Entities participating in Gold Monetisation Scheme can earn up to 2.50 per cent interest rate on their idle gold.
Interest rate on Medium and Long Term Government Deposit (MLTGD) are 2.25 per cent and 2.20 per cent, respectively, according to a notification issued by RBI today.
The tenor of medium term would be between 5-7 years while long term would for 12-15 years tenure.
The deposit under MLTGD category will be accepted by the designated banks on behalf of the central government.
The receipts issued by the Collection and Purity Testing Centre (CPTC) and the deposit certificate issued by the designated banks shall state this clearly.
The government had in September cleared the gold monetisation scheme aimed at tapping part of an estimated 20,000 tonnes of idle gold worth about Rs 5,40,000 crore into the banking system.
The gold received under MLTGD will be auctioned by the agencies notified by the government and the sale proceeds will be credited to government’s account held with RBI, it said.
Reserve Bank of India will maintain the Gold Deposit Accounts denominated in gold in the name of the designated banks that will in turn hold sub-accounts of individual depositors, it added.