1. It is a safe and convenient way to hold securities.
2. It ensures immediate transfer of securities.
3. There is no stamp duty on transfer of securities.
4. Risks associated with physical certificates such as bad delivery, fake securities, delays, thefts, etc. are eliminated.
5. There is a major reduction in paperwork involved in transfer of securities, and reduction in transaction cost, etc.
6. No odd lot problem exists; even one share can be sold.
Name of the companies
Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL)
BSES Limited (BSES)
Industrial Credit and Investment Corporation Limited (ICICI)
Larsen & Tourbo (L&T)
State bank of India (SBI)
Associate…show more content… The enactment of Depositories Act in August 1996 paved the way for establishment of National Securities Depository Limited (NSDL), the first depository in India. It went on to establish infrastructure based on international standards that handles most of the securities held and settled in de-materialised form in the Indian capital markets.
In the depository system, securities are held in depository accounts, which are similar to holding funds in bank accounts. Transfer of ownership of securities is done through simple account transfers. This method does away with all the risks and hassles normally associated with paperwork. Consequently, the cost of transacting in a depository environment is considerably lower as compared to transacting in certificates. In August 2009, number of Demat accounts held with NSDL crossed one crore.
NSDL is promoted by Industrial Development Bank of India Limited (IDBI) - the largest development bank of India, Unit Trust of India (now, Administrator of the Specified Undertaking of the Unit Trust of India) and National Stock Exchange of India Limited (NSE) - the largest stock exchange in India. Some of the prominent banks in the country have taken a stake in