Recurring Deposit (RD) – Amendments to procedural rules reg. – S.B. Order 10/2020

Recurring Deposit (RD) – Amendments to procedural rules reg. – S.B. Order 10/2020

S.B. Order 10/2020

F.No.116-12/2016-SB
Government of India
Ministry of Communication
Department of Posts
(F.S. Division)

Dak Bhawan, New Delhi-110001
Dated :- 14/02/2020

To,

All Head of Circles,
Addi. Director General,APS, New Delhi

Subject:-Amendments to procedural rules relating to Recurring Deposit (RD) Schemes in POSB(CBS) ·Manual in the light of recent changes circulated vide SB Order 13/2019 dated 18.12.2019.

Sir/Madam,

The undersigned is directed to inform that MoF(DEA) has revised many statutory rules relating to different National Savings Schemes which were circulated vide SB order 13/2019 dated 18.12.2019. The competent authority has now approved to change relevant procedural rules and issue corrections slips of POSB(CBS) Manual [circulated vide SB Order No.9/2018 dated 17.7.2018]

2. Accordingly, the corrections relating to Recurring Deposit (RD) Scheme are given below:-

Correction Slips for RD i n POSS (CBS) Manual

Rule 65( 1):-This sub rule should be replaced with below text:-

A RD account may be opened for a period of 5 years. Monthly deposits can be made in multiples of Rs. 10 with a minimum amount of Rs. 100/-. The amount of deposit made at the time of opening an account cannot be varied during the currency of the account.

Rule 69(2):- This sub rule should be replaced with below text:-

A jo int account may be opened by up to three adults. On the basis of mode of operation, Joint Accounts shall be of two types, namely :-

(a) Joint ‘A’ type,to be operated by all the depositors or the surviving depositors; and

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(b) Joint ‘B’ type,to be operated by any of the depositors or the surviving depositors severally.

Note below Rule 69(2) should be omitted.

Rule 69(3) :- This sub rule should be replaced with below text :-

Minor Account : – Provisions of Rule 13(ii) shall be applicable for RD accounts also. On attaining majority, he/she may:-

(a) continue the account for full maturity period, or the maturity period as extended under sub­ paragraph (1) of paragraph 6 of NSRD Rules 2019, or for a further period under paragraph 10 or paragraph 11of NSRD Rules 2019, as the case may be; or

(b) if he does not continue the account any longer, claim proportionate amount as specified in sub­ paragraph (1) of paragraph 9 of NSRD Rules 2019 on expiry of maturity period, or the amount due under sub-paragraph (2) of paragraph 10 or sub-paragraph (2) of paragraph 11of NSRD Rules 2019, as the case may be.

(c) The minor who exercises the option to continue the account under clause above (a) shall submit fresh account opening form and KYC documents as required at the time of opening new RD account with a declaration as follows:

“I hereby declare that the Government Savings Promotion General Rules-2018 and the National Savings Recurring Deposit Scheme, 2019 have been read by/to me and I accept the said rules and the scheme and all such amendments thereto as may be issued from time to time as binding on me”

(d) The status of account will automatically be shown as “Freeze” in FINACLE CBS Application. During next transaction, in CMRC menu option, in account modification option, “mode of operation” to be changed to 012-self to enable the ex-minor to operate the account independently .

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(e) Claim the proportionate amount payable on the maturity of the account, if the account got discontinued.

Rule 70(2)(b) :-This sub rule should be replaced w ith below text:-

The account will be treated as discontinued if there are more than four RD month defaults. Revival of such account will be permitted only within a period of two RD months from the fourth RD month of default after payment of necessary default fee. If the account is not revived within this prescribed period, it will be treated as discont inued and shall not be permitted to be revived after the said period.

Rule 74(1) :- Add sub rule (lA) below this rule:-

Rule 74(1A) :- For the account opened from the date of receipt of SB order 13/2019 dated 18.12.2019, following table should be used for payment of rebate:-

S.No. Number of advance deposits Rebate for an account of one hundred rupees denomination
(1) (2) (3)
1. Six or more deposits but not exceeding eleven deposits made
in any calendar month.
Ten rupees.
2 Twelve or more deposits made in any calendar month. Forty rupees for every twelve deposits and ten rupees for
the balance, if any, of not less than six deposits.

Rule 74(4):- This sub rule should be replaced w ith below text :-

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IN respect of an account becoming discontinued in terms of NSRD Rules, 2019, rebate on advance deposits will be admissible only if all the arrear installments with penalty are paid along with the advance deposits within 2 RD months from the RD month of fourth default.

Rule 76(2) :- In this rule,word “application for withdrawal” and “withdrawal form” should be replaced with “application for loan in Form-5”

Rule 77(2)(b) :- Add below text at the end of this sub rule:-

ln case RD Loan is taken after the date of receipt of SB Order 13/2019 dated 18.12 .2019, amount should be in multiple of Rs.10/-.

Rule 77(2)(c):- Add below text at the end of this sub rule:-
In case RD Loan is taken after the date of receipt of SB Order 13/2019 dated 18.12.2019, amount of loan (withdrawal) should be divisible of 10.

Rule 77(2) (e):– In Note 1 below this rule, replace “application for withdrawal (SB-7)” with “application for loan in Form-5”.

Rule 76 and 77:- Replace word “withdrawal” with word “loan”.

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