New Delhi (Uttam Hindu News): In a relief to holders of physical shares, market regulator SEBI has done away with the requirement of freezing these without PAN, KYC details and nomination. Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) issued a circular regarding this. According to this circular, this step has been taken with the aim of simplifying the rules and it will come into effect immediately.
This decision has been taken after receiving feedback from Registrar Association of India and investors. Under the rule, it was mandatory for all holders of physical shares of listed companies to furnish PAN, nomination, contact details, bank account details and specimen signatures for their respective folio numbers.
SEBI had said in May that folios whose details are not available after October 1, 2023, will be frozen by the Registrar of Issue and Share Transfer Agents (RTAs). Amending the circular issued in May, SEBI said that the reference to the word freeze has been removed.
SEBI said that they have taken this decision to make share trading easier. After the change in this rule, the unexpected challenges faced by investors will be reduced to a great extent. When folios were frozen, investors had to face many problems. SEBI has taken this decision after suggestions from investors.
SEBI had issued a circular in May this year. In this circular he had removed the reference ‘freezing/frozen’. The decision was taken after consultation and feedback from the Registrar Association of India and investors.