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As per Government of India’s notification dated 12.12.2019, this scheme is called as Senior Citizens’ Savings Scheme, 2019.

Salient Features of the Scheme :

Tenure of the Scheme

  • 5 years, which can be extended only once for 3 more years.

Rate of interest
As per Government notification

Frequency of Computing interest

  • Quarterly

Tax aspects

  • Interest is fully taxable

Investment to be in multiples of

  • Rs.1000/-

Maximum investment limit

  • Rs.15 lakh

Minimum eligible age

  • An individual who has attained the age of 60 years on the date of opening of the account (Except NRIs and HUFs)
  • 55 years for those who have retired under a voluntary or a special voluntary scheme provided investment is made within 1 month of date of receipt of retirement benefits.
  • Retired personnel of Defence Services (excluding Civilian Defence Employees) on attaining the age of 50 years.

Facility of premature withdrawals

  • Available after 1 year of holding but with penalty

Nomination Facility

  • Available

Mode of Holding

  • Generally single, joint mode is permitted but only spouses will be allowed to open accounts jointly with beneficiaries.