New Pension Scheme
The New Pension Scheme(NPS) has become operational since 1st Jan, 2004 and is mandatory for all new recruits to the Central Government Services from 1st January, 2004. Since then it has been opened to employees of State Governments, Private Sector and Self Employed. The income received by the NPS trust is exempt.
The NPS trust is exempted from the Dividend Distribution Tax and is also exempted from the Securities Transaction Tax on all purchases and sales of equities and derivatives. The NPS trust will also receive income without tax deduction at source. The above amendments are retrospectively effective from 1/4/09 (AY 2009-10) onwards.