23 March 2011

Analysis on Schedule VI

Dear Reader,

We are pleased to share with you our Supplement to Assurance Eye: Revised Schedule VI.

The Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) recently issued a revised Schedule VI to the Companies Act, 1956, to lay down a new format for preparation and presentation of financial statements by Indian companies. The revised Schedule VI is applicable to companies following Indian GAAP (and not Ind-AS). Though a formal circular/official notification regarding the revised Schedule VI is still awaited, the MCA website states that it is applicable from the financial year 2010-11 onwards.

The revised Schedule VI introduces many new concepts and disclosure requirements and does away with several statutory disclosure requirements of the existing Schedule VI. More importantly, the revised schedule throws up numerous questions, the answers to which may not be straight-forward and would need additional guidance from the MCA or the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI).

The efforts involved in implementing the revised Schedule VI, particularly, considering that it applies to 2010-11 financial statements and the consequences thereof should not be underestimated. The application of the revised Schedule VI will entail significant time and investments and may necessitate customizing IT/MIS systems within a short period. This Supplement to Assurance Eye gives an overview of the key changes and implications, critical issues and our perspectives thereon. We encourage you to read this Supplement to understand various issues that may apply to your company.

Click here to read the supplement

Thank you,
Ernst & Young

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