Application Supported by Blocked Amount (ASBA) Procedure
Main Features of ASBA process
ASBA provides an alternative mode of payment in issues whereby the application money remains in the investor's account till finalization of basis of allotment in the issue.
ASBA process facilitates investors bidding with multiple options, to apply through Self Certified Syndicate Banks (SCSBs), in which the investors have bank accounts. SCSBs are those banks which satisfy the conditions laid by SEBI. SCSBs would accept the applications, verify the application, block the fund to the extent of bid payment amount, upload the details in the web based bidding system of NSE, unblock once basis of allotment is finalized and transfer the amount for allotted shares, to the issuer.
This would co-exist with the current procedure of investors applying through sub syndicate/ syndicate members, with cheque as a payment instrument.
- Registration procedure of Self Certified Syndicate Bank (SCSB): In order to register with the Exchange the SCSB has to submit a one time undertaking as per the prescribed format.
- Apply online through ASBA e-Forms