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What are the applicable charges for transacting in Government securities (G-secs) ?

The charges involved are as follows:

  • There are no brokerage charges to invest in government securities through Kite. However, a minimum amount of ₹0.01 will be charged per contract note. As per taxation rules, a service cannot be provided for an absolute 0 fee, due to which a token amount of 1 paisa is charged.
  • The charge to exit G-sec before maturity on Kite is the same as exiting any other security held in the demat account. To know the charges, see the list of charges.
  • Securities transaction tax (STT) is not applicable when investing in SGB , G-Sec , T-Bill and SGrB.