Depository to devise and maintain wind-down plan-SEBI (Depositories and Participants) (Third Amendment) Regulations, 2016-Notification

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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE BOARD OF INDIA

NOTIFICATION

Mumbai, the 27th May, 2016

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE BOARD OF INDIA (DEPOSITORIES AND PARTICIPANTS) (THIRD AMENDMENT) REGULATIONS, 2016

No. SEBI/LAD-NRO/GN/2016-17/007-In exercise of the powers conferred by Section 30 of the Securities and Exchange Board of India Act, 1992 (15 of 1992) read with Section 25 of the Depositories Act, 1996 (22 of 1996), the Board hereby makes the following Regulations to further amend the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Depositories and Participants) Regulations, 1996, namely:-

1. These Regulations may be called the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Depositories and Participants) (Third Amendment) Regulations, 2016.

2. They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.

3. In the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Depositories and Participants) Regulations, 1996, after regulation 35A the following regulation shall be inserted, namely,-

“Wind-down Plan.
35B.
Every depository shall devise and maintain a wind-down plan in accordance with guidelines specified by the Board.

Explanation.- For the purpose of this regulation, ‘wind-down plan’ means a process or plan of action employed, for transfer of the beneficial owner accounts and other operational powers of the depository to an alternative institution that would take over the operations of the depository in scenarios such as erosion of networth of the depository or its insolvency or its inability to provide critical depository operations or services.”

U. K. SINHA
CHAIRMAN
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE BOARD OF INDIA

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