There are several Kisan Vikas Patra Calculators available online that help individuals calculate the maturity amount after a certain period of time from the date of issue. Such calculators require only the invested amount and the date of investment. The rate of interest you can earn under this scheme currently is 6.9%
Kisan Vikas Patra interest is such that the value of the Kisan Vikas Patra grows twofold in a matter of mere eight years and seven months. The only hitch, albeit slight, is that the income thus assimilated from Kisan Vikas Patra interest will be taxed. But the applicable tax is not deducted at source and the entire amount can be availed by the account holder of the KVP. Investing in Kisan Vikas Patra is not accountable for wealth tax though. KVP interest rate entices the middle class depositor who are forever on the lookout of safe and transparent investment options such as these. You also have an online Kisan Vikas Patra calculator detailing the money you can earn in a stipulated time.
Kisan Vikas Patra (KVP) Calculator & Interest Rate Chart
|Year Wise Assimilated Returns||From 15 Jan 2000 to 28 Feb 2001||From 1 Mar 2001 to 28 Feb 2002||From 3 Mar 2002 to 28 Feb 2003||Post 1 March 2003|
|1st Year||Not Applicable||Not Applicable||Not Applicable||Not Applicable|
|2nd Year||Not Applicable||Not Applicable||Not Applicable||Not Applicable|
|2 Years & 6 Months||1246||1209||1195||1170.51|
|3 Years & 6 Months||1407||1327||1305||1267.19|
|4 Years & 6 Months||1585||1470||1439||1355.9|
|5 Years & 6 Months||1779||1644||1602||1488.49|
|6 Years & 6 Months||2000||1857||1800||1649.13|
|7 Years||Not Applicable||Not Applicable||1883||1713.82|
|7 Years & 3 Months||Not Applicable||2000||Not Applicable||Not Applicable|
|7 Years & 6 Months||Not Applicable||Not Applicable||Not Applicable||1781.06|
|7 Years & 8 Months||Not Applicable||Not Applicable||2000||Not Applicable|
|8 Years and 8 Years 7 Months||Not Applicable||Not Applicable||Not Applicable||1850.93|
|8 Years & 7 Months||Not Applicable||Not Applicable||Not Applicable||2000|
|More than above||Not Applicable||Not Applicable||Not Applicable||Not Applicable|
Run by the Department of Posts, KVP is a small savings government scheme. It is considered very safe and is a long term investment option. The scheme was discontinued in 2011 but later relaunched in 2014.
KVP is of the following types:
- Single Holder Type Certificate – This type of certificate is issued to an adult for himself/herself or on behalf of a minor, or to a minor.
- Joint A Type Certificate – This type of certificate is issued jointly to two adults payable to the survivor or both the holders.
- Joint B Type Certificate – This type of certificate is issued jointly to two adults to the survivor or both holders.
Only resident Indians can invest in this instrument, while NRIs cannot open a KVP account. Even HUF is not eligible for investing in Kisan Vikas Patra online.
Interest individual must submit an application Form A or A1 either personally or through a small savings scheme agent, in order to purchase this instrument. Form A with no background colour, is used in case you are investing directly. Form A1 with coloured background, is used if investment is made by the agent on your behalf. If payment towards KVP is made through cash, it is issued immediately. However, if the payment is done through DD or cheque or pay order, the issuance is on the day the payment is cleared. You must request for Identity Slip at the time of issue of certificate of the instrument as it can be useful in case of loss of certificate or for easy processing of payment at maturity.
Encashment of KVPs can be done at the Post Office where it was issued. It can also be encashed elsewhere, provided the Officer-in-Charge of the bank or Post Office is okay with verification from the bank of issue or Post Office from where it was issued.
Amount paid on premature encashment of KVP
Premature encashment from KVP is possible in the following cases:
- Death of the holder or in case of joint holders, death of either holder.
- When ordered by the court.
- On forfeiture from a pledge of a Gazetted Government Officer.
On premature encashment of KVP, the amount to be paid depends on the period of holding of the scheme. For example, the table below indicates the amount required to be paid in case of premature encashment of a Rs.1,000 worth certificate from KVP for the period between 1 July 2019 to 31 March 2020 at interest rate of then 7.6% :
|Period of Holding Certificate||Amount to be paid (Inclusive of interest)|
|Less than one year||Rs.1,000 (No interest)|
|Minimum: 2.5 years Maximum: 3 years||Rs.1,173|
|Minimum: 3 years Maximum: 3.5 years||Rs.1,211|
|Minimum: 3.5 years Maximum: 4 years||Rs.1,251|
|Minimum: 4 years Maximum: 4.5 years||Rs.1,291|
|Minimum: 4.5 years Maximum: 5 years||Rs.1,333|
|Minimum: 5 years Maximum: 5.5 years||Rs.1,377|
|Minimum: 5.5 years Maximum: 6 years||Rs.1,421|
|Minimum: 6 years Maximum: 6.5 years||Rs.1,467|
|Minimum: 6.5 years Maximum: 7 years||Rs.1,515|
|Minimum: 7 years Maximum: 7.5 years||Rs.1,564|
|Minimum: 7.5 years Maximum: 8 years||Rs.1,615|
|Minimum: 8 years Maximum: 8.7 years||Rs.1,722|
|Minimum:9 years and above Maximum: Before maturity||Rs.1,788|
Redemption of KVP
You can redeem the instrument from any post office across the country. If it is redeemed from any other post office, other than the one where the instrument was purchased, you are required to show the Identity Slip. Otherwise, it would need verification from the post office where it was purchased.
Interest after maturity
The maturity period of KVP is 9 years and 2 months. If the subscriber receives the amount on maturity, interest is payable on the due amount. The interest paid is equivalent to the interest paid on savings account.
Tax on Kisan Vikas Patra
The amount invested in KVP does not offer any tax deductions under Section 80C. Even the interest earned on KVP is exempted from income tax and TDS of 10% is deducted from interest.
Comparing KVP to NSC:
Comparison between KVP and NSC (National Savings Certificate):
- Both are long term investments and interest rates are comparable.
- Interest earned on NSC is subject to tax and so is KVP.
- The investment as well as interest reinvested until maturity can be offset against taxable income earned under Section 80C, which is not there in KVP.
- While there is an option of premature closure in KVP, NSC does not have the facility.
- While KVP is transferable, NSC is not.
Comparing KVP to PPF
Comparison between KVP and PPF (Public Provident Fund):
- While KVP is like a bond, PPF is not.
- PPF has a maturity period of 15 years and Rs.1.5 lakh can be invested every financial year, either in a lump sum or in instalments.
- Interest earned from PPF is tax exempted and the invested amount can be deducted from taxable income every fiscal year.
- PPF cannot be used to pledge, hence cannot be given as security towards a loan. However, after five years, PPF can be withdrawn as loan as part withdrawals are allowed.
- It is not transferable, while KVP is.
Comparing KVP to FD
Comparison between KVP and FD (Fixed Deposit):
- Bank FDs can be closed before maturity at any time by paying a small penalty.
- You can take loans against FDs.
- Freedom to choose tenure when it comes to FDs.
- You can choose the interest payment amount as per your wish, be it annually, semi-annually, quarterly, or monthly.
- A deposit of Rs.1.5 lakh can be made and claimed for deduction under Section 80C.
- TDS is applicable on interest earned on FDs.
- PAN and KYC is required for opening a FD.
- Bank deposit receipt is not transferable in FDs.
KVP is a good option for investment for those who carry out transactions through the post office or do not have a bank account at all. Such investors prefer investing in GOI rather than with banks as they feel it is safer. KVP serves as an alternative instrument as money is doubled in a specific time frame as well as is transferable and comes with some liquidity features. KVP also does not require a PAN and can be transferred multiple times.
KVP Top Pages
- Kisan Vikas Patra
- How to Transfer a KVP Account
- kisan vikas patra online
- KVP Premature Withdrawal
- Kisan Vikas Patra Rules
- How to Get Loan on KVP
- KVP Eligibility
- Kisan Vikas Patra Form
- kisan vikas patra Interest Rate
- How to Get KVP Duplicate Certificate
- Kisan Vikas Patra Encashment
- Features of kisan vikas patra