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NSDL has launched SMS Alert facility for demat account holders whereby investors can receive alerts for debits (transfers) to their demat accounts. Under this facility, investors can receive alerts for the debits (transfers) that have taken place in their demat accounts, a day after the debit (transfer). These alerts are sent to those account holders who have provided their mobile numbers to their Depository Participants (DPs). Alerts are sent giving details, if the debits (transfers) are up to five ISINs in a day. In case debits (transfers) are for more than five ISINs, alerts are sent with a message that debits for more than five ISINs have taken place and that the investor can check the details with the DP or on IDeAS website, if the investor is an IDeAS subscriber.

  • Investors will get to know debits to their demat accounts without having to call-up their DPs.
  • Investors need not wait for receiving Transaction Statements from DPs to verify the debits.
  • In case of any discrepancy, the investor can approach its DP for clarification sooner.

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

This facility is available to investors who request for such a facility and provide their mobile numbers to the DPs. In case mobile numbers already given have changed, investors need to inform their DPs about the new numbers by way of written requests. Investors who have not yet provided their mobile numbers to their DPs can also avail this facility by intimating their mobile numbers to their DPs and submit a written request for this facility. This facility is not available to investors who have registered mobile numbers originating outside India.

Thus, this facility will be available to the investors provided they have given their mobile numbers to their DPs and the DPs have captured the numbers in the computer system and have also enabled (ticked) the SMS flag in their system.

The investors may contact their respective DPs in case they do not receive SMS alert for debits to their accounts inspite of registering for this facility. Those investors who have provided their mobile numbers to their DPs but do not wish to avail this facility may also inform their DPs.

More details regarding this facility are available on our website

HSBC Securities and Capital Markets (India) Private Limited (HSBC Securities) (DP ID IN300255), a DP of NSDL has informed NSDL that it intends to close down its depository operations.

Clients of HSBC Securities are requested to get their securities transferred to the account opened with any other DP or get them rematerialised.

CLSA India Limited (DP ID IN302445), a DP of NSDL has informed NSDL that it intends to close down its depository operations.

Clients of CLSA India Limited are requested to get their securities transferred to the account opened with any other DP or get them rematerialised.

Consequent to the change in name of the following DPs, the Securities and Exchange Board of India has granted certificate of registration:

Old Name New Name DP Id
UTI Bank Limited Axis Bank Limited IN300484
Man Financial Sify Securities India Private Limited MF Global Sify Securities India Private Limited IN302164
JM Morgan Stanley Securities Private Limited Morgan Stanley India Company Private Limited IN300433
DDAV Securities Private Limited Dawnay Day AV Securities Private Limited IN303288

The following DP has subscribed to the SPEED-e facility of NSDL in the month of August 2007:

  • J K Securities Pvt. Ltd.

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

This takes the total number of DPs who have subscribed to SPEED-e to 74.

As investors are aware, IDeAS facility was made mandatory for all the DPs in May 2007. It is an internet based facility for viewing latest balances and transactions during last 30 days. Those clients who wish to avail of this facility should contact their DPs for more details about IDeAS or visit at

NSDL conducted training programmes in Chandigarh, Bangalore and Hyderabad on August 4, 18 and 25, 2007 respectively for compliance officers of DPs. Areas covered during the training programmes were compliance requirements, surveillance & inspection and internal audit. These programmes were attended by 68 persons representing 17 DPs.

NSDL conducts 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 Chandigarh and Lucknow on August 3 and 17, 2007 respectively, which were attended by 39 persons representing 7 DPs.

New sub-types have been added under various Client types to enable promoters to separately hold securities issued as "Promoter" of the company. While opening such accounts, clients will have to submit an undertaking to the DP that said beneficiary account(s) are opened for the sole purpose of holding and transacting for the securities held as promoter and no other securities will be held/transacted in the said account.

This has been informed to DPs vide Circular No. NSDL/POLICY/2007/0047 dated August 13, 2007.

In consideration of the representations received by NSDL from organisations working for the development & welfare of blind persons and keeping in view the technological advancements and the desire of the blind person(s) to act and represent themselves independently, DPs have been informed to follow the procedure given below:

  • Obtain Proof of Identity, Proof of Address and the photograph of the blind person(s) (hereinafter referred as Client) as per the laid down procedures. DPs should carry-out 'in-person' verification of the Client and obtain PAN card of the Client as per the laid down procedures.
  • The requirement of companion(s) is withdrawn.
  • DP should read out and explain to the Client, the contents of the account opening form and DP-Client agreement whenever so requested by the Clients. In case the client is illiterate, DP should follow the stipulated procedure in this regard.
  • The Delivery Instruction Slips (DIS) issued by DPs to such Clients should be pre-stamped as "Visually Challenged" or "Visually Challenged and Thumb Impression" as the case may be. Further, these Client(s) should visit the office of the DP to deliver the DIS, only if they are illiterate.

The above mentioned procedures will be applicable for new accounts and for processing of DIS for the existing Clients.

This has been informed to DPs vide Circular No. NSDL/POLICY/2007/0049 dated August 21, 2007.

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