The Central Government of India has amended the Public Provident Fund (PPF) Scheme, 1968 and National Savings Certificate (NSC) (VIII-Issue) Rules, 1989. The summary of  impact  of such ammendment is as under:

  • The accounts held under such schemes by Indian residents are deemed to be closed with effect from the date they become non-residents of India (NRI).

 

  • The interest shall be paid at the rate applicable to the Post Office Saving Account (POSA) (i.e  4% instead of 7.8% ) from the date of deemed closure/ encashment up to the last day of the month preceding the month in which the same is actually closed/ encashed.