New Delhi: Capital markets regulator Sebi has seen its total income rise by over 17 per cent to Rs 601.67 cr in 2015-16, mainly due to increase in fees and subscription income. As per the annual accounts of Sebi, approved by its board last week, the total revenue expenditure of the regulator also rose to Rs 374 cr in 2015-16, from about Rs 246 cr in the previous fiscal.
The establishment expenses rose considerably from Rs 158 crore to Rs 264 cr mainly on account of salary arrears, while other administrative expenses increased from Rs 59 cr to Rs 78 cr. The regulator’s fee income rose from Rs 323 cr to Rs 391 cr, while income from investments increased from Rs 171 cr to Rs 186 cr. The excess income over expenditure on revenue account fell from Rs 267 cr to Rs 228 cr, while capital expenditure rose sharply from Rs 36 cr to Rs 221 cr. The overall surplus in the fiscal 2015-16 stood at Rs 6.65 cr, better than the budget estimates of a deficit of Rs 75.16 cr for the year but sharply below a surplus of Rs 230 cr in 2014-15. PTI
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