Nearly 200 firms found lacking on corporate governance norms
Besides, hundreds of other companies have been found to be late in submission of these reports, which are required to be submitted to the stock exchanges within 15 days from the end of every quarter.
These firms are being asked by stock exchanges to rectify the discrepancies in their reports and to explain the non- submission or late submission of their reports, following which it would be decided as to what action, if any, can be taken against them, a senior official said.
While more than 1,000 companies are yet to submit their compliance report for quarter ended September 30, 2012, close to 500 companies submitted their reports after the end of the deadline for that quarter, as per the latest data complied by
the leading bourse BSE as on January 2, 2013.
The BSE is writing to all those companies, in whose Corporate Governance Reports it has found the discrepancies, while asking them to rectify the same.
Filing of Corporate Governance Reports is currently governed by the Clause 49 of Listing Agreement that every listed company needs to sign with the stock exchange.
However, market regulator Sebi is seeking to overhaul the corporate governance norms for listed companies. It has proposed converting the Corporate Governance provisions of Listing Agreement into separate regulations for better enforcement.
Sebi is also
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