The Savings Week 2018 begun in the country on Saturday (Apr 7) in a bid to create more awareness among the people about savings and further enhance the quality of services by the Department of National Savings. The Department of National Savings under the Internal Resources Division has chalked out elaborate programmes to observe the week in a befitting manner, local media reports said.
The theme of this edition of the Savings Week is "Let us do savings, help building Digital Bangladesh" (Cholo shobai sanchay kori, Digital Bangladesh gorai shohayota kori).
The formal inauguration of the week was held on in the morning at the Department of National Savings head office at the NSC tower in the city.
On Sunday, the Department will motivate teachers and students of various educational institutions in the capital through giving them proper idea about savings.
On the following day (Monday), the Department will apprise the investors about the policies on various savings tools including their purchase, sell and cash.
On Apr 10, the Department will encourage the low-income people about savings through holding Uthan Boithok. On Apr 11, a view-exchange meeting will be held with the owners of different savings tools while the evaluation and closing ceremony of the week will be held on Apr 12.
Presently, the rates of return on the five-year family savings certificates is 11.28 percent, five-year pensioner savings schemes 11.76 percent, three-year post office savings certificates 11.28 percent, family savings certificate is 11.52 percent, three-year profit-based savings certificates is 11.04 percent and five-year wage earners development bond is 12 percent.