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Government Securities Acquisition Programme (GSAP 2.0)

  Aug 28, 2021

Government Securities Acquisition Programme (GSAP 2.0)

Q. Why is this in news?
A. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has announced that it will conduct an open market purchase of government securities of ₹25,000 crore under the G-sec Acquisition Programme (G-SAP 2.0).

Q. What are Government Securities?

A.

  1. Treasury bills (T-Bills) – short-term instruments which mature in 91 days, 182 days, or 364 days, and
  2. Dated securities – long-term instruments, which mature anywhere between 5 years and 40 years

Q. Why G-Secs?

A.