Ministry of Finance
Department of Economic Affairs
Delhi, dated December 19, 2016
for Sale (Re-issue) of Government of India Floating Rate Bonds 2024
F. No.4 (3) W&M/2016:
Government of India hereby notifies sale (re-issue) of Floating Rate Bonds
(hereinafter called 'the Bonds') for an aggregate amount of ? 2,000 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 Bonds 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
3. The Bonds 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 December
23, 2016. Bids for the auction should be
submitted in electronic format on the Reserve Bank of India Core Banking
Solution (E-Kuber) system on December
23, 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 Floating Rate Bonds will be of eight years
tenure commencing from November
07, 2016. The Bonds will be repaid at
par on November 07, 2024.
Date of issue and payment for
7. The result of the auction shall be displayed by the Reserve Bank of
India at its Fort, Mumbai Office on December
23, 2016. The payment by successful
bidders will be on December
26, 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 original issue i.e., November 07, 2016 to December 25, 2016.
8. (i) Interest at a rate of 6.51% will accrue from November 07, 2016 (date
of original issue) and will be paid on May 07, 2017. For the subsequent
periods, the interest at a variable rate will be paid every half-yearly on May 07 and November 07.
(ii) The variable coupon rate
for payment of interest on subsequent semi-annual period shall be the
average rate rounded off up to two decimal places, of the implicit yields at the cut-off prices of the last
three auctions of Government of India 182 day Treasury Bills, held up to
the commencement of the respective semi-annual coupon period. The implicit yields will be computed by reckoning 365
days in a year.
(iii) In the event of Government
of India 182-day Treasury Bill auctions being discontinued during the
currency of the Bonds, the coupon rate will be the average of Yield to
Maturity (YTM) rates prevailing for six month Government of India
Security/ies as on the last three non-reporting Fridays prior to the
commencement of the semi-annual coupon period. In case particular Friday/s
is/are holiday/s, the yield to maturity rates as on the previous working
day shall be taken.
(iv) The rate of interest
payable half yearly on the Bonds during the subsequent years shall be
announced by the Reserve Bank of India before the commencement of the
relative semi-annual coupon period.
Order of the President of India
Joint Secretary to the
Government of India