54 EC Capital Gain Bonds

Issue Highlight Capital Gain Bonds – 2022-23

IssueREC 54 EC Capital Gain Tax Exemption Bonds – Series XVI
Rating“CRISIL AAA”, “CARE AAA” , “ICRA AAA”
Issue Size1500 Crore plus green shoe option to retain the oversubscription
Coupon Rate 5.00%
Issue DateIssue Opening Date : 1 April 2022
Issue Closing Date : 31 March 2023
Minimum Application SizeTwo Bonds of 10,000 each (i.e. Minimum 20,000)
Maximum Application Size500 Bonds of 10,000 each (i.e. Maximum 50,00,000)
Mode of SubscriptionPrivate Placement
Cheque to be drawn in the Name of” REC Limited – 54 EC Bonds ” or
“Rural Electrification Corporation Limited – 54 EC Bonds “
Deemed Date of Allotment Last day of each month in which the subscription money is received and credited to REC 54 EC collection account
Interest Payment & Date Annually on June 30 of each year
Redemption / MaturityAt par, at the end of 5 year / 60 month from the deemed date of Allotment
TransferabilityNon-transferable , non-negotiable & cannot be offered as a security for any loan or advance
IssuePFC Capital Gain Tax Exemption Bonds –Series VI
Credit Rating“CRISIL AAA”, “CARE AAA” , “ICRA AAA”
Issue SizeRs 500 crore + Green Shoe option to retain oversubscription
Coupon Rate 5.00%
Issue DateIssue Opening Date : 1 April 2022
Issue Closing Date : 31 March 2023
Minimum Application SizeTwo Bonds of 10,000 each (i.e. Minimum 20,000)
Maximum Application Size500 Bonds of 10,000 each (i.e. Maximum 50,00,000)
Mode of SubscriptionPrivate Placement basis
Cheque to be drawn in the Name ofPFC Capital Gain Bonds
Deemed Date of AllotmentLast day of each month in which the subscription money is received and credited to PFC Capital Gain Collection Account
Interest Payment & DateEvery year on 31st July till redemption and balance along with redemption
Redemption / Maturity5 years from the deemed date of allotment
TransferabilityNon-transferable , non-negotiable & cannot be offered as a security for any loan or advance

Registrar & Transfer Agent

KFIN Technologies Pvt. Ltd

Issue IRFC Capital Gain Tax Exemption Bonds –Series VI
Credit Rating“CRISIL AAA”, “CARE AAA” , “ICRA AAA”
Issue SizeRs 1000 crore + Green Shoe option to retain oversubscription
Coupon Rate 5.00%
Issue DateIssue Opening Date: April 1, 2022
Issue Closing Date: March 31, 2023 (at the close of the banking hours) or at a date / time as may be decided by IRFC in its absolute discretion
Minimum Application SizeTwo Bonds of 10,000 each (i.e. Minimum 20,000)
Maximum Application Size500 Bonds of 10,000 each (i.e. Maximum 50,00,000)
Mode of SubscriptionPrivate Placement basis
Cheque to be drawn in the Name ofIRFC Capital Gain Bonds
Deemed Date of AllotmentLast day of each month in which the subscription money is received
and credited to IRFC Capital Gain Collection Account
Interest Payment & DateEvery year on 15TH OCTOBER till redemption and balance along with
Redemption
Redemption / MaturityAt the end of 5 years from the Deemed Date of Allotment
TransferabilityNon-transferable , non-negotiable & cannot be offered as a security for any loan or advance

54 EC Capital Gain Bonds -Registrar & Allotment Status

Who can invest in 54 EC capital Gain Bonds ?

Individual, Hindu Undivided Family (HUF), approved institution and non-resident Indian (NRI), can invest in these bonds provided certain conditions are met. The condition is that only long-term capital gains (LTCG) earned by selling a residential flat or independent house, which you held for at least three years, can be invested in this bond.

What is Interest Rate in 54 EC Bonds ?

Current Interest Rate 5 % (effective date 1 Aug. 2020 ) for these bonds. You will be paid the interest on the 30th of June every year.

How much amount can I invest to get the tax exemption?

You are required to make a minimum investment of Rs 10,000, while the maximum amount you are permitted to invest is Rs 50 lakh in a financial year. Since, the face value is Rs 10,000 per bond, you can buy maximum of up to 500 bonds in one financial year.

What is the lock-in period for 54 EC Bonds?

The lock-in period will be 5 years with effect from April 1, 2019. ( Old lock-in period 3 years)

What is the maximum investment limit for the Section 54-EC Capital Gain Bonds?

50 lakhs is the maximum amount that can be invested in these capital gain bonds.

Which bonds are eligible under the Section 54 EC?

REC (Rural Electrification Corporation), IRFC (Indian Railway Finance Corporation), PFC (Power Finance Corporation) and NHAI (National Highways Authority of India) are the bonds eligible under Section 54 EC.