The SEBI has issued a notification to amend the existing SEBI (Credit Rating Agencies) Regulations, 1999, which shall come into force on the date of its publication in the Official Gazette i.e., 24th January, 2022.

In Regulation 9(f), after the words “credit rating agency from” and before the words “rating of financial instruments”, the words “carrying out any activity as may be specified by the Board or” shall be inserted.

Regulation 9 specifies the conditions of certificate which is granted under Regulation 8 or 8A.

SEBI (Credit Rating Agencies) (Amendment) Regulations, 2022

Amended provision:

(f) a credit rating agency shall not carry out any activity other than the rating of securities that are listed or proposed to be listed on a stock exchange recognized by the Board.

Nothing contained in these regulations shall preclude a credit rating agency from carrying out any activity as may be specified by the Board or rating of financial instruments under the respective guidelines of a financial sector regulator or any authority as may be specified by the

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE BOARD OF INDIA

NOTIFICATION

Mumbai, the 24th January, 2022

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE BOARD OF INDIA (CREDIT RATING AGENCIES) (AMENDMENT) REGULATIONS, 2022

No. SEBI/LAD-NRO/GN/2022/69. The In exercise of the powers conferred by section 30 read with section 11 of the Securities and Exchange Board of India Act, 1992 (15 of 1992), the Board hereby makes the following regulations to further amend the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Credit Rating Agencies) Regulations, 1999, namely:

1. These Regulations may be called the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Credit Rating Agencies) (Amendment) Regulations, 2022.

2. They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.

3. In the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Credit Rating Agencies) Regulations, 1999

I. in regulation 9, in clause (f), after the words “credit rating agency from” and before the words “rating of financial instruments”, the words “carrying out any activity as may be specified by the Board or” shall be inserted.

AJAY TYAGI, CHAIRMAN
[ADVT.-III/4/Exty./602/2021-22]

Footnote:

1. The Securities and Exchange Board of India (Credit Rating Agencies) Regulations, 1999 were issued under S.O. No. 547 (E) dated July 7, 1999 published in the Gazette of India.

2. The Securities and Exchange Board of India (Credit Rating Agencies) Regulations, 1999 were subsequently amended on

a. March 28, 2000 by the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Appeal to Securities Appellate Tribunal) (Amendment) Regulations, 2000 published in Official Gazette vide S.O. No. 278(E).

b. May 29, 2001, by the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Investment Advice by Intermediaries) (Amendment) (Regulations), 2001 vide S.O. No. 476 (E).

c. September 27, 2002 by the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Procedure for Holding Enquiry by Enquiry Officer and Imposing Penalty) Regulations, 2002 vide No. S.O. No.1045 (E).

d. February 19, 2003 by the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Credit Rating Agencies) (Amendment) Regulations, 2003 vide S.O. No. 203 (E).

e. October 1, 2003 by the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Credit Rating Agencies) (Second Amendment) Regulations, 2003 vide S.O. No. 1160 (E).

f. March 10, 2004 by Securities and Exchange Board of India (Criteria for Fit and Proper Person) Regulations, 2004 vide S. O. No. 398 (E).

g. September 7, 2006 by the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Credit Rating Agencies) (Amendment) Regulations, 2006 vide S. O. No. 1454(E).

h. May 26, 2008 by the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Intermediaries) Regulations, 2008 vide no. LAD/ NRO/GN/2008/1 1/126538.

i. March 19, 2010 by the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Credit Rating Agencies) (Amendment) Regulations, 2010 vide Notification No. LAD-NRO/GN/2009- 2010/30/199044.

j. April 13, 2011 by the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Change in Conditions of Registration of Certain Intermediaries) (Amendment) Regulations, 2011 vide Notification No. LAD/ NRO/ GN/ 2011-12/03/12650.

k. July 5, 2011 by the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Credit Rating Agencies) (Amendment) Regulations, 2011 vide Notification No. LAD/NRO/GN/201 1- 12/10/21232.

l. December 27, 2011 by the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Credit Rating Agencies) (Second Amendment) Regulations, 2011 vide Notification No. LAD/NRO/GN/201 1-12/31/39022.

m. May 23, 2014 by the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Payment of Fees and Mode of Payment) (Amendment) Regulations, 2014 vide notification no. LAD- NRO/GN/2014-1 5/03/1089.

n. December 8, 2016 by the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Change in Conditions of Registration of Certain Intermediaries) (Amendment) Regulations, 2016 vide Notification No. SEBI/LAD/NRO/GN/201 6-17/023.

o. March 6, 2017 by the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Payment of Fees and Mode of Payment) (Amendment) Regulations, 2017 vide notification no. SEBI/LAD/NRO/GN/2016-17/037 read with notification no. SEBI/LAD/NRO/GN/2016-17/38 dated March 29, 2017.

p. May 30, 2018 by the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Credit Rating Agencies) (Amendment) Regulations, 2018 vide Notification No. SEBI/LAD-NRO/GN/201 8-15.

q. September 11, 2018 by the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Credit Rating Agencies) (Second Amendment) Regulations, 2018 vide Notification No. SEBI/LAD- NRO/GN/201 8/3 6.

r. September 23, 2019 by the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Credit Rating Agencies) (Amendment) Regulations, 2019 vide Notification No. SEBI/LAD- NRO/GN/2019/34.

s. April 17, 2020 by the by the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Regulatory Sandbox) (Amendment) Regulations, 2020 vide Notification No. SEBI/LAD- NRO/GN/2020/10.

t. May 5, 2021 by the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Payment of Fees and Mode of Payment) (Amendment) Regulations, 2021 vide Notification No. SEBI/LAD-NRO/GN/2021/23.

u. August 3, 2021 by the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Credit Rating Agencies) (Amendment) Regulations, 2021 vide Notification No. SEBI/LAD- NRO/GN/2021/29.

v. August 3, 2021, by the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Regulatory Sandbox) (Amendment) Regulations, 2021, vide No. SEBI/LAD-NRO/GN/202 1/30.

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