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Good News: Salary & Pension To Be Credited Even On Bank Holidays, From August 1

New Delhi: There’s good news for salaried people and pensioners.

Come August 1, salary, pension, interest, dividend and other payments, as well as investments through National Automated Clearing House (NACH) will be credited to respective accounts on bank holidays as well.

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) announced on Friday that NACH facility will be available on all days of the week.

“In order to further enhance customer convenience, and to leverage the 24×7 availability of RTGS, NACH which is currently available on bank working days, is proposed to be made available on all days of the week effective from August 1, 2021,” RBI stated.

This will also ensure quicker registration of Systematic Investment Plans (SIPs) as NACH system is used in the process. As of now, it takes a week or two to register SIPs through NACH.

It may be recalled that NACH replaced electronic clearing service (ECS) on May 1, 2016. ECS rules are being phased out in favour of NACH for SIPs in mutual funds.