MOA & AOA
Online Dispute Resolution (‘ODR’) Portal:
Securities and Exchange Board of India (‘SEBI’) vide circular no. SEBI/HO/OIAE/OIAE_IAD1/P/CIR/2023/131 dated July 31, 2023 provided guidelines for online resolution of disputes in the Indian securities market through establishment of a common Online Dispute Resolution (“ODR”) Portal which harnesses online conciliation and online arbitration for resolution of disputes arising between investors and listed companies or specified intermediaries/regulated entities in the securities market.
SEBI vide circular no. SEBI/HO/OIAE/OIAE_IAD-1/P/CIR/2023/135 dated August 4, 2023 further clarified that the investor shall first take up his/her/their grievance with the Market Participant (Listed Companies, specified intermediaries, regulated entities) by lodging a complaint directly with the concerned Market Participant. If the grievance is not redressed satisfactorily, the investor may, escalate the same through the SCORES Portal https://scores.gov.in/scores/Welcome.html. After exhausting the above options, if the investor is not satisfied with the outcome, he/she/they can initiate dispute resolution through the ODR Portal.
The SMART ODR Portal can be accessed at: https://smartodr.in/login