F.No. 1/4/2016-NS.II
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Economic Affairs
(Budget Division)

North Block, New Delhi

Dated: March 31, 2017


Suhject: 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 first quarter of financial year 2017-18 starting on 1st April, 2017 and ending on 30th June,2017, on the basis of the interest compounding/payment built-in in the schemes, shall be as under:

Instrument Rate of interest w.e.f. 01.1.2017
to 31.03.2017
Rate of interest w.e.f. 01.04.2017
to 30.06.2017
Compounding frequency*
Savings Deposit 4.0 4.0 Annually
1 Year Time Deposit 7.0 6.9 Quarterly
2 Year Time Deposit 7.1 7.0 Quarterly
3 Year Time Deposit 7.3 7.2 Quarterly
5 Year Time Deposit 7.8 7.7 Quarterly
5 Year Recurring Deposit 7.3 7.2 Quarterly
5 Year Senior Citizens Savings Scheme 8.5 8.4 Quarterly and
5 year Monthly Income Account Scheme 7.7 7.6 Monthly and
5 Year National Savings
8.0 7.9 Annually
Public Provident Fund Scheme 8.0 7.9 Annually
Kisan Vikas Patra 7.7 (will mature in 112 months) 7.6 (will mature in 113 months)
Sukanya Samriddhi Account
8.5 8.4 Annually

* No change

3. This has the approval of Finance Minister.

(Padam Singh)
Sr. Regional Director (NS)
Telefax: 01123095155

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