What is Post Office Monthly Income Scheme (POMIS)?

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

Why in News:

  • 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 Rs. 15 lakh from Rs. 9 lakh for joint account holders.


About Post Office Monthly Income Scheme (POMIS):

  • It 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 Rs.4.5 lakh. (Increased to Rs.9 lakh in Budget 2023-24)
  • If the account is opened jointly, the investment limit will be Rs.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: Premature withdrawal is allowed after one year of opening the account with a penalty.
  • Taxability: Any income from this scheme does not come under TDS or tax deduction.


Q1) Who can be a nominee under Post Office Monthly Income Scheme (POMIS)?

The investor can nominate a beneficiary (a family member) so that they can claim the benefits and corpus if the investor passes away during the account’s term.

Source:  Post Office Monthly Income Scheme (POMIS) Calculation 2023: What Rs 9 lakh or Rs 15 lakh deposit will give