RBI bonds will be issued and held at the credit of the holder in an account called bond ledger account or in the form of promissory note. These bonds in the form of bond ledger account, will be issued and held with the public debt offices of the Reserve Bank of India or any branch of a scheduled bank authorized by Reserve Bank of India. The bonds in the form of promissory note will be issued only at the offices of Reserve Bank of India. Where the bonds in the form of promissory note cannot be issued immediately on receipt of the subscription due to non-availability of the bond forms, or otherwise the receiving office will issue a provisional receipt in favour of the subscriber for the value of the subscription tendered by him.
The bonds issued in one form will not be eligible for conversion into the other form. The bonds issued under 9% Relief Bonds 1993, 10% Relief Bonds 1995 and the existing 9% Relief Bonds 1999 which are not matured will be eligible for conversion into the bonds in the form of bond ledger account under this scheme for the remaining tenure of the relative bonds.