Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Economic Affairs
(Budget Division)

North Block New Delhi
Dated: 27.12.2017

Office Memorandum

Subject: Revision of interest rates for Small Savings Scheme.

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 fission (or small savings schemes were communicated to all concerned.

2. On the basis of the decision of the Government. interest rates for small savings schemes arc to be notified on quarterly basis. Accordingly, the rates of interest on various small savings schemes for the fourth quarter of financial year 2017-18 starting 1st January, 2018 and ending on 31st March, 2018, on the basis of the interest compounding payment built-in in the schemes, shall he as under.

Instrument Rate interest w.r.t. 01.10.2017 to 31.12.2017 Rate   of  Interest w.r.t. 01.01.2018 to 31.03.2818 Compounding frequency*
Savings Deposit 4.0 4.0 Annually
I Year Time Deposit 6.8 6.6 Quarterly
2 Year Time Deposit 6.9 6.7 Quarterly
3 Year Time Deposit 7.1 6.9 Quarterly
5 Year Time Deposit 7.6 7.4 Quarterly
5 Year Recurring Deposit 7.1 6.9 Quarterly
5   Year Senior  Citizen Savings Scheme 8.3 8.3 and paid Quarterly
5 Year Monthly Income Account 7.5 7.3 Monthly and paid
5 Year National Savings Certificate 7.8 7.6 Annually
Public Provident Fund Scheme 7.8 7.6 Annually
Kisan Vikas Petra 7.5 (will mature in 115 months) 7.3  (will   mature In 118 months) Annually
Sukanya Somriddhl Account Scheme 8.3 8.1 Annually

* No Change

3. This has the approval of Finance Minister.

(Padam Singh)

Regional Director (Sr.)

Tele – 0112395155

Revision of interest rates for Small Savings Scheme


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  1. RAMA MOHAN says:

    Dear Sir,
    We noticed that the year of commencement of Interest rates for different deposits from 01.01.2018 to 31.04.2018.
    But, you have mentioned 31.03.2818. pl. change immediately.

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