As per the present guidelines of Pension Fund Regulatory & Development Authority (PFRDA, the regulator for NPS), in case of government employees, contributions towards pension are invested by three Pension Fund Managers (PFMs), viz., LIC Pension Fund Limited, SBI Pension Funds Private Limited and UTI Retirement Solutions Limited as per the stipulated guidelines. There is no investment return guarantee. The returns under NPS are totally market based i.e. they are based on the NAV of the Pension Fund schemes. The benefits will entirely depend upon the amount contributed and the investment growth upto the point of exit from NPS.
PRAN allotted under NPS is unique and portable. The PRAN can be shifted from one office to another. Further, the PRAN remains active in the CRA system till the Subscriber exits from NPS. Once the Subscriber exercises the exit option (i.e., on successful processing of withdrawal request), the PRAN will get deactivated in the CRA system.