New NEFT Timings Effective from 10th July 2017

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Effective from 10th July 2017, RBI will be going to introduce the new NEFT Timings. Let us see the changes. It is I think will be in the right way and hugely impact all of us in many ways.

What is the meaning of NEFT or National Electronic Funds Transfer? 

It is a nationwide payment system facilitating one-to-one fund transfers. Using this system, you can transfer funds from any bank branch to any individual having an account with any other bank within India.

Let us take an example. Mr.X has a bank account with HDFC and he wants to transfer the money to Mr.Y, whose account is with ICICI. Therefore, by using NEFT facility Mr.X can transfer money to Mr. Y’s bank account.

Existing NEFT Timings

Currently, NEFT operates in hourly batches – there are twelve settlements from 8 AM to 7 PM during weekdays (Monday through Friday) and 6 settlements from 8 am to 1 pm on Saturdays.

The money will be transferred in a batch. Any money transfer you initiated during 8 AM to 9 AM, will be settled at 9 AM. Likewise, it will be settled in batch wise.

New NEFT Timings Effective from 10th July 2017

To make it more customer friendly, RBI announced that from 10th July 2017, the settlement will be on half hourly basis.

As announced in the First Bi-monthly Monetary Policy Statement for 2017-18, additional settlements in the NEFT system at half-hour intervals are being introduced to enhance the efficiency of the system and add to customer convenience. The half hourly settlements would speed up the

The half hourly settlements would speed up the fund’s transfer process and provide faster credit to the destination accounts.

Now the new NEFT Timings will be as below.

New NEFT Timings Effective from 10th July 2017

As per above table, you noticed that the settlement frequency now doubled from the existing NEFT Timings. This is the positive move and definitely will support the digital transaction movement of the Government.

What is the meaning of RTGS-Real Time Gross Settlement?

In NEFT, money transfer requests are clubbed together called batches. Such batches are settled based on Deferred Net Settlement (DNS) on hourly base during NEFT timings. Whereas in RTGS it is real time. It means money transferred individually instead of batches instantly. Therefore, compare to RTGS system is faster than the NEFT.

Let us take an example. Mr.X has a bank account with HDFC and he wants to transfer the money to Mr.Y, whose account is with ICICI. Therefore, by using RTGS facility Mr.X can transfer money to Mr. Y’s bank account instantly. In this transaction, HDFC transfers the initiated transfer amount to ICICI bank instantly. However, ICICI bank has a maximum 30 minutes time to deposit into Mr. Y’s account. Hence, depending on the beneficiary bank’s procedure within two hours Mr.Y get the amount in his account.

Existing RTGS Timings

There is no change in the current existing RTGS timings. Below is the current RTGS timings.

New RTGS Timings

You notice from above table that for customers, the cut off timing will be 4.30 PM. The RTGS service window for customer’s transactions is available to banks from 9.00 AM to 4.30 PM on weekdays and from 9.00 AM to 2 PM on Saturdays for settlement at the RBI end.

However, the timings that the banks follow may vary depending on the customer timings of the bank branches

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43 Responses

  1. My pf advance setteled was 25.06.2020 but amount not to credit in my bank account till date.
    UAN No-101393581309

  2. Dear Sir,

    My Partial Claim NEFT SETTLED AS ON 16.01.2020 BUT STILL NOT CREDIT IN MY BANK ACCOUNT WHAT WILL BE THE NEXT STEP I AM WORKING AT CHENNAI MY PF REGIONAL OFFICE AT BANGALORE PLEASE SUGGEST.

  3. Hello sir,
    yesterday(27/12/2019) evening 5.45PM i have done NEFT to my friend account .Being today & tomorrow bank holiday’s,it wont get transfer. Monday(30/12/2019) by what time will it reflect in my friend account?

      1. Dear sir,
        amount have been credited on same day night .

        Kindly clarify these doubts :
        What is transaction timing for RTGS presently?
        What is cut-off time for RTGS?

  4. i withdrawed my pf and in epfo site they says fund sent on 13th of november i didnt recieved my payment yet.today is 14th of november why it,s been so lag….could anybody help please even i have checked with my bank details in kyc everything is correct

  5. i withdrawed my pf and in epfo site they says fund sent on 5th of april i did,nt recieved ma payment yet.today is 6th of april why it,s been so lag….could anybody help plsss

      1. I withdrawed my pf and in epfo site they says fund sent on 9th of oct-18 i did,nt recieved ma payment yet.today is 12th of oct-18 why,
        Sir please suggest

      1. Sir I want to ask, if I want to do a lump sum investment in an ongoing SIP then to ensure that I get the same day NAV on which payment is which mode of investment is more trustworthy NEFT or RTGS. I use MF Utility platform. I came to know about MFU after reading one of your blog.

  6. A Very useful information. Having been a frequent reader of your blogs, I appreciate your efforts to share your thoughts & information. It is very good service.
    I am an NRI. What is the best mode of transfer of amount to a beneficiary thru bank? I find RTGS works in limited time only. Will RTGS transfer payment to bank of next day(working Hours) if I enter details during day time in USA?

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