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What is SEBI?

SEBI

About 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.

What is Securities Appellate Tribunal (SAT)

Sebi also appoints various committees, whenever required to look into the pressing issues of that time. Further, a Securities Appellate Tribunal (SAT) has been constituted to protect the interest of entities that feel aggrieved by Sebi’s decision. SAT consists of a presiding officer and two other members.

Functions and powers of Sebi

Sebi controls activities of stock exchanges, safeguards the rights of shareholders and also guarantees the security of their investment. It also aims to check fraudulence by harmonising its statutory regulations and self-regulating business. The regulator also enables a competitive professional market for intermediaries
Apart from the above functions, Sebi provides a marketplace in which the issuers can increase finance properly. It also ensures safety and supply of precise and accurate information from the investors. Sebi analyses the trading of stocks and safes the security market from the malpractices. It controls the stockbrokers and sub- stockbrokers. It provides education regarding the market to the investors to enhance their knowledge.

Latest Updates on SEBI

Invesco agrees to pay Rs 5 cr to Sebi for settlement in MF violation case

3 min read Last Updated :Apr 24 2024 | 11:46 PM IST
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Sebi extends cross-margin benefits for futures with different expiry dates

2 min read Last Updated :Apr 23 2024 | 9:04 PM IST
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TBO Tek, Awfis Space Solutions receive Sebi's approval to float IPO

2 min read Last Updated :Apr 23 2024 | 1:41 PM IST
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12 offshore funds investing in Adani Group breached disclosure rules: Sebi

2 min read Last Updated :Apr 23 2024 | 9:10 AM IST
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Sebi comes out with standard reporting format for AIF PPM audit report

2 min read Last Updated :Apr 18 2024 | 11:18 PM IST
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LEEL case: Sebi slaps Rs 14 cr fine on 7 individuals for accounts fraud

4 min read Last Updated :Apr 18 2024 | 10:52 PM IST
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NSE to launch derivatives on Nifty Next 50 Index starting April 24

2 min read Last Updated :Apr 19 2024 | 12:04 AM IST
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Stock exchange to administer and supervise research analysts: Sebi

3 min read Last Updated :Apr 19 2024 | 12:06 AM IST
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NSE to launch derivatives on Nifty Next 50 index from Apr 24, gets Sebi nod

3 min read Last Updated :Apr 18 2024 | 5:20 PM IST
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Speciality chemicals company Kronox Lab Sciences gets Sebi nod to float IPO

2 min read Last Updated :Apr 22 2024 | 4:43 PM IST
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Sebi orders to attach bank, demat account of Anugrah to recover dues

2 min read Last Updated :Apr 18 2024 | 4:26 AM IST
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NCLAT to hear IDBI Bank, Axis Finance plea on Zee-Sony merger on May 17

3 min read Last Updated :Apr 15 2024 | 9:04 PM IST
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Sebi to auction 22 properties of Rose Valley on May 20 to recover money

2 min read Last Updated :Apr 15 2024 | 3:05 PM IST
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Quantum MF asks ICICI Bank to stall ICICI Sec delisting over irregularities

3 min read Last Updated :Apr 14 2024 | 11:36 PM IST
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No action against Subhash Chandra on summons till April 30: Sebi to HC

2 min read Last Updated :Apr 10 2024 | 8:06 PM IST
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Rising speculative bets stoke RBI crackdown on currency derivative

3 min read Last Updated :Apr 11 2024 | 12:28 AM IST
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Retail rush: Keeping faith in markets

5 min read Last Updated :Apr 09 2024 | 10:18 PM IST
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Betting big: Mutual funds own larger slice of small and midcap stocks

3 min read Last Updated :Apr 09 2024 | 10:49 PM IST
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Hinduja Group firm gets Sebi nod for Reliance Wealth ownership change

2 min read Last Updated :Apr 09 2024 | 12:02 PM IST
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Sebi cracks whip on finfluencer, orders to impound Rs 12 cr 'unlawful gain'

2 min read Last Updated :Apr 08 2024 | 4:05 PM IST
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