GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 2863
ANSWERED ON: 02.12.2016
Surplus from RBI
Will the Minister FINANCE
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(a) Whether the Government has received Rs. 66,000 crore surplus from Reserve Bank of India (RBI);
(b) If so, the details thereof;
(c) Whether the surplus generated through RBI’s investment activities, primarily in sovereign bonds like US Treasury-bills; and
(d) If so, the details thereof?
(a) & (b): The Government has received Rs. 65,876 crore as dividend on August 11, 2016 from Reserve Bank of India (RBI) for the year ended June 2016.
(c) & (d): During the financial year 2015-16, RBI’s income was from investment activities in domestic and foreign securities. The major portion (about 67 per cent) of the income was accrued from investment activities from domestic securities.