valid as on 06/12/2022

Regulation 61. Terms of non convertible debt securities and non convertible redeemable preference shares.
Effective date 01.12.2015

Section 125 of The Companies Act, 2013

Terms of non convertible debt securities and non convertible redeemable preference shares.

61. (1) The listed entity shall ensure timely payment of interest or dividend of non-convertible redeemable preference shares or redemption payment:

Provided that the listed entity shall not declare or distribute any dividend wherein it has defaulted in payment of interest on debt securities or redemption thereof or in creation of security as per the terms of the issue of debt securities:

 

The listed entity shall not forfeit unclaimed interest/dividend and such unclaimed interest/dividend shall be transferred to the ‘Investor Education and Protection Fund’ set up as per Section 125 of the Companies Act, 2013.

(3)Unless the terms of issue provide otherwise, the listed entity shall not select any of its listed securities for redemption otherwise than pro rata basis or by lot.

(4)The listed entity shall comply with requirements as specified in regulation 40 for transfer of securities including procedural requirements specified in .

61A (1) The listed entity shall not forfeit unclaimed interest/dividend/redemption amount.

(2) Where the interest/dividend/redemption amount has not been claimed within thirty days from the due date of interest/ dividend / redemption payment, a listed entity shall within seven days from the date of expiry of the said period of thirty days, transfer the amount to an escrow account to be opened by the listed entity in any scheduled bank:

Provided that the interest/ dividend/ redemption amount that is unclaimed and outstanding for a period of less than seven years as on the date of notification of this sub-regulation shall be transferred to the escrow account within thirty days, where it shall remain for the intervening period up to seven years.

(3) Any amount transferred to the escrow account that remains unclaimed for seven years shall be transferred to the ‘Investor Education and Protection Fund’ constituted in terms ofsection125 of the Companies Act, 2013:

for listed entities which do not fall within the definition of “company” under the Companies Act, 2013 and the Rules made thereunder, any amount in the escrow account that remains unclaimed for seven years shall be transferred to the Investor Protection and Education Fund created by the Board in terms of section 11 of the Act.

Inserted vide Securities and Exchange Board of India (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) (Fourth Amendment) Regulations, 2021 dated 13.08.2021. To view the notification, Click Here
Omitted vide Securities and Exchange Board of India (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) (Fourth Amendment) Regulations, 2021 dated 13.08.2021. To view the notification, Click Here
Omitted 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) (Fourth Amendment) Regulations, 2022 notification dated 25.04.2022. To view the notification, Click Here 
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Inserted vide SEBI (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) (Fifth Amendment) Regulations, 2021 dated 07.09.2021. To view the notification, Click Here
Inserted vide Notification dated 14.11.2022 regarding SEBI (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) (Sixth Amendment) Regulations, 2022. To view the Notification, Click here.

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


SEBI Notification dated 14.11.2022 regarding SEBI (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) (Sixth Amendment) Regulations, 2022.


Securities and Exchange Board of India (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) (Fourth Amendment) Regulations, 2021 dated 13.08.2021


SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE BOARD OF INDIA (LISTING OBLIGATIONS AND DISCLOSURE REQUIREMENTS) (FOURTH AMENDMENT) REGULATIONS, 2022 DATED 25.04.2022


LODR – SCHEDULE VII

TRANSFER   OF SECURITIES
[See Regulation 40(7) and 61(4)]

A. REQUIREMENT OF PAN

1. For registration of , the transferee(s) as well as transferor(s) shall furnish a to the listed entity for registration of transfer of securities.

 For securities market transactions and/or for off-market or private transactions involving transfer of shares in physical form, the transferee(s) as well as transferor(s) shall furnish copy of PAN card to the listed entity for registration of such transfer of securities.

3. In cases where PAN card is not available i.e. in case of residents of Sikkim, the requirement of PAN Card may be substituted with Identity proof.

4. In case of mismatch in PAN card details as well as difference in maiden name and current name, in case of married women, of the holder(s) of securities, the listed entity may collect the PAN card as submitted by the transferee(s) or transferor(s) as the case maybe:
Provided that this shall be subject to the listed entity verifying the veracity of the claim of such transferee(s) or transferor(s) by collecting sufficient documentary evidence in support of the identity of the transferee(s) or transferor(s).

B. DIFFERENCES IN SIGNATURE

1. In case of minor differences in the signature of the transferor(s), the listed entity shall follow the following procedure for registering transfer of securities:

a. the  listed  entity  shall promptly send to the first transferor(s),  via  speed  post anintimation of the aforesaid defect in the documents and inform the transferor(s)that objection, supported by valid proof, is not lodged by the transferor(s) with the listed entity within fifteen days of receipt of the listed entity’s letter, then the securities shall be transferred;

b. if the intimation to the transferor(s) is delivered and the objection from the transferor(s) with supporting documents is not received within fifteen days, the listed entity shall transfer the securities provided the listed entity does not suspect fraud or forgery in the matter:

Provided that the listed entity shall maintain proof of delivery for in their record(s).

2. In case of major differences in, or non-availability of, the signature of the transferor(s), the listed entity shall follow the following procedure for registering transfer of securities:

a. The listed entity shall promptly send to the transferee(s), via Speed Post, an Objection Memo along with the documents in original marking the reason as “material signature difference/ non-availability of signature” and an advice to ensure submission of requested documents of the transferor(s);

b. The listed entity shall also send a copy of the Objection memo as per clause(a) of sub-para (2) to the transferor(s), via Speed Post, simultaneously;

c. The above Objection Memo in clause (a) and (b) of sub-para (2) shall also state the requirement of additional documents of transferor(s) as follows for effecting the transfer:

i. an Affidavit to update transferor(s) signature in its records;

ii. an original unsigned cancelled cheque and banker’s attestation of the transferor(s) signature and address);

iii. contact details of the transferor(s) and ;

d. If the intimation to both the transferor(s) and the transferee(s) are delivered, requested documents of the transferor(s) are submitted to the listed entity and the address attested by the bank tallies with the address available in the database of listed entity, the listed entity, shall transfer the securities provided the listed entity does not suspect fraud or forgery in the matter:

Provided that listed entity shall maintain proof of delivery in their record(s).

 

(1) In case of transmission of securities, where the securities are held in single name with nomination, the following documents shall be submitted:

(a) duly signed transmission request form by the nominee;

(b) original death certificate or copy of death certificate attested by the nominee subject to verification with the original or copy of death certificate duly attested by a notary public or by a Gazetted Officer;

(c) self-attested copy of the Permanent Account Number card of the nominee, issued by the Income Tax Department.

(2) In case of transmission of securities, where the securities are held in single name without nomination, the following documents shall be submitted:

(a) a notarized affidavit from all legal heir(s) made on non-judicial stamp paper of appropriate value, to the effect of identification and claim of legal ownership to the securities:

Provided that in case the legal heir(s)/claimant(s) are named in the Succession Certificate or Probate of Will or Will or Letter of Administration as may be applicable in terms of Indian Succession Act, 1925 (39 of 1925) or Legal Heirship Certificate or its equivalent certificate issued by a competent Government Authority, an affidavit from such legal heir(s)/claimant(s) alone shall be sufficient;

(b) duly signed transmission request form by the legal heir(s)/claimant(s);

(c) original death certificate or copy of death certificate attested by the legal heir(s)/claimant(s) subject to verification with the original or copy of death certificate duly attested by a notary public or by a Gazetted Officer;

(d) self-attested copy of the Permanent Account Number card of the legal heir(s)/claimant(s), issued by the Income Tax Department;

(e) a copy of Succession Certificate or Probate of Will or Will or Letter of Administration or Court Decree as may be applicable in terms of Indian Succession Act, 1925 (39 of 1925) or Legal Heirship Certificate or its equivalent certificate issued by a competent Government Authority, attested by the legal heir(s)/claimant(s) subject to verification with the original or duly attested by a notary public or by a Gazetted Officer:

Provided that in a case where a copy of Will or a Legal Heirship Certificate or its equivalent certificate issued by a competent Government Authority is submitted, the same shall be accompanied with a notarized indemnity bond from the legal heir(s) /claimant(s) to whom the securities are transmitted, in the format specified by the Board:

Provided further that in a case where a copy of Legal Heirship Certificate or its equivalent certificate issued by a competent Government Authority is submitted, the same shall also be accompanied with a No Objection from all non-claimants, stating that they have relinquished their rights to the claim for transmission of securities;

(f) for cases where value of securities is up to rupees five lakhs per listed entity in case of securities held in physical mode, and up to rupees fifteen lakhs per beneficial owner in case of securities held in dematerialized mode, as on date of application, and where the documents mentioned in para (e) are not available, the legal heir(s) /claimant(s) may submit the following documents:

(i) no objection certificate from all legal heir(s) stating that they do not object to such transmission or copy of family settlement deed executed by all the legal heirs duly attested by a notary public or by a Gazetted Officer; and

(ii) a notarized indemnity bond made on non-judicial stamp paper of appropriate value, indemnifying the Share Transfer Agent/ listed entity, in the format specified by the Board:

Provided that the listed entity may, at its discretion, enhance the value of securities from the threshold limit of rupees five lakhs, in case of securities held in physical mode.”

C. ADITIONAL DOCUMENTATION REQUIREMENTS IN CASE OF TRANSMISSION OF SECURITIES

1. In case of transmission of securities held in dematerialized mode, where the securities are held in a single name without a nominee, for the purpose of following simplified documentation, as prescribed by the depositories vide bye-laws or operating instructions, as applicable, the threshold limit is rupees five lakhs only per beneficiary owner account.

2. In case of transmission of securities held in physical mode:

a. where the securities are held in single name with a nominee:

i. duly signed transmission request form by the nominee;

ii. original or copy of death certificate duly attested by a notary public or by a gazetted officer;

iii. self attested copy of PAN card of the nominee.

where the securities are held in single name without a nominee, an affidavit from all legal heir(s) made on appropriate non judicial stamp paper, to the effect of identification and claim of legal ownership to the securities shall be required;

Provided that in case the legal heir(s)/claimant(s) is named in the succession certificate or probate of will or will or letter of administration, an affidavit from such legal heir(s) / claimant(s) alone would be sufficient.

Provided further that:

(i) for value of securities, threshold limit of up to rupees two lakh only, per listed entity, as on date of application, a succession certificate or probate of will or will or letter of administration or court decree, as may be applicable in terms of Indian Succession Act, 1925 may be submitted : Provided that in the absence of such documents, the following documents may be submitted:

1. no objection certificate from all legal heir(s) who do not object to such transmission or copy of family settlement deed duly notarized and executed by all the legal heirs of the deceased holder;

2. an indemnity bond made on appropriate non judicial stamp paper, indemnifying the Share Transfer Agent / listed entity;

(ii) for value of securities, more than rupees two lakh, per listed entity, as on date of application, a succession certificate or probate of will or will or letter of administration or court decree, as may be applicable in terms of Indian Succession Act, 1925 shall be submitted;

(iii) the listed entity however, at its discretion, may enhance value of securities, threshold limit, of rupees two lakh.

b. where the securities are held in single name without a nominee, a affidavit made on appropriate non judicial stamp paper , to the effect of identification and claim of legal ownership to the securities shall be required and additionally

i. for value of securities, threshold limit of upto rupees two lakh only, per listed entity, as on date of application, one or more of the following documents may be submitted :

1. No objection certificate from all legal heir(s) who do not object to such transmission or copy of family settlement deed duly notarized or attested by a gazetted officer and executed by all the legal heirs of the deceased holder;

2. indemnity made on appropriate non judicial stamp paper, indemnifying the listed entity ;

ii. for value of securities, threshold limit, more than rupees two lakh, per listed entity, as on date of application, succession certificate or probate of will or letter of administration or court decree shall be submitted;

iii. the listed entity however, at its discretion, may enhance value of securities, threshold limit, of rupees two lakh.

Inserted vide SEBI (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) (Fourth Amendment) Regulations, 2022 notification dated 25.04.2022. To view the notification, Click Here 
 SEBI has issued Standardised norms for transfer of securities in physical mode vide Circular No. SEBI/HO/MIRSD/DOS3/CIR/P/2018/139 dated 06.11.2018. To view the Circular, Click Here

View the SEBI Circular on Simplification of procedure and standardization of formats of documents for issuance of duplicate securities certificates dated 25.05.2022. To view the Circular, Click Here.

View the SEBI Circular dated 14.12.2021 regarding clarifications with respect to Circular dated November 03, 2021, on ‘Common and simplified norms for processing investor’s service request by RTAs and norms for furnishing PAN, KYC details and Nomination’. To view the Circular, Click Here.

View the SEBI Circular on Common and Simplified Norms for processing investor’s service request by RTAs and norms for furnishing PAN, KYC details and Nomination dated 04.11.2021. To view the Circular, Click Here.

SEBI has relaxed the requirement to furnish a copy of PAN for transfer of equity shares of Listed Entities executed by non-residents vide its Circular dated 11.02.2019 . To view the Circular, Click Here.

Omitted vide Securities and Exchange Board of India (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) (Fourth Amendment) Regulations, 2018. dated 8th June,2018 effective from 5th December,2018. To view the notification Click Here
Substituted vide SEBI (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) (Fourth Amendment) Regulations, 2022 notification dated 25.04.2022. To view the notification, Click Here 
Substituted vide  Securities and Exchange Board of India (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) (Sixth Amendment) Regulations, 2018 dated 16th November,2018. To view the notificationClick Here

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