What is SEBI?


What is SEBI?
What is SEBI? :

Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi)

SEBI is a statutory body and a market regulator, which controls the securities market in India. The basic functions of Sebi is to protect the interests of investors in securities and to promote and regulate the securities market.  Sebi is run by its board of members. The board consists of a Chairman and several other whole time and part time members. The chairman is nominated by the union government. The others include two members from the finance ministry, one member from Reserve Bank of India and five other members are also nominated by the Centre. The headquarters of Sebi is situated in Mumbai and the regional offices are located in Ahmedabad, Kolkata, Chennai and Delhi.

History of Sebi

Before Sebi came into existence, Controller of Capital Issues was the regulatory authority; it derived authority from the Capital Issues (Control) Act, 1947. In 1988, Sebi was constituted as the regulator of capital markets in India. Initially, Sebi was a non-statutory body without any statutory power. Following the passage of the Sebi Act by Parliament in 1992, it was given autonomous and statutory powers.
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