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To the Members of Reliance Industries Limited
1. We have audited the attached Balance Sheet of RELIANCE INDUSTRIES LIMITED as at March 31, 2012, the Statement of Profit and Loss and the Cash Flow Statement for the year ended on that date annexed thereto. These financial statements are the responsibility of the Company's management. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these financial statements based on our audit.
2. We conducted our audit in accordance with the Auditing Standards generally accepted in India. Those standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free of material misstatement. An audit includes examining, on a test basis, evidence supporting the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements. An audit also includes assessing the accounting principles used and significant estimates made by management, as well as evaluating the overall financial statement presentation. We believe that our audit provides a reasonable basis for our opinion.
3. As required by the Companies (Auditor's Report) Order, 2003 issued by the Central Government of India in terms of sub-section (4A) of Section 227 of the Companies Act, 1956, we enclose in the Annexure a statement on the matters specified in paragraphs 4 and 5 of the said Order.
4. Further to our comments in the Annexure referred to in paragraph 3 above, 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 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 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 dealt with by this report are in compliance with the Accounting Standards referred to in sub-section (3C) of Section 211 of the Companies Act, 1956.
e) On the basis of written representations received from the Directors as on March 31, 2012 and taken on record by the Board of Directors, we report that none of the Directors is disqualified as on March 31, 2012 from being appointed as a director in terms of clause (g) of sub - section (1) of Section 274 of the Companies Act, 1956;
f) In our opinion and to the best of our information and according to the explanations given to us, the said accounts read together with the Significant Accounting Policies and notes thereon give the information required by the Companies Act, 1956, in the manner so required and give a true and fair view in conformity with the accounting principles generally accepted in India:
(i) in the case of the Balance Sheet, of the state of affairs of the Company as at March 31, 2012;
(ii) in the case of the Statement of Profit and Loss, of the profit for the year ended on that date; and
(iii) in the case of the Cash Flow Statement, of the cash flows for the year ended on that date.
ANNEXURE TO AUDITORS' REPORT
1. In respect of its fixed assets:
a) The Company has maintained proper records showing full particulars including quantitative details and situation of fixed assets on the basis of available information.
b) As explained to us, all the fixed assets have been physically verified by the management in a phased periodical manner, which in our opinion is reasonable, having regard to the size of the Company and nature of its assets. No material discrepancies were noticed on such physical verification.
c) In our opinion, the Company has not disposed off a substantial part of its fixed assets during the year and the going concern status of the Company is not affected.
2. In respect of its inventories:
a) The inventories have been physically verified during the year by the management. In our opinion, the frequency of verification is reasonable.
b) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, 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 has maintained proper records of inventories. As explained to us, there were no material discrepancies noticed on physical verification of inventories as compared to the book records.
3. In respect of the loans, secured or unsecured, granted or taken by the Company to / from companies, firms or other parties covered in the register maintained under Section 301 of the Companies Act, 1956:
a) The Company has given loans to two subsidiaries. In respect of the said loans, the maximum amount outstanding at any time during the year was Rs. 10,254 crore and the year-end balance is Rs. 10,239 crore (including interest free loan of Rs. 6,615 crore).
b) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, the rate of interest and other terms and conditions of the loans given by the Company, are not prima facie prejudicial to the interest of the Company.
c) The principal amounts are repayable over a period of three to five years, while the interest is payable annually at the discretion of the Company.
d) In respect of the said loans and interest thereon, there are no overdue amounts.
e) The Company has not taken any loan during the year from companies, firms or other parties covered in the Register maintained under Section 301 of the Companies Act, 1956. Consequently, the requirements of Clauses (iii) (f) and (iii) (g) of paragraph 4 of the Order are not applicable.
4. 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 purchases of inventory and fixed assets and for the sale of goods and services. During the course of our audit, we have not observed any continuing failure to correct major weaknesses in internal control system.
5. In respect of the contracts or arrangements referred to in Section 301 of the Companies Act, 1956:
(a) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, the transactions made in pursuance of contracts or arrangements that need to be entered in the register maintained under Section 301 of the Companies Act, 1956 have been so entered.
(b) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, the transactions made in pursuance of contracts / arrangements entered in the Register maintained under section 301 of the Companies Act, 1956 and exceeding the value of Rs. 5,00,000 in respect of each party during the year have been made at prices which appear reasonable as per information available with the Company.
6. According to the information and explanations give