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Central Govt. Small Savings Schemes New interest rates SSS/ KVP/ NSC/ SSY Revised Interest rates : Post office Small Savings Schemes revised Interest rate reduced , Small savings schemes ( SSS ) Interest rate reduced, Kisan Vikas Patra( KVP ) Interest rate reduced , National Savings certificate( NSC ) Interest rate reduced, Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana ( SSY ) Interest rate reduced and Reduction of Interest Rates on Public Provident Fund .

Central Government announce new interest rates on small savings schemes

 Small Saving Scheme New Interest rates Table
Changes in Interest Rate from 1st Apr 2016 Finance Minister Arun Jaitley announced that the government will review interest rates on small savings schemes. Small savings schemes, Kisan Vikas Patra, National Savings certificate, Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana.
This advantage has been withdrawn with effect from April 1, 2016, the Finance Ministry said. The interest rate for every quarter would be decided on the 15th of the preceding month.
The government had on February 16 announced moving small saving interest rates closer to market rates. On that day, rates on short-term post office deposits was cut by 0.25 per cent but long-term instruments such as MIS, PPF, senior citizen and girl child schemes were left untouched.
  1. Interest rate on Public Provident Fund ( PPF ) reduced to 8.1% from 8.7%
  2. Interest rate on Kisan Vikas Patra ( KVP ) has been reduced to 7.8%
  3. National Savings Certificates ( NSC ) will earn interest of 8.1%


Kisan Vikas Patra ( KVP ) Doubling 10 Months Enhanced :

Kisan Vikas Patra or KVP that currently provides for doubling of principal in 100 months (8 years and 4 months) will now be doubled in 110 months (9 years and 2 months) after the interest rate revision.

Post Office Term Deposits New Interest Rates :

Post Office term deposits of one, two and three years command an interest rate of 8.4 per cent but from April 1, 2016.
  • 1-year time deposit will get 7.1 per cent,
  • 2-year time deposit will earn 7.2 per cent and 
  • 3-Year time deposit will attract interest of 7.4 per cent. 
  • Five-year time deposit will fetch 7.9 per cent interest in the first quarter as against 8.5 per cent while the same on five-year recurring deposit has been slashed to 7.4 per cent from 8.4 per cent.

PPF interest rate cut to 8.1% starting April 2016 :


1-year time deposit to 7.1% from 8.4%
2-year time deposit to 7.2% from 8.4%
3-year time deposit to 7.4% from 8.4%
5-year time deposit to 7.9% from 8.5%
5-year National Saving Certificates to 8.1%
5-year Senior Citizen Scheme to 8.6% from 9.3%
Girl Child Scheme to 8.6% from 9.2%
5-year recurring deposit to 7.4% from 8.4%

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