Auction of State Government Securities

IAS Prelims 2023


The following State Governments have offered to sell securities by way of an auction, for an aggregate amount of . (Face Value).

1 Assam 500 5 Yield
2 Bihar 2000 4 Yield
3 Gujarat 1000 9 Yield
4 Karnataka 1000 10 Yield
1000 13 Yield
5 Madhya Pradesh 1000 13 Yield
6 Maharashtra 2000 1000 4 Yield
7 Meghalaya 200 10 Yield
8 Nagaland 150 10 Yield
9 Rajasthan 750 10 Yield
10 Telangana 1000 500 20 Yield
11 Tripura 400 10 Yield
12 Uttar Pradesh 1000 10 Yield
13 Uttarakhand 500 10 Yield
  Total 12,500      

The auction will be conducted on the Reserve Bank of India Core Banking Solution (E-Kuber) system on . The Government Stock up to 10% of the notified amount of the sale of each 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.

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 .

In case of technical difficulties, Core Banking Operations Team (email; Phone no: 022-27595666, 022-27595415, 022-27523516) may be contacted.

For other auction related difficulties, IDMD auction team can be contacted (email; Phone no: 022-27595688, 022-22702431, 022-22705125).

Only in the event of system failure, physical bids would be accepted. Such physical bids should be submitted to the Public Debt Office (email; Phone no: 022-27595625, 022-22632527, 022-22701299) in the prescribed form obtainable from RBI website (https://www.rbi.org.in/Scripts/BS_ViewForms.aspx) before the auction timing ends.

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 same/different rates of yield or 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 and payment by successful bidders will be made during banking hours on 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. For the new securities, interest will be paid half yearly on and 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.

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Press Release by RBI