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Den Networks Ltd.

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Series: EQ | ISIN: INE947J01015 | SECTOR: Media & Entertainment

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Annual Report

For Year :
2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010

Auditor's Report

INDEPENDENT AUDITOR''S REPORT

TO THE MEMBERS OF DEN NETWORKS LIMITED Report on the Standalone Ind AS Financial Statements

We have audited the accompanying standalone Ind AS financial statements of DEN NETWORKSLIMITED (the Company), which comprise the Balance Sheet as at 31 March, 2018,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 financial position, financial performance including other comprehensive income, cash flows and changes in equity of the Company in accordance with the Indian Accounting Standards (Ind AS) prescribed under section 133 of the Act read with the Companies (Indian Accounting Standards) Rules, 2015, as amended, and other accounting principles generally accepted in India.

This responsibility also includes maintenance of adequate accounting records in accordance with the provisions of the Act for safeguarding 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.

In conducting 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 thereunder and the Order issued under section 143(11) of the Act.

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 standalone Ind AS financial statements.

We believe that the audit evidence obtained by us 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 Ind AS and other accounting principles generally accepted in India, of the state of affairs of the Company as at 31March, 2018, and its loss, total comprehensive loss, its cash flows and the changes in equity for the year ended on that date.

Report on Other Legal and Regulatory Requirements

1. 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 Other Comprehensive Income), the Cash Flow Statement and 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.

e) On the basis of the written representations received from the directors of the Company as on 31 March, 2018 taken on record by the Board of Directors, none of the directors is disqualified as on 31 March, 2018 from being appointed as a director in terms of Section 164(2) of the Act.

f) With respect to the adequacy of the internal financial controls over financial reporting of the Company and the operating effectiveness of such controls, refer to our separate Report in ANNEXURE A Our report expresses an unmodified opinion on the adequacy and operating effectiveness of the Company''s internal financial controls over financial reporting.

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, as amended, 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(b) to the standalone Ind AS financial statements.

ii. The Company did not have any long-term contracts including derivative contracts for which there were any material foreseeable losses. Refer Note 45 to the standalone Ind AS financial statements.

iii. There were no amounts which were required to be transferred to the Investor Education and Protection Fund bythe Company. Refer Note 48 to the standalone Ind AS financial statements.

2. As required by the Companies (Auditor''s Report) Order, 2016 (the Order/CARO 2016) issued by the Central Government in terms of Section 143(11) of the Act, we give in ANNEXURE B a statement on the matters specified in paragraphs 3 and 4 of the Order.

(Referred to in paragraph 1(f) under ''Report on Other Legal and Regulatory Requirements'' section of our report of even date)

Report on the Internal Financial Controls Over Financial Reporting under Clause (i) of Sub-section 3 of Section 143 of the Companies Act, 2013 (the Act)

We have audited the internal financial controls over financial reporting of DEN NETWORKS LIMITED (the Company) as of 31 March, 2018 in conjunction with our audit of the standalone Ind AS financial statements of the Company for the year ended on that date.

Management''s Responsibility for Internal Financial Controls

The Company''s management is responsible for establishing and maintaining internal financial controls based on the internal control over financial reporting criteria established by the Company considering the essential components of internal control stated in the Guidance Note on Audit of Internal Financial Controls Over Financial Reporting issued by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. These responsibilities include the design, implementation and maintenance of adequate internal financial controls that were operating effectively for ensuring the orderly and efficient conduct of its business, including adherence to company''s policies, the safeguarding of its assets, the prevention and detection of frauds and errors, the accuracy and completeness of the accounting records, and the timely preparation of reliable financial information, as required under the Companies Act, 2013.

Auditor''s Responsibility

Our responsibility is to express an opinion on the internal financial controls over financial reporting of the Company based on our audit. We conducted our audit in accordance with the Guidance Note on Audit of Internal Financial Controls Over Financial Reporting (the Guidance Note) issued by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and the Standards on Auditing prescribed under Section 143(10) of the Companies Act, 2013, to the extent applicable to an audit of internal financial controls. Those Standards and the Guidance Note require that we comply with ethical requirements and plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether adequate internal financial controls over financial reporting was established and maintained and if such controls operated effectively in all material respects.

Our audit involves performing procedures to obtain audit evidence about the adequacy of the internal financial controls system over financial reporting and their operating effectiveness. Our audit of internal financial controls over financial reporting included obtaining an understanding of internal financial controls over financial reporting, assessing the risk that a material weakness exists, and testing and evaluating the design and operating effectiveness of internal control based on the assessed risk. The procedures selected depend on the auditor''s judgement, including the assessment of the risks of material misstatement of the financial statements, whether due to fraud or error.

We believe that the audit evidence we have obtained is sufficient and appropriate to provide a basis for our audit opinion on the Company''s internal financial controls system over financial reporting.

Meaning of Internal Financial Controls Over Financial Reporting

A company''s internal financial control over financial reporting is a process designed to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. A company''s internal financial control over financial reporting includes those policies and procedures that (1) pertain to the maintenance of records that, in reasonable detail, accurately and fairly reflect the transactions and dispositions of the assets of the company; (2) provide reasonable assurance that transactions are recorded as necessary to permit preparation of financial statements in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, and that receipts and expenditures of the company are being made only in accordance with authorisations of management and directors of the company; and

(3) provide reasonable assurance regarding prevention or timely detection of unauthorised acquisition, use, or disposition of the company''s assets that could have a material effect on the financial statements.

Inherent Limitations of Internal Financial Controls Over Financial Reporting

Because of the inherent limitations of internal financial controls over financial reporting, including the possibility of collusion or improper management override of controls, material misstatements due to error or fraud may occur and not be detected. Also, projections of any evaluation of the internal financial controls over financial reporting to future periods are subject to the risk that the internal financial control over financial reporting may become inadequate because of changes in conditions, or that the degree of compliance with the policies or procedures may deteriorate.

Opinion

In our opinion, to the best of our information and according to the explanations given to us, the Company has, in all material respects, an adequate internal financial controls system over financial reporting and such internal financial controls over financial reporting were operating effectively as at 31 March, 2018, based on the criteria for internal financial control over financial reporting established by the Company considering the essential components of internal control stated in the Guidance Note on Audit of Internal Financial Controls Over Financial Reporting issued by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.

ANNEXURE B TO THE INDEPENDENT AUDITOR''S REPORT

(Referred to in paragraph 2 under ''Report on Other Legal and

Regulatory Requirements'' section of our report of even date)

(i) In respect of its property, plant and equipment:

a. The Company has maintained proper records showing full particulars, including quantitative details and situation of property, plant and equipment.

b. The Company has a program of verification of property, plant and equipment to cover all items in a phased manner over a period of three years other than set top boxes, which are in possession of customers/ third parties and distribution equipment comprising overhead and underground cables. Management is of the view that it is not possible to physically verify these assets due to their nature and location. Pursuant to the program, certain property, plant and equipment were physically verified by the management during the year. According to the information and explanations given to us, the existence of set top boxes is verified on the basis of the ''active user'' status in the system. No material discrepancies were noticed on such verification.

In our opinion, other than for physical verification of set top boxes and distribution equipment referred to above, the frequency of verification of property, plant and equipment is reasonable having regard to the size of the Company and the nature of its assets.

c. The Company does not have any immovable properties of freehold or leasehold land and building and hence reporting under clause (i)(c) of the CARO 2016 is not applicable.

(ii) As explained to us, the inventories were physically verified during the year by the Management at reasonable intervals and no material discrepancies were noticed on physical verification.

(iii) According to the information and explanations given to us, the Company has granted unsecured loansto companies covered in the Register maintained under Section 189 of the Companies Act, 2013, in respect of which:

a. The terms and conditions of the grant of such loans are, in our opinion, prima facie, not prejudicial to the Company''s interest.

b. The schedule of repayment of principal and payment of interest has been stipulated and repayments or receipts of principal amounts and interest have been regular as per stipulations.

c. There is no amount overdue for more than 90 days at the balance sheet date.

The Company has not granted any secured loans to companies and secured or unsecured loans to firms, Limited Liability Partnerships or other parties covered in the Register maintained under Section 189 of the Companies Act, 2013.

(iv) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, the Company has complied with the provisions of Sections 185 and 186 of the Companies Act, 2013 in respect of grant of loans, making investments and providing guarantees and securities, as applicable.

(v) According to the information and explanations given to us, the Company has not accepted any deposits from the public. The Company does not have any unclaimed deposits and accordingly the provisions of Sections 73 to 76 or any other relevant provisions of the Companies Act, 2013 are not applicable to the Company.

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

(vii) According to the information and explanations given to us, in respect of statutory dues:

a. The Company has generally been regular in depositing undisputed statutory dues, including Provident Fund, Employees'' State Insurance, Income-tax, Goods and Services Tax, Sales Tax, Service Tax, Customs Duty, Value Added Tax, Cess and other material statutory dues applicable to it to the appropriate authorities. According to the information and explanations given to us, the Company''s operations did not give rise to any Excise Duty.

b. There were no undisputed amounts payable in respect of Provident Fund, Employees'' State Insurance, Income-tax, Goods and Services Tax, Sales Tax, Service Tax, Customs Duty, Value Added Tax, Cess and other material statutory dues in arrears as at 31 March, 2018 for a period of more than six months from the date they became payable other than the dues related to entertainment tax, the details of which are given below:

Name of Statute

Nature of Dues

Amount involved (Rs. in million)

Period to

which the

amount

relates

Due date

Delhi Entertainment T ax Act, 1996

Entertainment Tax

1.64

June 2017

Within 7 days from the expiry of each month

According to the information and explanations given to us, the Company''s operations did not give rise to any Excise Duty.

c. Details of dues of Sales Tax, Service Tax, Customs Duty and Value Added Tax which have not been deposited as on 31 March, 2018 on account of disputes are given below:

*Net of Rs. 73.77 million under protest.

Name of Statute

Nature of Dues

Forum where Dispute is Pending

Period to which the Amount Relates

Amount Unpaid (Rs. in million)

The Uttar Pradesh Value Added Tax Act, 2008

Value Added Tax

Deputy Commissioner of Commercial Taxes

April 2012 to March 2017

528.47

Karnataka Value Added Tax Act, 2003

Value Added Tax and Central Sales Tax

Joint Commissioner of Commercial Taxes (Appeals)

April 2008 to March 2013 and April 2014 to March 2015

241.34

Delhi Value Added Tax Act, 2004

Value Added Tax

Special Commissioner- Department of trade and taxes

April 2014 to March 2015

0.45

Delhi Value Added Tax Act, 2004

Value Added Tax

Additional Commissioner - Delhi VAT

April 2013 to March 2014 and April 2015 to March 2017

5.20

Kerala Value Added Tax Act, 2003

Value Added Tax and Central Sales Tax

Assistant Commissioner Appeals, Commercial Taxes

April 2011 to March 2013

31.11

Kerala Value Added Tax Act, 2003

Value Added Tax and Central Sales Tax

High Court of Kerala

April 2013 to March 2014

36.12

Kerala Value Added Tax Act, 2003

Value Added Tax and Central Sales Tax

High Court of Kerala

April 2015 to March 2016

198.61

Kerala Value Added Tax Act, 2003

Value Added Tax and Central Sales Tax

Intelligence officer

April 2013 to March 2016

10.63

West Bengal Value Added Tax Act, 2003

Value Added Tax

Joint Commissioner of Commercial Taxes

April 2014 to March 2015

3.99

Haryana Value Added Tax Act, 2003

Value Added Tax

Deputy Commissioner of Commercial Taxes

April, 2015 to March, 2016

-

Name of Statute

Nature of Dues

Forum where Dispute is Pending

Period to which the Amount Relates

Amount Unpaid (Rs. in million)

Custom Act, 1962

Custom Duty

Directorate of Revenue Intelligence

February 2012 to December 2016

149.05**

Finance Act, 1994

Service Tax

Assistant Commissioner, Goods and Services tax Commissioner ate

April, 2012 to March, 2016

4.34

**Net of Rs. 89.94 miilion under protest.

We are informed that there are no dues in respect of Income-tax which have not been deposited on account of any dispute. According to the information and explanations given to us, the Company''s operations did not give rise to any Excise Duty.

(viii) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, the Company has not defaulted in the repayment of loans or borrowings to financial institution and banks. The Company has not taken any loans or borrowing from government or has not issued any debentures.

(ix) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, money raised by way of term loans have been applied by the Company during the year for the purposes for which they were raised other than temporary deployment pending application of proceeds. The Company has not raised moneys by way of initial public offer or further public offer (including debt instruments).

(x) To the best of our knowledge and according to the information and explanations given to us, no fraud by the Company and no material fraud on the Company by its officers or employees has been noticed or reported during the year.

(xi) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, the Company has paid / provided managerial remuneration in accordance with the requisite approvals mandated by the provisions of section 197 read with Schedule V to the Companies Act, 2013.

(xii) The Company is not a Nidhi Company and hence reporting

under clause (xii) of the Order is not applicable.

(xiii) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, the Company is in compliance with Section 177 and 188 of the Companies Act, 2013, where applicable, for all transactions with the related parties and the details of related party transactions have been disclosed in the financial statements etc. as required by the applicable accounting standards.

(xiv) During the year the Company has not made any preferential allotment or private placement of shares or fully or partly convertible debentures and hence reporting under clause (xiv) of CARO 2016 is not applicable to the Company.

(xv) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, during the year the Company has not entered into any non-cash transactions with its directors or directors of its holding, subsidiary companies or associates, as applicable, or persons connected with them and hence provisions of section 192 of the Companies Act, 2013 are not applicable.

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

For Deloitte Haskins & Sells

Chartered Accountants

(Firm''s Registration No. 015125N)

Sd/-

Jitendra Agarwal

Partner

(Membership No. 87104)

Place: New Delhi

Date: 18 May, 2018