New Delhi, Nov 15 (PTI) Markets regulator Sebi plans to rope in an independent agency to provide contract staff, including receptionist and supervisor, for its office in Chennai.

To provide these services, Sebi has issued a notice inviting applications from the interested parties.

The agency should be responsible for providing the services of the contract staff like receptionist, supervisor, office boys, house-keeping boys, pantry boys and driver, for the overall maintenance of Sebi’s regional office.

According to the regulator, the agency who had provided similar outsourced staff in PSUs and financial institutions during the last five years would be preferred.

Among other requirements, the agency should have at least carried out one similar job for value of Rs 34.80 lakh per annum. It needs to have an annual turnover of Rs 13.5 lakh during the last three years and should not have incurred any losses in any two consecutive years during the past five years.

The interested agencies can send their applications within 15 days, the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) said in a notice dated November 13.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.