As per information accessible with National Savings Institute as on May end the quantity saved by individuals under Sukanya Samriddhi Scheme (SSY) May 2021 stood at ₹1.05 lakh crores. SSY is among the hottest small saving schemes for the lady youngster. Last year in May end the quantity stood at 75,522 crores. The quantity saved has elevated by round 40% up to now one year.
The recognition of SSY is in step with the curiosity rate it’s providing. Currently, the curiosity rate provided on SSY is the best amongst all small saving schemes at 7.6%. SSY, launched in January 2015 as a part of the federal government’s bigger ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’ marketing campaign, is aimed at encouraging and incentivizing Indian dad and mom to teach and nurture their daughters.
Under SSY, the mother or father or guardian of a woman youngster between age zero and 10 years can open an account within the youngster’s identify. Deposits may be made on a month-to-month or yearly foundation for the following 15 years from the date of opening the account. Investments can’t be made after the 15-year interval, however the account retains gaining curiosity for the following seven years and matures after 21 years. You can withdraw solely after the kid turns 18 years, topic to sure circumstances.
According to the Sukanya Samriddhi Account (Amendment) Rules, 2018, the minimal quantity to open an SSY account has been diminished from ₹1,000 to ₹250. The most you may put money into a year is ₹1.5 lakh.
Deposits made in SSY qualify for tax deduction for as much as ₹1.5 lakh under Section 80C of Income Tax Act. The quantity of curiosity earned by way of the account, in addition to the maturity quantity can also be tax-free.
SSY is good for folks saving for his or her daughters’ training, for the reason that funding horizon aligns with the kid graduating and pursuing greater training.
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