Service charges for post office savings account, schemes

If you have a savings account or a small savings scheme account with a post office, you should know about the charges to avail of services like getting a new cheque book, transferring accounts, issue of account statement etc. Small savings scheme accounts include accounts in Post office Time Deposits, Monthly Income Scheme, NSCs etc.

You can now get the details about the charges you have to pay for account-related services on the India Post website.

Here is a look at the various services charges.

Charges for various services from Post Office

Issue of duplicate passbook Rs 50
Issue of statement of account Rs 20 in each case
Issue of deposit receipt Rs 20 in each case
Issue of passbook in lieu of lost or mutilated certificate Rs 10 per registration
Cancellation or change of nomination Rs 50
Transfer of account Rs 100
Pledging of account Rs 100
Issue of cheque book in Savings Bank Account No fee up to 10 leaves in a calendar year and thereafter Rs 2 per cheque leaf
Charges on dishonour of cheque Rs 100

*Tax as applicable on the above service charges are also payable

Why it is important to keep a note of the charges

Apart from those mentioned above, post office savings schemes also include Senior Citizens Savings Scheme (SCSS), Public Provident Fund (PPF), Kisan Vikas Patra (KVP), Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana (SSY) etc.

The finance ministry, in a circular dated May 13, 2016, said that with effect from July 1, 2016, KVP and NSC certificates will not be issued in a physically pre-printed form. They will either be issued in the ‘exclusive e-mode’ or ‘passbook mode’. So, if you are someone who has lost their NSC certificate or if it is in a mutilated condition, then you will have to get it re-issued in a passbook form, where you will have to pay Rs 10 per registration.

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Similarly, if you are a post office savings account holder and require more than 10 cheque leafs in a calendar year, then you will have to pay Rs 2 per additional cheque leaf.



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