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Annuity Service Provider

At the time of exit from NPS for reasons other than death of the subscriber, the subscriber is required to purchase an annuity providing for a monthly pension to the subscriber from an Annuity Service Provider empanelled with PFRDA. In Indian context, annuities in simple terms, are financial instruments which offer a monthly/quarterly/annual pension at a guaranteed rate for the period you choose for a given purchase price. Under National Pension System (NPS), the subscriber has the option to choose the type of Annuity and the Annuity Service provider .Annuity Service Providers are IRDA licensed and regulated Life Insurance companies, transacting annuity business in India and who are empanelled by PFRDA for servicing the annuity requirements of the NPS subscribers are as follows :

  • Life Insurance corporation of India
  • SBI Life Insurance Co. Ltd
  • ICICI Prudential Life Insurance Co. Ltd
  • HDFC Standard Life Insurance Co. Ltd
  • Star Union Dai – ichi Life Insurance co. Ltd

At the time of withdrawal from NPS, the subscriber will have an option to purchase annuity online. The following online facilities will be given to the subscribers:

Selection of Annuity Service Provider (ASP) – the subscriber can choose from the list of selected ASPs

Selection of annuity scheme – the subscriber will have an option to choose from the annuity schemes available Option to change ASP & scheme (if already registered) before attaining retirement age

The entire transfer of amount between NPS System and ASP will take place without any manual intervention


Types of Annuities: There are different kinds of immediate annuities paying for monthly pension are available in the market. The following are put across for the information of the subscriber.


Serial No Type of the annuity selected by Subscriber In the event of Death , the following will apply to the subscriber Comments
1 Annuity for life Payment of annuity ceases
2 Annuity guaranteed for 5, 10, 15 or 20 years and for life thereafter 1. On death during the guarantee period – annuity is paid to the nominee till the end of the guaranteed period after which the same ceases
2. On death after theguarantee period – payment of annuity ceases
3 Annuity for life with return of purchase price on death Payment of annuity ceases and the purchase price is returned to the nominee
4 Annuity for life increasing at simple rate of 3% p.a. Payment of annuity ceases
5 Annuity for life with a provision for 50% of the annuity to the spouse of the annuitant for life on death of the annuitant Payment of annuity ceases and 50% of the annuity is paid to the surviving named spouse during his/her life time. If the spouse predeceases the annuitant, payment of annuity will cease after the death of the annuitant
6 Annuity for life with a provision for 100% of the annuity to the spouse of the annuitant for life on death of the annuitant Payment of annuity ceases and 100% of the annuity is paid to the surviving named spouse during his/her life time. If the spouse predeceases the annuitant, payment of annuity will cease after the death of the annuitant
7 Annuity for life with a provision for 100% of the annuity payable to the spouse of the annuitant for life on death of the annuitant, with return of purchase price on the death of last survivor Payment of annuity ceases and 100% of the annuity is paid to the surviving named spouse during his/her life time and purchase price is returned to the nominee after the death of the spouse. If the spouse predeceases the annuitant, payment of annuity will cease after the death of the annuitant and purchase price is paid to the nominee.

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