“National Pension System” (NPS) means the contributory pension system whereby contributions from a subscriber are collected and accumulated in an individual pension account called PRAN using a system of points of presence, a central recordkeeping agency and pension funds as may be specified by regulations. The Central Government has introduced the Defined Contribution based Pension System known as the National Pension System (NPS) replacing the existing system of Defined Benefit Pension with effect from January 01, 2004 vide its notification Ministry of Finance (Department of Economic Affairs) OM No 5/7/2003 PR Dt 22/12/2003.
Income Tax Act allows benefits under NPS as per the following sections,
If you are an existing Government subscriber, you can approach any POP-SP or your Nodal Office or alternatively you can visit eNPS website (https://enps.nsdl.com) for making additional contribution in your Tier I account.
Please note: Tax benefits are applicable for investments in Tier I account only.
The print out of the Transaction Statement could be used as a document for claiming tax benefit.
No. At present, a subscriber cannot avail a loan against his / her NPS holdings.