30 November 2020


Notifications & Circulars

Securities and Exchange Board of India

23.07.2020

Capital Market

Reporting to Stock Exchanges regarding violations under Securities and Exchange Board of India (Prohibition of Insider Trading) Regulations, 2015 relating to the Code of Conduct

MANU/SSMD/0039/2020

1. Vide Gazette Notification No. SEBI/LAD-NRO/GN/2020/23 dated July 17, 2020, Securities and Exchange Board of India (Prohibition of Insider Trading) Regulations, 2015 (PIT Regulations) have been further amended.

2. In terms of clause 13 of Schedule B (in case of listed companies) and clause 11 of Schedule C (in case of intermediaries and fiduciaries) read with Regulation 9 of the PIT Regulations, the listed companies, intermediaries and fiduciaries shall promptly inform the Stock Exchange(s) where the concerned securities are traded, regarding violations relating to CoC under PIT Regulations in such form and manner as may be specified by the Board from time to time.

3. SEBI, vide Circular No. SEBI/HO/ISD/ISD/CIR/P/2019/82 dated July 19, 2019, had specified the standard format for reporting of violations related to CoC. The said format has been suitably modified and placed at Annexure A. The listed companies, intermediaries and fiduciaries shall inform the violations of PIT Regulations relating to CoC as per the revised format to the Stock Exchange(s).

4. Further, in terms of clause 12 of Schedule B and clause 10 of Schedule C read with Regulation 9 of the PIT Regulations, any amount collected by the listed companies, intermediaries and fiduciaries under these clauses for violation(s) of CoC shall be remitted to the Board for credit to the Investor Protection and Education Fund (IPEF) administered by the Board under the Securities and Exchange Board of India Act, 1992.

5. As per Regulation 4(2) of SEBI (Investor Protection and Education Fund) Regulations, 2009, such amounts shall be credited to the IPEF through the online mode or by way of a demand draft (DD) in favour of the Board (i.e. SEBI-IPEF) payable at Mumbai.

6. This circular is issued in supersession of Circular No. SEBI/HO/ISD/ISD/CIR/P/2019/82 dated July 19, 2019.

7. This circular is issued in exercise of the powers conferred under section 11(1) of the Securities and Exchange Board of India Act, 1992 read with regulations 4(3) and 11 of the PIT Regulations and to protect the interests of investors in securities and to promote the development of and to regulate the securities market and shall come into force with immediate effect.

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