Double Benefit Deposits provide a higher yield on the principal at the end of the stipulated period as the interest is compounded on quarterly basis; but, the principal and the accrued interest is paid only at the end of the period for which the deposit is placed with the Bank and not monthly or half-yearly as in the case of other types of deposits. This scheme is useful for short term and medium term investment ordinarily ranging from 12 months to 120 months.
KYC ( Know Your Customer) Norms for opening account are applicable for these accounts also hence proof of residence and proof of identification will be required along with recent photograph of the depositor/s
Types of Accounts
The accounts may be opened in the names of :
Individual — Single Accounts
Two or more individuals — Joint Accounts
Sole Proprietory Concerns
Associations, Clubs, Societies, etc.,
Joint Hindu Families (accounts of non-trading nature only)
Government and Quasi-Government Bodies
Educational Institutions (including Universities)
Period and Amount of Deposit
Deposits under Double Benefit Deposit Scheme are accepted for a fixed period from six months upto a maximum period of 120 months. These deposits, on maturity are repayable with interest compounded on quarterly basis. These deposits may be accepted even for periods where the terminal quarter/half year is incomplete.