History & Milestones

NSE was promoted by leading Financial Institutions at the behest of the Government of India and was incorporated in November 1992 as a tax-paying company unlike other stock exchanges in the country.

March 24, 2014 Commencement of trading of CNX Nifty Futures on OSE.
February 26, 2014 NSE Launches NVIX Futures – Futures on India VIX index.
January 21, 2014 NSE Launches ‘NSE Bond Futures II’
May 13, 2013 NSE launches the first dedicated Debt Platform on the Exchange
January 10, 2013 Agreement on Launch of S&P CNX Nifty Futures in Japan
January 03, 2013 NSCCL Rated CCR AAA for fifth consecutive year
Septemebr 18, 2012 NSE launches SME operations
June 27, 2012 NSE launches financial literacy initiative ' Jagruti' in Mohali, in partnership with India Post
May 03, 2012 Futures and Options contracts on FTSE 100
March 22, 2012 NSE and India Post start Unique Financial Inclusion Initiative "Jagruti"
March 14, 2012 NSE launches “EMERGE” - SME Platform
December 2011 NSCCL Rated “CCR AAA” for fourth consecutive year - 28th Dec 2011
September 2011 Launch of derivatives on CNX PSE and CNX Infrastructure Indices
August 2011 Launch of derivatives on Global Indices
July, 2011 Commencement of trading in 91 Day GOI Treasury Bill - Futures
January, 2011 NSE receives "Financial Inclusion" Award.
December, 2010 NSCCL rated 'CCR AAA' for third consecutive year.
November, 2010 Launch of mobile trading for all investors
October, 2010 Introduction of Currency Options on USD INR
October, 2010 Introduction of European Style Stock Options
October, 2010 Introduction of Call auction in Pre-open session
July, 2010 LOI signed with London Stock Exchange Group
July, 2010 Real Time dissemination of India VIX.
July, 2010 Commencement of trading of CNX Nifty Futures on CME
April 2010 Financial Derivative Exchange of the Year Award' by Asian Banker
March 2010 NSE- CME Group & NSE - SGX product cross listing agreement
February 2010 Launch of Currency Futures on additional currency pairs
December 2009 Commencement of settlement of corporate bonds
November 2009 Launch of Mutual Fund Service System
August 2009 Launch of Interest Rate Futures
August 2008 Launch of Currency Derivatives
April 2008 Launch of Securities Lending & Borrowing Scheme
April 2008 Launch of India VIX
March 2008 Introduction of long term option contracts on CNX Nifty Index
January 2008 Introduction of Mini Nifty derivative contracts on 1st January 2008
October 2007 NSE launches derivatives on Nifty Midcap 50
June 2007 NSE launches derivatives on Nifty Junior & CNX 100
March 2007 NSE, CRISIL announce launch of IndiaBondWatch.com
January 2007 Launch of  NSE – CNBC TV 18 media centre
December 2006 'Derivative Exchange of the Year', by Asia Risk magazine
June 2005 Launch of Futures & options in BANK Nifty Index
March 2005 'India Innovation Award' by EMPI Business School, New Delhi
August 2004 Launch of NSE's electronic interface for listed companies
June 2004 Launch of STP Interoperability
August 2003 Launch of Futures & options in CNXIT Index
June 2003 Launch of Interest Rate Futures
January 2003 Commencement of trading in Retail Debt Market
October 2002 Launch of NSE Government Securities Index
May 2002 NSE wins the Wharton-Infosys Business Transformation Award in the Organization-wide Transformation category
January 2002 Launch of Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs)
December 2001 Launch of VaR for Government Securities
November 2001 Commencement of trading in Futures on Individual Securities
July 2001 Commencement of trading in Options on Individual Securities
June 2001 Commencement of trading in Index Options
December 2000 Commencement of WAP trading
November 2000 Launch of Broker Plaza by Dotex International, a joint venture between NSE.IT Ltd. and i-flex Solutions Ltd.
September 2000 Launch of 'Zero Coupon Yield Curve'
June 2000 Commencement of Derivatives Trading (Index Futures)
February 2000 Commencement of Internet Trading
January 2000 Launch of NSE Research Initiative
October 1999 Setting up of NSE.IT
April 1999 CHIP Web Award by CHIP magazine
February 1999 Launch of Automated Lending and Borrowing Mechanism
August 1998 CYBER CORPORATE OF THE YEAR 1998 award
July 1998 Launch of NSE's Certification Programme in Financial Market
May 1998 Launch of NSE's Web-site: www.nse.co.in
May 1998 Promotion of joint venture, India Index Services & Products Limited (IISL)
November 1997 Best IT Usage award by Computer Society of India
February 1997 Regional clearing facility goes live
December 1996 Launch of CNX Nifty Junior
December 1996 Dataquest award for Top IT User
December 1996 Commencement of trading/settlement in dematerialised securities
November 1996 Best IT Usage award by Computer Society of India
November 1996 Setting up of National Securities Depository Limited, first depository in India, co-promoted by NSE
June 1996 Establishment of Settlement Guarantee Fund
April 1996 Launch of CNX Nifty
April 1996 Commencement of clearing and settlement by NSCCL
October 1995 Became largest stock exchange in the country
July 1995 Establishment of Investor Protection Fund
June 1995 Introduction of centralised insurance cover for all trading members
April 1995 Establishment of NSCCL, the first Clearing Corporation
March 1995 Establishment of Investor Grievance Cell
November 1994 Capital Market (Equities) segment goes live
June 1994 Wholesale Debt Market segment goes live
May 1993 Formulation of business plan
April 1993 Recognition as a stock exchange
November 1992 Incorporation

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