The capital adequacy requirements stipulated by the NSE are substantially in excess of the minimum statutory requirements as also in comparison to those stipulated by other stock exchanges. Corporates seeking membership in the CM and F&O segment are required to have a net worth of Rs. 100 lakh, and keep an interest free security deposit of Rs. 125 lakh and collateral security deposit of Rs. 25 lakh with the Exchange/NSCCL. The deposits kept with the Exchange as part of the membership requirement may be used towards the margin requirement of the member. Additional capital may be provided by the member for taking additional exposure.