December 31, 2020
Investor Accounts 2,08,96,069
DP Service Centres 31,281
Demat Custody Value 227.51 (₹ Lakh Crore)
(US$ 3114 billion)

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L.D.K Shares & Securities Private Limited has been made operational as a DP on February 8, 2007. It will conduct its depository operations from Agra. The DP Id allotted is IN303261.

Yes Bank Limited has been made operational as a DP on February 14, 2007. It will conduct its depository operations from Mumbai. The DP Id allotted is IN303270.

The above additions take the total number of operational DPs to 241 and the total number of operational DPM set-ups to 318.

Consequent to amalgamation of Bank of Punjab Ltd. (IN301436) and Centurion Bank Ltd. (IN300601) and subsequent change of name to Centurion Bank of Punjab Ltd., the Securities and Exchange Board of India has granted certificate of registration to Centurion Bank of Punjab Ltd. as Participant of NSDL.

The following DP has subscribed to the IDeAS facility of NSDL in the month of February 2007:

  • Vardhaman Capital Private Limited

This takes the total number of DPs who have subscribed to IDeAS to 126. This is inclusive of 71 DPs who have subscribed to SPEED-e.

NSDL conducted NCFM (NSEs Certification in Financial Markets - NSDL-Depository Operations Module) oriented training programmes for DPs to facilitate them for the NCFM examination. The programmes were conducted in Kolkata and Chennai on February 2 and 15, 2007 respectively, which were attended by 63 persons from 19 DPs.

SEBI, vide its Circular no. SEBI/MRD/DeP/Cir-03/2007 dated February 13, 2007, has issued certain precautions to be taken by DPs pertaining to Delivery Instruction Slips. Extracts of aforementioned SEBI circular are as under:

  • The concerns arising out of transfer of securities from the Beneficial Owner (BO) Accounts without proper authorization by the concerned investor have been brought to the notice of SEBI by some Investors Associations. The issue was discussed by the Secondary Market Advisory Committee (SMAC) of SEBI.
  • Based on the recommendations of the SMAC and in consultation with the depositories, it has been decided to put in place the following safeguards to address the concerns of the investors on the captioned subject:
    • The depositories shall give more emphasis on investor education particularly with regard to careful preservation of Delivery Instruction Slip (DIS) by the BOs. The Depositories may advise the BOs not to leave "blank or signed" DIS with the Depository Participants (DPs) or any other person/entity.
    • The DPs shall not accept pre-signed DIS with blank columns from the BO(s).
    • The DPs shall issue only one DIS booklet containing not more than 20 slips for individual account holders and not more than 100 slips for non-individual account holders, at a time.
    • If the DIS booklet is lost / stolen / not traceable by the BO, the same must be intimated to the DP immediately by the BO in writing. On receipt of such intimation, the DP shall cancel the unused DIS of the said booklet.
    • The DPs can issue subsequent DIS booklet to a BO only after the BO has used not less than 75% of the slips contained in the previous DIS booklet. The DP shall also ensure that a new DIS booklet is issued only on the strength of the DIS instruction request slip (contained in the previous booklet) duly complete in all respects, unless the request for fresh booklet is due to loss, etc., as referred to in clause (d) above.
    • The DPs shall not issue more than 10 loose DIS to one accountholder in a financial year (April to March). The loose DIS can be issued only if the BO(s) come in person and sign the loose DIS in the presence of an authorised DP official.
    • The DPs shall put in place appropriate checks and balances with regard to verification of signatures of the BOs while processing the DIS.
    • The DPs shall cross check with the BOs under exceptional circumstances before acting upon the DIS.
    • The DPs shall mandatorily verify with a BO before acting upon the DIS, in case of an account which remained inactive i.e., where no debit transaction had taken place for a continuous period of 6 months, whenever all the ISIN balances in that account (irrespective of the number of ISINs) are transferred at a time. However, in case of active accounts, such verification may be made mandatory only if the BO account has 5 or more ISINs and all such ISIN balances are transferred at a time. The authorized official of the DP verifying such transactions with the BO, shall record the details of the process, date, time, etc., of the verification on the instruction slip under his signature.

This has been informed to DPs vide Circular No. NSDL/POLICY/2007/0011 dated February 15, 2007.

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