Post office saving schemes In India were introduced by the Central Government of the Country for the purpose of savings and investment for the citizens of India. There are a variety of saving schemes available in the post office that offer sovereign grantee which is backed up by the central government. These are also small saving schemes.
There are various post office saving options available such as:
A post office saving account can be opened by
(i) An adult above the age of 18.
(ii) Joint Account for a maximum of 2 adults can be opened and maintained.
(iii) An account can be opened for a minor above the age of 10 years.
(iv) A guardian on behalf of a minor/Person of unsound mind.
The following documents are required to open the account:
Depending upon the type of account being operated, the account can be closed by the account holder himself or upon his death by a family member.
In case of death, the following documents are required: