Central Depository Services India Limited

Central Depository Services India Limited (hereafter referred to as CDSL / the Company) received the certificate of commencement of business from the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) in February 1999 and was initially promoted by the BSE Ltd, which thereafter divested its stake to leading private and public sector banks.

CDSL was listed on June 30, 2017 on the NSE.

  • Sales: ₹ 577 Cr.
  • Operating profit: ₹ 359 Cr.
  • Net profit: ₹ 300 Cr.
  • Sales last year: ₹ 551 Cr.
  • EBIDT last year: ₹ 420 Cr.
  • Sales growth 3Years: 41.1 %

Profile of Central Depository Services India Ltd

Central Depository Services India Ltd facilitates holding and transacting in securities in the electronic form and facilitates settlement of trades executed on stock exchanges.

These securities include equities, debentures, bonds, Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs), units of mutual funds, units of Alternate Investment Funds (AIFs), Certificates of deposit (CDs), commercial papers (CPs), Government Securities (G-Secs), Treasury Bills (TBills), etc.

  • Corporate Identity Number (CIN) of the company: L67120MH1997PLC112443
  • Name of the Company: Central Depository Services (India) Limited
  • Registered address: Marathon Futurex, 25th oor, A-Wing, Mafatlal Mills Compound, N.M Joshi Marg, Lower Parel, Mumbai 400013.
  • Website: https://www.cdslindia.com/
  • E-mail ID: cdslagm@cdslindia.com

All leading clearing corporations like Indian Clearing Corporation Limited (ICCL), NSE Clearing Limited (NCL), Metropolitan Clearing Corporation of India Limited (MCCIL), Multi Commodity Exchange Clearing Corporation Ltd. and National Commodity Clearing Limited (NCCL) have established connectivity with Central Depository Services India Limited.

  • Total Assets₹ 1,389 Cr.
  • Reserves₹ 971 Cr.
  • Debt₹ 2.93 Cr.
  • Current assets₹ 823 Cr.
  • Current liabilities₹ 256 Cr.
  • Debt to equity0.00
  • Dividend yield1.23 %
  • Face value₹ 10.0
  • ROE 5Yr22.6 %
  • ROCE41.4 %
  • ROCE 3Yr32.4 %
  • Return on equity31.6 %

CDSL Subsidiaries

The following are the list of Subsidiaries of Central Depository Services India Limited

  1. CDSL Ventures Limited (CIN U93090MH2006PLC164885)
  2. CDSL Insurance Repository Limited (CIN U74120MH2011PLC219665)
  3. CDSL Commodity Repository Limited (CIN U74999MH2017PLC292113)
  4. CDSL IFSC Limited (CIN U65990GJ2021PLC121672)

CDSL Ventures Limited (CVL)

CVL is registered with Securities Exchange Board of India (SEBI), Goods and Services Tax Network (GSTN), Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) and Controller of Certifying Authorities (CCA).

CVL is the first KYC Registration Agency (KRA) registered with SEBI. CVL is also registered with SEBI as a Registrar & Transfer Agent (RTA) to provide RTA services to corporates. CVL is registered as GST (Goods and Service Tax) Suvidha Provider (GSP) with GSTN to
facilitate entities to handle their GST returns.

  • CKYC Services : CVL assists intermediaries to become CKYC compliant by facilitating upload
    of KYC documents to CERSAI
  • Aadhaar based eKYC services
  • Aadhaar based esign services
  • Registrar and Transfer Agent services (RTA)
  • PMJJBY services: Maintaining a Claim Repository and performing dedupe activity for claims under
    PMJJBY scheme.
  • GST Suvidha Provider Services for filing GST Returns
  • Processing and handling Refund payments to investors of PACL Ltd. pursuant to Justice (Retd.) R M Lodha Committee

CVL is registered as an Authentication User Agency AUA/eKYC User Agency (KUA) with
UIDAI for offering Aadhaar based eKYC services. CVL is registered as a Certifying Authority (CA) with the Controller of Certifying Authorities (CCA) for offering Aadhaar based eSign services.

CDSL Insurance Repository Limited (CIRL)

CIRL is regulated by Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) and is in the business of enabling policy holders to hold life policies, motor policies, health policies and all other types of general (non-life) policies in electronic form.

The subsidiary has arrangements with several life insurance companies, health insurance companies and general insurance companies for holding policies in electronic form. The arrangement enables policy holders to hold, centrally manage the e-insurance account and monitor insurance policies with ease.

CDSL Commodity Repository Limited (CCRL)

CCRL facilitates holding and transfers of commodity assets in electronic form through issuance of electronic Negotiable Warehouse Receipts (eNWRs). It thus supports trade in commodities in derivatives exchanges, spot exchanges and also off-market transactions in commodities.

CCRL is regulated by Warehouse Development & Regulatory Authority (WDRA), which has
so far extended electronic ownership of commodity assets to 149 agricultural commodities. It is expected that going forward, the regime of electronic ownership will also be extended to other non-agricultural commodities.

As of now, CCRL supports trade in agri-commodities exclusively in 3 commodity exchanges namely, MCX, BSE & ICEX. Ownership of commodity assets through eNWRs also facilitates pledge-finance on stocks of commodity-holding while minimising the scope for frauds.


CDSL has incorporated a wholly owned subsidiary company on March 30, 2021 in the name and form of ‘CDSL IFSC Limited’ (CIL). This company operates a depository in the International financial Services Centre (IFSC) at Gujarat International Financial Tec City (GIFT City).

CIL is a foreign depository and shall caters to a global audience of investors. CIL operates under the regulatory oversight of International Financial Services Centres Authority (IFSCA) All investors who are eligible / allowed to hold and transact in securities in the IFSC space are identified as Eligible investors.

Both Indian resident individuals (under LRS scheme limitations) and foreign entities and non-resident Indians (NRIs) are identified as Eligible investors. In addition to be registered as an FPI (Foreign portfolio investor) a foreign entity can also be a Eligible Foreign investor (EFI) and stay invested in IFSC.

An investor will able to hold eligible securities viz. Equity shares of a company incorporated outside India; Depository receipt(s); Debt securities issued by eligible issuers and any other type of security as permitted / allowed by IFSCA.

Raveendran R
Editor @ Indiancompaies.in

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