Inactive Trading Account Explained


by mydhanush on 6 July 2023,  5 min read


As per Exchange guidelines, if there is no trading activity in your trading account for 365 days, then from the 366th day onwards your trading account will be marked as inactive/dormant. To inform you of the same, you may have received a notification from us in advance. If after the notification you decide to place a trade or invest, then your account will NOT be marked inactive.

Where can you trade/invest to prevent your account from becoming inactive?

You can place an order for any of the following to prevent your account from becoming inactive

  • Stocks
  • ETFs
  • Futures
  • Options
  • Currency

Please Note:

If your MCX Trading account has been marked inactive, then you can only place a commodity order to prevent it from becoming inactive.

Before trading or investing don’t forget to conduct your own research and due diligence.

To help you do the same, we have plenty of resources on Ashika – news, fundamental data, smart insights, analyst ratings, stock summary and charts.

What happens when your trading account becomes inactive?

  • You can’t place any new trades in Equity, F&O, Commodity or Currency segment
  • You can’t invest in Mutual Funds
  • You can’t sell any existing holdings
  • You can’t add or withdraw funds
  • You can invest in IPOs but will not be able to sell the IPO allocated shares

Why does your account become inactive due to no trading activity over 12 months?

This is an Exchange guideline passed on 10th February 2020 in the best interest of investors. Earlier, an account could be marked inactive based on a broker’s internal policy. However the Exchange passed a circular standardising the period for marking an account ‘inactive’. As per this, all accounts from which trades or investments haven’t been placed for over 12 months need to be marked inactive.

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