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INDEPENDENT AUDITORS' REPORT
TO THE MEMBERS OF JAIPRAKASH ASSOCIATES LIMITED
Report on the Financial Statements
We have audited the accompanying financial statements of Jaiprakash Associates Limited ("the Company"), which comprise the Balance Sheet as at March 31, 2014, the Statement of Profit and Loss, and the Cash Flow Statement for the year then ended, and a summary of significant accounting policies and other explanatory information.
Management's Responsibility for the Financial Statements
Management is responsible for the preparation of these financial statements that give a true and fair view of the financial position, financial performance and cash flows of the Company in accordance with the Accounting Standards notified under the Companies Act, 1956 ("the Act") read with the General Circular 15/2013 dated 13 September 2013 of the Ministry of Corporate Affairs in respect of Section 133 of the Companies Act, 2013. This responsibility includes the design, implementation and maintenance of internal control relevant to the preparation and presentation of the financial statements that give a true and fair view and are free from material misstatement, whether due to fraud or error.
Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these financial statements based on our audit. We conducted our audit in accordance with the Standards on Auditing issued by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. Those Standards require that we comply with ethical requirements and plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free from material misstatement.
An audit involves performing procedures to obtain audit evidence about the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements. The procedures selected depend on the auditor's judgment, including the assessment of the risks of material misstatement of the financial statements, whether due to fraud or error. In making those risk assessments, the auditor considers internal control relevant to the Company's preparation and fair presentation of the financial statements in order to design audit procedures that are appropriate in the circumstances, but not for the purpose of expressing an opinion on the effectiveness of the Company's internal control. An audit also includes evaluating the appropriateness of accounting policies used and the reasonableness of the accounting estimates made by management, as well as evaluating the overall presentation of the financial statements.
We believe that the audit evidence we have obtained is sufficient and appropriate to provide a basis for our audit opinion.
Without qualifying our opinion, we draw attention to note 34(d) of the financial statements, relating to the order of the Competition Commission of India (CCI), concerning alleged contravention of the provisions of the Competition Act, 2002 and imposing a penalty of Rs. 132360 lacs on the Company. As per directions of the Competition Appellate Tribunal an amount of Rs. 13236 lacs has been deposited which will remain with them and not be disbursed during the pendency of the appeal. Based on the advice of the Company's counsels as well as its own assessment, the Company believes that it has strong grounds for the success of the appeal, and hence no provision has been considered necessary by the Company in this regard.
In our opinion and to the best of our information and according to the explanations given to us, the financial statements give the information required by the Act in the manner so required and give a true and fair view in conformity with the accounting principles generally accepted in India:
a) in the case of the Balance Sheet, of the state of affairs of the Company as at March 31, 2014;
b) in the case of the Statement of Profit and Loss, of the profit for the year ended on that date; and
c) in the case of the Cash Flow Statement, of the cash flows for the year ended on that date.
Report on Other Legal and Regulatory Requirements
1. As required by the Companies (Auditor's Report) Order, 2003 ("the Order") issued by the Central Government of India in terms of sub–section (4A) of section 227 of the Act, we give in the Annexure a statement on the matters specified in paragraphs 4 and 5 of the Order.
2. As required by section 227(3) of the Act, we report that:
a) we have obtained all the information and explanations which to the best of our knowledge and belief were necessary for the purpose of our audit;
b) in our opinion proper books of account as required by law have been kept by the Company so far as appears from our examination of those books
c) the Balance Sheet, Statement of Profit and Loss, and Cash Flow Statement dealt with by this Report are in agreement with the books of account.
d) in our opinion, the Balance Sheet, Statement of Profit and Loss, and Cash Flow Statement comply with the Accounting Standards notified under the Act read with the General Circular 15/2013 dated 13 September 2013 of the Ministry of Corporate Affairs in respect of Section 133 of the Companies Act, 2013.
e) on the basis of written representations received from the directors as on March 31, 2014, and taken on record by the Board of Directors, none of the directors is disqualified as on March 31, 2014, from being appointed as a director in terms of clause (g) of sub–section (1) of section 274 of the Companies Act, 1956.
ANNEXURE TO THE AUDITORS' REPORT
ANNEXURE referred to in paragraph 1 of our report of even date to the members of Jaiprakash Associates Limited on the accounts of the Company for the year ended 31st March 2014.
On the basis of such checks as we considered appropriate and according to the information and explanation given to us during the course of our audit, we report that:
(i) (a) The Company is maintaining proper records showing full particulars including quantitative details and situation of fixed assets. The situation of the moveable assets used in the construction activity keeps on changing from works sites depending upon requirements for a particular contract.
(b) A substantial portion of the Fixed Assets have been physically verified by the management during the year and in our opinion the frequency of verification is reasonable having regard to the size of the Company & nature of its assets. According to the information given to us and to the best of our knowledge, no material discrepancies were noticed on such physical verification.
(c) Fixed assets disposed off by the Company during the year were not substantial; hence it does not affect the Company as a going concern.
(ii) (a) The inventories have been physically verified by the management at reasonable intervals during the year. In our opinion the frequency of verification is reasonable.
(b) The procedures of physical verification of inventories followed by the management are reasonable and adequate in relation to the size of the company and the nature of its business.
(c) The company is maintaining proper records of inventory. The discrepancies noticed on physical verification were not material and these have been properly dealt with in the books of account.
(iii) The Company has not granted nor taken any loans, secured or unsecured to/from companies, firms or other parties covered in the register maintained under section 301 of the Companies Act, 1956.
(iv) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us there is an adequate internal control system commensurate with the size of the Company and the nature of its business, for the purchase of inventory and fixed assets and for the sale of goods /real estate, electrical energy services & supplies under EPC contracts. During the course of our audit we have not observed any continuing failure to correct major weakness in internal control system.
(v) Based on the audit procedures applied by us and according to the information and explanations given to us we are of the opinion that the particulars of contracts or arrangements referred to in section 301 of the Companies Act, 1956 have been entered into the register required to be maintained under that section. The transactions made in pursuance of such contracts or arrangements have been made at prices which are reasonable having regard to prevailing market prices at the relevant time.
(vi) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us the Company has complied with the provisions of Section 58A, 58AA and any other provisions of the Companies Act, 1956, and the rules framed thereunder with regard to the deposits accepted from the public. As informed to us, no order has been passed by the Company Law Board or National Company Law Tribunal or Reserve Bank of India or any court or any other Tribunal.
(vii) In our opinion the Company has an internal audit system commensurate with the size & nature of its business.
(viii) We have broadly reviewed the accounts and cost records maintained by the Cement, Power & Real Estate divisions of the Company pursuant to the Rules made by the Central Government for the maintenance of cost records under Section 209(1)(d) of the Companies Act, 1956, and are of the opinion that prima–facie the prescribed accounts and records have been maintained. We have not, however, made a detailed examination of the records.
(ix) (a) As per records produced before us, the Company is generally regular in depositing undisputed statutory dues like Provident Fund, Investor Education and Protection Fund, Employees' State Insurance, Income–tax, Sales–tax, Wealth Tax, Service Tax, Custom Duty, Excise Duty, cess and other material statutory dues applicable to it, with the appropriate authorities and there were no arrears of such dues at the year end which have remained outstanding for a period of more than six months from the date they became payable.
(b) As per records produced before us the dues of Income–tax, Sales–tax, Wealth tax, Service tax, Customs Duty, Excise Duty and cess which have not been deposited on account of any dispute are stated hereunder:
(x) The company does not have any accumulated losses and has not incurred any cash losses during the financial year covered by our audit or in the immediately preceding financial year.
(xi) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, the Company has not defaulted in repayment of dues to financial institutions, banks or debenture holders.
(xii) The Company has not granted loans and advances on the basis of security by way of pledge of shares, debentures and other securities.
(xiii) In our opinion the Company is not a chit fund or a nidhi/mutual benefit fund/society. Therefore, clause (xiii) of Para 4 of the Order is not applicable.
(xiv) In our opinion the Company is not dealing in or trading in shares, securities, debentures and other investments. Accordingly, clause (xiv) of Para 4 of the Order is not applicable.
(xv) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, where the Company has given guarantee for loans taken by its subsidiaries from banks or financial institutions, the terms and conditions thereof are not prejudicial to the interest of the company.
(xvi) To the best of our knowledge and belief and according to the information and explanations given to us, term loans availed by the Company were applied by the Company during the year for the purposes for which the loans were obtained, other than temporary deployment pending application.
(xvii)According to the information and explanations given to us and on the overall examination of the Balance Sheet of the Company for the year under report, we are of the opinion that no funds raised on short term basis have been used for long term investment.
(xviii)According to the information and explanations given to us the Company has not made any preferential allotment of shares to parties and companies covered in the Register maintained under section 301 of the Companies Act, 1956.
(xix) According to the information and explanations given to us, the Company has created security/charge in respect of secured non–convertible debentures issued and outstanding at the year end.
(xx) As the Company has not raised any money by way of public issues during the year, Clause (xx) of Para 4 of the Order is not applicable.
(xxi) According to the information and explanations given to us, no material fraud by or on the Company has been noticed or reported during the year.
For M.P. SINGH & ASSOCIATES
Firm Registration No. 002183C
CA Ravinder Nagpal
Place : Noida
Dated : 27th May, 2014