F.No. 1/04/2016-NS.II
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:

Instrument Rate of interest w.e.f. 01.07.2016
to 30.9.2016
Rate of interest w.e.f. 01.10.2016
to 31.12.2016
Compounding frequency*
Savings Deposit 4.0 4.0 Annually
1 Year Time Deposit 7.1 7.0 Quarterly
2 Year Time Deposit 7.2 7.1 Quarterly
3 Year Time Deposit 7.4 7.3 Quarterly
5 Year Time Deposit 7.9 7.8 Quarterly
5 Year Recurring Deposit 7.4 7.3 Quarterly
5 Year Senior Citizens Savings Scheme 8.6 8.5 Quarterly and
5 year Monthly Income Account Scheme 7.8 7.7 Monthly and
5 Year 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) 7.7 (will mature in 112 months) Annually
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
Tele: 01123092326

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