2 min read.Updated: 29 Aug 2021, 01:57 PM IST Edited By Sangeeta Ojha
Sovereign Gold Bonds are sold through banks, designated post offices, and recognised stock exchanges National Stock Exchange of India Limited and BSE
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has announced that the next tranche of the Sovereign Gold Bond Scheme will be open for subscription for five days from tomorrow (August 30) to September 3, 2021. The issue price for Sovereign Gold Bond Scheme 2021-2022, Series 6, has been fixed at ₹4,732 per gram of gold. The RBI issues the bonds on behalf of the Government of India. “The nominal value of the bond…works out to ₹4,732 per gram of gold," the central bank said on Friday.
“Planning to invest in Gold? Here are 6 golden reasons to invest in Sovereign Gold Bonds. SBI customers can invest in these bonds on http://onlinesbi.com under e-services," State Bank of India tweeted.
The government, in consultation with RBI, also provides a discount of ₹50 per gram less than the nominal value to those investors applying online and where the payment against the application is made through digital mode.
"For such investors, the issue price of Gold Bond will be ₹4,682 per gram of gold," the RBI said.
The bonds are sold through banks (except small finance banks and payment banks), Stock Holding Corporation of India Limited (SHCIL), designated post offices, and recognised stock exchanges National Stock Exchange of India Limited and BSE.
Who all can invest in these Gold Bonds?
Any individual who is a resident in India, Hindu undivided families, trusts, universities and charitable institutions are eligible to invest in the sovereign gold bond scheme. These bonds are denominated in multiples of gram (s) of gold with a basic unit of 1 gram.
The tenor of the bond is for a period of 8 years with an exit option after the5th year to be exercised on the next interest payment dates.
Minimum and maximum permissibleinvestment
The minimum permissible investment is 1 gram of gold. The maximum limit of subscription is 4 kg for individuals, 4 kg for HUFs and 20 kg for trusts and similar entities per fiscal (April-March).
How is the price of SGB fixed?
The price of the bond is fixed in Indian rupees on the basis of a simple average ofthe closing price of gold of 999 purity, published by the India Bullion and Jewellers Association Limited for the last three working days of the week preceding the subscription period.
Sovereign Gold Bond Scheme or Gold scheme
Sovereign Gold Bond Scheme was launched by Govt in November 2015, under Gold Monetisation Scheme. Under the scheme, the issues are made open for subscription in tranches by RBI in consultation with GOI. RBI Notifies the terms and conditions for the scheme from time to time. As per RBI instructions “Every application must be accompanied by the ‘PAN Number’ issued by the Income Tax Department to the investor(s)’’ as the PAN number of the first/ sole applicant is mandatory.
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