Markets regulator SEBI on Friday allowed listed companies to use digital signature certificates until December 31. For submissions to stock exchanges under disclosure terms. Earlier it allowed till June 30.
The extension granted after SEBI received representation from the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI). Due to precautionary measures against the Covid-19 epidemic and its mitigation. Company secretaries face operational challenges in managing certification and document authentication in physical form.
“Accordingly, authentication/certification of any filing/submission made to stock exchanges under the LODR (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations may do using digital signature certifications till December 31, 2020,” SEBI said in a circular.
This applies to filings or submissions made from July 1, 2020.