The government on March 31 announced capital infusion totalling Rs 14,500 crore in four public sector banks (PSBs) through zero-coupon bonds. With this, the government has completed capital infusion in PSBs for this fiscal.
In November last year, the government infused Rs 5,500 crore in Punjab and Sindh Bank.
These non-interest bearing bonds have been issued to the Central Bank of India, Indian Overseas Bank, Bank of India and UCO Bank. The government will infuse Rs 4,800 crore in Central Bank of India, Rs 4,100 crore in Indian Overseas Bank, Rs 3,000 crore in Bank of India and Rs 2,600 crore in UCO Bank.
These securities will be issued in six different maturities and will be issued at par for the amount as per the application made by the eligible banks, according to a government notification. The date of issue of the special securities will be the date of receipt of the subscription amount from the eligible banks, according to the notification.