- Frequently Asked Questions
- How to apply for IPOs on Upstox?
- How to apply for an IPO through your bank with your Upstox Demat account number?
- Why does my traded price not reflect among the high and low values on the chart?
- What is interoperability?
- What is a Margin Report?
- Open a trading account with Upstox
- Trading account vs. demat account
- Using the Upstox Brokerage Calculator
- Basics of a trading account in India
- What is zero brokerage trading?
- What is a contract note?
- Difference between investing and trading
- Futures & Options
- Trading with Upstox
- Brokerage & trading
- Market timings
- Types of trading
What is RGESS?
Rajiv Gandhi Equity Savings Scheme or RGESS was an equity tax advantage savings scheme for equity investors in India, with the stated objective of "encouraging the savings of the small investors in the domestic capital markets." It was approved by former Union Finance Minister, Shri. P. Chidambaram on September 21, 2012. It was exclusively for the first time retail investors in securities market. This scheme gave tax benefits to new investors who invested up to Rs. 50,000 and whose annual income was below Rs. 12 lakh. In 2013-14, the income ceiling of the beneficiaries was raised to Rs. 12 lakh from Rs. 10 lakh specified in 2012-13. However, in the UNION BUDGET for 2017-18, the government decided to end the Rajiv Gandhi Equity Savings Scheme (RGESS). (DP2017-305 20-Jun-2017 NOTIFICATION ON THE RAJIV GANDHI EQUITY SAVINGS SCHEME 2012)