Retail investor can purchase Government Bond now. New facility of Retail Direct Gilt Account is launched. Gilt account is required in order to buy and sell bonds. All government securities are available centrally on this site. Earlier the facility of buying bond and government securities were available only to banks and mutual funds. Gilt account or Retail Direct Gilt account is mandatory to purchase bonds by retail investors. No fee is applicable in order to open and maintain RDG account. In this post, we will take a look at how to open Gilt Account and eligibility to open Gilt Account.