30th January, 2018
Sub: Online Filing System for Offer Documents, Schemes of Arrangement, Takeovers and Buy backs.
To all Listed Companies
Attention of such aforesaid listed companies are drawn to SEBI Circular Ref. No. SEBI/HO/CFD/DIL1/CIR/P/2018/011 dated January 19, 2018 (copy available at CSE web-site at www.cse-india.com and SEBI web-site at www.sebi.com) wherein
As per the aforesaid SEBI Circular “In order to facilitate ease of operations in terms of seeking observations on draft offer documents, draft letter of offers and draft schemes of arrangement under SEBI (Issue of Capital and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2009, SEBI (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2015, SEBI (Substantial Acquisition of Shares and Takeovers) Regulations, 2011 and SEBI (Buy Back of Securities) Regulations, 1998 and various circulars issued thereunder, SEBI has introduced an online system for filings related to public issues, rights issues, institutional placement programme, schemes of arrangement, takeovers and buy backs.”
Further in the said Circular it is also mentioned that “Recognized stock exchanges filing the draft scheme of arrangement and related documents in physical form with SEBI under the provisions of SEBI (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2015 shall simultaneously file the same online through SEBI Intermediary Portal at https://siportal.sebi.gov.in.”
As per this Circular, the simultaneous filing of documents as mentioned above i.e. physical and online shall start from February 1, 2018 and continue till March 31, 2018. Thereafter, from April 1, 2018 physical filing of the aforesaid documents shall be discontinued and only online filing will be accepted.
This is for information and necessary action.
CS Chandrani Datta