The APY is open to Indians aged between 18 and 40 years and has a minimum tenure of 20 years. Nearly 20 lakh subscribers have joined the scheme since its launch in June 2015. The APY replaced the NPS Lite or Swavalamban scheme, which got about 45 lakh subscribers in the past six years.
The biggest draw of the APY is that the government will contribute 50% of the contribution made by the investor for a period of five years. But this benefit will only go to subscribers who put in less than Rs 1,000 a year and those who join the scheme before March 31, 2016. Those with taxable income are also not eligible.
Most subscribers to the APY are small-ticket investors. Its AUM of Rs 328 crore is spread across 19.77 lakh accounts, so the average balance per account is only Rs 1,640. In comparison, the NPS Lite, which benefited from the market rally since 2010, has about Rs 1,982 crore lying in 44.63 lakh accounts, an average of `4,440 per account.
13 Comments on this Story
dinesh singhwadiya1006 days ago
Kya gorment employees ko tax me relief 150000rs jo80cc me multi h ke Alva 50000tak militi h
Vinod Thakur1635 days ago
My wife is housewife if i can pay my wife APY instalment than I can use this amount for tax benefit
jagat ranjan sahoo1640 days ago
The thing is we have only acknowledgement of the APY. apart from that there is no statement, no bond then how could we beleve on the scheme.how our spose or nominee will claim after our death.