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Gold Monetization Scheme

The Gold Monetization Scheme was first addressed during the Union Budget 2015-16 by the Union Cabinet in accordance with PM Narendra Modi. Gold Monetization Scheme (GMS) was launched by the Government of India on 5th November 2015 as an initiative for mobilizing the gold lying in Indian households and using it for productive purposes.

OVERVIEW OF GOLD MONETIZATION SCHEME

NameGold Monetization Scheme
Also known asGMS
Launched byPM Narendra Modi
Date of launching5 November 2015
Replaced schemeGold Deposit Scheme (GDS), 1999
Nodal MinistryMinistry of Finance
InterestFor 1 year : 0.50% p.a. Above 1 year up to 2 years : 0.55% p.a. Above 2 years up to 3 years : 0.60% p.a.
ObjectivePromote gold sector in the country by providing bank loans

OBJECTIVE AND BENEFITS OF GOLD MONETIZATION SCHEME

The Gold Monetization Scheme (GMS) is an initiative taken by the Government of India for the utilization of unused gold in productive use and also in the economy for its development.

Some of the major objectives of the Gold Monetization Scheme are:

•Mobilization of the gold that is possessed by the various households in the country.

•To reduce the import of gold to meet domestic demand.

•To support and improve the gold and jewelry sectors by providing gold loans from banks.

•To provide certificates to the depositors mentioning the amount and purity of the gold deposited.

HOW TO APPLY FOR GOLD MONETIZATION SCHEME

Every basic details are mentioned in link below:

https://m.rbi.org.in//Scripts/NotificationUser.aspx?Id=10084&

EXTERNAL LINKS

•Rate of Gold in India

https://www.forbes.com/advisor/in/investing/gold/gold-rate-in-india/

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