Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Deposit Scheme (PMGKDS), 2016

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The Government of India announced the “Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Deposit Scheme (PMGKDS)”. This Scheme is applicable to every declarant under the Taxation and Investment Regime for Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana, 2016.

The terms and conditions of thePradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Deposit Scheme are as under:

Eligibility for Deposits  The deposits under this Scheme shall be made from the 17th day of December, 2016 till 31st day of March, 2017, by any person who declared undisclosed income under sub-section (1) of section 199C of the Taxation and Investment Regime for Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana, 2016

Form of the deposits –  The deposits shall be held at the credit of the declarant in Bonds Ledger Account maintained with Reserve Bank of India. A certificate of holding shall be issued to declarant. The Reserve Bank of India shall transfer the deposit received under this Scheme into the designated Reserve Fund in the Public account of the Government of India.

Authorised banks 

(a) Application for the deposit in the form of Bonds Ledger Account shall be received by any banking company.

(b) The Authorised Bank shall electronically furnish the details of deposit made to the Department of Revenue, Ministry of Finance, Government of India not later than next working day to enable the Department to verify the information of the deposit before accepting the declaration.

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(c) The authorised bank shall upload the details of deposit into Reserve Bank of India’s Core Banking Solution ‘e-Kuber’.

(d) The Reserve Bank of India and Authorised Bank shall maintain the confidentiality of the data received in this regard.

Subscription and Mode of investment in the Bonds Ledger Account.

(a) The deposits shall be accepted at all the Authorised Banks.

(b) The deposits shall be made in multiples of rupees one hundred.

(c) The deposit by a declarant shall not be less than twenty-five per cent of the undisclosed income declared under sub-section (1) of section 199C of the Taxation and Investment Regime for Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana, 2016.

(d) The entire deposit shall be made, in a single payment, before filing declaration under sub-section (1) of section 199C ibid.

(e) The deposit shall be made in the form of cash or draft or cheque drawn in favour of the authorised bank accepting such deposit or by electronic transfer.

Effective date of deposit.— The effective date of opening of the Bonds Ledger Account shall be the date of tender of cash or the date of realisation of draft or cheque or transfer through electronic transfer.

Applications.— (a) An application for the deposit under this Scheme shall be made in Form II clearly indicating the amount, full name, Permanent Account Number (hereinafter referred to as “PAN”), Bank Account details (for receiving redemption proceeds), and address of the declarant. Provided that if the declarant does not hold a PAN, he shall apply for a PAN and provide the details of such PAN application along with acknowledgement number.

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(b) The application under sub-paragraph (a) shall be accompanied by an amount which shall not be less than twenty-five per cent. of the undisclosed income in the form of cash or draft or cheque or through electronic transfer as provided under sub-paragraphs (c) and (d) of paragraph 5.

Nomination.— (a) A sole holder or a sole surviving holder of a Bonds Ledger Account, being an individual, may nominate in Form III, one or more persons who shall be entitled to the Bonds Ledger Account and the payment thereon in the event of his death.

(b) Where any amount is payable to two or more nominees and either or any of them dies before such payment becomes due, the title to the Bonds Ledger Account shall vest in the surviving nominee or nominees and the amount being due thereon shall be paid accordingly. In the event of the nominee or nominees predeceasing the holder, the holder may make a fresh nomination.

(c) A nomination made by a holder of Bond Ledger Account may be varied by a fresh nomination, or may be cancelled by giving notice in writing to the Authorised Bank in Form IV.

(d) Every nomination and every cancellation or variation shall be registered at the Reserve Bank of India through the authorised bank and shall be effective from the date of such registration.

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(e) If the nominee is a minor, the holder of Bonds Ledger Account may appoint any person to receive the Bonds Ledger Account or the amount due in the event of his death.

Transferability.— The transferability of the Bonds Ledger Account shall be limited to nominee or to the legal heir of an individual holder, in the event of his death.

Interest.— The deposits shall not bear any interest.

Tradability against Bonds.— The Bonds Ledger Account shall not be tradable.

Repayment.— The Bond Ledger Account shall be repayable on the expiration of four years from the date of deposit and redemption of such Bond Ledger Account before its maturity date shall not be allowed.

Interpretation.— The words and expressions used but not defined in this notification but defined in the Income-tax Act, 1961 (43 of 1961), the Government Securities Act, 2006 (38 of 2006) or the Finance Act, 2016 (28 of 2016) shall have the meanings respectively assigned to them in those Acts.

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