The Govt. proposal to decrease the senior citizen post office savings scheme interest from 9% to 8.7% and the PPF interest increase from 8% to 8.2% in these times of double digit inflation rate ranging between 15 to 20% shows their complete insensitivity to the senior citizens and the middle class. These interest rates must be substantially increased to atleast 12-13%. Will the Government of India please do the needful. If required the Govt. can put a ceiling on the total investment in these schemes to the extent of 30 or 40 lakhs.