Auction for Sale (Re-issue) of Government Stocks

Government of India have announced the Sale (re-issue) of (i) “6.84 per cent Government Stock, 2022” for a notified amount of Rs. 3000 crore (nominal) through price based auction, (ii)“6.68 per cent Government Stock, 2031” for a notified amount of Rs. 8,000 crore (nominal) through price based auction,   (iii) “6.57 per cent Government Stock  2033” for a notified amount of Rs. 2,000 crore (nominal) through price based auction, (iv) “7.72 per cent Government Stock, 2055” for a notified amount of  Rs. 2,000 crore (nominal) through price based auction. Subject to the limit of Rs. 15,000 crore, being total notified amount, GoI will have the option to retain additional subscription up to Rs. 1,000 crore against any of the above security. The auctions will be conducted using multiple pricemethod. The auctions will be conducted by the Reserve Bank of India, Mumbai Office, Fort, Mumbai on October 27, 2017 (Friday).

 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 October 27, 2017. The non-competitive bids should be submitted between 10.30 a.m. and 11.30 a.mand the competitive bids should be submitted between 10.30 a.m. and 12.00 noon.   

The result of the auctions will be announced on October 27, 2017 (Friday) and payment by successful bidders will be on October 30, 2017 (Monday).   

The Stocks will be eligible for “When Issued” trading 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.

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