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Relaxation in timelines for compliance with regulatory requirements by Debenture Trustees due to the CoVID-19 pandemic

 Notice Date : 03 May 2021

Securities and Exchange Board of India



May 03, 2021


All Debenture Trustees registered with SEBI
All Recognized Stock Exchanges

Dear Sir/ Madam,

Sub: Relaxation in timelines for compliance with regulatory requirements by Debenture Trustees due to the CoVID-19 pandemic

1. As per SEBI (Debenture Trustees) Regulations,1993 as amended from time to time andcirculars issued thereunder, debenture trustees are required to perform periodical monitoring and disclose various reports/documents/certificates on Stock Exchanges and on their websites within prescribed

2. Representations have been received from debenture trustees with regard to relaxation intimelines for complying with certain regulatory provisions of SEBI Circular No. SEBI/ HO/ MIRSD/ CRADT/ CIR/ P/ 2020/230 dated November 12,2020 (“Circular”).

3. After taking into consideration the representations received from debenture trustees and the challenges arising out of the local restrictions placed by various state governments in wake of CoVID-19 pandemic, it has been decided to extend the timelines for the following regulatory requirements of the SEBI circular dated November 12,2020 for the quarter/half year/ year ending March 31, 2021:

S.No. Regulatory requirements of SEBI circular dated November 12,2020 Extended timeline
1. Submission of reports/certifications to Stock Exchanges as per clause 2.1 of circular July 15th,2021


Following disclosures on website as per  clause 4 of circular:

i. Monitoring of asset cover certificate and quarterly compliance report of the listed entity.

ii. Monitoring of utilization certificate

iii. Status of information regarding breach of covenants/terms of the issue, if any action taken by debenture trustee

iv. Status regarding maintenance of accounts maintained under supervision of debenture trustee


July 15th,2021

3. Reporting of regulatory compliance as per clause 5 of circular May 31st, 2021

4. This circular is issued in exercise of the powers conferred upon SEBI under Section 11 (1) of the Securities and Exchange Board of India Act, 1992   read with the provisions of Regulation 2A of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Debenture Trustees) Regulations, 1993 to protect the interest of investors in securities and to promote the development of, and to regulate, the securities

Yours faithfully,

Richa G. Agarwal
General Manager
Market intermediaries Regulation & Supervision Department
Email id:
Phone: +91-22-26449596


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