April 8, 2021: Central Directorate of National Savings (CDNS) has received an increased investment of Rs41 billion by April 7 of this Fiscal year 2020-21 from the registered Premium Prize Bond of Rs 40,000 and Rs 25000 newly introduced by the institution.
In the last one and a half years, investors have withdrawn Rs 380 billion after the suspension of the said bond, the senior official of CDNS told APP here on Thursday.
He said that new registered Premium Prize Bonds of Rs 40,000 and Rs 25000 were registered by the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) and en-cashed only by the registered financial institution under the SBP.
While replying to another question, he informed, “We paid the encashment of Rs 124 billion by April 5 of this month to the investors against the suspension of prize bonds of Rs 25,000.
He said the federal government recently suspended the prize bonds of Rs 25,000 and had given a six-month deadline to investors to en-cash their total savings of Rs 160 billion.
The senior official of CDNS said National Savings has paid Rs 124 billion to their customers in the last four months and the remaining 36 billion out of a total of Rs 160 billion would also be paid by May 30, 2021.
He informed that the government has already canceled prize bonds of Rs 40,000 and CDNS repaid to the investors the encashment worth of Rs 258 billion in previous FY 2019-20, he said.
He said CDNS has opened new avenues for public and private investment to document the country’s economy and ensure transparency in the financial system.
The senior official of CDNS has received the free deposit of Rs 665 billion in the last three quarters from July 1 to April 5 in the current Fiscal Year (FY) 2020-21.
CDNS has set Rs 249 billion annual collection target collection from July 1 to June 30 for the year 2020-21 as compared to Rs 352 billion for the previous year’s 2019-20 to enhance savings and promote saving culture in the country, He said
The CDNS had set Rs 352 billion annual collection target for the year 2019-20 as compared to Rs 350 billion for the previous year’s 2018-19, he said.
Replying to another question on the current revision of CDNS certificate profit rates, he said CDNS has maintained the same interest rate on the savings certificates investment due to the market situation and as per Pakistan Investment Bonds (PIB) policy decision.
He informed that the CDNS interest rates were linked with the policy of PIB, set by the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP).