Article explains Quarterly/Half Yearly/Annual Compliances under Regulation 7 (3) – Compliance Certificate certifying maintaining physical & electronic transfer facility, Regulation 13 (3) – Statement of Investor complaints, Regulation 27 (2) – Corporate Governance, Regulation 31 – Shareholding Pattern, Regulation 33 – Financial Results, Regulation 34 –Annual Report, Regulation 40 (9) – Certificate from Practicing Company Secretary and Regulation 76 (Updated)- Reconciliation of Share Capital Audit of SEBI Listing Regulations 2015 (LODR).
|1||Regulation 7 (3) – Compliance Certificate certifying
maintaining physical & electronic transfer facility
|The listed entity shall submit a compliance certificate to the exchange, duly signed by both that is by the compliance officer of the listed entity and the authorized representative of the share transfer agent, wherever applicable, within one month of end of each half of the financial year, certifying maintaining physical & electronic transfer facility either in house or RTA as applicable.||Within one month of end of each half of the financial year.|
|2||Regulation 13 (3) – Statement of Investor complaints.||The listed entity shall file with the recognized stock exchange(s) on a quarterly basis, within twenty one days from the end of each quarter, a statement giving the number of investor complaints pending at the beginning of the quarter, those received during the quarter, disposed of during the quarter and those remaining unresolved at the end of the quarter.||
Within Twenty one days from the end of each quarter.
|3||Regulation 27 (2) – Corporate Governance.||The listed entity shall submit a quarterly compliance report on corporate governance within fifteen days from close of the quarter. Further it may be noted that it shall not apply, in respect of – (a) the listed entity having paid up equity share capital not exceeding rupees ten crore and net worth not exceeding rupees twenty five crore, as on the last day of the previous financial year: Provided that where the provisions of the regulations specified in this regulation becomes applicable to a listed entity at a later date, such listed entity shall comply with the requirements those regulations within six months from the date on which the provisions became applicable to the listed entity. (b) the listed entity which has listed its specified securities on the SME Exchange.||Within 15 days from quarter end.|
|4||Regulation 31 – Shareholding Pattern.||(1) The listed entity shall submit to the stock exchange(s) a statement showing holding of securities and shareholding pattern separately for each class of securities, in the format specified by the Board from time to time within the following timelines –
|-Within 21 days from quarter end.
-Provided that in case of listed entities which have listed their specified securities on SME Exchange, the above statements shall be submitted on a half yearly basis within twenty one days from the end of each half year.
|5||Regulation 33 – Financial Results.||The listed entity shall submit quarterly and year-to-date standalone financial results to the stock exchange within forty-five days of end of each quarter, (other than last quarter ) along with Limited Review Report or Audit Report as applicable.
The listed entity shall submit Annual Audited standalone Financial results for the financial year, within sixty days from the end of the financial year along with the audit report and either with Statement on Impact of Audit Qualifications ( applicable for audit report with modified opinion(s) ) or declaration (applicable for audit reports with unmodified opinion(s) ).
Provided that if the listed entity has subsidiaries, it shall, while submitting annual audited standalone financial results also submit annual audited consolidated financial results along with the audit report and Statement on Impact of Audit Qualifications ( applicable for audit report with modified opinion). Provided further that, in case of audit reports with unmodified opinion(s), the listed entity shall furnish a declaration to that effect to the Stock Exchange(s) along with the annual audited financial results.
For the purpose of this Financial Result regulations , any reference to “quarterly/quarter” in case of listed entity which has listed their specified securities on SME Exchange shall be respectively read as “half yearly/half year”
Within 45 days from quarter end(Except last Quarter) . And in case of Annual Financial Result, within 60 days from end of Financial Year.
|6||Regulation 34 –Annual Report||The Listed entity shall submit to the stock exchange and publish on its website a copy of the annual report sent to the shareholders along with the notice of the annual general meeting not later than the day of commencement of dispatch to its shareholders.
In the event of any changes to the annual report, the revised copy along with the details of and explanation for the changes shall be sent not later than 48 hours after the annual general meeting
In case of top 500 listed entities based on market capitalization (calculated as on March 31 of every financial year), Business responsibility report is required to include in Annual Report is compulsory as per prescribed Format. However in case of other than top 500 listed companies based on market capitalization and listed entities which have listed their specified securities on SME Exchange, may include these Business responsibility reports on a voluntary basis
Further as per Regulation 43A. the top five hundred listed entities based on market capitalization (calculated as on March 31 of every financial year) shall formulate a dividend distribution policy which shall be required to disclosed in their annual reports and on their websites. However the listed entities other than top five hundred listed entities based on market capitalization may disclose their dividend distribution policies on a voluntary basis in their annual reports and on their websites
|7||Regulation 40 (9) – Certificate from
Practicing Company Secretary.
|The listed entity shall ensure that the share transfer agent and/or the in-house share transfer facility, as the case may be, produces a certificate from a practicing company secretary within one month of the end of each half of the financial year, certifying that all certificates have been issued within thirty days of the date of lodgment for transfer, sub-division, consolidation, renewal, exchange or endorsement of calls/allotment monies.||Within one month of the end of each half of the financial year.|
|8||Reconciliation of Share Capital Audit.
Regulation 76 (Updated)
|Listed entities are required to submit Reconciliation of Share Capital Audit Report on a quarterly basis to the stock exchanges audited by a qualified chartered accountant or a practicing company secretary for the purpose of reconciliation of share capital held in depositories and in physical form with the issued / listed capital. The Reconciliation of Share Capital Audit Report is required to be submitted to the stock Exchange within 30 days from the end of the Quarter under regulation 55A of the SEBI (Depositories and Participants) Regulations, 1996.||Within 30 days from quarter end.|
(Author – CS Divesh Goyal, GOYAL DIVESH & ASSOCIATES Company Secretary in Practice from Delhi and can be contacted at [email protected]).