SEBI in its board meeting held on April 26, 2017 has taken various decisions towards development of derivative market in India. Following are the major steps to give boost to the primary market:
a. Mandatory appointment of monitoring agency: SEBI has proposed to make mandatory appointment of monitory agency where the issue size is more than Rs. 100 crore.
b. E-wallets for mutual funds: To promote digitalization in mutual funds, SEBI has proposed to allow investment up to Rs. 50, 000 per year in mutual fund schemes through e-wallets. However, redemption of such investment can be made only through bank account of the unit holder.
c. Amendments to Securities Contracts (Regulation) (Stock Exchanges and Clearing Corporations) Regulations, 2012: To enable the Commodity Derivatives Exchanges to organize trading of ‘options', SEBI has approved of a proposal to amend the relevant provisions of the Securities Contracts (Regulation) (Stock Exchanges and Clearing Corporations) Regulations, 2012.
d. Inclusion of RBI registered systemically important NBFCs in the category of QIBs: SEBI has approved of the proposal of inclusion of systemically important NBFCs registered with RBI having a net worth of more than Rs. 500 crore in the category of QIBs.