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Government Is Likely To Increase Interest Rates On Small Savings Plans From January To March 2024

<p>At the end of this month, on December 29, the government is anticipated to change the interest rates on modest savings plans like PPF, NSC, etc. on such schemes for January-March 2024, even though the RBI earlier this month held the interest rates on hold for the fifth consecutive time. According to a specialist, interest rates on modest savings plans would probably increase based on the trajectory of G-Sec yields.</p>
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<p>According to Sunil Sinha, senior director (public finance) and chief economist at India Ratings & Research, interest rates on modest savings plans, such as PPF and NSC, are now market-linked and follow the 10-year G-Sec yield. As a result, it’s probable that the interest rate paid on these programs would increase.</p>
<p>Prior to setting the interest rates for modest savings plans, the government, according to a top banker, also keeps an eye on inflation and the nation’s liquidity situation.</p>
<p>Even though the quarterly reviews of the interest rates on modest savings plans, such as PPF, NSC, and KVP,</p>
<p>At the moment, post office savings accounts have an interest rate of 4%, while senior citizens’ savings plans have an interest rate of 8.2%.</p>
<p><strong>Interest Rates Current for Small Savings Plans:</strong></p>
<p>The current quarter’s interest rates, which run from January to March 2024, are as follows:</p>
<p>4% for savings deposits</p>
<p>6.9% of one-year post office time deposits</p>
<p>Post Office Time Deposits for Two Years: 7.0%</p>
<p>Post Office Time Deposits for Three Years: 7%</p>
<p>Post Office Time Deposits for Five Years: 7.5%</p>
<p>5.-Year Recurring Deposits: 6.7% (formerly 6.5%).</p>
<p>7.7% of National Savings Certificates (NSCs)</p>
<p>7.5% of Kisan Vikas Patra will mature in 115 months.</p>
<p>7.1% is the Public Provident Fund.</p>
<p>Account Sukanya Samriddhi: 8.0 percent</p>
<p>Senior Citizens Savings Program: 8.2%</p>
<p>7.4% of the monthly income is in the account.</p>
<p>There are three types of small savings plans: monthly income plans, social security plans, and savings deposits.</p>
<p>Three- to five-year time deposits and recurring deposits are examples of savings deposits. They also contain certificates of savings like Kisan Vikas Patra (KVP) and National Savings Certificates (NSC). The Public Provident Fund (PPF), Sukanya Samriddhi Account, and Senior Citizens Savings Scheme are examples of social security programs. The Monthly Income Account is a part of the monthly income plan.</p>
<p>The government has maintained the interest rates on modest savings plans, such as PPF, Sukanya Samriddhi, Senior Citizens Savings Schemes, and post office time deposits, for the current quarter ending in October–December 2023. The interest rate on just 5-year recurring deposits increased by 20 basis points to 6.7%.</p>

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