Telephone / Post Services
Concssieon In Telephone / Postal Savings
Under the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology, the following
services are available for the senior citizens.
a) MTNL Services
Subscriber Category, Concessions available and documents required (only if claiming
concessional tariff) Concession is available only in standard tariff plan, which
at present is 'Plan 250'.
Age Care in India — National Initiative on Care for Elderly
||Entitled persons /Organizations
||Documents to be attached (duly attested Central/State Govt. Gazetted Officer)
|| Senior Citizens
||Rental Rs.1 87.50
||Age above 65 Years. Age proof required
b) Postal Savings Schemes
||Eligibility (Age Group)
|(a) Senior Citizens Saving Schemes
||GOYrs. 55 Yrs or more but less than 60 Yrs in case of Voluntary Retirement
||9% interest to elderly
||Minimum of Rs. 1000/-Maximum of Rs. 15 Lakhs
||No age limit for retired army personnel
|(b) Monthly Income Scheme
||Return of 8% and a bonus of 1 0% on maturity
||Minimum investment is Rs. 1000/- Maximum Rs. 3 Lakhs for single account.
||Rs. 6 Lakhs for joint account. Maturity
|| Period is 6 yrs.