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Government of India
Ministry of Finance
The Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) had issued a Circular dated February 25, 2015, making it mandatory for all the Nodal Offices to process the withdrawal claims of their underlying subscribers on the online platform made available on the Central Recordkeeping Agency (CRA) system from April 1, 2015. However, it was observed that majority of the withdrawal requests were still being received in physical form (without capturing online withdrawal request) resulting in delay in processing of withdrawal claims of the subscribers. Therefore, it has been decided that with effect from April 1, 2016 only such withdrawal requests raised on online platform will be accepted at CRA for further processing and settlement.
This was stated by Shri Jayant Sinha, Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.