POSTED BY February 14, 2013 10:49 pm ONE COMMENTON
I just read this article – http://www.moneycontrol.com/news/economy/rbi-tweaks-gold-deposit-scheme-to-make-it-more-attractive_824898.html#toptag.
If government or RBI really wants to “unlock” or “unfreeze” the “common man’s gold reserves”, why does the gold deposit scheme require minimum deposit 500 gms (50 tolas)???
Does anyone remember Sanjay Dutt going “Pachaas Tola! Pachaas Tola!” as a gangster in Vaastav? Doesn’t it tell that only gangsters (and really rich people) will have 50 tolas of gold to spare like this?
If they really want to unlock the gold reserves, shouldn’t they reduce the minimum deposit required to 1 tola or even 0.5 tola? Then why would any common man want to leave it lying around in the bank locker?
Does anyone else think this is stupid or is it just me?