a) SEBI circular no. SEBI/HO/CFD/CMD1/CIR/P/2020/110 dated July 26, 2020 has provided relaxations of time gap between two board/ Audit Committee meetings of listed entities owing to the CoVID-19 pandemic.
b) SEBI vide circular No. SEBI/HO/CFD/CMD1/CIR/P/2020/38 dated March 19, 2020,had relaxed the requirement of the maximum stipulated time gap of 120 days between two meetings of the board and Audit Committees of listed entities, as is required under Regulation 17(2) and 18(2)(a) of SEBI (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2015 (‘LODR Regulations’). This relaxation was provided for the meetings held/proposed to be held between the period December 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020The said option in pricing shall be available for the preferential issues made between July 1, 2020 or date of notification of amendment to the Regulations, whichever is later and December 31, 2020.
c) SEBI vide circular No. SEBI/HO/CFD/CMD1/CIR/P/2020/106 dated June 24, 2020 had extended the timeline for submission of financial results under Regulation 33 and 52 of the LODR Regulations, to July 31, 2020. SEBI is in receipt of requests from listed entities to extend the relaxation mentioned at para 1 above, till July 31, 2020.
d) After consideration, the relaxation of maximum time gap between two board/Audit Committee meetings as provided by circular No. SEBI/HO/CFD/CMD1/CIR/P/2020/38 dated March 19, 2020is further extended till July 31, 2020. However, the board of directors and audit committees of listed entities shall ensure that they meet at least four times a year, as stipulated under Regulations 17(2) and 18(2)(a) of the LODR Regulations.
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