RBI Announces Special Open Market Operations (OMOs) of Simultaneous Purchase and Sale of Government of India Securities

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Mumbai : The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) will conduct simultaneous purchase and sale of government securities under Open Market Operation (OMO) for an aggregate amount of Rs. 20,000 crores in two tranches of Rs.10,000 crores each on August 27 and  September 3, 2020.

“On a review of current and evolving liquidity and market conditions, the Reserve Bank has decided to conduct simultaneous purchase and sale of government securities under Open Market Operation (OMO) for an aggregate amount of Rs.20,000 crores in two tranches of Rs. 10,000 crores each. The auctions would be conducted on August 27, 2020 and September 03, 2020” said RBI.

Meanwhile, the Reserve Bank reserves the right to decide on the quantum of purchase/sale of individual securities, accept bids/offers for less than the aggregate amount, purchase/sell marginally higher/lower than the aggregate amount due to rounding-off and accept or reject any or all the bid/offers either wholly or partially without assigning any reasons.

Eligible participants should submit their bids/offers in electronic format on the Reserve Bank of India Core Banking Solution (E-Kuber) system between 10:00 am and 11:00 am on August 27, 2020. Only in the event of system failure, physical bids/offers would be accepted. Such physical bid/offer should be submitted to Financial Markets Operations Department (email; Phone no: 022-22630982/022-27595515) in the prescribed form obtainable from RBI website (https://www.rbi.org.in/Scripts/BS_ViewForms.aspx) before 11.00 am.

The result of the auctions will be announced on the same day and successful participants should ensure availability of funds/securities in their Current account/SGL account, as the case may be, by 12 noon on August 28, 2020. The securities for the second tranche auction on September 03, 2020 will be announced separately.

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