Financial Information (FI) Types for Balances under National Pension System (NPS)
The Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) has issued a circular to all National Pension System (NPS) stakeholders and account aggregators regarding the types of financial information (FI) available for balances under the NPS. The circular states that the role of account aggregators is to consolidate, organize, and present financial information to the customer or financial information user (FIU) with respect to the customer’s explicit consent. The circular also highlights the guidelines issued by PFRDA for empowering NPS subscribers to port their data through the account aggregator framework, where central record-keeping agencies appointed by PFRDA act as financial information providers.
CIRCULAR No: PFRDA/2023/11/Fintech/02
16 March, 2023
All NPS Stake Holders & Account Aggregators
Subject: Financial Information (FI) Types for Balances under National Pension System (NPS)
The Account Aggregators (AA) are RBI regulated NBFCs that empowers the customers and Investors of financial assets to retrieve, collect their financial information from Financial Information Providers (FIP) based on their explicit consent. The financial information thus shared through the AA is not to be stored by the AA and it shall not be the property of the AA. The information is not to be used in any other manner except for the purpose of providing it to the customer or Financial Information User (FIU) with respect to customer’s explicit consent. Thus, the role of AA confined to consolidation, organization, presentation of the financial information to the customer or FIU.
- PFRDA vide its circular dt 30 September 2022 issued guidelines for empowering NPS Subscribers to port their NPS data through AA Framework where Central Record Keeping Agencies (CRAs) appointed by PFRDA act as FIP.
- In order to ensure secured and seamless movement of data across Financial Institutions across Financial Sector Regulators under different IT systems, a set of core technical specifications for the participants of the AA ecosystem are framed by Reserve Bank Information Technology Private Limited (ReBIT).
- PFRDA is pleased to inform that Fl types for Balances under NPS published on ReBIT website under AA framework under the link https://api.rebit.org.in/schema. These FI Types shall be the basis of information exchanges regarding Balances under NPS that could be requested by FIU through AA from CRAs as per API specifications defined by ReBIT.
- For ready reference, please see the Annexure, which provides information about the role of CRAs as Financial Information Providers (FIP) and other entities under the AA framework.
AA related applications are to be made bilingual for wider reach and mass adoption catering to the needs of beneficiaries across geographies and to bring inclusivity.
Digitally signed by K
Chief General Manager