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RBI- Auction of Ten State Government Securities for '7,680 crore on August 26, 2014

August 25, 2014



ENP Newswire - 25 August 2014

Release date- 22082014 - Auction of Ten State Government Securities for '7,680 crore on August 26, 2014.

The following ten State Governments have offered to sell 5/10 year securities by way of auction for an aggregate amount of '7,680 crore (Face Value). The State-wise break up is as follows:

Sr.

No.

State

Amount to be

raised (' crore)

Tenure

Years

Type of auction

1

Gujarat

1,000

Reissue of 9.01%

Gujarat SDL 2024

Price Based

2

Haryana

700

10

Yield based

3

Himachal Pradesh

150

10

Yield based

4

Kerala

1,000

10

Yield based

5

Maharashtra

1,200

10

Yield based

6

Punjab

500

5

Yield based

7

Rajasthan

500

10

Yield based

8

Sikkim

130

10

Yield based

9

Tamil Nadu*

1,000

10

Yield based

10

West Bengal

1,500

10

Yield based

Total

7,680

*Tamil Nadu will have option to retain additional subscription of '250 crore

The auction will be conducted on the Reserve Bank of India Core banking Solution (E-Kuber) system on August 26, 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 August 26, 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 up to 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 '10,000.00 and multiples of '10,000.00 thereafter.

The results of the auction will be announced on August 26, 2014 (Tuesday) and payment by successful bidders will be made during banking hours on August 27, 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 February 27 and August 27 of each year till maturity for all other states except the State of Gujarat. Interest of 9.01% Gujarat SDL 2024 will be paid on December 25 and June 25 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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