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Auditor's Report (Mahanagar Telephone Nigam) Year End : Mar '16

TO, THE MEMBERS OF MAHANAGAR TELEPHONE NIGAM LIMITED Report on the Standalone Financial Statements

We have audited the accompanying standalone financial statements of Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited, (“the Company''), which comprise the Balance Sheet as at 31st March, 2016, the Statement of Profit and Loss and the Cash Flow Statement for the year then ended, and a summary of significant accounting policies and other explanatory information.

Management’s Responsibility for the 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 financial statements that give a true and fair view of the financial position, financial performance and cash flows of the Company in accordance with the accounting principles generally accepted in India, including the Accounting Standards specified under Section 133 of the Act, read with Rule 7 of the Companies (Accounts) Rules, 2014. This responsibility also includes maintenance of adequate accounting records in accordance with the provisions of the Act for safeguarding the assets of the Company and for preventing and detecting frauds and other irregularities, selection and application of appropriate accounting policies; making judgments and estimates that are reasonable and prudent; and design, implementation and maintenance of adequate internal financial controls, that are 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.

Auditor’s Responsibility

Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these standalone financial statements based on our audit.

We have taken into account the provisions of the Act, the accounting and auditing Standards and matters which are required to be included in the audit report under the provisions of the Act and the Rules made there under.

We conducted our audit in accordance with the Standards on Auditing specified under Section 143(10) of the Act. Those Standards require that we comply with ethical requirements and plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free from material misstatement.

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

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

Basis for Qualified Opinion

(i) The Company has certain balances receivables from and payables to BSNL. The net amount recoverable of ''3098.39 crores is subject to reconciliation and confirmation. In view of non reconciliation and non confirmation and also in view of various pending disputes regarding claims and counter claims, we are not in a position to ascertain and comment on the correctness of the outstanding balances and resultant impact of the same on the financial statements of the Company. (Also refer point no. 13 (a) of note no.34 to the financial statements).

(ii) The Company has certain balances receivables from and payables to Department of Telecommunication (DOT). The net amount recoverable of Rs.8059.67 crores is subject to reconciliation and confirmation. In view of non reconciliation and non confirmation, we are not in a position to ascertain and comment on the correctness of the outstanding balances and resultant impact of the same on the financial statements of the Company. (Also refer point no. 19 (a) of note no.34 to the financial statements).

(iii) Up to financial year 2011-12 License Fee payable to the DOT on IUC charges to BSNL was worked out on accrual basis as against the terms of License agreements requiring deduction for expenditure from the gross revenue to be allowed on actual payment basis. From financial year 2012-13, the license fee payable to the DOT has been worked out strictly in terms of the license agreements. The Company continues to reflect the difference in license fee arising from working out the same on accrual basis as aforesaid for the period up to financial year 2011-12 by way of contingent liability of Rs.140.36 crores instead of actual liability resulting in understatement of current liabilities and understatement of loss to that extent. (Also refer point no. 5 of note no.34 to the financial statements).

(iv) The Company continues to allocate the overheads towards capital works in a manner which is not in line with the accepted accounting practices and Accounting Standard-10 “Accounting for Fixed Assets” specified under Section 133 of the Act, read with Rule 7 of the Companies (Accounts) Rules 2014, the same results into overstatement of capital work in progress/ fixed assets and understatement of loss. The actual impact of the same on the financial statements for year is not ascertained and quantified. (Also refer note no. 25 and 28 to the financial statements).

(v) Except for the impairment loss of assets of CDMA units, no adjustment has been considered on account of impairment loss, if any, during the year, with reference to AS-28 “Impairment of Assets” specified under Section 133 of the Act, read with Rule 7 of the Companies (Accounts) Rules 2014. In view of uncertainty in achievement of future projections made by the Company, we are unable to ascertain and comment on the provision required in respect of impairment in carrying value of cash generating units and its consequent impact on the loss for the year, accumulated balance of reserve and surplus and also the carrying value of the cash generating units. (Also refer point no. 29 of note no.34 to the financial statements).

(vi) Amount receivables from and payables to the various parties are subject to confirmation and reconciliation. Pending such confirmation and reconciliations, the impact thereof on the financial statements is not ascertainable and quantifiable. (Also refer, point no. 16 of note no.34 to the financial statements).

(vii) Dues from the operators are not taken into account for making provision for doubtful debts. Also in respect of Delhi Unit, no provision for doubtful debts is made for disputed cases outstanding for less than one year in Basic and for less than 180 days in GSM/CDMA. In the absence of any working, the impact thereof on the financial statements cannot be ascertained and quantified. (Also refer point no. 3(b) of note no.1 to the financial statements).

(viii) (a) In Delhi Unit, reconciliation of balances of subscriber’s deposits as per subsidiary records with financial books (WFMS) is still in progress and the impact, if any, of the differences arising out of such reconciliation on financial statements cannot be ascertained and quantified at present. (Also refer point no. 15(a) of note no.34 to the financial statements).

(b) Unlinked credit of Rs.13.79 crores on account of receipts from subscribers against billing by the Company which could not be matched with corresponding receivables are appearing as liabilities in the balance sheet. To that extent, trade receivables and other current liabilities are overstated. (Also refer point no. 15(c) of note no.34 to the financial statements).

(ix) In the absence of detailed information i.e. break up of amount received with relation to the individual invoices raised through MACH, invoice wise reconciliation of the roaming debtors is pending in Delhi Unit. Pending such reconciliation, the impact of the same on the financial statements cannot be ascertained and quantified. (Also refer point no. 17 of note no.34 to the financial statements).

(x) Fixed assets are generally capitalized on the basis of completion certificates issued by the engineering department or bills received by finance department in respect of bought out capital items. Due to delays in issuance of the completion certificates or receipt of the bills, there are cases where capitalization of the fixed assets gets deferred to next year. The resultant impact of the same on the statement of profit and loss by way of depreciation and amount of fixed assets capitalized in the balance sheet cannot be ascertained.

(xi) Certain Land and Buildings transferred to MTNL from DOT in earlier years have been reflected as leasehold. In the absence of relevant records, we are not in a position to comment on the classification, capitalization and amortization of the same as leasehold and also the consequential impacts, if any, of such classification, capitalization and amortization not backed by relevant records. In the absence of relevant records, impact of such classification on the financial statements cannot be ascertained and quantified.

(xii) Department of Telecommunication (DOT) had raised a demand of Rs.3313.15 crores in 2012-13 on account of one time charges for 2G spectrum held by the Company for GSM and CDMA for the period of licence already elapsed and also for the remaining valid period of licence including spectrum given on trial basis.

As explained the demand for spectrum usage for CDMA has been revised by Rs.107.44 crores on account of rectification of actual usage.

Also as explained, pending finality of the issue by the Company regarding surrender of a part of the spectrum, crystallization of issue by the DOT in view of the claim being contested by the Company and because of the matter being sub-judice in the Apex Court on account of dispute by other private operators on the similar demands, the amount payable, if any, is indeterminate. Accordingly, no liability has been created for the demand made by DOT on this account and Rs.3205.71 crores has been disclosed as contingent liability.

In view of the above we are not in a position to comment on the correctness of the stand taken by the Company and the ultimate implications of the same on the financial statements of the Company. (Also refer point no.4 of note no.34 to the financial statements).

(xiii) Other current assets include claim of Income tax refund for F.Y. 1999-2000 of Rs.101.54 crores arising from pending appeal effect / rectification under Section 154 of Income Tax Act, 1961 by income tax department.

This includes tax amount of Rs.60.30 crores and interest accrued thereon amounting to Rs.41.24 crores. In the absence of complete records, we are not in a position to comment on the correctness and recoverability of the same and consequential impact on the financial statements of the Company.

(xiv) The balances appearing in the advance tax/income tax receivable / tax deducted at source / interest on income tax and provisions for taxes are subject to reconciliation with the tax records. Pending reconciliations we are not in a position to comment on the correctness of the same and consequential impact of the same on the financial statements of the Company.

(xv) In Delhi Unit there is no laid down process /system to reconcile the service tax liability with the total revenue or with the debtors or under reverse charge mechanism. In addition there is no reconciliation process with respect to service tax payment or of outstanding service tax recoverable. In the absence of any such working / reconciliation, we are not in a position to comment on the correctness of the service tax liability / service tax recoverable and the consequent impact thereof on the financial statements of the Company.

(xvi) Pending identification and details of the assets lost/destroyed by fire/theft in earlier years against which insurance claims amounting to Rs.24.52 crores have been lodged in Mumbai Unit, the same continue to appear in the schedule of Fixed Assets under the head Gross Block, Accumulated Depreciation and Net Block. In the absence of details of such assets, we are not in a position to comment on the impact there of on the financial statements of the Company (Also refer point no.7(b) of note no.34 to the financial statements).

(xvii) In respect of fixed assets of Delhi Unit and Corporate Office, depreciation charged is not fully in line with the requirements of Schedule II to the Companies Act, 2013. In the absence of required details, we are not in a position to comment on impact thereof on the financial statements of the Company.

In the absence of information, the effect of which cannot be quantified, we are unable to comment on the possible impact of the items stated in the point nos.(i), (ii), (iv), (v), (vi), (vii), (viii)(a), (ix), (x), (xi), (xii),(xiii),

(xiv), (xv), (xvi) and (xvii) on the standalone financial statements of the Company for the year ended on 31st March 2016.

We further state that without considering the impact of items stated in preceding para, the effect of which could not be determined, had the observations made by us in point nos (iii) and (viii)(b) been considered in the standalone financial statements, loss for the year would have been Rs.2146.10 crores as against the reported figure of Rs.2005.74 crores in the Statement of Profit and Loss and Trade receivables under the head Current Assets would have been Rs.323.50 crores as against the reported figure of Rs.337.29 crores, Other Current Liabilities would have been Rs.4405.97 crores as against the reported figure of Rs.4279.40 crores in the Balance Sheet.

Qualified Opinion

In our opinion and to the best of our information and according to the explanations given to us, except for the possible effects of the matters described in the Basis for Qualified Opinion paragraph, the standalone financial statements give the information required by the Act, in the manner so required and give a true and fair view in conformity with the accounting principles generally accepted in India, of the state of affairs of the Company as at 31st March, 2016 and its losses and its cash flows for the year ended on that date.

Emphasis of Matters

We draw attention to the following notes on the standalone financial statements being matters pertaining to Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited requiring emphasis by us. Our opinion is not qualified in respect of these matters:

(i) Point no. 26 of note no.34 to the financial statements regarding non provision of diminution in the value of investments in joint ventures/subsidiary as these diminutions are considered temporary in nature.

(ii) Point no. 8(a) of note no.34 to the financial statements regarding the adequacy or otherwise of the provision and / or contingency reserve held by the Company with reference to pending dispute with the Income Tax Department before the Hon''ble Courts regarding deduction claimed by the Company u/s 80 IA of the Income Tax Act,1961.

(iii) Point no.12(a) of note no.34 to the financial statements regarding accounting of claims and counter claims of MTNL with M/S M&N Publications Ltd., in a dispute over printing, publishing and supply of telephone directories for MTNL, in the year when the ultimate collection / payment of the same becomes reasonably certain.

(iv) Classification of trade receivables as unsecured without considering the security deposit which the Company has received from the subscribers. (Also refer note no.19 to the financial statements).

(v) Amount receivable from BSNL has been reflected as loans and advances instead of bifurcating the same into trade receivables and other receivables. (Also refer note no. 19 to the financial statements).

(vi) Disclosure of consumption of imported and indigenous stores and spares and percentage to the total consumption as required by Schedule III of the Companies Act, 2013 has not been made by the Company in the financial statements.

(vii) The financial statements of the Company reflect that net worth of the Company has virtually eroded, The Company has incurred net cash loss during the current year as well as in the previous year and the current liabilities exceeded the current assets substantially. all these conditions indicate the existence of material uncertainty that may cast significant doubts about the Company''s ability to continue as a going concern. However, the financial statements of the Company have been prepared on a going concern basis for the reasons stated in the point no. 38 of note no. 34 to the financial statements.

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 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 of the Order, to the extent applicable.

2. As required by Section 143(5) of the Act, we give in Annexure B, a statement on the matters specified by the Comptroller and Auditor-General of India for the Company.

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 purpose of our audit except for the matters described in point nos. (i), (ii), (iv), (v), (vi), (vii), (viii)(a), (ix), (x), (xi), (xii),(xiii), (xiv), (xv), (xvi) and (xvii) of the paragraph on Basis of Qualified Opinion given above ;

(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 except for our comments under the head ‘Basis for Qualified Opinion'' stated above;

(c) The Balance Sheet, the Statement of Profit and Loss, and the Cash Flow Statement dealt with by this Report are in agreement the books of account;

(d) In our opinion and based on our comments in point nos. (iv), (v), (x), (xi), (xii), (xvi) and (xvii) of the paragraph on Basis for Qualified Opinion given above, the aforesaid standalone financial statements comply with the Accounting Standards specified under Section 133 of the Act, read with Rule 7 of the Companies (Accounts) Rules 2014 except for AS-6 regarding Depreciation Accounting, AS-10 regarding Accounting of Fixed Assets, AS-28 regarding Impairment of Assets and AS 29 on Provisions, Contingent Liabilities and Contingent Assets;

(e) In view of the Government notification No. GSR 463 (E) dated 5th June 2015, government companies are exempt from the applicability of Section 164 (2) of the Act;

(f) With respect to the adequacy of internal financial controls over financial reporting of the Company and operating effectiveness of such controls, refer to our separate report in “Annexure C”:

(g) The qualification relating to the maintenance of accounts and other matters connected therewith are as stated in the Basis for Qualified Opinion paragraph above.

(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, 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, wherever quantifiable, on its financial position in its financial statements. Refer point no. 1 and 12 of Note no. 34 to the financial statements.

ii. the Company is not required to make any provision for any material foreseeable losses under any law or accounting standards on long terms contracts. Also the Company is not dealing into derivatives contracts. Refer point no. 36 of Note no. 34 to the financial statements.

iii. There has been no delay in transferring any amount to the Investor, Education and Protection Fund during the year. Refer point no 35 of Note No. 34 to the financial statements.

ANNEXURE TO THE INDEPENDENT AUDITORS’ REPORT

REFERRED TO IN OUR INDEPENDENT AUDITORS’ REPORT OF EVEN DATE TO THE MEMBERS OF MAHANAGAR TELEPHONE NIGAM LIMITED ON THE STANDALONE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31ST MARCH 2016.

(i) (a) Delhi unit has maintained records of fixed assets. However in MS unit-Delhi, identification number are not mentioned. It has been noticed that records of the Estates Department in respect of land and building do not match with the records as per financial books. In case of Mumbai unit (both basic and WS), fixed assets registers have been maintained w.e.f. 01.04.2002. However, the fixed assets records maintained by the Mumbai unit are not updated and reconciled with the financial records. Also identification numbers are not mentioned in respect of most of the items. The corporate office has maintained fixed assets records showing full particulars including quantitative details and situation of fixed assets.

(b) As per the accounting policy of the company, fixed assets are required to be physically verified by the management on rotation basis, once in three years, which in our opinion is reasonable and adequate in relation to the size of the Company and the nature of its business. As certified by the management, Land & Building, Vehicles and Apparatus & Plants were physically verified in accordance with programme of verification by the management during the year and no material discrepancies were noticed on such verification.

(c) Title deeds of most of the immovable properties recorded in the books of the Company are not held in the name of the Company. Details of such properties are given hereunder:

(Rs. in Crores)

PARTICULARS

DELHI UNIT

MUMBAI UNIT

Free Hold Land

-Total Number of Cases

1

29

-Gross Block

0.06

Rs. 3.85

Lease Hold Land

-Total Number of Cases

89*

17

-Gross Block

219.53

Rs. 2.17

-Net Block

156.46

Rs. 1.36

Building

-Total Number of Cases

53**

3

-Gross Block

32.37

Rs. 3.57

-Net Block

4.92

Rs. 2.85

* In respect of 43 cases out of 89 where the lease hold land acquired from DOT have been capitalized by the MTNL and no data is available in respect of depreciation and net WDV of such assets as the same is not identifiable from the fixed assets register.

** No information is available in respect of lease hold buildings allotted by the various govt. authorities to MTNL but the same has been capitalized by the MTNL and due to not availability of information the aforesaid cases has not been included in the above details.

(ii) In our opinion, physical verification of inventory has been conducted by the management at reasonable intervals except Sub-stores of Basic Unit Delhi and store of WS Unit Delhi during the year. Discrepancies noticed on physical verification of inventory as compared to book records were not material and have been properly dealt with in the books of accounts.

(iii) The Company has not granted any secured or unsecured loans to companies, firms , limited liability partnerships or other parties covered in the register maintained under section 189 of the Companies Act, 2013 (‘the Act''). Thus , paragraph 3(iii) of the Order is not applicable

(iv) The Company has not entered any transaction involving compliance with the provisions of Section 185 and 186 of the Companies Act 2013. Thus , paragraph 3(iv) of the Order is not applicable

(v) The Company has not accepted any deposits from the public within the meaning of Section 73 to Section 76 or any other relevant provisions of the Companies Act, 2013 or rules framed there under.

(vi) As per information and explanation given to us, Company is required to maintain the cost records under Section 148(1) of the Companies Act 2013. As explained the Company has not yet maintained the required cost records for 2015-16.

(vii) a) According to the information and explanations given to us and on the basis of our examination of the records of the Company, amounts deducted/ accrued in the books of account in respect of undisputed statutory dues including provident fund, employee''s state insurance, income tax, sales tax, service tax, duty of customs, duty of excise, value added tax, cess and other material statutory dues, wherever applicable, have been regularly deposited during the year by the Company with the appropriate authorities.

According to the information and explanations given to us, no undisputed amounts payable in respect of provident fund, employee''s state insurance, income tax, sales tax, service tax duty of customs, duty of excise, value added tax, cess or other material statutory dues were in arrears as at 31 March 2016 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 Income tax , Sale tax, service tax, duty of customs, duty of excises, value added tax which have not been deposited with the appropriate authorities on account of any dispute except for the following dues:

Delhi Unit

i. Sales Tax

Name of the Statute

Amount (Rs. in Crores) L.S.T (Net)

Period

Authority where Forum where the dispute is pending

Delhi Value Added Tax Act, 2004

12.21

2007-08

Delhi Value Added Tax, Tribunal

Delhi Value Added Tax Act, 2004

62.60

2009-10 & 201011 (CWG 2010)

Delhi Value Added Tax, Tribunal

Central Sales Tax Act, 1956

0.04

2012-13

Addl. Comm. Sales Tax

TOTAL

74.85

ii. Service Tax

Name of the Statute

Amount (Rs. in Crores) (Net)

Period

Forum where the dispute is pending

Finance Act, 1994

8.98

2005-06

Commissioner of Central Excise and Service Tax

Finance Act, 1994

22.03

2007-08

Custom Excise and Service Tax Appellate Tribunal

TOTAL

31.01

iii. Labour Cess

Name of the Statute

Amount (Rs. in Crores) (Net)

Period

Forum where the dispute is pending

Building and other Construction Workers Welfare Cess Act, 1996.

9.73

1996 to 2001

Deputy Labor Commissioner

Mumbai Basic Unit Sales Tax:

Name of the Statute

Amount under dispute (Rs. in Crores) (Net)

Year to which amount relates

Forum where the dispute is pending

BST ACT

0.36

1993-94

Maharashtra Sales Tax Tribunal, Mumbai

BST ACT

1.91

1998-99

Maharashtra Sales Tax Tribunal, Mumbai

BST ACT

3.52

1999-2000

Maharashtra Sales Tax Tribunal, Mumbai

BST ACT

5.48

2000-01

Maharashtra Sales Tax Tribunal, Mumbai

BST ACT

10.16

2001-02

Maharashtra Sales Tax Tribunal, Mumbai

BST ACT

216.11

2003-04

Maharashtra Sales Tax Tribunal, Mumbai

BST ACT

101.57

2004-05

Maharashtra Sales Tax Tribunal, Mumbai

BST ACT

6.11

2011-12

Jt. Commissioner of Sales Tax, Mumbai

Total

345.22

Luxury Tax

Name of the Statute

Amount under dispute (Rs. in Crores) (Net)

Year to which amount relates

Forum where the dispute is pending

BST ACT

1.57

2011-12

Deputy Commissioner of Sales Tax, Mumbai

Mumbai MS Unit Central Excise:

Name of the Statute

Amount Under dispute not deposited (Rs. in Crores)

Year to Which Amount Relates

Forum where the dispute is pending

Central Excise Act

0.29

2004-05

Custom Excise and Service Tax Appellate Tribunal

Central Excise Act

0.26

2005-06

Custom Excise and Service Tax Appellate Tribunal

Central Excise Act

0.32

2006-07

Custom Excise and Service Tax Appellate Tribunal

Total

0.87

(viii) The Company has not defaulted in the repayment of dues to banks or debenture holders. The Company has not taken any loan from any financial institution or Government.

(ix) The Company has neither made any public offer ( including debt instruments ) during the year nor has taken any term loan during the year. Accordingly, paragraph 3 (ix) of the Order is not applicable.

(x) Based on audit procedures applied and according to the information and explanations given to us, we report that no fraud on or by the Company has been noticed or reported during the course of our audit for the year ended on 31st March 2016 except for the following case:

Nature of Fraud

Amount (Rs. in Crores)

Remarks

Misappropriation of cable store item in Moti Nagar Cable Store under area GM (West), New Delhi

Not yet ascertained

Case is under examination.

(xi) In view of the Government notification No. GSR 463 (E) dated 5th June 2015, government companies are exempt from the applicability of Section 197 of the Companies Act 2013. Accordingly clause 3 (xi) of the Order is not applicable to the Company.

(xii) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, the company is not a Nidhi company. Hence, Clause 3 (xii) of the Order is not applicable to the Company.

(xiii) In our opinion and as per the information and explanation given to us, the company has not entered into any transaction requiring compliance with Section 177 and 188 of the Companies Act, 2013.Hence, Clause 3 (xiii) of the Order is not applicable to the Company.

(xiv) Based on the information and explanation given to us, the Company has not made any preferential allotment or private placement of shares or fully or partly convertible debentures during the year under review requiring compliance with Section 42 of the Companies Act, 2013. Hence, Clause 3 (xiv) of the Order is not applicable to the Company.

(xv) Based on the information and explanation given to us, the Company has not entered into any non-cash transactions with directors or persons connected with him. Hence, Clause 3 (xv) of the Order is not applicable to the Company.

(xvi) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, Company is not required to register under Section 45 -IA of the Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934. Hence, Clause 3 (xvi) of the Order is not applicable to the Company.

ANNEXURE TO THE INDEPENDENT AUDITORS’ REPORT

REFERRED TO IN OUR INDEPENDENT AUDITORS’ REPORT OF EVEN DATE TO THE MEMBERS OF MAHANAGAR TELEPHONE NIGAM LIMITED ON THE STANDALONE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31ST MARCH 2016.

Directions indicating the areas to be examined by the Statutory Auditors during the course of audit of annual accounts of Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (Standalone) for the year 2015-16 issued by the Comptroller & Auditor General of India under section 143(5) of the Companies Act, 2013.

Based on the information and explanations given to us we report as under:

Sr.

No.

Areas Examined

Observation / Finding

1

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

The Company does not have clear title/lease deeds in a number of cases. Summarized position of such cases is as under:

DELHI UNIT

The Company does not have clear title deeds in respect of 1 land property at Minto Road, Delhi and classified as freehold. Also Company does not have any lease deed in respect of 89 cases of land properties spread across Delhi and classified as Leasehold.

MUMBAI UNIT

The Company does not have clear title deeds in respect of 29 cases of land properties spread across Mumbai and classified as freehold. Also Company does not have lease deeds in respect of 17 cases of land properties spread across Mumbai and classified as Leasehold.

2

Please report whether there are any cases of waiver / write off of debts / loans / interest etc. if, yes, the reason therefore and the amount involved.

The details of cases of waiver / write off of debts / loans / interest by the Company during the year are as under:

Particulars

(Rs. in Crores)

Write off of debts Due to non recoverability

28.36

Waiver of penalty & interest

0.00

TOTAL

28.36

Sr.

No.

Areas Examined

Observation / Finding

3

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

a. There are no inventories lying with third parties.

b. The Company has not received any assets as gifts from Government or other authorities during the year.

(viii) The company did not have appropriate internal control systems to reconcile the financial accounts pertaining to income tax and service tax with the relevant tax records and returns. This could potentially result into under/ overstatement of such amounts in the financial statements.

A ‘material weakness'' is a deficiency, or a combination of deficiencies, in internal financial control over financial reporting, such that there is a reasonable possibility that a material misstatement of the company''s annual or interim financial statements will not be prevented or detected on a timely basis.

In our opinion, except for the effects / possible effects of the material weaknesses described above on the achievement of the objectives of the control criteria, the Company has maintained, in all material respects, adequate internal financial controls over financial reporting and such internal financial controls over financial reporting were operating effectively as of March 31, 2016, based on the internal control over financial reporting criteria established by the Company considering the essential components of internal control stated in the Guidance Note on Audit of Internal Financial Controls Over Financial Reporting issued by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.

We have considered the material weaknesses identified and reported above in determining the nature, timing, and extent of audit tests applied in our audit of the March 31, 2016 financial statements of the Company, and these material weaknesses do not affect our opinion on the financial statements of the Company.

For V. K. DHINGRA & CO. For MEHRA GOEL & CO

CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS

Firm Regn. No. 000250N Firm Regn. No. 000517N

(V.K. DHINGRA) (R. K. MEHRA)

PARTNER PARTNER

M. NO. 014467 M. NO. 006102

PLACE : NEW DELHI

DATED : MAY 30, 2016

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