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The normal exit from NPS – Swavalamban account is at the age of 60. However early exit is also permitted with certain conditions. Withdrawal process details are as follows:

  1. Exit on 60 yrs
    Subscriber would be required to invest minimum 40% of accumulated savings (pension wealth) to purchase annuity. Subscriber will provide the bank account and withdrawal details to the aggregator to upload the information for execution to CRA System.
    At the time of exit, the effort is to give a monthly pension of Rs.1000/-. If 40% of corpus is not sufficient to give pension of Rs.1000/- higher percentage or entire pension wealth (corpus) would be subject to annuitisation.
  2. Exit before 60 yrs
    Subscriber would be required to invest minimum 80% of accumulated savings (pension wealth) to purchase annuity. Subscriber can withdraw balance 20%.
  3. Withdrawal on Death of Subscriber
    In case of death, the entire corpus will be transferred to the nominee/ legal heirs. The nominee/ legal heir will approach the aggregator with necessary documents such as Death Certificate, Identity proof of the nominee etc.

In case of death of a Subscriber, the following options can be exercised by the Nominee:

Option 1:

  • The nominee can receive 100% of the NPS pension wealth in lump sum.
  • Contact the aggregator and submit necessary documents such as death certificate, identity proof etc.

Option 2:

If the nominee wishes to continue with the NPS, he/she shall have to subscribe to NPS individually after following prescribed KYC norms, contact the aggregator for subscribing into NPS - Swavalamban.

Withdrawal forms are available on the NSDL-CRA Corporate Website (http://www.npscra.nsdl.co.in). Subscriber can also send an e-mail to npsclaimassist@nsdl.co.in or info.cra@nsdl.co.in to get the Withdrawal forms on their e-mails.

Subscriber can send an e-mail to info.cra@nsdl.co.in or npsclaimassist@nsdl.co.in for any query.

The below table provides details of different forms for different categories of withdrawal requests:

Type of Withdrawal Swavalamban
Request (NPS-Lite) Sector
Superannuation 501
Premature Exit 502
Death 503