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Notes to Accounts Year End : Sep '17

Corporate information

Siemens Limited (“The Company”) is a public company domiciled in India with its registered office at Birla Aurora, Level 21, Plot No. 1080 Dr. Annie Besant Road, Worli Mumbai - 400030. The Company is listed on National Stock Exchange of India Limited (NSE) and Bombay Stock Exchange of India Limited (BSE).

The Company offers products integrated solutions for industrial applications for manufacturing industries, drives for process industries, intelligent infrastructure and buildings, efficient and clean power generation from fossil fuels and oil and gas applications, transmission and distribution of electrical energy and for passenger and freight transportation, including rail vehicles, rail automation and rail electrification systems.

1. Significant accounting judgments, estimates and assumptions

The preparation of financial statements in conformity with Ind AS requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of revenue, expenses, assets and liabilities. Actual results could differ from those estimates. Any revision to accounting estimates is recognised prospectively.

The key assumptions concerning the future and other key sources of estimating uncertainty at the reporting date, that have a significant risk of causing a material adjustment to the carrying amounts of assets and liabilities within the next financial year, are described below. The Company has based its assumptions and estimates on parameters available when the financial statements were prepared. Existing circumstances and assumptions about future developments, however, may change due to market changes or circumstances arising that are beyond the control of the Company. Such changes are reflected in the assumptions when they occur.

1.1 Project revenue and costs

The percentage-of-completion method places considerable importance on accurate estimates to the extent of progress towards completion and may involve estimates on the scope of deliveries and services required for fulfilling the contractually defined obligations. These significant estimates include total contract costs, total contract revenues, contract risks, including technical, political and regulatory risks, and other judgments. The Company re-assesses these estimates on periodic basis and makes appropriate revisions accordingly.

1.2 Taxes

Significant management judgment is required to determine the amount of deferred tax assets that can be recognised, based upon the likely timing and the level of future taxable profits together with future tax planning strategies.

1.3 Property, plant and equipment and intangible assets

The charge in respect of periodic depreciation is derived after determining an estimate of an asset’s expected useful life and the expected residual value at the end of its life. The useful lives and residual values of the Company’s assets are determined by management at the time the asset is acquired and reviewed periodically, including at each financial year end. The lives are based on historical experience with similar assets as well as anticipation of future events, which may impact their life, such as changes in technology.

1.4 Impairment of non-financial assets

The Company assesses at each balance sheet date whether there is any indication that an asset or a group of assets (cash generating unit) may be impaired. If any such indication exists, the Company estimates the recoverable amount of the asset or cash generating unit.

The recoverable amount is the greater of the asset’s net selling price and value in use. In assessing value in use, the estimated future cash flows are discounted to the present value using a pre-tax discount rate that reflects current market assessments of the time value of money and the risks specific to the asset. In determining net selling price, recent market transactions are taken into account, if available. If no such transactions can be identified, an appropriate valuation model is used. If such recoverable amount of the asset or the recoverable amount of the cash-generating unit to which the asset belongs is less than its carrying amount, the carrying amount is reduced to its recoverable amount. The reduction is treated as an impairment loss and is recognized in the Statement of Profit and Loss. If at the balance sheet date there is an indication that a previously assessed impairment loss no longer exists, the recoverable amount is reassessed and the asset is reflected at the recoverable amount subject to a maximum of depreciable historical cost, had no impairment been recognised.

1.5 Employee benefits

The Company’s obligation for employee benefits is determined based on actuarial valuations. An actuarial valuation involves making various assumptions that may differ from actual developments in the future. These include the determination of the discount rate, future salary increases and mortality rates. Due to the complexities involved in the valuation and its long-term nature, these liabilities are highly sensitive to changes in these assumptions. All assumptions are reviewed at each reporting date.

Refer note 44 for details of the key assumptions used in determining the accounting of these plans.

The parameter most subject to change is the discount rate. In determining the appropriate discount rate for plans operated in India, the management considers the interest rates of government bonds in currencies consistent with the currencies of the post-employment benefit obligation.

The mortality rate is based on publicly available mortality tables for India. Those mortality tables tend to change only at interval in response to demographic changes. Future salary increases and gratuity increases are based on expected future inflation rates for the respective countries.

1.6 Impairment of financial assets

The Company assesses impairment on financial assets based on Expected Credit Loss (ECL) model. The provision matrix is based on its historically observed default rates over the expected life of the financial assets and is adjusted for forward looking estimates. At every reporting date, the historical observed default rates are updated and changes in forward looking estimates are analysed.

1.7 Provisions

Significant estimates are involved in the determination of provisions related to liquidated damages, onerous contracts, warranty costs, asset retirement obligations, legal and regulatory proceedings (Legal Proceedings). The Company records a provision for onerous sales contracts when current estimates of total contract costs exceed expected contract revenue. The provision for warranty, liquidated damages onerous contracts is based on the best estimate required to settle the present obligation at the end of reporting period.

Legal Proceedings often involve complex legal issues and are subject to substantial uncertainties. Accordingly, considerable judgment is part of determining whether it is probable that there is a present obligation as a result of a past event at the end of the reporting period, whether it is probable that such a Legal Proceeding will result in an outflow of resources and whether the amount of the obligation can be reliably estimated. Internal and external counsels are generally part of the determination process.

All the estimates are revised periodically.

Recent Accounting pronouncements

In March 2017, the Ministry of Corporate Affairs issued the Companies (Indian Accounting Standards) (Amendments) Rules, 2017, notifying amendments to Ind AS 7, ‘Statement of cash flows’ and Ind AS 102, ‘Share-based payment. The amendments are applicable to the Company from 1 October 2017.

Amendment to Ind AS 7

The amendment to Ind AS 7 requires the entities to provide disclosures that enable users of financial statements to evaluate changes in liabilities arising from financing activities, including both changes arising from cash flows and non-cash changes, suggesting inclusion of a reconciliation between the opening and closing balances in the balance sheet for liabilities arising from financing activities, to meet the disclosure requirement.

The Company is evaluating the requirements of the amendment and its impact on its cash flows, which is not expected to be material.

Amendment to Ind AS 102

The amendment to Ind AS 102 provides specific guidance to measurement of cash-settled awards, modification of cash-settled awards and awards that include a net settlement feature in respect of withholding taxes.

It clarifies that the fair value of cash-settled awards is determined on a basis consistent with that used for equity-settled awards. Market-based performance conditions and non-vesting conditions are reflected in the ‘fair values’, but non-market performance conditions and service vesting conditions are reflected in the estimate of the number of awards expected to vest. Also, the amendment clarifies that if the terms and conditions of a cash-settled share-based payment transaction are modified with the result that it becomes an equity-settled share-based payment transaction, the transaction is accounted for as such from the date of the modification. Further, the amendment requires the award that includes a net settlement feature in respect of withholding taxes to be treated as equity-settled in its entirety. The cash payment to the tax authority is treated as if it was part of an equity settlement. The Company is evaluating the requirements of the amendment and its impact.

2 Other equity

Nature and purpose of reserve

a) Capital reserve was created on account of merger of group companies in earlier years.

b) Amalgamation reserve was created on account of amalgamation of Siemens VDO Automotive Ltd. in 2006.

c) Capital redemption reserve was created on account of business combination under common control.

d) Securities premium account represents the surplus of proceeds received over the face value of shares, at the time of issue of shares.

e) General reserve is created out of profits earned by the Company by way of transfer from surplus in the statement of profit and loss. The Company can use this reserve for payment of dividend and issue of fully paid-up shares. As General reserve is created by transfer on one component of equity to another and is not an item of other comprehensive income, items included in the General reserve will not be subsequently reclassified to statement of profit and loss.

f) Cash flow hedge reserve represents mark-to-market valuation of effective hedges as required by Ind AS 109.

g) Retained earnings are the profits that the Company has earned till date, less any transfers to General reserve and payment of dividend.

The above reserves will be utilised in accordance with the provision of the Companies Act, 2013.

3 Disclosure relating to Provisions

Provision for warranty

Warranty costs are provided based on a technical estimate of the costs required to be incurred for repairs, replacement, material cost, servicing and past experience in respect of warranty costs. It is expected that this expenditure will be incurred over the contractual warranty period.

Provision for liquidated damages

Liquidated damages are provided based on contractual terms when the delivery/ commissioning dates of an individual project have exceeded or are likely to exceed the delivery/ commissioning dates as per the respective contracts. This expenditure is expected to be incurred over the respective contractual terms upto closure of the contract (including warranty period).

Provision for loss orders

A provision for expected loss on construction contracts is recognised when it is probable that the contract costs will exceed total contract revenue. For all other contracts, loss order provisions are made when the unavoidable costs of meeting the obligation under the contract exceed the currently estimated economic benefits.

Provision for other matters

The Group has made provisions for known contractual risks, litigation cases and pending assessments in respect of taxes, duties and other levies, the outflow of which would depend on the cessation of the respective events.

4 Disclosure pursuant to Indian Accounting Standard - 17 ‘Leases’ :

a) Where the Company is the lessee:

Lease payments on non-cancellable lease arrangement debited to the statement of profit and loss and the future lease payments in respect of non-cancellable operating lease are summarised below:

Lease rent debited to the statement of profit and loss Rs.659 (2016: Rs.683)

Sub-lease payments recognised in the statement of profit and loss Rs.373 (2016: Rs.240)

The future sub-lease payments expected to be received under non-cancellable sub-lease as at 30th September 2017 are as follows :

There is no contingent rent recognised in the statement of profit and loss

General description of the leasing arrangement:

(i) The Company has entered into operating lease arrangements for its office premises, storage locations, machinery, residential premises and motor cars for its employees.

(ii) The future lease rental payments are determined on the basis of the monthly lease payment terms as per the agreements.

(iii) At the expiry of the noncancellable lease period the option of renewal rests with the Company.

(iv) Some of the lease agreements have escalation clause ranging from 5% to 15% pa. There are no exceptional / restrictive covenants in the lease agreements.

b) Where the Company is the lessor:

Lease income from noncancellable lease arrangement credited to the statement of profit and loss and the future lease income in respect of noncancellable operating lease are summarised below:

Lease income recognised during the year in statement of profit and loss Rs.733 (2016: Rs.560)

There is no contingent rent recognised in the statement of profit and loss.

General description of the leasing arrangement:

(i) The Company has entered into operating lease arrangements of its factory premises, office premises, machinery and residential premises.

(ii) The future lease rental income is determined on the basis of the monthly lease terms as per the agreements.

(iii) At the expiry of the non cancellable lease period the option of renewal rests with both parties.

(iv) The lease agreements have escalation clause of 5% to 10% pa. There are no exceptional / restrictive covenants in the lease agreements.

5 (i) Other disclosures :

- The Chief Operating Decision Maker (“CODM”) evaluates the Company’s performance and allocates resources based on an analysis of various performance indicators by operating segments. The CODM reviews revenue and profit from operations as the performance indicator for all of the operating segments. The Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer and Division CEO & CFO’s are the CODM of the Company.

- Inter-segment prices are normally negotiated amongst the segments with reference to the costs, market price and business risks/ Transfer prices between operating segments are on arm’s length basis in a manner similar to the transactions with third parties.

- No operating segments have been aggregated to form the above reportable operating segments.

- Finance income and costs, and fair value gains and losses on financial assets are not allocated to individual segments as the underlying instruments are managed on a group basis.

- Current taxes, deferred taxes and certain financial assets and liabilities are not allocated to those segments as they are also managed on a group basis.

- Capital expenditure consists of additions of property, plant and equipment, intangible assets and investment properties including assets from the acquisition of subsidiaries.

- Profits / losses on inter segment transfers are eliminated at the Company level.

- During the year, there has been a reorganisation of certain businesses across segments and accordingly, the figures for the previous year have been regrouped to make them comparable.

(ii) Segment information :

Business Segments: The business of the Group is divided into eight segments. These segments are the basis for management control and hence, form the basis for reporting. The business of each segment comprises of :

- Power and Gas :- Provides products and solutions for generation of electricity from fossil and renewable fuels for utilities, independent power producers and engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) companies and the reliable transport of oil and natural gas.

- Energy Management :- Supplier of products, systems, solutions and services for transmission and distribution of electrical energy for power utilities and industrial companies. Portfolio ranges from systems for low-voltage grids and distribution grids to solutions for smart grids and energy automation systems to power supply systems for industrial plants and high-voltage transmission systems.

- Building Technologies :- Provider of safe, secure, energy-efficient and eco-friendly buildings and infrastructures. As a technology partner, consultant, service provider, systems integrator and product vendor, offerings range from fire safety, security, building automation, heating, ventilation, air conditioning and energy management.

- Mobility :- Supplier of solutions for passenger and freight transportation-including rail vehicles, rail automation systems, rail electrification systems, road traffic technology and IT solutions.

- Digital Factory :- Contains portfolio of leading edge software solutions and automation technologies covering the complete life cycle from product design and production execution to services for manufacturing companies.

- Process Industries and Drives :- Provides products, systems, solutions and services across entire life cycles for all industry sectors.

- Others :- Services provided to other group companies and lease rentals have been classified as “Others”.

Geographical Segments: The business is organised in two geographical segments i.e. within India and outside India.

Allocation of common costs

Common allocable costs are allocated to each segment according to the relative contribution of each segment to the total common costs.

Unallocated corporate items

Unallocated items include general corporate items which are not allocated to any business segment.

6 Disclosure pursuant to Indian Accounting Standard - 19 ‘Employee Benefits’ :

(i) Defined Contribution Plans

Amount of Rs.186 (2016: Rs.210) is recognised as an expense and included in “Employee benefits expense” (Refer note 34) in the statement of profit and loss.

(ii) Defined Benefit Plans

a) Amounts for the current period are as follows :

* Plan assets include balance of Rs.8 which is in process of being transferred to the Gratuity Trust of Siemens Windpower Pvt. Ltd. pursuant to the transfer of Wind power business. Plan assets of previous year include balance of Rs.208 which is transferred to the Gratuity Trust of Siemens Healthcare Pvt. Ltd. pursuant to transfer of Healthcare undertaking.

b) The sensitivity analysis above have been determined based on a method that extrapolates the impact on defined benefit obligation as a result of reasonable changes in key assumptions occurring at the end of the reporting year 201617 and the method of assumption used in preparing sensitivity analysis did not change compared to previous year.

c) The fund formed by the Company manages the investments of the Gratuity fund. Expected rate of return on investments is determined based on the assessment made by the Company at the beginning of the year on the return expected on its existing portfolio, along with the estimated incremental investments to be made during the year. Yield on portfolio is calculated based on a suitable mark-up over the benchmark Government securities of similar maturities. The Company expects to contribute Rs.208 (2016: Rs.172) to gratuity fund in 2017-18.

The investment strategy in respect of its funded plans is implemented within the framework of the applicable statutory requirements. Each year, the Board of Trustees reviews the level of funding in the gratuity plan. Such a review includes the asset liability matching strategy and investment risk management policy. This includes employing the use of annuities and longevity swaps to manage the risks. The Board of Trustees decides its contribution based on the results of this annual review. Generally it aims to have a portfolio mix of equity instruments and debt instruments to minimise the risk exposed to investment.

d) The estimates of future salary increases, considered in actuarial valuation, take in to account inflation, seniority, promotion and other relevant factors, such as supply and demand in the employment market.

e) The Company has contributed Rs.475 (2016: Rs.497) towards provident fund during the year ended 30 September 2017. The Guidance note issued by the Institute of Actuaries of India states that benefits involving employer established provident funds, which require interest shortfalls to be recompensed are to be considered as defined benefit plans. The Actuary has accordingly provided a valuation and based on the assumptions provided below there is no shortfall as at 30 September 2017.

(iii) General descriptions of significant defined plans

I Gratuity Plan

Gratuity is payable to all eligible employees of the Company on superannuation, death and permanent disablement, in terms of the provisions of the Payment of Gratuity Act, 1972 or as per the Company’s Scheme whichever is more beneficial. Under the act, employee who has completed five years of service is entitled to the benefit. The level of benefits provided depends on the members length of service and salary at retirement age.

II Medical

Post retirement medical benefit is paid to the retired employees and their spouse till their survival and after their death, benefits are available to the employee’s spouse. It consists of 3 components, which is health insurance, Domiciliary medical allowance and Company support in case the expenses incurred are more than the health insurance coverage subject to the ceiling limit as per the grades.

III Pension

Pension is paid to management cadre employees of the company, who retired before March 1998. Pension is paid on monthly basis. In case of death in retirement,100 percent pension is paid to the spouse for first six months and then 60 percent thereafter.

7 Share-based payment transactions

Share matching plan (SMP) and Siemens Stock Awards (SSA) at Siemens Ltd are classified as cash-settled transactions. The employees of the Company are eligible for the Holding Company’s share awards, i.e, SMP and SSA. Under SMP the employee may invest a specified part of their compensation in the Holding Company’s shares and at the end of 3 years (vesting period) employee gets one free share for every three shares purchased.

Under SSA, the Company grants stock awards of the Holding Company’s shares to the Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer, members of senior management and other eligible employees. The vesting period is 4 years, after which the beneficiary gets certain number of shares which is tied to the performance of the employee in case of CEO Special Allocation scheme and performance of Holding Company in case of Performance Oriented Siemens Stock Awards.

At the end of each reporting period, the Company recognises the fair value of the liability and the expense at each reporting period at the market price of the Holding Company’s share.

Under Siemens Profit Sharing (SPS), shares of Holding Company are granted to the eligible employees on achievement of the targets by Holding Company.

8 Derivative Instruments

a) Forward Contracts and Option contracts

The Company uses forward contracts and options to mitigate its risks associated with foreign currency fluctuations having underlying transaction and relating to firm commitments or highly probable forecast transactions. The Company does not enter into any forward and options contracts which are intended for trading or speculative purposes.

The forward exchange and options contracts are fair valued at each reporting date with the resultant gains/ losses thereon being recorded in statement of profit and loss.

The details of forward contracts outstanding at the year end are as follows:-

b) Significant unhedged exposures in various foreign currencies as at the year end:

The forward contracts have been converted in Indian rupees, at the spot rates, as at 30 September 2017 to facilitate reading purposes only.

The Company has a policy of hedging its foreign currency exposure on a net basis.

c) Commodity Contracts

The Company uses Commodity Future Contracts to hedge against fluctuation in commodity prices. The following are outstanding future contracts entered into by the Company as at the year end.

9 Capital management

For the purpose of the Company’s capital management, equity includes equity share capital and all other equity reserves attributable to the equity holders of the Company. The Company manages its capital to optimise returns to the shareholders and makes adjustments to it in light of changes in economic conditions or its business requirements. The Company’s objectives are to safeguard continuity, maintain a strong credit rating and healthy capital ratios in order to support its business and provide adequate return to shareholders through continuing growth and maximise the shareholders value. The Company funds its operations through internal accruals. The management and the Board of Directors monitor the return on capital as well as the level of dividends to shareholders.

10 Financial Instruments

The carrying amounts of financial instruments such as cash and cash equivalents, other bank balances, short term loans, trade receivables, trade payables, current security deposits and other current financial assets and liabilities (except derivative financial instrument those being measured at fair value through other comprehensive income) are considered to be same as their fair values due to their short term nature.

B) Fair Value Hierarchy

The following table provides fair value measurement hierarchy of financial instruments as referred in note (A) above:

The Company enters into foreign exchange forward contracts, which are valued using valuation techniques that employs the use of market observable inputs.

There have been no transfers between Level 1 and Level 2 during the period.

11 Financial Risk Management

The Company’s principal financial liabilities comprise of trade payable, security deposits and other financial liabilities. The Company’s principal financial assets include trade and other receivables, cash and cash equivalents and other financial assets that arise from its operations. The Company also enters into hedging transactions to cover foreign exchange exposure risk.

The Company’s operating business is exposed to market risk, credit risk and liquidity risk. In order to optimize the allocation of the financial resources across the segments, as well as to achieve its aims, the Company identifies, analyzes and manages the associated market risks. The Company seeks to manage and control these risks primarily through its regular operating activities and uses derivative financial instruments when deemed appropriate. All derivative activities for risk management purposes are carried out by teams that have the appropriate skills, experience and supervision. The Company has a Risk Management Committee, which ensures that the Company’s financial risk taking activities are governed by appropriate policies and procedures and that financial risks are identified, measured and mitigated in accordance with the Company’s policies and overall risk appetite.

A Market risk

Market risk is the risk that the fair value of future cash flows of a financial instrument will fluctuate because of changes in market prices. Market risk comprises of currency rate risk and interest rate risk. Financial instrument affected by market risks includes deposits, derivative financial instruments, trade receivables, trade payables and other financials assets.

Foreign Currency risk

Foreign currency risk is the risk that the fair value or future cashflows of a financial instrument will fluctuate because of changes on foreign exchange rate. The Company operates internationally and transacts in several currencies and has foreign currency trade receivables and trade payables. Hence, the Company is exposed to foreign exchange risk. The Company holds derivative financial instruments such as foreign exchange forward and option contracts to mitigate the risk of changes in exchange rates on foreign currency exposures.

Foreign currency sensitivity

The following table demonstrate the sensitivity to a reasonably possible change in major currencies like US Dollar and Euro with all other variables held constant. The impact on the Company’s profit before tax is due to changes in the fair value of monetary assets and liabilities including foreign currency derivatives. The Company’s exposure to foreign currency changes for all other currencies is not material.

Interest rate risk

Interest rate risk is the risk that the fair value or future cash flows of a financial instrument will fluctuate because of changes in market interest rates. Consequently, could have unforeseen impact on Company’s cost of borrowing or returns thus impacting the profit and loss.

The Company does not have any borrowings. Surplus funds are invested in deposits at fixed interest rates. The tenure of the deposits is managed to match with the liquidity profile of the Company.

* denotes figures less than a million

B Credit risk

Credit risk is defined as an unexpected loss in financial instruments if the contractual partner is failing to discharge its obligations in full and on time. The Company is exposed to credit risk from its operating and financing activities like trade receivables, deposits with banks, foreign exchange transactions and other financial instruments.


The major exposure to credit risk at the reporting date is primarily from receivables comprising of trade and project unbilled receivables (net).

Credit risk on receivables is limited due to the Company’s large and diverse customer base which includes public sector enterprises, state owned companies and private corporates. The effective monitoring and controlling of credit risk through credit evaluations and ratings is a core competency of the Company’s risk management system.

For receivables, as a practical expedient, the Company computes expected credit loss allowance based on a provision matrix. The provision matrix is prepared based on historically observed default rates over the expected life of trade receivables and is adjusted for forward-looking estimates.

The maximum exposure to credit risk at the reporting date is the carrying value of each class of financial assets. The ECL is calculated on rating and default probability percentage arrived from the historic default trend. In order to determine the default probability percentage, a simple average of customer wise specific allowances or actual bad debts incurred in succeeding year (derived rates) (whichever is higher) for the preceding three years is considered as a percentage of gross receivables positions for each grading i.e. rating and division of each customer as at reporting date.

Other financial assets

Credit risk from cash and cash equivalents, term deposits and derivative financial instruments is managed by the Company’s treasury department in accordance with the Company’s policy. Investments of surplus funds, temporarily, are made only with approved counter parties and within credit limits assigned to each counterparty. The maximum exposure to credit risk at the reporting date is the carrying value of each class of financial assets.

C Liquidity risk

The Company’s principal sources of liquidity are cash and cash equivalents and the cash flow that is generated from operations. The Company regularly monitors the rolling forecasts and actual cashflows, to ensure it has sufficient funds to meet the operational needs.

The table below summarise the maturity profile of the Company’s financial liabilities based on contractually agreed undiscounted cash flows :

12 First time adoption of Ind AS

These financial statements, for the year ended 30 September 2017, are the first the Company has prepared in accordance with Ind AS. For periods up to and including the year ended 30 September 2016, the Company prepared its financial statements in accordance with accounting standards notified under section 133 of the Companies Act, 2013, read together with paragraph 7 of the Companies (Accounts) Rules, 2014 (Indian GAAP).

Accordingly, the Company has prepared financial statements which comply with Ind AS applicable for periods ending on 30 September 2017, together with the comparative period data as at and for the year ended 30 September 2016, as described in the summary of significant accounting policies. In preparing these financial statements, the Company’s opening balance sheet was prepared as at 1 October 2015, the Company’s date of transition to Ind AS. This note explains the principal adjustments made by the Company in restating its Indian GAAP financial statements, including the balance sheet as at 1 October 2015 and the financial statements as at and for the year ended 30 September 2016.

A) Exemptions availed

Ind AS 101 allows first-time adopters certain exemptions from the retrospective application of certain requirements under Ind AS. The Company has accordingly applied the following exemptions:

i) The Company has elected to apply Ind AS 103 - “Business Combinations” prospectively from the date of transition. Hence, business combinations occurring prior to the transition date have not been restated.

ii) The Company has elected to continue with the carrying value determined in accordance with Indian GAAP for all of its property, plant and equipment, intangible assets and investment property as deemed cost of such assets at the transition date.

iii) The Company has elected to continue with the carrying value of the investment in subsidiary as deemed cost as on the date of transition.

iv) The Company has applied the derecognition requirements of financial assets and financial liabilities prospectively for transactions occurring on or after the transition date.

v) The Company has determined the classification of debt instruments in terms of whether they meet the amortised cost criteria or the FVTOCI criteria based on the facts and circumstances that existed as of the transition date.

vi) The Company has applied the impairment requirements of Ind AS 109 retrospectively based on facts and circumstances existing on transition date.

vii) The estimates at 1 October 2015 and at 30 September 2016 are consistent with those made for the same dates in accordance with Indian GAAP (after adjustments to reflect any differences in accounting policies) apart from the following item where application of Indian GAAP did not require estimation.

- Impairment of financial assets based on expected credit loss model.

B) Reconciliation between previously reported Indian GAAP (IGAAP) and Ind AS

Ind AS 101 requires an entity to reconcile equity, total comprehensive income and cash flows for prior periods. The following tables represent the reconciliation from erstwhile Indian GAAP to Ind AS.

i) Reconciliation of Equity between IGAAP and Ind AS

ii) Reconciliation of Net profit after tax as previously reported under IGAAP and the total comprehensive income as per Ind AS for the year ended 30 September 2016

iii) Reconciliation of cash flows for the year ended 30 September 2016

The transition from erstwhile Indian GAAP to Ind AS has not made a material impact on the statement of cash flows.


1 Under Indian GAAP, the allowance for bad and doubtful debts were accounted based on incurred loss model. Whereas, under Ind AS this provision is created based on Expected Credit Loss Model (ECL). Consequently, Rs.260 as at 1 October 2015 has been recognized as additional allowance with a charge to transition reserves. Further, Rs.73 during the year ended 30 September 2016 has been recognized as a reversal of allowance.

2 Under Indian GAAP, the Company had accounted for non-current financial assets and liabilities at the undiscounted amount. Whereas under Ind AS, such financial assets and liabilities are recognised at present value. Consequently, Rs.68 as at 1 October 2015 has been recognised as a charge to transition reserves. Further, Rs.22 during the year ended 30 September 2016 has been recognised in profit and loss.

3 The fair value gain/loss of foreign exchange forward contracts is recognised under Ind AS, which was not recognised under Indian GAAP. Impact of fair value changes as on 1 October 2015 of Rs.9 is recognised in transition reserve and for the year ended 30 September 2016 of Rs.5 is recognised in Statement of Profit and Loss, except for the fair value changes pertaining to effective portion of a cash flow hedge, which is recognised in other comprehensive income.

4 Under Indian GAAP, dividends proposed by the Board of Directors after the Balance Sheet date but before the approval of the financial statements were considered as adjusting events. Accordingly, provision for proposed dividend was recognised as a liability. Under Ind AS, such dividends are recognised when the same is approved by the shareholders in the Annual General Meeting. This has resulted in an increase in other equity by Rs.4,286 as at 1 October 2015 and Rs.2,572 as at 30 September 2016.

5 Tax adjustments include deferred tax impact on account of differences between previous Indian GAAP and Ind AS. On 1 October 2015 the net impact on deferred tax assets aggregating Rs.117 has been adjusted to transition reserve. Rs.20 has been recognised in the statement of profit and loss for the year ended 30 September 2016.

6 Under Indian GAAP, the entire cost, including actuarial gains and losses on post-employment defined benefit plan is charged to the statement of profit or loss. Under Ind AS remeasurements comprising of actuarial gains and losses are recognised through Other Comprehensive Income. Rs.389 is reclassed from employee benefits to Other comprehensive income during the year ended 30 September 2016.

(a) The Board of Directors at its meeting held on 5 December 2016 approved the sale and transfer of engineering, design and development services for wind power business forming part of Power and Gas segment of the Company to an Indian subsidiary of Siemens Wind HoldCo Sociedad Limitada, Spain for a consideration of Rs.75 as slump sale with effect from commencement of business on 1 January 2017 and the Company recorded a profit of Rs.72 on said transaction. Corresponding tax expense on the said transaction amounts to Rs.16.

(b) During the year, vide agreement dated 25 September 2017, the Company sold its Property located at Worli, Mumbai for a consideration of Rs.6,100 with a profit of Rs.5,603. The tax impact on the same is Rs.1,373.

(c) In accordance with the periodic impairment assessment, the Company had re-assessed the usability of certain assets and consequently recognized impairment loss of Rs.355 in the previous year. The tax impact on the same is Rs. (123).

13 Discontinued operations

During previous year, the Board of Directors at its meeting held on 4 March 2016 and the Members of the Company by way of Postal Ballot which closed on 27 April 2016, approved the sale and transfer of the Healthcare undertaking forming the Healthcare segment of the Company to Siemens Healthcare Private Limited (a subsidiary of Siemens AG, Germany) for a consideration of Rs.30,500 as a slump sale on a going concern basis, with effect from commencement of business on 1 July 2016 and recorded a profit of Rs.30,278 on sale of Healthcare undertaking which is shown under exceptional items (Refer note 53). Corresponding tax expense on the said transaction amounts to Rs.7,099.

14 During the year, the Company had specified bank notes or other denomination notes as defined in the MCA notification G.S.R. 308(E) dated March 31, 2017 on the details of Specified Bank Notes (SBNs) held and transacted during the period from November 8, 2016 to December 30, 2016, the denomination wise SBNs and other notes as per the notification is given below:

15 The Government of India introduced Goods and Service Tax (‘GST’) with effect from 1 July 2017 which partly replaced excise duty. Consequently the revenue from operations for period 1 July 2017 to 30 September 2017 is net of GST. However, the revenue from operations for the period 1 October 2016 to 30 June 2017 and year ended 30 September 2016 is inclusive of excise duty.

Source : Dion Global Solutions Limited
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