WELSPUN ENTERPRISES Auditors Report

To


The Members of Welspun Enterprises Limited


(Formerly known as Welspun Projects Limited)



1. Report on the Standalone Financial Statements


We have audited the accompanying Standalone Financial Statements of Welspun Enterprises Limited (Formerly known as Welspun Projects Limited) ("the Company"), which comprise the Balance Sheet as at 31 March 2016, the Statement of Profit and Loss, the Cash Flow Statement for the year then ended, and a summary of the significant accounting policies and other explanatory information.


2. Management''''s Responsibility for the Standalone 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 and presentation of these standalone 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 specified under Section 133 of the Act, read with Rule 7 of the Companies (Accounts) Rules, 2014. 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.


3. Auditor''''s Responsibility


Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these standalone financial statements based on 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 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 we have obtained is sufficient and appropriate to provide a basis for our audit opinion on the standalone financial statements.


4. Opinion


In our opinion and to the best of our information and according to the explanations given to us, the aforesaid standalone 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 31 March 2016 and its profit and its cash flows for the year ended on that date.


5. Emphasis of Matter


We draw attention to note 31 of the standalone financial statements regarding approval of the Hon''''ble High Courts to the Modified Scheme, which provided for recording of the equity shares issued by the Company at fair value pursuant to the Modified Scheme and consequently Rs. 7,730,680,020 has been transferred from capital reserves to securities premium of the Company.


Our opinion is not modified in respect of the above matter.


6. Report on Other Legal and Regulatory Requirements


I. As required by the Companies (Auditor''''s Report) Order, 2016 issued by the Central Government of India in terms of Section 143(11) of the Act (hereinafter referred to as the "Order") and on the basis of such checks of the books and records of the Company as we considered appropriate and according to the information and explanations given to us, we give in the "Annexure A", a Statement on the matters specified in paragraphs 3 and 4 of the Order.


II. As required by Section143 (3) of the Act, we report 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) In our opinion, the aforesaid standalone financial statements comply with the Accounting Standards specified under Section 133 of the Act, read with Rule 7 of the Companies (Accounts) Rules, 2014;


e) On the basis of the written representations received from the directors and taken on record by the Board of Directors, none of the directors is disqualified as on 31 March 2016 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 B"; and


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 of pending litigations on its financial position in its financial statements -Refer Note 30 to the standalone financial statements;


ii. The Company has made provision, as required under the applicable law or accounting standards, for material foreseeable losses, if any, in respect of long term contracts including derivative contracts; and


iii. There are no amounts required to be transferred to the Investor Education and Protection Fund by the Company during the year.


Annexure - A to the Independent Auditor''''s Report


Annexure referred to in Paragraph 6(I) under the heading of "Report on Other Legal and Regulatory Requirements" of our report of even date to the members of Welspun Enterprises Limited on the standalone financial statements for the year ended 31 March 2016, we report that:


i. a) The Company has maintained proper records showing full particulars, including quantitative details


and situation of fixed assets.


b) The fixed assets have been physically verified by the management during the year as per the phased program designed to cover all the fixed assets over a period, which in our opinion is reasonable having regard to the size of the Company and nature of its assets. As informed to us, no discrepancies were noticed on such verification.


c) According to the information and explanations given to us and on the basis of our examination of the records of the Company, the title deeds of immovable properties are held in the name of the Company except in case of a Freehold Land of Rs. 3,567,140 whose title is not yet transferred in the name of the Company.


ii. The physical verification of inventory has been conducted by the Management at reasonable intervals during the year. As informed to us, no discrepancies were noticed on such verification.


iii. The Company has not granted any loan, secured or unsecured, to any party covered in the register maintained under Section 189 of the Act;


iv. In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, the Company has complied with the provisions of Section 185 and 186 of the Act.


v. The Company has not accepted any deposits from the public within the meaning of Sections 73 to 76 of the Act and the rules framed there under.


vi. We have broadly reviewed the cost records maintained by the Company prescribed by the Central Government under Section 148(1) of the Act 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 such records with a view to determine whether they are accurate or complete.


vii. According to the records of the Company, examined by us and information and explanations given to us:


a) Undisputed statutory dues including provident fund, employees'''' state insurance, income tax, sales tax, service tax, duty of customs, duty of excise, value added tax, cess and others as applicable have generally been regularly deposited with the appropriate authorities except delay in few cases. There are no undisputed amounts payable in respect of aforesaid dues outstanding as at 31 March 2016 for a period of more than six months from the date they became payable.


b) There are no dues of duty of customs, sales tax and duty of excise which have not been deposited on account of any dispute. The disputed dues of income tax, service tax and value added tax which have not been deposited are as under:









































Name of the Statute



Nature of the Dues



Amount in (Rs.)



Period to which the amount relate



Forum where dispute is pending



The Income Tax Act, 1961



Income tax-Penalty



5,755,276



FY 2007-2008



Commissioner of Income Tax (Appeals)





Income Tax



57,486,120



FY 2012-2013



Commissioner of Income Tax (Appeals)



The Central Excise Act, 1944



Service tax



7,025,063


14,622,692



FY 2008-2009 to 2010-2011


FY 2007-2008, FY 2009-2010 to FY 2012-2013



Additional Commissioner-Central Excise and Service Tax


Central Excise Service Tax Appellate Tribunal



Harya na Value Added Tax Act, 2003



Value Added Tax



17,074,367



FY 2009-2010



Deputy Excise and Taxation Commissioner



viii. According to the records of the Company examined by us and the information and explanations given to us, the Company has not defaulted in repayment of loans or borrowings to financial institution and banks. The Company has not taken any loans from Government and has not issued any debentures.


ix. In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, the Company has not raised any money by way of initial public offer or further public offer (including debt instruments) and term loans during the year.


x. During the course of our examination of the books and records of the Company, carried out in accordance with the generally accepted auditing practices in India, and according to the information and explanations given to us, we have neither come across any instance of material fraud by the Company or on the Company by its officers or employees, noticed or reported during the year, nor have been informed of any such case by the Management.


xi. According to the records of the Company examined by us, and information and explanations given to us, the Company has paid/provided for managerial remuneration in accordance with the requisite approvals mandated by the provisions of Section 197 read with Schedule V to the Act.


xii. In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, the Company is not a Nidhi company and the Nidhi Rules, 2014 are not applicable to it.


xiii. According to the information and explanations given to us and based on our examination of the records of the Company, transactions with the related parties are in compliance with Sections 177 and 188 of the Act and details of such transactions have been disclosed in the financial statements as required by the applicable accounting standards.


xiv. According to the records of the Company examined by us, and information and explanations given to us, the Company has not made any preferential allotment or private placement of shares or fully or partly convertible debentures during the year.


xv. According to the records of the Company examined by us, and information and explanations given to us, the Company has not entered into non-cash transactions with directors or persons connected with him.


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


Annexure - B to the Independent Auditor''''s Report


Report on the Internal Financial Controls 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 Welspun Enterprises Limited (Formerly known as Welspun Projects Limited) ("the Company") as of 31 March 2016 in conjunction with our audit of the standalone 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 (the "Guidance Note") issued by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI). 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 Act.


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, issued by ICAI and deemed to be prescribed under Section 143(10) of the Act, to the extent applicable to an audit of internal financial controls, both applicable to an audit of Internal Financial Controls and, both issued by the ICAI. 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 was 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 judgment, 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, 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 31 March 2016, 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 ICAI.


For MGB & Co. LLP


Chartered Accountants


Firm Registration Number 101169W/W-100035



Sanjay Kothari


Partner


Membership Number 048215



Place: Mumbai


Date : May 23, 2016

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