Sovereign Gold Bond Scheme 2020-21 Series V opens today: How to apply, eligibility and all you need to know

Here’s all you need to know about your eligibility, how to apply for the Sovereign Gold Bond Scheme.  

Sovereign Gold Bond Scheme 2020-21 Series V opens today: How to apply, eligibility and all you need to know

New Delhi: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Sovereign Gold Bond Scheme 2020-21-Series V is open for subscription from Monday (August 3).

The Central Bank has fixed the issue price under this scheme at Rs 5,334 per gram of gold. The Sovereign Gold Bond Scheme 2020-21-Series V will be opened for subscription for the period from August 03, 2020 to August 07, 2020. 

Here’s all you need to know about your eligibility, how to apply for the Sovereign Gold Bond Scheme.

What is Sovereign Gold Bond Scheme?

Sovereign Gold Bond Scheme are government securities denominated in grams of gold. They are substitutes for holding physical gold. Investors have to pay the issue price in cash and the bonds will be redeemed in cash on maturity. The Bond is issued by Reserve Bank on behalf of Government of India.

How will the Sovereign Gold Bond Scheme be sold?

The bonds will be sold through scheduled commercial banks (except Small Finance Banks and Payment Banks), Stock Holding Corporation of India Limited (SHCIL), designated post offices, and recognised stock exchanges viz., National Stock Exchange of India Limited and Bombay Stock Exchange Limited.

Who can buy Sovereign Gold Bond Scheme?

The Bonds will be restricted for sale to resident individuals, HUFs, Trusts, Universities and Charitable Institutions.

What will be the tenor of the Sovereign Gold Bond Scheme?

The tenor of the Bond will be for a period of 8 years with exit option after 5th year to be exercised on the interest payment dates.

What is the investment limit of the Sovereign Gold Bond Scheme?

Minimum permissible investment will be 1 gram of gold. The maximum limit of subscribed shall be 4 KG for individual, 4 Kg for HUF and 20 Kg for trusts and similar entities per fiscal (April-March) notified by the Government from time to time. A self-declaration to this effect will be obtained. The annual ceiling will include bonds subscribed under different tranches during initial issuance by Government and those purchased from the Secondary Market.

Issue price and online price of Gold Bond

The nominal value of the bond based on the simple average closing price [published by the India Bullion and Jewellers Association Ltd (IBJA)] for gold of 999 purity of the last three business days of the week preceding the subscription period, i.e. July 29 – July 31, 2020 works out to Rs 5,334 (Rupees five thousand three hundred and thirty four only) per gram of gold,” an RBI circular said.

Investors who apply online and the payment against the application is made through digital mode will get it at Rs 50 per gram less than the nominal value. For such investors, the issue price of Gold Bond will be Rs 5,284 (Rupees five thousand two hundred and eighty four only) per gram of gold.