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BSE: 507685ISIN: INE075A01022INDUSTRY: IT Consulting & Software

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Year End :2018-03 

Fair value hierarchy

The table below analyses financial instruments carried at fair value, by valuation method. 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 the 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).

Derivative instruments (assets and liabilities): The Company enters into derivative financial instruments with various counter-parties, primarily banks with investment grade credit ratings. Derivatives valued using valuation techniques with market observable inputs are mainly interest rate swaps, foreign exchange forward contracts and foreign exchange option contracts. The most frequently applied valuation techniques include forward pricing, swap models and Black Schools models (for option valuation), using present value calculations. The models incorporate various inputs including the credit quality of counterparties, foreign exchange spot and forward rates, interest rate curves and forward rate curves of the underlying. As at March 31, 2018, the changes in counterparty credit risk had no material effect on the hedge effectiveness assessment for derivatives designated in hedge relationships and other financial instruments recognized at fair value.

Investment in commercial papers, certificate of deposits and bonds: Fair value of these instruments is derived based on the indicative quotes of price and yields prevailing in the market as at reporting date.

-Carrying value of Rs. 1,545 and Rs. 3,232 as at March 31, 2018 and 2017 respectively.

A one percentage point change in the unobservable inputs used in fair valuation of Level 3 assets and liabilities does not have a significant impact in its value.

Derivative assets and liabilities:

The Company is exposed to foreign currency fluctuations on foreign currency assets / liabilities, forecasted cash flows denominated in foreign currency and net investment in foreign operations. The Company follows established risk management policies, including the use of derivatives to hedge foreign currency assets / liabilities, foreign currency forecasted cash flows and net investment in foreign operations. The counter parties in these derivative instruments are primarily banks and the Company considers the risks of non-performance by the counterparty as non-material.

A Value is less than Rs. 1.

The following table summarizes activity in the cash flow hedging reserve within equity related to all derivative instruments classified as cash flow hedges:

The related hedge transactions for balance in cash flow hedging reserves as of March 31, 2018 are expected to occur and be reclassified to the statement of profit and loss over a period of two years.

As at March 31, 2018 and 2017, there were no significant gains or losses on derivative transactions or portions thereof that have become ineffective as hedges, or associated with an underlying exposure that did not occur.

Sale of financial assets

From time to time, in the normal course of business, the Company transfers accounts receivables, unbilled revenues, net investment in finance lease receivables (financials assets) to banks. Under the terms of the arrangements, the Company surrenders control over the financial assets and transfer is without recourse. Accordingly, such transfers are recorded as sale of financial assets. Gains and losses on sale of financial assets without recourse are recorded at the time of sale based on the carrying value of the financial assets and fair value of servicing liability. The incremental impact of such transactions on our cash flow and liquidity for the year ended March 31, 2018 and March 31, 2017 is not material.

In certain cases, transfer of financial assets may be with recourse. Under arrangements with recourse, the Company is obligated to repurchase the uncollected financial assets, subject to limits specified in the agreement with the banks. These are reflected as part of borrowings in the balance sheet.

Financial risk management

Market Risk

Market risk is the risk of loss of future earnings, to fair values or to future cash flows that may result from a change in the price of a financial instrument. The value of a financial instrument may change as a result of changes in the interest rates, foreign currency exchange rates and other market changes that affect market risk sensitive instruments. Market risk is attributable to all market risk sensitive financial instruments including investments, foreign currency receivables, payables and loans and borrowings.

The Company’s exposure to market risk is a function of investment and borrowing activities and revenue generating activities in foreign currency. The objective of market risk management is to avoid excessive exposure of the Company’s earnings and equity to losses.

Risk Management Procedures

The Company manages market risk through a corporate treasury department, which evaluates and exercises independent control over the entire process of market risk management. The corporate treasury department recommends risk management objectives and policies, which are approved by senior management and Audit Committee. The activities of this department include management of cash resources, implementing hedging strategies for foreign currency exposures, borrowing strategies, and ensuring compliance with market risk limits and policies.

Foreign currency risk

The Company operates internationally and a major portion of its business is transacted in several currencies. Consequently, the Company is exposed to foreign exchange risk through receiving payment for sales and services in the United States and elsewhere, and making purchases from overseas suppliers in various foreign currencies. The exchange rate risk primarily arises from foreign exchange revenue, receivables, cash balances, forecasted cash flows, payables and foreign currency loans and borrowings. A significant portion of the Company’s revenue is in the U.S. Dollar, the United Kingdom Pound Sterling, the Euro, the Canadian Dollar and the Australian Dollar, while a large portion of costs are in Indian rupees. The exchange rate between the rupee and these currencies has fluctuated significantly in recent years and may continue to fluctuate in the future. Appreciation of the rupee against these currencies can adversely affect the Company’s results of operations.

The Company evaluates exchange rate exposure arising from these transactions and enters into foreign currency derivative instruments to mitigate such exposure. The Company follows established risk management policies, including the use of derivatives like foreign exchange forward/option contracts to hedge forecasted cash flows denominated in foreign currency.

The Company has designated certain derivative instruments as cash flow hedges to mitigate the foreign exchange exposure of forecasted highly probable cash flows. The Company has also designated foreign currency borrowings as hedge against respective net investments in foreign operations.

As of March 31, 2018 and 2017 respectively, a Rs. 1 increase/decrease in the spot exchange rate of the Indian rupee with the U.S. dollar would result in approximately Rs. 1,500 (Statement of profit and loss Rs.414 and other comprehensive income Rs. 1,086) and Rs. 1,155 (Statement of profit and loss Rs.139 and other comprehensive income Rs. 1,016) respectively decrease/increase in the fair value of foreign currency dollar denominated derivative instruments.

# Other currencies reflect currencies such as Singapore Dollars, Saudi Arabian Riyals etc.

- Includes current obligation under borrowings classified under “Other current financial liabilities”

As at March 31, 2018 and 2017, respectively, every 1% increase/decrease of the respective foreign currencies compared to functional currency of the Company would impact results by approximately Rs. 318 and Rs. 21 respectively.

Interest rate risk

Interest rate risk primarily arises from floating rate borrowing, including various revolving and other lines of credit. The Company’s investments are primarily in short-term investments, which do not expose it to significant interest rate risk. The Company manages its net exposure to interest rate risk relating to borrowings by entering into interest rate swap agreements, which allows it to exchange periodic payments based on a notional amount and agreed upon fixed and floating interest rates. Certain borrowings are also transacted at fixed interest rates. If interest rates were to increase by 100 bps from March 31, 2018, additional net annual interest expense on floating rate borrowing would amount to approximately Rs. 415.

Credit risk

Credit risk arises from the possibility that customers may not be able to settle their obligations as agreed. To manage this, the Company periodically assesses the financial reliability of customers, taking into account the financial condition, current economic trends, analysis of historical bad debts and ageing of accounts receivable. Individual risk limits are set accordingly. No single customer accounted for more than 10% of the accounts receivable as of March 31, 2018 and 2017, respectively and revenues for the year ended March 31, 2018 and 2017, respectively. There is no significant concentration of credit risk.

Counterparty risk

Counterparty risk encompasses issuer risk on marketable securities, settlement risk on derivative and money market contracts and credit risk on cash and time deposits. Issuer risk is minimized by only buying securities which are at least AA rated in India based on Indian rating agencies. Settlement and credit risk is reduced by the policy of entering into transactions with counterparties that are usually banks or financial institutions with acceptable credit ratings. Exposure to these risks are closely monitored and maintained within predetermined parameters. There are limits on credit exposure to any financial institution. The limits are regularly assessed and determined based upon credit analysis including financial statements and capital adequacy ratio reviews.

Liquidity risk

Liquidity risk is defined as the risk that the Company will not be able to settle or meet its obligations on time or at a reasonable price. The Company’s corporate treasury department is responsible for liquidity and funding as well as settlement management. In addition, processes and policies related to such risks are overseen by senior management. Management monitors the Company’s net liquidity position through rolling forecasts on the basis of expected cash flows. As of March 31, 2018, cash and cash equivalents are held with major banks and financial institutions.

The table below provides details regarding the remaining contractual maturities of significant financial liabilities at the reporting date. The amounts include estimated interest payments and exclude the impact of netting agreements, if any.

-Includes current obligation under borrowings and financial leases classified under “Other current financial liabilities”

The balanced view of liquidity and financial indebtedness is stated in the table below. This calculation of the net cash position is used by the management for external communication with investors, analysts and rating agencies:

Deferred taxes on unrealized foreign exchange gain / loss relating to cash flow hedges, fair value movements in investments and actuarial gains/losses on defined benefit plans are recognized in other comprehensive income and presented within equity. Other than these, the change in deferred tax assets and liabilities is primarily recorded in the statement of profit and loss.

In assessing the reliability of deferred tax assets, the Company considers the extent to which it is probable that the deferred tax asset will be realized. The ultimate realization of deferred tax assets is dependent upon the generation of future taxable profits during the periods in which those temporary differences and tax loss carry forwards become deductible. The Company considers the expected reversal of deferred tax liabilities, projected future taxable income and tax planning strategies in making this assessment. Based on this, the Company believes that it is probable that the Company will realize the benefits of these deductible differences. The amount of deferred tax asset considered realizable, however, could be reduced in the near term if the estimates of future taxable income during the carry-forward period are reduced.

The Company has recognized deferred tax assets of Rs. 407 and Rs. Nil as at March 31, 2018 and 2017 in respect of capital loss incurred on account of liquidation of a subsidiary. Management’s projections of future taxable capital gain support the assumption that it is probable that sufficient taxable income will be available to utilize this deferred tax asset.

Pursuant to the changes in the Indian income tax laws in the past years, Minimum Alternate Tax (MAT) has been extended to income in respect of which deduction is claimed under Section 10A, 10B and 10AA of the Income Tax Act, 1961; consequently, the Company has calculated its tax liability for current domestic taxes after considering MAT. The excess tax paid under MAT provisions over and above normal tax liability can be carried forward and set off against future tax liabilities computed under normal tax provisions. The Company was required to pay MAT in the past years and accordingly, a deferred tax asset of Rs. Nil and Rs. 1,469 has been recognized in the balance sheet as of March 31, 2018 and 2017, respectively, which can be carried forward for a period of fifteen assessment years immediately succeeding the assessment year in which it becomes allowable.

A substantial portion of the profits of the Company’s India operations are exempt from Indian income taxes being profits attributable to export operations and profits from units established under Special Economic Zone, 2005 scheme. Units in designated special economic zones providing service on or after April 1, 2005 will be eligible for a deduction of 100 percent of profits or gains derived from the export of services for the first five years from commencement of provision of services and 50 percent of such profits and gains for a further five years. Certain tax benefits are also available for a further five years subject to the unit meeting defined conditions. Profits from certain other undertakings are also eligible for preferential tax treatment. The tax holiday period being currently available to the Company expires in various years through fiscal 2030-31. The expiration period of tax holiday for each unit within a SEZ is determined based on the number of years that have lapsed following year of commencement of production by that unit. The impact of tax holidays has resulted in a decrease of current tax expense of Rs.11,598 and Rs.11,927 for the year ended March 31, 2018 and 2017, respectively, compared to the effective tax amounts that we estimate we would have been required to pay if these incentives had not been available. The effect of these tax incentives on earnings per share for the year ended March 31, 2018 and 2017 was Rs.2.44 and Rs.2.46, respectively.

Deferred income tax liabilities are recognized for all taxable temporary differences except in respect of taxable temporary differences associated with US branch profit tax where the timing of the reversal of the temporary difference can be controlled and it is probable that the temporary difference will not reverse in the foreseeable future. Accordingly, deferred income tax liabilities on branch profit tax @ 15% of the US branch profits have not been recognized as the Company intends to reinvest the earnings in the branch operations. Further, it is not practicable to estimate the amount of the unrecognized deferred tax liabilities for these undistributed earnings.

1. Other operating income

During the year ended March 31, 2017, the Company had concluded the sale of the Eco Energy division for a consideration of Rs. 4,670. Net gain from the sale, amounting to Rs. 4,082 has been recorded as other operating income.

b) Defined benefit plans- Gratuity:

In accordance with the Payment of Gratuity Act, 1972, applicable for Indian companies, the Company provides for a lump sum payment to eligible employees, at retirement or termination of employment based on the last drawn salary and years of employment with the Company. The gratuity fund is managed by certain third party fund managers. The Company’s obligation in respect of the gratuity plan, which is a defined benefit plan, is provided for based on actuarial valuation using the projected unit credit method. The Company recognizes actuarial gains and losses immediately in other comprehensive income, net of taxes. Amount recognized in the statement of profit and loss in respect of gratuity cost (defined benefit plan) is as follows:

The Company has invested the plan assets in insurer managed funds. The expected rate of return on plan assets is based on expectation of the average long-term rate of return expected on investments of the fund during the estimated term of the obligation

The Company has established an income tax approved irrevocable trust fund to which it regularly contributes to finance the liabilities of the gratuity plan. The fund’s investments are managed by certain insurance companies as per the mandate provided to them by the trustees and the asset allocation is within the permissible limits prescribed in the insurance regulations.

The expected return on plan assets is based on expectation of the average long term rate of return expected on investments of the fund during the estimated term of the obligations.

The discount rate is primarily based on the prevailing market yields of Indian government securities for the estimated term of the obligations. The estimates of future salary increases considered takes into account the inflation, seniority, promotion and other relevant factors. Attrition rate considered is the management’s estimate, based on previous years’ employee turnover of the Company.

The expected benefits are based on the same assumptions used to measure the Company’s benefit obligations as of March 31, 2018.

Sensitivity for significant actuarial assumptions is computed to show the movement in defined benefit obligation by 0.5 percentage.

As of March 31, 2018, every 0.5 percentage point increase/ (decrease) in discount rate will result in (decrease)/ increase of gratuity benefit obligation by approximately Rs. (201) and Rs. 217 respectively.

As of March 31, 2018 every 0.5 percentage point increase/ (decrease) in expected rate of salary will result in increase/ (decrease) of gratuity benefit obligation by approximately Rs. 182 and Rs. (171) respectively.

c) Provident fund:

The details of fund and plan assets are given below:

The plan assets have been primarily invested in government securities and corporate bonds.

2. Earnings per equity share

A reconciliation of profit for the year and equity shares used in the computation of basic and diluted earnings per equity share is set out below:

Basic: 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, excluding equity shares purchased by the Company and held as treasury shares.

Diluted: Diluted earnings per share is calculated by adjusting the weighted average number of equity shares outstanding during the year for assumed conversion of all dilutive potential equity shares. Employee share options are dilutive potential equity shares for the Company.

The calculation is performed in respect of share options to determine the number of shares that could have been acquired at fair value (determined as the average market price of the Company’s shares during the year). The number of shares calculated as above is compared with the number of shares that would have been issued assuming the exercise of the share options.

3. Dividends, Bonus and Buyback of equity shares

The company declares and pays dividend in Indian rupees. According to the Companies Act, 2013 any dividend should be declared out of accumulated distributable profits. A company may, before the declaration of any dividend, transfer a percentage of its profits for that financial year as it may consider appropriate to the reserves.

The cash dividends paid per equity share were Rs. 1 and Rs. 3 during the years ended March 31, 2018 and 2017, respectively, including an interim dividend of Rs. 1 and Rs. 2 for the years ended March 31, 2018 and 2017.

The bonus issue in the proportion of 1:1 i.e.1 (One) bonus equity share of Rs. 2 each for every 1 (one) fully paid-up equity share held (including ADS holders) had been approved by the shareholders of the Company on June 03, 2017 through Postal Ballot /e-voting. For this purpose, June 14, 2017, was fixed as the record date. Consequently, on June 15, 2017, the Company allotted 2,433,074,327 shares and Rs. 4,866 (representing par value of Rs. 2 per share) has been transferred from retained earnings to share capital.

During the current period, the Company has concluded the buyback of 343,750,000 equity shares as approved by the Board of Directors on July 20, 2017. This has resulted in a total cash outflow of Rs.110,000. In line with the requirement of the Companies Act 2013, an amount of Rs. 1,656 and Rs. 108,344 has been utilised from the share premium account and retained earnings respectively. Further, capital redemption reserves of Rs. 687 (representing the nominal value of the shares bought back) has been created as an apportionment from retained earnings. Consequent to such buyback, share capital has reduced by Rs. 687.

4. Additional capital disclosures

The key objective of the Company’s capital management is to ensure that it maintains a stable capital structure with the focus on total equity to uphold investor, creditor, and customer confidence and to ensure future development of its business. The Company focused on keeping strong total equity base to ensure independence, security, as well as a high financial flexibility for potential future borrowings, if required without impacting the risk profile of the Company.

The Company’s goal is to continue to be able to return excess liquidity to shareholders by continuing to distribute annual dividends in future periods.

The amount of future dividends/ buyback of equity shares will be balanced with efforts to continue to maintain an adequate liquidity status.

5. Employee stock option

The stock compensation expense recognized for employee services received during the year ended year ended March 31, 2018 and March 31, 2017 were Rs.1,258 and Rs. 1,687, respectively.

Wipro Equity Reward Trust (“WERT”)

In 1984, the Company established a controlled trust called the Wipro Equity Reward Trust (“WERT”). In the earlier years, WERT purchased shares of the Company out of funds borrowed from the Company. The Company’s Board Governance, Nomination and Compensation Committee recommends to WERT certain officers and key employees, to whom WERT issues shares from its holdings at nominal price. Such shares are then held by the employees subject to vesting conditions.

Wipro Employee Stock Option Plans and Restricted Stock Unit Option Plans

The weighted-average grant-date fair value of options granted during the year ended March 31, 2018, and 2017 was Rs. 337.74 and Rs. 569.52 for each option, respectively. The weighted average share price of options exercised during the year ended March 31, 2018 and 2017 was Rs. 303.44 and Rs. 536.80 for each option, respectively.

-Includes 1,097,600 and 79,000 Performance based stock options (RSU) granted during the year ended March 31, 2018 and 2017 respectively. 1,113,600 and 188,000 Performance based stock options (ADS) granted during the year ended March 31, 2018 and 2017 respectively. Performance based stock options (RSU) were issued under Wipro Employee Restricted Stock Unit plan 2007 (WSRUP 2007 plan) and Performance based stock options (ADS) were issued under Wipro ADS Restricted Stock Unit Plan (WARSUP 2004 plan).

6. Assets taken on lease

Obligation under finance lease is secured by underlying assets leased. The legal title of these assets vests with the lessors. These obligations are repayable in monthly, quarterly and yearly installments up to year ending March 31, 2022. The interest rate for these obligations ranges from 1.43% to 10.61%.

Operating leases: The Company has taken office, vehicle and IT equipment under cancellable and non-cancelable operating lease agreements that are renewable on a periodic basis at the option of both the less or and the lessee. The operating lease agreements extend up a maximum of fifteen years from their respective dates of inception and some of these lease agreements have price escalation clause. Rental payments under such leases were Rs. 3,299, and Rs. 2,878 during the years ended March 31, 2018, and March 31, 2017.

- All the above direct subsidiaries are 100% held by the Company except that the Company holds 66.67% of the equity securities of Wipro Arabia Limited Co and 74% of the equity securities of Wipro Airport IT Services Limited and 55% of the equity securities of Women’s Business Park Technologies Limited are held by Wipro Arabia Co. Limited.

# 51% of equity securities of Wipro Doha LLC are held by a local shareholder. However, the beneficial interest in these holdings is with the Company.

The Company controls ‘The Wipro SA Broad Based Ownership Scheme Trust’ and ‘Wipro SA Broad Based Ownership Scheme SPV (RF) (PTY) LTD incorporated in South Africa.

(A) Step Subsidiary details of Wipro Portugal S.A, Wipro do Brasil Technologia Ltda, Designit A/s, Cellent GmbH, HPH Holdings Corp. and Appirio, Inc. are as follows:

- Post employment benefit comprising compensated absences is not disclosed as this are determined for the Company as a whole. Benefits includes the prorated value of Restricted Stock Units (“RSU’s”) granted to the personnel, which vest over a period of time.

Other benefits include share based compensation Rs.124 and Rs.148 for the year ended March 31, 2018 and 2017 respectively.

# Including relative of key management personnel.

*-Includes the following balances being in the nature of loans given to subsidiaries of the Company including interest accrued, where applicable and inter-corporate deposits with subsidiary.

A Value is less than Rs. 1.

7. Commitments and contingencies

Capital commitments: As at March 31, 2018 and 2017 the Company had committed to spend approximately Rs. 12,545 and Rs. 11,340 respectively, under agreements to purchase/ construct property and equipment. These amounts are net of capital advances paid in respect of these purchases.

Contingencies and lawsuits:

The Company is subject to legal proceedings and claims (including tax assessment orders/ penalty notices) which have arisen in the ordinary course of its business. Some of the claims involve complex issues and it is not possible to make a reasonable estimate of the expected financial effect, if any, that will result from ultimate resolution of such proceedings.

However, the resolution of these legal proceedings is not likely to have a material and adverse effect on the results of operations or the balance sheet of the Company. The significant matters are discussed below.

In March 2004, the Company received a tax demand for year ended March 31, 2001 arising primarily on account of denial of deduction under section 10A of the Income Tax Act, 1961 (Act) in respect of profit earned by the Company’s undertaking in Software Technology Park at Bangalore. The same issue was repeated in the successive assessments for the years ended March 31, 2002 to March 31, 2011 and the aggregate demand is Rs. 47,583 (including interest of Rs. 13,832). The appeals filed against the said demand before the Appellate authorities have been allowed in favor of the Company by the second appellate authority for the years up to March 31, 2008. Further appeals have been filed by the Income tax authorities before the Hon’ble High Court. The Hon’ble High Court has heard and disposed-off majority of the issues in favor of the Company up to years ended March 31, 2004. Department has filed a Special Leave Petition (SLP) before the Supreme Court of India for the year ended March 31, 2001 to March 31, 2004.

On similar issues for years up to March 31, 2000, the Hon’ble High Court of Karnataka has upheld the claim of the Company under section 10A of the Act. For the year ended March 31, 2009, the appeals are pending before Income Tax Appellate Tribunal (Tribunal). For years ended March 31, 2010 and March 31, 2011, the Dispute Resolution Panel (DRP) allowed the claim of the Company under section 10A of the Act. The Income tax authorities have filed an appeal before the Tribunal.

The Company received the draft assessment order for the year ended March 31, 2012 in March 2016 with a proposed demand of Rs. 4,241 (including interest of Rs. 1,376). Based on the DRP’s direction, allowing majority of the issues in favor of the Company, the assessing officer has passed the final order with Nil demand. However, on similar issue for earlier years, the Income Tax authorities have appealed before the Tribunal.

For year ended March 31, 2013 the Company received the final assessment order in November 2017 with a proposed demand of Rs. 3,286 (including interest of Rs. 1,166), arising primarily on account of section 10AA issues with respect to exclusion from Export Turnover. The Company has filed an appeal before Honorable ITAT, Bangalore within the prescribed timelines.

For year ended March 31, 2014 the Company received the draft assessment order in January 2018 with a proposed demand of Rs. 8,701 (including interest of Rs. 2,700), arising primarily on account of section 10AA issues with respect to exclusion from Export Turnover. The Company has filed the appeal before DRP.

Considering the facts and nature of disallowance and the order of the appellate authority / Hon’ble High Court of Karnataka upholding the claims of the Company for earlier years, the Company believes that the final outcome of the above disputes should be in favor of the Company and there should not be any material adverse impact on the financial statements.

Income tax claims against the Company (excluding interest) amounting to Rs. 64,643 and Rs. 55,942 have not been acknowledged as debt as at March 31, 2018 and 2017, respectively. Interest, if these claims sustain on ultimate resolution, amounted to Rs. 36,797 as at March 31, 2018. These matters are pending before various Appellate Authorities and the management expects its position will likely be upheld on ultimate resolution and will not have a material adverse effect on the Company’s financial position and results of operations.

The contingent liability in respect of disputed demands for excise duty, custom duty, sales tax and other matters against the Company (excluding interest) amounting to Rs. 5,826 and Rs. 2,585 are not acknowledged as debt as at March 31, 2018 and March 31, 2017, respectively. Interest, if these claims sustain on ultimate resolution amounted to Rs. 1,919 as at March 31, 2018. However, the resolution of these legal proceedings is not likely to have a material and adverse effect on the results of operations or the financial position of the Company.

In December 2017, National Grid filed a legal claim against the Company in U.S. District Court of the Eastern District of New York seeking damages amounting to $ 140 million (Rs.9,124) plus additional costs related to an ERP implementation project that was completed in 2014. The Company expects to defend itself against the claim and believes that the claim will not sustain.

8. Corporate Social Responsibility

a. Gross amount required to be spend by the Wipro during the year Rs. 1,833 (March 31, 2017: Rs. 1,764).

b. Amount spent during the year on:

9. Segment information

The Company publishes this financial statement along with the consolidated financial statements. In accordance with Ind AS 108, Operating Segments, the Company has disclosed the segment information in the consolidated financial statements.

10 Assets held for sale

During the year ended March 31, 2018, the Company has signed a definitive agreement to divest its hosted datacenter services business to Ensono Holdings, LLC and its affiliates (Ensono Group). The sale is expected to conclude during the quarter ending June 30, 2018.

This disposal group does not constitute a major component of the Company and hence is not classified as discontinued operations. The assets associated with this transaction are classified as assets held for sale amounting to Rs. 451.

Further on April 5, 2018, the Company has reduced its equity holding from 74% to 11% in Wipro Airport IT Services Limited.