In a major relief for listed companies, the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has further extended the deadline for filing the Q4 earnings of the financial year 2019-20 till July 31. The relief comes in view of the pandemic. In March, the regulator had extended the deadline till June-end.
In a circular SEBI said it has received representations from listed entities, chartered accountant firms, and industry bodies to seek further extension in time for preparation, finalisation and submission of financial results for listed entities for the quarter, half year or financial year ending March 2020.
It has also extended the timeline for the Q4 and FY20 financial results of listed non-convertible debentures and commercial papers by another month. “It has been decided to further extend the timeline for submission of financial results by a month, to July 31, 2020, for the quarter and the year ending March 31, 2020,” it said.
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Corporate Affairs has extended the deadline for registration of independent directors on its online databank till September 30. The previous deadline was June 30. Initially, the independent directors were to register themselves with the databank within three months starting December 1.