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BSE: 532555ISIN: INE733E01010INDUSTRY: Power - Generation/Distribution

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Year End :2017-03 

We have audited the accompanying Standalone Ind AS financial statements of NTPC Limited (“the Company”), which comprise the Balance Sheet as at 31 March 2017, and the Statement of Profit and Loss (including Other Comprehensive Income), the Statement of Cash Flows 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 state of affairs (financial position), profit or loss (financial performance including other comprehensive income), cash flows and changes in equity of the Company in accordance with the accounting principles generally accepted in India, including the Indian Accounting Standards (Ind AS) prescribed under Section 133 of the Act read with the Companies (Indian Accounting Standards) Rules, 2015 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 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. 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 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, 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 including the Ind AS, of the state of affairs (financial position) of the Company as at 31 March, 2017, and its profit (financial performance including other comprehensive income), its cash flows and the changes in equity for the year ended on that date.

Emphasis of Matter

We draw attention to the following matters in the Notes to the financial statements:

(a) Note No. 37 a) & b) regarding billing & recognition of sales on provisional basis and measurement of GCV of coal on ‘as received’ basis after secondary crusher till 30 September 2016 and GCV measured on wagon top at the unloading point w.e.f. 1 October 2016 in respect of most of the stations pending disposal of petition by CERC and ratification by Hon’ble Delhi High Court and related matters as mentioned in the said note.

(b) Note No. 47 in respect of a Company’s ongoing project where the order of NGT has been stayed by the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India and the matter is sub-judice.

(c) Note No. 60 regarding recognition of an impairment loss of Rs.782.95 crore in respect of investment in joint venture Ratnagiri Gas & Power Private Limited (RGPPL) as ‘Exceptional items - impairment loss on investment’ in the Statement of Profit and Loss based on recoverable amount of these investments arrived at by an independent expert after considering the proposed demerger scheme awaiting approval of NCLT, New Delhi.

Our opinion is not modified in respect of these matters.

Other Matters

The comparative financial information of the Company for the year ended 31 March 2016 and the transition date opening balance sheet as at 1 April 2015 included in these Standalone Ind AS financial statements, are based on the previously issued statutory financial statements prepared in accordance with the Companies (Accounting Standards) Rules, 2006 audited by us/the predecessor auditors, whose audit report for the year ended 31 March 2016 and 31 March 2015 dated 30 May 2016 and 29 May 2015 respectively expressed an unmodified opinion on those Standalone financial statements, as adjusted for the differences in the accounting principles adopted by the Company on transition to the Ind AS, which have been audited by us.

Our opinion is not modified in respect of above matter.

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, 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 “Annexure 1” a statement on the matters specified in paragraphs 3 and 4 of the said Order.

2. We are enclosing our report in terms of Section 143(5) of the Act, 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, in the “Annexure 2” on the directions and sub-directions issued by the Comptroller and Auditor General of India.

3. 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 Statement of Cash Flows and the 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 read with the Companies (Indian Accounting Standards) Rules, 2015 as amended.

(e) Being a Government Company pursuant to the Notification No. GSR 463(E) dated 5 June 2015 issued by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Government of India, provisions of sub-section (2) of Section 164 of the Act, are not applicable to the Company.

(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 3”.

(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 No. 71 to the financial statements.

ii. The Company has made provision, as required under the applicable law or Indian accounting standards, for material foreseeable losses, if any, on long-term contracts including derivative contracts;

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 Company has provided requisite disclosures in Note No. 73 of its financial statements as to holdings as well as dealings in Specified Bank Notes (SBN) during the period from 8 November 2016 to 30 December 2016. Based on the audit procedures and relying on the management representation, we report that the disclosures are in accordance with the books of accounts and records maintained by the Company. However, as stated in the said note, SBN aggregating to Rs.39,44,500/- have been received during the period from transactions at hospitals/guest houses etc. and from deposit of imprest/staff advance by employees of the company at project stations, which were not permitted.

ANNEXURE 1 TO THE INDEPENDENT AUDITORS’ REPORT

Referred to in our report of even date to the members of NTPC LIMITED on the accounts for the year ended 31 March 2017

(i) (a) The Company has generally maintained proper records showing full particulars including quantitative details and situation of fixed assets (Property, Plant & Equipment).

(b) There is a regular programme of physical verification of all fixed assets (Property, Plant & Equipment) over a period of two 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.

(c) The title deeds of all the immovable properties are held in the name of the Company except as follows:

Description of Asset

No. of cases

Area in acres

Gross block as on 31.03.2017 (Rs. Crore)

Net block as on 31.03.2017 (Rs. Crore)

Remarks (If Any)

Land

The Company is taking appropriate steps for completion of legal formalities

- Freehold

920

9,235

1,940.44

1,940.44

- Leasehold

589

12,570

1,869.67

1,735.89

Building & Structures

2

-

4.97

3.14

(ii) The inventory has been physically verified by the management at reasonable intervals. No material discrepancies were noticed on such physical verification.

(iii) The Company has not granted any loans, secured or unsecured to any companies, firms, limited liability partnership or other parties covered in the register maintained under Section 189 of the Act.

In view of the above, clause 3 (iii)(a), 3 (iii)(b) and 3 (iii)(c) of the Order are not applicable.

(iv) The Company has complied with the provisions of Section 185 and 186 of the Act in respect of loans advanced to subsidiary companies and investments made in the subsidiary and joint venture companies. The Company has not given any guarantee or provided any security to any party covered under Section 185 and 186 of the Act.

(v) The Company has not accepted deposits from the public. As such, the directives issued by the Reserve Bank of India, the provisions of Sections 73 to 76 or any other relevant provisions of the Act and the rules framed there under are not applicable to the Company. The Company has obtained deposits from the dependants of employees who die or suffer permanent total disability for which the Company has applied to the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Government of India for continuation of the exemption earlier obtained in respect of applicability of Section 58 A of the Companies Act, 1956, which is still awaited (refer Note 31 c) of the Financial Statements). No order has been passed with respect to Section 73 to 76, by the Company Law Board or National Company Law Tribunal or Reserve Bank of India or any Court or any other Tribunal.

(vi) We have broadly reviewed the accounts and records 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 read with Companies (Cost Records & Audit) Rules, 2014 and we are of the opinion that prima facie the prescribed accounts and records have been made and maintained. We have not, however, made detailed examination of the records with a view to determine whether they are accurate and complete.

(vii) (a) Undisputed statutory dues including provident fund, income tax, sales-tax, wealth tax, service tax, duty of customs, duty of excise, value added tax, cess and other statutory dues have generally been regularly deposited with the appropriate authorities and there are no undisputed statutory dues outstanding as on 31 March 2017 for a period of more than six months from the date they became payable. We have been informed that employees’ state insurance is not applicable to the Company.

(b) According to information and explanations given to us, the gross disputed statutory dues of income tax or sales tax or service tax or duty of customs or duty of excise or value added tax amounts to Rs.9,759.85 crore in aggregate as on 31 March 2017, out of which Rs.9,564.74 crore has been deposited under protest/adjusted by tax authorities and the balance of Rs.195.10 crore of dues have not been deposited on account of matters pending before appropriate authorities as detailed below:

Sl. No.

Name of Statute

Nature of the disputed statutory dues

Period to which the amount relates (FY)

Forum where the dispute is pending

Gross disputed amount (Rs. Crore)

Amount deposited under protest/ adjusted by tax authorities (Rs. Crore)

Amount not deposited (Rs. Crore)

1

Income Tax Act, 1961

Income Tax/ Penalty/ TDS

2006-07,

2009-10

ITO

(TDS)/AO

0.79

0.78

0.01

2013-14

Asst.

Commissioner of Income Tax

0.12

0.12

-

2005-06, 2007-08, 2009-10 to 2013-14

Commissioner of Income Tax (Appeals)

2,296.70

2,158.36

138.34

2001-02, 2003-04 to 2011-12

Income Tax

Appellate

Tribunal

7,326.56

7,326.52

0.04

2004-05

High Court

68.63

68.63

-

1978-79

Supreme

Court

0.45

0.45

-

2

Income Tax Ordinance of Bangladesh, 1984

Income Tax

2012-13,

2013-14

Commissioner of Taxes (Appeal), Dhaka, Bangladesh

2.74

2.74

3

Central Sales Tax and VAT Acts of various States

Central Sales Tax/VAT

1988-89 to 1997-98, 2000-01, 2002-03, 2004-05, 2006-07, 2011-12

Additional Commissioner of Sales Tax10

6.50

1.52

4.98

2001-02 to 2006-07

Deputy Commissioner of Sales Tax

11.66

-

11.66

2000-01,

2005-06

Joint

Commissioner of Sales Tax11

1.04

0.36

0.68

2004-05 to 2007-08

Commissioner of Sales Tax

16.80

6.17

10.63

1985-86, 2000-01 to 2010-11

Appellate Tribunal/ Board of Revenue

16.10

1.69

14.41

1997-98

2000-01

High Court

2.18

-

2.18

4

Finance Act, 1994

Service Tax

2011-12 to 2015-16

Appeal yet to be filed (within 3 months from date of order of 30.3.17)

0.38

0.38

2012-13 to 2014-15

Additional Commissioner of CEST

0.70

0.01

0.69

2009-10 to 2013-14

Commissioner

(Appeals)

0.74

0.02

0.72

2005- 06 to 2015-16

CESTAT12

2.23

0.05

2.18

5

Customs Act, 1962

Duty of Customs

1999-2000,

2010-11

Assistant Commissioner of CEST

4.50

-

4.50

2005-06 to 2015-16

Additional Commissioner of CEST

0.28

0.02

0.26

6

Central Excise Act, 1944

Duty of Excise

2011-12 to 2014-15

Commissioner

(Appeals)

0.74

0.04

0.70

Total

9,759.84

9,564.74

195.10

* Includes Rs.5.01 crore towards the demand for VAT and CST raised by Sales tax authority, which has been stayed by Commissioner/Additional Commissioner of Sales Tax.

** Includes Rs.1.02 crore towards the demand for CST raised by Sales tax officer, which has been stayed by the Hon’ble High Court.

*** Includes Rs. 2.08 crore and Rs. 0.29 crore towards the demand for VAT raised by Sales tax officer, which has been stayed by the Hon’ble High Court and Commissioner of Sales tax respectively.

*** Includes Rs.0.30 crore towards the demand for service tax raised by Commissioner, Central Excise Customs and Service Tax which has been stayed by CESTAT.

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

(ix) The Company has not raised any money by way of initial public offer or further public offer (including debt instruments). According to the information and explanations given to us, the money raised by the Company by way of term loans have been applied for the purpose for which they were obtained.

(x) According to the information and explanations given to us and as represented by the Management and based on our examination of the books and records of the Company and in accordance with generally accepted auditing practices in India, no case of frauds by the Company or any fraud on the Company by its officers or employees has been noticed or reported during the year.

(xi) As per Notification No. GSR 463(E) dated 5 June 2015 issued by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Government of India, Section 197 of the Act is not applicable to the Government Companies. Accordingly, provisions of clause 3 (xi) of the Order are not applicable to the Company.

(xii) The provisions of clause 3 (xii) of the Order, for Nidhi Company, are not applicable to the Company.

(xiii) The Company has complied with the provisions of Section 177 and 188 of the Act w.r.t. transactions with the related parties, wherever applicable. Details of the transactions with the related parties have been disclosed in the financial statements as required by the applicable Indian accounting standards.

(xiv) The Company has not made any preferential allotment or private placement of shares or fully or partly convertible debentures during the year under review. Accordingly, provisions of clause 3 (xiv) of the Order are not applicable to the Company.

(xv) The Company has not entered into any non-cash transactions with the directors or persons connected with them as covered under Section 192 of the Act.

(xvi) According to information and explanation given to us, the Company is not required to be registered u/s 45-IA of Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934. Accordingly, provision of clause 3(xvi) of the Order is not applicable to the Company.

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Date: 29 May 2017