Revision of interest rates for Small Savings Scheme from 1st Oct, 2016 to 31st Dec, 2016
Finance Ministry has announced interest rates for Small Savings Schemes.
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Economic Affairs
North Block, New Delhi
Dated: September 29. 2016
Subject: Revision of interest rates for Small Savings Schemes.
The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s OM of even number dated 16th February. 2016. vide which the various decisions taken by the Government regarding interest fixation for small savings schemes were communicated to all concerned.
2. On the basis of the decision of the Government. interest rates for small savings schemes are to be notified on quarterly basis. Accordingly. the rates of interest on various small savings schemes for the third quarter of financial year 2016-17 starting on 1st October, 2016 and ending on 31st December. 2016, on the basis of the interest compounding/payment built-in in the schemes. shall be as under:
Instruments Rate of interest
Rate of interest
Saving Deposit 4.0 4.0 Annually 1 Year Time Deposit 7.1 7.0 Quarterly 2 Years Time Deposit 7.2 7.1 Quarterly 3 Years Time Deposit 7.4 7.3 Quarterly 5 Years Time Deposit 7.9 7.8 Quarterly 5 Years Recurring Deposit 7.4 7.3 Quarterly 5 Years Senior Citizens Savings Scheme 8.6 8.5 Quarterly and paid 5 Years Monthly Income Account Scheme 7.8 7.7 Monthly and paid 5 Years National Savings Certificate 8.1 8.0 Annually Public Provident Fund Scheme 8.1 8.0 Annually Kisan Vikas Patra 7.8
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Annually Sukanya Samriddhi Account Scheme 8.6 8.5 Annually
3. This has the approval of Finance Minister.
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India