Senior Citizens Savings Scheme

Investments options for Senior Citizens

Finance - One of my journalist friends, who retired after completing 60 years, called me to seek my opinion about safe investment avenues with relatively better returns available for senior citizens. And this is how the idea germinated about this article. Let us discuss the safe investment avenues with better returns which are available to senior c...

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Why a senior citizen should invest in Senior Citizen Savings Scheme?

Finance - All retired senior citizens are finding it difficult to meet both their ends due to double whammy of constant inflation accompanied with reducing interest rates all around. The interest rates offered by banks on fixed deposits have come down to around 6%. Though the private banks and corporate offer higher rates they cannot risk their [&h...

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It’s Not Too Late To Save tax!

Finance - The deadline for making tax saving investments is 31 March. But, there is still time to adopt last minute tax saving tips to claims tax benefits offered by the Government. This article discusses some tax investment avenues which can be utilized before 31 March to lower one’s overall tax liability....

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5 Last-Minute Income Tax Saving Instruments

Finance - By now, you might have already submitted investment proofs to your company’s finance department to claim a tax deduction. However, if you have been running behind date, here are some useful tips to save your hard-earned money and taxes before the D-day. ...

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8 Income Tax Saving Schemes with Good Returns & Tax Benefits

Finance - Article discusses Rate of Interest, Limit of Investment and Income Tax Benefit from Investment in 8 Most Popular Tax Saving Instruments in India i.e.  1,2,3 and 5 year Time Deposit, 5 Year National Savings Certificates VIII Issue (NSC), 5 Year Post office Recurring Deposit(RD), 15 year Public Provident Fund (PPF), Post office Saving  Ba...

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Investment Limit for Sr Citizens doubled to Rs.15 lakh under PMVVY

Finance - The Union Cabinet chaired by chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval for extending the investment limit from Rs 7.5 lakhs to Rs 15 lakhs as well as extension of time limits for subscription from 4th May 2018 to 31st March, 2020 under the Pradhan Mantri Vaya Vandan Yojana (PMVVY) as part of Government's commitme...

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Govt proposes single act for PPF & Govt small savings schemes

Finance - At present, premature closure of a Public Provident Fund (PPF) account is permitted on specified grounds on completion of five financial years from the date of opening of account. Opening of accounts in the name of a minor is permitted under all the small savings scheme except the Senior Citizens’ Savings Scheme....

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Interest rate cut by 0.10% on KVP, PPF, SCSS 2004 & Sukanya Samriddhi

Finance - The interest rates of Public Provident Fund (PPF), Kisan Vikas Patra (KVP), Senior Citizens Savings Scheme, 2004 (SCSS 2004), and Sukanya Samriddhi Account (the Girl Child Scheme) were reduced by 0.10 percentage point for the quarter 01.10.2016 to 31.12.2016, and not 0.10 percentage per annum....

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Senior Citizen Savings Schemes – Taxation and Status

Finance - Senior Citizen Savings Schemes deposits are eligible for deduction under section 80C of Income Tax Act but interest earned on deposit is taxable....

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Interest Rates on Small Savings Schemes w.e.f. 01.07.2016 to 30.9.2016

Finance - On the basis of the decision of the Government, interest rates for small savings schemes are to be notified on quarterly basis. Accordingly, the rates of interest on various small savings schemes for the second quarter of financial year 2016-17, on the basis of the interest compounding/payment built-in in the schemes, shall be as under: ...

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Revised Small Savings Scheme interest rates w.e.f. 01.10.2020

F.No.1/4/2019-NS - (30/09/2020) - The rates of interest on various Small Savings Schemes for the third quarter of financial year 2020-21 starting from 1st October, 2020 and ending on 31st December, 2020 shall remain unchanged from those notified for the second quarter (1st July, 2020 to 3oth September, 2020) of financial year 2020-2...

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Govt relaxes guidelines related to small savings schemes

SB Order 25/2020 - (03/07/2020) - Govt relaxes guidelines related to small savings schemes and allowed further relaxation till 31st July 2020 in respect of Post Office 1,2,3,5 Year Time Deposit, 5 Year Recurring Deposit Scheme, Senior Citizen Savings Scheme, Monthly Income Account, Public Provident Fund Scheme,  and Sukanya Samridd...

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Revised Small Savings Scheme interest rates w.e.f. 01.07.2020

SB Order 24/2020 - (01/07/2020) - Rate of interest w.e.f 01.07.2020 to 30.09.2020 on Small Savings Scheme i.e. Post Office Savings Account, 1,2,3,5 Year Time Deposit, 5 Year Recurring Deposit Scheme, Senior Citizen Savings Scheme, Monthly Income Account, National Savings Certificate (VIII Issue), Public Provident Fund Scheme, Kisan ...

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TDS on interest on Post Office Saving Schemes reduced

S.B. Order 23/2020 - (26/06/2020) - In order to provide more funds at the disposal of the taxpayers for dealing with the economic situation arising out of COVID-19 pandemic. the rates of Tax Deduction at Source (TDS) for the following non-salaried specified payments made to residents has been reduced by 25% for the period from 14th Ma...

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Senior Citizens’ Savings (Amendment) Scheme, 2020 – Interest Rate Notified

Notification No. G.S.R. 287(E) - (05/05/2020) - Senior Citizens’ Savings (Amendment) Scheme, 2020- The deposit made under this Scheme between 12th December, 2019 to 31st March, 2020 (both days inclusive) shall bear interest at the rate of 8.6 per cent per annum. The deposit made under this Scheme on or after the 1st day of April, 2020 shall bea...

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Investments options for Senior Citizens

One of my journalist friends, who retired after completing 60 years, called me to seek my opinion about safe investment avenues with relatively better returns available for senior citizens. And this is how the idea germinated about this article. Let us discuss the safe investment avenues with better returns which are available to senior c...

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Revised Small Savings Scheme interest rates w.e.f. 01.10.2020

F.No.1/4/2019-NS (30/09/2020)

The rates of interest on various Small Savings Schemes for the third quarter of financial year 2020-21 starting from 1st October, 2020 and ending on 31st December, 2020 shall remain unchanged from those notified for the second quarter (1st July, 2020 to 3oth September, 2020) of financial year 2020-21....

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Why a senior citizen should invest in Senior Citizen Savings Scheme?

All retired senior citizens are finding it difficult to meet both their ends due to double whammy of constant inflation accompanied with reducing interest rates all around. The interest rates offered by banks on fixed deposits have come down to around 6%. Though the private banks and corporate offer higher rates they cannot risk their [&h...

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Govt relaxes guidelines related to small savings schemes

SB Order 25/2020 (03/07/2020)

Govt relaxes guidelines related to small savings schemes and allowed further relaxation till 31st July 2020 in respect of Post Office 1,2,3,5 Year Time Deposit, 5 Year Recurring Deposit Scheme, Senior Citizen Savings Scheme, Monthly Income Account, Public Provident Fund Scheme,  and Sukanya Samriddhi Account scheme. SB Order 25/2020 e.F....

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Revised Small Savings Scheme interest rates w.e.f. 01.07.2020

SB Order 24/2020 (01/07/2020)

Rate of interest w.e.f 01.07.2020 to 30.09.2020 on Small Savings Scheme i.e. Post Office Savings Account, 1,2,3,5 Year Time Deposit, 5 Year Recurring Deposit Scheme, Senior Citizen Savings Scheme, Monthly Income Account, National Savings Certificate (VIII Issue), Public Provident Fund Scheme, Kisan Vikas Patra and Sukanya Samriddhi Accoun...

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TDS on interest on Post Office Saving Schemes reduced

S.B. Order 23/2020 (26/06/2020)

In order to provide more funds at the disposal of the taxpayers for dealing with the economic situation arising out of COVID-19 pandemic. the rates of Tax Deduction at Source (TDS) for the following non-salaried specified payments made to residents has been reduced by 25% for the period from 14th May, 2020 to 31st March, 2021....

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Senior Citizens’ Savings (Amendment) Scheme, 2020 – Interest Rate Notified

Notification No. G.S.R. 287(E) (05/05/2020)

Senior Citizens’ Savings (Amendment) Scheme, 2020- The deposit made under this Scheme between 12th December, 2019 to 31st March, 2020 (both days inclusive) shall bear interest at the rate of 8.6 per cent per annum. The deposit made under this Scheme on or after the 1st day of April, 2020 shall bear interest at the rate of 7.4 per cent. ...

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Massive interest rate cut on Small Savings PPF/ SSA/ NSC/KVP/SCSS

F. No. 1/4/2019-NS (31/03/2020)

Government has declared Rate of Interest on Small saving for the Quarter of April 2020 to June 2020 with Massive cut in in interest Rate ranging from 0.70 to 1.40 % per annum. For example rate of interest on PPF been reduced by 70 basis points to 7.1% per annum and same on Sukanya Samriddhi […]...

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Senior Citizen’s Savings Schemes – Amendments to procedural rules

S.B. Order No. 11/2020 (14/02/2020)

Amendments to procedural rules relating to Senior Citizen's Savings Schemes in POSB(CBS) Manual in the light of recent changes circulated vide SB Order 13/2019 dated 18.12.2019....

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It’s Not Too Late To Save tax!

The deadline for making tax saving investments is 31 March. But, there is still time to adopt last minute tax saving tips to claims tax benefits offered by the Government. This article discusses some tax investment avenues which can be utilized before 31 March to lower one’s overall tax liability....

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5 Last-Minute Income Tax Saving Instruments

By now, you might have already submitted investment proofs to your company’s finance department to claim a tax deduction. However, if you have been running behind date, here are some useful tips to save your hard-earned money and taxes before the D-day. ...

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Posted Under: Finance |

8 Income Tax Saving Schemes with Good Returns & Tax Benefits

Article discusses Rate of Interest, Limit of Investment and Income Tax Benefit from Investment in 8 Most Popular Tax Saving Instruments in India i.e.  1,2,3 and 5 year Time Deposit, 5 Year National Savings Certificates VIII Issue (NSC), 5 Year Post office Recurring Deposit(RD), 15 year Public Provident Fund (PPF), Post office Saving  Ba...

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All you wanted to know about Senior Citizen Saving Scheme

Senior citizens do not have any active income and ability to earn post their retirement, they thus depend on the interest income and cannot  take any risk with their money. Senior Citizen Saving Scheme (SCSS) is one of the avenue which gives better returns than other products and is perfectly safe. Let us discuss. Who […]...

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Senior Citizens’ Savings Scheme, 2019- Detailed Analysis

Government has notified new Senior Citizens’ Savings Scheme, 2019 w.e.f. 12th December, 2019 vide notification No. G.S.R. 916(E). Article explains  Opening of account under Senior Citizens’ Savings Scheme, 2019, Deposit under Senior Citizens’ Savings Scheme, 2019, Interest on deposit under Senior Citizens’ Savings Scheme, 2019, P...

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Senior Citizens’ Savings Scheme, 2019

Notification No. G.S.R. 916(E) (12/12/2019)

An individual fulfilling the following conditions may open Senior Citizens’ Savings Scheme account by making an application in Form-1 to the accounts office (i) who has attained the age of sixty years on the date of opening of the account; or...

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Govt withdraws rules related to PPF, NSC, NSS, Sukanya Samriddhi etc.- Issued New Rules

Notification No. G.S.R. 912(E) (12/12/2019)

Central Government rescinds rules, namely The Post Office Savings Account Rules, 1981, The National Savings Time Deposit Rules, 1981, National Savings Recurring Deposit Rules, 1981, National Savings (Monthly Income Account) Rules, 1987, National Savings Certificate (VIII Issue) Rules, 1989, Senior Citizens Savings Scheme Rules, 2004, Kisa...

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Senior Citizens Savings Scheme (Amendment) Rules 2019

G.S.R. 504(E) (16/07/2019)

These rules may be called the Senior Citizens Savings Scheme (Amendment) Rules, 2019. They shall be deemed to have come into force on the 1st day of July, 2019....

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Tax benefits for senior citizens/ Super Senior Citizens

1) The Income Tax Act identifies a senior citizen as a person who is 65 years of age or more at any time during the previous year. It provides for special benefits for such persons.2) As per the IT Act, senior citizens who have an income up to Rs ...

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Let your Investments Evolve With Your Life

As we progress in life, our goals and milestones are modified. Not only have we changed the way we live but we also change our perception of the future. Our life’s goals include factors such as travelling, medical benefits, financial independence and zero liabilities. ...

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Top 5 Smart Tax Saving Options

As the end of financial year draws near, many of my friends who were least bothered about tax saving investments throughout the year, have started hunting down options to park their surplus funds and consequently save up on taxes....

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Investment Limit for Sr Citizens doubled to Rs.15 lakh under PMVVY

The Union Cabinet chaired by chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval for extending the investment limit from Rs 7.5 lakhs to Rs 15 lakhs as well as extension of time limits for subscription from 4th May 2018 to 31st March, 2020 under the Pradhan Mantri Vaya Vandan Yojana (PMVVY) as part of Government's commitme...

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Govt proposes single act for PPF & Govt small savings schemes

At present, premature closure of a Public Provident Fund (PPF) account is permitted on specified grounds on completion of five financial years from the date of opening of account. Opening of accounts in the name of a minor is permitted under all the small savings scheme except the Senior Citizens’ Savings Scheme....

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Interest rates for Small Savings Scheme for 01.01.2018 to 31.03.2018

F.No.01/04/2016-NS (27/12/2017)

Rates of interest on various small savings schemes for the fourth quarter of financial year 2017-18 starting 1st January, 2018 and ending on 31st March, 2018, on the basis of the interest compounding payment built-in in the schemes, shall he as under....

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Senior Citizens Savings Scheme (Amendment) Rules, 2017

Notification No. G.S.R.1235(E) (03/10/2017)

In the Senior Citizen Savings Scheme Rules, 2004, in rule 2, in clause (d), in sub-clause (ii), in the second proviso, for the words irrespective of the above age limit the words on attaining the age of fifty years shall be substituted....

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Interest rates for Small Savings Schemes for Q4 of FY 2016-17

RBI/2016-17/225 DGBA.GAD.2012/15.02.005/2016-17 (09/02/2017)

The Government of India, had vide their Office Memorandum (OM) No.F.No.1/04/2016–NS.II dated December 30, 2016 advised the rate of interest on various small savings schemes for the fourth quarter of the financial year 2016-17 (copy enclosed)....

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Interest rate of PPF, SCSC, Sukanya Samridhi, NSC wef 01.01.2017

F.No. 1/04/2016-NS.II (30/12/2016)

interest on various small savings schemes for the fourth quarter of financial year 2016-17 starting on 1st January, 2017 and ending on 31st March,2017,...

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Falling interest rates and plight of senior citizens

Before the previous last RBI meet,  there was an increased expectation of rate cuts by RBI as a measure of providing impetus to the economy after a demonstration.  That RBI maintaining status quo on repo rates at 6.25% is a negative thing for most people but senior citizens in India. Citing increased liquidity available and […]...

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Interest rate cut by 0.10% on KVP, PPF, SCSS 2004 & Sukanya Samriddhi

The interest rates of Public Provident Fund (PPF), Kisan Vikas Patra (KVP), Senior Citizens Savings Scheme, 2004 (SCSS 2004), and Sukanya Samriddhi Account (the Girl Child Scheme) were reduced by 0.10 percentage point for the quarter 01.10.2016 to 31.12.2016, and not 0.10 percentage per annum....

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Senior Citizen Savings Schemes – Taxation and Status

Senior Citizen Savings Schemes deposits are eligible for deduction under section 80C of Income Tax Act but interest earned on deposit is taxable....

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Interest rates on Small Savings Schemes for Oct,16 to -Dec,16

F.No. 1/04/2016-NS.II (29/09/2016)

On the basis of the decision of the Government, interest rates for small savings schemes are to be notified on quarterly basis. Accordingly. the rates of interest on various small savings schemes for the third quarter of financial year 2016-17 starting on 1st October, 2016 and ending on 31st December, 2016...

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Interest Rates on Small Savings Schemes w.e.f. 01.07.2016 to 30.9.2016

On the basis of the decision of the Government, interest rates for small savings schemes are to be notified on quarterly basis. Accordingly, the rates of interest on various small savings schemes for the second quarter of financial year 2016-17, on the basis of the interest compounding/payment built-in in the schemes, shall be as under: ...

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Interest rate on Senior Citizens Savings Scheme from 01.04.2015

G.S.R. 592(E) (27/07/2015)

In the Senior Citizen Savings Scheme Rules, 2004, in rule 7, in sub-rule (1), after the third provisio, following proviso shall be inserted, namely:—Provided also that in the case of a deposit made under these rules on or after the 1st day of April, 2015, it shall bear at the rate of 9.3 per cent. per annum from the date of deposit....

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All about Senior Citizens Savings Scheme, 2004

As name itself suggests, this scheme is only for the senior citizens. The account may be opened by an individual, who has attained age of 60 years or above on the date of opening of the account. The account may also be opened by those who has attained the age 55 years or more but less than 60 years and has retired under a Voluntary Retire...

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PPF Interest Rate increased to 8.80% p.a. 5 year SCSS, 2004 to 9.3% p.a.

RBI/2011-12/483 DGBA.CDD. No. H- 6506 /15.02.001/2011-12 (03/04/2012)

RBI Circular No. DGBA.CDD. No. H- 6506 The Government of India have vide their Office Memorandum (OM) No. 6-1/2011-NS.II (Pt.) dated March 26, 2012, advised the rate of interest on various small savings schemes for the financial year 2012-13. Accordingly, the rates of interest on PPF, 1968 and SCSS, 2004 for the financial year 2012-13 ef...

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PPF Scheme, 1968/Senior Citizens Savings Scheme Rules, 2004 – Notified branches of Central Bank of India

Notification No. F.7/9/2008-NS.II (19/01/2012)

n pursuance of clause (b) of paragraph 2 of the Public Provident Fund Scheme, 1968 and of sub-clause (ii) of clause (e) of rule 2 of Senior Citizens Savings Scheme Rules, 2004, the Central Government hereby further auhorises the following 111 branches of Central Bank of India to receive, with immediate effect, subscriptions under the Publ...

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Authorization of Specified Branches of SBI to receive, with immediate effect, subscriptions under Public Provident Fund Scheme, 1968 and Senior Cit

Notification No. 7/9/2011 - Income Tax (18/11/2011)

Notification No. 7/9/2011 - Income Tax Central Government hereby authorises the following 50 branches of Bank of India to receive, with immediate effect, subscriptions under the Public Provident Fund Scheme, 1968 and Senior Citizens Savings Scheme Rules, 2004:—...

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Interest Rates on Post office Saving Account, Deposit, RD, SCSS, MIS, NSC and PPF to increase soon

Interest Rates on Small Savings Instruments (i) The rate of interest paid under Post Office Savings Account (POSA) will be increased from 3.5% to 4% p.a. (ii) The rate of interest on small savings schemes will be aligned with G-Sec rates of similar maturity, with a spread of 25 basis points (bps) with two excep...

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Higher Rate of Interest under Senior Citizens Saving Scheme

The Senior Citizens Savings Scheme, 2004 (SCSS), was designed to meet the need of a regular flow of income for the senior citizens and retired persons with security of investment, liquidity of funds and operation convenience. Keeping in view of the above, higher rate of interest at 9 percent per annum is offered to all senior citizens und...

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Senior Citizens Savings Scheme, 2004 – Acceptance of Form 15-G from Nominees

DGBA.CDD.H-10566/15.15.001/2008-09 (05/06/2009)

Circular Ref. No. DGBA.CDD.H-10566/15.15.001/2008-09 Dated 5-6-2009 As you are aware, investors under Senior Citizens Savings Scheme, 2004 (SCSS) are eligible to file Form 15-G and 15-H to claim exemption from TDS on the interest payable on the deposits under the said scheme. 2. Central Board of Direct Taxes have now clarified, vide thei...

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Senior Citizens Savings Scheme Rules, 2004

Notification No. G.S.R 490(E) (02/08/2004)

(1) These rules may be called the Senior Citizens Savings Scheme Rules, 2004. (2) They shall come into force on the 2nd day of August, 2004....

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