List of Eligible Shares / Mutual Funds (MFs) & Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) under Rajiv Gandhi Equity Saving Scheme (RGESS)

The investment options under the scheme will be limited to the following categories of equities?*:

Listed equity shares

a. The top 100 stocks at NSE and BSE i.e., CNX-100 / BSE -100 (This does not mean that one has to trade through NSE or BSE only. If the securities constituting BSE 100 or CNX 100 are listed and traded in any new stock exchange that may come up on a later day, the same will be eligible for RGESS.)

Download / ViewList of Top CNX-100 from the link given below :-

Download /view List of Top BSE-100 from the link given below :-

b. Stocks of public sector enterprises which are categorized by the Government as Maharatna, Navaratna and Miniratna

List of Maharatna, Navratna and Miniratna CPSEs  (as on February, 2013)

Maharatna CPSEs

  1. Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited
  2. Coal India Limited
  3. GAIL (India) Limited
  4. Indian Oil Corporation Limited
  5. NTPC Limited
  6. Oil & Natural Gas Corporation Limited
  7. Steel Authority of India Limited

Navratna CPSEs

  1. Bharat Electronics Limited
  2. Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited
  3. Hindustan Aeronautics Limited
  4. Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited
  5. Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited
  6. National Aluminium Company Limited
  7. NMDC Limited
  8. Neyveli Lignite Corporation Limited
  9. Oil India Limited
  10. Power Finance Corporation Limited
  11. Power Grid Corporation of India Limited
  12. Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited
  13. Rural Electrification Corporation Limited
  14. Shipping Corporation of India Limited

Miniratna Category – I CPSEs

  1. Airports Authority of India
  2. Antrix Corporation Limited
  3. Balmer Lawrie & Co. Limited
  4. Bharat Dynamics Limited
  5. BEML Limited
  6. Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited
  7. Bridge & Roof Company (India) Limited
  8. Central Warehousing Corporation
  9. Central Coalfields Limited
  10. Chennai Petroleum Corporation Limited
  11. Cochin Shipyard Limited
  12. Container Corporation of India Limited
  13. Dredging Corporation of India Limited
  14. Engineers India Limited
  15. Ennore Port Limited
  16. Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers Limited
  17. Goa Shipyard Limited
  18. Hindustan Copper Limited
  19. HLL Lifecare Limited
  20. Hindustan Newsprint Limited
  21. Hindustan Paper Corporation Limited
  22. Housing & Urban Development Corporation Limited
  23. India Tourism Development Corporation Limited
  24. Indian Railway Catering & Tourism Corporation Limited
  25. IRCON International Limited
  26. KIOCL Limited
  27. Mazagaon Dock Limited
  28. Mahanadi Coalfields Limited
  29. Manganese Ore (India) Limited
  30. Mangalore Refinery & Petrochemical Limited
  31. Mishra Dhatu Nigam Limited
  32. MMTC Limited
  33. MSTC Limited
  34. National Fertilizers Limited
  35. National Seeds Corporation Limited
  36. NHPC Limited
  37. Northern Coalfields Limited
  38. Numaligarh Refinery Limited
  39. ONGC Videsh Limited
  40. Pawan Hans Helicopters Limited
  41. Projects & Development India Limited
  42. Railtel Corporation of India Limited
  43. Rashtriya Chemicals & Fertilizers Limited
  44. RITES Limited
  45. SJVN Limited
  46. Security Printing and Minting Corporation of India Limited
  47. South Eastern Coalfields Limited
  48. State Trading Corporation of India Limited
  49. Telecommunications Consultants India Limited
  50. THDC India Limited
  51. Western Coalfields Limited
  52. WAPCOS Limited

Miniratna Category-II CPSEs

  1. Bharat Pumps & Compressors Limited
  2. Broadcast Engineering Consultants (I) Limited
  3. Central Mine Planning & Design Institute Limited
  4. Ed.CIL (India) Limited
  5. Engineering Projects (India) Limited
  6. FCI Aravali Gypsum & Minerals India Limited
  7. Ferro Scrap Nigam Limited
  8. HMT (International) Limited
  9. HSCC (India) Limited
  10. India Trade Promotion Organisation
  11. Indian Medicines & Pharmaceuticals Corporation Limited
  12. M E C O N Limited
  13. National Film Development Corporation Limited
  14. National Small Industries Corporation Limited
  15. P E C Limited
  16. Rajasthan Electronics & Instruments Limited

c. Combinations of stocks in (a) and /or (b) which are listed and traded on a stock exchange and settled through a depository system (eg. Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs)or Mutual Fund (MF) schemes with RGESS eligible securities as mentioned in (a) and / or (b) as underlying, provided they are listed and traded on a stock exchange and settled through a depository mechanism)

Following are the RGESS compliant Mutual Fund schemes available for subscription :


Open Ended:

Name of the Mutual Fund Name of the Scheme
Birla Sunlife Mutual Fund Birla Sun Life NIFTY ETF
Goldman Sachs Mutual Fund GS Junior BeES
GS Bank BeES
GS S&P Shariah BeES
GS Nifty BeES
India Infoline Mutual Fund IIFL Nifty ETF
Kotak Mahindra Mutual Fund Kotak Nifty ETF
Kotak Sensex ETF
Motilal Oswal Mutual Fund Motilal Oswal MOSt Shares M50 ETF
Quantum Mutual Fund Quantum Index Fund
Religare Mutual Fund Religare Nifty Exchange Traded Fund
SBI Mutual Fund SBI Sensex ETF

Close Ended:

Name of the Mutual Fund Name of the Scheme Available for

Subscription up toDSP BlackRock Mutual FundDSP BlackRock RGESS Fund08-Mar-13   IDBI Mutual FundIDBI Rajiv Gandhi Equity Savings scheme09-Mar-13   LIC Nomura Mutual FundLIC Nomura MF – RGESS Fund25-Feb-13   UTI Mutual FundUTI Rajiv Gandhi Equity Savings Scheme08-Mar-13

d. Follow-on Public Offers (FPOs) of (a) and (b)

e.       New Fund Offers (NFOs) of (c) above

Unlisted equity shares

f. Initial Public Offers (IPOs) of PSUs, which are scheduled to get listed in the relevant financial year and where the government holding is at least 51% and whose annual turnover is not less than Rs. 4000 cr for each of the immediate past three years.

(*Investment criteria as applicable at the time of investment)

To give the benefit of diversification and consequent risk minimization, investments into Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) or Mutual funds, set up as per the criteria laid down in the scheme, are also allowed under the Scheme.

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  1. Priyajit says:

    I have an query.I have opened my Demat A/c on last october-2013 & so far invested in the following MFs via SIP
    1. ICICI Pru Focussed Bluechip-Direct
    2.UTI Oppourtunities-Direct
    3. SBI Pharma-Direct
    4.IDFC Dynamic Bond fund_Direct
    5.ICICI Pru Discovery Fund
    6.ICICI Balanced Adv Fund
    So far I have invested 30k in the above mentioned MFs & extra Rs 8600/ in SBI Gold ETS via SEP manner.My annual income is below 10lac & also I am a first time investor.
    Am I eligible to avail 50% tax exemption over my total invested amount 38.6k under 80 CCG & are my MFs RGESS Compliant ??
    I have also invested in Tax free bonds of HUDCO,PFC,IREA,IIFCL.Are come under point (f)i.e IPO of PSUs??
    Will be grateful to receive ur reply.

    1. VIRAJ TAWDE says:

      You have been traded in stock market and even you used to demat account and u want to invest in rgess ,but , in rgess if u want to tax benefits , then you should be first time investor and you should have not been traded in stock market with your demat aacount
      that means before investing in rgess scheme your demat account should not have been use or not created your demat account , as per my information , THANK YOU

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