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



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 coordination 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,


Chief General Manager

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