'The National Pension System (NPS) came into operation with effect from 1st January 2004 and was made applicable to all new employees to Central Government service, except for Armed Forces, joining Government service on or after 1st January 2004. The employees of State Governments/Union Territories (UTs) and the Autonomous organisations of the respective State Government/UT are also eligible to join the NPS.
As per procedure approved by PFRDA, a State Autonomous Body (SAB) can adopt NPS only if the concerned State Government/UT have adopted the NPS architecture and initiated implementation of the same. The investment pattern and scheme preference options chosen by the State Government will be applicable the SABs of the State. To learn more about operationalisation of NPS, please refer to "Steps and Procedures" under 'Forms' menu.