Post Office Small Saving Schemes Interest rates for Oct to Dec-2017

Post Office Small Saving Schemes Interest rates for Oct to Dec-2017Post Office Small Saving Schemes Interest rates for Oct to Dec-2017

Two days back, the Ministry of Finance announced latest and revised interest rates for post office saving schemes applicable for the period October-2017 to December-2017 (3rd Quarter of FY18). They have indicated that there would not be any change this time for 3rd Quarter which would be big relief to investors who are depending on small saving schemes. For the past 6 quarters, Ministry of Finance is reducing interest rates gradually. In current quarter to October-17 to December-17, Ministry has  not made any change in interest rates of small Saving Schemes. Though there is no change in interest rates, how does the latest post office interest rates for October-2017 to December-2017 look like? Which are the post office small saving schemes offer highest interest rates compared to bank FD’s or other saving schemes?

Also Read: Best Bank FD Rates in Oct-2017 offering highest rates

Post Office Small Saving Schemes Interest rates for Oct to Dec-2017

Here is the quick snapshot about the latest interest rates which is applicable from October to December, 2017.

1) Among the post office saving schemes, highest interest rates is being offered on Sukanya Samriddhi Account Scheme and Senior Citizens Saving Scheme at 8.3% per annum.

2) With compounding of interest rates by a quarter, term deposits and recurring deposits offer high interest rates per annum.

3) Post office term deposit offers 6.8% to 7.6% per annum from 1 to 5 years tenure. After compounding, the term deposits gives yield of 6.97% to 7.8% per annum. Currently many banks have reduced FD rates which are between 4.5% to 7% per annum only. Hence Post office Term deposits are best, compared to bank fixed deposit schemes.

4) Investment in Kisan Vikas Patra (KVP) would be doubled after 115 months as per latest interest rates. If you want to double your money, you need to deposit for at least 125+ months or higher in the bank. KVP is still beneficial compared to bank FD schemes.

5) The Post Office MIS Scheme offers 7.5% per annum interest rates, which is payable every month. If you are a retired person, investing in post office monthly income scheme (POMIS) is one of the best way to get safe monthly income.

6) If you want to save money for your girl child and get higher returns, you can invest your money in Sukanya Samriddhi Account Scheme which offers  8.3% interest rates. The maturity amount is tax free.

7) If you want to invest your money for child education or for your daughter marriage, you can consider investing in Public Provident Fund (PPF) which offers 7.8% interest. While the tenure of PPF is for 15 years, it offers highest tax free returns along with tax benefits u/s 80C.

8) If you are planning to save money every month, you can consider post office recurring deposit which offers up to 7.1% annualized yield. You can invest Rs 1,000 per month in post office RD scheme for 5 years. Your investment amount would be Rs 60,000 (1,000 x 60 months) and the maturity amount would be Rs 72,300. You can invest minimum of Rs 10 and in multiples of RS 10 there-off.

9) If you are a low risk taker and planning to invest money to save tax,  NSC is one of the best option to invest.

Here are the Latest Post office Interest Rates for Oct-2017 to December-2017

Interest Rates of Post Office Small Saving Schemes from Oct to Dec-2017

Also Read: Which are the Company FD Schemes offering upto 10.5% yield?

Conclusion: Post office small saving schemes offer the highest returns compared other saving schemes and bank FD schemes. Some of the popular schemes like PPF and Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana Scheme offers highest interest rates. If you are a low risk taker, consider investing in small saving schemes offered by the post office.

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Post Office Small Saving Schemes Interest rates for Oct to Dec-2017

Suresh KP


  1. Dear Sir
    As an agent I want to inspire small shopkeepers for different Post Office saving schemes. Whom to meet at which Post Office?

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