In India, organizations related to the Capital Markets are controlled by a governing body such as SEBI. The Depositories and Stock Exchanges are the two main type of organizations that will help you to do trading. Depositories help with the creation of a Demat Account and Stock Exchanges facilitate the trading of shares.
The responsibility for regulating the securities market is shared by:
SEBI is the regulatory authority in India established under Section 3 of SEBI Act 1992. Its role includes-
A Depository is an organization which holds securities (like shares, debentures, bonds, government securities, mutual fund units etc.) of investors in the electronic form at the request of the investors through a registered Depository Participant. It also provides services related to transactions in securities. At present two Depositories viz. National Securities Depository Limited (NSDL) and Central Depository Services (India) Limited (CDSL) are registered with SEBI.
A Depository Participant is an agent appointed by the Depository to provide its services to investors. Eg.: Banks, Financial Institutions and SEBI Registered Trading Members.
Angel Broking is a Depository Participant registered with CDSL.