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Tax Saving – Public Provident Fund ( PPF)

Finance - P.P.F. Account is a LONG TERM SAVING INSTRUMENT provided by the CENTRAL GOVERNMENT, came into force from 1 July 1968. This investment gives us ASSURED RETURNS & PROVIDE OLD AGE INCOME SECURITY TO EVERY ONE. By investing in P.P.F Account we can see the POWER OF COMPOUNDING in the long run. This account is under […]...

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All about Public Provident Fund- an investment Avenue

Finance - Public Provident Fund (PPF) has always been lucrative investment avenue for those who wish to earn stable return without any risk. However the interest rate is subject to revision every quarter, but the returns are assured because investment in PPF is not market linked. The current rate of interest is 7.1% Salaried employees have the [&he...

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EPF Vs. VPF Vs. PPF

Finance - Article compares EPF (Employees Provident Fund), VPF (Voluntary Provident Fund) and PPF (Public Provident Fund) with reference to Opening Account for such accounts, Interest Rate, Tax Benefit, Period of Investment, Loan Availability, Employer Contribution on Basic + DA, Employee Contribution on Basic + DA and Taxation on Maturity Returns....

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Unlocking Provisions of Public Provident Fund (PPF)

Finance - Where to Open a PPF account?: A PPF account can be opened at any SBI Branch or at any Branch of its subsidiary bank. You can also visit any nationalised bank in your neighbourhood or head post office or selection grade sub-post offices to open a PP...

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Revised Public Provident Fund (PPF) Scheme w.e.f 12.12.2019

Finance - Interest 8.6% w.e.f 01.12.2011 (subject to change as per GOI/RBI directives) to be applied annually. (1) This Scheme may be called the Public Provident Fund (Amendment) Scheme, 2011 2) It shall come into force on the 1st day of December 2011. (3) The Public Provident Fund scheme is a statutory scheme of the Central Government framed und...

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Govt proposes single act for PPF & Govt small savings schemes

Finance - At present, premature closure of a Public Provident Fund (PPF) account is permitted on specified grounds on completion of five financial years from the date of opening of account. Opening of accounts in the name of a minor is permitted under all the small savings scheme except the Senior Citizens’ Savings Scheme....

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Government of India makes Amendments in Small Savings Act

Finance - As per PPF Act, the PPF account can’t be closed prematurely before completion of five financial years. If depositor wants to close PPF account before five years in exigencies, he can’t close the account. To make provisions for premature closure easier in respect of all schemes, provisions could now be made through specific scheme noti...

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Reduction of 0.1% in interest rates on Small Saving schemes

Finance - Government has decided to effect a reduction of 0.1 percentage points in interest rates across the board in all Small Savings Schemes except the Post Office Savings Account, which has been left untouched....

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Interest rate cut by 0.10% on KVP, PPF, SCSS 2004 & Sukanya Samriddhi

Finance - The interest rates of Public Provident Fund (PPF), Kisan Vikas Patra (KVP), Senior Citizens Savings Scheme, 2004 (SCSS 2004), and Sukanya Samriddhi Account (the Girl Child Scheme) were reduced by 0.10 percentage point for the quarter 01.10.2016 to 31.12.2016, and not 0.10 percentage per annum....

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Interest Rates on Small Savings Schemes w.e.f. 01.07.2016 to 30.9.2016

Finance - 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 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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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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Tax Saving – Public Provident Fund ( PPF)

P.P.F. Account is a LONG TERM SAVING INSTRUMENT provided by the CENTRAL GOVERNMENT, came into force from 1 July 1968. This investment gives us ASSURED RETURNS & PROVIDE OLD AGE INCOME SECURITY TO EVERY ONE. By investing in P.P.F Account we can see the POWER OF COMPOUNDING in the long run. This account is under […]...

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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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All about Public Provident Fund- an investment Avenue

Public Provident Fund (PPF) has always been lucrative investment avenue for those who wish to earn stable return without any risk. However the interest rate is subject to revision every quarter, but the returns are assured because investment in PPF is not market linked. The current rate of interest is 7.1% Salaried employees have the [&he...

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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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EPF Vs. VPF Vs. PPF

Article compares EPF (Employees Provident Fund), VPF (Voluntary Provident Fund) and PPF (Public Provident Fund) with reference to Opening Account for such accounts, Interest Rate, Tax Benefit, Period of Investment, Loan Availability, Employer Contribution on Basic + DA, Employee Contribution on Basic + DA and Taxation on Maturity Returns....

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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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Unlocking Provisions of Public Provident Fund (PPF)

Where to Open a PPF account?: A PPF account can be opened at any SBI Branch or at any Branch of its subsidiary bank. You can also visit any nationalised bank in your neighbourhood or head post office or selection grade sub-post offices to open a PP...

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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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Revised Public Provident Fund (PPF) Scheme w.e.f 12.12.2019

Interest 8.6% w.e.f 01.12.2011 (subject to change as per GOI/RBI directives) to be applied annually. (1) This Scheme may be called the Public Provident Fund (Amendment) Scheme, 2011 2) It shall come into force on the 1st day of December 2011. (3) The Public Provident Fund scheme is a statutory scheme of the Central Government framed und...

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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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How to maximise your return with PPF?

PPF is an excellent tool for long-term investment. It is risk-free as it is backed by the government. It is especially suitable for self-employed professionals and small businessmen who are not covered by the Employees' Provident Fund. Those who don'...

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Public Provident Fund (PPF) – Tax benefit and Returns

Eligibility - Individuals who are residents of India are eligible to open an account under the Public Provident Fund scheme. A PPF account may be opened under the name of a minor by his/her legal guardian. However, each person is eligible for only one account under his/her name....

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PPF Scheme- Amendments to procedural rules

S.B. Order No. 08/2020 (14/02/2020)

Amendments to procedural rules relating to Public Provident Fund Scheme in POSB (CBS) Manual in the light of recent changes circulated vide SB Order 13/2019 dated 18.12.2019....

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10 Things you may not know about PPF

One of the popular, preferred, and preeminent tax saving investments is PPF – Public Provident Fund. We all know about PPF. Do we know all about PPF? Let us discuss in detail about PPF in this article and understand it comprehensively and completely....

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PPF Account -12 Frequently Asked Questions

Public Provident Fund (PPF) is considered as most important and safe amongst all tax saving investments schemes.  This scheme is falls under the EEE category i.e. Exempt, Exempt and Exempt which means if you invest in it, you will get a deduction u/s 80C on your income. Further, the interest you earn on it alongwith […]...

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It’s Not Too Late To Save tax!

The deadline for making tax saving investments is 31 March. But, there is still time to adopt last minute tax saving tips to claims tax benefits offered by the Government. This article discusses some tax investment avenues which can be utilized before 31 March to lower one’s overall tax liability....

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6 Things to know about Public Provident Fund

As we all aware that the Public Provident Fund (PPF) is considered as most important and safe amongst all tax saving investments schemes.  This scheme is falls under the EEE category i.e Exempt, Exempt and Exempt which actually means if you invest in it, you will get a deduction u/s 80C on your income. Further, […]...

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Deduction under section 80C and Tax Planning

Section 80C replaced the existing Section 88 with more or less the same investment mix available in Section 88. The new section 80C has become effective w.e.f. 1st April, 2006. Even the section 80CCC on pension scheme contributions was merged with the above 80C. However, this new section has allowed a major change in the method of prov...

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Difference between PPF Scheme, 1968 and PPF Scheme, 2019

Public Provident Fund ( PPF) was initially introduced in India in 1968, which is now overruled by the new scheme introduced by Central Government on 12th December, 2019 i.e Public Provident Fund Scheme, 2019 vide notification No. G.S.R. 915(E).  As we all aware that the Public Provident Fund (PPF) is considered as most important and [&he...

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How to extend PPF account beyond 15 years

We have to initially open the Open the PPF account for 15 years and after the initial period of 15 years is over, one can keep on extending the deposit for a period of 5 years at a time. In fact, this is where the magic of PPF begins. One need not start a fresh PPF account and continue it for all of 15 years — just extend the old one fo...

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Public Provident Fund – Best investment destination

Introduction PPF is money that will be yours forever. Knowledge of the different features of the PPF account will help you when you want to take a loan against the account, withdraw from the account, re-activate a discontinued account etc. Here an attempt is made to introduce you all features of Public Provident Fund (PPF) […]...

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Everything You need to know about PPF (Public Provident Fund)

Article explains What is Public Provident Fund (PPF), Who can Invest under PPF Scheme, Rate of Interest on PPF and Taxability, Tax Benefits from Investment in PPF, Minimum and Maximum Deposit in PPF, Period and Lock in period, How to Open a PPF A/C, Documents required for opening PPF account, Closure of PPF Account and […]...

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How to withdraw amount from PPF Account

(i) Anytime after the expiry of 5 years from the end of the financial year in which the initial subscription for Public Provident Fund (PPF) Account was made, the subscriber may withdraw 50% of the balance to his credit at the end of 4th year immediately preceding the year of withdrawal or the amount at the […]...

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8 Income Tax Saving Schemes with Good Returns & Tax Benefits

Article discusses Rate of Interest, Limit of Investment and Income Tax Benefit from Investment in 8 Most Popular Tax Saving Instruments in India i.e.  1,2,3 and 5 year Time Deposit, 5 Year National Savings Certificates VIII Issue (NSC), 5 Year Post office Recurring Deposit(RD), 15 year Public Provident Fund (PPF), Post office Saving  Ba...

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Tax effect in case of premature closure of PPF Account

Tax Relief on contributions to Public Provident Fund (PPF) Account in case of premature closure of the Account:- A point was raised by the State Bank of India Main Branch Bombay as to whether a partial withdrawal in excess of the prescribed limits or premature closure agreed to by the competent authority would have any effect on the relie...

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7 must-do’s before 31st March-A quick checklist

We all are aware that end of the financial year 19-20 is approaching. 31st March, 2020 is an important date to remember for individuals and taxpayers in India as it is the deadline for completing all financial obligations. 7 things to do before the end of 31st March 2020:...

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PPF – Loans and Withdrawals

Article explains When to withdraw money from PPF or take loan against PPF Deposit, Extracts of Public Provident Fund Scheme, 2019 facilitating loan from PPF account, Different between Loan From PPF and Withdrawal of PPF amount,  Who can avail loan facility against PPF, How much loan you can take against PPF and Withdrawals from PPF [&hel...

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Want to use the money in your PPF account? Know the rules

Public Provident Fund (PPF) account is an excellent tool for tax planning as well as for accumulating funds for retirement. The money in PPF account is not supposed to be used any other purpose except under exceptional circumstances. PPF rules allow you to use the money before its maturity. Let us discuss how one can […]...

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PPF (Public Provident Fund) Account

What is PPF (Public Provident Fund) Scheme ? The full form of PPF is Public Provident Fund Scheme. Public Provident Fund scheme of the Central Government was framed under Public Provident Fund Act, 1968. ...

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Public Provident Fund Scheme, 2019- Detailed Analysis

Government has notified new Public Provident Fund Scheme, 2019 w.e.f. 12th December, 2019 vide notification No. G.S.R. 915(E). Article explains  Limits of number of PPF accounts under Public Provident Fund (PPF) Scheme, 2019, Limits of subscription under under Public Provident Fund (PPF) Scheme, 2019, Manner of making deposit under under...

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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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Financial Planning For Young Self-Employed People

A Financial Planning For Young Self-Employed People…Combining Benefits Of PPF & FD…Which Are Most Secured Ways of Investment…Maximum Benefit From Minimum Investment. Why PPF  – PPF offers Best interest as compare to FD & also multiple tax benefits: Deposits in a PPF account qualify for a deduction under s...

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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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Govt reduces interest rates for Small Savings Schemes by 0.10%

F. No. 01/04/2016-NS (28/06/2019)

Rates of interest on various small savings schemes for the second quarter of financial year 2019-20 starting 1st July, 2019, and ending on 30th September 2019, on the basis of the interest compounding / payment built-in in the schemes. shall be as under....

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Income Tax Provisions an NRI should know!!

Are you an *NRI (defined at the end), then you should know few provisions of Indian Income Tax Act which treat NRIs differently from resident Indians. I have tried to articulate few provisions of Income Tax Act, which makes tax implication on residents Indian and NRIs different: 1.For Residents, their global income is taxable while [&hell...

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Either INVEST or Pay TAX!

There are many options in the market where a person can invest and save his/her tax. But before investing anywhere, all the factors must be kept in mind like return on investment, risk involved, lock-in period, minimum and maximum amount that can be invested and many more....

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Tax implication of partial or full withdrawals from PPF, EPF & NPS

We have already discussed the withdrawal facility for three major retirement products- Employee Provident Fund (EPF), Public Provident Fund (PPF) and National Pension System (NPS) in previous articles. Now it is logical to understand and discuss the tax implications for such withdrawals....

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Is PPF as tax saving product better than ELSS now

First there was 10% tax on equity share and equity oriented mutual funds schemes (ELSS is an equity oriented scheme) and now the recent increase in the PPF rates accompanied with meltdown in the equity market has created a perception that PPF has become a better tax saving product than ELSS.  Is it really so? Let us […]...

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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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All about PPF and Income tax benefit

The Public Provident Fund is the darling of all tax saving investments. You invest in it and you get a deduction on your income. Besides, the interest you earn on it is tax-free. Since it is a scheme run by the Government of India, it is also totally safe. ...

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Top 5 Smart Tax Saving Options

As the end of financial year draws near, many of my friends who were least bothered about tax saving investments throughout the year, have started hunting down options to park their surplus funds and consequently save up on taxes....

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Investments which qualifies for deduction u/s. 80C

Under this section, you can invest a maximum of Rs 1.50 lakh (1 Lakh upto AY 2014-15) and if you are in the highest tax bracket of 30%, you save a tax of Rs 45000. The various investment options under this section include:PPF; Life Insurance Premium, Equity Linked Savings Scheme (ELSS), Provident Fund (PF) & Voluntary Provident Fund (VPF)...

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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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Govt proposes single act for PPF & Govt small savings schemes

At present, premature closure of a Public Provident Fund (PPF) account is permitted on specified grounds on completion of five financial years from the date of opening of account. Opening of accounts in the name of a minor is permitted under all the small savings scheme except the Senior Citizens’ Savings Scheme....

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Government of India makes Amendments in Small Savings Act

As per PPF Act, the PPF account can’t be closed prematurely before completion of five financial years. If depositor wants to close PPF account before five years in exigencies, he can’t close the account. To make provisions for premature closure easier in respect of all schemes, provisions could now be made through specific scheme noti...

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Interest rates for Small Savings Scheme for 01.01.2018 to 31.03.2018

F.No.01/04/2016-NS (27/12/2017)

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....

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PPF account deemed to be closed on Resident A/c holder becoming non Resident

Notification No. G.S.R.1237(E) (03/10/2017)

If a resident who opened an account under this scheme, subsequently becomes a non Resident during the currency of the maturity period, the account shall be deemed to be closed with effect from the day he becomes a non-resident and interest with effect from that date shall be paid at the rate applicable to the Post Office Saving Account up...

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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 from 01.07.2017 to 30.09.2017

F.No.01/04/2016-NS (30/06/2017)

Rates of interest on various small savings schemes for the second quarter of financial year 2017-18 starting 1st July, 2017, and ending on 30th September, 2017, on the basis of the interest compounding / payment built-in in the schemes, shall be as under:...

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Reduction of 0.1% in interest rates on Small Saving schemes

Government has decided to effect a reduction of 0.1 percentage points in interest rates across the board in all Small Savings Schemes except the Post Office Savings Account, which has been left untouched....

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Interest rates for Small Savings Schemes for Q4 of FY 2016-17

RBI/2016-17/225 DGBA.GAD.2012/15.02.005/2016-17 (09/02/2017)

The Government of India, had vide their Office Memorandum (OM) No.F.No.1/04/2016–NS.II dated December 30, 2016 advised the rate of interest on various small savings schemes for the fourth quarter of the financial year 2016-17 (copy enclosed)....

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Interest rate of PPF, SCSC, Sukanya Samridhi, NSC wef 01.01.2017

F.No. 1/04/2016-NS.II (30/12/2016)

interest on various small savings schemes for the fourth quarter of financial year 2016-17 starting on 1st January, 2017 and ending on 31st March,2017,...

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Falling interest rates and plight of senior citizens

Before the previous last RBI meet,  there was an increased expectation of rate cuts by RBI as a measure of providing impetus to the economy after a demonstration.  That RBI maintaining status quo on repo rates at 6.25% is a negative thing for most people but senior citizens in India. Citing increased liquidity available and […]...

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Interest rate cut by 0.10% on KVP, PPF, SCSS 2004 & Sukanya Samriddhi

The interest rates of Public Provident Fund (PPF), Kisan Vikas Patra (KVP), Senior Citizens Savings Scheme, 2004 (SCSS 2004), and Sukanya Samriddhi Account (the Girl Child Scheme) were reduced by 0.10 percentage point for the quarter 01.10.2016 to 31.12.2016, and not 0.10 percentage per annum....

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Interest Rates on Small Savings Schemes w.e.f. 01.07.2016 to 30.9.2016

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 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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Revised interest rate of PPF, SCSC, Sukanya Samridhi,NSC

Central Government has notified revised Interest Rate for the perios from 01.04.2016 to 30.03.2016 on Small Savings Schemes like PPF, Senior Citizen Savings Scheme, Sukanya Samridhi Scheme and NSC etc. Rates on all schemes been reduced significantly in comparison to existing rate....

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Budget 2016: No change in existing tax treatment of PPF

There is no change in the existing tax treatment of Public Provident Fund (PPF). Currently there is no monetary ceilings on the employer contribution under EPF with only ceiling being that it would be 12% of the salary of the employee member. Similarly, there is no monetary ceiling on the employer contribution under NPS, except that it wo...

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Are salaried people second class citizens of the country?

So the finance Minister has ultimately decided to give level playing field in respect of pension products and has proposed withdrawal from employee provident fund balance, created with employee’s contribution made after 1st April 2016, taxable to the extent of 60% and 40% exempt. In my opinion these provisions have either been drafted i...

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Small Saving Schemes Interest Rate to change Qtrly wef 01.04.16

Interest Rates of Small Saving Schemes to be recalibrated w.e.f. 1.4.2016 on a Quarterly Basis to align the small saving interest rates with the market rates of the relevant Government securities...

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Who are allowed to Open PPF account on behalf of a minor

A Public Provident Fund account on behalf of a minor can be opened by either father or mother. Both the parents cannot open a separate account for the same minor. An individual may open one PPF account on behalf of each minor of whom he is the guardian....

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What if an Individual have two PPF Account in his/her name?

An individual can open only one account in his name either in the post office or in the bank and he has to declare this in application form for opening the account. Persons having a PPF account in the bank cannot open another account in the post office and vice-versa. Only one account can be […]...

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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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No Deduction U/s. 80C on deposits made after 15 years in PPF A/c without exercising option for continuance of A/c

Tax-deduction under Section 80C of Income Tax Act on deposits made after 15 years in PPF account without exercising option for continuance of account:- Paragraph 9(3A) of PPF Scheme, 1968 provides for continuance of account on the expiry of 15 years for a block period of 5 years and so on, if the subscriber exercises an […]...

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Non Resident Indian not eligible to open PPF Account

Non Resident Indians are not eligible to open an account under the Public Provident Fund (PPF) Scheme. Provided that if a resident, who subsequently becomes Non Resident Indian during the currency of the maturity period prescribed under Public Provident Fund Scheme, may continue to subscribe to the Fund till its maturity on a Non Repatria...

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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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Interest rate For FY 2015-16 on PPF, KVP, Sukanya Samriddhi A/c and 5 year SCSS, 2004

RBI/2014-15/536 IDMD(DGBA).CDD.No.4521/15.02.001/2014-15 (01/04/2015)

The Government of India have vide their Office Memorandum (OM) No.6/01/2011-NS.II dated March 31, 2015, advised the rate of interest on various small savings schemes for the financial year 2015-16. Accordingly, the rates of interest on PPF 1968, SCSS 2004, Kisan Vikas Patra & Sukanya Samriddhi Account Scheme for the financial year 2015-16...

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Rate of Interest WEF 01.04.2015 on NSC, PPF, KVP, Sukanya Samriddhi A/c

Office Memorandum (OM) No.6/01/2011-NS.II dated March 31, 2015 Government Announces Interest Rates for Various Small Savings Schemes; Rates to Come Into Force with Effect from Tomorrow          It was decided by the Government of India that interest rates on Small savings Schemes will be linked to yields on government securities ...

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How effective rate of return on PPF can come upto 12.59%

There are many features which make PPF an attractive investment vehicle for many a people right from getting deduction under 80C to being one of the safe instrument for providing long term wealth. Many of these features are often talked about and discussed but two things which are talked about in parts but not as a whole are why PPF is te...

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Tax planning for financial year 2014-15

As the financial year draws to a close, we all start feeling the heat and realise that yes, now we have to invest in order to save tax. Whilst investing with tax saving and tax planning in mind is the key, these investments must be part of a larger financial plan - to achieve certain life goals and protect capital. Unfortunately, tax plan...

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All about Employee 'Provident Fund'

Employees Provident Fund (EPF/PF) is normally referred to as a retirement plan for employees. 12% of the basic wages, dearness allowance and retaining allowance, if any, payable to employees per month is deducted from employee’s salary and 12% is contributed by the employer....

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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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FM Increases PPF Investment Limit in a year to Rs. 1.50 Lakh

CA Sandeep Kanoi To increase household savings for the common man, the Budget 2014 presented by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on 10th July 2014 hiked the PPF (Public Provident Fund) to 1.5 lakh per annum from existing Rs. 1 Lakh Per Annum. Investment in PPF qualifies for deduction under section 80C  and Similarly  investment limit [&hel...

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Analysis of Public Provident Fund (PPF) Scheme

Public Provident Fund (PPF) Scheme Is a scheme floated under the PPF Act 1968 by the central Government. PPF is a safe product, government backed and is a tax beneficial investment, which has low risk, and the risk is government risk....

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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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Interest Rate on NSC MIS MIS SCSS POTD WEF 01.04.2013

Rate of interest on various small savings schemes for the financial year 2013-14 effective from 1-4-2013, on the basis of the interest compounding/payment built-in in the schemes, shall be as under :...

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IDBI Bank introduces online PPF Subscription Facility

IDBI Bank limited, a new generation PSU Bank, has successfully launched ‘Online PPF Subscription Facility’ for its customers in the month of February, 2013. The Bank had earlier got permission from Government of India for operationalising PPF transactions through Internet banking. ...

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All about Public Provident Fund Scheme (PPF)

Every individual desirous of subscribing to Fund under the Scheme for the first time either on his own behalf or on behalf of a minor of whom he is the guardian or on behalf of a Hindu Undivided Family of which he is a member or on behalf of an Association of persons or a Body of individuals as referred to in sub rule 2(b) of Rule 3 above...

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PPF Interest Rate increased to 8.80% p.a. 5 year SCSS, 2004 to 9.3% p.a.

RBI/2011-12/483 DGBA.CDD. No. H- 6506 /15.02.001/2011-12 (03/04/2012)

RBI Circular No. DGBA.CDD. No. H- 6506 The Government of India have vide their Office Memorandum (OM) No. 6-1/2011-NS.II (Pt.) dated March 26, 2012, advised the rate of interest on various small savings schemes for the financial year 2012-13. Accordingly, the rates of interest on PPF, 1968 and SCSS, 2004 for the financial year 2012-13 ef...

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PPF, NSC, PO MIS & Smrall Savings Scheme Interest rate wef 1st April 2012

Based on the decisions taken by the Government on the recommendations of the Shyamala Gopinath Committee for Comprehensive Review of National Small Savings Fund (NSSF), the interest rates for small saving schemes are to be notified every financial year, before 1st April of that year. Accordingly, the rate of interest on various small sav...

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Interest on all small savingSchemes are fixed except on PPF deposits

Press Release (04/01/2012)

Ministry of Finance has clarified that although the rate of interest on small savings schemes will be aligned every year with rates of Government securities of similar maturity, with suitable spread, the rates are fixed and not floating so far as individual investments except PPF are concerned. This is in response to news items appearing ...

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Small Savings to Fetch Better Returns

Based on the recommendations of Committee for Comprehensive Review of National Small Savings Fund, Central Government had recently issued two notifications on 25th and 29th November, 2011 which come into force from December 1,2011. The new savings regime offer better returns than ever and compared to other investments, offer adequate post...

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Avail loan against PPF after the expiry of one year from the end of the year in which the initial subscription was made

You can take a loan from the third year of opening your account to the sixth year.Also, the loan amount will be upto a maximum of 25% of the balance in your account at the end of the first financial year (if you opt for the loan in the third year).If you opt for a loan in the fourth year, the second year's balance will be taken in to acco...

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No fixed return on PPF

Ministry of Finance, Department of Economic Affairs (Budget Division)Government has vide its office memorandum No. No. 6-1/2011-NS.II (Pt.) Dated 11th November, 2011 announced increase in interest Rates on small saving schemes which includes interest rate on Public Provident Fund and other schemes. To address the issue of asset-liability...

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PPF Investment to be Raised to one Lakh, KVP discontinued, Increase in interest rate of PPF, NSC, MIS, POSA

Notification No. 6-1/2011-NS.II (Pt.) (11/11/2011)

The maturity period for Monthly Income Scheme (MIS) and National Savings Certificate (NSC) will be reduced from 6 years to 5 years.A new NSC instrument, with maturity period of 10 years, would be introduced. Kisan Vikas Patras (KVPs) will be discontinued.The annual ceiling on investment under Public Provident Fund (PPF) Scheme will be inc...

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Interest Rates on Post office Saving Account, Deposit, RD, SCSS, MIS, NSC and PPF to increase soon

Interest Rates on Small Savings Instruments (i) The rate of interest paid under Post Office Savings Account (POSA) will be increased from 3.5% to 4% p.a. (ii) The rate of interest on small savings schemes will be aligned with G-Sec rates of similar maturity, with a spread of 25 basis points (bps) with two excep...

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No Commission to Post Office Agents on PPF, SCSS & reduced in other Schemes

Commission to Post Office Agents- (i) Payment of commission on PPF schemes (1%) and Senior Citizens Savings Scheme (0.5%) will be discontinued. (ii) Agency commission under all other schemes (except MPKBY agents) will be reduced from existing 1% to 0.5%. (iii) Commission at existing rate of 4% will continue for Mahila Pradhan Kshet...

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RBI comittee recommends increase in PPF Deposit Limit from Rs. 70,000 to Rs. One Lac

The RBI Committee has recommended increasing the deposit limit under PPF Scheme from existing Rs. 70,000 to Rs. 1 lakh per annum and fixing of rate of interest on advances against deposits in PPF scheme at 2 percentage points as against the prevailing interest rate on such advances at 1%. ...

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