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News You Can Use: Small Savings Schemes Interest Rates Slashed, Know The New Rates

Team BankBazaar
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The government has reduced small savings schemes interest rates by 70 to 140 basis points (bps) for the April-June quarter of the financial year 2020-21.

Small saving schemes are still attractive as they provide capital safety, guaranteed returns and also double up as a tax-saving instrument. In case you are looking to invest in risk-free small saving schemes, here are the latest interest rates:

Small Saving Scheme

Interest Rate From April 1, 2020

Interest Rates From Jan 1, 2020

Public Provident Fund (PPF)

7.1% per annum (compounded yearly)

7.9​ %

Sukanya Samriddhi Account Scheme

7.6 Per Annum (compounded yearly)


Savings Account

4.0% Per Annum (compounded yearly)


Post Office Time Deposit 1-Year

5.5% (Quarterly)


Post Office Time Deposit 2-Year

5.5% (Quarterly)


Post Office Time Deposit 3-year

5.5% (Quarterly)


Post Office Time Deposit 5-Year

6.7% (Quarterly)


Kisan Vikas Patra (KVP )

6.9% (compounded yearly). Amount Invested doubles in 113 months (9 years & 5​​ months)


National Savings Recurring Deposit Account

5.8 (Compounded quarterly)


National Savings Certificate (NSC)

6.8 (Compounded yearly)


Senior Citizen Savings Scheme (SCSS)

7.4% per annum, payable from the date of deposit of 31st March/30th Sept/31st December in the first instance & thereafter, interest shall be payable on 31st March, 30th June, 30th Sept and 31st December.

8.6 ​%

Post Office Monthly Income Scheme Account (MIS)

6.6​ % per annum payable monthly

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