How are capital gains from the sale of equity taxed?

Capital gains earned from the sale of equity are taxed based on the holding period of securities:

Holding PeriodType of Capital GainTax Rate
Less than 1 year Short-Term Capital Gains (STCG)  15% of the gain 
More than 1 year
Long-Term Capital Gains (LTCG) 
i. 10% of gains exceeding Rs. 1 lakh.
ii. Gains cannot be indexed.

iii. Gains are calculates as per the grandfathering clause

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