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Who is eligible to participate in the NPS ?

The eligibility criteria for NPS is available only to the Individuals. It is not available to other entities such as HUF or Partnership firms. All such Individuals need to be meet the below conditions ,wherein the INDIVIDUAL is

  • A Citizen of India
  • of age between 18 ( eighteen ) and 65 ( sixty five ) years.

Note : No contributions can be accepted , beyond the age of 65 years , even if there is an ability to pay. The scheme ends for the subscriber on attaining or completing the age of 70 years. NPS Services can be availed upto the age of 70 years.

The NPS was extended to all citizens of the country w.e.f. 1st May, 2009 including self employed professionals and others in the unorganized sector on a voluntary basis which includes all the non resident Indian citizens of the country. PFRDA ( Pension fund regulator for India ) has clarified vide notice PFRDA/2015/14/POP/03 dated 28th May, that the following categories are ineligible for the opening of NPS accounts. They are as follows

  • (1) HUFs
  • (2) OCI (Overseas Citizens of India )
  • (3) PIO (Persons of Indian origin)

Care should be exercised at the time of account opening. Opening of above such accounts is not permitted under the regulations. Accounts opened under these categories are invalid.

All Citizen Model :

In a true sense the NPS can be extended to the following categories of people like

  • Self employed Professionals like Lawyers , Doctors , Professionals , Consultants
  • Housewives
  • All such service providers who have income and who are yet to create a retirement corpus.
  • Shopkeepers , Kirana store owners , Electricians , Chemists, Carpenters , Construction workers.
  • Parents of Children aged more than 18 years, can also set up their children’s account which can be managed by children once they start earning .
  • Grand Parents of Children aged more than 18 years, can also set up their grand children’s account which can be managed by children once they start earning .
  • Non resident Indians are also encouraged to create their NPS accounts in case of the future plans to settle in India post their retirement.

The above list is a suggestive list as to communicate the idea and increase the scope of the reach of NPS. It can include any person who meet condition A in any part of India.

Corporate Model

All employees of the below mentioned Entities , meeting the criteria of Condition A , are also eligible to apply to subscribe to the NPS corporate model. It is necessary for the below entities to register with the CRA . They need to provide only the certificate of incorporation , Pan card of the entity and a Nodal officer contact details with a mail Id. On successful registration, CRA will allot two codes to the entities which are to be used by their employees in their Subscriber application form. Such employees can get an additional tax benefit to the extent of 10% of the basic, once they start contributing to the NPS. There benefit is not available, if a subscriber applies successfully for NPS and her corporate does not register.

  • Entities registered under Companies Act
  • Entities registered under various Co-operative Acts
  • Central Public Sector Enterprises and State Public Sector Enterprises
  • Registered Partnership firm
  • Registered Limited Liability Partnership (LLPs)
  • Any Body incorporated under any act of Parliament or State legislature or by order of Central / State Government
  • Proprietorship Concern
  • Trust/Society which includes Hospitals , Schools , Colleges , Family office