THE GAZETTE OF INDIA

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PART –II – SECTION 3 – SUB SECTION (ii)

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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE BOARD OF INDIA

NOTIFICATION

Mumbai, the 31st October, 2006

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE BOARD OF INDIA

(CUSTODIAN OF SECURITIES) (SECOND AMENDMENT) REGULATIONS, 2006

S.O No.1860(E). – In exercise of the powers conferred by section 30 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 (Custodian of Securities) Regulations, 1996, namely :-

1. These Regulations may be called the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Custodian of Securities) (Second Amendment) Regulations, 2006.

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 (Custodian of Securities) Regulations, 1996 –

(i) after regulation 9, the following regulations shall be inserted, namely –

“Period of validity

9A. (1) Every certificate granted under sub-regulation (3) of regulation 8 on and after the commencement of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Custodian of Securities) (Second Amendment) Regulations, 2006 shall be valid for a period of three years from the date of grant of registration or its renewal.

(2) Every certificate granted under sub-regulation (3) of regulation 8 before the commencement of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Custodian of Securities) (Second Amendment) Regulations, 2006 shall be valid for a period of three years from such commencement or its renewal.

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Renewal of certificate

9B. (1) A custodian of securities, desirous of having its certificate renewed shall make an application to the Board for renewal of the certificate in Form A, not less than three months before the expiry of its period of validity under regulation 9A.

(2) The application for renewal of certificate shall be dealt with, as far as may be, as if it were an application for the grant of a fresh certificate under regulation 3 and shall be accompanied with the application fee as specified in Schedule II.”

(ii) in regulation 15, the following proviso shall be inserted, namely –

“Provided that a custodian of securities may engage the services of a person not being a custodian, for the purpose of physical safekeeping of gold belonging to its client being a mutual fund having a gold exchange traded fund scheme, subject to the following conditions –

(a) the custodian of securities shall remain responsible in all respects to its client for safekeeping of the gold kept with such other person, including any associated risks;

(b) all books, documents and other records relating to the gold so kept with the other person shall be maintained in the premises of the custodian or if they are not so maintained, they shall be made available therein, if so required by the Board;

(c) the custodian of securities shall continue to fulfill all duties to the clients relating to the gold so kept with the other person, except for its physical safekeeping.”

(iii) in Second Schedule –

a. Part A shall be substituted with the following, namely –

“PART A

AMOUNT TO BE PAID AS FEES

Application fee Rs. 1,00,000/-
Registration fee Rs. 15,00,000/-
Annual fee Rs.10,00,000/- or

0.001% of the ‘assets under custody’ of the custodian of securities, whichever is higher”

Explanation I: For the purpose of this part, the expression ‘assets under custody’ shall mean the value of the assets held by the custodian of securities as disclosed by him under sub-paragraph (4) of paragraph II.

Explanation II: It is clarified that no registration fee shall be payable under clause (ii), in case of renewal of the certificate of registration.”

b. in Part B, paragraph II shall be substituted with the following, namely –

“II. Payment of annual fee

(1) On and from the commencement of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Custodian of Securities) (Second Amendment) Regulations, 2006 the annual fee shall be payable with reference to each financial year, within one month of completion of the financial year.

(2) A custodian of securities who is granted registration on and after the commencement of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Custodian of Securities) (Second Amendment) Regulations, 2006 shall pay proportionate annual fee in respect of the financial year in which he was granted registration and full annual fee for every subsequent financial year during which the registration subsists.

(3) A custodian of securities who is granted registration before the commencement of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Custodian of Securities) (Second Amendment) Regulations, 2006 shall pay proportionate annual fee in respect of the financial year of such commencement and full annual fee for every subsequent financial year during which the registration subsists:

Provided that any annual fee paid by a custodian of securities before the commencement of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Custodian of Securities) (Second Amendment) Regulations, 2006, in respect of a period, the whole or part of which falls after such commencement, shall be proportionately adjusted against the amount payable under this sub-paragraph.

(4) The payment of annual fee shall be accompanied by a statement of assets under custody which shall be in such format as may be specified by the Board and shall be certified to be true and complete by the functional head of custody services of the custodian of securities.”

F.No. SEBI/LAD/DOP/ 79054 /2006

M. DAMODARAN

CHAIRMAN

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE BOARD OF INDIA

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