What is CDSL, India’s registered share depository?

Source: The post is based on the article “What is CDSL, India’s registered share depository?” published in Indian Express on 24th November.

What is the News?

Certain services at Central Depositories Services India Ltd(CDSL) were disrupted due to a suspected cyber attack.

What is CDSL?

CDSL or Central Depositories Services India Ltd was founded in 1999.

It is a government-registered share depository alongside its other state-owned counterpart National Securities Depository Ltd(NSDL).

It is a Market Infrastructure Institution or MII that is deemed as a crucial part of the capital market structure, providing services to all market participants including exchanges, clearing corporations, depository participants, issuers and investors.

What is a Depository?

A depository is an organization which holds securities (like shares, debentures, bonds, government securities, mutual fund units etc) of investors in electronic form at the request of the investors through a registered Depository Participant. It also provides services related to transactions in securities.

What is the difference between a depository and a bank?
Depository and Bank
Source: SEBI
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