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Bond refers to a security issued by a company, financial institution or government which offers regular or fixed payment of interest in return for borrowed money for a certain period of time.By purchasing a bond, an investor loans money for a fixed period of time at a predetermined interest rate. While the interest is paid to the bond holder at regular intervals, the principal amount is repaid at a later date, known as the maturity date. While both bonds and stocks are securities, the principle difference between the two is that bond holders are lenders, while stockholders are the owners of the organization.

Another difference is that bonds usually have a defined term, or maturity, after which the bond is redeemed, whereas stocks may be outstanding indefinitely. An exception is a consol bond, which is a perpetuity (i.e., bond with no maturity). Thus a bond is like a loan: the issuer is the borrower (debtor), the holder is the lender (creditor), and the coupon is the interest. Bonds provide the borrower with external funds to finance long-term investments, or, in the case of government bonds, to finance current expenditure. Certificates of deposit (CDs) or commercial paper are considered to be money market instruments and not bonds. Bonds must be repaid at fixed intervals over a period of time

TAXFREE BONDS (Salient Features)

  • Eligibility for Investment

    The Bonds may be held by -

    • 1An individual, not being a Non-Resident Indian (NRI)

      In his or her individual capacity

      In an individual capacity on joint basis

      In an individual capacity on anyone or survivor basis

      On behalf of a minor as father / mother / legal guardian

    • 2A Hindu Undivided Family
    • 3Charitable Institution

      'Charitable Institution' to mean a Company registered under Section 25 of the Indian Companies Act 1956.

      In an individual capacity on joint basis.

      An institution which has obtained a Certificate of Registration as a charitable institution in accordance with a law in force;

      Any institution which has obtained a certificate from Income Tax Authority for the purpose of Section 80G of the Income Tax Act, 1961.

    • 4"University" means a university established or incorporated by a Central, State or Provincial Act, and includes an institution declared under section 3 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956 (3 of 1956), to be a university for the purposes of that Act.
  • Limit of Investment

    There is no maximum limit for investment in the Bonds.

  • Tax Treatment
    • 1Income-Tax: Interest on the Bonds will be taxable under the Income-Tax Act, 1961 as applicable according to the relevant tax status of the bond holder.
    • 2Wealth Tax: The Bonds will be exempt from Wealth-tax under the Wealth- Tax Act, 1957.
  • Issue Price
    • 1The Bonds will be issued at par i.e. at Rs.100.00 percent.
    • 2The Bonds will be issued for a minimum amount of Rs. 1000/- (face value) and in multiples thereof. Accordingly, the issue price will be Rs.1000/- for every Rs.1,000/-(Nominal).
  • Subscription

    Subscription to the Bonds will be in the form of Cash/Drafts/Cheques. Cheques or drafts should be drawn in favour of the Receiving Office, specified in paragraph 10 below and payable at the place where the applications are tendered.

  • Date of Issue
    • 1The Bonds will be issued with effect from 21st April 2003.
    • 2The date of issue of the Bonds in the form of Bond Ledger Account will be the date of receipt of subscription in cash or the date of realisation of draft/cheque.
  • Form
    • 1The Bonds will be issued and held at the credit of the holder in an account called Bond Ledger Account (BLA).
    • 2New Bond Ledger series with the prefix (TB) are to be opened. All investment in 8% Savings (Taxable) Bonds by an existing BLA holder will be viewed as a new investment under a new BLA.
    • 3The Bonds in the form of Bond Ledger Account will be issued by and held with designated branches of the agency banks and SHCIL as authorised by Reserve Bank of India in terms of paragraph 10 below.
    • 4The Certificate of Holding in respect of Bond Ledger Account will be issued in Form TBX or Form TBY as applicable for non-cumulative and cumulative investments respectively.
    • 5The Certificate of Holding in respect of cash applications may be issued on the same day as per the extant instructions.
  • Applications
    • 1Applications for the Bonds may be made in Form ‘A’ (Annex 2) or in any other form as near as thereto stating clearly the amount and the full name and address of the applicant.
    • 2Applications should be accompanied by the necessary payment in the form of cash/drafts/cheques as indicated in paragraph 6 above.
    • 3Applicants who have obtained exemption from tax under the relevant provisions of the Income Tax Act, 1961, shall make a declaration to that effect in the application (in Form 'A') and submit a true copy of the certificate obtained from Income-Tax Authorities.
  • Receiving Offices

    Applications for the Bonds in the form of Bond Ledger Account will be received at:

    • 1Authorised Branches of State Bank of India, Associate Banks, Nationalised Banks, four private sector banks and SHCIL as specified in the Annex 3.
    • 2Any other bank or branches of the banks and SHCIL as may be specified by the Reserve Bank of India in this regard from time to time.
  • Nomination

    A sole holder or a sole surviving holder of a Bond, being an individual, may nominate in form B (Annex – 4) or as near thereto as may be, one or more persons who shall be entitled to the Bond and the payment thereon in the event of his/her death.

  • Transferability

    The Bond in the form of Bond Ledger Account shall not be transferable.

  • Interest
    • 1The bond will be issued in cumulative and non-cumulative form, at the option of the investor.
    • 2The Bond will bear interest at the rate of 8% per annum. Interest on non-cumulative bonds will be payable at half-yearly intervals from the date of issue in terms of paragraph 7 above. Interest on cumulative bonds will be compounded with half-yearly rests and will be payable on maturity along with the principal. In the latter case, the maturity value of the Bonds shall be Rs.1601/- (being principal and interest) for every Rs.1,000/-(Nominal). Interest to the holders opting for non-cumulative Bonds will be paid from date of issue in terms of paragraph 7 above upto 31st July/31st January, as the case may be and thereafter at half-yearly for period ending 31st July/31st January on 1st August and 1st February. Interest on Bond in the form of "Bond Ledger Account" will be paid, by cheque/warrant or through ECS by credit to bank account of the holder as per the option exercised by the investor/holder.
  • Advances / Tradeability against Bonds

    The Bonds shall not be tradeable in the secondary market and shall not be eligible as collateral for loans from banks, financial Institutions and Non Banking Financial Companies, (NBFC) etc.

  • Repayment

    The Bonds shall be repayable on the expiry of 6 (Six) years from the date of issue. No interest would accrue after the maturity of the Bond.

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DISCLAIMER

Mutual Funds and securities investments are subject to market risks and there is no assurance or guarantee that the objective of the Scheme will be achieved. Past performance of the Sponsor/AMC/Fund or that of any scheme of the Fund does not indicate the future performance of the Schemes of the Fund. Please read the Key Information Memorandum and the Offer Document carefully before investing.

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