The Union Government of India on 12 June 2013 enhanced the limit of Foreign Investments in Government Securities by 5 Billion US Dollar. This decision of the Government is an effort to increase the overseas capital inflows and strengthen the value of rupee.
The enhancement has raised the total limit of investments from foreign entities to 30 billion US dollar from previous 25 billion US dollar. The notification released by the Union Government mentioned that the Foreign Institutional Investors registered to SEBI are only eligible for investment in the enhanced limit of 5 billion US Dollars. The investments can be made in categories named Sovereign Wealth Funds, Multilateral Agencies, Endowment Funds, Insurance Funds, Pension Funds and Foreign Central Banks.