Dr Reddys Laboratories Ltd Directors Report.

To the Members of Dr. Reddys Laboratories Limited

Report on the Audit of the Standalone Ind AS Financial Statements

Opinion

We have audited the accompanying standalone Ind AS financial statements of Dr. Reddys Laboratories Limited ("the Company"), which comprise the Balance sheet as at 31 March 2021, the Statement of Profit and Loss, including the statement of Other Comprehensive Income, the Cash Flow Statement and the Statement of Changes in Equity for the year then ended, and notes to the standalone Ind AS financial statements, including a summary of significant accounting policies and other explanatory information.

In our opinion and to the best of our information and according to the explanations given to us, the aforesaid standalone Ind AS financial statements give the information required by the Companies Act, 2013, as amended ("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 2021, its profit including other comprehensive income, its cash flows and the changes in equity for the year ended on that date.

Basis for Opinion

We conducted our audit of the standalone Ind AS financial statements in accordance with the Standards on Auditing (SAs), as specified under section 143(10) of the Act. Our responsibilities under those Standards are further described in the ‘Auditors Responsibilities for the Audit of the standalone Ind AS financial statements section of our report. We are independent of the Company in accordance with the ‘Code of Ethics issued by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India together with the ethical requirements that are relevant to our audit of the financial statements under the provisions of the Act and the Rules thereunder, and we have fulfilled our other ethical responsibilities in accordance with these requirements and the Code of Ethics. We believe that the audit evidence we have obtained is sufficient and appropriate to provide a basis for our audit opinion on the standalone Ind AS financial statements.

Key audit matters

Key audit matters are those matters that, in our professional judgment, were of most significance in our audit of the standalone Ind AS financial statements for the financial year ended 31 March 2021. These matters were addressed in the context of our audit of the standalone Ind AS financial statements as a whole, and in forming our opinion thereon, and we do not provide a separate opinion on these matters. For each matter below, our description of how our audit addressed the matter is provided in that context.

We have determined the matters described below to be the key audit matters to be communicated in our report. We have fulfilled the responsibilities described in the Auditors responsibilities for the audit of the standalone Ind AS financial statements section of our report, including in relation to these matters. Accordingly, our audit included the performance of procedures designed to respond to our assessment of the risks of material misstatement of the standalone Ind AS financial statements. The results of our audit procedures, including the procedures performed to address the matters below, provide the basis for our audit opinion on the accompanying standalone Ind AS financial statements.

Key audit matters How our audit addressed the key audit matter
Business transfer agreement with Wockhardt Limited (as described in note 1.3(d) of the significant accounting policies and note 2.38 of the standalone Ind AS financial statements)
During the current year, the Company completed the acquisition of select divisions of the branded generics business of Wockhardt Limited in India and the territories of Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bhutan and Maldives. The transaction was accounted for as a business combination. Our audit procedures, among others included the following:
• We evaluated the design and tested the operating effectiveness of the controls over the Companys calculation of the estimated fair values of the intangible a ssets and the contingent consideration.
The Companys accounting for the acquisition included determining the fair value of the assets acquired, which primarily included product related intangibles. • We assessed the competence and independence of the third-party valuer by refe re nce to their qualifications and experience.
In connection with the acquisition, the Company recognized a contingent consideration liability for acquisition consideration that is payable based on a multiple of incremental revenue targets subject to a maximum amount. • We tested the estimated fair value of the intangible assets and the contingent consideration liability, evaluated Companys selected valuation methods and tested the significant assumptions used in the models. In testing the valuation of contingent consideration, we assessed, among others, the terms of the arrangement and the conditions met for the amounts to become payable.
The accounting for the business combination was complex due to the significant estimation required by management to determine the fair value of the intangible assets and the contingent consideration. The significant estimation uncertainty was primarily due to the sensitivity of the respective fair values to the underlying assumptions utilized in the measurement of the fair value of the intangible assets and contingent consideration. The Company used a discounted cash flow model to measure the fair value of the intangible assets, which included significant assumptions such as the discount rate, useful life, and long-term growth rate. The Company measured the contingent consideration at its estimated fair value, and the significant assumptions used to determine the fair value of contingent consideration included forecasted revenue projections, revenue volatility and a risk adjusted discount rate. Considering the above, this has been included as a Key Audit Matter. • We compared the significant assumptions to current industry, market and economic trends, assumptions used to value similar assets, and to the historical results of the acquired business.
• We involved valuation specialist to assist in evaluating the appropriateness of the valuation model, key assumptions used in the valuation models and to test the models computational accuracy. • We tested the arithmetical accuracy of the models.
• We also tested the completeness and accuracy of the underlying data used in the model.

Assessment of carrying value of intangible assets, intangible assets under development and goodwill (as described in note 1.3(f) and 1.3(i) of the significant accounting policies, and note 2.2, 2.3 and 2.4 for details and movement in goodwill, other intangible assets and intangible assets under development respectively in the standalone Ind AS financial statements)

As at 31 March 2021, the Company has intangible assets, including intangible assets under development, of Rs. 22,035 million and goodwill of Rs. 853 million. The carrying value of these intangible assets are based on future cash flows and there is a risk that the assets may be impaired if cash flows are not in line with projections. Our audit procedures, among others included the following:
Valuation of goodwill and intangible assets is subject to managements assessment of recoverable amount, being the higher of the value in use and fair value less costs to sell, involving significant judgment and are based on number of variables and estimates including projection of future sales, operating costs and profit margins; appropriate discount rate and terminal value growth rate; and probability of technical and regulatory success factors in applying discounted cash flow valuation methodology. As the assessment of recoverable amount involves significant degree of management judgement, we have identified this a key audit matter. • We evaluated the design and tested the operating effectiveness of the Companys controls in assessing the recoverable value of goodwill, intangible assets and intangible assets under development. • We assessed the Companys methodology applied in determining the CGUs to which these assets are allocated.
• We tested the estimated recoverable value of these assets and assessed the methodologies used by management in deriving the recoverable value and tested the significant assumptions and the underlying data used by the Company in its analyses.
• We compared the significant assumptions to current industry, market and economic trends, to the Companys historical data.
• We performed sensitivity analyses of the significant assumptions to evaluate the potential change in the recoverable values of these assets resulting from hypothetical changes in underlying assumptions. We also assessed the recoverable value headroom by performing sensitivity testing of key assumptions used.
• We tested the arithmetical accuracy of the models.
• We involved valuation specialist to assist in evaluating the methodologies used and significant assumptions and inputs used to determine the recoverable value of certain intangible assets.

Contingencies, including litigations and tax (as described in note 1.3(k) of the significant accounting policies, and note 2.29 (A) containing details of contingencies in the standalone Ind AS financial statements)

The Company is involved in disputes, lawsuits, claims, anti-trust, governmental and / or regulatory inspections, inquiries, investigations and proceedings, including patent, tax and commercial matters that arise from time to time in the ordinary course of business. Most of the claims involve complex issues. The Company assisted by their external legal counsel assesses the need to make provision or disclose a contingency on a case- to-case basis considering the underlying facts of each litigation. Our audit procedures, among others included the following:
• We evaluated the design and tested the operating effectiveness of controls relating to identification and evaluation of claims, proceedings and investigations at different levels in the Company, and the measurement of provisions for disputes, potential claims and litigation, contingent liabilities and disclosures.
• We obtained a list of ongoing litigations from the Companys in-house legal counsel. We selected a sample of litigations based on materiality and performed
This area is significant to our audit, since the accounting and disclosure for contingent legal and tax liabilities is complex and judgmental (due to the difficulty in predicting the outcome of the matter and estimating the potential impact if the outcome is unfavourable), and the amounts involved are, or can be, material to the standalone Ind AS financial statements. inquiries with the said counsel on the legal evaluation of these litigations. We compared the evaluation with the provision or disclosure in the standalone Ind AS financial statements. We tested the underlying computation of the management in relation to the measurement of provision or the contingency.
• We obtained legal letters from the Companys external legal advisors with respect to the matters included in the summary. Where appropriate, we examined correspondences connected with the cases.
• We inspected relevant communication with tax authorities.
• We involved tax experts in assessing the nature and amount of material indirect tax positions and assessed the technical merits based on the correspondence and assessments from the relevant tax authorities.
• We also evaluated the disclosures made in the standalone Ind AS financial statements.

Rebates, discounts and other deductions in Revenue (as described in note 1.3(1) of the significant accounting policies of standalone Ind AS financial statements and note 2.12 of the standalone Ind AS financial statements)

Revenue is recognised net of accrual for chargeback, rebates, sales returns and discounts, etc. The estimates relating to the accruals are important given the significance of revenue and also considering the distinctive terms of arrangement with customers. These estimates are complex and requires significant judgement and estimation by the Company for establishing an appropriate accrual. Accuracy of revenues may deviate on account of change in judgements and estimates. Accordingly, the same has been considered as a key audit matter. Our audit procedures, among others included the following:
• We obtained an understanding, evaluated the design and tested the operating effectiveness of internal controls over the sales deduction processes.
• We also tested managements controls over the accuracy and completeness of the estimates used to calculate the sales deductions.
• We tested managements estimated sales deductions and obtained managements calculations for the respective estimates. We tested managements estimates over the determination of sales deductions accruals by comparing the rates used in managements estimate to rates in the underlying contracts and historical sales deductions data.
• We compared the assumptions to contracted prices, historical rebates, discounts, allowances and returns, as applicable to current payment trends.
• We also considered the historical accuracy of the managements estimates in prior years and assessed the estimated amounts, we evaluated trends in actual sales and discount accrual balances.
• We also tested the underlying data used in managements calculations for accuracy and completeness and verified source data supporting the inventory levels, rebate claims paid subsequent to period end, and volume discounts settled during the period.
• We tested recording of revenue in appropriate period which included the following procedures:
• Performed trend analysis over sales levels as compared to previous periods;
• Verified sample sales transactions near period-end.

Other Information

The Companys Board of Directors is responsible for the other information. The other information comprises the Statutory reports, Management discussion and analysis, corporate governance and Boards report included in the Annual report, which we obtained prior to the date of this auditors report, and Corporate Overview and letter from Chairman and Co-Chairman included in the Annual report, which is expected to be made available to us after that date. The other information does not include the standalone Ind AS financial statements and our auditors report thereon.

Our opinion on the standalone Ind AS financial statements does not cover the other information and we do not express any form of assurance conclusion thereon.

In connection with our audit of the standalone Ind AS financial statements, our responsibility is to read the other information and, in doing so, consider whether such other information is materially inconsistent with the financial statements or our knowledge obtained in the audit or otherwise appears to be materially misstated. If, based on the work we have performed, we conclude that there is a material misstatement of this other information, we are required to report that fact. We have nothing to report in this regard.

Responsibilities of Management for the standalone Ind AS Financial Statements

The Companys Board of Directors is responsible for the matters stated in section 134(5) of the Act with respect to the preparation of these standalone Ind AS financial statements that give a true and fair view of the financial position, financial performance including other comprehensive income, cash flows and changes in equity of the Company in accordance with the accounting principles generally accepted in India, including the Indian Accounting Standards (Ind AS) specified under section 133 of the Act read with the Companies (Indian Accounting Standards) Rules, 2015, as amended. This responsibility also includes maintenance of adequate accounting records in accordance with the provisions of the Act for safeguarding of 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 the 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 standalone Ind AS financial statements that give a true and fair view and are free from material misstatement, whether due to fraud or error.

In preparing the standalone Ind AS financial statements, management is responsible for assessing the Companys ability to continue as a going concern, disclosing, as applicable, matters related to going concern and using the going concern basis of accounting unless management either intends to liquidate the Company or to cease operations, or has no realistic alternative but to do so.

Those Board of Directors are also responsible for overseeing the Companys financial reporting process.

Auditors Responsibilities for the Audit of the standalone Ind AS Financial Statements

Our objectives are to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the standalone Ind AS Financial Statements as a whole are free from material misstatement, whether due to fraud or error, and to issue an auditors report that includes our opinion. Reasonable assurance is a high level of assurance, but is not a guarantee that an audit conducted in accordance with SAs will always detect a material misstatement when it exists. Misstatements can arise from fraud or error and are considered material if, individually or in the aggregate, they could reasonably be expected to influence the economic decisions of users taken on the basis of these standalone Ind AS financial statements.

As part of an audit in accordance with SAs, we exercise professional judgment and maintain professional skepticism throughout the audit. We also:

• Identify and assess the risks of material misstatement of the standalone Ind AS financial statements, whether due to fraud or error, design and perform audit procedures responsive to those risks, and obtain audit evidence that is sufficient and appropriate to provide a basis for our opinion. The risk of not detecting a material misstatement resulting from fraud is higher than for one resulting from error, as fraud may involve collusion, forgery, intentional omissions, misrepresentations, or the override of internal control.

• Obtain an understanding of internal control relevant to the audit in order to design audit procedures that are appropriate in the circumstances. Under section 143(3)(i) of the Act, we are also responsible for expressing our opinion on whether the Company has adequate internal financial controls with reference to financial statements in place and the operating effectiveness of such controls.

• Evaluate the appropriateness of accounting policies used and the reasonableness of accounting estimates and related disclosures made by management.

• Conclude on the appropriateness of managements use of the going concern basis of accounting and, based on the audit evidence obtained, whether a material uncertainty exists related to events or conditions that may cast significant doubt on the Companys ability to continue as a going concern. If we conclude that a material uncertainty exists, we are required to draw attention in our auditors report to the related disclosures in the financial statements or, if such disclosures are inadequate, to modify our opinion. Our conclusions are based on the audit evidence obtained up to the date of our auditors report. However, future events or conditions may cause the Company to cease to continue as a going concern.

• Evaluate the overall presentation, structure and content of the standalone Ind AS financial statements, including the disclosures, and whether the standalone Ind AS financial statements represent the underlying transactions and events in a manner that achieves fair presentation.

We communicate with those charged with governance regarding, among other matters, the planned scope and timing of the audit and significant audit findings, including any significant deficiencies in internal control that we identify during our audit.

We also provide those charged with governance with a statement that we have complied with relevant ethical requirements regarding independence, and to communicate with them all relationships and other matters that may reasonably be thought to bear on our independence, and where applicable, related safeguards.

From the matters communicated with those charged with governance, we determine those matters that were of most significance in the audit of the standalone Ind AS financial statements for the financial year ended 31 March 2021 and are therefore the key audit matters. We describe these matters in our auditors report unless law or regulation precludes public disclosure about the matter or when, in extremely rare circumstances, we determine that a matter should not be communicated in our report because the adverse consequences of doing so would reasonably be expected to outweigh the public interest benefits of such communication.

Report on Other Legal and Regulatory Requirements

1. As required by the Companies (Auditors Report) Order, 2016 ("the Order"), issued by the Central Government of India in terms of sub-section (11) of section 143 of the Act, we give in the "Annexure 1" a statement on the matters specified in paragraphs 3 and 4 of the Order.

2. As required by Section 143(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 including the Statement of Other Comprehensive Income, the Cash Flow Statement and Statement of Changes in Equity dealt with by this Report are in agreement with the books of account;

d) In our opinion, the aforesaid standalone Ind AS financial statements comply with the Accounting Standards specified under Section 133 of the Act, read with Companies (Indian Accounting Standards) Rules, 2015, as amended;

e) On the basis of the written representations received from the directors as on 31 March 2021 taken on record by the Board of Directors, none of the directors is disqualified as on 31 March 2021 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 with reference to these standalone Ind AS financial statements and the operating effectiveness of such controls, refer to our separate Report in "Annexure 2" to this report;

g) In our opinion, the managerial remuneration for the year ended March 31, 2021 has been paid / provided by the Company to its directors in accordance with the provisions of section 197 read with Schedule V to the Act;

h) With respect to the other matters to be included in the Auditors Report in accordance with Rule 11 of the Companies (Audit and Auditors) Rules, 2014, as amended 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 standalone Ind AS financial statements- Refer Note 2.29(A) to the standalone Ind AS financial statements;

ii. The Company has made provision, as required under the applicable law or accounting standards, for material foreseeable losses, if any, on long-term contracts including derivative contracts - Refer Note 2.27 to the standalone Ind AS financial statements;

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

for S.R. Batliboi & Associates LLP
Chartered Accountants
ICAI Firm Registration Number: 101049W/E300004
per S Balasubrahmanyam
Partner
Membership Number: 53315
UDIN: 21053315AAAABK8303
Place: Chennai
Date : 14 May 2021

ANNEXURE 1 TO THE INDEPENDENT AUDITORS REPORT OF EVEN DATE ON THE STANDALONE IND AS

FINANCIAL STATEMENTS OF DR. REDDYS LABORATORIES LIMITED

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

b) All fixed assets have not been physically verified by the management during the year but there is a regular programme of verification which, in our opinion, is reasonable having regard to the size of the Company and the nature of its assets. No material discrepancies were noticed on such verification.

c) According to the information and explanations given by the management, the title deeds of immovable properties, included in property, plant and equipment are held in the name of the Company, except for the immovable properties acquired during the current year. As explained to us, Registration of title deeds is in progress in respect of an immovable property acquired during the year aggregating Rs. 194 million.

(ii) The management has conducted physical verification of inventory at reasonable intervals during the year and no material discrepancies were noticed on such physical verification. Inventories lying with third parties have been confirmed by them as at 31 March 2021 and no material discrepancies were noticed in respect of such confirmations.

(iii) According to the information and explanations given to us, 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. Accordingly, the provisions of clause 3 (iii) (a), (b) and (c) of the Order are not applicable to the Company and hence not commented upon.

(iv) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, the Company has not advanced loans to directors / to a company in which the Director is interested to which provisions of section 185 of the Companies Act, 2013 apply and hence not commented upon. In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, the Company has made investments and given guarantees/provided security which is in compliance with the provisions of section 186 of the Companies Act, 2013.

(v) The Company has not accepted any deposits within the meaning of Sections 73 to 76 of the Act and the Companies (Acceptance of Deposits) Rules, 2014 (as amended). Accordingly, the provisions of clause 3(v) of the Order are not applicable.

(vi) 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 148(1) of the Companies Act, 2013, and are of the opinion that prima facie, the specified accounts and records have been made and maintained. We have not, however, made a detailed examination of the same.

(vii) a) The Company is regular in depositing with appropriate authorities undisputed statutory dues including provident fund, employees state

insurance, income-tax, duty of customs, goods and service tax, cess and other statutory dues applicable to it.

b) According to the information and explanations given to us, no undisputed amounts payable in respect of provident fund, employees state insurance, income-tax, duty of customs, goods and service tax, cess and other statutory dues were outstanding, at the year end, for a period of more than six months from the date they became payable.

c) According to the records of the Company, the dues of income-tax, sales-tax, service tax, duty of customs, duty of excise, value added tax and cess on account of any dispute, are as set out in Appendix 1.

(viii) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given by the management, the Company has not defaulted in repayment of loans or borrowing to banks or government. There are no dues which are payable to financial institutions. The Company did not have any debenture holders during the year.

(ix) According to the information and explanations given by the management, the Company has not raised any money by way of initial public offer/ further public offer/ debt instruments and term loans hence, reporting under clause (ix) is not applicable to the Company and hence not commented upon.

(x) Based upon the audit procedures performed for the purpose of reporting the true and fair view of the standalone Ind AS financial statements and according to the information and explanations given by the management, we report that no fraud by the Company or no material fraud on the Company by the officers and employees of the Company has been noticed or reported during the year.

(xi) According to the information and explanations given by the management, the managerial remuneration has been paid / provided in accordance with the requisite approvals mandated by the provisions of section 197 read with Schedule V to the Companies Act, 2013.

(xii) In our opinion, the Company is not a nidhi company. Therefore, the provisions of clause 3 (xii) of the order are not applicable to the Company and hence not commented upon.

(xiii) According to the information and explanations given by the management, transactions with the related parties are in compliance with section 177 and 188 of Companies Act, 2013 where applicable and the details have been disclosed in the notes to the standalone Ind AS financial statements, as required by the applicable accounting standards.

(xiv) According to the information and explanations given to us and on an overall examination of the balance sheet, the Company has not made any preferential allotment or private placement of shares or fully or partly convertible debentures during the year under review and hence, reporting requirements under clause 3(xiv) are not applicable to the company and, not commented upon.

ANNEXURE 1 TO THE INDEPENDENT AUDITORS REPORT OF EVEN DATE ON THE STANDALONE IND AS

FINANCIAL STATEMENTS OF DR. REDDYS LABORATORIES LIMITED (CONTINUED)

(xv) According to the information and explanations given by the management, the Company has not entered into any non-cash transactions with directors or persons connected with him as referred to in section 192 of Companies Act, 2013.

(xvi) According to the information and explanations given to us, the provisions of section 45-IA of the Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934 are not applicable to the Company.

for S.R. Batliboi & Associates LLP
Chartered Accountants
ICAI Firm Registration Number: 101049W/E300004
per S Balasubrahmanyam
Partner
Membership Number: 53315
UDIN: 21053315AAAABK8303
Place: Chennai
Date: 14 May 2021

APPENDIX 1 AS REFERRED TO IN PARAGRAPH vii(c) OF ANNEXURE 1 TO INDEPENDENT AUDITORS REPORT

Name of the Statute Nature of the dues Disputed Amount in Rs Million Amount Paid under protest in Rs Million Period to which the amount relates Forum where dispute is Pending
Central Excise Act, 1944 Excise Duty, Interest and Penalty 1,778 2001-2019 Appellate Authority - upto Commissioners
406 89 2003-2017 CESTAT
54 2002-2008 High Court
Customs Act, 1962 Custom Duty 41 6 2010-2020 Appellate Authority - upto Commissioners
6 2010-2011 High Court
Cenvat Credit of 110 2012- 2016 CESTAT
Finance Act, 1994 Service Tax, Interest and Penalty 29 6 2005- 2016 Appellate Authority - upto Commissioners
Service Tax and Penalty 177 2010-2015 CESTAT
Central Sales Tax Act 103 2002-2015 Sales Tax Appellate Tribunal.
and Sales Tax Acts of various States Sales Tax and Penalty 69 207 2003-2018 Appellate Tribunal - Upto Commissioners
73 2007-2014 High Court
CGST Act , 2017 GST 22 2017-2019 Appellate Authority - upto Commissioners
Income Tax 2 2002-2003 High Court
90 2017-2019 Commissioner Appeal

ANNEXURE 2 TO THE INDEPENDENT AUDITORS REPORT OF EVEN DATE ON THE STANDALONE IND AS

FINANCIAL STATEMENTS OF DR. REDDYS LABORATORIES LIMITED

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 with reference to standalone Ind AS financial statements of Dr. Reddys Laboratories Limited ("the Company") as of 31 March 2021 in conjunction with our audit of the standalone Ind AS financial statements of the Company for the year ended on that date.

Managements Responsibility for Internal Financial Controls

The Companys 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 ("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 the Companys 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.

Auditors Responsibility

Our responsibility is to express an opinion on the Companys internal financial controls with reference to these standalone Ind AS financial statements based on our audit. We conducted our audit in accordance with the Guidance Note on Audit of Internal Financial Controls Over Financial Reporting (the "Guidance Note") and the Standards on Auditing as specified under section 143(10) of the Act, to the extent applicable to an audit of internal financial controls, 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 with reference to standalone Ind AS financial statements 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 with reference to these standalone Ind AS financial statements and their operating effectiveness. Our audit of internal financial controls with reference to standalone Ind AS financial statements included obtaining an understanding of internal financial controls with reference to these standalone Ind AS financial statements, 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 auditors judgement, including the assessment of the risks of material misstatement of the standalone Ind AS 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 Companys internal financial controls with reference to these standalone Ind AS financial statements.

Meaning of Internal Financial Controls With Reference to these Standalone Ind AS Financial Statements

A companys internal financial controls with reference to standalone Ind AS financial statements 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 companys internal financial controls with reference to standalone Ind AS financial statements 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 authorisations of management and directors of the company; and (3) provide reasonable assurance regarding prevention or timely detection of unauthorised acquisition, use, or disposition of the companys assets that could have a material effect on the standalone Ind AS financial statements.

Inherent Limitations of Internal Financial Controls With Reference to these Standalone Ind AS Financial Statements

Because of the inherent limitations of internal financial controls with reference to standalone Ind AS financial statements, 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 with reference to standalone Ind AS financial statements to future periods are subject to the risk that the internal financial control with reference to standalone Ind AS financial statements 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, adequate internal financial controls with reference to standalone Ind AS financial statements and such internal financial controls with reference to standalone Ind AS financial statements were operating effectively as at 31 March 2021, 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 S.R. Batliboi & Associates LLP
Chartered Accountants
ICAI Firm Registration Number: 101049W/E300004
per S Balasubrahmanyam
Partner
Membership Number: 53315
UDIN: 21053315AAAABK8303
Place: Chennai
Date: 14 May 2021