SBI PENSION FUND SCHEME - CENTRAL GOVT - 26.1915 as on 19-07-2018 || SBI PENSION FUND SCHEME - STATE GOVT - 22.4869 as on 19-07-2018 || SBI PENSION FUND SCHEME E - TIER I - 24.1507 as on 19-07-2018 || SBI PENSION FUND SCHEME C - TIER I - 24.7324 as on 19-07-2018 || SBI PENSION FUND SCHEME G - TIER I - 22.5335 as on 19-07-2018 || SBI PENSION FUND SCHEME E - TIER II - 22.2696 as on 19-07-2018 || SBI PENSION FUND SCHEME C - TIER II - 22.632 as on 19-07-2018 || SBI PENSION FUND SCHEME G - TIER II - 21.5133 as on 19-07-2018 || NPS TRUST A/C-SBI PENSION FUNDS PRIVATE LIMITED- NPS LITE SCHEME - GOVT. PATTERN - 21.2664 as on 19-07-2018 || SBI PENSION FUNDS PVT. LTD. SCHEME - CORPORATE-CG - 16.6979 as on 19-07-2018 || NPS TRUST - A/C SBI PENSION FUND SCHEME - ATAL PENSION YOJANA (APY) - 12.6357 as on 19-07-2018 || SBI PENSION FUND SCHEME A - TIER I - 11.2398 as on 19-07-2018 || SBI PENSION FUND SCHEME A - TIER II - 20 as on 19-07-2018 || UTI RETIREMENT SOLUTIONS PENSION FUND SCHEME- CENTRAL GOVT - 25.4399 as on 19-07-2018 || UTI RETIREMENT SOLUTIONS PENSION FUND SCHEME- STATE GOVT - 22.6402 as on 19-07-2018 || UTI RETIREMENT SOLUTIONS PENSION FUND SCHEME E - TIER I - 28.2415 as on 19-07-2018 || UTI RETIREMENT SOLUTIONS PENSION FUND SCHEME C - TIER I - 22.3517 as on 19-07-2018 || UTI RETIREMENT SOLUTIONS PENSION FUND SCHEME G - TIER I - 20.3014 as on 19-07-2018 || UTI RETIREMENT SOLUTIONS SCHEME E - TIER II - 22.9548 as on 19-07-2018 || UTI RETIREMENT SOLUTIONS SCHEME C - TIER II - 21.3768 as on 19-07-2018 || UTI RETIREMENT SOLUTIONS SCHEME G - TIER II - 20.8293 as on 19-07-2018 || NPS TRUST A/C-UTI RETIREMENT SOLUTIONS LIMITED- NPS LITE SCHEME - GOVT. PATTERN - 21.1136 as on 19-07-2018 || UTI RETIREMENT SOLUTIONS PENSION FUND SCHEME - CORPORATE-CG - 10 as on 19-07-2018 || NPS TRUST - A/C UTI RETIREMENT SOLUTIONS LTD. SCHEME - ATAL PENSION YOJANA (APY) - 12.9832 as on 19-07-2018 || UTI RETIREMENT SOLUTIONS PENSION FUND SCHEME A - TIER I - 11.2245 as on 19-07-2018 || UTI RETIREMENT SOLUTIONS PENSION FUND SCHEME A - TIER II - 10 as on 19-07-2018 || LIC PENSION FUND SCHEME - CENTRAL GOVT - 25.4653 as on 19-07-2018 || LIC PENSION FUND SCHEME - STATE GOVT - 22.7317 as on 19-07-2018 || NPS TRUST A/C-LIC PENSION FUND LIMITED- NPS LITE SCHEME - GOVT. PATTERN - 20.9682 as on 19-07-2018 || LIC PENSION FUND LIMITED SCHEME - CORPORATE-CG - 16.6773 as on 19-07-2018 || LIC PENSION FUND SCHEME E - TIER I - 18.1284 as on 19-07-2018 || LIC PENSION FUND SCHEME C - TIER I - 15.9362 as on 19-07-2018 || LIC PENSION FUND SCHEME G - TIER I - 16.3911 as on 19-07-2018 || LIC PENSION FUND SCHEME E - TIER II - 15.0206 as on 19-07-2018 || LIC PENSION FUND SCHEME C - TIER II - 14.9337 as on 19-07-2018 || LIC PENSION FUND SCHEME G - TIER II - 16.4441 as on 19-07-2018 || NPS TRUST - A/C LIC PENSION FUND SCHEME - ATAL PENSION YOJANA (APY) - 12.862 as on 19-07-2018 || LIC PENSION FUND SCHEME A - TIER I - 11.1967 as on 19-07-2018 || LIC PENSION FUND SCHEME A - TIER II - 10 as on 19-07-2018 || KOTAK PENSION FUND SCHEME E - TIER I - 25.5033 as on 19-07-2018 || KOTAK PENSION FUND SCHEME C - TIER I - 24.5682 as on 19-07-2018 || KOTAK PENSION FUND SCHEME G - TIER I - 20.7051 as on 19-07-2018 || KOTAK PENSION FUND SCHEME E - TIER II - 22.545 as on 19-07-2018 || KOTAK PENSION FUND SCHEME C - TIER II - 21.0916 as on 19-07-2018 || KOTAK PENSION FUND SCHEME G - TIER II - 19.4609 as on 19-07-2018 || NPS TRUST A/C-KOTAK MAHINDRA PENSION FUND LIMITED- NPS LITE SCHEME - GOVT. PATTERN - 18.4971 as on 19-07-2018 || KOTAK PENSION FUND SCHEME A - TIER I - 10.8783 as on 19-07-2018 || KOTAK PENSION FUND SCHEME A - TIER II - 10 as on 19-07-2018 || RELIANCE PENSION FUND SCHEME E - TIER I - 25.4869 as on 19-07-2018 || RELIANCE PENSION FUND SCHEME C - TIER I - 22.2179 as on 19-07-2018 || RELIANCE PENSION FUND SCHEME G - TIER I - 20.293 as on 19-07-2018 || RELIANCE PENSION FUND SCHEME E - TIER II - 21.8603 as on 19-07-2018 || RELIANCE PENSION FUND SCHEME C - TIER II - 20.6986 as on 19-07-2018 || RELIANCE PENSION FUND SCHEME G - TIER II - 19.7003 as on 19-07-2018 || NPS TRUST A/C-RELIANCE CAPITAL PENSION FUND LIMITED- NPS LITE SCHEME - GOVT. PATTERN - 10 as on 19-07-2018 || RELIANCE PENSION FUND SCHEME A - TIER I - 11.1313 as on 19-07-2018 || RELIANCE PENSION FUND SCHEME A - TIER II - 10 as on 19-07-2018 || ICICI PRUDENTIAL PENSION FUND SCHEME E - TIER I - 28.2978 as on 19-07-2018 || ICICI PRUDENTIAL PENSION FUND SCHEME C - TIER I - 24.7042 as on 19-07-2018 || ICICI PRUDENTIAL PENSION FUND SCHEME G - TIER I - 20.9274 as on 19-07-2018 || ICICI PRUDENTIAL PENSION FUND SCHEME E - TIER II - 22.3217 as on 19-07-2018 || ICICI PRUDENTIAL PENSION FUND SCHEME C - TIER II - 22.9992 as on 19-07-2018 || ICICI PRUDENTIAL PENSION FUND SCHEME G - TIER II - 20.0529 as on 19-07-2018 || NPS TRUST A/C-ICICI PRUDENTIAL PENSION FUNDS MANAGEMENT COMPANY LIMITED- NPS LITE SCHEME - GOVT. PATTERN - 10 as on 19-07-2018 || ICICI PRUDENTIAL PENSION FUND SCHEME A - TIER I - 10.9943 as on 19-07-2018 || ICICI PRUDENTIAL PENSION FUND SCHEME A - TIER II - 10 as on 19-07-2018 || HDFC PENSION MANAGEMENT COMPANY LIMITED SCHEME E - TIER I - 20.9928 as on 19-07-2018 || HDFC PENSION MANAGEMENT COMPANY LIMITED SCHEME C - TIER I - 16.0276 as on 19-07-2018 || HDFC PENSION MANAGEMENT COMPANY LIMITED SCHEME G - TIER I - 15.4609 as on 19-07-2018 || HDFC PENSION MANAGEMENT COMPANY LIMITED SCHEME E - TIER II - 18.1704 as on 19-07-2018 || HDFC PENSION MANAGEMENT COMPANY LIMITED SCHEME C - TIER II - 15.1342 as on 19-07-2018 || HDFC PENSION MANAGEMENT COMPANY LIMITED SCHEME G - TIER II - 15.792 as on 19-07-2018 || NPS TRUST A/C-HDFC PENSION MANAGEMENT COMPANY LIMITED SCHEME - NPS LITE SCHEME - GOVT. PATTERN - 10 as on 19-07-2018 || HDFC PENSION MANAGEMENT COMPANY LIMITED SCHEME A - TIER I - 11.2691 as on 19-07-2018 || HDFC PENSION MANAGEMENT COMPANY LIMITED SCHEME A - TIER II - 10 as on 19-07-2018 || BIRLA SUN LIFE PENSION SCHEME E - TIER I - 11.7935 as on 19-07-2018 || BIRLA SUN LIFE PENSION SCHEME C - TIER I - 10.8899 as on 19-07-2018 || BIRLA SUN LIFE PENSION SCHEME G - TIER I - 10.3831 as on 19-07-2018 || BIRLA SUN LIFE PENSION SCHEME A - TIER I - 10.8164 as on 19-07-2018 || BIRLA SUN LIFE PENSION SCHEME E - TIER II - 11.7534 as on 19-07-2018 || BIRLA SUN LIFE PENSION SCHEME C - TIER II - 10.6031 as on 19-07-2018 || BIRLA SUN LIFE PENSION SCHEME G - TIER II - 10.0216 as on 19-07-2018 || BIRLA SUN LIFE PENSION SCHEME A - TIER II - 10 as on 19-07-2018 ||

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NPS is applicable to all employees joining services of Central Government including Central Autonomous Bodies (except Armed Forces) on or after 1st January 2004. Many State Governments have adopted NPS architecture and implemented NPS mandatorily through Gazette Notifications for their employees joining on or after a cut-off date.

The old pension scheme of Government of India, referred as Defined Benefit Pension System (DBPS) is based on the last pay drawn of the employee. NPS is referred as Defined Contribution Pension System (DCPS) in which the employer & employee contributes for building a pension wealth payable at the time of retirement by way of annuity/ lumpsum withdrawal as per norms.

Yes. In line with the decision of GOI to introduce NPS for new entrants joining central government services on or after 1/1/2004, it has been decided vide OM 1(13)/EV/2001 Dt 13/11/2003 Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance that all new entrants in all Autonomous Bodies under various Central Ministries/Departments recruited on or after 1/1/2004 will also be governed by the NPS.

Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance , GOI vide its OM No 1(13)/EV/2008 Dt 30/1/2009 advised all Central Autonomous Bodies to submit Letter of Consent (LOC) indicating their formal commitment towards discharging their obligations under NPS through the Financial Advisors of the respective Ministries/ Departments.

Yes. The organizations are permitted to shift to NPS in respect of employees who have joined before 1/1/2004 vide OM dt 30/6/2009 No 1(2)/EV/2007 Department Of Expenditure Ministry of Finance. Date of effect will be the date when such option is exercised by the concerned employee. The other detailed operational features are as follows,

  1. The existing corpus of CPF (both employees and employers’) would be moved over to the trust fund accounts under NPS.
  2. In order to facilitate the transition from CPF to NPS, the autonomous body would make in addition one time ex gratia payment of 10% of the employer’s contribution for each of the employees opting to switch over to NPS.
  3. Recurring monthly contribution by employee @ 10% of Basic Pay + DA and a matching contribution by the autonomous body would be payable.
  4. The employer’s contribution would be payable from the month the organization/employee shifts over to NPS and would be limited to 10% of Basic Pay + DA.

The Autonomous Bodies are required to submit duly authorized Letter of Consent to PFRDA through the Financial Advisor of the respective ministry.

After registration of Designated office for interaction with CRA, upon submission of Master Creation Form (MCF), the oversight offices & administrative offices shall be registered on the basis of submission of physical application forms to CRA i.e. Form N1 for Pr.AO, Form N2 for PAO and Form N3 for DDO.

Various State Governments have adopted NPS architecture and implemented NPS with effect from different dates.

Many State Governments have adopted NPS architecture and implemented NPS for the employees of State Government as well as for the employees of Autonomous bodies, State PSUs, Corporations, Boards, if notified in their respective gazette notifications.

Various State Governments have adopted NPS architecture and implemented NPS for the employees of State Government as well as for the employees of Autonmous bodies, State PSUs, Corporations, Boards, Nigams etc. with effect from different dates.

The Autonomous Bodies are required to submit duly authorized Letter of Consent to PFRDA through the designated Nodal offices/ Ministries/ Head of Department etc. as indicated in the NPS Notification of the respective State Government.

After registration of Designated office for interaction with CRA upon submission of Master Creation Form (MCF), the oversight offices & administrative day-to-day functioning offices shall be registered on the basis of submission of physical application forms to CRA i.e. Form N1 for DTA, Form N2 for DTO and Form N3 for DDO.

Nodal Offices is a generic term used for the Government offices such as Principal Accounts Office (Pr.AO), Pay and Accounts Office (PAO) and Drawing and Disbursing Officer (DDO) under Central Government or similar offices under Central Government /State Government/Autonomous Bodies which will interact with CRA on behalf of the Subscribers for the purpose of National Pension System.

The Principal Accounts Office (PrAO)/ Directorate of Treasury & Accounts (DTA) act as the oversight authority in NPS monitoring. As per the standard operating procedure for NPS, the PrAO/DTA is required to discharge several functions, most of which are in the nature of monitoring performance of the registered nodal offices under its jurisdiction. The nature of activities required to be carried out by the PrAO/DTA may be summarized as under:

  1. Consolidate PAO/DTO/ Nodal Office registration form and forward it to CRA for registration.
  2. Monitor the performance of PAO/DDO/DTO/ Nodal offices in discharging their responsibilities in CRA system.
  3. Monitor the resolution of grievances raised against PAO/DTO/ Nodal office
  4. Take necessary action to ensure compliance of PAO/DDO/DTO with the operational procedure of CRA system.

PAO is responsible for carrying out the following activities:

  • Consolidate DDO registration forms & forward it to CRA for registration.
  • Facilitate registration of Subscribers by consolidating the Application for allotment of PRAN received from the concerned DDO and forward it to the CRA-FC.
  • Upload Subscriber Contribution File (SCF) to NPSCAN system.
  • Deposit the contribution amount in the Trustee Bank as per the SCF uploaded in NPSCAN.
  • Provide Transaction Statements to the registered Subscribers.
  • Update the Switch requests, New Scheme Preference requests, Withdrawal Requests & the request for change in Subscriber details received from Subscribers through NPSCAN.
  • Raise grievance on behalf of DDO and the Subscriber.
  • Resolve the grievance raised against it by any of the entities in the CRA system.

DO is responsible for carrying out the following activities:

  • Obtain the duly filled Application for allotment of PRAN from the Subscribers, fill and certify the employment details and forward the same to PAO.
  • Distribution of PRAN kit, I-PIN, T-PIN to Subscribers.
  • Forward the Switch requests, New Scheme Preference requests, Change in Subscriber details request, Withdrawal Requests received from Subscribers to the PAO.
  • Provide information to PAO about Subscribers NPS contribution.
  • Forward grievances of the Subscriber to the PAO.
  • Disburse payment for withdrawal to Subscribers.

Nodal Offices can access CRA system through NPSCAN website www.npscan-cra.co.in or CRA website www.cra-nsdl.co.in NPSCAN can be accessed for uploading Subscriber contribution details, modifying Subscriber details, updating various types of Subscriber request etc. CRA website can be accessed for viewing scanned copies of S1 forms, view rejection memos e-PRAN, transaction statements raising request for Inter Sector Shifting of Subscriber, Error Rectification Module, raising grievances, and checking the status of grievances and reports. Both the above sites can be accessed on internet only by using the User ID and I-PIN allotted by CRA.

NPSCAN is a web based "NPS Contribution Accounting Network" developed by CRA to maintain accounts of Government Subscribers. PAO can access NPSCAN for uploading Subscriber contribution file, updating various types of request of Subscribers such as change in Subscriber details, change in scheme preference, switch, withdrawal etc. Nodal Office can access NPSCAN with the User ID and I-PIN allotted by CRA.

I-PIN is an eight character Internet Personal Identification Number issued by CRA to the PrAO and PAO for accessing the CRA/NPSCAN system through the internet. CRA shall issue single I-PIN to the PrAO whereas two sets of I-PIN will be issued to the PAO. The Nodal Office can access both CRA website www.cra-nsdl.com and NPSCAN website www.npscan-cra.co.in with the same user id and I-PIN. The Nodal Office should maintain the confidentiality of the I-PIN.

Facilities those are available for a PAO through Call centre:

  1. T-PIN Reset
  2. Registering grievance (only for self but not for the Subscriber)
  3. Tracking the status of grievances through CCE
  4. Tracking the status of the contribution file
  5. Speaking with CCE for any Technical difficulties/ other queries.
  6. Tracking Status of PRAN Kits

T-PIN is a four digit "Telequery Personal Identification Number" issued by CRA to the PAO, which are registered with the CRA for accessing Telequery facility. Telequery facility includes both Interactive Voice Response (IVR) service and Call Centre facility. CRA shall issue single T-PIN to the PrAO whereas two set of T-PIN will be issued to the PAO. The Nodal Office should maintain the confidentiality of the T-PIN.

Some of the functions of PAO require maker and authorizer activity, i.e., the Subscriber request shall be captured by an officer using a User ID and I-PIN and the authorization of the same shall be carried out by another officer using another User ID and I-PIN. Hence, two User IDs and I-PINs are provided to the PAOs. For this purpose, PAO shall identify two officers, one for Maker activity and another for Authorizer activity and handover the respective User ID and PIN to them.