Auction for Sale of Government Securities : Scheme for Non-competitive Bidding Facility in the Auction of Government of India Dated Securities and Treasury Bills

 MINISTRY OF FINANCE

(Department of Economic Affairs) (BUDGET DIVISION) NOTIFICATION

New Delhi, the 13th May, 2022

Auction for Sale (issue/re-issue) of Government Securities (GS)

F. No. 4(3)-B(W&M)/2022.—Government of India hereby notifies sale (issue/re-issue) of the following Government Securities:

Name of the Security

Date of Original Issue

OriginalTenure (yy-mm-dd)

Date of Maturity

Auction Basis

Auction Method

Notified Amount (in ` Crore)

5.74% GS 2026

Nov.15, 2021

05-00-00

Nov. 15, 2026

Price

Uniform

9,000

GoI FRB 2034

Aug.30, 2021

13-02-00

Oct.30, 2034

Price

Uniform

4,000

New GS 2036

May 23, 2022

14-00-00

May 23, 2036

Yield

Uniform

10,000

6.99% GS 2051

Nov.15, 2021

30-01-00

Dec.15, 2051

Price

Multiple

9,000


GoI will have the option to retain additional subscription up to `2,000 crore against each security mentioned above. The sale will be subject to the terms and conditions spelt out in this notification (called ‗Specific Notification‘). The Securities will be sold through Reserve Bank of India, Mumbai Office, Fort, Mumbai- 400 001 as per the terms and conditions specified in the General Notification F.No.4(2)–W&M/2018, dated March 27, 2018 issued by Government of India.
Auction for Sale of Government Securities
Allotment to Non-competitive Bidders

2. The Government Securities 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

3. The auction will be conducted by Reserve Bank of India, Mumbai Office, Fort, Mumbai-400 001 on May 20, 2022. Bids for the auction should be submitted in electronic format on the Reserve Bank of India Core Banking Solution (E-Kuber) system on May 20, 2022. 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.

When Issued Trading

4. The Securities will be eligible for ―When Issued‖ trading in accordance with the guidelines issued by the Reserve Bank of India.

Date of issue and payment for the Securities

5. The result of the auction shall be displayed by the Reserve Bank of India on its website (www.rbi.org.in) on May 20, 2022. The payment by successful bidders will be on May 23, 2022 i.e. the date of issue/re-issue. The payment for the Securities will include accrued interest on the nominal value of the Securities allotted in the auction from the date of original issue/last coupon payment date to the date up to which accrued interest is due as mentioned in the table in para 6.

Payment of Interest and Re-payment of Securities

6. Interest will accrue on the nominal value of the Securities from the date of original issue/last coupon payment and will be paid half yearly. The Securities will be repaid at par on date of maturity.

Name of the Security

Coupon rate ( % )

Date of Last Coupon payment

Date upto which accrued interest is due

Date of Coupon payments (month/date)

5.74% GS 2026

5.74

May 15, 2022

May 22, 2022

Nov. 15 and May 15

GoI FRB 2034

Variable#

April 30, 2022

May 22, 2022

Oct.30 and Apr. 30

New GS 2036

Yield based*

New Security

New Security

Nov. 23 and May 23

6.99% GS 2051

6.99

Dec.15, 2021

May 22, 2022

June 15 and Dec. 15

* The coupon rate for the security will be set at the cut-off yield to maturity rate decided in the auction. The interest will be payable half-yearly.
#:GoI FRB 2034:
  • (i) The interest at a variable rate will be paid every half-yearly.

  • (ii) The Floating Rate Bond will carry the coupon, which will have a base rate, equivalent to the average of the Weighted Average Yield (WAY) of last 3 auctions (from the rate fixing day) of 182 Day T-Bills, plus a fixed spread of 98 basis points. The spread will be fixed throughout the tenure of the bond. 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 base rate of the coupon 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 semiannual 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 base rate for the first coupon payment for the period from April 30, 2022 to October 29, 2022 shall be 4.40 per cent per annum. Accordingly, the rate of interest on FRB 2034 for this period shall be 5.38 percent per annum. 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.
By Order of the President of India,
ASHISH VACHHANI, Jt. Secy. 

Annex Scheme for Non-competitive Bidding Facility in the Auction of Government of India Dated Securities and Treasury Bills

I. Scope: With a view to encouraging wider participation and retail holding of Government securities, retail investors are allowed participation on ―non-competitive‖ basis in select auctions of dated Government of India (GoI) securities and Treasury Bills.

II. Definitions: For the purpose of this scheme, the terms shall bear the meaning assigned to them as under:
  • a. Retail investor is any person, including individuals, firms, companies, corporate bodies, institutions, provident funds, trusts, and any other entity as may be prescribed by RBI.

  • b. ‗Aggregator/Facilitator‘ means a Scheduled Bank or Primary Dealer or Specified Stock Exchange or any other entity approved by RBI, permitted to aggregate the bids received from the investors and submit a single bid in the non-competitive segment of the primary auction.

  • c. ‗Specified stock exchange‘ means SEBI recognized Stock Exchange, which have received No Objection

  • Certificate (NOC) from SEBI to act as aggregator/facilitator in the primary auction segment.

  • d. ‗Eligible Provident Funds‘ are those non-government provident funds governed by the Provident Funds Act, 1925 whose investment pattern is decided by the Government of India.
III. Eligibility:

(A) Participation on a non-competitive basis in the auctions will be open to a retail investor who:
  • 1. Does not maintain current account (CA) or subsidiary General Ledger (SGL) account with the Reserve Bank of India; and

  • 2. Submits the bid indirectly through an Aggregator/Facilitator permitted under the scheme; or

  • 3. Maintains the ‗Retail Direct Gilt Account‘ (RDG Account) with RBI
Exceptions:

a. Regional Rural Banks (RRBs) and Cooperative Banks:
  • i. Regional Rural Banks (RRBs) and Cooperative Banks shall be covered under this Scheme only in the auctions of dated securities in view of their statutory obligations.

  • ii. Since these banks maintain SGL account and current account with the Reserve Bank of India, they shall be eligible to submit their non-competitive bids directly.
b. State Governments, eligible provident funds and Others:
  • i. State Governments, eligible provident funds in India, the Nepal Rashtra Bank, Royal Monetary Authority of Bhutan and any Person or Institution, specified by the Bank, with the approval of Government, shall be covered under this scheme only in the auctions of Treasury Bills.

  • ii. These bids will be outside the notified amount.

  • iii. There will not be any restriction on the maximum amount of bid for these entities.

  • IV. Quantum: Allocation of non-competitive bids from retail investors will be restricted to a maximum of five percent of the aggregate nominal amount of the issue within the notified  amount as specified  by the Government of India, or any other percentage determined by Reserve Bank of India.

  • V. Amount of Bid:
1. The minimum amount for bidding will be `10,000 (face value) and therefore in multiples in `10,000 as hitherto.

2. In the auctions of GoI dated securities, the retail investors can make a single bid for an amount not more than Rupees Two crore (face value) per security per auction.

VI. Other Operational Guidelines:

1. The retail investor desirous of participating in the auction under the Scheme would be required to maintain a depository account with any of the depositories or a gilt accoun5 under the constituent subsidiary general ledger (CSGL) account of Aggregator/Facilitator or ‗Retail Direct Gilt Account‘ (RDG Account) with RBI.
2. Under the Scheme, an investor can make only a single bid in an auction. An undertaking to the effect that the investor is making only a single bid will have to obtained and kept on record by the Aggregator/Facilitator.
 
Submission of Bids:

3. Each Aggregator/Facilitator on the basis of firm orders received from their constituents with submit a single consolidated non-competitive bid on behalf of all its constituents in electronic format on the Reserve Bank of India Core Banking Solution (E-Kuber) system. Except in extraordinary circumstances such as general failure of the Reserve Bank of India Core Banking Solution (E-Kuber) system, non-competitive bid in physical form will not be accepted.

Allotment of Bids:
4. Allotment under the non-competitive segment to the Aggregator/Facilitator will be at a the weighted average rate of yield/price that will emerge in the auction on the basis of the competitive bidding. The securities will be issued to the Aggregator/Facilitator against payment on the date of issue irrespective of whether they have received payment from their clients.

5. In case the aggregate amount of bid is more than the reserved amount (5% of notified amount), pro rata allotment would be made. In case of partial allotments, it will be the responsibility of the Aggregator/Facilitator to appropriately allocate securities to their clients in a transparent manner.

6. In case the aggregate amount of bids is less than the reserved amount, the shortfall will be taken to competitive portion.

Issue of Security:

7. Security would be issued only in SGL form by RBI. The Aggregator/Facilitator has to clearly indicate at the time of tendering the non-competitive bids the amounts (face value) to be credited to their main SGL or CSGL account.

8. Delivery in physical form from the Main SGL account is permissible at the instance of the investor subsequently.

9. It will be the responsibility of the Aggregator/Facilitator to pass on the securities to their clients. Except in extraordinary circumstances, the transfer of securities to the client should b completed within five working days from the date of issue.

Commission/Brokerage charged to Clients:

10. The Aggregator/Facilitator can recover up to six paise per ` 100 as brokerage/commission/service charges for rendering this service to their clients. Such costs may be built into the sale price or recovered separately from the clients.

11. In case, the securities are transferred subsequent to the issue date of the security, the consideration amount payable by the client to the Aggregator/Facilitator will include accrued interest from the date of issue.

12. Modalities for obtaining payment from clients towards cost of the securities, accrued interest, wherever applicable, and brokerage/commission/service charges may be  worked out by the Aggregator/Facilitator as per agreement with the client.

13. It may be noted that no other costs, such as funding costs, should be built into the price or recovered from the client.

VII. Reporting Requirements:

Aggregators/Facilitators will be required to furnish information relating to operations under the Scheme to the Reserve Bank of India (Bank) as may be called for from time to time within the time frame prescribed by the Bank.

VIII. The  aforesaid  guidelines  are  subject  to  review by the  Bank and  accordingly,  if and  when considered necessary, the Scheme will be modified.

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