Mumbai: Markets watchdog Sebi on Wednesday determined to revamp its criticism redressal scheme as allotment of efforts to make stronger the investor grievance handling mechanism. At its assembly here, the Sebi board cleared varied measures to raise the investor grievance handling mechanism and linking SCORES (Sebi Complaint Redress Machine) with the Online Dispute Decision Mechanism.
It would moreover stare at reducing timelines, introducing auto-routing of the criticism to concerned regulated entities, and auto-escalation of complaints in case of non-adherence to the prescribed timelines by the regulated entity.
Amongst others, Sebi, in a liberate after the board assembly, acknowledged it would moreover provide two stages of evaluate. The first evaluate might per chance perhaps per chance be by the designated physique if the investor is disappointed with the resolution offered by the regulated entity concerned.
The 2d evaluate might per chance perhaps per chance be performed by Sebi if the investor remains to be disappointed after the first evaluate.
Linking SCORES with Online Dispute Decision (ODR) platform would provide an additional possibility for merchants of all regulated entities.
A recent portal for sequence of market intelligence inputs will moreover be set in place aside, Sebi acknowledged.
To facilitate transparency in trace discovery, Sebi has determined to amend the rules pertaining to Non-Convertible Debt Securities (NCDs).
The revised norms will come into enact from January 1, 2024.
The board has cleared amendments to Sebi (Itemizing Responsibilities and Disclosure Requirements) Rules, 2015 requiring listed entities having prominent listed NCDs (as on December 31, 2023) to list their subsequent issuances of NCDs on the stock exchanges.
Certain issuances, including capital gains tax debt securities, will be exempted from the revised framework.
„Non-convertible securities issued pursuant to an settlement entered into between the listed entity of such securities and multilateral institutions, arena to the placement that such non-convertible debt securities will more than likely be locked-in and held till maturity and accordingly will more than likely be unencumbered,” the liberate acknowledged.
In accordance to Sebi, if an entity with listed debt securities has prominent unlisted NCDs as on December 31, 2023, the entity will have the possibility to list them, but it surely would no longer be mandatory to produce so.
Self-discipline to determined conditions, entities will be allowed to delist their debt securities.
„No longer like equity, whereby approval by a threshold majority is ample for approval of delisting, approval of 100 per cent of the debt safety holders is mandated for delisting of debt securities. Here’s because, in difference to equity which is a perpetual instrument, listed debt securities have a finite time interval to maturity,” Sebi acknowledged.
Entities having privately placed, listed debt securities whereby the number of debt safety holders is lower than 200, will more than likely be eligible to delist their debt securities below this framework, it added.
As allotment of efforts to raise the corporate bond market, Sebi has determined to allow teach participation by purchasers in the Restricted Motive Clearing Company (LPCC).
„Since timely availability of funds and securities is severe in a repo market, teach participation of both debtors and lenders can widen the market.
„Accordingly, the board has accredited the proposal to moreover facilitate participation by entities desiring teach participation (no longer by a clearing member) in repo transactions in corporate bonds of the LPCC,” the liberate acknowledged.
The launch of LPCC is anticipated to facilitate active shopping and selling, especially by market makers, by enabling them to finance their inventory of bond holdings by an active repo market. This in turn is anticipated to make stronger liquidity in the corporate bond market, it added.
Meanwhile, the board moreover accredited Sebi’s annual file for 2022-23.