ISLAMABAD - The CDNS has achieved Rs 92 billion savings by start of third quarter of current fiscal year, from July 1 to January 05 (2018-19). The CDNS has set Rs 224 billion net target for fiscal year 2018-19, senior official of CDNS told APP here Wednesday. The official said that the CDNS notified upward revision in the profit rates for various saving certificates which is applicable from January 1, 2019. “The instant revision was made in the backdrop of current market scenario and in accordance with the government’s policy to provide market based competitive rate of return to the investors of National Savings”, the official said. He said as per notification issued by the federal government, the new rates for Defense Savings Certificate, Special Saving Certificate, Regular Income Certificate, Savings Accounts, Shuhada Family Welfare account have been revised upward at an  average of 12.47 percent, 11.40 percent, 12 percent, 8.5 percent,14.28 percent respectively. The official said the profit rate of return for specialized Savings Schemes like Bahbood Savings Certificates and Pensioners’ Benefit Account has also been revised upward and fixed at 14.28 percent respectively in order to provide safety net to specialized segments of the society.

He said that the proposal to launch registered prize bonds which offer coupons as well as prizes is also under consideration.