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Auditor's Report (GAIL India) Year End : Mar '17

To the Members of GAIL (India) Limited

This revised Independent Auditor’s Report is being issued in supersession of our earlier Independent Auditors’ Report dated 22nd May 2017, at the instance of Comptroller & Auditor General (C&AG) of India. The revised report is being issued in view of certain modification in Annexure “A” of Companies (Auditors Report) Order 2016, as pointed out by C&AG of India in our earlier report. Further, we confirm that these changes do not affect true & fair view and our opinion as expressed earlier and also none of the figures have undergone any change in the Standalone financial Statements of the Company as at 31st March2017.

Report on the Standalone Ind AS Financial Statements

We have audited the accompanying Standalone Ind AS financial statements of GAIL (India) Limited (“the Company”), which comprise the Balance Sheet as at 31st March 2017, and the Statement of Profit and Loss (including Other Comprehensive Income), the Cash Flow Statement and the Statement of Changes in Equity for the year then ended, and a summary of the significant accounting policies and other explanatory information.

Management’s Responsibility for the Standalone Ind AS Financial Statements The Company’s Board of Directors is responsible for the matters stated in Section 134(5) of the Companies Act, 2013 (“the Act”) with respect to the preparation of these Standalone Ind AS financial statements that give a true and fair view of the state of affairs (financial position), profit or loss (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) prescribed 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 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 Ind AS financial statements, that give a true and fair view and are free from material misstatement, whether due to fraud or error.

Auditor’s Responsibility

Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these Standalone Ind AS financial statements based on our audit. We have taken into account the provisions of the Act, the accounting and auditing standards and matters which are required to be included in the audit report under the provisions of the Act and the Rules made there under. We conducted our audit of the Standalone Ind AS financial statements in accordance with the Standards on Auditing specified under Section 143(10) of the Act. Those Standards require that we comply with ethical requirements and plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the Standalone Ind AS financial statements are free from material misstatement.

An audit involves performing procedures to obtain audit evidence about the amounts and the disclosures in the Standalone Ind AS financial statements. The procedures selected depend on the auditor’s judgment, including the assessment of the risks of material misstatement of the Standalone Ind AS financial statements, whether due to fraud or error. In making those risk assessments, the auditor considers internal financial control relevant to the Company’s preparation of the Standalone Ind AS financial statements that give a true and fair view in order to design audit procedures that are appropriate in the circumstances. An audit also includes evaluating the appropriateness of the accounting policies used and the reasonableness of the accounting estimates made by the Company’s Directors, as well as evaluating the overall presentation of the Ind AS financial statements.

We believe that the audit evidence we have obtained is sufficient and appropriate to provide a basis for our audit opinion on the Standalone Ind AS financial statements.

Opinion

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 Act in the manner so required and give a true and fair view in conformity with the accounting principles generally accepted in India including the Ind AS, of the state of affairs (financial position) of the Company as at 31st March, 2017, and its profit (financial performance including other comprehensive income), its cash flows and the changes in equity for the year ended on that date.

Emphasis of Matter

We draw attention to the following matters in the Notes to the financial statements:

1. Note No: 35(c)-regarding various provisional transportation tariff orders issued by Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board (PNGRB), these orders have been contested by the company at Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (APTEL) and adjustment if anywill be recognized as and when matter is finally decided.

2. Note No: 39-regarding provision of impairment loss amounting to Rs.783 Crores out of carrying value of investment of Rs.974.31 Crores in a Joint Venture Entity on the basis of impairment study of such entity. Such case has been included in exceptional item in the statement of Profit & Loss.

3. Note No: 42-in respect of revenue recognition in previous year for ship or pay charges where the customer has disputed the claim of the company and final outcome is still uncertain.

Our opinion is not modified in respect of above matter.

Other Matters

The comparative financial information of the Company for the year ended 31stMarch 2016 and the transition date opening balance sheet as at 1st April 2015 included in these Standalone Ind AS financial statements, are based on the previously issued statutory financial statements prepared in accordance with the Companies (Accounting Standards) Rules, 2006 audited by us/the predecessor auditors, whose audit report for the year ended 31st March 2016 & 31st March 2015 dated 25th May 2016 & 27th May 2015 respectively expressed an unmodified opinion on those Standalone financial statements, as adjusted for the differences in the accounting principles adopted by the Company on transition to the Ind AS, which have been audited by us.

Our opinion is not modified in respect of above matter.

Report on Other Legal and Regulatory Requirements

1. As required by the Companies (Auditor’s Report) Order, 2016 (“the Order”) issued by the Central Government in terms of Section 143(11) of the Act, and on the basis of such checks of the books and records of the Company as we considered appropriate and according to the information and explanations given to us, we give in “Annexure -A” a statement on the matters specified in paragraphs 3 and 4 of the said Order.

2. As required by Comptroller and Auditor General of India through directions/sub directions issued under Section 143(5) of the Companies Act 2013, on the basis of written representation received from the management, we give our report on the matter specified in the “Annexure -B” attached.

3. 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 Other Comprehensive Income), the Cash Flow Statement and the 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 Indian Accounting Standards prescribed under Section 133 of the Act read with the Companies(Indian Accounting Standards) Rules, 2015 as amended.

(e) Being a Government Company pursuant to the Notification No. GSR 463(E) dated 5 June 2015 issued by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Government of India, provisions of sub-section (2) of Section 164 of the Companies Act, 2013, are not applicable to the Company.

(f) We are enclosing herewith a report in “Annexure - C” for our opinion on adequacy of internal financial controls system in place in the company and the operating effectiveness of such controls;

(g) With respect to the other matters to be included in the Auditor’s Report in accordance with Rule 11 of the Companies (Audit and Auditors) Rules, 2014, in our opinion and to the best of our information and according to the explanations given to us:

i. The Company has disclosed the impact of pending litigations on its financial position in its Standalone Ind AS financial statements. Refer Note 29 (I)(a)to the financial statements.

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

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

iv. The Company has provided requisite disclosures in Note no9A of its financial statements as to holdings as well as dealings in Specified Bank Notes (SBN) during the period from 8th November 2016 to 30th December 2016. Based on the audit procedures and relying on the management representation, we report that the disclosures are in accordance with the books of accounts and records maintained by the Company.

ANNEXURE - A TO THE INDEPENDENT AUDITORS’ REPORT

Referred to in paragraph 1 to “Report on Other legal and regulatory requirements” of the Independent Auditors’ Report of even date to the members of GAIL (INDIA) LIMITED on the Standalone Ind AS Financial Statements for the year ended March 31, 2017.

(i) (a) As informed to us the company has generally maintained proper records showing full particulars, including quantitative details and situation of fixed assets.

(b) According to information and explanation given to us there is a regular programme of physical verification of these fixed assets by the management which in our opinion is reasonable having regard to the size of the company and nature of its assets. As informed to us no material discrepancies were noticed on such verification.

(c) As informed to us and as verified by us during the course of our audit the title deeds of immovable properties are held in name of the company except for the cases as follows.

Description of Asset

No. of cases

Area in Hectares

Gross block as on 31.03.2017 (Rs. in Cr.)

Net block as on 31.03.2017 (Rs. in Cr.)

Land

- Freehold

10

4.81

19.43

19.43

- Leasehold

6

175.31

27.36

26.48

- Leasehold- stated at carrying value (classified as prepayment under non-financial assets)

2

22.01

9.39

9.39

Building & Structures

10

-

1.67

1.00

(ii) As informed to us physical verification of inventory has been conducted at reasonable intervals by the management except the store and spares lying with Engineers India Limited and other contractors. We have been explained that the stock of gas at the end of the year has been taken with reference to reading of Turbine Flow Meter/Gas Chromatograph installed at Terminals, Stock of LPG/Pentane/SBP Solvent are determined with reference to Tank Level Gauge measurement which are converted into tonnage by measurement of density and applying correction factor for temperature. LPG vapors volume is converted to tonnage by standard formulae. As informed to us no material discrepancies were noticed on physical verification of inventory.

(iii) As informed to us the company has granted unsecured loans to companies covered in the register maintained under section 189 of the Companies Act 2013. In respect of such loans:

a) As informed to us and as verified by us the terms and conditions of grant of such loans are not prejudicial to the interest of the company.

b) Repayment of the principal amount and payment of interest on such loans have been stipulated and the parties are making payments as per stipulation.

c) As informed to us, no amount of loan is overdue as at end of the year for a period more than ninety days.

(iv) According to the information and explanations given to us, the company has complied with the provisions of Section 185 and 186 of Companies Act 2013 in respect of loans/investment/guarantee/security granted during the year.

(v) The company has not accepted any deposits, in terms of the directives issued by the Reserve Bank of India and the provisions of sections 73 to 76 or any other relevant provisions of the Companies Act and the rules framed there under.

(vi) We have broadly reviewed the accounts and records maintained by the Company pursuant to the Rules made by the Central Government for the maintenance of cost records under sub-section (1) of Section 148 of the Companies Act, 2013 read with Companies (Cost Records & Audit) Rules, 2014 and we are of the opinion that prima facie the prescribed accounts and records have been made and maintained. We have not, however, made detailed examination of the records with a view to determine whether they are accurate and complete.

(vii) (a) According to records of the company and information and explanation given to us the company has generally been regular in depositing undisputed statutory dues including provident fund, employees’ state insurance, income-tax, sales-tax, service tax, duty of customs, duty of excise, value added tax, cess and any other statutory dues with the appropriate authorities. According to information and explanation given to us there are no outstanding statutory dues as referred above as at the last day of the financial year under audit for a period of more than six months from the date they became payable.

(b) As certified by the management on which we have relied upon the dues of income tax or sale tax or service tax or duty of custom or duty of excise or value added tax or cess which have not been deposited on account of dispute or deposited under protest and the forum where the dispute is pending are given below:

S. No.

Name of Statute

Nature of the Dues

Period to which the amount relates

Forum where the dispute is pending

Gross disputed amount (Rs.In Crores)

Amount deposited under protest/ appeal (Rs. In Crores)

Amount not deposited (Rs. In Crores)

2002-03 to 2004-05

Hon. High Court, Allahabad

18.83

-

18.83

1999-00 to 2009-10

Commercial Tax Tribunal, UP

205.34

6.41

198.93

1

Entry Tax Act of respective State

Entry Tax / Penalty / Interest

2008-09

Additional Commissioner (Appeals), Commercial Taxes

0.47

-

0.47

2002-03 to 2005-06

Dy. Commissioner (Appeals), Commercial Tax, Ajmer

6.19

-

6.19

2011-12 & 2012-13

MP Commercial Tax Appellate Board, Bhopal

4.76

1.77

2.99

SUB-TOTAL

235.59

8.18

227.41

2011-12 & 2012-13

MP Commercial Tax Appellate Board, Bhopal

12.26

4.01

8.25

2005-06 to 2011-12

Joint Commissioner (Appeals), Sales Tax, Mumbai

313.30

24.03

289.27

2003-2004

Hon. High Court, Mumbai

0.63

0.03

0.60

Central Sales

CST / Sales Tax / VAT/ Penalty /

Oct 2011 to Dec 2011

Joint Commissioner of Commercial Taxes, Trichy

0.59

-

0.59

2

Tax Act, 1956 and respective State Sales Tax / VAT Act

2003-2004

Hon. High Court, Guwahati

0.29

0.14

0.15

Interest

2014-15

Dy.Commissioner (Appeals), Commercial Taxes, Ernakulam

2.85

0.07

2.78

2003-04

2008-09

2009-10

2012-13

Joint Commissioner (Appeals), Commercial Tax, Vadodara

93.44

82.98

10.46

1995-96 to 1996-97

Dy Commissioner, Commercial Tax, Gwalior

0.16

0.16

-

SUB-TOTAL

423.52

111.42

312.10

Mar 2000 to Feb 2002, April 2002 to March 2003 & Nov 2004to Feb2005

Supreme Court

54.24

-

54.24

Central Excise Duty / Interest / Penalty

Sept 2006 to Feb 2014

Customs, Excise and Service Tax Appellate Tribunal, Delhi

2646.90

-

2646.90

3

Central Excise Act 1944

Jan 2001 to Feb 2005

Customs, Excise and Service Tax Appellate Tribunal, Mumbai

196.09

-

196.09

July 2004 to March 2011

Customs, Excise and Service Tax Appellate Tribunal, Ahmedabad

188.44

-

188.44

April 2008 to March 2010 & July 2010 to Nov 2010

Customs, Excise and Service Tax Appellate Tribunal, Kolkata

77.72

-

77.72

SUB-TOTAL

3163.39

0.00

3163.39

Oct. 2006 to Mar 2015

Customs, Excise and Service Tax Appellate Tribunal, Delhi

1216.80

23.61

1193.19

4

Finance Act 1994 (Service Tax)

Service Tax / Interest/ Penalty

Aug. 2005 to Sept 2009

Customs, Excise and Service Tax Appellate Tribunal, Ahmedabad

9.88

-

9.88

July 2010 to Nov 2010

Customs, Excise and Service Tax Appellate Tribunal, Delhi

0.37

-

0.37

2008-09

Customs, Excise and Service Tax Appellate Tribunal, Allahabad

0.03

-

0.03

Apr 2007 to Mar 2009 & Oct 2009 to Mar 2015

Commissioner (Appeals), Customs, Excise and Service Tax, Delhi

1.18

-

1.18

SUB-TOTAL

1228.26

23.61

1204.65

March 2006

Customs, Excise and Service Tax Appellate Tribunal, Delhi

0.53

0.46

0.07

5

Customs Act, 1962

Customs Duty/ Interest / Penalty

Oct 2015 to Mar 2016

Commissioner of Customs, Excise and Service Tax, (Appeals), Pune

0.77

0.65

0.12

March 2013 to July 2014

Commissioner of Customs, Excise and Service Tax, (Appeals), Ahmedabad

7.78

7.78

-

SUB-TOTAL

9.08

8.89

0.19

2008-09 to 2017-18

Jurisdictional Assessing Officer (TDS)

4.94

-

4.94

Income Tax Act, 1961

Income Tax /

1999-00, 2013-14 & 2014-15

Commissioner Income Tax (Appeals) - 22, New Delhi

152.20

152.20

-

6

Interest/ Penalty

1996-97 to 199899 & 2000-01 to 2012-13

Income Tax Appellate Tribunal, Delhi

1808.28

1180.19

628.09

1997-98 & 1998-99

Hon. Supreme Court

0.26

0.26

-

SUB-TOTAL

1965.68

1332.65

633.03

7

Gujarat Municipalities Act, 1963

Notified Area Tax / GIDC Tax / Interest

1998-99 to 200506 & 1985-86 to 2009-10

Hon. High Court, Ahmedabad

4.33

-

4.33

TOTAL

7029.85

1484.75

5545.10

(viii) Based on our audit procedures and in accordance with the information and explanations given to us by the management the company has not defaulted in repayment of dues to a bank or government or bonds holders.

(ix) The Company has not raised any money by way of initial public offer or further public offer or further public offer (including debt instrument). Term Loans obtained during the year were applied for the purpose for which those were obtained by the company.

(x) According to the information and explanations given to us and as represented by the Management and based on our examination of the books and records of the Company and in accordance with generally accepted auditing practices in India, no case of frauds by the Company or any fraud on the Company by its officers or employees has been noticed or reported during the year.

(xi) As per notification no. GSR 463(E) dated 5 June 2015 issued by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Government of India, Section 197 is not applicable to the Government Companies. Accordingly, provisions of clause 3 (xi) of the Order are not applicable to the Company.

(xii) The company is not a nidhi company and therefore clause 3(xii) of the Order related to such companies is not applicable to the Company.

(xiii) The company has complied with in respect of all transactions with the related parties are in compliance with sections 177 and 188 of Companies Act, 2013 where applicable and the details have been disclosed in the Financial Statements as required by the applicable accounting standards.

(xiv) The Company has not made any preferential allotment or private placement of shares or fully or partly convertible debentures during the year under review.

(xv) As informed to us, during the year the company has not entered into any noncash transactions with any of its directors or persons connected with the Directors.

(xvi) The company is not required to get registered under section 45-IA of Reserve Bank of India ActRs.1934.

ANNEXURE - B TO THE INDEPENDENT AUDITORS’ REPORT

Referred to in paragraph 2 to “Report on Other legal and regulatory requirements” of the Independent Auditors’ Report of even date to the members of GAIL (INDIA) LIMITED on the financial statements for the year ended March 31, 2017.

S. No.

Directions / Sub Directions

Action taken

Impact on financial statement

1

Whether the company has clear title/lease deed for freehold and leasehold respectively? If not please state the area of freehold and leasehold land for which title/lease deed are not available?

As informed to us and as verified by us during the course of our audit the title deeds of immovable properties are held in name of the company except for the cases as disclosed in Note no. 37(b) & (c)along with area of these lands.

Nil

2

Whether there are any cases of waiver/ write off of debts/loans/interest etc., if any, the reason there for and amount involved.

We have been informed that there has been no case of waiver, write off of debt/interest/loans etc.

Nil

3

Whether proper records are maintained for inventories laying with third parties & assets received as gift from Govt. or other authorities.

The company has maintained proper records of inventories including inventory lying with the third parties. The inventories have been physically verified at reasonable intervals by the Management, except the stores & spares lying with Engineers India Ltd. and other contractors. We have been informed that no asset has been received as gift from government or other authorities.

Nil

For O. P. Bagla & Co. For G. S. Mathur & Co.

Chartered Accountants Chartered Accountants

Firm No.: 000018N Firm No.: 08744N

(Rakesh Kumar) (Rajiv Kumar Wadhawan)

(Partner) (Partner)

Membership No.: 087537 Membership No.: 091007

Place : New Delhi

Dated : 20th July, 2017

Source : Dion Global Solutions Limited
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