RBI announces special OMO of Rs 20,000 cr in 2 tranches


PTI, Aug 25, 2020, 12:00 PM IST

Mumbai: The Reserve Bank of India on Tuesday, August 25 said it will conduct simultaneous purchase and sale of government securities under Open Market Operations (OMO) for an aggregate amount of Rs 20,000 crore in two tranches.

“The auction will be held in two tranches of Rs 10,000 crore each and will be conducted on August 27 and September 03, 2020,” Reserve Bank of India (RBI) said in a statement.

“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 OMO for an aggregate amount of Rs 20,000 crores in two tranches of Rs 10,000 crores each,” it said.

On August 27, the central bank said it would be selling four securities totaling Rs 10,000 crore and will be purchasing four securities of the same amount.

“The securities for the second tranche auction on September 03, 2020, will be announced separately,” it added.

The Reserve Bank further said it will continue to monitor evolving liquidity and market conditions and take measures as appropriate to ensure the orderly functioning of financial markets.

The simultaneous purchase and sale of government securities programs involve purchasing government securities of longer maturities and selling an equal amount of securities of shorter maturities.

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