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    Wednesday, 13 January 2016

    REVISED GUIDELINES IN RESPECT OF CONTRIBUTION COLLECTION AND SERVICE CHARGES FOR OPENING NPS ACCOUNTS FOR NRIS

    PENSION FUND REGULATORY AND DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
    1st Floor, ICADR Building, Plot No. 6,
    Vasant Kunj Institutional Area,
    Phase – II, New Delhi – 110070
    Tel : 91-11-26897948 / 49
    Fax : 91-11-26897938
    Website : www.pfrda.org.in


    CIRCULAR
    PFRDA/ 2016/ CORP/ 23/1
    January 12, 2016
    To, All Points of Presence, Central Recordkeeping Agency

    Subject: Revised Guidelines in respect of Contribution Collection and Service Charges for opening NPS accounts for NRIs

    With a view to promote NPS among Non-Resident Indians (NRIs), through Points of Presence (POPs) the following changes have been made in the service charge structure and contribution collection.

    A. Service Charge structure applicable to POPs for NPS accounts for NRIs sourced and serviced abroad:

    Intermediary Charge Head Service Charges Method of Collection
    POP
    Initial Subscriber 
    Registration
    USD 8 or Equivalent in local currency. To be Collected currency
    Initial Contribution & all Subsequent Contribution USD 1, or Equivalent in local or 1 %, whichever is Upfront higher subject to maximum of USD 8 or Equivalent in local currency.
    All Non-Financial Transaction USD 1 or Equivalent in local currency.


    (i) Charges for all other intermediaries remain the same.

    (ii) For NPS account of NRIs sourced domestically but serviced abroad, i.e. contribution and other non-financial transactions being done abroad by the POP, the charge for overseas servicing would apply.

    (iii) For NPS account of NRI sourced overseas but serviced in India i.e. contribution and other non-financial transaction being done in India, the charge for domestic servicing under the existing All Citizen Model would apply.

    (iv) The contribution amounts shall be paid by the NRIs either by inward remittance through normal banking channels or out of funds held in their own NRE/FCNR/NRO account.

    B. Contribution structure for NPS Accounts when serviced abroad would be as under:

    Particulars Tier I Tier II
    Minimum Contribution at the time of account opening Rs.6,000/- Rs.2,000/-
    Minimum amount per contribution Rs.2,000/- Rs.2,000/-
    Minimum contribution in a financial year Rs.6,000/- Rs.2,000/-
    Minimum frequency of contributions per financial year 1 1

    While servicing these accounts domestically, the contribution criteria will remain the same as applicable to the existing NPS A/cs under the All Citizen Model.

    2. Once the NRI status of the subscriber changes to Resident status, the subscriber will inform the same to CRA/POP for updating the same in the CRA system.

    Yours faithfully,

    Sd/-
    (Akhilesh Kumar)
    Deputy General Manager

    Source:- PFRDA

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