Periodical Report by members of stock exchanges/sub-brokers

Securities and Exchange Board of India


CIR/MIRSD/2/2011                                                              June 3, 2011


All Recognized Stock Exchanges

Dear Sir/Madam,

Sub: Periodical Report Grant of prior approval to members of stock exchanges/sub-brokers

1) SEBI (Stock Brokers and Sub-brokers) Regulations, 1992 {hereinafter referred to as “the said Regulations”}, have been amended vide Notification No. LAD-NRO/GN/2011-12/03/12650 dated April 19, 2011 {hereinafter referred to as “the said amendment”}, a copy of which is available on SEBI website

2) With the said amendment, the requirement of members of the stock exchanges and sub-brokers to obtain prior approval from SEBI for change in status or constitution has been done away with.  However, the members of the stock exchanges would be required to take prior approval from SEBI for change in control.

3) The stock exchanges will continue to grant prior approval to their members and sub-brokers for change in status or constitution, which would include the following;

(a) in case of a body corporate ”

(i) amalgamation, demerger, consolidation or any other kind of corporate restructuring falling within the scope of section 391 of the Companies Act, 1956 (1 of 1956) or the corresponding provision of any other law for the time being in force;

(ii) change in its managing director, whole-time director or director appointed in compliance with clause (v) of sub-rule (4A) of rule 8 of the Securities Contracts (Regulation) Rules, 1957; and

(iii) any change in control over the body corporate;

(b) any change between    the following legal forms – individual, partnership firm, Hindu undivided family, private company, public

company, unlimited company or statutory corporation and other similar changes;

(c) in case of a partnership firm any change in partners not amounting to dissolution of the firm;

(d) any other purpose as may be considered appropriate by the stock exchanges


4) The stock exchanges shall submit a periodical report with details of the changes in status or constitution of the members / sub-brokers, as per the format and in accordance with guidelines given at Annexure A.

5) The stock exchanges are directed to:

(a) bring the provisions of this circular to the notice of the Stock Brokers and also disseminate the same on their websites.

(b) make necessary amendments to the relevant bye-laws, rules and regulations for the implementation of the above decision in co-ordination with one another to achieve uniformity in approach.

(c) communicate to SEBI, the status of the implementation of the provisions of this circular in their Monthly Development Reports.

6) This circular is issued in exercise of powers conferred under Section 11(1) of the Securities and Exchange Board of India Act, 1992 to protect the interests of investors in securities and to promote the development of, and to regulate the securities markets.

7) This circular is available on SEBI website at under the categories Legal Framework and Circulars.

Yours faithfully,

V.S.Sundaresan Chief General Manager  022-26449200

Encl: Annexure A

Annexure A Format for reporting changes in “status or constitution” of members/ sub-brokers

Guidelines to fill up the format and sending the same to SEBI

1) A separate annexure shall be submitted for each “Type of change” as specified in the format. 2) The report shall be signed by an authorized representative of the stock exchange and the same shall be stamped.

3) The Stock Exchanges shall furnish the report to SEBI by 7th day of month following the end of each quarter, starting with report for the quarter ending June 2011. Thus the first report shall be submitted to SEBI on or before July 07, 2011.

4) The report shall be submitted by e-mail at A hard copy of the report shall also be submitted to SEBI.



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