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NSDL Update News December 2013

A facility of flagging is being provided in the Client Maintenance Module to Clients who wishes that their email details mentioned in its depository account should not be downloaded to the Issuer / RTA. In order to spread awareness about this facility, Participants are advised to incorporate the following footnote in the next Transaction Statement sent to Clients.

  • Clients will have the option to decide on how they want to receive their annual reports, notices, etc. from companies i.e. whether by email or in paper form by post/courier. Clients can register their email address in their demat account (if not already done) and choose whether to share the email address with the companies/Registrar & Transfer Agents. The default option would be to share the email address with the companies/Registrar and Transfer Agents.

    Clients who wish to receive the annual reports, notices, etc. from companies by email as well as in paper form will have to make a request to to enable the option No download of email ID to Issuer/R&T Agent in their demat account.

  • Clients can simply make a written request (duly signed by all the holders) to if their email address is not updated in their demat account.
  • Clients will receive information pertaining to their demat account on their registered email address faster and quicker in their inbox which is a smart and convenient way that offers the following benefits:
    • Receive annual report, notices etc. from Issuer through email
    • Participate in voting through e-voting platform of NSDL
    • Receive Transaction Statements and other communication from Participants in electronic mode
    • Clients can intimate their Participant through email about change in their demographic details such as Phone number, Fax number, Mobile number, Email ID and SMS facility as per the prescribed procedure
    • Easier registration for IDeAS facility provided by NSDL to view their holdings and transactions on internet, if email address is available in demat account
    • Clients will receive alerts directly from NSDL via email in case of in the address

(Ref:Circular No. NSDL/POLICY/2013/0137 dated November 22, 2013)

SEBI vide Circular No. CIR/MIRSD/ 09 /2013 dated October 8, 2013 in consultation with Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) and the market Participants has now decided to accept e-KYC service launched by UIDAI also, as a valid process for KYC verification. The information containing relevant client details and photograph made available from UIDAI as a result of e-KYC process shall be treated as sufficient proof of Identity and address of the client. However, client will have to authorize the intermediary to access his data through UIDAI system.

(Ref: Circular No. NSDL/POLICY/2013/0130 dated November 6, 2013)

SEBI vide Circular No. CIR/MIRSD/10/2013 dated October 28, 2013 has enhanced the existing threshold limit of `1,00,000 per beneficiary owner account to `5,00,000 for the purpose of simplification of documentation in case of transmission of securities in dematerialised mode, where the securities are held in single name without a nominee. However, if the legal heir(s) or the legal representative(s) express inability to produce the required documents and the market value of the securities held in each of the account of the deceased as on the date of application for transmission does not exceed `5,00,000 then Participant shall process the transmission request after the client has submitted the necessary documents to its Participant. Further, the timeline for processing the transmission request for securities in dematerialized mode shall be 7 days after receipt of the prescribed documents.

Further details about this circular are posted on NSDL website

(Ref: Circular No. NSDL/POLICY/2013/0131 dated November 6, 2013)

SEBI vide Circular no. CIR/IMD/DF/7/2013 dated April 23, 2013 had designated the following categories of FIIs as long term investors for the purpose of IDF:

  • Foreign Central Banks
  • Governmental Agencies
  • Sovereign Wealth Funds
  • International/Multilateral Organizations/ Agencies
  • Insurance Funds
  • Pension Funds

Further, SEBI vide Circular No. CIR/IMD/DF/20/2013 dated November 29, 2013 has decided that regulated foreign feeder funds, having at all times, at least 20% of their assets under management held by investors belonging to one of more of the above categories of FIIs, shall also be categorized as FIIs which are long term investors, for the purpose of IDF.

(Ref: Circular No. NSDL/POLICY/2013/0139 dated December 3, 2013)

NSDL has informed all its Participants that Ahmedabad Stock Exchange Limited (DP ID IN001094) and Delhi Stock Exchange Limited (DP ID IN001035), Participants of NSDL, have informed NSDL about its decision to discontinue their depository operations.

(Ref: Circular Nos. NSDL/PI/2013/2723 dated November 18, 2013 and NSDL/PI/2013/2786 dated November 22, 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 five such training programmes in November 2013 at Chennai, Kolkata and Noida which were attended by 129 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 November 2013, NSDL conducted 11 such training programmes at various locations viz., Ahmedabad, Bhopal, Chennai, Hyderabad, Indore, Kolkata, Mumbai, New Delhi and Pune which were attended by 292 officials 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 November 2013, NSDL organised one such IDM at Godhra in Gujarat which were attended by around 42 investors.
  • Joint Awareness Programmes with Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI): In order to reach out to masses spread across the country and to apprise them about the facilities available in NSDL depository system, NSDL conducted a Joint Awareness Programme with SEBI in November 2013 at Guntur in Andhra Pradesh which was attended by around 270 investors.
  • Investor Awareness Programme with ICICI Securities 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 six Investor Awareness Programmes with ICICI Securities Limited in November 2013 at Balasore & Rourkela in Odisha, Jabalpur in Madhya Pradesh, Chittorgarh in Rajasthan, Kalyani in West Bengal and Jammikunta in Andhra Pradesh which were attended by 238 investors.
  • Events conducted by NSDL during November 2013:
    • NSDL Brand Ambassador:
    • NSDL had launched a new initiative called NSDL Brand Ambassador (NSDL BA) for student community education and to popularize demat products and related concepts amongst colleges. In November 2013, NSDL conducted a workshop on NSDL Brand Ambassador for students of Alkesh Dinesh Modi Institute of Management, Mumbai which was attended by around 45 students and faculties. Mr. Mitul Patel, Ms. Roshni Sharma and Ms. Saloni Dhanuka were selected as NSDL Brand Ambassadors after screening them through various rounds of this contest.

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