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Year End :2018-03 

Independent Auditor's Report

To the Members of Tata Motors Limited Report on the Audit of the Standalone Ind AS Financial Statements

We have audited the accompanying standalone ind AS financial statements of Tata Motors Limited ("the Company"), which comprise the Balance Sheet as at 31 March 2018, the Statement of Profit and Loss, the Statement of Changes in Equity and the Statement of Cash Flows for the year then ended, and summary of the significant accounting policies and other explanatory information, and includes two joint operations consolidated on a proportionate basis.

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 state of affairs, profit/loss and other comprehensive income, changes in equity and cash flows of the Company including its joint operations in accordance with the accounting principles generally accepted in India, including the Indian Accounting Standards (ind AS) prescribed under section 133 of the Act.

The respective Board of Directors of the Company and its joint operations are responsible for maintenance of adequate accounting records in accordance with the provisions of the Act for safeguarding the assets of the Company and its joint operations 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.

in preparing the financial statements, the respective Board of Directors of the Company and its joint operations are responsible for assessing the ability of the Company and its joint operations to continue as a going concern, disclosing, as applicable, matters related to going concern and using the going concern basis of accounting unless respective management either intends to liquidate the Company / joint operation or to cease operations, or has no realistic alternative but to do so.

Auditor's Responsibility

Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these standalone ind AS financial statements based on 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 there under.

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 are also responsible to conclude on the appropriateness of management's use of the going concern basis of accounting and, based on the audit evidence obtained, whether a material uncertainty exists related to events or conditions that may cast significant doubt on the entity's ability to continue as a going concern. if we conclude that a material uncertainty exists, we are required to draw attention in the auditor's report to the related disclosures in the financial statements or, if such disclosures are inadequate, to modify the opinion. Our conclusions are based on the audit evidence obtained up to the date of the auditor's report. However, future events or conditions may cause an entity to cease to continue as a going concern.

We believe that the audit evidence we have obtained 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 and based on the consideration of report of other auditor on separate financial statements of one joint operation, 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 accounting principles generally accepted in india of the state of affairs of the Company as at 31 March 2018, its loss and other comprehensive income, changes in equity and its cash flows for the year ended on that date.

Other Matters

1. The comparative financial information of the Company for the year ended 31 March 2017 prepared in accordance with Ind AS, included in these standalone Ind AS financial statements have been audited by the predecessor auditor, which have been adjusted to give effect to the scheme of merger explained in Note 47 (iii) to the standalone Ind AS financial statements. The report of the predecessor auditor on the comparative financial information dated 23 May 2017 expressed an unmodified opinion.

2. We did not audit the financial statements of one joint operation included in the standalone Ind AS financial statements, whose financial statements reflect total assets of ' 6,940.15 crores and net assets of ' 3,375.06 crores as at 31 March 2018, total revenues of ' 6,994.76 crores and net cash outflows amounting to ' 115.57 crores for the year ended on that date, as considered on a proportionate basis in the standalone Ind AS financial statements. These financial statements have been audited by other auditor whose report has been furnished to us by the management and our report on the standalone Ind AS financial statements, in so far as it relates to the amounts and disclosures included in respect of this joint operation, is based solely on the report of the other auditor.

Our opinion is not modified in respect of these matters.

Report on Other Legal and Regulatory Requirements

1. As required by the Companies (Auditor's Report) Order, 2016 ("the Order") issued by the Central Government in terms of Section 143(11) of the Act, we give in "Annexure A" a statement on the matters specified in paragraphs 3 and 4 of the Order for the Company (excluding its joint operations).

2. As required by Section 143(3) of the Act, based on our audit and on the consideration of report of the other auditor on separate financial statements of a joint operation 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 and its joint operations so far as it appears from our examination of those books and the report of the other auditor.

c) The Balance Sheet, the Statement of Profit and Loss, the Cash Flow Statement and Statement of Changes in Equity dealt with by this Report are in agreement with the relevant 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 as on 31 March 2018 taken on record by the Board of Directors and the report of the statutory auditors of the joint operations, none of the directors of the Company and its joint operations 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 with reference to financial statements of the Company and its joint operations which are companies incorporated in India and the operating effectiveness of such controls, refer to our separate Report in "Annexure B".

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, 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 38 to the standalone Ind AS financial statements.

ii. The Company has made provision, as required under the applicable law or accounting standards, for material foreseeable losses, if any, on long-term contracts including derivative contracts; - Refer Note 47 (v) to the standalone Ind AS financial statements.

iii. There has been no delay in transferring amounts, required to be transferred, to the Investor Education and Protection Fund by the Company.

iv. The disclosures in the financial statements regarding holdings as well as dealings in specified bank notes during the period from 8 November 2016 to 30 December 2016 have not been made since they do not pertain to the financial year ended 31 March 2018.

(i) (a) The Company has maintained proper records showing full particulars, including quantitative details and situation of fixed assets except for certain tools where the Company is in the process of updating the location.

(b) The Company has a regular program of physical verification of its fixed assets by which its fixed assets are verified in a phased manner over a period of three years. in our opinion, this periodicity of physical verification is reasonable having regard to the size of the Company and the nature of its fixed assets. However, fixed assets aggregating to a carrying value of ' 210.14 crores were not verified during the year though planned. As represented by the management, these will be verified during the financial year 2018-19. According to the information and explanations given to us, no material discrepancies were noticed on verification of the balance fixed assets.

( c ) According to the information and explanations given to us, the records examined by us and based on the examination of the registered sale deed /transfer deed /conveyance deed /court orders approving schemes of arrangements /amalgamations provided to us, we report that, the title deeds, comprising all the immovable properties of land and buildings which are freehold, are held in the name of the Company as at the Balance Sheet date except for certain title deeds for lands amounting to ' 525.80 crores which are yet to be transferred in the name of the Company. in respect of immovable properties that have been taken on lease and disclosed as property, plant and equipment in the standalone ind AS financial statements, the lease agreements are in the name of the Company, where the Company is the lessee in the agreement.

(ii) The inventory including inventory lying with third parties, except goods-in-transit, has been physically verified by the management during the year. in our opinion, the frequency of such verification is reasonable and adequate in relation to the size of the Company and the nature of its business. The discrepancies noticed on verification between the physical stocks and the book records were not material and have been properly dealt with in the books of account.

(iii) According to information and explanations given to us, the Company has granted loans, secured or unsecured, to companies, firms or other parties 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.

(iv) According to the information and explanations given to us, the Company has complied with provisions of section 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 during the year. in respect of unclaimed deposits, the Company has complied with the provisions of section 73 to 76 of the Act and the rules framed there under.

(vi) We have broadly reviewed the books of account maintained by the Company pursuant to the rules prescribed by the Central Government for maintenance of cost records under section 148(1) of the Companies Act, 2013 in respect of manufacture of products 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.

(vii) (a) According to the information and explanations given to

us and on the basis of our examination of the records of the Company, amounts deducted / accrued in the books of account in respect of undisputed statutory dues including Provident fund, Employees' state insurance, income tax, Sales tax, Service tax, Duty of customs, Duty of excise, Value added tax, Goods and services tax and other material statutory dues have generally been regularly deposited during the year by the Company with the appropriate authorities. We are informed by the Company that the Employee's State insurance Act, 1948 is applicable only to certain locations of the Company. With regard to the contribution under the Employee's Deposit Linked insurance Scheme, 1976 (the scheme), the Company has sought exemption from making contribution to the scheme since it has its own Life Cover Scheme. The Company has made application on March 28, 2017 seeking an extension of exemption from contribution to the Scheme for a period of 3 years which is awaited.

According to the information and explanations given to us, no undisputed amounts payable in respect of Provident fund, Employees' state insurance, income tax, Sales tax, Service tax, Duty of excise, Duty of customs, Value added tax, Goods and services tax and other material statutory dues were in arrears as at 31 March 2018, for a period of more than six months from the date they became payable.

(b) According to the information and explanations given to us, there are no dues of income tax, Sales tax, Service tax, Value added tax, Goods and services tax, Duty of customs and Duty of excise which have not been deposited by the Company with appropriate authorities on account of any disputes except for the following:

(viii) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, the Company has not defaulted in repayment of loans or borrowings to financial institutions, banks and government and dues to debenture holders.

Name of the statute

Nature of dues

Amount (Rs, in Crores)

Amount paid under protest (Rs, in Crores)

Amount outstanding (Rs, in Crores)

Period to which the amount relates

Forum where dispute is pending

Income Tax Act, 1961

Income tax

2.78

2.78

-

1982-83, 1991-92 and 1995-96

High Court

162.51

162.51

-

1997-98 to 1999-2000, 2003-04 to 2011-12

Income Tax Appellate Tribunal

330.65

111.78

218.87

2007-08, 2012-13 and 2013-14

Commissioner of Income Tax Appeals

Central Excise Act, 1944

Duty of excise

133.13

45.37

87.76

1991-92 to 1993-94, 1995-96 to 1999-2000, 2002-03, 2005-06 to 2010-11

High Court

1,384.72

22.06

1362.66

1989-90, 1990-91, 1992-93, 199495, 1996-97, 1997-98, 1999-2000 to 2016-17

The Customs, Excise and Service Tax Appellate Tribunal

32.10

1.91

30.19

1984-85, 1994-95, 1995-96, 199798, 2000-01, 2006-07 to 2016-17

Appellate Authority upto Commissioner's level

Finance Act, 1994

Service tax

1,116.13

12.79

1,103.34

2003-04 to 2014-15

The Customs, Excise and Service Tax Appellate Tribunal

1.98

0.07

1.91

2011-12

Appellate Authority upto Commissioner's level

Sales Tax

Sales tax

13.18

-

13.18

1995-96

Supreme Court

254.33

50.40

203.93

1984-85 to 1988-89, 1990-91, 2001-02 to 2005-06

High Court

99.24

27.92

71.32

1983-84, 1986-87, 1989-90, 199192, 2000-01, 2004-05 to 2016-17

The Customs, Excise and Service Tax Appellate Tribunal

515.92

30.17

485.75

1979-80, 1986-87, 1988-89 to 2016-17

Appellate Authority up to Commissioner's level

Customs Act, 1962

Duty of customs

3.90

3.90

-

2011-12

Supreme Court

7.49

3.11

4.38

2008-09

The Customs, Excise and Service Tax Appellate Tribunal

(ix) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, the Company had not raised money by way of further public offer (including debt instruments) during the year and the term loans taken by the Company have been applied for the purpose for which they were raised.

(x) 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 course of our audit.

(xi) According to the information and explanations given to us and based on our examination of the records of the Company, the Company has paid / provided for managerial remuneration in accordance with the requisite approvals mandated by the provisions of Section 197 read with Schedule V of the Act for the year ended 31 March 2018.

(xii) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, the Company is not a Nidhi Company as per the Act. Accordingly, paragraph 3(xii) of the Order is not applicable to the Company.

(xiii) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, all transactions with related parties are in compliance with section 177 and 188 of the Act and the details, as required by the applicable accounting standards have been disclosed in the standalone Ind AS financial statements.

(xiv) According to the information and explanations given to us, the Company has not made any preferential allotment or private placement of shares or fully or partially convertible debentures during the year. Accordingly, paragraph 3(xiv) of the Order is not applicable to the Company.

(xv) According to the information and explanations given to us, the Company has not entered into any non-cash transactions with directors or persons connected with them during the year. Accordingly, paragraph 3(xv) of the Order is not applicable to the Company.

(xvi) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to us, the Company is not required to register under section 45-IA of the Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934.

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

We have audited the internal financial controls with reference to financial statements of Tata Motors 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 which includes internal financial controls with reference to financial statements of the Company's joint operations which are companies incorporated in india.

Management's Responsibility for Internal Financial Controls

The respective Board of Directors of the Company and its joint operations incorporated in india are responsible for establishing and maintaining internal financial controls based on the internal financial controls with reference to financial statements criteria established by the respective companies considering the essential components of internal control stated in the Guidance Note on Audit of internal Financial Controls over Financial Reporting ("the Guidance Note") issued by the institute of Chartered Accountants of india ("iCAi). 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 Act.

Auditor's Responsibility

Our responsibility is to express an opinion on the internal financial controls with reference to financial statements of the Company based on our audit. We conducted our audit in accordance with the Guidance Note and the Standards on Auditing, issued by iCAi and deemed to be prescribed under section 143(10) of the Act, to the extent applicable to an audit of internal financial controls, both applicable to an audit of internal Financial Controls and, both issued by the iCAi. 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 with reference to financial statements 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 with reference to financial statements and their operating effectiveness. Our audit of internal financial controls with reference to financial statements included obtaining an understanding of internal financial controls with reference to financial statements, 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 judgment, 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 and the audit evidence obtained by the other auditor of a joint operation in terms of their report referred in the Other Matter paragraph below, is sufficient and appropriate to provide a basis for our audit opinion on the internal financial controls system with reference to financial statements of the Company.

Meaning of Internal Financial Controls with reference to financial statements

A company's internal financial controls with reference to financial statements 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 controls with reference to financial statements 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 authorizations of the management and directors of the company; and (3) provide reasonable assurance regarding prevention or timely detection of unauthorized 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 with reference to financial statements

Because of the inherent limitations of internal financial controls with reference to financial statements, 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 with reference to financial statements to future periods are subject to the risk that the internal financial controls with reference to financial statements 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 the Company and its joint operations which are incorporated in India, have, in all material respects, an adequate internal financial controls system with reference to financial statements and such internal financial controls with reference to financial statements were operating effectively as at 31 March

2018, based on the internal controls with reference to financial statements criteria established by the Company and its joint operations considering the essential components of internal control stated in the Guidance Note issued by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.

Other Matter

Our aforesaid report under Section 143(3)(i) of the Act on the adequacy and operating effectiveness of the internal financial controls with reference to financial statements in so far as it relates to one joint operation, which is a Company incorporated in India, is based solely on the corresponding report of the other auditor. Our opinion is not modified in respect of this matter.

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