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RBI-Auction of State Government Securities

June 10, 2014



ENP Newswire - 10 June 2014

Release date- 09062014 - This is in continuation of the press release dated June 6, 2014 for auction of 8 State Government securities.

In addition to the eight State Governments mentioned therein, UT of Puducherry has offered to sell dated securities by way of auction for notified amount of ' 100 crore (face value) for the tenor of 10 years. The aggregate amount for eight states and UT will be ' 4230 crore.

The auction will be conducted on the Reserve Bank of India Core banking Solution (E-Kuber) system on June 10, 2014 (Tuesday). The Government Stock up to 10 % of the notified amount of the sale of each of the stock will be allotted to eligible individuals and institutions subject to a maximum limit of 1 % of its notified amount for a single bid per stock as per the Scheme for Non-competitive Bidding Facility (available on RBI website).

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 June 10, 2014 (Tuesday). 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 yield percent per annum expected by the bidder should be expressed upto two decimal points. An investor can submit more than one competitive bid at different prices in electronic format on the Reserve Bank of India Core banking Solution (E-Kuber) system. However, the aggregate amount of bids submitted by a bidder should not exceed the notified amount for each State.

The Reserve Bank of India will determine the maximum yield/minimum price at which bids will be accepted. Securities will be issued for a minimum nominal amount of Rs.10,000.00 and multiples of Rs.10,000.00 there after.

The results of the auction will be announced on June 10, 2014 (Tuesday) and payment by successful bidders will be made during banking hours on June 11, 2014 (Wednesday) at Mumbai and at respective Regional Offices of RBI.

The State Government Stocks will bear interest at the rates determined by RBI at the auctions. Interest will be paid half yearly on December 11 and June 11 of each year till maturity. The Stocks will be governed by the provisions of the Government Securities Act, 2006 and Government Securities Regulations, 2007.

The investment in State Government Stocks will be reckoned as an eligible investment in Government Securities by banks for the purpose of Statutory Liquidity Ratio (SLR) under Section 24 of the Banking Regulation Act, 1949. The stocks will qualify for the ready forward facility.

Ajit Prasad

Assistant General Manager


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