13th March 2013
11th March 2013
THE GAZETTE OF INDIA
PART - III - SECTION 4
PUBLISHED BY AUTHORITY
NEW DELHI, MARCH 11, 2013
Mumbai, the 11th day of March 2013
Notification under regulation 3 of the Securities and Exchange Board of India
(Certification of Associated Persons in the Securities Markets) Regulations, 2007.
No. LAD-NRO/GN/202-13/33/1103 - In terms of sub-regulation (1) of regulation 3 of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Certification of Associated Persons in the Securities Markets) Regulations, 2007 (the Regulations), the Board may require, by notification, any category of associated persons as defined in the Regulations to obtain requisite certification(s).
Accordingly, it is notified that with effect from the date of this notification, the associated persons functioning as compliance officers of intermediaries registered with the Board as stock brokers, or depository participants, or merchant bankers, or underwriters, or bankers to the Issue, or debenture trustees or credit rating agencies, shall obtain certification from the National Institute of Securities Markets (hereinafter referred to as “NISM”) by passing the NISM-Series-III A: Securities Intermediaries Compliance (Non-Fund) Certification Examination (hereinafter referred to as “SICCE”) as mentioned in the NISM communiqué No. NISM/Certification/Series-III A: SIC/2013/01 dated January 7, 2013.
All such intermediaries shall ensure that associated persons functioning as compliance officers as on the date of this notification obtain certification by passing SICCE within two years from the date of this notification:
Provided that an intermediary, who engages or employs any such associated persons functioning as compliance officer after the date of this notification, shall ensure that such person obtains certification by passing SICCE within one year from the date of his employment.
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE BOARD OF INDIA
Trading Members are requested to take note of the aforesaid guidelines of SEBI and act accordingly.