10.9% Tamil Nadu Power Finance Fixed Deposit Scheme 2020 – Should you invest?

Tamil Nadu Power Finance Fixed Deposit Scheme - Features, Issue details and Interest RatesTamil Nadu Power Finance (TNPFC) Fixed Deposit Scheme 2020 Review


Banks have been reducing FD Rates in the last few quarters. If you are looking for a safe investment option with higher interest rates, Tamil Nadu Power Finance FD scheme could be a best bet for you. Tamilnadu Power Finance and Infrastructure Development Corporation (TNPFC) offers higher interest rates up to 8.75% and one can can get yield up to 10.9%. These FD’s are guaranteed by the Government of Tamilnadu, hence considered as safe FD. In this article, we would provide Tamilnadu Power Finance FD Scheme details of 2020, Interest rates and also indicate any negative factors in this Fixed Deposit Scheme.

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About Tamil Nadu Power Finance and Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited (TNPFC)


TNPFC is wholly owned by the government of Tamilnadu. Registered with RBI as a Non Banking Finance Company vide Regn no. 7.00389 Classified as a Hire Purchase Finance Company. It mobilizes funds through various Deposit Schemes. It provides Financial Assistance to Power and Infrastructure Projects and provides funds to Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation Ltd. The Corporation has been making a profit since its inception. It declared dividend @ 30% on Profit After Tax for the Financial year 2017- 2018. Their deposit schemes are as per RBI Guidelines.

Tamil Nadu Power Finance Fixed Deposit Scheme Details in 2020


1) Tamil Nadu Power Finance FD’s comes with 1 year to 5 years tenure.

2) This FD scheme, offer cumulative and non cumulative options. In cumulative option, the interest would be paid on maturity. In non cumulative option, interest would be paid monthly or quarterly or annually based on the option chosen.

3) You can deposit a minimum of Rs 25,000 and in multiples of Rs 1,000 in this FD scheme.

4) TN Power Finance Interest rates are ranging between 7.5% to 9.11% for general category.

5) Senior Citizens would get 0.5% higher interest rates. The yield works out to be up to 10.93% for a 5 year cumulative FD Scheme.

6) These interest rates are effective from 22nd January, 2019 onwards and valid in 2020 too.

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What are Tamil Nadu Power Finance FD Schemes available?


It offers two FD options:

1) Regular Interest payment Scheme (RIPS):  This is non-cumulative fixed deposit where the interest would be paid monthly, quarterly or annually. On the maturity, you would get your investment back. These FDs are available for 3 years, 4 years and 5 year tenure. Interest Rates are ranging between 8.25% to 8.57%, depending on the tenure. Senior Citizens would get 0.5% extra interest rate.

2) Cumulative Interest Payment Scheme (CIPS): This is a cumulative FD scheme where the interest would be compounded and paid on maturity. The tenure of these FDs is for 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 years. Interest rates are in the range of 7.5% to 8.25%, depending on the tenure of the FD selected. Senior Citizens would get 0.5% extra interest rates.

What are Tamil Nadu Power Finance FD interest rates in 2020?


Here are the details of interest rates for general category. Senior Citizens would get 0.5% extra interest rates. Refer to the respective columns.

A) Interest rates on Regular Interest Payment Scheme (RIPS)


If you are thinking how much interest you would get if you invest Rs 1 Lakh in cumulative / RIPS FD scheme, here is the calculator.

Tamil Nadu Power Finance Corporation FD Scheme - How much interest you get for 1 lakh in RIPS scheme

B) Interest rates on Cumulative Interest Payment Scheme (CIPS)


Tamil Nadu Power Finance FD Interest Rates 2020 - Cumulative (CIPS) Scheme

Who is eligible to open a Tamil Nadu Power Finance Fixed Deposit?


The following are eligible to open this FD

1) Resident Individuals

2) Hindu Undivided Family (HUF)

3) Trust

4) Government firm

5) Private Firms

6) Societies

7) NRI’s are also eligible to open this FD scheme with certain terms and conditions.

How to Open or apply in Tamil Nadu Power Finance Fixed Deposit Online?


Generally, all the fixed deposits these days can be opened online. But government organizations FD scheme are almost manual. However, Tamil Nadu Power Finance FD Scheme online facility is very much available. You can visit this link to see how to deposit in Tamilnadu power finance.

You can also open TNPFC FD Offline by submitting documents to nearest centers. Please check the website for more info about this.

What documents are required to open Tamil Nadu Power Finance Fixed Deposit Scheme?


You need to submit an Aadhaar Card to open TNPFC FD.

In case depositor chooses to have a different address other than the address indicated in the other, any of the below documents needs to be submitted as Proof of Address:

Passport

Voter ID

Driving license

Ration card

Telephone bill (not older than three months)

Bank Account Statement of a Scheduled bank

Electricity bill (not older than three months)

Water bill (not older than three months)

In case the address mentioned in the above documents differs from the present address, copy of any one of the following document should be furnished for proof of residential address.

Telephone Bill / Bank Account Statement / Letter from any recognized public authority / Electricity Card / Letter from Employer. · In the absence of the above documents, the company will not be able to process the application for deposit / renewal.

Why to invest in this TNPFC FD scheme?


Here are some positive factors.

1) Tamil Nadu Power Finance and Infrastructure Corporation (TNPFC) is a Tamilnadu Government owned entity and safe to invest in their FDs.

2) You can invest in this FD scheme with a minimum of Rs 25,000 and get higher interest rates up to 8.57% for regular investors and up to 9.11% for Senior Citizens and get high yield up to 10.93%.

3) You can enjoy FD options of cumulative FD, monthly interest FD or Quarterly FD or yearly interest FD.

Why NOT to invest in Tamilnadu Power Finance Corporation FD?


Here are some negative points.

1) Premature withdrawal rules make it unattractive.

2) The FD opening and closures would same some time in Government own entities. It cannot happen on same hour the way it happens in banks.

Some of the FAQs about TNPFC Fixed Deposits


1) How Tamil Nadu Power Finance FD Calculator work?

You can visit Tamilnadu Power Finance Interest FD calculator where you would know the interest rate and maturity amounts before you invest. This way you know what is your FD maturity amount after a specific period of tenure. You can plan it appropriately.

a) Regular Interest Payment Scheme FD calculator

b) Cumulative Interest Payment Scheme FD calculator

2) What is TN Power Finance Corporation FD Rating?

Are you thinking whether “is it safe to invest in Tamil Nadu Power Finance FD”?. ICRA has rated these FDs as “MA-Stable”.  The rating is valid up to August 18, 2020. Since it is owned by TN Government, one can consider this as safe FD.

3) How is the Interest paid on FDs are taxed?

Tamil Nadu Power Finance Corp would deduct TDS on interest exceeding Rs 5,000 per annum like any other company. However, one need to calculate total interest received and pay income tax based on the income tax slab applicable to them in that year.

4) Can I take a premature withdrawal in this TNPFC FD?

One can take a premature withdrawal only after 3 months from the date of Tamil Nadu Power Finance Corporation FD. Here are the premature guidelines of this FD scheme.

a) If you wish to break the FD between 3 to 6 months after opening FD, no interest would be paid.

b) If you wish to break FD after 6 months of opening FD but before 12 months, you would get 3% lower rate compared to the interest rate offered for 12 months tenure FD.

c) If you wish to break FD after 12 months of opening FD but before 24 months, you would get 2% lower rate compared to the interest rate offered for 24 months tenure FD.

d) If you wish to break FD after 24 months of opening FD but before 36 months, you would get 2% lower rate compared to the interest rate offered for 36 months tenure FD.

e) If you wish to break FD after 36 months of opening FD but before 48 months, you would get 2% lower rate compared to the interest rate offered for 48 months tenure FD.

You need to give 15 days advance intimation for FD premature withdrawal.

5) When interest is paid for Regular Interest Payment Scheme (RIPS)?

In case of non cumulative deposits / RIPS, interest would be paid on the last day of the month or quarter or year.

6) Can we submit Form-15G or Form-15H?

Yes. Individuals can submit a form 15G or 15H to Tamil Nadu Power Finance to not to deduct TDS on their FD interest.

7) In an emergency, can I get a loan against my FD?

Yes, but after 3 months from the date of opening FD which would be at the discretion of the company. One can request for the loan on this FD which would be up to 75% of the FD amount. The interest rate would be 1% higher than the FD interest rate on such loan. One can avail such loan only for twice during the FD tenure.

8) Can NRI’s invest in this FD Scheme?

Yes. Here are the guidelines for NRI to invest in the TNPFC FD scheme.

a) Deposits from NRIs are accepted as defined in the Income Tax Act, 1961 (as amended).

b) NRIs should remit from their Non-Resident Ordinary maintained with banks on non repatriation basis provided that the amount deposited with the company does not represent inward remittances of transfer from NRE/FCNR (B) accounts into the NRO account.

c) NRI Deposits are accepted subject to the specific understanding that the maturity Value of deposit and the interest thereon will not be repatriated outside India.

d) NRI Deposits are accepted for a maximum period of 36 months.

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9) If I am an existing customer of Tamil Nadu Power Finance, would I get any extra interest?

No. They would not get any extra FD interest.

10) What are the Tamil Nadu Power Finance Fixed Deposit toll free number or customer care details?

You can reach at any of the following details for queries or complaints.

i) You can write to them at their registered office mail ID: power@tnpowerfinance.com

ii) You can reach them at their registered office contact nos Ph: 044 2432 9945 / 044 2432 9946 and whatsapp to 044 24329950.

Should you invest in Tamil Nadu Power Finance Fixed Deposit Schemes in 2020?


Tamil Nadu Power Finance is 100% owned by the Tamilnadu Government. Its FDs are safe as the entity is owned by TN Government. It offers highest interest rates where yield comes up to 10.9%. Even TN Power Finance FD can be opened online which is easier than the manual process. One should consider some of the negative factors like premature withdrawal guidelines + slow processing of transactions. Beyond this, it is a good and safe FD scheme to invest.

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Suresh KP

Tamil Nadu Power Finance Fixed Deposit Scheme 2020 Review

58 comments

  • Prabu

    Hi Suresh,

    I had created FD with TNPFC and payment has been processed for 1 lakh and while doing transaction FD was not created in TNPFC. I did not get acknowledgement receipt or email or sms. So I sent them email and no response yet.I called them and asked them to confirm the amount received on your side. They did not ask me what’s the issue and what’s customer id. Simple answer from representative was “wait for a week you will get the FD created”. So pathetic service. I called them 13 times and 13th time got connected to customer service. Any of you know any other ways of reach them like myself(NRI) jus to confirm the amount Is received on their side?

    • Prabu, Looks there is no other way except to wait. Like i indicated this is govt organization and the services could be little delayed. Pls post your comment once you get resolution within 1 week

  • Anandan

    I am returning this month,I want to invest in monthly or quarterly intrest scheme, what is the maximum amount I can deposit pl

  • Ranganathan Venkataraman

    Sir

    TNPFDC is one of the most unprofessional organisations one can come cross.
    You cannot reach them on phone or email or through website or App. It is the most frustrating experience one gets. The emails get returned as no response from their server.
    I would give them minus rating irrespective of the higher interest offered.
    It is a typical government organisation of Tamil Nadu and I am afraid if one can expect any better in terms of service.
    It is not worth the trouble.

    • Hello Ranganathan, Sorry to hear your experiences. This could be due to covid-19 situation or is this before Mar-2020 situation? This would help other investors to know such pain points before they invest.

      • DIlip

        Hi Suresh,

        I saw 80% of reviews in google mentioned same that Tamilnadu Power Finance Corporation Staff especially manager is very rude and main issue is they never respond to the queries via email and and call’s.

        These reviews are 7 to 8 months back, and not in this covid/lock down situation. So looks like their service is very poor irrespective of the situation.

        and also many people complained about interest not also credited and no response for such critical queries.

        Just wanted to share these points as per the reviews mentioned in google from many customers.

        • Hi Dilip, Thanks for sharing the experiences. Like i said earlier this is Govt company, hence there could be delays. That is the risk one has to take if they want to invest in such companies

  • Dilip

    Hi Suresh,

    Can you please confirm if this Tamilnadu Power Finance Corporation FD Scheme is covered under “DICGC insurance provided by RBI” ??

    Thanks,
    Dilip

    • Currently, as per the RBI guidelines, deposits with all commercial banks and cooperative banks are insured under the Deposit Insurance and Credit Guarantee Corporation (DICGC). TNPFC is NBFC registered under RBI (not bank) and does not fall under the purview of DICG

  • Deva

    Hi Suresh,

    I have applied FD through my mobile APP. After all data inputs I got a download of bank details to pay for my FD. I separately transferred to the Beneficiary of TNPFCL the amount. How do I know my FD has taken place since there is no link between amount transferred and the FD updated in APP.

    • Hello Deva, You should see this in your mobile app. If not reach out to their contact nos / email ID

    • Prabu

      Hi Deva please tell the TNPFC bank details you sent …I did online transaction from NRO account and it got failed after debiting the amount. How do I contact them by phone?

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