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SMS Alert facility enhanced - registration / de-registration of Power of Attorney

Clients get important updates through NSDLs SMS Alert facility on their mobile phones about their depository accounts, facilitating risk mitigation and providing value added services to clients.

With effect from March 31, 2011, SMS Alert facility has been further enhanced whereby Clients (whose mobile numbers are captured in the depository accounts irrespective of availing SMS Alert facility) receive SMS Alerts on their mobile phones upon registration / de-registration of Power of Attorney (POA) in their depository accounts.

Sample text message of SMS Alert is given below

In case POA is registered

On <dd/mm/yy>, < name of the POA Holder / Corporate POA> was registered as Power of Attorney in your demat a/c no. XXXX4086.. NSDL

In case POA is de-registered

On <dd/mm/yy>, < name of the POA Holder / Corporate POA> was de-registered as Power of Attorney in your demat a/c no. XXXX4086.. NSDL

With the above addition, SMS alerts are now being sent by NSDL to demat accountholders for the following

  • All Debits and Credits (transfers)
  • Credits for IPO, bonus & sub-division
  • Failed instructions
  • Overdue instructions
  • Change of mobile number
  • Change of address
  • Credit/debit of Mutual Fund units
  • Invocation of pledged securities
  • Registration and De-registration of Power of Attorney

(Ref: Circular No. NSDL/POLICY/2011/0028 dated March 29, 2011)

NSDLs intranet site - i-Assist

The intranet site of NSDL (i.e. https://sqlassist) which hosts various reports for use by Participants is now available with a new look and it is named as i-Assist.

(Ref: Circular No. NSDL/POLICY/2011/0023 dated March 12, 2011)

Facility for Clearing Members to View, Print and Download Statement of Holdings on IDeAS

IDeAS facility enables Clearing Members (CMs) to view and download latest balances and transactions executed in their CM Pool accounts in respect of settlements for the current pay-in date, previous four and next four pay-in dates.

NSDL has further enhanced its IDeAS facility wherein CMs can view, print and download Statement of Holding (SOH) in respect of their CM Pool Accounts. In view of this, CMs will have the ability to

  • View SOH
  • Download SOH provided in PDF format and print, if required
  • Download soft copy of SOH in txt format for onward processing in their back office system

(Ref: Circular No. NSDL/POLICY/2011/0024 dated March 16, 2011)

Settlement fee on transactions in mutual fund units in the depository system

In order to facilitate transacting in mutual funds units through stock exchange platform, NSDL has enabled holding of mutual fund units in dematerialised form. Further, to encourage investors to hold mutual fund units in the depository system, NSDL has decided to continue not to charge any fee to Participants in respect of transactions in mutual fund units held in the depository system till September 30, 2011.

(Ref: Circular Nos. NSDL/POLICY/2010/0105 dated September 22, 2010 and NSDL/POLICY/2011/0026 dated March 25, 2011)

Unauthenticated news circulated by SEBI Registered Market Intermediaries through various modes of communication

SEBI vide Circular no. Cir/ISD/1/2011 dated March 23, 2011 and addendum circular no. Cir/ISD/2/2011 dated March 24, 2011 has informed regarding the unauthenticated news related to various scrips being circulated in blogs/chat forums/e-mail etc. by employees of Broking Houses/Other Intermediaries without adequate caution as mandated in the Code of Conduct for Stock Brokers and respective Regulations of various intermediaries registered with SEBI.

In view of the above, SEBI has issued certain directives to SEBI Registered Market Intermediaries.

(Ref: Circular No. NSDL/POLICY/2011/0027 dated March 28, 2011)

NCDO training / certification programmes for Participants

NSDL conducts training and certification programmes for Participants to increase the availability of trained personnel for depository operations. In March 2011, such programmes were conducted in Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Bhubaneshwar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kochi, Kolhapur, Kozhikode (Kerala), Lucknow, Madurai, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nashik, New Delhi and Tirunelveli (Tamil Nadu). In all, 1,362 persons attended the training programmes conducted at these locations.

Name Change of Participants

Old Name New Name DP ID
Anagram Stockbroking Limited Edelweiss Stock Broking Limited IN302201

SMS Alert facility enhanced registration / de-registration of Power of Attorney

NSDL has informed all its Participants that Stewart Securities Limited (DP ID IN303454), a Participant of NSDL has informed NSDL about its decision to discontinue depository operations.

(Ref: Circular No. NSDL/PI/2011/0505 dated March 16, 2011)

Subscription to SPEED-e

Two more Participants have subscribed to the SPEED-efacility

  • IDBI Capital Market Services Limited (IN300079)
  • Jhaveri Securities Limited (IN301991)

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

This takes the total number of Participants who have subscribed to SPEED-e to 104.

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