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Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Date of deposit of cheque & opening PPF account by Minor, RBI clarification

Public Provident Fund Scheme, 1968:
1) Clarification regarding reckoning of the date of deposit
2) Reiteration of instructions on opening of an account for a minor

1. Reckoning the date of deposit in case of cheque payment:
As you are aware, Ministry of Finance letter No. F. 3(9)-PD/72 dated September 4, 1972, has issued notification for Public Provident Fund Scheme, 1968 (PPF). In order to bring uniformity in the reckoning of the date of deposit in the PPF vis-à-vis Post Office Savings Schemes (POSS) and Senior Citizens Savings Scheme, 2004 (SCSS), the Government of India (GoI), vide their letter F. No.7/7/2008/NS-II dated February 10, 2010, have decided that hereafter in modification of Ministry of Finance letter No.F.3(9)-PD/72 dated September 4, 1972 "when a deposit is made in the PPF account by means of a local cheque or demand draft by the subscriber, the date of realization of the amount will be the date of deposit."

2. Opening of an account for a minor:
In view of complaints being received about non-opening of accounts for minor by some Agency banks, it is reiterated that as per Rule 3 (1) of PPF Scheme, 1968, an individual may, on his own behalf or on behalf of a minor, of whom he is the guardian, subscribe to the Public Provident Fund. Further it is reiterated that as clarified, vide Ministry of Finance letter F.7/34/88/-NS II dated November 17, 1989, either father or mother can open a PPF account on behalf of his/her minor child but not both.

Source: DGBA.CDD. H- 7530/15.02.001/2009-10 dated 29th March 2010


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