Share on Facebook

Share on Twitter

Share on LinkedIn

Share on Email

Share More

Activity schedule for Auction Session

 Notice Date : 28 December 2010

 Activity schedule for Auction Session

CIR/MRD/DP/ 39 /2010

December 28, 2010



All Stock Exchanges,


Dear Sir/Madam,


Subject: Activity schedule for Auction Session


As per extant practice, in case of default by the selling broker in a settlement, the security delivered short is bought in the auction session and is delivered to the buying broker on T+4 day. 


In order to reduce the time involved in delivering the shares to the buying broker, in case of default, it has been decided to conduct the auction on the same day of the settlement, after the pay-in is completed. i.e. the auction for trades done on T day shall be conducted on T+2 day after  pay-in is completed and shortfall is crystallized.

The activity schedule as under shall be applicable with effect from February 1, 2011:


Rolling settlement for T day trade

S. No.


Description of activity



Trade Day



Pay-in/Pay-out of securities and funds


Auction settlement for T day trade



Auction session



Pay-in/pay-out and close-out of auction


However, as the bank and stock exchange holidays are not common there are days when multiple settlements are conducted on the working day immediately following the day(s) of the closure. On such days when multiple settlements (say S1 and S2) are conducted on the same day (say Tm) the auction session shall be as under:


1. The auction of first settlement (S1) shall be conducted on the same day (Tm) and settled the next day (Tm+1).

2. The auction for the second settlement (S2) shall be conducted on the next day (Tm+1) along with the shortages/auction of that day. The settlement of the same shall happen on the subsequent day (Tm+2).


The Stock Exchanges are advised to:


i. put in place the adequate systems and issue the necessary guidelines for implementing the above decision.

ii. make necessary amendments to the relevant bye-laws, rules and regulations for the implementation of the above

iii. bring the provisions of this circular to the notice of the stock brokers and also disseminate the same on their website.


This circular is being issued in exercise of powers conferred under Section 11(1) of 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 market.


Harini Balaji

Deputy General Manager


CC: To all Depositories


on 29 December 2010
Notification No : CIR/MRD/DP/ 39 /2010
Published in Shares & Stock
Source : ,

Submit Notifications
Lawsikho Follow taxation Exam20 Book Book