Amendment in passbooks issued by post offices for various post office savings scheme


Amendment in passbooks issued by post offices for various post office savings scheme

The post office provides a passbook to the customers for any of the accounts which are opened in the post office. There are two types of passbook available in the post office

01. SB-5 passbook
02. SB-5A passbook

Mostly SB-5 passbook should be used by CBS and non-CBS post offices for the savings account, recurring account, MIS account, Publick Provident Fund account, and Sukanya account. and SB-5A passbook should be used by post offices for the TD account, KVP, and NSC schemes.

What is SB-5 and SB-5A passbook of the post offices

SB-5 is a passbook having twelve pages and one cover page. The first page of the SB-5 passbook is used for printing of account information. Remaining pages from two to eleven are used for printing of transaction details. The twelfth page of the SB-5 passbook should remain blank for entering closure/extension/pledge details.

SB-5 passbook should be used in a savings account, recurring account, MIS account, Publick Provident Fund account, and Sukanya account scheme only.

Similarly, SB-5A is a passbook having four pages and one cover page. The first page of the SB-5A passbook is used for printing of account information. Remaining pages from 2 to 3 are used for printing of transaction details. The fourth page of the SB-5A passbook should remain blank for entering closure/extension/pledge details.

SB-5A passbook should be used in TD account, KVP, and NSC schemes only.

What is the amendment made in SB order 28/2020 by the postal department

As per the postal directorate, it has been noticed that many circles are not using the SB-5A passbook for TD/NSC/KVP schemes. They are issuing the SB-5 passbook for all types of post office savings scheme. An order has been issued regarding amendment in passbooks used in the post office called SB order 28/2020.

Hence the printing of passbook is to be done in the following manner: -

  • 01. Printing of various pages of SB-5 passbook which is described in the above supra
  • 02. Printing of various pages of SB-5A passbook which is also described in the above supra
  • 03. Specification for the cover page will be the same as being used currently.
  • 04. General instruction should be printed inside of the cover page of the passbook in English/ Hindi, Regional language the same as being currently done.
  • 05. Salient features of the various post office savings scheme should be printed below general instruction inside of the cover page.

Click here to download the signed copy the SB order 28/2020 


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