SB Order 7/2021 : Revision of Interest rates for National (Small) Savings Schemes w.e.f 01/04/2021


Rate of interest on various Small Savings Schemes (National Savings Schemes) for the first quarter of financial year 2021-22 – SB Order 7/2021

SB Order 7/2021

e.F.No 113-03/2017-SB(Pt.1)
Govt. of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of Posts (FS Division)

Dak Bhawan, New Delhi-110001
Dated: 01.04.2021


All Head of Circles/Regions

Subject: Revision of interest rates for National (Small) Savings Schemes w.e.f 01.04.2021


The undersigned is directed to say that vide memorandum No. 114/2019-NS dated 01.04.2021 (copy enclosed), Govt. of India, Ministry of Finance, Department of Economic Affairs (Budget Division) have informed that the rate of interest on various Small Savings Schemes (National Savings Schemes) for the first quarter of financial year 2021-22 (starting from 1st April, 2021 and ending on 30th June, 2021) shall remain unchanged from those notified for the fourth quarter of Financial Year 2020-21 (01st January, 2021 to 31st March, 2021). The details are indicated below for ready reference: –

SI.InstrumentsRate of interestRate of interestCompounding
01.Post Office Savings Account4.04.0Annually
02.1 Year Time Deposit5.55.5Quarterly
03.2 Year Time Deposit5.55.5Quarterly
04.3 Year Time Deposit5.55.5Quarterly
05.5 Year Time Deposit6.76.7Quarterly
06.5 Year Recurring Deposit Scheme5.85.8Quarterly
07.Senior Citizen Savings Scheme7.47.4Quarterly and Paid
08.Monthly Income Account6.66.6Monthly and paid
09.National Savings Certificate (VIIIth  Issue)6.86.8Annually
10.Public Provident Fund Scheme7.17.1Annually
11.Kisan Vikas Patra6.9 (will mature in 124 months)6.9 (will mature   in   124 months)Annually
12.Sukanya  Samriddhi  Account Scheme7.67.6Annually

2. It is requested to circulate it to all concerned for information and necessary guidance. Same may also be placed on the notice board of all Post Offices in public area.

3. This issues with the approval of Competent Authority.

Yours Faithfully

T C Vijayan
Assistant Director SB – I

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