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<p><strong>Interest Rates for Small Savings Plans</strong></p>
<p>Financial institutions provide access to a variety of government-backed savings plans. Differentiating characteristics including terms, eligibility requirements, deposit limits, and interest rates are present in every plan. To address the unique requirements of various social groups, the government has implemented a variety of programs.</p>
<p>Some savings programs are designed with the needs of older folks in mind, while others focus on women’s health. Furthermore, there are specific programs intended for farmers and working people.</p>
<p>For the sixth consecutive quarter, the central government has upped the interest rates on two minor savings plans for the period of January to March 2024 by 10–20 basis points.</p>
<p>Ten government-backed programs are listed below, and you may apply for them at any bank or post office in the nation.</p>
<p><strong>1. Monthly Income Account for National Savings</strong></p>
<p>At least Rs. 1000, multiplied by that amount. A single account may hold up to Rs 9 lakhs, while a combined account can hold up to Rs 15 lakhs.</p>
<p>In five years, the account matures.</p>
<p>Under this arrangement, a depositor may manage several accounts, up to the maximum amount that may be invested in a single or joint account.</p>
<p>After a year, but before the full three-year term, the account may be prematurely terminated with a 2% deduction from the deposit. One percent of the deposit will be deducted if the account is closed after three years.</p>
<p>Interest rate on national savings accounts: 7.4% from January 1, 2024, to March 31, 2024</p>
<p><strong>2. Account for Time Deposit at National Savings</strong></p>
<p>There are four-time deposit account types available: one-year, two-year, three-year, and five-year accounts.</p>
<p>Deposits must be made in multiples of Rs. 100 after the minimum of Rs. 1000.<br />
No maximum amount that may be deposited.</p>
<p>A six-month period is allowed for account closure. Simple interest at the POSA rate is due when deposits are taken out of the account before the full year but after six months.</p>
<p>Under Section 80-C of the Income Tax Act, deposits made into 5-year time deposits are deductible.</p>
<p>Interest: 6.90 (1 year), 7 (2 years), 7.10 (3 years), and 7.5% (5 years) from January 1 to March 31, 2024.</p>
<p><strong>3. The Senior Citizens Savings Plan</strong></p>
<p>A minimum investment of Rs. 1000 and a maximum amount of Rs. 30 lakhs are required.</p>
<p>An account may be opened by anybody who is 60 years of age or older on the opening date, or by anyone who is 55 years old or older but under 60 years old who has retired under Superannuation, VRS, or Special VRS.</p>
<p>After they become fifty years old, retired members of the Defense Services (but not Civilian Defense workers) are eligible to create an account, provided they meet further requirements.</p>
<p>An account may be opened by a depositor alone or in partnership with their spouse.</p>
<p>Interest will be paid on the first working day of April, July, October, or January, depending on the circumstances, starting on the date of deposit and continuing until the 31st day of March, 30th June, 30th September, or 31st December, whichever comes first.</p>
<p>After five years have passed after the account’s inception, it is possible to close the account.</p>
<p>The account may be extended by the depositor for an additional three years.<br />
Closing early is acceptable under some circumstances.</p>
<p>Under Section 80-C of the Income Tax Act, deposits made into the SCSS are deductible.<br />
The interest rate for the Senior Citizens Savings Scheme: January 1, 2024–March 31, 2024- 8.20%</p>
<p><strong>4. Certificate of National Savings (VIII issue)</strong></p>
<p>Minimum deposit of Rs. 1000, with subsequent deposits in multiples of Rs. 100.<br />
The account matures after five years.</p>
<p>No maximum amount that may be deposited.</p>
<p>An adult may create a single-holder type account for themselves or on behalf of a minor.</p>
<p>When a minor is ten years old, they may also start a single-holder type account.</p>
<p>Up to three people may create joint “A” type accounts that are payable to the survivor or to both holders jointly.</p>
<p>Up to three individuals may create joint “B” type accounts payable to any of the survivors.</p>
<p>A loan facility is accessible via bank pledges.<br />
Interest: 7.7% from January 1 to March 31, 2024.</p>
<p><strong>5. Scheme for Public Provident Funds</strong></p>
<p>In a fiscal year, the minimum and maximum deposits are Rs 500 and Rs 1,50,000, respectively.</p>
<p>The loan facility is offered from the third to the sixth fiscal year.</p>
<p>Every year starting with the seventh fiscal year, withdrawal is allowed.</p>
<p>Account maturity occurs when fifteen full financial years have passed from the account’s establishment.</p>
<p>With further contributions, the account may be kept open for an unlimited amount of time once it matures, up to five years.</p>
<p>After maturity, the account may be kept forever at the current interest rate without requiring further deposit.</p>
<p>There is no legal order or judgment that might lead to the attachment of the money in the PPF account.</p>
<p>Deposit is deductible under I.T. Act Sec. 80-C.</p>
<p>Under Section -10 of the I.T. Act, interest generated in the account is exempt from income tax.</p>
<p>The Interest rate for PPF: 7.1%</p>
<p><strong>6. Account Sukanya Samriddhi</strong></p>
<p>In a fiscal year, the minimum and maximum deposits are Rs 250 and Rs 1.5 lakhs, respectively.</p>
<p>Until the female child reaches the age of ten, the account may be created in her name.</p>
<p>For a female kid, just one account may be established.</p>
<p>Post offices and approved banks are places where accounts may be established.</p>
<p>The account holder may withdraw funds to cover the costs of their further education.</p>
<p>If a female kid marries before she becomes eighteen, the account may be closed prematurely.</p>
<p>Anywhere in India, you may move an account from one bank or post office to another.</p>
<p>Following the expiration of 21 years from the account inception date, the account will mature.</p>
<p>Deposit is deductible under I.T. Act Sec. 80-C.</p>
<p>Under Section -10 of the I.T. Act, interest generated in the account is exempt from income tax.</p>
<p>Interest rate for Sukanya Samriddhi Account, January–March 2024: 8.20%</p>
<p><strong>7. Certificate of Savings for Mahila Samman</strong></p>
<p>The Indian government’s one-time new modest savings program, the Mahila Samman Saving Certificate plan, was unveiled in the Budget 2023.</p>
<p>This provides a two-year deposit facility up to Rs. 2 lakh in the names of women or girls, with a partial withdrawal option and a set interest rate of 7.5%.</p>
<p><strong>8. Vikas Patra Kisan</strong></p>
<p>At least Rs. 1000, and then in multiples of Rs. 100 after that.<br />
No maximum amount that may be deposited.</p>
<p>An adult may create a single-holder type account for themselves or on behalf of a child.</p>
<p>Once a minor reaches the age of ten, they may also create a single-holder type account.</p>
<p>Up to three people may create joint “A” type accounts that are payable to the survivor or to both holders jointly.</p>
<p>Up to three individuals may create joint “B” type accounts payable to either survivor.</p>
<p>Post offices and approved banks are the places where accounts may be established.</p>
<p>It is possible to transfer Kisan Vikas Patra between individuals and between post offices.</p>
<p>After two and a half years from the date of investment, Kisan Vikas Patra may be cashed at the following rates.</p>
<p>When money matures, it doubles.</p>
<p>Interest rate: 7.5% with a term of 115 months</p>
<p><strong>9. Scheme for Recurring Deposit Accounts</strong></p>
<p>With no set maximum, a minimum of Rs 100 may be invested each month into this plan.</p>
<p>The depositor may choose to make advance deposits for a period of six or twelve months in order to get a refund.</p>
<p>In five years, the scheme account matures. After a year from the account inception date, withdrawals up to 50% of the current balance are permitted.</p>
<p>After three years, the account may be closed early and simple interest at the rate of a Post Office Savings Account (POSA) would be paid.</p>
<p>The interest rate on a five-year RD is now 6.7%.</p>
<p><strong>10. Savings Account at the Post Office</strong></p>
<p>There is no maximum deposit amount with this offer; nevertheless, a minimum deposit of Rs 500 is needed.</p>
<p>A person may create an account in his or her own name alone or in partnership with another adult. It is possible to open an account on behalf of a minor.</p>
<p>Additionally, a youngster may open an account on their own after they become ten years old.</p>
<p>According to the Income Tax Act, interest in the account up to Rs 10,000 is deductible from income in a given fiscal year.</p>
<p>A four percent interest rate is being offered by the initiative.</p>


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