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Auction for sale (Re-Issue) of Government Stocks



Auction for sale (Re-Issue) of Government Stocks 

The Government of India have announced the Sale (re-issue) of (i) “7.35 per cent Government Stock 2024” for a notified amount of  Rs. 2,000 crore (nominal) through price based auction, 

(ii)“7.72 per cent Government Stock 2025” for a notified amount of  Rs.  7,000 crore (nominal) through price based auction,  (iii) “8.24 per cent Government Stock  2033” for a notified amount of Rs. 3,000 crore (nominal) through price based auction,  and (iv) “8.13 per cent Government Stock 2045” for a notified amount of Rs. 3,000 crore (nominal) through price based auction. The auctions will be conducted using multiple price method. The auctions will be conducted by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), Mumbai Office, Fort, Mumbai on October 30, 2015 (Friday).

  Up to 5% of the notified amount of the sale of the stocks will be allotted to eligible individuals and Institutions as per the Scheme for Non-Competitive Bidding Facility in the Auction of Government Securities.

   Both competitive and non-competitive bids for the auction should be submitted in electronic format on the Reserve Bank of India Core Banking Solution (E-Kuber) system on 
October 30, 2015. The non-competitive bids should be submitted between 10.30 a.m. and 11.30 a.m. and the competitive bids should be submitted between 10.30 a.m. and 12.00 noon.   

   The result of the auctions will be announced on October 30, 2015 and payment by successful bidders will be on November 02, 2015 (Monday).   

      The Stocks will be eligible for “When Issued” trading in accordance with the guidelines on ‘When Issued transactions in Central Government Securities’ issued by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) vide circular No. RBI/2006-07/178 dated November 16, 2006 as amended from time to time.

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Mere transfer of title in immovable property is exempted from Service Tax 

In order to resolve a long standing issue relating to levy of Service Tax on sale of flats/dwellings etc. after issue of occupancy certificate but before issue of completion certificate in areas under the jurisdiction of Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai i.e. Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), it has been conveyed to the Service Tax Authorities in Mumbai on Friday, 23rd October, 2015 that sale of flats/dwellings etc., where the entire consideration is received after issue of occupancy certificate by BMC, leading to a mere transfer of title in immovable property, falls outside the definition of “Service” provided in Section 65B (44) of the Finance Act, 1994, and is therefore, not taxable. 

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