best nps fund manager
NPS
Aarati Krishnan

Who’s the best NPS fund manager?

Whenever we’ve written on the National Pension System (NPS), a query that’s popped up often is – who’s the best NPS fund manager? Apart from allowing subscribers to decide on their allocations between Equities (E), Corporate bonds (C ) and Government securities (G ), NPS asks you to choose from eight different Pension Fund Managers (PFMs) on its rolls.

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NPS for central government employees
NPS
Aarati Krishnan

How NPS works for Central Government employees

While the National Pension System (NPS) has been opened up to all Indian citizens of late, employees who work with the Central government service have been contributing to NPS as their default pension scheme since January 1, 2004. The features and tax rules of the NPS as they apply to Central government employees are quite different from those for ordinary folks.

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NPS Tier II
NPS
Aarati Krishnan

NPS Tier II account – why it’s different and how to use it

Our previous articles had many of you asking about the less-known NPS Tier II account. Does the Tier II account offer the same tax breaks as Tier I? If not, should one open it at all? Here’s all you may like to know about the NPS Tier II account and how you can make the most of it.

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NPS Taxation
NPS
Aarati Krishnan

Untangling NPS taxation

NPS Taxation rules change as often as the weather and are infinitely complicated. Here’s an attempt to demystify them.

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NPS Asset classes
NPS
Aarati Krishnan

How to plan asset classes for your NPS portfolio

When investing towards long-term goals such as retirement, your final returns are decided more by your asset allocation than by your choice of products or fund managers. That’s why one of the most important decisions you’ll make on your NPS account is this one – in what proportion you’ll divide your annual contributions between equities, bonds and the rest.

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