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Thursday, July 24, 2014

PFRDA – Comments are invited on PFRDA Regulations 2014 from all concerned

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PFRDA – Comments are invited on PFRDA Regulations 2014 from all concerned

DRAFT – Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (Pension Fund) Regulations, 2014

1. The PFRDA Act was passed by Parliament on Sep/19/2013 and notified on Feb/01/2014. In accordance with section 52 of the Act, the Authority may, by notification make regulation consistent with the Act and rules made thereunder for carrying out the provisions of the Act.

2. “Pension fund” is defined under Section (2) (l) of the Act as “intermediary which has been granted a certificate of registration under sub-section (3) of section 27 by the Authority as a pension fund for receiving contributions, accumulating them and making payments to the subscriber in the manner as may be specified by regulations”.

3. The objective of these Regulations is to standardize and to provide regulatory framework for Pension Fund (PFs) that would provide interalia criteria for registration, capital adequacy, code of conduct, obligation and responsibilities etc. Further, the regulation would ensure an effective procedure for inspection and audit to protect the interests of subscribers.

4. Therefore, in order to safeguard the interest of the subscribers, PFs as an intermediary, through this regulation, are required to adopt high level of standard practices that requires compliance with standards for internal control and operational conduct, with the aim of protecting the NPS assets, proper management of risk and generation of optimum returns.

4. Public Comments
Public comments are invited on the draft regulations on Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (Pension Fund) Regulations, 2014 . All comments from the public will be considered before the regulations are finalized. Comments may be forwarded by email to sumeet.kapoor@pfrda.org.in or may be sent at the under-mentioned address latest by 18th Aug 2014 as per format given below.

Name of the Person: Organisation: Designation:
Sr. No. Pertains to which regulation /Sub-regulation (Regulation No. & Clause No.) Proposed/suggested changes* Rationale
1.
2.
3.

Instruction to fill up the format:
1. All letters or emails to clearly specify the name and number of the regulation, sub-regulation and clause.
2. Separate letters/emails to be used for different regulations.
3. Each proposed amendment to be given separately.
4. Each proposed amendment (preferably) not to exceed 200 words*

Your letter(s) can be addressed to:
Ms. Sumeet Kaur Kapoor
General Manager
Pension Fund Regulatory & Development Authority (PFRDA)
1st Floor, ICADR Bldg, Plot No.6
Vasant Kunj Institutional Area, Phase II
New Delhi -110070

Source: www.pfrda.org.in
[http://www.pfrda.org.in/writereaddata/linkimages/Draft%20PF%20Regulations%20Letter1.pdf]

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