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Action against Exclusively Listed Companies and its Promoters/Directors pending Exit Offer to Shareholders

Circular No. SEBI/HO/MRD/DSA/CIR/P/2017/92 (01/08/2017)

In order to ensure that exit option is provided to the public shareholders of ELCs that are non-compliant with the provisions of the said circular dated October 10, 2016 and have not submitted plan of action to the DSEs and in order to protect the interest of investors in ELCs on DB it is hereby directed that, to begin with:-...

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Concurrence of Pledgee Sufficient For Creating Pledge

The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) vide its notification dated July 25th, 2017 has come up with SEBI (Depositories and Participants) (Second Amendment) Regulations, 2017 (hereinafter referred to as “DP Second Amendment Regulations, 2017) substituting sub-regulation (3) of regulation 58 of the SEBI (Depositories and Partic...

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SEBI: Online Filing System for Alternative Investment Funds

Circular No. SEBI/HO/IMD/DF1/CIR/P/2017/87 (31/07/2017)

In a constant endeavor to facilitate ease of operations in terms of applying for registration, reporting and various compliances under SEBI (Alternative Investment Funds) Regulations, 2012 (hereinafter referred to as ‘AIF Regulations’), SEBI has introduced an online system for filings related to Alternative Investment Funds (AIF). Th...

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Convergence from FII to FPI: a Novel Sunrise for Company Secretary Professionals

In order to streamline the deficiencies, functioning and to pluck out money laundering in the area of Foreign Investment by Institutional Investors abroad, Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has come up with new regulation being SEBI (Foreign Portfolio Investors) Regulations, 2014 ...

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SEBI (International Financial Services Centres) Guidelines, 2015–Amendments

circular No. SEBI/HO/CIR/P/2017/85 (27/07/2017)

In order to further streamline the operations at IFSC, based on the internal discussions and consultations held with the stakeholders, it has been decided to amend provisions of the aforesaid guidelines, which are as follows...

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SEBI notifies Position Limits for Agricultural Commodity Derivatives

Circular No. SEBI/HO/CDMRD/DMP/CIR/P/2017/84 (25/07/2017)

SEBI vide its circular No. CDMRD/DMP/CIR/P/2016/96 dated September 27, 2016 had updated and consolidated norms with regard to position limits of commodity derivatives including commodity-wise numerical value of overall client level open position limits....

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SEBI (Depositories and Participants) (Second Amendment) Regulations, 2017

Notification No. SEBI/LAD-NRO/GN/2017-18/013 (25/07/2017)

No. SEBI/LAD-NRO/GN/2017-18/013.—In exercise of the powers conferred by Section 30 of the Securities and Exchange Board of India Act, 1992 (15 of 1992) read with Section 25 of the Depositories Act, 1996 (22 of 1996), the Board hereby makes the following Regulations to further amend the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Depositorie...

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SEBI: Online Filing System for REITs and InvITs

Circular No. SEBI/HO/IMD/DF1/CIR/P/2017/83 - SEBI (24/07/2017)

All applicants desirous of seeking registration as REITs or InvITs are now required to submit their applications online only, through SEBI Intermediary Portal at Furthermore, all SEBI registered REITs and InvITs are now required to file/ submit/ apply for any request, as may be required under the provision of...

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SEBI notifies Procedure to be followed if overall FPI investment in CCDL exceeds 95%

Circular No. IMD/FPIC/CIR/P/2017/81 (20/07/2017)

In the event the overall FPI investment in CCDL exceeds 95% (as indicated by the debt utilisation status updated daily on the websites of NSDL and CDSL), the following procedure shall be followed:...

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Banks to disclose divergence in asset classification & provisioning

Circular No. CIR/CFD/CMD/80/2017 (18/07/2017)

all banks which have listed specified securities shall comply with the following: a) The banks shall disclose to the stock exchanges divergences in the asset classification and provisioning wherever:...

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SEBI (Securities and Exchange Board of India) was established in 1988 as a non-statutory body to regulate the Indian securities market. On April 12th, 1992, the Government of India made SEBI an autonomous body and offered statutory powers by passing the SEBI Act 1992 in the Parliament. SEBI is the regulator for the Indian securities market and has three major functions:  quasi-judicial, quasi-legislative and quasi-executive.

With the increase in the number of dealings in the Indian stock markets, a lot of malpractices was seen like price rigging, the unofficial premium on a new issue, delay in shares delivery, violations with respect to rules and regulations of the stock exchange and the listing requirements. With all such malpractices in place, the customers were losing their faith and confidence in the Indian stock exchange. Hence, the Indian government decided to set up a regulatory body or an agency known as SEBI (Securities Exchange Board of India).

SEBI drafts the regulations in the legislative capacity, it conducts investigations and enforces actions as per its executive function and it also passes orders and rulings as per its judicial capacity.The Indian Government has been vested SEBI with the following powers:

  • for approving the by−laws of stock exchanges.
  • requiring the stock exchange for amending their by−laws.
  • inspecting the books of accounts and calling for periodical returns from the recognized stock exchanges.
  • inspecting the books of accounts of the financial intermediaries.
  • compelling companies for list their shares on stock exchanges.
  • registration brokers.

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