SEBI notifies amendments in listing regulations
The Securities and Exchange Board of India (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) (Second Amendment) Regulations, 2021 have been notified and came into effect on 6th May 2021. The Amendment aligns the regulations with the provisions of the Companies Act, 2013 and of the SEBI (Issue of Capital and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2018. The language of the Regulations has been altered to offer more clarity in interpretation. Exemptions to listed entities governed under specific regulations have been withdrawn. Requirements under certain circulars related to Listing Regulations have been consolidated with the principal Regulations.
The roles and responsibilities of the Risk Management Committee have now been specified within the Regulations, and no longer left to the discretion of the Board. Website disclosure requirements under Regulation 46 have been consolidated. Stock exchanges will now be able to levy penalties pursuant to the SEBI circular dated 22nd January, 2020. Schedules for analyst meets must be disclosed, and audio, video and transcripts of such meetings must be uploaded to the website of the firm within prescribed time limits. Timelines for certain compliance requirements have been changed. From September 1, 2021, the Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements will override conflicting provisions in specific statutes.