National Savings


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50000/-, 100000/-, 500000/-, 1000000/-, 5000000/-, 10000000/-

Starting Date


Profit Paid

Monthly Basis


5 Years


General Public

Mode of Investmet

Cash & Cheque

Keeping in view the monthly requirements of the general public, the Regular Income Certificates (RICs) with a maturity period of five years were launched on February 2, 1993.

RICs are available in the denominations of:

  • 50,000/-, Rs. 100,000/-, Rs. 500,000/-, Rs. 1,000,000/-, Rs.5,000,000/-, Rs.10,000,000/-

Profit is paid on monthly basis started from the date of issue of certificates.

Who Can Invest?

All Pakistani Nationals as well as Overseas Pakistanis can purchase RICs being a single adult, a minor or two adults jointly where the payments can be received either by the both jointly (Joint-A) or any one of the holders (Joint-B). An adult can also purchase RIC on behalf of a single minor, two minors jointly or as a joint with a minor.

How to Purchase?

RIC can be purchased from any National Savings Centre (NSC), Authorized branch of a Scheduled Bank and the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) by filling in the SC-1 (Application form), available free of cost from all the above issuing offices.

Documents Required with the Application Form

Adult Pakistanis

  • A copy of the Computerized National Identity Card (CNIC)

Overseas Pakistanis

  • A copy of National Identity Card for Overseas Pakistanis (NICOP) or Pakistan Origin Card (POC)


  • A copy of Form B or Child Registration Certificate (CRC) as issued by NADRA

To download application form, please click here.

Mode of Deposit

RIC can be purchased by depositing cash at the Issuing Office or by presenting a cheque/ draft/ pay-order. The Certificate shall be issued immediately against the cash payment. However, in case of deposit through cheque/ draft/ pay-order, the Certificate shall be issued with effect from the date of realization of the cheque/ draft/ pay-order after receiving the clearance advice.

Investment Limit
  • Minimum: Rs. 50,000/-
  • No maximum investment limits

RIC can be encashed at any time and service charges   shall be deducted on the following rates: RIC can be encashed any time after issuance subject to the deduction of service charges If enchased before completion of 1, 2, 3 and 4 years from the date of issue: then 2 %,1.50%, 1%, and 0.50% service charges of the face value shall be deducted. There will no service charges after the completion of 4 years.

The Certificates issued/ purchased/ reinvested on or after November 15, 2010 shall not be reinvested on maturity.

Rate of Return/Profit rates
Tax & Zakat

The rate of tax to be deducted shall be as follows:

  • Filers: Persons appearing in Active Tax Payer List (ATL), Rate of Withholding Tax shall be 15% of the yield/profit irrespective of date of investment and amount/profit.
  • Non-Filers: Persons not appearing in Active Tax Payer List (ATL), Rate of Withholding Tax shall be 30% of the yield/profit irrespective of date of investment and amount/profit.

Investment made in RIC is exempted from Zakat deduction.