Post Office Scheme: There are many schemes of Post Office which have been specially designed keeping in mind the needs of women. Let us know about their details.
SSY vs MSSC: Post Office keeps bringing schemes for every section of the country according to their needs. To make half the country’s population self-reliant, the Post Office launches many schemes. In Budget 2023, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman had launched Mahila Samman Saving Certificate Scheme according to the needs of women.
As its name suggests, this scheme has been specially designed according to the needs of women. You can get good returns by investing in this scheme in two years. Apart from this, you can get strong returns by investing in Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana for your girl child up to 10 years of age. Both the schemes have been designed according to the needs of women and by investing in them you can get strong returns. Let us know about the details of both the schemes-
Women Savings Certificate Scheme
Women of any age group can invest in this scheme and the maximum investment amount in it is Rs 2 lakh. You can avail the benefit of 7.50 percent fixed interest rate by investing money in this scheme for 2 years. Under this scheme, a rebate of Rs 1.50 lakh is available on the amount deposited under Section 80C of Income Tax. If you invest Rs 2 lakh under this scheme in December 2023, you will get Rs 2,32,044 lakh on maturity.
Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana
The Modi government at the Center had started Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana in the year 2014. This scheme was especially created keeping in mind the needs of women. Under this scheme, you can open a Sukanya Samriddhi account for a girl up to 10 years of age and get huge returns by investing Rs 250 to Rs 1.50 lakh per year. Under this scheme, which is run in the name of the daughter, the girl can withdraw up to 50 percent of the deposited amount after crossing the age of 18 years.
The entire amount can be withdrawn at the age of 21 years. By investing in this scheme, you will be free from the tension of your daughter’s education and marriage expenses. Under this scheme, the government is currently giving the benefit of 8 percent interest rate on the amount deposited.
MSSC vs SSY
Both Mahila Samman Savings Certificate and Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana schemes have been launched keeping in mind the needs of women, but the thing to note is that MSSC is a short-term savings scheme. Whereas SSY is a long term savings scheme.
By investing in Sukanya account, you will be free from the tension of your daughter’s education and marriage expenses. To get higher returns in short term, you can invest in MSSC account.