Media Release

 Media Release

BSE Investments Limited acquires 5.88% stake in Open Network for Digital Commerce (ONDC)

Mumbai, March 25, 2022: BSE Investments Limited (BSEIL), a 100% subsidiary of BSE acquired 5.88% stake in Open Network for Digital Commerce (ONDC).

BSE has always been at the vanguard of implementing the best and leading-edge technologies, processes and practices for ensuring the safety and integrity of markets. In line with the trends in international convergence of digital e-commerce the ONDC opportunity is expected to revolutionize the way digital e-commerce as it is aligned with Government’s vision of making India “Atmanirbhar”.

ONDC will promote building digital infrastructure through scaling and innovative Open-Source API’s and Open Protocols.  A public design is being envisaged where buyers and sellers are mutually discoverable for ecommerce transactions and decentralized innovative model that encourages open collaboration and interoperability.

Shri Ashishkumar Chauhan, MD & CEO, BSE said, “We are delighted to partner with ONDC, as this is a great opportunity to participate in this National initiative for digital transformation and financial inclusion.”.

About BSE

BSE (formerly Bombay Stock Exchange) established in 1875, is Asia’s first & now the world’s fastest Stock Exchange with a speed of 6 microseconds. BSE is India’s leading exchange group and has played a prominent role in developing the Indian capital market. BSE is a corporatized and demutualized entity, with a broad shareholder base that includes the leading global exchange- Deutsche Bourse, as a strategic partner. BSE provides an efficient and transparent market for trading in equity, debt instruments, equity derivatives, currency derivatives, commodity derivatives, interest rate derivatives, mutual funds and stock lending and borrowing.

BSE also has a dedicated platform for trading in equities of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) that has been highly successful. BSE also has a dedicated MF distribution platform BSE StAR MF which is India Largest Mutual Funds Distribution Infrastructure. On October 1, 2018, BSE launched commodity derivatives trading in Gold, Silver, Copper, Oman Crude Oil Guar Gum, Guar Seeds & Turmeric.

BSE provides a host of other services to capital market participants including risk management, clearing, settlement, market data services and education. It has a global reach with customers around the world and a nation-wide presence. BSE’s systems and processes are designed to safeguard market integrity, drive the growth of the Indian capital market and stimulate innovation and competition across all market segments.

Indian Clearing Corporation Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of BSE, acts as the central counterparty to all trades executed on the BSE trading platform and provides full novation, guaranteeing the settlement of all bonafide trades executed. BSE Institute Ltd, another fully owned subsidiary of BSE runs one of the most respected capital market educational institutes in the country. Central Depository Services Ltd. (CDSL), associate company of BSE, is one of the two Depositories in India.

BSE has set up an Investor Protection Fund (IPF) on July 10, 1986 to meet the claims of investors against defaulter Members, in accordance with the Guidelines issued by the Ministry of Finance, Government of India. BSE Investor Protection Fund is responsible for creating Capital markets related awareness among the investor community in India.

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