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Investor Charter


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.


To hold securities of investors in dematerialised 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.

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). Details available on the link   https://www.cdslindia.com/DP/dplist.aspx

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.), stock lending.

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) .
3 Digitalization of services provided by the depositories

Depositories offer below technology solutions and e-facilities to their demat account holders through DPs:

A. E-account opening

B. Online instructions for execution

C. e-DIS / Demat Gateway

D. e-CAS facility

E. Miscellaneous services

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 -

  (i) SCORES (a web based centralized grievance redressal system of SEBI)

  (ii) Respective Depository’s web portal dedicated for the filing of compliant

(iii) Emails to designated email IDs of Depository - [email protected]

b. Offline mode :

For tracking of your grievance, we request you to submit the same online through the portal.

The complaints/ grievances lodged directly with the Depository shall be resolved within 30 days

2 Investor Grievance Redressal Committee of Depository

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3 Arbitration proceedings

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(2) For the Multi-level complaint resolution mechanism available at the Depositories please refer to link

   Complaint Resolution process at Depositories

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

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.

Dos and Don’ts for Investors

For Do’s and Don’ts please refer to the link Dos and Don’ts for Investor

Rights of investors

For rights please refer to the link Rights of investors

Responsibilities of Investors

For responsibilities please refer to the link Responsibilities of Investors

Member Details (Annexure A-1)

For Member Details please refer to the link.

Advisory for Investors

Beware of fixed/guaranteed/regular returns/ capital protection schemes. Brokers or their authorized persons or any of their associates are not authorized to offer fixed/guaranteed/regular returns/ capital protection on your investment or authorized to enter into any loan agreement with you to pay interest on the funds offered by you. Please note that in case of default of a member claim for funds or securities given to the broker under any arrangement/ agreement of indicative return will not be accepted by the relevant Committee of the Exchange as per the approved norms

KYC Mandatory Update

As per SEBI and PML rules, client has to mandatorily update the KYC (Know Your Client) profile annually with the Stock broker. The details such as Financial status, occupation etc need to be updated every year. Our records show that you have not updated the same yet. Therefore we request you to comply with the requirement at the earliest.

Investor Complaints MIS

For More Details please refer to the link.

Rights and Obligations - Depository

Click on the link to understand your rights and responsibilities.

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