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Date : May 07, 2012
RBI Announces OMO Purchase of Government Securities

(Kindly note: Revised timings for OMO auction will be from 10.30am to 12.00pm)

Consistent with the stance of monetary policy and based on the current assessment of prevailing and evolving liquidity conditions, the Reserve Bank has decided to conduct Open Market Operations by purchasing the following government securities for an aggregate amount of Rs 12,000 crore on May 11, 2012 through multi-security auction using the multiple price method:

Sr. No


Date of Maturity


8.19% GS 2020

January 16, 2020


9.15% GS 2024

November 14, 2024


8.97% GS 2030

December 5, 2030


8.28% GS 2032

February 15, 2032

The auction shall be conducted by the Reserve Bank of India, Mumbai Office, Fort, Mumbai on May 11, 2012(Friday).

Market participants may take note of the following:

There is an overall aggregate ceiling of Rs 12,000 crore for all the securities in the basket put together. There is no security-wise notified amount.

RBI reserves the right to:

• Decide on the quantum of purchase of individual securities.
• Accept less than the aggregate amount of Rs 12,000 crore.
• Purchase marginally higher than the aggregate amount due to rounding effects.
• Accept or reject any or all of the offers either wholly or partially if deemed fit without assigning reason.

Offers in the prescribed form obtainable from the Regional Director, Reserve Bank of India, Mumbai Office, Fort, Mumbai-400001 and/or RBI website ( should be submitted to that Office on May 11, 2012(Friday). The NDS members should submit their competitive offers in electronic format using Open Market Operation (OMO) module of NDS. All offers should be submitted by 12.00 P.M.

The result of the auction will be announced on the same day and payment to successful offerers will be made during banking hours on May 14, 2012(Monday). Successful offerers may note to make available the requisite amount of securities in their SGL account in the forenoon on May 14, 2012.

Ajit Prasad
Assistant General Manager

Press Release : 2011-2012/1764