MONSANTO INDIA Auditors Report

TO THE MEMBERS OF MONSANTO INDIA LIMITED


Report on the Financial Statements


We have audited the accompanying financial statements of MONSANTO INDIA LIMITED ("the Company"), which comprise the Balance Sheet as at 31st March 2017, the Statement of Profit and Loss and the Cash Flow Statement for the year then ended, and a summary of the significant accounting policies and other explanatory information.


Management''''s Responsibility for the 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 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 principles generally accepted in India, including the Accounting Standards prescribed under section 133 of the Act.


This responsibility also includes maintenance of adequate accounting records in accordance with the provisions of the Act for safeguarding the assets of the Company 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 financial statements that give a true and fair view and are free from material misstatement, whether due to fraud or error.


Auditor''''s Responsibility


Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these financial statements based on our audit.


In conducting our audit, we have taken into account the provisions of the Act, the accounting and auditing standards and matters which are required to be included in the audit report under the provisions of the Act and the Rules made there under.


We conducted our audit of the financial statements in accordance with the Standards on Auditing specified under Section 143(10) of the Act. 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 the 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 financial control relevant to the Company''''s preparation of the financial statements that give a true and fair view in order to design audit procedures that are appropriate in the circumstances. An audit also includes evaluating the appropriateness of the accounting policies used and the reasonableness of the accounting estimates made by the Company''''s Directors, as well as evaluating the overall presentation of the financial statements.


We believe that the audit evidence obtained by us is sufficient and appropriate to provide a basis for our audit opinion on the financial statements.


Opinion


In our opinion and to the best of our information and according to the explanations given to us, the aforesaid 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, of the state of affairs of the Company as at 31st March 2017, and its profit and its cash flows for the year ended on that date.


Report on Other Legal and Regulatory Requirements


1. As required by Section 143 (3) of the Act, based on our audit, we report, to the extent applicable 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) I n our opinion, the aforesaid financial statements comply with the Accounting Standards prescribed under section 133 of the Act.


e) On the basis of the written representations received from the directors as on 31st March 2017 and taken on record by the Board of Directors, none of the directors is disqualified as on 31st March 2017 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". Our report expresses an unmodified opinion on the adequacy and operating effectiveness of the Company''''s internal financial controls over financial reporting.


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, as estimated, of pending litigations on its financial position in its financial statements in accordance with generally accepted accounting principle;


ii. The Company did not have any long-term contracts including derivative contracts for which there were any material foreseeable losses;


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


iv. The Company did not have any holdings or dealings in Specified Bank Notes as defined in the Notification S.O. 3407(E) dated the 8th November, 2016 of the Ministry of Finance, during the period from 8th November, 2016 to 30th December, 2016.


2. As required by the Companies (Auditor''''s Report) Order, 2016 ("the Order") issued by the Central Government in terms of Section 143(11) of the Act, we give in "Annexure B" a Statement on the matters specified in paragraphs 3 and 4 of the Order.


(Referred to in paragraph 1(f) under ''''Report on Other Legal and Regulatory Requirements'''' section of our report of even date for the year ended 31st March 2017 of Monsanto India Limited)


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 Monsanto India Limited ("the Company") as of 31st March 2017 in conjunction with our audit of the financial statements of the Company for the year ended on that date.


Management''''s Responsibility for Internal Financial Controls


The Company''''s management is 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 (the "Guidance Note"). 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 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 Companies Act, 2013.


Auditor''''s Responsibility


Our responsibility is to express an opinion on the Company''''s internal financial controls over financial reporting based on our audit. We conducted our audit in accordance with the Guidance Note 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 were 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 judgments, 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 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 authorizations of management and directors of the company; and (3) provide reasonable assurance regarding prevention or timely detection of unauthorized 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, 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 31st March


2017, 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 issued by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.


Referred to in paragraph 2 under the heading of "Report on Other Legal and Regulatory Requirements" section of our report of even date on the accounts for the year ended 31st March, 2017 of Monsanto India Limited ("the Company")


(i) (a) The Company has maintained proper records showing full particulars including quantitative details and situation of fixed assets.


(b) The Company has a programme of verification of fixed assets to cover all the items in a phased manner over a period of 2 years which, in our opinion, is reasonable having regard to the size of the Company and the nature of its assets. Pursuant to the programme, certain fixed assets 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) With respect to immovable properties of freehold land and buildings, 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 / court orders approving schemes of arrangements/ amalgamations provided to us, we report that, the title deeds of such immovable properties are held in the name of the Company as at the balance sheet date.


(ii) As explained to us, the inventories were physically verified during the year by the Management at reasonable intervals except stock lying with third parties for which confirmations have been obtained, and no material discrepancies were noticed on such physical verification or confirmations.


(iii) The Company has not granted any loans, secured or unsecured, to companies, firms, Limited Liability Partnerships or other parties covered in the register maintained under section 189 of the Companies Act, 2013.


(iv) The Company has not granted any loans, made investments or provided guarantees referred to in sections 185 and 186 of the Act and hence reporting under clause 3 (iv) of the Order is not applicable.






















Name of Statute



Nature of Dues



Amount (?)



Period to which the Amount Relates



Due Date



Date of subsequent payment



APPT Act ,1987



Professional Tax



10,200



Assessment Year: 2017-18



10th September, 2016



12th April,2017




(v) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, the Company has not accepted any deposit during the year and hence the directives issued by the Reserve Bank of India and the provisions of Sections 73 to 76 or any other relevant provisions of the Companies Act, 2013 and rules framed there under are not applicable to the company.


(vi) The maintenance of cost records has been specified by the Central Government under section 148(1) of the Companies Act, 2013. We have broadly reviewed the cost records maintained by the Company pursuant to the Companies (Cost Records and Audit) Rules, 2014, as amended prescribed by the Central Government under sub-section (1) of Section 148 of the Companies Act, 2013, and are of the opinion that, prima facie, the prescribed cost records have been made and maintained 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 generally been regular in depositing undisputed statutory dues, including Provident Fund, Employees'''' State Insurance, Income-tax, Sales Tax, Wealth Tax, Service Tax, Customs Duty, Excise Duty, Value Added Tax, Cess and other material statutory dues (other than as stated in b. below) applicable to it to the appropriate authorities.


b. There were no undisputed amounts payable in respect of Provident Fund, Employees'''' State Insurance, Income-tax, Sales Tax, Service Tax, Customs Duty, Excise Duty, Value Added Tax, Cess and other material statutory dues in arrears as at 31st March, 2017 for a period of more than six months from the date they became payable, except as below:


(viii) The Company has not taken any loans or borrowings from financial institutions, banks and government or has not issued any debentures. Hence reporting under clause 3


c. Details of dues of Income-tax, Sales Tax, Service Tax, Excise Duty , Value Added Tax and Cess which have not been deposited as on 31st March, 2017 on account of disputes are given below:























































Name of Statute



Nature of Dues



Forum where Dispute is Pending



Period to which the Amount Relates



Amount Involved (Rs, in crores)



Income Tax Act, 1961



Income Tax demand



Income Tax Appellate Tribunal



Assessment Year: 2009-10



11.63A



Income Tax Act, 1961



Income Tax demand



Commissioner of Income Tax (Appeals)



Assessment Year: 2010-11 to 2014-15



115.59#



Various State Sales Tax Laws



Sales Tax / VAT



Various levels of State Sales Tax Authorities



Assessment Year: 2002 - 03, 2008 - 09 to 2012 - 13



1.26



Central Sales Tax Act, 1956



Sales Tax



Various levels of State Sales Tax Authorities



Assessment Year: 2003 - 04, 2010 - 11, 2013 - 14



0.21



Central Excise Act, 1944



Excise Duty Demand



Additional Commissioner of Central Excise



Assessment Year 2013 -14 to 2014 - 15



0.36



Finance Act, 1994



Service Tax Demand



Commissioner of Service Tax



Assessment Year 2009 -10 to 2013 - 14



4.68



ANet of Rs, 22.75 crores paid under protest #Net of Rs, 21.97 crores paid under protest


(viii) of the Order is not applicable to the Company.


(ix) The Company has not raised moneys by way of initial public offer or further public offer (including debt instruments) or term loans and hence reporting under clause 3 (ix) of the Order is not applicable.


(x) To the best of our knowledge and according to the information and explanations given to us, no 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 Companies Act, 2013.


(xii) The Company is not a Nidhi Company and hence reporting under clause 3 (xii) of the Order is not applicable.


(xiii) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us the Company is in compliance with Sections 188 and 177 of the Companies Act, 2013, where applicable, for all transactions with the related parties and the details of related party transactions have been disclosed in the financial statements etc. as required by the applicable accounting standards.


(xiv) 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 clause 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 directors of its holding, subsidiary or associate company or persons connected with them and hence provisions of section 192 of the Companies Act, 2013 are not applicable.


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


For DELOITTE HASKINS 8 SELLS LLP


Chartered Accountants


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


P. B. Pardiwalla


Place: Mumbai Partner


Date: May 05, 2017 Membership No. 4000

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