NPS Articles

October 30, 2019
Overseas Citizens of India can now invest in NPS

With the latest development, any Indian citizen, resident or non-resident and OCIs are eligible to join NPS till the age of 65 years

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Pension Fund
August 9, 2019
Reliance Capital Pension Fund gives up NPS fund management business; portfolio to be transferred to LIC Pension Fund

As per PFRDA guidelines on FDI, the sponsor company of a pension fund can’t breach 49% limit; with Nippon increasing the stake to 75%, the sponsor limit of 49% is being breached

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National Pension System
July 15, 2019
NPS Trust to appoint consultant for review of pension fund performance, close monitoring

Consultant will review fund performance at prescribed intervals, and undertake portfolio analysis of all schemes of NPS on monthly basis

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Pension or NPS
May 13, 2019
Govt NPS subscribers can change pension funds, investment pattern for incremental flows only

The regulator’s latest circular talks about a scheme for accumulated corpus transfer in five years

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April 24, 2019
PFRDA group recommends use of fintech for NPS on-boarding, transactions and investments

As for proposed fintech applications, The group has talked about onboarding process, paperless pension account generation, compliance, KYC/due diligence and prevention of money laundering

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Pension funds
March 27, 2019
Pension funds allowed to invest more in G-Secs; Asked to do due diligence

PFRDA has hiked investment limit in debt securities by pension funds, while also asked funds to do further due diligence and not just depend on credit ratings agencies

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National Pension System
December 11, 2018
NPS withdrawal made fully tax-free; equity exposure hiked upto 50% for govt employees

The government announced key changes in NPS making withdrawal entirely tax free, hiking equity limits, and also bringing it under Section 80C for govt employees

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Pension funds
November 20, 2018
PFRDA tweaks rules for NPS investments in mutual funds

Among the amended rules is that now pension funds would be eligible for payment of investment management fee for investments in liquid MFs

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July 31, 2018
SBI launches auto-debit for NPS

The bank will automatically deduct a fixed sum per month and transfer it to the customer’s NPS account

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