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Revised rate of interest for small savings scheme from Oct. 2016 to Dec 2016

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

(Budget Division)

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
w.e.f. 01.07.2016
to 30.09.2016
Rate of interest
w.e.f. 01.10.2016
to 31.12.2016
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

(will mature in
110 months)

(will mature in
112 months)
Sukanya Samriddhi Account Scheme 8.6 8.5 Annually

*No change

3. This has the approval of Finance Minister.

(Vyasan R.)

Deputy Secretary to the Government of India

Download Dept of Posts OM F.No. 1/04/2016-NS.II dated 29.09.2016