What is BO ID: Beneficiary Owner Identification in Demat Accounts

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What is BO ID

What is BO ID?

A BO ID, or Beneficiary Owner Identification, is the unique Demat account number assigned to customers. This 16-digit number combines the Depository Participant Identification number (DP ID) with the customer’s Demat account number. By accessing the profile section of the relevant financial website or app, you can locate your BO ID on your Demat account statements.

The BO ID is structured with the first 8 digits representing the DP ID associated with CDSL (Central Depository Services Limited), while the last 8 digits correspond to the client ID. Upon opening a Demat account, the customer receives their DP ID.

For instance, if a person’s DP ID is 12049200 and their Unique Client ID is 01830421, their BO ID will be 1204920001830421. This BO ID ensures that all the current assets in the Demat account are validated for sale when the transaction is confirmed using the TPIN associated with that account.

What does BO ID mean in the share market?

In the share market, a BO ID is crucial as it identifies the holder of the Demat account, where shares and other securities are held in electronic form. The BO ID is essential for all transactions involving the buying, selling, or transferring of securities. It acts as a unique identifier ensuring that the securities are correctly attributed to the rightful owner within the CDSL system.

What are the steps to check BO ID on INDmoney?

To check your BO ID on INDmoney, follow these steps:

  1. Visit the INDmoney official website
  2. Sign into your account and proceed to the dashboard.
  3. After logging into the dashboard, click on your name in the top right corner and then select the 'My Profile' button.
  4. Proceed to the 'Linked Demat Account' section for details.

By following these steps, you can easily access and verify your BO ID in the INDmoney application.

Why do I need a BO ID?

A BO ID is necessary for several reasons:

  1. Identification: It uniquely identifies your Demat account, ensuring that all securities transactions are attributed to the correct account.
  2. Transaction Validation: It is used for validating and authorising the sale and purchase of securities within your Demat account.
  3. Security: The BO ID, along with other security measures like TPIN, helps prevent fraudulent activities by ensuring that only the account holder can authorise transactions.
  4. Ease of Management: Having a BO ID helps in the seamless management and monitoring of your portfolio, as all transactions and holdings are linked to this unique identifier.


Understanding what a BO ID is and its significance in the share market is crucial for anyone involved in securities trading. It not only ensures the proper management and security of your Demat account but also facilitates smooth and authenticated transactions. Make sure to keep your BO ID handy and ensure that it is securely stored to avoid any potential misuse.

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