Govt bonds worth Rs 29,000 crore coming up for auction on May 31

New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) The Finance Ministry on Monday announced the sale of government bonds worth Rs 29,000 crore in three lots through auctions to be conducted by the Reserve Bank of India in Mumbai on May 31.

The first lot comprises “New Government Security 2029” for a notified amount of 12,000 crore through a yield-based auction using multiple price methods. The second lot of “New GOI SGrB 2034” worth 6,000 crore will also be auctioned through a yield-based auction using multiple price method while the third set of  7.34 per cent Government Security 2064 worth 11,000 crore will be auctioned through price based auction using multiple price method.

The government will have the option to retain additional subscriptions up to 2,000 crore against each of the three securities. Up to five per cent of the notified amount of the sale of the securities 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 31, 2024. The non-competitive bids should be submitted between 10:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. and the competitive bids should be submitted between 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

The result of the auctions will be announced on May 31, 2024 (Friday) and payment by successful bidders will be on June 03, 2024 (Monday).  

The Securities will be eligible for “When Issued” trading in accordance with the RBI guidelines.

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