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SEBI Relaxes compliance with certain provisions of LODR Regulations and circulars due to COVID-19.

 

To

All entities that have listed their debt securities/bonds

All Recognized Stock Exchanges

Madam / Sir,

Sub: Relaxation from compliance with certain provisions of the SEBI (Listing Obligations Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2015 / other applicable circulars due to the CoVID-19 pandemic

1. SEBI is in receipt of representations from listed entities, professional bodies, industry associations, market participants, etc. requesting an extension of timelines for various filings and relaxation from certain compliance obligations under the LODR Regulations inter-alia due to the ongoing second wave of the CoVID-19 pandemic and restrictions imposed by various state governments.

2. After consideration, it has been decided to grant the following relaxations from compliance with certain provisions of the LODR Regulations / other applicable circulars:

Sl. No Regulation Requirement Due date Extended deadline for the quarter/half-year/year ending March 31, 2021
2. Regulation 52 (7) read with SEBI circular no. SEBI/HO/DDHS/08/2020 dated January 17, 2020, on Statement of deviation or variation in the use of funds Along with the financial results (within 45 days of the end of each quarter / 60 days from the end of the financial year) May 15, 2021 / May 30, 2021 June 30, 2021
For entities that have listed their bonds under the SEBI (Issue and Listing of Municipal Bonds) Regulations, 2015
3. Requirements as per circular no. SEBI/HO/DDHS/CIR/P/134/2019 dated November 13, 2019

Annual audited financial results

Sixty days from the end of the financial year May 30, 2021 June 30, 2021
For entities that have listed Commercial Paper
4. Requirements as per SEBI/HO/DDHS/DDHS/CIR/P/2019/115 dated October 22, 2019,

Half Yearly financial results

Annual audited financial results

 

Forty-five days from the end of the Half-Year /

Sixty days from the end of the financial year

 

May 15, 2021 /

 

May 30, 2021

 

June 30, 2021

 

3. Listed entities are permitted to use digital signature certifications for authentication/ certification of filings/submissions made to the stock exchanges under the SEBI (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2015 for all filings until December 31, 2021. Entities that have listed their municipal bonds may also opt to use digitally signed documents for making filings with Stock Exchanges in terms of SEBI circulars CIR/IMD/DF1/60/2017 dated June 19, 2017, and SEBI/HO/DDHS/CIR/P/134/2019 dated November 13, 2019. Entities that have listed Commercial Paper may also opt to use digitally signed documents for making filings with Stock Exchanges in terms of SEBI circular no. SEBI/HO/DDHS/DDHS/CIR/P/2019/115 dated October 22, 2019.

4. The 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 Regulation 101 of the LODR Regulations. This Circular is available on the SEBI website under the link “Legal→Circulars”.

Yours faithfully,

Pradeep Ramakrishnan

General Manager

Department of Debt and Hybrid Securities

+91-22-26449246

pradeepr@sebi.gov.in

SEBI Relaxes compliance with certain provisions of LODR Regulations and circulars due to COVID-19.

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