ICAI in its Announcement said that the Companies Act, 1956 has ceased to have effect from 01st April, 2014. As a corollary, even the Companies (Auditor’s Report) Order, 2003 issued under section 227(4A) of the said Act also ceases to have effect from the said date.
Section 143(11) of the Companies Act, 2013 which came into force from 01st April, 2014 provides that “the Central Government may, in consultation with the National Financial Reporting Authority, by general or special order, direct, in respect of such class or description of companies, as may be specified in the order, that the auditor’s report shall also include a statement on such matters as may be specified therein.”
Accordingly, it may be noted that as when an Order is notified by the Central Government under section 143(11) of the Companies Act, 2013, the members would be required to report thereon as a part of their statutory audit reports.
Until the aforesaid Order is issued, no additional reporting under section 143(11) of the Companies Act, 2013 is required by the Auditors for the financial year 2014-15.
The ICAI Announcement can be downloaded by clicking here –> ICAI – Announcement on CARO Reporting