Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Economic Affairs
New Delhi, dated February 1, 2016
Auction for Sale (Re-issue) of 7.68 per cent Government Stock 2023
F. No.4 (2)-W&M/2015:Government of India hereby notifies sale (re-issue) of 7.68 per cent Government Stock 2023’ (hereinafter called 'the Stock') for an aggregate amount of ? 3,000 crore (nominal).The sale will be subject to the terms and conditions spelt out in this notification (called ‘Specific Notification’) as also the terms and conditions specified in the General Notification F. No. 4 (13)–W&M/2008, dated October 8, 2008 issued by Government of India.
Method of Issue
2. The Stock will be sold through Reserve Bank of India, Mumbai Office, Fort, Mumbai- 400 001 in the manner as prescribed in paragraph 5.1 of the General Notification F. No. 4 (13)–W&M/2008, dated October 8, 2008 by a price based auction using multiple price auction method.
Allotment to Non-competitive Bidders
3. The Government Stock up to 5% of the notified amount of the sale will be allotted to eligible individuals and institutions as per the enclosed Scheme for Non-competitive Bidding Facility in the Auctions of Government Securities (Annex).
Place and date of auction
4. The auction will be conducted by Reserve Bank of India, Mumbai Office, Fort, Mumbai-400 001 on February 5, 2016. Bids for the auction should be submitted in electronic format on the Reserve Bank of India Core Banking Solution (E-Kuber) system on February 5, 2016. 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.
When Issued Trading
5. The Stock will be eligible for “When Issued” trading in accordance with the guidelines issued by the Reserve Bank of India.
6. The Government Stock will be of ‘8 year, 7 months and 19 days” tenure commencing from April 27, 2015. The Stock will be repaid at par on December 15, 2023.
Date of issue and payment for the stock
7. The result of the auction shall be displayed by the Reserve Bank of India at its Fort, Mumbai Office on February 5, 2016. The payment by successful bidders will be on February 8, 2016. i.e .the date of re-issue. The payment for the Stock will include accrued interest on the nominal value of the Stock allotted in the auction from the date of last coupon payment i.e December 15, 2015 to February 7, 2016.
8. Interest at the rate of 7.68 per cent per annum will accrue on the nominal value of the Stock from date of last coupon payment and will be paid half-yearly onJune 15 and December 15.
By Order of the President of India
Joint Secretary to the Government of India