NPS (National Pension Scheme) – A beginners Guide for Rules & Benefits

POSTED BY Team Jagoinvestor ON June 18, 2019 COMMENTS (85)

NPS is one of the most famous and talked about financial products today in our country and it’s quite a detailed and complex product. Today we are doing to talk about NPS in detail and I will try to teach you various aspects related to it.

National Pension Scheme is initiated by the government of India to make sure that in the coming future, more and more people have pensions to support their old age. The core focus of this scheme is to help investors save money for their retirement and also provide a regular income once they retire.

Since NPS was launched a few years back, there have been a number of changes and revisions to this scheme. So, this article will be the guide to NPS and answer to all your queries and confusions.

Flow chart on NPS process

What is NPS?

NPS is referred to as National Pension Scheme or New Pension Scheme. In this scheme, a subscriber can contribute to a pension fund that will be a mix of equity and debt investment. You have to invest in NPS till your retirement and the final corpus will depend on how the pension fund has performed over the years.

At retirement, you can withdraw part of the corpus as a lump sum and the balance will be used to provide you a regular pension till your death (and many other options are there).

Who can invest in NPS?

Earlier only government employees were allowed to invest in NPS, but now anyone (including NRIs) can open the NPS account. The below chart will simplify it.


Important Point: Entry age for NPS is above 18 years and below 65 years.

Who regulates NPS and manages money invested?

NPS is regulated by PFRDA – Pension Fund Regulatory & Development Authority. The money invested in NPS is managed by Pension Fund Managers (PFM). These are companies that are authorized and appointment by PFRDA to manage the wealth of investors. There are eight PFM right now.

  1. ICICI Prudential Pension Fund
  2. LIC Pension Fund
  3. Kotak Mahindra Pension Fund
  4. Reliance Capital Pension Fund
  5. SBI Pension Fund
  6. UTI Retirement Solutions Pension Fund
  7. HDFC Pension Management Company
  8. Birla Pension Fund

How can you invest in NPS?

The first step is to open an NPS account which can either be Physical or Online. First, let’s see the physical mode of the opening NPS account.

1. Physical Mode For this, you have to open an NPS account with POP – Point of Presence service providers. POPs are the banks or post office or other non-financial institutions. You can find your POP through this link

How to Find POP for NPS account opening

There you need to enter your country and location and you will get the list of POP-SPs near you. Select the Point of Presence (POP) where you have an existing relationship – either a savings / current account (in case of Bank) or any other account such as Demat/Mutual Fund/Insurance etc. (in case of non-Bank POPs).

Once you have searched your POP, you need to submit KYC forms along with the NPS registration form to POP and after registration, you with getting a PRAN i.e. Permanent Retirement Account Number. This is a 12 digit unique and portable number issued to all the subscribers.

Important Point: For Government employees, there are NODAL offices where they can get PRAN for the NPS account. Mostly they get it at the time of joining.

2. Online ModeThis mode is simpler than physical. You need to visit the e-NPS website and click on the National Pension Scheme. After clicking you will get 3 options i.e. registration, contribution, and tier-II activation. You need to select Registration.

how to open NPS account online

There you need to select appropriate options, enter your PAN and select your bank/POP. After clicking, continue you will get a registration form, fill the form online, attach the required scanned documents like PAN, address proof and scanned signature. Once it is done your PRAN will be generated and you can start investing in NPS.

Important Point: For online registration, it is mandatory to have a net banking account

What are the investment options in NPS?

Your money in NPS will be invested in 4 asset classes. Which are referred to as ECGA?

  1. E – Equity (High Risk – High Returns)
  2. C – Corporate Bonds (Moderate Risk – Moderate Returns)
  3. G – Government Bonds (Low Risk – Low Returns)
  4. A – Alternative assets like real estate investment trust (REITs) & infrastructural investment trusts (InvIT) (Very High Risk – Moderate Returns)

asset allocation in nps on basis of risk

The choice of asset allocation among these options above will be defined by the subscriber himself (Active mode) or it will be auto defined depending on the age of the subscriber (the older you get, more stable will be your investments). In both options, 75% is the maximum limit for investing in equities and for alternative assets class maximum contribution can be 5%.

What is Tier I and Tier II in NPS?

These are two account types of NPS accounts. Tier I is primary compulsory account for NPS also referred to as “Pension account” whereas Tier II is an optional account commonly referred to as “Investment account”.

Following chart will elaborate the difference between Tier 1 and Tier 2 NPS accounts-

NPS account type tier I tier II differences table

What are the tax benefits of NPS?

  • An employee’s own contribution in NPS will allow tax deduction under section 80CCD(1), up to 10% of salary plus dearness allowance and for self-employed individuals it is 20% of total income in a financial year, but this has to be within the overall ceiling of Rs. 1,50,000 of Section 80C to Section 80CCE of Income Tax Act.
  • An employer’s contribution up to 10% of salary plus dearness allowance is allowed as an exemption from tax under Sec. 80CCD(2)
  • Moreover, individuals can claim an additional deduction of up to Rs 50,000 under Section 80CCD (1B), which is in addition to Rs 1.5 lakh permitted under Section 80C.

The below-given table will simplify this to you –

Table showing Tax deductions on NPS contribution

What are NPS withdrawal rules (Tier I)?

Once an investor retires at 60 yrs., they will get 3 options

Option #1 – Exit from NPS at 60: If you want to exit from NPS at 60 years of age, you will get lump-sum 60% of your corpus and for remaining 40% an annuity will be generated with a PFRDA-registered insurance company(called as Annuity Service Providers) to provide monthly pension after your retirement. There are different annuity plans provided by a few insurance companies, you can choose any of them. And you also have the choice of increasing your annuity contribution (40% is mandatory). However, if the total corpus is 2 lakhs or less than it then the whole amount is given a lump sum.

Option #2 – Continue NPS with contribution till 70 yrs. : You can choose to continue contributing to NPS for more 10 years i.e. up till 70 years. This option is mostly chosen if you are earning after the age of 60. At the age of 70 withdrawal rules will be the same as the exit from NPS at 60.

Option #3 – Continue NPS with till 70 yrs., but without any further contribution: You can choose to not contribute to NPS and wait for your corpus to grow more by 10 years. This option is chosen mostly when you have monthly income flow from somewhere. Thereafter at the age of 70 withdrawal rules will be the same as an exit from NPS at 60. This option has to be exercised 15 days before the default date of withdrawal.

Important Point: Subscriber has to exercise continuation or deferment options 15 days before the date of retirement. Lump-sum withdrawal from NPS is tax-free. Whereas monthly pension will be taxable as per the tax slab of the subscriber.

Withdrawals in Tier II?

There is no limit on tier II withdrawals and all the withdrawals are taxable as per the slab rate of subscriber. It means Tier II works in the same way as Mutual Funds – Investing into Equity/Debt funds and has high Liquidity.

What is the NPS withdrawal procedure?

The withdrawal process starts 6 months before retirement so that pension will be started immediately after retirement. A subscriber can withdraw online or offline.

1. Online Process of pension withdrawal –

A claim ID is generated by a central record-keeping agency, six months before retirement, for which you will be notified via mail or letter. With the help of this ID, the subscriber can check and change his account details like address proof or bank account. Once the withdrawal claim is initiated, no details can be changed. Following is the process of initiating withdrawal –

Step#1 – Login to NPS using PRAN and Password

Step#2 – Go to Exit Withdrawal request and select initiate withdrawal

Step#3 – Select withdrawal type i.e. Exit at 60

Step#4 – Select ratio of Lump sum & Pension

Step#5 – Select One Annuity Service Provider

Step#6 – Verify all details and submit request form

Step#7 – Download request form

Step#8 – Sign and submit the request form to POP or Nodal Office

After 4 working days, lump sum amount will be credited to registered account. For pension all the details will be sent to ASP, once ASP processes all the details, you will start getting pension as per your selected annuity plan.

2. Offline Process of pension withdrawal –

In offline process withdrawal application is to be submitted at POP or NODAL office along with required documents. They will forward them to Central Record Keeping Agency (CRA) and NSDL. CRA will then register your request and issue an application form for withdrawal. Fill in all the details and describe the percentage of lump sum & annuity and select an annuity plan as per your needs. Once your request is processed you will receive the lump sum and pension as per plan selected.

What if I want to early withdraw i.e. before 60 years of age?

As NPS is a purely retirement solution product you should not exit before your age of 60. However, in some special circumstances, you can withdraw 25% in total of your own contribution in NPS. This you can do only after 3 years of investment and just 3 times in the entire tenure of NPS. The special circumstances are –

  • Children’s wedding or higher studies
  • Building/buying a house
  • Critical illness of self/family

Important Point: Partial withdrawal from NPS is tax-free.

What if I want to exit from NPS before 60 years of age?

After 3 years of NPS investment, you can opt for a premature exit from NPS and don’t want to contribute anymore, then you will receive 20% of your corpus as a lump sum and balance 80% will be mandatorily used for annuity fund. You can choose pension payment mode like monthly, half-yearly or yearly.

Important Point: In this case, the lump sum and pension you receive both will be taxable as per income tax slap.

What amount of Pension or annuity I will get?

An annuity is a fixed payment like pension that we get every month, half-yearly or yearly depending upon the chosen model. In NPS 40% of the corpus is invested as an annuity with annuity service providers i.e. PFRDA registered insurance companies.

While creating an annuity plan, the following details are required like,

  • The sector of employment (Government or Private)
  • Date of Birth
  • Gender
  • Marital status
  • Spouse’s Gender
  • Spouse’s Date of Birth
  • NPS corpus amount that you utilize for buying an annuity plan
  • Annuity Frequency

So, on filling all the details as mentioned above you will get the list of annuity plans along with the amount of pension that you will receive.

Required details for pension plans in nps

Other than this, the amount of pension also depends upon followings –

  1. A prevailing interest rate of the annuity: The Interest rate on annuity will be the same as government securities, ranging from 6% to 8%.
  2. Annuity Plan that you choose: There are different annuity plans provided by ASP. Here are some generic annuity options offered by ASPs. Remember, some ASPs may offer a slightly different or combination of these options:

Table on Annuity plans showing different plans of LIC with amount of pension

You can go to the NPS trust website to get the calculations on how much pension you will get.

Who is the Annuity Service Providers?

Following are the PFRDA – registered ASPs –

  1. Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC)
  2. SBI Life Insurance
  3. ICICI Prudential Life Insurance
  4. Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance
  5. Star Union Dai-ichi Life Insurance
  6. Reliance Life Insurance
  7. HDFC Standard Life Insurance

What is the result of NPS fund performance till now?

Following tables will show a return of pension funds in the last 5 years –

Table showing returns on NPS fund Asset class ETable showing returns on NPS fund Asset class C

Table showing returns on NPS fund Asset class GTable showing returns on NPS fund Asset class A

NPS vs Mutual Funds (ELSS) and Fixed Deposits / PPF/ EPF

Here is a small comparison between NPS with other investment options like ELSS mutual funds, FD, EPF, and PPF. The below-given table will show the difference between NPS and other Tax Saving investment options –

There is also an app for NPS to provide more convenience to its subscribers. Do let us know if you have any queries regarding NPS. It was quite an exhaustive article, hence there might be something we might have missed.

85 replies on this article “NPS (National Pension Scheme) – A beginners Guide for Rules & Benefits”

  1. San says:

    I am 43. Due to various personal and financial and health issues, I could not save money for future. I am a private employee. I only have PPF which I have been utilizing fully 1.5 lakhs since a few years. I opened a NPS T1 account few weeks ago. I understand that tax saving is only 50,000. But as I don’t have any retirement amount, I am planning to invest 1.5 lakhs in NPS by equal monthly contribution every month apart from the 1.5 lakhs in PPF. I understand that I wo’t get tax benefit for the extra 1 lakh in NPS but I would like to save for retirement, Please advise

    1. Jagoinvestor says:

      Yes you can do that if you wish to.. Remember that NPS will be locked for long term and only 60% of it will be givn to you at the end, rest will have to be used for annuity.

      Also why you are not investing in mutual funds ?

  2. onkar patil says:

    Agree with your points sir it was really helpful. I was planning to open an account for myself. NPS is a good investmentz plan for those who can afford to take the low or minimal risk. Since the minimum amount for investment is 1000/- Rs NPS can be the best option for people with low income group and they can financially independent after retirement.

  3. Karuppiah says:

    How much interest rate will be for the 40% annuity amount at 60 yrs?

    1. Karuppiah says:

      pls ignore.. I see it is mentioned in the article. I missed it earlier.

  4. Raja Mohamed says:

    Thanks for the detailed write-up, how different is this from the Super Annuation scheme & which is more beneficial?

    1. Vandana Manwani says:

      Hi Raja Mohamed

      Thanks for your comment.
      NPS is more beneficial from the tax saving point of view. Otherwise, superannuation is also a good way to do retirement planning if your employer is contributing. The important thing in both cases is the selection of funds.


  5. Hema Ramachandran says:

    Hi Manish, I am not very clear on the 80CCD tax benefit. Say, a person has used up his 80C limit for PPF/EPF/LIC contributions. Now can he invest 50K in NPS and use 80CCD to claim tax exemption?

    1. Jagoinvestor says:

      Yes, that 50k limit is over and above the 1.5 lacs!

  6. Amey says:

    First of all thank you for this article. It helped me understand this product better. I have a query as below –
    Can you please help me understand how does the additional 50000 tax benefit in section 80CCD(1B) work? I mean do I need to invest more or additional amount to claim this benefit and how much additional amount? I am a personal professional and do not withdraw salary from any company.
    Thanking you in advance for your response!

    1. Vandana Manwani says:

      Hi Amey

      Under section 80CCD(1B) you can claim up to Rs. 50,000 of investment in NPS only if your 80C limit of 1.5 lac deduction is exhausted. Suppose you have life insurance premium, ELSS and other tax saving investments of Rs. 1.20 lac which are deductible u/s 80C, and you also have 50,000 of NPS investment so Rs. 30,000 out of this will get deducted in 80C (assuming it to be 20% of your annual income) and remaining Rs. 20,000 will be deducted u/s 80CCD(1B)

      Thank you,


      1. Amey says:

        Thank you Vandana for your response and clarifying my query!!

  7. Rahul says:


    Any idea on the taxability of tier 2 withdrawals?
    I understand it will be taxed like capital gains on mutual funds, but equity and debt mutual funds are taxed differently. So how will Tier 2 withdrawals be taxed, considering there are 4 potential components – equity, g debt, c debt and alternative scheme.


    1. Vandana Manwani says:

      Hi Rahul

      It will depend upon the composition of the selected fund. If equity portion in fund is up to or more than 65% then it will be taxed as equity capital gain. Otherwise it will be taxed as debt.

      Thank you


  8. Siva says:

    Wonderful article again from jago!

    If i decided to invest, is my amount need to be consistent for every month or i can invest varying amount. Can it be once in a year or lumpsum? Which one is more profitable? monthly or lumpsum per year?


    1. Vandana Manwani says:

      Hi, Shiva

      It is totally up to you, how you want to invest in NPS (Lumpsum or monthly or yearly), the only thing is there is a minimum limit of Rs. 1000 in it.
      And I can’t tell which method would be more profitable because it depends on the stock market performance.

      As the market is uncertain we can not say anything about it. However as NPS is a long term investible product, it is suggested to invest lumpsum.


  9. Kiran says:

    Who will get Rs. 50,000 benefit for tax deduction?

    1. Vandana Manwani says:

      Hi Kiran

      Any Individual investing in NPS can get this benefit when he has exhausted the limit of deduction of Rs. 1.5 lac under section 80D.


  10. Samir Purohit says:

    What are the withdrawal rule if I continue beyond 60 years of age till 70 in both cases – with and without contribution? What is the maximum permissible amount in each case ? Is it 60% only?

    1. Vandana Manwani says:

      Hi Samir Purohit

      Thanks for your comment.

      Withdrawal rules are the same even if you have increased the tenure of NPS.
      Maximum amount for lump sum is 60% however, for annuity plan you can deposit for than 40% (40% is the minimum required for annuity plan)


  11. Deepak says:


    My Mother’s DOB is 16/04/1961, should I invest in NPS in the name of my mother ?

    1. Vandana Manwani says:

      Hi Deepak

      NPS investment can not be done at someone else’s name.


  12. Mahesh Chandra says:

    How I can change my portfolio manager mean presently Kotak Pension Fund is handling my NPS. I want to change it from Kotak to HDFC or SBI

    1. Vandana Manwani says:

      Hi Mahesh Chandra

      Thanks for your comment.
      For this, you need to visit the NPS website and you will get to know there. You can also contact the NPS support team.


  13. Mahee says:

    If I start now and after few years if I turn foreign citizen will they close my account surely? Since I heard about PPF, NRI’s who are potential citizens who already have started can continue but not for new applicants. Can you please clarify..,

    1. Vandana Manwani says:

      Hi Mahee

      Yes, This account is for Resident individuals or NRI. If you are failed to fulfill requirements of being NRI then your NPS account will be closed.


  14. Raj Indupuri says:

    Is pension depicted under Annuity plan per month?

    1. Vandana Manwani says:

      Hi Raj Indupuri

      Thanks for your comment. YEs pension will be received every month from NPS annuity.


  15. Srinivasan says:

    Manish, the article is nicely written. thanks. however, i would be interested to see what is your recommendation for investors. should we go for it? i had been thinking quite a while to invest only from tax instrument & retirement perspective as i had exhausted my other tax exemption sources. one thing which i am skeptical in NPS is – govt had been making this product to undergo lot of changes since beginning – for e.g., initially it was EET category, now it is EEE category which is good. but what worries me is – the frequent changes. like how govt has now indicated that partial withdrawl is allowed only 3 times – tomorrow there is a possibility seen that the withdrawl of 60% on maturiy could also be reduced to keep the surplus in PFRDA hands for liquidity 🙂 .. what is your view overall for those?

    1. Vandana Manwani says:

      Hi Srinivasan

      Yes, frequent changes in NPS is a problem for investors. Thanks a lot for bringing this point.


  16. Saiprasad says:

    I am contributing from my Salary 5000 towards NPS and it is segregation of my CTC. Till Apr 2019 I was getting deduction in 80ccd but in May my company has put this contribution as taxable perquisite in my Tax computation. Please advice is this correct.

    1. Vandana Manwani says:

      Hi Saiprasad

      Thanks for your comment.

      If the contribution by your company is more than 10% of your basic plus DA, it will be taxed as perquisites.
      Up to 10% of basic plus DA is exempt under section 80CCD(2).


  17. satheeshn123 says:

    Hi Manish,
    I am regularly following your articles and very much informative. I read your books on financial planning and made me to think wisely invest. Coming to my doubt, I am a central government employee and last financial year only i started investing Rs. 50000/- in NPS tier 1 account bcz as already in GPF scheme and 1.5 lakhs is already saved through GPF. I am 45 years now and suppose if i want to get VRS around 53 years, NPS can be closed and 60% of accumulated money can be withrdrawn and 40% can be used for annuity. Kindly confirm. (I registered your Chennai event on 30th June. I eager to meet you on that event and hope you will be coming).

    1. Vandana Manwani says:

      Hi Satheesh

      You are right. Thanks for commenting.


  18. Ashutosh says:

    Nice article. Very informative.
    One query: Any reason NPS tier 2 should be used instead of regular mutual funds from returns and tax perspective. I see that you have mentioned that returns are almost similar and withdrawals from Tier 2 are taxable, where as Mutual funds are considered in long term capital gains tax.

    1. Vandana Manwani says:

      Hi Ashutosh

      Thanks for your comment.
      As I have mentioned in the article, Tier-2 is equivalent to mutual fund investing. The only benefit of investing in tier-2 is for government employees from a tax perspective.


  19. Krishna says:

    Hi Manish,
    When I Exit from NPS at 60, I will get lumpsum 60% of the corpus. Is it taxable?

    1. Vandana Manwani says:

      Hi Krishna

      Lumpsum withdrawal in tier-1 of 60% is tax exempt.


  20. Sudheer says:

    Why does it say National Penstion Scheme

    1. Vandana Manwani says:

      Hi Sudheer,

      It is called the National Pension Scheme because it is approved by GOI for retirement planning which provides annuity to resident as well as non-resident individuals.


  21. Manoj K says:

    Right now I have NPS account with POP as IDBI Bank, is it possible to transfer my account to online NPS account? Please guide me.

    1. Vandana Manwani says:

      Hi Manoj K

      Thanks for your comment.
      You can do so via IDBI bank itself. You need to contact the bank for this.


  22. Gopal says:

    Nice one Manish. Quite exhaustive and informative.

    In the last table, isn’t the risk of Tier1 and Tier2 the same? Because essentially I thought both their underlying portfolios are same. Thanks!

    1. Vandana Manwani says:

      Hi Gopal

      Yes, the only difference in tier 1 & 2 is of tax benefit and proportion of equity and debt. I would suggest to go with tier-1 in NPS, tier-2 is same as mutual fund investments. so go with tier -2 only if you are not looking for additional tax benefit of Rs. 50,000.


  23. Ganesh says:

    Now everything is tax exempted I think according latest government GR. No tax on lumpsum as well on annuity. Please confirm.

    1. Vandana Manwani says:

      Hi Ganesh

      Thanks for your comment.
      On lump sum, you are correct there is no tax but on annuity, it will be taxed as per the slab rate of individual receiving it.


  24. Sachin says:

    Thanks for the article. Comprehensive!

    What if someone wants to “retire” before 60 years? Meaning, they stop working before they turn 60 years.
    (Also, what qualifies as retired? Let’s say I stop working at 55, but have a secondary source of income, am I considered retired in that case?)

    1. Vandana Manwani says:

      Hi Sachin

      Thanks for your comment.
      In NPS retirement will be considered at the age of 60 irrespective of the fact at what age you have retired.


  25. Linson Thelappillil says:

    What is the taxation of the Tier 1 withdrawals?

    1. Vandana Manwani says:

      Hi Linson Thelappillil

      60% of corpus withdrawn as lumpsum is tax free whereas 40% of corpus which is used for annuity will be taxed as per the slab rate as and when pension received.


  26. Krishna says:

    if i take eNPS can i avoid paying transaction charges on my contribution(NOT on account opening etc).

    1. Vandana Manwani says:

      Hi Krishna

      Thanks for your comment. Transaction charges can not be avoided whether its ENPS or not.


      1. Krishna says:

        Thank you very much for reply. Now desided to go by for NPS .

  27. vipin says:

    Would like to know whether a salaried employee can invest even though employer does not invest ( deduct ). Further, a self employed person can also invest in NPS.

    1. Vandana Manwani says:

      Hi vipin

      Yes, Any individual whether salaried or not can invest in NPS and take tax benefits and a salaried employee can invest in NPS even if his employer is not contributing to it.


  28. Arun Sharma says:

    Compliments for providing all details at one place which is very helpfull.
    Also want to know the tax implication on tier 2 at the time of withdrawal. Will the tax rate be the same a person has to pay under which he comes or tax will be applicable differently on equity, bonds ( considering LTCG/STCG/Indexation apllicable) on gains.

    1. Vandana Manwani says:

      Hi Arun Sharma

      In case of withdrawal from tier-2, taxation will be same as in mutual fund. That is if fund from which redemption is made is an equity fund then equity capital gain tax rules will be applied.


  29. sandesh raut says:

    72K pension per annual on 1 Cr investment under Tier-I ?

    Can we remove lumpsum amount instead of annuity pension under Tier-I

    1. Vandana Manwani says:

      Hi sandesh raut

      Thanks for your comment. The maximum lump-sum that can be withdrawn is kept limited to 60%. You can minimize it but can not withdraw more than that in any case.


  30. shaik subhani says:

    Sir when the 40% (which is fixed for pension ) will be returned and to whom……

    1. Vandana Manwani says:

      Hi shaik subhani

      The 40% of corpus which is used for annuity will be paid every month as pension to the account holder or his nominee if account holder is not alive.



    I will be reaching 50 years by Oct . Is it advicable to invest Rs 50 K for another ten years to get benefit of tax although corpus will not be large at the end.

    1. Vandana Manwani says:


      Yes surely from tax saving point of view, it is suggested to invest Rs. 50K in NPS if 80C ceiling of 1.5 lac has been already exhausted. The only thing to consider is the lock-in.

      And this benefit of 50K you can claim under section 80CCD (1B) of income tax act.

      Thanks for your comment.

  32. Vaibhav says:

    Great summarisation of nps, continue the great work team jagoinvestor!

    1. Vandana Manwani says:

      Hey Vaibhav

      Glad to know that you liked the article.

      Please share it on your social media profile so that it can reach more and more people !


  33. Chandan says:

    Thanks for sharing this . What kind of investors would you recommend to go for this ? Not a huge fan of annuity which is a significant % here

    1. Vandana Manwani says:

      Hi Chandan

      Thanks for your comment. Investors who fall under a high slab rate income like 30% are advised to go for NPS. Other than the tax benefit of NPS I don’t feel it is of much benefit.


  34. Kumaraditya Sarkar says:

    If I put 1.5 lakhs in PPF and 50K in NPS, can I claim 1.5 lakh deduction in 80C and 50K in 80CCD 1b?

    1. Vandana Manwani says:

      Hi Kumaraditya Sarkar

      Thanks for your comment. Yes you can claim Rs. 50K under 80CCD(1b) as limit of 80C is already exhausted.


    2. Vandana Manwani says:

      Hi Kumaraditya Sarkar

      Thanks for your comment. Yes you can claim Rs. 50K under 80CCD(1b) as limit of 80C is already exhausted.


  35. Sushil Kumar says:

    Very Good Explanation of NPS….In fact you have clarified a lot of doubts….Pls do one thing more…..Tier-1 and Tier-II difference is still not clear.
    Can you elaborate it?

    1. Vandana Manwani says:

      Hi Sushil Kumar

      Thanks for your comment.
      I will try to make a detailed video on it and you can watch it on our youtube channel.


  36. Amit says:

    What will happen if the NPS subscriber pass away during the subscription period (i.e. less than 60 yrs)

    1. Vandana Manwani says:

      Hi Amit

      Thanks for your comment.
      In that case, nominees will be paid the corpus generated to date in a lump sum at time of death of NPS holder.


  37. Rakesh says:

    What if I fall critical Ill or permanent disability or died before 60 ? 100% Amount will be given back to me or nominee or not ?

    1. Vandana Manwani says:

      Hi Rakesh,

      In that case, lumpsum (corpus) will be paid to your nominees at the time of death.


  38. Kiran says:

    Small correction – Its “tax slab” and not “tax slap”.

    So, overall its Rs. 50000/- (upto) is the extra tax benefit above the regular 1.5L exemption?

    1. Jagoinvestor says:

      Thanks for pointing that out , I have corrected it 🙂

      Yes, 50,000 is the totally extra exemption above 1.5 lacs regular limit, but remember that 1.5 lacs is not the absolute limit, only 10% of your Basics+DA will be your limit in NPS deduction, upto max of 1.5 lacs ! .


      1. Pramod says:

        This 1.5 lac exemption is available for All citizen model or only for corporate client….?

        1. Vandana Manwani says:

          Hi Pramod

          This is available for resident individuals only.


      2. Sowmya says:

        can a person who gets only rental income, invest in NPS. If yes, how. There are many examples to save tax for Salaried people but not for individual rental person. Kindly state few ways to save and gain for Rental tax and others.

        1. Vandana Manwani says:

          Hi Sowmya

          Thanks for your comment.
          All the deductions available to salaried individual under section 80 of income tax is in same way available for other individuals also, whether earning from business or rent.

          Even for NPS, an individual getting rental income can also claim tax deduction.


      3. Srihari says:

        It would be nice if you have compared NPS vs investing in ELSS for retirement………..NPS is a complex product……….

        1. Vandana Manwani says:

          Thanks for your comment Srihari .. Please keep sharing your views like this..


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