Statutory definitions

Government security

“Government security” means a security created and issued by the Government for the purpose of raising a public loan or for any other purpose as may be notified by the Government in the Official Gazette and having one of the forms mentioned in section 3;

Section 3 of The Government Securities Act, 2006

3. Forms of Government securities

A Government security may, subject to such terms and conditions as may be specified, be in such forms as may be prescribed or in one of the following forms, namely:-

(i) a Government promissory note payable to or to the order of a certain person; or

(ii) a bearer bond payable to bearer; or

(iii) a stock; or

(iv) a bond held in a bond ledger account.

Explanation .-For the purpose of this section, “stock” means a Government security,-
(i) registered in the books of the Bank for which a stock certificate is issued; or

(ii) held at the credit of the holder in the subsidiary general ledger account including the constituents subsidiary general ledger account maintained in the books of the Bank, and transferable by registration in the books of the Bank.

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