To apply for the PPF Provident Fund ( PPF ) Scheme, 1968, you are required to fill up Form A and submit it at any post office/ a bank along with KYC documents. You are free to open a PPF account in any post office/bank which are authorised to open this account. Though opening a PPF account is very simple but if you still face any problem, the officials of respective post office/bank would help you with the account opening process where you want to open your account.
It is always better to open your PPF account in that bank where you already have your savings account in order to save the additional hassles. For your convenience, you can also apply for a PPF account online.
Following documents are required to open a PPF account:
Public Provident Fund (PPF) account can be opened by:
The points to remember are:
Following cannot open PPF account:
Minimum Subscription: Rs.500/- can be invested in lump sum or in 12 instalments in each financial year
Maximum Subscription: Rs.1, 50,000/- can be invested in lump sum or in 12 instalments in each financial year
The minimum number of times you have to deposit money to your account is 1 and the maximum is 12.
2018 October 24 is a bank holiday in Andaman And Nicobar Island due to Lakshmi Puja/Maharshi Valmiki Jayanthi.
2018 October 27 is a bank holiday in Himachal Pradesh due to Karva Chauth.
2018 October 31 is a bank holiday in Sikkim due to Lhabab Duechen.
2018 November 01 is a bank holiday in Karnataka due to Kannada Rajyostsava/Kut.
2018 November 06 is a bank holiday in Andaman And Nicobar Island due to Diwali Amavasaya (Laxmi Pujan).
2018 November 06 is a bank holiday in Arunachal Pradesh due to Kali Puja/Diwali/Naraka Chaturdashi.