Accounting Standard (AS) 17
Segment Reporting Contents
OBJECTIVE SCOPE DEFINITIONS IDENTIFYING REPORTABLE SEGMENTS Primary and Secondary Segment Reporting Formats Business and Geographical Segments Reportable Segments SEGMENT ACCOUNTING POLICIES DISCLOSURE Primary Reporting Format Secondary Segment Information Illustrative Segment Disclosures Other Disclosures APPENDICES The following Accounting Standards Interpretations (ASIs) relate to AS 17: Revised ASI 20 - Disclosure of Segment Information ASI 22 - Treatment of Interest for determining Segment Expense
Paragraphs 1-4 5-18 19-32 19-23 24-26 27-32 33-37 38-59 39-46 47-51 52 53-59
The above Interpretations are published elsewhere in this Compendium.
Accounting Standard (AS) 17
(This Accounting Standard includes paragraphs set in bold italic type and plain type, which have equal authority. Paragraphs in bold italic type indicate the main principles. This Accounting Standard should be read in the context of its objective and the Preface to the Statements of Accounting Standards 1 .) Accounting Standard (AS) 17, ‘Segment Reporting’, issued by the Council of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, comes into effect in respect of accounting periods commencing on or after 1.4.2001. This Standard is mandatory in nature2 in respect of accounting periods commencing on or after 1-4-20043 for the enterprises which fall in any one or more of the following categories, at any time during the accounting period: (i) Enterprises whose equity or debt securities are listed whether in India or outside India. Enterprises which are in the process of listing their equity or debt securities as evidenced by the board of directors’ resolution in this regard.
Attention is specifically drawn to paragraph 4.3 of the Preface, according to which Accounting Standards are intended to apply only to items which are material. 1
Reference may be made to the section titled ‘Announcements of the Council regarding status of various documents issued by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India’ appearing at the beginning of this Compendium for a detailed discussion on the implications of the mandatory status of an accounting standard. 2
AS 17 was originally made mandatory in respect of accounting periods commencing on or after 1-4-2001 for the following enterprises: (i) Enterprises whose equity or debt securities are listed on a recognised stock exchange in India, and enterprises that are in the process of issuing equity or debt securities that will be listed on a recognised stock exchange in India as evidenced by the board of directors’ resolution in this regard. (ii) All other commercial, industrial and business reporting enterprises, whose turnover for the accounting period exceeds Rs. 50 crores. 3
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(iii) Banks including co-operative banks. (iv) Financial institutions. (v) Enterprises carrying on insurance business.
(vi) All commercial, industrial and business reporting enterprises, whose turnover for the immediately preceding accounting period on the basis of audited financial statements exceeds Rs. 50 crore. Turnover does not include ‘other income’. (vii) All commercial, industrial and business reporting enterprises having borrowings, including public deposits, in excess of Rs. 10 crore at any time during the accounting period. (viii) Holding and subsidiary enterprises of any one of the above at any time during the accounting period. The enterprises which do not fall in any of the above categories are not required to apply this Standard. Where an enterprise has been covered in any one or more of the above categories and subsequently, ceases to be so covered, the enterprise will not qualify for exemption from application of this Standard, until the enterprise ceases to be covered in any of the above categories for two consecutive years. Where an enterprise has previously...
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