements that, individually or in aggregate, makes it probable that the economic decisions of a reasonably knowledgeable user of the standalone financial statements may be influenced.

We consider quantitative materiality and qualitative factors in (i) planning the scope of our audit work and in evaluating the results of our work; and (ii) to evaluate the effect of any identified misstatements in the standalone financial statements.

Communication with those charged with governance

We communicate with those charged with governance regarding, among other matters, the planned scope and timing of the audit and significant audit findings, including any significant deficiencies in internal control that we identify during our audit.

We also provide those charged with governance with a statement that we have complied with relevant ethical requirements regarding independence, and to communicate with them all relationships and other matters that may reasonably be thought to bear on our independence, and where applicable, related safeguards. From the matters communicated with those charged with governance, we determine those matters that were of most significance in the audit of the financial statements of the current period and are therefore the key audit matters. We describe these matters in our auditor’s report unless law or regulation precludes public disclosure about the matter or when, in extremely rare circumstances, we determine that a matter should not be communicated in our report because the adverse consequences of doing so would reasonably be expected to outweigh the public interest benefits of such communication.

Other Matters

(a) We did not audit the financial information of 24 joint operations included in the standalone financial statements whose financial information reflect total assets of RS. 4,540.71 crore as at march 31, 2019, total revenues of RS. 6,018.63 crore and net cash outflows amounting to RS. 170 crore for the year ended on that date, as considered in the standalone financial statements. the financial information of these joint operations have been audited by the other auditors whose reports has been furnished to us by the management, and our opinion in so far as it relates to the amounts and disclosures included in respect of these joint operations and our report in terms of subsection (3) of section 143 of the act, in so far as it relates to the aforesaid joint operations, is based solely on the report of such other auditors.

Our opinion on the standalone financial statements and our report on other Legal and Regulatory Requirements below is not modified in respect of these matters.

(b) the standalone financial statements also includes the financial information of 4 joint operations which have not been audited by their auditors, whose financial information reflect total assets of RS. 41.12 crore as at march 31, 2019 and total revenues of RS. 4.99 crore and net cash outflows amounting to RS. 0.13 crore for the year ended on that date, as considered in the standalone financial statements. the financial information of these joint operations has been unaudited and has been furnished to us by the management and our opinion on the standalone financial statements, in so far as it relates to the amounts and disclosures included in respect of these joint operations, is based solely on such unaudited financial information which is certified by management. in our opinion and according to the information and explanation given to us by the management, the financial information of these joint operations are not material to the company.

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 subsection (11) of section 143 of the companies act, 2013, we give in the annexure a statement on the matters 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 best of 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 the Company 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 Statement dealt with by this Report are in agreement with the books of account.

d) in our opinion, the aforesaid standalone financial statements comply with the Accounting Standards 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 March 31, 2019 taken on record by the Board of Directors, none of the directors is disqualified as on March 31, 2019 from being appointed as a director in terms of Section 164 (2) of the Act.

f) With respect to the adequacy of the internal financial controls over financial reporting of the Company and the operating effectiveness of such controls, refer to our separate Report in “Annexure A”.

g) With respect to the other matters to be included in the Auditor’s Report in accordance with Rule 11 of the Companies (Audit and Auditors) Rules, 2014, in our opinion and 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 financial position in its financial statements;

ii. the Company has made provision, as required under the applicable law or accounting standards, for material foreseeable losses, if any, on long-term contracts including derivative contracts;

iii. there has been no delay in transferring amounts, required to be transferred, to the investor Education and Protection Fund by the Company.

ANNEXURE “A” TO THE INDEPENDENT AUDITOR’S REPORT

(Referred to in paragraph 1 (f) under ‘Report on other Legal and Regulatory Requirements’ section of our report of even date)

Report on the Internal Financial Controls Over Financial Reporting under Clause (i) of Sub-section 3 of Section 143 of the Companies Act, 2013 (“the Act”)

We have audited the internal financial controls over financial reporting of Larsen & toubro Limited (the “Company”) as at March 31, 2019 in conjunction with our audit of the standalone ind AS financial statements of the Company as for the year ended on that date which includes internal financial controls over financial reporting, which is applicable to 1 of the 29 joint operations, being a Company incorporated in india audited by another auditor.

Management’s Responsibility for Internal Financial Controls

the Board of Directors of the Company and those charged with governance of the joint operation referred to above, which is a company incorporated in india, are responsible for establishing and maintaining internal financial controls based on the internal control over financial reporting criteria established by the Company considering the essential components of internal control stated in the Guidance Note on Audit of internal Financial Controls over Financial Reporting issued by the institute of Chartered Accountants of india. these responsibilities include the design, implementation and maintenance of adequate internal financial controls that were operating effectively for ensuring the orderly and efficient conduct of its business, including adherence to respective Company’s policies, the safeguarding of its assets, the prevention and detection of frauds and errors, the accuracy and completeness of the accounting records, and the timely preparation of reliable financial information, as required under the Act.

Auditor’s Responsibility

Our responsibility is to express an opinion on the Company’s internal financial controls over financial reporting of the Company and its joint operation Company incorporated in india, based on our audit. We conducted our audit in accordance with the Guidance Note on

Audit of internal Financial Controls Over Financial Reporting (the “Guidance Note”) issued by the institute of Chartered Accountants of india and the Standards on Auditing prescribed under Section 143(10) of the Companies 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 requirements and plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether adequate internal financial controls over financial reporting was established and maintained 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 operating effectiveness. Our audit of internal financial controls over financial reporting included obtaining an understanding of internal financial controls over financial reporting, assessing the risk that a material weakness exists, and testing and evaluating the design and operating effectiveness of internal control based on the assessed risk. The procedures selected depend on the auditor’s judgement, including the assessment of the risks of material misstatement of the financial statements, whether due to fraud or error.

We believe that the audit evidence we have obtained and the audit evidence obtained by the other auditor of the joint operation, which is a Company incorporated in india, in terms of their report referred to in the Other Matters paragraph below, is sufficient and appropriate to provide a 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 designed to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. A company’s internal financial control over financial reporting includes those policies and procedures that (1) pertain to the maintenance of records that, in reasonable detail, accurately and fairly reflect the transactions and dispositions of the assets of the company; (2) provide reasonable assurance that transactions are recorded as necessary to permit preparation of financial statements in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, and that receipts and expenditures of the company are being made only in accordance with authorisations of management and directors of the company; and (3) provide reasonable assurance regarding prevention or timely detection of unauthorised acquisition, use, or disposition of the company’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 financial reporting, including the possibility of collusion or improper management override of controls, material misstatements due to error or fraud may occur and not be detected. Also, projections of any evaluation of the internal financial controls over financial reporting to future periods are subject to the risk that the internal financial control over financial reporting may become inadequate because of changes in conditions, or that the degree of compliance with the policies or procedures may deteriorate.

Opinion

in our opinion, to the best of our information and according to the explanations given to us and based on the consideration of the report of the other auditor on internal financial controls system over financial reporting of the joint operation referred to in the Other Matters paragraph below, the Company has, in all material respects, an adequate internal financial controls system over financial reporting and such internal financial controls over financial reporting were operating effectively as at March 31, 2019, based on the internal control over financial reporting established by the respective company considering the essential components of internal control stated in the Guidance Note.

Other matters

Our aforesaid report under Section 143(3)(i) of the Act on the adequacy and operating effectiveness of the internal financial controls over financial reporting insofar as it relates to 1 joint operation, which is a company incorporated in india, is solely based on the corresponding report of the other auditor of such company.

Our opinion is not modified in respect of this matter.

Annexure “B” to the independent auditors’ report

(Referred to in paragraph 2 under ‘Report on other Legal and Regulatory Requirements’ section of our report to the members of Larsen & toubro Limited of even date)

(i) in respect of the company’s property, plant and equipment:

(a) the company has maintained proper records showing full particulars, including quantitative details and situation of property, plant and equipment.

(b) the company has a program of physical verification of its property, plant and equipment to cover all the items of property, plant and equipment in a phased manner over a period of 3 years which, in our opinion, is reasonable having regard to the size of the company and the nature of its property, plant and equipment. Pursuant to the program, certain property, plant and equipment were physically verified by the management during the year. according to the information and explanations given to us, no material discrepancies were noticed on such verification.

(c) according to the information and explanations given to us and the records examined by us and based on the examination of the registered sale deed / transfer deed / conveyance deed provided to us, we report that, the title deeds, comprising all the immovable properties of land and buildings are held in the name of the company as at the balance sheet date, except the following:

Rs. crore

Type of asset

Total no. of cases

Leasehold / freehold

Gross block as at March 31, 2019

Net block as at March 31, 2019

Remarks

Land

3

Freehold

1.27

1.27

Conveyance deed pending to be executed as the matter is sub judice.

Buildings

2

Freehold

3.53

0.59

In respect of immovable properties of land and buildings that have been taken on lease and disclosed as property, plant and equipment in the financial statements, the lease agreements are in the name of the company, where the company is the lessee in the agreement.

(ii) As explained to us, the inventories were physically verified during the year by the management at reasonable intervals and no material discrepancies were noticed on physical verification between the physical stock and the books of accounts.

(iii) According to the information and explanations given to us, the company has not entered into any contracts or arrangements covered under section 189 of the companies Act, 2013 (the “Act”) and hence reporting under paragraph 3 (iii) of the order is not applicable to the company.

(iv) in our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, the company has complied with the provisions of Sections 185 and 186 of the Act in respect of grant of loans, making investments and providing guarantees and securities, as applicable.

(v) According to the information and explanations given to us, the company has not accepted any deposits during the year and does not have any unclaimed deposits as at march 31, 2019 and hence, the provisions of the clause 3 (v) of the order is not applicable to the company.

(vi) the maintenance of cost records has been specified by the central Government under section 148(1) of the Act. We have broadly reviewed the cost records maintained by the company pursuant to the companies (cost Records and Audit) Rules, 2014, as amended and prescribed by the central Government under sub-section (1) of Section 148 of the Act, and are of the opinion that, prima facie, the prescribed cost records have been made and maintained by the company. We have, however, not made a detailed examination of the cost records with a view to determine whether they are accurate or complete.

(vii) According to the information and explanations given to us, in respect of statutory dues:

(a) the company has been generally regular in depositing undisputed statutory dues, including Provident Fund, Employees’ State insurance, income-tax, Goods and Service tax, customs Duty, cess and other material statutory dues applicable to it to 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 material statutory dues in arrears as at march 31, 2019 for a period of more than six months from the date they became payable.

(c) Details of dues of income-tax, Sales tax, Service tax, Customs Duty, Excise Duty, Goods and Service tax and Value Added tax which have not been deposited as on March 31, 2019 on account of disputes are given below:-

Name of Statute

Nature of Dues

Forum where Dispute is Pending

Period to which Amount Relates

Amount Involved (Rs. crore)

Amount Unpaid (Rs. crore)

the Central Excise Act,1944, Service tax under Finance Act, 1994 and Customs Act, 1962

Classification dispute and other matters

Supreme Court

2002-2003, 20032004, 2011-12 to 2015-16

7.34

6.79

Dispute regarding questions of law, classification dispute and other matters

High Court

2003-04 to 2012-13

114.28

85.25

Disallowance of CENVAT credit, short payment of service tax, MRP Valuation disputes, dispute regarding classification of services, disallowances of excise duty exemption, Non Maintenance of Separate Books of Accounts, Export rebate disallowance, and other matters.

CESTAT

1991-92, 2001-02 to 2013-14, 2016-17

303.46

297.35

Disallowance of CENVAT credit, short payment of service tax ,service tax rate dispute, valuation dispute and other matters

Commissioner (Appeal)

2006-07 to 2012-13

7.27

6.13

the Central Sales tax Act, Entry tax, Local Sales tax Act, Works Contract tax Act and Goods & Services tax Act

taxability of sub-contractor turnover, rate of tax for declared goods, disallowance of labour turnover and non- submission of forms

Supreme Court

2000-01 to 2006-07, 2010-11

16.07

7.03

Dispute regarding questions of law, classification dispute, local Vat and Works contract disputes.

High Court

1986-87, 1987-88, 1993-94, 1994-95, 1999-00 to 2012-13

71.55

65.18

Non submission of Forms, classification disputes, inter-state sale turnover, Rate of tax of declared goods, Labour & service charges disallowed, Disallowance of exemptions claimed for imports & Sales in transit, Sale mismatch & levy of tax on import of goods through Way bill, Road permit issue and other matters

Sales Tax/VAT tribunal

1989-90, 1991-92, 1993-94 to 1996-97, 1999-00 to 2015-16

593.04

510.07

Dispute regarding questions of law, classification dispute, sales in transit, high sea sales, nonsubmission of C forms & E1 forms, disallowance of iTC, valuation of goods and other matters

Commissioner (Appeal)

1999-00 to 2015-16

31.92

30.66

Additional Commissioner

2005-06, 2007-08 to 2014-15

4.08

3.10

Joint Commissioner

2007-08 to 2015-16

14.04

10.00

Joint Commissioner (Appeal)

1995-96, 1996-97, 1999-00 to 2017-18

2,443.83

2,377.28

The Central Sales Tax Act, Entry tax, Local Sales Tax Act, Works Contract Tax Act and Goods & Services Tax Act

Dispute regarding questions of law, classification dispute, sales in transit, high sea sales, nonsubmission of C forms & E1 forms, disallowance of iTC, valuation of goods and other matters

Assistant/ Deputy Commissioner

1996-97 to 2017-18

531.73

528.68

Assessing / Commercial Tax Officer

1996-97 to 2016-17

8.80

8.22

income Tax Act, 1961

Demand arising out of Regular Assessment/Reassessment

ITAT

2004-05 & 2009-10 to 2012-13

1,066.36

287.60

Demand arising out of Regular Assessment/Reassessment

CIT(A)

2015-16

569.35

569.35

(viii) in our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, the Company has not defaulted in the repayment of loans or borrowings to financial institutions and banks and dues to debenture holders. The Company has not borrowed any funds from the government

(ix) in our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, the Company has not raised any money by way of initial public offer or further public offer (including debt instruments) or term loans and hence reporting under paragraph 3 (ix) of the Order is not applicable to the Company.

(x) To the best of our knowledge and according to the information and explanations given to us, no material fraud by the Company and no material fraud on the Company by its officers or employees has been noticed or reported during the year.

(xi) in our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, the Company has paid / provided managerial remuneration in accordance with the requisite approvals mandated by the provisions of section 197 read with Schedule V to the Act.

(xii) in our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, the Company is not a Nidhi Company and hence reporting under paragraph 3 (xii) of the Order is not applicable to the Company.

(xiii) in our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, the Company is in compliance with Section 177 and 188 of the Act, where applicable, for all transactions with related parties and the details of such related party transactions have been disclosed in the financial statements as required by the applicable accounting standards.

(xiv) According to the information and explanations given to us, during the year the Company has not made any preferential allotment or private placement of shares or fully or partly convertible debentures and hence reporting under paragraph 3 (xiv) of the Order is not applicable to the Company.

(xv) in our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, during the year the Company has not entered into any non-cash transactions with its directors or persons connected with him and hence provisions of section 192 of the Act is not applicable to the Company.

(xvi) The Company is not required to be registered under section 45-iA of the Reserve Bank of india Act, 1934.

FOR DELOITTE HASKINS & SELLS LLP

Chartered Accountants

(Firm Registration No. 117366W/W-100018)

SANJIV V. PILGAONKAR

(Partner)

(Membership No. 039826)

MUMBAI, May 10, 2019

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