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Date : Dec 05, 2017
Government of India announce the sale of five dated securities for ₹ 15,000 crore

Government of India (GoI) has announced the sale (issue / re-issue) of five dated securities as per the following details:

Sr No Security Notified Amount
(₹ Cr)
Auction Date Settlement date
1 6.84% GS 2022 3,000 December 8, 2017 (Friday) December 11, 2017 (Monday)
2 6.68% GS 2031 8,000
3 6.57% GS 2033 1,000
4 7.40% GS 2035 1,000
5 7.72% GS 2055 2,000

Subject to the limit of ₹ 15000 Cr, being total notified amount, GoI will have the option to retain additional subscription up to ₹ 1000 Cr against any of the above security. The auction 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 December 8, 2017. The non-competitive bids should be submitted between 10.30 a.m. and 11.30 a.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 December 8, 2017.

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 December 7, 2017, (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 December 5, 2017 – December 8, 2017 , 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.

Ajit Prasad
Assistant Adviser

Press Release : 2017-2018/1519

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