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Public Provident Fund

Govt hikes General Provident Fund interest rate to 8% for October-December quarter

The rate is in line with that for Public Provident Fund.

Oct 16, 2018, 15:46 PM IST

Government may allow premature closure of PPF accounts – All you need to know

The bill proposes permitting depositor to close a PPF account before five years in exigencies.

Feb 14, 2018, 10:38 AM IST

ICICI Bank offers service to open PPF account online

The digital service will enable customers to open a public provident fund (PPF) account instantly and in a completely online and paperless manner.

Dec 07, 2017, 14:29 PM IST

PPF: Eligibility, investment limit, interest rates and all you need to know

Public Provident Fund (PPF) is a 15-year investment scheme under which an investor enjoys tax exemption at the time of deposit, accrual of interest and withdrawal.

Sep 02, 2017, 13:27 PM IST

5 ways to remain committed to your savings goal

The barbarous expenditure of money is no good an investment but a cause for regret later. 

Jul 24, 2017, 17:28 PM IST

Income Tax filing 2017: You can make these 6 investments for tax-free income

While filing your income tax this year, you can think about these tax saving instruments that will not only constrain your returns but also help you build wealth over the long term.

Apr 29, 2017, 18:34 PM IST

Interest rates on small savings deposits including PPF cut by 0.1%; effective today

The Government on Friday lowered interest rate on small savings deposits, including PPF, by 0.1 percent effective April 1.

Mar 31, 2017, 11:33 AM IST

Old Rs 500/1,000 notes cannot be used for deposits in small saving schemes: FinMin

Following the demonetisaion move, the Finance Ministry on Tuesday cleared all air about the used of old Rs 500, Rs 1000 notes in saving schemes stating they cannot be used for such deposits.

Nov 22, 2016, 23:11 PM IST

No change in interest rates on small savings schemes for July-October quarter

 Government has kept interest rates unchanged for various small savings schemes for the July-October quarter of 2016-17 fiscal.

Jun 21, 2016, 14:01 PM IST

Premature PPF withdrawal: All you need to know

Here are the key facts you should know about the premature PPF withdrawal.


Jun 21, 2016, 13:40 PM IST

Govt sets terms for premature PPF withdrawal

The Finance Ministry Monday said subscribers of the Public Provident Fund (PPF) can prematurely close the deposit scheme after completing five years for reasons such as higher education or expenditure towards medical treatment.

Jun 20, 2016, 18:00 PM IST

PPF account: All you should know

Know the key features of Public Provident Fund (PPF) Scheme.

Jun 08, 2016, 13:21 PM IST

PPF calculator: Calculate returns on your PPF investment online

Here is the link of PPF calculator from which you can calculate returns on your PPF investment online.

Jun 07, 2016, 14:31 PM IST

New Financial Year shocker: Interest rates on PPF, NSC, other small savings schemes to be lower from Friday

Interest rate on Public Provident Fund (PPF) scheme will be 8.1 percent for the period April 1 to June 30, down from 8.7 percent.

Apr 01, 2016, 09:09 AM IST

Interest rates on PPF, other small savings to be lower from April 1

Interest rate on small savings schemes, including PPF, Kisan Vikas Patra (KVP) and senior citizen deposits, will be cut by up to 1.3 percent from Friday as the government moves towards quarterly alignment of rates with the market.

Mar 31, 2016, 17:19 PM IST

Must Know! New rate of interest on various small savings schemes

Know the new rate of interest on various small savings schemes for the first quarter of financial year 2016-17.


Mar 21, 2016, 12:48 PM IST

Govt slashes small saving schemes interest rates; interest on PPF cut to 8.1% from 8.7%

The government has slashed the interest rate on a bunch of small savings schemes like Public Provident Fund (PPF), Kisan Vikas Patra and Post Office deposits.


Mar 18, 2016, 18:37 PM IST

Government clarifies, PPF contributions will continue to be tax free

Revenue Secretary Hasmukh Adhia on Tuesday said that Public Provident Fund (PPF) contributions will continue to be tax exempt.

Mar 01, 2016, 12:00 PM IST

Interest on short-term post office schemes, KVP and 5-year RD cut by 0.25%; PF to earn more

There will be no change in interest rate on long-term instruments like 5-year term deposit and similar tenure National Saving Certificates (NSC), Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana as well as Public Provident Fund (PPF).


Feb 17, 2016, 13:25 PM IST

Interest on PPF, NSC left unchanged; cut by 0.25% on Kisan Vikas Patra, 5-year RD

Government on Tuesday cut interest rates on small savings of 1, 2, 3 year term deposits; Kisan Vikas Patra and 5-year Recurring Deposit by 0.25 percent.


Feb 16, 2016, 19:40 PM IST