SEBI defers requirement of Chairperson of top 500 listed entities to be a non-executive director

SEBI defers requirement of Chairperson of top 500 listed entities to be a non-executive director

Regulation 17(1B) of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2015 requires that with effect from April 1, 2020, the top 500 listed entities shall ensure that the Chairperson of the board of such listed entity shall be a non-executive director and he/she is not be related to the Managing Director or the Chief Executive Officer as per the definition of the term “relative” defined under the Companies Act, 2013.

Requirement of Chairperson of top 500 listed entities to be a NED deferred

The SEBI has amended the Regulations to defer the above clause to April, 2022.

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE BOARD OF INDIA
NOTIFICATION

Mumbai, the 10th January, 2020

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE BOARD OF INDIA (LISTING OBLIGATIONS AND DISCLOSURE REQUIREMENTS) (AMENDMENT) REGULATIONS, 2020

No. SEBI/LAD-NRO/GN/2020-02.—In exercise of the powers conferred by section 11, sub-section (2) of section 11A and section 30 of the Securities and Exchange Board of India Act, 1992 (15 of 1992) read with section 31 of the Securities Contracts (Regulation) Act, 1956 (42 of 1956), the Board hereby makes the following regulations to further amend the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2015, namely:-

1. These regulations may be called the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) (Amendment) Regulations, 2020.

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 (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2015, in regulation 17, in sub-regulation (1B), the number “2020” shall be substituted by the number “2022”.

[ADVT.-III/4/Exty./404/19]

AJAY TYAGI, Chairman

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