PPF notification

PPF account premature closure only in cases of extreme compassionate ground

Finance - Public Provident Fund Accounts– requests for premature closure Recently, there has been a considerable increase in the number of cases being forwarded by Circles to the Directorate for taking up with the Ministry of Finance, relating to premature closure of PPF accounts. The Ministry of Finance have noticed that very few of them qua...

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PPF account- How to Change name of depositor

Finance - When a depositor changes his name, g. on adoption or otherwise or in the case of female depositor, on marriage, the depositor should be required to intimate the fact in writing to the post office and produce the pass book of the account. The intimation should bear the depositor’s signature with the old as well […]...

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PPF Limit of Rs.1.5 Lakh is combined Limit for Individual & Minor Child

Finance - The limit of deposit in PPF of Rs. 1,00,000 (Now 1.50 Lakh) in a year by an individual in his self-account and accounts opened by him on behalf of his minor(s) of whom he is the guardian is combined under rule 3 (1) of the Scheme....

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Revision of interest rates for National (Small) Savings Schemes w.e.f. 01.10.2020

SB Order No. 33/2020 - (01/10/2020) - Rate of interest on various Small Savings Schemes (National Savings Schemes) for the third quarter of financial year 2020-21 (starting from 1st October ,2020 and ending on 31th December, 2020) shall remain unchanged from those notified for the second quarter of Financial Year 2020-21...

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Revised Small Savings Scheme interest rates w.e.f. 01.10.2020

F.No.1/4/2019-NS - (30/09/2020) - The rates of interest on various Small Savings Schemes for the third quarter of financial year 2020-21 starting from 1st October, 2020 and ending on 31st December, 2020 shall remain unchanged from those notified for the second quarter (1st July, 2020 to 3oth September, 2020) of financial year 2020-2...

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Govt relaxes guidelines related to small savings schemes

SB Order 25/2020 - (03/07/2020) - Govt relaxes guidelines related to small savings schemes and allowed further relaxation till 31st July 2020 in respect of Post Office 1,2,3,5 Year Time Deposit, 5 Year Recurring Deposit Scheme, Senior Citizen Savings Scheme, Monthly Income Account, Public Provident Fund Scheme,  and Sukanya Samridd...

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Revised Small Savings Scheme interest rates w.e.f. 01.07.2020

SB Order 24/2020 - (01/07/2020) - Rate of interest w.e.f 01.07.2020 to 30.09.2020 on Small Savings Scheme i.e. Post Office Savings Account, 1,2,3,5 Year Time Deposit, 5 Year Recurring Deposit Scheme, Senior Citizen Savings Scheme, Monthly Income Account, National Savings Certificate (VIII Issue), Public Provident Fund Scheme, Kisan ...

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TDS on interest on Post Office Saving Schemes reduced

S.B. Order 23/2020 - (26/06/2020) - In order to provide more funds at the disposal of the taxpayers for dealing with the economic situation arising out of COVID-19 pandemic. the rates of Tax Deduction at Source (TDS) for the following non-salaried specified payments made to residents has been reduced by 25% for the period from 14th Ma...

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Revision of interest rates for National (Small) Savings Schemes w.e.f. 01.10.2020

SB Order No. 33/2020 (01/10/2020)

Rate of interest on various Small Savings Schemes (National Savings Schemes) for the third quarter of financial year 2020-21 (starting from 1st October ,2020 and ending on 31th December, 2020) shall remain unchanged from those notified for the second quarter of Financial Year 2020-21...

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Revised Small Savings Scheme interest rates w.e.f. 01.10.2020

F.No.1/4/2019-NS (30/09/2020)

The rates of interest on various Small Savings Schemes for the third quarter of financial year 2020-21 starting from 1st October, 2020 and ending on 31st December, 2020 shall remain unchanged from those notified for the second quarter (1st July, 2020 to 3oth September, 2020) of financial year 2020-21....

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Govt relaxes guidelines related to small savings schemes

SB Order 25/2020 (03/07/2020)

Govt relaxes guidelines related to small savings schemes and allowed further relaxation till 31st July 2020 in respect of Post Office 1,2,3,5 Year Time Deposit, 5 Year Recurring Deposit Scheme, Senior Citizen Savings Scheme, Monthly Income Account, Public Provident Fund Scheme,  and Sukanya Samriddhi Account scheme. SB Order 25/2020 e.F....

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Revised Small Savings Scheme interest rates w.e.f. 01.07.2020

SB Order 24/2020 (01/07/2020)

Rate of interest w.e.f 01.07.2020 to 30.09.2020 on Small Savings Scheme i.e. Post Office Savings Account, 1,2,3,5 Year Time Deposit, 5 Year Recurring Deposit Scheme, Senior Citizen Savings Scheme, Monthly Income Account, National Savings Certificate (VIII Issue), Public Provident Fund Scheme, Kisan Vikas Patra and Sukanya Samriddhi Accoun...

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TDS on interest on Post Office Saving Schemes reduced

S.B. Order 23/2020 (26/06/2020)

In order to provide more funds at the disposal of the taxpayers for dealing with the economic situation arising out of COVID-19 pandemic. the rates of Tax Deduction at Source (TDS) for the following non-salaried specified payments made to residents has been reduced by 25% for the period from 14th May, 2020 to 31st March, 2021....

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Public Provident Fund (Amendment) Scheme, 2020- Interest Rate Notified

Notification No. G.S.R. 290(E) (05/05/2020)

Public Provident Fund (Amendment) Scheme, 2020- The deposits made in the account between 12th December, 2019 to 31 st March, 2020 (both days inclusive) and the balances at the credit of the account shall bear interest at the rate of 7.9 per cent. per annum. Lowest balance at the credit of an account between the close of the fifth day and ...

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Relaxation guidelines for PPF and Sukanya Sarnriddhi Account

F.No. 14/6/2020-NS (11/04/2020)

The Public Provident Fund (PPF) account/ Sukanya Sarnriddhi Account (SSA) holders will be eligible to make a single deposit each in account(s) opened in his own name and/or account(s) opened in the name of minor(s), as the case may be for FY 2019-2o till 30.06.2020 subject to the condition of maximum deposit ceilings prescribed in the PH/...

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Massive interest rate cut on Small Savings PPF/ SSA/ NSC/KVP/SCSS

F. No. 1/4/2019-NS (31/03/2020)

Government has declared Rate of Interest on Small saving for the Quarter of April 2020 to June 2020 with Massive cut in in interest Rate ranging from 0.70 to 1.40 % per annum. For example rate of interest on PPF been reduced by 70 basis points to 7.1% per annum and same on Sukanya Samriddhi […]...

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No penalty/revival fee in RD/PPF/SSA Accounts till 30.06.2020

SB Order No. 14/2020 (31/03/2020)

The subscribers of RD/PPF/SSA Accounts may deposit the mandated due amount, if any of current F.Y. (2019-20) and April, 2020 (as the case may be) in their respective accounts till 30th June, 2020 and no penalty/revival fee shall be charged...

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Revised Small Savings Schemes interest rates w.e.f. 01.01.2020

SB Order No. 01/2020 (01/01/2020)

Rate of interest on various National Small Savings Schemes for the fourth quarter of financial year 2019-20 ( starting from 1st January ,2020 and ending on 31st March, 2020) shall remain unchanged from those notified for the third quarter of Financial Year 2019-20 (01st October 2019 to 31st December,2019)....

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Public Provident Fund Scheme, 2019 | PPF Scheme, 2019

Notification No. G.S.R. 915(E). (12/12/2019)

An individual may open a PPF account by making an application in Form-1. (2) An individual may also open one account on behalf of each minor or a person of unsound mind of whom he is the guardian:...

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Government rescinds Public Provident Fund Scheme, 1968

Notification No. G.S.R. 913(E) (12/12/2019)

Central Government hereby rescinds with immediate effect the Public Provident Fund Scheme, 1968, published vide number G.S.R. 1136(E), dated the 15th June, 1968, except as respects things done and omitted to be done before such rescission....

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Govt withdraws rules related to PPF, NSC, NSS, Sukanya Samriddhi etc.- Issued New Rules

Notification No. G.S.R. 912(E) (12/12/2019)

Central Government rescinds rules, namely The Post Office Savings Account Rules, 1981, The National Savings Time Deposit Rules, 1981, National Savings Recurring Deposit Rules, 1981, National Savings (Monthly Income Account) Rules, 1987, National Savings Certificate (VIII Issue) Rules, 1989, Senior Citizens Savings Scheme Rules, 2004, Kisa...

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Govt notifies Interest Rate on PPF applicable from 1st July 2019

G.S.R.506(E). (16/07/2019)

Central Government hereby notifies that subscriptions made to Public Provident Fund on or after the 1st day of July, 2019 and balances at the credit of the subscriber shall bear interest at the rate of 7.9 per cent. per annum....

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Interest Rates of Small Savings Schemes hiked by 0.30 to 0.40 percent

F.No.01/04/2016-NS (19/09/2018)

Government announces the Revision of interest rates for Small Savings Schemes for the Third Quarter of the current Financial Year 2018-19 On the basis of the decision of the Government of India, the interest rates for Small Savings Schemes are to be notified on Quarterly Basis with the approval of the Union Finance Minister. Accordingly, ...

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Regularisation of PPF accounts opened in Joint names

SB Order No. 06/2018 (28/05/2018)

As per the Public Provident Fund Scheme, 1968, a PPF account can not be opened in joint names, i.e. in the names of more than one individual. Ministry of Finance has been receiving references from various Banks and Post Offices seeking regularization of irregular PPF accounts opened in joint capacity. ...

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Aadhaar mandatory for PPF; Existing depositors to updates by 31.12.2017

Notification No. G.S.R. 1243(E) (29/09/2017)

Aadhaar number shall be the unique identifier for the purpose of establishing the identity of Public Provident Fund account holder. Provided that where Aadhaar number has not been assigned, the depositor shall submit proof of application of enrollment for Aadhaar....

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Premature Closure of PPF account- clarifications

SB Order No. 07/2017 (24/07/2017)

If a PPF account that has already completed 15 years and has subsequently been extended under the provision of para 9(3A) of the PPF Scheme is closed prematurely before the completion of the current 5 year block period, the reduction in interest rate by 1 percentage point shall be applicable from the date of the commencement of the curren...

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Interest rates on Small Savings Schemes for 01.07.16 to 30.09.16

F.No. 1/04/2016-NS .II (20/06/2016)

On the basis of the decisions of the Government, interest rates for small savings schemes are to be notified on quarterly Accordingly , the rates of interest on various small savings schemes for the second quarter of financial year 2016-17 , on the basis of the interest compounding/payment built-in in the schemes, shall be as under :...

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1% Lesser Interest on Premature closure of PPF Account

Notification No. G.S.R. 613(E) (18/06/2016)

3(C) A subscriber shall be allowed premature closure of his account or the account of a minor of whom he is a guardian, on a written application to the Accounts Office, on any of the following grounds, namely, (i) that the amount is required for the treatment of serious ailments or life threatening diseases of the account holder, spouse ...

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Govt notifies Interest Rate on PPF from 01.04.2016

G.S.R. 350(E) (29/03/2016)

Central Government hereby notifies that the subscriptions made to the fund on or after the 1st day of April, 2016 and the balances at the credit of the subscriber shall bear interest at the rate of 8.1 per cent. per annum....

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PPF account premature closure only in cases of extreme compassionate ground

Public Provident Fund Accounts– requests for premature closure Recently, there has been a considerable increase in the number of cases being forwarded by Circles to the Directorate for taking up with the Ministry of Finance, relating to premature closure of PPF accounts. The Ministry of Finance have noticed that very few of them qua...

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PPF account- How to Change name of depositor

When a depositor changes his name, g. on adoption or otherwise or in the case of female depositor, on marriage, the depositor should be required to intimate the fact in writing to the post office and produce the pass book of the account. The intimation should bear the depositor’s signature with the old as well […]...

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PPF Limit of Rs.1.5 Lakh is combined Limit for Individual & Minor Child

The limit of deposit in PPF of Rs. 1,00,000 (Now 1.50 Lakh) in a year by an individual in his self-account and accounts opened by him on behalf of his minor(s) of whom he is the guardian is combined under rule 3 (1) of the Scheme....

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Finmin Notifies revised PPF Investment limit of Rs. 1,50,000/-

F.No. 1/2/20 14-NS.II (13/08/2014)

Act, 1968 (23 of 1968), the Central Government hereby makes the following further amendments to the Public Provident Fund Scheme, 1968, namely :— 1. (1) This Scheme may be called the Public Provident Fund (Amendment) Scheme, 2014....

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Rate of Interest on PPF on Subscriptions Made On Or After 1-4-2014

Notification No. GSR 496(E) (11/07/2014)

Rate Of Interest On Public Provident Fund Scheme Under Section 5 of the Public Provident Fund Act, 1968 (23 of 1968) On Subscriptions Made To The Fund On Or After 1-4-2014 And Balances At The Credit Of Subscriber Notification No. GSR 496(E) [F.NO.6-1/2011-NS-II (PT.II)], Dated 11-7-2014 In pursuance of section 5 of the Public Provident [&...

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Govt fixes PPF Minimum initial Subscription at Rs. 100 & allows online payment

GSR 225(E) (13/03/2014)

Central Government has vide Notification No. GSR 225(E), Dated - 13-3-2014 fixed initial minimum subscription in PPF at Rs. 100 by amending the para 4 of Public Provident Fund Scheme 1968. Earlier there was no minimum fixed amount of deposit for opening of PPF account but the condition was that amount of initial subscription shall be i...

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PPF and SCSS, 2004 Interest Rate wef 01.04.2014

DGBA.CDD. No. 5342 /15.02.001/2013-14 (21/03/2014)

Please refer to our circular RBI/2011-12/359 dated January 20, 2012 regarding interest rates on small savings schemes, wherein it was indicated that as per Government’s decision on revision of interest on small savings schemes, the interest rates on various small savings schemes for every financial year will be notified by the Governmen...

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Public Provident Fund Act, 1968 (23 of 1968)

NA (10/03/2014)

THE PUBLIC PROVIDENT FUND ACT, 1968 (ACT No. 23 OF 1968) [16th May, 1968] An Act to provide for the institution of a provident fund for the general public. BE it enacted by Parliament in the Nineteenth Year of the Republic of India as follows:- Short title and extent. 1. (1) This Act may be […]...

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PPF Scheme, 1968/Senior Citizens Savings Scheme Rules, 2004 – Notified branches of Central Bank of India

Notification No. F.7/9/2008-NS.II (19/01/2012)

n pursuance of clause (b) of paragraph 2 of the Public Provident Fund Scheme, 1968 and of sub-clause (ii) of clause (e) of rule 2 of Senior Citizens Savings Scheme Rules, 2004, the Central Government hereby further auhorises the following 111 branches of Central Bank of India to receive, with immediate effect, subscriptions under the Publ...

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Notification No.G.S.R. 844- Income Tax Dated 25/11/2011

G.S.R. 844(E) (25/11/2011)

Income Tax In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (4) of section 3 of the Public Provident Fund Act, 1968 (23 of 1958), the Central Government hereby makes the following further amendment to the Public Provident Fund Scheme, 1968, namely ...

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Interest to be paid on those PPF (HUF) accounts, which had attained maturity after 13-5-2005 but closed by subscribers before 7-12-2010

Letter [F.NO.7/4/2008-NS.II] (01/06/2011)

Some of the subscribers of PPF (HUF) accounts had closed the accounts on maturity or thereafter between 13th May, 2005 to 7.12.2010 (before the issue of the aforesaid amendment). Some of such account holders, were not paid interest at PPF rates on the deposits retained beyond the maturity period (without further subscriptions). Those subs...

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Public Provident Fund Scheme, 1968 Amendment to Section 9(3) of Scheme

RBI/2010-11/344 DGBA. CDD. No. H-4311/15.02.001/2010-11 (27/12/2010)

Provided further that an account opened on behalf of a Hindu Undivided Family prior to the 13th day of May, 2005, shall be closed after expiry of fifteen years from the end of the year in which the initial subscription was made and the entire amount standing at the credit of the subscriber shall be refunded, after making adjustments, if a...

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PPF account of HUF can not be extended beyond 15 Years

Notification No. GSR 956(E) (07/12/2010)

an account opened on behalf of a Hindu Undivided Family prior to the 13th day of May, 2005, shall be closed after expiry of fifteen years from the end of the year in which the initial subscription was made and the entire amount standing at the credit of the subscriber shall be refunded, after making adjustments...

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PPF Circular clarifying regarding reckoning of date of deposit and Reiteration of instructions on opening of account for minor

Circular No. DGBA.CDD. H-7530/15.02.001/2009-10 (29/03/2010)

(a) As you are aware, in terms of Ministry of Finance letter No. F. 3(9)-PD/72 dated September 4, 1972, in the case of Public Provident Fund Scheme, 1968 (PPF) “when a subscriber makes a deposit by local cheque or demand draft, the date of tender of cheque or draft at the Accounting Office is treated as date of deposit, provided the rel...

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