Government allows direct listing of securities by public Indian companies on International Exchanges of GIFT IFSC

Syllabus: GS-III

Subject: Economic Development

Topic: Financial markets: Broad/Overlap

Issue: Listing of securities on International Exchanges.

Context: The Ministry of Finance has introduced a scheme allowing Indian companies to directly list their equity shares on international exchanges at GIFT-IFSC.


  • Aims to boost foreign investment, and broaden the investor base.
  • It will enable unlisted public Indian companies to list their shares on permitted international exchanges.
  • Facilitated by SEBI and the Ministry of Corporate Affairs.

Take Away Notes (Prelims):


  • GIFT City is India’s first operational International Financial Services Centre (IFSC) located in Gandhinagar, Gujarat.
  • It offers modern infrastructure, regulatory support, and tax incentives to attract domestic and international financial institutions.
  • Aims to connect India with global markets and promote economic growth through financial services and innovation.Top of Form
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