Union Price range 2021: Will ask govt to make employers’ contribution, tier-II account tax free for all: PFRDA | Private Finance Information

Union Budget 2021: Will ask govt to make employers' contribution, tier-II account tax free for all: PFRDA

New Delhi: Pension fund regulator PFRDA will suggest to the federal government to make employers’ contribution of 14 p.c below NPS tax free for all classes of subscribers within the subsequent Price range, Chairman Supratim Bandyopadhyay stated.

Employers’ contribution of 14 p.c in pension below the Nationwide Pension System (NPS) scheme for the central authorities workers was made tax free from April 1, 2019.

“We could suggest issues like 14 p.c contribution by employers to be made tax free to all. Presently, it’s given solely to the central authorities employers.

“So we’re requesting the federal government to offer it to all of the employers, whether or not it’s state governments or different company entities, in order that subscribers throughout the board can get this profit,” Bandyopadhyay instructed PTI.

The PFRDA Chairman stated states are asking that the 14 p.c tax profit be given to state authorities workers additionally. He stated some state governments have written to the Authority requesting the identical.

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Moreover, the Pension Fund Regulatory and Growth Authority (PFRDA) will ask the federal government to increase the good thing about tier-II NPS account as tax free for all subscribers.

Lately, the ability was granted to the central authorities workers.

“There’s this tier-II NPS account which was made tax free solely for the central authorities workers lately. So there additionally, we might request the federal government to offer the ability to all of the subscribers. Within the tax-free tier II account we’re maintaining a lock-in interval of three years since you are getting the tax-free standing…And we wish it to be prolonged to all the opposite workers,” he added.

A tier-II account below NPS isn’t a obligatory account, one can have it together with the tier-I account, he stated, including the profit with tier II account is that it may be withdrawn instantly.

Final month, the Finance Ministry had kicked off the train to arrange the Price range for 2021-22 amid the urgency to revive the financial system hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The upcoming Price range might be essential for the nation because it should take care of influence of pandemic which has affected all segments of the financial system, together with income assortment, disinvestment, expenditure, exports and meals costs.

Price range 2021-22 is prone to be introduced on February 1.

NPS, administered by PFRDA, is a voluntary, outlined contribution retirement financial savings scheme designed to allow the subscribers to make optimum selections about future wants.

There are two forms of NPS accounts — tier-I and tier-II.

Whereas tier-I is a non-withdrawable everlasting retirement account into which the accumulations are deposited and invested as per the choice of the subscriber, tier-II account is a voluntary withdrawable account which is allowed solely when there’s an energetic tier-I account.

The withdrawals are permitted from tier-II account as per the wants of the subscriber as and when claimed.

PFRDA administers two pension scheme– NPS and Atal Pension Yojana (APY). NPS is especially focused on the workers within the organised sector whereas APY is supposed primarily for these working within the unorganised sector.