Government securities, often known as G-secs, are debt instruments that the government issues to borrow money. It accepts the government’s debt obligation. These securities come in two varieties: short-term (sometimes referred to as “treasury bills,” with initial maturities of less than a year) and long-term (usually called Government bonds or dated securities with original maturity of one year or more). In India, the State Governments exclusively issue bonds or dated securities, known as State Development Loans (SDLs), while the Central Government issues both Treasury Bills and Bonds or Dated Securities. G-Secs are referred to as risk-free gilt-edged products since they have almost no default risk. Click on the “Download PDF” option provided below to know more on-
- What is a Government Security or G-Secs?
- What is the different G-Secs?
- Can retail investors invest in G-Secs?
- What was the current proposal regarding G-Secs, and why it was made?
- Is G-Secs tax-free?