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Steel Authority of India Ltd.

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Series: EQ | ISIN: INE114A01011 | SECTOR: Steel - Large

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Nov 29, 16:00
102.65 -1.00 (-0.96%)
Volume
AVERAGE VOLUME
5-Day
3,062,150
10-Day
2,780,954
30-Day
3,480,787
2,875,022
  • Prev. Close

    103.65

  • Open Price

    103.95

  • Bid Price (Qty.)

    102.50 (100)

  • Offer Price (Qty.)

    102.65 (5574)

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Nov 29, 15:59
102.65 -1.00 (-0.96%)
Volume
AVERAGE VOLUME
5-Day
42,930,111
10-Day
33,031,653
30-Day
45,767,372
44,874,279
  • Prev. Close

    103.65

  • Open Price

    103.70

  • Bid Price (Qty.)

    0.00 (0)

  • Offer Price (Qty.)

    102.65 (1803)

Annual Report

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Auditor's Report

We have audited the attached Balance Sheet of STEEL AUTHORITY OF INDIA LIMITED, as on 31st March 2008, the Profit & Loss Account and the Cash Flow Statement of the company for the year ended on that date annexed thereto, in which are incorporated the accounts of Plants, Units, Branches and other Offices audited by the Branch Auditors in accordance with the letter of appointment of Comptroller & Auditor General of India. These financial statements are the responsibility of the companys management. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these financial statements based on our audit. We conducted our audit in accordance with the auditing standards generally accepted in India. Those standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free of material misstatement. An audit includes examining, on a test basis, evidence supporting the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements. An audit also includes assessing the accounting principles used and significant estimates made by the management, as well as evaluating the overall financial statement presentation. We believe that our audit provides a reasonable basis for our opinion. As required by the Companies (Auditors Report) Order, 2003 as amended by the Companies (Auditors Report) (Amendment) Order, 2004 (hereinafter referred to as the Order) issued by the Government of India in terms of Section 227(4A) of the Companies Act, 1956, we enclose in the Annexure a statement on the matters specified in paragraphs 4 & 5 of the said Order. Further to our comments in the Annexure referred to above, we report that: 1. We have obtained all the information and explanations, which to the best of our knowledge and belief, were necessary for the purpose of our audit; 2. In our opinion, proper books of account as required by law have been kept by the company so far as appears from our examination of the books and proper returns adequate for the purpose of our audit have been received from the branches not visited by us. The branch auditors reports have been forwarded to us and have been appropriately dealt with. 3. The Balance Sheet, the Profit & Loss Account and the Cash Flow Statement dealt with by this report are in agreement with the books of account and the audited returns from the branches. 4. In our opinion, the Balance Sheet, the Profit & Loss Account and the Cash Flow Statement dealt with by this report comply with the accounting standards referred to in sub-section (3C) of Section 211 of the Companies Act, 1956. 5. In terms of Government of India, Department of Company Affairs Notification No. GSR 829(E) dated 21st October, 2003 Government companies are exempt from the applicability of provisions of section 274(1)(g) of the Companies Act, 1956. In our opinion and to the best of our information and according to the explanations given to us, the said accounts read with significant accounting policies and notes on accounts appearing in Schedule 3, give the information required by the Companies Act, 1956 in the manner so required and give a true and fair view in conformity with the accounting principles generally accepted in India: i) in case of Balance Sheet, of the state of affairs of the Company as on 31st March 2008; ii) in case of Profit & Loss Account, of the Profit of the Company for the year ended on that date; and iii) in case of the Cash Flow Statement, of the cash flows for the year ended on that date. Annexure to the Auditors Report COMMENTS 1. a) The Company has maintained proper records showing in most cases, full particulars including quantitative details and situation of its fixed assets. b) The fixed assets of the company have been physically verified by the management at reasonable intervals in a phased manner so as to cover each asset at least once in three years. As informed to us, no material discrepancies have been noticed on such verification wherever reconciliation has been carried out and the same have been adjusted in the books. In few cases of fixed assets, verified but not reconciled, the discrepancies are yet to be ascertained. c) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, there is no substantial disposal of fixed assets during the year. 2. a) The inventories have been physically verified by the management with reasonable frequency during the year. In certain cases, the stocks of scraps, middlings and rejects have been verified on the basis of visual survey/estimates. b) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, the procedures for physical verification of inventories followed by the management are generally reasonable and adequate in relation to the size of the company and the nature of its business. c) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, the company has maintained proper records of its inventory. The discrepancies between physical stocks and book records arising out of physical verification, which were not material for the Company as a whole, have been dealt with in the books of account. 3. According to information and explanations given to us: a) The Company has not granted any loans, secured or unsecured, to companies, firms, or other parties covered in the register maintained under section 301 of the Companies Act, 1956. b) The Company has not taken any loans, secured or unsecured, from companies, firms or other parties covered in the register maintained under section 301 of the Companies Act, 1956. 4. In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, there are adequate internal control systems 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. During the course of our audit, we have not observed any major failures in the internal control system. 5. a) According to the information and explanations given to us, we are of the opinion that the particulars of contracts or arrangements referred to in section 301 of the Companies Act, 1956 have been entered in the register required to be maintained under that section. b) According to the information and explanations given to us, the transactions of purchase of goods and materials and sale of goods, materials and services made in pursuance of contracts or arrangements entered in the register maintained under Section 301 of the Companies Act 1956, and aggregating during the year to Rs.5,00,000 or more in respect of each party, have been made at prices which are reasonable having regard to the prevailing market prices for such goods, materials or services or the prices at which such transactions for similar goods or services have been made with other parties. 6. The Company has not accepted any public deposits during the year. In respect of public deposits accepted in earlier years, there are no unmatured outstanding deposits. 7. In our opinion, the companys internal audit system, generally commensurate with the size and nature of its business, is required to be strengthened with regard to enlarging the scope and frequency of coverage. 8. We have broadly reviewed the records maintained by the Plants for production of Fertilisers (Ammonium Sulphate), Chemicals (Benzene & Toluene), Industrial gases and Steel products pursuant to the rules made by the Central Government for the maintenance of cost records under Section 209(1)(d) of the Companies Act 1956, 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 these are accurate and complete. 9. According to the information and explanations given to us in respect of statutory and other dues: a) The company has been generally regular in depositing undisputed statutory dues including Provident Fund, Investors Education and Protection Fund, Employees State Insurance, Income Tax, Sales Tax, Wealth Tax, Service tax, Customs duty, Excise duty, Cess and other statutory dues, with appropriate authorities. MANAGEMENTS REPLIES Physical verification of fixed assets and its reconciliation with the books is a continuous process. Internal Audit Plan for the year 2008-09, approved by Audit Committee, takes care of the observation. b) According to the information and explanations given to us, there are no undisputed statutory dues outstanding for a period of more than six months from the date they became payable, as per books of accounts as at 31st March, 2008. c) According to the information and explanations given to us, there are disputed statutory dues which have not been deposited as given herein below: Statutes Nature of Dues Amount (Rs. In crore) Sales Tax Demand by 4.73 Appellate 107.99 Authorities 260.35 755.06 1128.13 Central Excise Excise duty 641.14 Act, 1944 20.05 448.49 130.81 0.32 1240.81 Income Tax Act, 1961 TDS on perks 122.51 Customs Act Custom duty 0.12 Other Statutes Other statutory dues 4.38 (including cess) 272.26 27.69 7.09 8.93 320.35 TOTAL 2811.92 Forum where disputes are pending Supreme Court High Courts Sales Tax Tribunals Sales Tax Departments Supreme Court High Courts CESTAT Department of Excise Settlement Commission High Courts Department of Customs Supreme Court High Courts Lower Courts State Government Concerned Department 10. There are no accumulated losses of the company as at the end of the year. The company has not incurred cash losses during the financial year covered by our audit and the immediately preceding financial year. 11. In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, the company has not defaulted in repayment of dues to a financial institution, bank or debenture holders. 12. According to the information and explanations given to us, the company has not granted loans and advances on the basis of security by way of pledge of shares, debentures and other securities. 13. The company is not a chit fund or a Nidhi / mutual benefit fund / society. Therefore, the provisions of clause 4 (xiii) of the Order, are not applicable to the company. 14 The company is not dealing in or trading in shares, securities, debentures and other investments. Accordingly, the provisions of clause 4(xiv) of the Order, are not applicable to the company. 15 According to the information and explanations given to us, the terms and conditions of the guarantees given by the company for loans taken by others from banks or financial institutions are not prima-facie prejudicial to the interest of the company. 16 To the best of our knowledge and belief, and according to the information and explanations given to us, the Company has not raised any term-loans during the year under audit. Hence, paragraph 4 (xvi) of the Order is not applicable. 17. According to the information and explanations given to us and on an overall examination of the balance sheet of the company, we report that no funds raised on short-term basis have been used for long-term investment of the company. 18. According to the information and explanations given to us, the company has not made any preferential allotment of shares to parties and companies covered in the register maintained under section 301 of the Companies Act, 1956. 19. According to the information and explanations given to us and records examined by us, securities have been created in respect of secured bonds issued. 20. The company has not raised any money by public issue during the year. 21. To the best of our knowledge and belief and according to the information and explanations given to us, no fraud by the company has been noticed or reported during the year. As regards fraud on the company, the following cases have been noticed or reported during the year, according to the information and explanations given to us. Sl. No. Brief Description of the case Amount involved (Rs. in crore) 1. Misuse of township facilities by employees 0.01 2. Misuse of township facilities by others 0.03 0.04 These cases relate to under recoveries and are being followed up for recoveries. For Ray & Ray For Dass Maulik Mahendra For and on behalf of Chartered Accountants K Agrawala & Co. the Board of Directors Chartered Accountants Sd/- Sd/- Sd/- [B.K. Ghosh] [Mahendra K. Agrawala] (S.K. Roongta) Partner Partner Chairman (M.No. 51028) (M.No.51764) T.R. Chadha & Co. Chartered Accountants Sd/- (Ajesh Tuli) Partner (M. No.86424) Place : New Delhi Place : New Delhi Dated : 16th May, 2008 Dated : 21st July, 2008