1. What will be the charges for account opening and other depository related transactions?
NSDL charges the DPs and not the investors. NSDL's charges to its DPs are fixed. However, the DP is free to charge its client for the services offered. The charges that DP will be charging you for various services are mentioned in the Schedule of Charges which forms a part of the account opening agreement. You may keep a copy of this for your future reference. You can get the details of the charges from the DPs. You can also get a comparative list of DP charges from NSDL's office or from the NSDL website.
Your DP may change charges by giving you 30 days notice in advance notice.