|1. We have audited the accompanying standalone financial statements of
EICL Limited ("the Company"), (formerly known as English Indian Clays
Limited) which comprise of the Balance Sheet as at March 31, 2015, the
Statement of Profit and Loss, and the Cash Flow Statement for the year
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, 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 (as amended). 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 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, 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
5. 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 standalone 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 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 controls 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 March 31, 2015, and its profit and its cash flows for the year ended
on that date.
Report on Other Legal and Regulatory Requirements
9. As required by the Companies (Auditor's Report) Order, 2015 ("the
Order") issued by the Central Government of India in terms of Section
143(11) of the Act, 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
purpose 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
c. the financial statements 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, read with
Rule 7 of the Companies (Accounts) Rules, 2014 (as amended);
e. on the basis of the written representations received from the
directors as on March 31, 2015 and taken on record by the Board of
Directors, none of the directors disqualified as on March 31, 2015 from
being appointed as a director in terms of Section 164(2) of the Act;
f. 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, in our opinion and to the best of our information and
according to the explanations given to us:
i. as detailed in Note 39.3 to the financial statements, the Company
has disclosed the impact of pending litigations on its financial
ii. the Company did not have any long-term contracts including
derivative contracts for which there were any material foreseeable
iii. there were no amounts which were required to be transferred to the
Investor Education and Protection Fund by the Company.
Annexure to the Independent Auditor's Report of even date to the
members of EICL Limited on the Financial Statement for the year ended
March 31, 2015
Based on the audit procedures performed for the purpose of reporting a
true and fair view on the financial statements of the Company and
taking into consideration the information and explanations given to us
and the books of account and other records examined by us in the normal
course of audit, we report that:
(i) (a) The Company has maintained proper records showing full
particulars, including quantitative details and situation of fixed
(b) The Company has a regular program of physical verification of its
fixed assets under which fixed assets are verified in a phased manner
over a period of three years, which, in our opinion, is reasonable
having regard to the size of the Company and the nature of its assets.
No material discrepancies were noticed on such verification.
(ii) (a) The management has conducted physical verification of
inventory at reasonable intervals during the year.
(b) 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) The Company is maintaining proper records of inventory and no
material discrepancies between physical inventory and book records were
noticed on physical verification.
(iii) The Company has not granted any loan, secured or unsecured to
companies, firms or other parties covered in the register maintained
under Section 189 of the Act. Accordingly, the provisions of clauses
3(iii)(a) and 3(iii)(b) of the Order are not applicable.
(iv) In our opinion, 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. During the course of our audit, no major
weakness has been noticed in the internal control system in respect of
(v) In our opinion, the Company has complied with the directives issued
by the Reserve Bank of India, the provisions of Sections 73 to 76 and
other relevant provisions of the Act and the , Companies (Acceptance of
Deposits) Rules, 2014 (as amended) as applicable, with regard to the
deposits accepted. According to the information and explanations given
to us, no order has been passed by the Company Law Board or National
Company Law Tribunal or Reserve Bank of India or any Court or any other
Tribunal, in this regard.
(vi) We have broadly reviewed the books of account maintained by the
Company pursuant to the Rules made by the Central Government for the
maintenance of cost records under sub-section (1) of Section 148 of the
Act in respect of Company's products/services and are of the opinion
that, prima facie, the prescribed accounts and records have been made
and maintained. However, we have not made a detailed examination of the
cost records with a view to determine whether they are accurate or
(vii) (a) Undisputed statutory dues including provident fund,
employees' state insurance, income-tax, sales-tax, wealth tax, service
tax, duty of customs, duty of excise, value added tax, cess and other
material statutory dues, as applicable, have generally been regularly
deposited with the appropriate authorities, though there has been a
slight delay in a few cases. Further, no undisputed amounts payable in
respect thereof were outstanding at the year-end for a period of more
than six months from the date they became payable.
(b) The dues outstanding in respect of income-tax, sales-tax, wealth
tax, service tax, duty of customs, duty of excise, value added tax and
cess on account of any dispute, are as follows:
(c) The Company has transferred the amount required to be transferred
to the investor education and protection fund in accordance with the
relevant provisions of the Companies Act, 1956 (1 of 1956) and rules
made thereunder within the specified time.
(viii) In our opinion, the Company has no accumulated losses at the end
of the financial year and it has not incurred cash losses in the
current and the immediately preceding financial year.
(ix) In our opinion, the Company has not defaulted in repayment of dues
to any financial institution or a bank or to debenture-holders during
(x) The Company has not given any guarantees for loans taken by others
from banks or financial institutions. Accordingly, the provisions of
clause 3(x) of the Order are not applicable.
(xi) In our opinion, the Company has applied the term loans for the
purpose for which these loans were obtained.
(xii) No fraud on or by the Company has been noticed or reported during
the period covered by our audit.
For Walker Chandiok & Co LLP
(Formerly Walker, Chandiok & Co)
Firm's Registration No.: 001076N/N500013
per Ashish Gupta
Date: May 08, 2015