PRAN or Permanent Retirement Account Number is a unique identification number provided to every NPS account holder by NSDL. PRAN Card is obtained by applying through POP-SP and submitting KYC documents there. Once applied, PRAN Card is sent to the subscriber through post.
For getting a PRAN Card, citizens of India need to follow some eligibility condition for PRAN, determined by NPS and NSDL. Also, you need to join NPS first.
How to apply for PRAN Card?
To get PRAN Card, you first need to have a NPS Account. There are two methods to get NPS account in India.
Methods to get NPS Account
- Apply for NPS through POP-SP center.
- Apply for NPS online through eNPS method.
In both these methods, applicant needs to provide there Aadhaar card and PAN card details with proof of their bank accounts.
PRAN Card online services
There are various services that can be availed by visiting online portal of PRAN Card. Visit https://www.npscra.nsdl.co.in/ for following services –
|PRAN Card Status Enquiry||Click here|
|PRAN Application Status Check||Click here|
|Check PRAN registration and contrbution status||Click here|
|PRAN Card Application Process||Click here|
|Locate POP-SP Center||Click here|
|Locate CRA-FC Center||Click here|
PRAN Card Activation Process
Once, you apply for PRAN Card, you are required to activate PRAN by checking the details in PRAN master list. Before that, here is what you need to do –
- Go to CRA portal and apply for NPS Account.
- Get a PRAN number allotted to your account.
- Get a PRAN kit delivered to your address.
- Use that card to activate PRAN Account Tier II.
- For furtner contribution, use the activated PRAN Account.
Your PRAN kit is sent to nodal office with your T-PIN and I-PIN for PRAN.
ePRAN Card is a digital format for PRAN Card. NSDL and CRA have enabled ePRAN to be downloaded digitally. All APY/NPS lite subscribers may download ePRAN by visiting the NPS website.
There are two methods to search ePRAN online. Check below image for reference.
- Search ePRAN by PRAN and Bank Account Number.
- Search ePRAN by Subscriber Name, Bank A/c Number, Date of Birth.
After that, you will be asked to choose the view for subscribers. You can select any one of these options – APY ePRAN view, SOT view, NPS Lite ePRAN view.
Once selected, you will be able to check ePRAN Card online.