Rating Process Flow and Timeline

29th March 2018 (Version 3)

Description Timeline
Reporting of Signed mandate with fee payment Day T
Send communication to seek required data and information Day T+3
Receipt of Minimum Information (Timer is Reset) Day T1
Management interaction from date of receipt of complete information Day T1+7
Submission to RCM Day T1 + 12
RCM  Day T1 + 14
Communication of Rating and sending LoA template Day T1+16
Receipt of Signed LoA (applicable for fresh cases) Day T2*
Dissemination of Rating and publishing on website Day T2+2
Surveillance & Monitoring - On-going process As per SEBI requirements

Appeal
The client has an option to appeal against the rating assigned. If the client chooses to appeal against the rating assigned, Acuité will accept such a request at its discretion, only upon being provided with additional, material information not provided earlier. Such a request can be made within 05 days of communication of rating and shall be accepted only once.

*Disclosure of Unaccepted Rating
Acuité will disclose the unaccepted ratings on its website within a month from the date of communication of Rating to the client, as per prevailing SEBI guidelines.

Timeline
Once Acuité receives all required information from the client the rating process will be completed and the case will be presented at the Rating Committee Meeting within 3 to 4 weeks.

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