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Home Acts & Rules SEBI Act DEPOSITORIES ACT, 1996 Chapters List This


Chapter: I
Section 1 : Short title, extent and commencement.
Section 2 : Definitions
Chapter: II
Section 3 : Certificate of commencement of business by depositories
Chapter: III
Section 4 : Agreement between depository and participant
Section 5 : Services of depository.
Section 6 : Surrender of certificate of security.
Section 7 : Registration of transfer of securities with depository.
Section 8 : Options to receive security certificate or hold securities with depository
Section 9 : Securities in depositories to be in fungible form
Section 10 : Rights of depositories and beneficial owner
Section 11 : Register of beneficial owner
Section 12 : Pledge or hypothecation of securities held in a depository
Section 13 : Furnishing of information and records by depository and issuer
Section 14 : Option to opt out in respect of any security
Section 15 : Act 18 of 1891 to apply to depositories.
Section 16 : Depositories to indemnify loss in certain cases.
Section 17 : Rights and obligations of depositories, etc.
Chapter: IV
Section 18 : Power of Board to call for information and enquiry.
Section 19 : Power of Board to give directions in certain cases
Section 19A : Penalty for failure to furnish information, return, etc.
Section 19B : Penalty for failure to enter into an agreement
Section 19C : Penalty for failure to redress investors’ grievances
Section 19D : Penalty for delay in dematerialisation or issue of certificate of securities
Section 19E : Penalty for failure to reconcile records
Section 19F : Penalty for failure to comply with directions issued by Board under section 19 of the Act.
Section 19FA : Penalty for failure to conduct business in a fair manner.
Section 19G : Penalty for contravention where no separate penalty has been provided
Section 19H : Power to adjudicate
Section 19I : Factors to be taken into account while adjudging quantum of penalty
Section 19IA : Settlement of Administrative Civil Proceedings.
Section 19IB : Recovery of amounts
Section 19IC : Continuance of proceedings
Section 19J : Crediting sums realised by way of penalties to Consolidated Fund of India
Chapter: V
Section 20 : Offences
Section 21 : Contravention by companies
Section 22 : Cognizance of offences by courts
Section 22A : Composition of certain offences
Section 22B : Power to grant immunity.
Section 22C : Establishment of Special Courts
Section 22D : Offences triable by Special Courts.
Section 22E : Appeal and Revision
Section 22F : Application of Code to proceedings before Special Court
Section 22G : Transitional provisions
Section 23 : Appeals
Section 23A : Appeal to Securities Appellate Tribunal
Section 23B : Procedure and powers of Securities Appellate Tribunal
Section 23C : Right to legal representation
Section 23D : Limitation
Section 23E : Civil Court not to have jurisdiction
Section 23F : Appeal to Supreme Court
Section 23G : Powers of Board not to apply to International Financial Services Centre
Section 24 : Power of Central Government to make rules
Section 25 : Power of Board to make regulations.
Section 26 : Power of depositories to make bye-laws
Section 27 : Rules and regulations to be laid before Parliament
Section 28 : Application of other laws not barred
Section 29 : Removal of difficulties
Section 30 : Amendments to certain enactments
Section 30A : Validation of certain acts
Section 31 : Repeal and saving