Government of India announce the sale of four dated securities for ₹16,000 crore on May 22, 2015
May, 20th 2015
The Government of India has announced the sale (new/re-issue) of four dated securities as per the following details:
Notified Amount (₹ Crore)
7.68% GS 2023
May 22, 2015 (Friday)
May 25, 2015 (Monday)
New 10 year GS
8.24% GS 2033
8.17% GS 2044
Auction for the new security will be on yield based auction format whereas other securities will be offered through price based auction. The auctions will be conducted using multiple price method. Up to 5% of the notified amount of the sale of the stocks will be allotted to eligible individuals and Institutions as per the Scheme for Non-Competitive Bidding Facility in the Auction of Government Securities.
Both competitive and non-competitive bids for the auction should be submitted in electronic format on the Reserve Bank of India Core Banking Solution (E-Kuber) system on May 22, 2015. The non-competitive bids should be submitted between 10.30a.m. and 11.30a.m. and the competitive bids should be submitted between 10.30 a.m. and 12.00 noon. The result of the auctions will be announced on May 22, 2015.
The stocks will qualify for the ready forward facility.
The underwriting of the Government Securities under auctions by the ‘Primary Dealers’ will be as per the “Revised Scheme of Underwriting Commitment and Liquidity Support” announced by the Reserve Bank vide circular RBI/2007-08/186 dated November 14, 2007. Bids for underwriting of the Additional Competitive Underwriting (ACU) portion can be submitted by ‘Primary Dealers’ from 10:30 AM up to 12.00 noon on May 21, 2015 (Thursday) on the Reserve Bank of India Core Banking Solution (E-Kuber) system.
The Stocks will be eligible for “When Issued” trading for a period commencing from May 19, 2015–May 22, 2015 in accordance with the guidelines on ‘When Issued transactions in Central Government Securities’ issued by the Reserve Bank of India vide circular No. RBI /2006-07/178 dated November 16, 2006 as amended from time to time.
The new 10 year stock will be reckoned as an eligible investment in Government Security by banks for SLR purpose under Section 24 of the Banking Regulation Act, 1949.