Rate of Interest: @7.40% p.a.
type OF INTEREST : Fixed For the Tenure
MODE OF CALCULATION: payable quarterly
MINIMUM AMOUNT REQUIRED
in multiple of INR 1000
Maximum Amount Limit
Rs. 15,00,000/- lakh
Who can Invest
An individual of the Age of 60 years or more may open the account or An individual of the age 55-60 years who has retired on superannuation or under VRS subject to the condition that the account is opened within one month of receipt of retirement benefits.
Senior Citizens Savings Scheme
It is a scheme which gives a fixed coupon rate payable on quarterly basis and it is most recommended for all senior citizens. The rate of interest is higher than any bank deposit and a limit of Rs.15 lakh is applicable in the scheme. The interest is taxable and no TDS is deducted in any interest payment. Retiring individuals under V.R.S age 55 years can invest within 03 months of V.R.S. with documentary evidence.
Main objective of its launch in 2004 was to check the decline in interest income of senior citizens
Interest is payable quarterly
Interest rate is fixed at the time of investing and stays the same for entire tenure
Minimum deposit Rs 1000/- and maximum Rs 15 Lacs
Premature closure facility available with penalty
Individuals of age 60 years and above can invest
Retiring individuals under V.R.S age 55 years can invest within 03 months of V.R.S. with documentary evidence
Facility of joint account with spouse
Investment is completely risk free