Atal Pension Yojana (APY): Extension of Time for Processing of death claims requests in view of Covid 19 pandemic

Atal Pension Yojana (APY): Extension of Time for Processing of death claims requests in view of Covid 19 pandemic

Atal Pension Yojana (APY): Extension of Time for Processing of death claims requests in view of Covid 19 pandemic

PENSION FUND REGULATORY AND
DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY

CIRCULAR

CIR No.: PFRDA/2020/33/SUP-POP/5

August 11, 2020

To

A. Point of Presence (PoPs) under Atal Pension Yojana (APY)
B. NSDL-CRA

Subject: Processing of death claims requests under Atal Pension Yojana (APY)- Extension of Time in view of Covid 19 pandemic – reg.

This has reference to Circular no. PFRDA/2020/24/ SUP-POP/3 dated June 16, 2020 (Annexure 1), wherein, owing to the difficulties faced by Point of Presence under Atal Pension Yojana (hereinafter referred as ‘PoP-APY’) in processing of death claim requests during the Covid-19 Pandemic, the Authority had eased the processing of death claim requests.

2. Considering the continuing disruption of normal activities and travel restrictions across various parts of the country owing to Covid-19 pandemic, following extensions have been granted: –

a. The timeline for processing of death claims requests under APY, based on scanned documents, has been extended till 30th September, 2020, and

b. Consequently, the deadline for submission of physical documents to CRA has been extended till 30th October, 2020.

3. All other terms and conditions of Circular no. PFRDA/2020/24/ SUP  POP/3 dated 16th June, 2020 shall remain the same.

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4. This circular is issued under Section 14 of PFRDA Act, 2013 and is available in Circulars section of Regulatory Framework at PFRDA’s website.

(Sumeet Kaur Kapoor)
Chief General Manager

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Annexure 1

PENSION FUND REGULATORY AND
DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY

CIRCULAR

CIR No.: PFRDA/2020/24/SUP-POP/3

June 16, 2020

To,
All Point of Presence (PoPs) under Atal Pension Yojana (APY)/ NSDL-CRA

Subject: Processing of death claims requests under Atal Pension Yojana (APY) in view of Covid 19 pandemic – reg.

Considering the difficulties faced by Point of Presence under Atal Pension Yojana (hereinafter referred as ‘PoP-APY’) in processing of death claim requests due to Covid 19 pandemic, it has been decided to ease the processing of death claim requests.

2. In this respect, it is advised as under:

(i) PoP-APY shall duly verify and attest the documents of death claim requests and submit the scanned copies of all requisite documents through their registered e-mail ID to NSDL-CRA.

(ii). PoP-APY shall also submit, through their registered email ID, a declaration stating ‘All requisite physical documents shall be submitted to CRA by July 31, 2020.’

(iii). NSDL-CRA shall accept these scanned documents alongwith declaration as above, submitted by PoP-APY, for processing the same as per the applicable guidelines.

(iv). The above process is adopted on an exception basis till June 30, 2020.

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3. This circular is issued under Section 14 of PFRDA Act, 2013 and is available in ‘Circulars’ section of Regulatory Framework at PFRDA’s website.

(Sumeet Kaur Kapoor)
Chief General Manager

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