Online PPF Payment

Understand how to make PPF payment online.
Online PPF Payment
3 min

The PPF (Public Provident Fund) is a government-backed investment scheme offering both security and attractive returns. As of March 2024, the PPF interest rate is 7.1% per annum. Additionally, both your principal amount and interest earned are fully tax-exempt under Section 80C of the Income Tax Act of 1961. You can open a PPF account at designated post offices and banks throughout India.

Advantages of online PPF payments

  • Make contributions anytime, anywhere without visiting the bank or post office.
  • Online payments are processed quickly, often reflecting in your PPF balance within a few hours.
  • Reputable banking portals offer secure, encrypted transactions for peace of mind.

Ways to make a PPF account payment

  1. Mobile banking
    Mobile Banking has become increasingly popular due to its convenience and technological advancements. Many people find it convenient to conduct various transactions using their mobile phones, including PPF payments. To utilize this method, simply download your bank's mobile app onto your phone and navigate to the PPF payment option. However, it is essential to ensure that your PPF account is linked to your savings account and your bank to facilitate payments.
  2. NEFT 
    Another method to make PPF payments is through National Electronic Funds Transfer (NEFT). With NEFT, individuals can transfer funds from one bank account to another. It is advisable to use NEFT for PPF payments. This transfer allows money to be moved from the savings bank account to the PPF account. Before using NEFT to transfer funds to your PPF account, make sure your bank offers this service. You'll also need your bank's IFSC code (a unique identifier for each branch) and your PPF account number. NEFT works for both intrabank (within the same bank) and interbank (between different banks) transfers, as long as both banks support it.
  3. ECS 
    Similar to NEFT, the ECS (Electronic Clearing System) allows you to automate transfers from your bank account to your PPF account. To set up ECS, you will need to visit your bank branch and fill out the necessary form. Once activated, the ECS system will automatically deduct the specified amount from your bank account and deposit it into your PPF account on your chosen schedule.
  4. Via standing instructions
    Standing instructions are a way to automate transfers from your bank account to your PPF account. You set up these instructions with your bank, specifying the amount and frequency (usually monthly) of the transfers. This ensures regular contributions to your PPF without having to manually initiate each payment. Standing instructions can typically be set up for a period of 1-12 months.

Some important points worth considering

  • PPF accounts cannot be transferred to anyone, not even a nominee. If the account holder passes away, the account will be closed.
  • You can deposit up to Rs. 1.5 lakh in your PPF account each financial year.
  • You can make up to 12 deposits into your PPF account per year.
  • PPF investments are "EEE" – contributions, interest earned, and the final amount at maturity are all tax-free.
  • You must deposit at least Rs. 500 per year to keep your PPF account active.
  • Your PPF account earns interest that is compounded annually.

Note: You must deposit at least Rs. 500 into your PPF account every year. If you fail to do so, your account will get deactivated. You can reactivate it by paying a Rs. 50 penalty fee, plus Rs. 500 for each year you missed the minimum deposit.


Online PPF payments offer ease and flexibility to manage your PPF investments. By following the methods outlined above, you can effortlessly contribute to your PPF account, streamline your investment process, and work towards achieving your long-term financial goals.


As regards deposit taking activity of Bajaj Finance Ltd (BFL), the viewers may refer to the advertisement in the Indian Express (Mumbai Edition) and Loksatta (Pune Edition) furnished in the application form for soliciting public deposits or refer
The company is having a valid Certificate of Registration dated March 5, 1998 issued by the Reserve Bank of India under section 45 IA of the Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934. However, the RBI does not accept any responsibility or guarantee about the present position as to the financial soundness of the company or for the correctness of any of the statements or representations made or opinions expressed by the company and for repayment of deposits/discharge of the liabilities by the company.

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