Government securities, foreign exchange, money and rupee interest rate derivatives markets will remain open on Thursday and Friday, the Reserve Bank of India said in a statement.
The Maharashtra government has declared September 29 as a public holiday under Section 25 of the Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881. The public holiday on September 28, 2023 declared earlier has been cancelled.
"To ensure smooth functioning of the financial markets and non-disruptive settlement of transactions especially in view of the quarter/ half year end, it has been decided, in public interest, to keep the government securities market, foreign exchange market, money market and rupee interest rate derivatives market operational on September 29, 2023 in addition to being operational on September 28, 2023," RBI said.
It further said settlement of the auction of Government of India treasury bills conducted on Wednesday (September 27) will take place on September 29.
The auction of Government of India Dated Securities scheduled on September 29 will now be conducted on September 28, with settlement on September 29. The underwriting auction for sale of government securities will also be conducted on September 28, RBI added.