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Sec 7, Depositories Act 1996: Registration of Transfer of Securities with Depository

Section 7 (Registration of transfer of securities with depository) under Chapter III (Rights and Obligations of Depositories, Participants, Issuers and Beneficial Owners) of the Depositories Act 1996 ⦂‒

❝(1) Every depository shall, on receipt of intimation from a participant, register the transfer of security in the name of the transferee.

(1A) Every depository on receipt of intimation from a participant register any transfer of security in favour of an asset reconstruction company as defined in clause (ba) of sub-section (1) of section 2 of the Securitisation and Reconstruction of Financial Assets and Enforcement of Security Interest Act, 2002 (54 of 2002) along with or consequent upon transfer or assignment of financial asset of any bank or financial institution under sub-section (1) of section 5 of that Act.

(1B) Every depository, on receipt of intimation from a participant, register any issue of new shares in favour of any bank or financial institution or asset reconstruction company or any other assignee of such bank or financial institution or asset reconstruction company, as the case may be, by conversion of part of their debt into shares pursuant to reconstruction of debts of the company agreed between the company and the bank or financial institution or asset reconstruction company.

Explanation.—For the purpose of this section, the expressions “asset reconstruction company”, “bank”, and “financial institution” shall have the meanings assigned to them respectively under clauses (ba), (c) and (m) of sub-section (1) of section 2 of the Securitisation and Reconstruction of Financial Assets and Enforcement of Security Interest Act, 2002 (54 of 2002).

(2) If a beneficial owner or a transferee of any security seeks to have custody of such security, the depository shall inform the issuer accordingly.❞



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Notes:

The Depositories Act 1996 was amended by the:
- Depositories Related Laws (Amendment) Act, 1997 (Act No. 08 of 1997);
- Securities Laws (Second Amendment) Act, 1999 (Act No. 32 of 1999);
- Securities Laws (Amendment) Act, 2004 (Act No. 01 of 2005);
- Securities Laws (Amendment) Act, 2014 (Act No. 27 of 2014);
- Enforcement of Security Interest and Recovery of Debts Laws and Miscellaneous Provisions (Amendment) Act, 2016 (Act No. 44 of 2016);
- Finance Act, 2017 (Act No. 07 of 2017).

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