New Delhi: Market regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has launched an information database on municipal bonds. In a bid to boost the bond markets, SEBI organized an outreach programme on municpla bonds and municipal finance. The database was unveiled during the event.
According to a relase issued by the regulator on Sunday, SEBI said that the two-day seminar held on January 20-21 witnessed participation from various stakeholders, including the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, municipal corporations, stock exchanges, credit rating agencies, merchant bankers and debenture trustees.
SEBI chairperson Madhabi Puri Buch stressed on the importance of potential of municipal bonds in infrastructure development and nation building. The information database was also launched at the event.
“The information database contains a wide range of information in the form of statistics and regulations, circulars, guidance note and Frequently Asked Questions issued by Sebi in respect of municipal debt securities,” it said.
How to check SEBI municipal bonds database with QR code?
The SEBI information database can also be accessed by way of a Quick Response Code (QR Code) by clicking here.
According to the Sebi release, the Sebi municipal bonds database consists of various checklists for pre-listing requirements and sample letters and certificates from various intermediaries to be obtained by an issuer who plans to tap the municipal bond market.
Sebi had introduced a regulatory framework for the issue, listing and trading of municipal debt securities in 2015 and reviewed it in 2019. According to the Seb release, the database can also be accessed via a QR code. “While this repository would serve as a guide, it is also hoped that it would result in more awareness,” SEBI said in the statement.