1. We have audited the accompanying financial statements of SKF India
Limited (the Company), which comprise the Balance Sheet as at 31st
March, 2016, the Statement of Profit and Loss for the period 1st
January, 2015 to 31st March, 2016 (the period) and the Cash Flow
Statement for the period then ended, and a summary of the significant
accounting policies and other explanatory information.
Management''s Responsibility for the Standalone Financial Statements
2. 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 to 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 of the assets of the Company and
for preventing and detecting frauds and other irregularities; selection
and application of appropriate accounting policies; making judgments
and estimates that are reasonable and prudent; and design,
implementation and maintenance of adequate internal financial controls,
that were operating effectively for ensuring the accuracy and
completeness of the accounting records, relevant to the preparation and
presentation of the financial statements that give a true and fair view
and are free from material misstatement, whether due to fraud or error.
3. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these financial
statements based on our audit.
4. We have taken into account the provisions of the Act and the Rules
made thereunder including the accounting standards and matters which
are required to be included in the audit report.
5. We conducted our audit in accordance with the Standards on Auditing
specified under Section 143(10) of the Act and other applicable
authoritative pronouncements issued by the Institute of Chartered
Accountants of India. Those Standards and pronouncements 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.
6. An audit involves performing procedures to obtain audit evidence
about the amounts and the disclosures in the financial statements. The
procedures selected depend on the auditors'' judgment, including the
assessment of the risks of material misstatement of the financial
statements, whether due to fraud or error. 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, but not for the purpose of expressing
an opinion on whether the Company has in place an adequate internal
financial controls system over financial reporting and the operating
effectiveness of such controls. 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 financial statements.
7. We believe that the audit evidence we have obtained is sufficient
and appropriate to provide a basis for our audit opinion on the
8. In our opinion and to the best of our information and according to
the explanations given to us, the aforesaid financial statements give
the information required by the 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 profit and its cash flows for the period
ended on that date.
Report on Other Legal and Regulatory Requirements
9. As required by ''the Companies (Auditor''s Report) Order, 2015'',
issued by the Central Government of India in terms of sub- section (11)
of section 143 of the Act (hereinafter referred to as the Order), and
on the basis of such checks of the books and records of the Company as
we considered appropriate and according to the information and
explanations given to us, we give in the Annexure a statement on the
matters specified in paragraphs 3 and 4 of the Order.
10. 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
(c) The Balance Sheet, the Statement of Profit and Loss, and the Cash
Flow Statement dealt with by this Report are in agreement with the
books of account.
(d) In our opinion, the aforesaid financial statements comply with the
Accounting Standards specified under Section 133 of the Act.
(e) On the basis of the written representations received from the
directors as on 31st March, 2016 taken on record by the Board of
Directors, none of the directors is disqualified as on 31st March, 2016
from being appointed as a director in terms of Section 164 (2) of the
(f) 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 knowledge and belief
and according to the information and explanations given to us:
i. The Company has disclosed the impact, if any, of pending litigations
as at 31st March, 2016 on its financial position in its financial
statements-Refer Note 28 to the financial statements for the period
ended 31st March, 2016.
ii. The Company has long-term contracts as at 31st March, 2016 for
which there were no material foreseeable losses. The Company did not
have any derivative contracts as at 31st March, 2016.
iii. There has been no delay in transferring amounts, required to be
transferred, to the Investor Education and Protection Fund by the
Company during the period ended 31st March, 2016.
Referred to in paragraph 9 of the Independent Auditors'' Report of even
date to the members of SKF India Limited on the financial- statements
as of and for the period ended 31st March, 2016
i. (a) The Company is maintaining proper records showing full
particulars, including quantitative details and situation, of fixed
(b) The fixed assets are physically verified by the Management
according to a phased programme designed to cover all the items over a
period of 3 years which, in our opinion, is reasonable having regard to
the size of the Company and the nature of its assets. Pursuant to the
programme, a portion of the fixed assets has been physically verified
by the Management during the year and no material discrepancies have
been noticed on such verification.
ii. (a) The inventory has been physically verified by the Management
during the year. In our opinion, the frequency of verification is
(b) In our opinion, the procedures of physical verification of
inventory followed by the Management are reasonable and adequate in
relation to the size of the Company and the nature of its business.
(c) On the basis of our examination of the inventory records, in our
opinion, the Company is maintaining proper records of inventory. The
discrepancies noticed on physical verification of inventory as compared
to book records were not material.
iii. The Company has not granted any loans, secured or unsecured, to
companies, firms or other parties covered in the register maintained
under Section 189 of the Act. Therefore, the provisions of Clause
3(iii), (iii)(a) and (iii)(b) of the said Order are not applicable to
iv. In our opinion, and according to the information and explanations
given to us, there is an adequate internal control system commensurate
with the size of the Company and the nature of its business for the
purchase of inventory and fixed assets and for the sale of goods and
services. Further, on the basis of our examination of the books and
records of the Company, and according to the information and
explanations given to us, we have neither come across, nor have been
informed of, any continuing failure to correct major weaknesses in the
aforesaid internal control system.
v. The Company has not accepted any deposits from the public within the
meaning of Sections 73, 74, 75 and 76 of the Act and the rules framed
there under to the extent notified.
vi. We have broadly reviewed the books of account maintained by the
Company in respect of products where, pursuant to the rules made by the
Central Government of India, the maintenance of cost records has been
specified under sub- section (1) of Section 148 of the Act, and are of
the opinion that, prima facie, the prescribed accounts and records have
been made and maintained. We have not, however, made a detailed
examination of the records with a view to determine whether they are
accurate or complete.
vii. (a) According to the information and explanations given to us and
the records of the Company examined by us, in our opinion, the Company
is generally regular in depositing undisputed statutory dues in respect
of TDS and VAT though there has been a slight delay in a few cases, and
is regular in depositing undisputed statutory dues, including provident
fund, employees'' state insurance, income tax, wealth tax, service tax,
duty of customs, duty of excise and other material statutory dues, as
applicable, with the appropriate authorities.
(b) According to the information and explanations given to us and the
records of the Company examined by us, the particulars of dues of
income tax, sales tax, wealth tax, service tax, duty of customs and
duty of excise duty, value added tax as at 31st March, 2016 which have
not been deposited on account of a dispute, are as follows:
Name of the statute Nature of dues Amount
(INR in Amount paid
Central Excise Act, Excise Duty 187.8 8.2
1944 (including interest
and penalty if 22.9 0.9
Finance Act, 1994 Service Tax 5.5 0.6
and penalty if 2.6 0.1
Income Tax Act, 1961 Income Tax 351.1 116.9
and penalty if
applicable) 18.3 NIL
Central and Local Sales Sales Tax 20.0 0.3
Tax Acts (including interest
and penalty if
Name of the Statute Period to which Forum where the
the amount dispute is pending
Central Excise Act, 1944 Various Years CESTAT
Various Years Commissioner (Appeals)
Various Years High Court
Finance Act, 1994 Various Years CESTAT
Various Years Commissioner
Income Tax Act, 1961 Various years Income Tax Appellate
FY 2007 - 2008, Commissioner of
FY 2002 - 2003 Assessing Officer
Central and Local
Sales Tax Acts FY 2005 - 2006 to Objection Authority
Department of Trade
FY 2012-2013 & Taxes-Delhi
Various Years Revision Board - West
Various Years Joint Commissioner -
FY 2012-2013 Senior Joint
Commissioner - West
Various Years Joint Commissioner
(Appeals) - Various
Various Years Deputy Commissioner
c) The amount required to be transferred to Investor Education and
Protection Fund has been transferred within the stipulated time in
accordance with the provisions of the Companies Act, 1956 and the rules
viii. The Company has no accumulated losses as at the end of the
financial year and it has not incurred any cash losses in the financial
year ended on that date or in the immediately preceding financial year.
ix. As the Company does not have any borrowings from any financial
institution or bank nor has it issued any debentures as at the balance
sheet date, the provisions of Clause 3(ix) of the Order are not
applicable to the Company.
x. In our opinion, and according to the information and explanations
given to us, the Company has not given any guarantee for loans taken by
others from banks or financial institutions during the year.
Accordingly, the provisions of Clause 3(x) of the Order are not
applicable to the Company.
xi. The Company has not raised any term loans. Accordingly, the
provisions of Clause 3(xi) of the Order are not applicable to the
xii. During the course of our examination of the books and records of
the Company, carried out in accordance with the generally accepted
auditing practices in India, and according to the information and
explanations given to us, we have neither come across any instance of
material fraud on or by the Company, noticed or reported during the
year, nor have we been informed of any such case by the Management.
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