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NSDL Update News August 2013

Visit by delegates from Securities & Exchange Commission, Nigeria to NSDL on July 24, 2013

In order to provide RGESS annual statements to the RGESS designated clients, RGESS annual statements are made available in the following ways:

  • Participants can download the RGESS annual statements from the intranet site of NSDL i.e. https://i-Assist at the link 'Annual Statement for RGESS (ASR)' & handover the same to clients either in electronic form (digitally signed) or in physical form (duly attested and signed by the authorised signatory of the Participant), as deemed appropriate.
  • RGESS designated clients can also download the RGESS annual statements from the corporate website of NSDL i.e. or eservices website i.e. Procedure to be followed by the client to download Annual Statement is as follows:
  • Go to the NSDL websites viz., or
  • Click on the link New Retail Investor Certificate / Annual Statement for RGESS
  • Provide the following credentials:
    • DP ID
    • Client ID
    • PAN
    • Last 4 digits of Bank Account No. (Bank Account No. captured in the depository account of investor in NSDL system)
    • Verification Code (as displayed in the image on the screen)
  • Click on submit button and download the Annual Statement
  • Kindly note that fields viz. DP ID, Client ID, PAN, Bank Account No. and Verification code which are highlighted with * mark are mandatory fields.

Further details about these circulars are posted on NSDL website

(Ref: Circular Nos. NSDL/POLICY/2013/052 dated April 9, 2013 and NSDL/POLICY/2013/0101 dated August 1, 2013

SEBI has issued clarifications with respect to certain guidelines on the issues related to investment by QFIs as mentioned below:

  • Opening a new demat account by a foreign investor, if he/she already holds a FDI account prior to setting up of a QFI demat account.
  • An eligible entity shall be allowed to open only one demat account for the transactions under QFI route in terms of SEBI Circular dated January 13, 2012. However, such entity shall also be permitted to open one more demat account for doing transactions under FDI route. Further, both the aforesaid demat accounts shall be opened with the same Qualified Participant (QP) to enable the QP to monitor the aggregate investment limit of 5 percent per ISIN in terms of Clause 4 of SEBI circular dated June 7, 2012.
  • (b) Nomination facility for QFI demat accounts
  • As per the SEBI guidelines, QFI will be permitted to nominate any individual, who is eligible to invest in Indian securities market. Further, nomination shall be permitted at the time of opening of QFI demat account/ subsequent to account opening.
  • However, at the time of transmission of securities, if the nominee does not meet the eligibility criteria applicable to QFI, such nominee shall only be allowed to sell the existing securities lying in QFI demat account and shall not be allowed to make fresh purchases.

Further details about this circular are posted on NSDL website

(Ref: Circular No. NSDL/POLICY/2013/0100 dated August 1, 2013)

NSDL shifts its operations to its DRS at regular intervals to check its readiness and to demonstrate to the market about NSDL's capability to conduct the entire operations from the DRS. NSDL shifted its live operations to the backup site on July 9, 2013 after the EOD (End of the Day). The live operations continued at DRS till EOD of July 12, 2013 and thereafter the operations were reverted to the primary site.

(Ref: Circular No. NSDL/POLICY/2013/0088 dated July 9, 2013)

  • NCDO/NISM training / certification programmes for Participants

To facilitate officials of Participants to prepare and appear for NISM-Series VI Depository Operations Certification Examination (DOCE), NSDL conducted six such training programmes in July 2013 at Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Mumbai and New Delhi which were attended by 144 officials of various Participants.

  • CPE Training Programme for Participants

NSDL, an approved NISM Accreditated Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Provider offers CPE training programmes for eligible associated persons of Participants. In July 2013, NSDL conducted nine such training programmes at various locations viz., Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai and New Delhi which were attended by 175 officials of Participants.

  • KYC Training Programme for Participants

In July 2013, NSDL conducted three KYC requirements for Account Opening training programmes at various locations viz., Ahmedabad, Chennai and Kolkata which were attended by 43 officials of Participants. The program focuses on latest developments viz., procedure for opening various depository accounts, BSDA, RGESS, etc., to facilitate efficient functioning of depository operations of Participants.

  • Investor Depository Meets (IDMs): NSDL interacts with investors throughout the country through a series of Investor Depository Meets. These programs are organised to spread awareness amongst the accountholders and others about the new facilities introduced by NSDL, the safety features and precautions to be taken by accountholders while operating in the depository environment. During July 2013, NSDL organised 15 IDMs at Akola and Amravati in Maharashtra, Kolar, Mandya and Madikeri in Karnataka, Asansol, Durgapur and Burdwan in West Bengal, Mahabubnagar, Nandyal and Kurnool in Andhra Pradesh, Shahjahanpur and Bareilly in Uttar Pradesh & Jodhpur and Bhilwara in Rajasthan which were attended by 920 investors.
  • Joint Awareness Programmes with Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) & National Stock Exchange of India Limited (NSE): In order to reach out to masses spread across the country and to apprise them about the facilities available in NSDL depository system, NSDL participated in the Joint Awareness Programme with SEBI & NSE organized by NSE in July 2013 at Xavier Labour Relations Institute (XLRI) in Jharkhand which was attended by 100 students and 10 faculties.
  • Stock Clinic Programme with Participant: To spread awareness about Depository related services & the new features introduced in NSDL Depository system, NSDL conducted Stock Clinic Programme with Bank of India to educate employees and investors of Bank of India regarding benefits of dematerialization. In July 2013, NSDL conducted five such programmes in Mumbai & Indore which were attended by 252 persons.
  • Investor Awareness Programme with Geojit BNP Paribas Financial Services Limited: 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 conducted two Investor Awareness Programmes with Geojit BNP Paribas Financial Services Limited in July 2013 at Ambala and Karnal which were attended by 150 officials.
  • Training Programme organized by Institutions: In July 2013, NSDL conducted a training programme for 70 students participating in the Market ka Eklavya contest, an event organized by M.L. Dahanukar College of Commerce, Mumbai in association with NSDL. Various aspects on Depository related services were explained to students attending this event.
  • Training Programme for International delegates: In July 2013, NSDL conducted a training programme for delegates from Securities & Exchange Commision, Nigeria. This programme covered various aspects of Depository system.
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