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Sebi extends phase 1 deadline of UPI for retail IPO investors till June 30

The timeline for implementing phase 2 and phase 3 shall remain unchanged from the date of completion of phase 1

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

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regulator Sebi Wednesday extended the timeline for the implementation of phase 1 of (UPI) as an alternative payment mechanism for buying shares in a public issue.

To ensure smooth transition to UPI in ASBA (Application Supported by Block Amount) and in the back drop of the representation received from various stakeholders, Sebi said, "it has been decided to extend the timeline for implementation of Phase I... by 3 months i.e. till June 30, 2019"

However, the timeline for implementing phase 2 and phase 3 shall remain unchanged from the date of completion of phase 1, Sebi said in a circular.

In November 2018, the regulator had said it would launch UPI as an alternative payment option for buying shares in a public issue in a phased manner from January 1, 2019, which will cut listing time for an to three days from existing six days.

It had further said the new mechanism would increase the efficiency of the existing system and curtail the need for manual intervention.

Currently, either invest in an initial public offering (IPO) through ASBA or through ASBA, where the does the bidding and hands over the application form to the investors'

With the UPI mechanism, the existing process of physical movement of forms from intermediaries to banks for blocking of funds will be discontinued.

UPI is an instant payment system developed by the National Payments Corporation of (NPCI). It allows instant transfer of money between any two persons' accounts using a payment address which uniquely identifies a person's

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First Published: Wed, April 03 2019. 18:35 IST
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