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Functional Report of SEBI – HSC Project Maharashtra Board


The Securities and Exchange Board of India was established on April 12, 1992, in accordance with the provisions of the Securities and Exchange Board of India Act, 1992.

SEBI is managed by six members – one chairman (nominated by Central Government), two members (officers of central ministries), one member (from RBI) and remaining two members nominated by Central Government.


The Preamble of the Securities and Exchange Board of India describes the basic functions of the Securities and Exchange Board of India as”…to protect the interests of investors in securities and to promote the development of, and to regulate the securities market and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto”

Establishment of SEBI

The Securities and Exchange Board of India was established on April 12, 1992, in accordance with the provisions of the Securities and Exchange Board of India Act, 1992.

These Guidelines have been issued by the Securities and Exchange Board of India under Section 11 of the Securities and Exchange Board of India Act,1992.(a) These Guidelines may be called the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Disclosure and Investor Protection) Guidelines, 2000.(b) These Guidelines shall come into force from the date specified by the Board.


To understand how SEBI works.

The overall objectives of SEBI are to protect the interest of investors and to promote the development of stock exchange and to regulate the activities of the stock market. The objectives of SEBI are:

  1. To regulate the activities of a stock exchange.
  2. To protect the rights of investors and ensuring safety to their investment.
  3. To prevent fraudulent and malpractices by having the balance between self-regulation of business and its statutory regulations.
  4. To regulate and develop a code of conduct for intermediaries such as brokers, underwriters, etc.


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Primary data collection:

In dealing with the real-life problem it is often found that data at hand are inadequate, and hence, it becomes necessary to collect data that is appropriate. There are several ways of collecting the appropriate data which differ considerably in context of money costs, time and other resources at the disposal of the researcher

Through personal interviews:-

A rigid procedure was followed and we were seeking answers to many pre-conceived questions through personal interviews.

Through questionnaire:-

Information to find out the investment potential and goal was found out through questionnaires.

Through Tele-Calling:-

Information was also taken through telephone calls.

Secondary sources of data:

In the secondary sources of data is used. (Internet, magazine, books, journals)

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Initially, SEBI was a nonstatutory body without any statutory power. However, in 1995, the SEBI was given additional statutory power by the Government of India through an amendment to the Securities and Exchange Board of India Act, 1992. In April 1988 the SEBI was constituted as the regulator of capital markets in India under a resolution of the Government of India.

The SEBI is managed by its members, which consists of following:

  • The chairman who is nominated by Union Government of India.
  • Two members, i.e., Officers from Union Finance Ministry.
  • One member of the Reserve Bank of India.
  • The remaining five members are nominated by Union Government of India, out of them at least three shall be whole-time members.

The SEBI performs functions to meet its objectives. To meet three objectives SEBI has three important functions. These are:

  1. Protective functions
  2. Developmental functions
  3. Regulatory functions.

  1. Protective Functions:

These functions are performed by SEBI to protect the interest of investor and provide safety of the investment.

As protective functions SEBI performs following functions:

(i) It Checks Price Rigging:

Price rigging refers to manipulating the prices of securities with the main objective of inflating or depressing the market price of securities. SEBI prohibits such practice because this can defraud and cheat the investors.

(ii) It Prohibits Insider trading:

Insider is any person connected with the company such as directors, promoters etc. These insiders have sensitive information which affects the prices of the securities. This information is not available to people at large but the insiders get this privileged information by working inside the company and if they use this information to make a profit, then it is known as insider trading, e.g., the directors of a company may know that company will issue Bonus shares to its shareholders at the end of the year and they purchase shares from market to make a profit with bonus issue. This is known as insider trading. SEBI keeps a strict check when insiders are buying securities of the company and takes strict action on insider trading.

(iii) SEBI prohibits fraudulent and Unfair Trade Practices:

SEBI does not allow the companies to make misleading statements which are likely to induce the sale or purchase of securities by any other person.

(iv) SEBI undertakes steps to educate investors so that they are able to evaluate the securities of various companies and select the most profitable securities.

(v) SEBI promotes fair practices and code of conduct in security market by taking following steps:

(a) SEBI has issued guidelines to protect the interest of debenture-holders wherein companies cannot change terms in a midterm.

(b) SEBI is empowered to investigate cases of insider trading and has provisions for stiff fine and imprisonment.

(c) SEBI has stopped the practice of making a preferential allotment of shares unrelated to market prices.

  1. Developmental Functions:

These functions are performed by the SEBI to promote and develop activities in the stock exchange and increase the business in stock exchange. Under developmental categories following functions are performed by SEBI:

(i) SEBI promotes training of intermediaries of the securities market.

(ii) SEBI tries to promote activities of stock exchange by adopting a flexible and adaptable approach in following way:

(a) SEBI has permitted internet trading through registered stock brokers.

(b) SEBI has made underwriting optional to reduce the cost of issue.

(c) The even initial public offer of primary market is permitted through the stock exchange.

  1. Regulatory Functions:

These functions are performed by SEBI to regulate the business in stock exchange. To regulate the activities of stock exchange following functions are performed:

(i) SEBI has framed rules and regulations and a code of conduct to regulate the intermediaries such as merchant bankers, brokers, underwriters, etc.

(ii) These intermediaries have been brought under the regulatory purview and private placement has been made more restrictive.

(iii) SEBI registers and regulates the working of stock brokers, sub-brokers, share transfer agents, trustees, merchant bankers and all those who are associated with stock exchange in any manner.

(iv) SEBI registers and regulates the working of mutual funds etc.

(v) SEBI regulates takeover of the companies.

(vi) SEBI conducts inquiries and audit of stock exchanges.

The Organisational Structure of SEBI:

  1. SEBI is working as a corporate sector.
  2. Its activities are divided into five departments. Each department is headed by an executive director.
  3. The head office of SEBI is in Mumbai and it has a branch office in Kolkata, Chennai, and Delhi.
  4. SEBI has formed two advisory committees to deal with primary and secondary markets.
  5. These committees consist of market players, investors associations and eminent persons.

Objectives of the two Committees are:

  1. To advise SEBI to regulate intermediaries.
  2. To advise SEBI on an issue of securities in the primary market.
  3. To advise SEBI on disclosure requirements of companies.
  4. To advise of changes in the legal framework and to make the stock exchange more transparent.
  5. To advise on matters related to regulation and development of the secondary stock exchange.

These committees can only advise SEBI but they cannot force SEBI to take action on their advice.


  1. Wikipedia
  2. SEBI official website

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