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June 11, 2024

SEBI to Hire 49 Officers Across Various Departments

The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), the capital markets watchdog, has launched a recruitment drive to hire 49 officers across various departments this year. This strategic move is aimed at enhancing the efficiency and effectiveness of its regulatory functions.

Initially, SEBI had opened applications for 97 senior-level positions in March. However, the online application process, set to begin on April 13, was postponed due to the General Elections schedule. In a recent notice issued on Tuesday, SEBI announced the commencement of the application process for 49 Officer Grade A (Assistant Manager) posts in diverse streams including General, Legal, Information Technology, Engineering (Electrical), Research, and Official Language. The application window is open until June 30.

Breakdown of Positions

SEBI is looking to fill these positions as follows:

  • General Stream: 34 positions
  • Information Technology: 10 positions
  • Legal Team: 2 positions
  • Engineering (Electrical): 1 position
  • Research: 1 position
  • Official Language: 1 position

Selection Process

The selection process for these positions will be conducted in three phases, starting on July 27. This phased approach ensures a thorough and systematic evaluation of candidates, aligning with SEBI’s stringent standards for regulatory roles.

SEBI’s Expansion Efforts

Over the past few years, SEBI has been steadily increasing its workforce to strengthen its regulatory capacity. Notably, in July 2022, SEBI sought to recruit 25 senior-level executives in its Information Technology department. Earlier, in January 2021, the regulator advertised for 120 Officer Grade A positions across various streams. The March 2020 recruitment drive saw SEBI inviting applications for 147 senior-level roles, attracting around 1.4 lakh applicants.

About SEBI

Established by the Indian government in 1988, SEBI was granted statutory powers through the SEBI Act of 1992, following the Harshad Mehta scam which severely impacted the Indian markets. SEBI’s primary mandate is to protect the interests of investors in securities and to promote and regulate the securities markets. Its regulatory purview includes oversight of stock exchanges and other securities markets, registration and regulation of market intermediaries such as brokers, merchant bankers, and portfolio managers, as well as foreign portfolio investors, credit rating agencies, mutual funds, and venture capital funds.

SEBI’s Regulatory Functions

In addition to its market oversight responsibilities, SEBI is tasked with curbing fraudulent and unfair trade practices, preventing insider trading, and addressing other manipulative activities that could compromise market integrity. This comprehensive regulatory framework is designed to foster a transparent and fair securities market, safeguarding investor interests and promoting market stability.

Conclusion

SEBI’s ongoing recruitment efforts reflect its commitment to reinforcing its regulatory infrastructure and ensuring robust oversight of the securities markets. The new hires will play a crucial role in enhancing SEBI’s ability to execute its mandate effectively, thereby contributing to the overall health and stability of the Indian capital markets. Prospective candidates are encouraged to submit their applications by the June 30 deadline to be considered for these pivotal roles in SEBI’s regulatory framework.

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Jhumpa Lahiri

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