RBI Bond Floating Rate Savings Bonds, 2020 (Taxable)

If you are looking for a risk-free investment with higher returns, GOI Floating Rate Savings Bonds, 2020 (Taxable) is an attractive investment option.

GOI Bonds Eligibility

A person residing in India

  • In his or her individual capacity, or
  • In individual capacity on joint basis, or
  • In individual capacity on anyone or survivor basis, or
  • On behalf of a minor as father/mother/legal guardian

A Hindu Undivided Family.

INFORMATION FOR INVESTORS IN Floating Rate Savings Bonds, 2020 (Taxable)

Item Floating Rate Savings Bonds, 2020 (Taxable) Remarks
Category of Investor Resident Individual, HUF. Non-Resident Indians (NRI)s are not eligible to invest in these bonds.
Limit of investment Minimum `1000/- and in multiples of `1000/-. No maximum limit.
Date of Issue of bonds Date of receipt of subscription in cash (up to `20,000/- only), or date of realization of cheque /draft/ funds.
Forms of Bonds Electronic form held in the Bond Ledger Account. Bond Ledger Account will be opened by the Receiving Office in the name of investor/s.
Interest (i)  Interest is payable semi-annually from the date of issue of bonds, up to 30th June / 31st December as the case may be, and thereafter half-yearly for period ending 30th June and 31st December on 1st July and 1st January respectively.

(ii)    The coupon rate payable for next half-year would be reset on 1st January 2024 and thereafter, every 1st July and 1st January.

Half-yearly interest is payable on 1st January / 1st July. The coupon on 1st January 2024 shall be paid at 8.05%.
Post Maturity Interest Post Maturity Interest is not payable.


It is mandatory for the investor/s to provide bank account details to facilitate payment of interest /maturity value directly to his/her/their bank account.
Tax benefits Income from the bonds is taxable. Tax will be deducted at source while interest is paid.

If an exemption under the relevant provisions of the Income Tax Act,1961 is obtained, it may be declared in the Application Form.

Nomination Facility The sole Holder or all the joint holders may nominate one or more persons as nominee in accordance with the provisions of the Government Securities Act, 2006 (38 of 2006) and the Government Securities Regulation, 2007, published in Part III, Section 4 of the Gazette of India dated December 1, 2007.
Maturity period 7 years from the date of issuance.
Premature redemption Facility is available to the eligible investors after Lock in period of 4, 5, and 6 years in the age bracket of 80 years and above, between 70 to 80 years and 60 to 70 years respectively Penalty charges @ 50% of last coupon payment.
Transferability The bonds are not transferable. Transferability is limited to nominee(s)/legal heir in case of death of holder.
Tradability / Advances The bonds are not tradable in the secondary market and also not eligible as collateral for availing loans.
Application forms Available at designated branches of SBI, 11 Nationalised Banks and 4 Private Sector Banks.

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