New Delhi, April 20 - The Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) announced on April 20 that it has made bank account details and mobile number compulsory for subscribers of the National Pension Scheme (NPS).
A Finance Ministry release said the pension regulator has also made the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) and the Central Registry of Securitization Asset Reconstruction and Security Interest (CERSAI) mandatory for new and existing subscribers, in compliance with the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) guidelines.
"It has been decided by the Authority to make bank account details and mobile number mandatory to provide ease of operation for the benefit of subscribers and make the process of exit from NPS hassle-free," the statement said.
The requirements have been made mandatory in the new Common Subscriber Registration Form that are required to be filled in by the new subscribers, it added.
Existing subscribers can submit online the FATCA self-certification in their login (www.cra-nsdl.com or https://enps.karvy.com/Login/Login).
"It is to be ensured by the subscribers to fill the mandatory fields correctly and not leave them blank in order to avoid rejection of their forms," the Ministry said.