Points of Presence (POPs) are the first points of interaction of the NPS subscriber with the NPS architecture. The authorized branches of a POP, called Point of Presence Service Providers (POP-SPs), will act as collection points and extend a number of customer services to NPS subscribers.
Central Recordkeeping Agency (CRA):
The recordkeeping, administration and customer service functions for all subscribers of the NPS are being handled by the National Securities Depository Limited (NSDL), which is acting as the Central Recordkeeper for the NPS.
Pension Funds (PFs)/Pension Fund Managers (PFMs):
The six Pension Funds (PFs) appointed by PFRDA would manage your retirement savings under the NPS.
The Trustee Bank appointed under NPS shall facilitate fund transfers across various entities of the NPS system viz. PFMs, ASPs, Subscribers, etc. Bank of India (BoI) has been appointed as the Trustee Bank.
Annuity Service Providers (ASPs):
ASPs would be responsible for delivering a regular monthly pension to you after your exit from the NPS.
A Trust, appointed under the Indian Trusts Act, 1882 is responsible for taking care of the funds under the NPS in the best interests of subscribers.
Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA):
An autonomous body set up by the Government of India to develop and regulate the pension market in India.