Post Office SCSS Policy: Start investing with only Rs 1000; choice to get Rs 14 lakh on maturity - SARKARI JOB INDIAN

Post Office SCSS Policy: Start investing with only Rs 1000; choice to get Rs 14 lakh on maturity


New Delhi: Many Indians have invested in several Post Office schemes that offer decent returns, along with the safety of investments. From short term plans to long term investments, investors can put their money in Post Office schemes without the risk of losing the invested sum. 

In one such policy named Senior Citizen Savings Scheme (SCSS), investors can rake in bumper returns on their investments. As the name suggests, SCSS is a scheme introduced by Post Office for senior citizens. 

This means that investors aged 60 or above can only open accounts in SCSS. However, you can also invest in the policy if you have opted for Voluntary Retirement Scheme (VRS).  

Currently, Post Office is providing a 7.4 per cent interest on investments made under Senior Citizen Savings Scheme. The scheme could fit the bill for recent retirees as one has to make one time investments in the investment policy. 

At the time of maturity, investors get the invested principal along with the generated interest. The minimum amount that one needs to invest to open an account in Senior Citizen Savings Scheme is just Rs 1000. 

How can investors get Rs 14 lakh in 5 years? 

Investors will need to invest a minimum of Rs 10 lakh in the Senior Citizen Savings Scheme to get about Rs 14 lakh at the time of maturity. You will need to invest Rs 10 lakh as a lump sum so that you can get Rs 14,28,964 at a 7.4% interest rate. 

Out of the total Rs 14,28,964 corpus, Rs Rs 4,28,964 is the interest on investment while Rs 10 lakh is your invested sum. One can invest a maximum of Rs 15 lakh in the Senior Citizen Savings account.  

If you’re planning to open an account in the Senior Citizen Savings scheme, you can deposit up to Rs 1 lakh in cash. If you’re planning to invest more than Rs 1 lakh, you will need to write a cheque or use other modes of payment.  Also Read: Google Play billing system integration deadline for developers in India extended, check last date

Moreover, investors also get tax benefits under section 80C of the Income Tax Act for their investments in the Senior Citizen Savings scheme. Also Read: Microsoft, Robinhood and other companies willing to recruit 900 employees fired by CEO on Zoom call

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