Investors/shareholders are important stakeholders in public limited companies. In this chapter, we study shareholders’ rights and responsibilities, SEBI’s guide for investors and shareholders, depository and dematerialization, grievance redressal process and system and investor protection. We also examine the various problems faced by investors, law enforcement for investor protection and the role of SEBI.

The phenomenal growth of modern corporations, especially those which have been immensely successful so as to span space to become multinationals, has brought about the kind and order of material wealth to the international community that was never imagined a few years ago. Some of them produce goods and services for ...

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