An Equity Linked Savings Scheme (ELSS) is an open-ended mutual equity fund that not only helps you save cash, but also gives you the chance to grow your capital.
It applies under section 80C of the Indian Income Tax Act for tax exemptions. Suitable for investors who want to save money for at least 3 years and seek additional
income tax saving benefits apart from higher expectations of returns. Such investors should also be prepared for the possibility of modest declines in their holdings
and a 3-year lock-in duration at the same time.
ELSS Fund :
Most of these mutual funds keep the portfolio in stocks. However, from the date of purchase you can't sell these units for 3 years.
By showing investment as a deduction below 80c you can save taxes.