Government Securities are securities issued by Central Government to borrow from financial market to meet its fiscal deficit. Securities are issued for short term as well as long term. Short term securities with maturity less than 1 year are called Treasury Bills (T-Bills) while Long term securities with a maturity of one year or more are called Government Bonds or Dated Securities. They are considered as safe investments, as Investors are guaranteed return of both interest and principal, from Government of India.
State Development Loans (SDL) are securities issued through RBI on behalf of State Governments to meet their borrowing requirements and form part of the government securities market. SDLs are issued by State Governments to manage their own finances.
- Long term maturities above 1 year and up to 40 years
- Coupon (interest) rate paid on face value payable half yearly
- Effective yield/returns depends on issue price
- Issued in three maturities of 91 days, 182 days and 364 days
- T-bills are zero coupon securities i.e. there are no periodic interest payments
- Issued at discount and redeemed at face value on maturity
State Development Loans
- Long term maturities ranging from of 3 year to 35 year.
- Coupon (interest)rate paid on face value payable semi-annually.
- Issue price can be at Par, Discount or Premium.
Bidding Period of NSE
RBI conduct auction of G-sec and T- bills on a weekly basis as per the schedule below.
|Government Security||Bidding Period Starts on||Bidding Period||Auction Date at RBI||Settlement Date|
|NSE e-GSec||Ends on NSE e-GSec|
|T-Bills (91 day,182 day, 364 day)||(Monday)||(Tuesday)||(Wednesday)||(Thursday)|
|GoI Dated Securities||(Tuesday)||(Thursday)||(Friday)||(Monday)|
|SDL State Development Loans||(Monday)||(Monday)||(Tuesday)||(Wednesday)|
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The minimum amount for bidding will be Rs.10,000 (face value) and in multiples in Rs.10,000 thereafter. The maximum amount for a single non-competitive bid only for GOI dated securities should not exceed Rs.2,00,00,000 (face value) per security per auction. For T Bill5% of total issue size is reserved for non-competitive bidding
Any Individuals, firms, companies, corporate bodies, institutions, provident funds, trusts, or any other entity as may be specified by RBI
The brokerage/commission charges to investors shall as per the scheme for non-competitive bidding facility notified by RBI which is 6 paise per Rs. 100. Since this is primary market, there is no contract note format given by Exchange.