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Reserve Bank of India

RBI/2021-22/115
DoR.AUT.REC.62/23.67.001/2021-22

October 28, 2021

All Scheduled Commercial Banks
(excluding Regional Rural Banks)

Dear Sir/Madam

Gold Monetization Scheme (GMS), 2015

In exercise of the powers conferred on the Reserve Bank of India under Section 35A of the Banking Regulation Act, 1949, the RBI makes the following amendments in the Reserve Bank of India (Gold Monetization Scheme, 2015) Master Direction No.DBR.IBD.No.45/23.67.003/2015-16 dated October 22, 2015, with immediate effect.

Gold Monetization Scheme, 2015

2. A new sub-paragraph 2.2.2 (f) has been inserted to read as follows:

2.2.2 (f) Interest on premature closure of the deposit in case of death of depositor before and after lock-in period

The amount payable to the depositor shall be calculated as a sum of (A) and (B), as indicated below:

(A) Actual market value of the gold deposit on the day of withdrawal.

(B) Interest payable on the value of the gold for the period of deposit at the applicable rate.

(i) Before lock-in period: The applicable interest rate shall be as under:

Type of Deposit Lock-in period Actual period for which the deposit has run
Up to 6 months >6 months and <1 year ≥1 year and <2 years ≥2 years and <3 years
MTGD 3 years No interest Applicable rate for MTGD at the time of deposit minus 1.25% Applicable rate for MTGD at the time of deposit minus 1.00% Applicable rate for MTGD at the time of deposit minus 0.75%

Type of Deposit Lock-in period Actual period for which the deposit has run
Up to 1 year >1 year and <2 years ≥2 years and <3 years ≥3 years and <5 years
LTGD 5 years No interest Applicable rate for MTGD at the time of deposit minus 1.00% Applicable rate for MTGD at the time of deposit minus 0.75% Applicable rate for MTGD at the time of deposit minus 0.25%

(ii) After lock-in period: The applicable interest rate shall be as under:

Type of Deposit Lock-in period Actual period for which the deposit has run
>3 years and < 5 years ≥5 years and < 7 years
MTGD 3 years Applicable rate for MTGD at the time of deposit minus 0.25% Applicable rate for MTGD at the time of deposit minus 0.125%

Type of Deposit Lock-in period Actual period for which the deposit has run
>5 years and < 7 years ≥ 7 years and < 12 years ≥12 years and < 15 years
LTGD 5 years Applicable rate for MTGD at the time of deposit minus 0.125% Applicable rate for LTGD at the time of deposit minus 0.25% Applicable rate for LTGD at the time of deposit minus 0.125%

A new sub-paragraph 2.2.2 (g) has been inserted to read as follows:

2.2.2 (g) Interest on premature closure of the deposit due to default of loan taken against MLTGD before and after lock-in period

The amount payable to the depositor shall be calculated as a sum of (A) and (B), as indicated below:

(A) Actual market value of the gold deposit on the day of withdrawal.

(B) Interest payable on the value of the gold for the period of deposit at the applicable rate.

(i) Before lock-in period: The applicable interest rate shall be as under:

Type of Deposit Lock-in period Actual period for which the deposit has run
Up to 6 months >6 months and <1 year ≥1 year and <2 years ≥2 years and <3 years
MTGD 3 years No interest Applicable rate for MTGD at the time of deposit minus 1.375% Applicable rate for MTGD at the time of deposit minus 1.125% Applicable rate for MTGD at the time of deposit minus 0.875%

Type of Deposit Lock-in period Actual period for which the deposit has run
Up to 1 year >1 year and <2 years ≥2 years and <3 years ≥3 years and <5 years
LTGD 5 years No interest Applicable rate for MTGD at the time of deposit minus 1.125% Applicable rate for MTGD at the time of deposit minus 0.875% Applicable rate for MTGD at the time of deposit minus 0.375%

(ii) After lock-in period: The applicable interest rate shall be as under:

Type of Deposit Lock-in period Actual period for which the deposit has run
>3 years and < 5 years ≥5 years and < 7 years
MTGD 3 years Applicable rate for MTGD at the time of deposit minus 0.375% Applicable rate for MTGD at the time of deposit minus 0.25%

Type of Deposit Lock-in period Actual period for which the deposit has run
>5 years and < 7 years ≥ 7 years and < 12 years ≥12 years and < 15 years
LTGD 5 years Applicable rate for MTGD at the time of deposit minus 0.25% Applicable rate for LTGD at the time of deposit minus 0.375% Applicable rate for LTGD at the time of deposit minus 0.25%

4. The Reserve Bank of India Master Direction No. DBR.IBD.45/23.67.003/2015-16 dated October 22, 2015 on Gold Monetization Scheme, 2015 has been updated incorporating the above changes.

Yours faithfully

(Prakash Baliarsingh)
Chief General Manager

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