Investor Charter
  • Vision
    • To follow highest standards of ethics and compliances while facilitating the trading by clients in securities in a fair and transparent manner, so as to contribute in creation of wealth for investors.
  • Mission
    • To provide high quality and dependable service through innovation, capacity enhancement and use of technology.
    • To establish and maintain a relationship of trust and ethics with the investors.
    • To observe highest standard of compliances and transparency.
    • To always keep ‘protection of investors’ interest’ as goal while providing service.
  • Services Provided to Investors
    • Technology infrastructure and system for execution of transactions and orders.
    • Technology infrastructure and system to disseminate information pertaining to transactions on a real-time or a near real-time basis including issuance of Order Receipt and Deal Sheet.
    • Issuance of intimations regarding pending/due payments.
    • Information/Data display by making information available regarding, but not limited to Price, yield, face value, quantity, coupon, date of maturity, put/call option, copies of the prospectus/ offer documents or any other related literature or such other information.
    • Risk management systems to mitigate operational risk.
    • Facilitate client profile changes in the system as instructed by the client.
    • Information sharing with the client w.r.t. exchange circulars.
    • Redressal of Investor’s grievances.
  • Rights of Investors
    • Ask for and receive information from a firm about the work history and background of the person handling your account, as well as information about the firm itself.
    • Receive complete information about the risks, obligations, and costs of any investment before investing.
    • Receive recommendations consistent with your financial needs and investment objectives.
    • Receive a copy of all completed account forms and agreements.
    • Receive account statements that are accurate and understandable.
    • Understand the terms and conditions of transactions you undertake.
    • Receive complete information about maintenance or service charges, transaction or redemption fees, and penalties etc.
    • Discuss your grievances with compliance officer of the firm and receive prompt attention to and fair consideration of your concerns.
Various activities of online bond platform with timelines
Sr NoActivitiesExpected Timelines
1KYC entered into KRA System and CKYCR10 days of account opening
2Client OnboardingImmediate, but not later than one week
3Order executionImmediate on receipt of order, but not later than the same day
4Allocation of Unique Client CodeBefore trading
5Copy of duly completed Client Registration Documents to clients7 days from the date of upload of Unique Client Code to the Exchange by the trading member
6Issuance of Order ReceiptUpon placement of an order
7Issuance of Deal SheetUpon execution of the order
8Issuance of contract notes24 hours of execution of trades
9Issuance of Annual Global Statement30 days from the end of the financial year
10Investor grievances redressal30 days from the receipt of the complaint
DOs and DON’Ts for Investors
1Read all documents and conditions being agreed before signing the account opening form. Do not deal with unregistered stock broker.
2Receive a copy of KYC, copy of account opening documents and Unique Client Code.Do not forget to strike off blanks in your account opening and KYC.
3Read the product / operational framework / timelines related to various Trading and Clearing & Settlement processes.Do not submit an incomplete account opening and KYC form.
4Receive all information about brokerage, fees and other charges levied.Do not forget to inform any change in information linked to trading account and obtain confirmation of updation in the system.
5Register your mobile number and email ID in your trading, demat and bank accounts to get regular alerts on your transactions.Do not transfer funds, for the purposes of trading to anyone other than a stock broker. No payment should be made in name of employee of stock broker.
6If executed, receive a copy of Power of Attorney. However, Power of Attorney is not a mandatory requirement as per SEBI/Stock Exchanges. Before granting Power of Attorney, carefully examine the scope and implications of powers being granted. Do not ignore any emails / SMSs received with regards to trades done, from the Stock Exchange and raise a concern, if discrepancy is observed.
7Receive Order Receipt of order placed, and Deal Sheet for order executed, showing date and time of order, details of counter-parties involved, quantity and transaction price, brokerage etc. Do not opt for digital contracts, if not familiar with computers.
8Verify details of trades, Deal Sheet and statement of account and approach relevant authority for any discrepancies. Verify trade details on the Exchange websites from the trade verification facility provided by the Exchanges. Do not share trading password.
9Receive statement of accounts periodically. Do not fall prey to fixed / guaranteed returns schemes.
10In case of any grievances, approach stock broker or Stock Exchange or SEBI for getting the same resolved within prescribed timelinesDo not fall prey to fraudsters sending emails and SMSs luring to trade in stocks / securities promising huge profits.
11-Do not follow herd mentality for investments. Seek expert and professional advice for your investments.
    Grievance Redressal Mechanism
  • Level 1 – Approach the Online Bond Platform at the designated Investor Grievance e-mail ID of the Online Bond Platform. The Online Bond Platform will strive to redress the grievance immediately, but not later than 30 days of the receipt of the grievance.
  • Level 2 – Approach the Stock Exchange using the grievance mechanism mentioned at the website of the respective exchange.
  • Level 3 – The complaint not redressed at Online Bond Platform / Stock Exchange level, may be lodged with SEBI on SCORES (a web based centralized grievance redressal system of SEBI) @
  • Level 4 – After exhausting above mentioned options for resolution of the grievance (i.e. at the Stock-Broker level (Level 1) and escalation made to SEBI SCORES (Level 3)) to his/her/its satisfaction, investor/client can initiate dispute resolution through the SMART ODR Portal
  • Alternatively, the investor/client can initiate dispute resolution through the ODR Portal @ if the grievance lodged with the Stock Broker was not satisfactorily resolved or at any stage of the subsequent escalations mentioned in the Level 3 above (prior to or at the end of such escalation/s).
    Complaints Resolution Process at Stock Exchange explained graphically:
    Timelines for complaint resolution process at Stock Exchanges against Online Bond Platform
    Sr NoType of ActivityTimelines of Activity
    1Receipt of Complaint Day of complaint (C Day).
    2Additional information sought from the investor, if any, and provisionally forwarded to stock broker C + 7 Working days
    3Registration of the complaint and forwarding to the stock broker C+8 Working Days i.e. T day
    4Amicable Resolution T+15 Working Days
    5Refer to Grievance Redressal Committee (GRC), in case of no amicable resolution T+16 Working Days
    6Complete resolution process post GRC T + 30 Working Days
    7In case where the GRC Member requires additional information, GRC order shall be completed within T + 45 Working Days
    8Implementation of GRC Order On receipt of GRC Order, if the order is in favour of the investor, debit the funds of the stock broker. Order for debit is issued immediately or as per the directions given in GRC order
    9In case the Stock Broker is aggrieved by the GRC order, will provide intention to avail arbitration Within 7 days from receipt of order
    10If intention from Stock Broker is received and the GRC order amount is upto Rs.20 lakhs Investor is eligible for interim relief from Investor Protection Fund (IPF). The interim relief will be 50% of the GRC order amount or Rs.2 lakhs whichever is less. The same shall be provided after obtaining an Undertaking from the investor
    11Stock Broker shall file for arbitration Within 3 months from the date of GRC recommendation
    12In case the stock broker does not file for arbitration within 3 months The GRC order amount shall be released to the investor after adjusting the amount released as interim relief, if any.
    Handling of Investor’s claims / complaints in case of default of a Trading Member / Clearing Member (TM/CM)
    Default of TM/CM
    • Following steps are carried out by Stock Exchange for benefit of investor, in case stock broker defaults:
      • Circular is issued to inform about declaration of Stock Broker as Defaulter.
      • Information of defaulter stock broker is disseminated on Stock Exchange website.
      • Public Notice is issued informing declaration of a stock broker as defaulter and inviting claims within specified period.
      • Intimation to clients of defaulter stock brokers via emails and SMS for facilitating lodging of claims within the specified period.
    • Following information is available on Stock Exchange website for information of investors:
      • Norms for eligibility of claims for compensation from IPF.
      • Claim form for lodging claim against defaulter stock broker.
      • FAQ on processing of investors’ claims against Defaulter stock broker.
      • Provision to check online status of client’s claim.