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Franklin India Government Securities Fund (erstwhile Franklin India Government Securities Fund - Long Term Plan)##

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Annualised Returns As of 31/05/2018
Minimum Investment/Multiples for Fresh Purchase (INR)

LT Plan: 10000/1 (G); 25000/1 (D)

Additional Investment/Multiples thereof (INR)

LT: 1000/1

Over 2,500 Unique Investors (As of 30/06/2018)
Why should you invest in Franklin India Government Securities Fund (erstwhile Franklin India Government Securities Fund – Long Term Plan)?
  • This fund invests in government securities with the primary investment objective to generate return through investments in sovereign securities issued by the Central Government and / or a State Government and / or any security unconditionally guaranteed by the central Government and / or State Government for repayment of Principal and Interest
  • The fund manager strives to enhance portfolio returns by actively managing interest rate risks arising due to market volatility
What are the “Tax Benefits” of investing in this fund?
  • Long term capital gains (LTCG) tax @20% (plus surcharge, if applicable and cess) with indexation if units held for more than 36 months
  • Short term capital gains (STCG) tax at the income tax slab rate if units are held for less than 36 months
  • Investor does not pay any tax on dividends but a Dividend Distribution Tax (DDT) is deducted at source @29.12% ( 25% + 12% surcharge + 4% Health & education cess) for Individuals and @ 34.944% ( 30% + 12% surcharge + 4% Health & education cess) for any other person.^^
  • In case of an investor being NRI, LTCG tax are chargeable @ 10% (plus surcharge, if applicable and cess) without indexation relating to units redeemed from unlisted schemes.

^^ The DDT is to be paid by the mutual fund after grossing-up income distributed to the investor.

What is the “Ideal Investment Horizon” while investing in this fund?

The recommended investment horizon is “1 year or more”

Alternative To
  • Government Bonds

Suitable For
  • Regular Income

  • Capital appreciation

Fund Video

Franklin India Government Securities Fund, earlier known as Franklin India Government Securities Fund – Long Term Plan is a fixed income fund that predominantly invests in government securities and manages the portfolio duration based on the market outlook. To know more about this fund watch the below video.

Fund Information

  • Inception 07/12/2001
  • Entry Load Nil
  • Exit Load Nil
  • NAV in INR as on 19/07/2018
  • Growth 38.38
  • Dividend 10.53
  • Direct-Growth 40.52
  • Direct-Dividend 11.26
  • Additional Fund Information as on 30/04/2018
  • Fund Size in INR (CR) 254.38
  • Weighted Average Maturity 12.66 Years
  • Modified Duration [3] 7.61 Years
  • Yield to Maturity [2] 7.85%
  • Expense Ratio [#] 1.74
  • Expense Ratio (Direct) [#] 0.79
  • Benchmark(s) I-Sec Li-BEX
    Crisil 10 Year Gilt Index
  • Fund Manager Sachin Shankar Padwal Desai & Umesh Sharma
Product Label
This product is suitable for investors who are seeking*:
  • Medium term capital appreciation with current income
  • A fund that invests in Indian government securities
Moderate

*Investors should consult their financial distributors if in doubt about whether the product is suitable for them.

## As part of the categorization and rationalization of schemes process, Franklin India Government Securities Fund (FIGSF) - Composite and PF Plan (Merging Plans) are merged into FIGSF – Long Term Plan (Surviving Plan) with effect from June 4, 2018 (Surviving Plan).
Franklin India Government Securities Fund – Long Term Plan has been renamed to Franklin India Government Securities Fund with effect from June 4, 2018

[#] The rates specified are the actual average charged for the month of June 2018. The above ratio includes the Service tax on Investment management fees. The above expense also includes proportionate charge in respect sales of beyond T-15 cities subject to maximum of 30 bps on daily net assets wherever applicable.

[2] Pre fund expenses.

[3] Modified duration of floating rate securities is calculated based on the next reset date.