DEPUTY GENERAL MANAGER
INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT DEPARTMENT
SEBI/IMD/CIR No. 14/120784/08
March 18, 2008
All Mutual Funds Registered with SEBI
Association of Mutual Funds in India (AMFI)
Sub: Load on Bonus Units and units allotted on Reinvestment of Dividend
1. The practice of charging load on bonus units issued to unit holders by mutual
funds was taken up with AMFI. Based on the recommendations of AMFI
Working Group on Standardization of Key Operational Areas, it was decided
that AMCs shall not charge entry as well as exit load on Bonus units and of
units allotted on reinvestment of Dividend.
2. While necessary advice in this regard is already being given to Mutual Funds
at the time of filing of draft offer documents, AMCs are hereby advised to
make necessary disclosures in this regard in the draft offer documents filed
3. The provisions of this circular shall also be applicable to redemption by
existing unit holders with effect from April 1, 2008. Necessary addendum may
be issued by the AMCs in this regard.
4. This circular is issued in exercise of powers conferred under Section 11 (1) of
the Securities and Exchange Board of India Act, 1992, read with the
provisions of Regulation 77 of SEBI (Mutual Funds) Regulations, 1996, to
protect the interests of investors in securities and to promote the development
of, and to regulate the securities market.