IDFC Infrastructure Bonds FAQ

by Manshu on October 12, 2010

in Fixed Deposits

Also read about the REC Infrastructure bonds here or the IDFC Infrastructure Bonds Tranche 2 here.

The IDFC Infrastructure Bond post has thrown up some interesting questions from readers which were not part of the post itself, and while I am replying to them in comments – I thought I’d do a fresh post with 5 questions that I thought deserved a post of their own.

1. Is opening a demat account compulsory for investing in the IDFC Infrastructure bonds?

No, it is not.

When this scheme opened there was just the option to invest in it if you had a demat account, but some changes have been made (pdf) and opening a demat account is not compulsory now. You can buy them in physical form also. Their website tells you how to do this.

You can also subscribe to the Bonds in physical form by following these simple steps:

  • Don’t fill up the demat details in the application form
  • Compulsorily provide the following three documents with the application form:
    • Self-attested copy of the PAN card;
    • Self-attested copy of a cancelled cheque of the bank account to which the amounts pertaining to payment of refunds, interest and redemption, as applicable, should be credited.
    • Self-attested copy of the proof of residence. Any of the following documents shall be considered as a verifiable proof of residence:
      • Ration card issued by the Government of India; or
      • Valid driving license issued by any transport authority of the Republic of India; or
      • Electricity bill (not older than 3 months); or
      • Landline telephone bill (not older than 3 months); or
      • Valid passport issued by the Government of India; or
      • Voter’s Identity Card issued by the Government of India; or
      • Passbook or latest bank statement issued by a bank operating in India; or
      • Leave and license agreement or agreement for sale or rent agreement or flat maintenance bill; or
  • Letter from a recognized public authority or public servant verifying the identity and residence of the Applicant.
  • 2. Is the interest earned from the IDFC Infrastructure bond tax-free?

    While IDFC Infrastructure bonds may not attract TDS – the interest itself is not tax – free. It’s only the Rs. 20,000 you get reduced from your taxable salary that helps save tax.

    3. Has the closing date to invest in IDFC Bonds extended?

    Yes, the closing date has been extended from 18th October to 22nd October.

    4. When do the bonds start trading in the stock exchange?

    After the initial lock – in period of 5 years is over, the bonds will list on the NSE and BSE, and start trading there.

    5. Which option has the highest yield?

    Yield table from the website. Now keep in mind this is just the yield, the lock in periods differ between various series, and that needs to be taken into account while making your decision, however since my earlier post didn’t have this yield table I am including it here.

    IDFC Infrastructure Bond

    IDFC Infrastructure Bond

    Click here to read the earlier review of the IDFC Infrastructure Bond.

    { 45 comments… read them below or add one }

    IDFC Infrastructre Bond January 24, 2011 at 7:37 am

    Dear all,

    I have an query:- I have demat accounts in India Bulls and Reliancemoney. My question is weather i can buy these bonds directly through these platforms online without going to the vendor for purchasing these bonds.
    Pl suggest

    Ram Kumar


    Manshu January 24, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    Ram – You can directly buy them through ICICI Direct, – I don’t know if India Bulls or Reliance Money provide that feature or not. You can call the helpline and see. If they don’t then you can fill up an application at a bank branch and submit it there. I think by vendor you mean an agent or IFA (Independent Financial Adviser), and buying them through a bank branch will help you do that.


    IDFC Infrastructre Bond January 26, 2011 at 9:43 am

    Thanks for your kind reply. I’ ll contact to the service provider then.


    asHOK January 24, 2011 at 9:38 am

    i want to invest in infrastructure bonds, please guide me, and offer available in the month of jan/feb 2011


    Manshu January 24, 2011 at 11:15 pm

    REC & IDFC Tranche 2 are open, so you can invest in either of them based on your need and availability of these bonds to you.


    ashok January 24, 2011 at 9:42 am

    i want to invest in infrastructure bonds, guide me, about bonds available in coming months jan/feb 2011


    Inderjeet Bharnagar January 27, 2011 at 1:20 am

    Ashok: In the coming months, you can expect bonds from LIC, but then, there has been no announcement on their opening date yet. REC is already open till 28th March and IDFC is supposed to close on 4th Feb.

    In my opinion , since LIC , if it does come out with infra bonds will not be offering anything more than the current series of bonds are offering.


    Shiv January 27, 2011 at 10:17 pm

    Not sure about LIC but PFC, IIFCL, IDFC (again in March), probably L&T (again in February) are planning to come up with Infra Bonds in the coming months… So its raining Infra Bonds in the next two months… 🙂

    But plz dont remain sleeping till the last time as its not going to help you in any ways. Is it ?? Just get up, do your tax maths now & determine whether you need to invest in these bonds to save tax or not. If you need to, then just go for it as it is a good tax saving investment especially for people falling in 30.9% or 20.6% tax bracket as it adds at least 6.18% p. a. (30.9%/5) or 4.12% p.a. (20.6%/5) to already quoted 8% interest rate. It makes the returns to be over 14% or 12%, but that is before you pay tax on interest earned or Capital Gains Tax to be paid if you sell these bonds on NSE/BSE after 5 years.

    For more info about IDFC/REC Infra Bonds, the tax benefits u/s. 80CCF or to invest (Delhi, Gurgaon & Noida) you can call us at 9811797407


    VMCH VINAYA KUMARI January 28, 2011 at 7:20 am

    Dear sir i have invested IDFC infrabonds four numbers vide application no 52593832 vide cheque no 109678 drawn on ICICI bank visakhapatnam branch till date i have not received my bond certificate so i request you to kindly send my bond certificate at an early date.
    my address,
    Lecturer-chemistry govt polytechnic NARSIPATNAM,VSP DT,
    pin 531116


    Manshu January 29, 2011 at 8:38 am

    You can see the link where you can obtain your statement in comments above. No one here is going to send you the bond certificates. You can use that link to do it yourself.


    venkat January 31, 2011 at 1:46 am

    if any body required Infra Bonds processing, please call me at 9241545354 (for bangalore only).


    Chirag February 5, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    Manshu do you expect Tranch 3 for IDFC ?


    Manshu February 6, 2011 at 7:19 pm

    Yeah, I think they I read that they are going to come out with a new issue in March.


    VMCH VINAYA KUMARI February 14, 2011 at 5:05 am

    VMCH VINAYA KUMARI January 28, 2011 at 7:20 am

    Dear sir i have invested IDFC infrabonds four numbers vide application no 52593832 vide cheque no 109678 drawn on ICICI bank visakhapatnam branch till date i have not received my bond certificate so i request you to kindly send my bond certificate at an early date.
    my address,
    Lecturer-chemistry govt polytechnic NARSIPATNAM,VSP DT,
    pin 531116


    Naresh B Dholakiya February 14, 2011 at 10:13 pm

    Dear All,

    See the pathetic face of the KARVY, I have requested trough mail ,lot of times to send me physical cetifcates. They informed that it is sent thtough registred posts, I have checked with PO but PO didnot receive any posts. In this case I have not have certificates nor post offcie have then where it has gone ?.
    In registered post if somebody didnot not receive the post will go automatically to the sender, but KARVY didnot have returned post/Certificates.

    Afetr so many mails, they sent me format typing information on Rs 100 -Indemnity Bond. Now question is that why should I pay and do these exercise . It is missed by KARVY and not me and KARVY is at fault..

    I want to consult the authority which addresses such cases, please advise as I want KARVY should learn a lesson for such misdeed.




    Manshu February 15, 2011 at 4:41 pm

    Naresh – do you have your application number? Karvy had this link where you could enter the application and download your allotment advice, so you really don’t have to go through all these hassles if you have that.

    Try this link out:


    Adil February 18, 2011 at 5:31 am

    Manshu- That link does not work for Tranche 2, it seems.


    Manshu February 18, 2011 at 9:12 am

    That was originally meant for tranche 1, and I don’t know if they have released something else for Tranche 2 yet.


    Ravi V January 2, 2012 at 9:57 am

    Manshi, I searched with my Application no, no result after that i tried with my PAN then i got error like “file does not begin with ‘%PDF-‘ “


    shahab January 24, 2012 at 4:33 pm

    Thank Manshu, the link is very helful


    Sundar K February 17, 2011 at 2:10 am

    I have applied thru Demat 4 earlier transche in oct 2010 and got them in my demat form [sharekhan brkerage]

    Now can I convert them into physical form, as 5yrs is too long 4 me to continue my demat acct. Is there any prcedure 2 infrm Karvy/IDFC


    Manshu February 18, 2011 at 10:26 am

    Yeah there is an option to rematerialize them and you can go to Karvy to get the necessary paper work done.


    Naresh B Dholakiya February 17, 2011 at 6:41 am

    Thank you Mansu,

    I have downloded the copy from the site as suggegested long ago. Now concern is that after 5 years I may need original one for redeeming the bonds. At that time Photo copy may not be valid.

    Do you have any idea?Please let me know.

    As KARVY has not sent me the physical bonds, now without my fault I have to go for trouble.


    Naresh Dholakiya


    Manshu February 18, 2011 at 9:39 am

    They should redeem it at the time and credit your bank account (the one in which they pay the interest annually). I’m not sure if you really need the physical certificate for anything at all.

    Please check with the Karvy guy to be sure though.


    aakash singhai March 1, 2011 at 4:32 am

    i have invested in IDFC infra bond in 2/2/11 but i couldn’t get the certificate till now.secondly i am not living at the place which i have mentioned in the application form what should i do in the situation if the certificate return back.please guide me


    Manshu March 3, 2011 at 8:34 am

    Do you have the application number Aaakash – you can just download it online if you have that.


    rishiraj March 5, 2011 at 11:16 am

    invest in IDFC infrastructure bonds.
    interest rate of 8.25%
    tax deduction u/s 80 CCF

    For details & subscription in PUNE contact me on 9762847432 (Rishiraj)


    D.K.DAS March 7, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    I had submitted one application for IDFC Infrastructure Bond valued Rs 20000/- in the month of OCT-10, to ICICI Bank, Vashi. The amount has been debited from my SBI, Konkan Bhavan S/B A/C on 25th Oct,10; however till date i have not received any bond/ certificate from IDFC. Unfortunately i have missed out the application serial no. On checking at ICICI Bank, Vashi, they had informed their position being to be just of a receiver and forwarder, and they are of course right. Meanwhile i have also sent a mail to IDFC Manager, informing my predicament. What can be the pragmatic solution; incidentally also have to deposit copy of bond / certificate to my employer in order to claim the I-T exemption for the amount, which actually is now overdue.


    Manshu March 8, 2011 at 3:10 pm

    So, is this for Demat or physical copy? In case this is for Demat then you can look at your Demat account and see if it has been credited there.

    If it’s for the physical form then that makes it complicated but I think one way of dealing with this is to approach Karvy, and establish communication with them. They might be able to pull it out from your PAN number.


    Budesh Angadi March 9, 2011 at 12:15 am

    I have been allotted four bonds and till date i have not received the Bonds.
    The link,
    is showing the bonds.
    Will the same be considered as Bond or anything else will be posted to the mentioned Address.


    Prashant Joshi March 13, 2011 at 2:19 am

    I invested Rs.20k in IDFC Infrastructure bond on 22-Oct-10 & did not receive the bond certificate like many other, who posted their queries here. Through the Karvy site mentioned in the response by a gentlemen I got the details of my allotment, which I have downloaded & will submit to my employer in support of my declaration that I have invested Rs.20k in Infrastructure bond for taking benefit on IT.

    On the pdf file which I got after submission of my application number, there is no mention of my address. So what I should do now to obtain the original copy of bond certificate. I have alse mailed to their concerned id, mentioned on their website, but there is no response. Please advise what I should do….


    Manshu March 14, 2011 at 3:39 pm

    If this is in physical form then you should pursue this and get the address updated correctly. I’m not too sure if it will make a difference if the bonds are in demat form.


    DR. ANIL KUMAR March 18, 2011 at 5:55 am




    Shiv March 18, 2011 at 9:21 am

    Hi Mr. Anil Kumar

    Just approach ING Vysya Bank, Janakpuri Branch for PFC Infra Bonds or contact any Investment Services Provider in Dwarka to apply for Infra Bonds of your choice.. If you can visit our office in Lajpat Nagar or any nearby place we’ll get it done for you.. For more info: # 9811797407


    venkat March 18, 2011 at 3:42 pm

    if any body required Infrastructure Bonds processing, please call me at 9241545354 (for bangalore only).


    puneet September 11, 2011 at 1:50 pm

    Hi, I purchased IDFC infrastructure bond last year through sharekhan. I am very new to sharekhna. Ca anyone guide me how to check my bonds on sharekhan side. Thanks in advance


    R.H.KABRA December 7, 2011 at 3:37 pm



    NEHA KABRA December 7, 2011 at 3:38 pm



    I. Sreenivasa Rao December 19, 2011 at 11:46 am

    Hello, I have applied for IDFC Tranche-I (Appl. no : 22666641) with demat option and I have got acknowledgement email. The amount Rs.20000/- has also been debited my IDBI account. But so far demat a/c is not been updated with these details and would like to know the status of this.
    I also need to submit income tax proof in my company and how do I do as I applied with demat option. Do I get any physical copy of this even for demat option?
    Pl help.


    NITIRAJ December 23, 2011 at 6:34 pm



    Manshu December 23, 2011 at 9:54 pm

    No, you won’t need Demat if you bought the bonds in physical form in the first place.


    Jamuna Prasad Sharma January 13, 2012 at 8:37 pm

    Dear sir i have invested IDFC infrabonds four numbers vide application no 17998230by cheque no.000003 drawn on KOTAK MAHINDRA BANK,MATHURA (UP) branch on date-03.02.2011 till date i have not received my bond certificate so i request you to kindly send my bond certificate at an early date.
    my address,
    BB/35, Chandanvan, Phase-1
    Mathura (UP)
    PIN 281001


    BHAGABAN SAHOO March 7, 2012 at 4:47 pm

    Dear sir i have invested IDFC infrabonds vide application no 17506131 by draft no.777712 drawn on ING VYSYA Bank Ltd BHUBANESWAR branch on date-08.03.2011 till date i have not received my bond certificate so i request you to kindly send my bond certificate at an early date.

    NH Sub Division,BOUDH
    PIN- 762014
    Mob- 9437136631


    Jay Patel March 5, 2013 at 11:08 am

    Dear Sir,
    Subject: Change the name of Bondholder
    Bond Details: IDFC Long Term Infrastructure Bonds(2011-2012)-Tranche 1
    Registered Folio No: IDD0236579
    Certificate No: 236579
    ISIN: INE043D07781
    No Of Bonds: 4
    Distinctive No(s) : 0000139113-0000139116
    My father was holding the above referred bond & i regret to inform u, he has expired on 21st September 2012, so now i would like to transfer bond in my favour.
    Kindly inform me the procedure to under taken.

    Should you need any further information or need any clarification,please do let me know.

    C-S/2 Rajvi Complex,
    Sonal Cross Road,
    Memnagar,Gurukul Road,
    Mo. No:-9558466750


    Manshu March 5, 2013 at 11:27 pm

    I am sorry to hear about your loss, but I can’t help you. This website is like a newspaper. You have to contact IDFC to get this transferred to your name.


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