India Site Opens Web Pension Portal

December 7, 2010 ( – ICICI Securities announced the launch of the National Pension System (NPS) facility on its online broking site,, which it said is the first time that such an online facility has been offered in India.

The facility was launched by Yogesh Agarwal, Chairman of Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA), according to a news report on the IIFL Web site.

Any citizen of India, who is above the age of 18, can take advantage of the Pension System. NPS offers a basket of investment choices and fund managers. The new pension system is based on defined contributions and is voluntary, the news report said.

Through, customers can seamlessly subscribe to NPS, select a fund manager, view and access registration details as well as place contributions. also offers the facility to place SIP orders, as well as track NAVs. Currently Tier I type of accounts can be opened in with the minimum amount to be invested Rs. 6000 annually.

Individuals can normally exit at the age of 60 years from the pension system. At exit, the individual would be required to invest at least 40% of pension wealth to purchase an annuity. For more details