The Government of India on 3 July announced the re-issue of several categories of its stocks through price-based auction that has to be conducted by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on 7 July in Mumbai.
Up to five percent of the notified amount 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.
The Centre announced four categories of stocks for re-issue as follows:
•6.84 per cent Government Stock, 2022 for a notified amount of Rs. 3000 crore (nominal)
•6.79 per cent Government Stock, 2029 for a notified amount of Rs. 9,000 crore (nominal)
•6.57 per cent Government Stock, 2033 for a notified amount of Rs. 3,000 crore (nominal)
•6.62 per cent Government Stock, 2051 for a notified amount of Rs. 3,000 crore (nominal)
Both competitive and non-competitive bids for the auction should be submitted in the electronic format on the RBI's Core Banking Solution ( E-Kuber) system on 30 June.
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 Friday itself, and payment by successful bidders will be accepted on Monday (10 July).
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