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Investor Charter


Investor Charter: Relevance

  • GS 2: citizens charters, transparency & accountability and institutional and other measures.


Investor Charter: Context

  • SEBI (Securities Exchanges Board of India) has unveiled investor charter, and laid down certain dos and don’ts of investing in Indian securities market.


Investor Charter: Key points

  • Investor Charter was first proposed in Union Budget 2021-22 to protect investors from misselling of financial products.
  • This charter includes the rights and responsibilities of investors, and dos and don’ts of investing in the securities market.
  • The charter has been published to protect the interests of investors by enabling them to understand the risks involved and invest in a fair, transparent, secure market, and to get services in a timely and efficient manner.
  • It will also ensure that SEBI-registered intermediaries/ regulated entities adhere to their investor charters, including the grievance redressal mechanism.


Investor’s rights

  • Get fair and equitable
  • Expect redressal of investor grievances filed in SCORES (Sebi Complaints Redress System) in a timebound manner.
  • Get quality services from SEBI-recognised market infrastructure institutions and SEBI-registered intermediaries/ regulated entities/ asset management companies.

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Investor’s responsibilities

  • Deal with SEBI-recognised market infrastructure institutions and SEBI-registered intermediaries/ regulated entities only.
  • Update their contact details such as address, mobile number, email id, nomination and other KYC details in case of any changes.
  • Ensure grievances are taken up by concerned entities within a stipulated period of time.
  • Ensure that their accounts are operated only for their own benefit.


Do’s for investors

  • Read and understand documents carefully before investing.
  • Know about investor grievance-redressal mechanism.
  • Know the risks involved before investing.
  • Keep track of account statements and bring to notice of concerned stock exchange/ intermediary/ AMC any discrepancy that may be noted.
  • Know about various fees, charges, margins, premiums, etc., involved in the transactions.
  • Preserve relevant transaction-related documents.


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Don’ts for investors

  • Don’t make payments in cash while making any investment in the securities market, beyond the prescribed limit.
  • Don’t share critical information such as account details and passwords with anyone.


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Who released investor charter in india?

SEBI (Securities Exchanges Board of India)

When was SEBI established?

SEBI was established in 1992 through Securities and Exchange Board of India Act, 1992.

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