valid as on 07/12/2021

Regulation 15. Applicability.
Effective date 01.12.2015

Applicability.

15. (1) The provisions of this chapter shall apply to a listed entity which has listed its specified securities on any recognised stock exchange(s) either on the main board or on SME Exchange or on institutional trading platform:

 The provisions of this regulation and regulation 16 to regulation 27 of this chapter shall apply to a listed entity which has listed its non-convertible debt securities and has an outstanding value of listed non-convertible debt securities of Rupees Five Hundred Crore and above:

Provided that in case an entity that has listed its non-convertible debt securities triggers the specified threshold of Rupees Five Hundred Crore during the course of the year, it shall ensure compliance with these provisions within six months from the date of such trigger:

Provided further that these provisions shall be applicable to a ‘high value debt listed entity’ on a ‘comply or explain’ basis until March 31, 2023 and on a mandatory basis thereafter.

Explanation (1)-The entities referred in the first proviso to sub-regulation (1A) of regulation 15 are referred to as ‘high value debt listed entities’ for the purpose of this chapter.

Explanation (2) –The ‘high value debt listed entities’ on the date of notification of this amendment would be determined on basis of value of principal outstanding of listed debt securities as on March 31, 2021.

Explanation (3) –‘Comply or explain’ for the purpose of the second proviso to sub-regulation (1A) of regulation 15 shall mean that the entity shall 18ecogniz to comply with the provisions and achieve full compliance by March 31, 2023. In case the entity is not able to achieve full compliance with the provisions, till such time, it shall explain the reasons for such non-compliance/ partial compliance and the steps initiated to achieve full compliance in the quarterly compliance report filed under clause (a), sub-regulation (2) of regulation 27 of these regulations.

Explanation (4) –(a)In case of a ‘high value debt listed entity’ that is a Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT), the Board of the Manager of the Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT), shall comply with regulation 15 to regulation 27 of these regulations related to corporate governance;

(b)In case of a ‘high value debt listed entity’ that is an Infrastructure Investment Trust (InvIT), the Board of the Investment Manager of the Infrastructure Investment Trust (InvIT), shall comply with regulation 15 to regulation 27 of these regulations related to corporate governance.”

(2) The compliance with the corporate governance provisions as specified in regulations 17, 18, 19, 20, 21,22, 23, 24, , 25, 26, 27 and clauses (b) to (i) of sub-regulation (2) of regulation 46 and para C , D and E of Schedule V shall not apply, in respect of –

(a)  the listed entity having paid up equity share capital not exceeding rupees ten crore and net worth not exceeding rupees twenty five crore, as on the last day of the previous financial year:

  where the provisions of regulations 17 to 27, clauses (b) to (i) and (t) of sub-regulation (2) of regulation 46 and para C, D and E of Schedule V become applicable to a listed entity at a later date, it shall ensure compliance with the same within six months from such date.

Provided that where the provisions of the regulations specified in this regulation becomes applicable to a listed entity at a later date, such listed entity shall comply with the requirements those regulations within six months from the date on which the provisions became applicable to the listed entity.

  once the above regulations become applicable to a listed entity, they shall continue to remain applicable till such time the equity share capital or the net-worth of such entity reduces and remains below the specified threshold for a period of three consecutive financial years.

(b)  the listed entity which has listed its specified securities on the SME Exchange:

, , 18, 19, 20, 21,22, 23, 24, , 25, 26, 27 and clauses (b) to (i) of sub-regulation (2) of regulation 46 and para C , D and E of Schedule V shall apply to the extent that it does not violate their respective statutes and guidelines or directives issued by the relevant authorities.

The provisions as specified in regulation 17 shall not be applicable during the insolvency resolution process period in respect of a listed entity which is undergoing corporate insolvency resolution process under the Insolvency Code:

Provided that the role and responsibilities of the board of directors as specified under regulation 17 shall be fulfilled by the interim resolution professional or resolution professional in accordance with sections 17 and 23 of the Insolvency Code.

The provisions as specified in regulations 18, 19, 20 and 21 shall not be applicable during the insolvency resolution process period in respect of a listed entity which is undergoing corporate insolvency resolution process under the Insolvency Code:

Provided that the roles and responsibilities of the committees specified in the respective regulations shall be fulfilled by the interim resolution professional or resolution professional.

(3)   Notwithstanding sub-regulation (2) above, the provisions of Companies Act, 2013 shall continue to apply, wherever applicable.

Substituted vide SEBI (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) (Second Amendment) Regulations, 2021 notification dated 05.05.2021. To view the notification, Click Here
Inserted vide SEBI (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) (Fifth Amendment) Regulations, 2021 dated 07.09.2021. To view the notification, Click Here
Inserted vide SEBI (LISTING OBLIGATIONS AND DISCLOSURE REQUIREMENTS) (AMENDMENT) REGULATIONS, 2018 dated 9th May, 2018 effective from 1 April, 2019. To view the notification Click Here
Inserted vide SEBI (LISTING OBLIGATIONS AND DISCLOSURE REQUIREMENTS) (AMENDMENT) REGULATIONS, 2018 dated 9th May, 2018 effective from 1 April, 2019. To view the notification Click Here
Inserted vide SEBI (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) (Second Amendment) Regulations, 2021 notification dated 05.05.2021. To view the notification, Click Here
Substituted vide SEBI (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) (Second Amendment) Regulations, 2021 notification dated 05.05.2021. To view the notification, Click Here
Substituted vide SEBI (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) (Second Amendment) Regulations, 2021 notification dated 05.05.2021. To view the notification, Click Here
Inserted vide SEBI (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) (Second Amendment) Regulations, 2021 notification dated 05.05.2021. To view the notification, Click Here
Substituted vide SEBI (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) (Second Amendment) Regulations, 2021 notification dated 05.05.2021. To view the notification, Click Here
This proviso stand omitted w.e.f 01.09.2019 vide SEBI (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) (Second Amendment) Regulations, 2021 notification dated 05.05.2021. To view the notification, Click Here
Inserted vide SEBI (LISTING OBLIGATIONS AND DISCLOSURE REQUIREMENTS) (AMENDMENT) REGULATIONS, 2018 dated 9th May, 2018 effective from 1 April, 2019. To view the notification Click Here
Inserted vide SEBI (LISTING OBLIGATIONS AND DISCLOSURE REQUIREMENTS) (AMENDMENT) REGULATIONS, 2018 dated 9th May, 2018 effective from 1 April, 2019. To view the notification Click Here
Inserted vide the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) (Third Amendment) Regulations, 2018 dated 1.06.2018. To view the Notification, Click Here
Inserted vide SEBI (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) (Fifth Amendment) Regulations, 2021 dated 07.09.2021. To view the notification, Click Here
Inserted vide the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) (Third Amendment) Regulations, 2018 dated 1.06.2018. To view the Notification, Click Here
Inserted vide SEBI (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) (Fifth Amendment) Regulations, 2021 dated 07.09.2021. To view the notification, Click Here

SEBI (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) (Amendment) Regulations, 2018 dated 09.05.2018


SEBI (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) (Fifth Amendment) Regulations, 2021 dated 07.09.2021


Securities and Exchange Board of India (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) (Second Amendment) Regulations, 2021 dated 05.05.2021


The Securities and Exchange Board of India (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) (Third Amendment) Regulations, 2018 dated 1.06.2018


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