NATIONAL SAVINGS CERTIFICATES (IX ISSUE) (AMENDMENT) RULES, 2012 – AMENDMENT IN RULES 15 AND 16

NOTIFICATION NO.GSR 319(E), DATED 25-4-2012

In exercise of the powers conferred by section 12 of the Government Savings Certificates Act, 1959 (46 of 1959), the Central Government hereby makes the following rules further to amend the National Savings Certificates (IX Issue) Rules, 2011, namely:-

1. (1) These rules may be called the National Savings Certificates (IX Issue) (Amendment) Rules, 2012.

(2) They shall deemed to have come into force on the 1st day of April, 2012.

2. In the National Savings Certificates (IX Issue) Rules, 2011 (hereinafter referred to as the said rules), rule 15 shall be renumbered as sub-rule (1) of rule 15 and after sub-rule (1), as so renumbered, the following sub-rule shall be inserted, namely:-

“(2) Where a certificate has been purchased on or after the 1st day of April, 2012 the amount inclusive of interest, payable on encashment of the certificate at any time after the expiry of its maturity period shall be Rs 238.87 for denomination of Rs. 100 and at proportionate rate for any other denomination. The interest as specified in the Table below shall accrue to the holder or holders of the certificate at the end of each year and the interest so accrued at the end of each year upto the end of the fourth year shall be deemed to have been reinvested on behalf of the holder and aggregated with the amount of face value of the certificate.

TABLE

The year for which interest accrues

Amount of interest (rupees) accruing on certificate of Rs. 100 denomination

First Year

9.10

Second Year

9.93

Third Year

10.83

Fourth Year

11.81

Fifth Year

12.89

Sixth Year

14.06

Seventh Year

15.34

Eighth Year

16.74

Ninth Year

18.26

Tenth Year

19.92

Note: The amount of interest accruing on a certificate of any other denomination shall be proportionate to the amount specified in the Table above”.

3. In rule 16 of the said rules,

(a)  sub-rule (4) shall be renumbered as clause (i) of sub-rule (4), and in clause (i) as so renumbered, after the figures, letters and words “1st day of December, 2011”, the words, figures and letters “but before the 1st day of April, 2012” shall be inserted;

(b)  after clause (i) as so renumbered and the Table relating thereto, the following shall be inserted, namely:-

“(ii) If a certificate is encashed under sub-rule (1) after the expiry of three years from the date of certificate purchased on or after the 1st day of April 2012, the amount payable, inclusive of interest accrued under rule 15 and after adjustment of discount, shall be as specified in the Table below for a certificate of Rs. 100 denomination and at a proportionate rate for a certificate of any other denomination.

TABLE

Period from the date of the certificate to the date of its encashment

Amount payable inclusive of interest (Rupees)

(1)

(2)

3 years or more, but less than 3 years and 6 months

124.60

3 years and 6 months or more, but less than 4 years

129.26

4 years or more, but less than 4 years and 6 months

134.08

4 years and 6 months or more, but less than 5 years

139.09

5 years or more, but less than 5 years and 6 months

145.20

5 years and 6 months or more, but less than 6 years

150.72

6 years or more, but less than 6 years and 6 months

156.45

6 years and 6 months or more, but less than 7 years

162.39

7 years or more, but less than 7 years and 6 months

168.56

7 years and 6 months or more, but less than 8 years

174.97

8 years or more, but less than 8 years and 6 months

181.62

8 years and 6 months or more, but less than 9 years

188.52

9 years or more, but less than 9 years and 6 months

195.68

9 and 6 months or more, but less than 10 years

203.12

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