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BSE: 532755ISIN: INE669C01036INDUSTRY: IT Consulting & Software

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Year End :2018-03 

1.Certain matters relating to erstwhile Satyam Computer Services Limited (erstwhile Satyam):

In the letter dated January 7, 2009 Mr. B. Ramalinga Raju, the then Chairman of erstwhile Satyam, stated that the Balance Sheet of erstwhile Satyam as at September 30, 2008 carried inflated cash and bank balances, non-existent accrued interest, an understated liability and an overstated debtors position. Consequently, various regulators/investigating agencies such as the Serious Fraud Investigation Office ('SFIO')/Registrar of Companies ('ROC'), Directorate of Enforcement ('ED'), Central Bureau of Investigation ('CBI') had initiated investigations on various matters and conducted inspections and issued notices calling for information including from certain subsidiaries which have been responded to.

In 2009, SFIO initiated two proceedings against erstwhile Satyam for violations of Companies Act, 1956, which have since been compounded. Further, certain non-compliances/breaches of various laws and regulations by the erstwhile Satyam under the former Management (prior to Government nominated Board) were identified by various agencies. These have been responded to/appropriately addressed by the erstwhile Satyam/the Company and the Company does not expect any further proceedings in this regard.

On May 22, 2013, the ED had issued a show-cause notice to the erstwhile Satyam for contravention of provisions of the Foreign Exchange Management Act, 1999 ('FEMA') for alleged non-repatriation of American Depository Receipts ('ADR') proceeds aggregating to USD 39.2 Million. The Company has responded to the ED's show-cause notice on March 28, 2014 and has not received any further communication in this regard.

The ED had also issued a show-cause notice to the erstwhile Satyam on April 28, 2011 for contravention of the provisions of FEMA and the Foreign Exchange Management (Realization, Repatriation and Surrender of Foreign Exchange) Regulations, 2000, in respect of the non-realization and repatriation of export proceeds to the extent of foreign exchange equivalent to ' 506 Million for invoices raised during the period July 1997 to December 31, 2002. The erstwhile Satyam has responded to the show-cause notice and has not received any further communication in this regard.

As per the assessment of the Management, based on the forensic investigation and the information available, all identified/required adjustments/disclosures arising from the identified financial irregularities, had been made in the financial statements of erstwhile Satyam as at March 31, 2009. Considerable time has elapsed after the initiation of investigation by various regulators/agencies and no new information has come to the Management's notice which requires adjustments to the financial statements. Further, as per above, the investigations have been completed and no new claims have been received which need any further evaluation/adjustment/disclosure in the books of account.

Proceedings in relation to 'Alleged Advances':

Pursuant to the aforesaid letter dated January 7, 2009, the erstwhile Satyam received letters from 37 companies seeking confirmation by way of acknowledgement of receipt of certain alleged amounts by the erstwhile Satyam (referred to as 'alleged advances'). These letters were followed by legal notices from these companies dated August 4/5, 2009, claiming repayment of the alleged advances aggregating Rs, 12,304 Million stated to be given as temporary advances but without any evidence in support of the nature of these transactions. This is also borne out in the internal forensic investigation. The legal notices also claimed damages/compensation @18% per annum from the date of the advances till the date of repayment. The erstwhile Satyam has not acknowledged any liability to any of the 37 companies and has replied to the legal notices stating that the claims are legally untenable.

The 37 companies have filed petitions/suits for recovery against the erstwhile Satyam before the City Civil Court, Secunderabad (Court), with a prayer that these companies be declared as indigent persons for seeking exemption from payment of requisite court fees.

One petition where court fees have been paid, the pauper petition was converted into a suit which is pending disposal. The petitions filed by remaining 36 companies are before the Court, at various stages of rejection of pauperism/trial of pauperism/inquiry. In one petition, the delay in submission of the petition has been condoned by the Court and the Company has obtained an interim stay Order from the Hon'ble High Court of Andhra Pradesh, which has remanded the matter to the lower Court directing to consider the application afresh. The Lower Court upon hearing the application has condoned the delay in re-submission of pauper petition. The Company has challenged the said order in Revision before the High Court of Andhra Pradesh, which is pending hearing. In another development, the Company has also filed a Revision against the orders of the Lower Court in the application filed by the Company to recall the Order in numbering the pauper petition as Original Petition. Hon'ble High Court has been pleased to stay the proceedings until further orders.

The Hon'ble High Court in its Order approving the merger of the erstwhile Satyam with the Company, further held that in the absence of Board resolutions and documents evidencing acceptance of unsecured loans, i.e. alleged advances, by the former Management of the erstwhile Satyam, the new Management of the erstwhile Satyam is justified in not crediting the amounts received in their names and not disclosing them as creditors and in disclosing such amounts as 'Amounts pending investigation suspense account (net)' in the financial statements. The Hon'ble High Court held, inter-alia, that the contention of the 37 companies that Satyam is retaining the money, i.e. the alleged advances, of the 'creditors' and not paying them does not appear to be valid and further held that any right of the objecting creditors can be considered only if the genuineness of the debt is proved beyond doubt which is not so in this case.

The said 37 companies have filed appeals before the Division Bench of the Hon'ble High Court of Andhra Pradesh, against the Orders of the Hon'ble High Court of Andhra Pradesh and the Hon'ble High Court of Judicature at Bombay sanctioning the scheme of merger of Satyam Computer Services Limited (Satyam) with the Company w.e.f. April 1, 2011, which are yet to be heard. One of the aforesaid companies has also appealed against the Order rejecting the Petition for winding-up of the erstwhile Satyam. These matters have been combined for hearing.

The Directorate of Enforcement (ED) while investigating the matter under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002 (PMLA) had directed the erstwhile Satyam not to return the alleged advances until further instructions. In furtherance to the investigation, certain fixed deposits of the Company with certain banks, then aggregating to ' 8,220 Million were alleged by ED to be 'proceeds of crime' and were provisionally attached vide Order dated October 18, 2012 by the ED (the Order). The Hon'ble High Court of Andhra Pradesh (the Court) had, pending further Orders in the Writ Petition, granted stay of the said Order and all proceedings thereto vide its Order dated December 11, 2012. The main Writ Petition is pending for final hearing. Meanwhile, the ED had challenged this interim Order passed by the Single Judge before the Division Bench of the Court. Vide order dated December 31, 2014, the Hon'ble High Court upon hearing the matter, has dismissed the appeal filed by ED and affirmed the stay granted by the Single Judge. Consequently, out of the aforesaid fixed deposits which were attached, fixed deposits aggregating Rs, 3,570 Million have been redeemed. Certain banks have not honored the redemption claim and the Company is pursuing the matter legally.

Criminal prosecution was initiated by the ED against SCSL, since merged with Tech Mahindra Limited (Company) under Section 3 of The Prevention of Money-Laundering Act, 2002 for alleged money laundering along with 212 accused person. Upon an application challenging the prosecution against the Company, the Hon'ble High Court of Andhra Pradesh quashed the proceedings by its Order dated December 22, 2014. The appeal preferred by the ED challenging the order of quashing the prosecution before the Division Bench of the High Court was dismissed by an order dated March 30, 2017 and confirmed the order of quashing.

A Special Leave Petition was filed by ED before the Hon'ble Supreme Court of India. By an order dated December 8, 2017, the Hon'ble Supreme Court dismissed the SLP filed by the ED and affirmed the order of the Single Judge quashing the prosecution against the Company.

In view of the aforesaid developments and based on an independent legal opinion the Management believes that the claim by the 37 companies for repayment of the alleged advances, including interest thereon is not legally tenable. Consequently, pending the final outcome of the proceedings, as a matter of prudence, the Company has accounted and disclosed the amount of Rs, 12,304 Million as 'Suspense Account (net)'. Although remote, in the event that these cases are decided against the Company, there would be no effect on the financial results or financial position of the Company.

2. Claims by certain Shareholders of erstwhile Satyam

In terms of the Settlement of claims made by Aberdeen Asset Management PLC., UK and Aberdeen Claims Administration Inc., USA, (together referred to as 'Aberdeen') the erstwhile Satyam has deposited a total amount of USD 80.16 Million towards the Settlement Amount and interest in an Escrow Account during the financial year ended March 31, 2013.

The Commissioner of Income Tax, Mumbai has filed two writ petitions before the Hon'ble High Court of Bombay, seeking to set aside the orders of Authority for Advance Ruling ('AAR') dated February 15, 2016, which ruled that no withholding tax is applicable for remittance of the Settlement Amount. The above writ petitions have been disposed off for non-removal of office objections vide order dated August 8, 2017. The Company has communicated with Aberdeen requesting for an indemnity (if the AAR decision is reversed by a higher authority) prior to remitting the funds.

3. Details of the investment property and its fair value

The Company has obtained the fair valuation of its investment property situated at Vizag and Bahadurpally as at March 31, 2018 from a Government registered independent valuer who holds recognized and relevant professional qualification and has experience in the location and category of the investment property being valued.

During the year ended March 31, 2018, the Company has leased out a commercial building with related fixtures at Vizag and accordingly has reclassified Rs, 538 Million from property, plant & equipment to investment property.

4. Dispute with Venture Global Engineering LLC

Pursuant to a Joint Venture Agreement in 1999, the erstwhile Satyam and Venture Global Engineering LLC ('VGE') incorporated Satyam Venture Engineering Services Private Limited ('SVES') in India with an objective to provide engineering services to the automotive industry.

On March 20, 2003, numerous corporate affiliates of VGE filed for bankruptcy and consequently the erstwhile Satyam, exercised its option under the Shareholders Agreement (the 'SHA'), to purchase VGE's shares in SVES. The erstwhile Satyam's action, disputed by VGE, was upheld in arbitration by the London Court of International Arbitration vide its award in April 2006 (the 'Award').

The Courts in Michigan, USA, confirmed and directed enforcement of the Award. They also rejected VGE's challenge of the Award. In 2008, the District Court of Michigan further held VGE in contempt for its failure to honour the Award and inter-alia directed VGE to dismiss the nominees of VGE on its Board and replace them with individuals nominated by the erstwhile Satyam. This Order was also confirmed by the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in 2009. Consequently, erstwhile Satyam's nominees were appointed on the Board of SVES and SVES confirmed their appointment at its Board meeting held on June 26, 2008. The erstwhile Satyam was legally advised that SVES became its subsidiary with effect from that date.

In the meantime, while proceedings were pending in the USA, VGE filed a suit in April 2006, before the District Court of Secunderabad in India for setting aside the Award. The City Civil Court, vide its judgment in January 2012, has set aside the Award, against which the erstwhile Satyam preferred an appeal (Company Appeal) before the High Court.

VGE also filed a suit before the City Civil Court, Secunderabad inter alia seeking a direction to the Company to pay sales commission that it was entitled to under the Shareholders Agreement. In the said suit, two ex-parte Orders were issued directing the Company and Satyam to maintain status quo with regard to transfer of 50% shares of VGE and with regard to taking major decisions which are prejudicial to the interests of VGE. The said suit filed by VGE is still pending before the Civil Court. The Company has challenged the ex-parte Orders of the City Civil Court Secunderabad, before the High Court (SVES Appeal).

The High Court of Andhra Pradesh consolidated all the Company appeals and by a common Order dated August 23, 2013 set aside the Order of the City Civil Court, Hyderabad setting aside the award and also the ex-parte Orders of the City Civil Court, Secunderabad. The High Court as an interim measure ordered status quo with regard to transfer of shares. VGE has filed special leave petition against the said Order before Supreme Court of India, which is currently pending. The Supreme Court by an interim Order dated October 21, 2013 extended the High Court Order of status-quo on the transfer of shares. The Company has also filed a Special Leave Petition ('SLP') before the Supreme Court of India challenging the judgment of the High Court only on the limited issue as to whether the Civil Court has jurisdiction to entertain VGE's challenge to the Award. The said Petitions are pending before the Supreme Court. The Hon'ble Bench of Supreme Court, in view of the difference of opinion by an order dated November 1, 2017 has directed the registry to place the SLP's before the Chief Justice of India for appropriate further course of action.

In a related development, in December 2010, VGE and the sole shareholder of VGE (the Trust, and together with VGE, the Plaintiffs), filed a complaint against the erstwhile Satyam in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan (District Court) inter alia asserting claims under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization Act, 1962 (RICO), fraudulent concealment and seeking monetary and exemplary damages (the Complaint). The District Court vide its order in March 2012 has dismissed the Plaintiffs Complaint. The District Court also rejected VGE's petition to amend the complaint. In June 2013, VGE's appeal against the order of the District Court has been allowed by the US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. The matter is currently before the District Court and the Company has filed a petition before District Court seeking dismissal of the Plaintiff's Complaint. The said petition is pending before the District Court. On March 31, 2015, the US District Court stayed the matter pending hearing and decision by the Indian Supreme Court in the Special Leave Petitions filed by VGE and the Company.

5.Foreign currency receivables

In respect of overdue foreign currency receivables for the period's up to March 31, 2009 pertaining to erstwhile Satyam, the Company is taking steps under the provisions of FEMA, for recovery and/or permissions for write-offs as appropriate. Erstwhile Satyam under the Management post Government nominated Board has fully provided for these receivables.

6. Details of employee benefits as required by the IND AS-19 - Employee Benefits are as under:

i. Defined Contribution Plans

The Company makes contributions to Provident Fund, Superannuation Fund and National Pension

Scheme Fund which are defined contribution plans for qualifying employees. Under these Schemes, the Company contributes a specified percentage of the payroll costs to the respective funds.

The Company has recognized as an expense in the Statement of Profit and Loss the following:

- Rs, 2,279 Million (March 31, 2017: Rs, 2,211 Million) for Provident Fund contributions;

- Rs, 395 Million (March 31, 2017: Rs, 415 Million) for Superannuation Fund contributions; and

- Rs, 25 Million (March 31, 2017: Rs, 22 Million) for National Pension Scheme contributions.

- The discount rate is based on the prevailing market yields of Indian Government Bonds as at the balance sheet date for the estimated terms of the obligations.

- The estimate of future salary increase takes into account inflation, seniority, promotion and other relevant factors, such as supply and demand in the employment market.

The sensitivity results above determine their individual impact on Defined Benefit Obligation. In reality, the plan is subject to multiple external experience items which may move the defined Benefit Obligation in similar or opposite directions, while the Plan's sensitivity to such changes can vary over time.

* Includes an amount of Rs, 13 Million (March 31, 2017: Rs, 61 Million) paid to the erstwhile auditors.

7. Segment information has been presented in the Consolidated Financial Statements as permitted by Indian Accounting Standard Ind AS 108, Operating Segments as notified under the Companies (Indian Accounting Standard) Rules, 2015.

8. Based on the information available with the Company, there are no outstanding amounts payable to creditors who have been identified as "suppliers" within the meaning of "Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Development (MSMED) Act, 2006".

9.Financial Risk Management Framework

Tech Mahindra Limited is exposed primarily to fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates, credit risk and liquidity risk which may impact the fair value of its financial instruments. The Company assesses the unpredictability of the financial environment and seeks to mitigate potential effects on the financial performance of the Company.

The Company's Board of Directors has overall responsibility for the establishment and oversight of the Company's risk management framework. The Company's risk management policies are established to identify and analyze the risks faced by the Company, to set appropriate risk limits and controls and to monitor risks and adherence to limits. Risk management policies and systems are reviewed regularly to reflect changes in market conditions.

*The fair value of cash and cash equivalents, other balances with bank, trade receivables, unbilled revenues, loans, trade payables, borrowings and certain other financial assets and liabilities approximate their carrying amount largely due to the short term nature of these instruments.

Fair value Hierarchy:

The following table summarizes financial assets and liabilities measured at fair value on a recurring basis and financial assets that are not measured at fair value on a recurring basis (but fair value disclosure are required):

The different levels have been defined as follows:

Level-1 - Quoted prices (unadjusted) in active markets for identical assets or liabilities.

Level-2 - Inputs other than quoted prices included within level-1 that are observable for asset or liability, either directly (i.e. as prices) or indirectly (i.e. derived from prices).

Level- 3 - Inputs for the assets or liabilities that are not based on observable market data (unobservable inputs). Fair values are determined in whole or in part using a valuation model based on assumptions that are neither supported by prices from observable current market transactions in the same instrument nor are they based on available market data.

Credit Risk

Credit risk is the risk of financial loss arising from counterparty failure to repay or service debt according to the contractual terms or obligations. Credit risk encompasses of both, the direct risk of default and the risk of deterioration of creditworthiness as well as concentration of risk. Credit risk is controlled by analysing credit limits and creditworthiness of customers on a continuous basis to whom the credit has been granted after obtaining necessary approvals for credit.

Financial instruments that are subject to concentration of credit risk principally consist of trade receivables, investments, loans, cash and cash equivalents, other balances with banks and other financial assets. None of the financial instruments of the Company result in material concentration of credit risk.

Credit risk on cash and cash equivalents is limited as the Company generally invest in deposits with banks and financial institutions with high credit ratings assigned by international and domestic credit rating agencies. Investments primarily include investment in liquid mutual fund units, quoted bonds issued by government and quasi government organizations and non-convertible debentures issued by institutions with high credit ratings.

Exposure to credit risk

The carrying amount of financial assets represents the maximum credit exposure. The maximum exposure to credit risk was Rs, 141,581 and Rs, 119,710 Million as of March 31, 2018 and March 31, 2017 respectively, being the total of the carrying amount of trade receivables, investments, cash and cash equivalents, other balance with banks, loans and other financial assets.

In addition, the Company is exposed to credit risk in relation to financial guarantees given to banks provided by the Company. The Company's maximum exposure in this respect is the maximum amount the Company would have to pay if the guarantee is called on. (Refer Note 31.5 above).

Trade receivables

Ind AS requires expected credit losses to be measured through a loss allowance. The Company assesses at each Balance Sheet date whether a financial asset or a group of financial assets is impaired. The Company recognizes lifetime expected losses for all contract assets and / or all trade receivables that do not constitute a financing transaction. For all other financial assets, expected credit losses are measured at an amount equal to the 12 months expected credit losses or at an amount equal to the life time expected credit losses if the credit risk on the financial asset has increased significantly since initial recognition.

The Company has used a practical expedient by computing the expected credit loss allowance for trade receivables based on a provision matrix. The provision matrix takes into account historical credit loss experience and adjusted for forward-looking information. The Company's exposure to customers is diversified and no single customer contributes to more than 10% of outstanding accounts receivable and unbilled revenue as of March 31, 2018 and March 31, 2017. The concentration of credit risk is limited due to the fact that the customer base is large.

Market Risk

Market risk is the risk that the fair value or future cash flows of a financial instrument will fluctuate because of changes in market prices. Such changes in the values of financial instruments may result from changes in the foreign currency exchange rates, interest rates, credit, liquidity and other market changes. The Company's exposure to market risk is primarily on account of foreign currency exchange currency risk.

a) Foreign Currency exchange rate risk

The fluctuation in foreign currency exchange rates may have potential impact on the statement of profit or loss and other comprehensive income and equity, where any transaction references more than one currency or where assets / liabilities are denominated in a currency other than the functional currency of the respective entities. Considering the countries and economic environment in which the Company operates, its operations are subject to risks arising from fluctuations in exchange rates in those countries. The risks primarily relate to fluctuations in US Dollar, Euro, Great

Britain Pound, Australian Dollar and Canadian Dollar against the respective functional currency of the Company. The Company, as per its risk management policy, uses derivative instruments primarily to hedge foreign exchange currency risk.

The Company evaluates the impact of foreign exchange rate fluctuations by assessing its exposure to exchange rate risks. It hedges a part of these risks by using derivative financial instruments in line with its risk management policies.

The foreign exchange rate sensitivity is calculated by aggregation of the net foreign exchange rate exposure and a simultaneous parallel foreign exchange rates shift of all the currencies by 1% against the respective functional currency of the Company.

Further the exposure as indicated below is mitigated by some of the derivative contracts entered into by the Company as disclosed in note below.

b) Forward Exchange/Contracts

The Company enters into foreign Exchange Forward Contracts and Currency Option Contracts to offset the foreign currency risk arising from the amounts denominated in currencies other than the Indian Rupee. The counter party to the Company's foreign currency Forward Contracts and Currency Option Contracts is generally a bank. These contracts are entered into to hedge the foreign currency risks of certain forecasted transactions. These contracts are for a period between 1 day and 2 years.

Current tax for the year ended March 31, 2018 includes tax expense with respect to foreign branches amounting to ' 1,310 Million (year ended March 31, 2017: ' 1,214 Million).

Current tax expense for the year ended March 31, 2018 is net of reversal of provision of ' 1,805 Million (year ended March 31, 2017: ' 632 Million) pertaining to earlier periods written back.

Deferred Tax:

The following is the analysis of Deferred Tax Assets presented in the Balance Sheet:

10. Employee Stock Option Scheme

i. ESOP 2000 & ESOP 2010:

The Company has instituted 'Employee Stock Option Plan 2000' (ESOP 2000) and 'Employee Stock Option Plan 2010' (ESOP 2010) for eligible employees and Directors of the Company and its subsidiaries. The vesting pattern of the schemes has been provided below. The options can be exercised over a period of 5 years from the date of the grant. Each option carries with it the right to purchase one equity share of the Company at the exercise price determined by the Company at the time of grant for ESOP 2000 and exercise price as determined by the Nomination and remuneration Committee for ESOP 2010.

ii. ESOP 2006 & ESOP 2014:

The Company has instituted 'Employee Stock Option Plan 2006' (ESOP 2006) and 'Employee Stock Option Plan 2014' (ESOP 2014) for eligible employees and Directors of the Company and its subsidiaries. In terms of the said plan, the Nomination and Remuneration Committee has granted options to the employees of the Company and its subsidiaries. The maximum exercise period is 7 years from the date of grant for ESOP 2006 and options can be exercised over a period of 5 years from the date of each vesting for ESOP 2014.

iii. TML ESOP - B 2013:

Erstwhile Satyam has established a scheme 'Associate Stock Option Plan - B' (ASOP - B) under which 28,925,610 options were available for grant/exercise at the time the Scheme of Amalgamation became effective. Post-merger, these options were adjusted in terms of the approved Scheme of Amalgamation. Each option entitles the holder one equity share of the Company. These options vest over a period of 1 to 4 years from the date of the grant. Upon vesting, employees have 5 years to exercise the options. Post-merger, the name of the ESOP scheme has been changed to 'TML ESOP B 2013'.

iv. TML- RSU:

The erstwhile Satyam has established a scheme 'Associate Stock Option Plan - Restricted Stock Units (ASOP - RSUs)' to be administered by the Administrator of the ASOP - RSUs, a committee appointed by the Board of Directors of the erstwhile Satyam in May 2000. Under the scheme, 1,529,412 equity shares (equivalent number of equity shares post-merger) are reserved to be issued to eligible associates at a price to be determined by the Administrator which shall not be less than the face value of the share. These RSUs vest over a period of 1 to 4 years from the date of the grant. The maximum time available to exercise the options upon vesting is five years from the date of each vesting. Post-merger, the name of the ESOP scheme has been changed to TML RSU.

v. ESOP - A:

Erstwhile Satyam had established an ESOP scheme viz., 'Associate Stock Option Plan - A' (ASOP - A) formulated prior to the SEBI Guidelines on ESOP and ESPS issued in 1999. This plan was administered through a Trust viz., Satyam Associates Trust (Satyam Trust). At the time the Scheme of Amalgamation and Arrangement became effective, the Satyam Trust was holding 2,055,320 shares of erstwhile Satyam, which post amalgamation were converted into 241,802 shares of the Company at the approved share exchange ratio and this scheme has been transitioned and renamed as ESOP-A. Satyam Trust grants warrants to the employees of the Company with an exercise price and terms of vesting advised by the Nomination and Remuneration Committee of the Company. Each warrant shall entitle the warrant holder to one equity share. The exercise period is 180 days from the date of each vesting.

vi. Employee Stock Option Scheme - ESOS:

Erstwhile MESL has established Employee Stock Option Scheme (ESOS) - ESOS for which 1,400,000 equity shares were earmarked. ESOS Scheme is administered through a Trust viz., MES Employees Stock Option Trust. The options under this Scheme vest over a period of 1 to 3 years from the date of the grant. Upon vesting, employees have 7 years to exercise the options. As on the effective date of amalgamation, 18,084 options were outstanding under ESOS, which were converted into equivalent 30,144 options of the Company giving effect to approved share exchange ratio, split and bonus.

xi. The employee stock compensation cost for the Employee Stock Option Plan 2010, Employee Stock Option Plan 2000, Employee Stock Option Plan- B 2013, ESOP-A, ESOP 2014 and TML-RSU schemes has been computed by reference to the fair value of share options granted and amortized over each vesting period. For the year ended March 31, 2018, the Company has accounted for employee stock compensation cost (equity settled) amounting to Rs, 713 Million (March 31, 2017: Rs, 1,066 Million). This amount is net of cost of options granted to employees of subsidiaries.

The Black and Scholes valuation model has been used for computing the weighted average fair value.

Basic earnings per share is calculated by dividing the profit attributable to equity shareholders of the Company by the weighted average number of equity shares outstanding during the year including vested option exercisable for little or no consideration.

11. The previous year figures have been audited by a firm other than B S R & Co. LLP.

12. The disclosures regarding details of specified bank notes held and transacted during November 8, 2016 to December 30, 2016 has not been made since the requirement does not pertain to financial year ended March 31, 2018. Corresponding disclosure as appearing in the audited Standalone Ind AS financial statements for the period ended March 31, 2017 have been disclosed below:

"Pursuant to MCA notification dated March 30, 2017 read with Section 143 and Section 469 (1) (2) of Companies Act, 2013, the Company had not dealt in Specified Bank Notes and other notes in the form of any deposit, withdrawal, payment or receipt during the period from November 8, 2016 to December 30, 2016".

13. Previous year figures have been regrouped wherever necessary, to correspond with the current period's classification / disclosure.