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    REVISION OF INTEREST RATES FOR SMALL SAVINGS SCHEMES: FINMIN ORDER

    Revision of interest rates for Small Savings Schemes

    F.No. 1/04/2016-NSJI
    Government of India
    Ministry of Finance
    Department of Economic Affairs
    (Budget Division)

    North Block, New Delhi
    Dated: 18th March, 2016

    OFFICE MEMORANDUM

    Subject: Revision of interest rates for Small Savings Schemes.

    The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s GM 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 decisions 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 first quarter of financial year 2016-17, on the basis of the interest compounding/payment built-in in the schemes, shall be as under:

    Instrument Rate of interest w.e.f. 01.04.2015 to 31.3.2016 Rate of interest w.e.f. 01.04.2016 to 30.6.2016
    Savings Deposit 4.0 4.0
    1 Year Time Deposit 8.4 7.1
    2 Year Time Deposit 8.4 7.2
    3 Year Time Deposit 8.4 7.4
    5 Year Time Deposit 8.5 7.9
    5 Year Recurring Deposit 8.4 7.4
    5 Year Senior Citizens Savings Scheme 9.3 8.6
    5 year Monthly Income Account Scheme 8.4 7.8
    5 Year National Savings Certificate 8.5 8.1
    Public Provident Fund Scheme 8.7 8.1
    Kisan Vikas Patra 8.7
    7. 8 
    (will mature in 110 months)
    Sukanya Samriddhi Account Scheme 9.2 8.6

    3. The necessary notifications will be notified separately.

    4. This has the approval of Secretary (Economic Affairs).

    Sd/-
    (Anil Kumar)
    Under Secretary to the Government of India

    Source:-Finmin Order

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