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Kolkata G.P.O. Savings & RD Account Opening Facilities & Contact Numbers

Few attractive facilities have been included to Indian Post Offices for opening new Savings Bank Account and Recurring Deposit (RD) Accounts. Let’s check the facilities offered by Kolkata GPO (Department of Posts) below.
Kolkata GPO Savings & RD Account Opening facilities
• No Maximum Limit in Savings Account. Interest Income up to Rs.3500/- for single account and Rs.7000/- for joint account is not Taxable. Depositors are advised to intimate the I.T. authority vide Section 10(15) (i) of Income Tax Act, 1961 as amended vide Notification No.322010 F.No.-173/13/2011 – I T A I/SO 1296(E) dated 03.06.2011 for any Interest income above the limit prescribed above.

• ECS facility is available for withdrawal of MIS Interest through any Local Banks.

• Enjoy return up to 10.09% per annum on Auto Transfer of MIS interest to Recurring Deposit (RD) account through POSB account on a period of 5 years.

MICR cheque facilities are also available and these POSB account payee cheques can be transacted through any Local Bank.

• A Savings Bank account can be opened only with Rs.50/- as initial deposit and a Recurring Deposit Account only for Rs.10/- denomination or its multiple amounts.

• No TDS charged except in Senior Citizens and NSS accounts.

You are requested to bring these following documents as per KYC norms as prescribed by the competent authority – Colour Photograph (passport size – one copy), Self attested Photostat copy of Pan Card, Self attested Photostat copy of Epic Card (Voter Card) / Ration card / Driving License / Passport / Electric Bill / Telephone Bill / Post Office Passbook (but not more than three months old) for address proof.

A special drive will be launched at Kolkata G.P.O. w.e.f. 27th February 2012 to 15th March 2012 for opening of Savings Bank Account and RD Account with attractive facilities. For any queries please contact Sri. R. Basu (DDPO (SB) Kolkata GPO – Phone number 033-22105094) or Sri D. Chakraborty / Sri S. Mondal (ADPO(SB) Kolkata GPO – Phone number: 033-22109194).
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