The dividend declared by a company is paid to the unitholders in either of the following two ways:
National Electronic Clearing Service: The ECS facility provided by the Reserve Bank of India gives the investor an option to receive dividends directly in their bank accounts rather than receiving those dividend warrants through the post. Under the ECS option, the company credits the dividend amount directly to the investor's bank account. The transaction is labeled as ECS in the bank statement or passbook. The mutual fund company sends an intimation to the investor after the transaction has been processed.