Depository Participant & Demat Services

Depository Participant & Demat Services

As a licensed merchant banker, we work as a Depository Participant (DP) and offer you DEMAT account services. The DEMAT account helps you convert and hold your securities in electronic or dematerialized form. With a DEMAT account, risks associated with holding your securities in physical certificates are eliminated, and transactions of securities are made more efficient. Moreover, the DEMAT account makes holding your securities hassle-free with the help of its proper recording and immediate transfer facilities.

Our Depository Participant (DP) & DEMAT Department provides the following services:

  1. Opening of Beneficial Owner Account (DEMAT Account);
  2. Dematerialization and re-materialization of securities;
  3. Safeguarding of securities in electronic form;
  4. Settlement of trades by transferring/receiving the securities from/in BO accounts;
  5. Facilitating in pledge/unpledged, freeze/unfreeze of dematerialized securities;
  6. BO to BO (Beneficiary Owner) transfer of securities;
  7. Family name transfer/ death name transfer of securities;
  8. Mero Share online DEMAT portal service.
  9. Other functions as allowed by laws and regulations in regards to securities depository.

If you wish to open a DEMAT account with us, you can find the electronic form below. We will open a DEMAT account into the centralized national depository and give you an account number, also known as BOID (Beneficiary Owner Identification Number). This is used for the transaction of your securities.


1) For Individuals:

  • Application form (Annexure 12 : as per CDS Byelaws, 2068)
  • Agreement between Beneficial Owner and Depository Participant (Annexure 15 : as per CDS Byelaws,2068)
  • Citizenship copy (in case of minor, copy of birth certificate issued by government and citizenship copy of guardian)
  • Passport size photo (in case of minor, PP size photo of minor and of guardian)
  • Bank account details of Beneficial Owner


2) For Institutions:

  • Application form (Annexure 13 : as per CDS Byelaws, 2068)
  • Agreement between Beneficial Owner and Depository Participant (Annexure 15 : as per CDS Byelaws,2068)
  • Registration Certificate and PAN certificate copy
  • MOA (Memorandum of Association) and AOA (Article of Association) copy
  • Copy of Board Minute with decision to open the BO account
  • One copy of passport size photo and citizenship copy of the account operator
  • Bank account details of Beneficial Owner


What is ASBA?

ASBA or Application Supported by Blocked Amount, is a share application process whereby a demat account holder can apply for newly issued shares within the application interval by requesting his/her/its bank to block the application amount until the shares are allotted. The bank needs to be registered member of ASBA from CDS & Clearing Ltd.

If shares are allotted to him/her/it, the bank automatically transfers the allotted amount to the issue manager and releases the remaining amount. If shares aren’t allotted to the applicant, the total application amount is released by the bank. If the shares are allotted, then the applicant receives the allotted shares in his/her/it’s demat account (as indicated in the ASBA form) once the shares are listed.

What is C-ASBA?

C-ASBA is an online ASBA service provided by CDS & Clearing LTD to demat account holder who have taken “Meroshare” online service through their respective Depository Participants.

C-ASBA is easier and faster way of applying for newly issued shares (IPO/FPO/Mutual Fund). But, please be informed that a demat account holder having taken “Meroshare” online service can apply through C-ASBA only if the bank where it has a bank account is a member of C-ASBA. Please visit the website of CDS & Clearing Limited ( to check if your bank is a member of C-ASBA or not?

Procedure to Register for C-ASBA:

First, confirm if your bank is a member of C-ASBA. Also, you should have taken “Meroshare” online service through your Depository Participant (DP).

  1. Visit your bank
  2. Fill up the C-ASBA Registration form and submit it to the bank
  3. Receive CRN Number (C-ASBA Registration Number)
  4. Once an IPO/FPO/Mutual Fund is issued, apply for the shares/units through C-ASBA, i.e. from Meroshare online portal ( Use the CRN Number when asked for during the online application submission.


C-ASBA Member Bank till (22nd March 2018)

  1. Agriculture Development Bank Limited
  2. Central Finance Ltd.
  3. Civil Bank Ltd.
  4. Everest Bank Ltd.
  5. Gurkhas Finance Ltd.
  6. Hamro Bikas Bank Ltd.
  7. Kailash Bikas Bank Ltd.
  8. Kamana Sewa Bikas Bank Ltd.
  9. Kanchan Development Bank Ltd.
  10. Kankai Bikas Bank Ltd.
  11. Lumbini Bikas Bank Ltd.
  12. Manjushree Financial Institution Ltd.
  13. Mission Development Bank Ltd.
  14. Nepal Community Development Bank Ltd.
  15. Pokhara Finance Ltd.
  16. Saptakoshi Development Bank Ltd.
  17. Standard Chartered Bank Nepal Ltd.
  18. Tourism Development Bank Ltd.
  19. United Finance. Click Here for C-ASBA Registration Form
  20. Goodwill Finance. Click Here for C-ASBA Registration Form
  21. Nabil Bank Limited.
  22. Prabhu Bank Limited. Click Here for C-ASBA Registration Form
  23. Global IME Bank Nepal Limited.
  24. Rastriya Banijya Bank Limited. Click Here for C-ASBA Registration Form
  25. NMB Bank Nepal Limited.
  26. Siddhartha Bank Limited.
  27. Bank of Kathmandu Limited.
  28. Excel Development Bank Limited.
  29. Janata Bank Nepal Limited. Click Here for C-ASBA Registration Form
  30. Nepal Investment Bank Limited.
  31. Guheshwori Merchant Banking Finance Limited.
  32. Kumari Bank Limited.
  33. Nepal Bangladesh Bank Limited.
  34. Nepal Bank Limited.
  35. Nepal Credit & Commerce Bank Limited.
  36. Sanima Bank Limited.
  37. Sunrise Bank Limited.
  38. Tinau Bikas Bank Limited.
  39. Garima Bikas Bank Limited.
  40. Mahalaxmi Bikas Bank Limited.
  41. Laxmi Bank Limited.
  42. Machhapuchhre Bank Limited.
  43. Srijana Finance Limited.
  44. Century Commercial Bank Limited.
  45. Citizens Bank International Limited.
  46. Gandaki Bikas Bank Limited.
  47. Jebils Finance Limited.
  48. NIC Asia Bank Limited.
  49. Prime Commercial Bank Limited.
  50. Purnima Bikas Bank Limited.
  51. Deva Bikas Bank Limited.
  52. Himalayan Bank Limited.
  53. ICFC Finance Limited.
  54. Jyoti Bikash Bank Limited.
  55. Muktinath Bikas Bank Limited.
  56. Om Development Bank Limited.
  57. Reliance Finance Limited.
  58. Sindhu Bikash Bank Limited.
  59. Shangri-la Development Bank Limited.
  60. Shine Resunga Development Bank Limited.
  61. Nepal SBI Bank Limited.
  62. Mega Bank Nepal Limited.


A Depository Participant is an agent of CDS and Clearing Limited, who has obtained a registration certificate from SEBON and the membership license from CDSC.

Kriti Capital is an authorized Depository Participant (DP) Licensed by SEBON.

Demat Account is a type of account which electronically holds shares/securities of an individual/institution instead of physical certificate.

Having a Demat Account helps you avoid several risks and hassles, and hence comes with the following benefits of:

  • Eliminating the risk of forgery, theft and the manipulation of share certificates;
  • Easy transfer of securities;
  • Direct credit of IPO, FPO, right shares, bonus shares to Demat Account.
  • Easy pledge for securities in Demat Accounts.
  • Easy for the family as well as death name transfers.

To open a new Demat Account, you will have to visit a licensed DP.

It's an easy pie! For a Demat Account, you need to submit a completed Demat Account opening form at DP with relevant documents (copy of your citizenship certificate, photograph, and a copy of your birth certificate copy if you are a minor). You need to make your physical presence for the process though.

According to the regulation of SEBON, you as an individual can have a maximum of two Demat Accounts.

DP ID is the code number for every licensed DP and Client ID is the auto-created account number from the CDSC System. BOID is the combination of DP ID and Client ID.

A confirmation letter and acknowledgment letter mean the same for a Demat Account holder. The letter is an auto-generated copy containing information on Demat Account number and holder’s details when your details are fully entered into the CDSC System.

Dematerialization is a process of converting physical securities into electronic form.

After opening a Demat Account, you should visit your DP and fill-up a Dematerialization Request Form (DRF) and submit your physical certificates to the DP for further process. Then, your DP creates DRN against the shares & filled DRF. After you are done with your part, you DP takes the process forward. Your DP processes the document to respective RTS for signature verification and completion of the Demat process. If the signatures are verified, the documents (along with share certificates) are accepted by RTS, the share certificates will be deposited in the respective Demat Account within a few days.

RTS or Registrar to Share is a company appointed by the listed company (which has issued shares to the public) for maintenance of their shareholders’ details and facilitation of the shareholders’ transactions.

DRN or Demat Requisition Number is a request-copy for credit and it is issued by DP.

After receiving DRN along with physical certificates, it is handed over to respective RTS.

If the signatures fail to get verified, the shares will not be deposited in the Demat Account. In such case, the Demat Account holder should visit the RTS for the required verification process.

You should immediately contact your DP for follow-up and inquire about the delay.

The following reasons may cause rejection of DRF:

  • If your signature as a Demat Account holder does not match with the record maintained at DP & RTS,
  • If you as a shareholder of a company have more than one holder name for the same company, has more than one holder number of the same company.
  • If you have filled the form with wrong information of your three consecutive generation lineage (father’s name, grandfather’s name.)
  • If the information contained in issued DRN is wrong.

It is an online service provided by CDS & Clearing limited through which you can have access to your shareholding/transaction details. Following the steps detailed as below, you can use the application:

  • Fill up of a request letter for CDS Online Service and submit it to your DP.
  • Your DP will then enter your details as provided in the request letter, and you will be provided with your login credentials (Mero Share login as well as a password) through an auto-generated email to your email address.

If you want to sell your stock, you need to instruct your DP to transfer the securities directly into the Clearing Account of Stock Brokers once the selling information is received from the broker. The same procedure should be completed within T+2 working days. Likewise, if you like to buy stocks, you can give the standing instruction to the DP to credit your account in order to receive the purchased securities. Such instruction can be given at the time of opening Demat Account or after opening the Demat Account. The other way round, you can also instruct your DP for each individual transaction.


Yes, it is possible by transfer shares belonging to the same person from one DP account to another through BO-BO Process. BO stands for Beneficiary Owner. Please consult your DP for further details. .

You can buy and sell the shares through a stockbroker.

T+2 signifies the time period for the settlement of transactions traded in NEPSE. It denotes that settlement should be done within 2 working days of the transaction (buy/sell order execution).

Debit Instruction Slip (DIS) is an instrument to get shares transferred electronically from one account to another within the same Depository or Inter-Depository.

  • Debit Instruction Slips (DIS) are equivalent to the cheque book and must be kept is safe custody.
  • If lost or stolen, it should be informed to the DP immediately.
  • Unused DIS and Requisition form should be returned to the designated DP while closing Demat Account.

As a Demat Account holder, you should:

  • Check the status of your shareholding on a regular basis. If you encounter any discrepancy, you should inform your DP immediately,
  • Pay the annual maintenance charge on timely basis,
  • Pay the annual online charge on timely basis,
  • Keep your DIS slips safe, and
  • Keep your login username and password safe and protected from unauthorized person/s or access.

The following charges will be applicable on holding a Demat Account:

  • One-time account opening charge of Rs.50,
  • Maintenance charge of Rs.100 once while opening your account and the same amount on the annual basis (every fiscal year),
  • The annual charge for online Mero Share Charge of Rs.50
  • DIS charge Rs. 25 per transaction
  • Pledge charge Rs.50 per pledged company

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