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Auction of State Government Securities

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The following State Governments have offered to sell securities by way of an auction, for an aggregate amount of ₹21,227 Cr. (Face Value).

Sr. No. State Amount to be raised (₹ Cr) Additional Borrowing (Green shoe) Option (₹ Cr) Tenure (Yrs) Type of Auction
1. Andhra Pradesh 332 11 Yield
1000 14 Yield
1000 16 Yield
2. Assam 500 5 Yield
500 10 Yield
3. Bihar 1993 7 Yield
4. Goa 100 10 Yield
5. Jammu & Kashmir 700 10 Yield
6. Kerala 1000 2 Yield
1000 3 Yield
7. Madhya Pradesh 2000 Re-issue of 6.61% Madhya Pradesh SDL 2037 issued on January 20, 2021 Price
8. Manipur 152 10 Yield
9. Punjab 600 Re-issue of 6.63% Punjab SDL 2051 issued on January 13, 2021 Price
600 Re-issue of 6.76% Punjab SDL 2040 issued on October 28, 2020 Price
10. Rajasthan 500 6 Yield
500 500 10 Yield
500 25 Yield
11. Tamil Nadu 2500 30 Yield
12. Telangana 750 250 20 Yield
13. Uttar Pradesh 3000 10 Yield
14. West Bengal 2000 20 Yield
Total 21227

The auction will be conducted on the Reserve Bank of India Core Banking Solution (E-Kuber) system on February 02, 2021 (Tuesday). 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 February 02, 2021 (Tuesday). 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.

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: 022-22702431, 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: 022-22632527, 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 February 02, 2021 (Tuesday) and payment by successful bidders will be made during banking hours on February 03, 2021 (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. For the new securities, interest will be paid half yearly on August 03 and February 03 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

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