MINDTREE Notes to Accounts

1. Company overview


Mindtree Limited (‘Mindtree’ or ‘the Company’) is an international Information Technology consulting and implementation company that delivers business solutions through global software development. The Company is structured into four industry verticals - Retail, CPG and Manufacturing (RCM), Banking, Financial Services and Insurance (BFSI), Technology, Media and Services (TMS) and Travel and Hospitality (TH). The Company offers services in the areas of agile, analytics and information management, application development and maintenance, business process management, business technology consulting, cloud, digital business, independent testing, infrastructure management services, mobility, product engineering and SAP services.


The Company is a public limited company incorporated and domiciled in India and has its registered office at Bengaluru, Karnataka, India and has offices in India, United States of America, United Kingdom, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, Australia, Germany, Switzerland, Sweden, South Africa, UAE, Netherlands, Canada, Belgium, France, Ireland, Poland and Republic of China. The Company has its primary listings on the Bombay Stock Exchange and National Stock Exchange in India. The financial statements were authorized for issuance by the Company’s Board of Directors on April 20, 2017.


2.1 Distributions made and proposed


The amount of per share dividend recognized as distributions to equity shareholders for the year ended March 31, 2017, year ended March 31, 2016 and March 31, 2015 was Rs.10 , Rs.23 and Rs.17 respectively.


The Board of Directors at its meeting held on April 18, 2016 had recommended a final dividend of 30% ( Rs.3 per equity share of par value Rs.10 each). The proposal was approved by shareholders at the Annual General Meeting held on July 19, 2016, this has resulted in a cash outflow of Rs.589, inclusive of dividend distribution tax of Rs.86. Also, the Board of Directors at its meeting held on October 21, 2016, January 19, 2017 and March 27, 2017 had declared an interim dividend of 30% (Rs.3 per equity share of par value of Rs.10 each) for the quarter ended September 30, 2016, 20% (Rs.2 per equity share of par value of Rs.10 each) for the quarter ended December 31, 2016 and 20% (Rs.2 per equity share of par value of Rs.10 each) for the quarter ended March 31, 2017. Further, the Board of Directors at its meeting held on April 20, 2017 have recommended a final dividend of 30% (Rs.3 per equity share of par value Rs.10 each) which is subject to approval of shareholders. If approved, this would result in a cash outflow of approximately Rs.607, inclusive of dividend distribution tax.


The loan is an unsecured loan carrying a simple interest of 3% p.a on the outstanding amount of loan. Repayment of loan is in 10 equal annual installments from June 2011. Any delay in repayment entails a liability of 12% p.a. compounded monthly for the period of delay. The loan carries an effective interest rate of 3% p.a and is repayable in full on June 2021. There is no default in the repayment of the principal loan and interest amounts.


The Company has units at Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Chennai and Bhubaneshwar registered as Special Economic Zone (SEZ) units which are entitled to a tax holiday under Section 10AA of the Income Tax Act, 1961.


The Company also has STPI units at Bengaluru and Pune which are registered as a 100 percent Export Oriented Unit, which were earlier entitled to a tax holiday under Section 10B and Section 10A of the Income Tax Act, 1961.


A substantial portion of the profits of the Company’s India operations are exempt from Indian income taxes being profits attributable to export operations from undertakings situated in Special Economic Zone (SEZ). Under the Special Economic Zone Act, 2005 scheme, units in designated Special Economic Zones providing service on or after April 1, 2005 will be eligible for a deduction of 100 percent of profits or gains derived from the export of services for the first five years from commencement of provision of services and 50 percent of such profits and gains for a further five years. Certain tax benefits are also available for a further five years subject to the unit meeting defined conditions.


Dividend income from certain category of investments is exempt from tax. The difference between the reported income tax expense and income tax computed at statutory tax rate is primarily attributable to income exempt from tax.


Pursuant to the changes in the Indian income tax laws in fiscal 2007, Minimum Alternate Tax (MAT) has been extended to income in respect of which deduction is claimed under the tax holiday schemes discussed above; consequently, the Company has calculated its tax liability for current domestic taxes after considering MAT. The excess tax paid under MAT provisions over and above normal tax liability can be carried forward and set-off against future tax liabilities computed under normal tax provisions.


The Company is also subject to tax on income attributable to its permanent establishments in foreign jurisdictions due to operation of its foreign branches.


3. Operating lease


The Company has various operating leases, mainly for office buildings including land. Lease rental expense under non-cancellable operating lease during the year ended March 31, 2017 amounted to Rs.400 (for the year ended March 31, 2016: Rs.460). Future minimum lease payments under non-cancellable operating lease are as below:


4. Financial instruments


The carrying value and fair value of financial instruments by categories as at March 31, 2017, March 31, 2016 and April 1, 2015 is as follows:


The management assessed that fair value of cash and short-term deposits, trade receivables, trade payables, book overdrafts and other current financial assets and liabilities approximate their carrying amounts largely due to the short-term maturities of these instruments. The fair value of the financial assets and liabilities is included at the amount at which the instrument could be exchanged in a current transaction between willing parties, other than in a forced or liquidation sale.


The following methods and assumptions were used to estimate the fair values:


i) Long-term fixed-rate receivables/borrowings are evaluated by the Company based on parameters such as interest rates, specific country risk factors, individual creditworthiness of the customer and the risk characteristics of the financed project. Based on this evaluation, allowances are taken into account for the expected losses of these receivables.


ii) The fair value of the quoted bonds and mutual funds are based on price quotations at reporting date. The fair value of unquoted instruments , loans from banks and other financial liabilities, as well as other non-current financial liabilities is estimated by discounting future cash flows using rates currently available for debt on similar terms, credit risk and remaining maturities. In addition to being sensitive to a reasonably possible change in the forecast cash flows or discount rate, the fair value of the equity instruments is also sensitive to a reasonably possible change in the growth rates. The valuation requires management to use unobservable inputs in the model, of which the significant unobservable inputs are disclosed in the tables below. Management regularly assesses a range of reasonably possible alternatives for those significant unobservable inputs and determines their impact on the total fair value.


iii) Fair values of the Company’s interest-bearing borrowings and loans are determined by using DCF method using discount rate that reflects the issuer’s borrowing rate as at the end of the reporting year. The own non-performance risk as at March 31, 2017 was assessed to be insignificant.


iv) The fair values of the unquoted equity and preference shares have been estimated using a discounted cash flow model. The valuation requires management to make certain assumptions about the model inputs, including forecast cash flows, discount rate, credit risk and volatility, the probabilities of the various estimates within the range can be reasonably assessed and are used in management’s estimate of fair value for these unquoted equity investments.


v) The Company enters into derivative financial instruments with various counterparties, principally financial institutions with investment grade credit ratings. Foreign exchange forward contracts are valued using valuation techniques, which employs the use of market observable inputs. The most frequently applied valuation techniques include forward pricing model, using present value calculations. The models incorporate various inputs including the credit quality of counterparties, foreign exchange spot and forward rates, yield curves of the respective currencies, currency basis spreads between the respective currencies, interest rate curves etc. As at March31, 2017, the marked-to-market value of derivative asset positions is net of a credit valuation adjustment attributable to derivative counterparty default risk. The changes in counterparty credit risk had no material effect on the hedge effectiveness assessment for derivatives designated in hedge relationship and other financial instruments recognised at fair value.


5. Fair value hierarchy


Level 1 - Quoted prices (unadjusted) in active markets for identical assets or liabilities.


Level 2 - Inputs other than quoted prices included within Level 1 that are observable for the asset or liability, either directly (i.e. as prices) or indirectly (i.e. derived from prices).


Level 3 - Inputs for the assets or liabilities that are not based on observable market data (unobservable inputs).


The following table presents the fair value measurement hierarchy of financial assets and liabilities measured at fair value on recurring basis as at March 31, 2017, March 31, 2016 and April 1, 2015.


Derivative financial instruments


The Company is exposed to foreign currency fluctuations on foreign currency assets/ liabilities and forecasted cash flows denominated in foreign currency. The Company follows established risk management policies, including the use of derivatives to hedge foreign currency assets/ liabilities and foreign currency forecasted cash flows. The counter party in these derivative instruments is a bank and the Company considers the risks of non-performance by the counterparty as non-material.


6. Financial risk management


The Company’s activities expose it to a variety of financial risks: credit risk, liquidity risk, foreign currency risk and interest rate risk. The Company’s primary focus is to foresee the unpredictability of financial markets and seek to minimize potential adverse effects on its financial performance. The primary market risk to the Company is foreign exchange risk. The Company uses derivative financial instruments to mitigate foreign exchange related risk exposures. All derivative activities for risk management purposes are carried out by specialist teams that have the appropriate skills, experience and supervision. It is the Company’s policy that no trading in derivative for speculative purposes may be undertaken.


The Board of Directors reviews and agrees policies for managing each of these risks, which are summarised below:


Credit risk


Credit risk is the risk of financial loss to the Company if a customer or counterparty to a financial instrument fails to meet its contractual obligations, and arises principally from the Company’s receivables from customers and investment securities. Credit risk arises from cash held with banks and financial institutions, as well as credit exposure to clients, including outstanding accounts receivable. The maximum exposure to credit risk is equal to the carrying value of the financial assets. The objective of managing counterparty credit risk is to prevent losses in financial assets. The Company assesses the credit quality of the counterparties, taking into account their financial position, past experience and other factors.


Trade and other receivables


The Company’s exposure to credit risk is influenced mainly by the individual characteristics of each customer. The demographics of the customer, including the default risk of the industry and country in which the customer operates, also has an influence on credit risk assessment.


One customer accounted for more than 10% of the revenue for the year ended March 31, 2017, however none of the customers accounted for more than 10% of the receivables for the year ended March 31, 2017. One customer accounted for more than 10% of the revenue for the year ended March 31, 2016, however none of the customers accounted for more than 10% of the receivables for the year ended March 31, 2016.


Investments


The Company limits its exposure to credit risk by generally investing in liquid securities and only with counterparties that have a good credit rating. The Company does not expect any losses from non-performance by these counterparties, and does not have any significant concentration of exposures to specific industry sectors.


Liquidity risk


Liquidity risk is the risk that the Company will not be able to meet its financial obligations as they become due. The Company manages its liquidity risk by ensuring, as far as possible, that it will always have sufficient liquidity to meet its liabilities when due. Also, the Company has unutilized credit limits with banks.


The Company’s corporate treasury department is responsible for liquidity, funding as well as settlement management. In addition, processes and policies related to such risks are overseen by senior management.


Foreign Currency risk


The Company’s exchange risk arises from its foreign operations, foreign currency revenues and expenses, (primarily in U.S. dollars, British pound sterling and euros) and foreign currency borrowings (in U.S. dollars). A significant portion of the Company’s revenues are in these foreign currencies, while a significant portion of its costs are in Indian rupees. As a result, if the value of the Indian rupee appreciates relative to these foreign currencies, the Company’s revenues measured in rupees may decrease. The exchange rate between the Indian rupee and these foreign currencies has changed substantially in recent periods and may continue to fluctuate substantially in the future. The Company has a foreign currency advisory committee which meets on a periodic basis to formulate the strategy for foreign currency risk management.


Consequently, the Company uses derivative financial instruments, such as foreign exchange forward contracts, to mitigate the risk of changes in foreign currency exchange rates in respect of its forecasted cash flows and trade receivables.


The details in respect of the outstanding foreign exchange forward contracts are given under the derivative financial instruments section. In respect of the Company’s forward contracts, a 1% decrease/ increase in the respective exchange rates of each of the currencies underlying such contracts would have resulted in:


a) an approximately Rs.52 increase and Rs.22 decrease in the Company’s net profit as at March 31, 2017;


b) an approximately Rs.50 increase and Rs.25 decrease in the Company’s net profit as at March 31, 2016


For the year ended March 31, 2017, every 1% increase/decrease of the respective foreign currencies compared to functional currency of the Company would impact operating margins by 0.2%/ (0.3)%. For the year ended March 31, 2016, the impact on operating margins would be 0.2%/ (0.3)%.


Interest rate risk


Interest rate risk is the risk that the fair value of future cash flows of a financial instrument will fluctuate because of changes in market interest rates. The Company’s exposure to the risk of changes in market interest rates relates primarily to the Company’s debt obligations with floating interest rates and investments. The Company’s borrowings and investments are primarily short-term, which do not expose it to significant interest rate risk.


7. Capital management


The Company’s policy is to maintain a strong capital base so as to maintain investor, creditor and market confidence and to sustain future development of the business. The Company monitors the return on capital as well as the level of dividends on its equity shares. The Company’s objective when managing capital is to maintain an optimal structure so as to maximize shareholder value.


The Company is predominantly equity financed which is evident from the capital structure table. Further, the Company has always been a net cash Company with cash and bank balances along with investment which is predominantly investment in liquid and short term mutual funds being far in excess of debt.


8. The Company had filed an application before the Hon’ble High Court of Karnataka for a composite scheme of amalgamation (“the scheme”) of Discoverture Solutions L.L.C. and Relational Solutions Inc., wholly owned subsidiaries of the Company, with the Company with an appointed date of April 1, 2015. Pursuant to the notification of certain sections of the Companies Act, 2013 on amalgamation, the application has been transferred to the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT). Pending requisite approvals, no effect has been given for the scheme in the financial statements.


The Board of Directors at its meeting held on January 19, 2017 has approved the proposal to transfer the business and net assets of its wholly owned subsidiary, Bluefin Solutions Limited (‘Bluefin’) to Mindtree against the cancellation and extinguishment of Mindtree’s investment in Bluefin. This is subject to the approval of Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and other statutory authorities, as may be required.


9. Contingent liabilities


a) The Company has received an income tax assessment order for the financial year 2008-09 wherein demand of Rs.24 has been raised against the Company on account of certain disallowances, adjustments made by the Income Tax department. A significant portion of this amount arises from the manner of adjustment of brought forward losses in arriving at the taxable profits of the Company and disallowance of portion of profit earned outside India from the STP and SEZ units.


Management believes that the position taken by it on the matter is tenable and hence, no adjustment has been made to the financial statements. The Company has filed an appeal with Commissioner of Income Tax (Appeals) (‘CIT(A)’) against the demands received.


The Company has received a favourable order from the Commissioner of Income Tax (Appeals) for majority of grounds and considering the order passed, there will not be any demand on the Company. On the other grounds which are not favourable, the Company has filed an appeal before the Income Tax Appellate Tribunal (‘ITAT’). The Company has received a favourable order from ITAT. The assessment was reopened under section 148 and order has been passed under section 147 wherein demand of Rs.630 has been raised against the Company on account of certain disallowance made by the Income Tax department. The Company has filed for rectification application for arithmetical error in the computation of demand, once rectified there will be no demand. The Company has also filed a writ application with Honorable High Court of Karnataka against the order. During the year ended March 31, 2017 the Company has received the revised order giving effect for the above order, reducing the demand to Nil.


b) The Company has received income tax assessment order for financial years 2006-07 and 2007-08 for the erstwhile subsidiary Mindtree Technologies Private Limited (MTPL) with demands amounting to Rs.11 and Rs.10 respectively on account of certain disallowances/ adjustments made by Income Tax department. Management believes that the position taken by it on the matter is tenable and hence, no adjustment has been made to the financial statements. The Company has filed an appeal against the demand received. The Company has not deposited the amount of demand with the department. The department has adjusted pending refunds amounting to Rs.18 against these demands.


c) The Company has received income tax assessment order under Section 143(3) of the Income-tax Act 1961 pertaining to erstwhile subsidiary Aztecsoft Limited for the financial years 2001-02, 2002-03, 2003-04, 2004-05, 2005-06, 2006-07, 2007-08 and 200809 wherein demand of Rs.215, Rs.49, Rs.61, Rs.28, Rs.58, Rs.119, Rs.214 and Rs.63 respectively has been raised against the Company. These demands have arisen mainly on account of transfer pricing adjustments made in the order. The Company has not accepted these orders and has been advised by its legal counsel/ advisors to prefer appeals before appellate authorities and accordingly the Company has filed appeals before the Commissioner of Income Tax (Appeals) and ITAT. The Company has deposited Rs.15 with the department against these demands. The department has adjusted pending refunds amounting to Rs.563 against these demands.


The Company received a favourable order from the Commissioner of Income Tax (Appeals) for the year 2001-02 wherein the Commissioner of Income Tax (Appeals) accepted the Company’s contentions and quashed the demand raised. The Income Tax department appealed against the above mentioned order with ITAT. ITAT passed an order setting aside both the orders of the Commissioner of Income Tax (Appeals) as well as the Assessing Officer and remanded the matter back to the Assessing Officer for re-assessment. The Company preferred an appeal with the Hon’ble High Court of Karnataka against the order of the ITAT. The Hon’ble High Court of Karnataka has dismissed the appeal filed against the order of ITAT and upheld the order passed by the ITAT and accordingly the case is pending before Assessing Officer for re-assessment. The Deputy Commissioner of Income Tax has completed the reassessment & has issued a Final assessment order with a revised demand amounting to Rs.202 due to transfer pricing adjustments. Management believes that the position taken by it on the matter is tenable and hence, no adjustment has been made to the financial statements. The Company has filed an appeal with Commissioner of Income Tax (Appeals).


The Company has received the order from the Commissioner of Income Tax (Appeals) for the year 2004-05 and on the unfavorable grounds, the Company has filed an appeal with ITAT. Bengaluru.


The Company has received the order from ITAT for the FY 2006-07 and ITAT has remanded the matter back to the Assessing Officer for re-assessment. The Transfer pricing officer has passed the favorable order. Order giving effect to the ITAT order is yet to be received.


The Company has received revised order for the FY 2008-09 under section 263 from Assessing Officer raising an additional demand of Rs.61, taking the total demand to Rs.124. The Company has filed an appeal before ITAT. The order giving effect to the said order has been received and appeal is filed with Commissioner Appeals.


The Company has appealed against the demands received for financial years 2002-03, 2003-04, 2004-05, 2005-06, 2006-07, 2007-08 and 2008-09. Based on favourable order received by the Company for the financial year 2001-02 from the Commissioner of Income Tax (Appeals) and an evaluation of the facts and circumstances, no provision has been made against the above orders in the financial statements.


d) The Company received an assessment order for financial year 2006-07 for the erstwhile subsidiary Mindtree Wireless Private Limited from the Assistant Commissioner of Income-tax (‘ACIT’) with a demand amounting to Rs.39 on account of certain other disallowances/ transfer pricing adjustments made by Income Tax department. The management believes that the position taken by it on the matter is tenable and hence, no adjustment has been made to the financial statements. The Company has filed an appeal with Commissioner of Income Tax (Appeals) against the demand received.


The Company has received the order from the Commissioner of Income Tax (Appeals) wherein the Commissioner of Income Tax (Appeals) accepted the grounds in part and in respect of unfavorable grounds, the Company has filed an appeal before Income Tax Appellate Tribunal. The final order giving effect by the Assessing Officer is completed and the demand is reduced to Rs.33. The Company has deposited Rs.5 with the department against this demand.


e) The Company has received a final assessment order for financial year 2009-10 from the Deputy Commissioner of Income Tax with a demand amounting to Rs.61 due to non-adjustment of brought forward losses and transfer pricing adjustments. The management believes that the position taken by it on the matter is tenable and hence, no adjustment has been made to the financial statements. The Company has filed an appeal with Commissioner of Income Tax (Appeals). Commissioner of Income Tax (Appeals) has passed the order in our favour.


During the quarter ended March 31, 2017 the Company has received the order giving effect to the said order and there is no demand. The Company has received the revised order under section 263 for financial year 2009-10 from Assessing Officer reducing the demand to Rs.6. The Company has filed an appeal before ITAT. ITAT has dismissed the appeal. Order giving effect has been received. The Company has filed an appeal before Commissioner of Income Tax (Appeals).


f) The Company has received a final assessment order for financial year 2012-13 from the Deputy Commissioner of Income Tax with a demand amounting to Rs.15 on account of certain disallowances. The management believes that the position taken by it on the matter is tenable and hence, no adjustment has been made to the financial statements. The Company has filed an appeal with Commissioner of Income Tax (Appeals).


10. Capital commitments


Estimated amount of contracts remaining to be executed on capital account and not provided for as at March 31, 2017 is Rs.242 (March 31, 2016: Rs.262 and April 1, 2015: Rs.508).


11. Segmental reporting


The CEO & MD of the Company has been identified as the Chief Operating Decision Maker (CODM) as defined by Ind AS 108, Operating Segments. The CODM evaluates the Company’s performance and allocates resources based on an analysis of various performance indicators by industry classes. Accordingly, segment information has been presented for industry classes.


The Company is structured into four reportable business segments - RCM, BFSI, TMS and TH. During the year, the Company has restructured its verticals and accordingly, as required by accounting standards, comparatives have been restated and presented in line with the current segments. The reportable business segments are in line with the segment wise information which is being presented to the CODM.


Each segment item reported is measured at the measure used to report to the Chief Operating Decision Maker for the purposes of making decisions about allocating resources to the segment and assessing its performance.


Geographic information is based on business sources from that geographic region and delivered from both on-site and off-shore. America comprises of United States of America and Canada, Europe includes continental Europe and United Kingdom; the rest of the world comprises of all other geographies except those mentioned above and India.


Income and direct expenses in relation to segments are categorized based on items that are individually identifiable to that segment, while the remainder of costs are apportioned on an appropriate basis. Certain expenses are not specifically allocable to individual segments as the underlying services are used interchangeably. The management therefore believes that it is not practical to provide segment disclosures relating to such expenses and accordingly such expenses are separately disclosed as “unallocated” and directly charged against total income.


CODM does not review assets and liabilities at reportable segments level hence segment disclosure relating to total assets and liabilities has not been provided.


Geographical information on revenue and industry revenue information is collated based on individual customer invoices or in relation to which the revenue is otherwise recognized.


12. Total of expenditure incurred on Corporate Social Responsibility activities during the year ended March 31, 2017 is Rs.109 (during the year ended March 31, 2016 is Rs.94).


13. Dues to micro, small and medium enterprises


The Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises has issued an office memorandum dated August 26, 2008 which recommends that the Micro and Small Enterprises should mention in their correspondence with its customers the Entrepreneurs Memorandum Number as allocated after filing of the Memorandum in accordance with the ‘Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Act, 2006’ (‘the Act’). Accordingly, the disclosure in respect of the amounts payable to such enterprises as at March 31, 2017 has been made in the financial statements based on information received and available with the Group. Further in view of the Management, the impact of interest, if any, that may be payable in accordance with the provisions of the Act is not expected to be material. The Group has not received any claim for interest from any supplier as at the balance sheet date.


14. Transition to Ind AS


The Company’s financial statements for the year ended March 31, 2017 are prepared in accordance with Ind AS notified under the Companies (Indian Accounting Standards) Rules, 2015. The adoption of Ind AS was carried out in accordance with Ind AS 101, using April 1, 2015 as the transition date. Ind AS 101 requires that all Ind AS standards and interpretations that are effective for the Ind AS financial statements for the year ended March 31, 2017, be applied consistently and retrospectively for all fiscal years presented. All applicable Ind AS have been applied consistently and retrospectively wherever required. The resulting difference between the carrying amounts of the assets and liabilities in the financial statements under both Ind AS and Indian GAAP as at the transition date have been recognized directly in equity at the transition date.


In preparing these financial statements, the Company has availed itself of certain exemptions and exceptions in accordance with Ind AS 101 as explained below:


a) Exceptions from full retrospective application:


A. Estimates exception: Upon an assessment of the estimates made under Indian GAAP, the Company has concluded that there was no necessity to revise such estimates under Ind AS, except where estimates were required by Ind AS and not required by Indian GAAP.


B. Government loans: In accordance with Ind AS 101, on application of Ind AS 20, “Accounting for Government Grants and Disclosure of Government Assistance”, the Company has used its previous GAAP carrying amount at the date of transition to Ind ASs as the carrying amount in the opening Ind AS balance sheet.


b) Exemptions from retrospective application:


A. Share-based payment exemption: The Company has availed exemption available under Ind AS 101 on application of Ind AS 102, “Share Based Payment”, to equity instruments that vested before the date of transition to Ind AS.


c) Reconciliations:


The following reconciliations provide a quantification of the effect of significant differences arising from the transition from Indian GAAP to Ind AS in accordance with Ind AS 101:


- equity as at April 1, 2015;


- equity as at March 31, 2016;


- total comprehensive income for the year ended March 31, 2016; and


- explanation of material adjustments to cash flow statements.


Notes:


1. Business combination:


Under Ind AS, contingent consideration payable on business combination is measured at fair value while under previous GAAP it is recognised at cost.


2. Fair valuation of investments:


a) Under Ind AS, financial assets and financial liabilities designated at fair value through profit and loss (FVTPL) are fair valued at each reporting date with changes in fair value recognized in the statement of profit and loss. Under previous GAAP, they are measured at lower of cost or net realisable value. Mutual fund investments have been classified as FVTPL. Consequently, increase in fair value of such investments in quoted mutual funds has resulted in a gain.


b) Under Ind AS, financial assets designated at fair value through other comprehensive income (FVTOCI) are fair valued at each reporting date with changes in fair value (net of deferred taxes) recognized directly in other comprehensive income. Under previous GAAP, they are measured at cost with provision for diminution other than temporary. Investments in equity instruments have been classified as FVTOCI. Consequently, fair value of such equity instruments designated at FVTOCI has resulted in a gain in other comprehensive income.


3. Under Ind AS, liability for dividend is recognized in the period in which the obligation to pay is established. Under previous GAAP, a liability is recognized in the period to which the dividend relates, even though the dividend may be approved by the shareholders subsequent to the reporting date. Consequently, dividend payable under Ind AS is lower and retained earning is higher.


4. Under previous GAAP, actuarial gains and losses were recognised in the statement of profit and loss. Under Ind AS, the actuarial gains and losses form part of remeasurement of the net defined benefit liability/ asset which is recognised in other comprehensive income. Consequently, the tax effect of the same has also been recognised in other comprehensive income under Ind AS instead of the statement of profit and loss.


5. Under Ind AS, the deferred consideration on sale of land is measured at fair value. Under previous GAAP, such consideration is carried at initial transaction value. The difference between initial transaction value and fair value on the date of sale is reduced from profit on sale of land and subsequent change in the fair value of such deferred consideration is recognised as notional interest income in the statement of profit and loss.


6. Under Ind AS, leases of land are classified as operating leases unless the title to the leasehold land is expected to be transferred to the Company at the end of the lease term. Lease rentals paid in advance and lease deposits are recognized as other assets. Under previous GAAP, the lease rentals paid in advance and lease deposits are recognized in property, plant and equipment. The lease rentals paid in advance are charged to the statement of profit and loss over the lease term.


Under Ind AS, financial instruments other than those designated at FVTPL and FVTOCI are measured at amortised cost. Under previous GAAP, they are recognised at cost. Security deposits are carried at amortised cost using effective interest method.


7. Under Ind AS, grant specific to property, plant and equipment should be treated as deferred income which is recognised in statement of profit and loss over the periods and in proportion to depreciation on related assets. Under previous GAAP, such non-monetary grant was deducted from the gross value of the asset.

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