The government of India has notified the Electoral Bond Scheme 2018 vide Gazette Notification No. 20 dated 02nd January 2018. As per provisions of the Scheme, Electoral Bonds may be purchased by a person (as defined in item No.2(d) of Gazette Notification), who is a citizen of India or incorporated or established in India. A person being an individual can buy Electoral Bonds, either singly or jointly with other individuals. Only the Political Parties registered under Section 29A of the Representation of the People Act, 1951 (43 of 1951) and which secured not less than one per cent of the votes polled in the last General Election to the House of the People or the Legislative Assembly of the State, shall be eligible to receive the Electoral Bonds. The Electoral Bonds shall be encashed by an eligible Political Party only through a Bank account with the Authorized Bank.
2. State Bank of India (SBI) in the 6th phase of sale, has been authorised to issue and encash Electoral Bonds through its 29 Authorised Branches (as per list enclosed) w.e.f. 01.11.2018 to 10.11.2018.
3. It may be noted that Electoral Bonds shall be valid for fifteen calendar days from the date of issue and no payment shall be made to any payee Political Party if the Electoral Bond is deposited after the expiry of the validity period. The Electoral Bond deposited by an eligible Political Party in its account shall be credited on the same day.
Electoral Bearer Bond Scheme – 2018
Phase VI: November 1-10, 2018
Authorized Branch of State Bank of India
Name Of The Branch & Address
Branch Code No.
New Delhi Main Branch,
11, Parliament Street, New Delhi – 110001
Haryana, Punjab and Chandigarh
Chandigarh Main Branch,
SCO 43-48, Banking Square,
Distt: Chandigarh State: Chandigarh,
Shimla Main Branch
Near Kali Bari Temple, The Mall, Shimla
Himachal Pradesh, District: Shimla
State: Himachal Pradesh, Pin: 171003
Badami Bagh (Srinagar) Branch
Cantonment, Srinagar, Kashmir
District : Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir
Dist : Badgam, State: Jammu & Kashmir
Pin : 190001
Dehra Dun Main Branch
4, Convent Road, Dehradun
District : Dehradun, State: Uttarakhand Pin : 248001
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