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The Financial Kaleidoscope - News -June 2017

SMS Alert facility provides important updates to Clients on their mobile phones about some of the activities in their depository accounts, which facilitates risk mitigation and provides value added services. Clients and Participants have widely appreciated this facility.

With effect from May 20, 2017, NSDL has enhanced its SMS Alert facility whereby Pledgor Client will receive SMS alerts upon initiation and confirmation of securities pledged in their demat accounts. These SMS Alerts will be sent to the Clients on the same day when instructions for pledge initiation / confirmation are processed in respect of the pledgor demat account.

Sample text message of SMS Alerts is given below:

  1. a) Pledge Initiation:

On ________ (date, dd/mm/yy), Pledge initiation instruction for _____ (quantity) _______ (company name), has been submitted in respect of your demat a/c no. xxxx1234. NSDL.

  1. b) Pledge Confirmation:

On ________ (date, dd/mm/yy) Pledge initiation instruction for _____ (quantity) _______ (company name), has been confirmed in respect of your demat a/c no. xxxx1234. NSDL.

Demat account holders of NSDL will now receive SMS alerts directly from NSDL for following:

  1. All Debit Transfers
  2. Credits for IPO, sub-division and bonus
  3. Failed instructions
  4. Overdue instructions
  5. Change of mobile number
  6. Change of address
  7. Debit of Mutual Fund units
  8. Invocation of pledged securities
  9. Registration and De-registration of Power of Attorney
  10. Modification / Cancellation of nominee name
  11. Pledge initiation and confirmation

No charge is levied by NSDL to Participants for providing this facility to investors.

Further details about this circular are posted on NSDL website

(Ref: Circular No. NSDL/POLICY/2017/0029 dated May 17, 2017)

Following Depository Participants (DPs) have been admitted as Participants of NSDL and made operational during May 2017.

Sr. No. Depository Participant (DP) Name DP ID Location
1 Indian Clearing Corporation Limited IN001133 and IN001150 Mumbai, Maharashtra
2 Signatureglobal Securities Private Limited IN304199 New Delhi
2 IDFC Bank Limited IN304203 Mumbai, Maharashtra

This takes the total number of operational Participants to 265 and the total number of operational DPM set-ups to 350.

During May 2017, two more Participants have subscribed to the SPEED-e facility viz.,

  • Astha Credit and Securities Private Limited (DP ID IN303420)
  • IDFC Bank Limited (DP ID IN304203)

Clients of the above mentioned Participant can now avail the facility of submitting various instructions through SPEED-e facility.

This takes the total number of Participants who have subscribed to SPEED-e to 192.

  • Investor Awareness Programmes:

In order to reach out to investors that are spread across the country and to apprise them about the facilities available in NSDL depository system and the awareness on stock markets, NSDL conducts various Investor Awareness Programmes jointly with it’s Depository Participants (DPs) & with Institutions like SEBI, NSE etc. NSDL also conducts various training programmes for its Depository Participants (DPs) on Depository related services. During May 2017, NSDL conducted 19 Investor Awareness Programmes & events with Participants and Corporates. These programmes were attended by approx. 1,300 participants, details as mentioned below:


Sr. No. Particulars
1 Joint Awareness Programmes with DPs No. of Programmes
  Jhaveri Securities Limited 3
  Acumen Capital Market (India) Limited 2
  Karvy Stock Broking Limited 2
  Arihant Capital Markets Limited 1
  CSE Capital Markets Private Limited 1
  DP TradeKING Private Limited 1
  Inditrade Capital Limited 1
  Kotak Securities Limited 1
  SBICAP Securities Limited 1
  Sharekhan Limited 1
                                         Total Programmes 14


2 Corporate Awareness Programmes (CAPs) No. of Programmes
  Netcore Solutions 2
                                         Total Programmes 2


3 Awareness Programmes on Capital Market for Institutions No. of Programmes
  IDBI Bank Limited 3
                                         Total Programmes 3
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