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RBI decides to permit UCBs to undertake Intra-day short selling of Secondary Market Transactions in Government Securities

RBI/2013-2014/226
UBD.BPD. (PCB). Cir.No.9/09.29.000/2013-14

September 4, 2013

The Chief Executive Officers of
All Primary (Urban) Co-operative Banks

Madam/Dear Sir,

Secondary Market Transactions in Government Securities – Intra-day short selling

Please refer to our circular UBD.BPD.PCB.Cir.39/09.29.00/2002-03 dated March 13, 2003, in terms of which Urban Co-operative Banks were permitted to trade in Government Securities on the Stock Exchanges, but were not permitted to undertake short selling of Government securities, even on an intra-day basis.

2. It has been decided to permit well managed Urban Co-operative Banks, who are members of NDS-OM and have regular concurrent audit of their treasury operations, to undertake intra-day short selling of Government Securities. Accordingly, Urban Co-operative Banks, fulfilling the following conditions are required to seek permission from the Regional Offices concerned to undertake such transactions.

  1. NDS-OM Membership.
  2. Net Worth of ` 25 crore, CRAR of 9% or more and net NPA of not more than 3%.
  3. Sound risk management practices and mandatory concurrent audit of their Treasury Operations.

3. Urban Co-operative Banks are advised to adhere to the instructions/directions as prescribed by Internal Debt Management Department of Reserve Bank of India for intra-day short selling of Government Securities from time to time.

Yours faithfully,

(A.K.Bera)
Principal Chief General Manager

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