Sanco Trans Ltd Auditors Report.
TO THE MEMBERS OF SANCO TRANS LIMITED
We have audited the accompanying Standalone Financial Statements of SANCO TRANS LIMITED ("the Company"), which comprise the Balance Sheet as at March 31, 2019, the Statement of Profit and Loss, Statement of Changes in Equity and Statement of Cash flows for the year then ended, and a summary of the 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 Financial Statements give the information required by the Companies Act 2013 (the Act") in the manner so required and give a true and fair view in conformity with the Indian Accounting Standards prescribed under Section 133 of the Act read with the Companies (Indian Accounting Standards) Rules 2015, as amended (Ind AS") and other Accounting principles generally accepted in India, of the state of affairs total comprehensive income, changes in equity and its cash flows for the year ended on that date
Basis for Opinion
We conducted our audit of the Standalone Financial Statements in accordance with the Standards 143(10) of the onAuditing(SAs)specified Companies Act, 2013. Our responsibilities under those Standards are further described in the Auditors Responsibilities for the Audit of the 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 (ICAI) together with the ethical requirements that are relevant to our audit of the financialstatements 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 ICAIs Code of Ethics. We believe that the audit evidence we have obtained is sufficient and appropriate to provide a basis for our opinion on the Standalone Financial Statements.
Emphasis of Matter
1. We draw attention to Note 41 to the Standalone Financial Statements of the Company which includes the financial information of its erstwhile subsidiary Sanco Transport Limited (amalgamating company) consequent to its amalgamation into the Company vide a scheme of Amalgamation approved by the National Company Law Tribunal, Chennai vide its Order dated April 15, 2019 with the appointed date of March 1, 2018. Pursuant to the Scheme, the accounting treatment has been carried out under Pooling Interest method in accordance with Appendix C of Ind AS 103. Accordingly, the comparative figures of the year have been restated as if the Business Combination had occurred from the beginning of the preceding year i.e. April 1,2017.
2. Pursuant to the aforesaid merger, the Standalone Financial Statements of the Company for the year ended March 31, 2018 includes a net total income of Rs.815.44 Lakhs and net total comprehensive income of Rs. (222.81) Lakhs of the amalgamating company which are based on the audited financial statements for the said year audited by us and on which we had issued an unmodified report dated May 23, 2018
Key Audit Matters
Key audit matters are those matters that, in our professional judgment, were of most significance in our audit of the Standalone Financial Statements of the current period. These matters were addressed in the context of our audit of the Standalone Financial Statements as a whole, and in forming our opinion thereon, and we do not provide a separate opinion on these matters.
A. Revenue Recognition
Accounting policies and Note 45 to the Standalone Referencemaybe madetoNote3(1)ofsignificant Financial Statements of the Company.
During the year, on account of adoption of new revenue standard Ind AS 115 Revenue from contracts with customer, there have been changes in revenue recognition policy with regards to timing of recognition and related disclosures. Revenue recognition is inherently an area of audit risk, which we have substantially focused on mainly covering the aspects of cut off. Considering the above impact offare IndAS115andcut-key audit matters.
Response to Key Audit Matter Principal Audit Procedures
Our audit procedures relating to revenue comprised of test of controls and substantive procedures including the following:
i. We assessed whether the policy of recognizing revenue was in line with Ind AS 115.
ii. We performed procedures to assess the design and internal controls established by the management and tested the operating effectiveness of relevant controls related to the recognition of revenue.
iii. Selected a sample of continuing and new contracts, and tested the operating effectiveness of the internal control, relating to identification of the distinct performance obligations and determination of transaction price. We carried out a combination of procedures involving enquiry and observation, reperformance and inspection of evidence in respect of operation of these controls.
iv. We have tested, on a sample basis, whether specific revenue transactions around the reporting date has been recognised in the appropriate period by comparing the transactions selected with relevant underlying documentation, including Vehicle tickets, customer acknowledgement/ proof of acceptance and the terms of sales.
v. We have also validated subsequent credit notes and sales returns up to the date of this Report to ensure the appropriateness and accuracy of the revenue recognition.
vi. We tested journal entries on a sample basis to identify any unusual or irregular items.
vii. We also considered the adequacy of the disclosures in Companys Standalone Financial Statements in relation to Ind AS 115 and were satisfied they meet the disclosure requirements.
Based on the procedures performed above, we did not find any material exceptions with regards to adoption of Ind AS 115 and timing of revenue recognition.
B. Actuarial valuation
Accounting policies and Note 49 to the Standalone Referencemaybe madetoNote3(4) of significantFinancial Statements of the Company.
There is a risk of material misstatement relating to the judgements made in valuing the defined benefit obligation including the use of key assumptions specifically the discount rate, life expectancy and inflation level. These variables can have a material impact in calculating the quantum of the retirement benefit liability.
Response to Key Audit Matter Principal Audit Procedures
Our audit procedures comprised of the following:
a) We determined whether the key assumptions are reasonable.
b) We have considered the reports from external actuaries to determine the amount of pension provisions.
c) We assessed the competence, capabilities and objectivity of the experts, gained an understanding of their work and the suitability of the results as audit evidence for the relevant assertions.
d) We examined the data made available to the experts for completeness and accuracy and gained an understanding of the process to determine the calculation and inputs used.
Based on the procedures performed above, we did not find any material exceptions with regards to the use of assumptions and actuarial valuation.
C. Impairment in Trade Receivables
Reference may be made to Notes 8 and 28 to the Standalone Financial Statements of the Company.
The Company is exposed to potential risk of financial loss when there is the risk of default on receivables from the customers for which the Management would make specific individual balances with reference to the recoverable amount.
For the purpose of impairment assessment, significant judgements and assumptions, including the credit risks of customers, the timing and amount of realization of these receivables, are required for the identification of impairment events and the determination of the impairment charge.
Response to Key Audit Matter Principal Audit Procedures
We have performed the following procedures in relation to the recoverability of trade receivables: a) Tested the accuracy of aging of trade receivables at year end on a sample basis. b) Obtained a list of outstanding receivables and identified any debtors with financial difficulty through discussion with management. c) Assessedtherecoverabilityoftheunsettledreceivablesonasamplebasisthroughourevaluation of managements assessment with reference to the credit profile of the customers, historical payment pattern of customers, publicly available information and latest correspondence with customers and to consider if any additional provision should be made; d) Tested subsequent settlement of trade receivables after the balance sheet date on a sample basis.
Based on the above procedures we found the key judgements and assumptions used by management in the recoverability assessment of trade receivables to be supportable based on the available evidence.
The Companys Board of Directors is responsible for the other information. The other information comprises the information included in the Annual report but does not include the Standalone Financial Statements and our auditors report thereon.
Our opinion on the Standalone Financial Statements does not cover the other information and we do not express any form of assurance conclusion thereon.
Responsibilities of Those Charged with Governance for the Financial Statements
The Companys 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 Standalone Financial Statements that give a true and fair view of the financial position, financial performance, total comprehensive income, changes in equity and cash flows of the Company in accordance with the IND AS and other accounting principles generally accepted in India. 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 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 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 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.
The Board of Directors are also responsible for overseeing the Companys financial reporting process.
Auditors Responsibilities for the Audit of the Financial Statements
Our objectives are to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the Standalone 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 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 Financial Statements, whether due to fraud or error, design and perform audit procedures responsive to those risks, and obtain audit evidence that is sufficient 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 Companies Act, 2013, we are also responsible for expressing our opinion on whether the company has adequate internal financial controls system in place and 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 doubt on the Companys ability relatedtoeventsorconditionsthat may cast significant 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 Standalone 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 Financial Statements, including the disclosures, and whether the Standalone Financial Statements represent the underlying transactions and events in a manner that achieves fair presentation. Materiality is the magnitude of misstatements in the Standalone Financial Statements that, individually or in aggregate, makes it probable that the economic decisions of a reasonably knowledgeable user of theStandaloneFinancialStatementsmaybeinfluenced.We consider quantitative materiality and qualitative factors in (I) planning the scope of our audit work and in evaluating the results of our work; and (ii) to evaluate the effect of any identified misstatements in the Standalone Financial Statements.
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 Financial Statements of the current period 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 Section143 (3) of the Companies Act, 2013, 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 other Comprehensive income, the Statement of Changes in Equity and the Statement of Cash Flows 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 Indian Accounting Standards prescribed under Section 133 of the Act read with the relevant rules issued thereunder.
(e) On the basis of the written representations received from the directors as on March 31, 2019 taken on record by the Board of Directors, none of the directors is disqualified as on March 31,2019 from being appointed as a director in terms of Section164(2) of the Companies Act, 2013.
(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 at the companys internal financial control over financial reporting.
(g) With respect to the other matters to be included in the Auditors Report in accordance with the requirements of Section 197(16) of the Act, as amended, in our opinion and to the best of our information and according to the explanations given to us, remuneration paid by the company to its directors during the year is in compliance with the provisions of Section 197 of 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 explanation given to us:
i. The Company has disclosed the impact of pending litigations on its financial position in its Standalone Financial Statements. (Refer Note 40)
ii. The company did not have any long-term contracts including derivative contracts for which there were any material foreseeable losses as at March 31,2019. iii. There has been no delay in transferring amounts, required to be transferred to the Investor Education and Protection Fund by the Company.
2. As required by the Companies (Auditors 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.
ANNEXURE "A" TO THE INDEPENDENT AUDITORS REPORT (Referred to in paragraph 1(f) under Report on Other Legal and Regulatory Requirements section of our report of even date to the members of Sanco Trans 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")
1. We have audited the internal financial controls over financial reporting of SANCO TRANS LIMITED ("the Company") as of March 31, 2019 in conjunction with our audit of the Standalone Financial Statements of the Company for the year ended on that date.
Managements Responsibility for Internal Financial Controls
2. 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. These responsibilities include the design, implementation and maintenance of adequate internalfinancialcontrolsthatwereoperatingeffectivelyfor ensuring the orderly and efficient conduct of its business, including adherence to 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.
3. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on the Companys internal financial controls over financial reporting 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") issued by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and the Standards on Auditing deemed to be 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 was established and maintained and if such controls operated effectively in all material respects.
4. 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 auditors judgement, including the assessment of the risks of material misstatement of the financial statements, whether due to fraud or error.
5. We believe that the audit evidence we have obtained is sufficient for our audit opinion on the Companys internal financial controls system over financial reporting.
Meaning of Internal Financial Controls Over Financial Reporting
6. A companys internal financial control over financial reporting is a process designed to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of statements for external purposes in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. A companys internal financial control over financial reporting includes those policies and that (i) pertain to the maintenance of records that, in reasonable detail, accurately and fairly reflect the transactions and disposition of the assets of the company; (ii) 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 (iii) provide reasonable assurance regarding prevention or timely detection of unauthorized acquisition, use, or disposition of the companys assets that could have a material effect on the financial statements.
Inherent Limitations of Internal Financial Controls Over Financial Reporting
7. Because of the inherent limitations of internal financial controls over financial reporting, 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 financial reporting may become inadequate because of changes in internal conditions, or that the degree of compliance with the policies or procedures may deteriorate.
8. 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 controlsoverfinancialreportingwereoperatingeffectivelyas at March 31, 2019, 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.
ANNEXURE "B" TO THE INDEPENDENT AUDITORS REPORT
(Referred to in paragraph 2 under Report on Other Legal and Regulatory Requirements section of our report of even date to the members of SANCO TRANS LIMITED ("the Company") for the year ended March 31, 2019)
(i) In respect of its fixed assets:
a) The company has maintained proper records showing full particulars, including quantitative details and situation of fixed assets.
(b) The fixed assets are being physically verified, under a phased programme of verification which, in our opinion, is reasonable having regard to the nature and value of its assets, and no materialdiscrepancieshavebeennoticed verification carried out during the year, such in terms of the phased programme.
(c) According to the information and explanations given to us and the records examined by us and based on the examination of the registered sale deeds/ transfer deeds/ conveyance deeds provided to us, we report that, the title deeds, of all freehold land and buildings thereon, 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 and no material discrepancies were noticed on physical verification.
(iii) The Company has granted loan to its subsidiary company covered in the register maintained under section 189 of the Companies Act, 2013. In our opinion and based on the information and explanations furnished to us, we report that,
(a) The terms and conditions of grant of such loans are not prejudicial to the Companys interest.
(b) The Schedule of repayment of principal and payment of interest has been stipulated and the repayments or receipts of principal amounts and interest have been regular as per stipulations.
(c) There are no amounts overdue for more than 90 days.
(iv) The company has not granted any loans secured or unsecured to firms, Limited Liability Partnerships or other parties covered in the register maintained under section 189 of the Companies Act, 2013.
(v) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, the Company has complied with the provisions of Sections 185 and 186 of the Companies Act, 2013 in respect of grant of loans, making investments and providing guarantees and securities, as applicable.
(vi) According to information and explanations given to us, the Company has not accepted any deposits during the year and accordingly, the provisions of clause
(v) of paragraph 3 of the Order are not applicable to the Company.
(vii) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, the requirement for maintenance of cost records pursuant to the Companies (Cost Records and Audit) Rules, 2014 specified by the Central Government of India under section 148 of the Companies Act, 2013 are not applicable to the Company.
(viii) According to the information and explanations given to us and the books of account examined by 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, goods and service tax, Customs duty, Cess and any other material statutory dues applicable to it with the appropriate authorities during the year. There were no undisputed amounts payable in respect of the aforesaid statutory dues in arrears as at March 31, 2019 for a period of more than six months from the date they became payable.
(b) According to the information and explanations given to us, there are no dues of Goods and Services Tax, Sales Tax, VAT, Excise Duty and Cess which has not been deposited on account of any dispute with the relevant authorities. Details of dues (including interest, penalty, etc.) of Income-tax, Service Tax and Customs Duty which have not been deposited as at March 31, 2019 on account of disputes are as stated below:
|Sl No||Name of the statute||Nature of dues||Period to which the amount relates||Disputed dues not deposited||Forum where the dispute is pending|
|1||The Income tax Act, 1961||Tax Deducted at Source||Financial Year 2007-08||11.89||CIT(A)|
|2||The Income tax Act, 1961||Tax Deducted at Source||Financial Year 2008-09||4.30||CIT(A)|
|3||The Income tax Act, 1961||Tax Deducted at Source||Financial Year 2009-10||1.09||CIT(A)|
|4||The Income tax Act, 1961||Tax Deducted at Source||Financial Year 2010-11||2.69||CIT(A)|
|5||Central Excise Act, 1944||Service Tax||18-04-2006 to 31-03-2008||8.71||CESTAT|
|6||Customs Act||Duty Drawback Claims||Financial Years 2008-09, 2009- 10, 2010-11||18.32||CESTAT|
(ix) The Company has neither borrowed from financial institutions or government nor are there any dues to debenture holders. Hence the question of commenting on defaults, if any, in respect of such borrowings, does not arise. In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, the Company has not defaulted in the repayment of loans or borrowings to banks.
(x) The Company has not raised any money by way of initial public offer or further public offers (including debt instruments) during the year. Hence, reporting on utilization of such money does not arise. In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, term loans have been applied by the Company during the year for the purpose for which they were raised.
(xi) To the best of our knowledge and belief, and according to the information and explanations given to us, and considering the size and nature of the Companys operations, no fraud by the Company and no fraud of material significance on the Company by its officers or employees has been noticed or reported during the year.
(xii) 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.
(xiii) The Company is not a Nidhi Company and hence reporting under clause (xii) of Paragraph 3 of the Order is not applicable to the Company.
(xiv) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us all transactions with the related parties are in compliance with sections 177 and 188 of the Companies Act, 2013. The details of related party transactions during the year have been disclosed in the Standalone Financial Statements as required by the applicable Accounting Standards. (Refer to Notes to standalone financial statements).
(xv) 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 (xiv) of the Order is not applicable to the Company.
(xvi) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, the Company has not entered into any non-cash transactions during the year with its directors or persons connected with them and hence provisions of section 192 of the Companies Act, 2013 are not applicable.
(xvii) The Company is not required to be registered under section 45-IA of the Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934.
|For R. Sundararajan Associates|
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|30th May, 2019||S. Krishnan - Partner|
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