PRAN Card – Details about NPS PRAN

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.

PRAN Card Registration Methods

Methods to get NPS Account

  1. Apply for NPS through POP-SP center.
  2. 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 for following services –

PRAN Card Status EnquiryClick here
PRAN Application Status CheckClick here
Check PRAN registration and contrbution statusClick here
PRAN Card Application ProcessClick here
Locate POP-SP CenterClick here
Locate CRA-FC CenterClick 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 –

  1. Go to CRA portal and apply for NPS Account.
  2. Get a PRAN number allotted to your account.
  3. Get a PRAN kit delivered to your address.
  4. Use that card to activate PRAN Account Tier II.
  5. 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

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.

ePRAN Download
  1. Search ePRAN by PRAN and Bank Account Number.
  2. 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.

PRAN Card Services