In a circular, the RBI said the allocation of incremental changes in the G-sec limit (in absolute terms) over the two sub-categories – ‘General’ and ‘Long-term’ – will be retained at 50:50 for FY 2021-22.
Also, the entire increase in limits for SDLs (in absolute terms) has been added to the ‘General’ sub-category of SDLs, said the circular on ‘Investment by Foreign Portfolio Investors (FPI) in Government Securities: Medium Term Framework (MTF)’.
The FPI limit in G-Sec General, G-Sec Long Term, SDL General, SDL Long Term, and Corporate Bonds, was Rs 9,54,280 crore as on March 31, 2021.
The revised limit (in absolute terms) for April 2021-September 2021 period is Rs 10,14,957 crore, including Rs 2,43,914 crore for G-sec General and Rs 5,74,263 crore for Corporate Bonds.
The FPI investment limit in the debt instruments for October 2021 – March 2022 period is Rs 10,75,637 crore.