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1. Vision
Towards making Indian Securities Market - Transparent, Efficient, & Investor friendly by providing safe, reliable, transparent and trusted record keeping platform for investors to hold and transfer securities in dematerialized form.
2. Mission
  • To hold securities of investors in dematerialized form and facilitate its transfer, while ensuring safekeeping of securities and protecting interest of investors.
  • To provide timely and accurate information to investors with regard to their holding and transfer of securities held by them.
  • To provide the highest standards of investor education, investor awareness and timely services so as to enhance Investor Protection and create awareness about Investor Rights.
3. Details of business transacted by the Depository and Depository Participant (DP)
A Depository is an organization which holds securities of investors in electronic form. Depositories provide services to various market participants - Exchanges, Clearing Corporations, Depository Participants (DPs), Issuers and Investors in both primary as well as secondary markets. The depository carries out its activities through its agents which are known as Depository Participants (DP).
4. Description of services provided by the Depository through Depository Participants (DP) to investors
(1) Basic Services
Sr. no Brief about the Activity / Service Expected Timelines for processing by the DP after receipt of proper documents
1. Dematerialization of securities 7 days
2. Rematerialization of securities 7 days
3. Mutual Fund Conversion / Destatementization 5 days
4. Re-conversion / Restatementisation of Mutual fund units 7 days
5. Transmission of securities 7 days
6. Registering pledge request 15 days
7. Closure of demat account 30 days
8. Settlement Instruction Depositories to accept physical DIS for pay-in of securities upto 4 p.m and DIS in electronic form upto 6 p.m on T+1 day
(2) Depositories provide special services like pledge, hypothecation, internet based services etc. in addition to their core services and these include
Sr. no. Type of Activity /Service Brief about the Activity / Service
1. Value Added Services Depositories also provide value added services such as
  • a. Basic Services Demat Account(BSDA)
  • b. Transposition cum dematerialization
  • c. Linkages with Clearing System
  • d. Distribution of cash and non-cash corporate benefits (Bonus, Rights, IPOs etc.)
2. Consolidated Account statement (CAS) CAS is issued 10 days from the end of the month (if there were transactions in the previous month) or half yearly (if no transactions).
5. Details of Grievance Redressal Mechanism
(1) The Process of investor grievance redressal
1. Investor Complaint/ Grievances Investor can lodge complaint/ grievance against the Depository/DP in the following ways: a. Electronic mode - The complaints/ grievances lodged directly with the Depository shall be resolved within 30 days.
2. Investor Grievance Redressal Committee of Depository If no amicable resolution is arrived, then the Investor has the option to refer the complaint/ grievance to the Grievance Redressal Committee (GRC) of the Depository. Upon receipt of reference, the GRC will endeavor to resolve the complaint/ grievance by hearing the parties, and examining the necessary information and documents.
3. Arbitration proceedings The Investor may also avail the arbitration mechanism set out in the Byelaws and Business Rules/Operating Instructions of the Depository in relation to any grievance, or dispute relating to depository services. The arbitration reference shall be concluded by way of issue of an arbitral award within 4 months from the date of appointment of arbitrator(s).
(2) For the Multi-level complaint resolution mechanism available at the Depositories
6. Guidance pertaining to special circumstances related to market activities: Termination of the Depository Participant
Sr.No. Type of special circumstances Timelines for the Activity/ Service
1.
  • Depositories to terminate the participation in case a participant no longer meets the eligibility criteria and/or any other grounds as mentioned in the bye laws like suspension of trading member by the Stock Exchanges.
  • Participant surrenders the participation by its own wish.
Client will have a right to transfer all its securities to any other Participant of its choice without any charges for the transfer within 30 days from the date of intimation by way of letter/email.
7. Dos and Don’ts for Investors
8. Rights of investors
9. Responsibilities of Investors
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Basic Services Demat Account (BSDA)

The facility of BSDA with limited services for eligible individuals was introduced with the objective of achieving wider financial inclusion and to encourage holding of demat accounts. No Annual Maintenance Charges (AMC) shall be levied, if the value of securities holding is upto Rs. 50,000. For value of holdings between Rs 50,001- 2,00,000, AMC not exceeding Rs 100 is chargeable. In case of debt securities, there are no AMC charges for holding value upto Rs 1,00,000 and a maximum of Rs 100 as AMC is chargeable for value of holdings between Rs 1,00,001 and Rs 2,00,000.

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Transposition cum dematerialization

In case of transposition-cum-dematerialisation, client can get securities dematerialised in the same account if the names appearing on the certificates match with the names in which the account has been opened but are in a different order. The same may be done by submitting the security certificates along with the Transposition Form and Demat Request Form.

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Linkages with Clearing System

For actual delivery of securities to the clearing system from the selling brokers and delivery of securities from the clearing system to the buying broker.

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Dos and Don’ts for Investor

SI No. Guidance
1 Always deal with a SEBI registered Depository Participant for opening a demat account.
2 Read all the documents carefully before signing them.
3 Before granting Power of attorney to operate your demat account to an intermediary like Stock Broker, Portfolio Management Services (PMS) etc., carefully examine the scope and implications of powers being granted.
4 Always make payments to registered intermediary using banking channels. No payment should be made in name of employee of intermediary.
5 Accept the Delivery Instruction Slip (DIS) book from your DP only (pre-printed with a serial number along with your Client ID) and keep it in safe custody and do not sign or issue blank or partially filled DIS slips.
Always mention the details like ISIN, number of securities accurately. In case of any queries, please contact your DP or broker and it should be signed by all demat account holders.
Strike out any blank space on the slip and Cancellations or corrections on the DIS should be initialed or signed by all the account holder(s).
Do not leave your instruction slip book with anyone else.
Do not sign blank DIS as it is equivalent to a bearer cheque.
6 Inform any change in your Personal Information (for example address or Bank Account details, email ID, Mobile number) linked to your demat account in the prescribed format and obtain confirmation of updation in system
7 Mention your Mobile Number and email ID in account opening form to receive SMS alerts and regular updates directly from depository.
8 Always ensure that the mobile number and email ID linked to your demat account are the same as provided at the time of account opening/updation.
9 Do not share password of your online trading and demat account with anyone.
10 Do not share One Time Password (OTP) received from banks, brokers, etc. These are meant to be used by you only.
11 Do not share login credentials of e-facilities provided by the depositories such as e-DIS/demat gateway, SPEED-e/easiest etc. with anyone else.
12 Demat is mandatory for any transfer of securities of Listed public limited companies with few exceptions.
13 If you have any grievance in respect of your demat account, please write to designated email IDs of depositories or you may lodge the same with SEBI online at https://scores.gov.in/scores/Welcome.html
14 Keep a record of documents signed, DIS issued and account statements received.
15 As Investors you are required to verify the transaction statement carefully for all debits and credits in your account. In case of any unauthorized debit or credit, inform the DP or your respective Depository.
16 Appoint a nominee to facilitate your heirs in obtaining the securities in your demat account, on completion of the necessary procedures.
17 Register for Depository's internet based facility or download mobile app of the depository to monitor your holdings.
18 Ensure that, both, your holding and transaction statements are received periodically as instructed to your DP. You are entitled to receive a transaction statement every month if you have any transactions.
19 Do not follow herd mentality for investments. Seek expert and professional advice for your investments.
20 Beware of assured/fixed returns.
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Rights of investors

  • Receive a copy of KYC, copy of account opening documents.
  • No minimum balance is required to be maintained in a demat account.
  • No charges are payable for opening of demat accounts.
  • If executed, receive a copy of Power of Attorney. However, Power of Attorney is not a mandatory requirement as per SEBI / Stock Exchanges. You have the right to revoke any authorization given at any time.
  • You can open more than one demat account in the same name with single DP/ multiple DPs.
  • Receive statement of accounts periodically. In case of any discrepancies in statements, take up the same with the DP immediately. If the DP does not respond, take up the matter with the Depositories.
  • Pledge and /or any other interest or encumbrance can be created on demat holdings.
  • Right to give standing instructions with regard to the crediting of securities in demat account.
  • Investor can exercise its right to freeze/defreeze his/her demat account or specific securities / specific quantity of securities in the account, maintained with the DP.
  • In case of any grievances, Investor has right to approach Participant or Depository or SEBI for getting the same resolved within prescribed timelines.
  • Every eligible investor shareholder has a right to cast its vote on various resolutions proposed by the companies for which Depositories have developed an internet based ‘e-Voting’ platform.
  • Receive information about charges and fees. Any charges/tariff agreed upon shall not increase unless a notice in writing of not less than thirty days is given to the Investor.
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Responsibilities of Investors

  • Deal with a SEBI registered DP for opening demat account, KYC and Depository activities.
  • Provide complete documents for account opening and KYC (Know Your Client). Fill all the required details in Account Opening Form / KYC form in own handwriting and cancel out the blanks.
  • Read all documents and conditions being agreed before signing the account opening form.
  • Accept the Delivery Instruction Slip (DIS) book from DP only (preprinted with a serial number along with client ID) and keep it in safe custody and do not sign or issue blank or partially filled DIS.
  • Always mention the details like ISIN, number of securities accurately.
  • Inform any change in information linked to demat account and obtain confirmation of updation in the system.
  • Regularly verify balances and demat statement and reconcile with trades / transactions.
  • Appoint nominee(s) to facilitate heirs in obtaining the securities in their demat account.
  • Do not fall prey to fraudsters sending emails and SMSs luring to trade in stocks / securities promising huge profits.
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Complaint Resolution process at Depositories

Complaint Resolution process at Depositories
 
ADINATH STOCK BROKING PVT LTD  :   SEBI REGISTRATION NUMBERS : Bombay Stock Exchange(BSE): CASH -INZ000204337 & DERIVATIVE -INZ000204337 Member ID-3175 National Stock Exchange(NSE): CASH- INZ000204337 & DERIVATIVES -INZ000204337 Member ID-12805 MCX-SX Stock Exchange(MCX-SX): Currency Derivative : INZ000204337 Member ID-44400 United Stock Exchange(USE): Currency Derivative: Central Depository Services Ltd(CDSL)- IN -DP-452/2008 DP ID 12055200
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ATTENTION INVESTORS :   "Prevent unauthorised transactions in your Broking & demat account--> Update your mobile numbers/email IDs with your stock brokers & depository participate. Receive information of your transactions directly from Exchange & CDSL on your mobile/email at the end of the day......................Issued in the interest of Investors"
ATTENTION INVESTORS :   "KYC is one time exercise while dealing in securities markets - once KYC is done through a SEBI registered intermediary (broker, DP, Mutual Fund etc.), you need not undergo the same process again when you approach another intermediary."
ATTENTION INVESTORS :   "No need to issue cheques by investors while subscribing to IPO. Just write the bank account number and sign in the application form to authorise your bank to make payment in case of allotment. No worries for refund as the money remains in investor's account."
ATTENTION INVESTORS :   1. Stock Brokers can accept securities as margin from clients only by way of pledge in the depository system w.e.f. September 1, 2020. 2. Update your mobile number & email Id with your stock broker/depository participant and receive OTP directly from depository on your email id and/or mobile number to create pledge. 3. Pay 20% upfront margin of the transaction value to trade in cash market segment 4. Investors may please refer to the Exchange's Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) issued vide circular reference NSE/INSP/45191 dated July 31, 2020 and NSE/INSP/45534 dated August 31, 2020 and other guidelines issued from time to time in this regard. 5. Check your Securities /MF/ Bonds in the consolidated account statement issued by NSDL/CDSL every month. "Issued in the interest of Investors"
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