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Centre to dial Sebi for faster PSU listing

Sebi takes 70 days on average to clear IPO documents; Govt wants PSU IPOs cleared in 30

Pavan Burugula  |  Mumbai 

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The central government is planning to write to the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) for faster approvals of offer documents to meet its objective of time-bound listing of public sector undertakings (PSUs). On an average, takes a little over two months to clear initial public offer (IPO) documents. The centre wants to be cleared within a month.

The move comes in the wake of the budget announcement on fast tracking the PSU listing process. Interestingly, the Department of Public Asset Management (Dipam) in a document outlining the new timeline for PSU listings has assigned just 30 days for approval. The expects the entire process to be completed within 165 days.

"Clearance from is one of the key factors that determine the timeline for listing a company. Centre is planning to seek expedited approvals as it has set itself an ambitious target of getting the offer document cleared in 30 days. There have been initial round of interactions between and officials regarding the same," said a person with the knowledge of the development.

has assigned 90 days for preparation and filing of the draft prospectus. Post getting an approval from Sebi, the public offering is expected to launch within one month.

"Having a set timeline is a good initiative by as it would enable timely listing of various PSUs. The new mechanism should help in better coordination between all the stakeholders involved," said Sudhir Bassi, partner,

However a section of investment bankers think it is too ambitious on the part of to expect a nod from within a month.

"The timeline specified is difficult to achieve even if they get on board for the proposal. Examining an offer document could take at least 20 days for It doesn't take into account the possibility of asking for any further clarifications," said an investment banker.

Bankers also suggest rather than informally asking to clear PSU documentations faster, the exception could be incorporated in the regulations.

"I don't think the regulator should have any problem in providing special relaxations to government promoted entities. These provisions will help the PSUs list faster. The said exceptions could be included in the section 26(1),(2) and (3) of Issue of Capital and Disclosure Requirements (ICDR) regulations," said Madhuprasad, Chairaman,

Industry players say the government could also ask for providing exceptions to PSUs in certain disclosure requirements. For instance, current mandate a company to have a woman director on the board at the time the company files its offer documents. In case of PSUs, the condition could be relaxed to having a woman director by the time of listing," said an investment banker.

For the first time in many years, the pipeline of looks strong as nearly dozen public owned entities are planning their public issues. Cochin Shipyard and Housing and Urban Development Corporation (Hudco) have already filed their draft prospectus with Apart from these, there are three general insurance companies (GIC) including which are expected to come up with their public offering in the next few months. Centre is also planning to list three companies Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), IRCON and Indian Railway Finance Corporation (IRFC).

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Centre to dial Sebi for faster PSU listing

Sebi takes 70 days on average to clear IPO documents; Govt wants PSU IPOs cleared in 30

The central government is planning to write to the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) for faster approvals of offer documents to meet its objective of time-bound listing of public sector undertakings (PSUs). On an average, Sebi takes a little over two months to clear initial public offer (IPO) documents. The centre wants PSU IPOs to be cleared within a month.The move comes in the wake of the budget announcement on fast tracking the PSU listing process. Interestingly, the Department of Public Asset Management (Dipam) in a document outlining the new timeline for PSU listings has assigned just 30 days for Sebi approval. The Dipam expects the entire process to be completed within 165 days."Clearance from Sebi is one of the key factors that determine the timeline for listing a company. Centre is planning to seek expedited approvals as it has set itself an ambitious target of getting the offer document cleared in 30 days. There have been initial round of interactions between ...

The central government is planning to write to the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) for faster approvals of offer documents to meet its objective of time-bound listing of public sector undertakings (PSUs). On an average, takes a little over two months to clear initial public offer (IPO) documents. The centre wants to be cleared within a month.

The move comes in the wake of the budget announcement on fast tracking the PSU listing process. Interestingly, the Department of Public Asset Management (Dipam) in a document outlining the new timeline for PSU listings has assigned just 30 days for approval. The expects the entire process to be completed within 165 days.

"Clearance from is one of the key factors that determine the timeline for listing a company. Centre is planning to seek expedited approvals as it has set itself an ambitious target of getting the offer document cleared in 30 days. There have been initial round of interactions between and officials regarding the same," said a person with the knowledge of the development.

has assigned 90 days for preparation and filing of the draft prospectus. Post getting an approval from Sebi, the public offering is expected to launch within one month.

"Having a set timeline is a good initiative by as it would enable timely listing of various PSUs. The new mechanism should help in better coordination between all the stakeholders involved," said Sudhir Bassi, partner,

However a section of investment bankers think it is too ambitious on the part of to expect a nod from within a month.

"The timeline specified is difficult to achieve even if they get on board for the proposal. Examining an offer document could take at least 20 days for It doesn't take into account the possibility of asking for any further clarifications," said an investment banker.

Bankers also suggest rather than informally asking to clear PSU documentations faster, the exception could be incorporated in the regulations.

"I don't think the regulator should have any problem in providing special relaxations to government promoted entities. These provisions will help the PSUs list faster. The said exceptions could be included in the section 26(1),(2) and (3) of Issue of Capital and Disclosure Requirements (ICDR) regulations," said Madhuprasad, Chairaman,

Industry players say the government could also ask for providing exceptions to PSUs in certain disclosure requirements. For instance, current mandate a company to have a woman director on the board at the time the company files its offer documents. In case of PSUs, the condition could be relaxed to having a woman director by the time of listing," said an investment banker.

For the first time in many years, the pipeline of looks strong as nearly dozen public owned entities are planning their public issues. Cochin Shipyard and Housing and Urban Development Corporation (Hudco) have already filed their draft prospectus with Apart from these, there are three general insurance companies (GIC) including which are expected to come up with their public offering in the next few months. Centre is also planning to list three companies Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), IRCON and Indian Railway Finance Corporation (IRFC).

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Centre to dial Sebi for faster PSU listing

Sebi takes 70 days on average to clear IPO documents; Govt wants PSU IPOs cleared in 30

The central government is planning to write to the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) for faster approvals of offer documents to meet its objective of time-bound listing of public sector undertakings (PSUs). On an average, takes a little over two months to clear initial public offer (IPO) documents. The centre wants to be cleared within a month.

The move comes in the wake of the budget announcement on fast tracking the PSU listing process. Interestingly, the Department of Public Asset Management (Dipam) in a document outlining the new timeline for PSU listings has assigned just 30 days for approval. The expects the entire process to be completed within 165 days.

"Clearance from is one of the key factors that determine the timeline for listing a company. Centre is planning to seek expedited approvals as it has set itself an ambitious target of getting the offer document cleared in 30 days. There have been initial round of interactions between and officials regarding the same," said a person with the knowledge of the development.

has assigned 90 days for preparation and filing of the draft prospectus. Post getting an approval from Sebi, the public offering is expected to launch within one month.

"Having a set timeline is a good initiative by as it would enable timely listing of various PSUs. The new mechanism should help in better coordination between all the stakeholders involved," said Sudhir Bassi, partner,

However a section of investment bankers think it is too ambitious on the part of to expect a nod from within a month.

"The timeline specified is difficult to achieve even if they get on board for the proposal. Examining an offer document could take at least 20 days for It doesn't take into account the possibility of asking for any further clarifications," said an investment banker.

Bankers also suggest rather than informally asking to clear PSU documentations faster, the exception could be incorporated in the regulations.

"I don't think the regulator should have any problem in providing special relaxations to government promoted entities. These provisions will help the PSUs list faster. The said exceptions could be included in the section 26(1),(2) and (3) of Issue of Capital and Disclosure Requirements (ICDR) regulations," said Madhuprasad, Chairaman,

Industry players say the government could also ask for providing exceptions to PSUs in certain disclosure requirements. For instance, current mandate a company to have a woman director on the board at the time the company files its offer documents. In case of PSUs, the condition could be relaxed to having a woman director by the time of listing," said an investment banker.

For the first time in many years, the pipeline of looks strong as nearly dozen public owned entities are planning their public issues. Cochin Shipyard and Housing and Urban Development Corporation (Hudco) have already filed their draft prospectus with Apart from these, there are three general insurance companies (GIC) including which are expected to come up with their public offering in the next few months. Centre is also planning to list three companies Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), IRCON and Indian Railway Finance Corporation (IRFC).

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