The asset under management (AUM) of its national pension system (NPS) has crossed Rs 1-trillion-mark in the first week of October at around Rs 1,10,000 crore, while the NPS subscriber base also crossed 1 crore-mark in the first week of October.
"Our efforts are now targeted at expanding the subscriber base further, particularly in the corporate and the private citizens segments. We are looking to an early breakthrough in this segment which will grow the base and coverage significantly," PFRDA Member R V Verma told PTI.
"Some fiscal support from the government will considerably help us. And we will take up this request again with the government," he said. But he did not specify how much fund the pension fund regulator is looking at from the government.
Besides, the regulator is also focusing on strengthening its grievance redressal mechanism. "We are also focusing on strengthening the grievance redressal mechanism for the subscribers for which PFRDA has
directed all the intermediaries to attend to the grievances on priority basis and resolve them at the earliest," he said,adding "we're closely monitoring the status of grievance resolution through the NPS Trust."
This will remain an area of priority for the PFRDA for which we have also taken up the matter with the Centre and the states for greater discipline and timeliness among their nodal offices in NPS rollout, he said.
"We're confident that better coordination and a greater sense of responsibility on the part of the Centre and states will substantially reduce grievances. The grievance redressal mechanism is being constantly strengthened and streamlined," he added.



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