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To the Members of Sesa Goa Limited
1. We have audited the attached Balance Sheet of SESA GOA LIMITED (?the Company?) as at March 31, 2012, the Statement of Profit and Loss and the Cash Flow Statement of the Company for year ended on that date, both 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 the disclosures in the financial statements. An audit also includes assessing the accounting principles used and the significant estimates made by the 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 Section 227 (4A) 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 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 Balance Sheet, the Statement of Profit and Loss and the Cash Flow Statement dealt with by this report are in compliance with the Accounting Standards referred to in Section 211(3C) of the Companies Act, 1956;
(e) in our opinion and to the best of our information and according to the explanations given to us, the said accounts 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 of the Company 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.
5. 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 section 274(1)(g) of the Companies Act, 1956.
Annexure to the Auditors? Report
(i) In respect of the Company?s fixed assets:
(a) The Company has maintained proper records showing full particulars, including quantitative details and situation of the fixed assets.
(b) The fixed assets were physically verified during the year by the Management in accordance with a regular programme of verification which, in our opinion, provides for physical verification of all the fixed assets at reasonable intervals. According to the information and explanations given to us, no material discrepancies were noticed on such verification.
(c) The fixed assets disposed off during the year, in our opinion, do not constitute a substantial part of the fixed assets of the Company and such disposal has, in our opinion, not affected the going concern status of the Company.
(ii) In respect of the Company?s inventories:
(a) As explained to us, the inventories were physically verified during the year by the Management at reasonable intervals.
(b) In our opinion and according to the information and explanation given to us, the procedures of physical verification of inventories followed by the Management were reasonable and adequate in relation to the size of the Company and the nature of its business.
(c) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, the Company has maintained proper records of its inventories and the discrepancies noticed on physical verification, having regard to the size of the Company and the nature of its business, were not material.
(iii) The Company has neither granted nor taken any loans, secured or unsecured, to / from companies, firms or other parties listed 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, having regard to the explanations that some of the items purchased are of special nature and suitable alternative sources are not readily available for obtaining comparable quotations, there is an adequate internal control system commensurate with the size of the Company and the nature of its business with regard to purchases of inventory and fixed assets and the sale of goods and services. During the course of our audit, we have not observed any major weakness in such internal control system.
(v) According to the information and explanations given to us, the Company has not entered into any contract or arrangement with other parties, which needs to be entered in the Register maintained under section 301 of the Companies Act, 1956.
(vi) According to the information and explanations given to us, the Company has not accepted any deposits from the public during the year. In respect of unclaimed deposits, the Company has complied with the provisions of Sections 58A and 58AA or any other relevant provisions of the Companies Act, 1956. According to the information and explanations given to us, no order has been passed by the Company Law Board or the National Company Law Tribunal or the Reserve Bank of India or any Court or any other Tribunal.
(vii) In our opinion, the internal audit functions carried out during the year by a firm of Chartered Accountants appointed by the management have been commensurate with the size of the Company and the nature of its business.
(viii) We have broadly reviewed the books of account maintained by 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 in respect of all its products namely, iron ore, metallurgical coke and pig iron, and are of the opinion that prima facie the prescribed accounts and records have been made and maintained. We have, however, not made a detailed examination of the records with a view to determining whether they are accurate or complete.
(ix) According to the information and explanations given to us in respect of statutory dues:
(a) The Company has generally been regular in depositing undisputed dues, including Provident Fund, Investor Education and Protection Fund, Employees? State Insurance, Income-tax, Sales Tax, Wealth Tax, Service Tax, Custom Duty, Exc