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What are DP charges (depository participant charges)?

Depository Participant (DP) charges are applicable to any sell transactions in your Demat Account. These charges are in addition to brokerage and are not included in the contract notes. Depositories and their participants get income via DP charges.

DP charges are a set transaction fee, regardless of the amount of shares sold. As a result, the charges are based on the number of shares sold rather than the total volume of shares sold. So, whether you sell one share or 100, the charges stay the same.

Who levies the DP charges?

DP charges are imposed by both depositories and depository participants. If the stock is part of the Nifty index, the tax is imposed by National Securities Depository Limited (NSDL). The tax is imposed by Central Depository Securities Limited if the stock is listed on the BSE (CSDL). A depository participant acts as a link between depositories and investors.

Account opening fee, yearly maintenance cost, custodian fee, and transaction fee are the four types of charges (or fees) that depository participants often levy for a Demat account transaction.

Why are DP charges imposed?

A stockbroker must first become a depository participant before offering customers a Demat account. Furthermore, they must pay a membership fee of lakhs to NDSL or CDSL, as well as various additional fixed prices and advanced prepaid transaction charges. In order to recover these costs, the brokers impose an additional fee to their consumers.

The fees charged by depositories

The fees charged by depositories are the same for all sell transactions. The following are the charges:

CSDL charges Rs. 13 + Rs. 5.50 for demat transactions.

NSDL charges Rs. 13 + Rs. 4.50 for demat transactions.


It's important to keep in mind that, in addition to the depository costs, each broker has their own set of charges. If you're thinking about investing in the stock market, you should be aware of the various fees and charges that are applicable wile trading.

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Prevent Unauthorized Transactions in your demat and trading account --> Update your Mobile Number/Email id with your Depository Participant and Stock Broker. Receive alerts on your Registered Mobile for all debit and other important transactions in your demat/trading account directly from CDSL and Stock Exchanges on the same day.........issued in the interest of investors...

1. Stock Brokers can accept securities as margin from clients only by way of pledge in the depository system w.e.f. September 1, 2020.

2. Update your Mobile Number & Email Id with your Stock Broker/ Depository Participant and receive OTP directly from Depository on your Email Id and/ or Mobile Number to create pledge.

3. Pay 20% upfront margin of the transaction value to trade in cash market segment.

4. Investors may please refer to the Exchange's Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) issued by NSE vide. Circular No. NSE/INSP/45191 dated: July 31, 2020 and NSE/INSP/45534 and BSE vide Notice No. 20200731-7, dated: July 31, 2020 and 20200831- 45 dated: August 31, 2020 and dated: August 31, 2020 and other guidelines issued from time to time in this regard.

5. Check your Securities/ MF/ Bonds in the Consolidated Account Statement issued by NSDL/ CDSL every month.


  • 9 out of 10 individual traders in equity Futures and Options Segment, incurred net losses.
  • On an average, loss makers registered net trading loss close to ₹ 50,000.
  • Over and above the net trading losses incurred, loss makers expended an additional 28% of net trading losses as transaction costs.
  • Those making net trading profits, incurred between 15% to 50% of such profits as transaction cost

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