SBI PENSION FUND SCHEME - CENTRAL GOVT - 26.1401 as on 13-07-2018 || SBI PENSION FUND SCHEME - STATE GOVT - 22.4328 as on 13-07-2018 || SBI PENSION FUND SCHEME E - TIER I - 24.3603 as on 13-07-2018 || SBI PENSION FUND SCHEME C - TIER I - 24.6486 as on 13-07-2018 || SBI PENSION FUND SCHEME G - TIER I - 22.4374 as on 13-07-2018 || SBI PENSION FUND SCHEME E - TIER II - 22.4662 as on 13-07-2018 || SBI PENSION FUND SCHEME C - TIER II - 22.5685 as on 13-07-2018 || SBI PENSION FUND SCHEME G - TIER II - 21.4212 as on 13-07-2018 || NPS TRUST A/C-SBI PENSION FUNDS PRIVATE LIMITED- NPS LITE SCHEME - GOVT. PATTERN - 21.2313 as on 13-07-2018 || SBI PENSION FUNDS PVT. LTD. SCHEME - CORPORATE-CG - 16.6569 as on 13-07-2018 || NPS TRUST - A/C SBI PENSION FUND SCHEME - ATAL PENSION YOJANA (APY) - 12.6012 as on 13-07-2018 || SBI PENSION FUND SCHEME A - TIER I - 11.2697 as on 13-07-2018 || SBI PENSION FUND SCHEME A - TIER II - 20 as on 13-07-2018 || UTI RETIREMENT SOLUTIONS PENSION FUND SCHEME- CENTRAL GOVT - 25.3977 as on 13-07-2018 || UTI RETIREMENT SOLUTIONS PENSION FUND SCHEME- STATE GOVT - 22.5997 as on 13-07-2018 || UTI RETIREMENT SOLUTIONS PENSION FUND SCHEME E - TIER I - 28.459 as on 13-07-2018 || UTI RETIREMENT SOLUTIONS PENSION FUND SCHEME C - TIER I - 22.2945 as on 13-07-2018 || UTI RETIREMENT SOLUTIONS PENSION FUND SCHEME G - TIER I - 20.2009 as on 13-07-2018 || UTI RETIREMENT SOLUTIONS SCHEME E - TIER II - 23.1421 as on 13-07-2018 || UTI RETIREMENT SOLUTIONS SCHEME C - TIER II - 21.3226 as on 13-07-2018 || UTI RETIREMENT SOLUTIONS SCHEME G - TIER II - 20.7333 as on 13-07-2018 || NPS TRUST A/C-UTI RETIREMENT SOLUTIONS LIMITED- NPS LITE SCHEME - GOVT. PATTERN - 21.0783 as on 13-07-2018 || UTI RETIREMENT SOLUTIONS PENSION FUND SCHEME - CORPORATE-CG - 10 as on 13-07-2018 || NPS TRUST - A/C UTI RETIREMENT SOLUTIONS LTD. SCHEME - ATAL PENSION YOJANA (APY) - 12.9544 as on 13-07-2018 || UTI RETIREMENT SOLUTIONS PENSION FUND SCHEME A - TIER I - 11.2113 as on 13-07-2018 || UTI RETIREMENT SOLUTIONS PENSION FUND SCHEME A - TIER II - 10 as on 13-07-2018 || LIC PENSION FUND SCHEME - CENTRAL GOVT - 25.4201 as on 13-07-2018 || LIC PENSION FUND SCHEME - STATE GOVT - 22.6896 as on 13-07-2018 || NPS TRUST A/C-LIC PENSION FUND LIMITED- NPS LITE SCHEME - GOVT. PATTERN - 20.9353 as on 13-07-2018 || LIC PENSION FUND LIMITED SCHEME - CORPORATE-CG - 16.6407 as on 13-07-2018 || LIC PENSION FUND SCHEME E - TIER I - 18.3037 as on 13-07-2018 || LIC PENSION FUND SCHEME C - TIER I - 15.8851 as on 13-07-2018 || LIC PENSION FUND SCHEME G - TIER I - 16.3018 as on 13-07-2018 || LIC PENSION FUND SCHEME E - TIER II - 15.1915 as on 13-07-2018 || LIC PENSION FUND SCHEME C - TIER II - 14.8846 as on 13-07-2018 || LIC PENSION FUND SCHEME G - TIER II - 16.3627 as on 13-07-2018 || NPS TRUST - A/C LIC PENSION FUND SCHEME - ATAL PENSION YOJANA (APY) - 12.8323 as on 13-07-2018 || LIC PENSION FUND SCHEME A - TIER I - 11.1762 as on 13-07-2018 || LIC PENSION FUND SCHEME A - TIER II - 10 as on 13-07-2018 || KOTAK PENSION FUND SCHEME E - TIER I - 25.8024 as on 13-07-2018 || KOTAK PENSION FUND SCHEME C - TIER I - 24.4955 as on 13-07-2018 || KOTAK PENSION FUND SCHEME G - TIER I - 20.6187 as on 13-07-2018 || KOTAK PENSION FUND SCHEME E - TIER II - 22.8108 as on 13-07-2018 || KOTAK PENSION FUND SCHEME C - TIER II - 21.0187 as on 13-07-2018 || KOTAK PENSION FUND SCHEME G - TIER II - 19.3765 as on 13-07-2018 || NPS TRUST A/C-KOTAK MAHINDRA PENSION FUND LIMITED- NPS LITE SCHEME - GOVT. PATTERN - 18.466 as on 13-07-2018 || KOTAK PENSION FUND SCHEME A - TIER I - 10.8467 as on 13-07-2018 || KOTAK PENSION FUND SCHEME A - TIER II - 10 as on 13-07-2018 || RELIANCE PENSION FUND SCHEME E - TIER I - 25.7714 as on 13-07-2018 || RELIANCE PENSION FUND SCHEME C - TIER I - 22.1256 as on 13-07-2018 || RELIANCE PENSION FUND SCHEME G - TIER I - 20.2167 as on 13-07-2018 || RELIANCE PENSION FUND SCHEME E - TIER II - 22.1227 as on 13-07-2018 || RELIANCE PENSION FUND SCHEME C - TIER II - 20.6266 as on 13-07-2018 || RELIANCE PENSION FUND SCHEME G - TIER II - 19.6298 as on 13-07-2018 || NPS TRUST A/C-RELIANCE CAPITAL PENSION FUND LIMITED- NPS LITE SCHEME - GOVT. PATTERN - 10 as on 13-07-2018 || RELIANCE PENSION FUND SCHEME A - TIER I - 11.1178 as on 13-07-2018 || RELIANCE PENSION FUND SCHEME A - TIER II - 10 as on 13-07-2018 || ICICI PRUDENTIAL PENSION FUND SCHEME E - TIER I - 28.454 as on 13-07-2018 || ICICI PRUDENTIAL PENSION FUND SCHEME C - TIER I - 24.6335 as on 13-07-2018 || ICICI PRUDENTIAL PENSION FUND SCHEME G - TIER I - 20.8492 as on 13-07-2018 || ICICI PRUDENTIAL PENSION FUND SCHEME E - TIER II - 22.4423 as on 13-07-2018 || ICICI PRUDENTIAL PENSION FUND SCHEME C - TIER II - 22.9334 as on 13-07-2018 || ICICI PRUDENTIAL PENSION FUND SCHEME G - TIER II - 19.9826 as on 13-07-2018 || NPS TRUST A/C-ICICI PRUDENTIAL PENSION FUNDS MANAGEMENT COMPANY LIMITED- NPS LITE SCHEME - GOVT. PATTERN - 10 as on 13-07-2018 || ICICI PRUDENTIAL PENSION FUND SCHEME A - TIER I - 10.972 as on 13-07-2018 || ICICI PRUDENTIAL PENSION FUND SCHEME A - TIER II - 10 as on 13-07-2018 || HDFC PENSION MANAGEMENT COMPANY LIMITED SCHEME E - TIER I - 21.1998 as on 13-07-2018 || HDFC PENSION MANAGEMENT COMPANY LIMITED SCHEME C - TIER I - 15.9874 as on 13-07-2018 || HDFC PENSION MANAGEMENT COMPANY LIMITED SCHEME G - TIER I - 15.4043 as on 13-07-2018 || HDFC PENSION MANAGEMENT COMPANY LIMITED SCHEME E - TIER II - 18.349 as on 13-07-2018 || HDFC PENSION MANAGEMENT COMPANY LIMITED SCHEME C - TIER II - 15.0892 as on 13-07-2018 || HDFC PENSION MANAGEMENT COMPANY LIMITED SCHEME G - TIER II - 15.7265 as on 13-07-2018 || NPS TRUST A/C-HDFC PENSION MANAGEMENT COMPANY LIMITED SCHEME - NPS LITE SCHEME - GOVT. PATTERN - 10 as on 13-07-2018 || HDFC PENSION MANAGEMENT COMPANY LIMITED SCHEME A - TIER I - 11.2011 as on 13-07-2018 || HDFC PENSION MANAGEMENT COMPANY LIMITED SCHEME A - TIER II - 10 as on 13-07-2018 || BIRLA SUN LIFE PENSION SCHEME E - TIER I - 11.921 as on 13-07-2018 || BIRLA SUN LIFE PENSION SCHEME C - TIER I - 10.8644 as on 13-07-2018 || BIRLA SUN LIFE PENSION SCHEME G - TIER I - 10.3368 as on 13-07-2018 || BIRLA SUN LIFE PENSION SCHEME A - TIER I - 10.8036 as on 13-07-2018 || BIRLA SUN LIFE PENSION SCHEME E - TIER II - 11.8855 as on 13-07-2018 || BIRLA SUN LIFE PENSION SCHEME C - TIER II - 10.5702 as on 13-07-2018 || BIRLA SUN LIFE PENSION SCHEME G - TIER II - 9.977 as on 13-07-2018 || BIRLA SUN LIFE PENSION SCHEME A - TIER II - 10 as on 13-07-2018 ||

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Exit / Withdrawal

An exit is defined as closure of individual pension account of the subscriber under National Pension System.

As per PFRDA (Exits & Withdrawals under NPS) Regulations 2015, following Withdrawal categories are allowed:

  • Upon Normal Superannuation – At least 40% of the accumulated pension wealth of the Subscriber has to be utilized for purchase of an Annuity providing for monthly pension to the Subscriber and the balance is paid as lump sum to the Subscriber.
    In case the total corpus in the account is less than or equal to Rs. 2 lakh as on the Date of Retirement, Subscriber can avail the option of complete Withdrawal.
  • Upon Death – At least 80% of the accumulated pension wealth of the Subscriber has to be utilized for purchase of an Annuity providing for monthly pension to the Spouse and the balance is paid as lump sum to the nominee/legal heir.
    In case the total corpus in the account is less than or equal to Rs. 2 lakh as on the Date of Death of the Subscriber (Government sector), nominee/legal heir can avail the option of complete Withdrawal.
    Further, if family member opts for family pension, as per the Regulations, all the accumulated pension wealth shall be transferred to the bank account of the Nodal Office for further settlement as per Government directives.
  • Pre-mature Exit – At least 80% of the accumulated pension wealth of the Subscriber has to be utilized for purchase of an Annuity providing the monthly pension to the Subscriber and the balance is paid as a lump sum to the Subscriber.

In case the total corpus in the account is less than or equal to Rs. 1 lakh as on the Date of Resignation, the Subscriber can avail the option of complete Withdrawal.

Subscriber can decide to remain invested in NPS (Up to 70 years) or can exit from NPS. Following options are available to NPS Subscribers:

  • Continuation of NPS account: Subscriber can continue to contribute to NPS account beyond Retirement (Up to 70 years) and avail additional tax benefit on the contribution.
  • Deferment of Withdrawal: Subscriber can defer his/her Withdrawal and stay invested in NPS upto 70 years of age. Subscriber can defer only lump sum Withdrawal, defer only Annuity or defer both lump sum as well as Annuity.
  • Start your Pension: If Subscriber does not wish to continue/defer NPS account, he/she can exit from NPS. He/she can initiate exit request online and as per NPS exit guidelines start receiving pension.

You can find the withdrawal form of respective sector from "Form" section available on this website. Based on the different types of Withdrawal request, following forms are made available:

  • Superannuation
  • Premature
  • Death

In the context of NPS, voluntary retirement is treated as pre-mature Exit.

  • In case of Superannuation, Exit Claim ID is generated 6 months before the Date of Retirement. It enables nodal office or Subscriber to make any changes (like DOB, address etc.) in the system until one day before Date of Retirement. Withdrawal request cannot be raised without generation of Claim ID.
  • Generation of Claim ID is not required to process death online Withdrawal request. Nodal office can directly raise the Withdrawal request for death cases., the Subscriber needs to contact the Nodal office for generation of Claim ID for Withdrawal of NPS funds. Generation of Claim ID is not required if Withdrawal request is initiated by Nodal Office.

Generation of Claim ID is not required to process death online Withdrawal request. Nodal office can directly raise the Withdrawal request for death cases.

Claim ID will be generated by the CRA six months before the Date of Retirement. Once the claim ID is generated, Subscriber/Nodal Office will be able to initiate the online Withdrawal request in CRA system.

Withdrawal request will be processed once the nodal office verifies (if initiated by Subscriber) and authorize the Withdrawal request and Subscriber attains his/her Date of Retirement.

Online Withdrawal request can be initiated by the Subscribers using I-PIN provided to them. Such requests need to be verified and authorized by the nodal office. In case Subscriber is not able to initiate online Withdrawal request, Subscriber need to submit the physical Withdrawal form along with the required documents to the nodal office based on which Nodal Office will initiate online Withdrawal request on behalf of the Subscriber.

  • For Superannuation Withdrawal: In case Subscriber is not able to initiate online Withdrawal request, Nodal Office can capture (on behalf of Subscriber) the online Withdrawal request six months in advance from the date of Retirement. Nodal Office can initiate the request by logging using I Pin provided into the CRA website (www.cra-nsdl.com) under the menu ‘Exit Withdrawal Request’. Nodal Office can refer Demo for capturing online Withdrawal request which is available on CRA website (www.npscra.nsdl.co.in).
  • For Pre-mature Exit & Death Withdrawal: Nodal Office can initiate the request by logging using I Pin provided into the CRA website (www.cra-nsdl.com) under the menu ‘Exit Withdrawal Request’. Nodal Office can refer Demo for capturing online Withdrawal request which is available on CRA website (www.npscra.nsdl.co.in).

Yes maker-checker concept is applicable in Withdrawal request.

Nodal Office has to capture the Withdrawal request using one user Id (maker) and authorize the same using other user Id (checker).

Further, if superannuated Subscriber has captured the Withdrawal request in CRA system, Nodal Office has to verify that Withdrawal request in CRA system using one user Id (maker) and authorize the Withdrawal request in CRA system using other user Id (checker).

Following documents are to be obtained along with the completely filled Withdrawal form for Superannuation & Pre-mature Exit:

  • Advanced stamped receipt needs to be duly filled and cross-signed on the Revenue stamp by the Subscriber.
  • KYC documents (address and photo-id proof)
  • Cancelled Cheque’ (having Subscriber’s Name, Bank Account Number and IFS Code) or ‘Bank Certificate’ on Bank Letterhead having Subscriber’s name, Bank Account Number and IFS Code required to be submitted as bank proof. ‘Copy of Bank Passbook’ can be accepted, however, it should have Subscriber’s photograph, Name and IFS Code on it and should be self-attested by the Subscriber.
  • "Request Cum Undertaking" form if eligible for complete Withdrawal.

After obtaining required documents, Nodal Office should capture the online Withdrawal request through maker and checker concept. Nodal Office should authorize Withdrawal form & supporting documents and attach covering letter and forward the same to CRA for storage purpose.

  • Advanced stamped receipt needs to be duly filled and cross-signed on the Revenue stamp by the Subscriber.
  • In case of Superannuation, a Subscriber can claim 100% Withdrawal if the total accumulated corpus is less than Rs. 2,00,000 at the time of Superannuation/attaining age of 60 years.
  • In case of Pre-mature Exit, if the total accumulated corpus is less than Rs. 1 Lakh, the Subscriber can avail the option of complete Withdrawal.

No, Non-IRA Subscriber has to submit CSRF form to become IRA compliant. Once the Subscriber is IRA compliant he/she can initiate the online Withdrawal request in CRA.

However, in case of exit due to death, Subscriber need not be IRA Compliant. Nodal Office can capture the online request even though Subscriber is non IRA Compliant.

Following documents are to be obtained along with the completely filled Withdrawal forms:

  • Advanced stamped receipt need to be duly filled and cross-signed on the Revenue stamp by the Claimant.
  • KYC documents (address and photo-id proof)
  • 'Cancelled Cheque’ (having claimant’s Name, Bank Account Number and IFS Code) or ‘Bank Certificate’ on Bank Letterhead having claimant’s name, Bank Account Number and IFS Code required to be submitted as bank proof. ‘Copy of Bank Passbook’ can be accepted, however, it should have claimant’s photograph, Name and Bank IFS Code on it and should be self attested by the claimant.
  • Copy of Death Certificate issued by the Registrar of birth and death
  • NO objection Certificate (NOC) is required to be submitted by the mapped nodal office.

After obtaining required documents, Nodal Office should capture the online Withdrawal request through maker and checker concept. Nodal Office should authorize Withdrawal form & supporting documents and attach covering letter and forward the same to CRA for storage purpose.

Nominee available in the office record with his or her employer for the purpose of receiving other admissible terminal benefits shall be treated as nominee for the purposes of receiving benefits under the National Pension System.

Such Withdrawal request will be processed as per below mentioned scenario:

  • Withdrawal form needs to be submitted by all the nominees registered in CRA system.
    If some nominee/s doesn’t not want to claim the NPS corpus:
    • Relinquishment deed is to be submitted by the nominee/s who doesn’t want to claim the NPS benefits.
    • Indemnity Bond is to be submitted by the nominee who is claiming the NPS benefits.
  • In case one nominee is a major and other is a minor,
    • Major nominee will submit his/her Withdrawal form.
    • Guardian (on behalf of minor) will submit the Withdrawal form along with the birth proof of the minor.

Nodal Office has to submit following documents where disability/family pension is being paid:

Annexure 1: Declaration by Nodal Office (disability/family pension is being paid) mentioning bank account details of Nodal Office.

Annexure 2: Declaration from nominee/legal heir mentioning that nominee/legal heir will not get NPS benefits.

The employer shall send a confirmation of such nominations in its records, to the National Pension System Trust or the NSDL-CRA, while forwarding the claim for processing.

No, Withdrawal proceeds are credited electronically to the bank account of the Subscriber/Claimant, as the case maybe. It is necessary for the Subscriber /Claimant to have a bank account.

No, w.e.f. April 1, 2016, PFRDA has made it mandatory for all the nodal office to raise the Withdrawal request online using the 'Online Withdrawal' module available in CRA system. Physical Withdrawal request submitted by the Nodal Office will not be processed by CRA.

The Withdrawal form needs to be submitted at the following address for further processing:

NPS Claim Processing Cell
Central Recordkeeping Agency,
NSDL e-Governance Infrastructure Limited,
1st Floor, Times Tower, Kamala Mills Compound,
SenapatiBapatMarg, Lower Parel,
Mumbai-400013.

The Withdrawal proceeds are credited in Subscriber/Claimant bank account (as per the bank details provided at the time of initiating online Withdrawal request) through electronic mode only.

Nodal Office/Subscriber can check Withdrawal status as per below mentioned option:

  • Nodal Office/Subscriber can check through the ‘Limited Access View’ (Pre Login) functionality which is available at CRA website home page (www.cra-nsdl.com).
  • Nodal office/Subscriber can also check the status under the menu ‘Exit Withdrawal Request’>>'Withdrawal Request Status View’ by logging into website (www.cra-nsdl.com).

No, NPS Subscriber can't avail loan against his/her NPS account.

Yes, Partial Withdrawal facility is available for NPS Subscribers whereby Subscriber can opt for Withdrawal of certain amount out of his own contribution.

Following are the conditions of Conditional Withdrawal:

  • Subscriber should be in NPS system for 3 years
  • Withdrawal amount will not exceed 25% of the contributions made by the Subscriber
  • Withdrawal is allowed only against the specified reasons-
    • Higher education of children
    • Marriage of children
    • For the purchase/construction of residential house or flat in his or her own name or in a joint name with his or her legally wedded spouse. In case, the Subscriber already owns either individually or in the joint name a residential house or flat, other than ancestral property, no Withdrawal under these regulations shall be permitted.
    • For treatment of specified illnesses - suffered by Subscriber, his legally wedded spouse, children including a legally adopted child and dependent parents.
  • Withdrawal can happen maximum of three times during the entire tenure of subscription.

If Subscriber has initiated the Withdrawal request in CRA system, Nodal Office is required to ‘Verify’ and ‘Authorize’ the Withdrawal request in CRA system.

  • The PAO/DTO will verify Withdrawal request in CRA system using one user Id by clicking sub-menu ‘Verify Conditional Withdrawal Request’ under ‘Transaction’ menu.
  • PAO/DTO is required to authorize the request in CRA system using another User Id. User is required to click sub-menu ‘Authorise Conditional Withdrawal Request’ under ‘Authorise Request’ Menu to authorize the Partial Withdrawal Request.

Alternatively, Nodal Office can also initiate the Partial Withdrawal request on behalf of Subscriber as mentioned below:

  • The PAO/DTO will capture Withdrawal request in CRA system using one user Id by clicking sub-menu ‘Initiate Conditional Withdrawal’ under ‘Transaction’ menu.
  • PAO/DTO is required to authorize the request in CRA system using another User Id. User is required to click sub-menu ‘Authorise Conditional Withdrawal Request’ under ‘Authorise Request’ Menu to authorize the Partial Withdrawal Request.

In order to withdraw from Tier II account, the Subscriber needs to submit a duly filled form (______) to the associated Nodal Office. Subscriber can also put an online withdrawal request after logging into the CRA system or through Mobile App.