Recently I had to submit a demand draft(DD) in college for taking admission. The value for which demand draft had to be made was Rs. 55062.
Banks have a rule that you must have to debit money from the account for making demand draft if the value of DD is above Rs. 50,000. This is done for tax purposes.
However, if the demand draft value is less than Rs. 50,000, there is no need for a bank account. You can simply pay by cash in that case.
Applying for DD offline takes time. First, you have to fill the form and attach a cheque if the DD amount is above Rs. 50,000.
Then you have to wait for like at least half an hour for DD in the bank if the bank is PSU like State Bank of India(SBI), Punjab National Bank(PNB), etc. Also, there are chances of mistyping of institution name(in favour of) in DD by bank officials since it is entered by them.
Previously all the DDs which I got issued were of low values. This time, the value of DD was high.
I was short on time. This time, I also had an online SBI account(Internet Banking enabled savings account from State Bank of India).
So I thought of applying online for Demand Draft using OnlineSBI. In online mode, there is no possibility of mistyping since you enter all the details.
In this post, I will be sharing how I applied for demand draft online SBI and got it from the bank. Although if you have time, you can get the DD delivered to your home through the courier by paying extra Rs. 51 in commission amount.
These are the steps to Issue Demand Draft from Online SBI:
1) Log in to your Online SBI account.
2) Click on ‘Payments/Transfers’ tab after logging in as shown in the image.
- First of all, change the default Demand Draft limit to your need. Make sure that you have enough amount in your bank account for the DD.
- Then select the account from which you want to debit the amount for DD if you have more than one savings account or current account.
- Then enter the amount of the demand draft. In my case, it was Rs. 55062.
- Then enter the ‘In favour of’ field i.e., the institution, college, university, person or company name whom you want to pay the DD.
- Then choose the purpose of the DD from the drop-down menu. For me, the purpose was ‘Payment of Education fee’.
- Then enter the branch code for the branch at which the demand-draft is payable. If you don’t have the specific branch given from college or university, then don’t worry and select the service branch of that city or state. For example, my college gave me only the area Payable at which was ‘New Delhi’ and not any specific branch. So I went to ‘Branch Locator’, searched for Service Branch, entered its branch code and then clicked on ‘Get Branch Name’.In offline form, it is not mandatory to fill this branch code. It made me worry at first but the branch code doesn’t matter since all the dealings are done online.
- Now select the Delivery mode- ‘Collect in Person’ or ‘Courier’. In the first method, you have to visit the branch from where you debited the amount for DD and collect the DD. In the second method, DD is sent to you through courier for an extra fee of Rs. 51.
- After that, click submit.
8) Now you will get the ‘Transaction Reference Number’ along with the DD details. You will get the option for printing counterfoil option if you chose the ‘Collect in Person’ option.
Print the counterfoil, take it with you to the branch during the bank working hours, show it to the bank official and collect the DD.
9) I did not use the ‘Courier’ option because I needed the DD the next day. I went to the bank the same day after filling details online and got the DD in 10 minutes due to the queue.
Otherwise, I would have got it in less time. Since all the details are already filled in online mode, bank officials just need to take a print-out so they don’t take as much as time in offline mode.
142 thoughts on “How to Make Demand Draft in SBI Online”
I feel satisfied after finding this post.
Any idea, how many days does it take if I choose – Delivery mode: ‘Courier’.
Hi, since I have never used this mode, I don’t have any idea.
Go to SBI( SHYAMBAZAR BRANCH) here you can have DD within 10-25 minutes even in offline mode. No other branch is as fastest like shyambazar branch. This is my personal experience. If you visit HB.Town branch Sodepur for DD it will take couple of hours and you will get it before the bank closes. If you visit Rabindrsadan Branch thy will stare at youl like , why on earth you have come here for DD,
can I take dd in person name rather than any institution or organization name ?
If i issue dd on sunday or holiday. Then can i get it on next working day
If I finished online DD work from my account. can I send my friend to collect DD? If I send means what details he must take?
Send your friend with the counterfoil. It depends of employees whether they will give the draft to your friend after verifying or not.
Hi if i apply for dd after working hours can i get it in that same date? I have to take an important dd in todays date. Is tat possible.
No, you can’t take it after working hours.
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Thank you for this, been a great help.
Can dd be courier any where we want or only at home address
You can get DD at any address through courier.
Approx how much time it takes the DD to be prepared after applying online?
DD is prepared instantly. You just have to go to the bank and show them the counterfoil.
I have taken DD through net banking and I need to cancel and transfer to another account is it possible or not
Please go to bank and ask them.
Thank you for the post! Helped me a lot!
Can I get the dd from any of my nearest branch or only home branch allowed???
I think only home branch is allowed.
THANK YOU FOR THE POST.
Thanks for the post , was a helpful one .
Can i make DD online from PNB
No. I checked PNB website but there was no mention of DD facility from Net Banking.
Bro is it compulsory to take that counterfoil to the same vranch where i have my account or it can be done at any branch of sbi
It’s better to show at same branch otherwise they may reject it.
what about the DD number??can we get that details at the time when we do dd online ??
No. DD number is written on DD itself.
Hi there…I would like to send the d.d through net banking directly to the university address is it possible.
If not how long will it take for the courier to come to the home branch after the transaction is done..hope u can help me out
Hi, I don’t recommend sending the DD directly to University. Instead get it delivered to your home and pay it yourself. Timing depends on the courier chosen by bank to deliver the DD.
PLEASE HELP… can i make a DD for my friend through my online banking in favor of IGNOU admission fee?
You can do that. Collect the DD from the bank and hand it over to your friend.
Can I take DD online through SBI, payable for non SBI bank branches?
Hi i made a demand draft on my name in candian dollars payable at canada..but when i tried to deposit it with a bnk they say it will charge near 300,$ as transaction fees.but employeee of sbi did nt tell me about this.what can i do. I cant go back to india and cancelled it..plz if u know about this suggest
Please ask the bank. It's on their discretion. Moreover they need only transaction number so please go to bank and tell them your problem.
It's SBI. They can deny on mobile. Don't take chances. Take the counterfoil.
Yes, you can get the DD by courier to any address.
R u sure…….Even if my branch is at nagpur and I want it at Banglore…. how much it will take
It depends on the courier and the branch.
hi Tarun ,
I am not able to go and print my counterfoil as you said by going to last five transactions , when I clik on D/D page , it is asking me to 'pls enter the amount' . Pls help!!, I need to send this D/D urgently. [email protected], supposing if i dont have counter foil, if I have transaction number will it suffice for bank to provide the d/d. pls reply urgently, if possible by today itself
Yes sandhya , you can.
Thanks for help.
Is it necessary to take print out counterfoil, can we show on mobile
Can be it is possible that dd via courier option get other than registered address which is far away from home branch
Hi Saravana, I don't think it's possible. Do share your experience here so that others having the same question can take benefit.
Does it show DD number when done online?
Hi Tarun singh, I applied the DD transaction Via online processed from my home town branch(account) but I gave the person to collect from Bangalore branch code address , would be possible to take the DD receipt?
Most probably Saturday.
Hi Aditya, it's better to ask the bank officials.
hi If I perform all the process on say friday night and collect the DD on saturday, so which date will be mention on DD ?? date of saturday or friday ?
I have a DD issued to me and I have a State Bank of Travancore savings account. Can the DD be cleared/deposited to my account by any SBI branch back in my hometown?
If i ve a central bank cheque.can i make a dd in sbi branch
Hi Aditi, for a Demand Draft upto Rs.5000, the charge is Rs.25 + Service Tax. That's why you were charged Rs.28.75 for DD of Rs.1000. Hope this helps.
thanku tarun for the info. but i was charged rs 28.75 for dd of 1000rs
Hi Amar, you have to wait for courier or visit branch for hard copy to get details like DD number.
Do we get all details(Like DD number) of DD (soft copy) after paying online at same time online or we have to wait for courier or to visit branch for hard copy
Yes, it will be valid.
Sir, I want a DD payable at Tirunelveli. But in the branch locator there is no service branch in Tirunelveli specifically but Sbi branch is there. If I put this option then my DD valid or not. Thank u
Hi Aravind, the commission charges for DD are same for INB as well as offline payment.
The commission charges for 55062 which is 275 as mentioned sounds a bit high.. What is the commission charges slab for DD drawn via INB? Does it differ from offline payment?
Choose SBI Mumbai service branch.
Hi, I want to make a donation through DD. The draft will be encashed in Mumbai itself. But i dont know if they have an account with SBI or someother bank. Usually when i made DD at the branch in the form i would just write Mumbai. So, now that am making it online, what do i write in the branch code option at which the DD is payable?
Then you can go to bank to cancel this transaction and get another DD made.
Hi Rajesh, DD number is printed only on DD.
1) Mention only the DD amount. Commisison is calculated automatically.
2) Write the organization name to which you are paying.
1. Is it mandatory to write DD amount along with commission charges in the check or is it ok if we mention only dd amount.
2. What exactly should i write for pay, is it 'yourself dd' or something else.
Hi…can i get dd number online before collecting from branch….because i need dd details today only….but now no sbi bank will be available to give my dd…plz help
i want to make a print of my DD for collection at bank but when i m clicking on my last 5 transaction its not working….
Ohkkk. Btw thanks tarun for such a helpful post.
It's really helpful.
Hi Binit, go to bank with counterfoil and get the transaction cancelled.
Hii I make a dd through INB now I want to cancelled it how can I
1) You can apply both offline and online.
2) It depends on the banks whether they require the real account holder to be present or not.
1.can i apply for DD for 85000rps online, or do i have to apply offline only.
2. i don't have the account in vijaya bank but my father has. so is it that my father also need to come with me for getting dd in the favor of my college, or will they issue it to me if i only go with signed check to apply for 85000r/s dd.
Hi Sudhanshu, I don't know the exact days it will take for courier to reach you since I never used this option.
How many days will it take to come the DD by courier.
As I want the DD next day. And also I m not in my home town so that I can choose the collect in person option
Hi Ankit, as far as I know, it does not matter which branch you selected because all the DDs are processed at service branch. Su your college should not have any problem in accepting your DD.
Hi Saravana, the counterfoil is the receipt you will get after applying for DD. Yes, it should have the DD transaction number.
Hi.tarun.today i made a dd.my college recommend to make dd in favour of xyz payable at the sbi branch of college,but my mistake i had given diff branch of same city but it is also sbi..will college accept my dd..or they will cancel my dd..
Thanks for replying immediately, im planning to apply DD online through sbi portal, the counterfoil should be the DD transaction number , right ?
Thanks again for helping out lot of people on this.
Hi Saravana, since the money has already been paid online, the bank should not have any problem in giving the DD to your friend provided your friend gives them the counterfoil.
Nice post, thanks for taking time to clarify lot of questions.
Can my friend go and pick up the DD on my behalf from my home branch account, please clarify.
Yes, you can get the DD anywhere in India if you select the courier option.
Hi Hariom, I don't think that is possible.
My sbi home branch is nasirabad…so can I apply for dd online and collect it from sbi narnaul Haryana branch…
I have a question.
I understand that we can collect DD in person only from our home branch but if select the option of courier then we can get the DD anywhere in the country right?
Hi Jagdeep, don't worry. College will accept the DD.
Hi, my college Nit kurukshetra ask for a DD of 13650 to be payable at kurukshetra only. While using online Sbi , when asked for branch code, I used branch locator and then I used SBI nit kurukshetra . Is my dd okay coj in my dd it is showing drawee bank as Sbi nit kurukshetra ? Will my college accept it coj they demand for dd to be payable at kurukshetra only?
Hi Jagdeep, the DD will be valid.
My college(NIT kurukshetra) ask for 13000 dd to be payable at kurukshetra only. But while using Sbi online , when asked for branch name…i don't know. So I use branch locator and I use the code of Sbi branch of my college . Will the dd be valid or will college reject it?
Hi, you can pay DD in any other branch other than home branch.
Hi, the date printed on DD would be 11th July.
Hi Rakesh, yes you can but you would have to pay by cheque since the amount is more than Rs.50000.
can i pay dd in any other sbi branch other than home branch.if not, if i pay dd in home branch, can the beneficiary get the amount from other branch
hi tarun, if i made a dd today saturday 9th of july then i will collect it from my home branch on the next working day or the day after sunday, monday 11th of july then the date printed on dd would be 9th of july or 11th of july ?
CAN WE MAKE DD OF AMOUNT AROUND 5 LACS FROM NON SBI BRANCHES ?
Hi Prawin, you can take the DD from home branch only.
Hi Ashok, go to Demand Draft page and click on last 5 transactions. There go to the DD you created and take the print out.
can i take a dd of 275000 in any of the sbi bank or its possible in the home branch only
Hai.. Already I take dd via sbi online but I dnt take print out…now how I can print out again?? Kindly help me
Hi Aniket, you can collect your DD from your home branch where you have bank account.
Enter the branch code for the branch at which the demand-draft is payable. If you don't have the specific branch given from college or university, then don't worry and select the service branch of that city or state. For example, my college gave me only the area Payable at which was 'New Delhi' and not any specific branch. So I went to 'Branch Locator', searched for Service Branch, entered its branch code and then clicked on 'Get Branch Name'.
Hi tarun, from which branch i can collect my dd and what to write in payable branch
Hi Ram, as far as I know, there is no option to cancel online SBI application since the money gets deducted beforehand. Ask the bank employees in the bank and show them the passbook showing that you have already paid the money. Get the transaction cancelled. Otherwise get the draft issued and then get it cancelled.
Hi Hemant, you're welcome.
Helped me a lot. Thanks
I have applied online sbi DD of 1000Rs. on Sunday. Could I cancel it online before issuing the demand draft from the sbi branch?
Hi there, I don't think that is possible.
hi.. i m far away from my home branch.. can i fill in the service branch near me and get dd from that branch? i hope yu undrstand my query..
Hi Muhammed, it's not possible to get the DD no. without getting the DD.
Hi Bhanupriya, I don't think this is possible. If you choose collect in person option, how would you collect the draft if the bank is closed. If you choose the courier option, even then it would not be delivered on the same day.
I think the date of DD would be the date it is printed on.
is there any way to get dd number before collecting it from the branch? i was applying for a course and the last date is today, i.e sunday. i cannot get dd today. but online application form of the institute is insisting to give a dd no
hi. does it work on bank holidays too? I mean if I want a DD on Sunday, is it possible through online DD?
Yes, You can Mr.Vivek Rana. You can make 2 DD's for 1 item.
i applied for sbi online dd on 31 march which is the ignou last date it got succeful got transaction number i have to collect it next day from bank i wanna ask the date of dd is it 31 or 1 april plzzz ans
Hi Vivek, I don't know the answer for your query.
If some reader has any experience regarding this, please help Vivek.
HI CAN ANY ONE PLEASE HELP I MADE A DEMAND DRAFT OF SOME AMOUNT FROM DELHI SOME BRANCH IN MID MONTH OF DEC FOR PURCHASING A BIKE FROM CANTEEN STORE DEPOT AND WENT ON WITH MY WORK NOW I CALLED TODAY AND ASKED THE DEALER CAN I COME WITH THE DEMAND DRAFT, HE SAID THE RATES HAS ENHANCED ALREADY IN JAN AND SUGGESTED ME TO MAKE ONE MORE DD OF ENHANCED AMOUNT THEREFORE PREVIOUSLY IT WAS 1,26717/- AND NEW RATE 128746= 2029/- THE FIRST DD WAS OF AMOUNT 1,27717/- AND I SHOULD MAKE ONE MORE OF 2029/- TO MAKE IT 1,28746/- DD SO MY QUESTION IS THAT IS IT ACCEPTABLE IN ANY PLACE OF WORK TO MAKE 02 DD's FOR ONE ITEM AND FROM DIFFERENT BRANCHES ALSO ONE FROM DELHI ANOTHER FROM PUNJAB PLS SUGGEST THE RIGHT WAY
No, it cannot be encashed at non-SBI branches.
Hai Tarun… the DD payable at service branch of SBI can be encashed in any other non SBI bank ???
Yes, it's possible.
You're welcome. I had the same problem so I shared this post to help others in the same condition.
Hi Mukta, you're welcome.
After applying for the DD online, is it possible that my wife can collect the same without me going there?
Thanks Gr8 help as SBI itself doesn't give clarity about "payable branch".
helpful post! thanks
Hi Ravish, glad that this post proved helpful to you.
i was confused about the payable branch.
thanks , it is clarified now.
Hi Saurav, I don't have a bank account in PNB. If PNB allows online draft facility, then you will surely get the option for Demand Draft inside your PNB Internet Banking account. Check properly.
How to Apply for Demand Draft Online from PNB using Internet Banking
Hi Amit, DD can be encashed in other branches of SBI too.
I want to know whether a DD issued through SBI INTERNET BANKING payable at SBI SERVICE BRANCH bhubaneswar, can be encashed in any STATE BANK BRANCH situated in bhubaneshwar???
I followed your advice and issued online dd payable at SERVICE BRANCH,BHUBANESWAR, but now I found out that it is closed.
So I want to know that can the DD be encashed in other branch of SBI BHUBANESWAR or I have to cancel it?
Hi Rakhi, yes you need to take the DD in same branch where you have account. Regarding your second question, please clarify what you want to ask.
Do we need to take the DD in same branch where we have the account?
Wats the possibility of getting the DD manually after waiting for sometime from different branch but not in home branch as branch is not in same city
Hi Sandhya, I don't think it's possible.
Can we take printout n get dd from some other branch other than the branch we have account