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Post Office Monthly Income Scheme

Post Office Monthly Income Scheme:

Union Finance Minister recently announced the increase of deposit limit for the Post Office Monthly Income Scheme (POMIS).

  • The deposit limit for the Post Office Monthly Scheme (POMIS) has been revised for a single account to Rs.4.5 lakh to Rs. 9 lakh and 15 lakh from Rs. 9 lakh for joint account holders.
  • Post Office Monthly Income Scheme (POMIS) is a Government of India backed small savings scheme that allows the investor to invest a specific amount every month.
  • Eligibility:
    • A resident of India. NRIs are not eligible to invest in this scheme
    • Individual above the age of 10 years.
    • Number of holders: At least 1 and at most 3 individuals can hold post office MIS.
    • Maturity Period: 5 years
    • Maximum limit: If you open an MIS scheme individually, then the maximum amount you can invest is 4.5 lakh. ( Increased to Rs.9 lakh in Budget 2023-24)
  • If the account is opened jointly, the investment limit will be 9 lakh. (Increased to Rs.15 lakh in Budget 2023-24)
  • Lock-in period:On opening a Post Office Monthly Income Scheme, there will be a lock-in period of 5 years during which you cannot withdraw any money.
  • Transferable: POMIS account is transferable from one post office to another.
  • Premature withdrawal is allowed after one year of opening the account with a penalty.
  • Any income from this scheme does not come under TDS or tax deduction.