Ambassador and Champion Model for Nodal offices implementing National Pension System (NPS) in the Central Government Sector – PFRDA Circular 

Ambassador and Champion Model for Nodal offices implementing National Pension System (NPS) in the Central Government Sector – PFRDA Circular 

Ambassador and Champion Model for Nodal offices implementing National Pension System (NPS) in the Central Government Sector – PFRDA Circular

Important Circular

No. FC/II/NPS/Circular
O/O the PCDA, WC
Chandigarh
Dated:22/09/2022

To

The Officer in Charge
1. Pay Section ( Local)
2 . All AAO (Pay) WC, PAOs & AOGEs
PCDA(WC) Chandigarh

Sub:- Ambassador and Champion Model for Nodal offices implementing National Pension System (NPS) in the Central Government Sector.

Ref:- PFRDA Circular No. PFRDA/17/07/12/2020- RnS-CG dated 04.08.2022

A copy of PFRDA Circular, cited under reference, on the above subject is forwarded herewith for your information, guidance, and necessary action please.

In this regard, PFRDA has informed that in its endeavour to further strengthen the implementation and operationalisation of NPS, PFRDA has decided to recognise the valuable contribution of the Nodal Offices in the operationalisation of NPS.

Under the said process termed as Ambassador and Champion Model for Nodal Offices implementing NPS in the Central Government Sector, the performance of Nodal Offices during the period from 1st January 2022 to 31st December 2022 would be measured based on scoring on various key parameters under NPS as per para 4 of subject letter.

Kindly acknowledge receipt of the letter.

GO ( Fund Cell)

View :  CGDA: Coverage under CCS (Pension) Rules 1972 in place of NPS for employees joined on or after 01.01.2004

PENSION FUND REGULATORY AND DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY

PFRDA/17/ 07/12/ 0002/ 2020-RnS-CG

04.08.2022

To,

The Deputy Controller
PCDA (Western Command), Chandigarh,
Sector 9 C, Chandigarh- 160009

Dear Sir/Madam,

Subject – Ambassador and Champion Model for Nodal offices implementing National Pension System (NPS) in the Central Government Sector

This is in continuation to PFRDA’s earlier letter no. PFR DA/17/07/12/ 0002/2020-RnS-CG dated 22nd July 2021 (copy enclosed ) regarding the captioned subject matter, wherein it was informed that PFRDA in its endeavour to further strengthen the implementation and operationalization of NPS, has decided to establish a process to recognize the valuable contribution of the nodal offices in the operationalization of NPS.

2. In this context, you may recall that under the said process termed as Ambassador and Champion Model for Nodal off ices implementing National Pension System (NPS) in the Central Government Sector, the performance of the Nodal office was to be measured based on scoring on various key parameters under NPS. Further, vide the aforementioned letter, it was informed that to aid the nodal offices to cope with the hardships being faced during the pandemic, the period for adjudging the nodal off ice’s performance would be from 01st January 2022 to 31 st December 2022 .

3. In continuation of the above, the Authority is pleased to inform you that the NPS parameters for measuring the performance/ scoring amongst nominated Ambassadors have been finalized and the Champion would be adjudged based on the summation of the scorings assigned to the various parameters; higher the cumulative score, higher the probability of the Ambassador being judged as a Champion.

4. The parameters to be cons1′ dered under the referred scormg model are as under;

SLPARAMETERSSUB-PARAETERS
ATechnological AdoptionIOPGM Adoption/ Server to Server Integration (at the end of year)
IIOPGM Usage/ Online generation of PRANs (at the end of year)
BPRAN
General and Subscriber Maintenance
ITime is taken in the PRAN generation (at the end of year)
IINon-IRA Active PRAMs
IIIPRANs w/o mobile numbers (at the end of year)
IVPRANs w/o nominations (at the end of year)
VNil credit PRANs (at the end of year)
CGrievance HandlingIGrievances pending (At the end of year)
IIGrievances processed (at the end of year)
DContribution Upload and Credit CoverageI12-month Average Subscriber credit coverage (at the end of year)
II12-month Average Subscriber credit coverage – 1 month from the salary period (at the end of year)
III7-day Average Subscriber credit coverage (at the end of year)
IVFirst NPS contribution credit in PRAN timelines (at the end of year)
EContribution upload persistencyIContribution upload persistency of nodal offices (at the end of year)
IIDeviation in amounts uploaded (at the end of year)
FExit Processing IExit/ withdrawal claims yet to be initiated (At the end of year)
IIExit/ withdrawal request pending authorization (At the end of year)
Category wise Scores
SL CategoryMax. Score 
1Technological Adoption15
2PRAN Generation and Subscriber Maintenance25
3Grievance Handling5
4Contribution Upload and Credit Coverage35
5Contribution Upload20
6Exit Processing0(Negative scoring in case of pendency/inaction)
Total100

5. I hope you will appreciate PFRDA’s present endeavours and consider issuing necessary directions to all your underlying offices’ / DDOs to contribute towards the effective conduct of the said recognition exercise. PFRDA shall be extending all necessary support and cooperation to facilitate improvement in the NPS-related activities & parameters in your underlying offices.

With Regards

Yours Sincerely,

(Vikas Kumar Singh)
Chief General Manager

Source: PFRDA [Click to view/download PDF]

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