Road Map Revised for Implementation of Indian Accounting Standards for Companies Other Than Banking Companies, Insurance Companies and NBFCs; Notification to Follow Soon

In pursuance of the Budget statement, the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Government of India after wide consultations with various stakeholders and regulators, has drawn-up a revised Road Map for companies other than Banking Companies, Insurance Companies and Non- Banking Finance Companies (NBFC’s) for implementation of Indian Accounting Standards (Ind AS) converged with the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).

The Indian Accounting Standards (Ind AS) shall be applicable to the companies as follows:

(i) On voluntary basis for financial statements for accounting periods beginning on or after April 1, 2015, with the comparatives for the periods ending 31st March, 2015 or thereafter;

(ii) On mandatory basis for the accounting periods beginning on or after April 1, 2016, with comparatives for the periods ending 31st March, 2016, or thereafter, for the companies specified below:

(a) Companies whose equity and/or debt securities are listed or are in the process of listing on any stock exchange in India or outside India and having net worth of Rs. 500 Crore or more.

(b) Companies other than those covered in (ii) (a) above, having net worth of Rs. 500 Crore or more.

(c) Holding, subsidiary, joint venture or associate companies of companies covered under (ii) (a) and (ii) (b) above.

(iii) On mandatory basis for the accounting periods beginning on or after April 1, 2017, with comparatives for the periods ending 31st March, 2017, or thereafter, for the companies specified below:

(a) Companies whose equity and/or debt securities are listed or are in the process of being listed on any stock exchange in India or outside India and having net worth of less than rupees 500 Crore.

(b) Companies other than those covered in paragraph (ii) and paragraph (iii)(a) above that is unlisted companies having net worth of rupees 250 crore or more but less than rupees 500 Crore.

(c) Holding, subsidiary, joint venture or associate companies of companies covered under paragraph (iii) (a) and (iii) (b) above.

However, Companies whose securities are listed or in the process of listing on SME exchanges shall not be required to apply Ind AS. Such companies shall continue to comply with the existing Accounting Standards unless they choose otherwise.

(iv) Once a company opts to follow the Indian Accounting Standards (Ind AS), it shall be required to follow the Ind AS for all the subsequent financial statements.

(v) Companies not covered by the above roadmap shall continue to apply existing Accounting Standards prescribed in Annexure to the Companies (Accounting Standards) Rules, 2006.

A notification on the above lines shall be issued shortly.

(Press Release by Ministry of Corporate Affairs- Dated-02-January, 2015)

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0 responses to “Indian Accounting Standards (Ind AS) applicability schedule – Notification to Follow Soon”

  1. Jagjeet Singh says:

    As IND AS is not applicable to NBFC, Insurance and Banking companies but what if a company other than these three having a subsidiary which is a banking company. At the time of Consolidation we need to follow the uniform accounting policies. The roadmap of IND AS exempt these three class of companies from its applicability so my question is do we need to convert the financial statements of the subsidiary company also at the time of consolidation as per IND AS.

  2. Venkatachalam says:

    A company registered in India is not a listed company But it is a subsidiary of Company which is incorporated outside India and those shares are Listed in that country(i.e outside India). Its Networth is less than 250 crores as on31/03/2014
    For listed companies less than 500 cr , IND as is applicable for 2017-18 With comparitives for Previous year 2016-17
    Whether IND AS will be applicable in this case
    Please clarify

  3. BSKRAO says:

    Accounting standards are only clarificatory in nature & can not override
    Accounting Concepts & Principles.

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