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<dhhead>Independent Auditors Report </dhhead>

on the Financial Statements

To The Members of Maharashtra Scooters Ltd.

Opinion

1. We have audited the accompanying Ind AS financial statements of Maharashtra Scooters Ltd. (‘the Company’), which comprise the Balance Sheet as at 31 March 2023, and the Statement of Profit and Loss (including Other Comprehensive Income), Statement of Changes in Equity and Statement of Cash Flows for the year then ended, and notes to the financial statements, including a summary of significant accounting policies and other explanatory information (‘the financial statements’). 2. 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 Companies Act, 2013 (‘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 profi t affairs the Company as at 31 March 2023, and its and other comprehensive income, changes in equity and its cash flows for the year then ended.

 

Basis for opinion

3. We conducted our audit in accordance with the Standards on Auditing (‘SAs’) specified under section 143(10) of the Act. Our responsibilities under those SAs 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 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 opinion on the statements.

 

Key audit matters

4. Key audit matters are those matters that, in our professional judgment, were of most significance in our audit of the financial statements of the current year. These matters were addressed in the context of our audit of the financial statements as a whole, and in forming our opinion thereon, and we do not provide a separate opinion on these matters. In our professional judgment, we have determined that there is no key audit matter to be communicated in our report.

 

Other matters

5. Attention is drawn to the fact that the audited financial statements of the Company for the year ended 31 March 2022 were audited by predecessor auditors whose report dated 25 April 2022 expressed an opinion on those financial statements. Our opinion is not modified in respect of this matter.

 

Other information

6. The Company’s Board of Directors are responsible for the other information. The other information comprises the information included in the Company’s annual report, but does not include the financial statements and our auditors’ report thereon. The Other information is expected to be made available to us after the date of this auditors’ report.

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

8. In connection with our audit of the financial statements, our responsibility is to read the other information and, in doing so, consider whether the 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.

 

Responsibilities of management and those charged with governance for the financial statements

9. The Company’s Board of Directors is responsible for the matters stated in section 134(5) of the Act, with respect to the preparation of these financial statements that give a true and fair view of the state of affairs, profit and other comprehensive income, changes in equity and cash flows 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. 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 financial statements that give a true and fair view and are free from material misstatement, whether due to fraud or error.

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

11. The Board of Directors are also responsible for overseeing the Company’s financial reporting process.

 

Auditors’ responsibilities for the audit of the financial statements

12. Our objectives are to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the 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 financial statements.

13. As part of an audit in accordance with SAs, we exercise professional judgment and maintain professional skepticism throughout the audit. We also: 13.1 Identify and assess the risks of material misstatement of the 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. 13.2 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) 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.

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

13.4 Conclude on the appropriateness of the management’s 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 Company’s 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 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. 13.5 Evaluate the overall presentation, structure and content of the financial statements, including the disclosures, and whether the financial statements represent the underlying transactions and events in a manner that achieves fair presentation.

14. 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.

15. 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.

16. From the matters communicated with those charged with governance, we determine those matters that were of most significance in the audit of the financial statements of the current year 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

17. As required by the Companies (Auditors’ Report) Order, 2020 (‘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 A’ a statement on the matters specified in paragraphs 3 and 4 of the Order, to the extent applicable. 18. As required by section 143(3) of the Act, we report that: 18.1 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.

18.2 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.

18.3 The Balance Sheet, the Statement of Profit and Loss including Other Comprehensive Income, the Statement of Changes in Equity and the Cash Flow Statement dealt with by this Report are in agreement with the books of account.

18.4 In our opinion, the aforesaid financial statements comply with the Ind AS specified under section 133 of the Act.

18.5 On the basis of the written representations received from the directors as on 31 March 2023 taken on record by the Board of Directors, none of the directors is disqualified as on 31 March 2023 from being appointed as a director in terms of section 164(2) of the Act.

18.6 With respect to the adequacy of the internal financial controls with reference to financial statements of the Company and the operating effectiveness of such controls, refer to our separate Report in ‘Annexure B’. 18.7 In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, the Company has not paid/ provided any remuneration to its directors during the current year.

19. 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, in our opinion and to the best of our information and according to the explanations given to us: 19.1 The Company has disclosed the impact of pending litigations as at 31 March 2023 on its financial position in its financial statements Refer Note 29 to the financial statements.

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

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

19.4 The Management has represented, to best of their knowledge and belief, that no funds have been advanced or loaned or invested (either from borrowed funds or share premium or any other sources or kind of funds) by the Company to or in any other person(s) or entity(ies), including foreign entities (‘Intermediaries’), with the understanding, whether recorded in writing or otherwise, that the Intermediary shall, whether, directly or indirectly lend or invest in other persons or entities identified in any manner whatsoever by or on behalf of the Company (‘Ultimate Beneficiaries’) or provide any guarantee, security or the like on behalf of the ultimate beneficiaries.

19.5 The Management has represented, to best of their knowledge and belief, that no funds have been received by the Company from any person(s) or entity(ies), including foreign entities (‘Funding Parties’), with the understanding, whether recorded in writing or otherwise, that the Company shall, whether, directly or indirectly, lend or invest in other persons or entities identified in any manner whatsoever by or on behalf of the Funding Party (‘Ultimate Beneficiaries’) or provide any guarantee, security or the like on behalf of the ultimate beneficiaries.

19.6 Based on such audit procedures, that has been considered reasonable and appropriate in the circumstances, performed by us, nothing has come to our notice that has caused us to believe that the representation under para 19.4 and 19.5 contain any material misstatement.

19.7 In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us and as stated in Note No. 36(b) to the financial statements:

(a) The final dividend proposed in the previous year, declared and paid by the Company during the year is in accordance with section 123 of the Act, as applicable.

(b) The interim dividend declared and paid by the Company during the year and until the date of this report is in compliance with section 123 of the Act.

(c) The Board of Directors of the Company have proposed final dividend for the year which is subject to the approval of the members at the ensuing Annual General Meeting. The amount of dividend proposed is in accordance with section 123 of the Act, as applicable.

19.8 Proviso to rule 3(1) of the Companies (Accounts) Rules, 2014 for maintaining books of account using accounting software which has a feature of recording audit trail (edit log) facility is applicable to the Company with effect from 1 April 2023, and accordingly, reporting under rule 11(g) of Companies (Audit and Auditors) Rules, 2014 is not applicable for the financial year ended 31 March 2023.

For KKC & Associates LLP

Chartered Accountants

(formerly Khimji Kunverji & Co LLP)

ICAI Firm Registration Number: 105146W/W100621

Soorej Kombaht

Partner

ICAI Membership Number: 164366

UDIN: 23164366BGYKTL5874

Pune: 24 April 2023

 

Annexure A to the Independent Auditors Report

Annexure A to the Independent Auditors’ Report on the Financial Statements of Maharashtra Scooters Ltd. for the year ended 31 March 2023

(Referred to in paragraph 17 under ‘Report on other legal and regulatory requirements’ section of our report of even date)

i. (a) The Company has maintained proper records showing full particulars including quantitative details and situation of Property, Plant and Equipment (‘PPE’).

The Company does not own any intangible assets and hence, paragraph 3(i)(a)(B) is not applicable.

(b) The Company has a regular programme of physical verification of its PPE by which all PPE are verified annually. In our opinion, this periodicity of physical verification is reasonable having regard to the size of the Company and the nature of its assets. Pursuant to the programme, PPE were physically verified by the Management during the year. In our opinion, and according to the information and explanations given to us, no material discrepancies were noticed on such verification.

(c) In our opinion and 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 all the immovable properties (other than properties where the Company is the lessee and the lease agreements are duly executed in favour of the lessee) disclosed in the financial statements are held in the name of the Company.

(d) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, the Company has not revalued its PPE (including right of use assets) during the year. The Company does not have any intangible assets.

(e) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us and on the basis of our examination of the records of the Company and as stated in Note No. 39(e) to the financial statements, no proceedings have been initiated or are pending against the Company for holding any benami property under the Benami Transactions (Prohibition) Act, 1988 (45 of 1988) and rules made thereunder. ii. (a) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, the physical verification of inventories has been conducted annually by the Management and, the coverage and procedure of such verification by the Management is appropriate. No material discrepancies were noticed on such

(b) According to the information and explanations given to us, the Company has not been sanctioned any working capital limits from banks or financial institutions at any point of time during the year. iii. (a) The Company has not provided any guarantee or security or granted any loans or advances in the firms, nature of loans, secured or unsecured, to companies, limited liability partnerships or any other parties during the year. Accordingly, paragraph 3(iii)(a), 3(iii)(c), 3(iii)(d), 3(iii)(e), and 3(iii)(f) of the Order is not applicable.

(b) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, the investments made are, prima facie, not prejudicial to the Company’s interest. The Company has not provided any guarantees security and the terms and conditions of the grant of all loans and advances in the nature of loans and guarantees. Accordingly, paragraph 3(iii)(b) is not applicable to that extent.

(c) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, the Company has not granted any loans or advances in nature of loans to Promoters/Related Parties (as defined in section 2(76) of the Act) which are either repayable on demand or without specifying any terms or period of repayment. iv. In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, the Company has complied with the applicable provisions of sections 185 and 186 of the Act with respect to the investments made. The Company has not granted any loans covered or provided any guarantees or securities under section 185 and section 186 of the Act. v. In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, the Company has not accepted any deposits or amounts which are deemed to be deposits from the public during the year in terms of directives issued by the Reserve Bank of India or the provisions of sections 73 to 76 or any other relevant provisions of the Act and the rules framed there under. Accordingly, paragraph 3(v) of the Order is not applicable to the Company.

vi. In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, maintenance of Cost Records, for the Company, has not been specified by the Central Government under sub-section (1) of section 148 of the Companies Act, 2013. Accordingly, paragraph 3(vi) of the Order is not applicable. vii. (a) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, amounts deducted/ accrued in the books of account in respect of undisputed statutory dues including goods and services tax, provident fund, employees’ state insurance, income-tax, sales-tax, service tax, duty of customs, duty of excise, value added tax, cess and any other statutory dues have generally been regularly deposited by the Company to/with the appropriate authorities.

According to the information and explanations given to us, no undisputed amounts payable in respect of provident fund, employees’ state insurance, income-tax, goods and services tax, duty of customs, cess, and other material statutory dues were in arrears as at 31 March 2023 for a period of more than six months from the date they became payable.

(b) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, we confirm that there are no dues of goods and services tax, provident fund, employees’ state insurance, income-tax, sales-tax, service tax, duty of customs, duty of excise, value added tax, cess, and any other statutory dues, which have not been deposited to/with the appropriate authority on account of any dispute except as mentioned below.

Name of the statute

Nature of the dues

Forum where dispute is pending

Period to which amount relates

Unpaid amount (C In Lakh)

The Bombay Sales Tax Act, 1959 and The Central Sales Tax Act, 1956

Sales Tax

Maharashtra Sales Tax Tribunal, Mumbai

FY 2001-02 and FY 2002-03

388.08

Central Sales Tax Act, 1956

Sales Tax

Maharashtra Sales Tax Tribunal, Mumbai

FY 2005-06

31.60

Maharashtra Value added Tax Act, 2002

Value Added Tax

Joint Commissioner, of Sales tax, Kolhapur

FY 2014-15 to Fy 2016-17

1.91

Income Tax Act, 1961

Income Tax

CIT Appeals, Pune

FY 2007-08 to FY 2011-12,

FY 2016-17 to FY 2017-18

112.63

Income Tax Appellate

FY 2012-13 to

Tribunal, Pune

FY 2014-15

45.71

High Court at Mumbai

FY 1997-98 and FY 1998-99

39.84

Goods and Service Tax Act, 2017

GST

Assistant Commissioner- Audit, Satara

FY 2017-18 to FY 2018-19

5.95

FY 2017-18 to FY 2018-19

14.14

Central Excise Act, 1944

Excise Duty

Customs, Excise and

FY 1985-86 to

Service Tax Appellate Tribunal, Mumbai

FY 1991-92

3.19

High Court at Mumbai

FY 1985-86 to FY 1995-96

12.14

Assistant Commissioner, Satara

FY 1994-95 and FY 1995-96

4.66

Assistant Commissioner, Satara

FY 1987-88

0.28

 

viii. In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us and on the basis of our examination of the records of the Company, we confirm that we have not come across any transactions not recorded in the books of account which have been surrendered or disclosed as income during the year in the tax assessments under the Income Tax Act, 1961. ix. (a) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us and on the basis of our examination of the records of the Company, the Company has not taken any loans or other borrowings from any financial institutions, banks, government and dues to debenture holders or in payment of interest thereon to any lender during the year. Hence, reporting under clause (ix)(a) of the Order is not applicable.

(b) According to the information and explanations given to us and on the basis of our audit procedures, we report that the Company has not been declared wilful defaulter by any bank or financial institution or government or any government authority or any other lender.

(c) The Company has not taken any term loan during the year and there are no unutilised term loans at the beginning of the year and hence, reporting under clause (ix)(c) of the Order is not applicable to the Company.

(d) According to the information and explanations given to us, and the procedures performed by us, and on an overall examination of the statements of the Company, we report that no funds raised on short-term basis have been used for long-term purposes by the Company.

(e) The Company does not have any subsidiaries, associates or joint venture, Accordingly, paragraph 3(ix)(e) & 3(ix)(f) of the Order is not applicable to the Company. x. (a) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us and procedures performed by us, the Company did not raise any money by way of initial public offer or further public offer (including debt instruments) during the year. Accordingly, reporting under paragraph 3(x)(a) of the order is not applicable.

(b) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, the Company has not made any preferential allotment/private placement of shares/fully/partly/optionally convertible debentures during the year and hence, para 3(x)(b) of the order is not applicable to the Company. xi. (a) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, there has been no fraud by the Company or any fraud on the Company that has been noticed or reported during the year nor have we been informed of any such case by the Management.

(b) According to the information and explanations given to us, no report under sub-section (12) of section 143 of the Act has been filed by the auditors in Form ADT-4 as prescribed under rule 13 of Companies (Audit and Auditors) Rules, 2014 with the Central Government.

(c) As represented to us by the Management, there are no whistleblower complaints received by the Company during the year. xii. In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, the Company is not a Nidhi company. Accordingly, paragraph 3(xii) of the Order is not applicable to the Company. 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 where applicable and details of such transactions have been disclosed in the financial statements as required by the applicable accounting standards. xiv. (a) In our opinion and based on our examination, the Company has an internal audit system commensurate with the size and nature of its business.

(b) We have considered the internal audit reports of the Company issued till date, for the period under audit. xv. According to the information and explanations given to us, in our opinion during the year the Company has not entered into any non-cash transactions with its directors or persons connected with its directors. Accordingly, paragraph 3(xv) of the Order is not applicable to the Company.

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

(b) The Company has not conducted Non-Banking Financial or Housing Finance activities without obtaining a valid Certificate of Registration (‘CoR’) from the Reserve Bank of India as per the Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934.

(c) The Company is an Unregistered Core Investment Company (‘CIC’) as defined in the regulations made by Reserve Bank of India. The Company is not required to obtain registration with Reserve Bank of India and continues to fulfil the criteria of an unregistered CIC.

(d) According to the information and explanation given to us, in the group (in accordance with Core Investment Companies (CICs) (Reserve Bank) Directions, 2016) there are 17 companies forming part of the promoter/promoter group of the Company which are CICs including the Company.

Further, as informed these CICs are unregistered CICs as per Para 9.1 of notification No. RBI/2020-21/24 dated 13 August 2020 of the Reserve Bank of India. xvii. According to the information and explanations given to us, the Company has not incurred any cash losses in the financial year and in the immediately preceding financial year. xviii. There has been no resignation of the statutory auditors of the Company during the year. As per information provided by the Management, there have been no issues, objections or concerns raised by the outgoing auditors. xix. According to the information and explanations given to us and on the basis of the financial ratios, ageing and expected dates of realisation of financial assets and payment of financial liabilities, other information accompanying the financial statements, our knowledge of the Board of Directors and Management plans and based on our examination of the evidence supporting the assumptions, nothing has come to our attention, which causes us to believe that any material uncertainty exists as on the date of the audit report that the Company is not capable of meeting its liabilities existing at the date of balance sheet as and when they fall due within a period of one year from the balance sheet date. We, however, state that this is not an assurance as to the future viability of the Company. We further state that our reporting is based on the facts up to the date of the audit report and we neither give any guarantee nor any assurance that all liabilities falling due within a period of one year from the balance sheet date, will get discharged by the Company as and when they fall due. xx. (a) According to the information and explanations given to us and based on our examination of the records of the Company, it is not required to transfer any unspent amount pertaining to the year under report to a Fund specified in Schedule VII to the Companies Act in compliance with second proviso to sub section 5 of section 135 of the said Act.

(b) According to the information and explanations given to us and based on our examination of the records of the Company, there is no amount which is remaining unspent under sub section 5 of section 135 of the Act pursuant to any ongoing CSR project. xxi. The Company does not have any subsidiary, associate or joint venture company and is not required to prepare consolidated financial statements. Accordingly, paragraph 3(xxi) of the Order is not applicable to the Company.

For KKC & Associates LLP

Chartered Accountants

(formerly Khimji Kunverji & Co LLP)

ICAI Firm Registration Number: 105146W/W100621

Soorej Kombaht

Partner

ICAI Membership Number: 164366

UDIN: 23164366BGYKTL5874

Pune: 24 April 2023

 

Annexure B to the Independent Auditors Report

Annexure B to the Independent Auditors’ Report on Financial Statements of Maharashtra Scooters Ltd. for the year ended 31 March 2023

(Referred to in paragraph ‘18.6’ under ‘Report on other legal and regulatory requirements’ section of our report of even date)

Report on the Internal Financial Controls with reference to the aforesaid Financial Statements under clause (i) of sub-section 3 of section 143 of the Companies Act, 2013 (‘the Act’)

 

Opinion

1. We have audited the internal financial controls with reference to the financial statements of Maharashtra Scooters Ltd. (‘the Company’) as at 31 March 2023 in conjunction with our audit of the financial statements of the Company for the year ended on that date.

2. In our opinion, the Company has, in all material respects, an adequate internal financial controls with reference to the financial statements and such internal financial controls were operating effectively as at 31 March 2023, based on the internal controls 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’).

 

Management’s responsibility for internal financial controls

3. The Company’s Management is responsible for establishing and maintaining internal financial controls based on the internal controls over financial reporting criteria established by the Company considering the essential components of internal control stated in 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 the 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.

 

Auditors’ responsibility

4. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on the Company’s internal financial controls with reference to the financial statements based on our audit. We conducted our audit in accordance with the Guidance Note and the Standards on Auditing (‘SA‘), prescribed under section 143(10) of the Act, to the extent applicable to an audit of internal financial controls with reference to the financial statements. Those SAs and the Guidance Note require that we comply with the ethical requirements and plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether adequate internal financial controls with reference to the financial statements were established and maintained and whether such controls operated effectively in all material respects.

5. Our audit involves performing procedures to obtain audit evidence about the adequacy of the internal financial controls system with reference to the financial statements and their operating effectiveness. Our audit of internal financial controls with reference to the financial statements included obtaining an understanding of internal financial controls with reference to the 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’ judgment, including the assessment of the risks of material misstatement of the financial statements, whether due to fraud or error.

6. 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 controls with reference to the financial statements.

 

Meaning of internal financial controls with reference to the

7. A company’s internal financial controls with reference to the 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 company’s internal financial controls with reference to the financial statements include 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 Company’s assets that could have a material effect on the financial statements.

 

Inherent limitations of internal financial controls with reference to the financial statements

8. Because of the inherent limitations of internal financial controls with reference to the 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 the financial statements to future periods are subject to the risk that the internal financial controls with reference to the financial statements may become inadequate because of changes in conditions, or that the degree of compliance with the policies or procedures may deteriorate.

For KKC & Associates LLP

Chartered Accountants

(formerly Khimji Kunverji & Co LLP)

ICAI Firm Registration Number: 105146W/W100621

Soorej Kombaht

Partner

ICAI Membership Number: 164366

UDIN: 23164366BGYKTL5874

Pune: 24 April 2023