New NPS withdrawal rules come into effect today: All you need to know


As of 1 April 2023, all National Pension System (NPS) subscribers must upload specific documents to the Central Record-Keeping Agency (CRA) user interface before taking the pension corpus, according to the Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA).

Annuity payments for subscribers leaving the NPS will be quicker and easier because to the new withdrawal policies.

PFRDA, a regulatory body for the overall supervision and regulation of pensions in India, had previously stated that the uploading of the documents would become mandatory with effect from 1 April 2023. This was done in the interest of Subscribers and to benefit them with the timely payment of annuity income.

Included in the materials are the NPS exit/withdrawal form.

  • Identification and residency documentation required by the withdrawal request
  • A bank account.
  • A copy of the card with the Permanent Retirement Account Number (PRAN)

According to the pension organisation, uploading the documents will be required starting on April 1, 2023, in order to protect subscribers’ interests and enable timely annuity payments to them.

NPS beneficiaries as of today total 567,116

There are now 567,116 beneficiaries under the NPS who are over 60. The minister used PFRDA statistics.

A government worker is entitled to a monthly pension after retirement under the previous pension plan. The average monthly pension equals half of the recipient’s most recent pay.

Employees contribute a percentage of their salaries to the pension fund under the new pension plan. They are qualified for a one-time lump sum payment from their superannuation as a result.

For the record, the previous pension plan was terminated in December 2003, and the new plan took effect on April 1st, 2004.