National Pension System Diwas held in Nagaland

Officials and others during the National Pension System Diwas celebration held at the Directorate of Treasuries & Accounts, Kohima on September 18. (DIPR Photo)

Officials and others during the National Pension System Diwas celebration held at the Directorate of Treasuries & Accounts, Kohima on September 18. (DIPR Photo)

Kohima, September 18 (MExN): National Pension System (NPS) Diwas celebration took place at the Directorate of Treasuries & Accounts, Kohima on September 18. It was organised in collaboration with Protean E-GOV Technologies Limited, a DIPR report stated. 

Commissioner & Secretary, Finance Department, Taliremba in his address said that for a person who opts for government service, their priority and consideration is pension after retirement due to its attractive package. Regarding NPS, he said that initially when it was implemented in Nagaland, everything was manual work but now there has been substantial improvement in the system as everything has become online which is a very positive development. He said that DDOs and Directorate of Treasuries & Accounts are the key players in the NPS system and have carried out many sensitisation programmes on NPS for all departments which were very beneficial.

Though there has been negligence, not consciously on the part of the departments in submitting the backlogs, he hoped it would all work out in due course of time. “It is for them to look at the interest of the state and safeguard it, and the departments should be dedicated,” he added. 

Joint Director, Directorate of Treasuries & Accounts, Amenla Jamir gave a presentation on the status and development of NPS in the state. She explained that NPS contributions are prepared through online from the eNPS portal. Online PRAN Generation Module (OPGM) has been adopted for the State Government of Nagaland. In this Module, the Treasury office will generate the PRAN through Online after receiving the PRAN generation form from the DDO and has constituted an Oversight Review Committee on NPS to review the implementation of NPS in the State. 

Jamir mentioned that not all departments have submitted their backlogs in the stipulated time and so the department has given a window from September 25 to October 13 to submit the backlogs, where she highlighted some issues which needs to be taken note of while submitting the missing/backlog NPS contribution.

She gave various directions such as asking departments not to submit the uploaded NPS contributions (challan and annexure) while submitting the missing contributions; to submit only the soft copy (format which was issued by this Directorate) and not to print the format; to verify/check the PRAN properly before submitting. She stated that many duplication and wrong PRANS were detected while uploading which resulted in delay uploading. “The Treasury Office has to update the challan number in the eNPS portal latest by 20th of every month,” she added.

Giving an overview of NPS, Assistant Vice President, Protean E-Governance Ltd, Madhusudan Das said “NPS is for sound financial wealth where a person retires with dignity.”

Protean is also going international and is representing India in the international market as it is citizen centric. NPS has attractive rebate of return and is well organized and suitable for all citizens. NPS has competitive scheme performance where employees can take benefits. Protean website has pension calculator where a subscriber can evaluate his contributions. 

He also appealed all to disseminate the information of the benefits NPS to the general populace. 

Principal Director, Directorate of Treasuries & Accounts, RN Yanthan in his welcome address said that this celebration is being held for the first time in Nagaland and that it is celebrated in rotation basis amongst the states of India. He gave a brief introduction on how the NPS was implanted in Nagaland on January 1, 2010.

Ramesh Kumar, Senior Lead (Government Relation) Protean E-Governance Ltd gave a presentation on NPS new developments. Later, a tree plantation was held under Go Green Initiative.