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Saturday, February 26, 2011

SEBI slaps Rs. 25 lakh fine on Central Bank of India

Market Regulator SEBI imposed a penalty of Rs. 25 lakh for alleged violation of various norms pertaining to debenture trustee.

The SEBI order said that Central Bank of India functioned as debenture trustee for IL&FS even when there was loan outstanding. The loan was given by the Central Bank of India.

As per the norms, no debenture trustee will not act for any issue if it has lent the loan and the loan is not fully repaid or is proposing to lend money to the body corporate.

A debenture trustee is an institution which is custodian of debentures issued by any corporate. It protects the rights of the debenture holders. For this the trustee charge fee.

A debenture trustee means a trustee of a trust deed for securing any issue of debentures of a body corporate.

The other allegation pertains to Tata Power non convertible debentures where the regulator also found violation of norms.

The Securities and Exchange Board of India conducted inspection of Central Bank of India from September 30, 2009 to October 9, 2009 during which the team from regulator examined records and documents pertaining to various issues handled by the bank from 1995 onwards.

Source: Financial Express


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